Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hot Toys 2012 Fairs Exclusives!


Sweet! Now let's see if I can actually MAKE IT to any of those toy fairs.....*shucks*. Bet these are gonna be marked-up by darn scal-pors like there's no tomorrow once the toy fairs are over.

From Hot Toys:

Summer has arrived and the annual Toy Fairs are around the corner!
Thanks for fan’s support, same as last year, Hot Toys will have its annual events in different countries around the world.
And we are proud to present our latest collectible figures at the following Toy Fairs which will be opened to public and the three Toy Fairs Exclusive Items will be mainly available there!
The Summer Toy Fairs are –
San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) (July 12-15)
Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong (ACG HK) (July 27-31)
Hot Toys Tokyo Flagship Store Toy Sapiens 2012 Summer Exclusives Fair (Aug 4)
Taiwan Annual Exhibition (Aug 11-19)
Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) (Sep 1-2)
Ani-Com & Games Guangzhou (ACG GZ) (Sep 30 – Oct 4)
And the three highly-anticipated Toy Fairs Exclusive items are –
The Dark Knight: 1/6th scale Lt. Jim Gordon Collectible Figurine
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: 1/6th scale Angelica Collectible Figure
Captain America: The First Avenger: 1/6th scale Captain America (Rescue Uniform Version) Limited Edition Collectible Figurine

Star Wars' Wampa (2003).....

Wampa (2003) with Luke Skywalker (VOTC)

I scored this particular piece of Star Wars 'icon' during my visit to the garage sale held in early June. Wasn't expecting to get anything but I was immediately enticed to get this 'set' for that 'ice-base'. I already had many diorama scenes playing in my head when I saw that ol' Wampa here came with the excellent snow environment. Since I've also recently bought myself the VOTC 'Hoth' Luke, I decided to have some photograpy fun with the two.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

On the Death Star....

On the Death Star

Was just having fun with my Star Wars action figures the other day. A bit of DIY props i.e. shiny floor and cardboard background.....and voila......my feeble attempt to create Death Star diorama scenes!

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El purchaso early July '12...

el purchaso early July '12

Geeky acquisitions for early July. Not much stuff this time around, but at least I got my Black Spidey

el purchaso early July '12

In case you didn't notice from the group haul picture, I kinda got myself the whole (thus far) VOTC Skiff Guard ensemble! What can I say? OTC rocks!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What happens when action-figures are overpriced?

TRU Malaysia got trolled!

I've rambled about how the G.I. Joe Retaliation figures were overpriced here in Malaysia about a month ago. Those were approx USD20 each.....insane. Well, these MIB:3 figures are at a close second. At RM50 each or approx USD17 each., they're just not worth it...at all! Heck, they're certainly not 'Star Wars VOTC' standard nor anywhere near the G.I. Joe figures by a mile. So why the heck are we collectors being slapped with such ridiculous price tags for sub-par figures?

Seems that they are people who dig these MIB:3 figures but weren't willing to pay the 'asking price'. So TRU, what do you get? The above picture sums it all up nicely......poor ol' Agent J.

*Sigh*....sometimes you wonder....are the retailers (*cough* TRU *cough*) the one to be blamed for causing such social ills? Four-incher figures priced more than 10 bucks in the States sounds outright expensive (back me up here please dear collectors from the States!)....so is TRU/other retailers/importers here telling us that it's okay to pay up to 20 bucks for the same figure here at the other side of the globe? Nonsense.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Felicitaciones Espana.....heads up Azzurri, you've tried!

Italy - Euro '12 loss

Let's deviate a bit from the usual geek rants on toys, comics and such. Today was such a downer for us Azzurri fans. Yup, just in case you're not in the know, Euro '12 (football tourney for European teams.....or soccer to the Americans) just ended this morning (or evening, depending on where you are at that particular point in time) and Spain had emerged as victors by defeating Italy 4-0. Sigh, that's FOUR - nil folks. An earth shattering result which left the likes of Bonucci and the 'hard-as-rock' Balotelli in tears after the final whistle.

Somebody went and asked me soon after whether I'd still continue supporting the Azzurri (literally translates as 'The Blues' aka nick name for the Italian team). What a silly question! I've been a fan since World Cup '90 and unlike some other 'fans' from some other 'teams' I stand behind my team no matter what. Just because they lost the final match, doesn't mean they were the worst team in the tournament ain't it? That honor goes to the 'heavyweights' who didn't even make it past the Group stage.....LOL.

Enough rant for today....I think I better go and drown my sorrow by opening a couple of my MISB action figures now!