Monday, September 27, 2010

Pics of New Stuff, Finally

Well, it's been ages since I posted anything about my collection, so I'll make up for it with a deluge of pictures. This is some of the stuff I've acquired over the past few months, starting with the more random items.

I finally got around to buying the Collector's Editions of all Depeche Modes albums from Speak & Spell (1981) to Exciter (2001), and the Best of Depeche Mode dvd set, all for the documentaries, which have been absolutely fascinating. Also picked up a bunch of DVD singles I was missing from the Playing the Angel album. Apparently I forgot to put A Broken Frame and Best Of in the picture, and Exciter hasn't arrived yet.

The best part is that via VideoLAN my laptop can actually play the PAL format DVD singles, so that was an added bonus to buying them. Still missing three live DVDs, or perhaps it would be easier to say of the four released I only have one. New live DVD set comes out in November, I'm totally buying it, since I didn't make it to the concert when they were here.

Firefly Companions vols 1 & 2. Finally was able to pick these up on eBay for cheap ($15 shipped for both and the DVD set). Good to have them along side the Serenity Companion. Nathan Fillion is sexy enough that I can overcome my homophobia enough to say that I have a man-crush on him.

I loved How to Train Your Dragon, almost as much as I love The Incredibles and Toy Story 2. Had to pick up the second version of this figure when the reviews I saw said it wasn't too bad.

I also loved Predators, and so was unable to resist picking up the figures when I came across them. Hope I can find the others.

I stopped buying Halo figures a loooong time ago, but a review of the Halo Reach preview set convinced me to pick them up, and they do look good, so I'm happy with them.

And I'm still buying GI Joes with the Pursuit of Cobra line. I thought I had pictures of all the wave one figures I bought, and wave two, but all I can find right now are the two hardest to find from wave one.

And misc Joes from discount stores.

I caved in and bought the DCUC Green Lantern 5 pack, when I heard Guy Gardner was selling for over $30 on eBay. It looks like he's dropped a bit, and I wonder if I could buy them individually for cheaper than the retail price. But I'm probably too lazy to do it.

And finally on to Transformers, which have been a much bigger focus lately than perhaps they should have been. Oh well.

ROTF Fracture (Classics Mirage repaint)

Custom ROTF Voyager Ultra Magnus

KO Classics deluxe Magnus

Generations wave 1, 2 and 3

Hunt for the Decepticons Voyagers: Battle Blades Prime, Banzaitron, Sea Spray

ROTF Mail Away Recon Ravage

FansProject Munitioner and Explorer

iGear Nemesis Leader and Masterpiece Ultra Magnus

Henkei Dark Skyfire

Animated Prime, Classics Storm Cloud

Classics Cliffjumper, Sunstreaker and Astrotrain

Classics Mirage, Sideswipe, Hound and Ravage

Classics Hot Rod and Cyclonus

ROTF Bruticus and Classics Devastator

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Depeche Mode DVD - Live in Barcelona

Since my previous post was on Depeche Mode, instead of me doing a new post with all the toys I've bought lately, it seems fitting to mention them again.

On Nov 8, 2010, Depeche Mode will release another live concert, Tour of the Universe - Live in Barcelona. The video will contain 21 tracks recorded over two sold out shows in Barcelona on Nov 20 and 21, 2009.

It will be available in three formats, 2 disc Blu-ray (for those video snobs that have Blu-ray players and hi-def TVs. I wish I cold be a video snob), Deluxe 3 disc set (DVD + 2 CD), and a Super Deluxe 4 disc set (2 DVD + 2 CD), with a bonus DVD of rehearsal tracks, music videos, and a documentary video. (Visit the Official Depeche Mode website for more info)

Guess which one I'll be getting...

And, since my Depeche audio collection is nearly complete, I guess I should start focusing on completing the video collection. I need the DVD sets for 101, Devotional, and Touring the Angel - Live in Milan.

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