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!
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!
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.
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.
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.