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

Monday, September 15, 2014

Minifig Monday - Lord Neverember


I think I spelled his name right. Anyway, I don't have the packaging anymore because this was assembled by the aforementioned Christmas elves, but it doesn't really matter. I still cannot really believe that we bought this set on purpose. It was really cheap and all, since it was part of that TRU clearance on the D&D KREO, but still.

I suppose he does have a pretty good impersonation of the jagged crown from Skyrim. And I guess I could use that throne as a Jarl's chair when me and Mrs. Fett finally get around to making LEGO Dragonreach.

Heck, I could use that throne to be Lord Tank-Bot's audience chair!

My Little Pony Funko Series 2: What I got so far

Mrs. Fett here: thought I'd give a few posts of my shtuff on Counterfett's blog for y'all to read.

I had just seen the Funko Series 2 MLP out at TRU the other weekend. This weekend we stocked again at another TRU. I had bought a few the other week and got the colored discord- I think it's better than the brony version, and Big Mac, and Applejack. This week I bought the great and powerful Trixie- brony version, Rarity, Brony discord, and a few duplicates that went to girlfett.
 






I figured this was worthy of a blog post because it isn't even supposed to be in stores yet, they weren't supposed to be released or shipped until October, but I am glad that I can grab a few before others. =) Here's some pics from my lot so far. Looking forward to getting some more. But I've learned my lesson- buy a box, you get them all for about the same price, and I like the size/ scale of the Funko brand ponies.

What do you think? Do you like brony or colored versions of the ponies? I'm looking for brony twilight and colored trixie.

Mrs. Fett

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Neca Diablo III - Shadow Diablo

Remember, these pics have larger, high res versions, so click for more detail!
Well, as sure as the sun sets in the West, since a re-pallette version of the Lord Of Terror appears in the D3 expansion pack, I figured a repainted version of the main man himself would come out from NECA. And sure enough, here he is. I had seen the normal version of Diablo at TRU a few weeks ago, and I regretted not buying him, though at $29.99 he seemed ever too slightly too expensive.


So, after weeks of not being able to post my favorite of the Prime Evils, I went back, and they had the new Shadow Diablo from the Reaper of Souls expansion. Now, in my opinion Blue > Red, though your mileage may vary. So, what I did was ask my long suffering and beautiful wife (who you are all about to hear a lot more from, btw) if we could check the price, since these were just put out and not yet labelled.

Imagine my surprise when it turned out he was $5 cheaper than the regular. So I bought him. I now have a very large, highly detailed demon king adorning my office computer desk.

PROS:
  • Grande. Diablo is one big Prime Evil. He's about as tall as my old Halo 3 Hunter figures, and easily as massive. His tail is a foot long! In fact, Diablo is so large that it prompted me to take a new set of photos with him in the new 'light box' that KE554 and I put together.
  • Stand his ground. Diablo comes with a stand, but he doesn't need it. HIs legs and feet are able to support his own weight, and, failing that, you can always prop him up with his tail that's a foot long! 
  • Prehensile. It keeps coming back to that tail! Diablo's tail is a softer plastic, and has a heavy wire inside, so you can bend it any way you choose. It's fairly cool, and keeps the massive Daimaou from flopping on his face.
  • Painting. Nothing earth shattering here, just base coat, wash, dry brush. But it's done well.
CONS:
  • The Seventh Seal. Getting the Lord Of Terror out of his packaging was a chore. He has four arms, and two horns which are threaded though the clam-shell backing. Furthermore, his tail, which is a separate piece, is wired into a separate backing, which has to be removed before the limbs can be extricated. And by wired, I mean WIRED. Like not a sissy twisted wire here, these suckers were tied!
  • Plastic smell. It's hard to describe, but Diablo is made of several types of plastic, and most of them smell bad. I know this tends to go away after a week or so out of package, but still. Also, the plastic of the lower legs and tail is....sticky. Not pleasant.
  • Unexpectedly Fragile. I suppose with all the trouble the NECA Predator gave me a few years back, I shouldn't be surprised, but Diablo's joints are a bit delicate. I had his left forearm pop out. I think the "C" joint part of the forearm broke on one side. It stays put, but is not what I'd call 'articulated' anymore. I'll probably glue it back in place and just be more careful, but anyone who's going to get this going forward she be warned! It's sad that something like this on a figure this price doesn't even phase me anymore. I guess that's one good thing that Figma toys have done for me, huh?
Anyway, that's all for now folks. Expect lots of posts in the future with the Lord Of Terror. I might even make him the host of his own toy talk show. 

Toys For Wargaming - More D&D Kreo


Okay, so here is one of those sets I posted about a few weeks ago, all constructed by my workshop full of Christmas Elves (actually my kids, they're even better, they work for spare LEGO parts!). This one was called the Battle Outpost, if I recall correctly. This set is only ho-hum compared to some of the other sets, but it does come with some sweet pieces, particularly the Orc's armor, sword, shield and helmet. I mean, his shield practically has the Mandalorian Mythosaur skull logo on it!

Also, I already had realized this but it bears mentioning once more that these KREO sets come with round 25mm bases that they can stand on. Built with Wargamers in mind...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Fireteam Venom

A new 'fireteam' battle pack, UNSC Fireteam Venom includes a whole array of armor permutations that have not been seen before, including Spartan Oceanic, Spartan Aviator, Spartan GUNGNIR, Spartan Enforcer, and Spartan Scout!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Toys For Wargaming - Mega Bloks Idea Builders Battleship


Hey all, Counterfett here. I was at Target with my son the other day, and he spotted this set. They had two left, and he insisted that since we were father and son, we had to get both so we each could have one, since we are exactly alike. So we got them. In reality, he was probably just manipulating me to get some toys, but I liked the idea nevertheless.


Here's the ship constructed. Honestly, I was more impressed with it on the package before I really looked too closely. I guess I just liked the idea of this too. While it's not a terribly clever ship design, it does pass for a fighting ship. It was a good deal too, at just a couple of bucks, so I might pick up more and make a nifty little block fleet for naval wargaming. I would have to come up with ways to make the other ship classes in the same scale though.