Monday, January 28, 2013

Mattel John Laurinaitis Build A Figure

  Well I finally completed the newest Mattel WWE Toy's R Us exclusive Build A Figure today. I didn't have to set foot inside a Toys R Us to purchase a BoPPV figure at all which was a blessing because the last time I was in Toys R Us there weren't any of the new BoPPV BAF set only two from the Ricardo set. I have already completed the Ricardo last year but the John Laurinaitis set is really hard to come by at many Toys R Us stores in the USA due to the horrid distribution of Mattel products.
The 3 Build A Figures so Far
  Now onto the Build a Figure. The attire the figure is based on is from the red suit he wore at the No Way Out pay per view when Vince McMahon "Fired" Big Johnny ACE.
 To the left is a picture of the suit he wore.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mattel Battle Pack 19 Epico and Primo

Brock Lesnar
  Today was a good day for a Mattel WWE action figure collector. First I got a custom B25 Brock Lesnar with the Elite 19 Head from a friend for $15. Not a bad figure and headscan.
  Now onto tonight's main event. I went to Walmart after dinner tonight thinking I won't find anything good at all and to my surprise I found Battle Pack series 19 Epico and Primo. I missed out on them the first time around when my Kmart got the WWE cube earlier this year. Epico and Primo comes with the Tag Team Titles.
Epico and Primo

Monday, January 21, 2013

I Hate Jackson Hewitt Commercials

  Oh not again! I am so freaking sick and tired of seeing those god awful This is How We Do It... Jackson Hewitt commercials. I know its tax season but playing the god awful commercial at ad nauseaum is just plain monotonous. Seeing it played once No. Twice during a commercial break is really starting to grind my gears. God it really does. I want to shoot my TV set. They are that bad. Worse than Sleepy's and Fragrance commercials.
  I will NEVER get my Taxes done at Jackson Hewitt because of this monotony. Here is pretty good evidence of this nosebleed inducing commercials This Is NOT HOW WE DO IT
And for your own enjoyment the dancing Asian Chick

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I hate Kidz Bop CD's

  Today I thought I would go on another rant today. I haven't done one in a while now. So I thought would write the first rant of 2013. What really grinds my gears is Kidz Bop CD's. I'm 23 years old and occasionally see them being advertised on Cartoon Network when I watch Adventure Time or Regular Show.
  Kidz Bop CD's are garbage. They are really crappy covers of mainstream top 40 pop hits sung by kids and is marketed at kids. I really want to know who actually buys this crap for their kids. Whoever buys these CD's for their kids should be put in a Turkish Prison and have to put up with music torture with these CD's. I don't know if the Turkish use music torture. That's all these CD's are actually good for is music torture.
  I have been reading on Wikipedia that the makers of Kidz Bop will feature edited versions of songs where they omit certain lines such as rap verses in their covers of songs. Now seeing this is a good indicator of vomit inducing music. They ruin them by omitting what is sometimes the best part of the songs.
  What Baffles me is that there has been 23 of these crappy CD's released so far. The first few have been certified Gold which is very mind boggling. Anyway there is probably unfortunately more to come of Kidz Bop CD's. So what can you do with these CD's? Well you can...
  1. Use them as a Frisbee.
  2. Shuriken 
  3. Crib Mobile 
  4. Drink Coaster
  5. Have a bonfire with them 
  Here's a terrible cover of a terrible song.
Overall I'd rather listen the Rainbow Monkeys theme song from the Cartoon Network show Codename: Kids Next door. I dare you compare the two and pick which is better

