Life in LEGO: Minifigure Adventures with xxsjc!

Prototype Boba Fett

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It’s a Star Wars Celebration Haul After All

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With a very big thanks to Verizon FiOS, I was able to go to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim a couple of weeks ago (you already know this if you’ve been following me for more than… a couple of weeks because I’m still abuzz with …continue reading

Star Wars Day LEGO Haul

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What’s a Star Wars Day Celebration without a LEGO Haul? We don’t aim to find out! Check out the video here:

Here’s a list of everything featured in this video:

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Star Wars May the 4th Be with You Mystery Unboxing

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You may be wondering what’s in this Star Wars Mystery Box. I am, too! Let’s find out together in this Star Wars May the 4th Be with You Mystery Unboxing!

Free Comic Book Day Haul

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Visited some of my favorite comic book stores for Free Comic Book Day, I did — check out my haul here!:

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron – Mystery Unboxing

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Hasbro sent me a Marvel Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Mystery Box last week when I was sick, and I’ve been chomping at the bit to be well enough to open it for you guys in a video.

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Android Bot Figures and Retro Wooden Headphones

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Android Bot Collectible Bundle (41% Off): Bend them. Squish them. Collect them. Every Droid addict’s favorite bot in four Google-approved varieties!

XTC In-Ear Genuine Wood Headphones (52% Off): Swap your generic earbuds for noise-isolating speakers and all-natural acoustics!

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Comic Review: Star Wars Darth Vader 003

Comic Review: Star Wars Darth Vader 003

For more Star Wars fun during Star Wars Celebration, here’s my review of Darth Vader Comic 003!

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Pop! Vinyl Unboxing & Review

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Pop! Vinyl Unboxing & Review

When someone casually mentions a “heartlight” in conversation, you might think of Kenny Loggins or Neil Diamond; I think of a little dude from another planet who taught us all how to be more human — E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, to be exact.

Now, …continue reading

Comic Review: Star Wars Kanan 001

Comic Review: Star Wars Kanan 001

The first comic book based in the world of the Star Wars Rebels cartoon series — and officially considered canon in the overall Star Wars mythos that includes the movies — has been released. It details the character of Kanan Jarrus, and I …continue reading

Ultron Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure Review

Ultron Pop Vinyl Figure Review

When Dorksidetoys sent me an Ultron Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure, I had to show you and tell you about it!

One question that came up: Is it a bobblehead figure or a bobblebody figure? I guess it ultimately (or, …continue reading

10 Things That Could Be in This Other Mystery Box

10 Things That Could Be in This Other Mystery Box

The other day, we tried to guess what was in this mystery box so kindly sent by James Hilliker.

But then there was a massive sale and I went and bought a couple of things for myself (never pay full price!). So now …continue reading

10 Things That Could Be in This Mystery Box

10 Things That Could Be in This Mystery Box

First order of the day: to acknowledge that James Hilliker is awesome.

How awesome? He just made my entire year by sending me a mystery box!

What’s in the mystery box? My best answer: watch this video and find out! But …continue reading

278 Ways to the Ultimate Darth Vader Collection

278 Ways to the Ultimate Darth Vader Collection

Darth Vader? I don’t even know ‘er! Actually, that’s becoming further and further from the truth as I amass more collectibles from the Dark Side of Amazon, eBay, conventions, and friendly people from around the globe who help feed my obsession.

So… Darth Vader? Yeah, …continue reading

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 001 Comic Book Review

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 001 Comic Book Review

Those of you who know me might be aware that I took my sweet time in seeing the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. But once I did, I realized that I loved everything about it (here’s my take on the film). …continue reading

What’s Your Six-Word Life Goal?

What's Your Six-Word Life Goal?

Playing games with language can be fun! For instance, funneling seemingly complicated concepts through the filter of a limited number of words forces you to express them simply.

