Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Micronauts Toys!!!

I love the original Mego Micronauts! It's probably my favorite toyline from my youth. I'm sure I won't be able to afford these exclusives, but hopefully they will lead to a new retail line of figures.

From The Hollywood Reporter --

This year, one of the biggest things Hasbro will be bringing to San Diego Comic-Con will be very small indeed.

Ahead of the announced Micronauts movie — part of a shared universe with other Hasbro properties including Transformers and G.I. Joe — the toy manufacturer will be resurrecting the original Micronauts toy line as an exclusive for the annual southern California pop culture event in July.

The Micronauts Classic Collection set is a limited-edition collection featuring recreations of figures from the Mego toyline that existed between 1976 and 1980. The set will feature three characters: Galactic Warrior, Pharoid and Orbital Defender, each with multiple points of articulation and interchangeable parts, with the packaging for the set featuring new artwork from Ken Kelly.

The set will debut at Comic-Con, with a limited number also being available online at HasbroToyShop.com after the show and at Fan Expo Canada (held Sept. 1-4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center).

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Funko Sunday!

I had a pretty good haul this week!

Last weekend I went to several different Kohl's looking for the exclusive 75th Anniversary Captain America Pop! None of them had any, but one said they thought they were coming in this week. He took my name and number and said he'd call me. I got the call on Tuesday! Yay!

On Saturday I went to Barnes & Noble's and bought three Mystery Minis. I got an Iron Man I already had and two new ones. Kane w/ Facehugger is a rare 1/72. Scarlet Witch is a common. Not too shabby. :)

 Here's my Top 10 in my collection according to the Pop! Price Guide:

I Met 'Rollo' From Sanford and Son Today!

Today was a pretty good Father's Day. We went to my in-laws house and had a cook out. It was me, my wife, our son, his girlfriend, and my mother and father-in-law. FIL grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, ka-bobs, and corn on the cob. My wife made a fruit pizza. Everything was wonderful!

After that my wife and I went to the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. They had the original truck from Sanford and Son and a free meet and greet with actor Nathaniel "Rollo" Taylor. He was really cool. My wife and I also played a few slot machines and left with $35 more than we came in with!

It was a pretty good Father's Day! :)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Janet Waldo, R.I.P.

I posted her death notice on the FB page earlier, but I wanted to say a little more about her here.

I have always loved cartoons and Janet Waldo did voices in many of my favorites. Besides Judy Jetson, she was Lana Lang in the 1960s Superman cartoons, Granny Sweet in The Atom Ant Show, Penelope Pitstop in Wacky Races, Josie in Josie and the Pussycats, Morticia in The Addams Family cartoon, Princess in Battle of the Planets, Hogatha in The Smurfs, and so many more. Rest in peace Ms. Waldo. I will miss your voice.

From ew.com --

Janet Waldo, the prolific voice actress best known for her role as The Jetsons’  eldest daughter Judy, has died, her daughter confirms to ABC News. Waldo was 96.

In addition to her work as the animated teen of the future, Waldo voiced a number of Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, ranging from Penelope Pitstop to Josie and the Pussycats’ Josie. Her last credited voice work came in 2000, when she reprised Pitstop in a Wacky Races video game.

Waldo, who passed away on Sunday morning, was diagnosed with a benign but inoperable brain tumor five years ago, says daughter Lucy Lee.

Born in Washington in 1920, Waldo began her career with an uncredited role in the 1938 film Cocoanut Grove, going on to do steady work in radio. In 1952, she appeared in an episode of I Love Lucy and went on to make television appearances on programs like The Andy Griffith Show, Get Smart, and Petticoat Junction before transitioning to animation. The Jetsons ran from 1962-1987.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Funko Sunday!

I'm a huge fan of stuff made by Funko! I've become quite addicted lately and I usually get at least a couple of pieces for my collection every week. So, I thought I'd share them every Sunday night. At least that's my plan for now, but don't hold me to it. :)

Let me know if you collect anything Funko!

Here's what I picked up this weekend. A Horror Classics Series 2 Mystery Minis empty display box. Adam Bomb GPK Mystery Mini, I was really happy to get this one! And a The Nightmare Before Christmas Devil ReAction figure. I got all of these at Target.

Here's what I got last week. I posted this on Wonderful Wonderblog's Facebook page last week, but I'm going to start putting them on the actual blog now.

Here's a picture of most of my collection from a few weeks ago.

Lastly, there is a Pop! icon generator on the Japanese Funko site. I made Pop!s of me, my wife,  our son and his girlfriend.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Domo Arigato - Toys From Japan

Michael Jones runs the incredibly cool blog My Two Yen Worth. He lives in Japan and we occasionally send each other stuff. The last time was in January 2013. You can read about that here.

A month or so ago he sent me another box of Japanese goodies. Check it out --

He knows of my love for the Incredible Hulk and, boy, did he come through with some great Japanese Hulk toys! Wow!

Some really cool Star Wars stuff. I love it!

I was wondering why he sent me this baby sock. First of all, it's not a sock. It's some sort of bottle cozy. And it was full of little Star Wars stickers! Yay!

Japanese movie programs from the two Hulk movies, The Avengers and Godzilla: Final Wars.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon holding Pepsi Man's limp body bottle caps.

 Avengers bag.

Spider-Man and Wolverine.

And some stuff with characters I don't know. :)

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Memorial Day Flea Market Finds

I spent a few hours of my Memorial Day like I usually do. At the Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market. I love this place! Here's what I picked up --

This guy had two tables piled with tons of little toys and other misc. junk. Everything was 25¢ each. I dug through it all and came away with these. I believe they are vintage 1978 Tim Mee Toys Galaxy Laser Team figures. I've read about them online before and always thought they looked neat. I've never owned any until now. I also got a couple of my favorite (non) dinosaur, the Dimetrodon!

There were 10 packs of 1984's A Nightmare On Elm Street stickers in the box. The dealer said he'd sell them to me for $7.00 and throw in the box. I couldn't pass up that deal. Now I need to find the sticker book to put them in. I also picked up another Dimetrodon. This one is a McDonald's Diener dinosaur.

For $3.00 I got this 1978 Eegee Dolly Parton action figure (it's not a doll damnit!).

One of my favorite finds is this unsharpened 1978 Incredible Hulk pencil. It was only a buck! It's a great addition to my vintage Hulk collection.

I'm slowly rebuilding my Smurf army. I sold most of my Smurf collection back in the 1990s. These were $1.00 each.

Another seller had a bunch of different little PVC figures for $3.00 each or two for $5.00. That's a little more than I like to spend on these. But, I paid the extra because these were Halloween themed.

Dinosaurs Big Songs CD from 1992 for $2.00. I can't wait to listen to this! "Not the mama!"

And lastly a Marvel Comics cardboard box for $5.00 that the seller thinks was from the early 1990s and used to have some kind of collector's kit in it. I just liked the old school graphics on it. He also had a huge stack of this April 1978 issue of Marvel's Pizzazz magazine for a dollar each. I bought one for and one for my brother.