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Sunday, November 28, 2010

McDonald's Bumblebee 2010

I broke down and bought a Happy Meal last night and managed to get Bumblebee. He is number three in McDonald's Transformers 2010 line. His left arm and waist both move but his head does not. A blue projectile can be launched from his right arm. Instead of pressing a button on the back to launch the projectile, his door wings are pulled back.
Front of McDonald's Bumblebee 2010
Back of McDonald's Bumblebee 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Grab Bag Comics Coming

The only shopping that I did on Black Friday 2010 was to purchase a hundred Dark Horse and independent grab bag comics at Things From Another World. Thy are usually fifty cents for each comic but they were on sale for ten cents. Unfortunately, I missed out on the DC and Marvel grab bag comics. You can be sure that I will be posting about the ones that I do get here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Women Wrestling Wednesday: Kerry Von Erich Vs The Vampire

Yeah, this wrestling match should have been posted in October for Halloween Countdown 2010 but I did not find the video until today. The Texas Tornado battles a curvy blue-skinned vampire.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Disney's The Avengers Official Site

You can watch full episodes and video clips plus play games at Disney's The Avengers. I have only seen a few episodes of the cartoon and I like what I have seen.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Batman By Ryan Sook

This page of Bruce Wayne dressed as Thomas Wayne masquerading as a Batman by Ryan Sook from The Return of Bruce Wayne #5 needs to be a poster:
Batman by Ryan Sook from The Return of Bruce Wayne #5

Friday, November 19, 2010

Green Lantern Presents Hostess Glo Balls

Hostess Glo Balls was a limited edition of their Sno Balls, which are chocolate cakes with creamy fillings that are covered with marshmallow and coconut. To be honest, I do not remember ever trying the regular versions before. After eating one, I remember why I erased any past experiences with the Sno Balls from my mind. The Glo Balls have just a tiny hint of coconut and were drier than the whole state of Arizona. This was the only box of the limited edition series that I picked up at the local Super Wally World since it took me a month to finish them.

The Green Lantern action figure did not come with the box and was found several years ago at a local thrift store. If these were made back in the 1970s and 19980s, then the box would have had a trading card on them and I might have picked up the other cakes in the series.
Green Lantern action figure with unopened Hostess Glo Ball
Green Lantern action figure with opened Hostess Glo Ball
Green Lantern action figure with half eaten Hostess Glo Ball
Front of Hostess Glo Balls box
Back of Hostess Glo Balls box
Close up of left back of Hostess Glo Balls box
Close up of right back of Hostess Glo Balls box

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Best Part Of Batman Inc. #1

This panel of Batman and Catwoman together by Yanick Paquette was the best part of the comic book for me:
Batman and Catwoman from Batman, Inc. #1

Blog Alert: Hey! Look At My Toys!

Reis is back with an all new blog at Hey! Look At My Toys!. He posts about his huge collection of action figures and other cool toys. The videos are back but the lucha libre masks that were a staple of the Blog That Will Not Be Named are gone.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Women Wednesday: Zatanna Is The Mistress of Magic

Zatanna: The Mistress of Magic is a 160 page trade paperback coming from DC Comics on March 9, 2011 and will collect issues #1 to #6. Here is the cover by Roux (click for larger version):
Cover of Zatanna: The Mistress of Magic

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Exclusive Green Lantern Movie Trailer

The exclusive Green Lantern movie trailer is now online and you can view it here.
Exclusive Green Lantern movie trailer

The Witching Hour Gets Showcased

According to Comics Continuum: DC Comics for February, the first volume of Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour will be released on March 23, 2011. Issues #1 to #21 for the series that started in 1969. The trade paperback will have 544 pages and retail for $19.99. The cover is from The Witching Hour #4 (Aug/Sep 1969) with art by Nick Cardy. I will be getting this so I can put it next to my copy Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery. The only issue that I have is The Witching Hour #75 (November 1977).
Cover of Showcase Presents: The Witch Hour volume 1

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thrift Store Find: Black Hulk T-Shirt

This XL black hulk t-shirt was made by Tennessee River and found at a local thrift store last week for three dollars:
Black hulk t-shirt
Black hulk t-shirt

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thrift Store Find: Mystery Fantasy Figurine

This mystery fantasy figurine was in the same fifty cent bag that Buttercup, Captain America, Green Arrow and Wolverine was in. I know that the character looks familiar and my sister was quick to say Link. The back of the hat is flat and there are red ribbon on the sides. The outfit is green and yellow dress with white arms and legs.The bottom corner of the right sleeve has been damaged. The mystery fantasy figurine has a sword half drawn strapped to its back. The scabbard is black with a yellow tip. The only wording on the bottom is "CLAMP et al" and "China". I feel like I should know the name of the character but I just can't think of it and my searching is turning up nothing.
Mystery fantasy figurine

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thrift Store Find: Buttercup

