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We've been painting like crazy, moving stuff out of storage, unpacking, eating and getting excited to see you all at the preview night at the end of the month.
If you don't have tickets yet, it's one of the $25 perks on our Indiegogo - that only has 8 days left btw. Please spread the word!
We've been playing with vintage clothes, jewelry, toys and the like - getting ready for the big day when we open our doors. Well, door. We have two doors but one's in the back and it'd be confusing if you came in that way.
This was only the box but it was pretty cool artwork so it was worth picking up. So after playing with the box for about two weeks we got bored and threw it away.
I found it a week later dirty with various stains (coffee grounds, food, kitty litter, etc.) tucked under the bed on Liz's side. Turns out she was pretty attached to it. That or she just really likes playing with trash.
I'll ask her when she gets out of the dumpster.
Got this a couple Xmases ago from Andrew & Missy. Never saw it in stores so I'm assuming it's an exclusive. I'm sure they told me but I can't remember now.
This is an unfair battle as the two Autobots are much larger than the Decepticon figures thrown into the box set - but I'm really happy with the characters that were chosen. It includes Optimus Prime, Jazz, Thundercracker and Motorbreath. The mold for Motorbreath is the best figure in the set - really nice color scheme too, but that goes for most versions of Motorbreath/Scourge/Nemesis Prime figures.
I've tried on several occasions but still am not able to transform that Optimus fully into a truck and it angers me. Transfailure.
The weird part of this set is that the Autobots are in G2 paint schemes while the Decepticons are G1. But whatever - these are pretty awesome figures.
I have put off opening this figure for about two years now just because I wanted to take a picture of him in package. I'm sort of weird about that. I have kept entire lines of figures in their packages because I wanted to review a figure and never got around to taking an in-package photo of them.
Transformers Animated comes to mind. There's nothing worse than a Transformer in a package. So hard to transform when they're in their packages.
The wall is up! We've plastered the front windows with "coming soon" posters sporting our new logo by Sean K. Dove. Yeah, THAT Sean K. Dove.
You can almost smell the farts now!
Found this guy and had no idea what he was. But a quick description over the phone to Tim and he knew exactly what this was.
It's a pretty cool line that was probably in that dreaded third aisle of action figures back when it came out - which is how most of these toys get forgotten.
Each figure came with a little Mordle buddy that are even harder to find - but easier to recognize as a toy/action figure. Easier than a rock...
Just realized when posting this that I took no photos of these guys with their proper heads. Not a huge deal - you get the idea, they're Ewoks.
I was able to pick this up for only $4 at K-Mart on clearance - these were exclusives there which usually means they hit clearance quickly.
Again I couldn't help myself with the earholes in the cowls - fit the erase heads perfectly. If you've been with the blog for a while you may remember a similar post. I'm a sucker for swapping heads on figures, sort of feel that's what the entire toy blog was build on. Making figures look weird by swapping a few parts/accessories.
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I had a few of these when I was little - I loved the two weird pockets in the back of the figures but I could never figure out exactly what to use them for. I got these two figures out of a dollar bin at the Kane County show last year in April, I really don't mind picking up other 3 & 3/4" figures when they're that cheap.
These guys are usually mistaken for just GI Joe knock-offs (admittedly by me as well) and I had to do some fancy googlin' to figure out what they were before posting this.
Fancy googlin' means searching at least two different things and relying on image results instead of reading all those boring words.
TOY REVIEWS & SUCH
We have a lot of toys.