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Archive for September, 2012

It’s Bricktober at Toys R Us


This week if you spend $60 or more on LEGO sets or board games  you get a free mini-fig 5-pack. There will be a different mini-fig pack each week during Bricktober.
Toys R US says they’ll have LEGO deals all month-long. This week deal is Buy one LEGO set get another for 40% off. But sale excludes Ninjago, Friends and Technic.
toys r us bricktober figs

I don’t know if you can buy the figures separate. TRU lists them as a $24.99 value so that would be the price. There’s a new set of figs each week, I’d like to get one or two of the sets I’ll have to see what the special is the week the set I want is offered.

 

Toys R US

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We have a Hulk.


hulk verses deadpoll


The Avengers Dvd hits stores today unless…..



The Avengers dvd/blu-rays hit shelves today. Unless Deadpool steals them all.

Appearing in this scene LEGO Deadpool (6866), Thor, and the street from Catwoman Catcycle City Chase 6858


Mara Jade


LEGO Mara Jade
Mara Jade is ready for battle.


Three weeks into the season



Three weeks in to the season and I finally upload the football Jedi.


It’s Hobbit day.


Today is the day, September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ and Frodo Baggins’ birthday.

Marc Gunn wants to celebrate by getting his song, Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits on the charts. So be sure to purchase the MP3 on Saturday September 22.
From Marc’s site
September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ birthday. It’s a perfect day to highlight hobbits with a grand Chartbombing celebration of my newest CD Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits.

September 22nd is Bilbo Baggins’ birthday. It’s a perfect day to highlight hobbits with a grand Chartbombing celebration of my newest CD Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits.

Here’s what’s gonna happen. We’re gonna top the charts on Amazon and iTunes. All it will take is a 99c contribution. In exchange, you’re gonna get a free unreleased Hobbit single called “The Smial or the Tree”. It’s parody of “Orange and the Green” written by Nancy Flynn. It’s HI-LARIOUS! The song that will top the charts is the title track of the album–“Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits”.

Now I know some of you already own the album. That’s why I’m gonna give you a free unreleased single for your generosity. Just spend 99c. That’s it!

Full detail at http://marcgunn.com/drinkingwithhobbits/

Here’s How It Works

You sign up on the right hand side of Marc Gunn Drinking with Hobbits page.
On Saturday, September 22 at noon Central Standard Time, you buy the single “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” from either iTunes or Amazon (or both if you’re feeling generous).
You can give the song as a gift. You can also buy it multiple times for multiple friends.
If enough of us do this in one day, we’ll push that song into the Daily Top 10 Chart, which hopefully will keep it in the top ten for a while.
Best of all, we’ll also give Peter Jackson a little bit of extra promotion for The Hobbit movie in December.

iTunes Link

Amazon Link

LEGO Frodo

While you are at iTunes get great little game or two.

For a limited time the LEGO Harry Potter games are $0.99 each so grab both Years 1-4 and years 5-7. They are regularly priced at $4.99 each.


Harry Potter app sale


iTunes is having a sale on the LEGO Harry Potter app games. For a limited time the LEGO Harry Potter games are $0.99 each so grab both Years 1-4 and years 5-7. They are regularly priced at $4.99 each.


Happy Talk like a Pirate day


talk like a pirate day

Happy Talk Like a Pirate day, September 19 is international Talk like a pirate day.

Talk Like A Pirate.com

Other Pirate posts
Jack Sparrow
Jedi of the Caribbean
Avast


LEGO Star Wars:The Empire Strikes Out


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.

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Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.


Kre-O Kreon Mirco Changers


As I stated yesterday, this past weekend I found the new Transformers KRE-O mini-fig blind bags. They are called Kreon Miro-Changers and have 2 modes robot and beast or vehicle. The figures do not transform like the action figures. You have to take them apart and build the other form. There are only 6 figure in this series which Hasbro calls the Preview Series.

kre-o tranformers

I got a couple figures to check out. I’d seen the KRE-O sets before but this is my first purchase. I got Waspinator and Scorponok.  First impression the legs look weak, and not much painting detail. Most of the parts are molded in color. Both figures had detail on the torso. The paint was covered  up by chest pieces that had to be added to hook accessories on the robot’s back.

closer look at Scorponok without chest piece.

The heads are painted and have some personality. Scorponok has some neat forearms. But the helmets are the best part. They have that classic Transformers look. A little more details and these would be pretty cool. Some of the parts like the helmets are good for customization.

