Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Monday, November 28, 2011

End Nov '11 el purchaso!

El purchaso_end Nov '11

It's that time of the month again. Yeah....this is usually the time when I unleash my inner geek and snag a whole bunch of plastic 'crack' to satisfy my on-going cravings for action figures. Not many though this time around, but as you can probably guess from the picture above, the most significant from the lot is probably that huge 'S' shaped box with that certain recognisable DC superhero logo. Yup, I finally got my HT Supes! It's an early birthday prezzie....*thank me lucky stars!*. Apart from that, there's also:

- Eaglemoss DC Superhero Aquaman.....man, I can't believe how hard it is to get these nowadays here in KL. It's truly becoming a rare item indeed. I just hope that it won't be as hard to find them Marvel Eaglemoss figurines when they hit Malaysia soon.

- Transformers Prime Bumble Bee.....truth be told, this was bought for my son, but he insisted that I include it in my weekly haul snapshot, how sweet is that ?  =)  Not really a fan of the character design though, but it's cool to have another variation of the 'Bee nevertheless.

- Crossbones.....this figure is supposedly very hard to find in the open market. I guess it's partly due to Hasbro's 'one-per-case' hulaballoo yet again. Never was tempted to get him on a few occasion before (was on retail price), but when I found him at half price the other day (plus the fact that my wife had a discount voucher) I just couldn't resist throwing in my loose change I had in my pockets to get him!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Man, this action figure 'sucks' (pun intended)!!!

Leech: Evil Master of Power Suction

Yeah, the pun is pretty lame. Leech is a character taken off the She-Ra cartoon series. He's a energy-sucking amphibious baddie who's not to be messed with. Get it? He has suction capabilities....hence he 'sucks'....  =p I was initially skeptical about gettin' this guy. I mean, he's goofy-looking and his headsculpt looks like a character of the Muppets Show, but I soon realised that he's a must-get if I wanna to complete my evil Horde ensemble. So here he is......(shame on you non-Horde believers! LOL).


RIP Gary Speed.....

Sad to hear one of the most remembered midfielder players of the EPL (or BPL now) gone of apparent suicide yesterday. I can recall him playing for at least 5 or 6 Premier League teams before finally settling in to become Wales' team manager. RIP Mr Speed.......

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The long wait till July '12.....

Bane_Empire Mag scan

Here's something you've probably seen over at the internet. An image of Bane from the upcoming TDK Rises movie, scheduled to hit theaters worldwide next July '12. I have only one thing to say.....damn, this looks bad-ass! Now we wait......

New Marvel Universe 2-packs are in the house!

New Marvel Universe 2-packs are in!
Stumbled across these while taking a stroll at a nearby retail outlet yesterday night with my son. Pretty tempting. I could use that Quicksilver/Wonderman 2-pack....and maybe that Bullseye/Daredevil 2-pack too. Alas I have other geeky priorities this month (and PLUS the fact that 6-incher Marvel Legends action figures are on their way back in!)....and due to the fact that these will cost ya' 20 American bucks per pack dampened me from opening my wallet (hey that's the cost for one excellent MOTU Classic figure mind you!). So these are gonna have to wait. Should serve as good news to the rest of the Malaysian Marvel U collectors!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

K.O. toys by Hasbro?! What the heck?!

cannon force ironhide....K.O. toy by Hasbro?

This particular piece of the latest offering of a 'variant toy' by Hasbro was spotted by The Rebel Page's very own reviewer, the_ridz during his routine walkabout at our nearby TRU store. Take a look at the color scheme of "Cannon Force Ironhide" above. Man, what a disgrace! I mean, you can only go so far in milking the collectors, but to give Ironhide here a rubbish color scheme that is normally 'reserved' for K.O. toys....is a hit below the belt for us collectors! And don't even get us started on the variant for Optimus! Come on Hasbro....stop milking the cow dry. You could save the trouble and give us more G1-related offerings instead!

'Nuff said.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cool Star Wars Moleskine notebooks!

Star Wars Moleskine notebooks

Stumbled across these while making my rounds at 'Kino today. A must-have for any Star Wars enthusiast! But way overpriced in my opinion.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The most powerful man in the universe....(YET he still needs armour)!!!

Battle-Armor He-Man: Most Powerful Man in the Universe

Hey everybody. I'm not feeling too quirky enough to open up the rest of my recent acquisitions and let alone to shoot photos or review them (*lazy-mode*). So what I'm gonna do here is to review one of my previous plastic acquisitions (in fact I have heaps of 'em just lying around waiting to be reviewed), the excellent MOTU Classics' Battle-Armor He-Man. I just can't believe that it took me SO long to finally get him. This figure is definitely one of THE most nostalgic figure in my books because I had such an attachment to the original figure way back in the 80s, yet it took many months of hesitations till I finally caved in to get him! 

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Feeble haul @ end-Oct'11....

Small haul @ end Oct '11

Here are some 'el purchaso' of mine towards the end of Oct '11.

DC Direct Arkham Asylum figures
For those who're familiar with the Arkham Asylum video game, you'd probably recognize that both The Joker and Harley Quinn were faithful representations of both characters as they'd appeared in the game. I am however, only interested in getting the villains as I feel that I already have an abundance of Batman action figures in my collection already, hence explaining why I didn't get the Batman figure to go with these two villains. I can't wait to get Bane & Killer Croc next!

Star Wars Vintage Collection (VOTC) Landspeeder & Luke's Tauntaun
Woohoo! I've always wanted the landspeeder since watching 'A New Hope' all those years ago. It took me a while to finally decide whether to get that Luke Skywalker's Tauntaun as I've read many collectors complaining that one can't possibly differentiate between this tauntaun and THAT tauntaun that came with the "Search for Luke Skywalker" set.

Hot Wheels Batmobile & Dodge Challenger
While I'm not exactly a hardcore Hot Wheels collector, I have been drawn to some of their offerings lately. Got myself the Arkham Asylum's Batmobile and Green Lantern's 1971 Dodge Challenger. Pretty good score if I do say so myself but honestly I'm pretty gutted that I'm yet to stumble across any 'The A-Team' van on retail shelves.

HW haul......Green Lantern & Arkham Asylum

The Walking Dead novel & Y: The Last Man Library Edition Vol. 4
In conjunction with the airing of Season 2 of the 'Dead TV series, creator Rob Kirkman teamed up with writer Jay Bonansinga to give us a brand new novel adventure. I've also snagged Vol. 4 of the Y: The Last Man (long overdue!) tradepaperback. At the point of typing this, I'm already halfway through the 'Dead book.

Oct '11 pop-culture literature haul...