perjantai 26. heinäkuuta 2013

New Edward Scissorhands

Hello again! Here's my newest acquisition for Edward Scissorhands collection. I found him via eBay from UK about a month ago. This one is much more real-looking than the other one I have in my collection so I'm very happy I got this now :)

Edward Scissorhands figure (McFarlane, 2000)

tiistai 23. heinäkuuta 2013

New Tragic Toys figures!

So anime/manga & movie merch shop Kukunor was having a clear out sale -50% off and of course I had to order everything I could get :D I ordered lots of stuff, but when I got the bill there was only three figures available so I didn't get everything I would have wanted. But anyways I got two lovely Tragic Toys -figures and one Corpse Bride mini bust-up. These figures arrived few weeks ago, but now I have time to update them here. 
          This post is about Roy, the Toxic Boy figure. Made by Dark Horse Deluxe and it is 7" tall. Don't remember how much I paid for this but probably less than 20€.

Tragic Toys for Boys & Girls: Toxic Boy 7" Vinyl Figure (Dark Horse Deluxe)

keskiviikko 17. heinäkuuta 2013

Tim Burton and his work

So here we are, after this post you have seen it all. For now on I'll post everytime I get something new to my collection. Actually while writing these I've gotten new stuff but I thought they need to be shown after I have finished this. My shopping happens in waves - there's time when I'm buying lots and lots of new figurines and then for some time I won't buy any. I also have this "tradition" when I go abroad I buy new stuff for my collection as souveniers. I don't want to buy those typical souveniers and it's much nicer to look at these movie products and remember where I have bought them.

Masters of Cinema: Tim Burton (I got this as present few months ago) and MoMa: Tim Burton (I bought this from little boutique downstars the Casa Mila in Barcelona, Spain)

Finally it's done! I was suprised how much it took time to post pictures of every item here. Well of course I had to edit each and every photo and write these texts. Hope this was interesting even to other collectors :) Here's also one interview I found on YouTube:

Mars Attacks! postcard

Mars Attacks! postcard that I bought from London while visiting there six months ago.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (part. 5)

FINALLY the last part of The Nightmare Before Christmas products!
There will be only few more posts and then you have seen everything I have in my collection so far.
So this last TNBC post will show you some random stuff I have.

TNBC Russian Nesting Doll. I got this as souvenier from St. Petersburg, Russia few years ago. It's hand-painted.
Jack Skellington plush toy, I got this from my cousin as a present.
Mug, which I bought from some years ago.
Pocket watch, I bought this via about a year ago.
Pillowcases which I bought via many years ago.
I've bought the postcards from Dublin, Ireland and the frames are from some department store.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (part. 4)

So this time I'm going to show you all the games I have as The Nightmare Before Christmas versions. Some of these are from Kukunor (Finnish shop that sells anime/manga and movie products) and some are from eBay. I'm dissapointed because I still don't have TNBC boardgame. I really want it!
I have played some of these once, but mainly they are just part of my collection and no one is allowed to play or even touch them without my permission :D

TNBC Monopoly, I got this as X-mas present few years ago from my godfather.

TNBC Yahtzee, I've got this as gift as well.

So there you go, all the games I have at the moment. I seriously have to hunt down that TNBC boardgame somewhere.

lauantai 13. heinäkuuta 2013

The Nightmare Before Christmas (part. 3)

This time I'll show you all the statues, bobbleheads, etc. that I have in my collection. I love collecting these because they are made to stand on the shelf and look good. I actually should get a new showcase for my collection since the old ones are already too full.

Jack & Sally -bobbleheads (NECA) bought from the movie product shop in Kuopio. Jack has made a suicide jump off the shelf once so he's head has been clued and painted as well as possible and now you can't see the fractures unless you look for them.
Jack Skellington who waves his head by solar-power. I bought this via
Sally -paperweight, I got this from my godfather long time ago as present. This was first statue in my collection!.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (part. 2)

So this time it's all my action figures. I love action figures because they are quite detailed, you can move them and of course because they are made to be shown. Unfortunately there are no actual rareties and limited editions, but I have "hunted" these all around the world.