Scorponok in beast mode.

6 possible figures SPINISTER, SUNSTORM, WASPINATOR, GALVATRON, CRANKSTART or SCORPONOK figure.

Kre-O Transformers Blind Bags


This one a long time have I watched.



An anniversary, a preview, and requests


Anniversary and Preview
Today is the anniversary of airing of the first airing Transformers cartoon. The Transformers first aired in 1984. This past weekend I found the new Transformers KRE-O mini-fig blind bags. They are called Miro-Changers and have 2 modes robot and beast or vehicle. Only six figs in this preview series. I bought a couple but haven’t had time to photograph them. I’ll have images later in the week. Since it’s an anniversary here’s one of my earlier Yoda Archive pics featuring Grimlock.

Now the Requests
1) It’s time to renew my domain if you could put in a couple bucks by clicking the donation button, I’d appreciate it. Please choose the gift option so paypal doesn’t take out transaction fees.
2) I’m about to order businesses cards for the site. I’m using Moo Cards which allow for the use of several images in one order. Please thumb through the site and tell me some of your favorite posts to help me decide what to print. I’m going to use 4 or 5 for the cards. I’m using responses from here and the facebook page plus reactions at shows to help me pick which photos to use.

Thank you.

and New Yoda pic posting in an hour.


R2-KT Challenge Coin for Princess Leah


R2-KT has another Challenge Coin fund-raiser. This one is for “Princess Leah“, born in Feb 2011 Princess Leah has been diagnosed with a deadly mitochondrial disease, resembling Leigh’s disease, but a different genetic mutation.

All proceeds from this sale go to benefit “Princess Leah” AKA Leah Esguenazi (for more info see go here)

These are each 1.5 inches in diameter.
The coin is made of silver toned metal that is approximately 1/8 inch thick, with gold accents.
The pin is made of silver toned metal with soft enamel coloring and gold accents. Comes with a rubber clutch back.
Price: Coins are $10 apiece, Pins are $10 apiece (price includes shipping to anywhere, plus paypal fees)
Paypal to: briekalan@gmail.com
Timeline: Orders will be taken for 30 days (through October 7, 2012) and items shipping Oct 25th.
Questions? Contact briekalan@gmail.com

All proceeds from this sale go to benefit “Princess Leah” AKA Leah Esguenazi (for more info see go here)

Let’s help Baby Leah!!!

http://www.r2kt.com/

image and text courtesy of R2-KT.com

More Star Wars Fan Charities

See Side bar links for more charities or click here for posts tagged with the keyword charity
Yoda Medallions Benefit Burn Camp
Star Wars Gift Suggestions That Help


Look a fairy!


Fairy is from Series 8 (8833).
Find this print and more at the Greenway Art Festival this Saturday!


Greenway Art Festival Sat Sept 15


A Temptation of Faeries maker of faerie wings

Talented artists will display and sell their work along the Greenway trail at Old Fort Park, 916 Golf Lane, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse through booths of original artwork in a family-friendly park setting. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, pottery, sculpture and other original artwork will be available as well as music, food vendors and kids’ art activities. This is a juried festival.

https://www.facebook.com/MurfGreenway

Find us along the Greenway. Here’s our 2010 Greenway visit.

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Yoda Medallions benefit Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp


Here is a cool collectible that benefits a great cause. The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is selling medallions to help young burn survivors. The medallions are 1.75” in diameter with colored enamel on both faces. A certificate of authenticity is included. These medallions were inspired by the concept of “challenge coins” which are popular among military personnel. The Yoda coin was first sold at Celebration VI but is now online while supplies last.

Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp charity fundraiser

The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is honored to support Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp through a special charitable fundraiser. We will be selling medallions featuring Yoda. The medallions were produced in a one-time run of 1000 medallions with the permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All proceeds generated through the sale of these medallions will be donated to Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp. Ordering instructions can be found at PSWCS

Benefit Medallion image courtesy of PSWCS

These are very nice looking coins with a solid feel to them. I got last year’s coin which benefited Operation Troop Appreciation. The coin featuring Leia in Hoth gear was shown on my Star Wars Gifts that help post. For more Star Wars Fan charities see my side bar.


http://www.pswcs.com/BurnCamp/index.cfm


But does he fetch?


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.


LEGO TMNT Confirmed


TMNT in Lego! coming Next year!

http://www.groovebricks.com/lego-tmnt-confirmed/

Maybe I’ll reshoot How do you like the new teacher