Heroclix: The Borg

I had been frustrated by failed attempts to make a Heroclix version of Captain Picard.  So I switched tactics and decided to make a Borg instead.

Borg

This Borg was made from the bottom half of Mr. Freeze, the top half of Deadshot, and the left arm of a Star Wars Super Battle Droid miniature.

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Imaginext Red Hood and Batman Beyond

For a few days, the Fisher Price website had pictures of figures for an Imaginext blind bag Batman series (you can see them at actionfigureinsider.com).  For some reason, the pictures are no longer on the FP site.  But it reminded me of some Imaginext customs I had made, so here they are.

The Red Hood (from before the new 52 reboot) was made from a blind bag punk rocker, and Batman Beyond is a simple Batman repaint.

The Red Hood and Batman Beyond

The Red Hood and Batman Beyond

 

The Batman Family, Imaginext style

The Batman Family, Imaginext style

This is the Droid I’m Looking For

In my last post, I featured the Droid Viewer toys now available in General Mills cereal.  I also mentioned how when I was a kid, one of the neighborhood kids told me that if I pressed the screw on the back of my C-3PO figure, I could see part of the movie in the figure’s head.

After  a recent trip to the grocery store, I now have a 3PO with a movie (frame at least).

3POs

Star Wars: The Cereal Awakens

I am so excited about the new Star Wars movie (see my Force Awakens Fighter Pod Luke here) but I haven’t picked up any of the new toys yet.  I want to see the movie before I pick out which characters to get.  And part of me is still mad that Hasbro brought back Micro Machines and Action Fleet but not Fighter Pods.  Sigh.

But then I was picking up some groceries and saw cereal with Star Wars toys inside.  I finally caved.  I got one of the new droids, PZ-4CO.  Then I read that boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch at Target had a special fully painted BB-8 and picked one up.  The boxes feature Star Wars art as well.

These were the droids I was looking for

These were the droids I was looking for

Each of the toys has a view finder that lets you see a frame from the movie.  To me, this is full circle.  When I was a kid, a neighborhood kid told me that if I pressed a spot on the back of my C-3PO figure, I could see part of the movie in his head.  Of course he was making it up, but now I have a droid that does.

Also available are R2-D2, C-3PO, a mouse droid, an orange BB-8, and what I assume is another droid from the new movie.