Monthly Archives: January 2014

NECA Planet of the Apes Action Figures

“It’s a madhouse! A MADHOUSE!”

NECA revealed their new 7″ Planet of the Apes line in full yesterday, and sweet primate do these things look great! the first wave is dominated by the damn dirty apes and will include the villainous Dr. Zaius, the young scientist Cornelius, and a generic Gorilla Soldier army builder. I personally plan on getting all of them, and even picking up a few extra Gorillas to march into the Forbidden Zone with my Zaius. Look for them in stores this summer!

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More Captain America: The Winter Soldier Images INCLUDING FIRST LOOK AT BATROC!

As we get closer to April 4th more and more gets revealed about the new Captain America movie, and I get excited with every set of pictures that gets released. This batch is special, because this time out we finally get a look at Georges St. Pierre as Batroc the Leaper!

52e9bbc04598e 52e9bc609cedb 52e9bca80eee2 52e9bce12a2d952e9bc06ef01aI love that they kept ol’ Mr. the Leaper in his classic purple and yellow duds. Granted the mask is gone, and he has a touch of realism, but I love that they didn’t just go with a generic black and gray “evil mercenary” design and at least tried to keep the character with a sense of individuality. Way to go, Marvel!

We also get 3 new character posters for the movie, one for Chris Evans as Cap himself, one for Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, and (of course) the great Sam Jackson as Col. Nick Fury.

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My money is on the Seahawks, BTW 🙂

Edward’s Toyroom Adventure

While playing around in the toy room this morning, my “furry daughter” (as my wife calls her) decided she wanted to come in and play. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Edward’s Toyroom Adventure.
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“Make my kitten GROW!”
First thing Edward did was run over and topple over a bunch of my Megazords.
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And since I was cleaning, and there was an open spot in front of the window, she needed to go look outside…

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…but then decided that she found Ice Armor He-Man more interesting. Looks like someone is gunning for Panthor’s job.
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She was pretty mad that I had so many boxes, but none that she could climb in.
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A Small Toy Haul-Super Hero Mashers and Avengers Assemble Micro Muggs

Just a quick post to show off my latest additions.
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First up is the Marvel Super Hero Mashers Captain America. Yeah, I finally caved. Toys R Us had a “Buy One Get One 50% Off” sale, but I passed since I didn’t really want any other characters. But then my local Target had them up with Manufacturer’s Coupons stuck to the front- $2 off any single figure, $5 off any two, and $8 off three. Good deal, imo. Thus I picked up Cap here for $8.00.
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It’s a neat toy, I love the look of the jagged angles and the cartoony features. There’s also a tremendous amount of posability which is great, though I feel the need to point out that he’s missing a waist cut, an crunch, or any sort of bicep swivel.
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Still I’m happy enough with the toy that if they put out anymore Cap characters in the future I would definitely pick up another. Bring on the Falcon, Hasbro! Sam always looks great in toy form!
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Next is something I didn’t even know about- Avengers Assemble Micro Muggs Blind Box figures. For $3 each I figured I could gamble a little, especially since most of these characters are ones I wouldn’t mind owning (ZOMG M.O.D.O.K.!!!). Luck is usually on my side with blind box toys, so I roll the dice and…
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ZOMG M.O.D.O.K.!!! Plus Cap and Nick Fury! Luck, you magnificent lady, you! I’ll probably try for WW2 Cap and that awesome Red Skull next time I head out.

All around, I’m pretty happy with this haul. I have the weekend off (finally!) so I may end up heading out again soon. Squee, toys!

Gentle Giant Captain America Statue Based on the Winter Soldier

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Wowzers! Gentle Giant released info on the Black Widow Statue a little while back which you can find here on Bigbadtoystore.com (I love that store), and today this image surfaced of the companion piece- Stealth Suit Cap! This statue looks absolutely STUNNING, and I’d love to see it in person.

Now Gentle Giant collectibles have always been too rich for my blood (thee Widow is going for $350-400!) but I’ll try to link any info that gets released on this new Cap collectible for anyone out there who might be interested.

Also I wanted to draw attention to their Captain America Shield Bookend that looks gorgeous as well. Again, out of my price range, but a beautiful piece none the less.