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Uh-oh bad Valentines dates.


Here are some bad Valentines dates.


Calamity Drone, the lego movie mini figLEGO black canary gives black eye to lego hawkeye. Text says "now you'll be known as Blackeye."

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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.

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Avengers August Fifteenth


falcon scolds deapool for wearing wings and claiming to be his sidekick redwing

 

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Avengers August Day Twelve


Doctor Strange makes his blog debut today. Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (# 76060) is one of the newest sets. I’ve started building the set it has some nice features. You can see the base in the background. I’ll post a final image once it is complete. 

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Avengers August Day Ten


Captain Marvel is our Avenger of the day.

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Avengers August Day Nine


Antman climbing the patio umbrella.

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Avengers August Day Eight


The Black Widow is our Hero of the day.

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Avengers August Day 3


 

The Wasp is our Hero of the day.

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Avengers August day Two


Ultron is defeated. Two Avengers stand in a victory pose over the villain .

In the foreground antman stands on ultron's head, in the back ground Captain Marvel standing on Ultron's torso

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Guardians repost


Guardians of The Galaxy came out two years ago today. Here’s some of my Guardians images.

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rocket and godzilla

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August means Avengers


It finally August so what so we do? Celebrate the Avengers!

Here is Antman.

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Rey in the Garden


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Ant-man at the Zoo!


Ant-man visited the Zoo today. He had to add to his pressed coin collection.

 

Ant man in a coin slot of a pressed coin vending machine.


LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2015 December 23


It’s almost time for Santa, looks likes he has a new sled this year.
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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2015 December 19


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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2015 December 18


Today’s build is an AT-AT.

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2015 December 17


Today’s gift is an Echo base rebel solider.

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Get out there and grill.


Happy Independence Day!

Large scale lego hulk chases hotdog guy minifig

Hulk from the Hulkbuster (76301)  set, which I still need to build, chases the Hotdog Guy from series 13 Minifigs.

The post is a day early since many people get the third off due to the fourth being on a Saturday this year.

 

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Dinner Date

captain Marel and Iron patriot on a date.

Here’s another use of the LEGO Valentines set. Captain Marvel and James Rhodes on a date. I like this set and will reuse it. I just thought of a reuse on one of the parts for another image.

captain Marel and Iron patriot on a date.

 

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Dining with Deadpool!


This is the Valentine’s Day Dinner set #40120. The set was sold at the LEGO store and shop.LEGO earlier this year. But I found this one at ROSS for $7.99. It’s a nice little vignette. It included two minifigs and a brick built gift box to hide a gold ring. It also had some of the cool profile 1×2 bricks, that have an alternating grooves that look like bricks on one side.  I like these quick build sets.  I’ll be watching for more of these small holiday vignettes. I missed out on the Easter one.

LEGO Deadpool toasting to his favorite food.

LEGO Specials

Ross also has a few the LEGO movies sets I saw the Ice Cream Machine (70804) and Bad Cop’s Pursuit. They were 19.99 or $24.99.

Toys R Us has LEGO minifigures two for $5.


The Mythical Unicorn


LEGO Deadpool in a unicorn costume

Since the Unicorn Girl minifig was announced, I wanted to do some kind Despicable Me “It’s so Fluffy” joke. Deadpool likes my little pony, so surely he likes fluffy unicorns.


The Snake Charmer.


I found some series 13 minifigures today. I knew exactly with whom to pair the snake charmer. The LEGO Snake Charmer meets his greatest challenge.

 

the snake charmer tries his luck on medusa

 

 

 


That song belongs to me!


Guardians of The Galaxy comes out on DVD/Blu Ray next week. Star-Lord wants to party but Soundwave stole his awesome mix tape.

lego starlord mets soundwave


Robot Tober 2014 Day Thirty-One


 

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