I’ve been going back through my LEGO sets to build any that have Thor in them. There were two of them specifically for the Thor Ragnarok movie. This set that I built is the Avengers Hydra Showdown. This was from the Avengers Age of Ultron movie and I won it or bought it during a raffle at Philly BrickFest 2017. I have a bunch of older sets but those are in the attic for the time being. At some point I’ll have space to build and display them all.
I am surprised that I didn’t go an d buy all the Age of Ultron sets when the movie came out especially since I was part of the press junket for that movie. It was during that trip that I got to interview Chris Hemsworth. I hope we can do it again.
I didn’t build this via livestream this time around. I really enjoyed doing that this week. It was fun to get online and just do some building. I’ve got to work more on a setup for this sort of streaming but I will get there.
I have a love/hate relationship with blind bags. They are exciting to open to see if you have found a chase character or a duplicate. The more blind bags you have the more chances you have of getting all the figures that you want, but there is also a higher chance of getting duplicates. I picked up a bunch of Funko Mystery Minis (Blind Bags) of Captain America Civil war characters on clearance at a couple of GameStop stores. Last night I found the rest of them at the last of the GameStops that are near me. I have all the figures except for three of them. I figured that I’d find at least one of them with this latest batch, but no. Not one new one and I even found two of the same ones. Ant-Man. I love the character but not 4 of them. So, that is the trap of Blind Bags. It is like toy gambling. It can be exciting but also disappointing.
So, now I have to figure out how to find those last three figures without taking more chances on blind bags.
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