You Can Buy Custom 3D Printed Masks On Shapeways Posted by Richard on March 18, 2015 at 08:09 PM CST:
You may have seen 00dude00's custom masks before, an Ignika modeled after the version originally shown in the comics in particular. You can now have one made to order via 00dude00's Shapeway page, a 3D printing service. I imagine the masks can vary significantly in quality due to the nature of their production, but I have to admit that Ignika is tempting for $15 USD. I've paid more than that for authentic masks, and while I'd normally avoid customs, I might have to make the excuse that this is a piece of art (which it is, that thing is beautiful) and a good way to try a 3D printed product. Forum link.
Retro News: March 11-20 2004 Posted by Richard on March 12, 2015 at 01:02 AM CST:
Mark reviews the new batch of books, while Dave shows off his Moon base module. The Konoka club opens up as the LEGO® Company prepares for a speed build contest with a golden prize.
2015 BIONICLE® Display And Promotional Posted by Richard on March 12, 2015 at 12:30 AM CST:
The LEGO® Company is really trying to get people to notice BIONICLE®. I was at the store the other day and they were giving out a collectible mask pack with every purchase, and this display took up the front and side windows.
Retro News: March 1-10 2004 Posted by Richard on March 1, 2015 at 11:12 PM CST:
Dave continues his ToyFair coverage and gets some time to drop by the flagship TRU, while Mark hunts down some food borne collectibles.
Brick Universe Less Than A Month Away Posted by Richard on March 1, 2015 at 10:20 PM CST: Brick Universe, a fan-run convention, is approaching fast, and will be held on March 26th - 29th for pre-registered exhibitors. There are perks for attending the full four day event even if you don't want to bring in something to display, but if your not keen on the $75.00 USD price for registering late, you can still attend during the public hours on the 28th and 29th for $10-15 USD depending on how you buy the tickets. So far the event is looking good, and if the helpfulness of the coordinators with my own display is any clue, it should be a great convention. Forum link
Retro News: February 21-29 2004 Posted by Richard on February 21, 2015 at 09:46 PM CST:
Dave Continues the Toy Fair coverage, Mark puts together a Kanoka disc builder (which makes for a lovely decoder too if you still have your discs around), a rare Krana finds it's way to eBay, and a calender meets it's end before it ever began.
Retro News: February 11-20 2004 Posted by Richard on February 11, 2015 at 10:27 PM CST:
Toyfair arrives, the Toa Metru are on store shelves, and the Vahki are making their first appearance. Dave makes a MOC and goes on a comic scavenger hunt for a friend, while Mark finds the last of the six great kanoka disks.
Onua 2015 Version Set Review Posted by Richard on February 10, 2015 at 06:26 PM CST:
Something does feel lacking about Onua's latest incarnation, and while I feel he could have used some work on his colorscheme and more attention to his legs, he rounds out the Elemental Masters by adding more variety to the team. If the novelty of his design wears off and your feeling creative, he boasts a number of useful parts for custom creations.