Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#6: LEGO Minifigures Series 13 - Hot Dog Man

This is possibly the most ridiculous minifigure that's been released in the blind packed line. A man in a hot dog costume. How could I not get one? His costume is his only accessory, if it can even be called an accessory. Finding him is really easy because the hot dog piece is so large and distinctive.

Here's the bump code for the hot dog man, with the code 338B4 stamped into the packaging.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#5: LEGO Minifigures Series 13 - Fencer

Back in college, I took a couple semesters of a fencing course, which was loads of fun. So naturally I wanted to get the fencer minifigure. The fencer is a pretty simple figure, his only accessories are the fencing mask and an epee. I found this one by feeling for the epee, which has the distinctive button on the tip.

Here's the bump code for the fencer, featuring the code 238B4 stamped onto the packaging.

Monday, January 26, 2015

#4: LEGO Minifigures Series 13 - Unicorn Girl

For series 13, the Unicorn Girl is the minifigure of the sub-theme of people in animal costumes, which I am a fan of. I found her by feeling for the horn, which is a separate piece from the head.

Here's the bump code for Unicorn Girl, with the code 238B4 stamped into the packaging.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

#3: LEGO Minfigures Series 13 - King

Along with the new year, the latest wave of LEGO minifigures has arrived. I mainly wanted the king because he looks pretty cool, and is somewhat reminiscent of the Burger King mascot from the weird ads of a couple years ago. He's got a two piece cape which is a neat touch. I found him by feeling for the sword, which stands out by virtue of having a crossguard.

Here's the king's bump code, with 338B4 stamped into the package.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

#2: Attack On Titan Figma - Mikasa Ackerman

After seeing all the memes and references online, I finally got around to watching Attack On Titan a couple months ago. I really liked it, so of course I looked into what the action figure options were. There is a pretty great Nendoroid set of the colossal titan and wall, but as far as more traditional figures, Figma was more along the lines of what I was looking for. Of the characters available, Mikasa is my favorite (if a Sasha Blouse figure were available, I'd probably have bought that one).

This is Figma, so there are a ridiculous amount of accessories. Of course there is a variety of hands, and three different facial expressions. There are a couple wardrobe options as well, including Mikasa's scarf (and collar for when the scarf isn't there) and a cloak which billows out behind her. Of course, the vertical maneuvering equipment is included. The vertical maneuvering equipment has its own attendant accessories, such as two swords, puffs of air for maneuvering, a couple of grappling lines in mid-launch, and some grappling lines with extra long hooked string. There is also a stand included.

Friday, January 23, 2015

#1: S.H. Figuarts - Sailor Mercury

Aaaaand we're back for a new year of toys, which means we're starting the numbering back at one. So the first toy of the new year is my second Sailor Moon Figuarts figure, Sailor Mercury. I basically decided I'm going to be buying all of them, and I'm trying to go in order of the character's introductions. Below the neck, she's basically the same figure as Sailor moon (her boots are different). Similarly, she includes a few different sets of hands and a few different facial expressions that can be swapped out, as well as a stand. For accessories, she has both an opened and closed version of her Nintendo 3DS XL super computer (and special hand to hold it), as well as a different hairpiece with attached Mercury goggles.

Looks like Mars is next!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

#117: Batman - Batman

This figure made me bleed. I was trying to swap hands, and when I was putting the hand back on, my fingers slipped and the gauntlet scallops cut me. I'm pretty sure this is the first time an action figure has drawn blood from me. Anyway, this is the 1989 Batman figure that Mattel should have given us. Instead, NECA did. This was originally released with a NES game inspired paint scheme, presumably as a way to skirt licensing issues. But they found a way around that by releasing it as a Toys R Us exclusive that can be bundled with a Blu-ray release of the movie. This is a very nice looking Batman, with a great Michael Keaton lower face likeness. The cowl is even a separate piece of plastic covering the head. It's fairly well articulated, although the elbows both seem to be stuck on mine. Batman has two sets of hands, one in fists, and the other to hold his accessories: the grapnel gun and the batarang. I don't know what Mattel's thinking in only releasing a 1989 Batman in the smaller scale was, but since they didn't release one in a larger scale, NECA was good enough to step in and fill that niche.
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