Sunday, January 15, 2017

Star Wars Rebels Captain Rex


I never watched Star Wars Rebels, but finding out that grown up Ahsoka and Old Man Rex were in it kind of made me wish I had. I say "Old Man" but how old is Rex here, really? 20?

In any event, I saw this a few times, and wanted to get it, because I love me some renegade escaped clone characters (see Aurodium Sword or Snoova tags below for old, out of date, proof), but the price was what I considered absurd. It's got the least articulation I've seen on a Star Wars figure since Kenner was still solvent.

Still, when I caught it on Clearance at Target for $3-ish, I figured what the heck. I'm glad I did, because he's pretty cool in most respects. Aside from the beef about the articulation (which is legitimate), he has pistols which can fit in his hands, and also slide into the molded holsters. That's something I've always loved on Star Wars figures. Here's looking at you Cloud Car Pilot! The helmet fits fine too.

I was going to take out of the package pictures, but honestly, there's no point. This figure, you pretty much can see what you get.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

LEGO 70603 - Raid Zeppelin


We've wanted to get this set for a while, because it has a lot of cool parts, and it is also reminiscent of a Fire Nation war blimp from Avatar. But the price tag held us at bay for a while. But then, a few days ago, it was on clearance at Target, and my son had a Target gift card and was looking for a good deal on a LEGO set.




Kismet!

Monday, December 26, 2016

LEGO Batman Movie Blind Wave - Ballerina Batman


Welp, this is a thing. Not sure why, honestly. But I reminded my wife she never got enough wings or fairy wands for that project she had a while back, and she decided she ought to get one. So after feeling through packages for a while, we got this one.

Honestly, I was really disappointed here. The quality control on this particular figure is the worst I've seen from LEGO. The legs were loose enough that putting it on the stand was difficult (as they need to stay rigid to fit the studs). Additionally, the tutu was thicker than previous runs were, causing the torso to not stick to the leg prongs (due to the fact that the prongs taper), Just a lot of problems with this guy in general.

That's really disappointing. This is the kind of thing you let slide on Best Loc figures, but then, this guy cost about as much for one figure as an entire bagged Best Loc set.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! Now Envy My Haul!


I present to you the greatest Christmas Haul in the history of Christmas. And I even forgot to include the statue of Saber I got from my wife, or the Love and Peace keychain I got in Japantown yesterday. Can we just all acknowledge that my Real Laifu Waifu is the best?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some animu to watch.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Mystery Revealed!

Last week I posted a minifigure I had made from random spare parts from previous blind packed waves. No one successfully guessed who it was (that told me at least), so I figured, as promised, I would make a post to let everyone know who it was.


Dig Dug!


He was named in a later game, but I always forget what it was, as his name is something Japanese that doesn't stick with me the way some Japanese names (like Takanashi) do. But that's irrelevant.


I tried to combine his two canonical appearances, between game art and box art. I think it worked out alright.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Who Is That Mystery Minifigure?


Okay, I got bored last weekend and decided to play LEGOs with my Christmas Elf. That's how all of those little polybag sets got built. What I was doing at the same time was trying to find the pieces to build the above minifigure to do some solo gaming.

See, I am a simple man. I have simple aspirations in life. In my childhood, there were few people I admired, but one was an indomitable hero whose exploits seemed impossible, and the stuff of legends. I dreamed of walking in his shoes. So now I have as close as I can make him in LEGO immortality.

Anyone have a guess as to who this is? If no one gets it, I'll post the answer in a few days.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

LEGO 30374 - The Lava Slinger - Nexo Knights Polybag

So, here's another one that I got a while back and was laying around my office. Had the Elf build this one while he was at it.


What you get for your $4-5 investment is a neat red demon/reptile soldier, a little manually operated catapult cart, and some extra doodads. The chipped scimitar isn't as neat of a find as it used to be, as they've been in loads of sets recently. though the switches, fangs and tread wheels are always welcome for making MOCs. Particularly when they come in unusual colors like red or gold.


Here it is assembled. A fun, quick little set, that gets you a minor vehicle to play around with quickly. If you're not into the big complicated builds (which I am not, these days) this is a pretty cool find.