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Unlocking Soon: Two Harry Potter Models

Unlocking Soon: Two Harry Potter Models

Okay, so I’m being a little silly, but it’s late and I’m tired, so I get the privilege of being goofy. And I’m thinking of “unlocking” in terms of achievements, or bonus content in games and whatnot, where something is given as a reward. But in this case, it’s not a reward for an achievement, […]

Coming Soon: Pisa and Mini Lions

Coming Soon: Pisa and Mini Lions

After what seems like a long quiet period, Piececool has added 2 or 7 new models, depending on how you count it. The first on is the Torre di Pisa. Yes, that’s the “English” name of it. Don’t ask me. The other 1 (or 6) model(s) is/are the Mini Lion Dance model(s), basically miniature versions […]

Build: Jaws Hanging Shark

Build: Jaws Hanging Shark

During my recent splurge-trip to Universal Studios Orlando, I used the excuse of a souvenir budget to pick up the rest of the available exclusives they had there. And this, the Jaws Hanging Shark, is the first one that I chose to build. Or more specifically, my wife chose, because I asked her to pick. […]

Two Bits of News

Two Bits of News

One slightly delayed, one fresh off the press. Late last week, Piececool added the Garuda Coronet model, and just tonight, Metal Earth added the F/A-18 Super Hornet to the coming soon page. The Super Hornet was teased in a recent Metal Earth Newsletter (as well as on the back of another aviation model), but now […]

Piececool: New and Old News

Piececool: New and Old News

If you like paper cranes, then you’ll want to read this post. And if you like stale news that I forgot to post about, I’ve got something in here for you, too! All of it from Piececool, and some may already be available. For the old news, I’ve gotta tell you about the Shen Lou […]

Coming Soon: Buckbeak!!!!

Coming Soon: Buckbeak!!!!

Okay, so… obviously I’m excited. But even for people who are not Potterheads, you have to admit that the feathered models that Metal Earth and Piececool have released are generally some of the more gorgeous ones. Ironically, when Metal Earth asked what other flying creatures people might want, this (and Fawkes, the phoenix) were top […]

Build: Droid Pack Threepio

Build: Droid Pack Threepio

As promised, I did finish building the C-3PO from the Disney Parks exclusive Droid Pack. Honestly, when I first saw the paint modification for this (at least as shown on the packaging), I was not impressed. I just didn’t like how it looked, to be honest. Having built it now, I have a different opinion. […]