Friday, November 29, 2013

Mattel Elite 22 The Giant

  Today I finally was able to receive one of my most highest wanted Mattel Elite Flashbacks, Elite 22 The Giant. Now The Giant is a flashback Big Show from when he was in WCW, hence the NWO shirt. he comes with. Anyway The  Giant isn't a first time in the line figure, which is very odd since this is a different gimmick Big Show figure.
  The Giant is one of Mattel's best flashbacks since it is a WCW debut Big Show. Also The Giant's headscan is pretty cool. It looks just like he did when Big Show was younger. At first I thought The Giant had a cloth singlet, but instead he had a molded singlet. The NWO shirt, is cloth which is pretty nice since Mattel seems to favor rubber shirts nowadays. Mattel needs to make more WCW flashback figures. Also this figure is packed one per case and is not present in Revision Cases

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mattel Elite 25 Bruno Sammartino

  Well I was informed that Walmart put out a case of Elite 25 from a member on There is a whole board dedicated to figure findings and there so happens to be a thread for Pennsylvania findings. So today by dumb luck I decided to see if somebody had posted anything in the PA thread. So by dumb luck a fellow member who lives in my city said that the local Walmart put out a case of Elite 25 and that there were two Bruno Sammartino's there. Also he said there was Battle Packs 24 but no Naomi and Cameron and that there was remnants of B34 which I did not need.
   So I went to Walmart to see if the Bruno Sammartino was still there and indeed he was. Elite 25 Bruno Sammartino is an unusual figure, because he was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame just like Trish Stratus was this year. Oddly enough she was the flashback in Elite 24. Now what makes Bruno Sammartino unusual is the accessories he is given. He comes with a WWE Hall of Fame plaque and podium and microphone. I am not complaining about the accessories but Mattel could have gave him the original WWE title belt that Bruno had during his longest title reign.
  Bruno Sammartino's body is perfect, it shows off his muscular body that he has in real life. Also his headscan is just perfect, and looks just like him in his youth. It's odd that Mattel would make a flashback in older attire and looks and give him modern accessories.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Worst Video Game of All Time

  In the history of video games, there has been great games and on the other hand there has been the absolute worst. Many people think that ET for the Atari 2600 is the worst video game of all time. I can assure you that it is not the worst.  While others say Superman 64 and Shaq Fu are the worst. However, one game tops them all at being the worst video game of all time.
  The Sega Genesis is perhaps the best 16 bit era console, it had better graphics and music than the Super Nintendo, however the Sega Genesis was home to a truly awful abomination that happens to be called Barney's Hide and Seek. Barney's Hide and Seek is the worst video game in the history of video games. This game is awful. It has bad graphics and bad sprite animation and to top that it has a terrible musical score. I am embarrassed to say that for once a Sega Genesis game has a bad soundtrack.
  To top that Barney's Hide and Seek is so easy a Caveman can beat it. Heck even a blind deaf and dumb person can beat the game. Basically Barney has to play hide and seek with kids through 3 levels, a forest, underwater and musictown. Good Lord is this game awful. I bet if there is any video games in Hell, this is the only video game you get to play in Hell.
  June 1st 1993 was a sad day for video games. I can't believe that Allgame gave this game a 4 out of 5 stars. What were they smoking when they gave Barney's Hide and Seek that rating? Also if you want to kill Barney in this game, you'll be very disappointed because Barney can't die in the game. Also if you see this game, destroy it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mattel Basic 33 Tamina Snuka

  Today I stopped into Toys R Us and happened to find one of my biggest Mattel wants, Basic series 33 Tamina Snuka, I finally am caught up on the Mattel WWE Diva collection.  So Let's get to the Basic 33 Tamina Snuka.
  Tamina Snuka is one of Mattel's best Diva figures that came out in 2013. Tamina is has different boots than most divas because she has plates on the front of her boots. Also Tamina's headscan is pretty accurate. Her hair sculpt is excellent. Her attire is based on what she wore in 2012 In addition her figure's attire is shiny just like the one pictured to your right.

