Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Lego Movie Minifigure Emmet

Here is my Lego minifigure of Emmet from the Lego Movie.  I’m pretty bad at buying collectables as soon as they release, so I waited way too long to buy this minifigure.  I just assumed that these figures would be around a while, so I took my time in getting him.  Unfortunately by the time I intended to buy him, the Lego Movie blind bag series had sold out (only one run was made).  That forced me to bite the bullet and buy Emmet from Ebay.  Although I did pay a little extra for him, I’m glad I did it because he’s a wonderful figure.
Lego released various variants of Emmet, and this blind bag version has his hard hat attached to his hair.  He comes in an orange jumpsuit with silver highlights and a blue long sleeve shirt.  The only accessory included is an Octan instruction manual that reads, “How to: Fit in!  Have everyone like you!  And always be happy!”  The only negative thing I have to say about this minifigure is that more accessories should have been included from the movie.  Nonetheless this is still a great figure that I’m happy to own and yell out everything is awesome.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nintendo Amiibo

I just did my first Amiibo pre-order which is of Link.  I’m very excited for what Nintendo plans to do with these toys/collectables in the future.

Nintendo Amiibo:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Vlog: Jeter’s Last Game in Toronto, and Stan Lee

Today was Derek Jeter’s last game in Toronto.  I’m not much of a fan of the Yankees or Jeter, but I did go to the game because the Jay’s were giving away a promotional long sleeve baseball shirt.  Despite it being a sell-out, the line-ups weren’t too bad when I got there, so that was good.  The shirt is pretty nice when worn because it’s an XL (I’m so glad that promotional shirts are XL).  Other than the shirt and seeing Jeter, the highlight of my day was meeting Stan Lee creator of Spider-Man and other great Marvel characters.  Although I wasn’t able to take a picture with him, I did shake his hand and that was epic.  Thank you Stan, you’re a legend!
Derek Jeter Wiki:
Stan Lee Wiki:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Vlog: Wii U and other Past Video Game Consoles

I officially bought a Nintendo Wii U today.  I say officially because this is my 3rd time buying a Wii U since I never actually kept the previous two for very long.  The first one I bought I sold to a friend because he wanted my Wind Waker HD special edition.  The second one (Skylanders special edition), I gave to my little nephew.  So now that I bought this version, (New Super Mario Bros. U edition) I wanted to make a post.  I was motivated to do this because of the great memories I have of getting a new console, and because my blog allows me to document this day.
The day you get a new console is a wonderful experience.  You drive to the store hoping that they’ll have enough consoles in stock (a problem from previous console releases).  If you’re lucky enough to get one, you then get home and start looking at the packaging (dreaming of how awesome the games on the box must be).  Then comes the part that is a complete mess, when you open up the box and start removing bags, wires, and you try to plug you’re whole system up (forget the instructions, lol).  If you’re lucky, the first game you plug in will be fun (if not, you better hope your store has a good return policy, lol).

Fortunately every time I’ve gotten a new Nintendo console, I’ve had fun right from the beginning.  I was actually surprised that New Super Mario Bros. U turned out to be a good game.  I was concerned that it would be boring and easy, but within a few minutes I discovered a game that was addictive and challenging.  Its surprises like this that solidifies my love for Nintendo, and makes the day I get a new console so memorable and special.