Monday, 18 January 2016

REVIEW: TMNT Mega Bloks Baxter's Mutation Chamber

From: Megabloks
Retail: £/$14.99
Accessories: Katanas x 3, Laptop, Alternate limbs for Baxter and glass beaker. 

Re-aquiring the TMNT license for construction play may have been the best move Mega Bloks the company has ever made!

For the previous couple of years the boys in green had a successful stint with the Lego brand, but the tenure was not meant to be. In came Mega Bloks for the save and a new beneficial partnership for both names was reborn. TMNT was saved from possibly playing second fiddle to Star Wars and Mega Bloks gained praise from the fanbase for producing some arguably better playsets and figures in the process.

So here we look at the Baxter's Mutation Lab Playset. The box proudly displaying a product image of the assembled setting and in the corner a window-boxed area showing the 3 figures included – Leonardo, Baxter Stockman and a Foot Ninja! The back of the packaging makes this purchase that little bit more mind-blowing by revealing the set technically has a 4th figure! (via swappable extra limbs for Baxter to make him into his original human self). This certainly pushes the envelope a little further on something that would likely be 3 times more expensive if it had the Lego scribed on it. The figures alone make it more than worth the original $14.99 retail price.

Monday, 11 January 2016

CHRISTMAS ENCORE - The Christmas Day Toy Battles 2010-2015

In our household, a festive tradition involving the latest toy acquisitions from Big Red would take place with a photo commemorate the occasion. Some backtracking has been done and photos dating back to as early as 2010 have been found. The Christmas Day toy battle has made for some amusing skit crossovers and fun playtime memories. Here's the rundown...