Sunday, April 26, 2015

Are you ready to get Fast and Furious? Ace Toyz AT-003 1/6th scale Mr Walker 12-inch figure

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Brian O'Conner is the lead protagonist in the "The Fast and the Furious" film series, and appears in all of the films in the series except for Tokyo Drift. During the events of the first film, Brian O'Conner is working as an undercover detective with the LAPD, who assigns him the task of solving a series of semi-trailer truck hijackings. While investigating the street race scene, he meets Dominic "Dom" Toretto and infiltrates his crew while getting involved in a relationship with Dominic's sister, Mia Toretto. He allows Dom to escape arrest at the end of the first film and leaves Los Angeles after to avoid his own arrest. Brian O'Conner is portrayed by Paul Walker.

Paul Walker died in a single-car accident on November 30, 2013, alongside friend Roger Rodas. Three of his films were released posthumously: Hours, Brick Mansions, and Furious 7. The song "See You Again" from the film's soundtrack was the final tribute to Walker by Wiz Khalifa. Walker was close friends with his The Fast and the Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson. Vin Diesel considered Walker to be like a brother, both on and off screen, and affectionately called him "Pablo". Walker's mother referred to her son as Diesel's "other half".


Ace Toyz AT-003 1/6th scale Mr Walker 12-inch figure will come with: Real-like head sculpt, Action body, 5 interchangeable palms including: 1 pair of relaxed palms, 1 pair of palms for holding weapons, 1 pointing left palm. Dark blue jacket, Military vest, Gray t-shirt, Blue t-shirt, Jeans, White sneakers, MP5 light machine gun, Hand gun.

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Get ready to ride or die! Preview Ace Toyz AT-004 1:6 scale Mr Vin 12-inch figure (Dom Toretto)

“I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I’m free.”

Dominic Toretto is a fictional character and the lead protagonist of The Fast and the Furious series. He is portrayed by Vin Diesel and was created by screenwriter Gary Scott Thompson. Dom is introduced in the first film of the series The Fast and the Furious (2001).

Furious 7 follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), and the rest of their team, who have returned to the United States to live normal lives after securing amnesties for their past crimes in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), until Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts them in danger once again. The film has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise after just twelve days, the current highest-grossing film of 2015 and the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.


Ace Toyz AT-004 1:6 scale Mr Vin 12-inch figure will come with: Real-like head sculpt, Muscular action body, 4 interchangeable palms including: 1 pair of relaxed palms, 1 pair of palms for holding weapons. Attire: Blue shirt, White t-shirt, Black vest, Black pants, Black shoes. Accessories: Necklace, Wrench x 2, Shotgun.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pre-order ThreeA Toys Evenfall T.O.T.E.M Thug Pugillo Sixth Scale Figure (16 inches tall)

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T.O.T.E.M consists of a select few that are the Earth's first line of defense. They are a covert group whose mission is to investigate and eradicate the interstellar horrors that plague the universe.

The THUG are their weapon of choice, a remote operated bots capable of taking the enemy head on. Pugillo likes it rough. Savors every crunch under foot and a nice slow squeeeeeze until snap.


The Evenfall T.O.T.E.M Thug Pugillo Sixth Scale Figure features: 61 points of articulation including fully articulated fingers. Stands approximately 16 inches (40.6cm) tall with illumination for all four eyes. Requires (3) battery AG13 (not included)

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Soldier Story 1/6 scale UK SCO19 - SFO (Specialist Firearms Officer) 12-inch action figure

Specialist Crime and Operations Specialist Firearms Command (SCO19) (previously known as SO19 and then CO19) is a Specialist Crime & Operations branch within Greater London's Metropolitan Police Service. The Command is responsible for providing a firearms-response capability, assisting the rest of the service, which is normally unarmed.

The CO19 Specialist Firearms Officers (SFOs) are multi-skilled officers capable of delivering all elements of armed policing, including rapid intervention and hostage rescue. 65 days of intensive initial training includes advanced weapons handling training on a wider range of weaponry, including the Heckler & Koch G36 and G3, abseiling techniques, maritime operations training, dynamic entry techniques and in the use of distraction devices. They also undergo training to conduct operations in CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) environments and to provide a response to terrorist attacks in London as part of the MPS's Operation Kratos.


