orangerful: (grrr)
I know this wasn't intentional. I know it was not done with malice, I'm sure it was all about market research and which characters they thought would sell the most...

BUT

Check out the Parks & Recreation Funko Pop line up

Notice anyone missing? Like Tom...Ann...Donna...

I mean, I know they only do sets of a few people at once (I'm STILL waiting for the rest of the Buffy and Firefly characters!) but to opt to do a Bert Macklin and Little Sebastian POP rather than another main characters feels weird, even more so since they were persons of color and all the Pops are white people (and a horse...a tiny tiny horse...)



I'm not accusing them of doing this on purpose...but wow. And when I think of how many shows actually *get* their second set of figures to fill out the entire cast...I worry that we will never see a little Tom Haverford with Funko POP swagger.
orangerful: (i heart my friends // orangerful)
OMG LOOK WHAT WAS IN MY MAILBOX TODAY!

Surprise in the mail from my BFF Amy! #librarian #littlepeople #toys


My BFF [livejournal.com profile] heiland_coo sent this to me, totally brightened up my Monday (though it is pretty damn bright here in Maryland today, 88 degrees and SUNNY!)

Also, I went to the store after work to pick up some charcoal so I could grill tonight and when I was checking out, the clerk told me that they all loved my R2-D2 purse and it comes up all the time in conversation. I'm a celebrity in Pasadena LOL!

I need to write that gag review for ThinkGeek, telling them how *dangerous* this purse is because people yell at you from across the store to tell you how awesome it is. LOL.

EDIT: Here is the purse



Don't worry, my Mom did not pay that much for it! I sent her the link when it was on sale and hinted that I thought it was awesome and wish I had one. :)
orangerful: (star wars figures // spitefairy)
What a week, talk about hitting the ground running! I'm sorry I haven't been commenting much, but I pretty much overbooked myself this week when it came to work and I have been exhausted in the evenings.

That and I'm addicted to Stardew Valley so I've been unwinding by playing that in the evenings before dinner.

BUT I did manage to pick up some Star Wars TFA figures, finally!

Finally found Rey (and couldn't resist grabbing Han and Finn) #starwars #toys #collection


Usually, I am an opener, but I really love the box art for the Rey figure and I haven't been able to bring myself to free her from the packaging. (this is probably my Daisy Ridley girl!crush talking, you can't see it in the picture, but she's in her final movie moments outfit and looking badass. The face sculpt is actually *really good* for a kid's toy too!)

I got my copy of the TFA blu-ray on Tuesday from Amazon. I opted to just keep it easy and pre-ordered from Amazon rather than messing with Target's "exclusives". From my club members, I have heard the packaging left something to be desired and since the extras are just streaming on Disney Movies Anywhere, I'm wondering how long until they just let anyone buy them.

And then the Rogue One trailer dropped yesterday and WOW. I really hadn't been paying much attention to this movie. I was worried that Disney was going to kill my love of the franchise by cranking out movies too quickly, flooding the market like they did with the Marvel stuff. But the trailer just blew me away and now I'm really curious about it!

And now [livejournal.com profile] jediknightmuse alerted me to the Build-A-Bear Wicket exclusive so I may need to find the closest store and make a trip in the next few weeks.

LOL when I started this point there was going to be some substance but...yeah, my brain is tired and everything is STAR WARS and that's pretty great. :)

(I also impulse purchased The Fugitive with Harrison Ford because when we drove through Chicago, I was talking to Tim about the scene where the cops hear the train on the phone and know he is in Chicago and that's all I know about Chicago and then it was $7 so WHY NOT!)

(oh and I also kinda sorta pre-ordered X-Men: First Class so I can have all the X-Men movies. X-Men, X2, First Class and Days of Future Past. THAT IS ALL THERE IS! Until Apocalypse comes out...which better not suck, these last two were so good)

(Clearly I should delete the Amazon app from my phone...all of these orders were made during the drive back from Wisconsin)

(I'm just abusing parenthesis now...I need to get to bed because I'm visiting a school tomorrow morning for a parent brunch to tell them about all the awesome the library has to offer)

(goodnight)
orangerful: (one girl // orangerful)
Spent Saturday cleaning up and then went to my parent's today and got more stuff LOL. I think Tim was horrified when my Mom gave me three bags/boxes of Star Wars toys (which I had asked for because nostalgia)

Reclaimed some of my #toys today, time for a stroll down memory lane. @starwars #starwars #jurassicpark


So I spent about two hours tonight going through one of the bags, wiping off the dust, and them playing with the toys.

