Sorry this one is late everyone! I've got a great excuse, though: Hurricane Zeta blew a few trees down across from my house, one of which knocked over some powerlines. We lost power on Thursday morning and didn't get it back until late Sunday evening. Fortunately, my parents live close by so we headed to their house where they still had power (though there internet was out until Friday night). Halloween wasn't a bust, though, and we still had plenty of Halloween adventures and fun. I'll detail those on Friday, though, as this is a catch-up post from last Thursday. So, what was I up to the week before Halloween? Let's check it out...
* Did you catch these Halloween 2 Toy Capsules from NECA this year? I saw the Child's Play eggs in Walmart one day but I didn't know there were Halloween eggs until I saw them on another site (I can't remember who, or I'd link to them. I got them as a gift from my family and had a fun time opening them with my little one. She's never seen any Halloween film but she loves the music and know who Michael Myers is, plus she loves opening surprise stuff like this. I won't spoil the surprise yet but there are two pieces in here that will go well with your NECA 7 inch scaled figures (though one of them is a straight up reused piece from the Halloween 3: Season of the Witch set. If you're looking for Halloween shoelaces, lanyards, magnets, and other little weird items, this might just be worth picking up. You may even find it on sale now, too.
And, of course, here's a quick look at the most popular reviews on the site this week:
Beast Man from Masters of the Universe Origins is on his second week and he's sitting up at the top of the chart. Who doesn't like Beast Man? Well, Skeletor for one. He seems to truly loath the guy. I guess the Heroic Warriors also probably hate him. Evil-Lyn? She won't give him the time of day. Sheesh. It must be hard being Beast Man! These figures seem to now be in good supply and more collectors and casual fans are getting their hands on them.
Mighty Max Slays the Doom Dragon is on its third week and as one of my reviews from The Dawn of 31 Days of Toy Terror it's really exciting to see the enthusiasm for this one. I loved Mighty Max as a kid and I still love adding more sets to my collection. If you dig Mighty Max too, please let me know! I'd love to pull out more for future reviews...
Gung Ho from G.I. Joe: Classified Series is on his third week on the chart. I really want to like this guy but I found him kind of disappointing. Still fun, though. He's the first series 2 figure I've reviewed though I've reviewed Cobra Commander as well, with the Red Ninja coming soon!
Arctic Mission Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe Classified Series is a new review from last week that's gotten some attention. This one was a pain for folks to get ahold of, wasn't it? I almost skipped him originally but I'm glad I didn't. He excellent! One of the best in the line.
Profit Director Destro from G.I. Joe: Classified Series is on his third week and continues to show us that while directing profits 8-EZ, it's lucrative for sure. The Classified Series is insanely popular and Profit Director Destro is one of my favorite figures in the line. He's smooth, savage, and ready to ...direct some profits, I guess. I can't wait for a themed Baroness to go with him!
Man-At-Arms from Masters of the Universe Origins is another new figure from this hot line. I'm really waiting for this line to find its own identity, like 200x or MOTUC, but these are still fun toys for the price point.
That's all for this week! See you again in just a few days since this one got delayed.