N.B. The second part of my last batrep sadly did not make it from draft to publish, so only half the battle was posted, except for the pictures. I will re-write a little and re-post ASAP, but I am somewhat bumbed that I wrote for a good hour, and it got lost. Dang technology!
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Well, back to my other hobby, 1/6th scale figures. In January I had a couple of posts about this stuff, and while I’ve picked up a few figures since then this newest batch takes the cake.
I went on a week-long trip to Ottawa and Montreal with my wife and son last weekend, and getting back on Wednesday I was happy to see that I had a package waiting from Urban Samurai Hobbies, my go-to place for my 1/6th hobby. After opening the giant box, this is what I pulled out:
As I’m taking them out of the box I think to myself, “Wow…I spend a LOT of money on my hobbies. Especially these guys, that pretty much just end up sitting atop my shelves, if they’re lucky” (some get stowed in a bin until there is room to display them). It’s true. These five boxes amount to HUNDREDS of dollars worth of eye-candy. It’s stupid. And yet I continue to buy them. It’s when I think about this that I also start to think, “Is it time to stop buying new games/miniatures? Is it time to start selling stuff I have and don’t use?” Which is never a good path to go down. Although it’s quite likely I’ll be moving next year, so this is a serious conversation I have to have with myself very soon.
ANYWAY, let’s take a quick look at these figures, now that they’re out of their boxes and ready to go on the shelf.
The Modal Nodes!
That’s right, I now have the entire Cantina Band. I got Figrin D’an a few months ago, and now have the rest of his mates, two of them having been released at San Diego Comic Con this year. These are some of the most basic figures released, with only extra hands and their instruments as accessories. But I tell you, having them all together like this, the band is definitely better than the sum of its parts.
I hadn’t planned on collecting clones. I knew I’d get one or two, but at some point I decided to get all of the leaders. I can now add Bacara to Gree, Rex, Bly and Cody. Neyo is coming, as well. For some of these guys I will get a matching clone, but generally I don’t forsee myself getting many clone troopers.
Bacara is pretty cool. I don’t think he’s my favourite looking commander, but he’s cool. I do hope they release a Nova Corps marine to go with him, as I like the look of the snowtrooper predecessors. Note, they ARE releasing a snowtrooper, which I will get one of. Maybe a second later on if I also get an e-web blaster cannon. But that’s off topic.
This Joe is pretty generic, but I think he came out pretty well. Nice shotgun, cool jungle outfit. He’s going to look great with the other Joes.
Getting Fett was a no brainer. C’mon, he’s Fett! Like many, he’s long been my favourite character, and over the years I’ve purchased or received a number of Fett memorabilia.
Out of the box, he looks good, but like most figures a little futzing helps. With Fett, there are few alterations/modifications that people on the forums have listed that will fix him up even more. It will involve some snipping and warm-water-bending of certain parts. I think I’ll do these at some point, to make him look even better, but honestly, he does look great.
He’s going to go beside IG-88, and they’ll both be joined by Bossk at some point next year I believe. I do hope that they release 4-Lom and Zuckuss as well.
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Anyway, I know this was a brief post lacking pictures. I will take some pictures in the near future and write another post about this other hobby of mine. But for now, I have to get back to finishing some models…I’ve got a trio of Outcasts children (Dark Age Scuts) on my workbench that are SO close to being done.
Thanks for reading.