Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Monday, April 21, 2014

My (end) Feb - April loot....

Ok, what better way to announce the return of yours truly back into the blogging-sphere than to share the list of stuff I've accumulated since end-February '14 till date. Being busy with my day job obviously didn't stop me from indulging myself with plastic 'crack' every now and then for the past couple of months. I'll get into reviewing each and every one of them eventually (I hope) but for now let's just take a quick view of the whole lot shall we? FYI I do not have a 'bottom-less' wallet. These stuff were acquired over a period of 2-and-a-half months and definitely not all at one go. My family and I needed to eat too ya' know...LOL.

#1 Hot Wheels

My wife and I decided to cut down on the generics and concentrate on the movie/TV series/cartoon-related vehicles. Managed to score some really rare ones here thanks to a couple of collector buddies.

New Hot Wheels in da house... #thesimpsons #theflintstones #geekshavethemostfun #geekology

Volkswagen Beetle: Love Bug
USS Enterprise: NCC-1710

The Jetsons - Capsule Car

#2 LEGO minifigures

My son's really picking up his LEGO minifig collecting pace in the past couple or weeks. I'm just happy to tag along the ride and snap some pictures!

New Lego minifigs acquisitions.... #geekshavethemostfun

Lego minifig haul...Nick Fury & Catwoman! #Lego #geekology #geekshavethemostfun #ilhanology

#3 Transformers Generation Autobot Skids

Well that's quite a mouthful! Why the heck is Hasbro labeling everything 'Autobot's.....'....or 'Marvel's....' these days? Are they unable to defend their intellectual properties lately? Anyway, Skids appeared in the original G1 cartoon series...and most people know how much of a G1-nut I can be. 'Nuff said.

Autobot Skids

#4 Masters of The Universe Classics

The Rebel not buying MOTU Classics is like Stan Lee not making cameos in his Marvel live action movies! For me the MOTU Classics line is nearing its end with the almost-completion of the 'core' members line-up. I'm only interested to get those that I remember from the cartoon series (and to some extent the mini-comics) and some of the 'New Adventures' characters too....so it's gonna be interesting to see if I get sucked into buying more MOTU Classics figures as against what I've planned to this year and beyond.

Two Bad: Double-headed Evil Strategist
Sea Hawk: Heroic Etherian Pirate

Glimmer: The Guide Who Lights The Way

Modulok: Evil Beast of A Thousand Bodies

#5 Marvel Legends Infinite: Captain America

I gotta admit, I didn't give a hoot about the BAF Mandroid figure. I just wanted to collect every and each figure in the series including the impossible to find Black Widow (bl*** Hasbro shortpacked the figure to only 1-per-case hence inevitable starting a scalper war!). I love Marvel Legends anytime over the smaller 'Universe scale figures so gettin' these into my collection was mandatory, especially when the wave has updated versions of Red Skull and Captain America. Winter Soldier from the new Cap movie is also included. A red-hot wave not to be missed by any 'Legends collector!

Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Captain America Wave 1

Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Captain America Wave 1

Captain America
Winter Soldier

Black Widow

#6 Marvel Legends Infinite: Spider Man 

Whaddya know? I have every single figure off this wave too....variants included! I didn't post pictures of the whole lot of figures but I thought of letting everyone know that the hardest to find were the 'ladies' of the wave i.e. Black Cat (as pictured below) and her variant Spider Girl. Another piece of confession....I was actually more looking forward to this wave's BAF aka Ultimate Green Goblin than the Cap wave BAF. I would've had sleepless nights had I failed to acquire this wave. Totally glad I did.

Skyline Sirens: Black Cat

#7 Sixth scale action figures: Hot Toys' Man of Steel & Sideshow's Darth Malgus

My foray into the sixth scale geekdom is off to a fine start this year. I'm still waiting for my Deluxe Darth Vader at the point of writing this but I'd like to say that I've already gotten my hands on the two (2) that I've been anticipating since they were announced sometime last year.

