Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Check out this upcoming Soldier Story release of a 1/6 scale French Special Forces 12-inch figure

Forces spéciales (English: Special Forces) is a 2011 French war adventure film directed by Stéphane Rybojad and starring Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Mehdi Nebbou, and Tchéky Karyo. Filmed on location in France, Djibouti, and Tajikistan, the film shows a group of elite French soldiers on a desperate hostage rescue mission in the Afghanistan / Pakistan area. Forces spéciales is mainly in French, with brief scenes in English and Persian.

Djimon Hounsou stars as Kovax, leader of the team of French Naval Commandos entrusted with the rescue of a Kabul-based French journalist Elsa Casanova (Diane Kruger). The whole theme of the movie does remind me of "Tears of the Sun". While filming the action scenes, the actors were overseen and advised by French naval special forces according to the press folder available on the official site. Moreover one of their former chief instructors (Alain Alivon) played his own role.


This will be the Soldier Story upcoming release of their 1/6 scale French Special Forces 12-inch figure. The head sculpt seems to have a resemblance to Djimon Hounsou but the shirt, necklace, MP7 and Glock configurations, FAST helmet, shoes, radio set, along with breaching tools... all look to be referenced from the widely distributed pictures of the dead French commando from the failed Bulo Marer rescue attempt in Somalia about a year ago. On 11 January 2013, the French military attempted a rescue operation in Bulo Marer, Somalia to free a hostage known under the code-name "Denis Allex" from Al-Shabaab. The operation failed and Allex was executed in response.

Important Note: This product is for military collectors and historic education purposes only, and it is not intended to glorify nor exploit the horrors and atrocities of war.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Review 1: Sideshow Collectibles COBRA Ninja Assassin 1/6 scale Storm Shadow 12-inch figure

This was part of my last haul for June 2014 (posted HERE) and it's time to do a review with lots of pictures. This Storm Shadow sixth scale figure is only my second Sideshow G.I. Joe related figure. The other figure I got was also an enemy of G.I. Joe, a Cobra Saboteur who goes by the code name: Firefly (You can check out my review and pictures posted HERE, HERE and HERE).

Storm Shadow is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is best known as the Cobra Commander's ninja bodyguard, and for his history with fellow ninja Snake Eyes. Throughout their history, he has changed sides several times; conflicted in loyalties between Cobra, G.I. Joe, and his blood brother, Snake Eyes. Storm Shadow is one of the most prominent characters in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero franchise, and has appeared in every series since its inception.


In his original A Real American Hero incarnation, Storm Shadow's real name is Thomas S. Arashikage (トーマス・嵐影) (Arashi meaning "Storm" and kage meaning "shadow" in Japanese), a Japanese American. Storm Shadow served in the U.S. Army special operations group along with Snake Eyes, and later invited him to train as a ninja with his family in Japan. The duo have been everything to one another from the bitterest of enemies, to the most loyal of friends, who would fight and die for one another.

This is the Storm Shadow Sideshow Collectibles COBRA Ninja Assassin is based upon, not the live-action film version portrayed by Lee Byung-hun in the 2009 live-action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and the 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. That one was released by Hot Toys.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 23 was "Batman Day": Happy 75th Birthday, Batman! Not too bad for a 75-year-old hero

DC Comics has declared July 23 as "Batman Day" in honor of the crime fighter's 1939 comic book debut.

To help celebrate Batman Day, Gulf News / tabloid has put together a 4-page PDF highlighting the evolution of the dark knight over the years. "Batman's overall look has evolved over the decades in the different universes of comic books, TV shows, movies and even video games, resulting in hundreds of different versions. tabloid! has selected 20 of the most iconic, popular and oddest incarnations of the caped crusader to create this series of fully digital sculptures. Enjoy."


tabloid! has done a pretty amazing job and I just love these infographics. Check out the SOURCE: Gulf News for all the pdf and images, including Bat gadgets and Bat vehicles over the years, covering everything from shark repellents to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) guns. tabloid! features the more iconic and significant contraptions and modes of land transport Batman has used throughout his crime-fighting career.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Check out Kotobukiya previews of DC Comics Batwoman Bishoujo Statue - She's a stunner!

