Friday, June 24, 2016

Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Han Solo & Chewbacca Collectible Set

“Chewie, we’re home.” – Han Solo

The latest entry to the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, have broken numerous box-office records around the world! The return of the original cast have been one of the biggest highlights of the epic blockbuster and today, Hot Toys is very excited to introduce a special collectible set featuring the new 1/6th scale collectible figures of Han Solo and Chewbacca from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!


The highly-accurate Han Solo collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring a newly developed head sculpt and hands, specially tailored outfit and winter gear, all-new blaster pistol, and a specially designed figure stand. See more pictures posted earlier on my toy blog HERE.

The highly-accurate Chewbacca collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the Wookie warrior in Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring a new face sculpt with articulated jaw, newly developed multiple layers of fabric hair with various shades of brown throughout whole body capturing Chewbacca’s unique appearance, all-new bowcaster and bandolier bag, and a specially designed figure stand. More pics HERE.

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Hot Toys Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th Chewbacca Collectible Figure

Making his return together with Han Solo, Chewbacca has played a big role in assisting Rey and Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars fans were excited to see them back in action in the epic blockbuster and today, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially introduce the brand new 1/6th scale collectible figure of the legendary Wookiee warrior – Chewbacca!


The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a new face sculpt with articulated jaw, newly developed multiple layers of fabric hair with various shades of brown throughout whole body capturing Chewbacca’s unique appearance, all-new bowcaster and bandolier bag, and a specially designed figure stand.

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Hot Toys Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Han Solo Collectible Figure

"It's true. The Force. The Jedi... All of it." – Han Solo

The return of the rebellion general Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been one of the most anticipated highlights in the epic film as the infamous smuggler plays a critical role in the unfolding of the story. Now Hot Toys is very excited to officially present the highly anticipated 1/6th scale collectible figure of Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens!


The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the movie. It features a newly developed head sculpt and hands, finely tailored outfit and winter gear, all-new blaster pistol, and a specially designed figure stand.

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Pre-order Prime 1 Studio Bane Mercenary Version 34.5-inch Tall Statue from Sideshow

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"With your death, I will find peace"

Sideshow and Prime 1 are proud to present the Bane - Mercenary Version 1:3 Scale Statue from Batman: Arkham Origins. The deadly assassin is crafted in roughly 1:3 scale with exceptional attention to detail. He towers over 34 inches tall and includes an interchangeable unmasked portrait.


One of eight assassins contracted to kill the Batman, only Bane is fueled by a fanatic need to conquer Gotham City to forge his own criminal empire.

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Storm Collectibles 1:12 scale Street Fighter V - Ryu 17.7 cm tall action figure – "Hadoken!"

Ryu (リュウ or 隆 Ryuu) is one of the main characters of the Street Fighter fighting games as well as the franchise's lead protagonist. Ryu has made an appearance in every Street Fighter game, as well as in almost every crossover fighting game to feature Capcom characters. Ryu has become one of the most famous character in the fighting game genre, starring in early fighting games such as Street Fighter and starting to become popular in Street Fighter II, where he was considered a "basic" character.


Storm Collectibles is bringing their 1/6th scale quality into the 1/12th scene, recreating Ryu from game to real life - with Ryu's signature white karate gi with torn off sleeves, medium length hair, a long red headband, a pair of red gloves, a black martial arts belt and bare feet. The figure is 17.7 cm tall with over 30 points of joint that enables Ryu to pull off his special moves: Hadoken, Shoryuken and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku! The figure set will also include: 3 interchangeable facial expression, 4 interchangeable palms and Hadoken effect parts.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dam Toys 1/6th scale Russian Airborne Troop VDV Natalia 12-inch female paratrooper figure

The Russian Airborne Troops or VDV (from "Vozdushno-desantnye voyska Rossii", Russian: Воздушно-десантные войска России, ВДВ; Air-landing Forces) is a military branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. They are an elite force, on par with the Strategic Rocket Forces and the Aerospace Defence Forces. First formed before World War II, the force undertook two significant airborne operations and a number of smaller jumps during the war and for many years after 1945 was the largest airborne force in the world. The force was split after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, losing divisions to Belarus and Ukraine, and has been reduced in size. Russian airborne forces have traditionally worn a blue beret and blue-striped telnyashka and are called "desant" (Ru:Десант) from the French "Descente".


