DUSTY MCDESKBRO

I have a very dusty desk. I shall post photos of toys, perhaps on my dusty desk.


Hey, you should use this!  
My computer died. Well. The mobo or power supply. I had things to do. Scoops to be Haagen-Dazs’d. Mango Sentinel. Pringles. Where’s my curleh musta…

Man that got away from me. I’ve got a few toys recently, but I can’t post shit sadly. Hope I’ll be back up soon. 

I’m just here to say, what did YOU get at the Buy 1 Hulk Get 1 Free sale? Oh you missed it? Damn.

I got HoM and Planet Hulk here for the price HoM Hulk usually sells for. Which is way too much but a good deal since they’re both very good figures.

My computer died. Well. The mobo or power supply. I had things to do. Scoops to be Haagen-Dazs’d. Mango Sentinel. Pringles. Where’s my curleh musta…

Man that got away from me. I’ve got a few toys recently, but I can’t post shit sadly. Hope I’ll be back up soon.

I’m just here to say, what did YOU get at the Buy 1 Hulk Get 1 Free sale? Oh you missed it? Damn.

I got HoM and Planet Hulk here for the price HoM Hulk usually sells for. Which is way too much but a good deal since they’re both very good figures.

This is truly the end of days if Master Asia is FINALLY being released.
Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria!
Yes it’s true your honor, this man has no d- wait, what were we talking about again?

This is truly the end of days if Master Asia is FINALLY being released.

Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria!

Yes it’s true your honor, this man has no d- wait, what were we talking about again?

So I found these today at my local TRU. They’re $13. Being really honest with you, this is one of the best $13 purchases I have ever made.

Ignoring the hilarity of the figure and the entire line itself, Jazwares isn’t exactly known for their stellar products. If you asked me before I totally went online and looked at their site, “TDD, what does Jazwares even make?” I would shrug and yell at you to get off my lawn you damn kids! And then go on the internet and see that they do the Adventure Time, Hanna Barbara, Sonic the Hedgehog, Regular Show and Minecraft toys. I also think they did the absolutely atrocious Mortal Kombat toys. I mean, I think that the X-Ray Jax and Reptile are supposed to be okay, but the rest of them are on clearance at BBTS if that tells you anything.

But Kobe here, he’s pretty damn awesome. Again, aside from his hilarious array of accessories (which it doesn’t tell you that you have to rip off his right arm to get the cannon arm on, and you’ll probably pee your pants thinking you’re gonna rip it, but it does come off), he really has a good amount of them, the cloak which stays on really nicely, the little foam basketball, the visor (Kobe Bryant and Cyclops? sure.), the cannon arm, and the jersey are all pretty nice. The jersey honestly steals the show, it’s really good quality for a $13 1/12 scale figure (he’s pretty close to exactly a 1/12 scale figure too, he’s just a hair over 6.5” tall, and Kobe is a 6’6” dude), and I am sure you can take it off easily to have your Bugmen and Spandex Men support their favorite NBA stars (as long as it’s Kobe, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, or LeBron James in a Heat uniform which is amusing). The head is a pretty weak likeness, but if you squint you can definitely see Kobe.

His articulation is also fantastic. He has a ball and hinge head joint, double jointed elbows and knees, a boo… shin? cut, ankle rocker, a waist swivel and ab crunch, and hinge and swivel wrists, hinge and swivel shoulders, a thigh swivel and a bicep cut. He also has like… really gnarly nasty DCUC style hips, which is my least favorite point of articulation that he has, but at least to the benefit of the figure, it has a huge range of motion, and is somewhat hidden by the jersey. These are some damn well articulated figures for $13.

The paint I think is the worst part of the figure, and even then it’s honestly not that bad, because both Lakers logos on his shorts are tampo’d on nicely, and most of the paint on the lower shorts looks good and is within the lines. The upper bits (that again, are covered by the jersey) has some fading and it looks a bit bad, though. The same goes for his arm sleeve and elbow protector, and his shoes are kind of plain, but still painted well. It’s quite a bit of paint for a $13 offering, honestly.