Soldier story will be releasing this 1/6th scale  UK SCO19 - SFO  (Specialist Firearms Officer) 12-inch action figure as part of their hobby / toy fair exclusive. The figure will come with the following: Lightweight Ballistic Helmet, Ballistic Goggles, New Eagle Headset System, MOTO Radio, Metal made Hinged Double Lock Handcuffs, Metal made Handcuffs Key, Defense Sprays, Carabiner x 2, Flashbang Grenade x 5, M870 Shotgun, Shotgun shell x 18, G36C Assault Rifle, G36 Mag x 2+1, M952 Gun light, Grip, TA31ECOS 4X32 Scopes, M2 Red Dot Sight, G17 Pistol, Pistol Mag x 2+1, GTL 22 Tactical Light /w Laser and Dimmer, Active Shooter Hallagan Tool, Super BoltMaster, S2.5 12-inch Body, Bare Hands (1 Pair), Bare Feet (1 Pair), Fire Retardant Balaclava, Police Coverall, Tee, Underpants, Duty Belt, ISPL Police Vest System, Police AFO Body Armor, Medical Drop Pouch, SLS Tactical Holster-6004, Drop Panel, Pistol Leach, Gun Sling, Police Gloves, GSG9 II Assault Boots, Patches

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Preview ace new product: Operation Delaware 1968 – 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) - superb!

Operation Delaware was a joint military operation launched during the Vietnam War. It began on Friday, April 19, 1968, with troops from the United States and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) moving into the A Shau Valley. The A Shau Valley was a vital corridor for moving vast amounts of supplies coming from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and was used by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) as a staging area for numerous attacks in northern I Corps.

The 1st Cavalry Division is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army, as well as the other four branches of the U.S. military. It was formed in 1921 and served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, with the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the Iraq War, and in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).


By the time the 1st Cavalry Division fought in the Vietnam War, it was no longer a conventional infantry unit. The division had become an air assault division as the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), commonly referred to as the 1st Air Cavalry Division. The use of helicopters on such large scale as troop carriers, cargo lift ships, medevacs, and as aerial rocket artillery, was never before implemented, but by doing so it freed the infantry from the tyranny of terrain to attack the enemy at the time and place of their choosing.

This is ace new upcoming offering: Operation Delaware 1968 – 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 12-inch military figure and it is superb! Everything on this figure is outstanding and the photos that ace has posted makes the figure look so real. I haven't been getting Vietnam era military figures for a while but this might be my next purchase. ace Operation Delaware 1968 – 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 12-inch military figure really blows the mind!

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Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics 26-inch tall Darkseid Premium Format™ Figure

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“Nothing like Darkseid has ever come among you. Nothing will again.”

If ever there was a face of evil in the DC Universe, this is it. Capturing the most malevolent villain the Justice League has ever faced, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Darkseid Premium Format™ Figure.

Towering over two feet tall, the imposing ruler of the planet Apokolips lords over its war-torn and fiery terrain with an iron fist. As the formidable Omega Sanction burns bright in the eyes of the merciless tyrant, Darkseid seeks the Anti-Life Equation and – in turn – the means to usurp free will from all sentient life in the universe. A being of unparalleled might and immeasurable intelligence, his god-like powers make him not only a threat to our world and its heroes, but to every world within his powerful reach.


SIDESHOW EXCLUSIVE: Swap out "Angry" Portrait is shown in the first few pictures. Product Size: 26" H (660.4mm) x 14" W (355.6mm) x 20" L (508mm)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hot Toys MMS292 Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale Ultron Mark I 32.5 cm Collectible Figure

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“You're all puppets, tangled in strings… strings.”

The much anticipated Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will soon hit theatres worldwide, Hot Toys is excited to continue the waves of highly detailed and movie accurate collectible figures from this super blockbuster. In addition to the return of Earth’s mightiest heroes in this sequel, the titular villain Ultron has been a widely discussed character among fans!

Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to present the Artificial Intelligence that has gone rogue and threaten human existence in the latest movie – the 1/6th scale Ultron Mark I Collectible Figure!


The movie-accurate Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Ultron Mark I in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed asymmetrical body with complicated mechanical details and cable wires throughout different parts, LED light-up eyes, mouth, and chest reactor, a damaged Iron Legion as an accessory, and a specially designed figure stand!

Expand your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this menacing villain!

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Review Kaustic Plastik XXL Set 2 – 1/6th Arena Fighter Outfit Set aka Russell Crowe's Gladiator!

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"Are You Not Entertained?!"

This Kaustic Plastik XXL Set 2 – 1/6th scale The Arena Fighter Outfit Set was part of my second haul for April 2015 (see my toy blog post HERE), as was the Kaustic Plastik KP04 Generation K Muscle Body which I have just reviewed in the previous post HERE. Now let's see how the two look together.

If the resulting image of KP04 and XXL2 combined together look very familiar, it's probably because this set was inspired by the character that Russell Crowe plays in the 2000 British-American epic historical drama film "Gladiator". As loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, Crowe is betrayed when the emperor Marcus Aurelius's ambitious son, Commodus, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his emperor. Hence this set is called the Arena Fighter outfit set and it is designed to go together with Kaustic Plastik KP04 Generation K Muscle Body which comes with a 1:6 scale head sculpt that bears a striking resemblance to Russell Crowe as he appeared in "Gladiator". For me, that was his best film ever!


