So there was one reason, and one reason only, I bid on this auction:
I’m a sucker for Alien stuff, and I have most of the collection. My thought process was that I would probably win the auction at a price, that even if the one in the box was one I had, I’d be able to get my money back at the very least.
But then this happened:
And then this happened…
There were two ships shoved in the box, both of which I didn’t have, and one is the rare! Looking at them, they were more impressive than I thought they’d be, so I’m definitely keeping them, especially for the bargain price I paid.
So, back to the drop ship. I was just adding it to my collection on MFC, when I noticed in the promo shots I could do this:
Man, that’s nifty. The others don’t articulate, so this was unexpected.
Here’s a more top-down shot:
Here’s a shot of the top of the Sulaco. It’s very thin, so it doesn’t photograph well from anywhere other than the side (I did try):
So super-happy I decided to bid on that lot! Now for the other stuff in the box.
First, up, a blind box figure, which was already opened:
Her name is Sakurakouji Hotaru, and I can’t tell you anything about her. She’s, um, wearing a blue skirt? The tiny stick at the bottom you can attach another rod to, and have a clip stand around her. Not planning on bothering, also she was quite weighty, so she might be made out of sterner stuff, which would help her not lean over time. Very nicely painted though, if simple. I do kinda like her, so thinking of keeping her for now.
Next item was some random box item:
Hm, some cool-looking stuff on the front. This box was opened already. And what did I get?
Mmm, ok. Paint job’s nice, but I don’t think I have much call for a tiny dude and his bike.
Here’s the other items in the set:
A few things I could’ve gone for – certainly wouldn’t have minded the Utraman, but alas, this was the Urban Mine, so the blind boxes are often the crap you don’t want :P.
Now for some Super Sentai sweets:
These are going to a friend who loves Super Sentai, so not opened them. The chocolate is wayyyy out of date – the expiry is September 2007, so uh, only 10 years out of date. I have recommended the friend NOT eat the chocolate, though I don’t think he’ll be inclined to anyway. If I’m around when he opens these, I’ll photograph the toys.
And finally, a Pez strap made to look like a Pez dispenser:
Hm, yep. Might see if someone wants to buy this. This is apparently “Boy” of the Pez family. Never even knew there was a Pez family, lol.
And that’s the end of the Urban Mine loot. Super-happy with getting two items I really wanted, and the expected amount of trash, and I’ll be able to give a friend a Chrismas present… so a good loot it was.