My Keurig and MODOK coffee mug.
Last night I had a dream that I found Rocksteady, Bebop and Krang Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics and bought all three. This is a bummer to wake up from because I still haven’t found the Rocksteady and Bebop Classics, and a Krang Classics figure doesn’t even exist.
Garbage Pail Kids Minikins are slowly taking over my desk at work. Back in the 80’s I loved GPK cards and they were cheap enough that My sister and I could usually convince my parents to get us a few packs when we were out. Back then Topps did a line of minifigures that came with the worst tasting candy ever. Topps didn’t try to hide this fact, the packaging proudly let you know you were purchasing “cheap toys and crummy candy.” I only saw these toys twice in stores, and my parents wouldn’t buy me any the second time because I didn’t eat the candy the last time.
Fast forward to today. I’m a grown-up and in charge of my own finances, so when I saw these new Minikins I probably got a little too excited.
There’s 26 different characters to collect and each can be found in full color, as well as unprinted red, green, blue and yellow chase variants. The painted ones are cool, but a lot of the detail is lost, and the solid color one harken back to the “cheap toys and crummy candy” days.
I found these at Target and they come in blind bagged packs of two or four. The four pack does let you see one painted figure, but the other three are a mystery. Stickers are included which depict the same characters included in the bag.
Toy Haul 11/10/13
Christmas came early this year!
I had to go into work this morning for some systems testing, and since I was already out and about, I decided to hit a few stores before the holiday shopping season is in full swing. It paid off big time as the pics above show.
I stopped at Ollie’s first because last year around this time they had a huge section of product that was at one time exclusive to Mattycollector.com and cost only a fraction of the original price. I didn’t see anything new from Mattel this time, but they did have a bunch of Thundercats stuff from the recent cartoon relaunch, which sadly didn’t catch on. I picked up one of each of the 6” figures they had in stock as well as Tygra’s ThunderRacer. They also had Lion’s ThunderRacer and the Lizard Cannon, as well as the ThunderTank and Tower of Omens, but that’s stuff I either didn’t want (Tower of Omens) or already own (everything else).
In the same section I found these Masters of the Universe paper craft figures styled after the Filmation series. They only had He-Man and Skeletor, but Teela and Beast Man are shown on the back as being part of series one as well. For $1.29 each, it wasn’t a difficult decision to add these to the stack of stuff I was purchasing.
I was hoping to find the new Battle Shell TMNT figures and I’ve been seeing reports from coast to coast this week that they’ve been hitting Toys R Us, so that was my next stop. I thought I had struck out when I saw a nearly empty end cap, but I rounded the corner and was surprised to see one Battle Shell Leo and Raph hanging on the pegs. No Don or Mikey, so the hunt continues for them as well as the ever-elusive Spider Bytez.
I continued searching the rest of the action figure section looking for anything else new and exciting, when something caught my eye on the bottom shelve where the DC Comics figures were. The final two sets of DC Universe Classics vs Masters of the Universe Classics had eluded me forever, but here they were, one of each - Green Lantern vs Zodac and Supergirl vs She-Ra!
Toy Runs are feast or famine, and usually it’s the latter. I don’t know what I did to get so lucky today, but it will probably be a long time before I have another toy run that yields such bounty.