"New age of crime... meet new age of crime-fighter".

Batwoman is a fictional character, a superheroine who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. In all incarnations, Batwoman is a wealthy heiress who—inspired by the notorious superhero Batman—chooses, like him, to put her wealth and resources towards funding a war on crime in her home of Gotham City. The identity of Batwoman is shared by two heroines in mainstream DC publications; both women are named Katherine Kane, with the original Batwoman commonly referred to by her nickname Kathy and the modern incarnation going by the name Kate.

Batwoman was created by Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff with writer Edmond Hamilton under the direction of editor Jack Schiff, as part of an ongoing effort to expand Batman's cast of supporting characters. Batwoman began appearing in DC Comics stories beginning with Detective Comics #233 (1956), in which she was introduced as a love interest for Batman in order to combat the allegations of Batman's homosexuality arising from the controversial book Seduction of the Innocent (1954).


After a long hiatus, Batwoman was reintroduced to DC continuity in 2006 in the seventh week of the publisher's year-long 52 weekly comic book. Reintroduced as Kate Kane, the modern Batwoman began operating in Gotham City in Batman's absence following the events of the company-wide crossover Infinite Crisis (2005).

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Pre-order Hot Toys Diorama "Iron Man" 1/6th scale Mark III (Construction Version) Collectible

In the first Iron Man movie, Tony Stark is repairing the Mark III hanging from the ceiling with numerous cables and wires connected to the armor while working in his workshop. To let fans reenact this special scene, Hot Toys is delighted to present the 1/6th scale Mark III (Construction Version) Collectible as an addition to Diorama Series! It will be an excellent addition to completing your Iron Man workshop diorama!


The collectible is specially crafted based on the image of the Mark III in the movie featuring fine sculpture, LED light-up functions, removable armor parts, metallic colored painting on the armor, and specially designed figure stage.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Seen at SDCC2014: Hot Toys previews - Arkham Batman, 1/6 DeLorean, John Blake, RoboCop etc

San Diego Comic-Con International is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. It was founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention". The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known simply as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC". It is the event where many things get previewed and seen for the first time and this year is no exception.

Since we all can't be there, we can only wait for the people who are to take pictures and post them to share. The pictures seen here are credit to itakon.it Check out their site HERE for ALL the pictures and all the coverage.

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Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures. Starting with Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale Marvel Comics Deadpool, there's also Marvel Comics Wolverine (non-movie / film version), "Escape from New York" Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), Iron Man, Emma Frost, C-3PO, Scout Trooper, Luke X-Wing Pilot. Click on them for bigger and better views. Check out itakon.it HERE for ALL the pictures and all the coverage.

Seen at SDCC2014: Sideshow Collectibles previews including 1/6 Deadpool & Wolverine etc

San Diego Comic-Con International is a multigenre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. It was founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a group of San Diegans, which included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger and Mike Towry; later, it was called the "San Diego Comic Book Convention". The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego; but it is commonly known simply as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con or "SDCC". It is the event where many things get previewed and seen for the first time and this year is no exception.

Since we all can't be there, we can only wait for the people who are to take pictures and post them to share. The pictures seen here are credit to itakon.it Check out their site HERE for ALL the pictures and all the coverage. A must see to know what you will be spending your hard earned money on next year haha

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Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures. Starting with Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale Marvel Comics Deadpool, there's also Marvel Comics Wolverine (non-movie / film version), "Escape from New York" Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), Iron Man, Emma Frost, C-3PO, Scout Trooper, Luke X-Wing Pilot. Click on them for bigger and better views. Check out itakon.it HERE for ALL the pictures and all the coverage.

Kotobukiya previews their Marvel Now Deadpool "Merc with a Mouth" ARTFX+ Statue

"I might be crazy, but I'm not KARAAAZY."

Deadpool (Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional character, a mercenary and anti-hero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool first appeared in New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991).

A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force. The character has since starred in several ongoing series, and shares titles with other characters such as Cable. Also known as the "Merc with a Mouth", Deadpool is famous for his talkative nature and his tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect.


