Saturday, 18 May 2013


Another month of Army Men And Monsters Of The Month, another instalment cutting it close to the deadline!  In this case there's still over a week left in the month, but I leave for Australia this weekend, so I need to get this done NOW.  Let's get to it.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Getting Closer to the Finish

I finally came across some more Trash Pack series 1 12-packs, so I tried to finish off my list of missing characters.  I got a bunch of new color variations, but only found two more characters that I needed:

(Glow-in-the-dark Trashie)


I figured Disinfect-Ant would be the hardest character from my list to get, since he only comes in the 12-packs and I was having trouble finding them.  I actually ended up getting two versions of him today, so... Bonus!  I also finally got Garbage Egg, who is supposed to be a common Trashie.  As with Disinfect-Ant, I got two versions of Garbage Egg.  Now all I need from series 1 (besides the highly unlikely limited edition Trashies) are Rott Box, Crud Can, Rankenstein, and Bin Scab Beetle.  Almost there!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Canada Has Been Targeted!

One of my favorite things to do when travelling down to the USA was to hit up a Target store or two.  Target's always done their toy aisles right, and I always knew I'd come across something I couldn't find in the stores up here in Canada.  Well, last year the lame duck Zellers closed up shop, being bought out by Target.  And now Target is here!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Slime and Cards

The third series of Trash Pack toys hasn't fully hit Canada yet, but is instead trickling out through the line of Trash Pack trading cards.  You can buy the cards either on their own, or including a hidden series 3 Trashie, so I've gotten a few that way.  My friend Alexx from Toys and Tomfoolery hooked me up with some slime sets as well (thanks Alexx!), so instead of doing a true Series 3 spotlight right now, I'll just focus on the the slime and card sets.

I'll start with the cards first since they're my first exposure to Series 3.  Sounds pretty fair!  I used to love trading cards as a kid (I still have my complete Monster In My Pocket card set), so I was pretty excited for these.  Also, the Trash Pack is hardly known for its highly detailed paint applications, so seeing the fully illustrated characters on the cards is nice.

Friday, 3 May 2013

The Gross Gang in Your Garbage

The Trash Pack is becoming my "vacation toy line".  I discovered them on a trip to Las Vegas, I got a large chunk of my Series 2 collection while visiting Florida, and in less than a month I'm travelling to the Trash Pack's homeland - Australia.  The day I take a vacation somewhere and I don't get any Trash Pack stuff will be a sad day indeed.