Battle on! stars LEGO Minifig series 10 (71001) Warrior Woman and Medusa.
I finally had time to shoot the Medusa minifig. She looks even better than the pictures. The tail is really big as it should be to keep it in scale. I want more of these. I don’t know what I’ll do with them but these are cool. This is my favorite from the collectible series.
Look gold LEGO mini bag! Series 10 on the shelf cool!
So I was running errands today. I stopped at the store for some 2 liter drinks. Eventually I made it to the toy section. I checked the LEGO aisle and saw blind bags. It took a second to realize these were series 10 bags. I tried to remember what was in the series so I would know what parts to feel for. I try a few bags and found a Medusa and a black and white clown. Plus a mystery one. I checked price on the self-scan, $2.99.
I waited in line for an extremely long time. When I finally get there the cashier scan the bag, scans it again then just walks away. She talks to another employee and comes back. “Cant sell them look.” she scans it and the screen says BEFORE SALES DATE. “It doesn’t say when we can sell.” She pushes them across the counter and says maybe customer service can help.
I go over there tell the customer service associate about it and that they scan at the price check kiosk. She looks for paperwork with a date finds nothing, Pages the toy department. Says she can’t sell but she’ll see if they know the date. She calls again. Someone finally shows scans it and say s they can’t sell till May 1st.
So I almost had a Medusa. It was easy to feel in the bag. I just hope I can find it on the first. I never saw series 9 at this store at all. I can’t blame the cashiers they have to hold to the Hold off floor date but man, so close to a scoop for the blog.
Did you see the Silence?
Tally Marks stars Amy Pond and the Silence from Doctor Who Character Building series 2 & 3.
Mini Action Legs by Brick Fortress
Hobbits can’t run, at least LEGO hobbits and other short character can’t run. Normal short LEGO legs are not moveable so the smaller characters cannot move, or sit. The mini-action legs offered by Brick Fortress allow poseability for the minis in either in your MOCs or stop motion films.
I just bought a few of these and would like to share my thoughts on them. The legs are nicely made and feel similar to LEGO. They feel solid and move easily without fear of breaking like some knock off brick brands. The colors are near to LEGO colors. They are available in five colors now, others will be offered in the future, more on that later. Current color options are black, gray, dark blue, reddish-brown, and tan.
Here we can see side by side comparison using the Evil Dwarf from series 5. The dwarf on the Left has mini-action legs, the dwarf on the right has the standard legs.The legs have some curve to them rather than the straight look of LEGO legs. There is a center to the legs that allows the movement. And the legs are slightly taller due to the hips.
Price: The legs are listed for $1.25 each but currently sold for $1.15 each with price breaks at higher volumes order 20 or more and the price drops to $1.00 each and order 100 or more and they drop $0.95 each. Shipping is cheap. Plus They fill orders fast. I ordered on the 31st the legs were shipped on the 2nd and arrived the 4th.
The tan legs match Yoda and allow the Jedi to Move.
The next color will be.. up to you. Brick Fortress held a survey for most requested colors. The top four are now up for voting. The choices are: Dark Green, Green, Dark Tan and Dark Brown. You’ll notice in the Frodo and Dwarf pics the color don’t match the original that because they figs were made with dark brown legs. Dark brown is not offered yet so I used the reddish-brown legs. I need my Hobbits to match. Frodo and Samwise can’t complete their mission if their outfits are not color coordinated. So vote dark brown Frodo needs action legs so he can simply walk into Mordor.
Voting ends April 30th so be sure to get your votes in by then! Choose your color and vote!
Summary:The legs are well made and look great. They function like the regular size LEGO legs. I can see these being used in stop motion films. You should try a few and give your figs added poseability.
I have a new page that lists some of the apps, tricks, and websites that help you determine what is hiding in that blind bag. The link is at the top of this blog. I made a page rather than a post so it could be easier to find. If you have more tips or sites please post them on the page.
What’s in the Bag.
The blind bags are cool but they can be frustrating finding the figure you want. You may want just one figure from a set. You might want to collect all the figures. or you may want multiples of the same figure for army building. But how can you know what is in the bag? These Blind bags guides can help.
The best I’ve found for LEGO is the Touch Guide in the My Mini’s app. The app coats $1.99 so less than a mini-fig and its well worth it. no only does it tell you what to feel for it shows you what mini’s you might confuse with it.
March was great for Mini-fig collectors. There were two dvd releases that included exclusive min-figs. Target had an exclusive Bilbo Baggins mini fig with the Hobbit DVD/Blu-ray combo pack. Plus the Cartoon network LEGO Star Wars special, The Empire Strikes Out had an exclusives Darth Vader mini-fig. I’ll tell you about my experience with each.
