Monday, April 12, 2021

Marvel Legends Gwen Stacy and Spider Ham - Into the Spider-Verse

I don't plan on picking up the rest of this series but this Spider Gwen design is pretty damn cool. I still haven't watched the movie yet either. Will need to put that at the top of my watchlist.

I have no idea what the story is behind Spider Ham.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Finally - GI Joe Classified Target Exclusive Cobra Viper - thanks Toybox

First of all, thanks to Toybox and his brother for securing me a Cobra Viper.  I appreciate the camaraderie and helpfulness across the collector network to help each other out. 

Second, I find myself starting every blog or instagram post for GI Joe Classifieds with....finally. It should be a lot easier to get these. Hasbro is a billion dollar company that has been around for almost a century. You would figure they would know how to get supply and demand and distribution as close as possible by now. Oh well - guess they were dipping their toes into the 6 inch Joe market - even though they did just fine with Marvel Legends and Star Wars Black Series. 

Regardless, the Viper is here and he is awesome. Fantastic sculpt. I really like the look of him. Hope another one is released, in less exclusive form.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

It had been awhile since I trekked over to Tosche Station. Actually, my trip there was a serendipitous rainy Sunday afternoon a few weeks back. I managed to snag the newest Black Series figures which was heavy on The Mandalorian. #winning

I am digging the continued merch coming from The Mandalorian. Wish they had more.

Included in this set was Kuiil, Greef Karga, Moff Gideon, and from The Rise of Skywalker - Dark Side Vision Rey.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Hasbro and Sideshow Indiana Jones - 12 Inch Figures Unpackaged

When Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out, it gave Hasbro, as well as Sideshow an opportunity to do some 12 inch scale figures from the original Raiders of the Lost Ark. They didn't disappoint. In fact, I wish they would have done more. I unpackaged these several months ago, and finally got a chance to photograph them.

All our Hasbro except Belloq and Toth. The Indiana Jones in German Disguise and Colonel Dovchenko from Crystal Skull were released last and could barely be found at retail. I had to purchase those on Ebay. I love the ants that come with Dovchenko.

The GI Joe homage to Indiana Jones which comes with the sarcophagus came out well before Crystal Skull. It is a cool set. The mummy in the sarcophagus looks pretty darn real. 

The one figure I missed out on (and now too pricey) is the Sean Connery Henry Jones Sr. figure from Sideshow.

Here are some of the packaged photos from way back in 2015: Indiana Jones Packaged Photos