11/19/14

Imaginext Blind Bagged Series 4 REVEALED!

Pictures of Imaginext's blind bagged Series 4 figures have surfaced (at Toy Showdown found via the ActionFigureInsider.com Forums) and this series looks to be a doozy for a few reasons - not the least of which being the first appearance in the Imaginext Blind Bag line of female characters!


A witch and a snowboarder! It's great to see Fisher-Price throw two female characters into Series 4, and while the snowboarder doesn't interest me much, that witch is a must have!

And get a load of tha clown! He'll make the PERFECT Joker/Harley goon, and is worth the price of admission for that balloon animal accessory alone!

I also need that space gorilla because SPACE GORILLA!

The full line-up for the blind bagged Imaginext Series 4 is:
Boxer
Snowboarder
Basketball Player
Space Gorilla
Clown
Witch
Mad Scientist
Space Alien/Robot



No word yet on when these will hit retail, but I would think it safe to start looking very soon. These could hit shelves before the holidays or right after.

And stay tuned here for more info - once I hear of them hitting retail and learn the codes etc. I will be sure to let everyone know!

11/16/14

Jabba The Hutt by LEGO Birthday Flea Market Find!

Yesterday was my birthday, and one of my favorite things to do (...brace yourself...) is go to the flea market. So I went! I had originally intended to go alone, since 'alone time' is a rare commodity when you have a toddler, but my cold cold heart melted upon looking the forlorn faces when I headed for the door, so the Mrs. and my intern ended going with me after all.

The very first vendor we stopped at had a few ziploc bags of random LEGO bricks and a few minifigures. The vendor is someone who is there every weekend, and is so old you might be convinced he has been there every weekend since the dawn of time.He is also near impossible to understand, due to being born before America was even a known continent or due to being over ten thousand years old. Perhaps both. Seriously, this guy might sell you a Mogwai if you knew the right password.

Anyways, within one of the ziploc bags I noticed this Jabba The Hutt 'minifigure'. I love 'mega' sized minifigures and I have longed for a Jabba for a long time, so I was almost willing to pay the whole eight dollars he wanted for the bag. A good price, but I have enough random bricks.

So when I discovered through hand signals and grunts and cuneiform that he was willing to sell the figure alone, and for a mere dollar, well...Jabba isn't the only guy who knows a good bargain when he sees it.

This is the first Jabba the Hutt LEGO minifigure. There is a modern version available now, with more accurate colors, paint applications etc. But there's something charming about this plain-jane version from 2002 that is irresistible. The sculpt is top notch, his tail is in two parts which afford a surprising amount of posing options, and he even has a belly button! Other than the lack of paint, I think this version is superior to the one available now.

I was also able to find most of a Batman minifigure - and he appears to be from the first series of LEGO Batman releases. Unfortunately I could not locate his cowl in any of the LEGO ziploc bags the vendor had. I did however find Two-Face's hairpiece. So for fifty cent, I have a slightly greying Batman. Which is apropos since it was my birthday and I will neither confirm nor deny a few grey hairs.


"She'll never guess your real age when you use 'Just for Batmen'"

11/13/14

TMNT Rocksteady Custom LEGO Minifigure

The LEGO Chima series Rhinocerous heads are just screaming to be made into TMNT Rocksteady custom minifigures. So I tracked one down and did exactly that.

I used the cowboy torso from one of the blind bagged series releases, and some random khaki pants. The gun is from a bootleg military minifigure, and I slapped together a sewer lid 'shield' to complete the OG effect.

Rocksteady, Wingnut and Panda Khan minifigures. Now all LEGO needs to do is release a warthog with a mohawk headpiece!