Update Your Nerd Calendar … Philly Brick Fest Is Coming Up!

pbf_logoFor years, Philadelphia-based LEGO fans have had to watch from afar as regional fan festivals sprout up around the country like BrickFair, Brickworld, and BrickCon.

Rest easy my fellow AFOLs as those dark times are behind us with the inaugural Philly Brick Fest set for April 26th & 27th in Oaks, PA.

Philly Brick Fest will feature collaborative LEGO builds, displays by local LEGO user groups as well as a huge vendor space for all of your plastic brick needs.

The show runs from 10:00am – 5:00pm on both days with general admission tickets available for $15 at the door. See you all there!

 

 

Finally, Star Wars Collectibles That Your Grandma Will Love!

I think we can say with certainty Star Wars licensing has truly reached its nadir with the release of the Star Wars Galactic Village Collection.  The first release in this series of fully sculpted illuminated structures is the Mos Eisley Cantina, which is available for only three easy payments of $19.99!  The next release will be the Hoth Rebel Base but I’m really holding out for a Rancor pit shortly after that.

Introducing Star Wars Collectibles ... for you Grandma

Introducing Star Wars Collectibles … for you Grandma

Produced by The Bradford Exchange, who are purveyors of collectibles that only a grandmother would love like Thomas Kinkade Crystal Snowmen, Precious Moments Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fan Figurines,  and the always popular Elvis Presley Bath Ensemble Accessory Kit.

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While the whole illuminated village phenomena is traditionally limited to your dentist’s waiting room, I think the Bradford Exchange is on to something here because Star Wars fan WILL BUY ANYTHING!

 

Sightings — 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEGO Sets At Retail

On a recent trip to my local LEGO Store I was surprised to find the latest wave of sets based on Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series sitting on the shelves.

This new wave consists of five sets which feature minifig versions from of the Turtle’s rogue gallery like Karai and Spider Bytez as well as more mission specific repaints of the Turtles themselves.

Having gone all out on last year’s wave of Turtle themed sets, I may be sitting this one out.  However the two sets that I currently have my eye on are 79121 Turtle Sub Undersea Chase as well as 79122 Shredder’s Lair Rescue.

ToyBiz Ruled The 1990s With The Help Of The X-Men

If you are a child of the nineties there is a great chance that the ToyBiz X-Men action figures were probably your first heavy dose of mutant kind in plastic form.  The first wave of figures launched in 1991 (a year before the premiere of the epic cartoon) and effectively changed the action figure industry.

1991 Ad Scan for ToyBiz X-Men Action Figure

1991 Ad Scan for ToyBiz X-Men Action Figure

The X-Men line eventually ran twenty, yes TWENTY waves all the way through 1997.  Granted some of these waves had some repaints but the increased articulation, advanced play features, and integration into the long running cartoon made for an industry titan.

Godzilla & Grimlock Combine In The Most Epic Of T-Shirts

Today at TeeFury the two greatest dinosaurs in pop culture combine to form Grimzilla!

grimzilla_tfThis shirt, designed by Brinkerhoff, will only be available for 24 hours and can be yours for the low, low price of $11 + shipping.  If you haven’t purchased one of their limited edition tees yet I can assure you that as a long time TeeFury-ite that their quality and customer service is top notch

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