Monday, September 26, 2016

Listicular Fortitude



                MY TOP 10 FAVORITE G.I. JOE ACCESSORIES



One of my favorite things about G.I. Joe figures was the accessories some of them came with.No doubt,the animal companions has alot to do with that.There were also lots of cool and unique weapons and extras thrown In for certain figures,which imo put them over the top.These were figures that appealed to me more than the ones that came with your standard backpack and rifle.So lets begin with number 10.


10.Dial Tone's backpack





 9.Road Pig's brick weapon 


8.Super Trooper's chromed out weapons                                                                                                  



7.Big Boa's boxing gloves and punching bag                                                                                       

                                                                                    




6.Hydro Viper's Manta Ray and scuba gear                                                                                          



5.Firefly's phone                                                                                                                                    


4.William Perry's football                                                                                                                      



3.Spearhead and Max bobcat                                                                                                                   


2.Raptor's Falcon                                                                                                                                    



1.Snake Eyes  w/ Timber                                                                                                                        


Of course I could have added Zartan's swamp skier,but I never had one so I don't know how cool It actually was ;)Plus that was more of a boxed deal.

Check out these other fantasticular listicular fortitude posts from fellow bloggiculars....

20 Years Before 2000 reminds us that now It's time for a short break and 

Brother Midnight gets us in the mood for Halloween 

 



   

Monday, September 19, 2016

Aliens Among Us!

“If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.” –Stephen Hawking

"I've always had this theory that Stephen Hawking secretly rules our world.This Is In no way meant to offend anyone with a disability ,but It just so happens to factor into my theory.Think about It, a ruling man In his condition would want to shape and mold society and every day life into something that would accommodate him. He's angry at the world and now he wants everyone to be like him.Think about It- everything Is voice activated from T.V.'s to Smartphones .No need to use your arms and hands.Hover boards eliminate the need to walk.Cars will be self driving and Hawking hates bees hence the decrease In .bee population .A stretch?Maybe. But hell,Hawking Is probably an Alien himself and If he says we will go the way of the Native Americans then we better listen." - Big Tone


For more incredibly addicting disinformation ,visit

Brother Midnight .He's got It all figured out.

Toy Box  will face the oncoming invasion with one hand down his pants and the other on the clicker

  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Marvel Universe Juggernaut

Juggernaut Is the third and final pick up from my small ebay haul a few days back.I like the figure but still think Juggernaut needs to be bigger. He's not a bad size,but It doesn't do the comic version any justice.In the comics Juggernaut would take up whole pages.That's all good, cuz I needed a Juggernaut In the worst way and this one was pretty cheap.It came to me a little on the loose side,though.Remember to always ask the seller about the tightness of the joints on the figure in question.









Monday, September 12, 2016

Buying Blind

          Who doesn’t love gambling on a blind box or mystery package?


                                                         Me.
I don't like not knowing what I'm gonna get,when It comes to action figures and toys.Even as a kid,I would ask the guy behind the counter at McDonald's If he could throw the specific toy I wanted into my Happy Meal cuz I didn't want to get a Miss Piggy  again ,I wanted a Gonzo.The only time I knew my hands were completely tied was with packs of baseball cards and cereal box premiums.Which reminds me,remember when we all got hip to the cereal box premium schemes?My sister would dig for hours through a box of Coco Puffs looking for that pack of Bonkers chewing taffy to no avail.I'd quickly step In and show her the ropes,pulling the cereal box prize out from inside the  inside lining of the box ;)Those were the days!


Brother Midnight  has a small army of mini figures

20 Years Before 2000  may have changed my stance on mini figures-Damn You Dollar Tree!

And 

The Harvey Mercheum wants everyone to lego his Legos



  

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Package # 2

Marvel Secret Wars Wolverine.This one has been on my want list forever!Just recently the prices have started to drop on this figure and I was lucky enough to snag one up  for 6 bucks and some change shipped.Not too bad considering the shape he's In. The only rubbing I see are around his belt area and he's missing his claws.Other than that ,the cowl Is a solid black and so Is everything else pretty much.It's scary sometimes,picking stuff up on ebay ,cuz even though you can see the sellers item pics,you still don't really know.One thing you can't see In pics is the condition of the joints and  If they are tight or loose.I got lucky with this one.Another want list figure off the checklist- phew!


The mask Is a solid black.The camera flash makes It look like the paint is rubbed on the nose and mask area.





My Secret Wars collection so far.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

What's Inside of Package #1

It's hard to express what this figure means to me.It's not because I loved this line as a kid,heck I didn't even know who they were when I got them for Christmas back In  1984.At that time I was an avid watcher of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.I think my mom had caught on because soon after we made a trip down to the local public market where she let me pick out an action figure.I believe I chose Fisto. That Christmas ,there was a huge box under the tree with my name on it.It turns out the box was filled with He-Man MOTU.......no....It wasn't He-Man at all.There was a guy with wings on his head and a cape.Some  native american  looking dude and a bunch of monster hybrid warriors.What I received that Christmas was a box filled with Remco Lost World of Warlord and Warrior Beasts.Ouch!My parents must have thought they were MOTU figures.I liked them,but knew they weren't anything I had seen on TV.There was no Lost World of Warlord cartoon and I knew nothing about the comics,so I hadn't yet been brainwashed into loving them.They must have made some kind of impression on me ,though,because It's a day I'll never forget. Even though they weren't the most popular figures,the fact that I had so many to play with that Christmas night was pretty awesome.

So,finally I have a small but most memorable piece of my childhood back on my toy shelf!Of the bunch I got that Christmas,ARAK was my favorite.He gave off a cool tribal vibe and came with some cool weapons.I was able to find one in excellent condition and almost complete!In the wild these figures are often missing there weapons and soft goods accessories.He's just an amazing figure ,imo. I've had this on my want list since day one.   



Cobra Khan doesn't stand a chance. ARAK's gonna make snake boots out of em'!


If you ask me,the Remco figures have better sculpts than vintage MOTU .They definitely  had a better point of balance.  


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Got Some Packages In today

I'll be opening them once I get a little downtime.I'm In full blown daddy mode right now and that always takes precedence. Stay tuned....