Category Archives: Toys
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!
Sweet Georgia Brown, my prayers have been answered! We’re getting a legit Strong Guy Build-A-Figure! I literally wrote about this in a blog wishlist.
Of course, I’m going to have to buy a lot of lame action figures I don’t want to build this mighty mutant. Or maybe I’ll be able to find some loose pieces on eBay. I’ve done that before. Whatever. Doesn’t matter. Some way, some how, I will get this giant Strong Guy action figure!
This was a welcome surprise! As you may recall, I’m a big fan of the Wonder Twins. Not from the original Super Friends cartoon, mind you, but more of an ironic appreciation for these silly and fantastic characters. Their current comic by Mark Russell is phenomenal.
Anyway, I noticed that the Wonder Twins made a split second appearance in The LEGO Batman Movie, joining the Justice League party at the Fortress of Solitude. As such, I’d hoped to get them in LEGO form somehow, and until last week, I didn’t think it had happened. But it turns out that both Zan and Jayna were immortalized in LEGO Form in the second wave of The LEGO Batman Movie blind bag mini-fig sets.
So I bought them both.
No hesitation on my part. I found them on Amazon and snatched them up immediately. I was actually searching Amazon to see if the rare Wonder Twins action figures were available when I stumbled upon the LEGO versions. I couldn’t have been more pleased.
If you’ve ever wanted to understand me on any level, just look at that picture. A LEGO version of the Wonder Twins. Phenomenal.
Remember that scene in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse where Miles Morales truly embraces his new Spider-Man persona? Set to that awesome “What’s Up Danger?” song by Blackway & Black Caviar? Of course you do!
Well the fine folks at Huxley Burg Studios have recreated it in LEGO form!
And if you don’t remember that scene at all, it’s conveniently available on YouTube! How’s that for nifty?
That’ll have to tide us over until Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse comes out on DVD one of these days.
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 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!