This is 12-inch Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius the gladiator who goes on to organize his team of gladiators to fight winning battles in the Arena. To see a 1:6 scale Russell Crowe as Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, check out my earlier toy blog post HERE of the ACI Toys 2012 Anniversary Product - 1/6 scale Warriors III Roman General 12-inch figure (limited to 1500 pieces). Now on with the show / review of the Kaustic Plastik XXL Set 2 – 1/6th scale The Arena Fighter Outfit Set.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Review: Kaustic Plastik KP04 1:6 scale Generation K 12-inch Muscle Body is awesome!

This is a review of the Kaustic Plastik KP04 Generation K Muscle Body which I received as part of my April 2015 haul posted earlier HERE. There will be three versions of the KP04 and this is supposed to be "KP04A - Caucasian (Suggested for XXL set 2)". There's going to be "KP04B - Caucasian" and "KP04C - Afro American".

According to the manufacturer Kaustic Plastik, this body is designed and built with high production technologies. Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Generation K Muscular Body Features: Soft Rubber Torso with internal mechanisms (3D Cad designed internal mechanisms), Two Sets of Arms, 30+ Points of Articulation, Extraordinarily lifelike muscle definition, and 8 posing hands. The head sculpt on this "KP04A - Caucasian" Generation K Muscle Body bears a strong resemblance to actor Russell Crowe, who played the role of loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 American-British epic historical drama film "Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott. In the film, Maximus Decimus Meridius is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor.


I have reviewed other Kaustic Plastik 12-inch figure bodies in the past, most recent being the Kaustic Plastik KP02XXL Heroik Muscle Body XXL Limited Edition 12-inch figure body (posted on my toy blog HERE). Before that, there was the Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03B Caucasian version reviewed HERE and HERE as well as the review of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version posted HERE. Let's see how this latest 12-inch figure released by Kaustic Plastik fares.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

April 2015 2nd haul: 1/6 Russell Crowe + Arena Fighter outfit, Tom Cruise & Gingerbread Man

Look what just came in the mail... or rather, what the DHL guy brought me on Saturday :) I received the Kaustic Plastik KP04-A 1/6th scale Generation K 12-inch Muscular Body and the Kaustic Plastik XXL Set 2 – 1/6th scale The Arena Fighter Outfit Set (these two definitely have to go together!). This two items plus the Medicom Toy RAH (Real Action Heroes) 1/6th scale "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" Ethan Hunt Collectible Figure and 6-inch Dissected Gingerbread Man ABS Art Collectible by Jason Freeny and Mighty Jaxx which I got during the week rounds off my second haul of April 2015 - You can see what I got for my first haul of April 2015 in my earlier toy blog post HERE


I realized that when I still get excited about these things, it only shows that my passion for them has not waned, even after more than 20 years. I've been collecting toys (then upgraded to adult collectibles) since 1994 and I have been blogging about toys and action figures, and sharing my passion for them on the internet since July 2007. Sure, prices have been going up and up, and it's getting tougher to have the things you want but every time I do get something, there's still the thrill and satisfaction. Which begs the question: "Why do adults collect toys?" The answers can be found in my blog post of October 2014 titled "Why do adults collect toys? Also a BIG thank you for the more than 15,000,000 (15 million) page views so far" posted HERE

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kotobukiya ARTFX+ "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" Snowtrooper 2-Pack

Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues bring you all of the quality and detailing that you expect from an ARTFX release in a great smaller scale perfect for collecting! The Saga Collection has exploded with such greats as Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and super popular 2 Packs featuring pairs of heroes as well as army builders like troopers, clones, guards, and more.

The latest set lets you beef up your Imperial forces even further with one of the most unique and cool looking designs from the classic trilogy with the SNOWTROOPER 2 PACK! Officially known as Cold Assault Stormtroopers, the Snowtroopers famously appeared in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back when they attacked the Rebel base on the frozen world of Hoth.


The iconic Snowtrooper uniform consists of padded clothing beneath armor plates, and of course the distinctive helmet with goggles and faceguard. Joining the ARTFX+ line, these two elite troopers are screen accurate to their appearance in the film down to the unique design elements on their backpacks. Your 2 Pack even includes multiple arm parts so you can display your Snowtroopers in four different poses!

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. The Snowtroopers stand just over 7 inches tall (1/10th scale) and look great by themselves or alongside the other Imperial troops in your collection!

