I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated with anything aside from photos and Toy Aisle Trolls. I think I really needed the break from the site. I’m planning to slowly get back into the swing of things.
So, as longtime Poesters may be aware, Christmas and my birthday come very close together. So here’s my Christmas/birthday haul:
- Ultra-Act Andro Melos
- TMNT 2012 Metalhead
- Funko POP! Gandalf
- Videogames: Uncharted 3, Borderlands 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
- JAWS: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 20th Anniversary Edition w/ Limited Edition Crow T. Robot figurine (allowing me to finally complete my trio of ‘bots from MST3K)
- King Kong - both the 1933 and the 2005 versions on Blu-Ray
- Alien: The Illustrated Story
- Adventure Time Season One
- Ultra Seven: the Complete Series
So, a bunch of MOTUC Robotos and Gygors showed up for sale at a Walmart in Moreno Valley, CA. You can see a pic of the endcap here. No word from Mattel as to how or why this happened, but I’m willing to bet it was just a one-off deal made to help Mattycollector recoup their losses on excess stock. It’s a novelty seeing MOTUC for sale at a store, but not really worth getting one’s dander up over, in my opinion. I’d be curious to hear Mattel’s official explanation – I imagine it will come out in a future Q&A and will be basically as I described.
Today is the last day to pre-order Castle Grayskull, so to all you fence-sitters, it’s time to hop off on one side or the other.
Everyone’s doing their end-of-the-year awards and top reviews and so forth. I’ve decided to skip all that this year, for two reasons. 1.) I’m incredibly lazy, especially in early January after the holidays. For example, all I’ve done for the last two nights is mainline Arrested Development via Netflix. Even playing a videogame feels like too much effort. 2.) As I say every year, I don’t feel qualified to judge anything “best” because I really don’t collect all that much.
These past few months I participated in the first-ever Madball Football League, a fantasy football league made up of toy bloggers. Oh, and I won, too. The league was put together by Brian of CoolandCollected and I, for one, would love to do it again next year.