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Still not Drax Day.


Guardians of the Galaxy opens Friday so here’s Groot and Applejack. See she’s a farmer he’s a plant. There’s a joke there somewhere.

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Thor’s Day and new custom fig.


Thorsday is upon us again.

It’s been announced that Mjolnir will be welded by a female this fall. As the current character has become unworthy of Mjolnir. But he will still be around. Here is my version of the unworthy Thor that we will see this fall. I made the figure with parts from my collection. I should have use black pants but they blend into too much with the black backdrop.
New thor custom lego minifigure.

thor unwothy

What do I think about a female Thor. I don’t see a problem with it. Thor’s been a frog. Mjolnir has been used by Beta Ray bill, Storm, and Thunderstrike. Hopefully we will see some great stories. Others that have wielded Mjolnir.

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Is it Drax Day yet?


Guardians of the Galaxy opens Friday so here’s Drax. Time permitting, I’ll have another Guardians of the Galaxy post tomorrow. I been busy rebuilding the store. Plus we’ve had a break in the summer heat and I could do yard work and not melt. The new store is up so now I can process pics.

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New store is open.


My new store is open. I now sell prints on store envy. There are larger images of each print than the old store. I have around a dozen prints up now and will expand as demand requires. Please have a look and give me your thoughts.
Tell me if everything is working. Did you find any errors, misspellings, that sort of thing. To show my appreciation there is a coupon code good till the first.

Visit my store on Storenvy

Use the code “awesome” to get 20% off on all items. code expires August 1.


New store coming soon.


I am working on building a new print store. It should be up shortly. I’m going to begin with just a few prints. Some of my most popular or requested images. I’ll add more later I just don’t want to spend a ton of time uploading and rewriting everything from the old store. So I ask for your help in deciding what to list first. What are your favorite pieces? old or new?

 

Thanks,

 

Chris


“Who?” “Star Lord, man….legendary outlaw?


Guardians of the Galaxy opens this week, Starlord had to make his own personalized coke. Guess he’s not as legendary a outlaw as he thought.
Starlord and rocket

“Star Lord” “Who?” “Star Lord, man….legendary outlaw? Aw, forget it”


Building Block sets on clearance at Target


Target has started their end of season toy clearance. They have marked down several toys, including many building blocks sets. I spotted  reduced Ionix Bricks , nanoblocks, KRE-O, mega bloks, and those light brick sets. I did not see any LEGO clearance.

My local Target had KRE-O Micro changers series 3 down to $1.48. Very good deal on some figures especially if you want to army build or customize your figures. They also had the Micro Changers Combiners four figure sets for $5.48 half off the original price of $10.99. I’ve seen these reduced at a couple of Targets.

pTRU1-18179495_alternate1_enh-z6Also reduced were some Nanoblocks sets. They sets were marked down 30% to 50%. They had many bagged sets and one store had a couple boxed sets. I built a set that I still need to review.

I found Toothless Viking Attack (#21001) for half price. The set had the same Toothless that I already own so I passed on this. I did get the giant Toothless Battle set (#21003) for half price. Retail was $39.99 I thought that was too much for only 242 pieces. But 19.98 was a reasonable price. that puts the blocks about eight cents each. They did not have anymore of the small Dragon only sets.

ionix how to train your dragon

Target has reduced some of the Tenkai Knights sets. The blind bags figures were $1.94. and a few other sets were markets down.

Will you head to Target to get some bricks? Have you see any other store marking down their toys? What deals have you found?


Not at the con


I was going to run a “Not at the Convention” sale this weekend but the store is down. It’ll take awhile to fix so instead I’m juat poating more stuff in our E-bay shop. I’ll add some more items later.

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Awkward LEGO meeting at Shirt Woot.


shirtwootToday at Shirt woot. $10.


Captain Marvel Victorious!


Much later than I had wanted here’s my newest LEGO image, Captain marvel defeats the Daleks. I had planned this for new comic Wednesday but didn’t like my first series so I reshot it. The Daleks are from Character Building and Captain Marvel is a custom minifigure. I’m really proud of the how this one turned out.

LEGO Captain Marvel


Batman is 75!


Happy Birthday Batman. The Batman turns 75 today. DC has declared today as Batman day. They having a huge digital comic sale to celebrate. 750 Batman titles will be made available for digital download for $.99 each for one week only. Plus today only 10 essential Batman graphic novels for only $2.99 each.

