Thursday, October 29, 2009

Next Project: Alex Ross X-Force Wolverine

This will be another quick post, i'm finally going to get my HML Astonishing Cyclops tomorrow, i'll trade it for the Human Torch from the Secret Wars 2-pack and the guy i'm trading it with will just add P50. That means i'll be able to add to my 6"New X-Force team. Hopefully it won't have loose joints..

i've finally decided on what my next project is going to'll take around a day to finish but i think if i'll be able to do it correctly then it'll be another one of my most prized'll also cost me a some cash but it probably won't reach 4 digits..i'm estimating P800.00, which will be a steal if i'm able to do this correctly..what i'll need are the following:
- Replica of Wolverine mini-bust by Alex Ross
- Black, Grey, Red acrylic paint
- epoxy clay or anything similar

There, that's all i need..all of them are easy to find other than the replica might be wondering why i'm looking for a replica and not the real one..well, it's simple...if ever this doesn't pan out, instead of spending more or less P1500 for the authentic bust i'll just spend maximum of P600 for the replica one. Even if the paint apps aren't as good, the only thing i won't paint is the mouth area. Plus, the replicas were done by Hobbymaster (now a sculptor himself) so paint apps might not be that big of a deal. The only real problem i'll have with this one is the application of the epoxy clay..i'll need to cover the skin that is showing around the eye. Since i want it to look comic accurate..the paint thing will be a's just going toi be black and grey with a little red added for the won't be hard since i alrady did something like that once..i might still use a white base paint in order to get the paint to look more uniform. if all goes well, i'll be able to do something that will look like the X-Force Wolverine, if you still don't know what that looks like then here it is..see, i don't think it'll be that hard..right now i'm in talks with 2 people who have the replica of them has replied already, he's willing to give it to me for P500 but the problem is, one of the pointy things on wolverines mask was chipped for some reason..he told me it's an easy fix but i'm not buying it..especially since it's going to be my first resculpting..the other guy is selling it at P600 but i asked him to give it to me for P400, i can meet him asap if he there, while waiting if i'll get the Kotobukiya bust or not, i guess this will take my mind off of it a bit.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wolverine collection updates. Preview of ranking the best ML Wolverine.

This will be a quick one, i just got my 25th anniversary Wolverine and my Logan Riders variant earlier and i have to say that i believe both were a good buy. Though the Logan Variant scared me a bit since the joints weren't arranged properly and i didn't see it because of the jacket..but fortunately i was able to fix it once the jacket was removed. On the other hand, both my girlfriend and me agree that the Silver Wolverine is better kept MOC. With that said, i'm only 4 Wolverines away from completing the line; the Blue Ultimate Wolverine, Open mouth face-off, and the boxset Wolverine. As i have said before, once i complete the ML line i will do a review of it and rank them from best to worst..i haven't decided yet wether or not to iclude the XMC Wolverines in the ranking..anyway, i've decided on how to rank the figs:

1. Sculpt
a. Originality of Sculpt (5 pts.)
- if the sculpt used for the fig is new automatically it gets 10.
- if figure used an old sculpt it will depend on whether or not the sculpt works for the figure or not.
b. Grade of Sculpt (10 pts.)
- poseability, articulation, this is where it comes in.
c. Sculpt extras (5 pts.)
- if there is detail in the sculpt (clothes, belt, pants, etc.)
2. scale accuracy (10 pts.)
- the closer the figure is to Wolverine's size, the higher the grade.
3. the extras (5 points)
- the accessories (if any), bases/rides, extra good stuff.

that's a total of 35 points, i'll grade the figures one by one instead of against each other..if i don't have the certain accessory or base or whatever of the fig, i will indicate. Might even use this for MU.:D

Monday, October 26, 2009

Kotobukiya update. Postponed Wolverine.

This will be a short one again, the Kotobukiya X-Force Wolverine is slowly starting to become a reality..though it's still far from it..i'm currently looking for a relative or any friend of my parents who is currently in california or new york. So that if there is, i can ask them to recieve the item for me and just bring it here when they go back. Another possibility is to ask fellow PTKers if they are currently there, i do think they'll agree if ever since we all share the same passion there so i guess they'll understand..i mean, i'd do the same thing if i was in their position. And oh yeah, Eric from Fourthwall told me that i might find one in Hong Kong...i have an aunt who lives in Macau so i might be able to ask her.:D man, i really want to have that bust..oh, and i saw the brown version in Maxi Collectors earlier, i might go get it on my birthday if i have the money.:D and last resort, i'm asking the shipping rates..if i find one that's relatively reasonable, i might just go and get it from them..

Oh, and i wasn't able to go to the meet-up i guess my 25th anniversary wolverine and my variant riders logan would have to wait..i wasn't able to go since we had a family lunch that ended at 1:45..i would not be able to go to GH in 30 mins..i need more than an hour, so i just asked the moderator and the seller for a favor..i'll just deposit the money to the seller's bank account and i'm going to get the figs on tuesday from the same place as the one where my X-23 was left..i'll probably get them on tuesday after my class..i'll probably slow down after this one, i won't get the Wolverine doll anymore since the lot was sold's still available together with the other dolls but i don't think a lot of people are interested on the dolls..Oh, and as for the pre-ordered Marvel Selects, i don't know if i'll still get them..we'll see...

Right now, here's my list of to get items in the near future (w/in 5 months):
- SDCC Kotobukiya Wolverine X-Force Bust (will get if i have the chance)
- Kotobukiya Brown Wolverine Bust (will get if i have money)
- Kotobukiya Tigerstripe Wolverine Bust (will get if i have money)
- MS Brown Wolverine Masked (probably not)
- MS Brown Wolverine Unmasked (probably not)
- MU Wolverine Strike Team (sure thing)
- MU X-Force Warpath (sure thing)
- ML Astonishing Cyclops (if P250 below)

Figures i'd get when given a chance:
- ML Red Hulk Series Tigerstripe Wolverine (if P600 below)
- ML Face-off First App. Variant (if P450 below)
- ML Boxset Wolverine (if P450 below)
- ML Ultimate Wolverine (if MOC below P800)
- 13" Unmasked Wolverine Rotocast (if below P700)
- XMC Tigerstripe (if below P500)
- XMC Wolverine Astonishing/Tigerstripe from jet (if below P500)
- XMC Wolverine from mutant racer (if below P500)
- XMC Wolverine X-treme Wild Chopper (if below P700)
- MS Wolverine Days of Future Past (SRP MOC)
- MS Wolverine Origins (SRP MOC)

that's quite a lot, but who knows..i might not be able to get them w/in 5 months..oh, and i've decided that i'll try to get my hands on every figure/bust/statue that comes out that has Wolverine wearing the X-Force uniform..if anyone knows where i can get the ones i listed, do let me know.:D

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Kotobukiya dreaming. X-Force Fetish. Mutilation.

