Saturday, 27 September 2008

Battlestar Galactica Sleeping Bag



I was really chuffed to receive this in the post a few weeks back. I kind lady from the USA offered to send it over to me as she no longer wanted it. And what a great item. If I was a kid I would have loved to have had this to sleep in.

It's been a while but I have just updated my oldest site to feature this item and a few others. Go check them out: Battlestar Galactica Memorabilia

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

AT-TE Review

It's here and I got it for a bargain price of £80 from Toys R Us.

Opening the box, this thing is a real beast! The legs and gun are separate, but the body is just in one big lump and it's huge. Attaching the legs and guns is easy so within a few minutes you have your AT-TE ready to go.



It does come with some stickers, but only a few. They almost seem like and after thought as they really don't add that much to it. The one thing I am a little surprised about is that it doesn't come with batteries. It requires 3x AA, which they could have easily slipped in the box considering the price tag!

And let's face it, you need to put the batteries in as the sounds are great. It has loads of phrases and a great walking sound. And it's very very loud.



There is also a light on the main gun which lights up the barrel and targeting screen. Again a few more lights inside would have been nice.

The figure that comes with it is just the standard Clone trooper, so nothing special.

Overall I am really pleased with this as I was in two minds about getting it. The detail is great, lots of little bits and bobs all over the shop. All the guns on the front move when you move a single gun which is nice. The sounds when you open the back hatch are really fantastic.



I'm not quite sure where I am going to put this though as it's about the size of a small dog.

Now all Hasbro need to make is a new republic gunship that is in scale with the AT-TE and can be used as the dropship for this. That would be fantastic!!!!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

AT-TE is here in the house!

I'm looking at the box now. I'm so excited! But I have to wait to open it as I have work to do : (

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Grimlock @ The Natural History Museum

So I was up in London earlier this week and to kill sometime popped into The Natural History Museum.. It's a great place that I had not been to for years and years.

The first thing to do here is always go and check out the dinosaur section as this is by far the coolest place.

Right at the end of the Dino section there is a display cabinet showing toys that have Dinosaur shapes, and who do I see there but a nice little G1 grimlock. Sweet.



I didn't have my camera but see some other people have pics posted of him on the web. The one above came from here.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Build-a-droid

Now I am a massive Astromech fan so when I saw that the next few waves of Star Wars figures were going to include lots of droids I was really happy. But now the waves are out I'm finding it pretty frustrating. To get each droid you have to buy 4 figures, normally not a problem as I like to have good collection of figures. But this time there are very few figures I actually want to buy. But I do want the droid!

So what am I to do. I have bought the figures I like, but that was only two. So I now have a r4-m6 head and body (you can work out which figures I bought from that ; ).



I always keep my eye out on ebay and have so far managed to get a single leg from the R7-Z0. Which is a little disappointing. But at least the hunt keeps me off the streets.

I wish Hasbro wouldn't do this though as It really makes collecting hard.