Friday, 27 December 2013

Jealousy in the Geek Cave - or, Castles, Castles, and More Castles

In possibly the most self-obvious statement ever to be written in this blog, let me start off by saying that I'm an MLP collector.  Which means a significant portion of my paycheques go to Hasbro.  Likewise, Roomy is helping to keep Mattel in business through her MOTU collection.

Now Mattel has done something quite smart in that they have a whole line directed only to collectors, MOTU Classics.  It's not available in stores, it's a bit more expensive than most toys, and it's FREAKIN' AWESOME!

I love my MLP, and I have a terrible weakness for playsets and accessories (gads, how I love accessories).  But I have to admit I'm finding myself rather jealous of Roomy's Classics line just now.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Classics Castle Grayskull:
The Geek Cave just got a whole lot smaller
Box art done by the original artist from the 80s!
You can't believe the detail on this thing.  It's a work of beauty.
Meanwhile, I was building my own (tiny) castle display.  It's not really fair to compare a toy line with a collectors' line, and I do love my G4 castles, but the playsets themselves are definitely improved with accessories, ponies, and some imagination...
Of course the Ponyville Ponies came to Twilight Sparkle's corronation.  They stuck around afterward for the celebrations, too.  Fluttershy and Twilight are chatting while Angel eyes the treat tray.
Rarity is a little preoccupied with checking out all the Canterlot jewelry.  Spike is torn between his love of Rarity and his love of gems.
Rainbow Dash and Applejack were enjoying a quiet snack until Pinkie Pie found the piano.  Well, the Canterlot critters seem to enjoy her playing.
Celestia and Luna aren't so sure about her playing, however.

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