Ever since my gf bought me those three busts, i have been thinking real bad about buying busts too..which is bad since that seriously costs a LOT. anything in the 4 digits are a lot for me..upwards of P500 is big for me. at first i was thinking that i should just buy the ones that are way below srp, like the three that i got. but then that still costs a got me thinking that eversince, there has only been ONE bust/statue that has caught my attention and made me say "i HAVE to get that"..and if you have been reading my past blogs you should have an idea already of what it is..Wolverine, in his X-Force uniform..specifically, the Kotobukiya bust that was released during the SDCC this year..i mean, look at's not over the top, and yet it looks awesome, for me being as realistix as possible works here, it doesn't look plain though his pose isn't overwhelming like the astonighing bust. I've been looking for ways to get this bust, i asked someone over at PTK if he can get me one, i aksed someone from the US how much it costs to ship it to me..well, it costs pretty much around P7k, 2 rats used to pre-order it at P4999 only to have the Brown Wolverine instead. Plus, 2Rats still hasn't gained my trust yet, they're seriously known as sellers of overruns..yeah, maybe some of my figures MIGHT have come from them..but i wouldn't want a bust that's an overrun..nope, i wouldn't want that. Anyway, the brown one is almost as good as this one but this one is better for me because of the X-force uniform. If you (yes you, my reader) know how i can get one, please let me know. I'm actually asking my parents if we know anyone who lives in the U.S. so that we can just have this delivered to their place and just bring it here on Christmas or whenever they come back here..this would be the PERFECT Christmas gift for me, yep..though i love the gift my gf gave me, still..this one's perfect..unfortunately, it seems to be out of reach..only 500 of these beauties were released if i'm correct, and that's a small number..

I just realized that i have a fetish for the X-Force costume, i don't know why..i guess it's because it's just so practical for me, being stealthy (Black and Grey) while intimidating at the same time (red) right? I like the uniform so much i already have three figs of it, one of which is my own custom..the MU X-Force Wolverine is the reason why i'm planning to complete the MU Wolverines, the custom ML Wolverine was the first thing i planned to do when i started collecting action figures. And i don't really like the SHS line but i still bought it just because it's wearing the X-Force uniform. I actually like this so much that i wouldn't be mad at Hasbro if they ever decide to release an X-Force Wolverine using the ML6 sculpt (which has already been used on 6 figs! ML6 Brown, AoA Reg, AoA Burnt, Rulk Black, Rulk Tigerstipe, Silver), i still think that sculpt is the best Wolverine sculpt. Oh, and IF EVER Marvel Select decides to do an X-Force Wolverine, i'll surely get it no matter what..oh, and if you noticed, the MU Wolverine is holding two's because i gave the Muramasa Sword to the Secret Wars Wolverine..and the other one came from...

Remember i bought 11 Termintaor Endoskelitons? well, now there's only 10 of them..i just mutilated one of them, i guess i'm planning to make him the leader but i got tired of painting so i just did whatever i pleased to do with it, and i just gave his gun/grenade launcher/missle launcher thing to Wolverine. It Fits! though his finger isn't on the trigger, the scale is to small to be noticed..That's it for now, i'll be going to Greenhills again tomorrow for a meet-up, I'm finally going to get the 25th Silver Wolverine and the Variant Riders Logan..After that, it just leaves the FA Wolverine open mouth variant, Rulk Tigerstripe and the Blue Ultimate Wolverine as my remaining targets from the Marvel Lgends line and then i'm done..i promise, after getting all ML Wolverines, i will post a blog that is solely devoted to the ML Wolverines, i'm going to rank them from the best to the worst..and right now, 3 HML Wolverines might end up at the bottom of the list. Oh man, i suddenly can't wait to complete the line.:D

tid-bits about new hauls, upcoming meet-ups

I've been a bit busy with watching Greek lately so i haven't really been able to post a new entry lately, now that i'm home..i can give you guys a quick review of my new wolverines..but before we get to that, i'll finally get my 25th anniversary Wolverine HML! it'll come with the ML Legendary Riders Logan Variant which is good since at least i'll get something else i like instead of Emma Frost. we'll go meet-up on sunday which is also the birthday of my new friend and the moderator of the group buy. Can't wait for it, i won't get the LOC MS DoFP Wolverine anymore though..i know it's kind of rare but i was intent on keeping it MOC so i'll just look for a MOC one some other time. Plus, i don't have anymore money..haha. Okay, so i'm going to share my thoughts on my gf's birthday/christmas gifts for me..unfortunately i won't be able to take them home until december..they'll stay in her condominium for now..1. Bowen 25th anniversary Wolverine First Appearance - 3/5 ehh, it's solid but it looks too plain for me, the claws are real nice but the pose is to plain..would have been better if it had been done in a dynamic pose. But i guess if you put this one beside the others produced by Bowen, it would look real good.kinda like the other two. Unlike others, i appreciate this bust since it's done in Wolverine's first ever costume. Would also have been better if the company produced a CoA.

2. DST Astonishing Wolverine - 4.5/5 my favorite of the three! i like the way he's posing, i love the details and the sculpt! it's a perfect combination of realism and having that comic look, plus points since it's the same scale as the other Astonishing X-Men busts, i also like how the base has the claw makes it more wolverine and less generic. my only real problem with the base is that it's too small, other reviews said that they tend to fall so i better watch out..i'll probably put the sticky stuff underneath this one.

