Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Wild, Crazy, and Cool

Welcome to the wacky world of Mad Wheelz, where anything goes!  A chicken with mag wheels?  A turbo boosted brain?  A burger that goes 0-60 in 6 seconds?  They're wild, they're crazy...  They're cool!  They're Mad Wheelz!
 - From the Mad Wheelz website

I found these guys at Walgreens while on a trip to Florida back in 2004.  I'm not sure what I was doing in a Walgreens on vacation, but I guess it worked out.  These Mini Mad Wheelz have a real Savage Mondo Blitzers vibe to them, so obviously I had to give them a try.  I just wish I grabbed more than the two 3-packs that I got.  There was even an eyeball that I foolishly passed up on.  What was I thinking?  I went for the nose, and noses are harder to find in toy form than eyeballs, so I suppose it's all good.  And I love foodie characters, which make up half of my collection here.  But enough of what I could of got. What did I actually get, and how do they look next to Savage Mondo Blitzers?

Monday, 25 March 2013

Go! Launch All Eyebot!

And so another chapter begins!  I've teamed up with my fine-feathered friend Alexx (from Toys and Tomfoolery) to create our own toy-themed blog: Go! Launch All Eyebot!

What is an "Eyebot"?  What does it all mean?  Well, I like eyeballs, Alexx likes robots, and we both like toys.  I'll keep working on the Plastic Eyeball here, but I'll also post links to the updates over at the Eyebot whenever Alexx and I decide that two toy-loving heads are better than one for a particular spotlight.

Mirth will ensue.  Let's just get that out of the way right now.


Well, we took a look into the past.  Now let's go back to "modern times" and see what the Mega Monster Fighters are up to in "Army Men And Monsters Of The Month" for March!

We begin this month's episode with the Commander holding a briefing with the Mega Monster Fighters.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Ketchup and Mustard

Don't you just love it when a theme comes together?

I'll probably cover Skylanders at some point, but I like how these two look together, so I wanted to show them off now.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Won't Leave You Hangin'

This is just a reply to Alexx over at Toys and Tomfoolery, and his Putty offering a high five.

Obi-Wan's not really getting into it

But not to worry, Putty

That's it.  As you were.  Carry on.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Tower Ranger

Over the last little while, I've been getting into bigger and bigger action figures.  I'm not talking about 12" "doll-ish" type figures or even large buildable sets (like Bionicle).  I mean big, giant sized, chunky pieces of plastic action figures.  And this is one of the biggest I've seen.  I give you:  THE BIG ONE.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Secret Agent Robots

Waaaay back in the 80's my brother and I each got an "Alphabot" toy in the lead-up to Christmas.  They were letters that could transform into robots.  My parents couldn't find either a Z for me or an A for my brother Alexander, so they got us an N (which I guess looks like a sideways Z) and a B (which is the next closest letter to A).  I never really knew what the purpose of them was, but I loved them.  Eventually those original two were either lost or sold at a garage sale (against my will), but I never forgot about them.  While doing some research on them last year, I discovered that line had been rereleased in Italy!  This time the figures came out in blind-bagged packaging and actually had more than one series.  The first series was Alphabots Force 2, followed by Alphabots: Mission in the Dark and Alphabots: Mission Galaxy.  Alphabots: Mission in the Dark had glow-in-the-dark elements, while Mission Galaxy had transparent parts.  I found these right at the end of Alphabots Force 2, so I was only able to get the letter "I" from that line, but I did complete the sets of Mission in the Dark and Mission Galaxy.

Implantor (Alphabots Force 2), Illuminor (Mission in the Dark), and Infinitor (Mission Galaxy)

Sunday, 3 March 2013

The Savage Mondo Blitzers Spotlights

Top cap off my spotlights of the Savage Mondo Blitzers line, I wanted to list them all (from beginning-to-end) in one post so they're easier for everyone to find down the road.

But Wait, There's More!

Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!  I had finally completed my Savage Mondo Blitzers collection, then I go and discover that there are repaints and unreleased figures out there!  Gah! But, that also means that there's more Savage Mondo Blitzers to add to my collection.  Yah!

There were actually 40 Savage Mondo Blitzers released, but eight of the figures in this pic never saw mass production.  The Crazy Eights set rounded out the 40.

Some of the Savage Mondo Blitzers card backs had cut-out ramps and obstacles that you could use with your figures, while others showed off two teams that were never released.  Or where they? 

Load 'Em Up And Watch 'Em Fly! (Crazy Eights Part 2)

Man, I've gotten behind with these!  The first half of my Savage Mondo Blitzers Crazy Eights spotlight was done back in January, and I'm just getting to part 2 here in March.  There are other toy lines I want to talk about, and I've been waiting to finish the Mondo Blitzers to get to them.  There's newer stuff that I like that harkens back to my love of Mondo Blitzers, and I can't get to them until the Mondo Blitzers are done.  So...


The Crazy Eights seem to have two themes going on in their team.  There's the brutes (General Mayhem, Jack Hammer, Destruction Worker, and Fist Fight) who seem to be your standard manly-man sluggers, and the suburbans (Lawn Disorder, Shishke Bob, Armed & Dangerous, and Chow Hound) who could have easily crawled out of any sewer in any typical neighbourhood.  I don't think that was deliberate when Kenner was planning the teams, it's just something I noticed.