 Also Tamina is packed one per case since she is a diva figure.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mattel Shield 3 Pack

  Kmart is WWE Fan Central, that means they get exclusive figures and playsets. Some of those exclusive figures are 3 packs. 99.9% of the time the 3 packs don't make any sense whatsoever since some have three random figures picked out for it, such as John Cena Big Show and,  Sheamus, you get the drift. Anyway Mattel made one for Kmart that finally made sense, it''s The Shield, consisting of, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose.
  The Kmart exclusive Shield 3 pack is a great alternate to buying Battle Packs 24 Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns and B33 Dean Ambrose in stores since Mattel's distribution isn't the best in the world. The Shield 3 pack is essentially the same figures as the Battle Pack and B33 figures are, so they are technically First Time in The Line figures but they are straight up repaints being their "Second Release".
  Their tactical vests aren't removable at all. So if you are thinking of making an attitude era Big Bossman from one of the Shield members, you will be disappointed since none of them have the same body type as the E14 Big Bossman. All of the Shield's members headscans are dead on accurate to their real life counterparts. I think Dean Ambrose has been done perfectly. His hair mold is absolutely perfect. Seth Rollins scan looks just like him. And Roman Reigns scan is a perfect rendition of him. Also Each of their vests have different molds. I highly recommend this 3pack.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Mattel Best of 2013 Kaitlyn

  Today I finally got  my Mattel Best of 2013 Kaitlyn figure from another member for $15. It wasn't a bad price considering how Kaitlyn is really hard to find. Kaitlyn isn't a bad figure, her headscan isn't too bad since her figure's likeness is pretty accurate. A lot of collectors seem to complain about her arms being too skinny compared to Kaitlyn in real life being muscular. Anyway. her figure has a few flaws such as tending to have a loose head.
  You have to be careful with Kaitlyn since she has a loose head. She is also pretty hard to stand up for some reason. She can tip over if you are not careful with her. Overall Kaitlyn is pretty solid for her First Time in The Line figure. Kaitlyn is also the first Diva to have a Best of 20xx figure and is also the first Best Of 20xx figure to have a first time in the line sticker on it.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Useless Fact of the day Number 3: Gene Snitsky

Gene Snitsky Punting Babies since 2004
  Ok, it looks like I am on a roll with the useless fact of the day posts since I haven't bought any new WWE figures in a while. So I guess I am on a two day streak of writing useless WWE facts. So here is today's useless fact of the day.
  Gene Snitsky is the only person from Northeast Pennsylvania to wrestle in WWE. He was the only Superstar to punt a baby.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Useless Fact of the day number 2: Pat Patterson's Evening Gown

  Since I haven't bought any new figures today I thought I would continue with the Useless Fact of the day. Today's fact is a WWE fact. At the King of The Ring pay per view in 2000, the Corporate stooges, Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco had a match for the WWF Hardcore Championship, however the match was an Evening gown match. That means it was a bra and panties match. Anyway long story short, Pat Patterson's evening gown still had the price tag on it. Jerry The King Lawler pointed that out in the commentary. 
You can see the tag just slightly below Pat Patterson's left arm

  Now here is the kicker, why would Pat Patterson keep the tag on his evening gown? Did he plan on returning it if he defeated Gerald Brisco? However since Crash Holly came out of nowhere with a referee and trash can, he stripped both Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco to their bra and panties, thus destroying Patterson's evening gown. So Pat Patterson couldn't have returned it to the store. Anyway Crash Holly defeated Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco, by pinfall and winning the WWF Hardcore Championship thanks to the 24/7 rule.
  On a side note, this wasn't the first Hardcore Evening Gown match in WWE History, even though Vince McMahon told Patterson and Brisco that they will be in the first ever hardcore evening gown match. Back on Monday Night RAW on July 12th 1999, Droz battled Al Snow in an evening gown match, that fell under hardcore rules.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Useless Fact of the Day Number 1: Freightliner Keys

  Today I thought I would start a new thing on my blog that will pop up periodically. I'm starting a useless fact of the day. It won't be a daily thing, maybe once a week or twice since my blog is mostly about Toy Reviews now. So let's start off the Useless Fact of the Day.
The Rubberhead Is a Freightliner Grille
  The rubberheads on the OEM Freightliner keys symbolizes the Freightliner grille.  So If you are a trucker who drives a Freightliner you probably wondered why your Freightliner key doesn't say Freightliner.
The Resemblance is shocking
  To the right is a picture of a Freightliner grille for comparison.

Once you see it, you won't unsee it.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mattel Paul Heyman Build a Figure

  Today I finally received the final parts to complete the Toys R Us exclusive BoPPV Paul Heyman build a figure. I bought the head and jacket from another member for $15. They finally arrived today. I also got the legs and arms from another member in exchange for a B13 Vickie Guerrero. All I had to do is buy 1 figure in the store this time, and that was John Cena for the torso piece.
  Now onto the Paul Heyman build a figure. Paul's torso is much wider than John Laurinaitis' Michael Cole, Teddy Long's and Ricardo Rodriguez's torsos are. This is because Paul Heyman is huskier than the others that I mentioned in real life.  His headscan is excellent. It's dead on accurate to the real Paul Heyman. Anyway he will be getting a basic in Battle Pack Series 25 with Brock Lesnar. The BP Paul's headscan is just terrible from the prototype pictures.
   I guess I am now officially a Paul Heyman Guy.