3. DST Civil War Wolverine - 4/5 best base out of the three, it says civil war..not much but if you see the explotion behind you'll see how awesome it is. Being comic accurate doesn't help for me since i didn't like the too cartoon-y approach of the artist. Other than that, i think it's great..the only problem is that i think i better be careful of the base since it might break if i'm not careful. and just like the other two, this one can be displayed beside the other civil war busts.

Having these stats got me thinking if i could get into them too, at least the mini ones that are around 6" tall, i can shell out P2k-3k every once in a while i guess, but the real bust i want to have is the Kotobukiya Wolverine bust, the X-Force one..that looks so good. I really really want to have that one. They say that it costs around P7k+ here and orders outside the Philippines cost P4k+ without the shipping which might go up to P2k..hopefully, i'll be able to get one of now, i asked a friend from PTK in Singapore if there's still that bust somewhere there, hopefully there is and i can get it from him.:D if it costs around P6k overall i can live with that..i guess..I'll just focus all my money on that for a while. I promise, if he's able to get me that one, i'll stop buying toys for a while and save up for that.

Other than those three, my only other haul for the week is the 13" X2 Wolverine Rotocast, i guess overall it's good and now i only need the unmasked Wolverine Rotocast (not the ML Icons), my only problem with this fig is that it does not have knee articulation so the knees are forever bent. So i can't pose him standing straight but instead he needs to always be in an action pose like the one in the picture..the fig was very dusty when i got it, and the owner was really lying about him having the other two rotocasts, i mean..the sample pic he showed were MOC that was covered with plastic..this one was loose and not taken care of. To solve the dust problem, i just dipped him in water for a few seconds..and shit, i think i might have forgot to throw the water..and my brother took a bath already..haha. A good problem i have with this figure is that it's actually taller than my display space, so i had to bend him down so he'd be able to fit..he's way bigger than my Masked Wolverine Rotocast. I was able to see an unmasked rotocast last saturday but the problem was it costs around P1200, i don't really want to spend that much money on a loose figure..and that it would set me back big time.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SHE BOUGHT THEM, MS Brown Wolverines

yep, she did...3 wolverine busts for P5500..supposed to be abirthday gift but it's still a month and a half i can't take them home yet, can't wait to them next to my other wolverines..also sold some NBA cards reached around P700 but i spent most of it for my girl's food..but at least i was able to sell some. Oh, and i'll pre-order the MS Brown Wolverines..if Fourthwall will be able to get them for me i'll order from them but if not, i'll just go with the Kramer place..they're selling them for P1590 each..i guess i can save up for that if ever..that's all.:D shortest entry i think..oh, i really want to get the rotocast X2 wolverine already..and the Wolverine doll thing is already reserved for me together with a first appearance varinat's one of those things that is good whether or not it works's a wolverine but it's okay if i won't be the one to get it..:D

Sunday, October 18, 2009

last few MLs, latest haul, possible busts

That's my entire Wolverine 6"collection..yup, right there..i started toy collecting around 2 months ago, right now i'm almost done collecting the 6" Wolverines..i only have a handful of figures left to hunt down and since MU isn't releasing Wolverines like there's no tomorrow, i can focus a bit on the remaining few while still living my life normally..i'm also not counting the Wolverines that came from the movie since i don't really like most of's a list of what i still lack..
- 25th anniversary TRU Exclusive Wolverine
- Red Hulk series Tigerstripe
- Legendary Riders Logan Vaiant
- Face-off Open Mouth Variant
- Blob series Ultimate Wolverine variant
so that's just five figures left, I already have reservations for a MOC Silver Wolverine and the Riders variant which i'll be able to get for P1000 if ever, Fourthwall has one Ultimate variant that goes for P800, i saw a loose one in greenhills being sold for P350..didn't buy it because plastic felt real cheap, probably a guy bought it though..As for the tigerstripe, a MOC one goes for P900, not buying..i'd rather have a loose one..and the face-off open mouth goes for P1000 but still MOC..i'll just wait for a loose one to pop-up for the XMC wolverines, i think i'm lacking just a few too..though i lack more than what i have..
- Wolverine Tigerstripe w/ Slash Attack Action
- Wolverine from Mutant Racer
- Wolverine from X-Jet
- Wolverine X-Treme Wild Chopper
okay, for this line..i saw the tigerstripe w/ Slash Attack Action MOC at around P600 in comic oddesey, The Wolverine Mutant Racer, well..i already have dibs on it if ever the price is right, the one from the jet..i have no idea how i'll get for the one with the Wild Chopper, i'll only get it if it comes with the bike..the figure looks real skinny so i really won't get it alone..after those things, i'm done catching up to the 6"Wolverines..i might get a movie fig now and then but it's not my priority..

okay, i went to Greenhills last saturday and i finally got my X-23, it's good i guess, the legs seem like they're made up of a different does help the stability of the fig if you "pop out" the claws on the foot. I also bought a stand for my Archangel, now he isn't lying down anymore but he's "flying". Now i can display my X-Force together without looking inadequate..if you noticed on the first pic, my Wolverine custom is missing, that's because he's now displayed with the rest of his wetworks teammates. Still looking for a Cyclops, oh..and i'm thinking bout (well, at least considering) to get a custom Deadpool worth P900, haha. But since it's that expensive, probably won't..Oh look, the Wolverine mug holder is even featured in the pic, haha. i also bought a SHS bone claws logan for P50, haha. cheap i know..but i wasn't able to get the HML Cyclops to go with my X-Force or any monster figs for my MU..but that's okay, i'll try to look for one some other time..speaking of MU, i also got the MU Secret Wars 2 Pack, it's basically a COMPLETE repaint of the X-Force Wolverine which kind of bums me out a little..but it's okay i guess..i gave him the Muramasa Sword since it fits in better with his costume compared to the X-Force Wolverine, i really don't know why they included that there..they couldvé just given him an alternate head or something..and as for the Human Torch, it looks real good and it even comes with the fire thing on his hand but i'm selling it off for P350-P400..hope someone buys it..don't want to get stuck with that thing..especially since i have no plans to collect the Fantastic 4..not really into them other than when Jessica Alba was a visible Invisible Girl..Hopefully i can sell that together with a few of my NBA cards so i can buy the Wolverine Movie Rotocast, i also placed second dibs on a Wolverine doll thing, the one that comes from the Spider-Man Origins line..

oh, as for the busts..well, there's 3 of them being sold on ebay for only P5900..and my very wonderful girlfriend offered to buy them and give them to me as birthday/christmas gifts..she knows i like it, anyone else gave me that offer i'd gladly say yes..the problem is..i don't want her to spend that much, i know she can..but still, haha. you know what i'm saying? maybe i can split the cost with her or something.:D

Saturday, October 17, 2009

X-Force: Sex and Violence Preview/collection update

Just saw the image previews of the X-Force: Sex and Violence mini-series, here they are..

