Fighter Pod Day 99

In order to count down to the release of Star Wars Episode VII toys, Hasbro released a daily toy calendar.  One of my favorite sites, Actionfigureinsider, is posting the images daily.  Today is the first day in double digits, and the calendar features Star Wars Fighter Pods!

Star Wars Daily Calendar - Fighter Pod Day!

Star Wars Daily Calendar – Fighter Pod Day!1

The AT-AT set is a great example of why I love Fighter Pods.  You get an AT-AT. a snowspeeder, and 16 figures all for 20 bucks.  Add a little snow and instant Hoth!

Hoth, Fighter Pod Style

Hoth, Fighter Pod Style

Here’s the link to the original post on ActionFigureInsider.com:
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/hasbros-star-wars-forcefridaycountdown-day-99/

DC Fighter Pods: Series 1

Fighter Pods, my favorite toy line ever, did Star Wars.  They did Star Trek.  They did Marvel.  They even did Despicable Me (really).  But alas, no DC characters.  So I had to make my own.  And what better character to start with than my favorite, Nightwing.  I will be posting more DC characters too.

Nightwing

Nightwing

Nightwing was made from a Series 1 Luke.  It’s just a repaint with the lightsaber cut in two and used as escrima sticks.

Nightwing and Series 1 Luke

Nightwing and Series 1 Luke

Corvette Summer

I usually only buy pop culture Hot Wheels, but I didn’t even realize this was a Fast and Furious car until after I decided to buy it. I haven’t seen any of the Fast and Furious movies; I just like Corvettes.

Fast and Furious Corvette Grand Sport Dragster

Fast and Furious Corvette Grand Sport Dragster

Here’s the car out of the package along with another HW Corvette I bought last summer.  Only after I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier did I realize it was a good substitute for the Black Widow’s car in that movie.

Corvette Dragster and substitute Black Widow Corvette

Corvette Dragster and substitute Black Widow Corvette

Lastly, here’s the dragster with another famous race car (and one of my favorite Hot Wheels).

Corvette Dragster and another famous race car

Corvette Dragster and another famous race car

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Deathlok

One of the first comics I remember reading was Captain America 287 which featured Deathlok.  When Deathlok first showed up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, I immediately wanted to make a Heroclix version.  The problem was that I didn’t like the design for the character.  However, recently, Marvel revealed a new, much cooler look for the live action Deathlok so I set to work.  I used the body of the Avengers 2 movie Hydra Soldier and along with the head and hands of Batroc (from the Winter Soldier movie set).

Deathlok1

Deathlok

Deathlok and Agent Coulson

Deathlok and Agent Coulson

Deathlok Then and Now

Deathlok Then and Now