I've been on the lookout for low cost, new prop options for photographing my action figures after picking up a few flight stands recently, and happened upon a five dollar box of colored wooden blocks at Big Lots last weekend. As children, this is the most basic, introductory toy we are exposed to, teaching matching & building skills, and eye/hand coordination. The precursor to Legos, wooden blocks add the further challenges of balance, as they don't interlock, and arguably require a little more imagination. The best thing about this simple toy however, is that it can be used easily with other toys, such as cars and action figures.
As I said, my interest in these were to add some more color and dimension to future action figure posts here on the Super-DuperToyBox, but I did enjoy building with them! I also saw some off-brand "Lego" sets at Big Lots at a much better price point that I may pick up for my MiniMates photography, but I first want to see how much I really utilize the wooden blocks. As one would imagine, at the $5.00 price point, these blocks are pretty small compared to other brands I've seen in the past, and will likely work better with figures 4" and below.
The Iron Patriot Brigade on construction duty! 3 3/4" Marvel Universe Iron Patriot, 6" Marvel Legends Iron Man 3 Iron Patriot, 2 1/2" Marvel MiniMates Iron Man 3 Iron Patriot, and 6" Marvel Legends Iron Man 3 Comic Series Iron Patriot ...
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