Dam Toys 78035 1/6th scale Russian Airborne Troop - Natalia 12-inch female paratrooper figure will come with female head sculpt, Dam female action body, hand palms x 4, sailor shirt, VDV jump hat cap, VDV blue beret, BDU (digital flora), BDU pants (digital flora), leather belt (black), paratrooper boots (black), RD-54 airborne assault pack (flora), AK-74M assault rifle, AK-74M mag 2+1, AK-74M hider, AK-74M sling, AK-74 bayonet, AK-74 scabbard, VDV knife, Makarov PM pistol, Makarov PM pistol holster, Makarov PM pistol pistol mag 1+1, Makarov PM pistol cleaning rod, kneepads (OD), VDV personnel parachute harness, reserve parachute, ROP flares x2, AK mag pouch, watch, wristband, ID patch x2

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Check out Kotobukiya SDCC Limited Edition DC Comics 1:10 scale Bruce Wayne ARTFX+ Statue

As a young child, Bruce Wayne watched his parents murdered before his eyes. Bruce Wayne swore an oath to rid the city of the evil that had taken his parents' lives. He spent his youth traveling the world, training himself to intellectual and physical perfection and learning a variety of crime-fighting skills, including chemistry, criminology, forensics, martial arts, gymnastics, disguise, and escape artistry. Bruce Wayne returned to Gotham City after many years of study and training with his body and mind developed to perfection. Wayne's tactics to oppose crime as a vigilante at night proved successful leading him to become an urban legend in Gotham City.

By day Bruce Wayne is the billionaire playboy, philanthropist and head of Wayne Enterprises. By night he dons a bat-shaped cowl and becomes the underworld’s greatest threat, Batman.


This limited edition Bruce Wayne ARTFX+ statue stands in 1:10 scale and includes two interchangeable accessories, a rose and a batarang along with an a magnetized base. The perfect addition to your bat family shelf!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Phicen PL2014-66 1st Ever 1/6th scale Steve Reeves as Hercules Seamless Action Figure

Half man, half god… ALL HERO!

Hercules is a 1958 Italian epic fantasy, peplum genre film based upon the Hercules and the Quest for the Golden Fleece myths. The film stars Steve Reeves as the titular hero and Sylva Koscina as his love interest Princess Iole. Hercules made Reeves an international film star and effectively paved the way for the dozens of 1960s peplum (or "sword and sandal") films featuring bodybuilder actors as mythological heroes and gladiators battling monsters, despots, and evil queens.

Hercules’ mother was a mortal, but his father was Zeus, the king of the Greek gods. Jealous of Hercules, Zeus' wife, the goddess Hera, tried to kill him as a baby by sending serpents into his crib. But Hercules was a born fighter and crushed them with his bare hands. Throughout time and around the world, Hercules has been depicted in ancient art, tapestries, statues, paintings, comics, cartoons, and feature films.


Of the countless iterations, there is one that stands out as being the most iconic, indelible and imitated. It is Steve Reeves as Hercules! Reeves iconic portrayal of Hercules set the standard for this heroic character, launched a genre of ‘sword & sandals’ films, and defined the modern day action star.

Hollywood legend Steve Reeves film, stage, and television career spanned three decades. Off screen, Steve Reeves inspired thousands worldwide as an internationally titled bodybuilder, philanthropist, and proponent of health and fitness.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Star Ace Toys officially licensed SA-0037 1/6th scale "UnderWorld: Evolution" Viktor 12" figure

Underworld: Evolution is a 2006 American action horror film directed by Len Wiseman. It is the second (chronologically, the third) instalment in the Underworld series, following Underworld (2003). The events of the film begin during the same night of the first film's finale. In the film, Selene and Michael fight to protect the future of the Corvinus bloodline from its hidden past.

