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Weekly Wednesday Haul – The Vulture Edition

With the house bought and the move done, I can get back to my normal excessive waste of money each week.  Though I’m still kind of down a bit since I unexpectedly had to replace my phone.  I will probably write more about that on [Blogging Intensifies] in the future but I’ve replaced my Nokia 635 Windows hone with a Motorola G5+ Android device.

On the toys front, Wal-Mart has marked down all of those lingering Doctor Strange and Spiderman figures from $15 clearance to $9 clearance.  At $9, that’s less than I’d be paying on ebay for Build a Figure pieces to put together Vulture’s wings, and I get a bonus figure, so I picked up all of them that I could find.  I still have not seen Moon Knight, which sucks because he is the only one outside of Vulture that I wanted from the wave.  I did order his BAF piece off of ebay though, so I’m covered there.  No sign of Homeade Suit Spidey for $9 though, so I am still one piece short of those glorious wings.

I like Beetle more than expected but the rest are pretty meh.  I don’t need the Spiderman at all since I really want the two pack version with the unmasked head and the new Iron Man armor.  I’m seriously considering repainting Cosmis Spiderman into William Riker, though he would be a really buff looking Riker.  Tombstone is alright for a generic dude.

 

Weekly Wednesday Haul – Square Boxes Edition

So last week I didn’t have a haul, and this week, has a few things but it’s not really anything major.  Partially there’s been a bit of a drought for anything I care about, partially, it’s the moving thing.  I did get an alert on CamelCamelCamel that the World of Nintendo Metroid was available for an affordable price, so I snapped it right up.

Still in the bubble wrap.  Mostly because well, moving, that rubber bubble is probably a dirt magnet and the safest way to transport it seems like it will be to just keep it in the box for now.  It will be freed eventually, I’m not some crazy MISB collector.

I also happened upon something else that’s square and box shapped with this pretty sweet Battle Star Galactica complete series set of DVDs.  I kind of wanted to watch this show and it came with this nice Cylon action figure.  It was $6 at a Resale shop, seemed like a steal for the cool box and the Cylon alone.

Lastly was an unexpected surprise, today I recieved a Valvotron figure in the mail from Valvoline.  I wasn’t sure if I’d actually get this guy at all.  Originally Valvoline posted they were running a contest, buy 5 quarts of oil at a Valvoline store, or send in a card, and get entered to win one of 5000 Valvotron figures.  I don’t have a Valvoline store nearby so I mailed in a card.  A few days after I mailed the card, Valvoline changed it to just be “Buy 5 quarts and mail to get one”.  No more contest.  I guess I won anyway, there was even a letter stating as such, so sweet, Valvotron.  He doesn’t transform, though he has bits implying he turns into an oil can.  The figure has 4 points of articulation, hips and shoulders.

Weekly Wednesday Haul – A Plethora of Accessories Edition

So, I had a pre order in at AmiAmi for this little park bench model kit that finally came up.  Shipping a $12 model kit from japan alone isn’t particularly worthwhile, my intention was to toss on MP-32 Optimus Primal on with it, but it was irritatingly suddenly not in stock.  So I poked around a bit and settled on some alternative items since one, I needed something to justify the shipping cost and two, I had the money set aside.  One of those items was a set of Petit Sample Seishun Days Blind Box accessories set.  These are blind boxed, but they were only available as a case, which meant getting one of each set.

The pieces themselves are all pretty amazing.  There’s all sorts of crazy details like removable liquid bits for the glasses, little cassette tapes and floppy disks.  The coffee machine has these little sugar cubes or something that I’ve already lost two of because they are ridiculously tiny.  They are a biiit oversized for 6″ figures but not awful enough to make them unusable as fun little props.

In addition, I found that the Figma Twilight Princess Link was available.  I already had it on pre order elsewhere so i cancelled that pre order and just ordered one now.  I already have the Link Between Worlds Link which is more my “definitive ideal” Link, but I really wanted an “adult Link” to fit in better with other figures, and the Twilight Princess design seemed pretty nice.

Speaking of A link Between Worlds, Amazon had the game in stock for a reasonable (normal retail) price so I picked that up as well, it’s been quite a Zelda time lately.

