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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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What to do between Christmas and New Years?


What should you do between Christmas and New Years? Well Deadpool has the answer.

 

deadpool n boxers laying in a lounge chair.

 

Happy New Year,

 

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Oct 30 Halloween Countdown


 

 

LEGO Zombie fighter

 

 

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Oct 29 Halloween Countdown


 

 

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Oct 27 Halloween Countdown


 

 

A gremlin in the wild.

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Oct 26 Halloween Countdown


 

 

yoda_vs_werewolf

 

 

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Imaginex DC Superfriends Blind Bags


My son has been playing with Imaginex toys for a while so when I saw this Joker Batman I knew he would want it. Luckily I found one before he saw them online. He didn’t know they existed. He had  great surprise when he opened the bag and saw the figure.

Joker in a batman costume but the color are joker themed purp;r and green

It’s the joker disgused as Batman!  AKA old number 57!

Why #57, cause that the Imaginex code for this figure. Fisher-Price codes their blind bags. You can get the figure you want, without duplicates.  The code is on the back of the bag in the top left corner. I use the flashlight feature on my phone to see the code. You can tilt the bag but if there’s not alot of light use a phone.

 

Here’s the codes for all the DC Imaginex Figures.

Imaginex DC Super Friends

Series 1

  • 81 Red Hood
  • 82 Catwoman
  • 83 Nightwing
  • 84 Batman
  • 85 Two Face
  • 86 Slade
  • 87 Batman (unmasked)
  • 88 Joker
Series 2

  • 89 Brainiac
  • 90 Superman
  • 91 Sinestro
  • 92 Green Lantern (John Stewart)
  • 95 Aquaman
  • 96 Black Manta (unmasked)
Series 3

  • 93 Firestorm
  • 94 Martin Manhunter
  • 97 Vibe
  • 98 Mr Miracle
  • 99 Vixen
  • 00 Hawkgirl
Series 4

  • 55 Superboy
  • 56 Batman
  • 57 Joker in Batsuit
  • 58 Wonder Woman
  • 59 Black Lighting
  • 60 Robin

 

This list is also on my What’s in the bag page.

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Aquaman verses Namor


When Aquaman meets Namor the Sub-Mariner.

Aqua man verse Namor in this ocean


October first means Pumpkin Spice Season is here.


BB-8 and Sasquatch of Alpha flight express their love of pumpkin spice

I picked up a Sasquatch and Puck set at ToyMania today. When I saw BB-8 in my studio I knew I had to do a cross over.

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A collection of Droids


LEGO bb-8, 3.75 bb-8. Black series bb-8

I rounded up all my BB-8s for a group photo.