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.
I am finally an owner of an Optimus Prime figure!I never owned, but always wanted the G1 version and i used to have that small Family Dollar Prime but nothing like this.I know there are other, more fancy shmancy versions of Optimus out there right now but I’m totally happy with my DOTM Voyager Class Fireburst Prime.After Jason from www.http://jasonvorhees.wordpress.com/ turned me on to TF’s figures,I thought that i should start off my collection with an Optimus Prime figure.This would prove to be a tough task considering that most of the bigger scale Prime’s were super expensive and very hard to find in the wild.Luckily I was able to find this version at a local Marshalls on clearance along with a ton of other TF figures that I’ve had on my radar for a while now.The best part about collecting IMO is finding something you’ve been looking for in a place where you never would have expected it to be.Go figure.Enjoy the pics 😉
Well i wasn’t able to score a Stormie after checking out a local Ollie’s,Wal-Mart and Toys R Us but i did pick up the most unlikely toy today and that would be this box of Mega Bloks.This was more of an impulse buy and for 3 bucks it might be worth it.Something about the box art screamed 1980’s but since i knew nothing about this line i wasn’t about to pay more than 3 dollars for it.I also liked the fact that the figure inside comes with weapon’s and when i saw the character selection on the back of the box i thought why not.I haven’t opened this yet but as soon as i do i’ll put you guy’s up on the scoop!