My TRU only had Kobe, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, and I wanted to get one of the others, but they didn’t seem to have as cool of accessories as Kobe, but after opening him up, I may still do it. Kevin Durant’s Cyborg-like accessories are pretty neat…

Ahh the sweet metallic giant roboty taste of Freedom.

…wait what?

It’s about time, isn’t it? So here’s the big boss of the August… Septembery haul, whatever month you count it as. I took some of these pics right when I opened it and was messing with it, but I felt I needed to do a few more, and so I waited a bit.

After how much I hyped myself up on the Banshee and how let down I was when I got it, I was a bit worried for the Freedom. However, being that this was released a full YEAR later, there surely would be improvements on it.

And there are. I like the Freedom Gundam a lot more than I do the Banshee, a lot of the flaws that I have with the Banshee aren’t present here, largely though I think it is due to design rather than actual articulation improvements, because largely I think they are the same. Two of the most glaring flaws with the Banshee Metal Composite were the knees being severely hindered by a piece of plastic that didn’t let them fully articulate, and the claw and giant rail gun on the arms.

While the Freedom Gundam does have a huge ass set of wings on its back, they work very well and spread out to look super bad ass. The guns that are in its wings swing out really nicely, and even though the head gives me a minor heart attack with the rigid plastic V-fins, the guns in the wings settle pretty nicely between. Articulation in other areas is really nice as well, with the only negative being the ankles not having a fully functional rocker (which is only if you choose not to use the stand, which is about a billion times better than the Banshee’s). The shoulder armor is a bit strange, but it works, and the range in the shoulders is absolutely amazing.

All the weapons are a treat, it holds beam sabers, rifle, shield and the rail cannons at its hips very nicely with all the included hands. With all the articulation it is easy to get a lot of really dynamic poses out of the Freedom, and as I briefly mentioned, the stand for this guy is absolutely awesome. It has two points of contact with the base to distribute weight better, and it moves in and locks in three places, along with having two attachments and two ports on the Freedom itself to plug into the stand. The stand truly shines, and helps accentuate this higher class, premium release.

The detail and paint on this guy are fantastic, from the weapons to the shield, to the stand, there are a lot of nice little things like the springboard/runway appearance of the stand, to the little 101 on the right ankle piece that just make this figure fantastic.

I think one of the saddest parts is that the Freedom is so much cheaper than the Banshee, and such a better figure. At least with the upcoming Unicorn Awakening ver., one of my main sticking points is gone.

And here’s a Dick… Grayson.

Oh man I’m two years old. But really does referring to Nightwing that way ever get old?

So the only form of nostalgia I am susceptible to is store-stalgia. What the fuck is store-stalgia you say? Well, you see, when I was a wee lad and lived in a different state, I went to a comic / sports card shop called The Foolery. My dad was friends with the owner there, and it was a pretty neat place, from what I can recall anyway. I was only ten after all! So this past weekend I went back down for my cousin’s wedding, and we had some time to kill and discovered that this shop had moved locations, so I stopped in. He had some Marvel Selects, and a few DC Collectibles figures, including Nightwing here. I had ordered a <NAME REDACTED> from Amazon that was a DC Collectibles figure, because I heard it was super articulated, along with the Greg Capullo line of figures (or at least Nightwing, Batman and Talon… you know, most of the first wave). So I passed on a MS Modern Thor and Juggernaut in favor of him. Did I do good?

Well, I wasn’t let down at all. There are a few points where I wish he had more movement, his hips being a big one, but he is truly super articulated, and I am glad to get him. I think overall his joints are better than the Arkham City Series 4 Batman I grabbed, they’re certainly a lot more functional in areas like his… from the entire waist down. A lot of people are kind of a take-it-or-leave-it on things like forearm swivels and boot cuts, but I think they’re essential to a truly super articulated figure, and Nightwing here has both. The one joint I really wish he had is an ankle rocker. He has swivel and hinge down there, but no rocker, which would lead to even more dynamic poses. (trust me the lack of a feel of motion in my shots is all me) He even has swivel and hinge wrists, which is a huge plus in my book!

