Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thrift Find- Zbots and Warriors of Virtue

The bags of fun have been lacking, which comes with the territory.   I mean I can't expect gold or at least gold to me every time I walk in the door.   My husband says I am a collector of misfit toys. And, well... I guess it is true.  Like take Yun for example.  I knew I had to have him.    At first look, it is a weird looking kangaroo dressed for some kung fu action.   Ultimately that is what it is.  Thankfully, Google can make sense out of searches for "weird kung fu kangaroos".

 I was able to find out that it came from a 1997 movie called Warriors of Virtue.   Have you seen the movie?                                                                I know I had never seen the movie.  Well, that is until I watched it on Youtube.  I found it to be cheesy but watchable.

According to IMDB,  the synopsis for the movie is:
A young man, Ryan, suffering from a disability, wishes to join the other kids from his schools football team. During an initiation rite, Ryan is swept away through a whirlpool to the land of Tao. There he is hunted by the evil Lord Komodo, who desires the boy as a key to enter the real world. Ryan is rescued by the protectors of Tao, five humanoid kangaroos, each embued with the five elements and virtues. Ryan learns his valuable lesson while saving the land of Tao.

Ok, so back to the figure.  I think Yun has an interesting looking face.  For that reason, he has found a new home.    FigureRealm   has a virtual checklist, showing 16 figures in the line.  Now I am curious about them all.    

It is no secret that I have a thing for robots.  I have a real soft spot for R2-D2s and Transformers.   The little Zbots from  the same bag were a happy addition to my robot collection.   Made by Micro Machines in the early 90s, Zbots came in two types: the Zbots  and the villainous Voids.   

Little figures like these rule the world.  They are great for so many reasons.   I love the colors and they have interesting body shapes.  These are all good guys, because they all have a  Z  on somewhere on their chest.  

I need a bigger shelf for my robots, because there is always room for one more.   

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