Monday, September 29, 2014

Minifig Monday - TOMY Legend Of Zelda Mascot Danglers

Recently available in pop-culture stores (like Hot Topic) Tomy's Legend Of Zelda blind packs portray Link, Zelda, and other less important characters, in their cartoonish iterations. Randomly grabbing 2 packs, as they were only a couple bucks a piece, without really feeling around for what might be inside. I was hoping to get Zelda and the Link with Vase and Minish Cap.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Star Wars Black 6" - Boba Fett

Well folks, here it is. I might have used up all of my toy luck for the whole rest of the year on this one. I have been increasingly disgruntled with the fact that when it comes to the Star Wars Black toy line, the only figures I have seen on store shelves were Slave Leia and Greedo.

Imagine my shock when I was in Wal-Mart this morning, and amidst the rows of unrefreshed product, I came upon my current holy grail, nestled between a trio of aformentioned Slave Leias and Greedos. Boba Fett. Not just any Boba Fett, mind, but my favorite movie appearance...ESB Boba Fett!

The only way I could be any happier with this was if it was Animated Debut Boba Fett, but I can't have everything. Stay tuned, I will be opening this up and doing a better review this week.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LEGO 70806 - Castle Cavalry

A lot of fairly neat sets came out for the LEGO movie, one of which was this set which could be built as sort of a Caestus Assault Ram or a castle gate. My wife, not being the 40k buff that I once was, elected to build it as the castle gate, so we ended up getting quite a bit of extra greeblies.

It's a pretty cool set, though really only worth the price if you get it on clearance, which I did.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Minifig Monday Chima Multipacks!

A pack of just the minifigs is something long time LEGO collectors have been wishing for since they were kids! It's too bad you pretty much have to go to a LEGO store to get such a thing.

In any event, this here is the second LEGO Chima multi-pack we have bought, if not the second one there is. This time around, while there are no awesome wings or tails included, you do get some pretty awesome weapons!
  • There's the Croc, which comes with what I think of as a Techblade (so I've played too much SWTOR, sue me).
  • There's the old guy Lion, which comes with a cool folding 'Lion Claw' weapon.
  • There's the Wolf with the Mola-Ram staff.
  • Last, but definitely not least, there's the Gorilla who comes with the mega hammer of smashing and the power fist. Seriously, this fist is awesome. I think I am going to use it to make a custom Skye Autumn or Simo from Sanctum 2. Thought the urge to make a LEGO Angry Space Marine is nigh overwhelming.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Crayola Create 2 Destroy - Stomping Mall

Sigh. I don't know why I keep getting these. Even at clearance, the little plastic dinosaurs aren't worth the price of admission, and we all know I'm never going to use the play dough stuff.

But, that said, this set comes with a stegosaurus. And, while Stegosaurus is not as cool as Ankylosaurus (nature's MBT), it's still pretty darn cool. That his tail is a spring powered, spiked, hockey stick only give him bonus points.

Also, I suppose I can use the inclosed ruined city play mat as some sort of wargaming terrain.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

LEGO - Cavern Crawler

Hey all, Counterfett here. So, as you are all probably aware, this here is a set that I got pretty much becuse it was on clearance and had the Collector style alien minifig that I like so much.

That said, it's a pretty cool set, all told. It helps that I was in a super buggy mood because of Sharpshot from the Transformers game. That's one mean looking alien robot stag beetle! I wish the jaws opened a little wider, but I guess we can't have everything.

Also, it comes with this little space Vespa that sort of reminds me of Scootypuff Jr. from Futurama. Not the high point of the set, but not bad either.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Who's into Avatar?

Who's into Avatar? And I mean the Last Airbender, not that other @#$& movie with the blue aliens, cause really???! I love Avatar the Last Airbender.

Thanks to some really awesome artists, and a bit of a nice touch by Counterfett, I now have some fridge art via magnets!! These turned out pretty awesome. I have some primary and secondary characters. The final season 4 of Korra- an extension of Avatar is coming up in October. This project is done just in time. I'm just waiting for the movies by M. Night to come out- yes I'm still waiting, and yes I thought the first one was great. But these magnets should help  the wait time. Now my fridge is super cool!

Mrs. Fett