'Drive me closer! I want to hit them with my sword!'
Yeah, so this happened. Sadly, Saber Alter is likely the only 5-6" scale figure I can do this with, since she detaches at the torso so easily. The hole for the figure on the AT-DG is not really that big. But this is still obscenely fun!
Also hailing from the excellent Revoltech line (in this case, the
revamped and improved 'Fraulein 2.0' series) is Rin Tohsaka, the spunky,
bullying girl Magus from Fate/Stay
Night. She's relatively easy to come by on the secondary market,
perhaps as she is one of the less popular characters from the series,
which is a shame, as her figure is pretty superb.
Although still a good value, Rin seems pretty small when compared to
the heavily armored Saber figures. The girl wiz does come with some fun
accessories as a consolation, however. The most interesting of her
pack-ins is, of course, the Azoth dagger. It restores my faith in blade
accessories for action figures after the cruel disappointment that was
Black Rock Shooter's Black Katana.
Okay, honestly, who doesn't know why I got this guy. I love morningstars. He does come with a pretty cool tabard & chainmail body design, a slick cape, and hair that would be perfect for Bjorn, but I honestly got him mostly for his morningstar.
This was a decent one, which is good, because we've honestly had a string of episodes that were not our best stuff. Anyway, we're on the home stretch to episode 100! It's been a long time coming, and this show has been a lot of fun.
I didn't know how to categorize this, I guess "Toys for Wargaming" would be the best, or maybe "Mecha?" Anyway, these have been on sale at Walmart and TRU for a while now, but I saw the Scorpion themed guy today and decided I needed to have it. I like mecha, scorpions are sort my thing (for those of you who don't remember because it's been forever, I refer you to why scorpions and I are a thing).
It's a pretty cool little toy, and comes with a little tool to remove the arms and other accessories so you can mix and match parts to customize. Darn it! That makes me want more of these things!
So, I think I am going to start playing some M&B Warband again. It's not something to be taken lightly, as, like Skyrim or the Dark Side of the Force, once you start down that path, it will take up a fair chunk of your time. I had played before, and posted my character's progress in LEGO form. But it's been a while.
I think I am going to make a new version of Bjorn (who remembers Bjorn!) in his medeival conqueror incarmation. I plan on making him heavy armor, morning star (since it's a 1H/2H weapon), and maybe the flintlock pistol if I feel like using the cheat codes. Pretty casual gaming, in all honesty. I further think I am going to play on the easy difficulty this time. Harder difficulties are possible for me, but the easy mode is a lot more fun.
Coming out at the same time as the most recent wave of Weapons Packs and Cyclops Variants was a sort of surprise new wave...the 'Micro Fleet.' Rather like the Star Wars sets which come with an off scale vehicle, pilot, and planet model. The second of three sets in the Halo Micro Fleet wave, the Hornet comes packaged with the red helmet. Like the Warthog, the Hornet set also comes with a diorama style scaled base, but in this instance, the base includes a flight stand, which makes the whole unit go together a little more cohesively.