These are preview pictures of Kotobukiya's Marvel Now Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue. It does look pretty awesome and might prove to be a hot seller given the character's rise in popularity these days. Why that is I'm not too sure but he does get a lot of attention and is proving to be as hot as Wolverine.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Check out Hot Toys MMS255 Guardians of the Galaxy: 1/6th scale Star-Lord Collectible Figure

“Star-Lord, man. Legendary outlaw.” Born on Earth but drawn to the stars, Peter Quill became the interstellar adventurer known as Star-Lord. In the upcoming Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord must rally an unlikely team of interstellar misfits for an all-or-nothing attempt to protect the cosmos from forces of evil and destruction. In anticipation to this refreshing and action packed superhero film to hit theatres worldwide, Hot Toys is delighted to present the 1/6th scale Star-Lord Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Star-Lord collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, an interchangeable LED light-up masked head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.


Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS255 Guardians of the Galaxy: 1/6th scale Star-Lord Collectible Figure specially features: Newly developed head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy with Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles, skin texture and beard plus Interchangeable masked head sculpt with LED light up function (red battery operated), Approximately 31 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations. Five (5) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of palms for holding guns, One (1) right palm for holding orb. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

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Incoming: Hot Toys MMS256D07 "Iron Man" 1/6th Iron Man Mark III 12-inch Collectible Figure

“I’m Iron Man.”

Marvel Studios’ 2008 blockbuster movie, Iron Man, has pushed the popularity of the superhero and Robert Downey Jr. to a whole new level! Fans witnessed how Tony Stark built his armors and became Iron Man! Since then, Hot Toys has made a wide range of armor collectibles for its Iron Man Series. The Mark III was a very popular armor among fans and Hot Toys’ release of the 1/6th scale Mark III Collectible Figure is sought after by collectors after its introduction! Today, we are delighted to revisit this film and figure by adding this iconic armor to our MMS Diecast Series!

The new 1/6th scale Mark III Collectible Figure is made of diecast material, realistically designed to look more like Mark III as he appears in the movie and take fans to the next level of authenticity!


The movie accurate Mark III Collectible Figure is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as Mark III in the movie featuring a helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr., an interchangeable helmeted head with LED light-up eyes, metallic red and gold painted armor, interchangeable armor parts, and a LED light-up figure stand.

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Preview Hot Toys MMS257 "Back to the Future" 1/6th scale Marty McFly 12" Collectible Figure

“This is heavy doc.”Back to the Future is a pop culture icon and one of the best time-travel films of all time! It remains to be a highly popular movie even decades after the film is first released! Next year marks the 30th anniversary of this classic film and today Hot Toys is very excited to present the 1/6th scale Collectible Figure of the film’s main character – Marty McFly!

The movie-accurate Marty McFly Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and a number of accessories.


Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS257 Back to the Future: 1/6th scale Marty McFly Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in Back to the Future with Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture. Approximately 28 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations. Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of relax palms, One (1) pair of partially clenched palms, One (1) pair of palms for holding skateboard, One (1) open left palm, One (1) left palm for holding camcorder. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MONDO Is Doing Toys: Iron Giant 16" Collectible Figure, TMNT and 1/6 scale Alfred Hitchcock

Exclusive Comic-Con Preview for Mondo's Very First Toys

Austin, TX - Monday, July 21, 2014 - Mondo is doing toys! The launch of figures for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock are Mondo's first foray into toy collectibles, with the subjects and diversity of design reflecting Mondo's unique passions. The initial offerings include replicas as well as toys from artist-based designs, which can be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con in Mondo's booth (#835).

Toys join Mondo's growing list of pop culture passions in posters, vinyl, gallery events, VHS and apparel. "I am so pumped to announce toys! We've been working on this in secrecy for a year and now it's time to let you guys know about it. We'll be focusing on existing properties that we love as well as working with artists to bring their own creations to life. This is a new area for us, but I resist the term 'expansion' since the goal for Mondo has always been to be a place where artists and designers can work to have their visions realized, whether that's through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or now toys," said Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael.


THE IRON GIANT
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, The Iron Giant has reaped praise as being among the greatest animated films ever made (recently ranked #7 on Time Out's 100 Best Animated Movies list) and it was important for Mondo to honor the film with an appropriately stunning collectible.

