Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

JLU Green Lantern Origins Three-Pack

From bigbadtoystore, At long last Hal Jordan joins Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited collection! In this pack, you’ll not only get Hal Jordan (in his trademark Ferris Aircraft flight suit), but also his predecessor Abin Sur and his mentor/arch enemy Sinestro, both in different versions of their Green Lantern uniforms. And, for the first time in the JLU line, all of the heads in this pack are swappable, letting you play out the transformation of Hal Jordan from test pilot to Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814!

Monday, August 10, 2009

How do I do this without gloating?

We stopped at Target for a quick refill on diapers, and lo and behold the toy section had one each of these little items. And... I actually wasn't going to buy them. Work is patchy for me and we were on the eve of a big vacation, it just wasn't the day to drop forty bucks on toys.

That's right, forty bucks. They were each priced at $19.99. I hoped the fact that they were there meant that they'd be findable at Targets and met Julie at the checkout counter with my tale of toy woe. And... she reminded me that she hadn't gotten me a birthday present yet.

I rushed back and got them. We were so busy packing that I didn't open them except to pull out Devil Ray, who is AWESOME. With the JLU line's lack of spacesuits, robots and the like, his helmeted head really stands out. Psycho Pirate looks pretty great, too.

I know JPX just Amazoned these for above-market prices, and I don't mean to nyahh about that. Perhaps this will be the only Target sighting for these 6-packs, you never know with JLU. Anyway, I got 'em.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I want one

From geekology, I like trains, and not just because they go CHOO CHOO. I also like the hobos that jump on them! THAT'S ENOUGH FOR ME, OKAY? Anyway, this is a Thomas the Tank Engine/Voltron mashup toy available from Singapore for around $8. It is in no way shape or form licensed or legal. But it is cool. Everybody's calling it a Transformer but it is clearly a throwback to Voltron. Who, despite being a robot, I still liked as a child because he was rainbow colored and, damnit, I'm a sucker for a rainbow. One time I even got a girlfriend to dress up as Rainbow Bright on Halloween. And not to brag, but she did go home with the handsomest pirate at the party. I was one sad ninja turtle. :(

See more pictures here

Monday, August 03, 2009

Upcoming awesomeness!

Name: Mutiny in the Ranks 6-Pack
Manufacturer: Mattel
Series: Justice League Unlimited
For ages: 4 and up
Details (Description): Mutiny in the Ranks 6-Pack
* Lex Luthor
* Tala — first-time figure!
* Devil Ray — first-time figure!
* Dr. Polaris — first-time figure!
* Psycho-Pirate — first-time figure!
* Gentleman Ghost — first-time figure!

Name: The League United 6-Pack
Manufacturer: Mattel
Series: Justice League Unlimited
For ages: 4 and up
Details (Description): The League United 6-Pack
* Superman
* Mr. Terrific — first-time figure!
* Supergirl — adult figure!
* Elongated Man — comic book deco!
* Obsidian — fan-requested re-release!
* Hourman — first-time figure!