Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Well, I Think We All Knew This Was Inevitable...

'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!

Now, what else to do with it?

Revoltech Rin Tohsaka Action Figure


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.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Minifig Monday - KREO D&D Cleric


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.


It's that awesome.

Articulated Monster Podcast! Episode 90!


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.


Here's hoping we have many more.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

B-Daman Crossfire - Lightning Scorpio


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!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mount & Blade Warband - Back To Bjorn!

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.
 
So, there's that to look forward to.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Halo Mega Bloks Micro Fleet Hornet

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.

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