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Category Archives: Toys

6 Big Superheroes That Need Build-A-Figures

What a time to be a toy fan! This month, I got both the LEGO Voltron set and a proper Marvel Legends Multiple Man action figure! I’ve been crowing about wanting LEGO Voltron since at least this List of Six in 2015, and the Multiple Man action figure has been my hill to die on since at least the very first year of this blog! And now both are mine!

So how about I make some more toy predictions and hope to get lucky?

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Big and badass!

I love the Build-A-Figure concept. It’s pretty darn fun. Basically, when a new line of about half a dozen action figures come out, each box contains a part of a bigger action figure. Buy the entire line and collect each part and you can build the big one. I own a bunch from over the years. I’ve got the giant Sentinel from one of the earliest Build-A-Figure lines. I’ve got Onslaught. I’ve got the Blob. They are so much fun! And there’s one very specific big character that I want to see next…

So I’ve made a whole list of big characters who should get Build-A-Figures! Join me after the jump for the list! And please share your own wants and dreams in the comments!

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6 LEGO Models I Want Them to Make Next

Wish me luck, everybody! Today is the day that the LEGO Voltron set goes on sale online, and I will be doing my best to order that sucker before the website crashes from overload. Fingers and toes are most definitely crossed!

I love me a good LEGO model. They’re fun to put together, a relaxing hobby, and a lot of them celebrate my favorite geeky things — like Voltron, Star Wars, Ghostbusters and more. So I got to thinking, what other big LEGO models do I want to be able to build someday?

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Today is the day!

When it comes to building LEGO sets, I prefer vehicles and models over settings and playsets. There’s just something more solid and identifiable about a known vehicle, like the Batmobile, as opposed to something more abstract and open to interpretation, like the Batcave. Plus, it’s not like I’m taking these sets down and playing with them. I just want awesome geeky models to build and display on my bookshelves.

Join me after the jump for six future LEGO models I want to see and build after Voltron!

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LEGO Voltron is Everything I’ve Ever Wanted From This Sad, Stupid World

The day I’ve been waiting nearly two years for has arrived: LEGO Voltron stands revealed! The massive, multi-lion LEGO set will be available to purchase on Aug. 1 for about $180.

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And people think we’re not allowed to have nice things

Oh man, I’ve been salivating over this. It’s a work of freakin’ art! I was a big Voltron fan as a kid, and I’m a big fan of the current revival on Netflix. I had all of the Voltron lion action figures as a kid. They were such fun toys.

Now Voltron is coming in LEGO form, in a giant model that stands over a foot tall! And you’ll be making each individual lion, with the ability to combine them into Voltron later. That is genius and awesome and life isn’t supposed to be this much fun.

Check out more pictures and information on the LEGO website.

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The individual lions look a little small

If you can recall, Voltron was one of the LEGO Ideas products, which lets fans build their own models and submit them for selection. It’s the same way we got Doctor Who LEGO and Ghostbusters LEGO. I love that this thing exists and I love that it’s given us Voltron.

Granted, we don’t get the Paladins as mini-figs, which is disappointing. But I can live with that sort of disappointment.

I might have to take the day off from work. Or the week…

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The 6 Most Utilitarian G.I. Joes

G.I. Joe was one of my favorite cartoon/toylines in the 1980s, second only to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I loved all the unique Joe soldiers, their epic battle against Cobra and all those wonderful toys! The Rolling Thunder was my pride and joy, though a cousin of mine had the Defiant Space Shuttle Complex, and I was quite jelly.

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So many Real American Heroes

While doing my usual internet surfing recently, I came across a bunch of lists of the weirdest G.I. Joe characters — as one does. And while reading those lists, I came up with one of my own, one far more interesting: utilitarian G.I. Joes. Not everybody can be a silent ninja or a bazooka master or a deep sea specialist. Sometimes there at G.I. Joe members who serve a pretty ordinary and boring function, one not necessarily suited for laser warfare with international snake-themed terrorists.

Sometimes there are G.I. Joes like these guys!

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Another Action Figure to Add to My Buy Pile

Toy Fair is here and we’ve got a look at upcoming Marvel Legends action figures! There’s a bunch that look pretty great, including a cool Astonishing Ant-Man/Stinger two-pack that I’ll definitely get. But I’m here to talk about one figure specifically: Scream, the female symbiote.

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Maybe she’ll be in the Venom movie!

Of all the wild and crazy symbiotes out there in comic book land, I think Scream is my favorite. First of all, she’s got a cool look. And she was only the third ever symbiote, so she was around before Marvel went too wild with symbiotes. Also, in the 90s, there was a slight attempt made to make Scream more of a good guy, which I always enjoy. So yeah, I’m excited for a quality Scream action figure!

This also explains why we were getting a Lasher figure, announced before.

Also, one more fun Scream story! I went to Universal Studios in Orlando this past December and they have a big Marvel superheroes adventure land. It was awesome. There was a Spider-Man 3D ride, which was essentially a short Spider-Man adventure video where he battles his bad guys, with the ride car jostling and shaking to fit the video. There’s a bunch of classic bad guys in the video, but out of all the symbiotes they could have put in, they used Scream. Not Venom or Carnage, Scream. For this theme park ride. Weird choice.

Anyway, I was hoping that at least some of the many souvenir shops at the park might have merchandise based on the ride — but nope! They had a bunch of Venom and Carnage stuff, but no memorabilia based on the actual ride they had. So nothing about Scream! I was disappointed.

Until now!

The 2018 Action Figure Buy List: Scream, Lasher, Multiple Man, Prowler, Astonishing Ant-Man, Songbird and Spider-Woman.

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