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July 5, 2016

First 4 Figures 17-inch Pac Man

The yellow, pie-shaped PAC-MAN character, who travels around a maze trying to eat dots and avoid four mean ghosts, quickly became an icon of the 1980s. To this day, PAC-MAN remains one of the most popular video games in history.

First 4 Figures is proud to present PAC-MAN, a household gaming character that became an instant phenomenon.

PAC-MAN was developed by Namco and has since spawned many variations on multiple platforms over many generations. The game is regarded as one of the most influential video games of all time.
Standing at 17 inches tall from the tip of his right hand to the base, making for a simply stunning display centerpiece for any nostalgic fan.

Comes in deluxe full- color packaging, hand numbered base and an authenticity card that allows you to purchase the same product number for future pieces in the PAC-MAN series.
This is the exclusive edition of PAC-MAN. Comes with the first fruit that appears in the game, the Cherry with its own very base.

Limited Edition number will be set after 2 weeks (19th July 2016).

This is the first statue in First 4 Figures’ line of PAC-MAN characters, meaning that the lowest numbers are available on a first come first served basis!

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Kearjun x Guumon Fuckin Rock Figures Avail Via Instagram Lottery

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Kearjun has teamed up with Guumon for the debut of his latest figure Fuckin' Rock, proudly presenting the "Zombi Rubs" micro-run! Inspired by a number of contemporary neo kaiju staples including Nag Nag Nag's Boryoku Genjin, the rock-like kaiju stands at around 7" tall, featuring articulation in the head and legs as well as some familiar double jointing in the arms. Limited to just 3 figures cast in what appears to be a white soft vinyl, each has been treated to a number of unique sprays over detail hugging black rubs, each coming complete with a set of creepy red inset eyes. Currently up for grabs via Instagram lottery for $210 shipped in the US ($225 worldwide), interested parties are going to need to DM Guumon (@guumon) before close on Wednesday, July 6th... As always, good luck to all of you who enter!

LEGO Minifigs in Spaaaaaaaaaace!!!

The adventurers are: Jupiter, Juno, and Galileo Galilei.
Five years ago three courageous LEGO Minifigures embarked on a mission to go where no Minifigure has gone before. After a 1.75 billion mile journey, they have arrived at Jupiter on board NASA’s JUNO spacecraft!

The three LEGO® Minifigs left earth on NASA's Juno deep-space probe on August 5th for a five-year mission to Jupiter as part of NASA and LEGO's "Bricks In Space" program, a joint partnership to inspire children and broaden awareness of the importance of planetary research.

While technically not your standard minifigs, some of whom have been sent up into our upper atmosphere (and recorded on many a GoPro and shown on YouTube), The three voyagers are 1.5" tall, but made of aluminum instead, to better withstand the rigors of space travel.

(I want to take a moment to say I live in a pretty awesome time, when I can say that a childhood favorite of mine, LEGO sent minifigs into space. That just blows my mind.)

Sort of surprised a commemorative collector's pack isn't on the horizon with more earth bound variants of these three intrepid voyagers!

- Mario, the Artisan Rogue

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Lego Music Box - "All Was Well" by Wintergatan

You'll notice a bit of Lego bricks above. Well this isn't covering your average build...
It's been a while since I last had anything to say about Lego, and it's not because there aren't a lot of things to say, to the contrary, there are always things to say! So let me get started by showing one unusual and unique creation that was made with the help of a good smattering of Lego Technique parts.

Wintergaten, who is the musical act you will see below in the video, using the Lego infused instrument, is a Swedish folktronica band from Göteborg. Martin Molin and Marcus Sjöberg previously were part of the former band Detektivbyrån.

The reason I'm posting this is because the usage of toys, especially something as wonderfully free and expressive as the Lego system of bricks, can be some of the most out of the box thinking and problem solving you will ever find.

Many of you can relate in how the mainstream doesn't totally get how toys are the most common physical representations of developments in science, imagination, art, invention, and expression. All too often, it's relegated to the idea that toys are "kid stuff". Nothing could be further from the truth.

Some major corporations use them for team building exercises, some celebrities use them for relaxation or mental challenges, and robotics and programming clubs all around the world use them for education and competition.

So it's no real surprise to see Lego making it's way into music is it now?

Till my next update, enjoy the music performance in the video below. The band also has a great build video on their channel as well for how the music box was made using Technique blocks and gears.

- Mario, the Artisan Rogue