Hot Toys: MMS200 Man of Steel - Superman
Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Darth Malgus

#8 The LEGO Movie sets

Totally one of the coolest movie thus far this year. Bought these two for my son. He was naturally ecstatic. Everything is awesome! Also bought him 10 out of the 12-minifigure blind-bag set. I've already snapped a considerable amount of pictures of these. Will get them posted on the blog soon. You can always go to my flickr page to see them now if you wish too.

Cloud Cuckoo Palace

Lord Business' Evil Lair

#9 Kreo Micro Changers

Here's something that my wife had recently gotten herself into. How can you NOT want these adorable G1 Transformers?! I had my reservations too but they're also starting to grow on me.

Kre-O Micro Changers - collection 2 & 3

#10 Playmobil

My late father used to buy me heaps of these Playmobil figures and sets when I was a kid. These things have been popping up at selected retail outlets recently and I thought that it'll be cool to go all nostalgic and get these for my son too! These are cool even by today's standard...and that's  really something considering that they've barely changed since the world first saw them 30-40 years ago! My favourite thus far has got to be the 'astronauts'.

Playmobil bug #geekshavethemostfun #geekology #ilhanology

#11 Daryl Dixon Deluxe set

I missed the original Daryl figure from Wave 1 and I even decided to skip the Dixon Brothers box-set ever since this deluxe set was announced. Obviously this figure has tonnes of improvements over Daryl v1. and that bike is just an icing on the cake. I can't wait to open this up once the rest of my Series 5 figures arrive at my doorstep. This is a no-brainer MUST HAVE in any true TWD fans' collection.

Daryl Dixon with Bike

#12 NECA's ED-209

NECA has certainly became one of my most favourite action-figure producing company as of late. They've been consistently giving us collectors mind-blowing offerings (I also got close to snagging those irresistable Pacific Rim figures!) and 'Eddie' here was one of the highly anticipated ones from their movie-line. This one has officially become my favourite piece from NECA thus far (or at least until the 'Aliens' power loader comes into my collection that is).

NECA ED-209 - Robocop movie

#13 Hellboy with Ivan the Corpse

I've been hunting this one down at a decent price since forever. Ever since I got my hands on the elusive Kroenen figure some months back, my immediate attention was diverted to finding this set for my Hellboy display shelf. A seller was disposing his movie-Hellboy figure collection on-line and he was willing enough to accept a reduced bid on his figures. I didn't care about the battered clamshell packaging though. The contents were well-preserved and that was enough for me.

Hellboy with Ivan the Corpse

#14 Tradepaperbacks

My love for anything-Hellboy prompted me to snag the 'Hellboy: The first 20 Years' TPB. Hey, it was going at 20% off too at that! How can I not want this?

Hellboy: The First 20 Years #geekshavethemostfun  #hellboy #mikemignola

Just like the 'Y: The Last Man' graphic novels, I was a late into buying these excellent TPBs. Word is that Fables is probably gonna be turned into a TV series ala 'AMC's The Walking Dead'....so I think I would want to digest the source material first before that happens. While I'm at it, why not grab the spin-off series (Fairest) too?

Late into the game...readin' DC Vertigo's Fables & Fairest Vol. 1. Better late than never I always say! #DCcomics #vertigo #comics #tradepaperback

#15 Captain America: Winter Soldier 'shield' keychain

It just look so darn cool. What more compelling reasons do you need to get this already? LOL.

GSC Cinemas Captain America: Winter Soldier keychain shield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I'm back...(well, sort of..)...

Morning kickstarter

Wow...has it been a month already since my last post? Here's the part where I'm supposed to say that I was tied up with work...bla, bla, bla and such for the past one month. Yes I was but I was still posting some pictures over my flickr page and until quite recently, my instagram account too. So do expect some consistent if not sporadic posts over The Rebel Page starting this week onwards thus ending my month-old hiatus. See ya at my next entry!

Monday, March 24, 2014

He-Man in Horde Trooper disguise....

