So before we start, let me just explain what happened to me and why you should never wear really tall shoes. I have a penchant for wearing super high shoes. The taller the heel the closer to the Crystal Castle is what I always say. Anyways I was in some tall shoes, like beyond super tall and this weekend I learned that being tall has its downfalls. Literally.
I had on these wedge platforms that are just stunningly gorgeous. I can easily walk in them just fine, however I wasn't really paying attention to where I was walking and before I knew it I stepped on some grass in the front yard and the ground was uneven. My ankle folded inward and I nearly fell on the front yard in a lovely skirt with side slit. The neighbors would have talked. So needless to say my ankle hurts and is bruised like all get out and I just don't feel up to rummaging through the archival room for a new Toy Chest Tuesday.
But! I have some pictures of recent items that I can talk about. So let's get this half-assed hodgepodge Toy Chest Tuesday going!
Recently I came across a deal I could not pass up on a Mysteria from the Filmation Ghostbusters toy line. Awhile ago I did a Toy Chest Tuesday on a carded Mysteria. So this deal I had was on another mint Mysteria so I found myself able to open one while keeping the other carded. I try not to do this because I truly am trying to keep my collection from being out of control Hoarders-style, but this is Mysteria! I always liked that figure growing up and I had never seen one loose in real life, so I finally opened one!
She has limited articulation at the shoulders, waist, and neck, and she looks like she would be a bendy toy, but she is surprisingly very light. Her lower dress piece is hallowed plastic.
She has a rooted mullet too. The front piece of hair is plastic and short, while there is a haunted party flowing in the back! The hair holds a nice shape. It may not be the best rooted hair ever made, but this toy was part of a boy's line so its not like the quality was going to be that of a Barbie line or something. But it works.
Here's a side view of her rooted hair.
That face is just priceless. I know Filmation Ghostbusters is either loved or highly loathed by folks, but I like the cute charm of the show and toy line. Plus it is nice to finally see what Mysteria is like!
So after my interview with the June 2013 Bodacious Baddie this past weekend, there was one certain character that really stole the spotlight: the Baby Pony from My Little Pony! One of my friends who is not really dorky and knows nothing about old Ponies thought I had dyed the pony hair to match with Pizzazz's wild locks. Nope! Not at all. This neon green/yellow pony is indeed real.
Her name is Baby Surprise and she was released in 1984/85 as part of the Baby Ponies from My Little Pony. I clearly need to clean her up some more because that white is dingy as all get out, but she would make the perfect pet for Pizzazz, no?
Up next is something I need a little bit of help with. Recently my brother had unloaded some of his old toys on me for the purpose of either refurbishing certain items or finding things that he could potentially want to sell. So I came across this little guy and I have no idea where it came from.
It looks like a Pacific Rim creature inside of a robot shell. There is a piece that covers in the front, but I have it in another box.
The monster guy can come out of the plastic case and here is the body armor flipped around. I am truly at a loss for what this thing is or what it belongs to. Does anyone have any ideas?
And on another toy related note, does anyone have any information on where to find images or titles of Hot Wheels race tracks from the early to mid '90s? I am not even close to being an expert on Hot Wheels and I am trying to find out more information on a race track that my brother had growing up. It is like a beachy track with tiny orange men and woman figures in bathing suits. Anything that any of ya'll might know would be awesome!
So that is about it for Toy Chest Tuesday! It is a short one this week, but once I get back into the swing of things, I will have all kinds of good things to talk about. And if you want to read some more about the new Pizzazz from the Integrity Toys line of Jem dolls, head over to Nerd Society where I contributed to a lovely little piece on the new Pizzazz! I hope you are all doing well.