Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

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Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Post by HeavyArms » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:18 am

The Lego Movie 2 70826 Rex's Rex-treme Offroader!

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Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:35 pm

I'm a sucker for Lego throwing in free sets with purchases, so I bought a couple of sets I had my eye on.

Lego Marvel 76127 Captain Marvel & The Skrull Attack
I really enjoyed the Captain Marvel film, and picked up her one and only Lego set (well apart from those SDCC exclusive things) and it's a lot more impressive than it looks. The Superhero line has always been good around the £20 price point, and so it continues here.The main build is a fancy military jet/ dropship looking thing and it's very nice. I love the design of this thing,its blocky and sleek at the same time. The missile launching system is neat, just using some upturned letterbox elements that you push in to launch the missiles. Sadly, there's only space for 1 minifigure in the thing. It's a shame the central section couldn't have been made a tiny bit wider to allow at least one extra figure to sit inside. The minifigures are okay, Captain Marvel and Nick Fury are good,but the Skrull seems a bit cartoony compared to the aesthetic of the creatures in the film. The inclusion of Goose the cat is a nice touch :)

Lego Ninjago 70676 Lloyd's Titan Mech
A lot of the Ninjago stuff leaves me cold, it clearly does gangbusters for Lego, but I think it's one of those toylines that you really have to be a kid to properly get into and understand. Every now and then it throws out a cool set which piques my interest, and following the impressive Ninjago Movie Mechs is this thing. I loved the old Exo-Force line, so everytime one of these mech suits pops up in Ninjago, I'm interested. Part Gundam-Part Eldar Titan, this is a really nicely designed mechanoid. It's a really nice, solid figure once put together. Only a lack of knees hampers some otherwise impressive articulation. Lloyd himself looks a little exposed in the pilot seat and could have done with a windscreen or something to give him some protection. The wings on the back can detach to form a very unconvincing flying thing. Set also comes with some nice villains (as well as Zane in an amusing spinning power blast thing), which whilst great, seem hopelessly out matched by this thing. I really like these blizzard warriors, with their molded transparent ice armour and frozen features. I'd love to build an army of these guys, they're that good!

Lego Ideas 40335 Space Rocket Ride
This is cute. It's one of those things you stick a few coins in and your kid can sit and ride it, whilst it simulates flying and what have you. Has a simple geared mechanism that allows it mimic the real thing. A great freebie!

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Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Post by HeavyArms » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:30 am

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 76126 Avengers Ultimate Quinjet - 20% off because of sale.

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Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Post by HeavyArms » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:57 am

The Lego Movie 2 70837 Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa! &

The Lego Movie 2 70842 Emmet's Triple-Decker Couch Mech!

The two Lego Movie sets were bought during Big W's Toy Sale.

Lego Harry Potter 75951 Grindelwald´s Escape &

Lego Harry Potter 75952 Newt´s Case of Magical Creatures

These were on clearance at Myer.

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Post by HeavyArms » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:24 am

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 76114 Spider-Man's Spider Crawler - I was able to buy during a 20% off sale.

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Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Post by Warcry » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:10 pm

Marvel Legends Silver Samurai

Kind of middling, TBH. The figure is well-executed, I guess. It has a full complement of articulation and even features the waist swivel/upper torso ball joint combo that I hope becomes standard on all Legends eventually. Tons of paint, tons of molded detail...probably a 100% new-tooling figure aside from the katanas. In theory it should be great, but it's just not.

So why is my reaction so lukewarm? Well, a few things. The torso armour is painted while the rest (helmet, shoulders, skirt) are made from a pearlized plastic. And the colours...it's weird. In some lighting, they look like an exact match. In others, the paint and the plastic look almost as different from each other as they do from the underlying grey body suit. I'm not quite sure how they managed that, but the effect is pretty disappointing. The paint on the back of my figure is pretty seriously scuffed, too. But really the biggest issue is that the Samurai's design doesn't work too well with Hasbro-style articulation. Harada's a big guy, and because of how the joints (shoulders, elbows and knees in particular) are engineered on Legends figures, he winds up not having the best range of motion. The design screams to be put into all sorts of ass-kicking martial arts poses, but the figure just can't do it.

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Post by Denyer » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:10 pm

Couple of these cheap from B&M to dissuade the cat from getting behind the monitor. Looks like the local branch got two late wave cases and had just opened them...

https://www.mephitsu.co.uk/post/review- ... elect-toys

They look better than the movie models, unsurprisingly.

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Post by HeavyArms » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:12 pm

Lego Juniors 10760 Underminer Bank Heist - Grabbed while it was 20% off.

The Lego Movie 2 70824 Introducing Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi - It was on half-price clearance at K-Mart.

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Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Post by HeavyArms » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:20 pm

Lego Harry Potter 75965 The Rise of Voldemort - It was 20% off so I purchased it.

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Re: Your Latest Non-TF Toy Acquisitions

Post by Warcry » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:17 am

Marvel Legends Mister Sinister

My favourite ridiculous late 80s/early 90s villain and it's not even close. He's just the biggest pile of nonsense ever. I swear I've read dozens of comic issues starring him and seen him a ton in the 90s show and I still couldn't tell you what he wants beyond SCIENCE! and a vague obsession with Scott and Jean's potential offspring. But does it actually matter? He's ridiculously cool. And he's just as cool in the plastic. The costume! The insane grin! The cape! Oh god, the cape!

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Beyond the AWESOME, he's more or less a basic ML "big guy", even though I'm pretty sure most of this is new tooling (what with the wacky boots and the ribbed body that's too small to share with Colossus). Not butterfly joints, but I'm not sure what use they'd be under those epic shoulder pauldrons anyway. The designers moved the normal thigh and calf cuts so that they're hidden by his boot cuffs, but it doesn't negatively impact the poseability in any way.

The one negative is that he doesn't come with any extras. In particular an "overwrought anger" head would have been cool to go with his "psychotically happy" one.

Also snapped a pic of Silver Samurai, who I talked about a few days ago, fighting it out with his cousin.

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