Indigo-1-00

Here we come to the final piece in the DC Blackest Night bust series that I haven’t posted yet: Indigo-1. She’s one of the only two females (Star Sapphire being the other) in this series and is taller than most of the others, thanks to her staff. I’ll be posting some new photos of older collectibles over the next couple of days, and then I’ll be queueing up some older photos to post while I’m gone next week to Dragon Con.

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RunProgress

At the end of July I decided to get in better shape by making myself get out and run. I was in pretty blah shape, so the initial stages of that were mostly walking and staggering, but I made myself do it. After consulting you folks, I ended up finding the Runtastic app and linking it between my phone and their website. Since then I’ve been doing a good job of keeping up with my runs / walks. I’ve been going out no less than once every other day, but I really try to do it every single day.

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GreenLantern00

This guy is the centerpiece of my Blackest Night bust collection, and he’s my favorite Green Lantern (in much the same way that most folks have their favorite Doctor from Doctor Who). This Hal Jordan bust isn’t the first collectible in the DC bust series to feature the character, but it’s made especially for the Blackest Night subseries, complete with matching base.

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SaintWalker00

Today I’m posting another of the alien characters from DC’s Blackest Night bust series. This one is Saint Walker in his Blue Lantern Corps uniform, and his base matches the rest of the Lantern members in this subset of the main line.

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Batman00

I’m back to the Blackest Night busts after taking a couple of days off for other collectibles, and today’s feature is Black Lantern Batman. Blackest Night came after DC’s extended Batman R.I.P. storyline, in which Bruce Wayne comic book-died (meaning, of course, that he just went away from the comics for a while and returned later at an opportune time). During the time that Batman supposedly was dead, he came back in this zombified version along with a bunch of other deceased DC heroes and villains, including the previously posted Firestorm. I like the details in the paint on this Batman, especially the mud splatters on his cape that make it look like he’s just clambered his way up out of a grave. His pose either is a zombie reach or an enthusiastic call for the check while he waits impatiently in his booth at Chili’s.

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AaylaSecura00

Every year the various toy companies present limited edition items as exclusive products for the San Diego Comic-Con. Back at SDCC 2008, Sideshow Collectibles’ exclusive Star Wars 1/6 scale piece was this 12″ Aayla Secura figure. Aayla was a great character pick for the exclusive, but the figure itself unfortunately is a pretty poor one. Her head is way out of proportion to the body, resulting in a giant noggin sitting atop a spindly torso. Adding to that, the fabric outfit is pretty cheaply made. Aayla’s tunic has loose threads hanging off it and is just generally flimsy. I was disappointed with this one, and hopefully they’ll revisit the character at some point in the future to make a better representation that isn’t so cheap looking and actually resembles the actress who played her.

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SandorClegane00

I previously posted the Eddard and Daenerys busts from Valyrian Resin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Here’s the standard version of Sandor Clegane, which comes without the trademark Hound helmet and with Sandor’s burned face exposed. I really like this line because, as I said before, it came out before the HBO Game of Thrones series, so the character designs are based on the book descriptions and not on the actor likenesses. The level of detail really is impressive on this one, from the intricate chainmail links to the blood and mud spattered on the armor.

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Sinestro00

Longtime Green Lantern villain Sinestro is one of the baddies featured in the Blackest Night storyline and bust series. Instead of his traditional Yellow Lantern gear, here he’s wearing a White Lantern uniform. I still have a few more Blackest Night busts to go but am switching up tomorrow to take a brief break for some other collectibles before coming back to finish this line out.

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Larfleeze00

Here’s another alien from the Blackest Night DC busts, Larfleeze. He’s probably my favorite of the third-string character sculpts in this series. They did a nice job on his fur details, and the paint job has a cool metallic orange finish. And just lookit the way he’s hugging his power battery! He lubs it! Or, well, covets it or something, but it’s still a great pose.

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Firestorm00

I’m continuing my posting of Blackest Night busts from DC Direct with this Black Lantern Firestorm. One of the crazier elements of the Blackest Night storyline was the introduction of the Black Lantern Corps, which basically resurrected in zombified form tons of previously deceased DC heroes and villains. Firestorm was among the risen, and this mostly grayscale bust is his representation in the bust subset. Interestingly, they have yet to release a non-dead version of Firestorm in the line.

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