Action Figures & Their Beers - Hop to it!

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2017-06-23, 17:32:55

LEAPING LEGEND

I booked the weekend off for my birthday so I can catch up with some reviews and drink some beers. Mostly drink some beers. Because I soon have to start a rather imposing diet in an attempt, by December, to try to fit into some wedding clothing that does ...

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OT: Everything wrong with Wonder Woman

by Bill Cable
on 2017-06-21, 12:35:37

Disclaimer - I saw WW once on opening weekend, and haven’t seen it again. So I’m writing based off three-week-old memories. Apologies if my recollections aren’t perfect.

Wonder Woman is the DC Extended Universe’s best movie by a mile. But that’s faint praise, as the other three movies were just terrible. ...

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Celebration Orlando 2017: The 10 Best

by Darth Danno
on 2017-06-21, 08:48:54

  1. The Star Wars night at Disney.
  2. Getting the Hasbro SW exclusive figure.
  3. Buying one SW Hot Wheels car and getting 6.
  4. Getting into the Funko booth.
  5. Having a photo-op with Alan Tudyk.
  6. Meeting Alan Tudyk.
  7. The RIZ Ahmed photo-op.
  8. Getting Riz Ahmed’s autograph
  9. Having not one, but 2 photo-ops with Felicity Jones.
  10. Getting Felicity Jones’ autograph IN PERSON!



And the 10… not so best…

by Darth Danno
on 2017-06-21, 08:48:03

  1. No announcement as to when and where for the next SWC.
  2. The SWC website wasn’t working properly when the tickets first went on sale. It kept taking me to the SWC Europe site, and by the time it was corrected, the Jedi Master VIP badges were already sold out.
  3. Never got into Rancho Obi-Wan.
  4. Missed all the panels due to always having to be in either an autograph or photo-op line.
  5. Never being able to get into the Celebration store.
  6. Disney didn’t bring back their “D-Tech” machine where they can turn you into a SW figure.
  7. Spending most of the con waiting in some line.
  8. The mix-up with the Rebel pilots’ trio photo-op.
  9. Not getting Tiya Sircar’s autograph even though I had an autograph ticket and showed up at her booth in her allotted schedule time.
  10. It looks like someone got a hold of my credit card number sometime while at Celebration, so I had to have it cancelled and go through all the hassle of having to wait for a new one and change all the accounts (Paypal, Google Wallet, etc…) that had the old number saved.



And now a word from Tom Spina!

by Darth Danno
on 2017-06-21, 08:42:58

I actually got this the last day of May, but with all I was posting about SWC, couldn't get to it until now. My sincere apologies to Mr. Spina and all of our readers out there for the delay.

It's a Tuesday Two-fer

For all of our friends in the states we hope you had a great holiday weekend. To those of you that are just starting the work week and those who have already been in the swing of it, we have a pair of fun Tuesday updates for you.

We were commissioned to create a fun and super unique Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed desk full with rusted metal pipes, radioactive slime and pre-mutated critters!

Trek fans will immediately recognize the space suit we restored and conserved on a custom mannequin as Kirk's from the original 1966 TV series. Our friend Ryan Nagata even got a piece of the action and recreated a helmet and gloves for this display and really helped bring the entire costume together.

You'll find full galleries and lots of info for each of these projects below... and be sure to look around the site at all of our other recent project updates.

Take a look at our gallery for the TMNT inspired desk from concept sketches to finished piece of art!



Droids Customs - the process begins anew!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-06-14, 08:12:05

Hello loyal readers! You'll be happy to hear that I've begun production on my next run of custom carded Droids-style figures. I'm still waiting on the bubbles from my custom bubble guy, so in the meantime I've started casting some of the coins that'll be featured on my next SEVEN scheduled customs. First off - check my casting station:

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I use a two-part liquid plastic mix which when combined and mixed hardens into a white finished product. The coin molds were provided by the marvelous Yehuda, who graciously takes molds off even his most rare and expensive Vintage POTF coins at my request.

For measuring, I picked up a couple infant medicine syringes this time out instead of the medicine droppers I used last time. That was a mixed blessing. It allowed me to measure very accurately, but they plungers were kinda stiff and one of the two liquids was pretty viscous, so it was difficult to eject and ended up splattering all over the place. I solved that problem (impressing myself tremendously) by putting the lid on my mixing cup and cutting a small X in the center where I could insert the tip of the syringe before pressing down. All the splatter after that was neatly contained.

After a few hours of casting, I had four nice piles of plastic replica coins!

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The quality of the molds was top-notch, and the end product shines because if that! They'll shine even more after I primer and paint them gold!



Nothing funny about this

by Darth Danno
on 2017-06-07, 08:09:02

I had one more piece I was going to write on SWC, but then got the below e mail yesterday and it made me sick. I know this has already been posted on other SW fansites, but I felt I needed to get this out to the CC.COM community just ...

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Action Figures & Their Beers - Sea beer, drink beer.

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2017-06-05, 07:12:15

SEA FURY

What with most of my collection now in storage, I no longer have access to the vast array of action figures I have, so any future connections may get tenuous or outright weird. I decided to match up Sea Fury with the Lego Monster Fighters Swamp Creature. Because he lives in water and looks pretty dang pissed off. Also, these Lego mini-figures are addictive. I have a penchant for the monster ones, and I think I might need an intervention. But I digress.

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Sharp’s Brewery of Rock, Cornwall, brewed this “exceptional special ale” to “satisfy demand from local fishermen for a stronger ale to enjoy after long and often perilous stints at sea.” It’s a rich, almost fruit-cakey malty ale with a lingering hoppy sting in its tail. It’s 5% ABV, delicious, and very moreish. (If you’re not familiar with that particular British expression, it describes something that, once tried, makes you want more and more of it.) It’s supposed to pair well with meat, steak, and cheeseboards. I was thinking of drinking it with a pepperoni and green pepper pizza I’ve got in the oven at the moment, but I don’t think it’ll last until the pizza’s done. It is indeed very moreish.

Drink this if you also like: Brown ales, red ales, malty ales with a hoppy tang in the aftertaste.



Celebration Orlando – The Review

by Darth Danno
on 2017-06-01, 08:05:57

Yet again, in the hopes that those responsible for planning these events will of course read this, take everything as gospel, and make the necessary corrections for future Celebrations. Making improvements where necessary, and taking those areas that are good and making them even better. I give you my unbiased ...

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I made a FB funny!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-05-31, 08:28:40

When I started this site 16 years ago, the goal was to joke the hobby. Shine a light on the ridiculous. Get a few laughs out of the deal.

It was a different time. Modern collectors dominated. Hasbro was churning out new figures CONSTANTLY. Vintage was in its heyday. Collector forums were the main means of networking. eBay was chock-full of amazing stuff. There was a lot to make fun of.

Today it's different. And a humor piece like this one simply wouldn't work right if published on this web page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/448321098853715/permalink/452462478439577/

That post only works in an interactive social media setting like Facebook. And the Star Wars Vintage MOC(k)s group is the perfect place for it to play out. Hell - it's the only group where such a post doesn't violate the arbitrary guidelines and standards set up by each group's mini-dictators.

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Times have changed. Comedy has to keep pace. Now if I could only figure out a way to generate clicks from it...



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