Barbie's newest line has wide range of dolls. Some have vitiligo, some have prosthetic limbs, guys with long hair, bold women, and mixed race dolls.
They also have one in a wheelchair.
If anyone is interested in further progress.
Man, that is one complicated looking model.
It is! The RG line is like that. Honestly the complexity was part of the appeal because it would keep me buys for far longer than a Lego set.
Earthrise Transformers are great
I couldn't resist.
Minsc & Boo.
Then I would have to wait for them to clear out because it is kind of weird for grown dude to be buying barbie clothes.
Have you heard of this weird thing called "being a dad"?
Are there other science fiction model lines that are as intricate as the Gundam models? Particularly, ones that are snap together rather than glued. One can only build so many Gundams before it gets to be monotonous. I'm thinking something besides robots.
If you want something different there are some laser cut balsa wood models that use minimal gluing during the build.
I’ve been coping with lockdown in part by picking up Transformers. My latest.
Man, I want. Nice!
Yeah. He's my first large discrete figure of the newer generations. Not counting Abominus.
He has me rethinking possibly getting a Titan at some point. I'm a huge fan of the Headmasters and I avoided Fort Max, because his size seemed preposterous.
Now that I've handled Jetfire... maybe not.
My brother asked me to take this picture and wow the scale appears to be off in this respect.
That Jetfire looks awesome!
I haven't bought a Transformer since the mid-90s (when I got all the Stunticons, if I remember correctly), but having recently read for the first time all of Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye and Lost Light has me wanting to get some figures to put together my Lost Light crew.
I always wanted to get a Jetfire, especially the first (I think) model that came out, which looked pretty much like the Valkyrie from Robotech, but red and white. I remember begging my parents to get it for me, but it never happened. I should indulge myself now...
I dredged up my old Mega Force toys from my in-laws basement this weekend and now my 3.5 yr old is in love with tanks. The Mega Force big stuff was all plastic, but the mini tanks, helicopters and planes were all die cast metal and well detailed.
Do you guys know of anything comparable toy lines to them that are metal? Was thinking of getting him some more tanks, but didn't want to get some cheap plastic stuff he'd break in a day.
Not sure if you want to give a young kid a 2-3 pound hunk of metal to throw around the house.
I do know that the old GI Joe MOBAT tank was a dense piece of plastic that I couldn't destroy with a BB gun. Plus it moves. I'm sure you can still find some and I can't imagine that they are that popular.
Plus there are these laser-tag tanks that my son and I had a bit of fun with.
Yeah, I had that tank. Didn't even think of it.
I'm not thinking of getting stuff quite that big. The Mega Force stuff is like Micro Machine sized.
What are people's thoughts on Zoids?
Wore the spring out in mine as a kid (as well as lost a bunch of the end connectors).
I haven't thought about Zoids since I was a kid in the early 70s. I think had these three:
I always thought the little driver in the head was pretty cool. Kind of like a tiny Micronaut (Piconaut?)
Reminds me of Robotix sets.
God I loved those.