If you have IKEA display cabinets or shelves, one easy way to make them more useful is to assemble and install custom LED lighting fixtures in them to light up their contents. Norm upgrades a standard Detolf glass cabinet with four banks of LED lights that are housed in discreet metal channels that both diffuse the light and aim them right at his figure collection. And while we're soldering, let's take a look at a new diecast Iron Man armor!
Norm reviews the new quarter-scale Spider-Man figure from Hot Toys, based on the costume design as seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Here's what quarter-scale allows for in terms of character sculpt, costume cut and sew, and posability. Plus, Norm builds a custom diorama to photograph and display this figure, inspired by one of the movie posters for the film!
We take a look at this medieval-themed alleyway book nook from miniAlley, the latest design in their line of alleyway diorama shelf inserts. This design makes great use of an angled mirror to extend the scene beyond its 9.5"x8" formfactor, and includes built-in LED lighting and a little foliage to accompany the laser-cut plywood construction. We also laser-cut a wood frame to give the exterior some extra visual flair.
Adam unboxes and reviews the incredible replica Rancor maquette from the artists at Regal Robot--a near-perfect recreation of the original puppet designed by Phil Tippet for Return of the Jedi. Details like the construction of the eyes, the gnarly claws, and even the dripping drool of the fearsome creature are recreated here based on access to the original puppet and input from Phil himself. It's an incredible tribute to the creature design and practical puppetry showcased in the original Star Wars trilogy and Adam couldn't be more excited to meet it!
Adam Savage unboxes and checks out for the first time this artifact from the release of the 2004 Hellboy movie.