Monday, 28 March 2016

Pop Stop: Last and First Edition

I don't want to begin every post with something along the lines of "Boy, it's sure been a long time since I've updated the blog", but I can't help it.  Because, boy, it's sure been a long time since I've updated the blog!

Parenthood and workhood and various other 'hoods' have been taking up a lot of my time, but my love of toys is just as strong as ever!  Finding the time to share that love is another story...

Anyway, I like doing spotlights on the first and last toys I get each year, so time I'm going to cover the last of 2015 and first of 2016 at the same time.  They're both from a toy line I've gotten into in a big way, even though I only really started back in November.  Pop! Vinyl figures, by Funko!

Monday, 21 September 2015

The Randoms (Just Say Something! ANYTHING! Edition)

Hooooooo man.  I knew it was going to be harder to find time for the ol' blog,  but SERIOUSLY?  I haven't done a true post since Feb!  There was that one Twitter post, but I haven't kept up with that either.  Probably because Twitter's so boring.  Anyway, there's a lot of things exciting me toy-wise that I'm itching to get to, but before that I want to get this batch of randoms out of the way, which I assembled out of desperation to just talk about SOMETHING.


Saturday, 21 March 2015


The Plastic Eyeball is now on Twitter!  Why?  I don't know.  I'm hoping it's an easy way to keep up the toy talk while my time to write spotlights on the blog is reduced by child rearing.  That doesn't mean I'm giving up the blog; I'm simply adapting to new situations.

Visit the new Twitter page here, and we can keep on keeping on.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Cheap and Skeezy

As if I wasn't already finding it hard to keep up with the blog, I had to go and have a baby and eat up more of my precious free time.  Well, technically my wife had the baby, but either way, my free time is gone.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

First Toy of the Year (2015)

Wow, 2015!  It sounds so futuristic!

My hunt for the first toy of the year started much like my hunt for 2014's last toy of the year: with disappointment.  Yesterday the stores I went to were pretty picked clean.  Today I went to Toys R Us and found it closed.  Do places still take New Years Day off?  Well, good for them I guess.  Anyway, I hit up Walmart instead.  It was also picked clean, though I did come across a Skylanders trap I didn't have - the Oak Eagle of life.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Last Toy of the Year (2014)

I had big plans for my last figure of the year.  BIG plans.  Well, plans.  I got back into Ninja Turtles this year (not that I'm ever really out of it).  I finally jumped on the Pokemon bandwagon.  And I'm still nuts for Kamen Rider.  When it came time to do my last shopping of the year though, I ran into problems.  Actually I ran into almost nothing.  Everything was steel cleaned out after Christmas.

In a last-ditch effort I checked the Skylanders section, and they were cleared out of everything but ONE figure.  Luckily it was one I had never seen in person before.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The 6 Pack

Now that Mutant Mania is finally out in Canada, I decided to do what I always do: Take what already exists and make my own teams.  I picked up six of the blind-box style pop cans to make a team called... wait for it... The 6 Pack!  I know!  I'm so clever!  Anyway, keep reading to see who made the team, and if I got any doubles that screwed up my plans.