Long time no see. It seems as though when we hit summer time, I am hardly in the house. And when I am, I find myself being as lazy as possible. And these are the reasons why I’ve been scarce on the ‘net these days. But, lets get to the reason I’m writing tonight.
Jboypacman from Revenge from the Cosmic Ark and Invader from the Cosmic Ark sent me another care package full of wonderful toys and other stuff. And here’s what was in the box.
Oh! Where to start?!
Here we have a mini Guitar Hero LCD game. I’m a fan of the video games, but I can predict that I’m gonna suck at this version(too small for my hands). The Garbage Pail Kids are from some of the more recent releases from 2004 and 2005. I have a whole lot of these, and I’m pretty sure there’s a few from the ones Jboy sent that I need. Also pictured is the Transformers : Dark of the Moon novelization. Having seen the movie, and not being too big on books, I can’t promise that I’ll eventually read this. But it’s still cool, none-the-less.
First up, is a sweet Captain America Mega Bloks’ mini figure. I never even knew they made these! This is a nice addition to the other Mega Bloks Marvel Universe figures that I already have. I think it looks fantastic considering how small these guys are. The car is a Hot Wheels Classic Packard. I’ve seen cars like this, but never had a name to go with them(see, toys are great learning tools). Also, we have a sumo wrestler Lego mini-figure. Not much to say about the sumo, other than it’s a pretty sweet addition to my slowly growing mini-figure collection.
And here are my favorites!
I’m sure any of you frequent readers know that I’m a huge TMNT fan. And Jboy sent me 2 figures that I needed. First is Super Shredder, who you may remember from TMNT II : The Secret of the Ooze. In his hands is Krang, which is great, because the one that currently sits in my collection has a tentacle that’s broken off. Rounding out the trio is Charbroil figure from the “G.I. Joe : The Rise of Cobra” line. Excellent(picture me saying that in my best Mr. Burns voice).
Jboy also sent me a sweet Thundercats shirt. I did a short post about it when I bought the same one a few months ago. If you are interested, I will be holding a give away for this specific shirt(details at the end of this post). Thank you Jboy for everything!!!
I’m sure you noticed the “And…” in the title of this post. And that’s because I have more to show you.
In the past week I have been the winner of several Ebay auctions(it seems like such a long time since I bid on anything). Today, the first of many packages arrived. And it happened to be something that was on my 2011 Toy Collecting Goals list.
On my Toy Collecting Goals for 2011 list, I listed that I wanted to add any Jawa figure to my collection. Coincidentally, I owned these exact 2 figures many years ago. Both the Jawa and the Gonk Droid were packaged together when they were released. And the action I won had both figures and the Jawa’s blaster still in the plastic tray that was originally on the card. So I got 2 awesome figures to add to my small Star Wars collection. I have to say that I love the light-piping job they did on the Jawa(he glowing eyes look awesome in the right light.
But that’s not all! I also added some more great games to my ever-growing video game collection(again).
For $3.99 each, I got both of these games complete with dust sleeves and their instruction manuals. I have never payed Dirty Harry before, but I hope that a game that stars Clint Eastwood is a decent play-through. Seicross, on the other hand, I have fond memories of. My brother and I used to play this game for hours with my dad. For some reason I always think of Mag Max when I think of this game. I’m pretty sure that we ended up getting both Seicross and Mag Max at the around the same time. Now, at over 20 years later, I’m not sure how it’ll hold up, but it should be a good time playing it after all these years.
These games are not all that special, but I got them for 25 cents each at the local video game store. NHL hockey is my favorite sport, and I love the games that were released on the second gen. systems. I recently bought cables and a controller for my Genesis, so I’m amped to start playing games for that system again.
These two TMNT games for Game Boy kick ass, and I also have fond memories of these. We went camping last weekend, starting on Friday(the day that I bought the games), and I ended up completing both games in the span of 24 hours(my wife is now addicted to playing the first one). These are really fun games to play. Of course the graphics aren’t on par with today’s hand helds, but the “fun-factor” is definitely there. I absolutely love these games.
That’s all for now, and now for your chance to win the Thundercats t-shirt that Jboy sent me. Below, I will ask 2 Thudercats(from the original series) related questions, and out of the correct answers, I will randomly draw a name. I will contact the winner by e-mail to get shipping info and mail it off. Good luck!
1.)- What is the name of the Thundercats’ home planet, AND what is the name of the planet they inhabit after they escape from their home planet?
2.)- Besides Panthro, Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Jaga, Wilykit and Wilkat, who are the other 3 Thundercats, whose action figures now command a large sum of money on the secondary market?