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General Collecting => Misc. non Star Wars => Topic started by: Phatty on August 20, 2011, 03:26:24 PM

Title: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Phatty on August 20, 2011, 03:26:24 PM
I figured this thread was long overdue, and not sure why we never created it before, but this is for anything you bought recently that was NOT Star Wars.

Yesterday, I got in the mail the Weasley Twins mini-busts from Gentle Giant's Harry Potter collection.  Fred and George in polystone glory!  Review to come soon.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JLaban4 on June 07, 2012, 02:30:29 PM
Got some new Iron Man 2/Avenger's figures today at my local TRU, I got;
Iron Man 2:
-Ivan 'Whiplash' Vanko
-Weapon Assault Drone
-Iron Man Hypervelocity armour
-Iron Man Ultimate armour
-Iron Man Inferno Mission armour
(All for £4.99 each)

Avengers Assemble:
-Iron Man Mark VII(Fusion Armour)
-Iron Man Stealth Armour
-Captain America with shield with pop-out weapons
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on September 19, 2012, 08:25:55 AM
Found the three new predator figure at toy r us today. picked up warrior predator.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Phatty on September 19, 2012, 01:42:36 PM
Very cool! 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: CloneSniper78 on October 02, 2012, 09:13:38 PM
Saw some The Hobbit figures today at TRU! Picked up Gandalf and a two pack of Legolas and Tauriel. The cool thing is that these figures are 1/18 scale.
(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee474/CloneSniper78/DSC08008.jpg)  (http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee474/CloneSniper78/DSC08005.jpg)

(http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee474/CloneSniper78/DSC08004.jpg)  (http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee474/CloneSniper78/DSC08003.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on October 03, 2012, 04:50:32 AM
I have been meaning to gO looking for these. How does the quality and detail compare to the toybiz figures from the lotr line?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: CloneSniper78 on October 03, 2012, 08:38:11 AM
I have been meaning to gO looking for these. How does the quality and detail compare to the toybiz figures from the lotr line?
Well... I haven't opened them up yet, but they look about as good as the Hasbro products. I don't think they are quite as good as the old 6" LOTR figures, but they still look good for 3 3/4" figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 03, 2012, 08:50:17 AM
I don't remember Legolas being in the Hobbit?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: CloneSniper78 on October 03, 2012, 07:05:01 PM
I don't remember Legolas being in the Hobbit?
I think they must have tweeked the story a bit because he's such a popular character.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on October 06, 2012, 08:24:25 AM
Went to Toys R Us this morning and found the asian exclusives generations transformers. Bought Weelie and Laserbeak.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on November 03, 2012, 04:37:18 AM
A buddy found me these and pick them up for me
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Mando Assasin on November 03, 2012, 05:36:14 AM
Got Black widow! Finally!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 29, 2012, 06:25:11 PM
My local K-Mart has a floor dump set up by the door containing the entire 3 3/4" "The Hobbit" line except for the Goblin King boxed set. The best part: some numbskull employee tagged each and every section with the $7.99 single pack figure labels. I snagged Grinnah The Goblin like I wanted to complete my collection (the rest of the line I snagged from TRU when I got a ton of 20% off coupons last month) and a Bilbo/Gollum 2pk (I only wanted Gollum but he is not single packed) both for $7.99 apiece! :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 01, 2012, 02:15:12 PM
Picked up another "Thor: The Mighty Avenger" Lady Sif today at an out of the way Marshalls :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 12, 2012, 04:06:50 PM
I found an "Iron Man: The Armored Avenger" Hammer Drone today at the TJ Maxx on the way home from work! I have never even seen one of these in person and had given up on ever getting one and now I have one :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Phatty on December 13, 2012, 09:31:04 PM
Nice scores, lately!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: DocOutlands on December 13, 2012, 10:22:00 PM
I scored Kraven the Hunter this week.  I guess that makes up for the Scarlet Witch being gone...
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 24, 2012, 06:39:47 PM
Got a complete Zombie Viper as part of a trade today!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on January 04, 2013, 10:42:47 AM
Went to Toys R Us and Bought these
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on January 09, 2013, 06:37:41 PM
I had stopped by one of my second hand Vintage Stock stores today and was confronted by this loose toy parts bin where each part was .25 cents or 5 for $1.00

Can you guys imagine if LE Spry or Doc Outlands found this. Why they would be digging in this pile like a cat in the litter box. LOL
I, myself, rummaged around in it for at least 20min. These 6 pieces are what I came home with. That one is a celebration 3 fridge magnet.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8366451484_2c9f216889.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8330/8366451552_653785b087.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on January 09, 2013, 07:37:58 PM
Oh yea, I would love hunting any new thrift store! I can identify a few things in that bin and bet I could pick out more with a close up, haha! Great finds Clint, I tell you, I like finds like this more than anything for the last year or more.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on January 09, 2013, 08:26:06 PM
Yeah  I was thinking as I was digging, Man, this is just what I need for Tamer's project, man, this is just what I need for a mando custom, man, this is just what I need for a future casting, man, this is just what I need for a diorama. It was terrible, I tell you. I'll bet the two shmoes at the cash register were thinking, "ahh, another one of those guys"
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 10, 2013, 09:21:11 AM
Cat in a liter box. Major LOL Clint.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on February 01, 2013, 07:08:58 AM
Bought Big Red predator at toys r us yesterday morning
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 01, 2013, 10:05:09 AM
Got 2 recent items at TRU:

"Mortal Kombat" Shao Kahn's Arena playset last week
"Prometheus" Trilobyte Vs. Battle Damaged Engineer 2pk on Tuesday.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on February 07, 2013, 08:19:24 AM
Found FOC Grimlock and Foc Blaster at Toys R Us yesterday morning
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 07, 2013, 10:02:25 AM
Grimlock is my favorite Dinobot. I keep hoping to see them show up on Transformers Prime as the Autobots sorely need some back up.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 25, 2013, 06:39:34 PM
Look what I just brought home for 75% off!:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/WARGS_zps99981945.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/GOLLUMS_zps5536d90f.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on February 25, 2013, 07:22:15 PM
where in the heck did you find that deal, Dan? I was holding off on the 3 3/4 line of these as I still love my toybiz 6 inchers but at that price, I may have to pull the trigger.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 25, 2013, 07:28:12 PM
where in the heck did you find that deal, Dan? I was holding off on the 3 3/4 line of these as I still love my toybiz 6 inchers but at that price, I may have to pull the trigger.

K-Mart. They are already marked at 50% off and they are having a "take an additional 50% off clearance toys" sale this week :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on February 25, 2013, 07:40:01 PM
Damn, I was in a kmart the other day and didn't see any of those. That slack store didn't have any joes either. atsts were on clearance for $34 though. Not a good enough price to pull the trigger on but that price with an additional 50% off would be a done deal.

may have to call em tomorrow although we will have an additional foot of snow on the ground by then. Do they hold items like target does?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: DocOutlands on February 26, 2013, 11:08:35 AM
Clint, that loose-bits box. ..I woulda tried to cut me a "pkg deal!"
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on February 26, 2013, 01:41:22 PM
LOL, of that I have no doubt, doc. Kind of like take in a grocery sack and tell em, "look here jerky, I will give you $5 if you let me fill this bag!"
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 26, 2013, 04:21:53 PM
More Hobbit Haulage!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/Elves_zps4153ea2f.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on February 26, 2013, 04:43:58 PM
still 3 3/4, Dan?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 26, 2013, 05:22:54 PM
Wow, are you getting ready to create an Elf Army?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 26, 2013, 05:30:34 PM
Wow, are you getting ready to create an Elf Army?

Well, maybe an army of beings that resemble what we refer to as "Elves"....

To Clonehead: Yep, all 3 3/4" :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 02, 2013, 06:26:47 PM
I truly have the BEST wife on Earth! Today we hit TRU while running errands as I was looking for the last 2 Star Wars figures I missed from last year (they didn't have them) and I saw the Schleich "Shadow Rock" diorama that I have been wanting for several years now! This particular toy has been out of production for quite some time and has not been carried at retail in a long time. There was 1 lonely set, sitting all dusty and neglected on the bottom shelf. I scanned it but it was more than the meager amount of "fun money" I had left until my next check so I was going to put it back. Liz told me to take it to the register and that she would buy it for me! Now all of my Orcs and Goblins have a killer diorama to hang out in :)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/ShadowRock1_zpsf8e19a25.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/ShadowRock3_zps15058f41.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/ShadowRock2_zps457a3f3a.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 02, 2013, 07:21:33 PM
Wow, that is awesome for any LOTR dios isn't it. Nice.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on March 02, 2013, 09:48:15 PM
That is really cool, Dan. I dont remember seeing that one or I would have considered it. Nice lady you got there.
I still need to look and see if I didnt have one of the ones you were looking for.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 02, 2013, 10:29:35 PM
Got 3 more "Hobbit" Grinnah Goblins in the mail today!

Also got 2 "Red Faction" figures, Hale and a Creeper in the same package.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 11, 2013, 04:34:34 PM
Grabbed a "Prometheus" Deacon figure (comes with decapitated Engineer helmet/head and a pair of Hammerpedes) on the way home from work. I really wanted it for the accessories but the figure won me over :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 18, 2013, 03:07:16 PM
Scored 10 more super clearanced "The Hobbit" Fimbul/Warg packs on the way home from work tonight. I will be adding 18 Wargs to my Swap Shop in the next week if anyone wants them...
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on March 18, 2013, 04:00:24 PM
Looking for that lady elf in that scale from that line, Dan. Any chance she is on the cheapy rack?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 18, 2013, 04:06:40 PM
Yes she is Clint! A big $2 purchase. Kmart is an hour away, I hope to be in the area on business next week if Dan can't help you.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 18, 2013, 04:18:33 PM
Looking for that lady elf in that scale from that line, Dan. Any chance she is on the cheapy rack?

She's only available in a 2pk w/Legolas (clearanced at $4). I didn't see any tonight though, sorry :(

The Hob bit figures are pretty well picked over at all of my K-Marts (my fault LOL).

Spry, if you see a $2 Grinnah The Goblin, can you snag one for me?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on March 18, 2013, 05:06:17 PM
Yes she is Clint! A big $2 purchase. Kmart is an hour away, I hope to be in the area on business next week if Dan can't help you.
sounds good as Dan cleaned his store out. My kmart didnt even carry these. I would probably take a goblin as well as the rest of the 3 3/4 line at that price.LOL
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on March 19, 2013, 06:07:22 AM
Sure thing Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Spookymufu on March 22, 2013, 12:32:00 PM
our newest non-star wars purchase.....we got her from a local shelter.

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6384/62780794.jpg)

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3620/81022584.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 22, 2013, 01:13:58 PM
our newest non-star wars purchase.....we got her from a local shelter.

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6384/62780794.jpg)

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3620/81022584.jpg)

She's cute!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on March 22, 2013, 01:46:58 PM
Nice, good of you to liberate her from said shelter.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 23, 2013, 10:28:36 AM
As long time Joe enthusiasts know, back in 2009 Toys R Us was going to release another year's worth of exclusive "Jurassic Park" toys utilizing 4 brand new dinosaur molds and with figures using repurposed "G.I. Joe" tooling. For one reason or another, this line never saw the light of day and Joe collectors scrambled to pick up any leaked samples from Asia via ebay, often paying HUNDREDS of dollars per figure, complete or not. Skip forward to 2012 and 2 of these elusive sets have finally been released to mass retail!

I picked these 2 samples up this morning at the Totowa Toys R Us.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/001_zps1f36da31.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/002_zpsbf9ec3ca.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/003_zps6f30e220.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/004_zpsd33a900f.jpg)

As you can see from the last pic, the bottom of the boxes show some of the other sets available in the exclusive line but 2 are blocked off by solid yellow stickers. I peeled the stickers off of 1 of the boxes to reveal a recolor of one of the old JPIII "Re-Ak-Attack" Trriceratops toys, but the other was yet another "unproduced" set with 1 of the newly sculpted dinos (stegasaurus) and another "Jurassic Joe" (this one with Zanzibar's head and Resolute Duke's body).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/stillcancelled_zps4b1c7fd1.jpg)



Here is what you get in each set:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/006_zps10873c6a.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/005_zpsca353cd1.jpg)


The dinosaurs are most impressive with lots of points of articulation never before used in a Kenner/Hasbro "Jurassic Park" dino. The Allosaurus has ball jointed ankles, head  and shoulders, swivel hips, a double hinged jaw and an action feature neck that thrashes back and forth when the right shoulder is moved forward and back. The Pachyrhinosaurus has more standard JP articulation with 4 swivel hips but makes up for it with a ball jointed head, hinged jaw and an action feature neck that thrashes the head up and down when the right rear leg is pulled back. The paint jobs are very nice, not quite as sharp as the ones on the back of the box, but much nicer than past JP offerings. the "Dino Damage" features are far superior to past JP offerings as the removable skin pieces are far thinner than the thick ugly "plugs" in the past resulting in shallower, more realistic looking damage.

The figures are what most of you are interested in, so here they are:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/007_zps9a76b4a5.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/010_zps92af1cb2.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/009_zpsb8a0350b.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/008_zpscd40ae67.jpg)

The figure on the left is "Gunner Gordon" and the one on the right is "Ash Skullstriker" and they are made entirely from recycled Joe parts and accessories. "Gordon" is made from Burn Out's head and a Resolute Cobra Trooper body/vest and his accessories are from Rock N Roll. "Skullstriker" is made from a Gung Ho body/vest and a head I cannot identify yet (people are saying it's Mercer's, but the Mercer has earrings), his accessories are mostly from an old Comic Pack Stormshadow (sound enhancing bow), Resolute Stormshadow (backpack and swords) and Spy Troops Shipwreck (pistol)- the packaging (both the photo on the back of the box and the paintings on the sides) show him with a neckwrap recycled from a "Star Wars" Sandstorm Han Solo but this accessory is not included in the package.

These figures look identical to the leaked ebay samples with 1 exception that I can see- "Skullstriker"'s tattoo on the mass retail release is different- the leaked ones had crossed arrows behind the dino skull while the mass retail version has both arrows running diagonally next to the left side of the dino skull.

Both of these sets shuld be available at your local Toys R us now for $29.99 each.

If anyone wants the accessories to complete their incomplete ebay samples, let me know as I do not want them and will be putting them in my Swap Shop.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Spookymufu on March 23, 2013, 12:36:04 PM
She's cute!

Nice, good of you to liberate her from said shelter.

thanks, she's pretty sweet
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 23, 2013, 12:45:11 PM
I had to get this on the front page. Very cool. I could see these being customized for SW or JOE verse. Anyone else see a Mando riding on that Allosaurus? Nice scoop there Dan. Thanks for letting us know.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 23, 2013, 12:46:09 PM
Spooky that is one cool new family addition too. She is cute.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on March 23, 2013, 06:38:51 PM
Cool bit of info on those, dinos and figs, Dan. I had heard about joes and jp figures having some kind of connection but this post has shed much light on the subject. Most interesting. I could see a coupon being  used here if It were to save enough.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: RavenEye on March 25, 2013, 07:28:14 AM
Yep sculpts of the JP dinos were done in 2009, many were hoping they were finally released. I thought about picking them up... well... not so much with job now. Anywho... Speculation on JPLegacy says there may be revamped line for JP4 and I mean good ol' days peg to peg walls. I can only hope so, because I would love a joe articulated Dr. Grant.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 12, 2013, 08:44:34 PM
My wife bought me another Schleich fantasy line playset today, the Summer Elf Home. Out of the box, it's a bit girly with alot of flower decorations that go all around the 2 platforms and a swing on the second level, but I will be ditching all of those parts and replacing them with many items like skull shields and other spikey items making an awesome Orc Outpost out of it!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 13, 2013, 03:55:11 AM
My daughter was looking at the Schleich fantasy stuff at toysrus earlier this week.

You could always have that orc army attack the summer elf home. ;D
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: zedhatch on April 13, 2013, 08:19:08 PM
I just snagged a bunch of Bronze age (1972-around 1984) Marvel comics, some are replacing a bunch I have but are in bad shape.  All are in pretty good shape and I got them for around $.20 a piece after shipping. 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on May 23, 2013, 09:18:55 AM
Found the new Blitzwing transformer at walmart this morning. Now to find Springer
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on July 26, 2013, 08:32:50 AM
Went to toys r us this morning and found MP Soundwave. A friend gave me the heads up, very happy to find this.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 26, 2013, 10:12:41 AM
Nice one FlakBait. It must be nice to find new stuff!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 03, 2013, 03:54:29 PM
I was at TRU this afternoon hunting in vain for a lone Data-Viper and saw this:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Mobile%20Uploads/Photo0096_zpsd0eb11a5.jpg)

This very cool little sub has (at least) 2 opening hatches and 2 articulated, extendable servo arms and comes loaded with deep sea animals, some cool accessories (including a wicked little sea sled) and 2 diver figures (sadly with typical Chap Mei articulation).

I plan on getting 1 on Friday when I get paid as it is a perfect base vehicle for a retro 30's "Buck Rogers"/"Flash Gordon"- stylespaceship!

It's only $27.99 and can be found in the Animal Planet aisle!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 04, 2013, 10:23:06 AM
My 2 MOTUC Megators arrived today! They are AWESOME! I will be adding them to my Goblin/Orc/Troll display later today :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on August 21, 2013, 09:13:37 AM
Found this and 6" sandtrooper today at Toys R Us. Happy Hunting
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: zedhatch on August 21, 2013, 02:20:46 PM
Dr. Who, the figs are cool.  I set down with Cyberman and Dalek and reenacted this famous scene:

Dalek: Cybermen are superior to Daleks in only one respect.
 
Cyberman:  What is that?

Delak:  Dying. 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on November 15, 2013, 10:30:48 AM
Found these this morning at Toys R Us.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 16, 2013, 05:32:05 AM
I see Flakbait still has his great finding ability. Its like a super-power. Peg stocking power activate! Form of new waves!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 09, 2013, 05:00:14 PM
Finally managed to get a "Pacific Rim" Kaiju Leatherback at TRU on the way home from work today :)

Best part is that he wad FREE thanks to a coupon and some R-Rewards :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 10, 2013, 04:20:40 AM
I saw that on FB. I bet that take 15 coupon would be cool to use.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on December 11, 2013, 11:04:26 AM
Nice score buddy! looking forward to series 3 of pacific rim
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 18, 2014, 06:49:04 PM
My haul today from www.whona.com:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Chiller%20Theatre/20140218_173101-1_zpsncibtmxi.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 19, 2014, 02:47:49 AM
Well now that is cool! Lots of Dr. Who. Do they look good?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 19, 2014, 04:08:44 PM
Well now that is cool! Lots of Dr. Who. Do they look good?

Quite good in fact! The aliens and monsters look like someone shrunk down the suits/costumes that the actors wear. They are great representations of what is seen on the show. The Doctor and Clara are good as well, but not as good as the monsters - some poor paint applications on the heads set them back a bit (nothing I cannot fix though :)  ).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: smeagol92055 on February 19, 2014, 09:05:34 PM
Nice!  How are their prices?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 20, 2014, 07:13:28 AM
Nice!  How are their prices?

Incredible seeing as these are imports. The figures were $9.99 each except for the Daleks which were $10.99 each and the playset was $19.99.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 20, 2014, 04:21:01 PM
Snagged another "Doctor Who" Ice Warrior on the way home from work today bringing me to my squad of 6 that I wanted.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Spookymufu on February 20, 2014, 06:34:47 PM
Got two more Detolfs for my two new helmets and other assorted star wars goodness :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: smeagol92055 on February 21, 2014, 10:19:54 AM
Incredible seeing as these are imports. The figures were $9.99 each except for the Daleks which were $10.99 each and the playset was $19.99.

Well, poo.  That's the exact same price my local comic shop has them for.
Thank you for the information, though!  ;D
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 10, 2014, 04:50:49 PM
Saturday at Monster Mania, I got a "Doctor Who" 4th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver.  Today I got the wave 3 "Pacific Rim" Kaiju (battle damaged Knifehead and Tresspasser) at my LCS.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 15, 2014, 08:31:24 PM
Tonight while shopping for kitty litter at the K-Mart by my house, I found the latest (and last) Marvel Universe wave. I picked up Aurora for her head and may go back for A - bomb tomorrow (he will make a great base figure for a troll for my fantasy customs).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 16, 2014, 05:26:14 AM
last marvel wave? I need to follow the other lines better. I hear that K-Mart is closing stores too and some folks are finding some awesome deals on their latest SW Exclusives.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 16, 2014, 11:27:44 AM
The little woman bought me 2 more Marvel Universe figures today- Abomination and A-Bomb. They will make great base bodies for custom trolls.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 28, 2014, 05:29:55 PM
My latest package from Who North America!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20140328_171231-1_zps97a31cbf.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Trade%20Haves/20140325_173245-1_zpsc0f3812a.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 29, 2014, 02:42:21 AM
I saw that on Facebook and thought wow, you like your Daleks!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 29, 2014, 07:04:08 AM
I saw that on Facebook and thought wow, you like your Daleks!

Yes I do :)

I have wanted a 3 3/4" Dalek army ever since I was a kid and now it is becoming a reality :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 06, 2014, 03:33:11 PM
I got my latest package from www.whona.com!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20140406_175309-1_zps3c3ee2e5.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 07, 2014, 02:46:47 AM
Are you trying to stage your own Dalek invasion?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: CloneSniper78 on April 13, 2014, 04:27:16 PM
Just got back from China and was only able to find a few Marvel figs in a couple of TRU's. I got a TRU excl. Black Widow with the light up base. I also picked up a Hercules and the new Hulk that comes in the black packaging. He's the Hulk with the armor around his torsos and his lower legs.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on April 18, 2014, 12:13:45 PM
Hit up Toys R Us this afternoon. Found series 3 pacific rim figures and picked up Cherno Alpha and Coyote Tango
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 20, 2014, 04:23:37 AM
If I was gonna collect any other line it would be Pacific Rim. I really enjoy that movie. Just watched it again a few weeks ago.

It would be so cool to see them do another movie. Maybe get an army of Jaegers together to invade the alien home or colony world.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 05, 2014, 07:31:59 PM
Finally I am the proud owner of the rare Dr. Claw action figure. Now I can finally say my Inspector Gadget collection from the Tiger Toys line is complete! Such an awesome feeling. I'll feel better once I have it in my hand however.. lol.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 06, 2014, 06:57:56 PM
I got the Jakks Pacific Giant Size " Godzilla " today at K-Mart.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20140506_201703-1_zps3bed60d9.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20140506_201801-1_zpseb94bcfa.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 07, 2014, 02:52:16 AM
Wow, that sure looks better than the shogun one I had as a kid. You remember the one with wheels on his feet, launching fist, and lever activated flame tongue? I love that. I might have to get one of these.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 09, 2014, 08:04:14 PM
Picked this little gem off ebay. Should be a good read. One of my favorite games too.


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Super%20Mario%20Brothers/_57.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 23, 2014, 11:57:53 AM
There's something wrong with me.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/10258377_10100207526339299_3374683874664706872_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 24, 2014, 04:56:57 AM
Well I guess if there is something wrong with you I am infected too!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 28, 2014, 09:28:43 AM
$12.50 at TRU!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20140628_113841-1_zpscd3d6694.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20140628_113841-1_zpscd3d6694.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 28, 2014, 02:18:47 PM
Pretty cool. I am really like that Vitruvian Hacks project. This reminds me of it.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on July 01, 2014, 01:08:07 PM
Went to Toys R Us and finally found a Crimson Typhoon. Now i just got get that Scunner Kaiju when it comes out. Later
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 01, 2014, 02:09:38 PM
Went to Toys R Us and finally found a Crimson Typhoon. Now i just got get that Scunner Kaiju when it comes out. Later

Did you hear the announcement from Del that there will be a sequel. I am so happy right now. I loved Pacific Rim.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on July 01, 2014, 02:16:46 PM
Yes i did, very happy as well. Only thing that sucks is gonna be in 2017 unless i heard wrong
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 01, 2014, 02:38:54 PM
Yes i did, very happy as well. Only thing that sucks is gonna be in 2017 unless i heard wrong

No you heard right, but it seems we will have an animated series till then.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 16, 2014, 03:52:55 PM
Snagged the latest "Pacific Rim" Kaiju, Scunner, at Toys R Us this afternoon after work.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Mando Assasin on July 16, 2014, 04:33:00 PM
Picked up these guys on ebay for a total of 41 dollars
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/14649790656_1c2b141d4a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ojy1nw)yummy toot (https://flic.kr/p/ojy1nw) by zacharymann72 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on July 16, 2014, 09:26:18 PM
Well, looks like a trip to toys r us tomorrow to see if i can find a scunner myself, nice score
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on August 08, 2014, 09:21:32 AM
Went to Toys R Us  this morning and found some  stuff im ive been  looking foward to
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: wraithnine on August 09, 2014, 02:05:53 AM
am heavily into pacific rim ,i have leatherback,knifehead mk1,coyote tango,striker eureka,crimson typhoon cherno alpha and both versions of gipsy danger and am seriously looking forward to gipsy danger vers 2.0 ,tacit ronin,romeo blue,horizon brave and ootachi.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 10, 2014, 05:22:06 AM
Nice finds. Toy R Us is really getting it together it seems. I wish they would share their Hasbro secret with the rest of the world.

I almost got into Pacific Rim. With all the various SW Lines I am in I just couldn't do it.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: wraithnine on August 10, 2014, 09:09:07 AM
Pacific Rim 2 & 3 have been announced
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 03, 2014, 04:27:51 PM
Saw this cool castle playset at TRU for $59.99

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20140903_142300_zps95b92329.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20140903_142300_zps95b92329.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 04, 2014, 03:04:35 AM
I can see some of your Orcs storming that Dan!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 04, 2014, 10:07:17 AM
I am tempted by it, but not right now. Too many other things I need my fun money for right now. I will wait for one of TRU '  BOGO sales.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 13, 2014, 01:12:52 PM
Finally snagged a Marvel Infinite Series " Death's Head" at my LCS :)

He now resides on my "Doctor Who" figure shelf.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 13, 2014, 02:10:50 PM
I remember you were looking for that one, good for you.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 13, 2014, 03:06:05 PM
Picked this up the other day. Not really big on plushies, but as a kid I always wanted a Raccoon/Tanooki Mario collectible and this one is pretty cool. The tail can move freely so whenever my friends are over I like to annoy them by spinning Mario and whacking them in the face with the tail haha.



(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Super%20Mario%20Brothers/tanookimario.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 14, 2014, 04:49:38 AM
Thats right you are big into Mario too. Cool deal and great find. You are reminding me there are some action fleet ships I need to go back and get. By the way when are you going to sell me your 3 button AT-AT?  ;D
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 14, 2014, 01:28:58 PM
Haha maybe one day  :P

What AFs are you still after?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 14, 2014, 01:33:32 PM
Geesh, still need a Falcon, Grey Snowspeeder, regular Snowspeeder, TIE Fighter, TIE Bomber and I think a few others. Of course I am picky about packaging too. Hence I wait.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 15, 2014, 03:27:39 PM
Scored 2 of the 4 "Doctor Who" figures I was looking for at Walgreens! They were BOGO 50% as well so they were only $16.04 for the pair :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2014, 02:38:12 AM
Walgreens really seems like the go to brick and mortar store now. I guess toysrus is hitting ok now too.

Great finds Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 17, 2014, 03:52:55 PM
Scored a pair of "Doctor Who" Amy Pond figures today at another Walgreens. Now I just need the Classic Dalek and I am all caught up until Wave 4 hits :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 18, 2014, 02:56:15 PM
I hit the jackpot today at the Walgreens closest toy uouse! I scored the exclusive Classic Dalek and 3 more Asylum Daleks for my Dalek army.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 19, 2014, 02:28:06 AM
That is getting to be some Dalek Army!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 23, 2014, 03:47:20 PM
Just ordered the Gold Supreme Dalek from www.whona.com!  Should be here next week :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 24, 2014, 02:49:08 AM
That has to be a huge Dalek Army. How many do you have now Dan?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 24, 2014, 11:18:47 AM
When the gold one arrives next week, I will have 36.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 25, 2014, 02:37:21 AM
Wow, so cool. Time for a group pic!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 27, 2014, 02:01:42 PM
Updated group pic!

I don't know why it appears upside down, but if you click on it, it appears right side up.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 28, 2014, 06:54:08 AM
Wow, not this is an army of Daleks!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 17, 2014, 07:14:00 PM
Probably the only non Red Sox merchandise I will buy haha. This is a Cleveland Indians shirt of Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn played by Charlie Sheen, from the movies Major League 1 and 2. I also bought the glasses he wore in the movie, with the skull on the front. No lens though. This might even be my Halloween costume, not sure yet. Trying to do something other then Mario lol.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/rv1.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/rv2.jpg)

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/rvglasses.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 18, 2014, 06:29:24 AM
pretty cool!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 16, 2014, 09:51:21 AM
Picked up Mario and Yoshi from the World of Nintendo line. I'm very happy they're starting to make articulated figures. The only problem I had was I had to go through a few of the figures to get the "right" ones. The paint jobs on some of them were a bit poor, a few areas weren't colored in properly. It looked as if the paint had come off over time. Another issue I had was on some of the Mario figures, the 'M' emblem wasn't centered properly.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Super%20Mario%20Brothers/wonmy.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 17, 2014, 02:53:11 AM
Figured you would be getting those.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 03, 2014, 07:09:15 AM
It's on like Donkey Kong.


(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Super%20Mario%20Brothers/IMG_3495.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 06, 2014, 06:04:55 AM
My daughter loves Mario Bros. too!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 15, 2014, 08:27:47 PM
This is probably the goofiest purchase I have ever made. I got this off ebay, I paid more then I wanted to though. Technically I only paid about half, as I used some money from selling a few things towards this. It is a wearable raccoon tail and ears, from when Super Mario 3D Land was released. These were given out as a first come, first serve basis at the launch event in New York. I think it makes a great collectible regardless, but also if I ever wanted to dress up as Raccoon Mario for Halloween, I'm all set haha. The ears are a headband, and the tail wraps around using a nylon belt, with a plastic clip. The tail feels like a bean bag. The seller also included the bags.  A very cool item.

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Super%20Mario%20Brothers/DSCN4755.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 16, 2014, 03:34:09 AM
Some interesting pic ups for sure.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 17, 2014, 08:12:43 PM
Yeah a bit goofy for me I'll admit, but this fell into the miscellaneous category for me with collecting. I figured in a few years this would be one of those rare collectibles, so I figured I'd get it now. The only way you could get this was at the launch of Super Mario 3D Land in New York. It's not sold in stores or anything. Plus the fact its licensed by Nintendo, making it 'official'. Its also one of my favorite power-ups. Will I wear this? Probably not lol.  Although if I do, I sure as hell won't make any attempt to fly haha.