Bill Nighy is cast as Viktor, a Vampire Elder. Viktor was a Hungarian general and warlord born sometime in the 4th or early 5th century. As he was nearing the end of his life, Markus Corvinus, the first true Vampire, offered immortality in exchange for Viktor's military expertise and army in fighting against the Werewolves, spawn of Markus' own twin brother, William. When Markus turned Viktor, the general became a Vampire Elder. The Death Dealers were created from Viktor's army. Viktor is a ruthless Vampire Elder with his armies loyal to him, he overthrew the original Vampire Markus and set himself up in Vampire myth as the first Vampire. Viktor was the most powerful Vampire ever to have lived mostly because his manipulation, experience, and cunning far surpassed the other Elders. He is killed by Selene who cuts his head in half with his own sword.


Star Ace Toys officially licensed SA-0037 1/6th scale "UnderWorld: Evolution" Viktor Collectible figure features: Fully realized authentic likeness of Viktor in the movie “UNDERWORLD” with accurate facial expression and detailed skin texture | 1:6th scale body, approximately 30 cm tall with over 30 points of articulation | Four (4) interchangeable hands including: One (1) pair of open hands, One (1) right hand for holding Sword / daggers, One (1) left hand for holding daggers.

I think this is the first time I've seen a company produce an older person's body in 1:6 scale with all the wrinkles and saggy skin. Looks very realistic and life-like. Hot Toys Terminator Genisys 1/6th scale Arnold Schwarzenegger as T-800 Guardian Collectible Figure certainly didn't show off this body (preview pictures HERE)

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Hot Toys "Star Wars: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Princess Leia 28cm Collectible Figure Review II

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Princess Leia never came across as a damsel in distress. She might be wearing the traditional gown of the Alderaan royal family when she was captured on her consular ship Tantive IV but she was all ready to do battle once Luke Skywalker and Han Solo broke her out of her prison cell. In fact she was the one that got them out of a fix when they were cut off from their only escape route by Stormtroopers once their jail break attempt was discovered. She grabbed a E-11 BlasTech Standard Imperial Sidearm / Stormtrooper Blaster Rifle and shot a hole in a garbage chute and told everyone to dive in to escape the Imperials.


Here's Hot Toys MMS298 "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" 1/6th scale Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia Collectible Figure with the blaster that came with the boxed set. The earlier review covered the Princess with her pistol, a "Drearian Defense Conglomerate Defender sporting blaster pistol". It is actually a Vostok Margolin .22LR target pistol, with some muzzle attachment fitted, selected for its diminutive size, keeping the prop gun from looking too bulky and unwieldy in Fisher's petite hands.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Review 1: Hot Toys "Star Wars: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Princess Leia Collectible Figure

This was part of my May 2016 haul - see the toy blog post HERE

Introduced in the original Star Wars film (1977), Leia is princess of the planet Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate and an agent of the Rebel Alliance. She thwarts the sinister Sith Lord Darth Vader and helps bring about the destruction of the Empire's cataclysmic weapon, the Death Star. Princess Leia Organa is portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.


This is the recently released Hot Toys MMS298 "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" 1/6th scale Princess Leia Collectible Figure. It features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" with Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up, Detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style; Approximately 26 cm tall Body with over 28 points of articulations; Five (5) pieces of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of weapon holding palms, One (1) left palm for supporting weapon

Having gotten the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS297 "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker collectible figure (check out the action figure review posted HERE, HERE and HERE), Hot Toys MMS261 "Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope" 1/6th scale Han Solo (covered HERE and HERE) and Hot Toys MMS262 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope: 1/6th scale Chewbacca 36 cm tall collectible figure (pictures HERE and HERE), I needed Princess Leia to complete the group. Interestingly, Princess Leia never met Obi-Wan Kenobi face-to-face in the film. The Princess was rescued by the trio of Luke, Han and Chewbacca when Obi-Wan went to disable the tractor beam. He ended up duelling with Darth Vader while Luke and company escaped with the Princess. Obi-Wan Kenobi never made it out of the Death Star physically.

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COOMODEL SE004 1/6th scale Empires Series - Richard the Lionheart 12-inch action figure

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy (as Richard IV), Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Poitiers, Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Count of Nantes, and Overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. He was the third of five sons of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was known as Richard Cœur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior.

