Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Rising Cost of Figures!

a.k.a "How much are you willing to spend on an action figure?"

While I was listening to an episode of Marvelicious toys, (I think it was called "collectors assemble") someone in the podcast complained about how much they HATE ankle articulation (which is kinda stupid if you think about it) and I thought about the reason that I didn't pick up any Avengers figures was because of their lack of articulation, which I already explained in a previous post.

If you have been collecting action figures for a long time, like me, you'll realize that action figure prices have started to go up just a little before Obama became president. That's when the US had that whole "it's the economy" thing. (It still has it doesn't it?)

When I started buying Marvel Legends they were about $8.99, and the G.I. Joe 25th anniversary figures were about $5.99. Which was a very good price. I remember Joes in the 80's being worth that much.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Return To Sender!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

Are you ready to do battle?!! Huh, Chipmunk! Because I know the fan boys will be heated and it's gonna be great to have you on my side!

The Target in question, which is actually in Gateway Drive Brooklyn

OK, So after all the trouble of getting those Target employees to give me those Halo figures I saw on sale I was good.

I caught a case!

I had won, but I had also lost!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Toy Topic: Mint on card or loose in box

Contrary to popular belief, this is not the continuation of my last post, so the dramatic chipmunk can rest easy.

Actually he's a prairie dog,  but anyway here we go!

Toy: an object, often a small representation of something familiar,as an animal or person, for children or others to play with.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Super Spoilers! Marvel's Avengers Movie Review

Finally the moment comic book fans and casual moviegoers alike were waiting for!

Since I'm so glad to see this movie I will be talking about it. My intention is not to spoil it but there may be things that I have to address that require spoiling.

You have been warned!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The G-Man Files: Avengers Good! Battleship Bad!

I bumped into the G-man a few days ago as I was exploring two Toys R Us in Brooklyn that I haven't checked for Halo Reach stuff. Incredibly I found 2 series 3 figures for $9.98. But it was only the Female Air Assault figure. It's a good price I might go back there and pick both figures up.

Anyway he was putting up a display for Battleship Kre-O, and he told me that Battleship was just a Transformers rip off at sea. And how the Avengers is a 4 star movie. It's a little long but it's worth it. And of course stay after the credits.

Being an employee of Hasbro has it's perks, since he saw them for free. And it helps the company that their employees can get behind their product.

I was in agreement with him way before G-Man told me.

And yeah someone does say "You sunk my battleship!!!"

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