Friday, May 25, 2018

Doc, Ah, Are You Telling Me You Built A Time Machine...

Out of a Delorean?!

Crooked Dice released this awesome figure of Marty McFly from Back To The Future fame early this year and I absolutely had to add it to the collection.

I had been after a Marty for quite a while, especially after CD released their version of Doc Brown last year.

I can't say enough good things about this figure, the pose is great and it really screams Michael J. Fox :)

As I mentioned above, I had been searching the interwebs for an extremely long time for one of Crooked Dice's older figures who took on a striking resemblance to Marty (above) - I got super lucky and found someone selling a used one and I immediately jumped on purchasing it.

Apparently it was from their Doctor Who line of figures and went out of production due to licensing with Warlords new Doctor Who game.

It's both funny and frustrating that after searching for so long for this one figure, and finally buying it, it wasn't but a few days later that Crooked Dice announce the new version of Marty. Here's a group photo of all my Marty's and Doc's.

How cool do these two look together with the Delorean!!??

Earlier in the week I was also able to snag the Kickstarter exclusive box for TWD All Out War at a comic game shop about an hour away from me.

What's great is I was really wanting several of these figures, and especially the gun bag objective marker, but the only way to get them is directly through Mantic Games and use Mantic points to purchase them - making your cost for one figure just astronomical.

It's a bit of a drive, but the guy who owns the shop is just brilliant (willing to order anything I want, and at a discount from retail!?) and he has just a ton of really cool stuff in the store - and he gave me 3 of the exclusive Walker figures with my purchases, how cool was that :)

And finally some non hobby news - we've got a new horse and my stipulation was if another new horse ever came in, I would get to name him. So this is Anfield Road. After my beloved Liverpool Football Club of course :) I've already bought him a cool name plate for his door as you can see. And speaking of Liverpool, Champions League final tomorrow... absolutely mad!! I can't even wrap my head around the possibility of winning that big eared trophy - fingers, toes, and every other possible thing crossed for a win tomorrow (which will be a 4-3 Liverpool victory, but we'll have been up 4-1 with 15 minutes left, and give up two making that quarter hour the most excrutiating I will have ever experienced in my life lol!)

Until next time, when Liverpool are champions of Europe, thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

And No More Rhymes Now, I Meant It! Anyone Want A Peanut?

I don't think you'll get much of an argument saying that The Princess Bride is a classic - it's amazing how well it still holds up almost 30 years after its initial release. I've had my eye on these figures from Antediluvian Miniatures for quite a while now and I'm ecstatic that I finally have them ready to put onto the tabletop.

How cool is Fezzik? Doesn't even exercise, and no longer unemployed in Greenland, he has a wonderful gift of rhyme, but only some of the time. The likeness to Andre The Giant is spot on imho.

Inigo Montoya ready to exact revenge on the six fingered man. Currently working for Vizzini to pay the bills, there's not a lot of money in revenge.

Westley, the hero farm boy, sans mask - which is a bit disappointing because I hear they are terribly comfortable, everyone should be wearing them in the future.

Vizzini explaining how never to fall victim to one of the classic bunders, the most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well known is never go in with a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Something I really would love to see is another set of figures from Antediluvian with Buttercup, Prince Humperdinck, Count Rugen (The Six Fingered Man), and maybe the Albino or Miracle Max - or better yet, if anyone has ideas for proxies from other manufactures of these characters I'd be all ears!

*editing this post as this morning I went back and looked at the Antediluvian site and they now have a second set of TPB figures with all those requested above, except the 4th is the priest - no Miracle Max or Albino. But the second set has been ordered :)*

I've got some more really neat Hollywood figures in the queue, so stay tuned :)

Thanks for looking!