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Weekly Wednesday Haul – Black and Green Lions Edition

The new Legendary Voltron Lions seem to be a massive hit. I’ve heard many people talking about not finding them while also hearing of stores not keeping them in stock.

Which is pretty impressive given they aren’t particularly cheap. Anyway, I managed to pick up Green Lion, then later Black Lion, so I’m well on my way to completing my Legendary Defender Voltron.

Voltron Black Lion Green Lion

They are both pretty awesome, though I wish there was a bit more side to side neck articulation.  Also I was worried I might break something trying to remove Green Lion from Black Lion.  The post that holds the Voltron arms on is a little TOO tight.

Weekly Wednesday Haul – Clearance Heroes

Not a ton going on here this round, though I came across the Doctor Strange wave of Marvel Legends on clearance for $5 each.  I picked up Strange’s buddy Karl Mordo.  He’ll probably show up again later and these movie characters can be so hit or miss on if they gt a newer release, I figure he’s a good investment.  I also got a second Nico Minoru, because I feel like it would be a good base for some sort of fun custom.

I also picked up some Megabloks Ninja Turtles Mini figs for a buck each.

Later, at a Ross, I found this Daenerys Targaryen on super mark down.  I’m not huge on getting a bunch of Game of Thrones toys but this Dani seemed alright.  Also I am still kind of kicking myself for passing on a bunch a few years ago at $3 each.

The last toy this week is World of Nintendo Falco.  He was not on clearance, in fact he was overpriced at the TRU mark up.  Except he’s several waves old, I never figured I’d see Falco and had already decided that once I picked up Peppy, I’d go ahead and eat the mark up on a $20+ Falco off of Amazon to complete the set.  Looks like I dodged that bullet.  They also had Peppy, but Peppy is new, I’m confident I can wait it out and get one at Target for $8 instead of Toys R Us’ ridiculous $15 after tax.  These figures are not worth $15.

Weekly Wednesday Haul – Superior Soundwave is Superior

I never found MP Soundwave at retail, or even available online.  I didn’t care to bother with the Japanese version which doesn’t come with all of the cassettes.  I don’t really collect MP, so I kind of wrote it off as an “oh well”.  Then there was a rerelease for Hasbro Asia, a release that’s basically the US version, Soundwave with all 5 cassettes, and I jumped on the chance to pre order.  And then that order came in, and it shipped, and now it’s here.

He’s everything I had hoped for.  I mean for a bit less I could have gotten the dodgy Titans Return version with all of his mediocre tape buddies, but instead, I have this glorious perfect Soundwave.

I wanted to throw a few more things in my Pile of Loot as well, so I also finished off my Firefly line up, since they were all on clearance, with Kaylee and Jayne.  They are both about as expected for Funko figures, including Kaylee’s hand breaking right off the first time I tried to turn it.

Weekly Wednesday Haul – Iron Men and Steel Sharks Edition

Sometimes I pass on something for so long that it disappears.  Most often this happens because I’m hoping for a good sale or even a clearance mark down.  The Target Iron Man/War Machine was one such set.  My local Target had several forever, then they must have gotten marked down because suddenly they were gone.  Fortunately I got a hook up for one on clearance elsewhere, so I still managed to get it for cheap.

I know I’ve mentioned that I have a weakness for Iron Man armors, so yeah, I really was looking forward to this pack.  I really dig that buff War Machine with all of his extra accessories and in person, that Orange and Blue Iron Man is pretty slick looking.  Coincidentally, that Orange and Blue Iron Man suit is a repaint of the last War Machine figure we got in the Hulkbuster wave.  Minus the Don Cheadle head.

I also found one Sharkticon from the Titans Return line.  I don’t usually army build with Transformers, but this guy is pretty awesome and cheap enough that I’ll probably end up with several in the long haul.  It’s really a shame that Wave 4 of these basics is putting in more of the mediocre Bumblebee instead of more Sharkticons.

Weekly Wednesday Haul – These Are the Droids I’m Looking For Edition

I want to make a bit of a behind the scenes confession.  Sometimes I sit on stuff a bit to better balance out these posts.  Or to make them work for “clever titles”.  Or to be sure I have something for the future during a slower week.  Like Black Series 3PO, which I’ve had for a few weeks now, but I wanted to wait to pair him up with other “gets”.

