Thursday, May 30, 2013


Big bad Toy store is sold out of clearance picards. That means this is about as many Picards as I'm probably ever going to get. 5 of them... Now then, what to do with them? 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dr. Whooves and Derpy

Okay, officially the character isn't named on the box, but we all know it's Derpy Hooves, the production error that turned into a fan favorite character. Why? Because the internet, that's why. I just love that they've now made at least two figures of this.

And we also see the popular DR. WHOOVES, the MLP Doctor Who easter egg that has taken the world of Bronies that are also Doctor Who fans (A surprisingly vocal group) by storm. Again, the internet, that's why. He's got an hourglass as his cutie mark, so time travel and all that. I think I just like the idea of a time travelling character in My Little Pony. Or maybe I'm amused that MLP has decided to ponify Doctor Who, but is familiar enough with it to do a pretty accurate parody.

I ended up buying a t-shirt with both of these characters on it. It is ridiculous and hilarious.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


ThinkGeek had a sale a while back and one of the more interesting clearance items was a K-9 figure meant for the 8" Mego-esque Doctor Who line from Biff Bang Pow. I think this originally came from the TARDIS playset, but hey, ThinkGeek exclusive single figure.

First thing I noticed was that this was a solid piece of plastic, kinda like a rubber duck. No actually, it's exactly like a rubber duck. It's not immediately obvious, but this is clearly a display item. It's not like other K-9 figures have a lot of articulation, but at least they usually come with wheels or a panel that pops off. This one: solid piece of plastic that does nothing but sit there. DISPLAY ONLY.

It's bigger than the 5" scale figure, as you can see here. Giant k-9.

I secretly hoped that it would accidentally be in scale with the 1:6 scale figures, but it really isn't. Almost, like if you squint it might be, but not entirely. Maybe. I dunno, what do you think?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mario Kart 7

I'm going to wait until I see these at Target before I buy them, but I'm really glad they're making new cars in the wackier designs.

Lego minifigures series 10

So these are some more of the Minifigures from Series 10 that I picked up. I'm getting tired of how often the minifigure series are being released, but the ancient warriors and their insane details still appeal/amuse me. Pretty much I've resigned myself to only getting the ancient warriors (It's like time travel battle royal) and characters wearing weird costumes.

Minifigures in costumes are hilarious.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RC Dalek (12 inches)

My brain is problematic sometimes. I picked up this 12" RC Dalek on ebay for way too much because I wanted a Dalek that is vaguely 1:6 scale. As you can see, it towers over the puny 5" Dalek that has so far been a staple of the Character Building Doctor Who line.

I haven't even put batteries into this ting. I just like looking at how large it is.

And here it is next to a 1:6 scale figure.

Yes, it's even larger than the 1:6 scale Clone Trooper. So it's not in scale, unless you want to believe Daleks are physically imposing... which fortunately I do.

Unfortunately the electronic inside the Dalek control how the eyestalk and head piece move, so those parts are stuck in place until you turn it on. The plunger and gun arm are manipulatable though.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Old Man

Found some series 10 Lego minimates and the only one they had that I wanted was the old man. Look at him, he looks like any old nerdy shopkeep from a sitcom. "You darn kids."

His newspaper though creates an interesting possibility. It's called the "Old Times." Is it a newspaper for old people? Or is it a newspaper that prints news articles from the distant past, allowing older folks and hipster to relive their nostalgia. Or even odder, does this guy live in a city actually named "Old"?

Meanwhile, I can't decide if this guy looks more like Saul from Coming to America or Wally from Mission Hill.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

AMP Episode 71: Bioshock Infinite

Episode 71 of the Articulated Monster Podcast has a lot of Bioshock Infinite spoilers. So you might want to stop listening after we wrap up the news if you plan on playing the game at some future date.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kre-o star trek

Ungh. I think the only reason I might get one is the lego scale batleth... Or however Klingons spell it.

May the Fourth

Had Ackbar Sticking out of my pocket all day today at work.