By the age of 16, Richard had taken command of his own army, putting down rebellions in Poitou against his father. Richard was a central Christian commander during the Third Crusade, leading the campaign after the departure of Philip II of France and scoring considerable victories against his Muslim counterpart, Saladin, although he did not retake Jerusalem from Saladin. Following his accession he spent very little time, perhaps as little as six months, in England; most of his life as king was spent on Crusade, in captivity, or in actively defending his lands in France. Rather than regarding his kingdom as a responsibility requiring his presence as ruler, he has been perceived as preferring to use it merely as a source of revenue to support his armies.


This is the upcoming COOMODEL SE004 1/6th scale Empires Series - Richard the Lionheart Collectible Figure. It is not a historically accurate figure but more of a fantasy figure. The same applies to the earlier previewed COO MODEL 1/6th scale Empire Series - 12 Paladins of Charlemagne Collectible Figure posted on my toy blog HERE. COOMODEL 1/6th scale Richard the Lionheart 12-inch action figure specially features: head sculpt of Richard I of England, upgraded action body, Six (6) Pieces of Interchangeable Palms (2 fists plus 4 palms in silver armor).

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

COREPLAY 1:6 scale Female Fitness Body: another alternative option for kitbashing females

It's always good to have more options when kitbashing 1:6 scale stuff. Kitbashing or model bashing is a practice whereby a new scale model is created by taking pieces out of commercial kits. These pieces may be added to a custom project or to another kit. For the hobbyist, kitbashing saves time that would be spent scratch building an entire model. Hobbyists may kitbash to create a model of a subject (real or imaginary) for which there is not a commercial kit. To see the 1:6 scale stuff needed for kitbashing OR just some of my stash, check out my toy blog post HERE.

Kitbashing is different from figure collecting because the latter just means you simply go out and buy a 12-inch figure and add it to your collection. Most of us collect figures but not all of us kitbash. When you want a particular figure in your collection but one is not made available to you by any of the manufacturers, then you have to find other ways to get the figure you want and sometimes, that involves kitbashing :) For example, no one released a 1:6 scale Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb 12-inch figure from INCEPTION but the head sculpt was made available so I managed to bash not one but two Dom Cobb 12-inch figures - see my posts HERE and HERE.


It used to be that males collect action figures and females collect dolls in general. But when a female features in an action movie (e.g. Princess Leia in Star Wars, Selene in Underworld, Alice in Resident Evil, Black Widow in the Marvel films), does that make the female figure a doll or an action figure? When I started collecting 12-inch figures, I stayed away from dolls but that line has now become very thin and separating the two is rather tricky.

Here's the latest offering of a 1/6th scale female figure for kitbashing by Coreplay. It's called the Fitness Body and two colors will be made available: Light Version and Dark Version. The upcoming Product will consist of: Articulated Female Fitness body, Female head sculpt, Hand set (4 pairs), Arch heel feet, Flat Feet, Bodysuit. As can be seen through the body suit, the female body is the fully jointed type and not a seamless body.

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Coming soon: Pangaea Toy PG03 1/6th scale Trojan General "Hector" (Eric Bana in Troy)

Troy is a 2004 American epic adventure war film written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is loosely based on Homer's Iliad, though the film narrates the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War rather than just the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year. Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek army invading the historical city of Troy, defended by Hector's Trojan army. The end of the film (the sacking of Troy) is not taken from the Iliad, but rather from Virgil's Aeneid as the Iliad concludes with Hector's death and funeral.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom. Eric Bana is cast as Hector, a Trojan prince and the greatest fighter for Troy in the Trojan War. As the first-born son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, who was a descendant of Dardanus and Tros, the founder of Troy, he was a prince of the royal house and the heir apparent to his father's throne.