Another example of a miscellaneous item I have is Mario's hat, also a licensed Nintendo product. It was for people who were subscribed to Club Nintendo who reached platinum status. I'm not subscribed but saw it on ebay for cheap so I nabbed it. It's a hat but not a 'wearable hat' if that makes sense.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 18, 2014, 04:41:02 PM
Found the new Series 8 costume Twelfth Doctor figure on the way home from work. :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 25, 2014, 12:04:35 PM
Got another Genesis Dalek for Christmas! I also ended up with a second 12th Doctor that I will exchange at Walgreens tomorrow for another Asylum Dalek.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 26, 2014, 07:16:34 AM
Your Dalek Army has got to be huge now!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 07, 2015, 04:40:09 PM
On the way home from work tonight, I hit a Walgreens and saw that they were clearancing the "Doctor Who" line. I cleaned them out of both types of Daleks they carried :)

I will hit some more Walgreens tomorrow looking for more Daleks.

I also included 2 pics of my Dalek armies :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 07, 2015, 05:38:36 PM
Wow, that is a lot of Daleks!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 07, 2015, 06:36:58 PM
Picked up Yoshi from the Amiibo series last week, then found Luigi on Monday after work. I may pick up Bowser when he's released, but apart from that, that's it. I think they're cool, but just limiting myself to Mario-related figures.

I like the Amiibos overall. Figures that can be used in your game, also making a nice collectible. Neat idea.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 08, 2015, 06:16:33 AM
You are assembling quite the Mario collection now too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 08, 2015, 11:35:13 AM
Found 3 more Genesis Daleks on clearance at another Walgreena on the way home from work.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 13, 2015, 01:59:27 PM
I've been out of the Nintendo Wii loop for a bit, and was late in getting the Wii U. Yesterday I went into the Wii virtual console and bought some Wii points so I could download a few more old Nintendo games I wanted. I got the original Donkey Kong (cause why not), Super Mario Kart and Super Mario RPG.

Now for a non-Nintendo purchase. I needed another PS3 controller as mine is becoming worn out and close to falling apart. I only have one anyway. My favorite game on the PS3 is MLB The Show, so why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone and get this MLB The Show exclusive controller. I also saved $10 by buying it off ebay rather then going to Gamestop.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 13, 2015, 05:45:32 PM
Tonight, while reorganizing my Classic Daleks to add the 3 additional "Genesis Of The Daleks" Classic Daleks I picked up from Walgreens, I noticed something odd about 2 of the new additions: they were missing the raised oval design between their arms.

I have not heard of any oval/no oval variants outside the "Children Of The Revolution" Dalek 2pk's red Alpha Dalek so this is totally new to me.

I may be the first person to document this variant!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 15, 2015, 05:23:35 PM
Hit an out of the way Walgreens tonight and scored another Classic Dalek!

I think I have purchased every Dalek within a 25 mile radius and I still want more... :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 29, 2015, 08:38:24 PM
Scored an original Wave 1 Dalek thanks to a friend on Joe Customs and hit 5 Below and scored some great customizing fodder.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 30, 2015, 03:41:21 AM
That is some nice fodder. I haven't seen anything worth picking up in months it seems.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 30, 2015, 07:59:03 PM
Finally picked up The Walking Dead Season 4 on blu-ray the other day. Love that show.

The other day I bought a video game controller off amazon. I play old school Nintendo games on my computer. I have original Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Game Boy games. I did have a controller, it was an Airflo controller but some of the buttons aren't working properly. I bought a Super Nintendo controller, but it has a USB plug on it. Its an exact replica of the Super Nintendo controller, its just missing the Nintendo logo at the top. They also have original Nintendo and N64 controllers but the SNES controller feels more comfortable. They had another one where the buttons were colored, but when I owned a SNES I had the basic one where the buttons were purple. I also got it for nostalgia  purposes. Its just so cool playing old Nintendo games with a Nintendo controller again.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 01, 2015, 03:53:40 AM
Nice. They just opened a Nintendo vintage store in my hometown if you can believe it. My daughter wants to go look. She loves Mario.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 04, 2015, 05:02:13 PM
That's awesome! I think a road trip is in order lol. I still would like to visit Nintendo World in NY at some point.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 05, 2015, 02:54:13 AM
Let me go check it out and I will snap a few pics to see if there are things you might like. It was kinda cool to see it go in in as rural a place as I live to be honest.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 22, 2015, 09:23:07 AM
Aside from a bad sore throat that caused me to miss a podcast recording, I had a really good weekend.

I picked up 2 Schleich Knights' Castles on clearance for $29.99 each (regularly $99.99 each). These things are MASSIVE!

I also got an incredible present from my wife, the 20" "Pacific Rim" Kaiju Knifehead that I have been wanting for quite some time now but was unable to justify the cost.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 22, 2015, 09:27:56 AM
Pics of the castle componants with a 4" scale figure.

In each box you get:

2 three level towers
4 short wall sections
2 tall wall sections
1 working drawbridge section.

I bought 2 of them so I have double the number of sections.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 23, 2015, 03:16:10 AM
Yep, definitely a good weekend.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 05, 2015, 04:41:22 PM
I finally got to set up most of my Schleich Knights' Castles. I still have 2 towers, another drawbridge and another narrow wall piece left as the table wasn't big enough for everything. I will set it up in another configuration once I free up a bigger table in my hobby room.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: jkno on March 06, 2015, 02:34:46 AM
Something that doesn't really belong into collectibles but still interesting to read and own, especially if outdoor, camping, bushcraft or survivalist fan.

(http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=169351&d=1425062024)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 06, 2015, 08:07:23 AM
Dan, sure does remind me of any of the castle scenes from LOTR and the Hobbit. Awesome set up and what a great price on those castles. I envy your proximity to great places to shop.

Serg, those books I would like to own.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: jkno on March 10, 2015, 10:55:41 AM
The 2 in the right are available on Amazon. The small one is awesome!!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 13, 2015, 07:15:53 PM
Got my hands on a World of Nintendo Luigi figure from ebay. I'm going to put him right next to my Mario figure from the same line. Nintendo did an awesome job with these figures and the articulation with them.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 14, 2015, 06:49:47 AM
My daughter and I are going to the Nintendo Store in my town (very rural) today. I have no expectations, but who knows maybe I will be able to add a Mario something or other to this thread as my daughter loves it too.

Great figure.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 22, 2015, 05:29:29 PM
I hit NJCC this morning and scored over 2 dozen Joe and other lines accessories for future customs as well as an incredible custom cast skull mound.

After NJCC I hit a TRU local to the show and scored the newest "Pacific Rim" Kaiju,  Otachi.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 23, 2015, 02:20:14 AM
Looks like a good day to me.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 31, 2015, 02:53:40 PM
Picked up the Luigi amiibo figure yesterday, but from the Super Mario series. Next is Mario.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 06, 2015, 01:46:09 PM
And got him. Stopped by Wal-mart today before getting lunch with a friend. Good thing I did, it was the last one on the shelf so I lucked out.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 16, 2015, 07:14:30 PM
Got another big box of "Doctor Who" toys from www.whona.com!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 17, 2015, 11:25:27 AM
Scored a third Schleich Knights ' Castle for $ 5.33 at the TRU in Totowa :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2015, 08:03:23 AM
Whats that make I know at least three now!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 27, 2015, 05:05:29 PM
Got another box of awesome "Doctor Who" figures from www.whona.com!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 27, 2015, 05:37:05 PM
My Dalek army is getting HUGE!

The empty space on the glass shelf is for the black stealth variant of the Dalek Patrol Craft when I find one.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 02, 2015, 04:27:27 PM
Today is "Free Comic Book Day" and I hit my 2 Local Comic Shops (LCS), Zapp Comics in Wayne NJ and Time Warp Comics And Games in Cedar Grove NJ. Aside from all of the free books being given away, Time Warp was having an INCREDIBLE $1.99 sale on select trade paperbacks (TPB) and hardcovers (HC).

Here is a pic of the "Watching The Watchmen" (HC) books I got today:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN4476_zpsvkmsz4lt.jpg)

The top 2 are the deluxe Comedian variant cover editions with the comic-sized prints laid out so you can see the front and back. The bottom is the standard Dr. Manhattan version without the prints.

The original prices were $39.99 for the standard and $50 for the deluxe s I got $139.99 worth of books for $5.97+tax, you cannot beat that :)

I also got a $19.99 "Gears Of War" HC for my stepson for $1.99.




My haul from Free Comic Book Day!

I got tons of books, but these are the ones I am keeping:

Top Row:
Official Marvel "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" magazine

"2000AD"

Bottom (l-r)
 "The Phantom"

"Legendary" (contains a "Pacific Rim" short story)

"Dark Horse Comics" sampler (contains a "The Strain" short story)

"Bob's Burgers"

Boom Studios 10th Anniversary (contains a "Labyrinth" short story and classic "Peanuts" reprints

"The Tick"

"Doctor Who"

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN4477_zps2p2qilvt.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 03, 2015, 07:53:25 AM
This is one day I envy my urban and semi-urban friends. I don't have a comic book shop anywhere near me. I did go see Avengers yesterday though.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 31, 2015, 08:41:59 AM
My preorder from Hasbro Toy Shop came in early (original estimated ship date was 6/8/15). I got my 3 "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Scarlet Witch figures I wanted for their heads and Hex effects.

I also got another example of Hasbro's great Quality Control. One of the figures' legs is completely unpainted showing raw black plastic (see the second pic for a close up comparison shot of the factory error and correct figures).

A lot of "collectors" would immediately put this up on ebay with some ridiculously exaggerated description like "SUPER RARE! ONE STOCKINGED LEG VARIANT! VHTF!!!!" and a BIN of 4-10 times the retail price, but I really don't care.

I photographically documented the error for posterity's sake and to remind my fellow collectors and customizers to check every figure carefully before purchase :)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN4484_zpsvzjnbkox.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN4485_zpspx7ij25b.jpg)
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Post by: Tamer on June 01, 2015, 02:21:52 AM
Interesting. I just ordered one of these for my daughter who is big into Marvel now. I hope it shows up with full color on both legs.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 06, 2015, 06:16:03 AM
Got the new Avengers Scarlet Witch and like Dan wasn't really impressed, but my daughter likes it, especially the hex stuff.

Also on Dan's advice I picked up my daughter the new I am Elemental Action Figure Set which is a set of seven girl super heroes and she hasn't put them down since we opened up the box on Thursday. We also got her cousin a set and those should go over equally well. I have to say I am very impressed with the quality of the figures, the paint work, the articulation, and the general message they send. It is hard being an action figure collector if you are a gal, but these are right up their alley. Heck I like them too! We are gonna have to get their six inch courage now too.

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/CTtamer/ATamer2015/bbtsiamelemental_zps8fcizdxi.png) (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=IAE10000&mode=retail&utm_source=site&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=ImperialShipyards)

Get your daughter some I am Elemental Action Figures!

Since Dan previewed these at Toy Fair this February (http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=9606.msg182044#msg182044) I have really been intrigued by this new action figure line. As an action figure collector trying to promote this hobby to my daughter has been a downright chore with their really being limited action figures for girls, many of which do not portray women in a good light.

Well Dan sent me some promotional material a few weeks back and my daughter has been relentless in her pursuit of getting some of these. Well I rewarded her this past week with a set of them and she hasn't let them out of her sight since we opened the box. Folks, if you have daughters introduce them to I Am Elemental (http://www.iamelemental.com) you will not be sorry.

Be sure to get them from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=IAE10000&mode=retail&utm_source=site&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=ImperialShipyards) as well. They will ship them to you right so you get them in wonderful shape!

Look for me and my daughter to review these in the future. Trust me she is putting them through their paces and they have held up wonderfully!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 25, 2015, 06:35:56 PM
Since I was still recovering from a cardiac procedure on my birthday, I was unable to do anything fun to celebrate it.

Tonight, Liz took me out for the first part of my 42nd Birthday Do Over!

Here is what I got tonight:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN4495_zpsp6irzgyq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN4495_zpsp6irzgyq.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN4494_zpsnztl8w83.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN4494_zpsnztl8w83.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN4493_zpsxljg4jvd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN4493_zpsxljg4jvd.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN4492_zpspizjxgfh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN4492_zpspizjxgfh.jpg.html)

I also got 2 new pairs of sneakers.

There is more coming soon as my 42nd Birthday Do Over is not over yet! :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 27, 2015, 08:25:43 AM
Glad to hear your cardiac procedure went ok. Great stuff there too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 07, 2015, 03:30:42 PM
Another entry in my 42nd Birthday Do Over!

Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 09, 2015, 04:05:29 PM
Got some more items today as my 42nd Birthday Do Over continues!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150709_151833-1_zpsws3f5lpz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150709_151833-1_zpsws3f5lpz.jpg.html)

Thanks once again to my awesome wife :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 10, 2015, 05:51:05 AM
Wow, maybe you need to have a birthday do over every year.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 10, 2015, 08:06:12 AM
Wow, maybe you need to have a birthday do over every year.

This is to make up for my not having any real birthday gifts for the last 3 years due to financial woes stemming from family health issues.

Liz is going all out for me this year. There are still 2 gifts to come: more shelves and 3 new display tables for my hobby room :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 11, 2015, 03:59:56 AM
Wow, that sounds awesome.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on July 21, 2015, 07:23:14 PM
Picked up a new marvel legends wasp at target today.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 22, 2015, 05:49:20 AM
I will have to pick that Wasp up if I ever see it. My daughter is loving her six inch Marvel Collection, especially the gals.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 25, 2015, 07:12:52 PM
I picked up these new "Animal Planet" giant mutant bug sets at TRU.

They were $14.99 each. I had $10 in rewards bucks so both sets only cost me a little over $21 with the tax :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 26, 2015, 08:09:12 AM
Those look pretty cool!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 31, 2015, 03:10:00 PM
Scored the "flying" version of Kaiju Otachi after work today!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 31, 2015, 07:33:39 PM
One last pic.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 01, 2015, 05:50:07 AM
Awesome lookiing Dan. Am I correct in that you just collect the Kaijus? I am seriously, seriously thinking of starting a Pacific Rim Shelf. I would have to have the Jaegers too though. I am so stoked this movie series is continuing. It was just one tough movie to me. Big Robots vs. Big Monsters equals win in my book any day.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 01, 2015, 07:15:15 AM
Awesome lookiing Dan. Am I correct in that you just collect the Kaijus? I am seriously, seriously thinking of starting a Pacific Rim Shelf. I would have to have the Jaegers too though. I am so stoked this movie series is continuing. It was just one tough movie to me. Big Robots vs. Big Monsters equals win in my book any day.

I just collect the Kaiju as they were in part designed by one of my favorite SF/Fantasy artists, Wayne Barlowe. He also designed creatures for "Avatar", "Hellboy 2", and several books of his own art which depict extraterrestrial and other dimensional lifeforms.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 02, 2015, 06:03:41 AM
Cool deal, I am gonna have to do a search on that guy as I love the look of the Kaijus.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 02, 2015, 05:03:51 PM
Today at NJCC, I scored the following:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150802_190734-1_zpst1pojxfq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150802_190734-1_zpst1pojxfq.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150802_191245-1_zpsxr9eycp9.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150802_191245-1_zpsxr9eycp9.jpg.html)

I also won this in the raffle:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150802_140151-1_zpswrbi7ltp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150802_140151-1_zpswrbi7ltp.jpg.html)


After NJCC, sgcaper and I hit up a local TRU and split an "Animal Planet" Giant Squid Playset. This is my part of the set:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150802_191341-1_zpscbniffie.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150802_191341-1_zpscbniffie.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 03, 2015, 06:53:30 PM
Dan, do I smell Kevin Watkins here? Great stuff.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on August 03, 2015, 07:40:53 PM
Wow, I like that death metal fig.
Especially his head.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 12, 2015, 04:17:01 PM
My "Animal Planet" temple arrived today!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 12, 2015, 05:38:58 PM
Forgot to post this but I picked up a Fire Mario figure recently. Its from the Super Mario Figurine Collection, which are 5POA.  I just need to get Fire Luigi and my 5POA figures will be complete.

I also picked up another Fire Mario figure, but from the World of Nintendo line. This line has better articulation. This one should be coming in the next day or so. Included is a yellow question block with a "mystery item" inside, and I'm more then sure (and hope really) the item is the Fire Flower.

Pictures for Fire Mario - Super Mario Figurine Collection below:
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 13, 2015, 04:49:05 PM
And here is Fire Mario from the World of Nintendo line. Really loving these new articulated figures, and the question box with an item included is a real nice touch.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 15, 2015, 05:16:10 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/nintendo-wii-u-skylanders-giants-starter-pack_zpsqgkgkurv.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/nintendo-wii-u-skylanders-giants-starter-pack_zpsqgkgkurv.jpg.html)

Tonight I hit up my local 5 Below and picked up 2 of these "Skylanders Giants" Starter Sets. The portals are AWESOME for fantasy projects once the cord and electronics are removed (I also removed the transparent white piece near the bottom and the actual bottom as they do not match the rest of the portal texture-wise).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/Skylanders-Giants_Tree-Rex_zps37al3vk4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/Skylanders-Giants_Tree-Rex_zps37al3vk4.jpg.html)

Also, the Cynder (dragon character) figure can be used as an immature dragon as it is not too cartoony (just needs a more realistic paint job). The other figures have useful elements (backpack and hose from the eagle guy and the wood giant has several beautifully sculpted wood knots that are easily removed with a hobby knife) so you get a lot of great fodder for $5.

 I want to go back and get a few more either tomorrow or Monday after work.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 16, 2015, 05:20:52 AM
That would look great as a base for some of your fantasy/LOTR custom line Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 16, 2015, 07:24:38 PM
I picked up the last 4 Skylanders sets at the 5 Below by my house giving me 6 portals, dragons and sets of fodder cut from the figures of the other 2 characters.

I wish they had had 2 more sets though as there are 8 unique symbols on the portals and I would have liked to make some form of display with 1 portal each having a unique symbol highlighted to serve as the totem for 8 different wizards/factions/etc.

There are 3 more 5 Belows within a reasonable driving distance so I will check them eventually for 2 more sets.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 17, 2015, 02:58:02 AM
Wow, it must be nice to have so many stores that close. I have two total. Both Wal-marts.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 19, 2015, 04:00:31 PM
Hit the 5 Below in Paramus and scored 2 more Skylanders sets.

They had 30+ left so if anyone in the NJ area needs some go to the RT 17 location.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on August 19, 2015, 06:53:36 PM
Don't have a 5 below store.

Our closest version would be a Tuesday Morning or TJMAXX
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 20, 2015, 02:07:36 AM
5 below is awesome. I went to a store while on vacation, but they only had one SW Figure.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 22, 2015, 02:04:51 PM
After the nice surprise of finding those awesome "Skylanders Giants" sets at 5 Below and seeing how great the portals work for fantasy projects, I decided to hit up the Game Stop closest to my house to see if they had any different styled portals (each update to the game has had a new style of portal).

They were having a "Buy 2 Get 3 Free" sale on all of the used Skylanders/Disney Infinity/etc. game accessories. I found 2 different styles of portals (Swap Force and Trap Team). I picked up 4 Swap Force and 1 Trap Team portal for $16.

 The Swap Force portals just needed the cords removed to be useful, but the Trap Team one needed to be disassembled to flip the clear center over so that the textured surface was on top. This required cracking the white ring all of the way around, flipping the disc and then reassembling and gluing the ring as there were no screws and the whole assembly was glued/sonic welded. It was a pain in the backside but a necessary move in order to make the piece far more impressive once I modify and paint it.

Swap Force Portal:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150822_161835-1_zpsbv7p8xsp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150822_161835-1_zpsbv7p8xsp.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150822_161915-1_zpsoh5ltbbr.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150822_161915-1_zpsoh5ltbbr.jpg.html)

Trap Team Portal:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150822_161957-1_zps9dvo4nus.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150822_161957-1_zps9dvo4nus.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150822_162041-1_zpssixbma13.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150822_162041-1_zpssixbma13.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 23, 2015, 07:32:14 AM
Wow, what a ton of work. I can't wait to see what you do with these as dio pieces. The wizard dueling area sounds great!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 28, 2015, 03:31:07 PM
Picked up the Goliath creature from the "Evolve" line today. He fits in with my Kaiju and other monsters just beautifully

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150828_175742-1_zps9xhhic8n.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150828_175742-1_zps9xhhic8n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 29, 2015, 05:23:20 AM
Wow, If I had another collection it would be Kaiju and the robots who fight them. I like the monsters the best though.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 02, 2015, 07:50:18 PM
Scored these 2 cool dinosaur sets at Walmart for $14.97 each!

The figures are crap, but all 4 dinos are pretty nice. Bigger and heftier than the current "Jurassic World" line from Hasbro but they need repaints (except for the sweet red T-Rex that is a dead ringer for "Devil Dinosaur" :)  ).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/11986939_1200566529969156_6894681699079243954_n_zpsvt0wnjav.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/11986939_1200566529969156_6894681699079243954_n_zpsvt0wnjav.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/10384837_1200566666635809_203880548034343174_n_zps1i9ajn8f.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/10384837_1200566666635809_203880548034343174_n_zps1i9ajn8f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 03, 2015, 04:02:24 AM
Look better than that TIE and X-Wing you showed us! LOL!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 05, 2015, 02:56:55 PM
Took a trip to Barnes & Nobel with my wife and came home with these 3 pieces of classic literature and a new bookmark.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on September 05, 2015, 07:36:34 PM
Picked up a jeep kit on sale and got the new Maiden double cd
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 12, 2015, 06:39:25 AM
No pics yet, but I am going ally Daryl Dixon. Just got a new crossbow and love it!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 14, 2015, 07:14:52 PM
I am very happy to say that my Inspector Gadget collection is complete! Well.. it will be when I actually get it in the mail. I added the last piece to my collection tonight - the Gadget Mobile from Tiger Toys. The sad part is I had this as a kid, and have no idea what I did with it. Although it wasn't in the greatest condition. I actually lost out on this last week and was really bummed out as I rarely see it on ebay. A few days later I had a second chance as someone else uploaded one, and I made sure to win it this time, and did. I paid quite a bit but this was the last piece so it was worth it.

Here's a quick look, and I'll get more pics up when I get it in the mail.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JDeck on September 14, 2015, 07:46:23 PM
Sweet! I didn't even know they made Inspector Gadget toys. Cool stuff!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 14, 2015, 08:21:55 PM
They're awesome. Tiger Toys was a small line, only 11 figures and the Gadget Mobile (oddly no Chief Quimby though). To me that was the "main line" of figures. Then there's the Burger King set of 4 from 1991-ish. That was a pretty popular set and I love those figures as much as the Tiger Toys line. A few more sets of 4 from Subway and McDonald's, both McDonald's sets promoting the Inspector Gadget films. The first set, in each meal you get a different gadget, and it builds about a 6 inch Gadget figure. Cool concept, but I passed on it. The second set, promoting the direct to video sequel, were just horrible toys.  Then there's the few random PVC figures.

I was born in '86, and in the late 80's there was a 12 inch Gadget doll/figure released by Galoob and Bandai. They were the same figures, one just had better arm articulation. I never knew about it until a few years ago. He had spring loaded legs, extending neck and arms (one shot out like a missile) and numerous gadget accessories (yes one was the helicopter!). He also had a removable trench coat. Its such a fantastic piece.

I lucked out so much a few years ago. Someone put the Tiger Toys Gadget line on ebay, a buy it now of $60. They were mint in package, and the lot was only missing 2, the MAD Agent and Dr. Claw figure (which I got both in the past year). I must have snagged it as soon as he listed it. Sadly, these are now going for quite a lot, I noticed most people put them on ebay with a buy it now usually $30+ if its in the package (and thats only one!). The Galoob/Bendai figure goes for quite a lot as well, usually $90+.

If you'd like to get some Gadget figures but don't want to shell out the cash, I suggest the ones from Burger King. At most you would spend like $20. The 4 are Copter Gadget, Inflated Gadget, Scuba Gadget and Surfer Gadget. Except for Surfer Gadget, they all have extending legs and neck. For figures that came in a kids meal, they do a good job. The best ones in my opinion are Copter and Inflated Gadget.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on September 16, 2015, 03:22:58 AM
Picked up Val, from the Evolve line the other day at a walgreens

Of interesting note, one of her feet broke off as I was removing her from her blister.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2015, 03:06:26 AM
Wow, that ain't too hot breaking off stuff getting it out of the package. Do you think it was just a missed quality control thing Clint or indicative of the entire line of figures?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Clonehead on September 17, 2015, 02:54:07 PM
I will look more closely.
The package looked great. No sign of shock or crushing.

Had a micronauts knock off toy "line was sold and renamed, more than once, I think" do the same thing to me a year ago. Still haven't fixed that one but got a nice refund and got to keep it.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 17, 2015, 05:59:52 PM
My Gadget Mobile came in today, quicker then expected. I'm so happy to add the final piece to my collection. The Tiger Toys line is now complete. Its a bittersweet feeling, really. I'm happy my collection is complete, but at the same time I won't have that "thrill of the hunt" to get anything else. There's still a few random PVC figures I wouldn't mind getting, but the ones I've been after, the main items I've been looking for I now have.

There are some marks on this, its not in perfect condition, but it beats the one I had as a kid, mine had missing pieces.

The Gadget Van. Note the claw grabber in the front. Awesome.
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Inspector%20Gadget/igm1.jpg)


"Go Go Gadget Mobile!"

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Inspector%20Gadget/igm2.jpg)


Gadget, Penny and Brain

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Inspector%20Gadget/igm3.jpg)


Rear of the Van

(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq261/redsoxfan25/Inspector%20Gadget/igm4.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 21, 2015, 06:12:50 AM
While on vacation in Orlando, my wife and I stumbled apon a massive comic shop called Colosseum Of Comics.  I picked up a trio of "Bones" gaming miniatures for $3-$4 each that will become new creatures in my menagerie of alien beasts.


And when I came home from Florida, I  found my NYCC Press Pass waiting for me!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 21, 2015, 04:27:17 PM
My new "Bones" miniatures assembled and awaiting painting.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 22, 2015, 11:33:04 AM
Picked up Super Mario Maker for the Wii U today. In short, you can design your own custom Mario levels. You can choose between 4 Mario game styles: the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. U. It comes with a neat little booklet to help you give ideas on making your own levels.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 23, 2015, 07:42:07 PM
I picked up another AWESOME clearance score today at TRU!

I got these:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150923_185256-1_zpslsohdhtz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150923_185256-1_zpslsohdhtz.jpg.html)

for $4.98 each (original retail $24.99 each)!

I got 4 of these:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150923_185422-1_zpsoio6zike.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150923_185422-1_zpsoio6zike.jpg.html)

And 2 of these:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150923_185343-1_zpsuajugz3w.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150923_185343-1_zpsuajugz3w.jpg.html)


Loose pics with a 4" Joe to show scale:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150923_214803-1_zpspngbaghd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150923_214803-1_zpspngbaghd.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150923_220006-1_zpsnwb8ayoe.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150923_220006-1_zpsnwb8ayoe.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20150923_215217-1_zpsfrgektx2.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20150923_215217-1_zpsfrgektx2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 24, 2015, 02:46:00 AM
New creatures, very nice.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 27, 2015, 04:45:43 PM
Picked up a Goomba figure from the World of Nintendo line today. You can move the feet a little bit to make it look like its walking, pretty cool. The "mystery item" that came with it is a coin.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 12, 2015, 04:01:24 PM
Picked up this Greek mythology action figure 4 pack at TRU for $.03!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 13, 2015, 02:48:12 AM
Wow, 4 cents? Thats nice.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 13, 2015, 07:27:47 AM
Wow, 4 cents? Thats nice.

It was actually 3 cents. That was a typo LOL.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 13, 2015, 10:37:09 AM
Picked this up last week off a facebook group called Video Game Memorabilia Museum, which is the same name as its online forum. It's a Mario & Yoshi pullback and has 2 speeds. I had this as a kid (still do) but its all worn and has many scuff marks on it. Nice to replace it with a new one.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 14, 2015, 05:17:21 PM
After reviewing my expenditures from NYCC, I realized that I spend less than 40% of my budget so I treated myself to 2 of the new Schleich "Eldrador" Battle Arenas!

With the BOGO 40% off sale and an assortment of coupons and store credit, I spent a total of $101.97 with tax for them. They retail for $99.99 each so I got 2 for less than the price of 1 with the tax :)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/FB_IMG_1444867253024_zps3s19wnuq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/FB_IMG_1444867253024_zps3s19wnuq.jpg.html)

These things are enormous and come packed with accessories and figures. Each set comes with an articulated Dwarf (w/shield and axe accessories), a Knight, a Barbarian, a baby dragon, a 2 headed Blood Viper and a pair of flags (one for the Dragon Army and one for the Gryphon Army).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20151014_190718-1_zpsxrhbjfy9.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20151014_190718-1_zpsxrhbjfy9.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20151014_190707-1_zpsaherzhty.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20151014_190707-1_zpsaherzhty.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20151014_190701-1_zpsffnj09ip.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20151014_190701-1_zpsffnj09ip.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 15, 2015, 02:11:30 AM
Cool deal, was that Toys R Us Dan?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 15, 2015, 07:53:55 AM
Cool deal, was that Toys R Us Dan?

Yes it was.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 19, 2015, 04:12:24 PM
Picked up these 2 cool metal pendants at A.C. Moore for $3.74 each after taxes thanks to 50% off coupons.

The one with the wings will go to one of my upcoming wizards and the tentacled one will be for my upcoming Temple Of Cthulhu dirama.

Inalso got this great "Harry Potter" Troll figure from one of my friends at work. It needs some repainting and he is missing his club (I will be making a custom bludgeon for him).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 23, 2015, 05:27:19 PM
Over the last 2 weeks, I have been picking up several Safari Ltd. vinyl dragons ( and 1 Gryphon) using 50% off coupons from Michaels and A.C. Moore.

They are basically statues (0 pts of articulation) but their dynamic poses still make them useful for my display needs.

The 3 in this post are the Forest, Swamp and Ice Dagons.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 23, 2015, 05:28:56 PM
Next up are the Sea, Mountain and Thunder Dragons.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 23, 2015, 05:30:25 PM
Last up are the Cloud Dragon, the Hydra and the Gryphon.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 24, 2015, 06:44:10 AM
How can you not love dragons and gryphons! They look great. I wish you luck on your search for your final three.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 28, 2015, 04:07:51 PM
Scored another 50% off Safari Ltd. Dragon!

Thisnone needs a complete repaint but the sculpt is pretty nice.

It only cost $3.73 with the tax!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 28, 2015, 04:09:39 PM
Picked up this McFarlane Toys Warrior Dragon at a cool toy/antique store called Necropolis I found in Garfield.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 29, 2015, 03:16:06 PM
While not technically a dragon, this Safari Ltd. Kaprosuchus sure fits in nicely with all of my other dragons as a flightless species. It doesn't even need to be repainted as it looks great already.

