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Alexis Lasek (Page Owner)

Alexis Lasek (Page Owner)
Alexis is a 39 year old toy collector and reviewer!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Trade With Brother Midnight - Part Two Of Two!

It is time for the conclusion of what I got from Brother Midnight in our latest trade!
 Raider Rath here is from Sky Commanders. This series from the late 80s was interesting as it involved these vehicles that traveled on a string. They had a cartoon as well. This is actually how I discovered this line existed. I saw the cartoon over a decade later on Boomerang. These figures are great as they are mostly in scale with my M.A.S.K. figures (rath is a few cm taller).
 A couple boxes ago I got a couple mini Batman The Brave and the Bold figures and now I got some more. This first one is the Sportsmaster.
 This guy is Woton, who is a wizard character.
 This is the Dark Knight and if I remember correctly he fought Etrigan in the toon.
 This little guy is Aquaman's bro the Ocean Master!
 Finally is Metamorpho or Element Man, depending where in the world you are from.
 Here's the other Muppet I was talking about sometime back! It is Gonzo the great! I actually had all of these as a kid and am excited to add it back to my collection!
 I believe this mouse is from the Disney Princesses pets line. EDIT: after some research, I have discovered that I am correct she is in fact from the Disney Princess line: Palace Pets! This is Brie (named after the cheese) and is Cinderella's pet mouse! Now I have both her dog and mouse (as her dog was one of the very first I ever got!)
 Last box I got a Shredder mini and this one I get a really cool Splinter!
 This G.I.Joe is from the "Spy Troops"/ "Valor Vs. Venom" era of the line. His name is Hi-Tech. I am always happy to add new G.I.Joes to my "Castro Destro" display (yes I brought it back I'll show pics sometime soon!)

 Now we begin the Star Wars items!

One Note: I have really been wanting to re-add the Power of the Force II figures to my collection and thanks to Brother Midnight I have more!
 Micro Machines was huge back in the day so huge that they had multiple lines like Action Fleet. This set of Jabba's Barge which includes Yak Face, R2, and Jabba himself is an Action Fleet set! I had some as a kid but not this one and it looks great with my modern Star Wars Micro Machines!
 I went from 0 to 2 R2's in one box! The first one (which is on my "Original Trilogy" shelf) is from the Power of the Force II line, the other I am not sure but I put it on my Prequel/ Clone Wars shelf! Now I just need to get another one day to place on my Sequel trilogy shelf!
 Shiny 3-po is also from Power of the Force II line! I am so happy to re add this guy to my collection!
 This is the Wookie Warrior from the Revenge of the Sith! Its nice to finally have another wookie in my collection other than Chewie!
 This guy is from the Clone Wars cartoon series. It is a Mon Calamari warrior. He is from the race that Admiral Ackbar is from!
 OMG! Boush! This is one of my two favorite looks for Leia and both are from Return of the Jedi! Its funny though I love her costume where she is completely covered and the one that she is barely covered lol. I still need to get a slave Leia one day! I think this is from Power of the Force II but they redid her so much that I am not sure lol.
 Han here is from Power of the Force II and is exactly the same figure as one I already had but missing the Endor Jacket. I honestly always preferred this classic look so am excited to have him!
 Snaggletooth. Ok this guy was barely in the movie but is a legend due to Kenner's original line and the differences between blue and red Snaggletooth!
 This is the greatest bounty hunter of all time! Boba Fett! Do I need to say more?