The Iron Giant Collectible Figure
The 16" tall figure will have over 30 points of articulation, light features, and other fun surprises! Accompanying The Iron Giant will be a Hogarth figure, scraps of metal for him to munch on and a Seafood sign that has a removable "S" to put on his chest. He will also include an interchangeable head and gun attachment, giving a choice of displaying the figure as the regular version, or the "War" version! The figure was designed from the actual CG files used in the film, for ultimate accuracy.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Just announced: Hot Toys "Iron Man 3" 1/6th scale Workshop Accessories Collectible Set

Hot Toys’ Iron Man 3 Collectibles Series has been very popular with fans since its introduction! In addition to MMS, new series such as Power Pose and MMS Diecast were specially developed for collectibles based on this high grossing Marvel Studios blockbuster. Today, we are happy to further diversify the Iron Man 3 Collectibles Series and present the 1/6th scale Workshop Accessories Collectible Set!


The Workshop Accessories Collectible Set is a great complement to Hot Toys’ Iron Man 3 Movie Masterpiece Series featuring accessories that can be used together with Hot Toys 1/6th scale Mark XLII and Tony Stark Collectible Figures to reenact scenes from the movie! Iron Man fans don’t pass up on this Collectible Set to add to your collection.

Hot Toys doesn't know how to stop with the Iron Man products. They just keep pumping them out. More and more stuff coming out over the next few days.

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Preview Hot Toys "Iron Man 3" Hall of Armor Collectible (House Party Protocol Version)

Tony Stark has introduced a large number of armor suits in Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3, and they stored in the underground wine cellar of Tony Stark’s Malibu mansion until the “House Party Protocol” is initiated. To let fans display their own armor hall, Hot Toys is delighted to present the new 1/6th scale Hall of Armor (House Party Protocol Version) Collectible.


The movie-accurate collectible is highly detailed and specially crafted, featuring LED light up functions on back wall and ceiling as well as a LED light up figure stand. The collectible can be assembled side-by-side and on top of each other and suitable for displaying Hot Toys 1/6th scale Iron Man Collectible Figure series!

Needless to say, "All FORTY-TWO (42) Iron Man figures / armor suits are NOT included!"

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Pre-order Coo Model 1/6 male standard bodies, muscle bodies, seamless / half-seamless bodies

Coo Model is going to give toy and figure collectors a lot of options when it comes to the male body type. They are introducing not one, not two but six different male body types for 12-inch figure collectors to choose from for their customizing needs and these are not expensive either. They are also compatible with most Hot Toys products so these will make ideal bodies for the extra 1/6 scale head sculpts that are lying around.

First up will be the No: B34001 1/6 standard male body (narrow shoulders) which will come with a body whose height up to the shoulders will be 25 cm. 7 interchangeable hands, pair of feet and neck connectors (2 types) will also be included. The Model scale Height is designed to be equivalent to a real person of about 1.8 m (180 cm)


Coo Model No: B34002 1/6 standard male body (narrow shoulders) (TALL) version will come with a body whose height up to the shoulders will be 27 cm. 7 interchangeable hands, pair of feet and neck connectors (2 types) will also be included. The Model scale Height is designed to be equivalent to a real person of about 1.95 m (195 cm). There are another four more male body types being introduced.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Comparison pictures: Hot Toys Die-cast 1/6th scale Iron Patriot and War Machine Version 1.0

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This toy blog post covers comparison pictures of Hot Toys MMS195-D01 Movie Masterpiece Series Die-cast 1/6th scale "Iron Man 3" Iron Patriot 12-inch Collectible Action Figure with the Hot Toys War Machine Mark 1 (version 1.0 - the original from "Iron Man 2") plus pictures taken with the other 1/6 scale James Rhodes (Terrence Howard as Lt. Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes as seen in the first Iron Man film).

I didn't get War Machine version 2.0 as it is basically a repaint of Iron Patriot in the dull gray colors of the first War Machine. War Machine version 2.0 looks sleeker than the first War Machine figure, the War Machine Mark 1, which was bulkier and built to look like a tank compared to Tony Stark's Iron Man armor suit which was more streamlined.