He has really nice, clean paint, and he has some really good wrinkles to add to his fantastic sculpt. I really like this costume, and how they mix up the glossy and matte black to make him just not a dull unbroken black figure all over. His head sculpt is very nice, and the joint there is very expressive, even if he can’t move his head back very well, it moves in every other direction fantastically.

I am really excited to grab more of DC Collectibles super articulated offerings, sadly it seems that the next wave of Capullo figures only maybe the Thrasher is, but at least there’s some Earth 3 guys that I passed up on to add to my collection. Seems as though their strong gal has already taken up residence next to a certain Dark Lord of the Sith…

OH MY GOD TDD YOU PROMISED A GUNDAM.
I never promise anything!! And besides that, I have like a dozen SWBS6&#8221; and ML (and a couple other non-Marvel comic figures!!) to do.
So I just wanted to show off my third complete ML BaF. Well, third complete in my collection right now. I have had stuff like Ares, Red Hulk and Ronan, but I got rid of those (Out of most of my ML I&#8217;ve gotten rid of, really my only regret are Ronan and Ares honestly, Rulk is cheap enough to get a decent sorta-bootleg of) way back in the day. I did end up finishing Jubilee thankfully and I think I mentioned that, and I am one Red Skull / Hydra Agent away from a complete Mandroid,
If I posted about having an ASM Spidey, oops, I got rid of it. No big deal though, this week at your FRIENDLY CORNER WALGREEN&#8217;S they have the ASM2 Legends on sale (including Agent Venom!) for $15. Target also has their Cap 2 Legends on sale for $18 and a Cartwheel deal for $5 off that price, so you can get some super cheap ML this week!
RAR! Green Goblin! Anyone got the torso to Hit Monkey? I sold mine when I got my Red She-Hulk&#8230; oops&#8230;

OH MY GOD TDD YOU PROMISED A GUNDAM.

I never promise anything!! And besides that, I have like a dozen SWBS6” and ML (and a couple other non-Marvel comic figures!!) to do.

So I just wanted to show off my third complete ML BaF. Well, third complete in my collection right now. I have had stuff like Ares, Red Hulk and Ronan, but I got rid of those (Out of most of my ML I’ve gotten rid of, really my only regret are Ronan and Ares honestly, Rulk is cheap enough to get a decent sorta-bootleg of) way back in the day. I did end up finishing Jubilee thankfully and I think I mentioned that, and I am one Red Skull / Hydra Agent away from a complete Mandroid,

If I posted about having an ASM Spidey, oops, I got rid of it. No big deal though, this week at your FRIENDLY CORNER WALGREEN’S they have the ASM2 Legends on sale (including Agent Venom!) for $15. Target also has their Cap 2 Legends on sale for $18 and a Cartwheel deal for $5 off that price, so you can get some super cheap ML this week!

RAR! Green Goblin! Anyone got the torso to Hit Monkey? I sold mine when I got my Red She-Hulk… oops…

I think the last time I took over 10 shots / poses for a single post was Testament Gundam, but I could be wrong. And that was particularly inspired because of feeling like I had a bit better of a setup back in the little workspace at work.

If you are a SH Figuarts collector, not even specifically a Kamen Rider fan, just someone who appreciates really good action figures, you owe it to yourself to pick this figure up. You are seriously missing out on probably one of the most articulated, beautiful, well sculpted, packed with accessories toy releases ever.

Hibiki is gorgeous. His purple paint is nice and metallic, and it just looks beautiful. It’s a darker shade than the purple metallic stuff on Ryugen, and there are areas where there is either shading, or they made the light hit it just right so it’s brighter and darker and that’s amazing. His hands even have a really cool shading effect on them, which separates them from the majority of Figuarts releases which are squeaky clean and look like a brand new suit. Hibiki’s hands are brilliant and they really did a great job of making an already premium line, go that extra mile with a PREMIUM PREMIUM release here.

