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’66 TV Batmobile

Posted in Toys with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by Jason

Now, I have a handful of toy cars in my posession, but I am not a toy car collector.  I probably have 20-25 of them, but more than half of them are stored away.  Toy cars have to meet certain criteria for me to make the purchase…they have to be cool in more ways than one.

This one met that criteria, and, the price was right.

I’m pretty sure this car was released a year or two ago in the usual Hot Wheels packaging.  This one is included in a series of Batman related vehicles.

What I don’t get, is why they didn’t include the original Batmobile from the 1989 movie?!  The one featured on the back(right side, bottom row) is a super beefed-up version of the one in the movie.  Why?!  But that is a discussion for another time.

This one is pretty awesome.  Like the Batmobile from the 1989 film, this one is pretty iconic.  Even without the bat-symbol on the side, most people would probably be able to tell what  it is.  Unlike the Back to the Future Time Machine, I actually opened this one(I’ll eventually open the Time Machine though).

The only other one that caught my eye, is the Arkham Asylum Batmobile.  And Pancuco from Action Figs and Things, actually sent that one to me in a package a few months back.

Yard Sale Finds #8 and Some Other Stuff

Posted in Toys, Transformers, Video Games, Yard Sale Finds with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2011 by Jason

While this weekend wasn’t all that great for yard/garage-saling, it was a nice end to an awesome week.

Earlier this week, a co-worker brought me this.

On a break at work, we had gotten on the topic of video games.  Long story short, I was given what you see above.  It’s an Atari 2600, 2 joysticks(I know they’re not the original ones), and 11 games.  The games are, Grand Prix, Centipede, Q-Bert, Donkey Kong Jr., Ms. Pac-Man, Missile Command, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Battlezone, Mouse Trap and Defender.  90% of the games are classics!  We’ve been doing some cleaning out and rearranging stuff at my place, so I haven’t been able to play any of them yet.  I’m looking forward to playing the god-awful Pac-Man port for this system.  The Atari 2600 was the first home console I had ever played.  It’s reign came to an end when the NES came into my life somewhere around 1985-86.

Yesterday we decided to hit the road and look for garage sales.  There were a few quick showers in the early afternoon, and that may have been why we didn’t see many sales.  At the sales we were able to find, the wares were plentiful, but of no interest to me.  The upside was, I didn’t spend much.

Everything pictured came to a grand total of $2.25.  I bought Sorry! for a few reasons.  I don’t know how old the one I had growing up was, but this one (1972) looks just like it.  And secondly because it’s a fun game to play.  The Snoopy book was 50 cents, but it’s classic Snoopy.  I found the awesome little Batman at a church sale for 25 cents!  The colors look great, the sculpt is fun, and best of all, he has a cloth cape!  The Santa Clause is a Hallmark Holiday Magic ornament that plugs into a light strand an lights up.  It looks pretty neat, and if it works, the 50 cents I paid was a hell of a deal!  There’s one other thing I want to mention about Sorry!, and that is that this particular ones game tokens look like they’ve barely been used.

What really sealed the deal of this being an awesome week, is what we’ll be looking at next.

It’s been said that good things come to those who wait.  I’ve been really patient.  And that patience finally paid off!

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Our plan for yesterday was to look for garage sales in areas that are a little further from where we live.  Going outside of our local area adds a newness to the hunt.  Different people with different stuff.  While the area was new to us for yard sales, we were familiar with the area.  I found Wheeljack in this area’s Wal-Mart.  I wish my local Wal-Mart had the toy selection I saw yesterday.  I will be making subsequent trips to this store.

There was an incredible selection of Transformers, and there were 2 of these left.  I have been looking for this figure for months!  I checked many stores with no luck.  On Amazon and Ebay, this guy is selling for over $25.00!  That’s ridiculous for a new toy, and I refuse to pay an inflated price for an imaginary premium.

The head sculpt looks better than the G1 Wheeljack, and the body of the alt-mode had to be modified for legal reasons.  Still, it looks great, and is my favorite in the Generations line thus far.  The funny thing is that the instructions were actually helpful with the transformation(this is a first).  Wheeljack looks great in either mode.  His car design is sporty and sleek.

It looks just as nice as the original.  In robot mode, the head sculpt looks exactly like he did in the G1 cartoon.  His G1 counterpart is a great toy, but the head just isn’t right.  This one improves on the original, without taking away anything.