I just love the artwork in this one, Del Otto's doing it right? great great art..i envy the guy's talent..anyway, it's just images so i don't know what's happening yet..i'm guessing domino just came back from somewhere looking like that and elixir sees him, elixir walks up to her and asks her what happened and that if she needed any help..i guess she admits that she needs the help though she can't say anything to elixir..while elixir was healing her, wolverine walks up to them and stops elixir, tells him to get out and he confronts dom..we'll see in a couple of weeks if i'm correct since this thing is about to be released soon..hopefully this mini-series lives up to the hype or at least has the same quality as the current X-Force book..just a few questions though:
1. Why are there bullet wounds on Domino's back?
2. Does this take place before or after Necrosha? Since as of now, Elixir is out cold
3. Does X-Force have a secret hide-out thing? cause the mirror there looks like it's out of place in any x-men joint..
4. Will the other members also make an appearance?

my guess is that Dom's outfit is bullet proof and those are just wounds, it happens before, and they do have a hide-out..oh, and that others are going to make cameos..

I'm also going to Greenhills tomorrow, i'm finally going to get my X-23 variant figure and i'm going to meet-up with someone to buy the SW Wolverine/Human Torch 2-pack for P700 ($14) so that's around P199 lower than SRP. But i will try to sell the Human Torch figure for around P350 (figure along) or P400 (with case and comics) he's also going to sell me a SHS X-Force Wolverine for P100 ($2) not that'll bring it to P800. Initial thoughts about this figure is that it's sculpt is better than the brown wolverine from the XMO line (more on that later) and that it's an almost complete repaint of the X-Force Wolverine other than the hand that was supposed to hold the sword, it was replaced by a closed fist. But still, i think it's good..I think i bought quite a lot of Wolverine related shit for the past week or so..i was also supposed to get the X2 movie Wolverine rotocast unfortunately the seller will be out of town tomorrow, maybe i'll just get it together with the items from the new Wolverine groupbuy (just 4 items left: loose select ult. wolverine and dofp wolverine, XMC HoM wolverine and stealth wolverine) i already have the two XMCs and i plan to get MOC Selects if ever i do buy them..hopefully the deal would by done by next week or the week after that..tomorrow or the next day..i'm also thinking about buying the wolverines from the XMO line too, at least the 3.75"ones..this wasd because i saw an ebay posting of 6 XMO figures for just P2k..and the seller was willing to sell the 4 wolverines for just P1300. i just realized that i shouldn't since they'll probably release similar ones on the MU line someday, so i'll just try to wait for those..and that i shouldn't go spending left and right..i'll stick to the list i made, other than adding the 12" rotocast wolverine..i can't wait to be able to save money again..right now, the expenses i have lined up are the following:
1. Loose HML Astonishing Cyclops - P250**
2. MOC HML Wolverine 25th anniversary TRU exclusive - P600*
3. LOC TML Logan Legendary Riders variant - P400*
4. Loose 13" Wolverine x2 movie rotocast - P500**
5. Loose XMO Astonishing Cyclops - P300***
6. Loose XMO Deadpool - P300***
* - will get if GB works out
** - will probably get 70-30
*** - ehh, not sure..30-70

Thursday, October 15, 2009

got my issues.

Ooh, just came from FourthWall Comics yesterday at around 7pm, and i finally got all my new issues thanks to Eric..he put it aside for me already.:D just read it and i must say i have missed reading comic books..especially since 3 out of the 4 books i'm reading is really good right now..And yes, the one on the upper left is Wolverine Origins 23, i guess the storyline with Deadpool has been the most fun for me in the entire Wolverine Origins series right now..hopefully it'll be better starting at 41. I won't do any long reviews but here is what i think about the 5 books..

Wolverine Origins 23 - the big fight scene against Deadpool had lots of potential, i really just don't like the art inside..the last page also showed a "dead" Wolverine and a "dead" Deadpool standing up..a good artist would have been a huge boost for this book.

Wolverine Weapon X 5- It was great for Wolverine to show that he's a very intelligent man by not going into Blackguard's trap. I also liked his almost effortless way of killing his opponents, by using his brains..not the freaking muramasa blade. Good thing it only seems to be a big deal in the Origins book..Excited about the next story line too..

Wolverine Origins 40 - I think this was actually pretty good other than a few factors. I still didn't like the art even though it's different from the one in issue 20. Didn't like how Romulus looked..he was more majestic than savage in my point of view..Hopefully as we near the end of the series, the book gets better and better.

Dark Wolverine 78 - Daken is a manipulative a**hole. other than that, this book has been good for me..i don't even like the title character..i'm really curious as to how Daken and Norman would do the inevitable and fight..maybe it's coming soon.:D

X-Force 19 - Enjoyed the book other than Laura carrying her hand instead of attaching it..and i stilll don't like Wolfsbane's place in this team while dealing with things very different compared to what the others deal with. Necrosha's coming..

Ooh, next shipment will include X-Force: Sex and Violence..oh yeah..but i also need to buy a new box!!

*instead of getting MOC 25th anniversary Wolverine with Exclusive Emma Frost for P900, i'll just get the MOC Silver Wolverine together with a LOC Logan Variant from ML Rider series for P1000. Good thing it's a gb so that means it might take a little longer. bad thing is someone might get the entire lot.

