Friday, 29 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
WARRIORS OF THE ZODIAC
I've never been one who needs articulation to complete a figure. It's great when it's there, but a figure with less articulation (or none at all) is still not without it's charm. Certain statue-esque toys have been called "stand-there-and-look-good-figures" instead of "action figures" by some, and the vast majority of figures by McFarlane Toys fall into that category. Thoughts on articulation aside, I'm not really one for displaying my figures, so I usually stay from McFarlane's stuff. But when Warriors of the Zodiac came out back in 2008 I was pretty excited. Here was a line of good looking toys that should have a nice, limited number of characters (12) that wouldn't distract too much from my other more regular lines. A complete set would be great for displaying. There wasn't even a movie, comic, or TV show tie-in to bog them down; they were all basically blank slates as far as backstory went, and I could feel free to let my imagination do what it does best. The figures would be released in waves of four, so I wouldn't even need to spend a lot of time hunting them down. I could get them when they came out and then wait patiently till the next four were released, and after three releases my collection would be complete. So when I finally did see the first four figures in the toy aisle, I grabbed them right away.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
IT’S BLOG TIME!
Hello everybody, and welcome to The Plastic Eyeball. I’ve been wanting for a while now to have a place where I can share my thoughts on all things toy related. My goal is to keep this shindig going for as long as I have have things to say about toys - which should be endless. I plan on going over all the vast and various toys that interest me in one way or another, and hopefully cover some lesser-known lines that you can discover for the first time.
Why am I calling my blog The Plastic Eyeball? Honestly, I just tried to come up with something unique and it popped into my head. I could say that I chose it because I love figures with eyeballs for heads (more on that below), or I have an eye for all things toy (and most toys are plastic), and that would be true. But in the end I thought it was weird and unique and just went with it.