Wednesday, November 30, 2011

[Acquisitions] Marvel Universe Greatest Battles Wonder Man and Quicksilver Comic Pack

It's ironic that this set has quickly become one of my most treasured acquisitions this year considering that I'm not really a big fan of these Marvel Universe comic packs. I was so disappointed with my first MU comic pack figs that the thought of avoiding all the 1:18 Marvel toylines actually crossed  my mind. Fortunately, the Captain America: The First Avenger toyline helped change how I see things and now I'm steadily building my 1:18 Avengers crew. Still, I can't get over the fact that these MU comic pack figs do not come with display stands. Hasbro, please give every figure a display stand, we don't need to remind you how important those stands are.

Monday, November 28, 2011

[Acquisitions] G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Barbecue

After another tumultuous week at work, and yet another excruciating bout with back spasms, I'm back with another 1:18 acquisition. This time we're taking a break from the various Avengers stuff to give way to an old Toys 'R' Us exclusive, the Headquarters for Heroes Barbecue! But don't fret, Marvel fans, we still have some Marvel Universe figs to cover, though not today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

[Acquisitions] Marvel Universe Falcon

After being preoccupied with work the past couple of days, I'm back with another addition to my 1:18 Avengers ranks, mainstream comics' first African-American superhero, Falcon. Cap will surely be thrilled to have his partner back!

Friday, November 18, 2011

[Address] Be A Jolly Toy Scout!

Christmas is just around the corner and for sure most of us are buying a bunch of new toys, thanks to the various monetary incentives given to us by our employers. It's a great time to expand our toy collections but let's not forget to share the blessings we have received with the less-fortunate kids in our community. If you happen to have some toys, books, and stuff that you no longer need, please don't hesitate to donate them to any of the toy drives being held in your community. Better yet, if there's a Jollibee branch near you, make a toy donation to their "Maaga ang Pasko" box and be a Jolly Toy Scout! Wear the badge and inspire others to make a donation too!

So, what are you waiting for? Check your stash out and sort your stuff! Let's make somebody's Christmas a memorable one!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

[Acquisitions] Marvel Universe Tony Stark Iron Man

If you simply can't get enough of Earth's mightiest heroes, you're in luck because today we've got Hasbro's favorite character (in terms of figure production), the Armored Avenger himself, Iron Man! And no, this is not your usual 1:18 Iron Man, this one's actually Tony Stark Iron Man!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[Acquisitions] Marvel Universe Darkhawk

We're back with more Avengers stuff and this time we have Darkhawk, an android that was once a provisional member of the defunct Avengers West Coast team. Unfortunately, I don't know much about the character as I never really developed a great deal of interest in him, most probably because the Avengers West Coast disbanded not long after Darkhawk gained his reservist status. The guy has been getting some major exposure lately and that may be the reason why we're finally having him in toy form which is a good thing.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

[Acquisitions] Marvel Universe Sub-Mariner

As promised, more Marvel Universe Avengers stuff! Today, we have the Sub-Mariner! Umm, the Sub-Mariner? Well, it's Namor! Namor the Sub-Mariner! I know Namor's got a bunch of notable aliases, but I'm not sure why Hasbro/Marvel decided to use the name Sub-Mariner on the packaging when I think it's clear that the character is best known as Namor. Well, I can live with the name, especially because the figure is awesome!

Monday, November 14, 2011

[Acquisitions] Marvel Universe Spider-Woman

Okay, count me in. I'm officially a Marvel Universe convert, but I'll only be getting figures of my beloved Avengers crew. I tried to fight the urge, but I realized that 1:18 is the way to go when in comes to toy collecting, and I gave in. I really want my Avengers in 1:18 scale, and it's time to roll.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

[Acquisitions] G.I. Joe: 30th Anniversary Sky Striker XP-21F

To me, the real appeal of the 1:18 scale can be summarized into one thing: the possibility of expanding my toy universe thanks to the various vehicles and playsets available in this scale. I'm all for troop-carriers, large headquarters/bases, and the likes, and it really bums me out everytime a large vehicle/playset capable of fitting only a single figure gets released. That's the reason why I'm not into jets and other aircraft (*aircraft is also the plural form of the singular noun aircraft) that much; they're a bit expensive, they consume a lot of shelf space, yet they offer very little play value.

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