*i was offered the MOC MU SW 2 pack Wolverine/Human Torch for P700 and a SHS X-Force Wolverine for a P100, i'm definately getting this and will sell the Human Torch figure online..

*saw someone selling a loose X2 Wolverine Rotocast for P500, kinda interested but not important for me..

*I wanna go get Wolverine Essential vol 2 and vol. 5

*need to buy a new box for comics..

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

6" X-Force, 3.75" X-Force CATCH UP ON COMICS!!

I guess i'm ALMOST complete with my 6" X-Force, i already have three of is still not with me, two are yet to be released/produced and i already reserved the last. I'm not really counting Vanisher and Wolfsbane since i don't think they'll come out with ML figures of those two (i might be wrong, Toad has one). And i'm also not goinh to include guys like Cannonball, Boom-Boom, and Cable since they are not the X-Force i have come to love. Everythime you read X-Force here, i mean the wetworks team. I already have Wolverine (custom X-Force), X-23 (variant), Domino (2 pack), and Archangel (XMC). The Astonishing Cyclops (yes, i count him as a member since he is the man sending them on their mission) is currently in a new group buy. I reserved it together with a MOC MU X-Force Wolverine (which i won't open), both are for P700 which is a pretty good price. Segwaying a little, i already dropped my dibs on the MOC 25th Anniversary Wolverine for P600 and instead chose the MOC 25th Anniversary Wolverine and Clear Emma Frost for P900. I'll just use Emma as either trade bait or i'll sell her for around P400-450? Going back, the biggest problem i'll have would be Deadpool and Warpath. Deadpool because he'll probably get hoarded since the TML Deadpool is going around P3000-P4000 right now. The Warpath on the other hand was only a prototype and i'm not sure if it'll ever see the light of day. Hopefully, Warpath will be the one packaged with Deadpool in the 2-pack. As for the 3.75" line, i might have a little problem there..see, Deadpool was released in the XMO line, and i'm not sure if he'll be released in the MU line anytime soon. Same thing with Cyclops, the current MU version of Cyke is the older version..i think it's the Jim Lee era one, so i guess i'll have to buy the two XMO figures. Hopefully, they aren't as bad as the Wolverines from that line. So once again i have realized something while writing this blog..i am spending way too much money again. I need to cut back and i guess after the last set of purchases i, not i guess..i seriously will! alright, i will list down the figures that i will buy, and i won't buy anything else other than those ones for now. I'll also write down the price or the budget, if ever i don't have one reserved yet. I also won't include the figures that i don't really need but will be forced to get. I will try to sell/trade the fig though. So you can basically see in the 2nd image the computation. The best case scenario is that i'll be able to get a loose Wolverine from the 2pack and together with the Astonishing Cyclops and the Deadpool, trade it for the MOC Emma Frost Exclusive for and just add P300. If that happens, i'll only have to spend P1900 on this batch. And yes, i do intend to make this my last batch unless the guy who's planning to sell his Wolverines have what i don't have yet and i'll be able to get them for a low price. That's the only way i'll spend on toys again before the new MU wave comes out. And yes, i am pretty late on my comics, all 4 of my issues have already arrived in Fourthwall and i have yet to claim one. i'm planning to go there next week or next next week..when i already have money..i'll probably get those 4 and 2 back issues of Origins, unless the X-Force mini-series has already arrived. I really want to read X-Force and the Weapon X book, the Dark Wolverine..not really, but i can't seem to put the book down once i start reading it. And as for the Origins, i'm just reading it for the sake of reading it. If that's the case..i'll get those instead of backissues. So there, hope i'll be able to stop buying figs for a while..i'm real broke right now..Oh, but if ever..i'll save money first, cause i don't think the group buy will be finalized this week..maybe by the next week. So i'll still have time to save up P700, and the 3.75" aren't really sure yet so who knows? My only commitment right now is the 2 MOC exclusives..i won't spend a lot on the XMO yeah, the worst case probably won't happen..

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Goog, The Bad, The ugly.

Walked out of my team earlier today, just left after the game without shaking hands with the other team too...i think i did have the right to get pissed off..why? we lost by more than 30..the other team was the defending champs for a reason but i don't think the talent disparity was that was more of team issues..i'm not saying i didn't have a bad game but it would've been better..our team had absolutely zero ball rotation, no defensive rotation, no communication..i chipped in a lousy 5 points, i could have gotten thrice that easily had the team made the right passes..i was open both inside and outside most of the time..i would've been happy with 5 had we won, but i in a team of stat chasers? damn..i mean, other than scoring my game was alright..everyone should know that when 3 guys are defernding you, you pass it out since that means 2 guys are free..and these guys are my friends too, hopefully we bounce back the next game..i'm not there for stats..i'm after Ws..