Having already covered Hot Toys 1/6 scale Iron Patriot die-cast collectible figure's packaging and contents HERE, plus light-up features HERE, 1/6 scale head sculpt with authentic likeness of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes / Iron Patriot HERE, doing the salute HERE (including comparison side-by-side pictures with The Avengers Captain America) and testing the pose-ability of the armor suit HERE, I guess this last post with comparison pictures would be most appropriate.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

ACI Toys ACI-19 1/6 scale Warriors series: Thracian General 12-inch figure is coming soon

The first historical record about the Thracians is found in the Iliad, where they are described as allies of the Trojans in the Trojan War against the Greeks. Thracians were regarded by other people as warlike, ferocious, and bloodthirsty. They were seen as "barbarians" by ancient Greeks and Romans. Plato in his Republic considers them, along with the Scythians, extravagant and high spirited and his Laws considers them war-like nations grouping them with Celts, Persians, Scythians, Iberians and Carthaginians.

Spartacus was a Thracian enslaved by Rome, who led a large slave uprising in Southern Italy in 73–71 BC. Before being defeated, his army of escaped gladiators and slaves defeated several Roman legions in what is known as the Third Servile War.


This will be an upcoming release from ACI Toys: ACI-19 1/6 Warriors series: Thracian General 12-inch figure. ACI pretty much specialize in the warriors from the late BC / early AD period. They have released a 1/6 scale Roman Gladiator "Flamma" 12-inch Figure in the past (reviewed HERE and HERE) and followed that up with the disastrous "Total Rome!" 1/6 scale Roman Legionary Optio 12-inch action figure (reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE)

This looks pretty nice and brings to men the exceptional Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS114 1/6 scale King Leonidas 12-inch collectible figure from the movie "300". Check out the reviews and pictures posted on my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE.

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Kotobukiya presents DC Comics Damian Wayne Robin ARTFX+ Statue - Son of Bruce Wayne

Damian Wayne is a fictional character in the DC Universe. Damian is the child of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul and thus the grandson of Batman's villain, Ra's al Ghul. The character was created by Mike W. Barr, and first appeared in Batman: Son of the Demon (1987).

Having spent his gestation in a laboratory, Damian was raised by his mother until ten years of age, at which point she left him in the care of his father, who had not been aware of his son's existence until that point in time. Damian is violent and self-important, and was trained by the League of Assassins, learning to kill at a young age. After the events of Batman R.I.P. and Batman: Battle for the Cowl, Damian has taken up the identity of Robin, becoming the fifth and current person to use the Boy Wonder's identity.


This is the latest DC Comics Damian Wayne Robin ARTFX+ Statue to be previewed by Kotobukiya, the Japanese company that has been hard at work bringing all the DC Comics characters to life in statue form. They have done tremendous work and the statues are nice but I'm very much an action figure kind of guy. If it's not articulated, then I don't want it. Having said that, I do have some statues in my rather large toy collection, and three of those statues are from Kotobukiya - the Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo collection 1/7th scale X-Force Psylocke ninja 8-inch Statue (Reviewed HERE and HERE), Kotobukiya DC Comics Bishoujo Wonder Woman (Reviewed HERE and HERE) and Kotobukiya Batman Arkham City Collectors Edition 14 cm (5.5") Statue (posted HERE). My favorite Batman statue is still the DC Direct "Batman: Black and White" Mike Mignola statue (posted in my toy blog HERE).

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Check out Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy 1/6th scale Rocket and Groot Collectible Set

Marvel Studios is expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe this Summer and bringing fans to the cosmos in the action packed space adventure – Guardians of the Galaxy. A group of outlaw, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac will team up to battle evil and save the galaxy! To gear fans ready for this film’s worldwide release, Hot Toys is excited to present a special 1/6th scale collectible figures set which includes the gun-toting Rocket and his personal houseplant / muscle Groot!


The movie-accurate Rocket Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his unique physique in the film. It features a finely sculpted head and body, specially tailored costume, weapon, and specially designed figure stand. Check out the previous post HERE for more pictures and the product specifications.

The movie-accurate Groot Collectible Figure features highly detailed head and body with amazing paint application to reflect his distinctive appearance, and a specially designed figure stand. See my earlier post HERE for more pictures of Groot and the product specifications.

