Weekend Toy Run: Entertainment Earth 4-Inch Action Figure Stands (25 for $6)

With Black Friday approaching, I’ve been getting ready for deals on action figures. So I was psyched to see that Entertainment Earth is running a pre-Black Friday sale. While I was less than enthused by the offerings in the action figure category – less than a dozen in total from Bandai (1), Bif Bang Pow! (7), DC Collectibles (2), and Jazwares (1) – something in the sale did catch my attention. They have stands for 4-inch action figures on sale – 25 stands for $6.

From time to time I get questions from readers on where to find stands. Back in the day, McFarlane sold them online, but stopped several years back. Pro Tech stands have been the de facto stand-in, but start at 44 cents a pop, although they get cheaper in big quantities. But at 24 cents a stand, the EE deal is pretty damn good; the cheapest the Pro Tech stands get are 33 cents each, but you have to buy over 500!

EE has got five color options – clear, white, tan gray, and black. These should work with all your Hasbro 4-inchers – G.I. JOEs, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones (although I don’t know many who have these) – and 4-inchers from other lines, like Playmates Star Trek figures.

Hopefully we’ll see some better deals as the week progresses, but for now, cheap stands are a decent start. Happy shopping!

Webswipe: Alex Eylar’s Hollywood Movie Scenes in LEGO – MOCpages.com

Building the Back to the Future Time Machine got me thinking about other movies that could benefit from the LEGO treatment. Then I found the work of Alex Eylar. Check out the iconic movie scenes that he’s put together. Sure, there’s some scenes that he’s created using bricks that come from actual licensed sets, like Star Wars, but a lot of the scenes that he’s recreated are fully from scratch. Really cool stuff!

The-Shining Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark Inception

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a guy from a press agency, who proposed building a few movie scenes to form a press packet of sorts to shop around to the news outlets.

This bounty of homages was the result.

via And Welcome to Hollywood: A LEGO® creation by Alex Eylar : MOCpages.com.

Border Patrol: Custom Lots – Steampunk Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Spaghetti Westerns

For this week’s Border Patrol, I found a few interesting custom figure lots.

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Marvel Legends Steampunk Wizard of Oz lot by textureme – they’re all here: Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the little dog Toto too – all steampunked up, including a working lightbulb for Toto’s head – ends Mar 03, 2013 17:05:33 PST

In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!

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Two Possibilities for Rumored 6-Inch Star Wars Figures – Gentle Giant and ThreeA Toys

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What if Star Wars figures came out in Marvel Legends scale? – Star Wars Legends Concept Logo (read: fake)

Fans of 6-inch super-articulated figure lines like Marvel Legends and DC Universe Classics have long been hoping for scale-compatible figures from the Star Wars universe. It’s always been long odds, because Hasbro has been reluctant to rock the 3.75-inch boat that’s powered one of their only evergreen licenses. But the wait for 6-inch Star Wars may soon be over, according to this insider rumor posted at Rebelscum.com. Six-inch Star Wars figures may be coming our way, and the big surprise, if it can be believed, is that they won’t be coming to us from Hasbro.

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – Hasbro Unveils Marvel Legends Heroic Age Thor and More Exclusives on Attack of the Show

Hasbro unveiled the San Diego Comic-Con Marvel Legends Heroic Age Thor exclusive on Attack of the Show last night, and it looks awesome. Verily! The Mjolnir packaging is clever, but I don’t think it will survive the trip back home. I wonder if the $24.99 price tag will deter folks from jumping back on the Marvel Legends bandwagon.

They also showed off the GI JOE / Transformers crossover exclusive with Cobra Commander and Skystriker, priced at $49.99. And then there’s the lost Indiana Jones exclusives, packaging up the last wave of figures (plus a few more) that never made it to retail. Hasbro has a lot more exclusives, but that AOTS airtime isn’t easy to get. We’ll have to cover those in person at SDCC.

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