Monday, December 11, 2017

Star Wars Score! Last Jedi stuff!

As I mentioned a week or so ago, I decided not to shop online anymore. I will enjoy the hunt for toys again, and if I see them out in the wild, great. If I don't, so be it....there may be a few holes in the collection and my wallet will be lighter.

I got lucky this weekend.

First, I went to Toys R Us and found the six inch Black Series Jaina Solo and Rose. I honestly was expecting never to see Jaina out in the wild. There are several Black Series figures I have never seen in the wild - Boba Fett, Sabine Wren, Snowtrooper, Darth Revan, and Tusken Raider (up until last week).  I figured Jaina would be one of those.

I saw tons of Zuvios and Jyns at Toys R Us. All of the sudden, in the back of the peg, I saw Rose and the Emperor.  Was hoping for Jaina but I was denied. I walked down the aisle and saw another pegfull of 6 inchers. There in the front was Jaina. Score!

I also found the exclusive Jedi Training Rey with base.

Oh yeah - found another Tusken Raider. Once again, at one of those overpriced mall toy stores.

Then, today, I decide to stop at Walmart. Haven't been to the local Walmart in ages. Kind of a pain to get to and I don't like the big crowds.

At first, it looked like your standard Last Jedi pegwarmers.  Then I walked down the aisle looking for other stuff, and lo and behold, it's the next wave of Last Jedi figures. Boom!

Based on the last wave of Rogue One figures, I thought these were online exclusives - didn't expect to find them in the store. Was pleasantly surprised.

Also found some new Super Articulated figures of the Tusken Raider and Ponda Baba - AKA Walrus Man. Didn't know these were coming.

Finally, picked up a Probe Droid - because I have a diorama idea in mind - and this 12 inch Hasbro Yoda. Because....Yoda.

I must say, I've had more fun going out to hunt recently. Think I will keep this up, though I do miss supporting smaller, awesome businesses like BBTS and Clark Toys.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

McFarlane NFL - Old School - Brunell and Pennington

These are two old figures I recently picked up. I never had the regular teal uniform version of Brunell during his time as a Jacksonville Jaguar. I also wanted to complete my JETS figures with the green jersey Chad Pennington.

Brunell was from Series 2 and Pennington was from Series 7. Picked them both up for about $3. Obviously, many of these figures haven't kept their value. But, I take them out anyway so that was a bargain.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

GI Joe Army Navy Football Players

No greater rivalry.

In my  house - it's Go Army! Beat Navy!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Army Men - Comic Book Flats

Remember these advertisements in the back of comic books?

For less than $3, you can get an army...a literal army of toy soldiers, and tanks, and boats. What a deal. And then your mom gave you the money, you sent it in, and awaited the massive collection of military figures to set up your battlefield.

And then you got these...(I found these at the DC Big Flea in northern Virginia). I never had these as a kid but always drooled over the ads. These were the biggest ripoff ever.

They were tiny, flat, and the soldiers were bigger than the vehicles.

Did you ever order something as a kid and it didn't quite meet your expectations?