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Pre-order Threezero RWBY series 1/6th scale Weiss Schnee 12-inch female collectible figure

RWBY (pronounced "Ruby") is an American animated web series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth Productions. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, which is filled with supernatural forces. The series focuses on Team RWBY, which consists of Ruby Rose (Lindsay Jones), Weiss Schnee (Kara Eberle), Blake Belladonna (Arryn Zech) and Yang Xiao Long (Barbara Dunkelman). Sadly, Oum suffered a severe allergic reaction during a medical procedure and fell into a coma on January 22, 2015. He died on February 1, 2015.

Weiss Schnee is one of the main characters and the second character introduced in RWBY. Weiss' weapon of choice is a Multi Action Dust Rapier (MADR) named Myrtenaster.


RWBY: Weiss collectible details: figure stands around 31.5cm / 12.4 inches tall; new fully articulated body developed specifically for the RWBY series of collectible figures; paint application to depict the cell shaded design of the character; hand-tailored clothing & detailed accessories (including 1 pouch & 1 choker); one "Myrtenaster" rapier; four blades: 1 silver; 1 transparent blue; 1 transparent yellow; 1 transparent red; three pairs of interchangeable hands - relaxed hands, closed fists and weapon holding hands; three snowflake "glyph" discs: 1 blue, 1 red, 1 black.

Available for pre-order at threezerostore.com starting from April 20th 9:00AM Hong Kong time for 150USD / 1160HKD with International Shipping included in the price.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Preview: PHICEN 1/6 scale Shi in battle armor 12-inch Collector Figure with Zhang Ziyi portrait

Born of an American mother and raised a Catholic, Ana Ishikawa is a conscripted outcast of the Kyoto sohei, a renegade from a society of renegades. Trained from childhood and drafted for war by her paternal grandfather Yoshitora, Ana assumes the guise of death incarnate, Shi, to avenge the death of her father and brother against the yakuza oyabun, Masahiro Arashi. Today, Ana attempts uphold a white banner in a tri-color war waged across oceans, across time. Locked in a struggle with the black-cloaked warriors of Nara and the red-inked scars of the manipulating yakuza, she has sworn a crusade of righteousness in a world grown weary of such nobility. Through creator Billy Tucci’s Crusade Fine Arts, the mult-Eisner Award-nominated “ Shi" has been printed in five languages and has sold more than 3 million comic books worldwide.

PHICEN (Item No.: PL2014-71-C) 1/6 scale Shi in battle armor 12-inch Collector Figure will come with two head sculpts, NEW Super flexible seamless body (28.5cm) with stainless steel skeleton, Replaceable hands  x 6 pcs, Neck strap, Arm armor, Samurai sword (long), Samurai sword (short), pair of Sais, naginata, shuriken (throwing star), Hair pin x 2 pcs, Flag with staff x 2 pcs, Stand for flag, Bracket, Figure display stand, Upper garment, Stockings with shoes, Briefs with mini skirt, Chest & mid section protector armor, Shoulder armor, face protector, armor skirt


A similar figure had already been released earlier, the Phicen Limited PL2014-71 1:6 scale SHI 12-inch Collector Female Figure (posted HERE) so this would make it version 2.0 SHI. Once again, there's a bit of Zhang Ziyi in the head sculpt. Zhang Ziyi is a Chinese film actress and model. Her first major role was in The Road Home (1999). She achieved fame in the West after leading roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), 2046 (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Check out this VTS Toys (VM-011) 1/6th scale Black Storm Guard 12-inch figure with Tavor

Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 American-Canadian-German science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil film series based on the Capcom survival horror video game series Resident Evil. Resident Evil: Retribution is a direct follow-on from the previous film Resident Evil: Afterlife, and focuses on Alice (Milla Jovovich) captured by the Umbrella Corporation, forcing her to make her escape from an underwater base in the Arctic Circle, used for testing the T-virus.

In the movie, Oded Fehr plays a pair of clones of Carlos Olivera, a former Umbrella commando and love interest of Alice, who was killed in a sacrificial explosion in Resident Evil: Extinction. Carlos, who appeared in Resident Evil: Apocalypse and also Resident Evil: Extinction, was cloned after his death by Umbrella Corporation, creating a "Good Carlos" and a "Bad Carlos". "Bad Carlos" is part of Jill's commando group searching for Alice.


VTS Toys(VM-011) 1/6th scale Black Storm Guard will come with the following parts list: 1/6th scale real-like head sculpt, 12-inch action body, one pair of fist hands, tactical gloved hands x3. Costume / outfit: black leather coat, black leather pants, T-shirt, balaclava, BDU belt, combat boots, body armor, tactical rappelling harness. Weapons: TAR-21 assault rifle, TAR-21 magazine, MEPRO 21 reflex sight, tactical light, SF silencer, tactical rifle sling, USP match pistol, pistol recoil compensator, USP pistol magazine. Accessories: base jump helmet, helmet mounts, HD camera with helmet, FM50 mask, tactical glasses, figure display stand.