Hibiki has approximately a million and a half accessories (though he is missing a few like his YOGA FIRE). And the ones that have replacement bits for his belt are all about the size of the head of a pin and are going to make me weep.

Hibiki has fantastic articulation. His hips are a completely new setup that are neither the fragile (but well loved) pull-down variety, or the loathed for supposed “lack of range” kind they use on fantastic molds like the Ryuki and Gaim bodies. His shoulders are different in how they are constructed than other Figuarts as well, with the shoulder pads being similar to the Blade mold, but the actual joint being brand new. It’s interesting, fluid, and hard to describe and I can only imagine it was done to integrate with the shoulder pads better, because they don’t sit on the arm, they are a part of it.

My ONE complaint is his chest. Dude’s upper torso is enormous, IMO. You can’t really tell unless you’re looking at him right from the side, otherwise he looks fine, but when you have him in hand and look at the size of his upper torso, it’s kinda ridiculous. Not doing any official measurements with official units or anything, but based on my trusty sticker toothpick, his upper torso is almost twice as wide at the widest point, as the lower torso’s widest point. Which are basically right on top of one another. Like I said, you can’t even tell unless you’re looking at it from the right angle, but it’s still unnerving if you do.

Overall though, Figuarts Hibiki is definitely the best Figuarts release of the year, if not ever. Yeah. I said it. Up next is AMURIKA!! GUNDAM…

That was a bit of a break, but hey, it’s worth the wait. I mean I haven’t posted any pics or thoughts on Figuarts in a while, right, so what’s a few more hours?

So Kamen Rider Ryugen. Honestly there isn’t a lot more that I can say about him that I haven’t said about the other four Gaim Figuarts in my collection. Honestly I plan on collecting every single one of these, unless they are discovered to be laced with super ultra death poison or something.

Even though Ryugen has different shoulder armor than the other Riders so far, and the skirt piece, there really isn’t anything worse about him. The armor that is under the giant grape shoulder armor is integrated well with the sculpt, and doesn’t hinder articulation. I love the purple, it looks so deep and beautiful, and the green and gold work together very well on the rest of the figure, it just looks fantastic I think.

Ryugen holds his gun snugly in either gun-gripping hand, but he only has one cocking-the-gun hand though, which I understand, but still feels weird when Zangetsu, Baron and Gaim all have the same amount of hands. But, the cocking bits and hand work together nicely, even though in the first picture you can’t really see that I did it. I think I had a bit more of an issue with Ryugen with his open Lockseed falling out of his belt than any of the other Gaim Figuarts I have, honestly, so if there’s one knock it’s that.

Next? A purple guy who likes the drums, and giving me heart attacks with itty bitty swappable pieces.

SO LET’S BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE WELL THAT’S ALRIGHT BY MEEEE

Oh Hi, I’m The Dustiest Desk, you’ve caught me playing with some trains. Tonight’s post is about some white… trains… from a movie. They’re animal themed or something.

Safari GaOh is pretty much a copy of ToQ Oh. They’re all cast in white plastic though, and have stickers to define their colors. One of the things I find most interesting about these is the choice of color. I think they did it to better fit in with the animals for each train, but who knows.

Also, it’s not QUITE an exact copy of ToQ Oh, because there are some added gold bits. The mane, claws and the giant back piece (that helps make the combined lion mode) are all new, and they made a new head for him with the gold bits as well. Amusingly since they just copied the rest of Red Ressha, he still comes with the old ToQ Oh head, just no stickers to go on it. 

He’s just as poseable as ToQ Oh of course, and even the lion mode has some nice articulation too. After having so many sold color or two color sets, putting together the translucent ToQ Oh and Diesel Oh is going to be a nice change of pace, soon…

Up next is a giant grape asshole.

So I said I wasn’t going to hold back or something I don’t even know but here’s a lot of trains. A ton of trains. There’s more trains here than I know what to do with, and this isn’t even the trains I just got! Trains.