$5.34 including tax after a 50% off coupon at A.C. Moore
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 30, 2015, 07:26:48 PM
Scored some great items at great prices today:

1 last (for now) Safari Ltd. dragon.

A pair of Safari Ltd. Inostrancevias to use as bloodhound beasts for my Orcs.

A first printing hardcover Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden illustrated novel from Dollar Tree.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 31, 2015, 02:40:46 AM
Great scores Dan!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 31, 2015, 10:30:57 AM
I hit up Zapp! Comics today for their Halloween Comicfest. While there, I scored this sweet McFarlane Dragons deluxe dragon. His metal footpegs are damaged and need to be replaced but his tail is keeping him upright for now.

After Zapp! I hit an out of the way Micheals and scored a dragon (actually a Wyrrven as it only has 2 legs and wings) I had never seen before using another 50% off coupon :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 01, 2015, 04:03:25 AM
You are sure on a dragon kick now.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 01, 2015, 10:00:28 AM
You are sure on a dragon kick now.

That I am. I had passed on tons of cool dragons over the 30+ years I have been customizing as I only did sci-fi projects but now that I have added fantasy concepts with my Tolkien III world, I am playing catch up :)

There are still a few more dragons I want to get before I feel I will have enough to populate any future Tolkien III projects but I will get them as the opportunities present themselves.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 20, 2015, 08:00:44 PM
Not a lot of new purchases lately as I spent quite a bit at Comic Con. Also trying to save money now with Christmas coming up, but I did pick this up the other day. Its a blu-ray set of the Boston Red Sox 2013 Collectors Edition. It comes with the clinching Game 6 victory of the American League Championship Series, as well as all 6 games of the World Series, with a bonus disc included. I saw this in store for $75, but it was on sale for $50.  I remember watching this on Amazon, so I rechecked there and it was at $20!  They had about 6 left so naturally I jumped on it.

I now have this set to go along with the 2004 and 2007 Collectors Edition sets.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 21, 2015, 05:26:44 AM
Nice, perfect for you!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 21, 2015, 04:55:07 PM

Tonight at Michaels, I found this awesome Safari Ltd. Toob full of miniature versions of 6 of their full sized dragons. I snagged it with a 50% off coupon so it only cost $5.34 after tax.

They have done Toobz of dragons before, but they have always been "chunky" (soft sculpting and wings as thick as those on their full sized counterparts) so I never picked them up before. These, however, are much improved sculpting wise and their wings' thickness is in proportion to their bodies.

The Toob contains miniature versions of the Forest, Cloud, Mountain, Ice, Golden and Chinese Dragons.

I plan on repainting them and using them as juvenile dragons. I might get a few more sets as I get more 50% off coupons.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 21, 2015, 04:58:14 PM
Here are pics of the new miniature dragons with their full sized counterparts.

Top to bottom:

Forest
Cloud
Mountain
Ice

I do not own the full sized versions of the Golden or Chinese Dragons as I am not fond of their designs.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 21, 2015, 06:08:50 PM
Pretty cool Dan. I love dragons too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 23, 2015, 03:57:41 PM
I just got this awesome McFarlane Fantasy Series Eternal Dragon in the mail. My friend Matt picked it up for me at Assembly Required a few weeks back.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 28, 2015, 10:39:16 AM
That looks pretty tough.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 05, 2015, 10:46:10 AM
As I am still out of comission due to this respiratory infection (I am breathing better, but still not freely), my wife surprised me with this beautiful Safari Ltd. Phoenix to add to my mythological menagerie!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 08, 2015, 07:48:11 PM
Got this off ebay the other day. As soon as I saw it I was like "I want it."
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 10, 2015, 08:07:42 PM
Newest acquisitions! Tanooki Mario and Fire Luigi from the World of Nintendo line (4.5 inch figures). The Fire and Tanooki powerups are some of my favorites, and the Tanooki Mario figure itself is fantastic. The tail is movable as well. I always wanted a Tanooki Mario figure ever since Mario 3 came out for the original Nintendo. If they come out with a Hammer Mario figure I'll go nuts lol.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 11, 2015, 05:17:57 PM

I discovered that TRU will price-match several competitors' online prices in addition to their in-store prices so I decided to pick up the 2 Schleich items TRU carries that Walmart.com had for crazy low prices.

The scorpion rider, regularly priced at $49.99 at TRU was $28.20 on Walmart's site.

The Dragon Flyer, regular TRU retail $28.99, was $14.92 on Walmart.com.

Saved quite a nice chunk of change and picked up some stuff I have been wanting since I saw them at Toy Fair in February :)

Too bad I did not know about the price-matching last week when Walmart.com had the Dragon Battering Ram and Dragon Warrior in stock for about half of TRU's price :(
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 13, 2015, 04:49:02 AM
Wow Dan, cool stuff. That scorpion rider is off the charts cool.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 15, 2015, 04:29:17 PM
Last week, after payng the rent, car insurance and various other responsible adult things, I decided to treat myself to some Schleich items that are not carried in brick and mortar stores anywhere near me. I ordered 3 items from www.Walmart.com and 2 of them showed up today (the final item is arriving tomorrow).

I picked up Bullmeras (troll/giant) w/giant firing crossbow and the Dragon Fighter.

Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 16, 2015, 03:04:19 AM
They look good Dan. I am glad that worked out after the horrible experience you had in Wal Mart to get em.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 16, 2015, 07:54:54 PM
Picked up my Schleich Dragon Runner from Walmart.com.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 17, 2015, 04:09:42 AM
You are getting a heck of a dragon collection now Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 21, 2015, 04:25:59 PM
I got these awesome 1/18 scale Transformers casts in the mail today.

I cannot wait to paint them up :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 25, 2015, 02:46:02 PM
I got 2 AWESOME Schleich items for Christmas!

My in-laws got me the TRU exclusive Blue Dragon w/rider that I have been wanting for over 3 years and my wife got me the Griffon w/rider to comlete the set :)

Sadly, some jerk stole the Griffon Rider's spear (Schleich uses open box packaging and this is a common occurence) but I will not let that diminish my joy :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 31, 2015, 03:26:13 PM
Got a great box of fodder in the mail from my friend Eric!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 02, 2016, 03:43:18 PM
Using some holiday money from my mother, I placed an order with Safari Ltd. for the last 3 dragons I was missing.

I got the Desert, Cabe and Guardian Dragons in the mail today.

I have been wanting the Desert Dragon since I saw it at Toy Fair last year :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 02, 2016, 03:44:23 PM
Here is an updated picture of my Schleich Battle Arena full of combatants :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 03, 2016, 07:00:05 AM
Nice, very nice. Love all the beasties.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 04, 2016, 03:34:27 PM
For Christmas I got an amazon gift card, which came in handy as I've been watching this for a while - Fenway Park: Home of the Boston Red Sox (100th Anniversary Collector's Set). There's 12 discs, with old games, highlights and a documentary. It also comes with a 28 page tribute.

Also picked up The Walking Dead Season 5 on blu-ray. There were 2 left, the first one the sleeve was a bit wrinkled. I grabbed the other one and unfortunately this one was also a bit mangled. However, the entire fifth season, 16 episodes on blu-ray for 30 bucks? Sounds like a win.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 05, 2016, 03:48:15 AM
Nice. I got some handy motion lights in. I will snap a few pics of them installed. Wait till you guys see where my new man cave might be.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 05, 2016, 07:45:45 PM
Forgot to post this the other day, I picked up a World of Nintendo 8-bit Mario figure. I would like to get 8-bit Luigi as well.

Today I picked up some UDF Mario figures. These are fairly new, and UDF stands for Ultra Detail Figure. They are very nice figures. I picked up Fire Mario from New Super Mario Bros. U, Tanooki Mario from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Yoshi from Super Mario World.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 06, 2016, 04:30:06 PM
I got this awesome Davros Christmas ornament from my friend Eric. It looks AWESOME with the 3.75" "Doctor Who" figures :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 07, 2016, 03:25:10 AM
Pretty cool and daggone your phone or camera takes fantastic pictures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 07, 2016, 10:23:42 AM
Pretty cool and daggone your phone or camera takes fantastic pictures.

Thanks.

I use my phone for quick pics like this. I have an LG G4, which has the best camera available in a phone right now. I use my regular camera for taking lots of pics at places like NYCC and Toy Fair. My regular camera is a 16 megapixel Canon PHD (Push Here Dummy), nothing too fancy but it gets the job done :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 10, 2016, 10:19:15 AM
Picked up a few more UDF Mario figures last night.

Mario from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Luigi from Luigi's Mansion 2
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 15, 2016, 05:10:35 PM
I got a great box full of Schleich Eldrador goodies!

I picked up the red version of the Blue Dragon w/Rider that I got for Christmas, the last 3 Dragons I was missing (Battering Ram, Hunter, and Warrior) as well as 2 accessory sets.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 15, 2016, 05:14:42 PM
The accessory sets are not as nice as the dragons unfortunately.

The sword from the Dragon's Treasure is cheap looking but I think I can save it with one of my paintjobs :)

The crystal base from the Magic Fire Sword is not nearly as well executed as the protoype was but it is still servicable.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 15, 2016, 05:15:16 PM
Red Dragon w/Rider
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 16, 2016, 05:48:11 AM
I love the dragon stuff. I had a dragon shelf once upon a time. Still one of my favorite books is the Dragonlance Book called Legend of Huma. I will go so see any movie with a feature focus on dragons no matter how awful.

I like the sword in the stone, with your paint work it will be something special.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 23, 2016, 01:11:50 PM
At Toys R Us I picked up a Gold Mario figure from the World of Nintendo line. They also had Cat Luigi, and while I'm not a fan of that power-up, I'm always welcomed to more Luigi figures. They only had one and the paint job was a bit spotty so I passed.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 28, 2016, 08:38:49 PM
Got six "Mutant" animal men and 2 medieval weapons aaccessory sets from the European toy company Papo.

Here are the Dragon, Alligator, Rhino and Tiger Mutants.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 28, 2016, 08:40:36 PM
Here are the Lion and Ram Mutants and the Accessory Sets.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 29, 2016, 03:47:10 AM
Dan, those are great. I think I like the Alligator man the best.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 30, 2016, 12:28:26 PM
While waiting to check out at Toys R Us, I saw these Mario question block candies at the register. The candies are in the shapes of coins, and the question blocks are tin cases. I only bought them for the question block cases, I threw out the candies. I think they make great display pieces, especially with the new articulated Mario figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 03, 2016, 05:01:49 PM
Finally found an 8-Bit Luigi to go with 8-Bit Mario. I tried stores like Target and Toys R Us, and I end up finding him in Walgreen's of all places lol.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 06, 2016, 05:33:34 PM
After the gym today, I went to the Corrado's pet store on the other side of the strip mall and I found this awesome poystone fish tank decoration by BioBubble.

It is called the "Giant Leech" and resembles a creature straight out of "Dungeons & Dragons"! It is missing a small row or rubber sea anemone-like tentacles that go between the body and the neck so I got it for 20% off of the retail price. I have some great tentacles in one of my creature boxes in the garage that will go in the gap at some point in the near future. It needs a complete repaint as well since they factory applied paint is just a sloppy dry brush effort. The neck is "articulated" to the point that it can be rotated at the base to point different directions.

Now I have a great new creature for my fantasy menagerie :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 06, 2016, 05:36:15 PM
More pics including 1 with a 3.75" knight for scale.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 07, 2016, 05:25:37 AM
Dan that is so cool. I love all that fantasy stuff you have. I used to love D and D as a kid. I wonder if they still play it anymore? I guess they do.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 19, 2016, 07:57:56 PM
My beautiful wife got me a late Valentines' Day gift today.

She got me Neca's original 1954 version of Godzilla!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 19, 2016, 08:45:18 PM
Picked up a Cat Luigi figure today. I'm not a fan of this new power-up, but any Luigi figure is gladly welcomed. I think I should be caught up until the next wave.

(Inserting a stock photo as I don't feel like taking him off the shelf lol)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 23, 2016, 07:09:50 PM
Scored 2 more of the newest Schleich castles for $9.97 (with free store pick up) from Walmart.com!

I came up with this configuration using all 3 of these castles that I now own.

The remaining grey pieces will be used for other projects.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 01, 2016, 04:08:24 PM
I came up with a much better configuration for my 3 Schleich Big Knights Castles!

The configuration in the post above was too narrow front to back. This new configuration allows for far mor room for figures/beasts/ fantasy gear to be displayed without looking too cramped.

After taking these pics, I moved the tower in the back to the front right of the castle and it looks even better.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 02, 2016, 02:54:12 AM
That is one awesome set up. Wow, what a steal at ten bucks a piece.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 08, 2016, 04:45:52 PM
After running a bunch of errands I needed to do after work, I found myself in the vicinity of the Bergen Town Center (formerly the Bergen Mall). I hit the TRU down below and having no luck there hit the Target in the mall proper where I FINALLY found the "Marvel Legends" Defenders Of Asgard comic pack I have been hunting for over a week.

 Everywhere I went, I always found the other 2 sets (Machine Man/Iron Man and Vance Astro/Falcon Cap) but no Lady Thor/Odinson sets until today. This was the only Marvel item I saw at Toy Fair that was worth picking up.

 I mainly wanted it for the Odinson, who will be a big meathead barbarian in my fantasy diorama. Lady Thor will hang out with my movie Asgardians on a different shelf or possible be a female Titan as she is taller than most of my regular 3.75" fantasy figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 09, 2016, 05:04:19 AM
I saw your post on FB about that Thor set. It is so nice to see comic sets out again. So hope they do the same thing again for SW Comics.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 09, 2016, 05:40:38 PM
I got an awesome package in the mail from one of my friends.

The big gargoyle is one of my "grail" items!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 12, 2016, 04:19:55 PM
Nothing new for Star Wars stuff in my area, looks like its another dry spell here.

Last week I picked up an Amiibo Warp Pipe display for the Nintendo Amiibos. While they are designed for the Amiibos, I think they make great display pieces for the World of Nintendo figures. I attached a few photos to show the differences.

Today, while doing some clothes shopping (yay adult related things!) I found the movie 42 on blu-ray for $7.50.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 13, 2016, 05:46:16 AM
Nice, I picked up some parts and supplies for a tote box I am making.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 19, 2016, 12:16:27 PM
Scored a "Playmation" MODOK and a "Marvel Infinite Series" Ares today at 5Below!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 22, 2016, 03:18:37 PM
Got 3 awesome dragons and a cybernetic creature from the "Quake" game series today in the mail!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 23, 2016, 02:07:59 AM
Dan, you have one heck of a Dragon collection now!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 25, 2016, 12:58:42 PM
I picked up The Legend of Zelda: Complete Series on DVD today. It's the show from the late 80's. Although I already own a box set of the show (complete series also), that box set also had a few live action Mario skits (which was why I bought that set). This DVD is just the Zelda cartoon itself, all 13 episodes. Granted its a cheesy show, but it was an easy pickup for $5 and nostalgia purposes.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 25, 2016, 07:27:53 PM
Got a package from www.whona.com today containing a 12th Doctor in spacesuit from the episode "Kill The Moon" and the 1973 Supreme Dalek from "Planet Of The Daleks".
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 26, 2016, 03:57:05 AM
More Daleks! I am wondering how many different versions there are?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 26, 2016, 08:49:30 AM
More Daleks! I am wondering how many different versions there are?


Lots and lots of different versions over the last 50+ years of television, and that is not even counting the ones from comics, novels and games!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 27, 2016, 04:48:31 AM
I guess it is safe to assume hundreds, looks like you are on a goal to own or make them all. I like it!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 01, 2016, 11:48:57 AM
Getting ready for opening day.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 03, 2016, 01:46:12 PM
NJCC score!

Some of the b&w boxed figures were picked up for other people, but 1 of each are mine. The small baggie is full of cast goodies from my friend Kevin (heads, a shield and a small dio prop).

The blue suited 10th Doctor was purchased at a Gamestop near where the con was held in Cherry Hill. I already had a 10th Doctor in a different outfit, but this is his iconic look so I wanted to replace the one I already had on display.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 04, 2016, 02:37:28 AM
These look great in your dio Dan. I am seriously considering ordering a set of these even though I do not need a new line to collect, they just look so cool.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 04, 2016, 03:54:18 PM
Walmart and Gamestop scores!

The Schleich cave diorama was $19.99 on Walmart.com.
 The brown outfit Amy Pond variants (which are alot harder to find than the original black/grey outfit version) were clearanced at Gamestop for $4.97 each.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 11, 2016, 02:25:32 PM
Awesome clearance scores on the way home from work today!

I got 3 more Papo Fire Dragon w/Minotaur sets for $1.98 each at TRU in Totowa and an Eaglemoss "Doctor Who" Silent figurine for $9.98 at Gamestop in Totowa.
 The Silent is a non articulated resin figure but it is scaled to the action figure line. I picked it up because I doubt Character Options will ever get around to making the Silents in the 3.75" line.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 13, 2016, 12:45:26 PM
Got my package from www.whona.com containing 5 more 12th Doctor in space suit figures.

I will headswap the figures to make generic spacers for my diorama as the main reason I bought them was for the space germs (spiderlike creatures).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 14, 2016, 02:17:54 AM
I see the flu is hitting you hard Dan. I hope you feel better soon. Good to see you getting some goodies though.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 15, 2016, 05:42:02 PM
My awesome wife surprised me today with a great "feel better gift" (I am battling the flu)- another Schleich Big Knights Castle that she found on clearance at TRU for $29.98!

Now I have 4 of them and I will be able to make a massive circular castle with them!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 16, 2016, 02:50:49 PM
Here is the FINAL configuration of my Schleich Big Knights Castle containing 4 sets.

This thing is ENORMOUS! It measures 64" across (length and width are the same as it is circular) and 21" tall at the top of the highest tower (it is a full 24" tall if you count the flagpole atop the tower).

I cannot get over just how awesome this playset is and really wish I had something of this scale and complexity when I was a kid  ;D

The leftover parts- 2 more central stone areas (like under the tallest tower) and 5 unused stone "elbows" will be uses for future customs projects. An additional central stone area and 3 elbows are being used for my in-progress "Skull Mound" diorama.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 17, 2016, 07:13:49 AM
Dan that looks pretty cool. Lots of options there.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 21, 2016, 05:23:15 PM
I found a single Tamashii Nations "Burning Flame" Effect (Red Ver.) at Barnes & Nobel after work today!
 
This thing is AWESOME (2 of the flames are even ball jointed for additional posing!) and I want these in every color of the spectrum right now!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160421_192532-1_zpsgxyl59vo.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160421_192532-1_zpsgxyl59vo.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160421_192728-1_zpsyvh88br7.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160421_192728-1_zpsyvh88br7.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160421_193308-1_zps22pr6mxt.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160421_193308-1_zps22pr6mxt.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160421_193801-1_zps26yocnsr.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160421_193801-1_zps26yocnsr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Forceflow on April 21, 2016, 06:43:17 PM
Oh man, that fire is awesome. Is that a 4" Gandalf? Curious about the scale. I've seen random imports/collector items at Barnes & Noble before, I'll have to keep looking. Or buy boatloads of hot glue  ;D
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 21, 2016, 06:55:31 PM
Oh man, that fire is awesome. Is that a 4" Gandalf? Curious about the scale. I've seen random imports/collector items at Barnes & Noble before, I'll have to keep looking. Or buy boatloads of hot glue  ;D

That Gandalf is indeed 4" (actually 3.75" scale but he is quite tall so he stands just over 4").
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2016, 02:42:01 AM
Wow, amazon.com is showing 3 different versions of this. The Blue Version is on sale and prime!

http://amzn.to/1XMaKya
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2016, 02:49:34 AM
I just can't get over how cool these Bandai Tamashii Nations Tamashii Effect Burning Flame Action Figures are!

Thanks to Dan posting on these I did a little research on good ole Amazon.com and have found that there are three different colored versions of this:

Red (http://amzn.to/1r3Ds3f)

Blue (http://amzn.to/1r3DgAZ)

and a Dark Purple (http://amzn.to/1Sg1mCL)

Couldn't you just see Darth Vader, the Emperor, or your favorite Sith or Jedi Character surrounded by these! Click here (http://amzn.to/1po7QnD) to get see em all.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Starchaser on April 23, 2016, 09:39:46 AM
Actually Bandai Tamashii Nations effects are available several places. BBTS has them for sale or pre-order (some are sold out already). There are the fire effects, ground impact effects (in gray and beige and a magma one), wave effects (clear and blue), aura effects (blue and yellow), "thunder" effects (blue and yellow), explosion effects (grey and red). There may be other effects as well, but these are the ones I'm familiar with.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 23, 2016, 01:44:00 PM
Barnes & Nobel (Rt 17 in Paramus) score!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160423_162257-1_zpsszkdu6fe.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160423_162257-1_zpsszkdu6fe.jpg.html)

The "Doctor Who" The Curator set was 50% off. I do not collect the 5.5" range but have been eying the lenticular "Gallifrey Falls No More" painting since it was released a few years back so I grabbed it for that.

If anyone is interested in the 5.5" Curator (4th Doctor Tom Baker's surprise cameo in the 50th anniversary special) figure LMK.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160423_163102-1_zps7moadvp2.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160423_163102-1_zps7moadvp2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 25, 2016, 02:37:31 AM
Well Dan started off the end of last week with a cool review of their Red Burning Articulated Effect (http://amzn.to/1NKGA96) and  I started doing a little digging.

Well now I have found out that they have a ton of different style effects like the blue lightning (http://amzn.to/1NKGxKj) you see above. There is also a yellow version (http://amzn.to/26nK2lw) of it.

There are also just a ton of different ground, wave, and explosion effects too along with awesome looking display stands for that one of a kind action figure or custom. Click here (http://amzn.to/26nK50J) to go peruse em all. Good luck buying just one!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 25, 2016, 02:48:59 PM
Picked up another 8-bit Luigi today at Target. They have an 8-bit Mario in modern colors, and I plan on customizing this one with the modern colors for Luigi.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 28, 2016, 03:43:21 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_171857-1_zpstx8fvl56.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_171857-1_zpstx8fvl56.jpg.html)

Thanks to my recently selling some of my comics, I got a big box of Schleich awesomeness from www.happyhentoys.com (after doing grown up stuff with the money like paying rent and bills ;)  )!



(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_173118-1_zpsytspp8so.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_173118-1_zpsytspp8so.jpg.html)

"Eldrador" Griffon w/Warrior - this griffon looks like it is the offspring of their earlier "Knights" armored griffon.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_173250-1_zpsrkqzvcle.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_173250-1_zpsrkqzvcle.jpg.html)

"Eldrador" Dragon w/Warrior - this dragon looks like it is the offspring of their earlier "Knights" armored dragon.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_174057-1_zpspodc85sx.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_174057-1_zpspodc85sx.jpg.html)

More "Eldrador" knights' factions flags for my 2 giant castles.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_173602-1_zpscwbwbyeg.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_173602-1_zpscwbwbyeg.jpg.html)

"Eldrador" Dragon Diver


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_174628-1_zpsklyeckyl.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_174628-1_zpsklyeckyl.jpg.html)

"Wild Life" Fern - can plug into holes in the Cave, Waterfall, and River dioramas.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_175915-1_zps9unolvzf.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_175915-1_zps9unolvzf.jpg.html)

"Wild Life" Waterfall diorama.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_180604-1_zpsgkp6u9sb.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_180604-1_zpsgkp6u9sb.jpg.html)

The Waterfall came with this flamingo figurine.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_175336-1_zpsjffvtqea.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_175336-1_zpsjffvtqea.jpg.html)

"Wild Life" River diorama.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_180151-1_zpspmohuuzm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_180151-1_zpspmohuuzm.jpg.html)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_180232-1_zpshcbqtpjt.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_180232-1_zpshcbqtpjt.jpg.html)

The Waterfall and River dioramas can connect in 2 different configurations.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160428_180337-1_zps04hschhl.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160428_180337-1_zps04hschhl.jpg.html)

And can even connect to the older Cave diorama for a larger display!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 29, 2016, 02:43:06 AM
Schleich is so smart with their stuff. That water stuff looks real.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 29, 2016, 05:39:56 AM
Schleich is so smart with their stuff. That water stuff looks real.

The water effect is very creatively done- there is an opaque plastic sheet with the riverbed details printed on it that attaches to the tan base. A hard clear  plastic piece that is textured like water is then placed over it and the tan river bank pieces go on the sides to anchor the 2 river pieces. Gives it a nice 3D effect that looks like you are looking into a fairly deep fast moving river despite being less than 1/4" thick.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 30, 2016, 02:48:14 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160430_165026-1_zpsnjb0lhtc.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160430_165026-1_zpsnjb0lhtc.jpg.html)

I have been wanting a "World Of Nintendo" Metroid for a long time but gave up due to the stupid prices they fetch on ebay always resulting in bare shelves and today I lucked into not 1 but 2! I grabbed them both :) !
 
TRU has all of their Schleich items on clearance. I snagged all of their Hay and Straw bundles for $1.99 each! I might hit up some more TRUs for more.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 03, 2016, 04:10:41 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160503_181130-1_zpszawq7kdn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160503_181130-1_zpszawq7kdn.jpg.html)

I hit up the 2 TRUs in Paramus (Rts 4 + 17) after work and scored more Schleich cleance goodies!

The Rt 17 TRU had 5 more of the "Eldrador" set but I will wait for them to be clearanced lower before getting the rest.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160503_182336-1_zpsp560vzft.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160503_182336-1_zpsp560vzft.jpg.html)

The dungeon creatures are small but really nicely detailed. The paint on the bug and dragon is not as complex as the paint on the lizard, but I can rectify that :)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160503_185555_zpsnq5axtce.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160503_185555_zpsnq5axtce.jpg.html)

Here you can see that the Hay and Straw bundles act as "supplies" inside my castle walls. Eventually they will be split between the 2 castles when the second one eventually gets set up again.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 06, 2016, 12:20:20 PM
Picked up a PVC Inspector Gadget figure off ebay. Already had this but it was rather old and missing the blades on the copter. Nice to get a new and complete one. Maybe I'll paint the old one gray so he has the right color trenchcoat.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 07, 2016, 05:27:44 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160507_200809-1_zpsodoaxk2p.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160507_200809-1_zpsodoaxk2p.jpg.html)

My awesome wife bought me a 2013 SDCC exclusive "Heroclix" Shuma-Gorath today at Time Warp Comics And Games!

I have wanted one of these for 3 years and I FINALLY have one!

This figurine is awesome and fits in nicely with my other eldrich creatures. There is a hidden ball on it's backside where the tentacles come together that articulates the eye, allowing it to look in any direction!

With a 3.75" knight for scale:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160507_200937-1_zpswcrxdhzr.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160507_200937-1_zpswcrxdhzr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 08, 2016, 05:32:24 AM
Pretty cool Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on June 03, 2016, 12:58:26 PM
Picked up these Mario Bros. S.H. Figuarts today. They are nicely sculpted and detailed figures, great articulation as well. They have quite a few others I'd like to get. With the accessories given and lack of space at the moment I'll be keeping these boxed for the time being.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 04, 2016, 10:44:53 AM
Bought myself a birthday present this afternoon: the "Pacific Rim" Kaiju Mutavore!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_133130-1_zpsepwivioh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_133130-1_zpsepwivioh.jpg.html)


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_135311-1_zpsjsuybqlq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_135311-1_zpsjsuybqlq.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_135332-1_zpspongcfrx.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_135332-1_zpspongcfrx.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_135353-1_zpscug94gey.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_135353-1_zpscug94gey.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_135431-1_zpsyeqlguu9.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_135431-1_zpsyeqlguu9.jpg.html)

W/ 3.75" figure for scale:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_135451-1_zpswn3u3uqo.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_135451-1_zpswn3u3uqo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 04, 2016, 12:21:33 PM
My birthday presents from my beautiful wife:  "Warcraft" 6" Orcs!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_140455-1_zpsykdwlhui.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_140455-1_zpsykdwlhui.jpg.html)



Durotan
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_145007-1_zpszysns9tl.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_145007-1_zpszysns9tl.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_145023_HDR-1_zpsfedtvser.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_145023_HDR-1_zpsfedtvser.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_145030_HDR-1_zpsqmpxjfom.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_145030_HDR-1_zpsqmpxjfom.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_145038_HDR-1_zpsyp7lxvk7.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_145038_HDR-1_zpsyp7lxvk7.jpg.html)



Blackhand
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_144857_HDR-1_zpsdbj09hi1.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_144857_HDR-1_zpsdbj09hi1.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_144910-1_zpshinfr8bv.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_144910-1_zpshinfr8bv.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_144925_HDR-1_zpszyisu5na.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_144925_HDR-1_zpszyisu5na.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_144939_HDR-1_zpsdekwmkpn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_144939_HDR-1_zpsdekwmkpn.jpg.html)



(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_145051-1_zpsgtzurnqp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_145051-1_zpsgtzurnqp.jpg.html)


With 3.75" figure for scale:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160604_145115_HDR-1_zpsovrxt652.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160604_145115_HDR-1_zpsovrxt652.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 05, 2016, 05:00:47 AM
They look great! Those Orcs are perfect for your dios.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on June 10, 2016, 11:41:25 AM
My "super" haul today.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 11, 2016, 10:24:12 AM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160611_125602-1_zpsnip2iwve.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160611_125602-1_zpsnip2iwve.jpg.html)


My awesome wife picked up these cool animal skeletons for me today at a local dollar store!

They are above usual dollar store quality and the anatomy aside from the vertebrae on the horse's neck is pretty good, much better than many of the animal and dino skeletons you usually see in dollar stores.

I really like the ape skull, hopefully I can find more of these sets in the future.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160611_125602-1_zpsnip2iwve.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160611_125602-1_zpsnip2iwve.jpg.html)
This is interesting as it also shows a snake model on the bottom left corner. I am guessing that there might be other sets available with different models. There is a website on the back of the packaging ( www.oceandesertsales.com. ) which I am going to check out and see if there are other sets pictured.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160611_125756-1_zpsec8wohgw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160611_125756-1_zpsec8wohgw.jpg.html)
Note the funky vertebrae on the horses in the middle row.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160611_125849-1_zps2lvlpyoa.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160611_125849-1_zps2lvlpyoa.jpg.html)
With 3.75" figure for scale.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160611_130100-1_zpshelzojtu.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160611_130100-1_zpshelzojtu.jpg.html)
The ape skulls are worth the cost of the entire set alone.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 11, 2016, 05:29:02 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160611_200340-1_zps2us0ewb1.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160611_200340-1_zps2us0ewb1.jpg.html)


I went back to the $1 store my wife got the skeletal animals for me from and bought the last 3 packs they had.

I lucked out and 1 of the 3 sets was the set with 3 different skeletons than I had already gotten. What I initially thought to be a gator based on the pic I found online turned out to be some form of prehistoric whale (this is the weakest of the models, detail wise).

The snake looks less like a skeletal snake and more like some kind of segmented armored alien snake. I will be removing the skull and adding a different head to make it an alien snake in a diorama. The skull will be used as well in a different diorama.