Possibly one of my most favorite toys of all time #starwars #rancor @starwars


Possibly my favorite Star Wars toy. My Rancor got a lot of playtime because RotJ was my favorite of the movies when I was a kid (probably because of the super-mega-happy-ending) and I would drag my toy box out and play with my figure while I was watching.

Sidenote: I was digging through my parent's DVDs and found out my brother bought the Special Edition Limited Release of the Original Trilogy that has the ORIGINAL THEATRICAL RELEASES on the bonus discs!!!!!!! I totally "borrowed" them because I want to watch RotJ again but I know the one on my blu-ray copy will make me rage (GIVE ME MY YUB NUB DAMMIT! And don't get me started on the awful song added to Jabba's palace...)

Fun with my slo-mo camera mode under the cut )

Only sad thing was opening up my Tie Fighter and seeing that the batteries had exploded in the back (well, they were probably 30 years old LOL). That is the only real damage I have seen so far that I am sad about.

I'll probably post more photos as I go through the bag. There's some Jurassic Park stuff in there too which makes me happy. I HAVE A T-REX! :D
orangerful: (star wars figures // spitefairy)
And for those of you sick of reading my Facebook rants, here are some fun links to images from Toy Fair 2016. HIDE MY WALLET!!!!!!!

Scroll down for the Star Wars Clue and BB-8 Operation games!

SO MANY NEW FUNKOS AAAAAAH! Harry Potter fans BEWARE - there is a LUNA and a SIRIUS! I need to get Flame Princess for my Adventure Time collection.

I'm only on the first Witcher game right now but I have listened/watched Tim play the three and these figures are just as gorgeous as the game characters. I think we will have to get Geralt and Ciri for sure...though I think Tim has a crush on Triss, so maybe I will get him Triss for Christmas (they don't come out until the Fall UUUUUGH!)

In mobile app news: Nintendo is dipping their toes into the world of APPS! Miitomo is coming soon! Pre-register now and we can be friends when it launches yay! (hopefully they won't have a stupid "real name" requirement).
orangerful: (I got some loot // spitefairy)
Oh my goodness, I had forgotten how fun it was to collect things and hunt for them and be surprised by them! We decided to browse Hot Topic after the movie on Saturday and Tim spotted a Kaylee Funko Pop figure that was an EXCLUSIVE! SHE HAS A DIRTY FACE! I HAD TO HAVE HER! It was so exciting to find her on the shelf and KNOW she was special and she would be mine!

And it was a BOGO 50% off...so I had to get another figure! And there was little Rarity, waiting to join my collection. :D



(yes, I know I was supposed to post my Into the Woods thoughts but I was speed reading Maus for a book discussion tomorrow night that I am technically *leading* so instead I give you cute photos.)
orangerful: (omg ponies // orangerful)
This made coming into work today totally worth it! Bought myself a birthday present on @entertainmentearth #iCollectatEE #adventuretime

(I need to make an adventure time icon...)

LOOK WHAT ARRIVED TODAY!!!!!! Tracking said Monday but they came today! It made going into work on this gorgeous Saturday all worth it.

Now where to put them...
orangerful: (one girl // orangerful)
Finally found a McDonalds with Adventure Time toys!!!! #finnthehuman #adventuretime #happymeal

I had all but given up hope on finding a McDonald's with Adventure Time toys. My friend and I went to the one by the library TWICE and both times got dud toys (TMNT Skateboards, lame, and Spongebob, not my thing). Then on my way home from the Star Wars club meeting yesterday I decided to stop and get a snack because I was STARVING and hadn't eaten anything since 11am. And lo-and-behold the McDonald's by the mall had a sign up for Adventure Time toys!!!

So now I have a little Finn to love and squeeze.

OH and BONUS, Tim fixed my BIG Finn doll (the batteries were dying and causing him to just say half of a phrase then die. We thought he was defective but it turns out he just needed new batteries).

It's the little things.
orangerful: (star wars figures // spitefairy)
I blame [livejournal.com profile] sabrinanymph for reminding me I even had these action figures anymore. They were in a box of X-Files stuff, banished to the back of my closet. But if you want to get a buzz from "likes" on Instagram or "reblogs" on Tumblr, you could do worse than Mulder and Scully...