I’ll start with The Empire Strikes Out DVD cause it a shorter story. The special aired on Cartoon Network last September. Last time there was a Star Wars:LEGO special the dvd release was announced right after wards. This time it took a while for the announcement. Speculation was what would mini-fig if any, would be included in the dvd release. This time it was Darth Vader with a medal.
The figure looks pretty cool and an alternate Darth Vader is always cool. The dvd retail for $14.99 but Amazon and Target have it for $9.99. It was easy to find on the shelfs at Target unlike the Hobbit dvd. The dvd was released on March 26.
When it was revealed that Target would offer an exclusive mini-fig with the purchase of The Hobbit dvd/Blu-ray combo I was eager to shop at Target. I decided to pre-order the set. I was afraid the store would sell out before I could get there. So I ordered from target.com, the delivery date was a few days after the date the dvds would be in store. I didn’t expect to be able to watch the movie that night anyway so it wasn’t that big of a deal. But I remember the days when you could pre-order a dvd or game and it would be delivered the same day it was in the stores. I had the same problem with the LEGO:Lord of The Rings Game.
The Sunday ads were released and the in store price was two dollars cheaper than the online price. Did Target guarantee and match prices like amazon did? No. The day the dvd came the online target.com listed the set as unavailable. I was worried they’d sell out. But They tell me if they were out right? I thought about going to the store but didn’t. The next day still no shipping notification. the set was still listed as unavailable online. I had to run some errands and went to Target. They still had about four sets with the mini-fig so I grabbed one. Turned out to be a good decision. This was on Wednesday.
The expected delivery date was between Friday the 22-tues 26. I thought about cancelling the order but I knew some birthdays were coming up and that make a good gift. Finally they send a shipping notification on Saturday. But the pic they sent with it was of the regular DVD/Blu-ray set sans Bilbo. But when I clicked the link in the email it showed the set with Bilbo. And the expected delivery date was changed to March 30. a week after the original expected date.
Finally on Saturday I open the mailbox and inside in a small package, It’s thin so I know before I open that there is no figure in the set. It was a holiday weekend so I waited till Monday to return the dvd to a Target store. The Hobbit dvd was released on March 19 it arrived on March 30. From the time it was released and arrived i had gone to Target bought the Hobbit dvd, made another trip to Target and got the Star Wars special. So lesson learned don’t preorder from Target. get out there and fight the crowds.
The Bilbo figure is very well done. He has blue jacket, a vest and an ascot. His head is double-sided. You will see him in this blog again.
I reshot the Spider-man pic from a couple days ago.
Batman and Catwoman minifigs from LEGO Catwoman Catcycle City Chase set #6858. Batman swollen head from Buildable Characters DC comics series
Deadpool’s new ride.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 13,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals
Most popular posts viewed in 2012
1 Darth “no Legs” Maul Returns #2. February 2012
2 Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Redemption Offer September 2011
3 Don’t forget Valentines Day January 2012
4 Shelob Lair June 2012
5 Hasbro is giving away a life size Darth Maul January 2012
6 Darth Maul Returns, But how? February 2012
7 Darth “no Legs” Maul has returned * Spoilers. February 2012
8 Yoda wishes Jim Henson A Happy Birthday September 2011
9 LEGO Stormtrooper Ornament October 2012
10 Star Wars LEGO Christmas Advent Calendar 2012 December 2012
I love this graphic they made with my top posts.
Yoda archives had traffic from 94 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. The United Kingdom & Canada were not far behind.
Views I hit 10,000 views in August, In December I passed 14,000 on the 9th and 15,000 two weeks later.
A quick review of the 2012 Star Wars Advent Calendar.
- Gungan Warrior (Dec 2) (TPM)
- Battle Droid (Dec 6) (TPM)
- At-St Driver (Dec 9) (RTJ)
- Rebel Hoth Trooper (Dec 12) (ESB)
- Imperial Snow Trooper (Dec 15) (ESB)
- Rebel Trooper (Dec 18) (ANH)
- Super Battle Droid (Dec 21)
- R2D2 Snow droid (Dec 23)
- Santa Darth Maul (Dec 24)
- Gungan Sub (Dec 1) (TPM)
- Star Destroyer (Dec 4) (ANH)
- Trade Federation MTT (Dec 5) (TPM)
- Naboo N-1 Starfighter (Dec 7) (TPM)
- Vulture Droid Fighter(Dec 8) (TPM)
- AT-AT Walker(Dec 10) (ESB)
- Naboo Royal Ship(Dec 16) (TPM)
- Naboo Flash Speeder (Dec 17) (TPM)
- Separatists Shuttle (Dec 19) (ATC)
- The Soulless One (Dec 20) (ROS)
- Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator (TPM)
- Gungan catapult and weapons (Dec 3) (TPM)
- Radar Dish(Dec 11) (ESB)
- Gronk Droid(Dec 13) (ANH)
- Accessory pack(Dec 14) (TPM)
Brick pedia entry for #9509 2013 star Wars advent calendar
(TPM) the Phantom Menace
(ATC) Attack of the Clones
(ROS) Return of the Sith
(ANH) Star Wars:A New Hope
(ESB) The Empire Strikes back
(RTJ) Return of the Jedi
My favorites were the AT-AT, Rebel Trooper(ANH), R2D2 and Santa Darth Maul. Least favorite was the MTT. The weapons should have been packed with the figures. A couple of ships were had to id. Plus too much Phantom Menace builds for me. But overall another fun advent calendar.