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Pre-order Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Sixth Scale Figure by Threezero

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2014 American 3D science fiction action comedy film based on the franchise of the same name. A reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series, the film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and stars Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, and Tony Shalhoub.

Sideshow Collectibles and Threezero are thrilled to announce the Michelangelo Sixth Scale Collectible Figure based on the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). Designed after the wise-cracking turtle Michelangelo's on-screen appearance, this accurate figure features interchangeable hands, a pair of nunchucks, sunglasses and a skateboard.


Michelangelo stands 30cm tall with Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness as seen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) including Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture and Body with over 25 points of articulation plus Realistic paint application to highlight all the details and battle damaged effect. Also included: Interchangeable hands, Two (2) Nunchucks, Sunglasses, Skateboard

TMNT fans, don't miss your chance to add the jokester of the group to your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection!

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Pre-order Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo Sixth Scale Figure by Threezero

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2014 American 3D science fiction action comedy film based on the franchise of the same name. A reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series, the film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and stars Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, and Tony Shalhoub.

Sideshow Collectibles and Threezero are thrilled to announce the Leonardo Sixth Scale Figure from the blockbuster film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). Standing 32.6cm tall and featuring a fully realized likeness of Leonardo from the movie with detailed wrinkles and skin texture. Leo comes with 25 points of articulation and his signature katanas ready for the fight!


TMNT fans, don't miss your chance to own the leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kotobukiya Marvel Comics 1/6 scale Rogue - Danger Room Sessions - 12-inch Fine Art Statue

Kotobukiya’s amazing X-Men Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statue series cannot be stopped! We’ve seen a variety of mutant heroes and even some reformed villains battling the holographic dangers in the X-Men training facility, and the latest fan-favorite character to enter the combat training facility is one of the most powerful mutants in existence, Rogue!

Born Anna Marie in Mississippi, the young girl’s mutant powers first manifested during a kiss with her childhood boyfriend. Suddenly she found herself absorbing his life energy, and subsequently ran away, taking the nickname Rogue in the process. When touching a mutant, she absorbs powers in addition to memories and skills, making her incredibly powerful and incredibly dangerous. During her early career she battled the current Ms. Marvel and seemingly absorbed her flight and super strength permanently.


A stalwart defender of X-Men and anyone in need of protection, Rogue embodies both power and beauty. The spirited mutant is captured in a great action pose, poised over the hand of a defeated Sentinel as she looks for the next threat. Flying over the wreckage, Rogue carries a piece of the trashed robot to use as a weapon (and a warning) to other foes. The mutant hero’s classic costume is beautifully recreated, with the bright green and yellow of the bodysuit standing out within her dark brown jacket. Always enthusiastic in the heat of battle, Rogue’s face is perfectly sculpted to show off her fighting spirit. As an added bonus you can display the X-Woman in either of two of her most popular looks from the comics with alternate portrait heads!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Comparison pictures of different 1:6 Star Wars Stormtroopers by Hot Toys, Sideshow, Medicom

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After reviewing the Hot Toys MMS267 "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" 1/6th scale Stormtrooper 12-inch Collectible Figure on my toy blog earlier HERE and HERE, the next thing I wanted to do was compare this Hot Toys Stormtrooper with the other 1:6 scale Stormtroopers that have been released by the other companies, namely Sideshow Collectibles, Medicom Toys and Marmit. Hot Toys gave the Star Wars Stormtrooper something the other companies never did, and that's the SE-14r blaster pistol which is covered in my post HERE. That's probably because the SE-14r is only seen in publicity photos for "Star Wars: A New Hope" and not actually seen in any of the films.


What we are all familiar with and used to seeing are Stormtroopers with their BlasTech E-11 blaster rifles. The Stormtrooper Blaster, E-11 BlasTech Standard Imperial weapon of choice, is actually a souped up Sterling L2A1 with foldable stock. The Sterling submachine gun was trialled with the British Army in 1944–1945 as a replacement for the Sten, but it did not start to replace it until 1953. It remained in use until 1994, when it was phased out with the introduction of the L85A1 assault rifle. Ironic that such an old weapon would be re-imagined as a high tech sci-fi rifle.

But then again, Star Wars was produced before CGI was even invented so most props had to be made from something else that existed and many of the weapons produced in the films were visually modified or based upon real-world weapons. This was also partly because Star Wars creator George Lucas was determined that the universe he envisioned would have a "lived-in" look to it. So while the Sandtroopers did get the weathered, worn and dirty / dusty look, the Stormtroopers got to keep their white pristine shiny armor intact, always looking like they just came out of the factory. Actually, they were that clean but the whiteness of the armor was too overwhelming.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hot Toys Star Wars Celebration Exclusive: Star Wars Episode IV 1/6 scale Spacetrooper Figure

Star Wars Celebration has been one of the biggest gathering events for Star Wars fans since its inception. With the long awaited sequel to the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hitting theatres worldwide later this year, it has made the Celebration all the more special!

