Monday, August 21, 2017

Toys for Wargaming - MEGA Construx He-Man

How is it with my whole circle of toy collector friends, both online and in real life, the first time I know these exist is when I find them randomly in WalMart? Seriously, guys, what gives?

So there's He-Man, Skeletor, Colonial Marine, Captain Picard, Borg, Colonial Marine, and Xenomorph. Sadly no Predator, because that would have just made my day unreal.

But honestly, A LEGO compatible He-Man!

He Man!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

LEGO Dimensions Excalibur Batman and Bionic Steed

Okay, so in a maybe teensy bit of good news, I found a little bit of stuff that wasn't wiped from my drive (actually they were, but I had a few things I had not deleted from my camera's memory yet). So....content!

I got this at the Walmart the other day because all of their LEGO Dimensions packs were marked down a little bit. And my wife and I had both been secretly wanting to buy it for a while. Me for the 'Excalibur' (what, I have LEGO Saber to think about!) her for the Bionic Steed.

So, we got it. Turns out it was the only LEGO Dimensions set in the store that was full price, but whatever. Since we both wanted it, it was money well spent.

Friday, August 18, 2017

I've Got Good News and...Well, It's Just Bad News

So guys, I was planning on scheduling some posts this weekend, of toy and game reviews from stuff that I had my son open and put together that I have been taking pictures of for the last few weeks. But somehow in the past couple of days, all of my pictures of said items were misplaced or deleted from my computer.

This is on top of kind of a bad week already, so I'm pretty discouraged. I'll try to come up with something in the next few days. Hopefully after the garage sale tomorrow morning I will have had some inspiration and want to carry on with something or other, but for now, I'm done.

I'm just done.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

World Of Nintendo - Bokoblin

So, I saw the local WalMart had half a zillion of these guys as peg warmers a few weeks ago. I guess people around here aren't that interested in Bokoblins? I kinda wanted to get one, because, well, these lines have been pretty sparce in in terms of mooks. Sure you can get villains like Bowser or Ganondorf, but anonymous goons? Goombas maybe, but not much else. But it just wasn't worth it to me at the standard price.

Then they put it on clearance for like 50% off.

So, I got one. And now I have a Bokoblin. I'm a little sad this line doesn't come with accessories like the larger scale figures, because he should really have a Boko Bat or something. But whatever, he's adorable in his own right.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Nano Metalfigs - Groot

Nano is such a hard word to type. I seriously have a difficult time because I always either type nana or nono.


But I digress. I mentioned yesterday that I was annoyed that the Groot in the multi pack was baby Groot. Well, I decided I wanted grown up, ambulatory Groot badly enough to justify buying him as a single. There was honestly not much price difference doing it this way, so whatever.

He's not a terribly impressive figure, honestly, as you can see he's pretty much monotone paint scheme. But I wanted a normal Groot, and by golly I got one.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nano Metalfigs - Guardians of the Galaxy

So I saw these in the store a little while back and thought "Huh, these are prepainted minis in about 28mm scale."

So I bought them. Not sure why, really, I liked Guardians of the Galaxy, but I don't really do superhero games. Though I guess you could say GotG is more sci-fi than superhero. Maybe that's it.

That said, they are relatively nice figures. Honestly decent paint job. Nothing inspired, but probably better than I can do myself at that scale. I was a bit miffed that they only included baby Groot and not a full size version. Drax ends up being the best figure, because the detailing on his body stripes is actually quite good.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pre Order Critique - Primaris Intercessors

Well, I abandoned my 'only nice reviews' rule years ago, and a good thing I did, because...Intercessors.

Now, don't get me wrong here. They're not actually that bad. On the contrary, they're pretty nice. It's just, well, they are Space Marines. There's really not much going on here. What we have here, Frank, is a ten man squad of Space Marines. Like, I get they are something special from the new codex and all, but, really.

Space Marines.

Okay, now that I have repeated myself several times on my incredulity at this set, let us get down to the proverbial brass tacks. These are well sculpted, and come with a decent number of options. There does not appear to be much in the way of pose reuse, so a clever builder could get this and some tactical sets and mix and match parts to make it so no two marines in said builder's army looks quite the same. Still, that has always been true for the army builder willing to put in the time and effort.

On the other hand. These cost $60. $60. What in God's Green Earth happened to pricing since I last looked at the Games Workshop site? This is a 10 man squad of Space Marines. Sorry, I said I was done with repeating.

Whew. I think I have it out of my system.

So, the verdict here is an emotional, rather than logical one. I had a hard time not muttering expletives at my screen when I saw this. Wow.