I hope LEGO makes another one next year. What Christmas theme minifig would you like to see in 2013? I like to see Queen Amidala from set #9499 Gungan Sub as a Christmas tree. Next year Hasbro packing features Yoda. Will the calendar be focused on Return of the Jedi for the 30th anniversary? or on one of the prequels that will be out in 3D next fall?
What was your favorite? What was you least favorite?
This is the 250th post on Yoda Archives. The master Jedi had to make an appearance.
This is my first customization of a character. I have built a few MOC character but.this is the first try at making a published character. LEGO Zatanna is built from the parts of various LEGO mini-figures. The legs are borrowed from the Black Canary Figure I purchased online. The other parts are official LEGO items. On one version of this I had text on the image. She said “raeppa idej” or Jedi appear but I think it slowed down the joke. Yoda said “Fire my agent, I will”. I think the visual is enough.
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I have an article today on theBrick Blogger. It covers various LEGO Christmas ornaments that are available this season. I updated and revised the Hallmark ornament information I posted here back in October. Plus I cover some ornaments made of and with LEGO bricks.
Christmas is in the air and many of us have LEGO Christmas is in the air and many of us have LEGO on our Christmas wish list or shopping lists. But how about using LEGO to decorate our trees? There are a few places you can find LEGO related ornaments and you can also make your own
See the theBrick Blogger for the full article.
My previous theBrickblogger Article
Bricks and Heroes on Brickblogger
The Zombie Hunter finds new targets, the Silence from Dr Who.
It’s been over a week since the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention. I finally have time to blog on the con. This was the third year of the con but the first time they had a track dedicated to LEGO. This was also the first LEGO event I’ve attended.
We went to sell my toy photography prints. Once we were set up I got to walk around a bit. The first purchase I made was from the Citizen Brick booth. I knew they mini-fig babies so I had to get one to commemorate my son’s birth. I also picked up a zombie heady and a victim torso.
I bought a few Mini-figs from Milton Train Works. I got a series 2 life guard, series 8 Santa and another figure from a set that I don’t own. It’ll appear in a future post. With the purchase of the life guard I now have at least one mini-fig from every series but #1
Brickmania toys had some great looking kits. and a Bikini Bottom MOC. The LEGO group was there but as display only they didn’t have products for sale. But they did have a LEGO Batman comic book. It was game trailer in a printed form.
There were also vendors selling various LEGO sets and mini-figures. Since it was part of a comic convention, there were several places selling comic books, toys, t-shirts and geek stuff. There were also some panels, concerts, and short films.
We had a lot of fun and hope to make it back. More pictures on my site, RenaissanceFairePictorial.com
Coolest costume at the convention.
This is one of my purchases from Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention. I bought it from eclipseGRAFX. They are a reseller of a couple of Brick brands. They also make their own custom accessories and mini-figs. I have more cool stuff to photograph and post. Stay tuned.
Print now for sale on E-bay. coming to online shop soon.
Happy Talk Like a Pirate day, September 19 is international Talk like a pirate day.
Star Wars.com has announced the new LEGO Star Wars special!
In LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, premiering Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), a new Imperial threat has been detected and the good guys have to act fast. But Jedi-in-training Luke discovers that instant fame as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber.
Tune in for the action, suspense and comedy on September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.
official page with trailer.
Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.
The Alien Villainess and a gray walk their Brain.
Alien Villainess is from Series 8 (8833), Classic alien from Series 6 (8827) and the Brain is from the top of a hot sauce bottle.
Alien Villainess first of the Series 8 figs I found. It was the first bag I picked up. I felt around the bag and found the wedge shape of the dress and the head. I knew that it was the alien so I got it. She’s the only fig is this series that has the wedge dress so she should be easy to find.
They only had a few bags I tried some more and felt what I thought was the conquistador’s armor, turned out to be football player uniform. Both figs have a chest piece that slides over the torso. to id them look for the other accessories.