I have not watched the Powerpuff Girls cartoon series for a long time since my family found them annoying. My favorite has always been Buttercup so I was pleasantly surprise to find her at a local thrift store last week. She was in the same fifty cent bag along with Captain America, Green Arrow and Wolverine. The bottom green part of Buttercup's eyes lights up by pressing a button on the back on her head. The figure is from the 2002 Burger King set.
Buttercup from Burger King Powerpuff Girls 2002 set

Green Lantern Movie Sneak Peak Video

If you watched the Friday episode of Entertainment Tonight, then you would have seen a sneak peak at the Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds. You can view the video here since it is widescreen and I am digging the suit. Be sure to turn to the tv show next Tuesday for a closer look at the movie.
Green Lantern movie sneak peak from Entertainment Tonight!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thrift Store Find: McDonald's Marvel Heroes Wolverine

Wolverine stopped hanging out at McDonald's because they made him child proof his pop out claws. I found him at a local thrift store last week hanging out in a bag with other Happy Meal toys. I like his blue and yellow uniform even if he can no longer stab a McRib.
Front of Wolverine from McDonald's Marvel Heroes 2010 set
Back of Wolverine from McDonald's Marvel Heroes 2010 set

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thrift Store Find: McDonald's Marvel Heroes Captain America

For Veteran's Day this year, Captain America is hanging out at McDonald's to ask for donations to get a new shield. He will sing any of the hits from the forties for fifty dollars or more. For donations over a hundred, he will give you the phone number of any of his fellow Marvel Heroes friends.
Front of of Captain America from McDonald's Marvel Heroes 2010 set
Back of of Captain America from McDonald's Marvel Heroes 2010 set

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Women Wednesday: Amy Fisher Meets Batman

Love her or hate her, these pictures of Amy Fisher posing with Batman (Nick Manning) are from Exxxotica. I snagged them from Amy Fisher Official Fan Club at Facebook.
Amy Fisher and Batman
Amy Fisher and Batman unmasked

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Thrift Store Find: Batman Three Wheeler

This three wheeler was actually part of the breakaway Batmobile from McDonald's Batman: The Brave and the Bold Happy Meals set from just a few months ago. The toy can be pulled back and it spring forward by itself.
Batman three wheeler

Monday, November 08, 2010

Web Comic Alert: Gutters

Gutters is a web comic that pokes fun at the world of comic books especially those involving superheroes. Ryan Sohmer is the writer/creator while Ed Ryzowski does the coloring. The stand alone strips are done by a roster of rotating artists. Gutters is a reasonably new web comic that started in June of 2010. A new strip is added every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Thrift Store Find: Mystery Batman Figure

I went to the local thrift stores yesterday afternoon and found two bags of goodies for a dollar at one of them. One bag had a mystery Batman figure that had clear legs, chest, arms and lower face. His boots, shorts, chest bat symbol, gloves and crowl are all black while the utility belt is yellow. The body, arms and legs appear to have grooves in the back with strips of gray paint. He stands at 4 1/4" tall and the only markings are "TM & @ DC" on the bottom of the cape. The bottom has two holes that are obviously used to attach a base with pegs to it since the mystery Batman figure does not stand on his own. I spent most of last night trying to find out what he is called or what item he was originally attached to but my search turned up blank. If anyone has a clue to what this mystery Batman figure is, then please leave a comment or contact me via email.
Front view of mystery Batman figure
Right view of mystery Batman figure
Left view of mystery Batman figure

Friday, November 05, 2010

Marvel Heroes Wristbands

These Marvel Heroes wristbands were found in the same vending machine that I found the Marvel Heroes Heads that I posted about yesterday. There are twelve in a set but I only have two. The first has eleven characters from Marvel Comics while the second only has Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. They are too small for my wrists but they can be attached to phones, mp3 players and portable game consoles. The wristband is made out of soft cloth-like material.
Marvel Heroes wristbands #1
Marvel Heroes wristbands #2

Thursday, November 04, 2010

MegaMind On FarmVille

MegaMind is having his own farm at FarmVille for today only and visitors receive two free gifts.
MegaMind on FarmVille

Marvel Heroes Heads

Only two local stores still have vending machines filled with candy and toys. One of them has Marvel Heroes Heads for seventy-five cents each and there are six in a set. There are two different sets: ones with bodies and ones without. I first got the Hulk and thought he was an antennae ball until I noticed that the plastic wrapper was made to come off. The head pops apart so you can imagine my surprise when the Captain America and Iron Man Marvel Heroes Heads that I got on my second trip rattled. I then decided that I should actually read the display sign that tells exactly what the vending machine is selling. My third visit found me getting Thor with a body and Wolverine without a body. I am only missing Spider-Man but I am currently out of quarters.

Captain America, Hulk and Thor Marvel Heroes Heads
Iron Man and Wolverine Marvel Heroes Heads

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Eighty Thousand And Still Growing

Moongem Comics has reached the 80,088 mark. The following were the top five key phases hot wheels batmobile, marvel heroes noteook images, alison angel, "wonder woman" batgirl zatanna and women blogspot wrestlingirl. Thanks to those that visited and to those who decided to stay around. Thanks also to all that visited this site during the Halloween Countdown and thanks to all the other blogs that participated in the month long even.