Showing posts from October, 2008


mmmm... mices taste good!

Ugh... The coldness is here.

Better than the hotness tough. :D

This is Pavel.

He is a fishy. He lives on our mantle.

The festival begins!

We arrived earlier and began the meandering. :)

GI Joe collectors creepy?

Yeah, kinda.
I wouldn't go as far as to say creepy on a hot wheels collector level but some of them are rather "intense".
I've had GI Joe toys all my life. Some of my first toys. They were a LOT cheaper than Transformers and were pretty cool to play with. Neat weapons and vehicles and a cool TV show to boot. But with the end of the 80's so came the end of GI Joe, or mostly. The toy line and show petered out for the most part. There were a few lines over the years since. Not all that successful, until recently. I want to say it started slightly before Sigma 6 There was a new line with slightly different design. Less Joe style more super hero style. The toy design that is. I guess it was pretty big with the collectors and based on their input the toys slowly moved back to more of the original design. Ball joint hips and swivel waste and such. I got a few of these here and there. Just my favorite character or 2, not a lot.
Then the new cartoon, Sigma 6. …

Wolvie & Forge

Alastria found these at Toys R Us yesterday. From what we have seen the line also includes Ultimate Nick Furry and Captain America, Mr. Fantastic and Thing, and Electra and Ronin.
It is nice to actually see a new Forge toy after so many years and as an added bonus Wolverine is actually a new mold. Not just the same one retooled yet again.
Each figure also comes with another set of hands and another head. Which is great for Wolvie, as you can now "retract" his claws and put on a happy face (ok, not happy. just not fangs exposed.)
Only down side is that they both still use those stupid at an angle hip joints... You just shouldn't have to twist the leg three different directions just to lift it.

Over all these are great looking and pretty good playing toys.

New Universe and the missing Joe.

On one of those "let's stop by Walmart on the way home" kinda trips, I was lucky enough to find the single G. I. Joe character I was missing. I didn't pick him up quick enough the first time around.
Fortunately, Alastria decided to look up as we left the isle and saw the new wave of TF:Universe toys! So I picked up Ironhide, Sideswipe, and Silverstreak (not pictured). Ironhide is very cool. The transformation is like no other transformer I've ever seen. Very complex but works very well.
Very cool stuff!