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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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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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Hobbit Day Shelob’s Lair


Hobbit day continues.

LEGO LOTR Shelob and Frodo

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Take your action figure to work day 2018


Today is Take Your Action Figure to Work Day. I was working from my home office today.  I took my laptop to the kitchen for better lighting. I took a few pictures of my chosen figures in front of my laptop. I didn’t like the result so took my figures out on errands.  I took some pictures in a parking lot.

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I like to stick ’em all in a row on my control console.”

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Take your action figure to work day 2018


The first Friday in March is Take Your Action Figure to Work Day. That is this Friday, March 2 2018. Last year Dr Strange and Ant-man worked in my office. Well Dr. Strange worked, Ant-man just hung out in the lounge chair.

Doctor strange yelling at antman for goofing off. ant-man and dr strange action figures are in an office in front of a full size computer. ant-man is in a lounge chair being lazy.

You can read about Action Figure Work day Here. Or on Twitter.

Take your action figure to work on the first Friday in March and post pictures of him/her/it with you, with your coworkers, with a client or with your boss (well, maybe not your boss).

You’re only limited by your own creativity. Post away! Be sure you include the Official #AFWDYYYY (example: #AFWD2015, #AFWD2016, etc…) so we can all see the amazing things you do to make this as nerdy as possible.

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Black Canary


Black Canary from the LEGO Batman Movie series 2 collection.

LEGO Black Canary minifigure singing into a microphone.


Space Hero


legp retro space hero lands on alien planet

 

Our hero explores an alien landscape. This is one of my favorites of the series. The colors are great. The gun and helmet are awesome.


Take your action figure to work day 2017 : Come on Antman There’s work to be done.


The first Friday in March is Take Your Action Figure to Work Day.  I’m working at home today.So the commute was great. But someone is already taking a break.

Doctor strange yelling at antman for goofing off

Take your action figure to work on the first Friday in March and post pictures of him/her/it with you, with your coworkers, with a client or with your boss (well, maybe not your boss).

You’re only limited by your own creativity. Post away! Be sure you include the Official #AFWDYYYY (example: #AFWD2015, #AFWD2016, etc…) so we can all see the amazing things you do to make this as nerdy as possible.

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Did you take an action figure to work? Show them off!

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March 3 is Take your action figure to work day 2017


The first Friday in March is Take Your Action Figure to Work Day. So prepare now. I was on Vacation last year and didn’t know ahead of time. I made a quick photo in my home office. This year I’ll being working at home so it’ll still be a Home office picture(s). I have a couple ideas of who will I will take to work.

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Here’s last year’s shot.

Take your Action figure to workday.

Take your action figure to work on the first Friday in March and post pictures of him/her/it with you, with your coworkers, with a client or with your boss (well, maybe not your boss).

You’re only limited by your own creativity. Post away! Be sure you include the Official #AFWDYYYY (example: #AFWD2015, #AFWD2016, etc…) so we can all see the amazing things you do to make this as nerdy as possible.

So friday March 3 remember to pack a fig and have some fun.

Your Thoughts?

Will you take a Figure to work on friday?

Who?

Any suggestions on who I should take?