When perusing Twitter today, we noticed that the hashtag #6WordLifeGoal was trending, and it got us to …continue reading

The Simpsons Celebrate First Day of Spring in Springfield

The Simpsons Celebrate First Day of Spring in Springfield

Dire Groundhog predictions aside, today is officially the first day of spring! (Or, as the druids would call it, Spring Equinox.)

It seemed like the perfect time for us to celebrate the denizens of Springfield, a little town named after this fine season. …continue reading

Not One to Shun Minion Toys Fun

Not One to Shun Minion Toys Fun

Despicable Me is a rousing redemption story that centers around a villainous mad scientist named Gru and three orphans who melt his heart and transform him from, as the studio says, “super-bad [into] super-dad.” But what sticks with people the most after seeing …continue reading

Star Wars Jedi Temple Guard Action Figure Review

Star Wars Jedi Temple Guard Action Figure Review

Believe it or not, unless it’s some iteration of Darth Vader, I don’t snag every Star Wars action figure I see. But some are so well done that I can’t help myself, and this Star Wars Jedi Temple Guard action figure is …continue reading

3D Printed Sculpture for Geeks – Zen Darth Vader Buddhas

3D Printed Sculpture for Geeks - Zen Darth Vader Buddhas

Sculpture that’s been produced by 3D printing is, let’s face it, a pretty cool concept. So when I saw that my pal Chris Milnes (aka Muckychris) was making awesome Zen Star Wars Buddha characters for his Etsy store, I knew I had …continue reading

February Nerd Haul – Star Wars, LEGO Minifigs, Comic Books

February Nerd Haul - Star Wars, LEGO Minifigs, Comic Books

This CPU finds me sharing some of the fruits of my collecting labors with you guys in the form of what amounts to a nerd haul! Here, I share what I’ve found, where I’ve found it, how I’ve financed it with free points I’ve earned, …continue reading

Collecting with Kid President

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Like all of us, Kid President has passions. One of them: corn dogs. But if you try to mix that particular passion with one of mine — collecting — things soon go awry, as you’ll see in this video.

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Star Wars Stuff Haul: A Collector’s Dream

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Been saving up some of my most recent Star Wars gifts and purchases for a haul in this Show and Tell, I have!

Here’s a list of everything featured in this video:

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Unboxing Dancing Groot and Pop Vinyl Collection Review

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This CPU finds me hooked on a feeling… a feeling that I don’t have nearly enough Funko POP! Vinyl collectibles! But let me share a portion of my current collection with you — including my new Dancing Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy! Watch it …continue reading

Blind Bag Fun: G.I. SpongeBob Simpsons

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This CPU finds me opening minifigure blind bags for G.I. Joe, SpongeBob SquarePants, and The Simpsons! What did I get? Cooler stuff than I could have hoped for. Check it out here!:

Here’s a list of everything featured in this video:

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Darth Vader Car Collectables

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Didn’t think I was a car geek? I might not have been were it not for the introduction of one of my favorite things into the equation: Star Wars. And then the introduction of one of my most favorite things from Star Wars into the …continue reading

Star Wars Comics – Where to Start?

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Considering collecting Star Wars comics? In this CPU, as a fellow beginner, I tackle the sometimes overwhelming task of where to start.

I’ve not always been a comic book collector, but I can tell you what works for me! Watch it here:

Here’s a …continue reading

Darth Vader Toaster Unboxing

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Thanks to Matt Reed’s generous gift of a Darth Vader Toaster and the community’s rise to a challenge given in Pirillo Vlog 995, I get the chance to combine three of my favorite things in this CPU: food, tech, and Star Wars!

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Don’t Need the Sun for Blind Bag Toys Fun

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Why go outside when you can have perfectly good fun indoors? In this CPU, I open three so-called “blind bags” that are randomly selected by Diana! What mysteries are revealed? Well, all of them if you skip ahead to the end of this …continue reading

Building My Star Wars Command Armies

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This CPU finds Jedi and me going over our battle strategy as we assemble our armies from the various Star Wars Command figures and vehicles at our disposal! We will be unstoppable! Admittedly, a Jedi craves not these things, but I am her father! You …continue reading