I was floored when my local library got 3D printers for public use. After I picked my jaw off the floor, I signed up for the recommended free software (TinkerCad). After a few tries, I came up with this little green guy. The head isn’t quite round enough on the bottom, so I will probably revisit this idea when my skills improve.
Still, I can’t believe I can design and print off my own toy. Amazing.
Saw this at my local Wal-Mart yesterday. You can pick up the Tobey Macquire Spider-man movies packed with three Pint Size Heroes from the first Spider-man line (not the Spider-man Homecoming line). I didn’t actually buy one of these sets, but the packaging tells exactly which PSH’s come with which DVD. Here’s the breakdown according to the box:
Spider-man I: Spider-man (Normal), Venom, and Doctor Octopus
Spider-man II: Spider-man (Normal), Anti-Venom, Peter Parker
Spider-man III: Spider-man (Normal), Spider-Gwen, and the Miles Morales Spider-man
I do find it interesting that the characters don’t match the movies. You’d think Doc Ock would come in Spider-man II and Venom would come with Spider-man III. Each set was $14.96.
I was back and Wal-Mart today and saw another pack, this time featuring both Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movies. It comes with the following PSHs: Spider-man (Normal), the Lizard, and the Green Goblin. Finally, one of the packs comes with the villian from the movie! I also forgot to mention that the Tobey Macquire packs also come with DVDs of the Spectacular Spider-man cartoon.
I found the new Despicable Me 3 Pint Size Heroes and picked up this little guy. I would love to see what would happen if the Minions showed up in Gotham…
Believe it or not, they actually made Minion Fighter Pods from the last movie (for some reason they called them Battle Pods).
While this set from the new Spider-man Homecoming movie hasn’t shown up locally for me yet, I did find it at Toys R Us while out of town. Instead of the normal blind bags, this set comes in two three packs. One pack comes with Spider-man and the Vulture with Tony Stark as the mystery figure. The other comes with Iron Man and Homemade Suit Spider-man with Peter Parker as the mystery figure. Each pack was $9.99, which actually makes each figure $1 less than the normal blind bag price.
I am amazed at the amount of detail on these figures. From the detail sculpted into the Vulture’s and Iron Man’s helmets down to Peter’s back pack and the webbing on Spider-man’s costume, Funko has packed a ton of detail into a pint of a package (insert “That was a horrible joke” groan here). My favorite though is Tony Stark. The sunglasses, the goatee, and the kitten T-shirt all capture that Robert Downey, Jr. persona.
I picked up the new Toy Story Alien from the Disney Pint Size Hero set at my local Books-A-Million. I’ve always had a soft spot for these silly little guys, and had to pick one up.
Funko produces subscription boxes with exclusive content for various interests, including Marvel. Their last box featured the first Pint Size Heroes in any of the boxes, Captain America and the Red Skull. Cap comes with his WWII triangular shield. Red Skull comes with a scowl.
Unfortunately, I’m not a subscriber. So I contacted a comic shop and asked the owner if they sold the contents of the box separately. He told me that he didn’t, and that was that.
Then a few days later, the comic shop owner contacted me to say that someone came in and sold him both Cap and the Red Skull, which he then sold to me. Score!
I’ve really been enjoying Funko’s new Pint Size Heroes figures. So I decided to make one from scratch. The PSH figures have a simplified figure that I thought my meager but budding sculpting skills could actually replicate.
I decided on Agent Coulson because he’s one of my favorite characters, and he has a fairly simple design. He’s seen here with his trademark sunglasses, a communication earpiece, and his Theta Protoc0l lanyard (given to him by Agent Sam Koenig). Maybe I need to make an Agent Koenig PSH so he can make sure my PSH collection is secure and that they all have lanyards. At least those that deserve a lanyard. Riddler, Two-Face, don’t get your hopes up.