Today’s Toy Haul: The Penguin [Batman Returns DC Multiverse Action Figure] (October 21, 2019)

img_2764Posting this one before calling it a night.  I just know if I put it off, I’ll never get it done.

The Penguin

When people my age think about The Penguin, one singular image comes to mind: Danny DeVito in 1992’s Batman Returns.  Similar visual comparisons have also been made to the version that eventually appeared in Batman: The Animated Series.

It was (and still is) a truly iconic image of The Penguin.

In fact, the only other version of the character that would have the same kind of impact (with me) would be the Arkhamverse Penguin. Nolan North’s voice performance (Arkham Origins, Arkham City, Arkham Knight) all but sealed that deal. Continue reading “Today’s Toy Haul: The Penguin [Batman Returns DC Multiverse Action Figure] (October 21, 2019)”

Funko Pop! Stacks Plastic Protector: Protecting Your Investment (February 8, 2019)

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Funko Pop! Stacks may not survive that 6-foot fall, but they are good for just about everything else.

Everyone has that moment in their lives where nuggets of wisdom are thrown their way.  The kind of advice or suggestion that resonates long after it is said.

Mine happened a couple of years ago when I purchased a new cellphone and grumbled at the idea of having to purchase an expensive case to protect it.  I remember my uncle overhearing that particular rant and immediately turning towards me and said, “So, you’re willing to spend a  lot on a cellphone and not on a case to protect it.”

Now, I wasn’t able to properly swallow that particular nugget or wisdom, but as time went by–and the more I thought about it–my uncle really made a lot of sense.

I’ve kept to that piece of advice ever since.

Funko Pop! Stacks Plastic Protectors

I believe that I have talked about my Rick and Morty Funko Pop! collection quite extensively on my website and that it is likely the only Funko series that I would go to great lengths to collect.

Anyway, I finally decided to bite the bullet and invest in acrylic plastic protectors for them.  But as fate would have it,  the moment I reached that decision, the demand for the Pop! Stacks rose and we have had a shortage of them (locally) ever since.

That was until my supplier called and informed me that my Pop! Stack “orders have arrived.”

Now, I wonder if I’ll have enough for all of my Rick and Morty figures.

Funko POP!: A Completists Paradise…or Nightmare (July 22, 2018)

Despite the growing popularity of the Funko POP! Vinyl line in the Philippines, I’ve held off[i] buying any of their products largely due to their simplicity and lack of articulation.  I think I may have also reached a point wherein I swore I would never buy anything Funko.

Well, that all change in 2017 when I was introduced[ii] to Adult Swim’s animated science fiction adventure comedy series called Rick and Morty.  If that introduction wasn’t enough, I was completely hooked after watching this video below (Note: This is the uncensored version.):

I know right!  This show has everything!  An 80’s nod here and there.

I could totally relate.

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My Rick and Morty Funko Pop! Collection Checklist (Part 1 of 3): Finding the GameStop and Hot Topic exclusives will be a tall order.

Interest leads to Want

But like with many other things in life, interest oftentimes leads to Want. With Want sometimes gets confused with Need.

That’s where Funko comes in—supplying that void called Want/Need.  The toy manufacturer gained the licensing rights to produce Rick and Morty merchandise and boy, did they produce.  As of this post, there have been 46 regular and exclusive Vinyl figures, 2 regular and exclusive POP! Rides, and a 2-pack exclusive that have been released into primary and secondary markets. Continue reading “Funko POP!: A Completists Paradise…or Nightmare (July 22, 2018)”

Toy Review: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers [Series 1] and my initial foray into the world of Podcasting (July 23, 2017)

Audio 001 – Toy Review: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers [Series 1]

Last July 17, 2017, the family and I caught a late afternoon showing of Cars 3[i] before proceeding to a nearby department store in order to check out some of their Disney Pixar Cars 3 merchandise on display.

Strategically displayed by the escalator, there was a host of Cars 3 eye candy.  But the one that caught my eye was the Series 1 Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers.  These blind bag items retailed for about P149.50 so I decided to pick up a couple of bags for this review.[ii]

Here is my YouTube channel video review:[iii] Continue reading “Toy Review: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers [Series 1] and my initial foray into the world of Podcasting (July 23, 2017)”

CapWolf finds a new home (May 21, 2017)

Ah, CapWolf.

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The CapWolf head joins my other artifacts.  | Want a challenge? Can you name all the 19 artifacts in this picture? How about the toy lines that I took them from?

Another addition to my personal collection.[i]

For those of you who may be too young or unaware of the history of CapWolf, it is a Captain America (Volume 1) story that ran for six issues (#402-#407) way back in 1992.   The gist of the story: Captain America turns into a werwolf and dukes it out with Logan.  After the dust settles, Cap manages to regain human form.

I know.  It not one of the better ideas of the early 90’s but it was certainly one of the more memorable ones…so memorable in fact that it was released as a graphic novel a couple or so years ago. Continue reading “CapWolf finds a new home (May 21, 2017)”