Friday, March 31, 2017

NECA Aliens Ripley and Newt 2-Pack

NECA released an Aliens Ellen Ripley and also a San Diego Comic Con Newt exclusive, so of course they would put the two together to recreate Newt's rescue scene. I'm not complaining. The more NECA Aliens stuff, the better. Though I am a bit perturbed that no new Marines were shown off at Toy Fair 2017.

Anyway, here is an awesome set.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LEGO Modular City Expert Creator Brick Bank

Last year's edition to the modular Expert Creator city series - the Brick Bank.  The Assembly Square is this year's release.

As always, these are challenging and fun to put together.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

McFarlane Gears of War

The NECA Gears of War collection was always one of my top 5 favorite toy lines. Was sad to see them end but toys go in different waves. Was happy to see McFarlane announce they were taking over the license, until I realized they were the 7 inch statues, and not "action" figures.

But - since I am a Gears of War toy fan, I thought I would add them to the collection. Will see how I can fit it into a future diorama. So far, two figures (JD Fenix and Kait Diaz) were released with two more (Del Walker and Marcus Fenix) on the way.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Scum and Villiany - Vintage Kenner Star Wars "A New Hope" Recreation Continued

More dioramas of A New Hope using only vintage Kenner Star Wars figures. Will redo this later including modern figures soon.

BEN: Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of
scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

HUMAN: He doesn't like you.

LUKE: I'm sorry.

HUMAN: I don't like you either

    The big creature is getting agitated and yells out some
 unintelligible gibberish at the now rather nervous, young

HUMAN: (continued) Don't insult us. You just watch yourself. We're
wanted men. I have the death sentence in twelve systems.

LUKE: I'll be careful than.

HUMAN: You'll be dead.

BEN: This little one isn't worth the effort. Come let me buy you

    A powerful blow from the unpleasant creature sends the
 young would-be Jedi sailing across the room, crashing through
 tables and breaking a large jug filled with a foul-looking
 liquid. With a blood curdling shriek, the monster draws a
 wicked chrome laser pistol from his belt and levels it at old
 Ben. The bartender panics.

BARTENDER: No blasters! No blaster!

    With astounding agility old Ben's laser sword sparks to
 life and in a flash an arm lies on the floor. The rodent is
 cut in two and the giant multiple-eyed creature lies doubled,
 cut from chin to groin. Ben carefully and precisely turns off
 his laser sword and replaces it on his utility belt. Luke,
 shaking and totally amazed at the old man's abilities, attempts
 to stand. The entire fight has lasted only a matter of seconds.
 The cantina goes back to normal, although Ben is given a
 respectable amount of room at the bar. Luke, rubbing his
 bruised head, approaches the old man with new awe. Ben points
 the the Wookiee.


BEN: This is Chewbacca. He's first-mate on a ship that might suit our

HAN: Han Solo. I'm captain of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie here tells
me you're looking for passage to the Alderaan system.

BEN: Yes, indeed. If it's a fast ship.

HAN: Fast ship? You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?

BEN: Should I have?

HAN: It's the ship that made the Kessel run in less than twelve

    Ben reacts to Solo's stupid attempt to impress them with
 obvious misinformation.

HAN: (continued) I've outrun Imperial starships, not the local
bulk-cruisers, mind you. I'm talking about the big Corellian ships
now. She's fast enough for you, old man. What's the cargo?

BEN: Only passengers. Myself, the boy, two droids, and no questions

HAN: What is it? Some kind of local trouble?

BEN: Let's just say we'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements.
HAN: Well, that's the trick, isn't it? And it's going to cost you
something extra. Ten thousand in advance.

LUKE: Ten thousand? We could almost buy our own ship for that!

HAN: But who's going to fly it, kid! You?

LUKE: You bet I could. I'm not such a bad pilot myself! We don't have
to sit here and listen...

BEN: We haven't that much with us. But we could pay you two thousand
now, plus fifteen when we reach Alderaan.

HAN: Seventeen, huh!

    Han ponders this for a few moments.

HAN: Okay. You guys got yourself a ship. We'll leave as soon as you're
ready. Docking bay Ninety-four.

BEN: Ninety-four.

HAN: Looks like somebody's beginning to take an interest in your

GREEDO: Going somewhere, Solo?

HAN: Yes, Greedo. As a matter of fact, I was just going to see your
boss. Tell Jabba that I've got his money.

    Han sits down and the alien sits across from him holding
 the gun on him.

GREEDO: It's too late. You should have paid him when you had the
chance. Jabba's put a price on your head, so large that every bounty
hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you. I'm lucky I found you

HAN: Yeah, but this time I got the money.

GREEDO: If you give it to me, I might forget I found you.

HAN: I don't have it with me. Tell Jabba...

GREEDO: Jabba's through with you. He has no time for smugglers who
drop their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser.

HAN: Even I get boarded sometimes. Do you think I had a choice?

    Han Solo slowly reaches for his gun under the table.

GREEDO: You can tell that to Jabba. He may only take your ship.

HAN: Over my dead body.

GREEDO: That's the idea. I've been looking forward to killing you for
a long time.

HAN: Yes, I'll bet you have.


   Suddenly the slimy alien disappears in a blinding flash of
 light. Han pulls his smoking gun from beneath the table as the
 other patron look on in bemused amazement. Han gets up and
 starts out of the cantina, flipping the bartender some coins
 as he leaves.

HAN: Sorry about the mess.
Script from: Star Wars Script