Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Update: 9/26

Added a new category called "Dollar Store Pirates".

I also updated my Knockoff He-Man figures, my Superhero Knockoffs, and I added Mekaneck, Dragon Blaster Skeletor, Snake Men and Vykron to my MOTUC category.

Dollar Store Pirates

Okay, so after recently complaining that the dollar stores around here haven't gotten in any action figures since their last wave of crappy wrestlers about a year ago, here come the pirates.

Actually the toyline is officially called "Pirates!", and consists of repaints of the wrestler bodies but with new heads and the addition of a peg leg and a hook hand.

I love these, very cheap and awful. I hope they make more.

My collection so far:

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Update 9/22

Added pictures to my Tiger Electronic Games and M.U.S.C.L.E. categories, and also added a whole new category called "Masters of the Universe Literature", so check it out!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Masters of the Universe Literature

I've had a collection of scans of MOTU comic books on my Kindle for a while, but only recently have I started collecting the print stuff. There's something about the MOTU world that attracts me time after time, and I'd love to spread those stories to my kids some day.

So basically anything that has a story set in the classic 80's era of MOTU mythology, or is related in some way to that mythology, is fair game here. And there's a lot of it.

My collection so far:

Books about or related to MOTU:

 An amazingly thorough episode guide to the original Filmation series.

A book that explains why all the toys and cartoons of the 80's are tools of the devil. Even "Rainbow Brite".

MOTU Coloring and Activity Books:

I'll say that some of these have varying levels of use exhibited in them. All of the ones I have so far were bought from a single person who saved them from childhood, and while that person seemed very keen on keeping them nice, he also apparently liked stickers, mazes and word searches. 

MOTU Magazine:

These are very hard to find intact as they included some very nice posters in them that are often pulled out. I only want ones that are intact.

MOTU Story Books

MOTU Mini-Comics:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Update: 9/17

In today's update I added pictures to the Kinnikuman and Godzilla threads and posted a new collection with "Great Adventures".

Great Adventures by Fisher Price

So my father used to work for Fisher Price, and he brought home a box of assorted loose toys from his office to give away as party favors at my sister's birthday party (she was about 8 at the time, I was 16).

In that box was a few of the Great Adventures knights, and I immediately thought they were the coolest things and snagged them for myself. I then added to that collection via the Fisher Price factory store, and later ebay, garage sales, etc. Fortunately since we live near FP's headquarters these things were everywhere and so for years you could barely hit a garage sale without finding them.

At one point I was trying to collect all of them, but I eventually abandoned the Cowboy and Pyramid lines. I had all of the Pyramid line but never really connected with it, and I'm not a Cowboy fan at all.

The knights and pirates though I love, and there are still several pieces I'm missing.

I haven't taken pictures of all the castles and boats, but I will in time. I have pretty much all of the large playsets and ships for these lines except the Robin Hood playset. Still missing several vehicles.

Also, it's very clear to me that "Star Wars Galactic Heroes" and "Marvel Super Hero Squad" figures totally ripped off this body style.

My collection so far: