I’m a sucker for geeky toys. For some reason I can’t help but spend my hard earned cash on toys meant for children. I don’t know what it is, but I’m mesmerized by the toys kids get to play with these days. Being born in the 80’s meant that I got to play with toys that still looked like they were from the early 1900’s. Our action figures looked like crap, and hardly had any articulation. Hell, the first line of Star Wars figures had lightsabers embedded into their freaking forearms rather than giving them one to hold!!
These disappointing feelings about my childhood toys is why I love to imagine what it would be like to be a kid today. With videos like the two below, it’s very easy to see how awesome toys are these days. In a joint venture between Mega Bloks and the Halo inspired 343 industries, two shorts were made using the Halo Wars line of Mega Bloks. The resulting action is one of the dopest uses of sci-fi toys I’ve ever seen. Just imagine being a young geek and being able to create a video similar to the two below.
It’s all a possibility these days with the advancement in technology, and having a touch of creativity. Both of these factors are evident in the Halo: Assault on Squad 45 shorts. It’s use of stop-motion filming is amazing. Can you imagine posing all of these little Lego wannabes for each shot? That’s how stop-motion is done, which makes these videos even more impressive. What kid wouldn’t like a play set like the ones used in the videos? Take a look below at how cool toys are these days. You’ve been wishing you could spend time making your toys come to life…
E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”