Even though I got him after almost everyone else did, I’m still happy to own this.  This gets a 10 out of 10 in my book.  Congrats to Hasbro, for getting this one right!

I have some great stuff in the pipeline, and if I can learn how update a little less erratically, we’ll see see it in the coming days.  Wish me luck!

Two Weeks Worth of Toys!

Posted in Toys with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by Jason

Man, have I been lazy.  Over the last 2 weeks, I have accumulated a ton of toys.  I just got around to sorting and cleaning the ones that I’m keeping last night.  So today you will see only the ones I thought were cool enough to keep.  And believe me, a lot was left out.

We’ll start with one of two most recent Ebay finds.

 A Snork, E.T.and Friend Bear.  Just to be clear, I wanted this lot for the Snork and E.T., but I’ll keep the Care Bear anyway.  :)  A sweet deal at 99 cents plus $1.99 shipping!

Keeping with the Ebay theme, we’ll see an even sweeter deal next(a few of my favorite new additions).  Before we get to the toys…I’ll let you know that I got them for 99 cents plus $4.99 shipping(the seller paid more than 7 bucks to ship them).

Robo-Force!!  These guys are stamped 1984 CBS Toys.  I don’t recall much about these guys, but I know I had a few of these guys when I was younger, because there’s no mistaking the suction cup bottoms.  From left to right we have Vulgar(The Destroyer), Wrecker(The Demolisher), and Coptor(The Enforcer).  Wrecker is in the best condition of the three.  Check out all of them here.  Iwould love to get Ripper(The Anti-Robot)!

These guys were fun to photograph.  So before moving on, here’s a few more shots.

 

 

Around the same time I received the Robo-Force figures, my friend Ben, gave me a tacklebox full of action figures and accessories.

I’m still on the fence on whether or not I should keep the G.I. Joe Extreme Iron Klaw figure.  But I’ll be damned if he doesn’t look bad-ass!  I’m also having trouble deciding if the blue figure is a ninja or a wrestler(gotta love old school bootleg figures).  Snakebite from the Super Naturals line is the clear winner of the entire contents of the aforementioned tacklebox.  The troll is Vegar The Champion, from Applause’s 1992 Troll Warriors line.  Some fine additions, to say the least.

Lastly, we have a family of Batmen.

I’ll be keeping the first 2(1990 & 1992 respectively).  But if Chunky, Reis or anyone else wants the other two(1995 & 1997), let me know, and they’re yours.

I plan on adding more figures to my shelves(and maybe re-arrange or swap some out), which you’ll see in the near future.

Friday

Posted in Toys, Transformers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by Jason

This past Friday, my wife and I ventured out to Albany to do our Christmas shopping.  We went to the mall and to Wal-Mart, which is where we’ll start the acquistions.

Last Friday, we had our annual Christmas lunch at work.  We have a sort of Secret Santa exchange of gifts(more like a Chinese auction), and I wound up receiving a $5 Wal-Mart gift card.  The first thing I thought about were the Legends Class Transformers that Wal-Mart routinely has for right around five bucks.  I had a choice of three, total.  Granted, they we’re all different, but I kinda felt let down.  But out of the three available, one sounded familiar.

Not only did his name sound familiar.  But, a green dump truck, meant this guy was a Constructicon!  He’s not very detailed and doesn’t have a great range of motion, but for five bucks, he’s a decent pocket sized toy.

While in the mall, I stopped in Hot Topic to see if they had any toys on clearance.  No luck.  But they did have a pretty good selection of candies.  I picked up 3 different ones, but only left with 1(I don’t think $4.99 is a fair price for candy in a collectible container).

So I paid $2.99 for Bob-omb here.  He has a Fun-Dip like, cola flavored candy dust, with a cherry flavored candy stick.  Sounds like a winner to me.

And next up is the great deal that I hyped in the previous post.

First off, I want to show you the receipt for the item purchased.

I had to show you the receipt, because there is an interesting story that goes with this.

I went to the Toys R Us Express in the mall, to check out their selection of Transformers.  And to my surprise, there was a decent selection to choose from.  I had to pass on a few figures that I would have purchased, if we we’re not in the midst of the holiday season.  But, there was a sign on the Transformers rack that more or less said, “Friday and Saturday only: Transformers Animated Deluxe Class figures $6.49.”.  Holy shit!!  The original price they had on these guys was 12 bucks.  The had Oil Slick, Cybertonian Mode Ratchet and 1 or 2 others, including this guy.