The parrot is the best of the 3. The sculpting is really well done and this one does the best job (along with the snake) of hiding the hole where the plastic was injected into the mold. The other models have the injection hole in the center of their ribcages ruining the detail there but the parrot has it on the bottom of its perch.

I eventually hope to score some more of these sets.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160611_200459-1_zpsdlyrqxu7.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160611_200459-1_zpsdlyrqxu7.jpg.html)

With 3.75" scale figure:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160611_200545-1_zpsy8un2gxa.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160611_200545-1_zpsy8un2gxa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 13, 2016, 06:05:57 AM
The skeleton animals are fantastic. I will be on the look out for those!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 14, 2016, 03:18:22 PM
I received packages from Cap and drbindy of Joe Customs today containing all of the awesomeness pictured below!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160614_173512-1_zpsp45vi3of.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160614_173512-1_zpsp45vi3of.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160614_173020-1_zpsfbeswcvw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160614_173020-1_zpsfbeswcvw.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160614_173745-1_zpsl9eyzd8m.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160614_173745-1_zpsl9eyzd8m.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160614_173657-1_zpseecv3oir.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160614_173657-1_zpseecv3oir.jpg.html)

The biggest surprise were the 2 vintage "Dragonheart" dragons in the box from Eric. I had these guys (and the larger Griffon Dragon and the electronic supersized ultimate Draco) almost 2 decades ago but they were lost in one move or another. I was actively looking for them again at NYCC and local toy shows/shops last year but gave up hope of ever having them again so imagine the joy I experienced when I pulled them out of the bubble wrap! Maybe someday I will reacquire the other 2 as well.

I got tons of great figures, dragons, accessories and diorama pieces today and I still have at least 3 more trade packages on their way to me that will contain even more customizing awesomeness! ????

Thanks again, guys!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 15, 2016, 03:28:30 PM
Another $1 store score!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160615_174035-1_zpshg993mwv.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160615_174035-1_zpshg993mwv.jpg.html)

A few months back, I got a trade package from Dark Jedi on Joe Customs containing, in addition to the items we traded on, an assortment of small dragons. The adult dragons were molds I already had from a pair of polybags I had gotten from a local $1 store, but the dragon hatchlings breaking out of their shells were new and awesome. After all of this time, I lucked upon several packs of dragons with the hatchlings included. I found these at the same store I had gotten the polybags from last year. The hatchlings were worth the $1 a package by themselves. The hatchlings need painting, but the sculpts are pretty far above dollar store quality.
 
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160615_174230-1_zpsmj1hr0n0.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160615_174230-1_zpsmj1hr0n0.jpg.html)

They had 20 packs but I only picked up 10 for now. When I have some more "fun money", I will swing by the $1 store again and get the other 10 if they are still there.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 18, 2016, 09:57:02 AM
Got a trade package full of "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." awesomeness today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160618_123347-1_zpsvgkas1bm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160618_123347-1_zpsvgkas1bm.jpg.html)
 
FINALLY having their Skeletons in hand, I can say they were truly worth the wait since their announcement over 2 years ago!

With contents of Silver Accessory Set laid out:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160618_123926-1_zpsqey9qyhg.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160618_123926-1_zpsqey9qyhg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 19, 2016, 06:35:59 AM
I am so tempted to get into HACKS, but have resisted so far. They do look great though. Those skeletons are right up your alley Dan!

Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 19, 2016, 12:51:24 PM
I am so tempted to get into HACKS, but have resisted so far. They do look great though. Those skeletons are right up your alley Dan!

The Greek stuff really did not do much for me aside from the Skeletons and snake bodied Gorgons, but the next Series due early next year is fantasy based so I will be buying tons of the Orcs, Knights, Barbarians, etc.

After that is the Retro Space series which pulls its inspiration from 50's and 60's sci-fi imagery (lots of jet packs with fins, bubble helmets and ray guns :)   ).

Series 4 is Pirates Vs. Merpeople which will be awesome!

They are a bit pricey at $20 for named characters, but they are worth every penny as they are SUPER articulated and have some of the best paint apps I have ever seen at this scale. The Boss Fight Studio crew are all former Hasbro designers/sculptors/etc. so if you like TVC era Star Wars figures or modern (25th Anniversary to now) G.I.Joes, then you will love these figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Forceflow on June 19, 2016, 07:55:42 PM
Grabbed 2 Skyrim Dovahkiin figures at a local Target (Columbus, Ohio). I don't normally collect 6" of anything, but he was too good to pass up at $16. The extra is for my brother, who's currently on another Skyrim kick (I'll never go near it again! I have a life now!)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 22, 2016, 05:00:58 AM
As a teacher of history (Ancient Greece at that) I could so set up a few mini-dios with these. Maybe. We will see.

I am sure I will decide I want em when you can't find em anymore.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 24, 2016, 03:42:27 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160624_180708-1_zpsknkrphcm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160624_180708-1_zpsknkrphcm.jpg.html)

I had a $5 Toys R Us Rewards voucher emailed to me today so I hit the Totowa TRU and snagged another Schleich Big Feed Set. Cost me nothing as it was $4.97 but the vouchcer negated the cost so there wasn't even tax to pay!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160624_180817-1_zpsidut8nik.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160624_180817-1_zpsidut8nik.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on June 24, 2016, 08:08:22 PM
My Mario haul this past week includes:

Princess Peach from the World of Nintendo line. What's a Mario collection without the Princess?

Bowser from S.H. Figuarts. I'm just blown away by this figure, the likeness and detail is fantastic.

I also bought a Boo and 8-Bit Donkey Kong. I have an extra 8-Bit Mario I'd like to paint, representing his appearance from the game Donkey Kong to go with the DK figure.

Lastly I picked up an amiibo Mario end level display. I wasn't going to pick this up initially, but it was marked down 3 times. It started out at $24.97, then $19.97, and finally $14.97.  At that price I had to get it. I don't collect amiibos but I thought this would make a nice display piece to go with the action figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 25, 2016, 03:46:51 PM
Snagged this on clearance at TRU for $2.97. I have wanted that golden armored elf for a long time but didn't want the other figures in the $10 pack.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160625_144901-1_zpsbhnan3x4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160625_144901-1_zpsbhnan3x4.jpg.html)

I hope to score another at this price in the near future so I can have 2 of the golden armored elves as guards in my diorama.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 25, 2016, 07:40:53 PM
Hit the TRU in Secaucus NJ after dinner with my wife looking for another clearance pack of elves with no luck. I did find this cool Schleich Dragon Knight with awesome fire weapons for $2.97 on clearance.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160625_220155-1_zpskfalnhmo.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160625_220155-1_zpskfalnhmo.jpg.html)

I had 2 of the awesome Schleich "Magic Fire Swords" but wanted them to look unique so I modified the one on the left with the fire plumes from the helmet of the knight the sword came with to make a "tri-fire sword".


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160625_222412-1_zpstp5zp0uy.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160625_222412-1_zpstp5zp0uy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 26, 2016, 04:58:21 AM
Cool pick ups. Great fire effect customizing on that sword pommel too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 02, 2016, 12:32:59 PM
Dollar store haul!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160702_151550-1_zpsydcijtgi.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160702_151550-1_zpsydcijtgi.jpg.html)

I returned to the dollar store from a few weeks back and snagged the last of the dragon packs with the hatchlings.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160702_143953-1_zpsbldir2mw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160702_143953-1_zpsbldir2mw.jpg.html)

I also grabbed 4 necklaces to harvest the crystals within their mesh for future projects. Sadly, the black crystals are horribly malformed with tons of air bubbles and poor moldings- they will end up being coal or some other rough stones after I hit them with Testors Dullcote to kill the shine.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160702_150102-1_zpssxhoiwsf.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160702_150102-1_zpssxhoiwsf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 03, 2016, 04:46:39 AM
Interesting way to get crystals.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 03, 2016, 01:58:48 PM
Van Saun County Zoo gift shop haul!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160703_161911-1_zpsqaw2cq1g.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160703_161911-1_zpsqaw2cq1g.jpg.html)

Safari Ltd. Cottonmouth Water Moccasins, 5 for $5.50!

With a 1/18 figure for scale:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160703_161958-1_zpsbbnajdpe.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160703_161958-1_zpsbbnajdpe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 05, 2016, 07:10:29 PM
Picked up a S.H. Figuarts Yoshi figure the other day. These are great figures and I love all the accessories they come with. The Mario figure from the same line can also ride Yoshi which is pretty cool. With lack of space and not wanting to lose the accessories I'll be keeping them boxed for the time being.

Also bought a Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia baseball figure from McFarlane. Pedroia is the current Second Baseman on the team. When I was younger I used to collect the baseball Starting Lineup figures. I'm not looking to collect these figures now, I just want to get a few figures. Pedroia is my favorite player (very scrappy ball player) and I'd also like to get David Ortiz, the power hitter who is in his last season playing.

These will look great with my Red Sox shelf.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 07, 2016, 03:16:36 PM
Got a trade box full of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. and Schleich awesomeness from joemichaels70 of Joe Customs today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160707_171924-1_zpsqougoac5.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160707_171924-1_zpsqougoac5.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160707_175551-1_zpstkgd78io.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160707_175551-1_zpstkgd78io.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 07, 2016, 03:56:27 PM
I just saw that on FB. Nice Dan!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 10, 2016, 02:10:33 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160710_154119-1_zpsw5swm7j2.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160710_154119-1_zpsw5swm7j2.jpg.html)

Awesome trade package from Erik Araña of Boss Fight Studios full of ?#?VitruvianHACKS? goodness!

The wrist armor and knife are for my Gorgon Empress and High Priestess respectively. The Amazon skirt is for a future custom and the unexpected bonus heads will find homes as parts for future projects!

Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 19, 2016, 02:19:15 PM
I got 2 trade packages in the mail today from Cap and General Hawk from JoeCustoms.com!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160719_152412-1_zpsbbog9gpd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160719_152412-1_zpsbbog9gpd.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160719_152308-1_zpsxabihwfx.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160719_152308-1_zpsxabihwfx.jpg.html)

The packages contained Vintage "Dragonheart" dragons, Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." armor, a Safari Ltd. supply pile and 4 creepy cool gaming miniatures!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 20, 2016, 05:26:22 AM
Nice, I am gonna have a dragon to post in here too.

Dan, what do you think about the toysrus dragon?

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=33828456&cp=&parentPage=search
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 20, 2016, 09:44:21 AM
Nice, I am gonna have a dragon to post in here too.

Dan, what do you think about the toysrus dragon?

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=33828456&cp=&parentPage=search

Not a fan of the soft rubber neck, but it is otherwise a nice looking dragon.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 21, 2016, 03:08:01 PM
I finally got the Eaglemoss "Doctor Who" Emperor Dalek Mega Figurine I ordered back on the 4th of July during their 50% off sale!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160721_172123-1_zpsdv3gsxzw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160721_172123-1_zpsdv3gsxzw.jpg.html)


Initially they sent me the wrong figurine and it took another week to get the right one out to me (they let me keep the incorrect figurine) so now it can finally take its place at the head of my Dalek forces!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160721_172157-1_zpsj4qz1z32.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160721_172157-1_zpsj4qz1z32.jpg.html)


Here is a cool dio shot:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160721_172618-1_zpsyxp9s4cn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160721_172618-1_zpsyxp9s4cn.jpg.html)


P.S. - This is the incorrect figurine they told me to keep:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/received_1457346140957859_zpseorw3gdj.jpeg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/received_1457346140957859_zpseorw3gdj.jpeg.html)

The paintwork on the little Dalek is really sloppy so it needs a complete repaint (it is the proper scale to work with my other 60's Daleks).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 22, 2016, 07:12:17 AM
Looks great with all your other Daleks
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 23, 2016, 11:50:32 AM
Went searching for the last Kaiju from "Pacific Rim" with no success but I did come home with some goodies.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160723_132858-1_zps45dz1cai.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160723_132858-1_zps45dz1cai.jpg.html)

I picked up these 2 "Animal Planet" deep sea sets as the large sea creatures are just awesome looking!



I also scored these 2 items for $.03 each!
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160723_132947-1_zpslb6mwuve.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160723_132947-1_zpslb6mwuve.jpg.html)

The tree monster I got just for his club.  The bird guy with the griffon's sword is broken off/missing, but I gave him a cool spear instead.

EDIT:  While breaking down all of the cardboard, I found the broken off sword and glued it back onto the hilt so the bird guy is complete :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 24, 2016, 05:34:43 AM
Boy Dan you find the deals!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 26, 2016, 07:15:25 PM
Few more Mario pickups this past week.

- Tanooki Mario and Goomba in the 2.5" line.

- Another SH Figuarts level display. This one comes with a coin, Buzzy Beetle, 2 red pipes (big and small), and a Piranha Plant you can place in the pipes.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 27, 2016, 03:45:23 PM
I hit FYE after work today and picked up this awesome "Doctor Who" K-9 keyring to use with my 3.75" figures.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160714_174152-1_zpsyvfsinab.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160714_174152-1_zpsyvfsinab.jpg.html)



You can see here that it is just about PERFECTLY scaled for use with the 3.75" "Doctor Who" line!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160727_180339-1_zpsnurbeg9k.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160727_180339-1_zpsnurbeg9k.jpg.html)

 
Comparison between the figural air freshener (l) I was previously using in my display and the new key ring (r) to show scale.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160727_180510-1_zps5mavfj12.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160727_180510-1_zps5mavfj12.jpg.html)

I am debating painting the collar in the colors of the 4th Doctor's scarf and the neck black to match most of the props used on the show (the current blue collar and silver neck appeared far less frequently on the show).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 28, 2016, 02:44:37 PM
After work TRU haul!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160728_170950-1_zpsv4l8x2w7.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160728_170950-1_zpsv4l8x2w7.jpg.html)

I found a third Metroid :)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160728_194233-1_zpsvuibcjlc.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160728_194233-1_zpsvuibcjlc.jpg.html)


The Papo Cyberdragon was clearanced at $3.48.

The "True Legends" tree monster was clearanced at $.03 just like the one I got last weekend, but the cashier gave it to me for free as they were supposed to pull them from the floor!


Here are some better looks at the Papo Cyberdragon:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160728_171159-1_zpsswr7uiyx.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160728_171159-1_zpsswr7uiyx.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160728_171237-1_zpsd5cf8kxp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160728_171237-1_zpsd5cf8kxp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Dag Marus on July 28, 2016, 03:17:18 PM
Love Neca's work with the Aliens line.  This Newt is fantastic!  The only part I'm not thrilled about is that the helmet has this weird contouring thing to her hair that makes it impossible to sit right on Hick's head.  But a couple minutes with the dremel ought to take care of that.  (And yes, that's my custom Apone, as Al Matthews is unlikely to ever let them make a real one.)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZeWyqF8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/w1Ume0p.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 29, 2016, 09:23:02 AM
I don't know how many times I have wished NECA would get a SW license. Great stuff.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Dag Marus on July 29, 2016, 11:20:45 AM
I would actually consider buying the 6 inch line if it were made by NECA.  (Mostly because it would probably allow us to have kept the SA 3.75" figures....)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 01, 2016, 10:15:11 AM
I picked up Shaun of the Dead and World War Z on Blu-Ray today at Target.

Oh and some clothes because I guess I'm an adult.


Edit:  Ended up selling some DVDs at a local comic shop. I used that money to buy a DVD set of the first 3 Indiana Jones films. Also picked up on Blu-Ray Band of Brothers and The Pacific.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 02, 2016, 07:01:12 AM
I need to get that Band of Brothers DVD series sometime too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 05, 2016, 07:16:17 PM
Today I hit the Totowa TRU after work and found the final "Pacific Rim" Kaiju from Neca!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160805_172029-1_zpsj7enjnnx.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160805_172029-1_zpsj7enjnnx.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160805_182938-1_zpsyjqzfziq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160805_182938-1_zpsyjqzfziq.jpg.html)

Hardship joins the rest of his fellow Kaiju in my collection :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 06, 2016, 05:02:32 AM
Definitely one of the toughest looking kaijus from Pacific Rim. I was so bummed to hear the movie was put back a bit.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 06, 2016, 12:58:31 PM
I picked up 2 cheap lighters at a dollar store just for the metal front pieces.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160806_151525-1_zpsnmjjjm4i.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160806_151525-1_zpsnmjjjm4i.jpg.html)

I pried them off incredibly easily.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160806_151947-1_zps8q1huxjc.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160806_151947-1_zps8q1huxjc.jpg.html)

They will be used for a future custom project. Maybe as wall decorations or even as shields.


Scale comparison with a 3.75" figure:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160806_153133-1_zpsxsgnytmt.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160806_153133-1_zpsxsgnytmt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 08, 2016, 04:40:07 PM
I went back to the dollar store from Saturday and grabbed the rest of the lighters that had cool metal front pieces. There were 2 additional designs I left behind because they were not cool enough.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160808_192219-1_zpsyxtkupjj.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160808_192219-1_zpsyxtkupjj.jpg.html)

I wish they had more of the ones with the snakes and the multiple skulls as I would have bought several more for future projects.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 09, 2016, 08:31:37 AM
pretty neat if you ask me.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 11, 2016, 02:50:08 PM
Sgcaper from www.joecustoms.com sent me a package full of awesome fodder!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160811_171011-1_zpsywzew1po.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160811_171011-1_zpsywzew1po.jpg.html)

The package contained 4 of the brand new Neca "Aliens" facehuggers from the just released Creature Pack, several different "G.I.Joe" arrows, a pair of 50th Anniversary Zartan legs and some "Marauder Task Force" armor plates.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160811_171604-1_zpsxpzz0h71.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160811_171604-1_zpsxpzz0h71.jpg.html)

Also knowing what a huge Grumpy Cat fan I am, he included a souvenir tin of Grumpy Cat mints from Yellowstone National Park! :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 12, 2016, 02:47:18 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160812_162618-1_zpsfydb2lrs.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160812_162618-1_zpsfydb2lrs.jpg.html)

I finally got a Schleich "Wild Life" Watering Hole diorama!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160812_164644-1_zps3x0qpt20.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160812_164644-1_zps3x0qpt20.jpg.html)

This completes my collection of the various "Wild Life" African elements. These dioramas will serve as an alien planet diorama with the right add-ons.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160812_164353-1_zpsomrv1vxn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160812_164353-1_zpsomrv1vxn.jpg.html)
 
This set came with several great animals and fits seamlessly with the River, Waterfall and Cave dioramas

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160812_164836-1_zpscgmq1w4w.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160812_164836-1_zpscgmq1w4w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 13, 2016, 06:48:36 AM
So cool to see dio pieces.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Dag Marus on August 14, 2016, 09:26:36 PM
Stuff like this is why I love NECA.

(http://i.imgur.com/ypjpKec.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RuRwX0u.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EJkhGL8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/arKo5iF.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 15, 2016, 02:15:15 AM
I so wish NECA would get a SW license.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 19, 2016, 06:01:30 PM
After work today I hit TRU and found the Funko ReAction SDCC "The Dark Crystal" Landstrider With Jen 2pk!
 
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160819_172001-1_zpsf3popaab.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160819_172001-1_zpsf3popaab.jpg.html)

I have never had any interest in the ReAction line as they featured soft sculpts and 70's articulation, but this series is the first to feature modern quality sculpts (they still feature the 5POA articulation though) and I LOVE "The Dark Crystal" so I will be getting this entire line.

Here they are with a 3.75" BFS Spartan for scale:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160819_173636_HDR-1_zps3oez2txa.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160819_173636_HDR-1_zps3oez2txa.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160819_175044-1_zpsvunag5v2.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160819_175044-1_zpsvunag5v2.jpg.html)


At the same time, I also found 10 more Papo Cyberdragons for $3 each!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160819_173833-1_zpscl6epqlg.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160819_173833-1_zpscl6epqlg.jpg.html)


Then, finally, tonight when my wife and I went out to dinner, we stopped at another TRU and I found another Papo Cyberdragon and a Papo Chimeara.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160819_202725-1_zpsr1vc7tug.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160819_202725-1_zpsr1vc7tug.jpg.html)

The best part was that the Chimeara was only $.03 and the Cyberdragon did not have a tag so the cashier just rang up the Chimeara twice! Total cost: $.06! :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 20, 2016, 05:18:13 AM
Dark Crystal stuff is awesome. I didn't even know the ReAction line was getting Dark Crystal. I could easily get sucked into getting all of these myself.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 20, 2016, 10:31:43 AM
I stopped in Barnes & Noble Thursday night and noticed they are selling more collectible items. I picked up another Super Mario Bros. SH Figuarts set, this one being Set D.  I still got a few left to get. They are very good sets.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 26, 2016, 12:04:27 PM
Nice way to start the weekend. Found the latest wave in the World of Nintendo Mario figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 26, 2016, 07:28:45 PM
Scored 6 Schleich Feed Sets at 2 different TRUs for only $3 each!


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160826_193654-1_zps5y9kt7ih.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160826_193654-1_zps5y9kt7ih.jpg.html)



I picked up these 3 bags of awesome GITD decorative stones at Michaels today for only $3.20 each as I had 50% off coupons.
 
They will be used in a diorama as ore on an alien world.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160826_193709-1_zps1lvy1mwu.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160826_193709-1_zps1lvy1mwu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 28, 2016, 07:32:10 AM
Dan how you sniff out all those great deals amazes me. I would just like to follow you on your toy runs a time or two.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 28, 2016, 12:37:53 PM
Hit another TRU and grabbed three more of the $2.98 Schleich Feed Sets to even up my number of hay bales.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160828_150027-1_zpshm7kewkw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160828_150027-1_zpshm7kewkw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 28, 2016, 12:38:47 PM
Dan how you sniff out all those great deals amazes me. I would just like to follow you on your toy runs a time or two.

 do have a lot of luck when it comes to finding awesome bargains :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 29, 2016, 02:28:57 AM
Yes you do.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 30, 2016, 03:44:34 PM
TRU haul for today.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160830_180719-1_zpsmaomuzsv.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160830_180719-1_zpsmaomuzsv.jpg.html)

The Schleich Therizinosaurus was only $13 (down from almost $30) after being pricematched to www.Walmart.com. I have wanted one of these for awhile but kept passing because of the price, but when I saw the sale on www.Walmart.com, I utilized TRU's seldom mentioned pricematching policy.
 
The 18" "Warcraft" figure was reduced to $24.95 and there was an additional 30% off sale due to the impending DVD release of the movie so it only cost $17.89! Again, I have been wanting 1 for a bit now to represent an Uber Troll (larger species than a Great Troll) in my fantasy display but the original $39.99 price tag made me wait. I made a custom tree trunk mace for him a few weeks back that still needs painting.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 01, 2016, 02:30:25 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160901_171048-1_zpssqlkrtda.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160901_171048-1_zpssqlkrtda.jpg.html)

I got this awesome and long out of production Chap Mei armored sabertoothed cat from the "Savage Beast Raiders" line from Joe Armory!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 02, 2016, 02:45:10 AM
Interesting find. Reminds me of the Mech Lions.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 03, 2016, 10:57:48 AM
After getting my hair cut this morning, Liz and I ran some pre-hurricane errands.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160903_132205-1_zpsfceo53sh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160903_132205-1_zpsfceo53sh.jpg.html)

At the same dollar store I found those dragons and those lighters with the great metal fronts I found these awesome skulls in their Halloween set up.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160903_132515-1_zpsdyqzmwod.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160903_132515-1_zpsdyqzmwod.jpg.html)

These skulls are different that the other 2 varieties I have in that they have more simian features (smaller ocular orbits and longer mandibles) than the others. They will be used in a future to be determined diorama project.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 04, 2016, 06:58:11 AM
Stay safe with that hurricane stuff Dan. I was hoping it would send some rain our way, but  no luck. Ain't it sad when you don't want it to be pretty for labor day weekend!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 10, 2016, 01:34:39 PM
Dollar store diorama fodder haul thanks to my awesome wife!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN5911_zpswldqqbti.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN5911_zpswldqqbti.jpg.html)
These 2 bird skeletons are huge (7") and are articulated (beak, neck, wings) and will be used for Gryffin skeletons after modification.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN5912_zpsajd3hosa.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN5912_zpsajd3hosa.jpg.html)
The fanged skull is about 5" and will be part of a future fantasy environment.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN5916_zps2zrl5pdx.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN5916_zps2zrl5pdx.jpg.html)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN5915_zpsfo0dpcpr.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN5915_zpsfo0dpcpr.jpg.html)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN5914_zpsrki2ywmw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN5914_zpsrki2ywmw.jpg.html)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN5913_zps22qtonsv.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN5913_zps22qtonsv.jpg.html)
The plants are 12" for the short green one and 18" for the blue/purple ones. They will be cut down for shorter plants (maybe 2.5" - 3.5") for a future alien jungle diorama.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/DSCN5917%202_zps4loojk5h.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/DSCN5917%202_zps4loojk5h.jpg.html)
I also got this McFarlane Toys "X-Files" diorama element at a church sale on my block for $.50 after we got home today!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 10, 2016, 07:35:57 PM
Picked up some official MLB baseballs from Walmart today. If you go to a sports store they would want about $15 just for one. They were $7 so I grabbed 2.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 13, 2016, 02:43:31 PM
I forgot to post this yesterday.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160912_224758-1_zpsqtykmgsq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160912_224758-1_zpsqtykmgsq.jpg.html)

My awesome wife bought me another Funko ReAction "The Dark Crystal" Landstrider w/Jen set for being the best husband in the world :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 14, 2016, 02:41:41 PM
Dollar Tree diorama fodder haul!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160914_171428-1_zpsd8d4xw1z.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160914_171428-1_zpsd8d4xw1z.jpg.html)
The big skull is 6" or 7". The 2 skulls on the stands have articulated jaws. There were also solid, 1 piece variants but I wanted the articulated jaws for variety in case I want to remove them. The stands also have diorama fodder potential. I am debating getting 2 more.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160914_171533-1_zpsfxsuph7z.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160914_171533-1_zpsfxsuph7z.jpg.html)
The real stars of this haul are the GITD skulls with stakes. They have great detailing. I plan to pick up a few more next time I hit Dollar Tree.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 14, 2016, 07:16:52 PM
TRU Schleich clearance haul!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160914_220449-1_zpslzowweid.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160914_220449-1_zpslzowweid.jpg.html)

All of the figures were $1.58 each and the creature was $3.98!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 15, 2016, 03:06:49 AM
Leave it to you to find such good deals.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 15, 2016, 05:21:38 PM
I returned to Dollar Tree and picked up the last of the skulls I wanted for future diorama projects.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160915_181747-1_zpstglgjl8g.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160915_181747-1_zpstglgjl8g.jpg.html)


I was really surprised to discover that there are 2 different designs for the GITD skulls. I ended up with 3 of each.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160915_183005-1_zpsrhy8qamn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160915_183005-1_zpsrhy8qamn.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160915_183112-1_zpspt73nsqk.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160915_183112-1_zpspt73nsqk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on September 16, 2016, 11:09:36 AM
Went to Walmart and grabbed one more official MLB baseball, still on sale for $7.  It was the last one so I figured why not.

No luck with any early releases of the Rogue One products either. Resistance X-wings (blue) in my area are on sale for $35.  I'm waiting for them to go a bit lower before I buy another one. I'd like to get a second and paint it for Red Squadron.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 16, 2016, 04:01:27 PM
Another TRU Schleich clearance haul!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160916_173310-1_zpsb6mek22j.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160916_173310-1_zpsb6mek22j.jpg.html)

These were $1.58 each but after my Rewards certificate, they cost me $2.27 in total
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 17, 2016, 03:28:44 AM
You sure don't seem to need a very large collecting budget. Pennies here and there! Great finds.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 17, 2016, 06:29:18 AM
You sure don't seem to need a very large collecting budget. Pennies here and there! Great finds.

Thanks!

I have gotten to the point where I am not really buying much at all anymore due to the increasing cost of toys so I am being very selective as to what I do buy so finding these incredible clearance deals really helps.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 17, 2016, 09:51:00 AM
Dollar store and Halloween store hauls!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160917_121122-1_zpsonexjhxe.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160917_121122-1_zpsonexjhxe.jpg.html)
The bobble skulls utilize the same molds as the GITD skulls I have been picking up but have the bonus of both spinal columns and usable disc bases for additional projects.

The shrieking skull is 5" and from the same manufacturer as the fanged skull from a week ago.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160917_121221-1_zpsv8mb9sja.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160917_121221-1_zpsv8mb9sja.jpg.html)
At the Halloween store on Rt46, I picked up two 18-count bags of 1/6 scale skulls.
These 2 hauls fulfill all of my larger than 1/18 scale skull needs to last the rest of my diorama building life :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Dag Marus on September 19, 2016, 09:21:51 PM
Vasquez!  Love the figure, but it IS odd they skimped on some of the details, like the "Adios!" on the smartgun. Still, one of their best likenesses ever.


(http://i.imgur.com/DDNlESC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/EOg1cCp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/yp7qYeP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/F7ErQqm.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pcX8YLC.jpg)





Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 20, 2016, 02:52:22 AM
I love the torso guns they have. So many uses for so many genres. You are getting some good stuff here this month!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 24, 2016, 02:26:33 PM
I picked up this Safari Ltd. Cerberus at A.C. Moore with a 55% off coupon! It needs some tightening up of the paint apps (collars, nails and mouth interiors).
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160924_163317-1_zpsg4aetcl7.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160924_163317-1_zpsg4aetcl7.jpg.html)

On the way back to my car, I found the tiny tan prehistoric armored mammal in the parking lot (squating down to pick him up was excruciating as my back is currently messed up  :( ). He needs a new, less friendly, head and a repaint before joining the rest of my sci-fi menagerie.
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160924_163415-1_zpsm08h5iux.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160924_163415-1_zpsm08h5iux.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 25, 2016, 05:49:09 AM
Hope your back gets a bit better before we put you to work next week. Feel better Dan!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 26, 2016, 03:48:58 PM
Picked up some awesome diorama fodder at Target after work!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160926_175546-1_zpsg0ur2qoz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160926_175546-1_zpsg0ur2qoz.jpg.html)

Creatures were $6 each and hands were $2 each.


3.75" figure for scale:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160926_175705-1_zpsgjshve9b.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160926_175705-1_zpsgjshve9b.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160926_175646-1_zpsbvrmboib.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160926_175646-1_zpsbvrmboib.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 27, 2016, 02:44:57 AM
Can't wait to see what you do with that stuff. You have so many skeletons I could so see you doing some type of dungeon acid dio of some sort.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 29, 2016, 03:05:25 PM
Can't wait to see what you do with that stuff. You have so many skeletons I could so see you doing some type of dungeon acid dio of some sort.

The skulls and skeletal bits will be used as components in dioramas similar to my Skull Mound from earlier this year. I have many, many more dioramas planned before I die ;)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 29, 2016, 03:05:36 PM
Diorama fodder from Walmart!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20160929_173643-1_zpszdshvxco.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20160929_173643-1_zpszdshvxco.jpg.html)

The bat skeleton was $3.98 and the GITD aquarium pebbles were $3.22 each.