The Rocket and Groot Collectible Set will exclusively include an additional interchangeable angry expression face and a pair of partially clenched angry palms for Groot.

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Incoming: Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy 1/6th scale Rocket (Raccoon) Collectible Figure

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“Ain’t no thing like me except me.”

This Summer Marvel Studios is expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe and taking fans to the cosmos in the action packed space adventure – Guardians of the Galaxy with a group of outlaw, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac! One of the breakout character since the movie’s first introduction is Rocket who is wanted on over 50 charges of vehicular theft and escape from lock up. In anticipation to the movie’s release, Hot Toys is delighted to present the 1/6th scale Rocket Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Rocket Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his unique physique in the film. It features a finely sculpted head and body, specially tailored costume and weapon.


Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS252 Guardians of the Galaxy 1/6th scale Rocket Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Rocket in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed fur texture. Approximately 16 cm tall Body with over 17 points of articulations. Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of palms for holding rifle.

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Preview Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy 1/6th scale Groot Collectible Figure will be 39 cm tall

"I am Groot."

This Summer Marvel Studios is expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe and taking fans to the cosmos in the action packed space adventure – Guardians of the Galaxy with a group of outlaw, two thugs, an assassin and a maniac! One of the unique members of the team is Groot who has a tree-like appearance and monstrous strength. In anticipation to the movie’s release, Hot Toys is delighted to present the 1/6th scale Groot Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Groot Collectible Figure features highly detailed head and body with remarkable paint application to reflect his distinctive appearance, and a specially designed figure stand.


Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS253 Guardians of the Galaxy 1/6th scale Groot Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Groot in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed tree texture including Approximately 39 cm tall Unique body with over 15 points of articulations. Three (3) pieces of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) open left palm with real-like glow effect.

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25 inches (635mm) tall Vampirella Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

She will bewitch and bedevil you - Vampirella like you’ve never seen her before!

Vampirella is a fictional character, a comic book vampire superheroine created by Forrest J Ackerman and costume designer Trina Robbins in Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror comics magazine Vampirella #1 (Sept. 1969). Vampirella was originally presented as an inhabitant of the planet Drakulon, a world where a vampiric race lived on blood and where blood flowed in rivers. Vampirella has many of the typical vampiric powers, including superhuman physical abilities, shapeshifting into a bat, immortality, and a mesmeric stare. She is not prone to the race's traditional weaknesses, such as daylight, holy water, garlic, or crosses. She does not attack people to drink their blood, except occasionally when she herself is attacked or desires to kill. She is almost always scantily clad in her signature red sling suit with a white collar and wearing shiny black knee-high boots.


Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Vampirella Premium Format™ Figure. Designed by renowned pinup artist, Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau, the mesmerizing classic horror pulp icon rises up in an eerie graveyard themed composition. Hand outstretched to release a bat into the night, the bloodthirsty beauty dons her classic costume, an enchanting representation of the atoning vampire huntress.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Teaser Images from The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly

Avengers: Age of Ultron is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Entertainment Weekly nabbed these marvelous shots from the upcoming Avengers sequel.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark / Iron Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Dr Bruce Banner / The Hulk), Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton / Hawkeye), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch) with Paul Bettany (the Vision), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and James Spader (Ultron) opens in theaters 05/01/15.


New movie means all new superhero costumes for our heroes which means all new figures for collectors. The collection and wait for new figures continues. Not too sure if that's the same for the Hulk as I don't really see the Hulk having / needing a new costume. After seeing Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" which was one of the best scenes in the movie IMHO, I wonder how Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Quicksilver will do in the Avengers sequel.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Check out Poster Posse's 75th anniversary Batman tribute project by Salvador Anguiano

As part of Poster Posse's 75th anniversary Batman tribute project, artist Salvador Anguiano created this visual history of the various designs of the caped crusader that we've seen over the years. It features designs from comics, TV, movies, video games, and more. This has to be the most comprehensive compilation ever :) A big Thanks and kudos to Poster Posse and Salvador Anguiano for making this possible for all of us Batman fans.


I had only recently posted on my toy blog the Batman Masterpiece Edition: Golden Age Caped Crusader "First Appearance" Batman 9" figure HERE since it's the 75th Anniversary of Batman. But this poster with all the different Batman that has ever appeared is just mind blowing.

