2010 Christmas fallout

Well, Christmas is over, and the normal routines will fall back into place.  As always, this Christmas was lots of fun.  Over at X-entertainment, Matt has had a Christmas Fallout thread(hence this post’s title), where everyone lists the gifts that they received(he’s been doing this for years).  I decided that it would be fun to list everything I received here, with pictures of the goodness that was got(is that proper English?).

I’ll start with what is not pictured.  My wife and I received some cash, as well as some gift cards.  The gift cards are as follows…2 $15.00 Applebee’s gift cards(thank you Aunt Judy), a $50.00 Cheesecake Factory gift card(thank you mother and father-in-law), and a $25.00 Regal Cinemas gift card(a second thank you to the in-laws).

Now we’ll get to the gifts that have pictures.  They are in no particular order, but I will save my favorite gift for last.

First up we have Transformers Generations Thrust.  Now technically this was not a Christmas gift, as I used some of the cash we received to buy it.  So, on a different technicality, it is a gift.  As I have mentioned before, I love the seekers from G1.  Thrust wasn’t one of the original three(Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker), but, still, you gotta love the “conehead” seekers as well.  He’s already opened and transformed, ready for review(I might review him before Cybertronian Bumblebee).

Here’s a few gifts from my wife.  First, we have Uncle Johns Briefs.  This is part of “The Bathroom Reader” series.  It’s smaller(in mass, not content), and the articles within are smaller, for a quick read.  Then there’s the Pac-Man air freshener.  Simple in design, but the strawberry scent smells great.  An that little ? block is a metal container filled with coin candies.  Remember my last post, where I said I didn’t get some candies because the price wasn’t fair?  Well, this was one of those candies.  My wife must have kept that in mind, because I really did want this.

Here, we have a snowman Pez that was in my stocking at the in-laws house.  All I can say is, you can’t go wrong with Pez.  Next, my wife got me a bottle of Nautica Blue.  Nautica is one of my favorite colognes, and this version is no different.  It smells great!  Ghostbusters 2 is another gift my wife got me.  She actually bought the first movie for me at a yard sale this past summer.  What’s great about this is, it contains 2 episodes from the animated series!

Another 3 gifts from my stocking.  I love Chef Boyardee.  These things are great when I don’t feel like making my lunch for work.  Just throw them in the cooler and we’re ready to go.

This Glitter Lamp was a gift from my wife’s grandparents.  There’s not much I can say about it, except that I like novelty lamps such as this.  My wife framed the photo in this picture for me as a gift.  Its a picture of myself, my best man(my nephew, Victor) and my other best man(Clark), in her father’s garage, a few hours after the wedding at our reception.

The TMNT clock was another of the stellar gifts my wife got for me.  She knows I’m a huge fan, and when we finally get a house, and I get my own game room, this will be the time piece that will adorn it’s walls.  The giant musical Leonardo Pez, was a gift from my wife’s aunt Dawn.  She knows I’m a fan of TMNT as well as various other 80’s properties, and thought that this was perfect for me.  How right she was!  The funny thing is, is that she didn’t know that it played music.

The beer pictured is a gift from my wife’s grandparents.  Every year for the past 5 years, her grandparents always get me a variety case of beer.  It’s a perfect gift, and it has different persuasions, that make them stand out among your typical domestic beer.  Plus, you gotta love the painting of the dogs on the side of the case.

Collector’s Edition Nintendo Monopoly.  Does my wife know me or what?  I’ve had my eye on this baby for years.  When I saw the box after it was wrapped, I said “My guess would be Nintendo Monopoly.”  Not even thinking she would have gotten such a thing.  I based my guess on the dimensions of the gift.  I can only describe this in one word…Awesome!

So, we come to the end of the post, and it’s time for me to reveal my favorite gift.  If you look at the first picture, it should be obvious.

The Turtle Party Wagon!  I never had this as a kid, and I’m overjoyed to now have it in my clutches.  I spotted this in Toys R Us Express in the mall, and told my wife that I wanted it.  It was the last one and she said that she was not going to spend 23 dollars on a toy.  That day, while I was in line waiting to pay for Rodimus Minor, she doubled back in(I didn’t even see her), and had one of the clerks put it behind the counter, for her to pick up later.  She had it wrapped in a bigger box.  Needless to say, I was shocked and extremely happy.  I will do a full review on it, once I get to opening and assembling it.

