Mega Thundarr & Conan

Looking at all of our MOTU Mega figures, it dawned on me that custom figures of Thundarr and Conan, the greatest Barbarians of the 70’s and 80’s, wouldn’t be a big leap at all.  And of course, if you make Thundarr, you have to include his trusty companions Princess Ariel and Ookla the Mok.  I…

GI Joe Classified: Firefly

GI Joe Classified is a line that elicits a lot of love and hate from collectors.  Many (myself included) have been clamoring for 6″ scale Joes for several years, and when they were announced, enthusiasm was through the roof.  In reality it’s been a mixed bag.  The sculpts have been excellent, while the decos have…

Mega Joe Project: Cobra Hydrofoil

Cobra was very Jealous that Joe had a Hovercraft, requiring that I give the baddies some sea-worthy hardware.  Thus the Hydrofoil was the obvious build target. Sharp readers will be quick to point out that my build doesn’t actually have the hydrofoils, and that’s on purpose.  I always considered this just a fast attack boat,…

Mega Joe Project: New Joes, Dreadnoks, & Oktober Guard

I’ve gotten behind on posting updates to the Mega Joe Project, but I haven’t slowed down on the progress, so here are three new groups of figures I’ve added to the collection.  First, Zartan needed his Dreadnoks because who else is going to sit around in an abandoned cabin or gas station with him drinking…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 5 – 1986

It seems like forever now since I sold off the majority of the MOC collection, but I decided it was time to remember 1986.  The Joe logo changed, and I was not a fan.  The 3D block letting just didn’t work for me the same way as the classic flat white letters.  And that digital…

Small & Furious: Mega Hot Wheels Showdown

A couple of years ago, my son Alex (now 13) was inspired to make a 1/64-scale diecast car race using the most iconic vehicles we could muster. We started filming during the ’17/’18 holiday season, but quickly life happened, and it went on the shelf for a while. Fast forward to March 2020, when a…

Flashback: Mixel Stop-Motion Adventure

Five years ago, my son and I dove into the stop motion deep end.  He was 8 years old at the time and really into Lego Mixels, so that was a no-brainer for the subject of our project.  It’s not perfect, but for a first try, we were pretty proud of it.  We learned a…

Mega Joe Project: HISS

While recent Mega Joe builds have focused on getting the GIJoe motor pool filled out, Cobra was hard at work on some new hardware too.  Not to be outdone, they needed an upgraded HISS tank to replace the sad Kreo version. While the scale is a bit on the large side, I wanted it to…

G.I. Joe – Mega Bloks: AWE Striker

More MB Joe vehicles!  Don’t ask me why, but the AWE Striker was always a favorite vehicle of mine.  It didn’t have much use in a battlefield setting, but for small recon teams and harsh terrain, it made a tad more sense.  My grandfather had a street-legal dune buggy when I was a kid, and…

G.I. Joe – Mega Bloks: Killer WHALE

After a healthy break to focus on some other priorities, the long winter gave me ample time to get motivated to pick back up with the Mega Bloks G.I. Joe motor pool project.  I had barely begun on the base of the WHALE when I took some time off from customizing, and I wanted to…