Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Turtles

Testing out a lens I just got with the!

TMNT Raphael

TMNT Michelangelo

Monday, April 15, 2013

Alisa Ilinichina Amiella

Man, that name is a mouthful. I actually haven't even really read the name until now, I have just been copying and pasting it this whole time. Alisa is a character from the game "God Eater", I have no idea what game it is or any information on the character itself. She just looked super badass with the giant sword so I got it haha!

Alisa Ilinichina Amiella

Alisa Ilinichina Amiella


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Just Chickin' Around

Got the chicken-man in my first Lego blind pack! Granted, I looked for the code online before I went to hunt this down haha.


Portrait of a Chicken

Chicken Around

Saturday, April 13, 2013


I totally missed out on the release of these little Micro Muggs Iron Man, didn't even remember seeing them from the Toy Fair pictures. But while shopping at Walmart today, my sister spotted them and I just had to grab a pair. I couldn't find any markings on it to differentiate them from each other, so it was all my chance (like a real blind box should be!). These figures are non-poseable, about 2" tall, and are permanently attached to the base. They are about the same size as a Lego minifig. They were $3.87 each here, pretty expensive for these tiny things, but I think I will grab a few more in the future haha.

µ-Muggs Iron Man

There is a total of 24 types! I actually really want one with Stark's face and Whiplash.
µ-Muggs Iron Man

I think the left one is War Machine and the right one is some armor of Iron Man (anyone have a clue which armor this might be?)
µ-Muggs Iron Man

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Little Iron Man

Got this Nendoroid Iron Man along with my monthly Amiami order a few days ago. This is actually my first true Nendoroid figure. I've had Petite Nendoroids of Idol Masters before, but those had no articulation. I was surprised at the number of articulation points on this little guy though. He is actually quite poseable for a figure this size. The paint is really nicely done, there are several scuffs, but nothing too bad. He also comes with a little base of a cityscape with the Stark Tower in the back which makes this set even more cool!

Little Iron Man

Little Iron Man

His mask actually fits snuggly onto the helmet, but the face mask piece can be taken off and "stuck" onto the top since it has a magnet on it.
Little Iron Man

I absolutely LOVE this figure! I really hope they continue this line and do the other avengers as well!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Who's that Pokemon?!

Who else is from the Pokemon era here? I was right there smack in the center of the Pokemon era, I collected and spent ridiculous amounts of money on Pokemon cards, played the original Pokemon Red on the black and white Gameboy (my cousin had the blue version), went home after school to watch Pokemon on TV (I think I sat too close to the TV as I had to get glasses around this time too...sigh), collected little Pokemon figurines from vending machines...and it goes on and on and on...

Even up to now I have been following the Pokemon games, my last Pokemon game was Black 2, which sort of sucked since it was pretty much the same as Pokemon Black. It was the only Pokemon game that I didn't finish playing because I got bored of it. There's one coming up for the Nintendo 3DS, but since I don't have one of those, I am most likely going to be passing on it.

Anyways, I've been really excited about this figure release since it's the first Pokemon to get an articulated figure from Bandai's D-Arts line. This Pokemon is Mewtwo, #150 in the first generation of Pokemon. I remember watching the first Pokemon movie in the theaters with my friends and it revolved around how Mewtwo was created by scientists and it was the most powerful Pokemon in the world...ahh good times. So how did the figure do? Meh...really it doesn't feel like it was worth the money. I wish they included some more accessories like some type of projectiles or energy fields. The only accessories included is an extra hand to hold the effect parts (which does an extremely poor job of holding it). The tiny ball joint on the wrist pops off really easily and barely has enough friction to hold up the effect part without falling off. I guess to keep the slim profile of the hands, they had to use those tiny ball joints though. The paint on mine is rough, reminiscent of those dollar vending machine Pokemon figures I use to get. Although the tail is impressively articulated with a total of 13 sections. This figure also comes with a first release bonus of a non-poseable Mew figure.

I only briefly played around with it so I don't know if I will end up liking it more. But initial impressions are not as good as I expected. I am happy to finally have some decently articulated Pokemon figures though and will keep my preorders for the up-coming Charizard, Blastoise, and hopefully Venusaur.

Mew + Mewtwo