Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Last Toy of the Year (2014)

I had big plans for my last figure of the year.  BIG plans.  Well, plans.  I got back into Ninja Turtles this year (not that I'm ever really out of it).  I finally jumped on the Pokemon bandwagon.  And I'm still nuts for Kamen Rider.  When it came time to do my last shopping of the year though, I ran into problems.  Actually I ran into almost nothing.  Everything was steel cleaned out after Christmas.

In a last-ditch effort I checked the Skylanders section, and they were cleared out of everything but ONE figure.  Luckily it was one I had never seen in person before.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The 6 Pack

Now that Mutant Mania is finally out in Canada, I decided to do what I always do: Take what already exists and make my own teams.  I picked up six of the blind-box style pop cans to make a team called... wait for it... The 6 Pack!  I know!  I'm so clever!  Anyway, keep reading to see who made the team, and if I got any doubles that screwed up my plans.

Friday, 14 November 2014

The Randoms: Teeth of Wisdom Edition


I had my wisdom teeth removed the other day, and I figured this time I'm spending out of commission would also give me a chance to get back to the blog.  I'm going to keep thing simple this time and just do another Randoms post.  Some stuff will get properly spotlighted down the road, so I'll keep the details to a minimum at parts.

I'm also still a little drugged up on painkillers.  I don't think this should be too hard to follow, but forgive me if I ramble...

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Destroyer of Worlds

October 26 will go down in history as my birthday, but a year ago today it was also the day I became a true blue, card carrying Kamen Rider fan.  And yes, I actually have some Kamen Rider cards.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Hey Kids! Wanna Play With Dead People?

Yeesh, I've fallen behind!  So very much behind.  The blog's been silent for almost two months!  That's... That's just not right.  Oh well, let's talk about dead people.

I'm sure I've said it before, but I love shopping for toys when I'm travelling.  You can usually find any of the BIG lines everywhere, but it's the smaller, more obscure things that excite me most.  Those random little toy lines that you just can't find at home.  Extra points if I've never heard of them before!

Friday, 27 June 2014

Eyeballs on Parade

It's anniversary time at the Plastic Eyeball again!  I can't believe another year has gone by already.  I've been slacking with the posts lately, but an anniversary is as good a reason as any to get back at it.

Now, my blog is called "The Plastic Eyeball", but how many plastic eyeballs have actually been spotlighted here?  NOT NEARLY ENOUGH!  To mark the blog's second anniversary, I've decided to show off most (if not all) of my eyeball collection.  This is gonna be pic heavy, so I'll keep the chatter to a minimum.  Some of these things have been spotlighted already, and some will get the proper treatment down the road.  Until then, let the Parade of Eyeballs begin!

Sunday, 20 April 2014


It's been a few months since my last Skylanders spotlight (in fact it's been so long, the last one was Christmas themed).  I don't want to just wait for holidays to do these posts, but until I get to a regular one, here's some Easter Skylanders!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Post 100 (The Randoms)

I've been pretty quiet with the blog for a while, and part of that comes from not knowing what to do for my 100th post.  It is a milestone after all, and I was trying to come up with something that would feel special.  In the end I decided to go for the opposite and spotlight ten figures that might not otherwise get featured.  My toy collection as a whole is pretty random, and yet I still have some figures that are random even among the randoms.  The stuff I pick up at conventions are usually pretty random, and even though I really do try to stick to a few certain lines, I always cave in and impulsively grab things on the fly, just because I think they're cool.  And when it comes to gifts, I rarely say no to a figure I don't have.

So here are some of the more random figures from my collection of random figures.


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Trash Talk

Alexx and I have finally got another post up over at Go! Launch All Eyebot!  You should check it out. It's 90's-tastic and shows what could have been for a certain long gone toy line.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Take Your Place in the Inquisition

My friend Brandon (HollidayRespawn) led me to this competition being held by Bioware.  It's called 'Take Your Place in the Inquisition', and the winner will provide a voice in the Dragon Age Inquisition game.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

My Mixels Bring All the Boys to the Yard

Damn right, they're better than yours!  Well, actually, they're mass produced, so they're exactly the same as yours.


The first time I came across Lego's Mixels online, I thought they were neat.  Nothing all that fancy, but cool enough that I knew I would probably try one or two out.  THEN I saw pics of the next two series and knew there was a good chance I could end up getting hooked on these things.  So when the first series finally came out in stores…  I bought them all.

Saturday, 25 January 2014


I'd like to take a moment from the toy talk to pay special tribute to a member of my family that we lost today.  We got our dog Skyler as a puppy, and from the moment she puked gopher guts on my lap, I knew she was one of us.

Friday, 24 January 2014


A friend of mine started his own YouTube channel a while back, and it's not too shabby!  

He told me was going to do a playthrough of XCOM: Enemy Within, and he asked if I wanted my name used for one of his soldiers.  Uh, yeah I did!  He knows I'm a huge Kamen Rider fan, so he tried to give my character a "Kamen Rider-esque" design.  I decided to commemorate my soldier with a special Plastic Eyeball comic (with apologies to Hiroshi Fujioka).

Wednesday, 22 January 2014


My friend Alexx over at Toys and Tomfoolery recommended the Tenkai Knights a while back, and I finally got around to picking some up.  I grabbed a few sets before Christmas, but I'm waiting for some time to take pictures of them as I build them, so I can do a proper spotlight on them.  In the meantime, I found some blind bagged ones that I never knew about, so these are the first Tenkai Knights I've actually tried out.  How are they, you ask?  Well, I'll tell you.


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Travel Toys: Part 3

The journey concludes, for now...


We went to the Land Down Under last year, or as I like to call it, "the Land of Moose".  That's right kids, this where the Trash Pack comes from!

Travel Toys: Part 2

Alright, the journey continues!


I haven't been all over the US yet, but I've been to Florida and Vegas a few times.  They're less about the dio-shots and more about just shopping seeing all the cool stuff there.  That also means my pics are usually just nightstand shots.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Travel Toys: Part 1

Ok, here's the thing.  I like to travel.  It'll come up a lot on the blog here, whether I'm posting pics from my most recent trip or reminiscing about the old ones (like right now!).  One thing I always have to do is bring some figures with me.  It doesn't matter if it's a day trip, camping, whatever, I need to have some figures with me.  I always have some figures set up on the nightstand here at home, so I always do it when I travel too.  Plus, you never know what kind of cool diorama shots you could snap while you're travelling, so you gotta be prepared.

Here are some of the toys I've taken with me on my various travels.  The first group of pics might make it seem like I only travel with Glyos figures, but I'll bring anything with me.  Oh, and um... EDIT: Apparently my first draft was so big I broke the internet, so I'll just split this post into three.  So this part 1 now.


Just because I live here doesn't mean I won't come across some cool dio-shots, so I gotta be prepared here too.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

AMAMOTM - December

Late until the very end!  It's the usual excuses this time.  December was too busy for me to get this done on time, blah blah blah.  Doesn't matter.  Let's get on with the final instalment of Army Men and Monsters of the Month!

Last time, we left things off with the Pilot at the mercy of the Mega Monster Master.  Let's pick things up right there.

Friday, 3 January 2014

First Toy of the Year (2014)

Wow! I can't believe I haven't written a blog post all year! Gotta remedy that. This will be another quick one, then I'ma try to get AMAMOTM done, THEN we'll really kick into the new year here.

I must have been in a building mood lately, because my last toy of 2013 and my first toy of 2014 are building sets.