The pebbles will be used as eggs in future dioramas.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 01, 2016, 04:54:36 AM
Sweet, I like the sound of all those dios too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 02, 2016, 01:52:37 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161002_154501-1_zpskbhtjmxi.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161002_154501-1_zpskbhtjmxi.jpg.html)

Scored these awesome cauldron/cooking pots at Halloween World. They were $4.99 for a 12pk.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161002_154551-1_zpsdpxnaxua.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161002_154551-1_zpsdpxnaxua.jpg.html)

They are far better than the ones that were out years ago as they feature sculpted textures across the entire exterior and a deeper lip at the top (inside of lip still needs to be filled in with clay/putty/resin for a more solid appearance) where the older ones were smooth and had shallow lips at the top.

With a 3.75" figure for scale:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161002_154621-1_zpsok7vylrt.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161002_154621-1_zpsok7vylrt.jpg.html)

I will have some extras available for trade as I do not need all 12.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 03, 2016, 06:51:35 PM
Out of sheer luck, I came across these Shaun of the Dead figures on ebay. I grabbed them for just over $20. Shaun of the Dead is my favorite film and these figures are great. Shaun comes with a cricket bat, alternate had with flowers, and a display base (not shown). Ed comes with just a shovel. Shaun is a single pack, whereas Ed is from the Winchester 2-pack. In that 2-pack, Shaun is more bloody and has his tie around his head (covering a wound). It was great to get the figures in their main outfits.

Also grabbed 2 Inspector Gadget figures, dated 2005. I never saw these here, I see them pop up from time to time on ebay in France. They're pretty cool basic figures. The left is just a standard figure, while the one on the right, his arms extend. There's a few more I've seen that I would like to get.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 05, 2016, 07:34:18 PM
Stopped into the Javits Center on my way to the Hasbro "'Twas The Night Before..." event in Manhattan and picked up my Press pass for NYCC!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161005_222453-1_zpsmvv9udvk.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161005_222453-1_zpsmvv9udvk.jpg.html)

I also got all of these in my Hasbro goodie bag from the event:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161005_221101-1_zpsyf5qcqp5.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161005_221101-1_zpsyf5qcqp5.jpg.html)

The girls toys will be going to my niece.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 06, 2016, 02:46:22 AM
Sweet, what is that SW pack on the bottom? Looks great Dan, walking dead pass to boot! Your coverage was fantastic last night. Thank you!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 06, 2016, 04:51:45 AM
Sweet, what is that SW pack on the bottom? Looks great Dan, walking dead pass to boot! Your coverage was fantastic last night. Thank you!

The Star Wars thing on the bottom is just a postcard. I snagged 2 more from the entrance table. I will send you one the next time I send you a package.

The goodie bag had a decent amount of stuff in it but sadly nothing I collect.

Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 08, 2016, 05:54:54 AM
Cool, and thanks.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 08, 2016, 04:14:28 PM
I picked up this awesome Cthulhu themed Yahtzee set while cruising the NYCC showroom floor.
I do not play games, but the Cthulhu statue is beautifully sculpted and it was only $25.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_125712-1_zpsqyqsnpd5.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_125712-1_zpsqyqsnpd5.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_125726-1_zpsecvqgohq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_125726-1_zpsecvqgohq.jpg.html)

This thing is AWESOME!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_181211-1_zpserz4cgug.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_181211-1_zpserz4cgug.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_181238-1_zpsxnebzafh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_181238-1_zpsxnebzafh.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_181330-1_zpsocjidztc.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_181330-1_zpsocjidztc.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_181304-1_zpsrt33fg6m.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_181304-1_zpsrt33fg6m.jpg.html)

Custom 3.75" Cthulhu Cultist for scale.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_181405-1_zps6c1eewp9.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_181405-1_zps6c1eewp9.jpg.html)


I also got some much needed customizing fodder parts from the always awesome sgcaper of www.joecustoms.com today! Thanks again.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_192107-1_zpsn6pqyocw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_192107-1_zpsn6pqyocw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 08, 2016, 07:49:04 PM
I got a package of vintage "Visionaries" accessories (and one "Battle Beasts" weapon- I think) in the mail today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161008_223338-1_zpsyiz9ixwp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161008_223338-1_zpsyiz9ixwp.jpg.html)

The gold axe's upper hose needs to be replaced as it is a bit chewed up, but it is still an awesome accessory to have.

I would love to get more "Visionaries" staffs, even missing the hologram like this one, as they are just cool pieces for dioramas.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 09, 2016, 07:34:50 AM
That Cthulu statue is awesome!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 09, 2016, 04:56:18 PM
The rest of my 2016 NYCC purchases:

NECA 24" 2014 Godzilla
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161009_172609-1_zpsvtqbteum.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161009_172609-1_zpsvtqbteum.jpg.html)


"Mortal Kombat" Kotal Khan and "Game Of Thrones" White Walker action figures (will be large trolls in my display)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161009_170524-1_zpsq9sco2s3.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161009_170524-1_zpsq9sco2s3.jpg.html)

With 3.75" figure for scale:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161009_175154-1_zpsozinfc02.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161009_175154-1_zpsozinfc02.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161009_175246-1_zps8tywqmc9.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161009_175246-1_zps8tywqmc9.jpg.html)


Tiny creature game pieces from "Monsterocalypse". I will remove the bases and use them in dioramas.
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161009_172312-1_zpsks36rkfi.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161009_172312-1_zpsks36rkfi.jpg.html)


Cthulhu vinyl bank from Diamond Select Toys.
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161009_172357-1_zps67gozalf.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161009_172357-1_zps67gozalf.jpg.html)
I will be repainting this completely as the factory paint is terrible.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 10, 2016, 02:26:19 AM
Good scores.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 14, 2016, 03:17:20 PM
I saw some new 1/18 scale vehicle fodder at Wal-Mart for only $4.97.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161014_171720-1_zpsfzhxf6ow.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161014_171720-1_zpsfzhxf6ow.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161014_171649-1_zpshyrm3uks.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161014_171649-1_zpshyrm3uks.jpg.html)

I picked up the dino set for the sweet Therinosaurus. The helicopter and just about everything else in the box will be up for trade this weekend.

The construction set also comes with an underscaled vehicle that could easily be made I to a drone of some sort.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Dag Marus on October 15, 2016, 11:12:38 AM
Added Frost to the Colonial Marine ready line and got a spare to give Hudson his proper bucket.

(http://i.imgur.com/geN7Dfh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rMbxGUD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GID6eBX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/prwZ5fx.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 15, 2016, 02:27:22 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161015_165340-1_zpspkabniqi.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161015_165340-1_zpspkabniqi.jpg.html)

I scored these great "Walking With Dinosaurs" mini 3pks at Wal-Mart for only $3 each!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161015_165654-1_zpsnghzirki.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161015_165654-1_zpsnghzirki.jpg.html)

I love that they include a small feathered dino as well as a prehistoric early mammal, both types of prehistoric animals usually ignored by toy manufacturers. I need to make a stand for the feathered dino as its running stance only leaves 1 foot on the ground and it cannot stand unassisted.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 16, 2016, 06:20:31 AM
You sure do have one awesome dino and beast collection too Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 20, 2016, 05:25:41 PM
Toys R Us pulled a large portion of their non-dinosaur or wildlife Schleich products from the shelves for disposal and I managed to get these items that they missed!

I scored everything in this image for $0.03 each!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161020_195658-1_zpseoc6ncfm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161020_195658-1_zpseoc6ncfm.jpg.html)

Total cost with tax was only $0.26!



I also picked up this 50th Anniversary "G.I.Joe" Zombie-Vipers 2pk at TRU in Wayne after work.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161020_195805-1_zpsi1o84byd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161020_195805-1_zpsi1o84byd.jpg.html)

I plan on picking up every one of these I see :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 20, 2016, 06:48:37 PM
Picked up this Mario comic off ebay. I don't collect comics but these were a big part of my childhood. Definitely looking to grab more.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 21, 2016, 02:57:45 AM
That Scorpion Rider looks wicked cool.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on October 21, 2016, 06:10:00 PM
Target now has a gamer merchandise section. I picked up this cool Super Mario Bros. 16 oz cup set.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 21, 2016, 06:11:40 PM
Thanks to some store credit I had at Toys R Us, I picked up 3 of the 4 "Animal Planet" sets I have been eyeing for over a year!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161021_171233-1_zpseadwtylw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161021_171233-1_zpseadwtylw.jpg.html)

Some thoughts on this playset:

The materials are very soft and flimsy, the walls and floors flex at the slightest provocation making opening and closing (particularly closing) the playset problematic.

The playset interior is very small, especially for taller figures like "G.I.Joe", smaller figures like "Star Wars" will fit with more headroom.

The white movable platform on the roof has 3 different attachment points allowing kids to customize how their plays at looks.

The working airlock on the backside sticks due to the flimsy material. It will work if you force it though.

The removable shark cage does not fit very well , but I will not be using it anyway.

I plan on modifying this playset and making it into an outpost on an alien world. Many exterior details such as the props will be covered up with sci-fi tech detail. Additional sci-fi elements will be added and it will get a full repaint.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161021_171349-1_zpsm3uz6gwd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161021_171349-1_zpsm3uz6gwd.jpg.html)


I also scored another pair of $0.03 wizards today at the TRU on Rt17 in Paramus.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161021_171137-1_zpsy13whc7t.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161021_171137-1_zpsy13whc7t.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 22, 2016, 06:56:28 AM
Great pick ups.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 22, 2016, 07:12:48 PM
My awesome wife took me to TRU while running errands and treated me to the last "Animal Planet" set I wanted. We also found the brand new 2001 "Godzilla" from NECA and another 50th Anniversary "G.I.Joe" Zombie-Vipers 2pk!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161022_220021-1_zpsxapgzgr5.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161022_220021-1_zpsxapgzgr5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 24, 2016, 03:50:25 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161024_180411-1_zps0ovbzxng.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161024_180411-1_zps0ovbzxng.jpg.html)

I received a box in the mail today containing review copies of 2 different boxed sets containing 5 graphic novels each from Double Take.

These stories take place in the universe started with 1968's "Night Of The Living Dead" and I am very eager to start reading them.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 28, 2016, 08:33:21 PM
My awesome wife bought me the 2 new versions of the T-Rex from Wal-Mart while we were running errands tonight!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161028_224413-1_zps2db9w26d.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161028_224413-1_zps2db9w26d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 29, 2016, 08:33:40 PM
Picked up the brand new "Animal Planet" set with the humpbacked whale tonight at TRU while running errands with my wife.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161029_230520-1_zpsntwet7zg.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161029_230520-1_zpsntwet7zg.jpg.html)

I also picked up 3 more of these at Walmart:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161014_171720-1_zpsfzhxf6ow.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161014_171720-1_zpsfzhxf6ow.jpg.html)

I love the dinosaur in this set and you cannot beat the $4.97 price. I eventually want to get 1 more to have an even 6.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 30, 2016, 03:50:39 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161030_182822-1_zpsytkxv4gq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161030_182822-1_zpsytkxv4gq.jpg.html)

My awesome wife bought me these "Jurassic World" Dino Hybrids today at 2 different Targets while we were running errands. The 2 on the top did not ring up so the cashier just put in $5.99 as opposed to the $12.99 price they normally are!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 03, 2016, 06:27:48 PM
HUGE Toys R Us haul tonight!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161103_204749-1_zpsmoop3zya.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161103_204749-1_zpsmoop3zya.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161103_204944-1_zpsc2arzlek.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161103_204944-1_zpsc2arzlek.jpg.html)

I scored a ton of "Animal Planet" dinosaur sets as well as a sea life set and a monster set. I also picked up a quartet of Schleich items.


I also got three $25 gift cards for free thanks to the "spend $100 and get a free $25 gift card" promo they are running this week. I spent a little over $200 and my wife spent over $100 doing holiday shopping. So I will have $75 in free toys next month!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 04, 2016, 04:37:58 AM
Too bad PB is out and I can't see the images. Sounds good though!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 04, 2016, 08:45:50 PM
Too bad PB is out and I can't see the images. Sounds good though!

Photobucket is FINALLY done with their maintenance and the pics are visible again.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 05, 2016, 07:41:44 AM
Wow, that is a lot of great stuff!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 05, 2016, 09:36:58 PM
I scored these 2 awesome creatures tonight at Target in Clifton!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161105_222620-1_zpsohfcincm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161105_222620-1_zpsohfcincm.jpg.html)

The "Jurassic World" Stegoceratops Hybrid is very hard to find (never saw one before tonight except for as a prototype at Toy Fair back in February) and goes for $50-$70 on eBay. I figured I would never get one and was really shocked to see a lone one hanging on the pegs behind a Dilophosaurus Rex Hybrid! It also was not in the system any longer as the line is being clearanced out so I got it for $5.99 just like the other 2 Hybrids I got at a different Target earlier this week.

The Terra Hydra is unique as the heads are more akin to velociraptor heads than the dragon heads usually represented on Hydra figurines.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 06, 2016, 03:32:11 PM
While on a little road trip with my wife, we stopped into the TRU in Livingston, NJ and I found these guys!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/14956029_1598600560165749_8775343066994778918_n_zpsebtepdq6.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/14956029_1598600560165749_8775343066994778918_n_zpsebtepdq6.jpg.html)

The "True Legends" set was on clearance for $9.99 but I got it for $7.99 as the box was damaged.

I picked up the 2 mini Metroids to go with my larger ones, they will be juveniles. I want 6-8 more eventually as I have 3 of the big ones.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 07, 2016, 03:44:36 AM
NJ has some wonderful stores. You always find such great deals.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 09, 2016, 05:55:56 PM
I received my Boss Fight Studio and Happy Hen Toys packages today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161109_185634-1_zps014vleqz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161109_185634-1_zps014vleqz.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161109_190057-1_zpsl2feukrz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161109_190057-1_zpsl2feukrz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 10, 2016, 03:15:15 AM
Those HACKS are just fantastic. I can easily see a person selling all their Hasbro Stuff and going full on crazy with those.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 10, 2016, 07:42:51 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161110_212702-1_zpstn09p2ny.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161110_212702-1_zpstn09p2ny.jpg.html)

My Safari Ltd. order arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161110_212746-1_zpsnzlmtu7h.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161110_212746-1_zpsnzlmtu7h.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161110_212829-1_zpslp77m6ni.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161110_212829-1_zpslp77m6ni.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161110_212958-1_zpsocpxcgo5.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161110_212958-1_zpsocpxcgo5.jpg.html)

I couldn't decide which pic of the Ammonite to use so here are 2:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161110_213106-1_zpsam0aabsg.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161110_213106-1_zpsam0aabsg.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161110_213151-1_zps45xce9pg.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161110_213151-1_zps45xce9pg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 10, 2016, 07:49:43 PM
Picked this up at Walgreen's tonight.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 12, 2016, 02:12:53 PM
While running around today buying my wife's Christmas presents while she was at work, I managed to hit TRU, Walmart and Time Warp Comics And Games and came away with these goodies for myself:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161112_144257-1_zpsisf7at8u.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161112_144257-1_zpsisf7at8u.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161112_144509-1_zpsg25mirms.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161112_144509-1_zpsg25mirms.jpg.html)

I scored both the original out of production and the current refreshed versions of the TRU exclusive Animal Planet "Rescue Excursion" Alligator set (the original is on the bottom of the pic and the refreshed is on the top of the pic - used R Rewards points for these so they were basically free) as well as another "G.I. Joe" 50th Anniversary Zombie-Viper 2pk, a different "Walking With Dinosaurs 3D" 3pk of mini dinos (on clearance for $3) and a "Bones" Frost Wyrrm miniature.


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161112_155410-1_zpsc1u1w7lf.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161112_155410-1_zpsc1u1w7lf.jpg.html)

This is just a preliminary assembly of the Frost Wyrrm, nothing is glued together yet, this was just to test fit the parts. Due to how many of the parts overhang one another, I will not glue it together until after the pieces are painted.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 13, 2016, 08:01:37 AM
That Frost Wyrm looks awesome. Nice pick ups.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on November 14, 2016, 11:08:38 AM
Nice score on the zombie 2 packs bud
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 15, 2016, 05:03:51 PM
Nice score on the zombie 2 packs bud

Thanks!

I plan on purchasing every single one I find so I can have a huge zombie horde!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 15, 2016, 05:04:01 PM
Dollar store diorama fodder score!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161115_181551-1_zpsfkalet7o.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161115_181551-1_zpsfkalet7o.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 16, 2016, 03:41:24 PM
Received a small package from www.happyhentoys.com containing an item to correct a misship from my last package.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161116_172834-1_zpsonptskeo.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161116_172834-1_zpsonptskeo.jpg.html)

Their customer service is excellent and I plan on using them many, many more times in the future!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 16, 2016, 07:32:18 PM
While out running errands with my wife tonight, we stopped at TRU.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161116_211645-1_zpsodbubth9.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161116_211645-1_zpsodbubth9.jpg.html)

I decided to buy extras of my 2 favorite large "Animal Planet" sets and topped them off with an electronic T-Rex to hit the $75 mark for another free giftcard!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 16, 2016, 08:41:59 PM
Picked up another Mario SH Figuarts box set. Got this at Toys R Us tonight. Nice to see these showing up at regular retailers and not just local comic shops. I should find a list of all the releases, I should be just about caught up by now with these sets.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JDeck on November 16, 2016, 08:58:54 PM
Picked up another Mario SH Figuarts box set. Got this at Toys R Us tonight. Nice to see these showing up at regular retailers and not just local comic shops. I should find a list of all the releases, I should be just about caught up by now with these sets.

   Those Mario sets are awesome. Here is the link to Tamashii nation's mario bothers website.  http://sp.tamashii.jp/item_character/super_mario
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 18, 2016, 06:56:41 AM
Those Mario sets are awesome. Here is the link to Tamashii nation's mario bothers website.  http://sp.tamashii.jp/item_character/super_mario

Thanks man. Every time I tried searching for a list I could never find one. If those are all the sets then it looks like I'm caught up!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 19, 2016, 03:07:45 PM
TRU (top) and Walmart (bottom) hauls for today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161119_141814-1_zpspol1viqu.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161119_141814-1_zpspol1viqu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 20, 2016, 08:43:02 AM
Dan you are nailing those Zombie packs, I hear those are elusive.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 20, 2016, 09:08:59 AM
Dan you are nailing those Zombie packs, I hear those are elusive.

They are highly sought after as the original release of the Zombie Vipers was the last wave of the 30th Anniversary line and did not get wide distribution.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: FlakBait on November 20, 2016, 12:42:51 PM
well looks like im gonna have to start hitting up toys r us to see if i can run into any zombie packs, nice haul
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 23, 2016, 03:32:10 PM
I got an awesome trade package from 2DARK2C from www.joecustoms.com in the mail today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161123_165609-1_zpsfvool1ou.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161123_165609-1_zpsfvool1ou.jpg.html)

The dio element is huge, that is a 3.75" Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Ultimate Spartan standing in front of it.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161123_165824-1_zpsxykx6ni3.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161123_165824-1_zpsxykx6ni3.jpg.html)

The cup and mallet were hand made from wood and metal elements (the main portion of the cup is a bent dime!)


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161123_170109-1_zpsflg2fyzw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161123_170109-1_zpsflg2fyzw.jpg.html)

I also took advantage of the recent free shipping day from TRU's website to order one of the earlier versions of the "Jurassic World" Stegoceratops to go with the rare Hybrid version I found at Target a few weeks back.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 23, 2016, 07:05:53 PM
Grabbed these Mario figures before work this morning. I was starting to worry I wouldn't see these figures, they were released a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 25, 2016, 04:54:27 PM
Just got an awesome trade package from Chief of www.joecustoms.com in the mail!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161125_181436-1_zpsdgjn6qgb.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161125_181436-1_zpsdgjn6qgb.jpg.html)

That dragon man was one of my "Holy Grail" collectibles and I am very happy to finally have one.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 26, 2016, 10:50:47 AM
5 Below has "Jurassic World" dinos for only $5!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161126_121010-1_zps349fklfg.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161126_121010-1_zps349fklfg.jpg.html)

They only have 4 different figures though:
Indominus Rex (which I got)
T-Rex
Raptor Blue
Pachycephalosaurus
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on November 26, 2016, 01:37:34 PM
Picked up this new set from Gamestop. I finally got the modern 8-Bit Mario I've been after. I have the other figures, but I'll take them to work to put on my desk. I finally got my own not too long ago.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 26, 2016, 09:30:42 PM
I found these awesome little totes in the stationary section of Wal-Mart tonight!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161126_231253-1_zpsp8kcfmw0.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161126_231253-1_zpsp8kcfmw0.jpg.html)

They were only $0.88 each!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161126_231045-1_zpsvzb7tq4u.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161126_231045-1_zpsvzb7tq4u.jpg.html)

I plan on repainting them either grey or a dark metallic silver and using them for cargo crates in dioramas.



I also stopped at Michaels on the way to drop my nieces back home and scored these awesome Safari Ltd. pieces with 50% off coupons.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161126_231400-1_zps609w57y4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161126_231400-1_zps609w57y4.jpg.html)

Here is the contents of the Prehistoric Sharks Toob:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161126_231651-1_zpsrng9zp23.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161126_231651-1_zpsrng9zp23.jpg.html)

They are suitably "alien" for my needs :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 28, 2016, 04:21:11 PM
Schleich and Papo score from www.happyhentoys.com!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161128_174114-1_zps3o2crvm1.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161128_174114-1_zps3o2crvm1.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161128_174214-1_zps4t0sp1zj.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161128_174214-1_zps4t0sp1zj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 30, 2016, 06:02:08 PM
My 2 recent orders from Safari Ltd. arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161130_193121-1_zps9jftkpvp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161130_193121-1_zps9jftkpvp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 01, 2016, 03:46:21 AM
All kinds of goodies.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 01, 2016, 05:21:53 PM
Picked up 2 Nomar Garciaparra figures by McFarlane. He was a favorite player of mine growing up for the Red Sox. I got them both for $10 after shipping. I got one for a buddy of mine who is moving to LA right after Christmas. Kind of a small going away gift. We both loved him as kids so I hope he sees the sentimental value behind it like I do.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 01, 2016, 06:28:40 PM
Tonight's Toys R Us scores!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161201_195713-1_zpssw95mptc.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161201_195713-1_zpssw95mptc.jpg.html)

Thanks to the gift cards I earned last month and a ton of R Rewards, I barely spent any money out of my own pocket!

I now have all of the Animal Planet sets I wanted save for the Bigfoot one, which I will get with my next batch of R Rewards later this month.

I am going to enjoy opening all of these this weekend :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 02, 2016, 04:11:02 AM
Sounds like fun weekend plans to me. And here all I am gonna do is sit in the woods and hopefully cut up meat! I like your plans better.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 02, 2016, 03:55:09 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161202_173608-1_zps33vddlyq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161202_173608-1_zps33vddlyq.jpg.html)

5 Below "Jurassic World" score and another $0.03 Schleich Bayala elf w/creature TRU score!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 03, 2016, 01:48:07 PM
My "The Corps!" Beast Strike sets from Amazon arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161203_124615-1_zpsp61cufc4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161203_124615-1_zpsp61cufc4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 04, 2016, 08:12:41 AM
I could so see that Bigfoot One used to make an Endor Bunker Dio. Good stuff Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 04, 2016, 02:25:31 PM
This is Lucille. And she. Is. Awesome.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 05, 2016, 03:42:03 AM
Now thats a bat!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 05, 2016, 04:11:40 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161205_174036-1_zpsqkepi0zm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161205_174036-1_zpsqkepi0zm.jpg.html)

Last night, while looking for additional decorations at a local "dollar store" my wife and I chanced upon these packs of undersea diorama pieces. It is unusual enough to find packs of nothing but dio parts, let alone from a "dollar store", so I grabbed all 6 packs that they had.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161205_174244-1_zpsnqqmjgcq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161205_174244-1_zpsnqqmjgcq.jpg.html)

The large coral comes in 2 different colors (milky pink and solid green) and are the best pieces in the sets. The smaller orange coral pieces are also desirable. The various green plants are useful to different degrees but the rocks are hollow blow molded crap that went straight into the trash.

Large coral color variants:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161205_174407-1_zpsrgyuxqum.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161205_174407-1_zpsrgyuxqum.jpg.html)

with a 3.75" figure for scale:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161205_174501-1_zps5obztek4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161205_174501-1_zps5obztek4.jpg.html)

Not a bad dio fodder score and the large coral pieces alone were worth the $1.29/pack price.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 06, 2016, 03:37:57 AM
You always sniff our great finds at cheap prices Dan. I can see you cooking up something good with this.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 07, 2016, 07:45:57 PM
Got this the other day from ebay. It's a Tanooki Mario figure but part of the "trophy series" line. I'll probably leave this one in the package.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 08, 2016, 03:49:52 AM
Pretty sweet. I am having a hard time resisting the Titanfall 2 stuff for some reason now. I am pretty sure I am getting the game for Xmas as I am seeing some of the collectibles show up on my personal email feed. They have a one to one scale helmet with lights that just looks bada$$
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 09, 2016, 06:58:21 PM
Thanks to a BOGO 40% off sale and my TRU R Rewards, I got both of these "Animal Planet" sets for about $8 each!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161209_171449-1_zpszngh7cer.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161209_171449-1_zpszngh7cer.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 10, 2016, 09:23:34 AM
That bigfoot set looks so much fun to me.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 12, 2016, 04:36:28 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161212_181048-1_zpszai44imk.jpg)

Scored these 2 sets at Rite Aid for about $7 each with a 50% off sale and a coupon. I just wanted the control towers for the most part.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 13, 2016, 03:45:23 AM
Dan with the deals you find you could set up your own toy store. Man what great deals you find.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 13, 2016, 04:31:04 PM
My WalMart.com order arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161213_172458-1_zps2z8dm3id.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161213_172458-1_zps2z8dm3id.jpg.html)

I saved $35 on this awesome Schleich Dinosaurs cave complete with 2 large dinosaurs, 2 hatchlings and 2 feathered dinosaurs!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 14, 2016, 03:18:42 AM
Dan, I am just picturing you with a wad of coupons in your pocket every time you hit the stores. Man you find great deals.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 14, 2016, 08:54:38 PM
My Safari Ltd. order arrived!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161214_223151-1_zpsuygf7ody.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161214_223151-1_zpsuygf7ody.jpg.html)

Top row (l-r):

Microraptor
Quetzalcoatlus

Bottom row (l-r):

Archaeopteryx
Dimorphodon




Safari Ltd. also included a small bag of random minis as a Holiday gift.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161214_223324-1_zpslhjnkpxt.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161214_223324-1_zpslhjnkpxt.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161214_223442-1_zpsplzhiu7u.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161214_223442-1_zpsplzhiu7u.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 16, 2016, 10:34:44 PM
Tonight, I hit up Time Warp Comics And Games as my Reaper Miniatures "Bones" minis had come in.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161216_221344-1_zpsakz6hzog.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161216_221344-1_zpsakz6hzog.jpg.html)


I picked up 3 additional Chthons (snake monster), a Kraken, a Basilisk (six legged lizard), a Gorloth (tentacled fish), a Dragon Tortoise and a Cadirith (giant spider)!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 18, 2016, 05:56:28 AM
I can see you creating some great things with these.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 18, 2016, 04:15:12 PM
While I was out with sgcaper, we hit a TRU and I found these "The Dark Crystal" Mystics for only $9.99 each!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161218_174011-1_zpskkbo6oyb.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161218_174011-1_zpskkbo6oyb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 18, 2016, 05:43:11 PM
My Safari Ltd. order arrived!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161218_192538-1_zpslplo3vny.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161218_192538-1_zpslplo3vny.jpg.html)

They also included another baggie of freebies as a Holiday gift!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161218_192636-1_zpsd8ejbacb.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161218_192636-1_zpsd8ejbacb.jpg.html)

Contents of goodie bag:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161218_192801-1_zpsnfzbz8xd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161218_192801-1_zpsnfzbz8xd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 19, 2016, 07:49:46 PM
I hit Michael's tonight while running errands with my wife and I picked up this Toob full of awesome little prehistoric crocodiles with a 50% off coupon.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161219_213141-1_zpsuzhvsubf.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161219_213141-1_zpsuzhvsubf.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161219_213314-1_zpshlasdzf7.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161219_213314-1_zpshlasdzf7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 22, 2016, 09:19:33 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161222_225910-1_zps7v144fd4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161222_225910-1_zps7v144fd4.jpg.html)

My wife just surprised me with these nail decorations that are basically near 1/18 scale slices of fruits!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161222_230033-1_zpsxbvdvzwz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161222_230033-1_zpsxbvdvzwz.jpg.html)

How awesome is this?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 23, 2016, 06:15:49 AM
Great for any type of table dios. Such fantastic colors too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 23, 2016, 04:54:23 PM
It took trips to 3 of the 4 Dollar Trees between my job and my home before I found more of these fruit slice nail art kits!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161223_180916-1_zps696sarry.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161223_180916-1_zps696sarry.jpg.html)

I bought all 6 that they had in stock!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 25, 2016, 09:09:18 AM
Christmas haul (so far)!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161225_125315-1_zpsp1qkwsi3.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161225_125315-1_zpsp1qkwsi3.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161225_104213-1_zpsweapqxxp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161225_104213-1_zpsweapqxxp.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161225_104319-1_zpsprmpyfrm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161225_104319-1_zpsprmpyfrm.jpg.html)

The Playmobile pyramid needs a partial retool and a complete repaint but it will be an excellent diorama for my custom "Stargate" figures from a decade ago.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 27, 2016, 05:15:06 PM
50% off score at Barnes & Noble!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161227_182304-1_zpsbcylaxyg.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161227_182304-1_zpsbcylaxyg.jpg.html)

I just want the Power Loaders so I will have 3 Ripleys and 3 Alien Queens up for trade after the second weekend of January!


Some thoughts on the Power Loader for my customizing friends:

Only 4POA- shoulders and wrist rotation.

The interior is too short for modern construction Joes and Marvel figures.

Most standard human height Star Wars figures fit, but the narrow spaces in the legs will only allow figures with tight pants without lots of protrusions (pockets, holsters, etc) to fit.

You will need to clip off the foot pegs inside the Loader's knees unless you are using a Vintage (78-85) Star Wars figure.

The best fitting figures I have found are the 2009 "Star Trek" movie figures. I had planned on using the cadet uniform figures as spaceport support personnel so they work great in the Power Loader.

Plastic is very light and rigid, be very careful not to crack it.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 28, 2016, 09:26:20 AM
I haven't hit any stores since before Christmas. I see you are still in the glory land Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 28, 2016, 05:24:16 PM
Received my 2 most recent Safari Ltd. orders!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161228_181140-1_zpsczllatz5.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161228_181140-1_zpsczllatz5.jpg.html)

I ordered all of the new 2017 feathered dinosaurs save for the T-Rex as it is not available until after the new year and the 2 Headed Dragon!

