Droning on and on

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.

Ultron and Ultron and Ultron and....

Ultron and Ultron and Ultron and….

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Heroclix: The Winter Captain

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.

Bucky Barnes as Captain America

Bucky Barnes as Captain America

Captain America and the Avengers

Captain America and the Avengers

The movie version and the comic book version

The movie version and the comic book version

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.

Figures used to make the Winter Captain

Figures used to make the Winter Captain

Imaginext Space Ape

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.

Series 4 Package

Series 4 Package

So when I opened the package and saw this….

Space Ape unaltered

Space Ape unaltered

…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.

Space Ape

Space Ape fixed

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.

Blind Bag collection

Blind Bag collection

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.

Star Trek Fighter Pods Series 2: Khan

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.

Khan

Khan

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.

Figures used to make Khan

Figures used to make Khan

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 5: Luke Skywalker

Soon after the news broke that Disney was filming Star Wars Episode VII, artist Phil Noto published this painting on his site.

Episode 7 Luke by Phil Noto

Episode 7 Luke by Phil Noto

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.

Episode 7

Episode 7 Luke

Here’s the link to the original posting on Phil Noto’s site.