Today we are happy to let fans know that Hot Toys will be making an appearance at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 in a few days! To welcome this event, Hot Toys is excited to present the new 1/6th scale Spacetrooper Collectible Figure as a Star Wars Celebration Exclusive item, please stay tuned with your local distributor for pre-order details!


The Spacetroopers are assigned to operate in Zero-G environments and true Star Wars fans would notice these troopers making their appearance when the Millennium Falcon was first captured by the Death Star.

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Spacetrooper in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. This specialized trooper features a beautifully crafted armor and helmet, a highly detailed Spacetrooper rebreather pack with detachable parts, two types of blasters, and a specially designed figure stand.

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Check out Phicen (PL2015-77) 1/6th scale Z-Girl 12-inch female action figure – Zombies are IN!

Warrior. Hero. Zombie.

Discovered in the Mongolian desert in the 3rd century BC by the father of Taoism, Lao Tzu, Z-Girl is a highly functioning zombie with both a consciousness and a conscience.

A fierce warrior, for several centuries she has led the four Tigers, human hosts of ancient Chinese warrior spirits, into battle against monsters and demons that threaten to wipe out humanity. While Tigers have died over the centuries and their spirits gone to inhabit new hosts, Z-Girl has survived and endured. The tattoos on her shoulders are shared with her teammates, allowing them to find each other through Tao and reunite after they have been separated.


Regenerative mists and herbs found at the peak of China’s Mount Huashan enable Z-Girl to keep her innate zombie hunger for flesh at bay, but the effect is only temporary. Though she has willingly put herself in harm’s way many times in order to protect humanity, she knows that deep down, she is still a zombie and until the end of her days must always be on guard against her urges.

Z-Girl is humanity’s last hope against extinction.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Worldbox VT003 1/6th Durable Body - narrow shoulder, good posture most ideal for kitbashing

There is a distinction between 1:6 scale collectors who choose to simply display their figures in the original box, and playscale miniaturists. Playscale Miniaturism, a.ka. 1:6 scale modeling, is a hobby focusing on the collecting and / or customization of commercially produced 1:6 scale action figures and accessories. Consistent with other forms of miniaturism, many enthusiasts make their own custom uniforms, weapons, helmets, and equipment. Kitbashing is another component of playscale miniaturism. This involves the mixing and matching of clothing and accessories from different sources to achieve the desired look.

1:6 scale is fairly new to the modeling world, having been standardized in the early 1960s through Barbie and G.I. Joe toys (it is not clear exactly when these figures were first used for mainstream modeling purposes). Playscale miniaturism (with emphasis on articulated figures) emerged as a hobby in 1964 when the toy company Hasbro introduced the first fully articulated action figure: G.I. Joe. Unfortunately, by 1976, GI Joe was no longer produced in 1:6 scale although the U.K. equivalent, Action Man, continued on for much longer. In the early 1990s Hasbro began reproducing G.I. Joe in 1:6 scale again as a Classic Collection marketed towards adults. The shift in focus towards collectibility rather than marketing the figures as a toy invited competition, and soon other companies began to market detailed 1:6 figures toward adult consumers.

And that is where we are today :) The 1:6 scale collectible market is alive and strong, and growing too judging by the number of new entrants into the market, although most of the numbers are made up of Hot Toys collectors who seem to choose to simply display their figures in the original box - see my recent toy blog post "Hot Toys Collector or Hot Toys Box Collector? Age-old question: To open / not to open the toy!" HERE


This upcoming Worldbox VT003 1/6th Durable Body - narrow shoulder, good posture seems most ideal for kitbashing. You don't need a 12-inch figure body if you only collect Hot Toys figures because they all come with a body already. But if you are into 1:6 scale kitbashing or customization, then a good 12-inch figure body is one of the required items on the list. Worldbox VT003 1/6th Durable Body set specially features: Newly developed narrow shoulder body, good posture! Body is approximately 30 cm tall with two pairs of interchangeable arm including: One pair of seamless arm joints, may be bent 90 degrees; One pair of non-seamless arm joints. Body is suitable for 1/6th scale fabric costume and accessories. Accessory: Figure display stand

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hot Toys MMS267 "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6 Stormtrooper 12-inch Figure Review II

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"It's them! Blast them!"

