This is an odd one. These transformable monsters not only form a larger super-bot, but at the time I bought them they were marketed as being Lego compatible. As you can imagine, I had to know. Click the pic and we’ll find out if the Dragon Alliance team Works With Lego!Continue reading “Works With Lego: Dragon Alliance”
Chap Mei is noted for being one of the best of the bad Chinese toy companies, and they have once again produced something action figure aficionados might find interesting. I picked up a couple of Chap Mei’s Soldier Force action figures in preparation for an upcoming article, and I noticed something unexpectedly cool: these 1:18 scale figures come with some rather nice 1:12 scale accessories. Click the pic and check ’em out!Continue reading “Cheap Guns For Six-Inch Action Figures”
‘Twas December the Seventh, and a present was broken,
So with Ashley from Hasbro a few words were spoken;
Her response saved my Christmas, and don’t ever doubt it;
Just click the pic, friends, and read all about it!
On my way back from a midnight pee, I stepped on something incredibly painful. I knew it had to be a Lego. Only it wasn’t, exactly. But I didn’t bother looking for it in the dark. I limped back to bed and awoke several hours later to a throbbing foot and a comforter stained with little pools of dried blood. And a hunk of missing foot meat.
A couple of days ago, I was tinkering with my MOC Engine hoist, when it slipped off a six foot shelf and EXPLODED all over my hardwood floor. I thought I’d found all the pieces. But that’s just what the pieces wanted me to think.
Here’s the culprit. Well, not the exact one, but two of its cousins. A Tyco Blocks 4×3 red roof slope from 1986. You might think a hunk of thirty-seven year old plastic would be fragile by now, but nope! Tyco made these bastards to last. Unlike my ability to walk, the piece was entirely unaffected. I never did find the chunk of skin this thing bit off of me in the night. I can only assume the roof slope consumed it, and is now even stronger than it was before. And the verdict? Is my foot something that Works With Lego… or Tyco Blocks? HELL NO. This son of a bitch hurts.
Faux + Lego = Legaux. Lego knockoffs were hard to come by back in the day, but you can get them anywhere now. These are from Dollar Tree, and the advantage over Lego is that I can buy all the green and red I need to make Christmas ornaments without blowing a whole paycheck on sets full of pieces I don’t want. And they’re cheap enough to give away as presents… which is exactly what I did! Click the pic and check out what I came up with. I’ve even included tips to help you build your own if you’d like. Ho ho ho!Continue reading “Dollar Tree Legaux Christmas Ornaments”
The stars of two of Nickelodeon’s most successful shows are available at Dollar Tree, in building block form, for the low, low price of $1.25 each. Come on in and let’s see if they’re worth it.Continue reading “BLACK FRIDAY BARGAIN!: $1.25 Build-It Mini Figs”
The first two series of Dino Strike toys, which I have yet to write about, have been surprisingly compatible with Transformers due to the universal 5mm posts and ports which allow kids to customize their dino warriors. How will series three fare? Click the pic and we’ll test them out!Continue reading “The 5mm Post: 5 Surprise Dino Strike Hunt”
Dollar Tree is a nice resource for cheap Halloween decorations, but you can also get some spooky building toys there. Come on in and we’ll close out this Halloween season with Make-It Blocks Zombies!Continue reading “Halloween 2022: Oct. 31ˢᵗ – Make-It Blocks Zombies”
These were a lot of fun to build. If you click THIS LINK or any image in the article below, you can get this four-pack for only $8, and a portion of your purchase will go to Planned Parenthood Of Indiana And Kentucky. Since March 2022, purchases like these have generated $61,825.20 for Planned Parenthood Of Indiana And Kentucky, and with your help we could break the $70,000 mark by New Year’s Day. So get in the mix! Click the pics. Buy some bricks. And save some chicks!Continue reading “Halloween 2022: Oct. 25ᵗʰ – Pinkiwine Halloween Big Treat Bags”
Designed in 2006, this little Hot Wheels hot rod is my favorite toy car, and quite possibly the most Halloween vehicle ever produced in 1/64th scale. Tonight, for the very first time, I’m going to open my Mega Construx monster truck Bone Shaker that I’ve been saving for just this occasion. Let’s put the pedal to the metal and build this beast!Continue reading “Halloween 2022: Oct. 24ᵗʰ – Bone Shaker!”