Monday, November 30, 2009
Hey look, Tuesday Morning had cheap French Canadian GI Joes! You can tell because they have both English and French printing on them. Even on the cheap paper file card that comes with the generic packaging!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
But I did read the backs of the Marvel Minimates Wave 28 boxes. They're pretty neat, partially because it seems like they stopped caring about being accurate and just started having fun with it and leap frogging details. Which isn't a problem unless you're a fanboy.
SO FANBOY AWAY!
Actually I'm pretty sure that deciding to join the X-men isn't what made him a hero, it was the heroic stuff he did with the X-men. If all it takes is deciding to join the X-men to be a hero then that means dude could have been heroic if he had spent all his time watching hockey on the television rather than saving people. Also, fanboy note: he joined the X-men to get away from the control of the Canadian government, which in itself isn't very heroic.
The AT-ST or "chickenwalker" is part of the Battle of Endor set which retails for around $100. But damned if I'm paying $100 for a AT-ST Lego set. So I totally e-bayed this sucker.
$15 for the AT-ST and Chewbacca. I could do without the Chewbacca, (I'm not a huge wookie fan, i mean seriously, what use is a crossbow that shoots lasers. Why is the bow part necessary?) but what the hell, I'll take him if you're offering him. I'm not a fan of the design, which restricts head movement as a trade for looking a tiny bit more like the character. Hilariously, the guy who sold this to me included the instructions to construct the AT-ST, but since they were middle pages in the instruction book he accomplished this by tearing the pages out of the book. I'm sure there's a bit of genius there, buying a big Lego set and selling off the pieces one by one, but that's the Gray Market for you.
Whatever, I totally got a Lego AT-ST for a reasonable price and that makes me smile a smile of a collector who is temporarily sated.