This week has been a great one for Vintage Toy finds, here at Quantum Multiverse. Earlier in the week I found a Penosh Place Voltron Black Lion for 79¢ at a second hand shop. That was a really fun find. I suppose, since the legs were tucked in, they thought the piece was broken. It wasn’t. Except for the missing pilot, it was all there.
Yesterday I received two new toys, a 3¾” Ming the Merciless by Mattel, and most importantly a boxed Micronauts’ Hornetroid, by Mego! It is missing one piece, and it is pretty loose, but it gives me all the nostalgia feels. This toy, along with the Shogun Warriors’ Godzilla, were two of the first things that I had bought with my own money. Great times 🙂
Last week I had picked up a Kenner Super Powers’ Wonder Woman, a Masters of the Universe Extendar, and Skeletor! 👍
This was an exciting event, before the word “event” was way over used. These 12 issues were not the best stories, but the flavor of the mini-series really makes up for that. Little did I know that it was hastily thrown together to shill for Mattel.
So, yesterday, DC launched dcsuperherogirls.com. It is pretty simple but that is where the beauty lies. I dig the flat design and it is a pretty good start for getting the brand out there. DC Super Hero Girls will see DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. collaborate with Mattel, LEGO and Random House. From what I can tell there won’t be any product, other than maybe from Random House, until 2016.
The site opens up with this blurb:
WELCOME TO SUPER HERO HIGH!
Want to become a Super Hero? Then head to Super Hero High! We know that life as a teenager can get awkward (especially when you have super powers), but you’re about to learn how to channel YOUR powers and put them to use! Your first assignment: Meet the DC Super Hero Girls.
I am a huge supporter of positive, powerful, female role-models for both girls and boys. That being said, I have high hopes for DC’s Super Hero Girls to not be another high-school-ish drama laden brand about teen angst, or characters having “attitude” without any positive direction. I will be keeping an eye out on this brand. We should be seeing some digital content soon and perhaps some TV presence this Fall. In the mean time I wonder if they’ll (DC Comics) be launching a companion comic book series in conjunction with the animated content or before… either way, it’s something to look forward to.
So here I am 45, as of the 3rd of May 2015, and I am just on the cusp of becoming gainfully employed again. It’s been a while since I had a regular job, but the contract stuff and selling online is just getting us by. Once I re-enter the 9-5 world, after 20 years, I plan on replacing/upgrading many things (car, appliances, computers) and rebuilding the collecting that had dwindled over the years. Presented here is what we have left, that isn’t up for sale. Some is my wife’s, others are mine, and some we’ve collected together. The best thing about collecting again is that, if needed, I can always flip my stuff for more than I paid and start over again.
If you want to see what I would like to add to my collection, so far, then check out my collection list on eBay: My 45 Year Wish List! Misty’s will be building her list soon.
So I once had this Hot Wheels car… I was out looking for it and actually found it after I had given up. I didn’t remember the name so I never found it on the internet. THIS was my favorite car toy when I was a child. Heck this piece comes in a number two spot to a real Bugatti Veyron SS on my list of favorite things on wheels. Now I have it, no internet needed, unless I want a better quality version.
I’ve added a few new items to Toy blasts from my past. Give it a look-see and maybe you’ll find what all we have in common ^_^
Some of these things we’ve sold on eBay or Etsy… some I’ll be keeping once I re-find them, like my car.
Live Long and Prosper,
and May the Force Be with You.
I had this set back in the day and I still have the fondest memories of it. The belt, gun & communicator were pretty standard and can be found molded in different colors on several Batman sets and others. The winners of this set were the Raideen bird missile shuriken, the Dragun battle-ax and the Great Mazinga sword. My set came from a trip to the Rancho Cordova, California, Pay-Less store one summer. This utility belt set fueled weeks of giant robot role play and I am proud to report that no even alien or terrestrial menace took over the neighborhood on my watch that Summer.