DUSTY MCDESKBRO

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


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First Look at Kamen Rider Drive’s theme song!

:D

I promise this is the Drive theme song. Promise. Done by Misturu Matsuoka and his buddies in Earnest Drive. Or Kavinsky. Maybe. It’s definitely the theme. Yep.

I MEAN REEEALLY
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING

Once again I kind of just have to say sorry for the Rider, Gundam and TF fans, especially to the latter. I have been in a real big funk as far as toys go, to be honest, and I was just kinda like, “eh, that’s… yep, that’s some toys.” even when I received these huge packages from Japan. I mean I didn’t take a single shot of anything I got in my last box, and if I was anyone else, there’d have been stuff galore. Geminass, bunch of Lock Seeds and MiniPla. But I dunno. I kinda go in waves I suppose, and really I think paired with the fact where -I- work was getting a super awesome exclusive, I just was all about ML, they were just not there. And now that they are, well, it’s kind of raining pretty hard isn’t it?

So the SDCC 2013 Thunderbolts set. Normally I don’t like to even piss with packaging, because everyone can see packaging, it’s like the one thing that doesn’t need to be showcased IMO. But this is a special set, and not everyone CAN see it. Plus I don’t think there are really enough shots of the really nice art on the inside and on the back. It’s big, and the guy who sent it to me sent it in a box that reminded me of the hauls from AmiAmi. Fun stuff.

I just have one pic of the team right now (and something… else… after this) because I want to do individual pics and write-ups, since it’s really four very distinctive molds (and two figures with the same mold but one has A CAPE!!).

Edit: I take that back about not taking ANY shots of anything. I did take a pic of my RG Z’Gok. :)

When I collect ML, I don’t necessarily collect to have a team, but ever since grabbing Agent Venom I’ve kinda wanted some more teams. I mean I was already getting Star Lord, and Captain Marvel is coming, so if I an sell a kidney or my spleen, I can get the figures for the Rocket Raccoon BAF and pray for a comic Gamora and Angela, right?
And then I have some guys that have some justice with some weather phenomenon coming or something, and they were a team before Agent Venom was on a team with some other guys and I have the appropriate Punisher for that team and whatnot…

When I collect ML, I don’t necessarily collect to have a team, but ever since grabbing Agent Venom I’ve kinda wanted some more teams. I mean I was already getting Star Lord, and Captain Marvel is coming, so if I an sell a kidney or my spleen, I can get the figures for the Rocket Raccoon BAF and pray for a comic Gamora and Angela, right?

And then I have some guys that have some justice with some weather phenomenon coming or something, and they were a team before Agent Venom was on a team with some other guys and I have the appropriate Punisher for that team and whatnot…

I promise I still collect stuff other than Marvel Legends. Really. Sadly you’re going to have to wait until the beginning of September (if I take pics of the other stuff) for a change of pace.

I had every intention of buying the entire Thanos Imperative set with some sales money, but instead I went a slightly different route, and I think considering the figures in the “different route”, I am not disappointed. I consider paying $45 for this guy an impatient tax, and who knows, maybe the other deco of him will suck? I still will probably want that box set though, because Gamora.

So how is ol’… ol’ I don’t have a nickname and wanted to think up something clever with the AIM soldier sharing his body but couldn’t? Well, he’s pretty fucking awesome.

Similarly to Agent Venom, he holds his weapons nicely, they stay in his hands just fine, but kind of wobble back and forth a bit. Not so bad, really, I have had a lot worse. I took a picture of him up close just so people can see just how nice the paint work is (except on the chest emblem, which is again, similar to Agent Venom). I’m super impressed with the head in general, the helmet is such a nice, shiny thing and the facemask is beautiful. 

Honestly the whole sculpt is fantastic, and has a lot of really good, functional articulation. This figure just WORKS, and Hasbro is genius because now I am ready to buy an entire case of AIM soldiers. For such a unique shape, they definitely got their money’s worth out of being such a convincing AIM Soldier, and such a spectacular Star Lord, too.

And where is this guy without a team, right?

No one steals the Punisher’s pizza, not even teammates!

No one steals the Punisher’s pizza, not even teammates!

AND IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-III WILL ALWAYS LOOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

AND IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-III WILL ALWAYS LOOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Highlander picture for now.
SH Figuarts Kamen Rider Baron Lemon Energy Arms. Tamashii Nation Event Exclusive. 5000 Yen.