Pangaea Toy PG03 1/6th scale Trojan General "Hector" features: Detailed sculpted head with detachable hair sculpt, ACI Toys Muscular body "Andrew" with 29 points of articulations, Body detail is painted, with 8 pieces interchangeable palms | Costume: blue colored vest, blue colored war skirt with studs, blue colored underpants, pair of gray sandals (Hand-painted worn effect is applied) | Armor: Trojan style cuirass with detailed casted studs, Trojan style helmet with brown plume, pair of gauntlets, pair of greaves | Accessories: Trojan sword (die-cast metal), Trojan War shield

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Friday, June 17, 2016

COO MODEL 1/6th scale Empire Series - 12 Paladins of Charlemagne Collectible Figure

The Paladins, sometimes known as the Twelve Peers, were the foremost warriors of Charlemagne's court, according to the literary cycle known as the Matter of France. They first appear in the early chansons de geste such as The Song of Roland, where they represent Christian valour against the Saracen hordes inside Europe. The paladins and their associated exploits are largely later fictional inventions, with some basis in historical Frankish retainers of the 8th century and events such as the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778 and the confrontation of the Frankish Empire with Umayyad Al-Andalus in the Marca Hispanica.

The Twelve Peers were Charlemagne's elite paladins or knights - the corps d'elite. The Twelve Peers were sort of like Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. Each paladin was a formidable warrior. And each peer has a companion to fight alongside him. Roland had Oliver as his companion. So in the time of battle they fought in pair. It is not so much to defend each back, as to kill as many of their enemies, matching the prowess of their companion. For a knight or paladin, courage and glory are paramount to them. The Twelve Peers commanded Charlemagne's first division in the army. They were the crack troop and advance-guard, meant to spearhead in any attack of a battle. This division is numbered twenty-thousand strong.


COO MODEL SE003 Empire Series 1/6th scale 12 Paladins of Charlemagne Collectible Figure specially features: One (1) silver hair head sculpt with a scar through the eye, One (1) body 2.0, Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms (2 fists plus 4 palms in silver armour). Costume (80% of plate armour material is metal): One (1) black shirt, One (1) pair of black pants, One (1) pair of silver shoes, One (1) suit of chain armour, One (1) silver helmet with gold lining, One (1) suit of upper body plate armour with gold lining, One (1) pair of silver vambraces, One (1) pair of silver knee armour, One (1) pair of cuirass, One (1) double layer leather belt

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hot Toys "Iron Man 3" 1/6th scale Midas Mark XXI (Gold Chrome version) Collectible Figure

Hot Toys announces that its first new flagship store in Shanghai, China is officially opening tomorrow! To celebrate this tremendous milestone, Hot Toys introduces the new version of the 1/6th scale collectible figure that has been highly-popular among fans – the Iron Man Mark XXI (Gold Chrome Version) as an exclusive item only available at their new store for the Asia Pacific region!

Built for the “House Party Protocol” in Iron Man 3 by Tony Stark as a high-altitude suit, this Midas Mark XXI collectible figure features all-new gold chrome armor parts throughout the body complementing the multitude layers and shades of metallic gold color, LED light-up functions in eyes, chest and palms, interchangeable armor parts, and a dynamic figure stand.


Hot Toys MMS341 "Iron Man 3" 1/6th scale Midas Mark XXI (Gold Chrome Version) Collectible Figure’s special features: Authentic likeness of Midas (Mark XXI), the high-altitude suit, in Iron Man 3 | Approximately 30 cm tall with over 30 points of articulations | Special features on armor: 14 gold chrome armor parts throughout the body, Multitude layers and shades of metallic gold-colored painting on armor, LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated), One (1) removable chest armor, One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets, One (1) pair of interchangeable missile-firing shoulder armor | Three (3) pairs of interchangeable hands including: One (1) pair of hands with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated), One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of repulsor-firing hands (white light, battery operated) | Two (2) sets of interchangeable shoulder armors (normal & missile styles) | Articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement | Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor | Articulated flaps at the back of armor on left and right legs

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MEZCO Toys One:12 Collective Superman (Classic Version) figure - Blast from the Past

The sole survivor of his dying home planet Krypton, Superman was raised by his adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent as their son Clark on a modest farm in Kansas.

Having developed powers far beyond those of mortal men and imbued with a strong moral compass, Clark takes up the fight for truth and justice as Superman. Although he is based in the big city of Metropolis, Superman is a global hero — righting wrongs worldwide. He is arguably the greatest and most powerful hero in the DC Universe.


