Sometimes the most common things become the most valuable. After seeing Avengers 2, I wanted to get the Ultron Sentry figure. It is a great generic figure and the character(s) played a pivotal role in the movie. But I couldn’t find one. I pulled a Ultron Prime (a chase figure) and Ultron Mark 1 (a rare figure) but I just couldn’t find the Sentry (a common figure). So I had two Ultrons with no drones to lead, and they were getting cranky…until now.
I was looking for the last few Avengers Age of Ultron Heroclix I needed but got another Captain America instead. In the comics, after the Civil War storyline, Bucky stopped being the Winter Soldier and became the new Captain America. Since the movie version of Civil War comes out next year, I decided to make a movie version of the Bucky as Captain America.
I used the Avengers 2 Captain America (obviously) with the head from an Avengers 2 Test Subject and the gun hand from an Iron Man 3 Savin.
While Imaginext isn’t one of my primary collections, I couldn’t resist some of the blind bag series and some of the DC figures. I finally found a series 4 Space Ape the other day. For some reason the idea of a gorilla in a space suit just made me chuckle.
So when I opened the package and saw this….
…I was disappointed. With the face shield opaque, you couldn’t see that a monkey was in the space suit, which killed the humor. Then I remembered that I customize figures and that I could fix this.
A few minutes with the exacto knife and it was all fixed. The fact that the gun looks a lot like a banana was a nice touch.
My collection of Blind Bag figures seems like an old 60’s Hanna Barbara cartoon. “Space Ape and his friends, XR-9 and Paul the Bigfoot, roam the galaxy in search of adventures and hijinks!” These toys are just plain fun.
Khan is the most glaring omission in the Star Trek Fighter Pods line, especially since the release of this line coincided with the release of Into The Darkness.
I used a Chekov base with a Clone Trooper head. I added a gun from a series 4 Stormtrooper Luke because Khan had a way of finding big guns.
I had hoped that Toys R Us would release some Fighter Pods packed in with the Blu Ray/DVD set. My guess would have been a re-issue of Kirk and Spock along with Khan and Carol Marcus.
Soon after the news broke that Disney was filming Star Wars Episode VII, artist Phil Noto published this painting on his site.
I was inspired by the image and couldn’t wait to make my own version. I used a hologram Ben Kenobi to make my own Episode VII Luke.
Here’s the link to the original posting on Phil Noto’s site.
You can’t do the Batman family without Robin.
Robin was one of the most ambitious Pods I’ve made. I used the head from a Padawan Obi Wan, the body of a Series 1 Luke, and the staff from a Series 3 Han Solo.