“For the man!”

I have finished Choudenshi Bioman, the 1984 series of Super Sentai.

That was… intense. For many reasons!

The ending seemed really abrupt, compared to other Super Sentai series endings. I’m going to need some time to take it in – after that, I’ll write a retrospective. 🙂

Is it sad that I’m going to miss Silva and Shuichi the most?

Transformers BotBots Series 4 Unboxing

A Goldrush Games box was heavily discounted on Amazon, so I picked it up a few months ago. I’m not overwhelmingly a fan of BotBots, but some of their alt modes are cute.

Skitter ChatterMagic TrickstersUncommon
Blurray MurrayMovie MogulsUncommon
Gold DexterWinner’s CircleRare
The CobblerLos DeliciososUncommon
MiltonSugar ShocksUncommon
Snotty StemSeason GreetersCommon

Now, some of these are clever-ish. Skitter Chatter is a pair of wind-up chattering teeth. Blurray Murray, if he lays flat on his belly, is a pair of 3D glasses (with the red and blue celophane lenses). The Cobbler is a corn cob, complete with green leaves. Snotty Stem is a pot of flowers.

The others… Milton is an ice cream or icy pole. What kind of name is Milton? I’d understand Meltin’ or something like that, but Milton? Gold Dexter is the trophy figure of the set. He appears to be the end of a pencil. I can only assume he is a redeco of a figure named ‘Poindexter’ or something like that, otherwise his name is pretty… odd.

As I’m not actively collecting BotBots, I don’t know if I’ll create or maintain a collection page. That said, there are some I would like, if they were easy to get, and I might need a list at least of the ones I’m looking for. Dilemmas, dilemmas.

The Ooshie-ing Part 01

On my final teaching placement, I taught a student who was obsessed with Ooshies. On the last day of the placement, he gifted me an Ooshie and I resolved to start collecting them. I bought them in abundance when on special at various shops but was not always consistent in opening them.

I’ve recently been packing things away and finally opened many, but not all of the Ooshies I have been holding on to. Over the course of two days I opened a couple of hundred! Below are the unique figures I got out of that opening. This is not a complete list of all the Ooshies I own by any means. (There is a list on the classic site but it will be a while before I update it.)

Fun fact: I maintained this list in a plain text (.txt) document. When pasting into WordPress, it didn’t maintain the spacing, but did work out from context what a lot of the formatting was. Well done, WordPress! 🙂


Harmony Bear (?) 7-pack Common
Hologram Daydream Bear 7-pack Common
Hologram Funshine Bear 7-pack Common
Hologram Secret Bear 7-pack Common
Hologram Share Bear 7-pack Common
Surprise Bear 7-pack Common
Tenderheart Bear 7-pack Common
Work of Heart Bear 7-pack Common
Bright Heart Raccoon 7-pack Rare
Glow-in-the-Dark Bedtime Bear x2v 7-pack Rare
Great Giving Bear 7-pack Rare
Lotsa Heart Elephant 7-pack Rare
Metallic Friend Bear 7-pack Rare
Shine Bright Bear 7-pack Rare


Batman – black and yellow ? 7-pack ??
Batman ? Bag Common
Hal Jordan Green Lantern Bag Rare
John Stewart Green Lantern Bag Rare
Bizarro 4-pack Common
Supergirl 4-pack Common
Wonder Woman 4-pack Common
Clark Kent 4-pack Rare
Glow-in-the-Dark Aquaman 4-pack Rare
Glow-in-the-Dark Green Arrow 4-pack Rare
Silver Age Batman 4-pack Rare
Harley Quinn 7-pack Common
Hologram Bizarro 7-pack Common
Hologram Supergirl 7-pack Common
Hologram Superman 7-pack Common
Red Tornado 7-pack Common
Shazam 7-pack Common
Titanium Batman 7-pack Rare
Titanium Cyborg 7-pack Rare
Golden Flash 7-pack Limited Edition


Cyborg Superman Bag Common
Batman Incorporated Bag Common
Batman White Lantern 4-pack Common
Black Suit Batman 4-pack Common
Superman White Lantern 4-pack Common
Wonder Woman White Lantern 4-pack Common
Glow-in-the-Dark Batman 4-pack Rare
Glow-in-the-Dark Clark Kent 4-pack Rare
Glow-in-the-Dark Two-Face 4-pack Rare
Killer Croc 4-pack Rare
Poison Ivy 4-pack Rare
Sinestro 4-pack Rare
Joker 4-pack Limited Edition
El Diablo 7-pack Common
Darkseid 7-pack Common
Wonder Woman Suit 2 7-pack Rare
Deadshot 7-pack Rare
Hologram Green Arrow 7-pack Rare


