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My 6 Favorite Things of 2018

It’s that time of year again! My annual roundup of the pop culture I enjoyed, just like every other website and blog worth its salt. But unlike those fancy pants websites with their paid writers and access to advanced screenings, I’m just a schlub typing away at his computer, enjoying what sweet little things come my way!

2018 List 01

Thank god it’s almost over

2018 has been an OK year, I guess. I don’t have any major accomplishments to brag about. I’m still working on making my own comics, with more Gamer Girl & Vixen news to come in the new year. I haven’t lost any weight, but I remain confident that maybe I will someday. And I’m not dead yet! That always counts for something.

The following list is just my favorite, most memorable shows, movies, toys and whatnot I encountered in 2018. Some things, like movies, were released on 2018. Other things, like TV shows and comics, are often ongoing and extend beyond just 2018, but they were my favorites in 2018. It’s not that complicated. And, as always, I am wholly out of touch with new music, so that’s not a category.

Feel free to share your own favorite things from the past year in the comments!

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I Am Not Conflicted About The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

This trailer is amazing, this movie looks amazing and I can’t wait for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part!

And you should be just as excited. The first The LEGO Movie was possibly the greatest film of the past 20 years, as far as I’m concerned. So I’m super excited for this super sequel!

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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?

Voltron Lego Set 02

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.

Voltron Lego Set 02

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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