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: There was one other but I forgot to snap a picture. It was vintage Han Solo! He looks so great next to my vintage Chewie (Which was also given to me by Brother Midnight!)
 Yo JOE! Wait a minute! Your not a JOE -- your an impostor! You might be thinking he looks familiar though. In 1994, the last year of the vintage Joe, Hasbro decided to make a line of toys based on the hit movie Street Fighter (yes I am being sarcastic as the movie was a huge flop!) They used figures from the Street Fighter II line (which was a G.I.Joe line) from 1993 and other Joe molds like this one! This here is Ar tic Assault Guile although his body is Blizzard. I had Blizzard as a kid but not this guy! I believe Guile is the only one to get a movie accurate head as the rest were reuses of the old SF II figures! Neat to have Jean-Claude Van Damme in my G.I.Joe display now.
 Chris Pine here is Captain Kirk and is from the Star Trek movie line. He is also sadly the only Star Trek figure I have in this scale yet. I will have to remedy that one day.
 Daredevil! It is always great to add new Marvel figures to my 3 3/4 display and DD is definitely no exception!
 I have been wanting 2 of these 3 3/4 Men In Black figures: K and this one J! I was tempted to toss him in my GIJOE display but decided to instead toss him in my Marvel display. Why? Because Marvel owns Malibu, which are the ones who first published MIB (Marvel would later release a few MIB specials after purchasing Malibu comics.)
 Spy Wolverine has always been one of my 3 favorite looks for Wolverine but for some reason I never owned any version of it. The other two I have had at some point (the Toy Biz versions though): Weapon X (with wires) and Weapon X (Age of Apocalypse)
 FINALLY! I finally have the most powerful man in the universe to lead my vintage Masters against the forces of Skeletor! I could not be happier right now!
 Vintage Thundercats! One of my most beloved childhood lines and now I have 3 more to add to the collection! This is Lion-O!
 Ma-Mutt here came with Mumm-Ra back in the day. This is the version that I had as a kid. I never had the articulated versions of MA-Mutt, Kit, Kat, or Snarf and due to that these non articulated are my favorites!
 We end this trade post with the best of the best: Slithe! This was the only original mutant (Slithe, Jackalman, and Monkian) that I owned as a kid and as such he has always been a high priority!

 Thank you once again Brother Midnight for the great trade! 

 The two posts that were bumped from this week to make room for these great items will be released next Monday and Wednesday so except for Friday, next week's posts are done so looks like we are  back on schedule. See you all Monday!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Trade With Brother Midnight! Part One Of Two!

  It's time for an all new trade with Brother Midnight! Due to finances I haven't been able to do one for a while, but it was well worth the wait in what has to be the best box I have gotten from him yet!
 First up is a group of books and a DVD! The DVD is the last 2 seasons of the original TMNT cartoon series! Although I had the whole series, I did NOT have this set yet so I am excited to add it to the collection!

 Next up are something different as Brother Midnight has never sent me books before but these are awesome! The GIJOE book is from the vs Cobra line and the Transformers books are all graphic novels! I can't wait to read them!

 Garfield I already started lol. As you all know by now, I am a HUGE Garfield fan!
 This is Blurr (in "flight mode") from Transformers Cybertron, which was the final chapter of the Unicron Trilogy (which featured Armada, Energon, and Cybertron!) I decided to keep him in vehicle mode as I like it more than his bot mode. He will be a new Autobot soldier on my shelf.
 Drift here (from the current cartoon Robots In Disguise) is actually a character I have thought about buying but just never got around to it. I am excited to finally be adding him to my collection especially since I am now starting to watch the cartoon off and on.

 Anyone who has been reading my blog for any amount of time knows that I am a huge fan of Transformers, but more to the point I am an even bigger fan of Beast Wars (and Beast Machines figures but not so much that cartoon but loved the BW cartoon)! Brother Midnight really added to my Maximal and Predacon forces with this box!

 This guy here is from "Beast Machines" and his name is Hammerstrike. I never had him before but have wanted him for some time. Now I just need to get the original version of Cybershark (he was a basic unlike his transmetals version) because I think they would look great together!
 Ok Sling here needs some back story. I thought at first that he (and his ally Bazooka) were the Wal-Mart exclusive versions that were released here in the States. Imagine my surprise when I realized that they are the original Japanese versions from Beast Wars Neo! I have wanted these 2 (and the still Japanese only Dead End) for a very long time. I am so happy to have them. A little more info, as we all know Eryops is my favorite prehistoric animal but the Dimetrodon (which is NOT a dinosaur) is my second favorite one!
 This is Bazooka, he like Sling is from Beast Wars Neo, which was the second Japanese only Beast Wars Cartoon.
 I had this guy as a teenager! This Predacon is Buzzclaw! He is an amalgam of a lizard and a mantis. He is from the Fuzors sub-line of the Beast Wars third year of toys (and second season of the cartoon) Oddly the mantis is my favorite insect lol.
 This is Rhinox! He is missing obvious pieces BUT still looks pretty cool to me. HE is going to look great next to Primal and Tigatron! Interesting note: I had most of the original versions of the characters from the cartoon but Rhinox is the only Maximal I never had the original version of for some reason, I did eventually get his Transmetals version however.
 This is Sky Byte from the original Robots in Disguise cartoon from 2001. You can tell he is a pretty large robotic shark. You can also see why I would want the non transmetal smaller Cybershark. Why? This is a repaint of the Transmetals Cybershark! I never owned Sky Byte but I did own the Transmetals Cybershark and am excited to have this mold again. Oddly I like this version much more! He looks menacing as both a bot and a shark and that looks better as an evil Predacon, which Sky Byte is, than a heroic Maximal, which is what Cybershark is!

