Another month has flown by. Some excellent toy finds this month in store and online.
First up, the rest of last years Suicide Squad wave that I never got around to buying. I already have the red dress Harley so picked up the gold jumpsuit Birds of Prey version also.
Better late than never the v2.0 Super7 Thundercats. I have no idea the differences from the old versions, or why in hell they are still using the old MOTU Classics style bucks with their piss poor articulation. The saving grave is the head scullpts and overall decent deco.
Super7 are overpriced as hell and sub par in quality, they are like last centuries action figures, refusing to come up to par with most other modern companies for what have become basic features.
But with no other option in town… and I REALLY wish there was another superior option – as a company Super7 stink it up in my book, they get by on bare minimum effort copy and paste graphic design and retro nostalgia, they greeedily gobble up any license they can get – a little bit of beauty with less than zero brains.
I reluctantly picked up these Thundercats toys as at least they are marginally better than nothing at all, but only just. If any other company had the license they could beat the hell out of Super 7’s efforts, and likely at half the price.
Missed my amazon order on Wong, who arrived at the right place this month up at my local shops. A very nice figure and likeness, I love it.
Picked up Season 1 of Sailor Moon on DVD and breezed though all 48 episodes in a week, and my pre order whatisface arrived. I don’t need a THIRD set of naughty Decepticars, but that new Menasor that borrows from every 3P version out there looks damn nice, and I never completed my 3P one, the Combiner Wars one is god awful ( I never combined my one) so why not.
Manga on sale online, been years since I’ve been able to afford some manga volumes which are often horribly overpriced in Australia, we pay just as much for budget digest volumes as we do for full size full color first print american superhero trades, so if a sale is on I want to grab what I can while I can.
Another sale item was this redeco of Beast Wars Megatron a lovely toy in a very nice alt deco. Also picked up an old release Jurassic Jeff from online, as I have never seen any of the Jurassic line human figures in any stores ever. I would not even know the human figures existed if not for Youtube.
Out of the box like a silver fox, Jeff and Skids, Panthro and Monkian are all rather lovely dapper gents.
The Suicide Squad, with bonus Sharkage. I bought the solo release bloody mouth King shark last year, not expecting to get the other figures, but now hopefully I can sell one at cost or below to get something back. I love this lot as a team, they look great together.
Cleanface blue shorts and bloody mouth cheq shorts King Sharks. Both are great options.
From the Mrs this May – a most welcome birthday gift this month was the Jurassic Park visual history book. A large glossy oversized hardcover with mammoth behind the scenes material, concept art, mini essays about each section etc, just a stellar book.
With the new Jurassic whatever-its-called out soon, stores have started stocking up on new Dinos. Picked up a few locally at reasonable prices. Also got the BST Leo and last years Sonic Encyclo-speed-ia on sale at half price.
Dug out my old dinos to see what I had and avoid buying doubles this year. Mosasaurus not pictured is out in the back room.
Working on a Sonic the Hedgehog article for this blog the last four weeks and felt like picking up some old games. Already had Sonic Colors on Wii but the rest are new to me.
Some new Bluey figures packaged with some old ones, at a budget price I don’t mind getting extras.
Some Sylvanian Families picks this month with pint sized babies and kids to go on the tiny choo choo and a cool blue van/bus.
Couple more cutimals and that van is now all unboxed and stickered up, a quality piece made from some durable plastic.
On the shelf from top left is the Sylvanian Families Cruising Car, Bluey Heeler Family Cruiser, Sylvanian Families Sunshine Nursery Bus, Li’l Woodzees Breezy Buggy and various figurines.
That’s it for this month. Well apart from Terminator movies I picked up on blu ray to replace my stodgy old DVD versions. Ah’ll be back!