Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Pop! Pop! Pop!

So the Pop! addiction in our household is showing no signs of slowing down. In the last couple weeks our collection has continued to grow.

Recent additions are:

Hawkman (DC)
Batman (Factory Error Yellow logo) (DC)
Malicifent (Disney)
Captain Hook (Disney)
Sulley (Disney)
Boo (Disney)
Leonidas (300)

This now brings us up to a collection of 35 figures. My husband has already preordered all 5 of the He-Man figures that will be available in May. Now we just have to wait for TMNT, Despicable Me 2, Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Alien, Predator, Back To The Future... The list of awesome characters being released this year just goes on and on.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

POP! Continued...

Soo... I had a post ready earlier today when 8 more POP! figures that we had ordered arrived in the mail, including Gir, one of my most wanted figures.

That was before we went to get some food for dinner, when we also stopped in at a Game Traders store selling POP! figures. My husband and I couldn't help ourselves and we ended up buying another 3. 

As a result our collection swelled by a massive 11 figures today! This is what it looks like now!

New to the collection today:

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Addicted to POP!

For the past year I have said to my husband at each comic/pop culture convention and every games shop we have been into, "I love those POP! Vinyl Figures, but I can't get any because I won't be able to stop!".

Well, I finally caved in at Supernova Adelaide last year picking up a variant bloody Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead). I met Norman Reedus at Comic Con Adelaide earlier in the year and couldn't resist picking up the figure to go up on the shelf with my signed photo. The imminent collection was cemented at Christmas when my parents gave my husband a SDCC exclusive Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) with Batman t-shirt. It was pretty much a downhill battle from then against buying every figure that has been made!

Since Christmas we have bought another 15, thanks to a local store having a fairly consistant 3 for $40 sale.

We're collecting them together which means we have a fairly diverse collection and more to come with lines that were recently announced at NY Toy Fair.

Some of my wishlist characters are: Gir (Invader Zim), he is rare though and expensive, Alice (Alice In Wonderland), the Planet of the Apes Characters, TMNT, Mike, Sully and Boo (Monsters Inc) and pretty much every Disney character!

The Collection so far...

Oh and we ordered another 8 today!

If anyone else is collecting POP! Vinyl, I'd love to see your collections :)

Friday, 1 March 2013

Off to pound my eardrums...

Today is Soundwave Adelaide 2013! Oh my god I am so excited. I finally get to see my favourite band in the world again.

A Perfect Circle, have been a part of me since 2000. Maynard has such an amazing voice, I always feel so happy listening to him. They have only been to Adelaide once before back in 2004. So I am so excited not only that they are in Australia, but that they are actually coming to Adelaide. Adelaide has a history of being ignored for concerts by big artists for whatever reason.

In preparation for today I dug through my wardrobe for an APC tee that I bought a few years ago. It has never fit very well and is black which in a festival atmosphere = hot and sweaty! So I set out to make it more comfy and suitable for a day in the sun. Using a racer back tank that I already had I marked out lines to cut the sleeves and collar off. I also wanted to add some colour down the side so I cut out panels from either side. After adding some extra green fabric and a bit of tidying up (hemming) I came out with this.

I'm pretty happy with it, even though the sewing is a little wonky and rough. I'm still learning with my sewing machine but I am looking forward to altering more clothes and even making my own in the future with more practice.