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 Don't Stick It Up Your Nose

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Via Twitter, Benni Beard called my attention to this custom Booster Gold minifig (with Legion Flight Ring!) now available from bilbobaggins7919 on

Booster Gold minifig by Bilbobaggins7919 on

It was just back in March that I spotlighted a different custom LEGO-compatible minifig.

There must be a growing demand for block versions of our hero in the wake of the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game and The LEGO Batman Movie. Are you paying attention, LEGO?
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 This Day in History: Think 4th Dimensionally

Friday, July 17, 2015

On this date 29 years ago, fans finally learned where Booster Gold's Legion Flight Ring came from in Booster Gold, Volume 1, #9.

See, we knew Booster Gold stole a Legion Flight Ring from a museum in the 25th century before he traveled with it to the 20th century. The only problem was that the ring wouldn't be invented until the 30th century. So how did it get back in time for Booster to steal it in the first place? Even 12th-level intellect Brainiac 5 didn't know the answer to that.

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Ironically, it was only after he traveled back in time with Chameleon Boy and Ultra Boy to investigate this paradox that Brainiac 5 realized that Booster's Flight Ring was in fact his own. Brainiac 5 didn't dare change history lest he damage his own timeline, so he chose to leave his 30th-century ring with 20th-century United States President Ronald Reagan so that it would eventually end up in the 25th-century museum.

Hey, if you don't love a good time-travel paradox, maybe Booster Gold isn't the right hero for you.

The Legion of Super-Bloggers reviewed this story (including its first half in Booster Gold #8) from the Legion's point of view earlier this week. Check it out at
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 Learning to Fly

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

No Booster Gold costume is complete without a Legion of Super-Heroes Flight Ring. Typically, there are only two ways to get rings: you become a member member of the 31st-century Legion of Super Heroes, or you steal one from a museum. For a limited time, you can have your own without inventing time travel or turning to a life of crime!

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That postcard campaign back in February/March 2010 must have worked, because last week DC released their latest ring promotion for buyers Legion: Secret Origin #1. Rush out and pick up a copy of the book, and that ring can be yours, baby!

(I apologize for not mentioning this last Wednesday. DC announced this promotion back in August and then buried it, probably because it's not tied-in to the New 52 that the company has been working so hard to promote. Without a reminder, I simply forgot about it. Fortunately for all of us who can't get one anymore at our Local Comic Shops anymore, there's always eBay.)
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 Smallville Teaser

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I can't make any promises, but I can venture a guess who's hand this is.

The image is a still taken by, the internet's leading Smallville resource, from a CW teaser for April's Smallville episodes. And yes, the Legion Flight Ring has already appeared in earlier episodes in the series, though no other Legionnaires are currently expected to appear for the rest of this season. So this is probably the closest we'll get to Booster Gold's costume before the episode "Booster" airs one month from now on April 22.
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 Flight Rings for Everyone

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It appears that I'm not the only one who would rather have a Flight Ring than a rainbow of fruit-flavored Lantern rings. reports on a fan-driven postcard drive to give DC a piece of our mind. I love the delicious irony of an old-school postcard campaign to encourage someone to produce an artifact of future-tech. Details on where you can send your postcard (and you ARE sending a postcard) can be found over at
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