Good and Bad:
Anyway, i guess CollectIcon was nice..wasn't really able to get anything from there but a regular FO Wolverine, the first appearance one..i bought it from the guy at ebay, he had a stall there and he was finally willing to let it go for P50 less..i'll show the review later. I decided on getting the loose one instead of spending P700 on the MOC one with Sabretooth, didn't really like it that much i i just bought the loose one..hmm, I saw this stall selling Wolverine #1 and #2 for P1050 was in good condition and i would've bought it if i had the money..also saw a few that caught my eye..the first one i really wanted to buy was an X-Men Evolution Wolverine, problem guy was able to see it first and he bought it! Damn. haha. I was hoping he'd let it go..i also saw the XMC Tigerstripe there, didn't buy it since it was screaming OVERRUN! i mean, there were around 4 of them in one bin being sold for P130 but all had different colored legs or arms or went for P130 but still, don't want overruns..i was also able to give my payment for the X-23 variant, i was also able to meet the seller of the Archangel..i also was able to get the Domino..i got all three figs for just P750, pretty nice i guess..i also saw quite a lot of loose ML Black Wolverines for P500-P600, real happy i already have one..i also have the strike team Wolverine and the 3 essentials, real bargain if you ask the Domino from the saem guy, he also brought my Strike Team and my Aoa Regular..i also was able to get the Ninja Strike from the trade..the guy's a cheat..a small part was broken and he didn't mind telling me, very unnoticable but still..some joints also had glue/mighty bond on it..NOT NICE. good thing i was able to get it off, still loved the fig though..but when i left, a friend told me he saw a MOC one for P600..wich was hidden, should really try to dig deeper next time..and oh, the regualr AoA Wolverine i got was in only the BAF part was taken out..twisties were still there, i guess i'll give you the rundown of the stuff i got...ooh, and as for X-23, i gave the payment already but i'll get the figure next time i see the guy..
> Wolverine Essentials vol. 1, 3, 4 - real great buy, got the 3 for the price of 1..
> Strike Team Wolverine - sloppy paint, loose right knee joint..but still solid i guess, might do a repaint sometime..
> ML Domino - lacks one gun but bargain at P200, might do repaint to match X-Force uni..
> XMC Archangel - real nice..can't say anything bad about the figure..but might repaint to match X-Force look and i have to buy a stand..i think this is the first series Archangel too, not the lighter version..
> XMC Ninja Strike Wolverine - will probably glue the broken part, removed unnecessary glue through hot water..other than that, everything i hoped for was true..great figure..
> ML FO first appearance Wolverine -had great potential but paint apps and loose joints makes me want to repaint the figure..nice scale though, small but bulky wolverine..
> ML AoA Regular Wolverine - this one is LOC, still in twisties and i haven't taken him out yet...pretty much brand new except no BAF part..i'll loosen him up when i'm bout to display him..
> X-23 variant - paid but not with me..
oh, and i aslo got my price from Bim (, it's an animation cell from the old Spider-Man animated there, that's my haul from CollectIcon, i guess i'll be slowing down now..but i already reserved the P900 Emma Frost and Wolverine TRU exclusives, i'll just use the Emma Frost as trade bait, i might actually be able to trade it for the MU SW Wolverine and another loose 3.75"figure..guy already said yes if ever his cousin has the MU SW yeah, i'd do that trade even if on paper i'd be on the losing end, but hey..i only need the Wolverien figure and the gb is slowly looking like it won't work out..

can't wait to display this things when get home, i do need a bigger space though..but i already have a solution..oh, and i finally have enemies for my MU X-Force, 1995 Terminator Endoskelitions..those things are so cheap, i'll try to ge more of them in the future..hopefully no one buys those so i'll be able to get all from our mall..i already bought 11 but lost a gun..haha.
oh, you wanna know how cheap it is? well, one MOC MU would be the equivalent of 18 endoskeletons! not bad! especially since this is all i'll ever do with them, but don't get me wrong..i'll still buy a monster fig..

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

CollectIcon is near. PLEASE!! let the trade go through!!

Three more sleeps before the 10th of October, that means i'll be going to my first ever toy thing this weekend. though i'll be going there to look for some bargain Wolverine figure that don't cost more than P600 and cheap Iron Mongers that don't cost more than P300, but i might not even need to buy an Iron Monger anymore (more on that later). And the Wolverines i'll be looking for on saturday would primarily be in the 6" scale, the MU SW Wolverine, and anything that really catches my eye that looks good but wouldn't force me to start a new line. I'm still not sure if i go through with the Marvel Select line..i think it's too expensive. i'll already take home quite a handful of figures even if i don't find anything i mentioned for the past few blogs i'll be getting 3 Wolverine Essentials, AoA Regular Wolverine, and Wolverine Strike Team (all paid for) as well as an XMC Archangel. Yes, buying an Archangel in this scale does mean that I will now collect the new X-Force in the 6" line too. I also might be able to get Domino but it'll only happen if the buyer wouldn't get it by Friday. And i'll also be paying for an X-23 but i won't be able to get it on saturday, since the meet-up will be on Sunday in GH but i won't be able to go there on that day. Oh, and i'm also going to get this Spider-Man animation card from the Comicology guy ( since i "won" in this contest, haha. might keep the card, might use it for trade bait, who knows? So there, i'm already booked to pay P550-P750 even without going there. And i'll be getting quite a few items too..I'll try to ask for an advance in my allowance so i can have more money to spend there though..oh, and my girlfriend will go with me which will be nice.:D the only problem with the X-Force is that they won't be wearing their team colors. So i either have to do a repaint or ask someone to do it. and asking someone to do it costs a lot..And the Warpath will be released next year so i guess i'll be able to complete it. Deadpool too. And yes, i'm assuming Deadpool will be a permanent member. I'm also getting a little late with my comics because of all the action figures i've been getting..i still haven't bought the latest Wolverine Origins issue and i think all the other books (X-Force, Dark Wolverine, Wolverine Weapon X) will be dropping this week. So I've made up my mind that i'll take it slow, i have to pay my sun bill, save money for my girlfirend, and save money for comics. Anyway, the lacking only a few 6" Wolverines and as of now, only one MU Wolverine. So i guess i'll be able to recover after that..and my birthday's only 2 months away..haha. i'll have more money by that time..remember the list i showed you of all the 6" Wolverines i want to get? Yeah, there's only three remaining..i'm still waiting for a fairly priced Wolverine Face-off (i think P300 is good), there's one listed right now but the seller wants the set to be sold. And an ebay seller is selling it for P350..but it's been listed for a long time so i guess i still don't need to rush. The 25th Anniversary Wolverine is something i want to get asap..i guess it'll be the #1 thing i'll be looking for on CollectIcon..any MOC of it being sold for less than P500, i'm going to get it. I won't mind getting two if the Group Buy pans out. I might even get one for P900, but it comes wit an Emma Frost Variant, but i'm trying to at least get a s1 Green Hulk to replace the Emma so that i'll get a monster fig at the same time..if ever he agress, i'll go do the deal with him..P900 for Silver Wolverine and Green Hulk, not bad i guess. Oh, and there's been a new problem with the trade..the guy i'm going to trade with is going to CollectIcon at around 2pm but i won't be there anymore at 2pm! i have a i asked him to either come early, wait for me until 5pm or meet up at a different venue tomorrow. Hopefully he's able to come early on CollectIcon. I'm trading my 1997 Super Slammers Undertaker with his XMC Ninja Strike Wolverine. Straight up trade, i really hope it works out. don't think that it's an unfair trade for him, you know that figs rarely look like the ones they show during promos. AND Undertaker's a retro one, 12 years of existence already! I'm even planning to bring along my 1991 Ultimate Warrior if we're able to meet-up so i could sell it to him for half the price and if he's a good guy i might actually just give it to him..why? since that'll definately be the last wrestler toy i have and he'd look very out of place already, so i'll just dispose of him. Plus, i really want to get that Ninja Strike Wolverine, if i had the money i'd actually buy a MOC one if i found one. The only possible seller that has a MOC one isn't even sure he has it in his store, he just told me he thinks he has one and hasn't even replied yet..i hope he has one, maybe i can get it for P550. I mean..look at that, that is just awesome, i want to have one like that. Than one, the Silver Wolverine, and my custom X-Force Wolverine would be the pride of my little Wolverine collection. Yeah, i know some guys have Hot Toys, statues, and busts, but i don't have the funds to have those things..YET. So i'm focusing on the line that i can actually afford and i do think i'm doing well in it. So guys, i'm hoping that i'll be able to get the Silver Wolverine and Green Hulk for P900, that the trade for XMC Ninja Strike Wolverine happens and that i would be able to find bargain Wolverine figures on saturday...yeah, hopefully it will..i'm hoping it will..hahaha. Come on!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Successful GB. Nice Guys. New Wolverines. fixed phone. possible custom.