Friday, January 18, 2013

Today's Trip to The Salvation Army Thrift Store

  Today I was off of work and school and I decided to take a walk to The Salvation Army Thrift Store. I haven't been there since November if I am not mistaken. So I went in and headed to look at the toys. I immediately spotted an old Nylint steel toy truck. It was a major let down because it was broken like most of the other toys that were there. It was missing it's grille and roof. It's a shame because Nylint toys are quite collectible.
  Then I spotted an old Processed Plastics Space Shuttle Discovery. It was in Ok condition but was missing one of the discovery stickers and the tailfin was bent slightly and looked like it had bite marks on the tail. Plus the roof wouldn't stay closed so it was broken. It wasn't worth buying since there was no price tag on it.
  Next I checked the men's clothing section. I found 2 racks full of work jackets for $4.99. The jackets were mostly 2X and up in size. A downside was that these probably needed to be cleaned by an industrial washing machine the kind uniform company uses. The jackets were nice but I passed on them.
  While browsing the T-Shirt section off the bat I spotted a red Budweiser football jersey that appeared to be brand new. It was perfect. I never owned a football jersey in my entire life and thought now would be the perfect time and price to buy one. It was $2.99.
  Next I headed to look at the DVD's and CD's. There weren't any good CD's but one DVD did catch my eye. It was Leonard Part 6 one of the worst movies ever made. I was going to check the DVD to see if it was scratched at all but I didn't for some reason. Also there were a lot of VHS tapes that aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
  So that was today's thrift store excursion.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Top 5 Matchbox Vehicles You Must Own

  I was thinking of a new post to write since I haven't bought any new action figures lately. Literally my area has nothing on the shelves that is worth buying. So yesterday I was in my attic room going through some of my Hot Wheels and Matchbox carriers and took out my Matchbox Grumman Long Life Vehicle and came up with today's post. 5 Essential Matchbox vehicles you must own. Let's begin.
It's a Grumman LLV
   1. Postal Service Delivery Truck. Ok Matchbox got the name of the vehicle wrong but that didn't stop it from being on the list. In reality those USPS trucks you see are made by Grumman and they are called a Grumman Long Life Vehicle or LLV for short. This truck was released twice in USPS livery and twice in character themed such as Mailbox from Blues Clues and a Spongebob themed truck. The USPS version is quite collectible and can fetch double digit prices. 
Checker Marathon

  2. Checker Taxi. Ok this car is the Iconic Checker Marathon taxicabs that used to roam the American Streets back in the day. You still see them in movies as they are still quite popular even though Checker Motors has been out of business since 2010 making auto parts. They stopped making Taxis in the early 1980s. You must own a yellow one.

Austin FX4
  3. Austin FX4 Taxi. If You're an American like me you're probably scratching your head and thinking what the heck is an Austin FX4? Give up yet? Don't feel stupid when I reveal the answer but it is the Iconic London Black taxis you see in the UK. Originally Matchbox called the car the London Taxi respectively since they probably thought Americans wouldn't recognize it by an Austin FX4.

El Segundo Police

  4. 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. Ok this car is a cop car. First released in 2006 duh. Anyway this car has been painted in a few different real police department paint schemes. The First being California Highway Patrol and another being El Segundo police. If you are wondering why El Segundo had a release was that Matchbox's parent company, Mattel is based in El Segundo California. Kids wouldn't get that reference. I highly recommend any version that is based on a real police dept.
1963 Cadillac Hearse. Notice the casket.
  5. 1963 Cadillac Hearse. Ok if there has to be one car that is really odd it has to be the 1963 Hearse. When I first heard about the 1963 Cadillac Hearse I could hardly contain myself. The hearse is so cool and very detailed. It has a casket in the back of it with what appears to my eyes to have a hand sticking out on top of it. I could be wrong but that is what I claim to see. Buy the one in Black.

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's About Time

  It's already 2013 and until now none of my local stores had any 2013 Hot Wheels Monster Jam Trucks at all. I was hitting a dry run of not finding any new trucks with the crushable cars. So I decided to give Kmart one more try today and today was my lucky day.
  For Christmas I got a Kmart gift card for $15 so I decided to use it on some new trucks. So I picked up Team Hot Wheels Firestorm, Brutus and Hurricane Force.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

How To Get John Cena Released from WWE

  Today while I was at work I thought up today's post. You probably know that John Cena is active in the Make A Wish Foundation and how he granted many kids wishes. I think I know something that would help WWE fans who hate John Cena a lot. I have this crazy Idea that might work in our dreams. Here is the idea.
  There is a child who is dying of some sort of childhood cancer who hates John Cena. This child just so happens to be a recipient of the Make A Wish Foundation. For his one wish, he wishes that John Cena to be released from the WWE forever and to go to "Cough" TNA "Cough". Then Vince McMahon will fire John Cena and we will never see his toys clogging the shelves again.
  It's pretty stupid but it is an interesting idea nevertheless.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Best Celebrity Mugshot Ever

