Star Trek on Quidd

Quidd is an app that lets you download and trade digital 3D figures, stickers, emojis, and trading cards from various licenses. There’s a full version for Apple phones and a beta version for Android phones.  The app gives you 4,000 coins every three hours that you can use to purchase these items, and you can also buy more coins with actual money. So far I’ve done quite well on the free coins and haven’t actually purchased any coins.

What sucked me in to Quidd is that they have a deal with Funko so you can get digital versions of many different Funko Pop! vinyl figures.  By far, the Star Trek figures are my favorite.  Not only do they have digital versions of figures released in the real world, but they also have never before made figures from Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and even Enterprise!  As someone who loves Pops but can’t afford to buy or store all the ones I want, Quidd is a great alternative.

Here are some (but not all) of the figures available so far.







Strange, Strange Things


If you haven’t watched Stranger Things on Netflix yet, here are a few suggestion:

  1. Don’t start watching it if you have anything to do in the next 24 hours.
  2. Don’t watch right before going to bed.

I saw the first season last fall when I was home sick one day.  I heard good things about the show and thought I’d give it a try.  I was stuck in bed anyway.  I thought I’d nod off during the show and get some sleep.  Next thing I knew, I’d finished the season.

Then the second season debuted a few weeks ago.  Would it, could it, be as good?  Definitely yes.  Although this time, I had to break it up over three days, since I was perfectly healthy and couldn’t bring myself to ditch work to binge watch a show.  (I was sorely tempted though).  I finished the last episode right before bed time, but was too wired to go to sleep for another two hours.

I picked up Dustin from the Stranger Things Funko Pop! Pens collection (which also includes Barb, the Demogorgon, and Eleven complete with Eggo).  I decided that I already had Pop! Pen versions of the other three boys who were in costume.  Which kid is in which costume? Why are they dressed up?  Maybe we’ll find out in Season 3…


Geek on the Cheap


I found some pretty good deals lately.  Everything in the this picture cost about $5 total.  I found the Hot Wheels R2-D2 and the Batman Unlimited Mighty Mini at the local dollar store, and the Darth Vader and Boba Fett Funko Pop Pens were on clearance at Target for $1.48 each.  I cut the pens off the figures so I could display them.

The dollar store had the last series of Batman Unlimited Mighty Minis (also including Nightwing, Red Robin, Polar Batman, Clayface, and Killer Croc) as well as the Star Wars 40th Anniversary Hot Wheels Character car set.





Funko, makers of Pop! Vinyls, Pint Size Heroes, and more, won the 2017 Toy Industry Association Collectible of the Year and People’s Choice Award. As a thank you, they sent this exclusive glow in the dark Freddy Funko to 5000 of the voters.  I was one of the fortunate 5000.  I’ve never had a company send me one of their products for free as a thank you.  Thank you in return Funko!!

Here’s a link to the announcement of the award.

3D Printing a Pint Size Hero


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.

Pint Size Heroes with Spider-man DVDs


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.