Boredom has set in at work and now Rage Kitty is shreddin’ around my desk.
Steel City Con Day 2 Haul. I had my eye on these Thundercats figures yesterday, but the owner of the booth wasn’t around, so I stopped back today and worked out a decent deal for all five of these complete, and damn near perfect figures.
I accomplished a 20+ year old collecting goal by finally picking up a Super Shredder figure. He was a figure I spent months hunting for as a kid, and I decided to stop buying toys altogether before I ever found him.
I also got all five of these IDW reprints of the old Archie TMNT Adventures comics for $20.00 - the cover price for a single volume!!
- 2 weeks ago
I found the Black Widow and Winter Soldier figures from the Captain America 2 Marvel Legends line at Target tonight and couldn’t resist adding them to my collection of 6” Marvel Cinematic Universe figures. Hasbro didn’t see fit to give us a 6” Black Widow in 2012 when the rest of the Avengers got figures, so this one includes an extra head with short hair like Natasha wore in that movie, as well as the longer hair she’s rockin’ in Cap 2.
In another month or two I’ll be able to add the Guardians of the Galaxy to the collection, and hopefully next year we’ll get Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, too!
As luck would have it, a friend of mine decided to sell off his Masters of the Universe Classics collection less than a year after I decided to go all in on the line. This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up as the entire collection was still in package, including the white mailer boxes! I purchased the whole collection, 76 figures in all, including some multi-packs, giants and beasts. Highlights include Shadow Weaver, Fisto, Teela, Sorceress, Kobra Khan, Whiplash, Tri-Klops, Beastman and Scareglow. Pictured are the figures I was missing from my collection.
The March Club Eternia figures, Hydron and The Unnamed One, arrived earlier this week. While not as exciting as Two-Bad or Modulok, these are both welcome additions to my growing Masters of the Universe Classics collection.
Hydron is from the New Adventures of He-Man, and he’s one of the cooler looking hero characters. I was deeply into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle by the time Mattel reintroduced He-Man, so I didn’t own many of the figures, so this is my first ever Hydron figure. He’s one of the most prominently featured characters on the New Adventures of He-Man cartoon, so I’m glad we got him before MOTUC ends.
One weird thing I wanted to note about the Hydron packaging, is that it says Grizzlor and Eternia on the back of the mailer box. I’ve seen this on a few other occasions, but it’s always puzzled me.
The Unnamed One is the 2014 club exclusive figure, and until recently he was unrevealed. Unfortunately, some pictures got leaked onto the internet a month or two ago, so I knew what I was getting I advance. While the Trollan appearance of the figure disappointed some people, I think he looks awesome, and I’m pleased with the final product.
The Unnamed One’s real name is Gorpo, which is what Orko was originally going to be named. Filmation liked their character models to be symmetrical whenever possible, so they could flip the frames and reverse the direction a character was moving in keeping the show cost effective. Since the letter G isn’t symmetrical, and the characters robe was to be adorned with his initial, the name Orko was chosen instead. MOTUC is full of these types of nods to the property’s history.
Included with The Unnamed One is a mini comic that I haven’t read yet, but flipping through the pages it looks like it introduces a whole slew of new characters to the mythos. It’s too bad we don’t get a mini comic with every figure, but it would probably cause costs to rise and I think we pay enough for these figures as it is.