Weekly Wednesday Haul – Toaster Car Edition

Hot Wheels are bad for me.  I don’t really collect Hot Wheels and I don’t buy a lot of them, but they are cheap enough to end up being an impulse buy, especially when things have been dry in other areas.  Primarily I buy movie cars, which includes The Fast and the Furious and every Batmobile.  My Batmobile buying has gotten bad enough that I’ve ended up with some dupes because I didn’t realize I had a particular Batmobile.

I generally can push off oddity cars unless I find something I really want, ie, a movie car.  In this case, I found this Simpson’s Car.

I love the little dent on the front it has.  It’ll go well with my The Homer for sure.  Picking up this little car spurred me to throw a few more on the pile, like this truck that’s also a toaster.

It’s slightly disappointing because, while the toast goes down, it doesn’t lock down and spring load up in any way.  Still, I’m a sucker for these gimmicky cars which is why I also picked up this truck with a toilet attached.

This one ended up being better than expected because the toilet seat flips up and down as it rolls along, which is awesome.

Weekly Wednesday Haul: Out of Town Deals Edition

So last weekend, I went out of town to help my brother move.  After everything was settling down we went out running around his new area a bit and one of the stops was the local Toys R Us (and Ross).  Across these stores, I picked up Marvel Legends Nuke, Sherlock Holmes, and a sweet Classic Adam West Batman with Batcave.  All on some sort of mark down or clearance.

All of these are figures I kind of wanted on some level but didn’t really want want, so finding them for less is definitely fortuitous.  Since Ross has been getting the Giant Man wave in, I’ve been picking them up in order to build Giant Man.  It turns out I needed more of them than I remembered and I can’t find the leg and arm I already had.  They will turn up, they are probably just packed for the move.

Sherlock is neat, but I forgot that he’s a smaller 5-5.5″ scale range, so he’s a little short, but he’ll work.

Batman is really neat, and as simple as it is, the BatComputer is cooler than I expected.  The cardboard wall and computer turn around to become the office entrance to the Batcave.  It’s a simple but neat effect.  Also, having an Adam West Batman will be fun for any future photos.

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 – Super Fighting Robot Edition

Not a lot going on lately on the acquisitions front.  I did pick up this pretty neat Sentinel Mega Man figure.  I’m always kind of torn on the Mega Man vs Rock Man thing.  Both are cool for their own reasons, and being in the US I’m of course more familiar with “Mega Man”.

I was hoping he would be a bit on the larger end of 4″ and fit better with my Model Kit Roll, but sadly he’s way too small.  He look bitching with my other Video Gamey figures though.

 

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Weekly Wednesday Haul – World of Star Fox Edition

World of Nintendo was a line that I had originally decided to ignore but now kind of regret ignoring.  It seemed like an neat line but it also felt like a line that would end up cancelled after 2 waves before they finished any sets or got interesting with it’s characters. Also, it has some wonky scale issues.   Then there is the part where half the stores have them priced way more than the figures look like they are worth and in general, stuff is hardish to find.  I Apparently they managed to complete the Star Fox team, which has me playing catch up a bit on finding them.  I’m not sure Peppy is out in any real force yet though, and I found both Slippy and Fox at a Target for under $10 plus holiday coupon deals made them a steal.

World of Nintendo Fox McCloud

World of Nintendo Slippy Frog

World of Nintendo Bomb-Om, Shyguy, and Red Mushroom Retainer

I also picked up a few of the smaller figures.  The best part of this line is that it matches in scale to the SH Figuarts Mario Brothers figures.    It makes for a great way to easily and cheaply have baddies for Mario to face off against.

Transformers Titans Return Wolfwire (Weird Wolf)

While we are on the subject of wild dogs, I also wrapped up my Wave 2 Titans Returns figures with Wolfwire.  I was getting a bit worried because this wave seems to have fallen into that lost void of waves a bit.  Only Walgreens seems to have gotten them in any real level and they are charging way too much for them.  I was worried I’d end up missing out.  This wouldn’t be so bad except I really wanted to complete the original Headmasters line up.  There are a few others that look interesting but I could stop now on Titans Return and be happy.