I decided to finally combine these guys (and show Build DaiOh since I never did) into CHOO CHOO mode because I figure I’ll leave the translucent ones separate. Cho… the combination without Build DaiOh looks neat, if a bit fat, but the combination with all of them is really… special. It’s just really taller, which I suppose helps alleviate some of the fatness of just ToQ Oh and Diesel Oh together.

All the articulation that I was so happy with kind of goes out of the window in the combined modes (though Build DaiOh does have a lot of good articulation just like ToQ and Diesel do), and to be honest, the ToQ & Diesel combined mode is kind of the weakest of the two. Where with CHOO CHOO mode, the top bit of Build DaiOh helps keep the top stuff together, and the Build Ressha back part keeps the legs nice and sturdy, Diesel & ToQ together just kind of sticks together and relies on the joints staying together (and the now way too small waist for everything) to be stable. Not so good.

I do, even though it’s really silly, quite like CHOO CHOO mode, though. And next, well… we have some trains for a BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE [flute intensifies]

So that is a cape on Eternal, and from what I understand, that&#8217;s the SEEKRIT variant. Seems like a super shitty variant, but what can you do, it&#8217;s what they did and you kinda have to deal.
I had every intention of opening the Eternals in my case until I got a caped one, because fuck not having his cape. So I did. I opened the first one and&#8230; it had a cape. Being that there are two Eternals in the box, I suppose it was a 50/50 shot, but I wasn&#8217;t even sure if they included the secret figure in all of the cases, I didn&#8217;t grab the first two waves (of course wave 1 has OOO in it&#8230;).
What do I think? I think they&#8217;re neat for what they are. They&#8217;re nothing super spectacular as far as articulation goes (where&#8217;s my bicep swivel?) but they look cute and they are pretty well painted, and have compound eyes just like Figuarts do, which is nice. They&#8217;re barely smaller than Assault Kingdom, as far as size goes. It&#8217;s too bad that they didn&#8217;t include a cape for Kiwami, maybe that&#8217;s the super duper secret variant?
Next up is a boatload of MiniPla. &#8216;cuz we ain&#8217;t just playing with animal trains here ladies and germs. WE&#8217;RE GOING FULL ON CHOO CHOO MODE.

So that is a cape on Eternal, and from what I understand, that’s the SEEKRIT variant. Seems like a super shitty variant, but what can you do, it’s what they did and you kinda have to deal.

I had every intention of opening the Eternals in my case until I got a caped one, because fuck not having his cape. So I did. I opened the first one and… it had a cape. Being that there are two Eternals in the box, I suppose it was a 50/50 shot, but I wasn’t even sure if they included the secret figure in all of the cases, I didn’t grab the first two waves (of course wave 1 has OOO in it…).

What do I think? I think they’re neat for what they are. They’re nothing super spectacular as far as articulation goes (where’s my bicep swivel?) but they look cute and they are pretty well painted, and have compound eyes just like Figuarts do, which is nice. They’re barely smaller than Assault Kingdom, as far as size goes. It’s too bad that they didn’t include a cape for Kiwami, maybe that’s the super duper secret variant?

Next up is a boatload of MiniPla. ‘cuz we ain’t just playing with animal trains here ladies and germs. WE’RE GOING FULL ON CHOO CHOO MODE.

Have some more Arms Action here, this time the EX2 set. I really kind of regret not grabbing the rest of these, especially since with this set I am pretty sure they&#8217;re done. Interestingly, there&#8217;s no Kamen Rider Fiftteen, but pretty much every other movie Rider for Gaim is represented. That, the new guy (Jam I think?) and ULTRA JERKBAG Ryugen may get a final series, but one hasn&#8217;t been solicited so who knows.
They&#8217;re pretty much the same as the other two series, really neat little candy toy figures with good articulation. Kamuro and Mars are pretty neat, I didn&#8217;t realize how similar their suits were until I was messing with them (which makes sense if you, you know, pay attention). I am not sure if the previous release of Jinba Gaim had all four plates or not, but it&#8217;s cool they included them with this release.
They&#8217;re nice for what they are, and a really cheap alternative to trying to buy things like the Arms Change or Figuarts, and I still maintain a better idea than messing with the Arms Change, especially for price.
Next up some little Riders and a (happy) oops!

