Category Archives: Toys
Have you heard of this thing? LEGO and Star Wars are putting out a silly new holiday special on Tuesday. It seems to involve Rey traveling through time and running into various characters, including everybody’s favorite, Baby Yoda.
Looks…watchable? Maybe? I don’t know. I don’t watch any of the LEGO Star Wars animated stuff. Seems focused on kids, while also trying to ape the humor of the big screen LEGO movies. But hey. We’re all fans of Star Wars here. We’re all fans of LEGO. So maybe this will be worth a watch.
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special comes out on Disney+.
The only Funko Pop character I own is the Green Power Ranger. I am a man who loves collecting pop culture memorabilia of my favorite characters…but for some reason, Funko Pop just doesn’t make my favorite characters. I’ll be the first to admit that I love a lot of obscure pop culture characters. But considering the thousands of Funkos in the world, have they really missed the exact characters I would buy and own?
On my classic list of my all-time favorite comic book characters, only two of the six have Funkos — and they’re both Robin. More than half of the characters I added to the Honorable Mentions at that list do not have Funkos. Some of my favorite video game characters don’t have Funkos. It boggles my mind how few of my personal fan favorite characters have not been added to the master list of these fun little toys!
So let’s remedy that by making my personal suggestion of six characters that Funko needs to make — if they want to make me happy.Read the rest of this entry
I have been fairly good this quarantine in that I haven’t splurged on a bunch of expensive LEGO just to pass the time. I did buy a couple of sets, but I waited at least a month! Well it looks like the horizon has plenty in store for an old sap like me.
There’s going to be a new, smaller LEGO Avengers helicarrier!
It looks a little awkward, having to shrink down to a more manageable size. But it still looks like a beauty worthy of building.
The set isn’t available yet, but you can set a bookmark and check out some more pictures on its LEGO webpage. The $119 price tag isn’t too bad. Between this set and the upcoming Razor Crest from The Mandalorian, I’m going to be down about $250 in the near future.
More excitedly, this new helicarrier is far more manageable than the previous LEGO helicarrier, which was a monstrous beast for $350. I never did splurge on that one.
A couple months ago, I made a particularly pointed demand of both Star Wars and LEGO: I wanted a Razor Crest set! The Mandalorian was a great TV show, and I wanted a LEGO set of its signature spaceship. That wasn’t too much to ask.
And I was right! LEGO showed off the official set during Toy Fair this past weekend!
Unfortunately, it won’t be available until Sept. 1. That’s pretty close to my birthday, but also a long time to wait.
You can pre-order the set here, and get a closer look at the details.
It looks pretty cool. Something about it feels kind of off…like it’s not a perfect recreation…but maybe that’s because it’s simply all silver and gray. The mini-figs look great, especially the Baby Yoda we all knew was coming. And it looks like they’re re-using the Mando figure from the AT-ST, with his brown armor instead of the gleaming, silver Beskar armor. Oh well. At least we’re getting the ship!
I finally got caught up on the first couple of episodes of The Mandalorian the other day and I only have one thing to say: I need a LEGO model of his ship. It’s called the Razor Crest, it looks cool, and it should already have a LEGO model. Why does this not yet exist?
If you were to tell me to slow down, that The Mandalorian has barely started and, therefore, it’s much too soon to get a LEGO set from the show, I would immediately tell you that you’re wrong. A LEGO set featuring The Mandalorian already exists! But it’s a simple recolored AT-ST!
That’s tiny little LEGO Mando’ you’re looking at!
So why has LEGO announced a set featuring The Mandalorian but not yet made a set featuring the only other recognizable element of the show? LEGO loves making Star Wars spaceship models, and here’s a new one for us to enjoy!
The only explanation, I think, is that the upcoming Razor Crest set is going to feature a mini-figure of that big surprise character at the end of the first episode. I won’t spoil the character here, just in case you’re reading my blog without first watching The Mandalorian. But I’d bet big that the upcoming set will feature that mini-fig and LEGO actually wanted to avoid spoiling something for once.
Whatever the case, I am patiently waiting for a Razor Crest LEGO set. Make it happen, LEGO and Star Wars!