2013 in review(even though this blog isn’t currently active)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 3, 2014 by Jason

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

Check out my new(er) blog jasonvorhees2.wordpress.com .  I haven’t posted there in a while, but I’m hoping to change that soon.

3 Years!!! (2010-2013)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 29, 2013 by Jason

WordPress has just notified me that today is my 3 year anniversary with this blog.  Holy crap!!

Honestly, it doesn’t feel like I’ve been writing for that long.  It has been fun, I have found other blogs with interests similar to mine, and I’ve made many friends along the way.

As I made mention of in my last post, I have basically run out of space for photos on this blog(jasonvorhees2.wordpress.com), so I have started up a new blog that is a continuation of this one.  This blog will remain up, as it’s something I feel that others have enjoyed(myself included), and it will be nice to revisit.  If you have been following me on this blog, please drop by the new blog and give a look.  There is only one post up at the moment, but I will be working on getting more content up in the near future.

Lastly, I would like to thank the many of you who have commented, followed or traded with me from this blog.  I will continue to do what I have been doing for these 3 years, and hope to do it for many more.  :)

Update

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 26, 2013 by Jason

Hey everyone!  I know it has been quite some time, but I finally have some new content up.  I published my first post on my new blog.  You can find it at jasonvorhees2.wordpress.com.  The format is the same, but I still have some work to do to get it looking more like this one.  I wanted it to be a continuation of this blog, rather than a whole new one.  You only get 3GB of storage space on a free WordPress blog, and I was dangerously close to that limit.  If I wanted to add more storage space, I would have to pony up $20 a year, and I would prefer my content to stay up without having to pay a fee every year.  My wife an I are expecting our first child in September, and I am set to start a new job June 10th.  I have been working a later shift since April 1st, as well as interviewing for a better job(which is what I’m starting on the 10th).  So, as you can imagine, I have had very little time to blog, or even check out other blogs, and websites.

But, it looks like things are changing for the better, and I should have some spare time here and there to throw up some posts.  I have missed posting, and coming back to it now has made me realize that it’s kind of therapeutic.

I will get things like a blogroll(some of the ones on this blog will not be on the new one), and categories up soon.  Go check it out, and let me know what you think.  I have a lot of catching up to do, which I have started, but have a long way to go for many of you.

I’m Still Here

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9, 2013 by Jason

Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m still around.  Life has gotten a little hectic, so I haven’t had any time to post.  Also, I’m just about at my limit for data storage on this blog.  I have started up another blog as a continuation of this one, and I’ll be sure to update everyone as to when I have it up and running.

Recent Toy Show Score

Posted in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Toys with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2013 by Jason

Last Sunday was the annual toy show in Albany.  I went last year, and found some pretty good stuff(you can read about it here, here and here).

It’s a small affair, but there are plenty of deals to be had.  There were a few more vendors then there were last year, and about twice as many people in attendance.

Below are my action figure scores.  I also purchased a handful of packs of older trading cards, but that’s for another time, and another blog.

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Everything you see above, cost me a total of $16!  Not a bad deal at all!

Lion-O was originally priced at $8, but I was able to get the seller down to $6.  He came with his claw shield, but it looks like one of his eyes could be burnt out.  The seller and I were unable to confirm this, which is why we agreed $6 would be fair.

Snout Spout, Sgt. Bananas and Robocop were purchased in a lot deal for a total of $5.

Snout Spout’s head is incredibly loose, and his legs are very loose at the hips, but I’ve wanted to add him to the collection for a while, so this one will be fine as a placeholder.

Robocop is from the Robocop and The Ultra Police line.  He is missing his gun, but he does have his helmet, which is missing almost all of the time.  If I can find strip caps(is that the right phrasing?), I’m sure the cap-firing action will still work.

Sgt. Bananas is in almost pristine condition, and he’s not a figure I have come across in the wild.  He’s one of the more wild looking figures, and fits my collecting focus for old-school TMNT(which is secondary characters).  The only variant Turtles I’d like at this point, are the cartoon Turtles and the Movie Star Turtles.

And lastly, we have the Cobra Viper from the 1990 G.I. Joe Sonic Fighters line.  This was a steal at $5(there was no need to haggle here), since he is complete.  Not only is he complete, but the batteries were still in the backpack, and the sounds still work!  The sounds are pretty generic, but it’s still a pretty awesome feature.  Had I known that the backpacks still worked, I would have bought the other Sonic Fighters he had(all were only $5, and they were all complete).  This came from the same seller I got Shockwave from, and this guy has great prices, and all of his figures are complete.

Topps Juice Gum Cartons from 1982-1985

Posted in Food/Beverage, Memories with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2013 by Jason

This just goes to show you that you can pretty much find anything for sale on Ebay.

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This post from Dinosaur Dracula sparked my memory of these.

I only really wanted the Pink Lemonade carton(Pink Lemonade was my favorite, based on taste, and the look of the carton.  Look at it!), but the auction, as it turns out, was for all four.  They are pictured in the order of the years printed on their sides, starting with Grape from 1982, and ending with Orange from 1985.  All four have gum inside, but I am not tempted to eat any of it.  Well maybe I am just a bit curious to see if, at least the Pink Lemonade tastes the way I remember it.

Transformers Generations : Fall of Cybertron – Grimlock

Posted in Toys, Transformers with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2013 by Jason

Couldn’t believe that I was able to find this all ready, and locally!

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From what I’ve been reading, this was supposed to hit shelves in March.  I checked out a few different places, and my local Wal-Mart was the only place to have Grimlock.  I also saw Soundwave(at K-Mart and Target), Blaster(at Wal-Mart) and SoundBlaster(at Target).

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I have been really anticipating the release of this figure.  Grimlock was a figure that eluded me as a kid.  Even the Masterpiece and Animated versions never crossed paths with me.  Being that Grimlock is one of the more popular characters(with good reason), his secondary market prices are pretty high.

I got this at Wal-Mart, and cost me a little less than $25 after all was said and done.

He comes packaged in robot mode, and looks pretty damn good.

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The form of the figure looks very good, but leaves a little to be desired when it comes to articulation.

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His T-Rex mode is pretty awesome, though he has basically no articulation in this mode.

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He does have a few action features, and they definitely enhance playability.

The first is a “CHOMPING JAW!”.  It doesn’t stay open without assistance, so here’s a shot with a piece of mechanical pencil holding the jaw open.

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There are pegs on the weapons, which fit into holes on the figure to be stored in this mode.

The second feature is “GLOWING EYES AND MOUTH!”.

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My only gripes would be the limited articulation in both modes, and the open chest in T-Rex mode.  Other than that, the figure looks great in both modes, has great playability, and is an overall great value.

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