Fandom Diorama Scene Creations

Ok, lets all just admit that we play with our toys (action figures, plushies) you name it, yes i’m not referring to the special ones that are still in the box…

The Force is  strong with them...

The Force is strong with them…

Some of our fandom-following friends have gone to town on instagram (follow @fandelafandeli), taking the trouble to capture an action scene unfolding in a perfect second:

Who is your money on?

Who is your money on?

I could probably pull off something similar with micro-machines, or with Pokemon plushies. Most of my action figures are back in South Africa so i’m pretty limited for the time being.

The moment of impact

The moment of impact

Is there anyone in Sydney reading this who has some merch? Maybe we could pool resources to pull off our own fandom action sequence of shots? Let me know 😎

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Merchandise Monday #57

I was scratching around in my cousin’s stuff and she has like this huge Harry Potter stash! Look, I found Dobby! He’s alive!

Dobby the House Elf

Dobby the House Elf

Is it creepy having a Dobby plush? Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and it’s just sitting there… Yikes! If you could have a house elf, would you? What would he be named?

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Merchandise Monday #56

You shouldn’t be surprised at all to know my brother bought one of those realistic lightsabers…

Darth Vader's Lightsaber

Darth Vader’s Lightsaber

He got the Darth Vader one, i wanted the Luke Skywalker one – just so we could have a showdown or something cool.

Darth Vader's Lighsaber

Darth Vader’s Lighsaber

The lightsaber makes the authentic noises when you wield it, and when you hit someone with it (yea i was attacking my brother with it).

Darth Vader's Lighsaber

Darth Vader’s Lighsaber

Would your lightsaber choice be based on colour or on the character who would have used it?

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Star Wars Superimposed

How many of you have the Star Wars app on your phones? I’ve had it for a few months and its a pretty cool novelty. My family and I were messing around with the photo superimposing aspect of the app and I got some pretty cool shots of my dad and brother:

Han Solo in Carbonite

Han Solo in Carbonite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sith Apprentice

Sith Apprentice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hoth Pilot

Hoth Pilot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you could be superimposed into the universe of Star Wars, what scene/ character would you choose? You’ll find me in Jabba’s Palace somewhere (hopefully not the Rancor pit).

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Merchandise Monday #45

Happy Monday! Wooo! So, since there’s still a lot of hype around Star Wars with the Force Awakens being released, I thought I’d share some more old school action figures (still in the boxes):

Ben Kenobi Action Figure

Ben Kenobi Action Figure

Old Ben Kenobi is a 1995 release.

Emperor Palpatine Action Figure

Emperor Palpatine Action Figure

Emperor Palpatine is a 1996 release.

Back of Kenobi and Palpatine Boxes

Back of Kenobi and Palpatine Boxes

I wish I had collected all the figures and vehicles in these sets, they look really awesome, and of course you don’t beat old style and quality, but I was only 4 or 5 years old back then, so my collection habits were heavily reliant on mom and dad.

Did everyone enjoy The Force Awakens? I thought it was ok, but I wasn’t totally satisfied.

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Merchandise Monday #44

Star Wars episode 7 is coming! So soon… I can taste it!

Biggs Darklighter Action Figure

Biggs Darklighter Action Figure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My brother and I dug up this action figure of Biggs Darklighter. The copyright year on him is 1997.

Biggs Darklighter Back of Box

Biggs Darklighter Back of Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, in keeping with the Rebel Fleet theme, we also unearthed these micro-machine Star Wars goodies (more to come in future posts):

Rebel Snowspeeder Toy

Rebel Snowspeeder Toy

The rebel Snowspeeder with 2 Rebels inside! They are from 1995 🙂

Rebel Snowspeeder

Rebel Snowspeeder

This Friday; my fan art is also dedicated to a very handsome Rogue Leader of the Star Wars Rebel fleet, so stay tuned 😎

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Women of the Rebellion

I noticed something the other day. Marlene (The Last of Us) and Daisy Fitzroy (BioShock Infinite) have very similar character profiles in every sense. Marlene is the leader of the Fireflies (a militant group inside the quarantine zone), and Daisy is the leader of the Vox Populi (a rebellion group uprising in Columbia).

Daisy and Marlene

Daisy and Marlene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a few other notable women who have been involved in (or lead) the Rebellion on their respective worlds:

Princess Leia:

She led the Rebellion against The Empire:

Princess Leia

Princess Leia

Katniss Everdeen:

She is the Mockingjay of the Rebellion:

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen

Tris Prior:

She’s a kick-ass divergent!

Tris Prior

Tris Prior

Sarah Connor:

Fights against the machine uprising!

Sarah Connor

Sarah Connor

Who is your favourite leading lady of the Rebellion?

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Merchandise Monday #41

It’s survival of the fittest out there – especially on a Monday (Monday is a Predatory day set to kill us), when the slightest salvation seems to be days away. Never fear; Dutch is here:

Arnold as Dutch

Arnold as Dutch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish Arnie would return for a future Predator sequel. They could assign him to a new team (obviously) – who find themselves in danger –  and call on him as he is the only person to have experienced and lived through a Predator  encounter (prior to other sequels):

Back of Box

Back of Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or, maybe all the survivors of Predator attacks up until this point can be teamed together for the final face-off, this will be the real Hunger Games:

Dutch close up

Dutch close up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Arnold did a good job of saving himself in Predator; he wasn’t as successful in saving his team-mates. Would you trust Arnie/Dutch to keep you alive during a Predator attack? I guess I trust him more than I trust myself…

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Jon Snow’s death mirrors Julius Caesar’s assassination

Julius Caesar was the dictator of the Roman Empire; and Jon Snow was Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch – both leaders in their time (and worlds – real and not); they seem to have encountered a similar fate.

Julius Caesar assassination

Julius Caesar assassination

On the day of his death; Julius Caesar received a petition from Tillius Cimber, asking Caesar to recall his exiled brother. Similarly, Olly came to Jon Snow to tell him that a Wildling had information on the whereabouts of Jon’s uncle.

Caesar’s conspirators surrounded him; just as Jon was surrounded by his Watch brothers.

Caesar was then stabbed 23 times by his conspirators. Jon was stabbed multiple times by his Watch brothers.

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Suetonius reported that some conspirators recall Caesar’s last words to be, “you too, child?” In response to Brutus also betraying him. If this is true; this is akin to Jon saying, “no Olly, don’t…” before Olly stabs him.

Jon Snow death

Jon Snow death

After the assassination of Caesar, the conspirators walked Rome shouting, “people of Rome, we are once again free!” Every time Jon was stabbed by his Watch brothers; they said, “for the Watch.” Both the conspirators and the Watch brothers wanted to free their community of leaders who had an alternative vision to what they believed in.

Both Caesar’s and Jon’s bodies were left/abandoned where they had been killed. What do you think – does Jon Snow’s death mirror Julius Caesar’s assassination?

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