I brought him up to the register and he rung up at $18.49.  I explained the sign and showed that this indeed was a Voyager Class Transformers Animated figure.  They looked at the sign and brought over an Oil Slick figure to scan for comparison.  Oil Slick rang up at $6.49.  Oil Slick was also originally priced at $12.00, while Rodimus Minor was priced at $14.99.  And I wasn’t going to buy that figure at any price other than the advertised $6.49.  And that’s exactly what I paid for him.  My guess is that being that Rodimus and Cybertronian Mode Ratchet are Toys R Us exclusives and are priced higher.  I don’t know why they didn’t state an exclusion, but it worked out in my favor and I got this great figure for a penny more than seven dollars!

I love how the sculptors paid tribute to G1 Hot Rod.  It’s the styling of this car that drew me to the figure in the first place.  And in Robot mode, he looks great as well.

I don’t have a full blown review, but if you guys want one I can try.  I was just really happy with such a great Friday that I felt like sharing.

Here are the new guys.  The Batman in the picture was given to me on Saturday from my buddy Clark.  He found him on a beach when he was in Florida and gave him to me.  Now I have to figure out where I’m going to display my new additions.

Yard sale finds #3

Posted in Adventure, Toys, Trading cards, Yard Sale Finds with tags , , , , , , on August 29, 2010 by Jason

My most recent yard saling adventure was yesterday.  Everytime I decide to go, I think about the possibilities.  The possibilities of finding the ultimate bargain.  You know, a box of Transformers, for ten bucks.  Something to that effect.  Well, that did not happen on my most recent excursion.  But I did manage to buy some pretty cool stuff, without spending a lot of cash.  I’ll just cut to the chase, and show you the loot.

The first sale I hit up yielded this guy.  An excellent value at only ten cents.

I don’t know about you.  But I loved the Beetlejuice cartoon.  I remember when these came with a Burger King kid’s meal, and I thought they were pretty sweet back then!  There’s no action or posability, but they’re nice to look at.  The toys had one character from the show on one side and a different character on the reverse.  This particular one has Beetlejuice as a snake charmer on one side.

And a sand worm on the reverse.

The next handful of items were found at a single sale.  Up first.  Coming in at fifty cents, we have……

An old school Pepsi can.  I believe this is from the late eighties or early ninties.  The ingredients include high fructose corn syrup.  So whenever they made the switch from sugar.  One thing that is absent from this can, as opposed to cans of today, is the nutritional information that is on almost every food package.  Simpler times.

Every item in the next photo was in a bag for a whopping total of fifty cents!

The brightly colored Batman Beyond figure was what brought my attention to this merry group figures.  He is sadly missing one of the two detachable wings that clip onto his shoulders.  The newer version of Skeletor made up for that though.  Then, there’s Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, who will get sold, as well as the two guys on the left(I have no idea who they are.  If you can help me, let me know).

The next two items were bought for laughs as well as the nostalgia.

I have never seen this particular Robin Hood movie, and I was not a fan of 90210, although I know a lot of the characters.  One of my favorite things about this purchase is, the Kay Bee price sticker.  It’s a nice reminder of my favorite toy store.  The price tag has the 90210 cards marked for 79 cents.  I scored both packs for just a buck!  These could make for a review in the future.

And the final item(it was the first thing I saw) from this stop is…

This was my favorite find from this sale.  I remember all different bears made just like ALF here.  You squeeze his shoulders and his arms open up to clip him onto something(rear view mirrors were popular).  I have never seen an ALF version though.  He was in a Ziploc bag and  he’s as soft as the day he was bought.  I would rather have this guy than the fifty cents I traded for him.

Next, we stopped at a used furniture and gift establishment.  This place isn’t too far from home and we’ve passed it hundreds of times.  Yet, this would be our first time to set foot in the joint.  There was way more furniture than gifts.  There is a silver lining to this.  Here it is.

This is a McDonald’s mug from 1995.  Didn’t McDonald’s promote some 3 patty burger for this movie?  I think, if you bought any size Extra Value Meal, you had the option to buy one of the however many for a nominal fee.  I could of had the other four mugs that were displayed with this one for three more dollars, but decided against it.  Three of the remaining four were Robin ones, and the last on was a Riddler one that was smaller than this one(maybe part of another set?).