@sabrinanymph look who I found! #xfiles #actionfigures #Scully #Mulder You know you'd watch this #doctorwho #xfiles #actionfigures #crossover This show, on the other hand, would have more of a niche audience. #xfiles #mlp #brony #crossover
orangerful: (fotc - favorite box)
Old friends, new friends

So this is how the story goes:

When I was little, my parents took me to see E.T. in the theater. I liked the movie, but like any child, I was very upset to see E.T. leave. My mom tells me I left the theater with tears in my eyes, telling her that E.T. could have lived with us. At some point, maybe later that day or later in the week, I was given my very own E.T. plush to love and squeeze and take care of.

A few years ago when E.T. celebrated it's 20th Anniversary and Universal released a whole new set of toys, my parents got me the life-size doll in this photo.

And this year, I played Bioshock:Infinite. I adored the game and especially "my" relationship with Elizabeth. As the credits rolled, all I could think was how much I was going to miss her, that I didn't want it to be over, that maybe there were more adventures to be had.

So last week, in a moment of retail therapy, I stumbled across the Hot Topic 25% off sale and there was the Elizabeth action figure, just calling to me. I had to have her!

Now Elizabeth and E.T. can live here in my apartment of misfit toys and continue having adventures here...

and they will. :-)
orangerful: (srs blogger // orangerful)
Old friends, new friends

So this is how the story goes:

When I was little, my parents took me to see E.T. in the theater. I liked the movie, but like any child, I was very upset to see E.T. leave. My mom tells me I left the theater with tears in my eyes, telling her that E.T. could have lived with us. At some point, maybe later that day or later in the week, I was given my very own E.T. plush to love and squeeze and take care of.

A few years ago when E.T. celebrated it's 20th Anniversary and Universal released a whole new set of toys, my parents got me the life-size doll in this photo.

And this year, I played Bioshock:Infinite. I adored the game and especially "my" relationship with Elizabeth. As the credits rolled, all I could think was how much I was going to miss her, that I didn't want it to be over, that maybe there were more adventures to be had.

So last week, in a moment of retail therapy, I stumbled across the Hot Topic 25% off sale and there was the Elizabeth action figure, just calling to me. I had to have her!

Now Elizabeth and E.T. can live here in my apartment of misfit toys and continue having adventures here...

and they will. :-)
orangerful: (scooter and guitar // orangerful)
So I finally ordered my Muppet Whatnot. Just clicked "order" like 5 minutes ago. This image is the mock-up that the website creates. It's weird to see the Muppet as a 2-D image. I spent a lot of time Google Image searching, trying to see what it would really look like. So after many hours (well, a couple) of deliberation, I finally chose the orange teardrop nose. Yes, the NOSE was the most difficult part.

I'll post pictures when she finally arrives. Supposed to ship in 2-3 business days, and I assume it's coming from NYC so hopefully it won't take too long to get here.
orangerful: (Default)
Went to the DCSWCC meeting and got my copy of Dollhouse from Jeff. The lenticular letter inside is pretty cool and ridiculous at the same time. I've got #142.

If you click through to the rest of the photos, you'll see the Adam Baldwin autograph up close, my Buffy Season 8 Gelaskin on my iPhone (so sexy) and lots of other random swag that I took from the free table that was brought back from SDCC.

I really want to go next year! Jeff said he reserved his hotel in December, January at the latest. So I think Dragon*Con will be the test and if I survive that, and feel like I can take it to the next level of crazy, I'll try go get passes to Comic Con 2010.

Oh, [livejournal.com profile] faeriesfolly - I snagged some True Blood handouts (go to my flickr page and you will see). I think I can scan the one postcard to create a Tru Blood label for some SOBE bottles so we can haz props!
orangerful: (star wars figures // spitefairy)
Not that I have any extra money to spend right now (must be good, save it for Dragon*Con...must be good...), I had to share these new items coming soon:

Pictures have surfaced of the next Star Wars Galactic Heroes Cinema Scene - Jabba's Sail Barge. They had me at "Max Rebo".

[livejournal.com profile] dexterette, you probably already know this but I just in case, Entertainment Earth has an exclusive Dexter "Dark Avenger" action figure. He's creepy has hell, so I thought you would like him, LOL!