I hope you all had a merry Christmas, and if you didn’t get everything you wanted, well, there’s always next year.

18 Responses to “2010 Christmas fallout”

  1. Nice stuff! I love the Turtle Van! I got a 4 pack TMNT from my wife. It’s the B/W comic versions before they toned them down for TV…haha. If you want to check it out, click on the amazon link below…


    Check out my haul over at XE…I think it’s on the first page. Great stuff this year but nothing huge. The past couple years I got an HDTV & blu ray and the year after I got a PS3 and some games but there wasn’t “the one” thing I really wanted this year so I got a bunch of neat stuff 🙂

    Good to see you had an awesome Christmas.

    • Damn! You got an awesome haul! I especially like the A Christmas Story fudge. I have had my eye on those Turtles for a while now. I do have the colored Donatello, still MOC. I think I like the B&W versions better. For a set of 4 ranging from 40-50 bucks, is a steal! Do they come with the display stands like the single versions?

      And I know the whole back story of the Turtles. I’m a TMNT nut! I got into the B&W comics when I was around 12-13. I have about 2/3 of the original Vol.1 run. I guess that’s what happens when you spend A LOT of time in the comic book store. 🙂

      • No stands, unfortunately! Just the figures and weapons. The sculpts are really nice though. The Dexter figure is awesome too. I’ll have to post some pics for you of my collection in my basement. I ended up opening, probably close to 100, maybe 150 figures, to make some much needed room! It’s kinda cool to just not worry about keeping things “mint”. I figure they’re just for my enjoyment anyway and I’m not selling anything so why not?

        I turned an entire wall of carded figures into about 10-12 plastic containers full! I either bubble wrap each figure of ziplock bag them with accessories so the paint doesn’t run onto other figures. I did keep the actual card backs but I just needed the room, bad!

  2. Jboypacman Says:

    What a extremely awesome Christmas you had Jason congrats on all of the gifts and am going to have to keep my eye out for that Party Wagon and that Pac-Man Air Freshener. : )

    • Yes, indeed! You might have to look hard for the Party Wagon, as it was released in the early part of 2009, to coincide with the 25th Anniversary line. I think I may have been lucky. But I wish you great luck in finding it. And I believe you can find the Pac-Man air freshener at your local Spencer Gifts.

      • Jboypacman Says:

        Yeah the only TMNT 25TH thing i can find here is a April O’ Neil figure but i have a hard time paying $10 for her at the moment.

      • I recently checked Amazon, and the cheapest one they had was around $60! I believe the 25th anniversary re-issues were Toys R Us exclusives, so check out the ones close to you. Who knows? Maybe you’ll luck out like I did! 🙂

  3. nice Party Wagon! I like the giant TMNT pez dispenser, too… Cool!

  4. Looks like you had a Turtlely Awesome Christmas. Some really great stuff and nice of your wife to double back for the Party Wagon.

    • Seems as though everyone loves the Party Wagon as much as I do. Stay tuned for a full review. From the opening of the box, to the inventory inside, to the completion of putting the stickers on and getting the 4 Turtles into their new ride. 🙂

  5. Happy Christmas and New Year! Love the Party Wagon. Review! Your wife sounds awesome!

    • Yes, she is an awesome woman. I am definitely going to do a review. Got one more Transformer(and Cybertronian Bumblebee). But who knows? Maybe I’ll review it before the new Transformer.

  6. glad you got the party van. I love that leo pez dispenser. I want one.

  7. Darn you and your Yuengling. I wish we could get here on the West Coast. That is a good brew.

    Nice Haul.

    • Yeah, it’s pretty good stuff!! I’d say we can work something out, and I’ll ship a case to you. But, 24 glass bottles, in a big case would probably cost a decent bit of coin. Have you tried seeing if it’s available online?

  8. Whoa, the Party Wagon? Sweet! I never had that one as a kid!

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