I picked this figure up a looong time ago on clearance for like 3 bucks at a local Marshall’s. It’s not everyday that I set out to find a particular figure and actually come across it. Such was the case here as Luke Skywalker had been on my Star Wars most wanted list for quite some time. I didn’t expect to find one at Marshall’s but always hope to get lucky. This time I did. Down below is my entire ,modern collection of Star Wars figs.
I’m finally getting around to the third and final figure from the Star Wars set with the very long name.Boba Fett has been on my radar for a while now and I was psyched to find him along with Tusken Raider and Snaggletooth for the low price of 6 bucks on Amazon.com.I don’t have many contemporary Star Wars figures but the ones I do own are pretty much “must-haves’ imo. Boba Fett was another “must-have” as a Star Wars collection /display wouldn’t seem right without him.
I promise this will be the final post about the stinkin’ Styrofoam fort-Unless of course I decide to deck it out with Batman Quick Tech accessories, Batmobile , etc. For this will officially be turned into a “Bat Fortress”! Fellow blogger Combo http://combollectoractionfigurerev.blogspot.com/ commented on the fact that I should add a little paint,and that’s something I may consider doing in the near future. Maybe a mixture of black and grey, IDK. But I really want this to be exclusive to my lone DKR Batman figure, which I still believe is one of the nicest looking 3 3/4 Batman figures out there, articulation aside.
Get used to these small updates guys because I have a feeling this thing is going to get cooler and cooler by the minute. Every time I pass by it, I think of something new that I can add on or improve upon. What’s cool about this kind of Styrofoam is the sturdiness of it. Once you put them together they don’t budge and hold up your action figure perfectly! It also cuts smoothly and cleanly. But the best part about it is the rock appearance. The pictures don’t do it much justice ,because when your up close and looking at It, It really looks like an ancient ruin/monument. I’ve added some steps using tooth picks to stick the slabs against the sides of the walls. The chain in the holding cell is actually Ninja Force Wolverine’s weapon. It’s pretty convincing though IMO.I feel the steps that I’ve added give the fort more of an accessible feel to it, connecting and making it passable from one end to the other.
The other day my better half brought me some Styrofoam. She said that I might be able to use it to sound proof some of the walls in my soon-to -be music studio. They had given it to her at her job and she really didn’t get a good look at it until we got it home and out of the boxes they came in. Unfortunately they were too odd shaped to use as soundproof paneling,but just right to build a kick ass fort for some action figures! I was pretty excited about the various shapes and sizes they came in, seemingly made specifically for building playsets. This is not your average Styrofoam. It’s a lot more sturdy and less messy than the ordinary, more common white Styrofoam. The pieces come apart easily and can be mixed and matched to make some pretty cool designs.The fort looks like something out of Minecraft ,lol.
Here are some pics w/ action figures.
I added a couple of guns to the sides and top of the fort.
Here are some inside shots.
I literally had to force myself to take action figure pics again as I’ve grown tired of …well.. photographing action figures. I don’t know what it is. The whole “pose,stage,take pic” routine has gotten to be a little monotonous. Anyways, here are some pics of the Tusken Raider,one of the three figures included in the Vintage Collection Special Villain Set. A great looking figure and as far as I can remember, pretty movie accurate.The detail in the sculpt and weapons are superb and the torn and tattered look of the cloth robe really adds to the realism of the character.