Wednesday, March 14, 2018

442nd Japanese American Soldiers from Dragon - 1/6 GI Joe Style

Wow - it's been a long time since I did anything with my old stash of 12 inch GI Joes. In this case, as I was keeping track of the Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter campaign, the newest stretch goal was a Japanese American soldier. 

It reminded me of a set of soldiers from Dragon I bought in the 2000s. There were two soldiers from the 442nd (Tak and Yoshi) and one soldier from the 100th Battalion (Nagashima). Nagashima came with a great mortar set.

The 442nd is a storied battalion, earning one of the highest count of Medals of Honor during WWII as these Japanese American soldiers fought in Europe.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Last Jedi - Black Series - DJ and Rey (Island Journey)

These will probably be the last two Last Jedi movie figures we get in 6 inch scale. Hasbro is already gearing up for the Han Solo movie. I thought the DJ character was kind of annoying the first time I saw the movie, but then he grew on me the second time I saw it.

I thought Rey's journey has been a solid story arc even with all the Last Jedi criticism. Daisy Ridley is a great actor (in my opinion) and the Rey character has been great.

I think the Han Solo movie is going to be a lot of fun. Only two more months.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Early Photoshop - GI Joe Bas Relief

A bas relief is a low depth sculpture, kind of like what you find on a coin.

Many years ago, when I was first messing around with photographing toy dioramas, I did this one. It didn't work as well as I wanted - not enough depth - but hopefully you can see the outline of the figures.

They are obviously Joes but what are they recreating?

Sunday, March 4, 2018

In Honor of Oscar Night - An Homage to Action Heroes of the 80s

Thanks NECA for making so much awesome stuff over the years.

Friday, March 2, 2018

McFarlane Stranger Things

I finally unpackaged these awesome figures from McFarlane. Eleven and Sheriff Hooper were a great way to start this line. Wish they would have released more than two but the rest of the gang is coming soon.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Original X-Men vs Magneto

Finally unpacked my All-New X-Men five figure set that resembles the original five X-Men in their original costumes against their number one enemy, Magneto. At one point, I thought of recreating as many X-Men covers as possible. May have to try it sometime soon.