I also got 2 more freebie bags and the brand new 2017 catalogs!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161228_181245-1_zpsdolxeens.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161228_181245-1_zpsdolxeens.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161228_181443-1_zpsg3ulwl06.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161228_181443-1_zpsg3ulwl06.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161228_181016-1_zpsfelvmjjs.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161228_181016-1_zpsfelvmjjs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 29, 2016, 09:00:00 AM
You can never go wrong with dragons and dinos in my opinion. That feathered TRex looks great.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on December 30, 2016, 12:10:16 PM
I picked up a "Pixel Pal" Mario today from Gamestop. It's from my favorite Mario game, Super Mario Bros. 3. These light up, and make cool display pieces (batteries are included). Retail price is $14.99. I had $5 in rewards so I used that and got it for $10.83.

The 2 little figures were from my 10 year old cousin on Christmas.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 30, 2016, 03:24:52 PM
Scored another 50% off Funko "Aliens" set at the Barnes & Noble at Riverside Square.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161230_170649-1_zps6diy5ejn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161230_170649-1_zps6diy5ejn.jpg.html)

This gives me 4 Power Loaders. I would love to find 2 more for a total of 6 eventually but I have exhausted all of the B&Ns in my area.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on December 31, 2016, 08:55:47 AM
Your gonna have a full set of those loaders. Any plans to articulate em up a bit more?
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 31, 2016, 02:15:50 PM
Your gonna have a full set of those loaders. Any plans to articulate em up a bit more?

I want to have 6 eventually, I still need to find one more. No real plans to articulate them up any further as they do just about everything I would need them to do in my eventual diorama. I want to weather them up though as they are way too clean. I also have to replace the English letters and numerals with Aurebesch.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on December 31, 2016, 02:16:17 PM
FINAL toy haul of 2016!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161231_141100-1_zps4wxyjs5y.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161231_141100-1_zps4wxyjs5y.jpg.html)

Thanks to some 50% & 55% off coupons, 50% off sales, uber clearance and R Rewards, I decided to splurge a bit on the final day of 2016.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 02, 2017, 07:55:24 AM
Dan, you sure have had a heck of a 2016. I wonder what 2017 will show us!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 06, 2017, 07:48:29 PM
First toy haul of 2017!

I scored another 50% off "Evolve" Goliath at Barnes & Noble and picked up some cool fantasy diorama fodder at Big Lots.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170106_171323-1_zpsetoj6ccc.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170106_171323-1_zpsetoj6ccc.jpg.html)



Target "Jurassic World" clearance score! $5.96 each!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170106_212945-1_zpsq4kwy2zn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170106_212945-1_zpsq4kwy2zn.jpg.html)


Three Kings gifts from my wife and in-laws!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170106_181338-1_zpsuemhw2l3.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170106_181338-1_zpsuemhw2l3.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170106_213104-1_zpspyqqpkd3.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170106_213104-1_zpspyqqpkd3.jpg.html)

The 6" BvS Aquaman will be modified into a troll in my fantasy diorama.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 07, 2017, 05:31:16 AM
Still rolling in the loot Dan!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 07, 2017, 08:30:31 PM
Still rolling in the loot Dan!

I have been fortunate that there are so many cool places to shop in my area and they all have great clearance sales :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 08, 2017, 06:50:48 AM
I would love to get up there one day and just follow you around. I think you have this down to a science; good stores anyhew!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 08, 2017, 08:32:52 PM
Finally picked up a Bowser World of Nintendo figure, this one is the 6" deluxe. I wish I had the room to display this one, its a phenomenal figure.

And the last purchases from my Amazon gift card from Christmas were DVDs of Big Train and Spaced. Both star Simon Pegg, who is one of my favorite actors. Big Train is a sketch comedy show, I remember seeing clips on youtube. Spaced is a British sitcom with a lot of Star Wars references. They actually had the guy who voiced Darth Maul in Episode I in a few episodes.

Also picked up Seasons 1-4 of Kenan & Kel, a favorite tv show of mine as a kid.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 09, 2017, 03:31:25 AM
Lots of new shows to watch.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 09, 2017, 08:10:21 PM
I went back to Big Lots and picked up some more of the near 1/18 scale fantasy diorama fodder!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170109_213301-1_zpslbwy942s.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170109_213301-1_zpslbwy942s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 10, 2017, 03:28:29 AM
I can see how these would look great in your fantasy or other dios Dan. I bet you picked em up dirt cheap too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 11, 2017, 05:22:24 PM
One last batch of 1/18 scale fantasy diorama fodder from Big Lots!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170111_191138-1_zpsprvh9ikz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170111_191138-1_zpsprvh9ikz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 12, 2017, 01:56:11 AM
FINAL toy haul of 2016!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161231_141100-1_zps4wxyjs5y.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161231_141100-1_zps4wxyjs5y.jpg.html)

How do you get sweet TRU coupons?  I have my eyes on a few Animal Planet sets, but retail aint gonna happen.
Thanks to some 50% & 55% off coupons, 50% off sales, uber clearance and R Rewards, I decided to splurge a bit on the final day of 2016.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 12, 2017, 02:10:02 AM
My "The Corps!" Beast Strike sets from Amazon arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161203_124615-1_zpsp61cufc4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161203_124615-1_zpsp61cufc4.jpg.html)

Spec we have very similar tastes.  Those two are running about $75 on Amazon.  Is that how much you paid?  They are real sweet, but that is too rich for me.


Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 12, 2017, 03:36:14 AM
I could so see that second set being made into some type of SW Bunker Dio. Great sets.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 12, 2017, 05:10:49 PM
After work clearance scores!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170112_184019-1_zpsxpbjiyd2.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170112_184019-1_zpsxpbjiyd2.jpg.html)

The "Jurassic World" Raptor 4pk was $10.48 at Target.

The TFA figure was $2.30 at Target (I have been wanting the vibro-axes he comes with since it was released).

The Schleich figure was $0.03 at Toys R Us.

The only full priced purchase was the "G.I.Joe" Zombie-Viper 2pk.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 12, 2017, 05:12:31 PM
FINAL toy haul of 2016!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161231_141100-1_zps4wxyjs5y.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161231_141100-1_zps4wxyjs5y.jpg.html)

How do you get sweet TRU coupons?  I have my eyes on a few Animal Planet sets, but retail aint gonna happen.
Thanks to some 50% & 55% off coupons, 50% off sales, uber clearance and R Rewards, I decided to splurge a bit on the final day of 2016.

The 50% and 55% off coupons were from Michaels and A.C. Moore respectively. I get them by subscribing to their email newsletters.

The R Rewards are from Toys R Us, but you have to sign up for their R Rewards card to get them.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 12, 2017, 05:15:31 PM
My "The Corps!" Beast Strike sets from Amazon arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161203_124615-1_zpsp61cufc4.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161203_124615-1_zpsp61cufc4.jpg.html)

Spec we have very similar tastes.  Those two are running about $75 on Amazon.  Is that how much you paid?  They are real sweet, but that is too rich for me.


I scored them for $56 each. That was before they sold out of the first shipment in a single day. When they restocked, the price had jumped to $75 each.

There is a rumor that Walmart may get them in February for sub $50 prices, but that has not been confirmed as of yet. We will know more next month.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 13, 2017, 03:06:58 AM
Dan finding the great deals again!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 13, 2017, 08:31:21 AM
Ahem (these are said to be pretty quality too):

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dinosaur-Play-Set/46428832

also:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Corps-Elite-Triple-Threat-Action-Figures/45824278

and the airplane looks to be potential SW mod fodder:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Corps-Total-Soldier-Rapid-Assault-Assortment/39360954
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 13, 2017, 08:37:59 PM
My after work Safari Ltd. 50%/55% off coupon scores from Michaels and A.C. Moore!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170113_190434-1_zpsq7tfrocz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170113_190434-1_zpsq7tfrocz.jpg.html)

I have been after that Oviraptor With Nest for months and finally found one. My local A.C. Moore in Clifton has been sold out of it since last summer and I hit the one in Paramus I never go to and they had 7 of them on the shelf!

I finally broke down and got the giant snail with the little elf boy as it is no longer in production and they have been rapidly disappearing from all of the craft stores. The A.C.Moore in Clifton was the only store that still had any and they only had 1 left as of today so I took it home. I only want the snail though.

The sealife Good Luck minis will be prey for the creatures around the water in my diorama.

The dragon hatchlings were 1 of the last 2 items from Safari Ltd. that I wanted but never picked up. Now there is only 1 item left I still want to get from them and I will get that next time I have another 55% off coupon from A.C. Moore as Michaels does not carry it.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 13, 2017, 08:41:54 PM
Ahem (these are said to be pretty quality too):

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dinosaur-Play-Set/46428832

I actually have 5 of these sets: 2 of the one pictured and 3 of the other set which is a T-Rex in 3 color variants (red, green, tan).

The figures and small vehicles are just straight up junk but the dinosaurs are great and some of the accessories are usable.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 14, 2017, 04:03:53 AM
Dan with more good scores.

I just got a new Steelers Jersey. Hoping it brings em luck on Sunday Night!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 14, 2017, 03:25:25 PM
Thanks to some 60% off coupons from Michaels, I picked up a pair of Safari Ltd. dragons that were way too expensive for their size and an Ancient Fossils Toob that I have been debating picking up.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170114_170545-1_zpsxknb8s3a.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170114_170545-1_zpsxknb8s3a.jpg.html)

The dragons (Dragon King- top L and Good Luck Dragon- bottom L) were only $9.41 each including tax, they were originally $21.99+tax each which I felt was too expensive. The sub $10 price made them a far more attractive deal.

The Toob only cost $4.24 including tax, down from $9.99+tax.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170114_170747-1_zpsejuolw2n.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170114_170747-1_zpsejuolw2n.jpg.html)
Contents of Ancient Fossils Toob.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 15, 2017, 05:24:35 AM
I saw your post on FB, more good deals for Dan. Those shelves of all that goodness have to be overflowing!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 15, 2017, 07:52:07 PM
A week or two ago, I read a post on this site about someone using figs from different lines for mods.  One of them being the Hobbit.  Not being aware of the Hobbit 3.75 inch line, this sent me into a week long frenzy of picking up 3.75 fantasy and then related series (Chap Mei and a few knock offs).  I am a year to two late for True Legends, but I got many of the key sets for reasonable prices.  This site has been expensive!  I'll slowly post some pics of the lots I won and other things I picked up.  Ching Ching!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 15, 2017, 08:03:24 PM
A score more than 2 c's picked me up the following (including shipping) via ebay.  Ok value considering my feverish spree:

(https://i.sli.mg/IciD0q.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/KEOe4G.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/pjWVpH.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/4iL6QK.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/4WRMxB.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/AIGE9j.jpg)

And + 1 fig and weapons:

(https://i.sli.mg/Hw5HzH.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/QPxl3s.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/Ts26DN.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/Detuw4.jpg)

Not too bad, the basis for a good collection already!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 15, 2017, 08:16:24 PM
Then for a less than 4 stone the following from Bezos Co:

(https://i.sli.mg/jauvWs.jpg)

2x of these bad boys:

(https://i.sli.mg/sjMSCT.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/HCfdwG.jpg)

(https://i.sli.mg/gaBWU4.jpg)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 15, 2017, 08:22:26 PM
Elves, Orcs, Humans, Dwarves.  Plus I already have nice castle and a few ships, so good to go!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 18, 2017, 05:50:10 PM
After running all of the errands we needed to do today, my wife and I hit A.C. Moore as I had some 55% off coupons. I got the last Safari Ltd. dinosaur I wanted and a great gigantic flying fish!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170118_190851-1_zps0gu3tmv3.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170118_190851-1_zps0gu3tmv3.jpg.html)


I also got 3 packages in the mail:

My Hasbro Toy Shop clearance priced order arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170118_183904-1_zpsy9xkvdx8.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170118_183904-1_zpsy9xkvdx8.jpg.html)

I have wanted a small army of Korgs to make Rock Trolls and HTS' clearance sale did the trick!

The "Jurassic World" dino was the same price it would have been at 5 Below and they never received this wave so I grabbed it.

I picked up the "Star Wars" set to hit the free shipping amount. The shipping without it would have been more expensive than the 2pk, so I figured better to get additional figures for a lower price than spending more on shipping LOL


Received another awesome trade package from the always excellent Cap from www.joecustoms.com!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170118_184438-1_zpsmjtywy3u.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170118_184438-1_zpsmjtywy3u.jpg.html)


I also received my Bachelor Of Arts in Mutant Relations from The Xavier School For Gifted Youngsters today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170118_184845-1_zpsn90dwodk.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170118_184845-1_zpsn90dwodk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 18, 2017, 06:29:02 PM
Ha, you bought so many Korgs that you killed the clearance price. 

Nice Job!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 18, 2017, 06:39:54 PM
Ha, you bought so many Korgs that you killed the clearance price. 

Nice Job!

He is still clearance priced. The original price was $11.99 or $12.99.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 18, 2017, 11:03:43 PM
Ha, you bought so many Korgs that you killed the clearance price. 

Nice Job!

He is still clearance priced. The original price was $11.99 or $12.99.

Ah ok, your purchase inspired me to look around over here.  I found several on clearance for $3 USD, so I picked up 5 + $2 USD shipping.  Not bad!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 19, 2017, 03:25:28 AM
Great to see folks getting cool stuff at great prices.

Dan love that certificate.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 21, 2017, 03:47:28 PM
Still no "Kong: Skull Island" toys in the wild, but I did snag all of these goodies today:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170121_163859-1_zpsq7e6eeyl.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170121_163859-1_zpsq7e6eeyl.jpg.html)



My latest Safari Ltd. order arrived!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170121_193031-1_zps80ktjxjl.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170121_193031-1_zps80ktjxjl.jpg.html)

This Feathered T-Rex is the last 2017 model I was waiting for. The Reedy Sea Dragon was ordered to hit the free shipping minimum, I loved the colors and Sea Dragons are just beautiful creatures.



I also got this trade package full of prehistoric awesomeness from 2DARK2C!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170121_192917-1_zpssmmhsx8e.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170121_192917-1_zpssmmhsx8e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 22, 2017, 06:31:56 AM
That feathered T-Rex is really awesome looking. It would love to see what they looked like in real life. We need a real life Jurassic World. Well maybe not, but yeah I would still probably go.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 22, 2017, 10:05:38 AM
That feathered T-Rex is really awesome looking. It would love to see what they looked like in real life. We need a real life Jurassic World. Well maybe not, but yeah I would still probably go.

It is huge as well. 13" long and extremely heavy as it is solid vinyl.

I am glad that companies like Safari Ltd. and Schleich are adding feathers to their dinosaur miniatures where appropriate. Toys have been lagging far behind the actual science for over a decade or more, favoring the old slow cold blooded reptiles approach to dinosaurs.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 22, 2017, 04:27:38 PM
Scored another TRU exclusive "G.I.Joe" Zombie-Viper 2pk!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161020_195805-1_zpsi1o84byd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161020_195805-1_zpsi1o84byd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 23, 2017, 08:40:39 PM
Finally got my hands on Issue #1 of Nintendo Power. This was from July/August of 1988. I grew up with Nintendo Power showing up to my home every month, and was sad to see the magazine discontinued. I did get rid of the issues, not having a need for them. I wanted to keep the "big" issues however. I kept issues 100, 200 and the final one. I'm just glad I was able to find issue #1 at a reasonable price and good condition.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 24, 2017, 05:24:36 PM
Another day of hunting my 3 local Wal-Marts for the "Kong: Skull Island" line with no luck.

I did, however, spot this cool figure out of the corner of my eye:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170124_175909-1_zpsov4nv5mr.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170124_175909-1_zpsov4nv5mr.jpg.html)

I am not a "Power Rangers" fan, but the new movie's very organic rendition of comic relief robot Alpha 5 makes for a great weird looking alien for my diorama. I will remove the head and find a cooler one from my heads box and then give it a full repaint.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 24, 2017, 10:57:11 PM
This is not my listing, nor is it something I have picked up yet.  Been eyeing it, I think it would be a nice addition to a 3.75 orc/goblin collection.  Still eyeing it, but someone else may enjoy it more than me:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marvel-Universe-GREEN-GOBLIN-3-75-Figure-Super-Strength-Ultimate-Spiderman-lot-/222370946052?hash=item33c6575c04:g:ywIAAOSwa~BYca2m (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575055288&toolid=10001&campid=5337373868&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FMarvel-Universe-GREEN-GOBLIN-3-75-Figure-Super-Strength-Ultimate-Spiderman-lot-%2F222370946052%3Fhash%3Ditem33c6575c04%3Ag%3AywIAAOSwa%7EBYca2m)

There is also a 6 inch version of the same figure as well. 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 25, 2017, 03:43:43 AM
Wow, that is pretty nice.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 25, 2017, 05:00:49 PM
Still no luck on the "Kong" front, but I did get 2 great packages in the mail today:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170125_184545-1_zps1eq64hh0.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170125_184545-1_zps1eq64hh0.jpg.html)

I had been waiting for this Marauder Gun-Runners steady cam gun gear since the prototypes were shown last year.



(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170125_175008-1_zpsrn3k4akl.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170125_175008-1_zpsrn3k4akl.jpg.html)

From Hasbro Toy Shop, I ordered Falcon and Starlord who were 50% off (ordered Starlord just to hit the free shipping amount) and this Groot/Rocket Racoon Comic Pack. I have been wanting a good Groot for quite awhile now. This version has the white trim on his uniform from the "Annihilation" miniseries, but I will repaint the trim in the more traditional red as that is how I prefer the Guardians' uniforms to look.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 25, 2017, 07:27:36 PM
Been waffling due to the size, but I picked up the massive Ultimate Batcave for $57.50 shipped.  They are on clearance at WM for $50ish, so get them while you can!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Batman-vs-Superman-Ultimate-Batcave-Playset/53264126

It is huge to 6 inch figs and will make an epicly large Death Star Playset to 3.75 figures.  This is the kind of thing that could go for $300 in a few years, so you might as well get two.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on January 25, 2017, 08:09:15 PM
Also picked up the Avengers Quinjet for the 3.75 line from the first Avengers movie for $18.50 shipped locally.  It seems pretty cool, and passes the minimum 2 figures rule that I have instituted for all future vehicles.  One figure vehicles are just lame.   

My 3YO is still happily playing with the 2.5 inch Galactic Heroes and equivalent lines (saving the 3.75 for later), so I got him the Captain America and Iron Man levels of the Avengers 2 HQ sets for $12 each (can't find the Hulkbuster level at a good price locally).  As he is already getting a TMNT Sewer set soon, I'll keep the Avengers stuff as a side gift for his sisters BD. 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 26, 2017, 05:03:10 PM
Still no "Kong: Skull Island" toys, but I did get some INSANE clearance score from Wal-Mart in Saddle Brook!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170126_180724-1_zpsthdmxlph.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170126_180724-1_zpsthdmxlph.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 27, 2017, 03:30:47 AM
Wow, I am on the fence about picking up the AT-DP Driver version of these speeders. Man, they sure weren't at the prices you are finding. Wow!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 27, 2017, 04:35:06 PM
Another day without finding the "Kong: Skull Island" line, but I did score more great clearance items from Wal-Mart!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170127_181901-1_zps53vji1qz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170127_181901-1_zps53vji1qz.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170127_181738-1_zpsct6u5sre.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170127_181738-1_zpsct6u5sre.jpg.html)

The Marvel and Star Wars items were $5 each (down from $20) and the massive Batcave was $25 (down from $99)!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 27, 2017, 06:56:58 PM
Finally picked up a David Ortiz Red Sox figure last night, only $14.99. With how important he was to the team for the past 14 years, and his number already being retired this season, I wanted to grab him before he would be hard to find. One of the best players in team history, I still can't believe he is retiring.

Also picked up The Complete Series of Tour of Duty, a show about the Vietnam War. I remember watching this after coming home from high school.

Lastly, not a purchase but one of my good friends gave me an Ed vinyl figure from Shaun of the Dead. I was sick the past 2 weeks, first with a small head cold then getting a stomach bug. I'm better now. He was nice enough to get this for me when he heard I wasn't feeling great.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2017, 06:14:15 AM
I too remember liking that Tour of Duty Series. I have started up a library on Vudu for some of those types of things. And I am out of space to store dvds, vcr tapes, etc.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 28, 2017, 10:07:11 AM
I too remember liking that Tour of Duty Series. I have started up a library on Vudu for some of those types of things. And I am out of space to store dvds, vcr tapes, etc.

Unfortunately that's the problem with not going digital with movies. Having shelves for DVDs - less room for action figures. I do like having a physical copy in hand however. Oh well lol.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 28, 2017, 03:06:29 PM
Still no "Kong: Skull Island" toys in my neck of the woods, but I still got some great stuff today.


At Wal-Mart I picked up another $25 Ultimate Batcave as the parts from it are so useful for diorama building.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170127_181738-1_zpsct6u5sre.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170127_181738-1_zpsct6u5sre.jpg.html)

This thing is packed with great diorama pieces. The 7" Bruce Wayne will join the one from yesterday in my Swap Shop.


I also found another Captain Marvel 2pk and a "Jurassic World" Allosaurus for $5 each.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170128_155634-1_zpsqp0st6r6.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170128_155634-1_zpsqp0st6r6.jpg.html)

This Captain Marvel set has much better paint apps than the one from yesterday. The Allosaurus will hang out with the one I got from Hasbro Toy Shop a few weeks back.


I had some 60% off coupons for Michaels so I grabbed some great Safari Ltd. items including a great little stone bridge.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170128_155749-1_zpsifp5pvgp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170128_155749-1_zpsifp5pvgp.jpg.html)

The Raptor will join my ever growing pack. The bridge needs a repaint and will be used as a footbridge in an eventual fantasy diorama. The Good Luck Minis pack is full of great bugs and an awesome little green frog that will populate different dioramas.


At the K-Mart down the street from my house I scored 2 more 2.5" "World Of Nintendo" Metroids. These guys are getting really hard to find and I would still like to get 6 more.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170128_155832-1_zps5wqspmek.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170128_155832-1_zps5wqspmek.jpg.html)

More Metroids for the invasion! I now have 3 of the full sized ones and 6 of the miniature (juvenile) ones. I eventually want to get 6 more to have 4 hovering alongside each adult.


Finally, at the dollar store in Saddle Brook I picked up 3 pen/stylus combos to harvest the colored crystals from for my dioramas.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170128_155934-1_zpsrq3gvlz8.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170128_155934-1_zpsrq3gvlz8.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170128_160410-1_zpsob7mdaxu.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170128_160410-1_zpsob7mdaxu.jpg.html)

$1 dollar crystals? Yes, please :)


Here is hoping that the "Kong: Skull Island" stuff shows up next week.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 29, 2017, 04:35:04 AM
That price on those Batcaves is awesome. I would probably pick one of those up myself if I see any. I see I finally have a bit of peg space cleared for Kong too. Nothing there yet either.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 29, 2017, 02:29:19 PM
Received an awesome package in the mail from the always excellent Cap of www.joecustoms.com!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170129_161240-1_zpstuesdprh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170129_161240-1_zpstuesdprh.jpg.html)

Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on January 29, 2017, 07:20:50 PM
Picked up a World of Nintendo Mario figure. This one is a variant of the one I have. This one Mario isn't smiling, his hands are open and it came with a question block accessory. I really only wanted it for the accessory, hope to get more question blocks to display.

Also picked up Super Mario Adventures, a comic that was featured in Nintendo Power. It was released as one big comic years ago which I have, but wanted to grab the re-release anyway.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on January 30, 2017, 04:38:40 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170130_181954-1_zpsoos8zwq7.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170130_181954-1_zpsoos8zwq7.jpg.html)

My Toysrus.com order containing 6 of the "Sentinel1" ground assault exo-suits arrived!


(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170130_195636-1_zps9lfvtats.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170130_195636-1_zps9lfvtats.jpg.html)

Size wise, they are pretty nice. Standard height Star Wars and ME Joes fit in them very well. Taller Joes and most Marvel Universe figures will not allow the front piece to lower all of the way into position. The control joysticks are quite thick and too big for most action figures to grip so they will either get shaved down or replaced completely.

The exo-suits are a bit floppy without a figure in them. They stand up just fine, but the arms will not do anything but hang at the suit's sides unless supported by an action figure.

The missile launcher is very powerful, I test fired it and the missile went well over 12' and only stopped because it hit something. The launcher fits on any of the pegs on the suit's limbs and the left shoulder mount (right mount is a different shape and meant for the eyepiece). The shield can also be mounted on the same pegs via an articulated support. The support also has a backpack peg to mount the shield to either the included figure's or the exo-suit's back. Sadly, the shield does not have a handle for the figure to use it sans exo-suit. The oversized rifle can also be mounted on the suit's pegs. The rifle is way too big, like 6" scale.

The plastic the exo-suit is made from is very rigid but also extremely lightweight.

I plan on adding some hydraulic hoses going from the back to the limbs and repainting them either safety yellow or safety orange and using them as load lifters similiar to the Power Loaders from "Aliens". The rifles and pack in figures are going in my Swap Shop while the shields, eyepieces, launchers and projectiles will be repurposed for future customs.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on January 31, 2017, 03:05:48 AM
I was hoping you would let us know what you thought of these. Off to share your review!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Forceflow on January 31, 2017, 04:35:52 PM
Quote
Size wise, they are pretty nice. Standard height Star Wars and ME Joes fit in them very well. Taller Joes and most Marvel Universe figures will not allow the front piece to lower all of the way into position. The control joysticks are quite thick and too big for most action figures to grip so they will either get shaved down or replaced completely.

Good info, and thanks for the review. I need to pick one up and do some modifications.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 01, 2017, 04:34:48 PM
I have FINALLY found my first "Kong: Skull Island" items in the wild!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170201_181257-1_zpsuqzooviw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170201_181257-1_zpsuqzooviw.jpg.html)

I grabbed the mega Kong but left the large vehicles (copter and patrol boat) as I have no use for them. They did not have the Creature Encounter sets (jeep/spider, boat/pterodactyl, shack/Skull Crawler) though, of which I want 6 of each.


I also got another Zombie-Viper 2pk in the mail as part of a trade with Dusty79!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20161020_195805-1_zpsi1o84byd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20161020_195805-1_zpsi1o84byd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on February 01, 2017, 06:37:51 PM
2x for the Batcave is sweet!  $25 a pop is amazing. 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 02, 2017, 03:30:12 AM
I figured you would find some Kong stuff this week.

Hey, on that note, have you see the previews for Great Wall? I could see that getting you some good beasties if they do any AFs for it.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 02, 2017, 04:22:36 PM
I scored 2 of each of the different "Kong: Skull Island" "Creature Contact" sets at Wal-Mart on the way home from work today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170202_181306-1_zpsxvjknsou.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170202_181306-1_zpsxvjknsou.jpg.html)

 The spider is incredible! All 8 legs are ball jointed where they meet the body and the legs are stiff enough to hold the spider up almost 6" off of the ground. The sculpting is just beautiful. The paint, while good for a kids' toy, is a bit rough for an adult collector so they will be getting repainted. I plan on buying a lot more of these :)

The flying creature is a huge disappointment. The sculpting is very good, but the entire creature is just a mass of floppy rubber :( They should have at least put a wire armature inside the upper portion of the wings so you can pose the wings. I will not be buying any more than the 2 I already have.

The Skull Crawler is pretty nice. It has some great sculpting and the vinyl is comparable to the material used by Schleich. The paint is very well applied and the pose is dynamic. The only articulation is the opening/closing jaw. It would have been nice to have articulated legs at least. I will still pick up a few more of these.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 02, 2017, 04:23:38 PM
I figured you would find some Kong stuff this week.

Hey, on that note, have you see the previews for Great Wall? I could see that getting you some good beasties if they do any AFs for it.

They do indeed have some cool critters in that flick, too bad the only toys coming are from Hot Toys and they are only the human characters.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on February 02, 2017, 06:36:18 PM
Have to put some long range feelers out for the spider.  Its too bad these are not on the WM site yet. 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 03, 2017, 02:41:58 AM
And Dan scores again! Show off!

LOL! These do look nice. Bummer about the flying creature though.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 04, 2017, 09:08:07 AM
While running errands this morning, I stopped at one of the "dollar stores" near my house and picked up these knights for the swords and shields.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170204_103109-1_zps9fms21ug.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170204_103109-1_zps9fms21ug.jpg.html)

The figures are junk, hollow torsos, lots of untrimmed mold flashing and the backs of the limbs and heads have empty depressions where the manufacturer cheaped out to save on materials. They are not useless though. With some flash trimming, filling the empty depressions and a complete repaint, they could work as suits of armor in dioramas.

The swords are pretty nice. The shields as well, but they need handles added to the back as there was only a single horizontal peg on the back. All require repainting though.

The crossbows are just weak. The arrows turn upwards at a 30 degree angle for no other reason than poor manufacturing.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 04, 2017, 01:25:53 PM
Yeah, great for your dungeon dios Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JDeck on February 06, 2017, 04:04:41 PM
   Recently I traded a couple of my 6" customs for a ton of 50th anniversary Gi Joe figures. They were mint in box, but I told him to go ahead and bag them, since I'll do that anyway, and that saved him some shipping cost. last time I owned Joes was in the early 90's before they started getting weird. So naturally I wanted the 25th anniversary figures, because they're remastered versions of the originals. However some characters look too much like Village People,  like Shipwreck and Spirit Iron-Knife, so a modern version was welcomed. For the most part they are re paints of the 25s, but some are new sculpts. The re-paints I dont like are, Bazooka and Dusty, they're painted in that useless aquaflage. Aquaflage only works if you're thrown overboard, in that case you want to be seen. But I digress. Shipwreck and Spirit are re paints of the updated 30th anniversary figures, and they are awesome. The new scupts that I like the most are Gung-Ho and Destro. Gung-ho is taller and bigger than the 25, which is more accurate. He comes with an awesome minigun and ammo belt. Destro's head sculpt looks great, it's more like a helmet/mask than just a chrome head. There's much more, but those were the stand outs. The 50th in general have very cool modern spec ops like accessories. I thought it was a great deal, even if I couldn't negotiate Snow Job, but I can get him easily enough.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 06, 2017, 05:53:52 PM
Scored some more "Kong: Skull Island" stuff today on 2 different trips to Walmart.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170206_170324-1_zpssv0unqox.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170206_170324-1_zpssv0unqox.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170206_170336-1_zpsvbpueu8b.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170206_170336-1_zpsvbpueu8b.jpg.html)

On the first trip in the morning, I got another Skull Crawler and on the second trip in the afternoon I got the 4th and final Skull Crawler I wanted and another Spider set. I still want 3 more Spider sets and then I will be good on this line.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 07, 2017, 02:55:27 AM
Those spiders seem articulated all over. I could so see someone making some centaur like customs out of that!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 08, 2017, 06:36:26 PM
Those spiders seem articulated all over. I could so see someone making some centaur like customs out of that!

