Just a short post on the BCC this year – my fourth show, and third in a row.

Not much could top last year – but I knew that going in. Last year – I was prepared, pumped and well-rested for the show that consumed my whole weekend. This year was more of a whistle-stop tour – in fact, I was only on the floor for just over an hour – mainly to get a look around etc.

The show had move “rooms” in the convention center this year and there was much more floor space overall, less bumping into people etc. The stalls seemed to be the same in number as before and are definitely the same size. I was still grumbling to myself that there are still issues with trying to see the merchandise available.

As usual – I was round looking for Colossus or at a stretch some Kevin Smith items… and really I saw neither. Colossus was there in Marvel Universe form, saw a Marvel Legends or two, but really that was all. Things I saw, that I wanted, but didn’t buy: Ray Stantz Funko Pop, a Mr Stay Puft Bank, X-Babies GNs and the aforementioned Colossus figures. In the end I bought only two things – a Ghostbusters “No Ghosts” decal – and – a Marvel Omnibus (of McFarlane’s Amazing Spider-Man run).

While my personal experience of the show this year was somewhat lacking – I realize it was mostly me. I can’t seem to just enjoy it, I have to be running around frantically looking for something specific (and finding it!).

Not sure I’ll be there next year – a few years off might rejuvenate the experience for me.


At last. I really like this whole line of hundreds and hundreds of well-known characters and celebrities; I have a few in my collection already; Silent Bob, Panthro, The Rock to name a few recent purchases. Funko have finally announced 90’s themed X-Men additions including Colossus!

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It seems to me that this line is the spiritual successor to Mighty Muggs (which was unfortunately cancelled before producing a Colossus).


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Picked this up on ebay – it is from Argentina and presumably unlicensed due to no copyright info. It’s pretty tiny – the whole thing not much taller than a regular trading card.

I really like the depiction of the X-Men though – Cyclops is 6’3″, Colossus transformed towers at 7’5″, Wolverine clocks in at 5’3″ and Storm is 5’11” — all pretty accurately displayed.

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Spanish To English Translation

“Instrucciones” = “Instructions”

“unir” = “join”

“Dobla la figura siguiendo las flechas para ponerla de pie” = “Fold the figure following the arrows to her feet”

“Coleccionalos a todos” = “Collect them all”


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This is genius:

There has been very little merchandise for this latest X-Men film but Carl’s Jr. seems to be at the forefront with branded cups etc.

Check out Carl’s Jr. for more info.


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Please look after Ensign Dax and He-Man. In some other warped universe… they are probably fucking in the Bill & Ted phone booth… 

I swear I wrote this in an email today.

What. The. Fuck.


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Unopened collectibles that have piled up in the last few months. Because, you know… reasons.

There are some awesome items in there though! A few I’ve procrastinated over for years and a few surprises I never knew of. (And yes, there is a 20″ Mr Stay Puft in the Mattel box!)


Which is why God made Chunky Monkey. It has chocolate and bananas. Bananas are part of a healthy breakfast. And who cares about bananas? It has chocolate.

awesome quote from donna paulson on suits


I’ve spent the last few months dreaming of toys… both old and new… and I was remembering that I bought a few issues of Lee’s Action Figure and Toy Review about 10 years ago. After a bit of research on the web, I decided I must put together a collection. (Why must everything be a collection?)

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After 1 order from mycomicshop.com, 1 official ebay auction and one backroom deal later… I have managed to put together a decent collection already… the inventory as it stands today (April 13, 2014):

Lee’s Toy Review # 1 to 12, 28, 37, 46, 47, 49, 51 to 53, 55, 56, 60 to 63, 65 to 67, 72, 75, 79, 83, 85, 86, 90, 93, 115, 130A&B, 133A, 139 to 150, 152 to 159, 161 to 163, 171 to 179, 181 to 203, 205 to 208

Notes:
– Issue One was published in Fall of 1990.
– Official website is currently down.

 


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Kevin Smith (YesThatKevinSmith)  posted the great news that the Clerks 2 action figures by Graphitti Designs

They are pretty nice looking figures…. (except the alarming hide-at-the-back-of-the-shelf Jay!)

Hoping Sexy Stud (as previously seen on Valentine’s Day) gets added to the official assortment too.

 




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