Here we have an X-Men from the future (Junkpile) and an X-Force Baddie (Grizzly).Not very familiar with either of these guys but that’s the joy of collecting.Finding characters you know nothing about lights a fire under your behind and motivates you to do some diggin’!Junkpile is part of X-Men 2099.A mutant with the ability to create himself entirely out of metal,Junkpile is one awesome looking action figure!Press down on his head and Junkpile explodes into a …well… into a junk pile.Grizzly used to be part of Cables “The Wild Pack” and then later ..according to WIKI…became a serial killer.So I guess that makes him a baddie.Or a meanie at best.Another awesome piece o plastic ,though, and addition to my ToyBiz collection!
I’m generally not big into comics these days but while shopping at Dollar Tree (yes..the store were everything’s a dollar-No,not where they sell the exclusive line of G.I. Joe figures,that would be Dollar General)) for my daughters school snacks,i ran across these comic two packs put out by a company called Cards One.Each pack includes two vintage (not reprints) Marvel,DC,Image etc. comic books and this particular two pack caught my eye.What caught my eye right away was the cover of the first pack,which boasted a who’s who of Marvel heroes and immediately reminded me of the Secret Wars series.Upon closer inspection it turned out to be issue number 3 of the Infinity Gauntlet series.I’ve since unwrapped this baby and given it a quick read and absolutely loved it.Now I want the rest of them.I’ll do a quick write up on this awesome issue once I wrap up my ToyBiz figure countdown.
Stryfe is up there,high on the list because I already have one.Only this one came complete and in a bit better shape!Gideon comes in at number 8 cuz I really don’t know much about him.As a kid,X-Force was pretty much the last series of comics I collected(thanks to those eerily drawn hands) before ultimately calling it quits,and while I remember Gideon vaguely,he was never a favorite.The figure still looks great though and i’ll have to check out some of those old X-Men animated cartoons to see if Gideon ever made an appearance in them.
I acquired this figure from Buzz over at Action Figure Adventures via trade and i’m diggin’ it.This guy fits right in with the rest of my Toybiz figures although I like to display him without the Ninja gear.It’s a little redundant for Wolverine to weild any weapons imo but I do like the sword.Also,i’ve recently won a whopping 11 Toybiz figs on Ebay for 5 bucks total,shipped!That is a whopping deal for me!It’s fun to say/write whopping.Stay tuned for that 😉
I wasn’t planning on adding this one to the collection but did anyways and C.C. has grown on me.I needed a hooded version anyways so what the heck.Oddly,though,this particular figure has a troublesome right arm joint that hinders full 360 degree movement,a problem I’ve never encountered before with any other action figure.
This is all the Roadblock i’ll ever need people.No gripes here,just all around badassery.
When receiving an older,vintage Joe in the mail it is very possible for the figure to arrive with loose joints,waist,legs etc.And that’s pretty much expected from a vintage figure that in most cases is well over 15 years old. But what do you do when your brand spanking new,MOC 25th Ann./modern G.I. Joe figure comes with loose leg joints?After doing some digging on the internet,i stumbled across an awesome way to solve this problem!Three figures in my collection suffer from “loose leg joint syndrome”- My recently acquired Cobra Commander,POC Duke and ROC Storm Shadow.I’ve already repaired them and have decided to share the knowledge with my fellow toy blogging community.
Step 1- You’ll need a small Phillips head screwdriver and some Loctite Super Glue.
Step 2- You’ll want to remove the screw from the inner leg area of figure and keep them nearby and ready for reattaching.
Step 3- Gently dab a little Loctite Super Glue on the ball joint,not too much but enough.You don’t have to wait or anything,just reattach the leg with screw.
Step 4- Repeat the process for second leg,and enjoy your new,easier to pose G.I. Joe action figure!
I’ve really wanted this figure for some time now and I was finally able to track one down.I love this version of Cobra Commander,primarily because of the head sculpt.I also dig the fact that this version of C.C. sports boots as opposed to the wingtips of previous versions.This Cobra Commander is combat ready and the blue uni really pops.While not movie accurate,this is still a solid C.C.!
This is IMO one of the most underrated figures in the Retaliation line of Joes.This figure captures the essence of “Firefly” in many ways.He just looks rugged.The shots of the figures on the card backs don’t do them any justice.Once I got the “Ray Stevenson” rendition of Firefly out of it’s package and posed,it instantly rocketed up to “Top 10 Favorite Figures” status. The inclusion of the Blast Board is a huge plus because it is essentially a vehicle,a throwback to 1984 when Hasbro packaged(although in a box) Zartan with his Customized Chameleon Swamp Skier!My only issue is the inclusion of the second head sculpt.Funny thing is I love them both so I don’t know which one to sport first.