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Kotobukiya Marvel Comics 1/7 scale Jubilee Bishoujo Statue - Jubilee never looked this good!

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The Marvel Bishoujo collection, bringing you new interpretations of familiar superheroes and villains, continues with the perpetually youthful mutant and sidekick to Wolverine, Jubilee! First appearing in the pages of X-Men in 1989, Jubilation Lee was an orphan and runaway living in a mall when she ran into fellow mutant shoppers Dazzler, Psylocke, Rogue, and Storm. Following them to their base, the teen eventually signed on with the X-Men officially, becoming the youngest member and using her unique pyrotechnic powers to help save the day for decades until she became depowered (and subsequently a vampire). Jubilee’s most iconic look is now captured in a fantastic Bishoujo statue based on a new illustration by master artist Shunya Yamashita!


An awesome product of the late ‘80s, Jubilee was a spunky young girl with a loud sense of style, and all of that resonated with the fans and will again with this hot new statue. Jubilee stands a rocking pose, legs apart for balance and leaning slightly as she raises an arm into the air in preparation for unleashing a fiery display of plasmoids! The young mutant wears a hot update on her classic costume complete with blue high tops, jean short shorts with X logo belt, pink tube top, bright yellow jacket, and shredded black gloves. Jubilee accessorizes that ensemble with an X pin on her chest, choker, and pink sunglasses perched on her head. All of those details, as well as the heroine’s beautiful Bishoujo-styled face, are intricately sculpted and painted and look great on her!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pre-Order ThreeZero 20" Titanfall Atlas with fully articulated 6-inch IMC Battle Rifle Pilot figure

Titanfall is a 2014 multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. In Titanfall, players control "pilots" and their mech-style Titans, and fight in six-on-six matches set in war-torn outer space colonies. Titanfall is a shooter game played from a first-person perspective. Players fight as free-running foot soldier "pilots" who can command agile, mech-style exoskeletons — "Titans" — to complete team-based objectives. The game is set on derelict and war-torn colonies at the Frontier fringe of space exploration as either the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) or the Militia.

The Atlas is the original Titan model produced by Hammond Robotics. It has a balance of mobility and armor, having more mobility than the Ogre, but more armor than the Stryder. This was the first Titan to be revealed. Based on photos of the titan standing next to a pilot it can be estimated to be between 20-25 feet tall. Its main entry point is in its chest, which opens up for the player. The Atlas also has a secondary entry point in a small hatch in the top. This is also the eject port for the Atlas.


ThreeZero has released a huge gallery and info for their upcoming Titanfall Atlas with 6-inch tall Pilot. Each Atlas features fully openable hatch, comes with 6″ tall and articulated pilot; and light up feature for top part and cockpit with interchangeable blue and red lights. Please see the specs below for the full info.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Pre-order Bandai S.H. Figuarts Batman and Joker action figures (INJUSTICE Version)

Injustice: Gods Among Us is an action fighting video game based on the DC Comics universe. It is developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

After being betrayed by long time friend Superman, who was drugged by The Joker, Batman was forced to go underground and form the Insurgency. His only goal is to end the High Councilor’s tyrannical rule of Earth.


Bandai has officially released preview pictures of S.H. Figuarts Batman and the Joker action figures based on the video game "INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us". They look pretty good, and seem to be the best figures that have come out based on the game. It is quite obvious that both versions are from the "insurgency".

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pre-order Wolfking WK201401 1/6 Chemical Poisoning Teacher (Breaking Bad's Walter White)

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008 to September 29, 2013. The main character is Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family's financial future before he dies, teaming with his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).


Wolfking WK201401 1/6 scale Chemical poisoning teacher 12-inch action figure will come: 1/6 scale Head Sculpt (Bryan Cranston as Walter White), 12-inch Action figure body, with a lot of 1/6 scale accessories as follows: Glasses, Gas mask, Handgun, Mixing dish, Glass rod, A packet of fine chemicals, Palms / Hands x 4 pieces, A pair of Chemical gloves, A pair of leather shoes, T-shirt, Chemical protective clothing, A pair of socks, Chemical apron

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