Monday, July 28, 2014

NECA AHAB Predator Review

So I got my AHAB Predator today from NECA and I am extremely happy. He looks better than I thought he would! His mask is cool, but so is his scarred face. Take a look at my pics and the process of me opening him up.

Packaging

I am disappointed that I ordered something directly from NECA and the card is bent up top. This is so common with these figures. Although I open these, I keep the cards as well. 


Bent Card


Figure

The figure itself looks great and has good detail on the basic predator body. I like his staff and his weapons. They fit well on his body with no slipping. The dreads are more flexible and allow easy placement of the laser cannon. 




The Infamous Broken Part

As I gently pulled the figure out of the thin plastic his left hand popped off. I took him completely out and placed the hand back on the joint. It barely stays on but at least it does. No other parts look to have issues and his legs are tight. 




Posing 

He poses well and stays in place. He stands out from the older style predators with his mask but doesn't go over the top like the ones from the recent predators movie. 





Pictures with a flash





Last thing I wanted to note is my friend recently bought 2 NECA Predators (Wasp and NES) a week ago which also had broken hands that barely stay on. I love the work NECA does with design and sculpt, but they have to get their factory QC under control. I buy a ton from NECA and hope this improves. 

Predator collection before AHAB!
















Monday, March 10, 2014

Born 1981


            I was lucky enough to be born in the 80’s when toys were great.  The first toy I can remember getting was a Super Powers Batman.  Shortly after I had Flash, Robin, Aquaman, etc… I bring this up because I remember the joy of getting them and playing with them.  Over time I collected stompers, hot wheels, micro machines, super powers, GI JOE, transformers, construx, legos, crash dummies, TMNT, tyco cars and tracks, army men, GUTS and much more. My father and I would build Monogram WWII planes on the weekends as he taught me how to paint. Vivid memories of the past and the reasons I collect today.
 
Christmas 1985 He Man Roboto with DAD
            I think one of the best things about being a collector is you get to hear everyone’s childhood memories like mine. I wanted to post this to hear your stories, of your childhood memories of getting that first toy or searching everywhere to get it. What were you able to keep from your childhood, and what is now sadly long gone.

Thank you MOM!

My mom found this in the attic not long ago and it's in mint shape! Thanks MOM!
 
1987 GI JOE Sleeping bag

Who had this sleeping bag growing up?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Military Stompers!!!

I loved these as a kid a own a bunch now with the sets. Did you have them when you were a kid? Classic 80's toys

1985 Stompers

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

KRE-O COBRA Army

I wanted to post this pic because I've had a ton of requests for KREO. The series 1 stuff has become hard to find! This pic was taken months ago and I have so much more now!!
COBRA!!!!

Alley Viper, Crimson Guard and many more!
What do you think of the KREO'S??