They are articulated at the points where the legs meet the body with ball joints so they have a pretty good range of motion.

One of my friends is already planning a "spider centaur" custom as soon as he can get his hands on 1 of these spiders. :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 08, 2017, 06:36:42 PM
I got my Amazon order containing all of the 2017 Schleich items I wanted all in one shot!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170208_193630-1_zpsqpdhm0b9.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170208_193630-1_zpsqpdhm0b9.jpg.html)

I have been wanting that Volcano since I saw it at Toy Fair a year back and now I finally have one!

The 2 new dragons are beautiful, especially the green/brown Dragon Poacher.

The Feathered Raptors are just plain awesome!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 08, 2017, 08:42:31 PM
Picked up another Red Sox figure from ebay for cheap. This one is Jason Varitek. He was a catcher and eventually team captain with the team.

Finally grabbed a PS4. I sold my PS3 and a few games with 2 controllers the other night for $100, so I used that towards the system. I bought a used one, but it looks like its in mint condition. Got it for $274. I bought last years MLB The Show just to fiddle around with the new features. It was $19.99 but apparently there was a sale and I got the game for free.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 09, 2017, 03:08:24 AM
Great pick ups folks. I like those dragons Dan!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 10, 2017, 06:37:56 PM
Toys R Us pricematched Walmart's web price on Falcon (now I have the 6 I wanted) and I had a $5 reward so it only cost $3.17 after taxes!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170210_201620-1-1_zpslwuku5rq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170210_201620-1-1_zpslwuku5rq.jpg.html)


My old 16 megapixel camera died a few weeks back so I needed a new camera. I got this 20.1 megapixel camera and 128GB memory card at Wal-Mart.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170210_201620-1-2_zpsrdidaxkm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170210_201620-1-2_zpsrdidaxkm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 11, 2017, 04:35:21 AM
Sweet new camera, just in time for Toy Fair!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 11, 2017, 05:13:24 PM
While running errands today, I stopped I to an Army/Navy store in Totowa that I have passed a million times but never visited until today. Most of thier stock was the usual camo gear, knives and airsoft rifles but they also had a cool Velcro backed vinyl unit style patch of the Zombie Outbreak Response Unit symbol that I have on my laptop and all over my car. They had 3 in stock but I bought 2 of them.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170211_164946-1_zps7b8l4rxz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170211_164946-1_zps7b8l4rxz.jpg.html)

Now I need some Velcro for my jacket so I can add the patches to it.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 11, 2017, 05:14:20 PM
Sweet new camera, just in time for Toy Fair!

Sadly, this camera is crap at taking pcs of small items like action figures so I returned it this evening. I still need to find a good camera before this weekend :(
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on February 12, 2017, 09:51:42 PM
Picked up another Red Sox figure from ebay for cheap. This one is Jason Varitek. He was a catcher and eventually team captain with the team.

Finally grabbed a PS4. I sold my PS3 and a few games with 2 controllers the other night for $100, so I used that towards the system. I bought a used one, but it looks like its in mint condition. Got it for $274. I bought last years MLB The Show just to fiddle around with the new features. It was $19.99 but apparently there was a sale and I got the game for free.

Varitek is married to the sister of a friend of mine from many years ago.  Varitek seems like a real class guy.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 17, 2017, 05:56:44 PM
I picked up all of these 6" scale "Mortal Kombat X" figures to be Great Orcs in my fantasy diorama.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170217_192942-1_zpsawcb3vfu.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170217_192942-1_zpsawcb3vfu.jpg.html)

They were marked down to $4.98 from $19.99.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 18, 2017, 06:14:22 AM
Dan the Dealer strikes again! Gonna follow you on your trails one day!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 18, 2017, 06:32:40 PM
The contents of my Hasbro Toy Fair Fan Event goody bag:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/16807404_1766838940008576_6653582105109338214_n_zpsnaotkbf0.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/16807404_1766838940008576_6653582105109338214_n_zpsnaotkbf0.jpg.html)

Sadly, nothing that I have any interest in :(

The black suit Spider-Man (minus the sand weapons) is going to a new home on Monday.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 19, 2017, 11:14:50 AM
I forgot to post these yesterday.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170219_130501-1_zpsjyr0hrgp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170219_130501-1_zpsjyr0hrgp.jpg.html)

Picked up 2 more $4.98 "Mortal Kombat" figures at TRU before heading into the city.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 20, 2017, 06:49:44 AM
I could so see those last two turned into some cool Sith. Goody Bag had a few things in it, sorry you didn't see anything you liked!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Forceflow on February 21, 2017, 05:05:24 AM
I forgot to post these yesterday.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170219_130501-1_zpsjyr0hrgp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170219_130501-1_zpsjyr0hrgp.jpg.html)

Picked up 2 more $4.98 "Mortal Kombat" figures at TRU before heading into the city.

Same here. Don't have a pic, but the other guy I found was kind of orc-looking... think I'll make a Skyrim figure for my brother's collection.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 24, 2017, 06:12:57 PM
Picked up another 20" K2-S0 at Kohls for under $10

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170224_195649-1_zpsntowh1be.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170224_195649-1_zpsntowh1be.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 24, 2017, 08:48:04 PM
Picked up Billy Madison, Pulp Fiction and Scott Pilgram on blu-ray.

Also picked up a cheap GI Joe figure that looks like General Antoc Merrick (Blue Leader) from Rogue One.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 25, 2017, 06:40:31 AM
I haven't seen a thing to get lately. Probably a good thing as I have been playing in my other hobbies. Daggone I wish I could find one I liked that was cheap!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on February 25, 2017, 01:02:38 PM
Also picked up a World of Nintendo Koopa Trooper from Walmart. Got it in the clearance isle for $7.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 25, 2017, 03:13:28 PM
Big thanks go to Starfall for the heads'-up on these awesome fantasy diorama accessories at Home Depot!

I picked up 8 of the fire pits (need repainting) and 10 packs of the wooden "stepping stones".

The prices are VERY good with the stepping stone pieces coming in at $1.88 and the fire pits at $3.88!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170225_163621-1_zpstf8i5d5q.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170225_163621-1_zpstf8i5d5q.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170225_163632-1_zps1tfmcchb.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170225_163632-1_zps1tfmcchb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 26, 2017, 06:09:04 AM
Home Depot with some goods eh!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on February 27, 2017, 06:18:06 PM
On the way home from work today, I scored a 4th Wal-Mart exclusive "King: Skull Island" Creature Contact spider set!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170227_183200-1_zpsb2awmrxd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170227_183200-1_zpsb2awmrxd.jpg.html)

I still want 2 more to get me to 6 giant spiders so hopefully I will find them later in the week as we get closer to the film's release date (3/10).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on February 28, 2017, 02:50:09 AM
These spiders look great. Very articulated. I can't wait to see somebody put a Darth Maul on one of these and make a new version of Spider Maul. Or an Alien Spider crossbreed like JP Blues did one time.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 02, 2017, 07:31:58 PM
Tonight's www.Toysrus.com, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart scores!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170302_193643-1_zpsklinwxvh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170302_193643-1_zpsklinwxvh.jpg.html)

The Animal Planet Deep Sea 6pk from www.Toysrus.com arrived yesterday but I could not pick it up until tonight.

I found a lone "Evolution Of Groot" set at the TRU in Totowa.

The final 2 "Kong: Skull Island" spider sets were found at the Teterboro and Rivervale Wal-Mart's.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on March 02, 2017, 09:49:21 PM
2011 Avengers Quinjet, which is a pretty nice toy actually. And various other things to list later!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 03, 2017, 04:14:43 AM
More great finds Dan. Love those Spiders.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 03, 2017, 01:06:14 PM
I made the switch today. Also grabbed Fire Mario and Luigi from the Pixel Pals line.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 03, 2017, 04:43:53 PM
Today's mail haul from Big Bad Toy Store (Skeksis) and Toys R Us (Animal Planet set)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170303_164337-1_zpsluxiqgss.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170303_164337-1_zpsluxiqgss.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170303_164238-1_zpss9fkkqpj.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170303_164238-1_zpss9fkkqpj.jpg.html)

The "Dark Crystal" Skeksis finally shipped after being on back order since November! I was finally able to complete my build-a-crystal Dark Crystal diorama element.

The "Animal Planet" Deep Sea Shark Research Playset is AWESOME! The boat is quite large but narrow and can hold a bunch of figures, accessories and even a small boat. The plastic is typical Chap Mei quality: thin but sturdy.

The action features work quite well. The lights and sounds are bright and loud. There are 4 small articulated searchlights which can be mounted in 6 different ports along the deck. The bow mounted launcher has some pretty impressive range.

The articulated crane can be placed in any 1 of 3 different ports along the ship's centerline (bow, right behind the flying bridge and just before the tail). The articulated claw and the shark cage can be attached to the hook on the end of the crane. The hook can be lowered by pressing the black button atop the crane and pulled out as far as desired. There is a working crank to bring the hook back up.

The flying bridge can fit either of the included figures or 2 figures side by side if the back rest stand is removed. The cockpit is undetailed but that is not a major concern for customizers or most kids. There are several antennas and a rotating radar dish atop the flying bridge for added realism.

This set includes 2 figures (same 2 figures as many "Animal Planet" Sea sets), 3 all new sharks (including a large stubby hammerhead with a lever action jaw), a brand new accessory tree, a GITD tree of small sea creatures (same mold as the one included in the undersea lab set), a small raft with articulated oars and searchlight, a shark cage with opening top, an articulated claw for retrieving sharks or small craft, 2 life preservers, a net projectile for the bow mounted launcher and a large red rescue case.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 04, 2017, 02:44:33 PM
Talk about fast!

I placed an order with Hasbro Toy Shop on Thursday night and it arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170304_145823-1_zpsi7f6ocbq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170304_145823-1_zpsi7f6ocbq.jpg.html)

The "Jurassic World" dinos and "Star Wars" figures were on super clearance and I was able to get an additional 15% off with the code SPRING17 making them insanely cheap. I added them to hit the free shipping minimum (buying all of them was cheaper than what the shipping would have been :) ).

I also got 15% off on the 2 "Marvel Legends" 3.75" 2pks, which were the reason for the order in the first place. I just hope Hasbro gives us the rest of the MCU versions of the "Guardians Of The Galaxy" in this scale.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 05, 2017, 02:32:47 PM
Thanks to some store credit I had at Toys R Us, I got both of these for free today (and I still have some store credit left for when the "Dark Crystal" Garthim arrive :) ).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170305_162033-1_zpsjdyf5i6v.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170305_162033-1_zpsjdyf5i6v.jpg.html)

I plan on trying to link them together to make a longer backdrop for photography purposes. They will get a complete repaint to resemble stone instead of ice.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 06, 2017, 03:50:50 AM
Sounds like a cool project is in the works.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on March 08, 2017, 10:50:51 PM
Got this for 50 off:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/prodpop.jsp?LargeImageURL=/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-23687365enh-z6.jpg&displayTab=enh&productId=88801226&totCount=0

and picked up these to round out free shipping:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/prodpop.jsp?LargeImageURL=/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-20520199enh-z6.jpg&displayTab=enh&productId=56772256&totCount=0

http://www.toysrus.com/product/prodpop.jsp?LargeImageURL=/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-20520170enh-z6.jpg&displayTab=enh&productId=56772246&totCount=0

http://www.toysrus.com/product/prodpop.jsp?LargeImageURL=/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-20510017enh-z6.jpg&displayTab=enh&productId=56698436&totCount=0
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 09, 2017, 03:33:56 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 09, 2017, 05:29:05 PM
I placed another order with www.happyhentoys.com on Saturday and it arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170309_184716-1_zpsr5sk4wvw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170309_184716-1_zpsr5sk4wvw.jpg.html)

I ordered all of the remaining Schleich and Papo items that I had been eyeing for over a year.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 10, 2017, 03:01:48 AM
Nice Dan, I just read a new article about pacific rim 2 and thought of you yesterday. scified.com if you are interested.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 12, 2017, 05:04:42 PM
Grabbed a Manny Ramirez figure.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 12, 2017, 06:41:51 PM
My NJCC Boss Fight Studio haul courtesy of my awesome wife!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170312_185236-1_zpspy1iz6y6.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170312_185236-1_zpspy1iz6y6.jpg.html)



Post NJCC haul from JoAnne's Fabric!
These stone tables and chairs from their fairy village section are perfectly scaled for 1/18 figures and were 50% off to boot!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170312_185404-1_zps9nfkiq1h.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170312_185404-1_zps9nfkiq1h.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 13, 2017, 02:30:41 AM
That HACKS stuff looks so fantastic to me.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 13, 2017, 05:41:47 PM
Some new fairy village stuff turned up at Big Lots!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/IMG_-kormpj_zpsub0rwevd.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/IMG_-kormpj_zpsub0rwevd.jpg.html)

I scored 6 of these pathways 2pks.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 13, 2017, 05:42:18 PM
That HACKS stuff looks so fantastic to me.

HACKS are awesome!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 14, 2017, 05:56:26 AM
I know one thing, if I ever got out of Star Wars this would be my go to AF line. That or Mauraders.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 16, 2017, 03:10:14 PM
My Wal-Mart.com order arrived a day late thanks to Winter Storm Stella, but my Schleich Dilophosaurus is finally here!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/17264911_1800845906607879_3988977117810637966_n_zps3gg2tgau.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/17264911_1800845906607879_3988977117810637966_n_zps3gg2tgau.jpg.html)



My Toysrus.com order also arrived a day late thanks to Stella but my 6 Funko ReAction "The Dark Crystal" Garthims are here and ready to join my collection!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170316_180139-1_zpsetyfa3of.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170316_180139-1_zpsetyfa3of.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 17, 2017, 03:07:14 AM
I saw this on Facebook last night. Very nice.

Hey Dan, did you get to see Kong yet? Thinking about seeing it tomorrow.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 17, 2017, 04:20:14 AM
I saw this on Facebook last night. Very nice.

Hey Dan, did you get to see Kong yet? Thinking about seeing it tomorrow.

Not yet, my wife and I are planning on catching a matinee on Sunday weather permitting.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 17, 2017, 08:19:09 PM
I hit up the Disney Store after work and scored the new Marvel Select Groot (comic version) and a Disney Store exclusive wind up Baby Groot.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170317_185341-1_zpsngczs03p.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170317_185341-1_zpsngczs03p.jpg.html)

Baby Groot has 9POA (better than most Hasbro products LOL). I plan on removing the wind up feature (which doesn't work well anyway) and repainting it.




I also got some super scores tonight at Toys R Us and Kohl's!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170317_225832-1_zps1mftqgbn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170317_225832-1_zps1mftqgbn.jpg.html)

The "Game Of Thrones" Wall playsets were price matched at TRU to Amazon's $14.91 price. I also had a $5 R Rewards and a $4.97 store credit left over so I got 2 playsets for less than the price of 1 at the $24.99 TRU already had them marked down to!

At Kohl's, I picked up their exclusive "Rogue One" 4pk for $5.33 including tax thanks to a $10 Kohl's Cash certificate my wife got in the mail.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 18, 2017, 06:22:07 AM
Dan you could do a reality show on couponing for action figures. Great pick ups guy!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 18, 2017, 07:22:34 AM
Dan you could do a reality show on couponing for action figures. Great pick ups guy!

Thanks!

I plan on writing a short article on stretching your action figure budget in the near future to help everyone out :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 19, 2017, 04:42:27 AM
Now that would be cool Dan. I will be sure to showcase that!

And on the Kong Skull Island Movie you are gonna love it. Make sure you stay till after the credits are over too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 19, 2017, 06:40:12 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170319_213043-1_zpsey7mb4jf.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170319_213043-1_zpsey7mb4jf.jpg.html)

My wife bought me this awesome chrome biohazard symbol for my car (my car is covered with biohazard and anti-zombie decorations). Now I need to find a great, flat area on the car to apply it.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 20, 2017, 02:28:43 AM
Pretty sweet Dan. You need to give us a pic of your car. Sounds cool.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: bubbavader on March 20, 2017, 10:50:56 PM
Recent Purchases:

6x Marvel Universe 3.75 for $3.50 each as a lot.  The Armored Daredevil series.

Marvel Legends 6 inchers (on the cheap):

1. War Machine
2. Spider Woman
3. Civil War 3 pack

And around local retail:

B6 inch- Black Spiderman (will be impossible to find otherwise and never discounted).

Plus quite a few bootleg Lego LOTR/Fantasy figs. 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 24, 2017, 03:03:20 PM
As most of you know, I tend to think outside of the box when it comes to my hobby. I often go beyond the usual action figure lines looking for inspiration and potential fodder.

Today at K-Mart I found this set of faux stone borders in their garden section.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170324_170617-1_zpsmaubbvf6.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170324_170617-1_zpsmaubbvf6.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170324_170627-1_zpsdr7hbdfm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170324_170627-1_zpsdr7hbdfm.jpg.html)

In each box you get 8 wall sections, one "male" endcap, one "female" endcap and an assortment of long and short stakes to fasten them into your lawn.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170324_171340-1_zps3kgan2h5.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170324_171340-1_zps3kgan2h5.jpg.html)
1 wall piece with female endcap (front left), male endcap (front right) (stakes not pictured).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170324_171421-1_zps9ytibgwr.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170324_171421-1_zps9ytibgwr.jpg.html)
Male and female endcaps attached to a wall piece.

The wall pieces look great next to 3.75"/4" figures and can be used to make not just walls but square structures as well.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170324_171102-1_zpsntvwtoum.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170324_171102-1_zpsntvwtoum.jpg.html)
4 sided "fort" (you can make 2 of these with the box's contents).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170324_171531-1_zpsub1gkxkn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170324_171531-1_zpsub1gkxkn.jpg.html)
4 sided "fort" with a 3.75" Boss Fight Studio Ultimate Spartan for scale.

In the pictures, you will see that I also have some great faux stone stepping stones that make great capstones or even bases for the square structures.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170324_171723-1_zpsaimolu2f.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170324_171723-1_zpsaimolu2f.jpg.html)
4 sided "fort" with capstone and 3.75" Ultimate Spartan for scale.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170324_171820-1_zps4cmv9qlk.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170324_171820-1_zps4cmv9qlk.jpg.html)
4 sided "fort" with stone base and 3.75" figure for scale.

This set was only $24 and well worth it. You will need to trim off flash along all of the edges, fill the round openings for the stakes and do a repaint for total realism, but any project requires some manual labor.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 25, 2017, 05:47:26 AM
Dan, great idea and it looks great.  Thanks for sharing it. I will go share it myself!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 25, 2017, 04:30:28 PM
I had a great haul day today!


My Safari Ltd. Scores from Michaels and A.C.Moore thanks to 55% + 60% off coupons!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170325_183310-1_zpsefxhmbvz.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170325_183310-1_zpsefxhmbvz.jpg.html)


I hit the fairy village fantasy diorama fodder motherload today between A.C.Moore, Michaels and Tuesday Morning!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170325_182739-1_zpsiq533f9q.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170325_182739-1_zpsiq533f9q.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170325_182940-1_zpsd1n5wlqb.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170325_182940-1_zpsd1n5wlqb.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170325_182551-1_zpsdvezhzew.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170325_182551-1_zpsdvezhzew.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170325_183139-1_zpspryb3sww.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170325_183139-1_zpspryb3sww.jpg.html)

Everything but the chairs on the green cards from Tuesday Morning were 50% off. Some of the bagged/carded items from A.C.Moore are damaged but they are an easy fix with Krazy Glue and I got them for an additional 50% off (except for the gazing ball with the busted column which was marked down to $1!).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 26, 2017, 05:16:50 AM
Nice Dan. Let me go share that too. You are showing us all how to get great stuff for not a lot of coin.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 26, 2017, 10:45:00 AM
I forgot to post this last night as I did not pick them up until after 9pm and then got caught up watching the second "Independence Day" movie.

My Saturday mail haul:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170326_005411-1_zpsnfaksk8f.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170326_005411-1_zpsnfaksk8f.jpg.html)

I ordered the SD Toys Cthulhu "action figure" from Amazon last week after following its development over the last few Toy Fairs. I put "action figure" in quotation marks as this figure has 0 points of articulation thereby making it a statue not an action figure which is disappointing for anyone wanting to pose it in something other than a standing up straight with arms dangling poses. It is not a total waste though as the sculpt and paintwork are excellent and it is much bigger than I recall the prototype being.

I also ordered the final 2 Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." Gorgons when they went live on the site. These final 2 have incredibly striking decos and will look great next to the other members of my Gorgon horde once they get their custom armor and weapons!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 27, 2017, 02:15:09 AM
More goodies for Dan!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on March 27, 2017, 06:41:55 PM
Picked up MLB 17 The Show. It comes out the 28th, but if you pre-ordered it they sold it to you after 9 the night before. Looking forward to playing it.

Also grabbed Mario and Luigi from the Pixel Pals line from the original Super Mario Bros.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2017, 02:50:23 AM
I so need to play my ps4 more. Sounds like a great game.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 28, 2017, 07:57:32 PM
I scored a fifth Wal-Mart exclusive 3.75" "Star Wars" Black Series Kylo Ten to use as a base body for a knight in my fantasy diorama.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170328_191325-1_zpslnehmebt.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170328_191325-1_zpslnehmebt.jpg.html)

I still hope to get 1 more to have a squad of 6 bit all of my local Wal-Mart's are tapped out.




After work, I did something I almost never do: I went into a Target. I am not a fan of Target after their credit card hack a few years back so I very rarely shop there.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170328_191511-1_zpsgnte6nl9.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170328_191511-1_zpsgnte6nl9.jpg.html)

I picked up 4 of the "Miles From Tomorrowland" Mission Rover vehicles on clearance for $11.98 each (down from $39.99). I know a lot of customizers have been buying the spaceships from this line to make custom "G.I.Joe" and other vehicles, but I always felt that the line's rounded, retro look clashed with the aesthetics of my Universe so I never picked up any of them.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170328_191600-1_zpstdojnvh3.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170328_191600-1_zpstdojnvh3.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170328_191619-1_zpsnbvsxdnc.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170328_191619-1_zpsnbvsxdnc.jpg.html)

The Mission Rover, however, is far more realistic looking than anything else in the line and would make for a great workhorse vehicle after some modifications and a complete repaint.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170328_195201-1_zps3bypapch.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170328_195201-1_zps3bypapch.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170328_194924-1_zpsehyu66yk.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170328_194924-1_zpsehyu66yk.jpg.html)
3.75" figure in cab. You can see that there is room underneath the figure's butt to build up a chair. I could possibly fit a second seated figure behind the driver but I have to see.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170328_195102-1_zpsresusu2d.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170328_195102-1_zpsresusu2d.jpg.html)
Rear section with ramp down. The computer station and other bits inside will be removed and the tops and sides will be fused shut leaving only the ramp with the ability to open/close.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170328_195331-1_zpsvzttmelh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170328_195331-1_zpsvzttmelh.jpg.html)
The small "Terra Skiff" can still be used with the addition of some handlebars and detailing added. The foot peg is too fat for modern Joes/Star Wars/etc. figures and will have to be removed/replaced.

As you can see 3.75"/4" figures fit very well in the cab and in the cargo area. There is plenty of room to add seats and other bits to bring this vehicle more in line with the super detailed vehicles in the rest of my collection. I could not pass this large vehicle up at this price and I bought every one the store had.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on March 29, 2017, 05:33:53 AM
Nice Dan. Time to share this.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on March 31, 2017, 05:55:58 PM
I stopped at Barnes & Noble after work and found these awesome Bandai "Figure Rise Effects" Aura Effect sets for only $9.95 each!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_183631-1_zpsf9iw4y6i.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_183631-1_zpsf9iw4y6i.jpg.html)

I grabbed all 3 that they had (2 Yellow and 1 Blue set). They ordered a second Blue set for me and it will be ready for pick up at the store in 3-7 business days (they will email me when it comes in).


I really like these Bandai "Figure Rise Effect" Aura Effect bases, especially the Blue one. I hope they do additional colors (green would be AWESOME!).

Aura Effect (Blue)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_200021-1_zpshrcjo5kj.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_200021-1_zpshrcjo5kj.jpg.html)
Parts

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_200521-1_zpsoudvwgaw.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_200521-1_zpsoudvwgaw.jpg.html)
Assembled

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_200556-1_zpscrd9k28d.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_200556-1_zpscrd9k28d.jpg.html)
Assembled - top view

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_200844-1_zpsflrqypem.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_200844-1_zpsflrqypem.jpg.html)
With 3.75" figure for scale.


Aura Effect (Yellow)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_194249-1_zpsnxzqnesk.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_194249-1_zpsnxzqnesk.jpg.html)
Parts

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_194811-1_zpsmuoulyfb.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_194811-1_zpsmuoulyfb.jpg.html)
Assembled

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_194838-1_zpsbpnvx6ly.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_194838-1_zpsbpnvx6ly.jpg.html)
Assembled - top view

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170331_201013-1_zpspzudbpbt.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170331_201013-1_zpspzudbpbt.jpg.html)
With 3.75" figure for scale.


The Aura splash is made from a very similar rigid plastic to the canopy pieces from fighter jet models or model car windshields so be very careful not to crack them when removing them from their sprue (I actually cut them free instead of pulling).

The lightning pieces are flexible vinyl very similar to the lightning effects from action figures but are heavier.

As these are intended for use with Bandai's 7" figures, they are quite large compared to 3.75" figures but that makes them even better since with careful arrangement inside the Aurora, you could fit a small group of characters instead of just one 7" figure.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 01, 2017, 06:10:37 AM
Great news and review Dan. I need to go spread the word. I also saw you can get these effects online this weekend too. Here are your links:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toys-games-aura-effect/30778254?ean=4549660129714

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toys-games-aura-effect/30778255?ean=4549660129721

Also folks if you peruse the left side of the front page we have more of these effects listed through Amazon. You won't see any at the great price Dan just told us about though.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 01, 2017, 12:58:34 PM
Got 2 new World of Nintendo Mario figures - Ice Mario and a new version of Star Power Mario. I still haven't seen these on the East Coast yet, had to get these off ebay. Fortunately I got them for retail price as nobody put a bid on these.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 01, 2017, 02:07:02 PM
What happens when I go into PetSmart to get something for my cats?

I also walk out with $80 in resin diorama parts from their fish and reptile sections...

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170401_163315-1_zpsqynu06ib.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170401_163315-1_zpsqynu06ib.jpg.html)

These pieces are made from a heavy resin and are prepainted well enough that I will only have to make minor touch ups to them for them to be useful in my dioramas.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170401_164000-1_zpskq6torhl.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170401_164000-1_zpskq6torhl.jpg.html)
Green stone environment with the always awesome Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S" 3.75" figures.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170401_163759-1_zpsm9gv4cha.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170401_163759-1_zpsm9gv4cha.jpg.html)
Desert environment with the always awesome Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S" 3.75" figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 02, 2017, 04:44:39 AM
Oh yeah, great stuff. Time to take this to the front page too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 05, 2017, 03:46:20 PM
I stopped at TJ Maxx after work and found these "Hex Bug" "Transformers" Battle Stadiums on clearance for $10 each.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170405_175346-1_zpstnyljwoh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170405_175346-1_zpstnyljwoh.jpg.html)

The circular part with the opening/closing blast doors was the bit that caught my eye and is worth the $10 price alone, any other useful parts are gravy. The Hex Bugs themselves will end up in my Swap Shop if anyone wants them.

Once I open them up, if the blast doors are as useful as I think they will be, I will probably go back to TJ Maxx after work tomorrow and grab the other 2 they had if they are still there.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 06, 2017, 02:17:57 AM
Looks pretty neat to me.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 07, 2017, 04:54:17 PM
After work hauls:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170405_175346-1_zpstnyljwoh.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170405_175346-1_zpstnyljwoh.jpg.html)

I hit up TJ Maxx and grabbed the last 2 Hex Bugs "Transformers" Battle Stadiums for more diorama fodder.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170407_184138-1_zpsmuvaurby.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170407_184138-1_zpsmuvaurby.jpg.html)

I picked up 4 Mega Bloks "Call Of Duty" Advanced Enforcers sets for the gatling guns.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170407_184220-1_zpsyjacrdpx.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170407_184220-1_zpsyjacrdpx.jpg.html)

I found another "World Of Nintendo" "Metroid" at Wal-Mart!

The Metroid is different than the others not just in packaging design (open box vs blister carded) as the membrane covering the top of the creature is a 2 part hard plastic shell as opposed to the soft vinyl single piece bubble of the older version, they are also less expensive to boot. Hopefully I can find 5 more in the future to finish out my Metroid diorama needs.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 07, 2017, 05:23:50 PM
Picked up 2 more World of Nintendo Mario related figures, and also the Nintendo 3DS XL.  It has the ability to play old school Super Nintendo games on it by download in the Nintendo e-shop.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 08, 2017, 01:37:27 PM
Some small clearance and 55% off coupon scores today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170408_153713-1_zpsoesiwepb.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170408_153713-1_zpsoesiwepb.jpg.html)

At K-Mart I picked up 6 "WWE Create A WWE Superstar" accessory sets for the shields and torches for $2.25 each. The armor and helmets are too big for anything I customize so they will go into my Swap Shop.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170408_153756-1_zpsnii9u0ul.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170408_153756-1_zpsnii9u0ul.jpg.html)

At A.C. Moore, I picked up a cool "dragon eye" ring for $1.90. I plan on removing the ring and keeping the centerpiece for a mystic object.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 08, 2017, 08:47:58 PM
Found another 2.5" "World Of Nintendo" "Metroid" tonight at another Wal-Mart.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170408_211300-1_zpswrha4gcf.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170408_211300-1_zpswrha4gcf.jpg.html)

This particular Metroid was found exactly as photographed- someone had torn it free of it's plastic tray and the small clear stand was missing. I bought it anyway and they gave me a 10% discount due to the missing stand. I can fashion another stand eventually but it can stand on the 4 talons just fine so there is no real rush. Now I only need 4 more! :)


Got an awesome package of Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." accessories in the mail today from Cap of www.joecustoms.com!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170408_211122-1_zpsrtbxvauu.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170408_211122-1_zpsrtbxvauu.jpg.html)

Thanks for the much needed parts for some of my projects!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 09, 2017, 12:31:08 PM
My Amazon order arrived today!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170409_142512-1_zps2tgsfswm.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170409_142512-1_zps2tgsfswm.jpg.html)

I ordered some more Bandai effects (violet "Wind", blue "Thunder", a second blue Figure Rise "Aura" and a blue "Energy Aura") for my dioramas and 4 Schleich mini feathered Utahraptors.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 10, 2017, 04:49:33 AM
Those effects are pretty awesome!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 15, 2017, 12:37:25 PM
My super cheap score for today.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170415_145556-1_zps8zzcydwr.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170415_145556-1_zps8zzcydwr.jpg.html)

The Toys R Us "Animal Planet" set was $2.13 including sales tax after a 20% coupon and my $10 in R Rewards. I had a coupon and R Rewards that were going to expire. I already had 3 or 4 of the aquatic dino in this set but you can never have enough of this cool looking creature. I never had the vehicle in this set so it is new to me.

