Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blue Jays Retro Solid Blue Fitted Hat

Brand: New Era
Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Style: 59Fifty, Fitted, Cooperstown Collection
Additional: Worn from 1989 to 1996, Made in USA, 100% Wool, Green Underbrim
Grapefruit League:
New Era:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mega Man Amiibo

Mega Man is my second Amiibo figure in my collection.  Like most Amiibo, I wasn’t planning on getting him but once I saw the final version he looked too cool to pass up on.  I’ve never really been a big fan of Mega Man games (I suck at them), but this figure just came out perfect.  Mega Man also reminds me of Astro Boy (a cartoon I grew up watching) so I had to buy this figure.
Mega Man is painted in his traditional blue colourway, with light blue and a metallic blue that shines nicely.  Although his face doesn’t have a lot of detail, it’s still clean and an important focal point of the figure.  Finding him at first was a little difficult, but eventually retail stores did receive more figures of him.  I really love this toy, and I believe his popularity will grow over time because he’s a rare Capcom figure.
Mega Man:
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Amiibo Toon Link

Well, I finally have my first Amiibo and what better way to start off a collection than with Toon Link.  My intentions were to initially buy Amiibo Link from series 1, but once I saw the final release I passed on him.  I just didn’t like the ugly yellow stand and the way Link was facing, so it was a hard decision on passing him.  Thankfully, Nintendo did release a proper Link figure in the form of Toon Link.
Toon Link was released around February 2015, and was part of wave 3 that was compatible with Super Smash Bros. Wii U.  He retailed for $13.99 Can ($12.99 US), and attainting him was fairly easy within the first week of release.
I never planned on getting into Amiibo, but once I saw Toon Link I knew I had to get him.  The design of the card back and the figure is neat and colourful (containing that Nintendo magic).  For now, I plan to keep my collection mint on card because I prefer to display them that way.  And with a great “must-have” figure like this, I can’t wait to see what other classic character is released in the future (NES Link –fingers crossed).

Nintendo Amiibo:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Oakley Sunglasses

I needed a new pair of sunglasses so I decided to buy a pair of Oakley’s.  This is my first time buying Oakley’s because honestly I’ve never cared much for expensive glasses.  My last pair I bought for less than $15 and they lasted me over 5 years.  While I do care for name brands, I just felt like I didn’t want to have to take special care for them when I wore them.  But since Oakley is a popular brand, I’m sure they will be able to take the punishment and resist my use.
The model I bought is called Garage Rock and the item number is 009175-13.  The frame design is similar to wayfarers, which makes them stylish and classic.  I like them because they’re large and can fit my fat face.  I also like the fact that the lenses give out a shiny colourful (purple-bluish) refection when the sun hits them, yet provide clear vision for my eyes.  I can’t wait till summer to not only show off my glasses, but also enjoy the outdoors.