“New to the Collection” is a feature where I share what I have added to my own action figure/toy collection. For this edition of ” New to the Collection”, I have recapped what I had acquired between August 28 – September 13, 2013!
Lots of stuff from Matty Collector in the last two weeks! First of all, let’s start with the Masters of the Universe Classic figures that I got: Catra, Castaspella, Shokoti, Rokkon and Stondar!
Great figures all around! I finally got a Catra to add to my MOTUC collection! Castaspella has a great head sculpt and is probably my favorite MOTUC version of a Princess of Power figure to date. Shokoti is part of the Filmation sub-line and it was nice to get the Darkling accessory with her. Lastly, I was very excited to get the Rokkon and Stondar two-pack! The transformations from rocks to warriors were great and I was very impressed with how the Four Horsemen/Mattel went about to create these figures.
One of my other favorite franchises is the Ghostbusters. Below are the Retro-Action The Real Ghostbusters Peter Venkman figure, “Ready To Believe You” Ray Stanz and Vigo (from Ghostbusters II)!
The Retro-Action figure features sound effects where you can hear Peter Venkman say a few quotes. This figure is the only one I have right now from the line, but I may try to track down the rest of the characters. I finally have Ray Stanz to pose with the “Ready To Believe You” versions of Egon Spengler and Peter Venkman! The Vigo figure comes with a lenticular card featuring the painting as seen in Ghostbusters II.
I had missed the Matty Collector sale for the Ghostbusters Ecto Goggles, but lucky got the item through Big Bad Toy Store (with a gift certificate which I won from a BBTS toy photo contest)! Just like the Ghostbusters PKE Meter, the goggles comes in this great packaging, as seen below. When the goggles are activated, there are various animations of Slimer flying around. The animations are good, but I would have liked to have seen actual images from the films. However, my favorite animation appears when using the goggles with the PKE Meter and you can see a proton stream shoot out! Overall, the Ghostbusters Ecto Goggles is a cool accessory to have with a Ghostbusters costume.
Special thanks to my friends Scott (who helped out in getting me the MOTUC Rokkon and Stondar two-pack) and Darryl (who ventured to some Big Lots stores and found the MOTUC Catra, Ghostbusters Ray Stanz, Vigo and Peter Venkman mentioned above). Much appreciated!
And finally, the Rock… the WWE basic figure from the Superstar Entrants line. Another good head sculpt (which I later swapped heads with the Rock deluxe figure from the WWE Elite Collection Series 16).
That’s it for now, friends! Happy toy hunting!