IMHO The Stormtrooper is so beautiful in its design, for lack of a better word. The Star Wars Stormtrooper and its design has certainly withstood the sands of time and its classic look never becomes outdated. The moment they stepped onto the giant screen, everyone was sold though many might not readily admit it haha. Is it wrong to be secretly rooting for the bad guys with their all white glorious armor as they battle the rebel troops dressed in uniforms made out of mainly fabric which offered little protection against these elite Imperial shock troops? The fact that the design is also used consistently with some alterations for the other Imperial forces gives it even more recognition and the impression that this is a huge army with many differed professions all loyal to and in support of the Emperor and the Galactic Empire. Makes you think twice about messing with them. That is, until they open fire LOL Then you realize that they can't see well out of their helmets and they can't shoot straight to save their lives. Otherwise, our heroes would have been long dead when they were trapped in the Death Star. Nevertheless, let's not take away the pure awesomeness that is these Imperial Stormtroopers.


Hot Toys has done a great job in replicating the Stormtroopers into 1/6th scale articulated models, from the helmet to the body armor worn over black body glove. None of the figure's articulation is adversely affected by the nice-and-tight armor and this 12-inch Stormtrooper can certainly hold some nice poses without keeling over, which was a major problem with the Sideshow Collectibles Stormtrooper, released in 2009 and reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE. Hot Toys also released the MMS268 "Star Wars: Episode IV" 1/6th scale Stormtroopers Collectible Figures Set of 2 (previewed HERE) featuring bodies with two different heights just like how these non-clone soldiers appear in the film.  This single trooper set is the taller of the two and rightly so as I would rather get two of these than to have one tall and one short trooper. After all, these are not Han and Luke masquerading as Stormtroopers to rescue Princess Leia. I prefer my Stormtroopers to be of the same height if I can help it. They look much better when they are of the same height and size. Height difference will not matter if you have an entire army of troopers but when there are only a couple, height matters a great deal, to me anyway.

In the first part review on my toy blog where I covered the box packaging and its contents, I also posted pictures of this Hot Toys 12-inch Stormtrooper figure with his SE-14r blaster pistol which was only seen in publicity photos for "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" and not actually seen in any of the films. In this second part review, I've posted photos of Hot Toys Stormtrooper with the BlasTech E-11 blaster rifle which is the standard issue weapon of the Stormtrooper Corps and one of the most commonly issued rifles in the Imperial Military.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Preview Kotobukiya DC Universe 1/10th scale The Flash Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya’s groundbreaking DC Comics Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue series brings you brand new non-articulated comic book characters based on vintage 1980’s Super Powers action figure sculpts enlarged to 1/10th scale.

Speeding his way into your collection after Superman (posted earlier on my toy blog HERE) and Green Lantern (previewed HERE) is the fastest man alive, The Flash! Retro is in and you can celebrate the great action figures of yesteryear with this vintage-inspired Barry Allen Flash resembling a classic five points-of-articulation toy.


An all new sculpt updates the classic style yet retains the nostalgic feel, and collectors will immediately recognize the inspiration for this look. The Flash stands in a classic action figure running pose, his elbows bent as he starts to pick up speed. Whether you had the original Super Powers figure or not you’ll love the bright colors of this new version with the eye-catching scarlet costume, yellow highlights, lightning symbol on his chest, and of course Barry’s blue eyes.

Sculpted by Naoya Mutou, The Flash Classic Costume ARTFX+ stands just under 8 inches tall (1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base with perfect stability. Collect all of the DC Comics Classic Costume Statues with the previously released Superman and Green Lantern and upcoming characters like Batman, Robin, and more (sold separately)!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Incoming: Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale die-cast War Machine Mark II figure

The much awaited sequel, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be hitting the theatres very soon! In anticipation of the launch of this epic blockbuster, Hot Toys is excited to present the new 1/6th scale War Machine Mark II Collectible Figure as a Hot Toys Exclusive item! It is also the latest addition to our MMS Diecast Series which the collectible figures are made of diecast material, and realistically designed to look even more like the armor as it appears in the film.

The movie-accurate War Machine Mark II Collectible Figure is crafted with great details and based on the image of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine Mark II in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a highly detailed head sculpt, metallic black and dark silver colored armor with decals, LED light-up functions, rotatable machine gun, and a specially designed Avengers: Age of Ultron figure stand.


Gear yourself up for this super exciting film and expand your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this diecast collectible figure as “War Machine rocks”.

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Art Figures AF-017 1/6th R.I.P.C. Rest In Peace Cowboy is R.I.P.D. Roy Pulsifer (Jeff Bridges)

R.I.P.D. is a 2013 American science fiction action-comedy film starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. Robert Schwentke directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the comic book Rest in Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov.