Have some more Arms Action here, this time the EX2 set. I really kind of regret not grabbing the rest of these, especially since with this set I am pretty sure they’re done. Interestingly, there’s no Kamen Rider Fiftteen, but pretty much every other movie Rider for Gaim is represented. That, the new guy (Jam I think?) and ULTRA JERKBAG Ryugen may get a final series, but one hasn’t been solicited so who knows.

They’re pretty much the same as the other two series, really neat little candy toy figures with good articulation. Kamuro and Mars are pretty neat, I didn’t realize how similar their suits were until I was messing with them (which makes sense if you, you know, pay attention). I am not sure if the previous release of Jinba Gaim had all four plates or not, but it’s cool they included them with this release.

They’re nice for what they are, and a really cheap alternative to trying to buy things like the Arms Change or Figuarts, and I still maintain a better idea than messing with the Arms Change, especially for price.

Next up some little Riders and a (happy) oops!

Hooray for a haul!

No, I didn’t get a haul at like 3am or something, that would be silly. Well, it’s 3am for me. I mean for other people maybe me posting this now makes sense.

So this is one of the more modest hauls in quantity I’ve had recently (well, aside from the like, 6348 ML I’ve got, which I still have some I need to take pics of, etc. etc.) but it certainly wasn’t any cheaper, and it sure as heck isn’t any less totally rad. Plus I seem to be back in my groove a bit more, but I think that has a lot to do with the first piece up there, and a certain purple Figuarts in a funny shaped box that has approximately a billion awesome accessories and whose name doesn’t rhyme with GIANT DOUCHE. Not that that one is BAD. But. Yeah.

And once I show pics tomorrow after I get up (it’s almost 4am ffs, good grief!) I accidentally into something pretty amusing. To me anyway.

Reblogged from kamenriderbiocore

kamenriderbiocore:

Biocore’s Childhood Sale

I have a lot of things i don’t want anymore and I’ve had a bad time selling them at local toy sales/flea markets, so I’ll put a few things here for the same prices I was offering.

SUPER MEGAFORCE RANGER KEYS $3 CAD

  • Mighty Morphin Red
  • Lost Galaxy Red
  • Samurai Red
  • Super Megaforce Red (Key pack version)
  • Super Megaforce Red (Morpher Version)
  • Ninja Storm Red
  • Lost Galaxy Green
  • Samurai Green
  • Super Megaforce Green
  • Ninja Storm Yellow

SCOUT CLASS TRANSFORMERS $5 CAD

  • Energon Battle Ravage
  • Vintage G2 Swindle (missing smaller gun)
  • ROTF Knock Out
  • ROTF Dune Runner
  • ROTF Scalpel (multiple broken knee sockets, as usual)

DELUXE TRANSFORMERS $10 CAD

  • Mechtech Bumblebee
  • ROTF Soundwave
  • Foc Optimus Prime
  • Beast Hunters Lazerback
  • Generations Trailcutter
  • RID X-Brawn

VOYAGER TRANSFORMERS $20 CAD

  • Movie 1 Ratchet
  • RID Sky-Byte (no missiles)
  • Power Rangers Samurai Blade $30 CAD
  • BeetleBorgs Input Gun $40 CAD

Feel free to ask questions, I ship internationally, ask me for a shipping quote, I have a LOT more Transformers (especially RID, Armada, and Energon) and Power Rangers if you were looking for a specific thing.

BUY HIS STUFF TOO.

Reblogged from techiecreek

techiecreek:

I’ve got more pictures in THIS album -> [X] (Both links are the same album)

Feel free to make offers, they may or may not be considered. 

I take requests for additional pictures and am willing to answer any sale related questions. 

Message me on here on tumblr or at Techiecreek@gmail.com 

Prices below the cut and in the album 

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BUY THIS STUFF. NOW.