Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

I want to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.  Thanks to everyone who has followed by blog.  May you have a wonderful 2012.

Romantic Love male from Defa Lucy seires, Jordan, Adele -Style de jour, Darius, Adele-Soul Deep, Happy Fashion Groom, Kevin from Defa Lucy series

My Christmas Goodies

New additions:

Peacekeeper, Peacekeeper, Levi Nolan, JLS

Oritse, Marvin, Aston

Thanks to Phillycollector,  I was able to get 3 of the JLS dolls.  I am missing JB.  His price was a little bit higher and there were not too many sellers willing to ship to the U.S.  Here is the posting about the dolls.

I bought two of the Peacekeeper action figures.  There were no new figures this year.  I might switch their bodies with some other heads.  

Levi Nolan the Riverboat Gambler is from  Packratz Toys.  He is part of the Johnny West Territory, which is based on the series.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Kwanzaa

Happy Kwanzaa
 A celebration of unity and family.

The seven principles of Kwanzaa
Umoja- Unity; Kujichagulia- self-determniation; Ujima-collective work and responsiblity; Ujamaa- cooperative economics; Nia- purpose; Kuumba-creativity; Imani-faith

Friday, December 23, 2011

Visiting Santa

Happy Holidays

Alan and Ryan ; Menelik and Ali (baby brother); Charice

Some of the smaller size dolls 7" to 9"

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas.  Have a wonderful Holiday.

Janay and Jordan

This was the Janay and Jordan Holiday set from 1999 created by Integrity Toys.  

My grown up Christmas List

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas are a few good action figures and dolls.

1. Laurent from Tonner because I waited to late to order him and he was sold out.
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2. Blacula-  Amoktime has had this figure on preorder for over two years.  Maybe one day he will be ready.
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3.  Michael Jackson-   The price tells it all $249, $349, and $199. 
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4.  Victor James from Integrity Toys.
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 5. Iplehouse - Gorgeous dolls.

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6. Thierry Henry-  the 12" version from Kick o Mania.  He is a football/soccer player in England.  When the figure is listed on, there is no  seller willing to ship to the United States.

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7. Ty- JamieShow dolls.  The price!!!!!
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8. Nick Fury-  The figure is from the Iron Man 2 Movie Series. This 3.75 inch figure is exclusive to this package of Iron Man.  I am waiting for the sale price.  The photo is from

Santa are you listening

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Birthday Gifts

I just recently celebrated a birthday.  A birthday would not  be complete without buying some dolls and action figures.  There were no new male fashion dolls so  I purchased  some  action figures.

Falcon, Donovan McNabb, Roadblock, Carmelo Anthony, Aqualad

Falcon (3 3/4")

Aqualad (6 1/2")

Donovan McNabb (9")

Roadblock ( Valor vs. Venom) (11")

Carmelo Anthony (currently a New York Knick) (11 1/2")

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Football

Football on Thanksgiving is a tradition.

Go Cowboys and Go Lions

Detroit Lions have played football on Thanksgiving since 1934 and the Dallas Cowboys have played since 1966.*

Emmitt Smith
Dallas Cowboys
Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith were issued as a set in 1997 by Starting Lineup.

*info from Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Family

 Celebrating with Family.

Alan, Midge, Nikki, Ryan, Grandpa and Grandma were created by Mattel in 2002 and 2003. Midge was created expecting a daughter, Nikki.  Grandma and Grandpa were issued separately and they were celebrating the birthday of their granddaughter Nikki.. Alan and Ryan were sold together.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Joe Frazier

 A Tribute to a Heavyweight Champion

In 1998, Kenner under the Timeless Legends, Starting Lineup series created the Ali vs Frazier action figure set.  "The boxing ring was their battleground for three fights and more than 40 rounds in a span of  4 1/2 years".  Frazier was called "Smokin Joe" and he was the brawler, soft-spoken and humble.


March 8, 1971 at Madison Square Garden it was "billed as the "Fight of the Century"  It was the first time in history of boxing that two undefeated heavyweight champions were meeting for the championship of the world.  Anticipation and excitement were everywhere as this was history in the making.  In an unforgettable match, Frazier knocked down Ali in the 15th and final round winning the decision and the crown."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

To honor all the men and women that have served to protect our country.

Happy Veteran's Day

The various soliders that I have in my collection.