okay, so God was blessed us with a fairly good weather heavy rains or typhoons in the metro..that meant i was good to go. I woke up pretty early though i slept late since i was afraid that if i fell would rain real hard..good thing it didn't...i was able to go to GH w/o my dad knowing and my mom thinking i'll only go to SM Bicutan (around 8x nearer our house), my father found out only when i got home..wasn't mad since mom knew...anyway, when i got there..i was able to meet most Wolverine collectors on PTK. One guy wasn't there due to more important things...condolence once again bro. He asked me to hold on to his figs first, he got the masked astonishing, CMF, unmasked astonishing SHS and Logan SHS, i'll just go give him the figs on CollectIcon, i'll get the things i bought from him too (ML Strike team, AoA Regular, 3 essentials). Anyway, these guys are real nice, i've already met one of them before since i bought 2 wolverines from him already (Ultimate and Weapon X). After the group buy, only 5 items were left. 2 vintage wolverines (from mid 1990s) 2 Funkko (?) bobble heads (Brown and tigerstripe) and HML Black Wolverine..yes, the one i'm looking for..the guy selling it was quitting toy collecting already and he wanted to let everything go already..and pretty much everyone knew it was in my hit list. So they persuaded me into buying it. I told them i'm looking for a looose one...and then the guy said he'd sell it to me as if it was loose..i was tempted so much but the price he gave was the exact amount i had left..meaning, no more cellphone repair and no commute money. Called my mom and asked her to give me an advance so i can buy something i wanted, she obliged. But being the thinking man that i am..i was still able to ask for P50 ($1) off..he finally agreed so he gave it to me for a VERY LOW P450 ($9)! most loose figs aren't even sold that low!it goes for around P800 ($16) on ebay for a loose figure..and the lowest MOC is around P900 ($18)...but that wasn't the end of my lucky day in collecting. The seller gave the two vintage Wolverines to the head of the group buy as a sign of after that, i went to the cellphone repair section where i looked for the lowest possible price for my phone's repair (ended up having it repaired for P250) while searching, the head of the GB texted me and even called me asking if i was still in GH. I thought i picked up a wrong fig, turns out..he asked if i wanted to get the vintage wolverines..of course i did! haha. so i ended up meeting with him in McDo, hung out for a a shirt for my my phone fixed and went home. All in all i took home 5 new figs for myself..the CMF magazine didn't contain anything that i didn't know before (yep, i read it..haha). I also found out that the Iron Mongers i found online were already cheap. haha. might get two of them..more on that's what i think of the new Wolverines i have..a little summary?
1. XMC Stealth- left elbow is loose, other than that..awesome.
2. Unmasked Astonishing - REAL TIGHT! unlike my masked one..
3. Street Fight Logan - REALLY LOOSE but i think it's meant to be that way since it's the feature of the figure
4. Vintage Logan - the claws work like a can retract them...nice condition
5. Vintage Battle Damaged - pull the lever at the back, hands move. nice condtion for an old fig..
6. Black Wolverine - Will keep it MOC unless someone buys the right arm (2nd MOC fig if ever, next to MS Ultimate Wolverine)
i might have spent more money than expected but i wouldn't have it any other way..i was able to get 3 new figures for just an additional P450! met nice guys too..real nice guys..i'm real excited to go hunt for new toys on staurday, CollectIcon..i want to be able to buy at least one or two figs there..and hopefully the trade for Ninja Strike Wolverine goes through and happens..oh, and i won't get a movie abomination anymore..i'll get 2 movie iron mongers least, i hope i do..i don't need to get them asap and i'm still trying to work out a trade using NBA cards for one Iron Monger so that i won't have to spend money, or at least spend less. Saw the open cockpit for sale in SM Bicutan for P699, too much for my taste..i'll only use this as a punching bag for my MU X-Force anyway. so ill try to spend as little as possible on them. I might repaint the Iron Mongers too, make them look like government issued mutant killers or something like that..ala sentinel maybe but not entirely Sentinel like..i am still open to changing it though, the one constant is that i won't spend more than P300 for the enemy figure. One last thing, i already contacted two customizers...i want to get a custom rotocast..the big 12"ones, i want to get a custom one..i guess i'm ready to shell out P2000 at the most for one, i mean..i'm not really asking for a lot..just a repaint and some modifications that aren't that hopefully, the ones i was able to contact and the one who i'll ask for a custom is real good. So that i'll be able to get the most out of my money..but if ever it goes over P2000, i won't bite. anyway, i have classes tomorrow after a week off thanks to the bad weather..body clock isn't properly set yet..wish me luck. and pray for those affected by the bad weather..

