Whenever I see the Spider-Man Mystery Minis and I can tell there is a Venom in the box I feel as though I have no choice but to buy it! I can’t stop myself! I know exactly which boxes have the Venom figures so I buy it up! I have now taken to buying both Venom AND Rhino! It’s like a virus that I can’t shake! I see the boxes and tell myself not to even go near them because I don’t need anymore Venoms. Then, like I knew I would, my self-control fails me and I find myself in the toy aisle shaking these damn boxes again! When I come to the Venom I tell myself I will not buy it. Guess how that works out?
If it happened once or twice I’d say it wasn’t a sickness – but look at this disaster that keeps spreading! Count them! This has happened 9 times! I’m like an addict with no support group, man! I have more Mystery Mini Venoms than I know what to do with! The real kicker is knowing that the next time I find myself in the presence of these boxes I will definitely be shaking those damn boxes to pick out the Venom… and, most likely the Rhino. At least the Rhino has a past with the Hulk – but Venom? They’ve met and fought, what? Once? Ugh… someone help me!
Posted in Non-Hulk
Tagged 2017, Funko, Venom
The original GoG Dorbz set had a pretty great Rocket. This one is not much different except the clothing. The original Raccoon had an orange jumpsuit and this one, being more fashionable, rocks this blue space overalls. He also sports a couple of guns – which is Rocket’s specialty – so, you know… it fits.
The Toys R Us exclusives are touch and go at best. Especially where Marvel Legends are concerned. We’ve gotten 3-packs of SHIELD and the new Marvel characters like Sam Wilson Cap and the new Hawkeye but this time they hit it out of the park! With the return of Jean Grey expect this 2-pack to disappear pretty quickly, if it hasn’t already! This set is both beautiful and classic!
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate when I see interchangeable heads. It’s like getting multiple figures without having to pay for them! This comes with a regular Jean, a “needs a haircut or different conditioner” head and then, of course, the possessed, evil Jean. All with her classic costume! Classic Cyclops as well in his most popular costume makes this set one of the best TRU offerings in a long time!
The tradition of Non-Hulk Thursday continues today as I show off a few Funko collectibles. There is no doubt Funko has become a juggernaut in the toy and collectible space and my theory is that they purchased every conceivable license out there so that they could dominate the market place. How else can you explain the explosion of such a unique and fast growing company. If you collect ANYTHING at all to do with pop culture than odds are you have a Pop or Dorbz or even a Mystery Mini in your collection. While I have most of the Hulk offerings I also picked up a few extras. I nabbed a He-Man and Skeletor Dorbz because, growing up, there was nothing better than settling down to watch an episode of MOTU.
I also snagged a Ms Pac-Man (a superior game to the original Pac-Man) as this was a gae that has endeared itself to me even to this day. I have to tell you, I am still in shock at just how far Funko’s grasp extends. It is truly one of the most impressive companies, just in sheer scope, that has come down the pike.
Angela has to have one of the best back stories of any comic character ever. I can’t recall any other hero that would have their back story in a completely different comic universe – to be killed in said universe – and then to mysteriously appear in another universe. She is still who she is – which is bad ass – with a few tweaks that make sense. She’s still an angel who kicks ass and now defends the greater good in one of the more celebrated comic universes. How long until we see her in the movies?
Marvel acquisition of the character even made the original appearance in Spawn #9 worth something – raw copies are still easily attainable but graded copies are going what I loving refer to as “nutso”. That being said, it was hard to pass up the first figure that Marvel ever created of her! Who knows if it will be worth anything in the future – the Spawn Angela figure is pretty plentiful so it hovers around the $5-$10 range. There used to be a version that didn’t paint on underwear under the armor that was artfully dubbed “Party Angela” (Man, us collectors are a perverted and insane bunch). This Angela would not have such a variation as her whole costume is just the underwear accessorized with an oversized belt and gold boots.
I already showed my affinity for this character when I blogged about the newer release – but this animated sculpt comes from the 2003 Clerks Inaction Figure line that, thankfully, covered most of Kevin Smith’s movie up to that time. Just like the description suggests, this figure does not have any articulation but it does sport a Bluntman and Chronic comic! Although, it does not seem to be in a bag or board. Bloody Savage.
I don’t think you’d find many other people as excited as I was when they announced they were producing Ghostbusters toys. Part of the problem when they did arrive was that they were released 4 at a time with 2 main players and then 2 supporting characters. I loved the figures – but wasn’t really interested in a Annie Potts figure. Sure, she had they great line “Ghostbusters, what do you want?” when she answered the phone but I didn’t need a plastic figure to remind me of her secondary role.
Overall, I ended up only purchasing a couple from the whole line. I picked up Slimer – because, comeon! It’s Slimer! Even though the reboot bastardized the little green spud by creating a whole family and having him drive a car (it’s as funny as it sounds – unless that sounds funny to you, in that case… it wasn’t funny at all). The only other figure I picked up was the Slimed Peter Venkman. What was one of the most memorable scenes of the entire movie was Bill Murray laying on the ground in a puddle of slime after being assaulted by the angry, little, free-roaming vapor.
Boasting a whole bunch of accessories including 6 hands and 4 gloved hands, a walkie and a proton pack stream this figure could not be any cooler! I think it even captures Murray’s likeness really well! I think all these figures were done well – but this was the one I decided could not stay on the pegs.