Feb 2, 2014

New site and a storefront in Chicago!

In case you're going to this site via the blogger link instead of the site's url you would probably think that we'd stop posting - but that's not the case! Tons of exciting stuff going on and that includes a new site at www.toydejour.com as well as the fact that we're opening a vintage toy shop in Chicago!

We have an Indiegogo campaign running right now that if you're so inclined, we'd love the help on. Be sure to stop by the store when we open in March 2014 and watch the new site where we'll be adding reviews and such there!

-S & L!

Jan 22, 2014

Toy de Jour (286) - MotUC Rokkon & Stonedar set

One of the other items I got two of because of Matty Colletor's site working like a healthcare website "forcing me to get healthcare!" on it's launch day. I had a really nice friend picking stuff up for me at SDCC 2013 but the one item they weren't able to grab was this MotUC set of Rokkon & Stonedar. So I was glad that I was able to pick one (and another one) up on the site afterwards. 

Jan 21, 2014

Toy de Jour (285) - Monster High Webarella

Another SDCC exclusive - I picked up a Webarella when MattyColletor.com put them up for sale just to resell it as I know how crazy people are going for the Monster High stuff for the last few years. And while I was more than happy to turn this over for a quick profit, it was MattyCollector's shitty site and customer service that wound up selling me two of these "one per customer" dolls. Thanks to the reliable "white screen of death" that customers are faced with when Matty releases their items for sale, I got a double order placed. A white screen at every single click, which when buying three items makes it very very frustrating to complete the checkout process. 

But they wouldn't allow me to order two, right? I should probably email them and let them know that my order went through twice. That probably happens to people all the time. No big deal. 

Dear Sucker,

Thank you for contacting the All-Might MattyCollector.com online store.

Please note that MattyCollector.com does not accept cancellations, idiot. Once
an order has been placed it cannot be cancelled and the gates of Hell cannot be

closed once open! This applies to all orders, including subscriptions and black magic spells.

This is outlined in our returns and cancellations policy, located at:


If you do not wish to receive the shipment and you would like a refund,
you may refuse delivery. Good luck with that. I know I'm usually home when the UPS 

driver delivers packages. 

I was shocked but hey, if they were going to let me buy two of the figure that the rules clearly stated I could only purchase one of, who was I to disagree. 

Jan 20, 2014

Toy de Jour (284) - MotUC Mo-Larr vs. Skeletor

I hate Robot Chicken. The fact that someone else gets to play with toys all day and write what I assume are jokes about them. I'm not bitter. Whatever. This set was available at SDCC a few years back and I had no desire to add this set to what I considered a "complete" collection of MotUC figures. Mainly because of the Robot Chicken connection - but also the price tag. But when all of the over stock figures hit Big Lots over the summer, I couldn't pass this up for only $10. That's five bucks a figure. Math.

The one cool part of this set is not the Skeletor with a missing tooth, but rather the cardboard dental chair that is part of the packaging. A good reason to leave it in the box. 

Jan 17, 2014

Toy de Jour (283) - Cap'n Crunch, Sogmaster & the Soggies

These figures are game pieces out of the 80s Cap'n Crunch board game. Of course a cereal had a board game. Why not? But it gave us some pretty amazing collectible mini-figures. That Sogmaster figure is pretty inspiring, and the Soggies; Sylvester & Snyder are pretty hard to come by. Throw the board game away, these figures are all you need.  

Jan 16, 2014

Toy de Jour (282) - Some random Star Wars Battle Droid

Not sure why I felt like taking pictures of this guy - but he was hanging out with me for a few days in the living room so I got kind of fond of him. Battle Droids were not as annoying in the prequels as say, Jar Jar - but that's only because Jar Jar was around to distract from how stupid they were. Though the Jedi needed nameless non-human characters they could "kill" without giving kids nightmares. Whatever, this guy looks cool.

Jan 15, 2014

Toy de Jour (281) - Thundercats Bengali statue by Hard Hero

Bengali has long been my Great White Buffalo of collecting. Though I got him recently I first filled that void with an awesome Mexican bootleg figure and more recently this amazing statue from Hard Hero. It was sculpted by Paul Bennett with art direction by Rob Potts and painted by David Fisher, all people I do not know. I love that Hard Hero did Bengali before they went to more prominent characters like Tygra and Panthro. The statue's likeness of the character isn't exactly what I'd expect, but I think it does a great job of portraying the fierce kitty that is Bengali.