Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Exclusive LEGO Marvel Polybag!


A few weeks ago, I took a trip to "Toys R us" to get a figure or two for the Disney Infinity 3.0 game (I got Yondu and Bobba Fett) when I came across this little thing that I believed to be an exclusively American LEGO polybag:

Inspired by the 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 movie, it is an exclusive LEGO Milano build.
I thought that it would be expensive and that I would only be able to get it at comic con at a high price. Instead I bought it for an eye-poppingly cheap price of £2.99! 

Sadly it was a little smaller than I thought it would be (only 68 pieces), but it did prove to be an interesting build. The "wings" can be maneuvered into pretty much any position and the "beak" at the front could be opened to show a rather ugly piece which I like to think of as a mega-weapon.

The jets at the back are very well made and do look like the ones in bigger LEGO Milano sets as well as the top bit (which is also used in the Nexo Knights sets)

Above is a size comparison to a LEGO Minifigure (I thought that Star Lord was rather fitting)
I was quite excited by it and this little build holds a high place in my LEGO collection!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 REVIEW

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Having just been to see the newly released "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2", there were a couple of things that sprung to mind after the film had finished (extra scenes included).

  • WOW... That was weird.

  • Huh, that was surprisingly funny.

  • Awwww, Baby Groot!!!

                                                                                         Courtesy of Marvel Studios

The film on the whole was slightly odd, if a little confusing. It was however extremely funny, with some cute Baby Groot moments, a couple of heart wrenching moments with Ego attacking and nearly killing the Guardians, then later when Yondu acting like a true father to Peter made the ultimate sacrifice to save his friend. There were also a few easter eggs and of course, a glorious cameo with Stan 'the man' Lee in a spacesuit talking to The Watchers. TWICE! 

As always in a Marvel movie there were some post credit scenes but unlike the usual one or two, there were five - which even in the MCU is a little peculiar:

1. The first had Kraglin (played by none other than Sean Gunn who not only has the director James Gunn as a brother, but he was the on set figure for Rocket) trying out Yondu's sonic arrow, which on the third attempt winds up in poor old Drax's shoulder-blade.

2.  The second featured the original Guardians with Sylvester Stallone playing Starkar (who I believe to be Starhawk) and some other familiar looking characters such as Charlie-27 and Martinex.

3. The third had a distraught looking Ayesha with her head in her hands, talking to her chamber maid about a new birthing pod which contained someone who could possibly destroy the Guardians once and for all - someone that she called "Adam". This may sound like a bit of a rubbish name, but true fans of the comic book series will have figured out that she was probably talking about Adam Warlock who plays a huge part in the comic book version of the Infinity War, so time will tell if he does the same in the cinematic universe...

4. The penultimate post credit scene featured The Watchers walking away from Stan Lee's "amazing stories". (Probably heard about Civil War and thought they should be watching over that...)

5.  The last (but certainly not the least) scene features Peter Quill walking in on Teenage Groot huffing, sighing and playing video games. After being called "boring" in Groot-speak innumerable times he leaves with the parting comment of "Stop leaving your vines everywhere!".

All in all, it has been one of the funnier Marvel films in a while. It may not convert anybody into a full blown superhero lover, but it is a great film to the people that understand the quips and designs that so obviously link to the comics, and at the end of the day, that's what really matters.

Courtesy of Empire