Highlander picture for now.

SH Figuarts Kamen Rider Baron Lemon Energy Arms. Tamashii Nation Event Exclusive. 5000 Yen.

(Source: tamashii.jp)

Back when this wave first came out, the only figures really on my radar were FF / Big Time Spidey, and Bucky Cap. Since the wave’s release, I had purged all my ML, and could kick myself approximately a billion times for getting rid of FF Spidey (even with his so-so articulation, dude is worth a small fortune), and it never really crossed my mind to grab Thunderball. But, with a lucky find again at a local TJ Maxx, for $8 I am not going to argue. (Still beating myself up over that Black Panther, but hey, Hawkeye.) They also had a Bucky Cap and Madame Masque, my friend grabbed the Madame, and we left Bucky Cap.

I was pretty much completely unaware of any details about the Wrecking Crew prior to buying him, except knowing there is one dude wtih a crowbar, one dude with a funny metal hat, one dude that looks like he was made in City of Heroes, and a guy with a wrecking ball and chain. Apparently here the “guy with a wrecking ball and chain” is a genius physicist. That’s pretty awesome! Oh, and he’s named Thunderball appropriately.

How is the figure? Not too bad. I wish he had double elbows, he certainly could use the added movement. Despite not having modern ML ankle rockers, he still stands and poses pretty well, and both hands and hold the chain of the wrecking ball in a couple spots, pretty tightly. The paint is nice, and despite not having much detail, he just has a good look. I am a fan of Thunderball.

Wait a moment, didn’t that Hawkeye-having Marshalls have Wrecker too? Shit.

Phew, boy did I take a lot of pictures of this guy!

So Walgreens exclusive… Walgreens exclusive. Huh. Someone I know does something there, I may recall, but I’m a mite fuzzy on the particulars. I am sure it’ll come to me if people need help finding this guy, and would like to contact me. I’m sure.

Ahem.

So yeah, I found this guy hot on the heels of the X-Men wave, and due to the aforementioned circumstances, I was fairly certain it’d be coming this week anyway.

How is he? Fantastic. It is true he doesn’t have proper wrists, and it is true that the white on him can be a bit sketchy, and it is also true that his armor is MotUC’d (except not the late-MotUC fat-suit variety thankfully) and his ab crunch is a bit hindered.

I don’t find that much of that matters with how good he is. It would have been very easy to leave off the symbiote piece. It would have been very easy to leave him with one gun. It would have been very easy to just paint on the logo on the chest, slap on some meh shoulderpads and send him off with some boots and a bit of paint on the forearms. Instead he has a ton of great detail and his armor and boots are fantastic, and he has four awesome weapons. His hip joints aren’t the newer style where it flows more with the sculpt, but they also aren’t the kind that you need to do the hokey pokey with to get his legs to move a centimeter forward. He also has nice rocker ankles which is A++.

Agent Venom is definitely worth a pickup, and he’ll go nicely with the couple members of the current GotG I have already, and one that should be heading up from a couple hours south, soon…

HOW ABOUT THAT GUNDAM MKII EH? (INB4 Titans exclusive)

December regular release. ???? Yen.

(Source: tamashii.jp)

It’s been since the release of the RG Gundam GP-01Fb since I built a model kit, and oh man was this satisfying.
The Z’Gok is by far the easiest, least… stickerful RG I’ve built. But that by absolutely no means makes him in any way bad. He’s very very very good. I love this dude.
How much I enjoyed this, and the small sticker count actually inspired me to go back to my other RGs and fiddle with them some, and realize just how much I loved the MkII also. So I spent a good four or five hours stickering him up too, but no shots of that.
Yeah, I have some nub gouges, marks, and off-center stickers. Do I care? Nah. I’m not a professional. It’s good enough for me, and that’s all I mind. I love this kit. It’s just so satisfying. Everything about it just WORKS. The monoeye is great, the skeleton is great, the claws are super (you can actually switch back and forth between three and four, though I am not sure what the four variation comes from?).
The Z’Gok has always been an expressive suit, and I think the RG here does it perfect justice.

It’s been since the release of the RG Gundam GP-01Fb since I built a model kit, and oh man was this satisfying.

The Z’Gok is by far the easiest, least… stickerful RG I’ve built. But that by absolutely no means makes him in any way bad. He’s very very very good. I love this dude.

