Friday, February 5, 2016

Pepsi Super Series Superman & Flash Tumblers, 1976


Some superhero and popular entertainment themed tumblers like these were fixtures of my youth during the '70s and '80s, and in recent years received a nice set of Marvel tumblers I treasure. My pal Mary gave me these two Pepsi Super Series Superman & Flash tumblers from 1976 this past New Year's Eve, inherited from a family friend some years back. I'm unsure if I had these two particular tumblers, but the Flash glass seems very familiar! These were in mint condition, and a greatly appreciated gift!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mighty Muggs Darth Vader (Hasbro, 2007)



Hasbro's Mighty Muggs series seemed to be tapering off as I got into collecting, but they did get some second looks from me. I recall a few on clearance between 2010 and 2012 I may or may not regret passing on, but my appreciation for vinyls didn't develop until a little later, when Funko got my attention with their POP! Series and Vinyl Invaders Batman. I have a fledgling Darth Vader subcollection that needed a unique member such as this, and the price wasn't much above the retail price shipped, so I went for it. Check out the video:


He suffered mildly from the issues I'd read about, namely his unwieldy cape and easily spilled helmet, but he's a looker and will stay put on a shelf to admire, purpose served. Whether you go for this kind of thing or not, Hasbro did deliver a vinyl a fraction of the price U.S. collectors pay for Japanese imports. Some of these go for three to five times the original $10.00 at retail on the secondary market. I'd been on the lookout for a Marvel Series Vision at a good price, but wasn't disappointed in finding the Series One Darth Vader.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

BE@RBRICK Sci-Fi Series 17 Gurren Lagann



BE@RBRICK Sci-Fi Series 17 Gurren Lagann 
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BE@RBRICK Sci-Fi Series 17 and 25 Gurren Lagann and Evangelion...


Thursday, January 21, 2016

BE@RBRICK Animal Series 4 Mach Roid


BE@RBRICK Animal Series 4 Mach Roid
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BE@RBRICK Animal Series 5 and 4  Rumina Borg and Mach Roid...


Monday, January 18, 2016

SH Figuarts Black & Blue Overdrive Ranger


I had my eye on this SH Figuarts Black & Blue Overdrive Ranger 2-pack awhile back, after picking up a few of the 12" Power Rangers. In truth, I missed the whole Power Rangers craze, but do have a certain appreciation for '90s comics and pop culture. I was more interested in the simple sleek, simple design of their outfits and the chance to get a super-articulated action figure of SH Figurarts at half price. I was impressed with these! Among the "Super Sentai" Figurarts series, these Power Rangers are produced by Bandai of Japan. Check out the video:


SH Figurarts are a little on the expensive side, but I lucked out stumbling onto some at a greatly discounted price and I'm glad I did. While I'm not that familiar with the characters, these appeal to my recent interest in designer Japanese toys, and I love their sci-fi anime aesthetic. They are truly remarkable.


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