Tuesday, January 17, 2017

BLUEBOX: Sparkle Dreamland Bucket

There is a new bucket of fantasy figure from Bluebox . . . finally. Sadly, its not the one we were waiting for.  Bluebox just dropped a girly bomb in my collection with the Sparkle Dreamland Bucket. This bucket has happy little fairies, unicorns that can be turned in to pegasus and a nice looking dragon.  The fairies are about 42mm, the unicorns range from 30 - 50mm, and the dragon is about 60mm. The set also comes with a castle face, an archway, a rainbow bridge and a slide.  

I can't believe that Bluebox thinks producing this bucket is a better move than producing the badass fantasy bucket they teased us with in 2015.  I'm not upset that they made a set for little girls, just disappointed they didn't produce the other set as well. Girls deserve toys they like just as much as little boys or even the overgrown boys reading this blog. Still, it gives me a glimmer of hope to see that Bluebox has not given up on the bucket of figures concept.  Maybe they will give us our bucket next.  












Saturday, January 14, 2017

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I don't collect TMNT but I have found a bunch of figures in toy soldier scale over the years.  They work in just about any fantasy setting.  There are traditional toy soldier type figures and mini action figures.  



Traditional Unpainted Figures


China Bootlegs






















































Argentina 




These figures are made in Argentina, but I think they are not bootlegs.  Picture from an ebay auction.

Picture from an ebay auction.




























































Yolanda of Spain





Picture from an ebay auction.









Unknown Made in West Germany

I don't know anything about these guys but they are marked made in West Germany.  They have round magnets in their backs.











Unknown 4" Flats



















Mini Action Figures



Playmates 2003-5





Picture from an ebay auction.

Picture from an ebay auction.

























































































Playmates Movie Figures 2006



















































Playmates 2015






The turtles in this set look to be the same figures as the 2003 sets, but the other figures are new.  You can see that they are just a little different.











































Other Unknown Random Stuff











The Rat Pack.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Executioners & Evil Clowns

The masked medieval executioner (headsman) used to be among the staples of holloween horror. MPC included an executioner in its 1960s set of horror figures. The headsman has faided away in favor of zombies and other newer horror icons, but I still appriciate the character and think he fits well into a fantasy setting.  I recently found another 54mm headsman and decided to put him next to the MPC figure for a post. The new guy is made by a company called Replicants.  

One of the new horror icons that has replaced the executioner is the evil clown.  I think this trend just recognized what we all understood instinctively as children.  Clowns are horrible evil things and they are out to get us all.  There are neet evil clown figures in toy soldier scale from the Yu Gi Oh and Huntik lines.  


Headsmen






















Evil Clowns