How much I enjoyed this, and the small sticker count actually inspired me to go back to my other RGs and fiddle with them some, and realize just how much I loved the MkII also. So I spent a good four or five hours stickering him up too, but no shots of that.

Yeah, I have some nub gouges, marks, and off-center stickers. Do I care? Nah. I’m not a professional. It’s good enough for me, and that’s all I mind. I love this kit. It’s just so satisfying. Everything about it just WORKS. The monoeye is great, the skeleton is great, the claws are super (you can actually switch back and forth between three and four, though I am not sure what the four variation comes from?).

The Z’Gok has always been an expressive suit, and I think the RG here does it perfect justice.

That means I have 3/4 of a Jubilee!!

It would be a whole Jubilee, but I can’t fault my buddy for grabbing the whole set, they really are amazing figures. He initially only wanted Magneto, and changed his mind looking at them, they had two whole cases, and another gentleman had grabbed the other Magneto. So I have a left arm-less Jubilee. While I waited for the whole wave before I got all happy about Groot, I figured i’d let people peek at Jubilee now.

One word of warning to start off with, my Jubilee had VERY stiff ankle rocker. I heated up her feet, popped them off, and there was a huge chunk of plastic hanging off the peg that goes into her foot. Yuck. Shaving that off, her ankle rockers are beautimus. As is the rest of her.

I really like the minor changes they made to what I believe is the Spider-Girl body. Just a few minor details and different arms, she looks fantastic, and her coat and head are awesome. The head is very Jubilee, her shades SHOULD come down, but hey, we can’t get everything right?

She comes with two energy blasts, but the one pic I took of the other one had the BAD BAD GUEST kind of really prominent, so I cut that one. Once I figure out how I want to go about completing her (I doubt I’ll ever be so lucky to find another Magneto in the store, but if someone has his arm…), I’ll probably take more pics.

I really like all four of these figures, and I’d probably have enjoyed Wolverine too, if it wasn’t for that atrocious face. Magneto from what I understand is kind of… unsalvageable without heavy modding, so… yeah. Just need that arm.

Oh, and about that three times faster guest…

Awww yeah. Like I mentioned, I really only wanted Scott Summers. But when the wave started hitting and I saw just how amazing Storm was, I absolutely needed her. And then people shouted from the rooftops how friggin’ awesome Stryfe was… yeah, might as well just get all three of them, you know?

Is Storm that good? Fuck yes she is. She is on the same body type as the recent Thanos Imperative Medusa, which is a far less.. top heavy female body, and I think suits characters that don’t have back problems a lot better than the Moonstone body (what is with Hasbro and releasing new female molds as almost pure exclusives?). It has great articulation, and the paint, at least on mine, is fantastic as well, and unlike a lot of people, I think cloth goods, especially when done as damn fine as Storm’s are, are definitely the right way to go over plastic capes and the like.

As for her sculpt, she looks sooooooooooooooooooooo good. I kind of already touched on it with the body discussion, but man, even though my pics are kind of shit, that head man. Mohawk Storm is best Storm, and this is just A++, would Storm again. Even though the hands are just kind of generic splayed open hands, they work for her very well, making all sorts of bad shit happen to the baddies with her mastery of all things meteorological.

So wait a moment, if I have a Rightclops, a Stryfe and a Storm…

So Stryfe here is really damn awesome.

When I initially saw this wave, I was only all about the Rightclops. And while I think he’s fantastic, and worth every penny, 100% of expectations met and some exceeded, etc. I think Stryfe is even better. He has just as good articulation, with extra armor bits that don’t even hint at the figure that he was “made from” so to speak. The articulation is all functional and he stands very well, his belt doesn’t get in the way at all, and neither does his cape.

He just LOOKS imposing, and that I SHALL CRUSH YOU hand is awesome, plus he has a nice holding hand for his…

Ugh. The weakest part of this figure is the “sword”, if you can even call it that. Don’t get me wrong, just like the rest of Stryfe, it’s very well sculpted, it looks fantastic. It’s even made out of a harder plastic than most weapons for Marvel Legends are nowadays, so there is no chance of warping. But it’s more a dagger with Stryfe’s size, sadly. It’s so… puny. Like I am not super familiar with him, but Stryfe looks imposing, and if he had a sword that was as big as he was, it’d just be that much better.

Instead it’s his letter opener.