This next set of pictures is dedicated to youse Masters of the Universe fans. Remember that episode when He-Man went to Etheria and rescue Adora from her 'belief' that the Horde were the good guys? I fondly remember that episode well because Adam/He-Man even donned the Horde Trooper armour to infiltrate the Horde's evil base. Up to that point, I've always believed that there were actual people inside every each of those menacing Horde Troopers. I later found out that the Horde employed robots underneath those armour. Kinda like the evil Empire taking in normal humans for their stormtrooper army as opposed to the earlier 'clones-only' policy practiced during the Clone Wars era...you get the analogy.

Anyway, I've always wanted to put Adam/He-Man's head on top of the Horde Trooper armour but I never really got around to actually doing it until recently. This is among the simplest head swap/custom job ever known to action figure enthusiasts yet it invoked many great nostalgic memories for those who grew up during the Filmation cartoon series run in the 'golden age of cartoon' era. This one's for all of you child of the 80s!

He-Man in Horde Trooper disguise

He-Man in Horde Trooper disguise

He-Man in Horde Trooper disguise

He-Man in Horde Trooper disguise

He-Man in Horde Trooper disguise

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Got me some Playmobil.....

Playmobil: Pirate 2-pack set

Well, technically my wife got this Playmobil 2-pack set for our son who had graciously lent this to his old dad for a quick photoshoot. I know there are a number of bloggers out there who religiously collects Playmobil and I must say, I have fond memories of the line back when I was growing up. All I (vivdly) remember about Playmobil is that they're from Germany (so Denmark is not the only producer of cool toys in Europe eh?) and that they first made their mark back in the 70s. I still remember owning figures and vehicles from various line i.e. cowboys & indians, police & thieves, knights, warriors and such. When He-Man, TMNT and Optimus Prime came into the picture, I soon forgot about Playmobil and there it stayed at the most remote corner of my memory bank until now. I first saw a blogger/collector proudly displaying his weekly 'Playmobil loot' and how he was so passionate on writing about every each of them. It was then I realised that it's really cool to be able to re-visit your happy childhood memories no matter what they may be. These guys talk passionately about Playmobil the same way I like to talk about Masters of The Universe or Star Wars. So go figure!

Playmobil: Pirate 2-pack set

We were thinking that perhaps it is time to introduce our son to the wonderful world of Playmobil. Actually we weren't really sure how he'd react to these 'limited articulations'. You see, he has been exposed to many other 'super-articulated' action figures but sometimes something as simple as 7-POAs could provide you with a breathe of fresh air (hey, the 'Saga Legends' Star Wars figures only have 5-POAs mind you!). When we asked the little guy which of the 2-pack sets he fancied the most, with a blink of an eye, he immediately picked the one with 'Jack Sparrow'. Hahah....

Playmobil: Pirate 2-pack set

Boy, these are cool! Feels like the first time I played with them way back in the 80s! Our son absolutely loves them. They come with a fair amount of accessories (I love that skull...he even comes with his own hat!) and they look visually unique as compared to other 'complicated' action figures of today.

Playmobil: Pirate 2-pack set

They easily swap accessories with each other. Probably because they're supposed to fit one another...like LEGO pieces.What's not to love about these Playmobil?

I'm for-seeing many more Playmobil figures (and vehicles) to come into the little guy's collection real soon!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Star Wars Endor diorama...


I recently made a quick pit stop at a local art supplies store and decided that it was about time for me to finally get those jungle diorama fodder that I've been eyeing for the past couple of months. My better half even got me a faux 'tree trunk' to go with them fodders. I had tonnes of jungle dio ideas playing inside my mind while I made my rounds at the art store and during the trip back home, I knew I had to start the ball rolling by setting up an Endor background to shoot my Ewoks in. The arrangement of the diorama fodders was a combination of ideas between my wife and my 6-year old son so I'd like to give a shout out to them for assisting me on that.

Enjoy the pictures....