Monday, January 15, 2018

Star Wars Force Link - Rathtar / Bala - Tik

A little while back,GIJigsaw posted about this very same Star Wars set and I took interest.Much to my surprise ,these were marked down to 5 bucks and some change on certain eBay vendor sites,so I snagged up two.I could care less about the action figure ,but the Rathtar should double nicely as one of Mole Mans creatures or maybe even a mutant spawn of Magnetos!If your a  3 3/4 Marvel Universe collector ,then you know how weak their playset and vehicle game is.I like the way  Star Wars movie vehicles and sets mesh with my Marvel Universe.   





Important note:I almost didn't bite on this set after reading a customer review on It.  He or she stated that the Rathtar tentacles tended to come off easily and weren't very sturdy.I then took to Youtube to see If I could find any other reviews on the Rathtar and I did.This one here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFyfhIDPTE .Not once did he mention anything about the legs on the Rathtar being problematic, so I went on his word.


So here we have a hot mess of  Tentacles ,all individually marked with a letter that corresponds to a certain port on the Rathtar's body. 



The guy in the video was right on the one hand ,you really have to push and twist these in firmly for them to attach correctly.Unfortunately ,some of them are still a little loose and If you try to twist It on more ,you'll inadvertently knock off other tentacles.So both reviews were partially correct.Once all of the arms are on,they'll stay on but I can't imagine a kid not getting frustrated when positioning them to grab their action figures.I haven't done It yet ,but Super Glue might be an easy fix for this problem.All that aside,this Is an amazing looking creature!







Rathtar's get high!Did you know that?Yeah!And this Is what happens after they smoke.Yep,they get the munchies!


I don't know who Bala-Tik Is and don't care to find out either.I will,however,be using his head sculpt on my super pose-able Spidey figure.I love the way this came out!  


If your a parent buying this for your kids ,be prepared to hear some complaints.The tentacles will pop off  of the Rathar If your child intends on extended play sessions with It.For those just looking for display-ability ,then you can't go wrong with this set.Especially for the price. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Flashback - Remember This Monstrosity?

You know,the sculpt wasn't all that bad on this figure save for the added appendage .Also,no tattoos.In fact ,this could be a totally different character independent of the film, If you wanted him to be,that Is. Lots of collectors used the body sculpt for Sgt.Slaughter customs.






Sunday, January 7, 2018

Package Reveal

The Tim Mee Toys  Battle Mountain play set seems to be all the rage on toy collector blogs and action figure related social media pages these days.While It Is designed more for mini toy soldiers ,It can be used for so much more!Or...can It?I picked one up for myself.



It's a great set,aesthetically, but It was a bit of  a balancing act when placing my Fraggle Rock premiums on the semi flat platforms.


The areas designated to display figures are kind of on an incline,so It takes a little work to get your figures to stand properly.It's not horribly hard to do but It may test your patience a little. 






Displaying  your vintage Joes on this might not  be a good idea for the long term unless you've got them placed on stands. 



You can still get some great shots,even with the larger figures.







Mini figures work the best with a set like this.The over sized foot sculpts stand more securely than the smaller feet on a 3 3/4 action figure will.






This Is how I currently have my mountain displayed,for now anyways.





Friday, January 5, 2018

Things Have Been Kind Of Quiet Around Here....

Not much has been poppin' around here lately. A lot of snow,a lot of shoveling,dog walking  and a lot of waiting.I've  been waiting for the package you see below for about three days now.A couple of days ago It was supposedly delivered at front door/porch.No It wasn't. I'm thinking It made It to someone else's porch by mistake before finally arriving today. I'll be revealing the contents sometime this weekend.I also added Ant Man to my mix of MU figures.He wasn't high on my want list but for 4 bucks shipped ,I couldn't pass It up.




Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas Eve and may your Christmas day be equally joyous.Mine was filled with familiar banter ,excessive eating and presents.But mostly excessive eating.I didn't get any toys this X-Mas (I hate when that happens :( ) but I did get lots of cool clothes ,a pair of kicks from my older brother who's In town from FLA and The Eagles Greatest hits compilation double CD form my older sister.I'm up super early today,couldn't sleep,so I said what the hell let me post something.While I'm here I might as well plug my whopping 4th blog ,If It's In The Game,It's In The Game. I focus mainly on sports video games  of the past and nostalgic tales of  epic sports video gaming moments.That's It for today peeps.Have a holly,jolly one...