The last sale we hit up yielded a lone item.  But a sweet item.  At just a dime, well worth it.

Judging from a small Pepsi logo and a small Universal Studios Monsters logo, I would surmise that this is a collector’s cup from Taco Bell from sometime in the ninties.  It displays the Monsters in a different light by showing The Mummy playfully giving The Wolfman a noogie.  Since I first laid eyes on it, it has definitely upped my Halloween spirit.  Well that’s the latest haul, and it may be the final of the season.  But who knows?

RaNdOmNeSs PaRt I

Posted in Memories with tags , , on June 1, 2010 by Jason

Okay.  Here is the second installment of the Jasonvorhees blogosphere.

I had so many ideas for “articles”, that I really couldn’t decide what I wanted to talk about.  Sooo…I figured I would talk about a few different things.  You will gaze in amazement at a rare Kool-Aid artifact(and maybe have a chance to win one).  There will be an appearence of a real life celebrity or two.  And there will be some other stuff that I haven’t really layed out plans for yet.

So the first thing we shall take a look at shall be the rare Kool-Aid artifact that I may have mentioned in the first parargraph.There is no other way to put it, so…BAM!!

 

Well, there’s both sides of the beast.  The copyright is 1987 General Foods Corporation.  I found 2 of these at a place I like to call the “Red Barn”.  And the reason that I call it this is because it’s basically an antique shop inside of a big red barn.  These seem to be placemats that you would find at some restaurants.  The whole mat is laminated and appears as though you could draw on it with crayons or markers and maybe dry erase?  I would say these have had to come from a restaurant because, I think after about a week of doing the same damn Kool-Aid puzzles over and over again, it would probably become a fixture to the bottom of my closet.  And look at all of the different Kool-Aid men on side A!  All of them on the entire mat seem like they got a little toasted before the photo shoot.  The Kool-Aid man just isn’t himself.  He should be busting through a wall with his patented “Oh yeah!”, but no, he’s moseying up to the kids like…”Hey guys you want some a dis here koolaid.”  Maybe a hyper Kool-Aid man would of made for hyper kids in the restaurant?  Anyway, there were 2 of them for two bucks and I don’t need 2 of them.  There will be a contest at the end of this article for a chance to win the other one.

And now for something completely different.

I love comic books and super heroes.  There are a whole bunch of universes from all comic companies.  When it comes to the top two companies(Marvel & DC), I have to go with Marvel.  But, there is one motherfucker that trumps ‘em all!  And he is…Batman!  I’m not gonna rant and tell everyone how much he kicks ass(you should already know that he does).  After I visited a few of the other X-E regulars blogs I found out that DJ D is a huge Batman fan as well.  So DJ, these next few picks are dedicated to you!

 

I went to a car show up in Lake George, N.Y. last Labor Day weekend.  And on the last night I was there, as I was was passing the casino arcades and T-shirt/novelty/souvenir shops, I saw this amazing machine from like seventy yards down the street.  I immediately took out the camera and went bat-shit(seriously, no pun intended, well, maybe.).  I think I took about a dozen or so pictures.  Now, I can’t tell you if this was one of the actual Bat-Mobiles that was used on the show or not.  But it did have all the bat-goodies I could want.  It really would have been awesome to see Ecto-1 and the Back to the Future modified Delorean, but I’m not complaining.  As a side note, the picture of me with Vince and Larry happened on this very weekend.

I did tell you guys that a celebrity or two was gonna show up, didn’t I?  Well, back in October of 2008 I went to the “Rock n’ Shock” convention out in Worchester,MA.  What was cool about this convention was that during the day in the convention center it was an awesome horror convention and at night, up the block there was a concert at the Palladium(3 different line-ups).  So we we bought combo tickets for the last day and saw ICP.  So, at the convention they had a bunch of celebrities that you could buy autographs from and take pictures with, and I missed Roddy Piper by fifteen fuckin’ minutes!  But not all was lost…I did get pictures with some people you might recognize.

 There’s Jason Mewes of View Askew fame.  He was a really cool  and cordial guy.  I even paid 25 bucks for him to autograpaph a picture of Jay and Silent Bob for me.

Well, this is turning out longer than I thought!  I will continue with Part II tomorrow evening, I promise.  At the conclusion of Part II, you will find out how to win a Kool-Aid placemat of your own.  See ya’ then!!

 

 

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