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2 More Super Mario Blind Bags and a Major Figure Knocked Off My Want List

Posted in Nintendo, Transformers, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Jason

So.  Another weekend, another post.

I may have actually found a schedule for writing that I can actually adhere to!  🙂

The base material for this post is just about the same as the last post, but the end result is different.

So we’ll start with the first of 2, Super Mario blind bag figure I had left to open.  I had looked online for the codes for each of the figures I wanted, as I didn’t want to pay for figures I wasn’t really interested in.  I’m sure I would’ve been fine with the other figures, but there were 4 specific ones I was interested in, and I also would’ve been disappointed if I ended up with doubles.

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The packaging is the same, but the contents are not.

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Even if you couldn’t see the face, you probably could’ve guessed that it was Wario based on the color scheme alone.  Not at all complicated to put together, and nothing really interesting about the figure, other than that it’s Wario.

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I don’t have a ton of Nintendo related figures, so the chance to own a Wario in this scale is pretty cool.

On to blind bag number 2.

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The same on the outside, as always.

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But again, the contents is where the difference lies. This one may be a little harder to figure out than the previous 3, if your a novice, or a newer generation of gamer.  But the face is what gives the figure away.  This figure also has the more pieces than the others that I’ve reviewed.

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It’s a Shy Guy.  I absolutely had to have this figure, as Super Mario Bros. 2 is one of my favorite games.  One of the reasons I like the game so much, is the variety of great characters throughout the game.

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How could you not like this guy?

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There’s not much in the realm of posability, as is the case with most of these figures.  But the molds are spot-on and the quality is pretty good as well.

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And lastly is the major figure that I was able to recently knock off of my want list.

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G1 Soundwave has basically been on my since I was 6 years old.  I always thought he was one of the cooler looking characters, and he also has one of the cooler sounding voices of any villain ever.

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I understand why he has had a facelift in regards to his alt mode over the years, but this will always be my definitive version of Soundwave.  Most kids these days probably wouldn’t even know what this is supposed to be.  But back in the day, it was just too awesome!  The ability to have little minions in the shape of cassettes stored in his chest was the icing on the cake.

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Cosmetically, this one looks to be in pretty good shape, and it appears to have all of the original decals.  Some of the joints are a little loose, but he’s able to stand on his own, and will look awesome on a shelf next to the others.

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The cover with the clip was included, but it did not include either of the weapons(batteries).  I have priced those out, and the should run me about 10 dollars apiece.  The deack needs a little help to open, but it does open and it stays shut as well.

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Including shipping, I paid just shy of 40 bucks for this guy, which I thought was a pretty decent deal.  Considering how long I’ve wanted this figure, and how long I’ve been trying to find a decent deal on one in recent years, I’d say that I did pretty well.

Transformers : Robots in Disguise – Starscream

Posted in Transformers with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2013 by Jason

It’s been a long time in the making, but her it finally is!  This is where the majority of my Game & Watch earnings went to.

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Starscream has long been a figure I’ve wanted to add to the collection.  While I would love to add more vintage G1 figures, a lot of the more recent figures are pretty nice looking.

It took me a while to finally pull the trigger, because I didn’t want to regret my decision a few minutes later.  I must have searched for a week, looking at many different figures from various lines, before I finally settled on Transformers.  And then it took a few days before I decided on who I was specifically looking for.  Soundwave was out of the question, because I am only intersted in a tapedeck version, which carry price tags that I;m not comfortable with for figures in fair to good condition.

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This particular version is a mold that has been used quite a few times over the years, but still looks very nice.  I also love that this version has the old-school rub-sign.

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I also like that the the “Null-Ray Cannons” are spring-loaded.

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The colors are pretty G1-accurate, and the plane mode looks fantastic!  I do love the the old-school figures that I grew up with, but you can’t look at this figure and say it’s not an improvement.

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And as you have probably suspected, I love the robot mode as well.

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It’s a great likeness, and the transformation process isn’t all that complicated.  My only gripe(as is with the other seekers), is that the wings get in the way of the “null-rays”, limiting their range of movement.  But, I guess you can’t win them all.

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I can’t complain about the figure at all, even with my 1 small gripe, as it is still a very cool figure.  I’m sure every fan of the G1 series has an appreciation of the cowardly Decepticon(plus Chris Latta’s voice-over work was top notch!).

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Now I just need to get Skywarp(preferably of the same mold), to round-out the trio of original seekers.

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Storm Shadow Version 2

Posted in G.I. Joe with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2013 by Jason

I ended up selling those 3 Game & Watch games on Ebay, which gave me some spending cash in my Paypal account.  I was able to get 2 items, and one of them is what you see below.

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This Storm Shadow has been on my want list for a while, but for some reason, I never actively pursued the figure.  While the first version of Storm Shadow is iconic in it’s own right, this version means more to me.  This is one of those G.I. Joe figures that I had multiple times.  I know it seems odd to say that I had multiples of the same figure, but I never had more than 1 of the figure at any one given time.  This was a figure that went through heavy play, and probably got lost outside on more than 1 occassion.

What drew me to this figure more than anything, was his attire.  It’s a weird arctic camoflauge, which to my nine year-old self, was pretty darn cool!  Also, the forearm tattoo is pretty sweet as well.

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I was able to get him close to 100% complete.  All that he is missing is his claw accessory, and one of the elbows has a crack(but that’s far from a huge issue with me).  So for $5.50(plus $3.00 shiping), I’d say that I got a decent deal.  I’ve added a figure that was on my list, I got it for a reasonable price, and I was able to purchase it by selling some games I didn’t really have a need for(that I made a pretty decent profit on as well 🙂 )

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Next time we’ll see where the majority of the money I made went to.