I just realized that A.I.M. would be the acronym for Arial Infiltration Mission.Anywhootin’anny…i’ve been wanting to add a classic Cap to the old collection for a while now but they were always too expensive online and they barely showed up on the pegs round these parts.Marshalls use to have the Captain America movie comic versions with the jet-pack thingamajigger on clearance for as low as 5 bucks, but i always passed on that one.Son of a popper!So the other day i decided to check the clearance aisle at Marshalls..again…and came across this guy right here.Avengers blah blah blah blah Mission Captain America!And he had the red boots!-CHECK.And he had the red gloves!-CHECK.And even though the rest of the figure was based on the movie version, he had the three classic red stripes going across his lower abdomen just like the original Cap!(or so i thought)-CHECK.And it was only 4 bucks!-CHECK.So i bought that muthapiece!Brought it home,opened it up and took off the parachute web gear to get a better look at those awesome red stripes that obviously paid homage to the classic….AAAAAARGH!WTF!Little dark blue stripes in between the red ones!AAWW crap i’d been played 😦 It turns out the dark blue stripes are really part of his suspenders,but man why not just paint those suckers white to keep ish real!It looked rather odd to say the least,but the rest of the figure sort of grew on me after posing and messing around with it a bit.I like the lighter shade of blue compared to the darker shade that was used for the first movie version release.The red gloves and boots are also a nice touch and the parachute web gear + parachute helped raise the morale.For 4 bucks i can’t complain.I even thought about getting some white out to paint over the suspender straps,but i hate messing around with the integrity of an action figure.Oh well.Hopefully the Cap i have on the way will better the situation.
Bubbashelby over at http://toyriffic.blogspot.com/ posted about a Redekai figure that he found at a local Big Lots.A little while after jboy over at http://revengefromthecosmicark.blogspot.com/ posted about his Big Lots findings when he too discovered some inexpensive yet very cool looking Redekai figures. I commented and noted that i had passed by these figures many a times at my local Wal Mart about a year ago and even placed a couple in my cart only to change my mind at the last minute.Seeing these figures on Bubba’s and jboy’s site made me head over to Big Lots(my local Wal Mart didn’t have them anymore) to see if they still had the one i originally wanted a year ago,but no dice.Long story short,while doing some shopping with the wifey at an out of the way Wal Mart ,there it was.The one Redakai figure i ‘d been coveting for a little over a year,laying in between a scrambled mess of other clearanced toys.Harrier!I loved this guy when i first saw it way back and i wasn’t about to pass it up this time.Not a bad figure for 2 bucks and he blends in nicely with the Thundercats line as well.