See previous post for full details
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Boba Fett Prototype Armor Action Figure coming to Walgreens


I still get traffic from people searching for the mailaway prototype armor Boba Fett. The figure was offered in 2011-2012 as a premium. Fans could mail in UPCs and get a limited edition figure. If you missed it then your search may soon be over. Walgreen has announced an exclusive six-inch Black Series Boba Fett in the white armor. This is larger scale than the 2011 figure.

The figure is up for preorder and will not ship till October 15. Its says not sold in stores. I don’t know if that means till the release date or if it is an online exclusive entirely. They also will not ship it to certain states. Here is their full description.
Black series Boba Fett prototype Armor
Highly Articulated Figure Looks Like Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) & is Armed with a Blaster
Figure is Part of the First-Ever 6-Inch Series of Star Wars Figures
All-White Armor Reflects the Original Design for the Character
Figure Stands 6 Inches Tall
Figure Comes with Accessory

Before he puts on the familiar Mandalorian armor from the Star Wars saga, this notorious bounty hunter was initially envisioned as a “super trooper” in all-white armor. This special figure captures the beginning of a character that has become a legend who is both respected and feared across the galaxy … Boba Fett.

Re-create the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars epic with figures from The Black Series! This highly articulated figure is part of Hasbro’s first-ever 6-inch Star Wars figure collection. He looks like Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) down to the last detail. His all-white armor is designed with pinpoint accuracy — it’s as if he just walked off the set of on2_220-1e of his biggest scenes. You’re going to need a bigger shelf for your Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure and the rest of the Black Series!

Star Wars products are produced by Hasbro under license from Lucasfilm Ltd. Hasbro and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.

At WalGreens.com

So what do you think? Will you get this version of Boba Fett? Do you have the earlier version?


LEGO Unikitty snickers pops


Nerdy Nummies makes Unikitty snickers pops.


Batman Day Digital sale!


BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of their ongoing celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment (DCE) announced today that 750 Batman titles will be made available for digital download for $.99 each. For one week only beginning on July 22, fans can become immersed in the adventures of the world’s most popular Super Hero. The special sale coincides with “Batman Day” on July 23 and Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 activities, which will also shine a spotlight on the iconic comic idol.

The largest English-language publisher and the leader in digital comics innovation, this marks a first-of-its-kind offer for DCE across all digital platforms including comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle Store and Nook Store. Key Batman titles and storylines featured in the sale include Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: No Man’s Land, Batman: Year One, Batman: Hush, Batman: The Court of the Owls, All Star Batman & Robbin the Boy Wonder and many, many more!

DCE will also launch a 24-hour eBook sale that day only across all digital partners – offering 10 essential Batman graphic novels for only $2.99 each.

“Digital comics make it possible to get Batman anytime, anywhere and this sale is the perfect opportunity for fans to dive into the world of the Caped Crusader,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee. “Now, thanks to this mammoth 75th anniversary sale DCE is making it easier than ever to collect an incredibly broad range of Batman’s best stories, at a price that doesn’t require a Bruce Wayne-sized budget.”

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To further mark its July 23rd Batman Day activities taking place at hundreds of comic book retailers nationwide, DCE will also launch a 24-hour eBook sale that day only across all digital partners – offering 10 essential Batman graphic novels for only $2.99 each.

For more information on DCE’s digital comic offerings, please visit http://www.readdcentertainment.com and all digital platforms. For the latest information including exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, please visit www.batman75.com.


Beautiful Loki Tee


At TeeFury Wednesday July 23 only! A beautiful Loki shirt.  $11 each sold on black, navy or charcoal.  Psst tomorrow an avengers shirt.

Loki tee shirt

Shirt Punch

Plus Mutants, slayers, and Aliens at Shirt Punch tv for only 6.99 each. ShirtPunch. Today only.  Use the drop down menu at the top of the page to see ShritPunch TV. Their other shirts today feature Aliens and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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LEGO reveals San Diego Comic-Con Experiences


SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON — LEGO Systems, Inc. today unveiled details of everything that contributes to its largest San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) presence ever. The LEGO® booth will welcome show attendees with life-sized LEGO models, sneak peeks of 2015 LEGO building sets, photo-opps and content demos. Additionally, fans will have a chance to win limited edition minifigures each day and exclusive SDCC LEGO sets will be sold in the company’s booth shop. The family-friendly booth will feature thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build and take home their own brick-based heroes. The LEGO excitement can be found at booth #2829 of the San Diego Convention Center, July 24-27.

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, the company will unveil a show-stopping showcase of every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever created

“This is our fourteenth year at San Diego Comic-Con and each year we see stronger enthusiasm coming from a growing audience of fans of all ages,” said Michael McNally, senior brand relations director, LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’re thrilled to deliver a family friendly brand experience, punctuated by custom life-sized models, play opportunities, exclusives, collectibles and sneak peeks, that lets children and adult collectors celebrate their passion for properties and LEGO play together in one place.”

LEGO Star Wars™
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, the company will unveil a show-stopping showcase of every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever created – over 500 in total—that is sure to make fans drool. A remote-controlled LEGO Chopper life-sized model, based on the new Star Wars Rebels series, will roam the booth throughout the weekend. Other activities include the unveiling of a 2015 LEGO Star Wars set and a limited edition exclusive version of the LEGO Star Wars Ghost with a Chopper minifigure that will be on sale for show attendees beginning Thursday morning.

LEGO Systems will display a custom-built life-sized LEGO version of Groot and Rocket Raccoon

LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics™
This year marks the 75th anniversary of BATMAN™, and LEGO Systems celebrates the milestone with a new life-sized model of the Batcycle™ from the Batman Classic TV Series, complete with sidecar, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Two LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics sets launching in 2015 will be unveiled, including an 1,800 piece Tumbler, and one of the company’s exclusive minifigure raffle items will feature an iconic DC Comics character.  Throughout the show, a limited number of exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ LEGO sets will be on sale.

LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL
The new feature film Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st and to honor the event and its newest film-inspired building sets, LEGO Systems will display a custom-built life-sized LEGO version of Groot and Rocket Raccoon. An SDCC exclusive LEGO set, Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird, will be sold and an exclusive minifigure of The Collector from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be up for grabs to lucky fans as part of a raffle.

LEGO THE HOBBIT™
In anticipation of this December’s theatrical release of THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), LEGO Systems will unveil one of the new LEGO THE HOBBIT sets that is slated to hit store shelves in October. A large-scale model of Smaug, built entirely from LEGO bricks and featuring custom light features to simulate the dragon’s fire-breathing ability, will be displayed in the Warner Bros. booth #4545.  On Thursday, July 24, fans will also have a chance to win a LEGO THE HOBBIT minifigure.

THE LEGO MOVIE
Fans of the first LEGO theatrical film will instantly recognize a new 8-foot tall LEGO model presiding over the booth as Lord Business. A LEGO set based on THE LEGO MOVIE launching in January 2015, will be unveiled and on Sunday, fans will have a chance to win an exclusive LEGO Unikitty, as well as attend a panel discussion focused on the film and its toys.

LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™
To honor the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, a life-sized LEGO model of Shredder will be on display, along with LEGO sets based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and feature film.

LEGO Mixels™
LEGO Mixels™, an original property created in conjunction with Cartoon Network made up of animated shorts, virtual app gaming and collectible construction toys, was first unveiled at SDCC 2013. The fun continues as the fourth wave of quirky characters, launching in 2015, will be unveiled. New Mixels content for 2015 will also include new shorts, specials and a game.

LEGO NINJAGO and LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA™
Two of the biggest original LEGO properties will be represented in two separate panels on Sunday, inviting children and families to learn more about the stories, products lines and the television series that currently air on Cartoon Network.

 

LEGO Press Release


Nerd Block July Unboxing: ComicCon Edition


It’s Nerd Block Time! They call it comic con in a box and this month they really mean it. Timed to arrive just before Comic Con this week they included an actual Comic Con item but more on that later.

What is Nerd Block?

Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks. Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys or collectables. You pick the shirt size but the design and toys are unknown.

So What’s in the Box?

First up is Star Wars Insider  The magazine focused on Star Wars. I used to get this but let my subscription lapse since there were no new movies planned. Now that Disney is producing more films maybe it’s time to renew. The Cover article is Jeffery Brown’s Darth books. These are cool books I have Darth Vader Father and Son book. I love it. Star Wars Insider retails for $7.99. This is the first of two Star Wars items this month.

