Archive for October, 2013

K’Nex Super Mario Blind Bags : Series 2

Posted in Nintendo with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by Jason

I know that I said that we would see what I purchased with the money I made on Ebay.  But being a new father has left me with little time to write.  I already have the pictures uploaded and laid-out(and there are quite a few), so I just need to get the writing done.

In the meantime, I have a quick write-up for something I ran across in Wal-Mart last week.

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These K’Nex Super Mario mini figures aren’t something new(as you can tell by this being series 2), but damn it if they’re not pretty great.

I don’t think I was ever aware of the first series, but I do remember the Mario Kart Wii blind bags.  And the only figure I really had interest in for that series was Bowser, but he was short-packed(2 per box, I think), and after a couple of times of not being able to find the correct package code, I gave up.

This series has at least 3 figures I have interest in, so I looked up the code cheats online, and decided which one I was going to search for.  From what I gathered during my pack-searching, Boo and Peach seem to be the most abundant.

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The Koopa Paratroopa is one of my all time favorite Nintendo characters, and while he is in this series, he is not the first figure I went for.  As you can see from the parts above, I went with Dry Bones.

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His likeness is great, and was very simple to assemble.  Dry Bones is a Koopa, so maybe that’s why I like him so much.  We also happen to be in October, so maybe that played part in why I wanted this specific figure.

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Not only is he an excellent figure to add to my collection, but he is also a pretty nice addition to our Halloween decorations.

I would like to get my hands on the Koopa Paratroopa, and the Shy Guy from this series(and maybe Wario).  Now, they need to come out with Waluigi and Wart figures(as well as many other Super Mario Bros. 2 characters).  All in all, it’s a pretty neat series with great looking figures, and they cost about the same as blind bagged Lego figures, at $2.97 each, and are a bit larger.

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Yard Sale Finds #21 and Other Pick-Ups

Posted in ALF, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yard Sale Finds with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2013 by Jason

Even as we’ve entered October, the weather has been cooperative enough for yard sales to continue.  Of course there aren’t as many as there are during the summer months, but I appreciate seeing any at all during this time of year.

What we’ll be taking a look at came from a garage sale, a thrift(-like) store, and a big-box establishment.

So, let’s start out with what I found at my local Wal-Mart.

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I actually found all 3 live-action TMNT films on Blu-ray this weekend, but I couldn’t justify purchasing all 3 at once.  Surprisingly, I only have the second live-action film on dvd, so I was able to justify buying 1 of the movies on Blu-ray.  And the first one was the best way to go.  Since I already owned the second one, the choice was between the first and the third.

Eventually, I will have all 3 films on Blu-ray, and just so we’re clear, I do like all three films.

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As you can see, this version of Tetris is for Macintosh computers.  I was helping someone mover recently, and they asked if I wanted it.  Since it’s a classic game, and it was something I didn’t currently have, I accepted it without hesitation.

The 2 Game Boy games were found at a thrift-like store(the proprietors consider it a flea market), and cost me about $5 each.  The reason I say about $5 each, is because one of the games was marked at $8, and the other was marked at $5, and I got both of them, as well as 2 comic books, for $10.

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The ALF(a favorite comic series of mine) and The Punisher(one of my all-time favorite characters/comic series ever) comics were the 2 comics I got with the Game Boy games.  The others came from the same people I got Tetris from.  As I have said in the past, I don’t actively collect and read comics, but if the opportunity is there, why not(I’m also not a stickler when it comes to condition[depending on price]).  The ads in these might be used for a few posts, but we’ll see(I haven’t looked through them thoroughly yet).

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What you see above are fast food premiums.  Ickis is from Hardees, Doc Brown and Taz are from McDonald’s, and the Beetlejuice toys are from Burger King.  I already had one of the Beetlejuice toys(I’m a big fan of the animated series, and I’d like to get the complete set of these toys), as well as the Taz, but these toys were going for 5 for $1, and they were among the best(plus they’re good for trades etc.).  The Doc Brown Delorean looks like it may have been melted a little in the rear(I didn’t notice this when I bought it, and I did have 2 to choose from).

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The Killer Tomato is the whole reason I even went through the tubs of small toys in the first place.  when this cartoon/toyline debuted, I was 12, and I was slowly getting out of the toy/cartoon game.  But, for years, I have always thought that Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was a very interesting idea,  as well as toyline(looks like I have a new collection to start 😉 ).  I haven’t delved too deep, but I’m really diggin’ it!  This is the first I’ve seen of them in the wild, and I’m not sure that I’ll turn up any more.

The Slimer candy container is another great addition since it’s a Ghostbusters item,and a candy container I remember having.  I’m almost positive that the Scrooge McDuck is a cereal premium(I remember having it back in the day), but I’m not too sure.  I casually collect California Raisins, and this trumpet playing one was one I haven’t seen, nor had.  And lastly, the figure on the left is from the Flintstone Kids, and is stamped 1986.  I’m not sure where it came from, but hey, at 5 for $1, I couldn’t go wrong!