Shanna was $3.18 including sales tax at GameStop. I have been watching Shanna figures on clearance for quite awhile now but they never dipped below $7 so I grabbed this one the second I saw that sub $3 price tag! She will be a barbarian woman in my fantasy diorama.

Total cost of this haul: $5.31 :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 16, 2017, 04:29:38 PM
I received a package full of great customizing fodder from AdrienVeidt of www.joecustoms.com!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170416_183145-1_zps7jn6dy0f.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170416_183145-1_zps7jn6dy0f.jpg.html)

Thanks for the great parts and the bonus MegaBloks "Halo" alien!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 18, 2017, 01:12:30 PM
Scored these glass reptile eye jewellery pieces at A.C. Moore for $2.40 (including tax) after a 55% off coupon.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170418_151752-1_zpssribpqyf.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170418_151752-1_zpssribpqyf.jpg.html)

They will be used for future projects. They also had another set with eyes in red/yellow/orange tones that I will get another time.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 20, 2017, 08:08:06 PM
I received a trade package today with 2 more Lakks Pacific "World Of Nintendo" 2.5" Metroids!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170420_224957-1_zpsfnb7tffv.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170420_224957-1_zpsfnb7tffv.jpg.html)

Now I only need 2 more to hit the desired amount of 12 for my diorama!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on April 22, 2017, 04:20:03 PM
I didn't intend to spend any fun money today while running my responsible adult errands, but sometimes you see clearance bargains you cannot pass up!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170422_182756-1_zpstwnmy8pj.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170422_182756-1_zpstwnmy8pj.jpg.html)

I hit the TRU in Totowa as I was out that way and scored the very last "Animal Planet" set of articulated mini dinosaurs with the feathered raptor that they had. These sets were originally $9.99 are being clearanced out (hopefully to make way for new sets) at $4.99. I love feathered dinos so I had to get it despite the fact I already had one.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170422_183123-1_zpsdu1vy4ug.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170422_183123-1_zpsdu1vy4ug.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170422_182849-1_zpsm7lzbwdq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170422_182849-1_zpsm7lzbwdq.jpg.html)

After visiting Liz at work for lunch, I hit the TRU in Paramus just to see if they had any more of the dino sets but they did not. They did, however, have the 6" "Warcraft" movie figures clearanced from $19.99 down to $4.99. They clearanced these a few months back but every TRU I visited only had the 2 human figures not the Orcs. They must have found a case in the storeroom recently as there were 4 Durotans and a Blackhand hanging on the pegs. I snapped them up instantly as you cannot beat 75% off of great gigantic monster figures!

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I had some 55% off coupons for A.C. Moore so I picked up the other set of plastic dragon eyes I wanted and a cool copper octopus pendant that will all be used for future dioramas. The eyes came to $2.40 and the octopus was $1.90 after taxes :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 22, 2017, 04:52:40 PM
Nice haul
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 23, 2017, 07:04:18 PM
Little late with this, but I went to Super Mega Fest on April 8th in Marlborough, MA. I was going to post these pickups but got another stomach bug a few days later (once was enough).

- There was a booth where you could get your photo taken in front of a green screen, and they could add in just about any background you wanted. I went with a Mario background, of course.

- I grabbed this Super Mario Bros. 3 3D display. After tax it was only $13 and change, and Mario 3 is one of my favorite games.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on April 24, 2017, 02:12:39 AM
Nice background! Good pick ups.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on April 28, 2017, 10:14:44 AM
Missed out on another Classic NES but I picked up Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch today, which I had on pre-order.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 02, 2017, 05:32:51 PM
I got 2 great trade packages in the mail today containing the items below:

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Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 06, 2017, 07:30:14 PM
My Mom would have been 62 on May 5th. I stopped in a Gamestop I don't normally visit and found this awesome Super Mario Bros. box art display. She got me into Mario/Nintendo so I find it very fitting I found this of all days, on her birthday.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 07, 2017, 04:55:09 AM
Pretty coo find and glad it brought back a good memory.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 07, 2017, 01:55:11 PM
I received a package in the mail from pluv of www.joecustoms.com containing a pair of Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." sword scabbards I need for an upcoming project!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170507_163441-1_zpsh1nw56lq.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170507_163441-1_zpsh1nw56lq.jpg.html)

Thanks for the much needed parts!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 13, 2017, 01:43:22 PM
I usually do not go to Hobby Lobby very often but I decided to pop in today while running errands out near Totowa and scored these great fairy village items on deep clearance!

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The 4 table/stools sets were $3.40 each and the 2 benches were $1.36 each- total cost $17.45 including sales tax!

Stone bench with a Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." 3.75" Skeleton for scale.
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(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170513_161110-1_zpsmmnbfmry.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170513_161110-1_zpsmmnbfmry.jpg.html)

Table/stools set with a Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." 3.75" Skeleton for scale.
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170513_161314-1_zpseh4uzrru.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170513_161314-1_zpseh4uzrru.jpg.html)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170513_161403-1_zpspo6hxocx.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170513_161403-1_zpspo6hxocx.jpg.html)


The benches are just about perfect as is but the green tables are about .5"-.75" too tall and will need to either be cut down or recessed into the base of whatever diorama they end up getting used in (most likely my round Schleich "Big Knights Castle" set up which will be the castle of the Elves).
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 14, 2017, 04:33:10 AM
Wow, those look great. Off to share the news.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 16, 2017, 03:35:22 PM
On our first real walkabout in Ilford, London, we happened apon a store called Sainsbury's (kind of like a small Target). I found 2 of the Chap Mei "Dino Valley" electronic dinosaurs that we do not have in the US!

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They were only £10 each ($13-ish in US currency) which is cheaper than they will be if they ever reach the states (TRU carries this size in their "Animal Planet" branded exclusives for $16.99) so I grabbed the 2 they had. They did not have the Spinosaurus in stock.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 17, 2017, 04:59:03 AM
Some clearance scores from the Ilford, London TRU!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170517_123258-1_zpslgvj2sya.jpg)

The "Doctor Who" Foretold (mummies) were only £2.94 each (approx $3.85 US).

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I also picked up a package of "Jelly Babies", the treat of choice for a certain renegade Timelord through several of his incarnations.


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I picked up these cool "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2" cup topper figurines at the movie theatre tonight.

They are roughly 1/18 scale and excellently sculpted. They lack articulation but are posed dynamically enough that it does not matter. I still have to trim off the small posts on the bottoms of the figurines but I do not have a blade handy here. I will trim them when I get home.

They are pictures here with a 3.75" Foretold figure for scale.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 18, 2017, 02:00:54 AM
Cool deal, I figured you would get some Dr. Who Figures in the UK.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 20, 2017, 01:13:55 AM
My wife and I got these awesome pics done at the "Doctor Who Experience" in Cardiff, Wales yesterday!

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We were shot against a green screen and the backgrounds were added in afterwards. I think I did a pretty good job of putting my hands in positions that matched the consoles.

There were a lot of different props we could use and I chose the Fourth Doctor's iconic scarf and sonic screwdriver while Liz got River Song's sonic screwdriver.

These pictures are my favorite souvenirs from this trip!

I just wish I was thinner because I had a scarf like Tom Baker had during his time in the role and a belly like Colin Baker currently has LOL



I got a souvenir bag of exclusive "Experience" goodies:

Front:
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Back:
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This is the contents of my commemorative souvenir bag:

Programme:
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Companion Certificate and Commemorative Ticket:
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Companion TARDIS Key:
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Our original tickets to the "Experience":
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I also bought this at the souvenir shop:
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This 10th Doctor TARDIS Control Room Playset was made for the 5.5" figures but is way underscaled making it almost perfect for the 3.75" line!

Now I just have to figure out how to get it home LOL
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 20, 2017, 03:56:38 AM
Picked up these knock-off Papo dinosaurs for £1 each at Poundland Stores!

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They are much larger than the originals and have almost no loss of mold detail. The paint, however, leaves a lot to be desired. I can fix that though.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 20, 2017, 02:24:02 PM
Got these figures with an Amazon gift card from my birthday.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 21, 2017, 05:34:01 AM
Wow, Dan great stuff! I need to go share some of that.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Sjefke on May 21, 2017, 06:28:42 AM
Wow. That looks like a lot of fun, Dan.
I'll have to put the 'Experience' on my bucket list.
My Dr Who Experience was finding a couple of vintage Dr Who T-shirts yesterday.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 21, 2017, 11:17:51 AM
Wow. That looks like a lot of fun, Dan.
I'll have to put the 'Experience' on my bucket list.
My Dr Who Experience was finding a couple of vintage Dr Who T-shirts yesterday.

The "Doctor Who Experience" is closing in August but will be reopening sometime late this year or early next year in a new location. If you can, definitely go, it was AWESOME!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on May 22, 2017, 04:48:44 PM
Finally grabbed the NES Classic Edition!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 23, 2017, 02:25:40 AM
I remember having one of those! I wonder if the old games will work on it. I am guessing they will. I finished legend of zelda when we were locked in on base for a week.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 24, 2017, 04:14:45 AM
I picked up these awesome toys at Argos this morning!

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The "Doctor Who" "Into The Dalek" Time Zone playset was never imported into the US by any of the usual outlets for "Doctor Who" merchandise so I thought I would never get one. I got it on super clearance for £6.99 (approx $9.19 US) down from the original release price of £49.99!

I really only wanted the black/red/silver Dalek Hoverbout so at the price I got it for, all of the figures and the cardboard backdrop are gravy.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170524_104614-1_zps0w2upmzq.jpg)

I also picked up the "Thunderbirds Are Go" villain "The Mechanic". This Series 2 figure, along with the repaints of the Series 1 Thunderbirds Team never made it to the US due to the poor sales of Series 1. I have no real interest in "Thunderbirds Are Go", but the figure was on sale for £4.99 (approx $5.09 US) and with a repaint will make for an excellent seedy spaceport mechanic.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on May 26, 2017, 12:04:50 PM
My wife and I took one last trip to Sainsburys before we head home to the US tomorrow. I found the last "Dino Valley" dinosaur I was missing (Spinosaurus - top of pic) and grabbed the last 2 T-Rexes they had on the shelf.

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During the 2 weeks we have been in the UK, we have been buying necessities (mostly cold drinks and such) at a place called Sainsburys. They were having a promotion in which for every £5 you spent you received an exclusive 2 card pack of "Lego: Create The World" trading cards and for every £10 you spend you got an exclusive 4 card pack.

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I ended up with two 2 card packs and five 4 card packs. They are all unopened and in perfect condition having been packed inside several flat items we are bringing home.

I have no interest in them at all so they will be up for trade after we get home.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on May 27, 2017, 05:05:41 AM
Looks like you two had a fun trip from what I could see on FB.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 02, 2017, 10:35:20 AM
I was out running errands today and found myself near the Toys R Us in Totowa so I stopped in to see if there were any new releases that I had not seen.

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I saw the final wave of "Ghostbusters" figures which contains the "Terror Dog" that I had been waiting to be released! As I am turning the big four-four on Sunday, I decided to treat myself to an early birthday present and grabbed both of the Terror Dogs that they had in stock (the figure comes with 2 sets of horns to make the figure either Zuul or Vince Clortho).

These creatures are going to look great in my sci-fi/fantasy menagerie.


I also found these cool little dragons at Dollar Tree in Clifton. They are approximately 4" long and made of a somewhat flexible vinyl.

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They had a box full of them but I only grabbed these 3 as they had the least amount of glue spillage around the bases of the wings.

They need full repaints but are not bad for $1 each.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 04, 2017, 05:02:09 AM
Happy BDay Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 04, 2017, 06:20:10 AM
Happy BDay Dan.

Thanks!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 07, 2017, 03:50:37 PM
I hit up the Walmart in Secaucus today while running errands. I picked up some metallic and GITD paints for future projects for $1.77-$1.97 each.

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I wanted GITD Blue and Green as well but they were out of stock so I will have to go back another time.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 09, 2017, 01:55:08 PM
After lunch I hit up a discount store called "Amazing Savings". I almost never visit as it is a pain in the backside to get into their parking lot. I found a display of small articulated animals by Tomy. They had 3 different dinosaurs (T-Rex, Stegosaurus + Triceratops), 2 different tigers (orange/black striped and white/black striped but same mold), a hippo, a panda, an alligator and a few others.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170609_152841-1_zpshnc7d0s6.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170609_152841-1_zpshnc7d0s6.jpg.html)

I bought every single alligator that they had, 25 in total (I got the display bucket as well for free since I bought them all) for $1.29 each. I passed on the dinosaurs as they were not all that great. I passed on the other animals as they were all pretty small for 1/18 scale. The gators make for great juveniles.

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3.75" Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." figure for scale.



I had no idea that Jakks Pacific had produced a second series of "Warcraft" movie figures!

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I found Gul'Dan today at Target in Clifton after lunch and had to buy it as this character was my overall favorite design in the movie.

Apparently there are only 2 figures in Series 2, Gul'Dan and Garona (half Orc female character).

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170609_160532-1_zpsz6iljvha.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170609_160532-1_zpsz6iljvha.jpg.html)
Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." 3.75" figure for scale.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 10, 2017, 12:42:09 PM
I found the GITD Green acrylic paint I was looking for today at the Walmart in Garfield!

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170610_152657-1_zpsyntdpzzv.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170610_152657-1_zpsyntdpzzv.jpg.html)

Sadly it looks like the GITD Blue is no longer being produced by Plaid/Folk Art :(
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JDeck on June 11, 2017, 05:49:14 PM
I'm not a big fan of comics, but I picked up Alan Moore's Saga of the swamp thing vol 1, on Amazon. It's part of a 6 volume collection of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing comics. Volume one starts at Swamp Thing #20-27 writren in '83-84. The collection was published in 2012 by DC, however it has the Vertigo logo on the cover.
    This comic series is intense. It's a horror story, but I would describe it as more of a psychological thriller. Pretty much every character is insane. I would highly recommend this book series for anyone who likes weird stories, monster stories, Frankenstein. I don't want to spoil it, so I'll just say it's pretty deep, for a comic. It is for mature audiences. It can be a little wordy at times, but overall it's very interresting. I couldn't put it down.
  BTW. they reference Planarian worms, I did some research, and the planarian worm experiments did happen. Pretty crazy stuff.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 12, 2017, 05:50:07 AM
Pretty good pick ups. I like those Warcraft figures.

My nephew was just talking about Swamp Thing this weekend as I was traveling to attend his graduation. I might have to pick that up for some fun summer reading.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JDeck on June 13, 2017, 05:27:09 PM
I liked Saga of the swamp thing vol 1 so much I got vol.2. It's Alan Moore's collection of Saga of the Swamp Thing #28-34, written in '84-85.
     This volume was even weirder than the first.   It was super creepy. They remind me of Edgar Allan Poe and Dante's Inferno.  For example the PLUT...PLUT...PLUT, in the beginning and the end of the story, while Swampy digs his grave and narrates his insanity, in #28 "The Burial". Similar to the Tell Tale Heart, or the Raven. #31 Swampy is led through different stages of purgatory and Hell, by Deadman, Stranger, Spectre, and Etrigan the poetic demon. The short story #32 "POG" was really neat, it had nothing to do with the rest of the story, but I liked it. These cute little cartoonish aliens come to earth to find a new home after these brutes destroyed their old planet. Swamp thing shows them mankind, and they promptly left.  The whole volume took a little getting used to, but I really enjoyed it. 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 14, 2017, 05:57:28 AM
I might have to pick these up too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 15, 2017, 09:03:55 AM
My souvenir t-shirt from the Doctor Who Experience arrived today!

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When we visited the Experience, they were out of my size and told me they would mail it out to me when it was restocked. It came in today.




I also received 2 incomplete Jakks Pacific giant "Godzilla" (2014) figures today from my mother in law!

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Her neighbor was throwing them out but she and my wife grabbed them for me. They are both missing the ends of their tails and one is missing its left hand, I wrote Jakks Pacific regarding the availability of replacement parts, but I can customize them into battle scarred Kaiju if none are available :)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 16, 2017, 04:55:48 AM
love the Godzillas. So tempted to get one myself. Sure did like the new movie. Can't wait to see the big guy in action again.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JDeck on June 20, 2017, 08:09:03 PM
   I got the third volume of Alan Moore's Saga of the Swamp Thing.  The collection is issues #35-42 written in 1985.
    The stories are very creepy. They're like short stories within a larger story. It's hard to explain really. You can take Swamp Thing completely out of some of the stories, and they would still be good horror stories. Swamp Thing meets John Constantine, who uses Swamp Thing to defeat various supernatural monsters. Along the way Swamp Thing discovers more of his powers. It's a very good volume. I'm half way through the series now, and I'm enjoying it a lot, so I might as well get volumes 4-6.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 21, 2017, 05:48:08 AM
I am liking this swamp thing arc you are in now.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JDeck on June 21, 2017, 09:26:32 AM
I am liking this swamp thing arc you are in now.
   Originally I got vol.1 for a reference and inspiration for my custom figure, but I really got into the story.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 21, 2017, 02:21:46 PM
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I picked up this cool Emce Toys "Create Your Own Zombie" action figure customizing kit today at a little video game store in town. The figures are made from a material very similar to the kind usually found in vinyl model kits so they have some flex to them making parts swapping very easy (be careful not to tear the posts though).

Box back:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170621_160139-1_zpsg3i7wksp.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170621_160139-1_zpsg3i7wksp.jpg.html)

Box with front panel open:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170621_160214-1_zpsk1k06y5f.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170621_160214-1_zpsk1k06y5f.jpg.html)


The sculpting is very nice, especially the various heads (some of which are inspired by famous movie monsters such as "Dr. Tongue" from "Day Of The Dead" and the Hammer Horror renditions of the Mummy and Frankenstein's Monster). The kit comes with 3 articulated bodies (ball hinge shoulders, hinge elbows/knees/ankles, swivel head/hips/wrists), 8 heads, 2 additional sets of hands, and variant limbs (including severed limbs with exposed bones) that can be swapped around between the 3 figures for maximum customization. The kit also comes with 2 pretty decent brushes and some simple paints (I will use my regular paints to do the figures).

Contents of kit:
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Variant parts and additional heads on sprus.:
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The 8 heads that come in the kit (Hammer Mummy is last head on right in second row, Hammer Frankenstein's Monster and "Day Of The Dead" Dr. Tongue are the last 2 on the right of the bottom row:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170621_161144-1_zpsaztws5sn.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170621_161144-1_zpsaztws5sn.jpg.html)


I assembled the 3 figures in the builds I will use them as and all of the spare parts will go in my zombie fodder box for future zombies for my ever growing horde
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 22, 2017, 03:46:19 AM
Now that is pretty cool. I so need to go spread the news on this one. Thanks for the review Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 23, 2017, 04:54:36 PM
My awesome wife bought me some new much needed detail brushes today :)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170623_192632-1_zpsw7pc6is5.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170623_192632-1_zpsw7pc6is5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: JDeck on June 24, 2017, 02:56:07 PM
   I got a DC ICONS Aquaman today. Like I've said before, I'm not a big comic guy, but some things I like, Aquaman being one. I remember watching the cartoon show as a kid, so when I came across this, I had to have it.
   It was released this same time last year in the DC collectables icons series. Aquaman is patterned after the Legend of Aquaman from the late 80's which is a slight update of the classic Aquaman. It is approximately 6 inches tall l. Same articulation you'd find with The Black series. Ball head, ball swivel shoulders, swivel jointed wrists. Swivel upper arms. Double jointed knees and elbows. Rocker ankles. Ball hinge hips. Double jointed abs, not a whole lot of movement on the upper.  Accessories 3 sets of hands; 2x fists, 2x grip hands, 2x open relaxed hands. Alternate head, with sonar telepathy wave effect,(pretty cool). And he comes with his Trident, spear.
  I gotta say I really like the overall sculpt. He has this fish scaled shirt, its really awesome. The head sculpt is simple, but nice. Both heads are the same.
   Paint apps are very nice. Eyes are well done. Hair has a slight wash. The fish scale shirt looks great. Its a orange color with a metallic like sheen. It looks like a freggin goldfish skin shirt. The face has a dull flat paint, which is great, looks like actual skin.

   Complaints; I would like to have swimming hands, along with added neck articulation so you can pose him swimming. Other than that, I really like this figure. I'm really impressed with the overall quality.
 
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 25, 2017, 04:20:13 AM
Pretty cool figure. Thanks for the review. Time to go share it.

I need to find some time this week to do Imperial Review Archive buttons for these new reviews I see popping up so we don't loose track of em.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 27, 2017, 05:50:32 AM
I made up some review buttons for a few of these great reviews I found in here.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 27, 2017, 02:30:48 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170627_171548-1_zpsinoglcvs.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170627_171548-1_zpsinoglcvs.jpg.html)

After walking to the library to pick up the book they special ordered for me ("Vostok" by Steve Alten), I decided to hit up the post office on the way home and grab a panel of the thermographic ink "Total Eclipse Of The Sun" stamps.
 
The thermographic ink goes from black to clear (the pic shows them in a trasitional state due to the ambient heat during the walk home) to reveal an image of the moon simulating the upcoming eclipse in August. I am not a stamp collector by any means but I love the concept and am a huge space geek.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/dkosa/Hauls/20170627_182933-1_zpsfiepmi6v.jpg) (http://s2.photobucket.com/user/dkosa/media/Hauls/20170627_182933-1_zpsfiepmi6v.jpg.html)

Received an awesome belated birthday present from sgcaper of http://www.joecustoms.com today!

He recently went to Disney's Animal Kingdom park and picked up the Safari Ltd.-ish toob full of different miniature creatures from the planet Pandora (from Avatar) for me! This was a really nice surprise as this was something I really wanted being a huge fan of the flora and fauna from that movie.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 28, 2017, 01:10:14 PM
Pretty cool avatar stuff Dan. I like those stamps too.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on June 29, 2017, 12:14:02 PM
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My wife bought me these great articulated dinosaurs today at TJ Maxx. They are produced by a company called Lontic/Happy Kin Toys but released by several different distributors (this set was released by Kid Galaxy). I saw Happy Kin Toys products at Toy Fair last year but have never seen any of them in a physical store so it was pretty cool to find this lone set today.

There should be at least two additional 3pks available based on the other dinos shown on the box. I want to check the other TJ Maxx stores in the area to see if they have any different sets.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on June 30, 2017, 05:40:39 AM
Dan looks like photobucket is getting weird. I can't see any of your pics now.

I like imgur.com as photobucket got too much of a hassle for me to use the past year or so and loaded wonky.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on June 30, 2017, 06:54:09 PM
Picked up these 2 figures off ebay. Ted Williams and Carlton Fisk, both in the Hall of Fame.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 07, 2017, 04:19:11 PM
Picked up the 12" head-to-tail "Shin Godzilla" from Neca at thr TRU in Secaucus today.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 27, 2017, 06:44:08 PM
New Disney "Mech X-4" toys coming 8/30!

TRU in Totowa put up a whole 4ft section early but let me buy the 4 monsters ahead of street date before they pulled the section down.

I believe they are not true 1/18 figures as they are supposed to be giant Kaiju if I am not mistaken, but they scale really well next to 1/18 figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on July 27, 2017, 06:45:24 PM
With 3.75" Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S."  figure for scale:
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on July 28, 2017, 05:27:24 AM
Pretty sweet Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on July 28, 2017, 10:12:54 PM
Picked up a David Ortiz figure a few weeks ago that I forgot about. Red Sox offense is really missing this guy..
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 01, 2017, 12:59:32 PM
Got a surprise package in the mail today from Cap of www.JoeCustoms.com containing some great Boss Fight Studio parts!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 03, 2017, 12:33:22 PM
Scored both 3.75" Marvel Legends "Thor" sets today and the "Heroes Of The Storm" giant orc from "World Of Warcraft".

I wish that the 3.75" movie Thor came with 2 swords like every other scale version of him
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 04, 2017, 07:07:24 AM
Awesome stuff Dan. Love that Gladiator Hulk.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 07, 2017, 03:51:06 PM
I picked up some new 1/18 action figure sets at Wal-Mart today that might be of interest to my fellow collectors/customizers:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kid-Connection-Shark-Exploration-Playset/263201719

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kid-Connection-Dino-Attack-Play-Set/857846954

These sets utilize Chap Mei tooling, which is far superior to their usual offerings. Chap Mei is the same company that TRU uses for their "Animal Planet" and "True Heroes" branded merchandise.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 11, 2017, 02:16:52 PM
Picked up 2 dinosaur skeleton puzzles today for $8 each at TJ Max.

They will be cut up into individual bones and used in dioramas.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on August 11, 2017, 02:18:00 PM
I also received the first of 2 replacement tails for the incomplete Jakks Pacific giant sized Godzilla my mother in law gave me.

I am still waiting for the second one.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 14, 2017, 03:17:00 AM
Gotta like a company that will do that.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 23, 2017, 06:15:17 PM
Picked up a few more Red Sox figures - Nomar Garciaparra (left) and Mookie Betts (right)
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 24, 2017, 03:03:34 AM
You are getting quite the RS Collection now too. It is interesting to see what folks collect.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Goldleaderone on August 24, 2017, 06:04:42 PM
You are getting quite the RS Collection now too. It is interesting to see what folks collect.

Yeah I got quite a few figures now. Nowhere near my Star Wars or Mario collection though. I'm very picky with who I buy for Red Sox figures.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on August 25, 2017, 02:35:41 AM
I do my morning jog watching sportscenter on espn and always see news on the Red Sox. I always like their commercials on Big Papi.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on September 29, 2017, 11:18:53 PM
I am trying not to buy anything for my customizing hobby right now as my fun funds are pretty low, but I wanted to reward myself for my 4.0 GPA. I had a $10 budget and a 15% off coupon so I hit TRU looking for another of those cool Chameleo-Wasps from the "Mech-X4" line but they didn't have one. I did find these awesome Schleich Feed Sets for $1.58 each on clearance! Less than $9 in total and I still have my coupon for next time LOL
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on September 30, 2017, 06:39:17 AM
Leave it to you to find the deals Dan. Awesome.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 07, 2017, 08:48:20 PM
Tonight's score: tons of Schleich diorama fodder for $.78 each!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 07, 2017, 08:49:06 PM
I picked up some great fantasy fodder at Michaels for $1.59 each!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 08, 2017, 08:25:04 AM
I saw your posts on FB, wow you find the cheap goods!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 19, 2017, 12:21:08 PM
My Wal-Mart score for today! 

The aquarium diorama pieces were on clearance for $2.50 each!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 19, 2017, 07:52:57 PM
My TRU and K-Mart scores for today!

The Lontic articulated dinosaur 3pks look like they are being phased out in favor of 4pks of smaller, non-articulated dinosaur figurines so if you wanted them, go get them now!

On the TRU exclusive "True Heroes" Pirate Captain's Ship playset, TRU honored the insanely low price from their site so I got it for almost 50% off!

Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 20, 2017, 02:26:50 AM
Awesome pirate ship. Man, great deals you are finding still!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 20, 2017, 10:26:30 AM
My Target, TRU and Disney Store hauls for today!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 21, 2017, 05:45:18 AM
Wow, already found your Stranger Things Monsters!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 21, 2017, 04:46:47 PM
Scored these four Lontic dinosaur 6 packs tonight at BJs!

We did not have an active membership, but my wife was a member many, many years ago so the customer service department gave us a free 3 month membership.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 22, 2017, 08:27:44 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 23, 2017, 02:18:30 PM
Picked up these knock off huge Chap Mei dinosaur sets at Marshalls. I have always wanted more of that Diplodicus mold, but the last official release was over a decade ago. I got 5 of them for $14.99 each. The planes will be added to my Swap Shop if anyone wants them.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 25, 2017, 02:38:10 PM
My package from Wal-Mart arrived! More Lontic dinosaurs for my herd, including 1 that is exclusive to this set (green/black Carnataur). This set also comes with a diorama accessory!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 25, 2017, 05:41:17 PM
Mail call!

I FINALLY got some of the fantasy series figures from Boss Fight Studio!

I got a wild life habitat full of Schleich, Papo and CollectA dinosaurs and fantasy creatures from www.happyhentoys.com.

I also picked up these 2 massive "Marvel Universe" Sentinels from the private collection of a former Hasbro designer!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 26, 2017, 02:04:42 AM
Those BFS Figures are just fantastic. They easily seem to be about the top action figures in terms of sculpt and articulation and detail right now imo.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 27, 2017, 04:26:46 PM
Another package full of Lontic dinosaurs courtesy of Wal-Mart!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on October 28, 2017, 02:49:46 AM
You ought to have enough dinosaurs to do your own Jurassic World! Love seeing all the great stuff and deals you find Dan.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on October 28, 2017, 03:05:04 PM
I got 2 awesome trade packages in the mail today!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 04, 2017, 01:16:41 PM
I picked up this cool "Dinofroz" Gladiator T-Rex figure at TJ Maxx on clearance for $8.

With a repaint he will make a cool 3.75" scale monster. The orange and black armor is almost organic looking.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 05, 2017, 05:37:28 AM
Interesting looking dino.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 05, 2017, 05:19:21 PM
I had a 20% off coupon for TRU so I grabbed the 6th and final "Mech-X4" Chameleo Wasp I wanted for my swarm.

After getting the $20 adjustment on that Schleich set I bought a few weeks back, I figured I would order that Lontic dinosaur set from Amazon that had the Pachyrinosaurus I was missing despite the price being higher than I have paid for any other Lontic set. The package arrives today with the wrong Lontic set in it. I called Amazon and they said that they did not have any of the sets that were on their website in any of their warehouses so a different set of the same value was sent. I told them I had ordered the specific set on their site for a reason. They told me that they will refund my card for the price of the missing set and to keep the set they sent for the trouble.

I did not get the set I had wanted but, hey, free dinosaurs! :)

I also broke down and bought the NYCC Funko "Stranger Things" 3pk as I was getting tired of wasting gas going to all of my local Targets each week looking for the closed mouth Demogorgon.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: Tamer on November 06, 2017, 03:26:21 AM
I finished up my latest Stranger Things Marathon this weekend as an early birthday treat. I love that show. It is so me. I could have been one of those kids. So tempted to get the AFs for this line.
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 11, 2017, 05:37:54 PM
I got 2 awesome trade packages in the mail today!

The second package contained a pair of real metal Orc swords my friend Chris (2DARK2C) from www.JoeCustoms.com made me. They have working razor sharp blades!
Title: Re: New, Non-Star Wars Purchases
Post by: The Spectre on November 16, 2017, 08:53:04 PM
 My Boss Fight Studio "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." Evil Skeleton and Female Orc Conqueror arrived today!