Now this one is out of left field. When I saw this plush Enterprise on ThinkGeek.com, I thought it was such an unconventional piece that I just had to pick it up. Plush toys aren't new to Star Trek as they've done a few times before like the creepy Knickerbocker Kirk and Spock from the Motion Picture. But a plush Federation Starship? It's going where no collectible has gone before! Let's take a closer look.
Prepare yourself for Mini-Figure Mayhem, a new feature here at the Dork Dimension! Inspired by the super-awesome Figure Fotos over at MinifiguresXD (also known as Toypedia), I thought this would be a great way to showcase those few hundred mini-figures that are so often overlooked in my collection. Let's start with this interesting little King Kong that I found in the "garbage bin" at a comic shop last week.
Next up in for the Armorvor trading card line is the Armorvor Shark! If you've been following the official TGB Customs blog, you've seen this dude among the wolf Armovors. And if you haven't, you need to check it out... there are some great Armorvor heads coming in the near future!
The fifth and last exclusive colorway (not including the Kickstarter exclusive black) is this yellow set from University of MUSCLE! This set is cool because it's the only one to "think outside the box", so to speak, and not base the colorway on that of another toy (again, besides the black set). So there's no Glyos or MUSCLE influence here like there is with the other sets. I was thinking that maybe it was based on the Kinnikuman yellow, but it looks more mustardy. And it certainly can't be mistaken with the Kinnikuman orange. So it looks like this set is pretty much unique in its coloration.
Next up in the OMFG madness is the Rotofugi exclusive blue! This blue colorway corresponds with the MUSCLE light blue color, which is one of my favorite MUSCLE colors. In fact, I can't tell any difference between the colors. Of all the OMFGs, this set matches the "source material" the best.
Chuck E. Cheese was a magical place when I was a kid. It combined the arcade mania of the 80's with kids' unending love of pizza, and threw in an animatronic band to create the ultimate destination for kids' entertainment. But Chuck E. Cheese wasn't one of those restaurants in active rotation in my household, it was reserved mainly for special events. Maybe it was more expensive than normal restaurants... maybe my parents found it annoying (although I'd have fun in a place like that regardless of age)... maybe it was just a convenient card for my mom to play to keep us in line. Regardless, Chuck E. Cheese was up there with Dinosaur Land as one of the happiest places on Earth. Although the arcade games were fun, the big draw for me was the Pizza Time Theatre.
It's OMFG week! All the exclusive sets are shipping, including this pink set from October Toys. This colorway looks fantastic in all its MUSCLEy nostalgia. Even the packaging shows its MUSCLE roots, and the fleshy figures look so awesome on that blue card that for a time I was tempted to keep them carded. How long a time? Zero point six eight seconds, sir. For an android, that is an eternity.
LittleRubberGuys.com continues the OMFG mania with its exclusive green set! This colorway seems to draw its influence from the MUSCLE neon green, but it's just a smidgen darker. I actually like it better because the MUSCLE green is so bright that you lose the details in the sculpt. The OMFG green looks more like snot.... which is awesome in my book.
CNN asks why 3D TVs haven't caught on yet. I agree with the three main points: 3D TVs are expensive, the glasses are uncomfortable and cause headaches, and there is a serious lack of 3D content. But I'd present a few more reasons: