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Sauron Marvel Legends Build a Figure Review


Last fall I bought a 1990’s ToyBiz Sauron figure at a comic convention. It was a cool figure, and I thought it would be great for photography. The guy at the booth said they were coming about with a Sauron Build A Figure series. How many times have a bought a loose figure only to have a new version come out soon afterwards? Well there was Toy Biz Sasquatch I got then shortly later the Sasquatch build a figure, was announced, I bought a loose Leonardo mini-fig and literally the next day the Karai Bike Escape Building Set (79118) with Leonardo set was announced. I’ve bought custom Captain Marvel and Storm(1)(2) LEGO mini figs only to have official versions released later. So it happens, just part of being a collector.

Here’s the ToyBiz 1990s Sauron figure.  You may have seen him on the blog earlier. He’s nicely sculpted, but there’s not a lot of paint, His jaw opens and there’s articulation at arms and legs. Cool figure but a little hard to stand. I tried to several times to get a good shot of him standing overhead. The image is not as intimidating as I envisioned.

I looked up the Sauron build a figure and it looked awesome. But I really didn’t have that much interest in the figures from the series. I already had a Deadpool. Lady Deadpool was neat. Wolverine and Bishop are cool looking figs the but not worth $20 a pop to me. Sauron was cool but not $120.00 cool.

A few months pass and the post-Christmas sales start. I see the Lady Deadpool at a decent price online. Which led me to to start checking online and offline for other deals. I didn’t find any figures on sale, but there’s always the secondary market. Some people part out the sets. I won a few auctions and started collecting the parts. I gave in and got Deadpool in boxers figure and rounded off the set with a couple more eBay purchases.

Finally, I have Sauron. He is massive. This figure is amazing. The sculpt is detailed. There are scales on the torso, veins in his arms and neck. The head is large with a movable jaw, pointed teeth, and nasty red eyes. Sauron has huge freaking wings. They are segmented so parts can move as the arms move.

The paint job is well done with great hues of green and yellow on the torso and wings. The leathery textured wings have some slits in them that give it a more realistic appearance. The loin cloth is sculpted to show motion. Blue pouches give a visual pop to his belt. There’s not a lot of paint to the legs, arms, or tail but they do have sculpted scales.

You can move his legs, turn his feet, bend knees but this isn’t a figure you would crouch. It is tall and has a wide wing span. There’s articulation at his head, neck and jaw, shoulders, and elbows. His hands rotate. The tail is great to balance him standing but I need some of those action figure stands so I can pose him flying.

Sauron builds a figure standing in a jungle scene.

 

Now that’s an intimidating Sauron.

This is only the second BAF I have collected. The other was Dormammu which I got cause I liked the series and got many of the figures super cheap at Target post-Christmas. Then finished it with parts via E-bay. You can see Dormammu on this post.

What do you think?

Do you collect any Build a Figures? Would you read more toy reviews? Who has the best stands for posing figures?

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Easy Roller Dice: Review


I received some gaming products to review from Easy Roller dice. The Ohio based company sent me two polyhedral dice sets.

 

Easy Roller Dice Co. is made up of table top gamers and educators.  We create awesome products for gamers, teachers and other professions.

We’re constantly looking to increase our collection with things that are awesome and fun.

Some of us here started gaming in the late 80’s and early 90’s playing D&D 2nd Edition though we’ve played other editions and even jumped all the way back into 1e.

We love table top gaming, a good beer and getting together as much as possible on gaming night.
-EASY ROLLER website.

Ten piece dice set with bag

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First of all the dice are beautiful. They have a cool brown hue with some marbling. The dice have a nice solid weight and heft. They feel good in your hand makes good solid thunk when they land on the table.  The numbers are clear and easy to read. The dice come in several colors. 

The set comes with a nice looking bag. you always need a bag for your dice.

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10 piece set includes:

4 D6s, 1D4, 1 D8, 1 D10, 1D12, 1D20, and a 1 percent dice

I keep them on my desk. My 5 year old son likes to play with them rolls the on the desk and adds the numbers. Sometimes times he asks me the numbers. He likes to roll and see who gets the highest total.

Metal Dice

These might be my new favorite dice. They are gorgeous looking. The metal has an awesome copper color. They sound great landing on the table. And like the other set, they feel good in your hand.

The set includes a cool storage case. It has a faux leather look and the inside has foam with cutouts to keep the dice from rattling around. You can remove the foam and store three sets of dice, or about 21 dice.

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The Easy Roller Metal dice set includes 1D4, 1D6, 1D8, 1D10, 1D12, 1D20. and a percent dice. They also come in gun-metal and Rose Gold. The gun-metal dice have color options for the numbers Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Electric Blue, Powder Blue, Pink, Purple, Gold, and White.

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Summary

These are some great dice. I look forward to gaming with them.

Other Products

They sell bulk dice, 7 and 10 piece sets, dice bags, dice cups and mats and beard oil.

Word of advice on the metal dice. If you want a fair game, don’t let Magneto use them.

Lego Magneto cheating in RPG with metal dice

Easy Roller dice is a mail order company based in Ohio.


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BrickFest


We were at BrickFest Nashville today. Had a great time, built some stuff and found some new toys.

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Geek Gathering 2016


The Geek Gathering day two starts at noon. We saw these two yesterday. Who will be there today?

We still have plenty of prints. Come get something to decorate your wall.

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Harley Quinn and the Joker at the Geek Garthering

 


A Heroic Customer!


We had a heroic visitor to the booth.  We just sold “Not the Archer, I’m looking for” to a special guest.

lego black canary give black eye to lego hawkeye

 

This guy!

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