 These were the gems of the Transformers in the box though! Vintage Transformers!
 This is Chop Shop, he is one of the Deluxe Insecticons from the vintage line. It is so cool adding him to my collection.
 This is Bombshell, one of the basic Insecticons from the vintage line.
 This is Perceptor! I had no version of him whatsoever in my collection so he was the one I freaked over! I have been wanting a Perceptor and regretted not getting the Titan's Return version the ONE time I saw him. Now he is proudly joining my Autobots!
  DC Direct had a line of two-packs at one time based on the "Challenge of the Super Friends" cartoon. It had a hero with their arch enemy. Aquaman came with Blckmanta. They also came with an accessory like Manta's sub, the Hall of Justice, etc. When these came out I wanted them but couldn't afford them (I was in SF at the time) so getting Aquaman now was awesome. He is now in my Dc animation display!
 Batman here is the budget figure from Batman V Superman but is from the wave that repainted the figures in classic colors. This is now my go to Ben Affleck Batman as I like this color scheme so much more.
 I have been needing a Cavill Superman for some time and just never got around to it so was glad to see him.

 These next 2 are pretty great. I have been wanting some "WILD WEST C.O.W. BOYS OF MOO MESA" figures to put with my vintage TMNT figures. Why? Because I knew that they had teamed with the TMNT in the past in the comic book series "Tales of the TMNT!" What I did not know was that that wasn't their only connection. They were created by an artist that was known for working on the turtles and they even had a 3 issue mini series and a short lived ongoing series (also only 3 issues) by Archie, which were also doing a TMNT series at the time based on their cartoon! I never saw the cartoon series so I know very little about these guys.
 The Dakota Dude is one of the 3 main C.O.W. Boys! His name is an obvious parody of The Dakota Kid!
 Geronimoo, judging by his toys artwork and his name (a parody of Geronimo) is probably a native american.
 This "odd" figure is "Odd Job!" He's from the cartoon "James Bond Jr." While I never have owned any of these figures, I did watch the cartoon as a kid. Now I just need a James Bond Jr. to display with him (which I eventually wanted to get one day anyway!)
 Care to play tennis, fly in an airplane, or hit the ball? These monchichi pvc's sure so don't they? I never saw the cartoon but recently I didscovered that  they existed. While not a fan of the doll's look these pvc's are awesome. That and I love pvc's!
 I love Funko and have a lot of stuff but for some reason I never got any pint size heroes even though I wanted some. Well, now I got one! Here is Spider-Man!
  We all know by now that I love dinosaurs! This is the young T-rex that was seen in The Lost World (Jurassic Park's sequel). HE even has a "Broken leg" action feature which is disturbing as the leg seperates but is held by a white string which makes me think ew its holding by a bone lol.
 Here is an odd Spidey, he's on my misc marvel shelf now.
 OMG Baby Piggy! Thats what I was thinking when I saw this toy! She looks great with my other Muppets and someone that is coming up soon (also a Muppet!)
 Gantu here is a Funko Mystery mini and is from "Lilo and Stitch!"
 Army Men! Well sort of! These cute figurines are space people and are pretty cool.
 In fact this guy reminds me of Zeb from Star Wars Rebels.
 This one should be green as it reminds me of a skrull!
  Little Rhino the bully at Hero Elementary just stole Petey's lunch money! He he. Rhino is from the Marvel Playskool Heroes line and is my first villain for it unless you count Hulk (as I had Hulk, Spidey, and Thor)!

  I have been wanting the Bucky figures (I mean come on their enemies are froggies and we know how much I love frogs!) and now I got 4!
 Bucky O' Hare himself!
Commander Dogstar
Dead-Eye Duck

A few years ago I discovered online that there was a Flintstone Kids line. Ever since I wanted them. Imagine my surprise when I found these two in my box!
  Wilma before she was a flintstone looks pretty cool.
 As does Freddie Flintstone. To bad they never made any pup named Scooby-Doo figures! Although there are Yo Yogi bendies out there!
That is it for part one but be here Friday for the conclusion!