Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Amazin' Lasers!

So a little while ago I was messing with a laser pointer and seeing how I could light up translucent items in the MotUC line.

A Childhood Drawing Come to Life (May '12)

So Masters of the Universe Classics offered an extra subscription this year: The 30th Anniversary sub.  You saw the first guy: Fearless Photog.  It was the perfect way to get that old 80's contest winner into the toyline, because the 30th Anniversary series is a small batch of figures created by various folks either involved with the line or...well, whoever Mattel contacted that wanted to make a figure.  Most importantly though, they held a new create-a-character contest, so technically we get two winners of such contests in one series!  That's six figures total: Two contest winners (the one from the 80's and a new one), three figures made by inside Mattel folks (two designers and one brand manager), and one made by a big-name comic artist.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Video Game Toys: Sonic The Hedgehog Part 2

In a never-ending attempt to recapture whatever made Sonic so popular back in the day, Sega is constantly trying to bring back the old Sonic feel while mixing it with the new one.  This gave birth to Sonic Generations, and thankfully, an excuse for Jazwares to make classic styled figures!  Of course, I wasn't really looking for anyone beyond classic Robotnik, 'cause I think the basic figures get the general idea of Sonic across just fine....but come on, I'm not gona pass these up!

Video Game Toys: Sonic the Hedgehog Part 1

So I like video games.  They're as much a part of my life as toys, though perhaps not as easily obtained for a good while.  My parents weren't big on getting me video games back in the day, and rightly so, because when I borrowed various systems from friends it was all I did.  I borrowed an NES and perfected Mario 3 and eventually got an NES for my own (an extra from a friend) and fought through Mega Man 3, TMNT, Zelda, Contra, and so on and so forth.  Not long after that I also borrowed a Sega Genesis from time to time and...well...Sonic the Hedgehog.  I mean, there were other greats on the Sega like Castlevania Bloodlines and Jurassic Park (depending on what you had access to; I was limited) but Sonic the Hedgehog was MY THING back then.  So much so that I can still turn on Sonic 3 hooked to Sonic & Knuckles and blast through it without much thought.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Blind Bagged: Transformers Kreon Micro-Changers

If you're unfamiliar with Kre-O; they're Hasbro's answer to Lego.  The bricks work the same and are interchangeable with most Lego or Mega Bloks bricks.  The major thing that separates the various building toys, however, is the little figures they package with them!