Another Monday, another metric tonne of neat stuff to post. It’s hard to resist the urge to spam everyone into oblivion, but some things are just to good to resist. This replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber by the always busy (where do you people find all this time to build??) Bruce Lowell comes complete with a full blade comprised of 300+ 3×3 dishes. Well played Bruce! When I was building 1:1 scale lightsabers a couple years ago, I tested out the 2×4 half cylanders topped with a 4×4 dome and it worked pretty well. Well enough that I purchased enough in trans-blue (the pic I have of the expperiment was a fugly rainbow) and played around with the idea of running a rope light through it, but the purist in me won out again. This dish technique gives the edge a fuzzy look that really adds something in pictures. Bet it wasn’t cheap though.
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I think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is another of those minor polarizing themes. Some people sit firmly in one camp and refuse to acknowledge the others or simply comtemptify them. Others don’t care whether it’s the comic book Turtles, the cartoons or the movies, they’re just happy to watch these ridiculous characters do their thing. I guess I sit in the later catagory, though (as with many properties) I prefer the original comics. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the first film and was a fan of the original cartoon as well, so I was pleased to see this new build from bruceywan last night. It’s a great likeness and before anyone complains, the scale is perfect when you consider that Krang’s body had a circut that allowed him to grow into a giant version of himself. What, that’s a dealbreaker for you? Take a second and think about the entire premise of the franchise and really let it sink in…
This stubby little Batman by bruceywan is a spot on likeness of the Funko POP! Heroes version that he built for his son. I’m a fan of the vinyl toys and have wanted to buy a few of these for some time, but again, I don’t need to start another collection. Thankfully once again, a builder shows me I could just be building my own.
Trying to get caught up on my “To Do” list and this great build by Bruce Lowell has sat on top since I got sidetracked last week. I’m a huge fan of the geeksploitation Potato Heads and the Boba Fett version is the star in my tater collection (though Optimash Prime is a close second). I’m sure some see them as a blight on the face of a classic toy and feel these versions trample all over their precious childhood memories, so for those people… enjoy.