Veteran lawman Roy Pulsifer (Jeff Bridges) works for the R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department), a legendary police force charged with finding monstrous spirits who are disguised as ordinary people but are trying to avoid their final judgment by hiding out among the living. When Roy and his new partner, Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds), uncover a plot that could end all life, they must discover a way to restore the cosmic balance or else watch the tunnel to the afterlife start sending angry souls back to the world of the living.


This looks like a 1:6 scale version of Jeff Bridges as Roycephus "Roy" Pulsipher, a United States Marshal and former American Civil War soldier from the Wild West and veteran officer of the R.I.P.D.

Art Figures AF-017 1/6th R.I.P.C. Rest In Peace Cowboy 12-inch figure will come with Real life likeness 1/6th scale head sculpt, 12-inch Figure Body, White shirt, Gray vest, Dark Blue tuxedo, Dark Blue trousers, Scarf, Silver pistol, Golden Pistol, 2 Holsters, Police Badge, Cowboy hat, Leather shoes, Belt.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review 1: Hot Toys MMS267 "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6 Stormtrooper 12-inch Figure

From "Men in Black" (see my previous toy blog post HERE) to troopers clad in all white armor!

This is the recently released Hot Toys MMS267 "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Stormtrooper 12-inch Collectible Figure (part of my April 2015 haul posted HERE)

Stormtroopers are the elite shock troops of the Galactic Empire. They wear imposing white armor, which offers a wide range of survival equipment and temperature controls to allow the soldiers to survive in almost any environment. Stormtroopers wield blaster rifles and pistols, and attack in hordes to overwhelm their enemies. Along with standard Stormtroopers, the Empire has organized several specialized units, including snow-troopers and scout troopers.

Needless to say, the Stormtroopers are one of the most iconic images of the Star Wars saga and I've liked them the moment I saw them appear on the big screen in May 1977. In 1977, it was just called "Star Wars" (no sequel or prequel was even planned then as nobody knew what the response to the film would be like) and when the movie opened with a space battle between two starships in orbit around the desert planet of Tatooine, mouths were left wide open gaping in awe and everyone was just wondering when the mammoth Imperial star destroyer, the Devastator, would stop filling up the screen. Then the small Rebel blockade runner, the Tantive IV, was boarded by stormtroopers from the Empire's 501st Legion.


The design of these Star Wars Imperial Stormtroopers have remained timeless. They never look outdated and anytime you take a look at them, they always remain relevant. The simple yet elegant white armor, the ominous and anonymous helmet / mask have captured all our imagination and they will always look cool as soldiers from a galaxy far far away, never mind that they seem to miss their targets every time they open fire.

There have been quite a number of 1:6 scale Imperial Stormtroopers released over the years – see the links below this post (and I don't count the Hasbro released FAT troopers as one of these) – and this latest 12-inch Stormtrooper figure by Hot Toys certainly deserves some attention.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Check out 303Toys No.: 35003 1/6th scale Qin Soldier with sword (China Qin Dynasty soldiers)

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This is one of three China Qin Dynasty soldiers 303Toys will be releasing soon. 303Toys No.: 35003 1/6th scale Qin Soldier 12-inch figure with sword (China Qin Dynasty soldiers) will come with 1/6th scale Head sculpt, 12-inch figure Body, Clothes, Pants, Scarf, Shoes, Leg cloth, Armor, Helmet, Sword, Arrow x 3, Arrow basket / Quiver, Hands x 5, Action figure stand.

I'm pretty sure the 1/6th scale head sculpt is of someone famous in Hong Kong, most likely an actor but I just can't seem to place a name to the face. This is the only figure of the three previewed to have a helmet over his head. He also has a sword and seem to carry extra arrows for the crossbow archer previewed earlier.


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Preview 303 Toys No.: 35002 1/6th scale Qin Soldiers Crossbow (China Qin Dynasty soldiers)

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This is one of three China Qin Dynasty soldiers 303Toys will be releasing soon. 303Toys No.: 35002 1/6th scale Qin Soldier 12-inch figure with Crossbow (China Qin Dynasty soldiers) will come with 1/6th scale Head sculpt, 12-inch figure Body, Clothes, Pants, Scarf, Shoes, Leg cloth, Armor, Crossbow, Arrow x 2, Hands x 4, Action figure stand.

The 1/6th scale head sculpt does bear some resemblance to Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen. A crossbow is a type of weapon, based on the bow, consisting of a horizontal bow-like assembly mounted on a stock, that shoots projectiles called bolts or quarrels. Historically, crossbows played a significant role in the warfare of East Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean. The invention of the crossbow in ancient China caused a major shift in the role of projectile weaponry. The crossbow was the first projectile weapon to be simple, cheap and physically-undemanding enough to be operated by large numbers of conscript soldiers, thus enabling virtually any nation to field a potent force of ranged crossbowmen with little expense beyond the cost of the weapons themselves.


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