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New Toys: TMNT, Rogue, and Aliens


Over the weekend, along with going to a small convention, I also found a couple toys I’d been looking for…and a friend gave me some others that are equally (if not moreso) cool.

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Quite some time back, I was disappointed at the "Karai Serpent" figure. When I recently came across the Armaggon figure, I noticed reference to this figure, and have had my eye out since. Heading into November very shortly and the shopping season, I did not want to pass on this figure, having found it… who knows when I’d come across it again.

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I again don’t really see any other figures of particular interest to me–I have come across my original 1980s Mondo Gecko, so am interested in getting the new one for the contrast as I have with a number of other characters. Between what I see on this card back and the 2016 live-action movie figures…there’s really nothing that I’ll be much looking for in the near future, that I am presently aware of.

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Here’s the "profile card" for Karai…


Rogue has long been one of my favorite X-Men characters…at least in the comics. And probably more specifically, the 1990s comics. Even more specifically, probably from 1991’s X-Men #1 to around The Trial of Gambit, maybe a bit beyond.

I had intended to–as with most other waves–ignore the X-Men wave of the Marvel Legends figures.

But I found myself interested in the Rogue figure…if not the price of these figures.

So when I came across the figure at a 25% discount…the price became a bit more palatable…"only" $2 more than what Target (ridiculously!) has as their pricing of the 3.75" figures.

And as I told my friend when I put the figure in the cart…if I did not buy it immediately, we’d never see this figure "in the wild" again. Of course, having bought it…I expect I might see it "everywhere" now.

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I’m not fond of the build-a-figure things anymore…not at these prices. When the regular figures were $7-8ish and you only needed 5-6 to build the bigger figure, they were pretty cool. But at $20/figure (regular asking price), they’re just way too expensive these days, especially when I’m truly only interested in a couple figures in the line and the build-a-figure itself.

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I have the unfortunate feeling that the Deadpool figure is some sort of "chase" figure, since it’s part of the line without carrying a piece of the Juggernaut.

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That said…I might yet be interested in Cable and Deadpool if I’d find them at a decent (say, "on sale") price. In other words…not very likely.


My friend gave me a couple of packs from subscription boxes…stuff he didn’t care for, and graciously gifted me since he knows I’m an Aliens guy.

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A twin pack of a bloodied Alien and Ripley…

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Can’t say I’m overly fond of her model, but the Alien itself is cool!

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And say what you will about the AVP films, they’re additional movies with the creatures in them…

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I vaguely recall the Alien damaged this way in the film, so having a figure of it is fairly cool, and provides another "variant" so all my Aliens don’t look exactly the same.


Finally, my friend also gifted me a set of the Flashpoint pins, from Summer 2011. These were originally to promote the Flashpoint event…I believe one was to be distributed with a purchase of the relevant #1 issue of the various mini-series for the event.

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Now I just need to get myself some magnets, and these can go on the fridge!

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