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NERF Zombie Strike Ricochet ($7.99) Read about it in Nerf Wika. They give it a retail of $7.99. It is neat. Too big for my son to use. I could use it as a costume accessory. If I get finish my steam punk outfit.  Here’s a picture of how others have painted NERF guns for costume uses.

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The shirt is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles design. Turtles are awesome I will wear this one. Retail ~$11.00TMNT_shirt

The second Star Wars item is a deformed plush vehicle. I got the Millennium Falcon. Their postcard also showed an AT-AT and an X-wing. Any of them would have be cool but I’m glad I got my favorite ship.

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The Comic Con tie-in is a DVD of Comic-Com IV A Fan’s hope. It is a documentary on Comic Con. I haven’t watched it yet.I hope it is entertaining.  It has interviews with Stan Lee and Joss Whedon. Which partly explains how Nerd Block tied them into this month the other reason, the dvd included a PVC figure of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News. Others sets had Joss whedon and the Morgan Spurlock, who directed the documentary.

I found a little history on the figures. NECA had them a while back and there were only 20,000 of the figures made.

In review some cool stuff this month. A Star Wars magazine, A NERF gun, a plush Millennium Falcon, A cool TMNT shirt, and a DVD with a Stan Lee figure.

 

Spoiler alert! If you get a box don’t read the shipping label. There is a mini invoice on it that tells whats inside. It’s vague but may reveal more than you want to know.

Do you enjoy this review? Any questions. I’m considering reviewing the Nerd Block as a monthly feature.

Interested in a box?

Nerd block classic 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US plus a border fee exchange fee of .27.
Nerd block jr boys (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping
Nerd block jr girls (ages 6-11) $13.99

Horror block 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US, The Horror block ships on the 25th of the month You must order by then to get the box. This month they said it will include an Aliens item.

 

I am part of Nerd Block affiliate program.

 

 


McFarlane Toys to release Building Blocks


High-end manufacturer McFarlane Toys has entered the construction toy category with a range based on the popular adult zombie series The Walking Dead. These toys will be sold exclusively at Toys R Us. twd-building-announcement_photo_01_cs

The building sets and expansion packs will feature popular characters and accessories including Daryl Dixon with Chopper, The Governor’s Room, and Prison Tower with Gate. The zombie apocalypse can be expanded with additional figure and accessory packs.

The Walking Dead series one product line will feature building sets, expansion packs, and figure blind bags for consumers to build their own The Walking Dead apocalypse:

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The Building Sets: MSRP $9.99-64.99 – Daryl Dixon with Chopper, The Governor’s Room, and Prison Tower with Gate.
Blind Bag Figures: MSRP $2.99 – Daryl Dixon, Michonne, The Governor, Carl Grimes, Riot Gear Walker, Michonne’s Pet Walker, and Herd Walkers.

Official announcement at Mcfarland Toys Toy and Hobby Article

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Macfarland Toys Makes some great looking high detailed figures. The set and figures look realistic. Not word on scale or if they blocks are compatible with LEGO. I hope so, those sets will make great backdrops for my action figures.


Transformers Age of Extinction!


Optimus Prime on a T-rex

30th Anniversary Optimus Prime on a classic McDonalds Happy Meal Transforming Dinosaur. Optimus Prime is from a blind bag but I have seen these same figures carded at Toys R US for a higher price.


End of the week notes


I have a couple of quick notes. I got my first nanoblock set this week. I am building it now. These bricks are really small. Hopefully I can finish it tomorrow while my son naps. I’m too tired at this point to finish it tonight. It looks cool so far.
I got my July Nerd Block today. This is the Comic Con Nerd block with two Star Wars items. It has some cool stuff in the box. I’ll review it early next week.
I hit 100 followers on Tumblr this week. So that was cool. I have a couple of toy reviews planned plus more action figure photography.

Thanks for following.


LEGO stop Action film: The Day of The Doctor



Well done Doctor Who LEGO stop action film.


New Weird Al Yankovic


New video from Weird Al’s newest album, Mandatory Fun. He’s releasing eight videos in eight days. Word Games is my favorite song and video of the album. Writers, editors, and bloggers should love this one.

Another one of my favorites from Mandatory Fun is Tacky. It is Al’s parody of Pharrell Williams Happy.

And because it has minions here’s the original. Pharrell Williams – Happy (Despicable Me 2 – Lyric Video)


Rocket Raccoon


Rocket Raccoon figureJust a couple of weeks away till the big movie.