Yep. The SpartanNerd is getting on up there in age! 250 posts. There have been ups and downs. I have covered “all things nerdtainment” that I could afford. I have made mistakes, as well as hit home-runs. I’ve had times of not being inspired or having energy or time, as well as times where I felt a real need to blog.
I thought I would celebrate this milestone with a little pastiche of different stories of interest!
My first ever customized MOTUC figure.
My own Teela, of course!
It has bothered me for some time that I didn’t have a female figure worthy of wearing the extra bit of snake armor that came with one of the weapons packs. I always felt that it could fit Battleground Teela; I was reluctant to remove her hair.
Well I’m glad I did. You can see from the picture that it worked out pretty nice. It took me over an hour of using a hair dryer and other tools to remove the hairpiece, which is really a hard piece of plastic glued on with some incredible adhesive. Unfortunately, it left a hole in her head all across the back. You can’t see it from the front, which is what is important to me. I might try and customize a backside to the hood sometime to completely cover the ugly.
Yes, I can put the hairpiece back on! So its like I have two Teela figures now! pfffttt to all you people who own one figure that cost over $100!
I know what else you’re thinking, and yes I DID remove the bra-armor piece to see if I could make her appear more comic accurate. The problem is…it just doesn’t look right on this figure. She seems too…Well, your eyes go right to her bust. And then it doesn’t look right. She isn’t “that accurate,” ahem. She looks better with her stock armor underneath the hood piece. And no, I’m not interested in doing ANY painting on this figure!
Moving on, moving on.…
Unicorn vs. Sinanju
The SpartanTeen hasn’t played Magic the Gathering in quite a while. This is fine. I have had to find other ways to bond with him. One of those ways is the appreciation for Gundam models. Here is a pic of his best two.
He got the flight stands in the mail, and put them in this pose. We kept them this way on the kitchen table for several days! I love the action that you can sense between the two characters, Gundam Unicorn and Sinanju.
Speaking of MTG,
I bought a box of Battle for Zendikar. And I have been incredibly pleased with my investment. I don’t generally buy cards for their monetary value, but you just can’t overlook it when each pack gives you a full-art land, (in time will be worth $1.00-$2.00.) But aside from that, you also get a rare as in every Magic booster.
But I have been blessed.
I’ve opened TWO Gideon, Ally for Zendikar, and one of those was a “bounty” at The Tangled Web! (They give you a second copy if you open one.) I traded both in for a Snapcaster Mage, which I really NEEDED. (I figure Gideon will come and go. Snap is forever!)
Then I traded the other for an Ugin today, to build this deck for Standard….A Re-Animator deck. It needs some work. Suggestions are welcome! (I modeled it after the four-color reanimator I have been playing in Modern…where the snap caster went!)
The SpartanKid also built a Standard deck (with my help)….He is quite pleased with it. The only thing we tried to do really was use the colors of Omnath, Locus of Rage. We put a lot of landfall in there. And Scythe Leopard and Sliderunner have done all of the work pretty much!
While on the subject of MTG cards and customizing stuff, check out what I did with my Father’s Day present…I made a Commander deck, and used the inadequate deck box that “Graveborn” came with to pretty up a Commander box!
I bought a Battle Droid figure at Mighty Dollar for $1.00. The full real thing!
I purchased and intended to review the Deckbuilders Toolkit for Magic Origins. Maybe I still will. But I’m not feeling it. Here is a pic of the janky deck I put together with it though!
I made a chessboard for MOTUC and similar figures! Don’t steal my idea!
The SpartanKid purchased this incredible item at Toys-R-Us…
You get all of this variety of Halo mini-figures. And a ton of weapons. It comes with a display stand to boot!
Some parting thoughts….
Remember the unfortunate situation with this very expensive figure…. He is still holding up after all this time! His wrist hasn’t let go even once!
The SpartanKid wanted me to mention his Mega-Man Art Book. I have never reviewed this item. So here are two pieces of art…
I about shouted for joy when I saw this page of a recent He-Man and the Eternia War comic! That comic keeps surprising me with its twists and turns! A review of issue #10 is coming soon!
Vikor remains my favorite MOTUC figure. Maybe my favorite action figure of all time. While I give serious props to Marvel Select Deadpool, Vikor is continually all that an action figure should be. Incredibly detailed and articulated. Fits any fantasy. Is a MOTUC design. Armed to the teeth. I love to photograph him!
So will the SpartanNerd make it to 500 blog posts? Time will tell! Hopefully the upcoming Star Wars season doesn’t make me go broke! I keep getting tempted to purchase new things. But I have decided that I will only purchase the best things.
So keep reading, Hub City Geeks!