The oldest war represented is the Civil War with the Buffalo Solider on top

The figures range in size 9" to 12"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Soliders of the World

continue Veteran's Day

These are the action figures from the Soliders of the World collection.  This was a series of action figures that were created  to represent soliders in different wars,  from the Civil War to Desert Storm.  I have been able to find one figure that had a name on his uniform.  The name was Stewart.  When the figures first came on the market the African American soliders were harder to find.    They were created by Formative International.

Stewart is third from the left.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Colin Powell

Celebrate the Veterans this week. 

General Colin Powell was created by Hasbro in 1998.  He was the fourth in the Historical Commanders Edition.  General Powell served two tours in Vietnam.  He served as a Battalion Commander in Korea.  Later in his career Powell commanded the 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in addition to commanding the U.S. Army V Corps in Germany.  Before being named Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell served as Commander in Chief, Forces Command headquartered at Fort McPherson, Georgia.*

He served as Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Department of Defense under both Presidents Bush and Clinton.  He was the youngest officer, the first American of African descent, and the first ROTC graduate ever to hold the post. *

*information from action figure box

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

 Blanka, Pirate of the Carribean, Cleo, G.I. Joe, Clawd, Draculara, Quaismodo, Candyman, Clawdeen, Blade

Sunday, October 30, 2011


In the 1997 movie Spawn, the character was played  by Michael Jai White.  Prior to becoming Spawn, his name was Al Simmons.   Al Simmons becomes Spawn after making a deal with a devil to see his wife one more time because he was killed during a mission.*

The action figures were created as Al Simmons and as Spawn. 

The Adventures of Spawn-Spawn X  (2006), Al Simmons (1997), Spawn Series 17: Spawn Classic- Al Simmons (2000) Gunslinger Spawn 12" (2005),

For more info go to The website shows all the Spawns that have been made over the years.  I   have four of them.  I usually choose the ones that have a face.  The 12" Spawns including Gunslinger came as statutes.  There has never been a 12" Al Simmons.  The figures were created by McFarlane Toys.  I hope they create a 12" Al Simmons action figure with  the Spawn costume.

*info from Wikipedia


comic book characters- continue

Falcon like Luke Cage was created as a 12" statute.  I did not purchase these statutes because the price of $175 for each was high  and they were not articulated figures.

His real name is Samuel Thomas "Sam" Wilson.   "He originally possessed the ability to telepathically communicate with his pet falcon Redwing, but that ability has grown into the ability to telepathically communicate with any birds within an unknown radius. Through this telepathic link he is also able to receive mental images of what the birds see." *

 The Falcon action figure came in 6" and 8" versions.

            The 6" came with a falcon and 8" version                      12" version
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*More on

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Luke Cage

comic book characters continue-

Luke Cage-  He is a superhero from New York and  obtained his powers in an accident that left him with near impervious skin and superhuman strength.*


12" Statute (original look)                              12" Statute ( newer version of Cage)

Cage is a "self-taught hand-to-hand combatant with years of street fighting experience; he is also a superb athlete despite his great height and weight. He is self-educated in the law and speaks several languages." More on,_Luke#ixzz1bv9nCpsY

* info from wikipedia

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Actors and their comic book roles

comic book characters- continue

A look at actors who played comic book characters but were never created as  action figures for the characters.
What characters did they play?

The picture shows how they became action figures, but not in their comic book characters.
Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, Will Smith as Agent Jay, Shaquille O'Neal as a Los Angeles Laker, Billy Dee William as Lando Calrissian

Laurence Fishburne was the voice of Silver Surfer in the movie  Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.  The Silver Surfer did come in a 12" size. 

Shaquille O'Neal played Steel in the movie of the same name.  "Steel is John Henry Irons.  He was created as a 6" action figure.

Will Smith played Hancock in the movie of the same name. Hancock tells the story of a viligante superhero.

Billy Dee Williams played Two Face ( Villian) in the 1989 Batman movie.  "Two-Face was once Harvey Dent, the clean-cut district attorney of Gotham City and an ally of Batman. until acid was thrown in his face.*

The Silver Surfer wields "the power cosmic", absorbing and manipulating the universe's ambient cosmic energies. He can augment his strength to incalculable levels, and is almost totally indestructible. He can fly at near-limitless speeds on his board. More on

*information from Wikipedia