Jeffrey Jones is Watching you Poop
  Over the years there have been several celebrity mugshots that have appeared. Some are memorable and some of them are not so memorable. One of my favorite mugshots is Jeffrey Jones mugshot. It's one of those that is so funny because it is something that will stick to him for the rest of his life. It's his sex offender mugshot.
  The look on his face is priceless.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

List Of Hot Wheels Monster Jam Trucks That Had One Release

  Every toyline seems to have characters that only got one measly release. Hot Wheels has the exception with their Monster Jam Line unlike their cars that usually get multiple releases some trucks get the one hit wonder treatment. So here is the list of Hot Wheels Monster Jam trucks that were released once.
 2001. These three trucks were relesased only once due to WWE buying WCW in 2001. It's ironic how Mattel now has the WWE license.
  1. WCW Sting
  2. WCW Goldberg
  3. WCW Nitro Machine
  1. Spongebob
  2. Sobe
  3. Inferno
  4. Five-0
  5. The Monster Bus
  6. Power Forward
  7. Mine Blower
  8. Big Dawg
  1. The Law
  2. Expelled
  3. Ninja Blade
  4. Lone Eagle

  1. Clown Town
  2. Cremator
  3. Crash Dummies
  4. King Bling 
  5. Nitemare Express
  6. Rambo
  7. The Beast
  8. Towasarus Wrex
  9. Titus 
  10. Wise Guy
  1. Cadiac Arrest
  2. Wild Thang
2007. None released once

2008. No Trucks released once

  1. Shattered
  2. Screamin Demon
  1. Bar's Leaks Eliminator
  2. Cowboy
  3. Ragin' Steel
  1. Lil Miss Dangerous is High Maintenance
  2. Rivited
  3. Spike

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My New Wallhanger

  The other day I decided to buy another Kenner action figure to keep Mint On Card in my attic wall. So I decided to go on a Superman The Animated Series action figure since they are considerably cheap. When I mean cheap, I really mean cheap. Dirt cheap. Which figure did I end up choosing?
  Well I ended up getting Supergirl from Superman the Animated Series. No it's not a solution to painting the figure I already  have although I have contemplated it a few times already. I decided to keep it MOC next to my Retro Batman figure.
Notice the multi language carding.
  It turns out the Supergirl figure is the interational version which has 3 languages on the card, British English, Spanish, and French.
  This figure was a Diamond Comics exclusive at one point if you wanted to get it in the USA since the figure was a European exclusive originally.

Friday, January 4, 2013

I Should've Bought That

  Today I thought I would write another toy related post. One of my former coworkers once called me the King of I Should've Bought That. The name sticks if you think of it. We all have passed on things in stores that later on down the road, kick yourself in the butt for not buying it when you had your chance. So I compiled a list of things that I Should've Bought.
  1. Hot Wheels Monster Jam Super Trucker. Ok this really isn't my fault exactly but more of my mother's fault for not buying it for me in the grocery store years ago. I was around 12 or so and didn't have a job then and thus couldn't buy it myself. I later found out that this Truck is worth a pretty penny,
  2. Hot Wheels Monster Jam Airborne Ranger. I guess this is practically my own fault here. I don't like the Mud Trucks versions of Monster Jam Trucks so that is the reason why I passed on it only to walk back to AutoZone where it was no longer there the next day. Aw Man. This truck no matter what version it is goes for at least 3 times its retail price point online.
  3. Jeep Trucker Hat. Ok this is one of those hats that I regret passing on with a guilty conscience. I love trucker hats and Jeeps, and seeing this hat in the sporting goods dept at Walmart meant that It was a better price than an online store. I believe the main reason for passing on it was that the hat was unstructured. Oh well.
  4. Elite 16 Kevin Nash. This is my practically both my mother's fault and my own fault. I was going to go to the bank on my lunch to cash a check, my mother told me no. I was stupid enough to listen to her, so I go to the mall and I see a E16 Kevin Nash, I go to pay for it and guess what, They don't take checks. Also my mother took $20 from me the previous day so It is her fault.
  5. Various Action Figures. I've passed on a lot of action figures during my life that I cannot remember them all. 
  6. Various Truck Banks
  7. Various DVD's
  8. Hot Wheels Monster Jam Team Suzuki. 
  9. Hot Wheels Monster Jam Surf Monster.
  10. Hot Wheels Boulevard Lincoln Futura.