I think I posted about this before, but just in case you missed it - Boomer and Athena will be the next figure set coming in the BSG line. I think they look pretty good.

In true Diamond Select Toy fashion, the BSG line that was supposed to be out...ooh, I dunno, April?...has once again been pushed back, this time until June. My guess is that it will be bumped until September so the credit card will get charged right when I'm at Dragon*Con....

Um...what???

They are bringing back the Yoda backpack? Oh wait, not quite, this backpack makes it look like Yoda is trying to strangle you, where as mine is Yoda IN the backpack...mine is still better.

This would be cool if 1) it wasn't Boba Fett (no offense, but I'm not into the cult of Fett) and 2) I didn't know Starbuck would knock it down immediately, probably taking my monitor with it. But otherwise, cool!

OMG want!!!! I have such a weakness for bobble-head Yoda's and this one is ADORABLE!

Oh MAN! I might need to get this one...I'll take it to work to hide it from Starbuck!

Well, this got out of control...I probaby should just pre-order the Yodas now...and Boomer...probably have enough to get free shipping...
orangerful: (boom king wolverine // orangerful)
Not only will the Beatles Rock Band game be out in September, but Apple Corps/EMI just announced they are putting out all of the Beatles' albums in a newly remastered collection. SCORE! I will be getting this.

In other news, FOX News fires a stupid person - no one is surprised or feels pity. What exactly did he think would happen???

Silent Hill is getting a remake, but it's only going to be on the PS2, PSP, and Wii...so I guess they are not going for the pretty. I never got around to playing the original SH so I will probably give this a try and freak myself out, like ya do.

My brother came over tonight, since he's on spring break this week. Being the wild and crazy people we are, we had a few drinks and played Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit (DVD Version). Yeah, you try saying "Isildur" when you're a lightweight like me. Or recalling the name of some random sword after you've just chugged a Bloody Mary made by AD. It was fun, but I have to say that the Trivial Pursuit DVDs are weak compared to Scene It. Wonder if there is another expansion pack for that game...

Last night I finally opened my "Amidala Fashion Doll Set" that I bought at Disneyworld. Let me tell you, they clearly did not make these for real children. First, everything is so TINY! Second, getting her head off was damn near impossible. I was so scared I was going to break her neck. Eventually, I got it to come apart and managed to shove her into the dress from the Naboo picnic but it took awhile. She's cute but I'm scared to change her outfits too much because of how difficult it is to change the heads.

And why is it that I actually went to bed early last night (12:30am) and slept the whole night, only to wake up more exhausted than I was the day before when I woke up after tossing and turning for hours????? Blurgh.

Ah well, time for a couple more "Big Bang Theory" episodes, then off to bed! Toodles!
orangerful: (Default)

Entering the Temple
Originally uploaded by orangerful
AD got me the Lego Indiana Jones Raider's Temple set. OMG so fun! I spent most of the afternoon building it and then I had to take some photos. So, yeah, I'm a big giant geek. :D
orangerful: (geek daily // orangerful)
Electric Tiki Willow has finally arrived!!! Though I think I may have to re-arrange my entire toy collection to get her into a safe place, away from jumping kitties because if she falls she will break.

I might try to empty out my Star Wars cabinet and turn that into a Buffy cabinet...or something. She should fit inside there, no trouble.

Of course, then where do my Galactic Heroes go???

Hm....
orangerful: (:O  // orangerful)


Only $299 ($199 at Wal-Mart online....)

Come on, my little nephew would want to live with us if we had this toy. SO ADORABLE!

There's also a pony but for some reason it freaks me out. Kota reminds me of the triceratops in Jurassic Park....
orangerful: (Default)
So, when I bought the first wave of Battlestar Galactica figures, the special figures was Chief Tyrol and you could get him for "free" from Time & Space Toys by purchasing a $100 gift card. I went for it because there were no other Chief figures out there.

Well, this next wave of figures also includes a special T&ST exclusive...it's Admiral Adama WITH A MUSTACHE.

Yeah, I think I'm gonna pass since clean shaved Adama is in the regular set (which also includes Roslin, Lee in a suit, and Admiral Cain).

Hm...I still need to pre-order Sharon/De'Anna and Apollo/Dualla. I'm not super impressed with Dualla's face sculpt, but I do like Lee in his blues, and same for the Sharon face sculpt, but I think Deanna looks pretty darn good.

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