This is that time of the year when I sit down and write down what we achieved this year before starting a new year. Me being a toy collector, I look back at my toy collection and here it goes… As this year was not great in terms of numbers but I had a good run overall. Usually I put only action figures in the list but this time I decide to added my bobble heads and even some KOs figurines.
Lets start the rewind with a bang… yeah its noting but the Neca Robocop and I instantly fell for it and reached for my wallet! This came in around the first week of this year when I casually visited “The Entertainment Store“, Bangalore and picked it! This Robocop figure nostalgia effect is the main reason why I even picked it… this guy used to be my favourite before the Batman and Ironman!
As you know by now I am a big time 1/12 motorcycle so I look at Marvel Legends Riders series from time to time and one that love the most id the WWII Captain America with motorcycle. I somehow couldn’t convince myself to buy one brand new so I dint but this year all that changed when I saw one in FB group, I picked! This is a great pair for toy photography and a worthy display piece.
Iroman especially Hulkbuster armour is my weakness and this year I picked one more to my ever growing collection. This is not a licensed or scaled action figure made by a unknown company but I loved it so much and picked it! This Hulkbuster dint even come with a box, which I picked from a local toy store for INR.700 and its a worthy I guess! I gets a bit of articulation but I would like to keep this as a static piece in my Hulbuster corner!
I picked one more unlicensed action figure roughly around 4inch with some great details. Though a unlicensed Iron Man Mark-85 this gets great paint job, good details and that blaster is just wow! This technically is an action figure but articulation is super limited! It does come with a base with Avengers logo, which is a nice touch. Yes you can turn the head for some sleek poses if you get a bit creative with this Iron Man.
This year I also opened my collect doors to a brand new action figure, which is animal! Yeah I added Jurassic World Jurassic Park Hammond Collection Velociraptor and I am really having fun with it! I actually was looking for a Blue but dint find it anywhere in our local stores so picked this as a placeholder till Mr.Blue come in! This is a very flexible poser and I am exploring some new stuff, so you will see a bit this guy in upcoming articles!
As mentioned earlier, this year is not just about action figures (if that’s what you are here for you can skip the rest) but more than that! I added a Funko Pop Zombie Iron Man, which was one of my wishlist item and was trilled when I realised that I can pick this guy up in a physical store not far from home… Yes this again was picked from the same toys store I picked the Neca Robocop but this was planned visit after seeing this their website. I am not a big Funko collector and I only collect Iron Man pops so this is a natural addition! With this Iron Man, I am reaching my 10th Iron Man Pop!
Ever since I started action figure collection, I been dreaming of owning at least one “Hot Toys” figure… And that dream turned true this year, yeah its a cos baby but still it is a Hot Toys right! I got this from store in Bangalore Comic-Con 2023 for around INR.3000, which is a steal! I may add few more Cosbaby figures but not getting into it like I do with 6/7inch action figures!
This year definitely is diverse and I even picked couple of lego style block building figure… The movie “Monsters Inc” is one of my favourite movies and that main character “Mike Wazowski” is very cool! I picked a building block figure of Mike Wazowski by iBlock Fun (unknown brand for me) and he worked like a charm! But these kind of block building is not my thing but may add few in days to come!
Growing up Tom & Jerry was my favourite duo in all of animated world. I been trying to find a decent Tom & Jerry for some time, till this year all I could find is either McDonald toys or Funko Pop that don’t scale well! But this year I found these two in a small toy store shadowed by sea of Anime figures, at just INR.300 these are awesome as a showpiece and also with some 6/7inch action figures as set pieces. I got these two purely for the nostalgia! Though this year dint worked as expected but gotten so much better! Cheers to a New Year brimming with action figures, toys, statues and good health overall to enjoy them! HAPPY NEW YEAR…