Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Friday, September 30, 2011

By Odin's beard....it's "Thor's-Day"!

El purchaso end Sept '11

Went ape-s*** the other day (nope, unfortunately it WASN'T on Thursday.....now that would be very ironic ain't it?!) and got me'self a whole bunch of Thor figures, both 3.75" and 6" incarnations as well as NECA's Robocop.

Thor 3.75" movie figures

Initially, I steered clear of those 3.75" movie Thor figures because I felt that they were overpriced (same case as every other 3.75" figures on retail shelves here in Malaysia) but I said to myself that I'd only get 'em if Hasbro decides to mark them down some day. A very 'big' if...but inevitably it was bound to happen one way or another. These 3.75" Thor figures have clogged retail shelves save for those very few rare ones like Destroyer and King Loki. I got these from a specialty toy stores via their discount shelf the other day at half price! No-brainer. Even got myself the super-rare Destroyer, King Loki and King Laufey! Waiting for Sif, Fandrall and Heimdall to arrive soon to complete the collection. 

6" Movie Thor and Comic series Loki

To be honest I only wanted movie Thor for my movie-Avengers line-up. But I was instantly hooked with the Comic series Loki figure when I saw how gnarly his face-sculpt looked like. That's just pure evil, man! A bit disappointing when Hasbro didn't give accessories for Mr Laufeyson to arm himself with. Not a problem though, I 'd probably give him the sword that came with Toybiz's Loki. As far as the movie Avengers figures go, I'm all hyped up for the rest of the gang especially Hawkeye and the Hulk. Come on Hasbro!!!

NECA Robocop

Hmm, what can I say? I have ALWAYS wanted a Robocop figure for my collection. The Hot Toys version was way out of the line (a tad pricey at that too), the McFarlane version released sometime back lacked articulations and FIGMA's version was a tad short at only 5". So when I first saw the review on this figure through my blogger buddy Marc's flickr page, I knew I just had to have him! I love the Robocop movie from the moment I first saw it and I still do till today. Definitely one of the most iconic pop-culture character to have ever graced our screens.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Movie Avengers figures: 6" Capt America & Nick Fury!

Nick Fury: Movie Series

The Avengers movie's coming up next year. And so the action-figures follow! Hasbro's been kind enough to release both 6" Movie Captain America and Nick Fury figures first to whet our geeky-appetite. Ok, for the record that Iron Man figure pictured above with both 'movie' Capt & Nick Fury. is like so '2008'....but he'll have to do for the time being while we wait for Hasbro to give us Mark VII or whatever the armour's gonna be called in the upcoming movie. Nevertheless, I'm happy that we're given the chance to kick-start our 6" Movie Avengers collection with these two.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Smurfs collectible figurines from McDonald's...

The Smurfs

McDonald's gave us these cool Smurf collectible figurines in conjunction with the  live-action "The Smurfs" movie. You know, the one that stars Neil Patrick Harris aka Doogie Howser. I haven't seen the movie yet but I was mighty tempted to get the Jakks Pacific Smurfs figurines. They were pretty costly so when I heard that McDonald's Malaysia was finally bringing in their Smurfs collectible figurines, I was relieved! These 10 figurines were supposed to be sold according to their weekly schedules but it wasn't to be...


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Great Scott! Self-lacing sneakers anybody?

The BTTF trilogies rock! They had that massive impact on me when I was a kid, just as important as the classic Star Wars holy trilogy too. These new kicks aka NIKE MAG are going to be auctioned off on eBay and they go for over a thousand bucks each. I think the proceeds are gonna go to charity or somethin' (or is it something to do with Michael J. Fox's Parkinson research effort?)....whatever it is, it's for a good & noble cause. So for those who have extra moolah to burn, get these because there would only be so much made...1500 units. If Mattel decides to give us that hoverboard, then we're all set for the future!!

Now, can we please get a new 'Future movie? Doc Brown looks like he never aged! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Avengers.......assemble!!!!! Well, not till May 4, 2012 that is!


Here are the series of pictures currently floating around the net. Yup, Marvel Studios have officially released these awesome teaser pictures of the upcoming "The Avengers" movie. I totally dig the two group posters! I was an Ultimate universe fan way before these movie adaptations were made so let me be clear that I absolutely have no problemo whatsoever with an African-American Nick Fury. In fact, Sam Jackson is one of my favourite actors of all time!

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

El purchaso - end Aug '11.....

El purchaso 0811

First of all, let me just wish my dear Muslim readers a very happy Eid Mubarak! May the blessings of Ramadhan shine upon you. It's been some time since I've posted a group picture of my recent 'geek-loot'. For the past 5 months or so (last 'loot' pic was way back in March '11 me thinks?) I have either been too tied up with things or I've simply....forgotten to do so. Most days it's reason #2....lol.

Ok, what do I have here?