Friday, 29 April 2011

Comment, you know you want to!

If you feel like a chat about toys, or want more pics or anything, drop a comment and ill do my best to answer, chat, photograph or what ever.

Cheers All

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Creepy little sisters

The Eleanor Lamb and and Little sister (LS) 2 pack is another triumph from NECA. The paint job is superb; I'll forgive the over paint on the eye as it looks a little like she is crying which just adds to the creepiness. The LS's blood spattered feet are neither over or under painted. They don't look like they have gone on a killing spree as a lot of figures with blood paint jobs tend to, more like they have walked through one just after it has happened.

They come with a syringe each which fits perfectly in to their hands, they also come with a tiny plastic version of the big daddy soft toy. Each figure has 12 points of articulation.

Both figures can fit on the back of Subject Delta (pics coming soon) and have very good balance so posing them and getting them to stay in that position when on the shelf is quite easy.

Eleanor has the same sculpt as the LS but the feet and complete head is a new sculpt. The only change to the main body is the colour scheme is all white on Eleanor.

If you have any of the big daddy figures (or even if you don't) this is a must buy.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

The one that started it all

Back in 1984, when I was about 9 years old, I got my very first collectable thing for Christmas. I'd had action man and various toy cars but this toy was different. Its box was bold and shiny and had amazing art and character stats on the back. The toy was a Transformer (TF).

The box said Transformers were "More than meets the eye", never had a box been so correct. The TF in my hands at the time was Hound. He is an Autobot (good guy) and can transform into a military jeep. I was blown away. When I opened the box the TF was in vehicle mode and if you didn't know it could transform then you would never guess. I read the instructions and slowly transformed it to its robot mode. It looked almost identical to the box art. Could this toy get any better??

YES! I looked back at the instructions and saw he should have a gun. I looked in the box and saw there was not only a gun but a rocket launcher, missiles, a gas can, spare wheel, a gun for his jeep mode and a sheet of stickers. I played with Hound for hours, days, weeks, months, years. One day in my early 20's, I decided I needed some money and had not played with Hound (and lots of his friends) for more than a few years and sold them to a local toy store. I spent the money on a trip to the U.S., where my love of toys was rekindled and I was gutted I had sold my collection. And to add insult to injury I'd sold it for 1/10th of its value. I have since purchesed the complete Takara collection and some others but this is Hound, my first (shame its not the actual first) TF.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Kellogg's R2D2

This has to be the single best toy to come out of a cereal box.
The box contained 2x regular boxes of Coco Pops (which at this particular time were being called Choco Krispies) and each had its own toy lightsaber in. The best bit is this amazing R2D2 breakfast set - an R2D2 model which comes apart into 2 bowls, two spoons, a cereal container and two spoon holders. God bless Ebay! (£10)

I believe this was a Kelloggs promotion in Spain only, as I've never seen it in the UK and it was promoting the release of Star Wars Episode 3.


I work in a Sainsbury's supermarket in Scotland and just last week we got in series 4 of the Lego minifigures. So, I was able to complete my monsters set with Frankenstein's monster and a werewolf. Shame Drac is the only one happy about getting his picture taken.

The monsters all come with an object except Frankenstein's monster. The zombie comes with chicken leg (?), and spade, the mummy comes with a scorpion, Dracula comes with a bat and the werewolf comes with a bone.

Staying with the werewolf minifig, Lego has done a nice little thing with the hair, they have added the wolf ears on to it. This is great touch for the figure and I'm sure we'll see lots of elf or Spock minifigs from modders in the near future.