Sinestro Bag Rare
Blue Beetle 7-pack Common
Power Pose Wonder Woman 7-pack Common
Stargirl 7-pack Common
Battle Damaged Superman 7-pack Rare
Hologram Hal Jordan 7-pack Rare
Titanium Harley Quinn 7-pack Rare
Golden Wonder Woman 7-pack Limited Edition


Hologram Armoured Batman Capsule Common
Hologram Batman (purple, red, yellow) Capsule Common
Hologram Wonder Woman Capsule Common
Hologram Catwoman Capsule Rare
Hologram Robin Capsule Rare
Hologram Two-Face Capsule Rare


Superman Red Hologram Capsule Rare


Rhino Bag Rare
Tony Stark Bag Rare
Captain America Ultimate 4-pack Common
Iron Man Stealth 7 4-pack Common
Elektra 4-pack Rare
Glow-in-the-Dark Ant-Man (Starlord?) 4-pack Rare
Abomination 7-pack Common
Bucky 7-pack Common
Bullseye Shadowland 7-pack Common
Captain Marvel (Danvers) SHIELD 7-pack Common
Drax 7-pack Common
Hologram Electra 7-pack Common
Hologram Red Skull 7-pack Common
Hologram Tony Stark Iron Man 7-pack Common
Hologram Wasp 7-pack Common
Thanos 7-pack Rare
Titanium Iron Man Legion 7-pack Rare
Titanium Iron Man Mark ? (Blue shades) 7-pack Rare
Titanium Iron Man Model ?? (Bk/Gld) 7-pack Rare


Classic Electro 7-pack Common
Comic Classic MODOK 7-pack Common
Iron Fist 7-pack Common
Kingpin 7-pack Common
Namor 7-pack Common
Shield Off Captain America 7-pack Common
Silk 7-pack Common
Spider-Gwen 7-pack Common
Thor Jane Foster 7-pack Common
Battle-Damaged Iron Man Arctic 7-pack Rare
Battle-Damaged Iron Man Legion 7-pack Rare
Beta Ray Bill 7-pack Rare
Blue Suit Spider Woman 7-pack Rare
Classic Ant-Man 7-pack Rare
Giant Man 7-pack Rare
Nebula 7-pack Rare
Ultimate Thor 7-pack Rare


Ant-Man [Ant-Man and the Wasp] Capsule Common
Iron Man Capsule Common
Golden Spider-Man Capsule Limited Edition


Hologram Hulk Capsule Common
Hologram Bucky Capsule Rare


Nova Classic Suit Capsule Common
Red She-Hulk Hologram Capsule Common
Red Skull Capsule Common
Commander Rogers Capsule Rare
Iron Man Stealth Armour Hologram Capsule Rare
Pepper Potts Capsule Rare
Thanos Gold Elements Capsule Limited Edition


Dojo Donatello 4-pack Common
Dojo Leonardo 4-pack Common
Dojo Michelangelo 4-pack Common
Dojo Raphael 4-pack Common
Fish Face 4-pack Rare
Glow-in-the-Dark Michelangelo (?) 4-pack Rare
Glow-in-the-Dark Raphael (?) 4-pack Rare
Krang 4-pack Rare


Blaster Bag Common
Hot Rod Bag Common
Optimus Prime Bag Common
Powerglide Bag Common
Skywarp Bag Common
Galvatron Bag Rare
Ratchet Bag Rare
Bonecrusher 7-pack Common
Hologram Bumblebee 7-pack Common
Hound 7-pack Common
Long Haul 7-pack Common
Mixmaster 7-pack Common
Scavenger 7-pack Common
Scrapper 7-pack Common
Ultra Magnus 7-pack Common
Hologram Blaster 7-pack Rare
Hologram Hot Rod 7-pack Rare
Hologram Powerglide 7-pack Rare
Titanium Galvatron 7-pack Rare
Titanium Jazz 7-pack Rare
Titanium Ratchet 7-pack Rare
Titanium Wheeljack 7-pack Rare