Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Troops of Doom - Pure Awesome Fun!

I have to admit, I'm a bit biased today when I sing the praises of Troops of Doom. Only because I'm mentioned in this episode!

Kraig Furtado has created a web comic unlike any other. Using a combination of action figures from G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Star Trek, and even Lego, Troops of Doom is just a helluva' lot of fun.

Sometimes the dialog is silly, sometimes the action is fierce, but everything always seems to work together. Kraig has a real knack for storytelling, especially when using inanimate lumps of plastic.

But that's the key element in Troops of Doom. Silly little lumps of plastic are brought to life. It is quite obvious that attention to detail is an important element in all of the work that goes into creating a Troops of Doom episode. The set detail is quite amazing.

I'm pretty sure that the desert environment is a a tan blanket, and if so, it's the best use of a tan blanket anywhere on the web!

Personally, I think Kraig's attention to detail in posing the figures is the strongest element of Troops of Doom. If you look carefully at his work, just the poses can convey the character's attitude more than the dialog. And this attention to detail is quite obvious in every picture crated by Kraig. Check out his work on joedios.com for the solid proof behind my claim!

Again, nothing but high praises for Troops of Doom today - and every day! I have created my own "ad" on the side of Troops of Doom just because I'm a huge fan - that's all - no other reason. TOD just kicks ass.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cobra Troopers on Patrol

Just a few pictures of some Cobra Troopers checking out some ruins.






Basically a complete reuse of parts by Hasbro to create an exceptional troop builder. By adding the goggles and different web gear really makes them stand out a little more.

Monday, January 2, 2012

G.I. Joe: Airtight & Sci-Fi

Just because these two figures are so damn cool. That is all!

Questionable...

So anyway...

I recently saw a picture of Shadow Tracker that was exceptionally well done. Some simple mods to the figure and new life was breathed into the figure. So I decided to dig out my Shadow Tracker figure.
Around the same time, there was a brief discussion on Twitter about the merits of some of the Rise of Cobra figures. Night Adder's name came up. Another interesting figure, but, like Shadow Tracker, one that I had never really given much thought to.

Hmmm... I wonder what would happen with a simple head swap?

So this is how "Voodoo" came into existence. Neither Shadow Tracker or Night Adder, Voodoo is a seriously sick SOB. A cruel heartless beast of a man, perfect for a hired operative that even Cobra would like to disavow.

So anyway, due to the size of this figure and the petite nature of the new Renegades Scarlett figure, I had a thought.

Now, I'm not intending to promote or glamorize anything, but situations similar to this occur in real life. A larger, more powerful man takes advantage of a weaker woman. Ugliness, but it's out there.
The different environments that I posed the two figures in didn't really help. Still a bit disturbing.
Yeah, this is just too creepy as well.

So I tried something a little different with the same basic poses. Voodoo overpowering Scarlett and Roadblock about to slam into Voodoo and rescue his friend.

Better? I don't know.