What? Toy Hunt on Poe Ghostal’s blog? How is that possible!? Well, after the bastards killed my blog I took all my awesome with me, so here’s the first Toy Hunt on Poe Ghostal. If you’re not familar with Toy Hunt, it’s basically me talking about what toys I bought. Why should you care? I don’t know, you just should. So let’s kick this off:
After moving to a new city I hadn’t stopped at any Wal-Marts yet. Actually that’s a lie, I stopped at one when I was looking for apartments and was really unimpressed. Today though, I stopped at a new one that I found and I scored big (at least for me). Most Wal-Marts around me tend to suck. Hell, I stopped going to one because they don’t even carry G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra or any DC figures. So imagine my surprise when I realized that this one had the potential to be a magic Wal-Mart.
General Hawk: This is the first General Hawk I’ve managed to find (though over the weekend I found like a million). He was in my top figures to get list, because I really needed a Dennis Quaid toy. How else am I going to recreate Enemy Mine? Overall General Hawk is a decent likeness and I’m happy with him. The only problem I have with the figure is that his torso is super loose. I hate loose figures.
Agent Helix: This is the first time I’ve run across Helix in the wild and I like most other Joe collectors had been driven crazy to get one. I think she’s got that perfect hot girl that’s a nerd look. Like she’ll impress your friends when you introduce her as your girlfriend, but she’s not afraid to play D&D with you. Yes, I have thought about this and yes it is pathetic.
Supergirl: I’m insane for Supergirl, so I had to get this despite the fact I hate that stupid headband look. This Supergirl comes from the same disappointing segment of the DC Infinite Heroes line and really doesn’t show off any of the improvements that they’ve been trying to make. The plus is that she’s a female character and the female figures tend to come off looking better than their male counterparts. Still, mine suffers from a twisted leg that I’m hoping can be fixed since the plastic is so damned soft. Don’t get me wrong, I like her, but it’s almost impossible to put one of these figures next to a G.I. Joe or Star Wars figure and be at least a little saddened by the drop in quality.
And if you’re wondering what they are looking for in the above picture, if you guessed Hawk’s dignity you guessed right.