*sorry for the grainy black wolverine, took that with my phone..freaking camera is busted..but at least from now on i'll post my real pics..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Braving the storm. Nike Flightclub.

There's a new hurricane coming tomorrow called "Pepeng". Why? it's after "O" i guess..i hope it won't hit the Philippines anymore, a lot of people have yet to recover from Ondoy. I hope everyone will be fine. Anyway, even though there might be a typhoon coming. I'm planning to go to greenhills to get my Wolverine stuff any my phone reformatted. It broke down last night, i don't know why though..And The GB thing can't be postponed anymore. This reminds me of a time a few months ago when i also went out to get something i bought. I was planning on buying new shoes at that time, and the plan was for me to get Air Max Stat in the army colorway. I already had everything set up, it was supposed to be delivered for free and all i had to do was to deposit the payment. The day before, i was unable to deposit due to the fact that i had class until around 5:30 and most banks were already closed at that time. Then the next day, i went to this bank at around 4:15 only to find out that it closes around, bummer. Anyway, i was so pissed off because i didn't know that it closed that early. I messaged the seller about it and i said that if he thinks i'm taking such a long time then i'd understand..or that if possible maybe i could just meet-up tih someone..he said that meet-ups were not allowed and he sounded susicious of me, thinking that i might be fooling him. So there, we ended up just cancelling our transaction. And then, while surfing around ebay i saw this the shoe i really wanted. Eversince i saw it on JR Smith during the last all-star game i really wanted to get it. It was the Nike Flight Club, i really wanted the grey and blue colorway but i also liked the shoe a lot. But the only color way released here were the ones for Tony Parker and Andre Iguodala. But i saw this on ebay, in my size..It was being sold for P4500 or around $90. P1000 of the retail price, it just doesn't have the box anymore since it came from abroad..i had a quick talk with the seller and there, boom...i'm getting it the next day. It was raining a bit when i got it. But let me tell you it was worth it, after getting this pair i haven't looked for another one since..because one, i have no more money and two..i'm finally satisfied with my kicks. This is awesome, i haven't used it for playing yet (i use Jordan XX3 low and Nike Flight Skool) and only used it around 2-3 times for walking and it still looks oh so new..just like the pair you're seeing right now. Anyway, wich me luck tomorrow..hopefully there won't be any typhoon tomorrow and that if it won't rain hard..and that i'll get my phone fixed..oh, and that i might get a cheap 6" monster..haha. Oh, there's this guy on ebay who's selling this Spawn playset for only P300, i would've taken it since he said that it was perfect for 3.75" lines..but when i checked on other said that it was in the 6" scale. It would be fine if it was only the Violator but come on..if i use this set then Wolverine would be as big as the fire place..he may be small but he isn't that small. I don't know if the guy selling it seriously doesn't know what he's talking about or if he just wants to make a quick buck. Anyway, for those looking for something that goes with 6", this is one great bargain. I mean, this seriously looks good. If it was made on the 3.75" scale i'd go and get it. But unfortunately, it's i guess i'll just have to stay tuned and wait for one. So brother wants to use the laptop so i'll just check in next time..pray for good weather guys..

Thursday, October 1, 2009

good news. bad news. awaiting CollectIcon

Hello again guys, i tried changing the look of my page but it didn't quite work out..anyway, i'm here again with an update on my toy collecting life and some thoughts on Deadpool..i'll open it up with a good news, i just read Deadpool #15 and i have to say i'm really feeling the start of "want you to want me" wherein he decides to join the x-men. And that means he'll be going probably guessed it, X-Force. I really hope he gets team unis. we already had a preview of this one in the Messiah War and i think it worked pretty damn good. I'll also get my Wolverine Essentials and my 6" Wolverine Strike Team and AoA regular Wolverine tomorrow. The guy i'm supposed to meet can't do it on saturday since his relative died (my condolences goes out to his family..) so he'll also give me money since he's asking me to get the stuff he bought from the group buy. Bad news, guy who's selling the Abomination won't go lower than P300, it might not be much but i set my heart to P250 so letting go of the extra P50 is hard. haha. What makes it worse is that i saw a loose Abomination somewhere being sold for P180 which i'm pretty sure i could've had for P150, yeah it's probably an overrun..but still. P300? And oh yeah, i posted the wrong picture last time..he's actually selling the Gamma Charge Abomination, not the one with the pipe. i asked the guy from (go and check the site, it's good) which figures go well with the 3.75"line and he said the Abomination, Iron Monger, and 5 inch Hulks. So when i went to check the Iron Mongers, the cheapest one i could find was also worth P300 but he's from Cebu. He does free shipping BUT he only has one feedback, which is suspect. P300 is a lot for me and i don't know if i can risk it. When it comes to Hulk, i don't want to use the grey or green one cause that's a good guy. And those Planet Hulks go mostly for P500+. I did see a custom 6" inch Red Hulk though, it was also worth P300 but in my mind it was worth it, it looked good. Though it did look weird cause his nails were painted grey. The problem? it was already reserved! Ugh, all i can do is place second dibs on it..i mean, just look at the picture! i wanted to do something like that! haha. What also makes it worse is that i kept on seing that post before but i didn't really show interest cause i didn't plan on doing this one before. I really really hope i can get the custom Red Hulk., i can just paint over the nails anyway. Another thing i'm really hoping for is that the size of MU Warpath would be right. I really wouldn't want him being the same height as Wolverine. I mean, they list him at 7'2" tall. I see Wolverine as 5'9" standing straight up (they should just change the 5'3" thing). That's a big difference. Maybe make him as tall as the MU Hulks (are they tall? hope they are) I don't know why i'm so excited to get a monster though, i wouldn't be able to get Warpath soon anyway, he isn't even released yet. Maybe it's so that my 3.75" Wolverine won't be lonely, being stuck with mostly 6" Wolverines. But anyway, I promised my girlfriend (yes, i have one..i'm a good looking guy, haha) that i'll just wait for the CollectIcon if i don't get the monster fig for the price i want before i go and buy anymore figs..there just might be a bargain there somewhere. Hope there is. If things go according to plan then that'll be my first toy fair thing ever. haha.