The Mayor (NECA 2002), bought via
Igor (Series 4, NECA) bought from a comicbook store in Hildesheim, Germany.
Dr. Finkelstein (Series 2, NECA) bought from Germany like the one above.
Vampire (NECA) bought via a long time ago.
The Mayor & Shock -minifigures, I got these as a gift.
Barrel & Lock -bust-ups, bought from Germany.
Harlequin Demon (Series 2, NECA) bought from a comicbook store in Andorra.
Pirate Jack (NECA) this also was bought from Germany.
Vampire Jack (NECA) I bought this via a second hand group in Facebook.
Jack (Series 1, JUN Planning) I bought this from a movie merch shop in Kuopio.
Sally (Series 1, JUN Planning) this is bought from the same shop as the Jack above.

keskiviikko 10. heinäkuuta 2013

The Nightmare Before Christmas (part. 1)

Okay so now to the movie that has most merchandice made from: The Nightmare Before Christmas. I have to do this in about 5 sections because I have so much stuff from this movie :D

First I'm going to show you the stuff I don't actually collect such as bags, clothes, accessories, etc. I won't buy these myself so most of these I have gotten from somebody else. Anyway these are part of my collect now. The thing why I don't collect these is that you can find bags and clothes with Jack's face everywhere so there is nothing to collect really, these aren't rare at all.

Jack Skellington -digital watch, I got this as x-mas present some years ago.
Nightmare Before Christmas -badge, bought at Kuopio RockCock Festival around 2006-2007
Jack Skellington -shoelaces, gotten as a gift also.

A small TNBC -bag, got this as a gift.
TNBC -bag, my parents brought this to me from Kefalonia.
Huge Jack Skellington -bag, which I bought from Dublin in 2009.

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy // Tragic Toys for Boys & Girls

"Stick Boy liked Match Girl,
He liked her a lot.
He liked her cute figure,
he thought she was hot.
But could a flame ever burn
for a match and a stick?
It did quite literally;
he burned up quick."

This time I will show you all the figures I have from Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy. As you might know this isn't a movie, but short stories written and illustrated by Tim Burton. All the poems in the book are cute and sad as you can read from the one above. Every character has it's own sad ending.

Almost all these characters are made into figures by Dark Horse. The series is called Tragic Toys for Boys and Girls. I have been trying to collect these for long time because I really love the book and all the charaters in it I of course needed to have them standing on my shelf. These are really hard to find in Finland and even on eBay these are quite expensive usually.

First package I got for a x-mas present from my uncle. Next to packages I bought from another collector on I was so happy to get more these! The last one I bought from London, England while being on a vacation there last December. So finally I own all of the four packages of these smaller figures :) There are also some of these characters made in bigger size and sold separately each one of them, so I have to get those too...

Set 3: The Boy with Nails in His Eyes, Oyster Boy ja Junk girl
Set 1: Robot Boy, Stain Boy and The Girl with Many Eyes
Set 4: The Pin Cushion Queen, Brie Boy & Staring Girl

Set 2: Mummy Boy, Roy the Toxic Boy & Jimmy the Hideous Penguin Boy

tiistai 2. heinäkuuta 2013

"It was late one fall in Halloweenland..."

So I think it's time to tell you about how it all started...

Even as a child I loved collecting different kinds of stuff. I remember searching all the items related to horses on the windowsill, counting them and just looking at my "collection" :D Next I collected all the cat related items and so on...

Soon the girl who liked horses and cats started to become interested in more darker things and the movies of Tim Burton came along. I have no idea how I heard about Tim Burton for the first time so it shall remain a mystery. Anyway I would say the first item I got was The Nightmare Before Christmas handbag that my parents brought me from their trip to Scotland. And the shocking facts was that I didn't even like the handbag first! From the same trip my parents brought also a Green Day t-shirt for me and it was much more to my liking then... luckily I changed  my mind later :D Soon I realized how cool the bag was and after that it became my schoolbag and it was always with me wherever I went. I still have the bag though it has taken a little damage.

So here's the bag. Actually it's quite okay, the other handle is broken.

I think that's when it all started. Time has passed and I have gotten lots of new items to my collection. I don't know the exact year but I have been collecting these for about 10 years now

Here's couple picture drawn by me. These are old ones but I found them while browsing the pictures on my computer.

Sally, I have drawn this in 2007.
Jack, I remember drawing this at school in 2007.