Saturday, January 12, 2019

a quick 5.5 Alive update

                                                           Baltard is watching you sleep! 

I just wanted to stop by and let everybody know that posts will return to 5.5 Alive in February (maybe the last couple of days of January but don't hold your breath)! Due in part to many reason (but mostly due to the ridiculous cost of medication these days ) I have slowed down on my spending and haven't had very much to show on this blog recently .Thats not to say I've stopped collecting but more that I've been saving what I have gotten for a later date. Rest easy my loyal fan base ,fancy new figures will be here soon enough! Edit I was emailed by a very upset person screaming at me that the use of the word "tard" is hurtful and derogatory .Thing is that is actually the above figures given name and I had no part in naming him.

as you can see on the packaged version thats his name.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I wanted to go ahead and wish everybody a happy holidays early ! May whatever holiday deity you believe in gift you and your family with much happiness and cool new toys!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Soma Fantasy World Nizard

Fantasy World from Soma is one of my absolute favorite lines from the 1980's. Nizard here was one of  only two Fantasy World figures I had when I was a kid. I remember originally getting this guy just after Thanksgiving in 1983 .It was pouring down rain and cold , it was a very dark day almost like dusk all day long. I had earlier in the day cut a generous helping off of the end of my thumb (permanently warping the shape of my thumb) and had my thumb wrapped up in a huge amount a  gauze and bandages making my thumb look like it belong to the hand of a cartoon character.It had been a not great day but then I was offered a chance to go to the grocery store with my mom. It was a small grocery store called Russells IGA market and most of the time when my parents would bring me along I would stay in the little machine at the front of the store that showed cartoons but this time my mom was only picking up a few things so no time for the cartoon machine on that trip. The first thing about this trip was I got to pick out my own carton of ice cream ( a very rare opportunity ) I chose a holiday flavor of peppermint.eggnog . As we went through the last isle ( the bread aisle) I saw this guy and one other arbitrarily hanging on a hook .I grabbed it and asked if I could get it. My mom took it from me and checked the price then she took the other figure off of the hook and put them both in the cart. Score! I opened them in the car and played with the against the window  pretending the lights going by outside the car where magical powers being shot at my guys from the rainy mist. So I guess the moral of the story is , if you have an alcoholic mom who gets drunk at 8:30 am and lets you cut the end of your thumb off trying to slice cheese for a sandwich because no adult will feed you then you might end up with cool toys and gross ice cream at the end of the day!

I was able to snag this carded Nizard from Ebay the other day for an price less than what he sells for loose most of the time .The card was pretty beat so opening him wasn't so much of a crime.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Five Point Five is Life : The collection so far!

This is my entire collection of five point five figures so far. As you can tell there is still something wrong with  my camara and I didnt feel like cleaning up these images so it looks kind of raw but you guys get the general idea .

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Fantasy figure collectors case.

Not exactly a 5.5 action figure but more of an accessory.I love the suggested figure lines list  "PERFECT CASE FOR MOST "MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE'', DUNGEONS & DRAGONS'','' WAR LORDS'', ''POWER LORDS'', AND MOST OTHER FANTASY ACTION FIGURES UP TO 5 3/4'' . " .

I've been under the weather as of late with recent stuff going on in my real life and unwanted drama in my internet life ,with all this culminating into less posting on this blog than I would like. Im giving myself a little time off till next year and will be very, very sporadic with posts and probably only posting the items that get me the most excited.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

one step closer !

Two accessories down two more to go ! getting his neck wings has put him one step closer to his origenal 1985 greatness!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Rulers of the Sun : Sun-Man by Olmec toys

Rare rare rare. These figures are are super hard to come by even harder to find in good condition. My origenal plan was to wait to post this guy later in the week when his other accessories show up  but I'm too excited to finally have this guy to wait.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Finally a nice weather day!

It has finally started to cool down and it isn't raining and there isn't any hurricanes coming through and the mosquitoes have taken a break so I went outside to play!

It took a good deal of work to track down this guy!

This is a very rare figure and was not easy at all to track down. I figure I will just keep reposting this till it gets some views I mean its not a rerun if nobody saw it the first time right?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018