Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00687
This pandemic certainly has put a damper on my toy collecting. Sure I still collect some toys but I am not in the stores nearly enough to catch things when they come out. I was lucky enough to be in Walmart the other day and I caught these awesome new Marvel Themed Hot Wheels. These are not character cars but rather cars with a MArvel theme and the theme is Maximum Venom. This theme takes Marvel super heroes and “venomizes” them. So we have Spider-Man, Iron Man, Groot, Captain America and Doctor Strange. I love it when I am there and all of the series is available. It drives me nuts when I miss out on one from a set. So, while I was able to get each of these I am having a hard time completing the Disney character cars that came out recently.
There are actually two sets in this photo, There are two cars from Series 6 and four from Series 7. So I figure that series 6 got released early on in the pandemic and series 7 was released recently. I’m missing 4 cars from Series six and I think they are going to be hard to find. One is a black and White Steamboat Willie inspired Mickey Mouse car and I am sure that is going to be hard to find. I always look when I am out and about, which is less and less.
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00588
Funko Games provided me with two free samples of their new card game: Something Wild. Opinions are my own.
Funko games has a new card game hit on their hands. With Something Wild you and your family can have a fun night of cards and enjoy adorable Disney characters in the Funko Pop style on the cards.
The game has a bunch of fun ways to play and each Something Wild pack can be combined with the other ones. So there are six Something Wild decks: a Classic Mickey Mouse one, an Aladdin, A Little Mermaid, A Toy Story, A Nightmare Before Christmas and a Disney Villains one. Each game comes with a mini Pop Figurine that is part of the game. We received Toy Story and Aladdin. Toy Story comes with a Woody Figure and the Aladdin one comes with The Genie. Gameplay starts off a tad tricky but you quickly figure out some strategies to really work the game.
Andy and I played our first round together using the Toy Story Something Wild deck. Each player gets 3 character cards and they need to score in order to capture Power Cards. They need 3 Power Cards to win the game. In order to score you have to either get 3 of a kind cards in any color which would be a set. You can also make a run which is 3 cards in sequential order of the same color. Things get tricky when you get to play a Power Card. If you get one that turns 2’s into any number then you can really mix things up. All the while the game goes on and players must also attempt to capture the figurine because you can only play a Power Card if you have the figure. The game gets really, really wild when you combine decks and have several sets of Power cards and figures switching hands over and over. The game is fast paced and fun with some of the cutest character artwork around. I’d like to find the other four sets and play a really big game of Something Wild with the whole family. The thing is, each version of the game has 10 unique Power Cards and each one changes the game a little bit for increased fun!
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