Star Wars Black Series C-3P0

This “normal” version of C-3P0 is a Walgreens exclusive repaint of the Episode 7 one with the dumb pointless red arm.  Personally, the Red arm should be the exclusive, but then we’d just have a new shelf warmer for Walgreens.   His main issue is that Black Series R2-D2 came out in like Wave 1 or something, years ago, so he is impossible to find.  That’s where my other pick ups come in.T

Star Wars Black Series C-3P0, Bandai R2-D2 and BB-8

Bandai makes model kids for Star Wars.  1/12th scale models kits.  There’s a 3P0 and R2 kit, but there is also a newer kit with R2 and BB-8, which ended up being perfect for my wants.  I’ve been torn on BB-8 somewhat, Black Series BB-8 comes with Rey.  I already have a Rey from the K-Mart set that includes the display base and saber, but no BB-8.  Getting this set gets me a really really nice R2 and really really really nice BB-8.  I may do a full review down the road, but I cannot stress more how incredibly impressive both R2 and BB-8 are, especially since the set cost around the same as a single Black Series figure.  They have add on bits, and all of the articulation you would need, this includes BB-8 with his really clever engineering.

Keeping int he Star Wars theme, I also picked up a couple of Black Series figures on deep clearance at Wal-Mart.

Star Wars Black Series Jyn Erso

First off is Jyn Erso.  I’ve been holding out a bit hoping for a mark down of the Target 3 Pack that includes the proper Cassian, but I’m not real sure I even like that figure at all, and for the price, I decided to just stick with the single Jyn.

Star Wars Black Series Kylo Ren

I also picked up Kylo Ren, minus the mask.  I have the original release of Kylo Ren, and I didn’t really want to pay another $20 for what amounts to a better light saber and an unmasked head, but for $7, I could go for that, especially since he spends more time minus the helmet vs with it.

Weekly Wednesday Haul – Tiny Robot Animals Edition

I’m of mixed minds on the individually packed Titan Masters.  They seem pretty neat, but they also seem really limited.  I also don’t feel the compelling need to swap heads around too much on my Transformers, despite that this is their entire gimmick.

I have been picking up a few here and there, this week with Titan Masters Sawback, aka Lione.  Lione was a “Headmaster Teen” int he Japanese Headmasters cartoon.  In that version he was a head that turned into a small lion.  This version is a standard head/robot man combo, but he includes a larger lion vehicle.  The Lion turns into a sort of jet vehicle thing, but more fun, he turns into a giant Lion Head.  The head even works as a Headmaster with a little work.

I also picked up Transformers RiD Springload, the small legends version.  I’m sticking to amassing a small army of robot Decepticon beast bots from Robots in Disguise, and Springload fits that bill well.

Weekly Wednesday Haul – 3DSxl Edition

Been slowish for new toys, of the plastic variety but not so much for the electronic variety.  I kind of fell off of the Nintendo bandwagon back when the 3DS became a thing, it seemed like a pointless gimmick (it still kind of feels that way) and I just didn’t have time.  Generally, I’ve picked up the newer Nintendo handhelds at the start of each generation, or at least pretty early, then upgraded later for cheap near the end of the generation.  I never bothered with the 3DS.

I decided over the holiday season that if I didn’t find, specifically, the New 3DS XL on a sale, I would just buy one after the holidays.  Well, there weren’t really any sales that I saw so I just bought one, along with New Super Mario Brothers 2.  I spend most of the first evening with it replacing the SD card with a 32gb one I had floating around and then figuring out how to register a Nintendo ID, then registering my collected pile of 3DS games from a couple of Humble Bundles I’ve picked up.  So I have maybe a dozen or so games for the thing already right off.

It’s neat, I haven’t really fully explored some of the 3D aspects but I like it, along with New SMB2.

I also received a gift from the person whose dogs I watch occasionally int he form of these pretty snazzy Star Wars model kits.  I’ll get around to actually assembling them eventually.

 

Weekly Wednesday Haul – Ni Hao Edition

I’ve been looking more and more into ordering some toys direct from Japan.  Generally speaking, the shipping costs aren’t worth the mild savings by having less mark up.  Sometimes things are cheaper even with pricey shipping but I don’t care to bother with the longer shipping times.

I’d been browsing through AmiAmi and it turns out they were having a sale, or maybe just marked downs, whatever the case, I ended up ordering both Ranma and Shampoo and even after paying shipping I still saved a significant amount versus ordering them domestically.