Our One:12 Collective Superman figure is digitally modeled to craft a hyper-realistic "real world" look. This fully posable figure is assembled on a signature One:12 body with over 32 points of articulation. Additionally, this figure features meticulously-crafted cloth costuming with sculpted details to create an amazing collectible.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

All that glitters is the Hot Toys Star Wars 1/6th scale Stormtrooper figure (Gold Chrome Version)

Hot Toys announces that its first new flagship store in Shanghai, China is officially opening tomorrow! To commemorate this great milestone, Hot Toys is putting a “Midas” touch to the classic Stormtrooper armor of the Star Wars saga and delighted to present a special gold chrome 1/6th scale Stormtrooper collectible figure as a Hot Toys Exclusive item only available at our new store for the Asia Pacific region!

This lustrous collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Stormtrooper in Star Wars featuring the iconic armor design in brilliant gold chrome finish, fabric bodysuit, a blaster rifle, and a hexagonal figure stand with golden Imperial emblem.


Hot Toys MMS364 Star Wars 1/6th scale Stormtrooper (Gold Chrome Version) Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Stormtrooper in Star Wars with Specially applied shiny gold chrome painted armor | Approximately 30 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations | Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed hands, One (1) pair of hands for holding weapons, One (1) gesturing left hand

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Red Diorama "Gateway Light Up Base" scene: Great setup for almost any sci-fi diorama scene

This is my third posting of 1:6 scale diorama scenes by Red Diorama. The first toy blog post was on the Red Diorama "I shot the bus driver" scene - see the entry HERE and the second was the Red Diorama "Throne" scene: the perfect setting for 12-inch Loki, god of mischief, adoptive brother of Thor OR any other malevolent would-be / wannabe ruler of the world / galaxy / universe who needs a temporary throne while he ponders the next step in his grand scheme of things. You can check out the pictures HERE.

The Red Diorama "Gateway Light Up Base" scene, as the name implies, is a technological or magical doorway that connects two distant locations separated by spacetime. It usually consists of two or more gateways, with an object entering one gateway leaving via the other instantaneously. Places linked by a gateway or portal include a different spot in the same universe (in which case it might be an alternative for teleportation); a parallel world (inter-dimensional portal); the past or the future (time portal); and other planes of existence, such as heaven, hell or other afterworlds.


There are so many possibilities with a gateway scene / diorama and I went with Hot Toys MMS255 "Guardians of the Galaxy" 1/6th scale Star-Lord Collectible Figure (which I had reviewed already HERE, HERE and HERE). Here we see Star-Lord exiting the Red Diorama "Gateway Light Up Base" scene which measures 26cm L x 26cm W x 42cm H.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

REDMAN TOYS 1/6th scale Entrepreneurs 12-inch Collectible Figure aka Daniel Day-Lewis

There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American epic historical drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. The film was inspired by Upton Sinclair's novel Oil! It tells the story of a silver miner-turned-oilman Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


REDMAN TOYS RM016 1/6th scale Entrepreneurs 12-inch Collectible Figure aka Daniel Day-Lewis from "There Will Be Blood" will include: Head Sculpt with Hat, Black Tie, Brown Suit, White Shirt, Black Vest, Sand Leisurely Pants, Brown Leather Boots, Brown Leather Bag, Wooden Bowling Pin, Firebrand, Pipe, Cigarette, Double-barrelled Shotgun, Bullets x 2, Body, hands X 2

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Toys City TC-6810 1/6th scale WWII German Grossdeutschland Division Motorcycle Driver Set

Motorcycles have been going to war as long as there have motorcycles around to go to war. American Harley-Davidson and Indian; British Triumph, BSA Matchless and Norton; Italian Moto Guzzi and Gilera; French Terot and Gnome Rhone; Belgian FN and Gillet. If you had a war to go to, motorcycles would get you there, oftentimes faster and through terrain inaccessible to other vehicles.

The German military was the largest employers of motorcycles during World War II 1939-45. In addition, as German forces swept across conquered lands, they acquired a wide array of British, French and Belgian machines, painted them Wehrmacht gray and sent them into battle. German military motorcyclists played an important role either in solo courier or scouting capacity, as teams of tank hunters or in divisions of rifle troops. (source: Bikes of the Blitzkrieg)


Toys City TC-6810 1/6th scale WWII German Grossdeutschland Division Motorcycle Driver Set will come with M35 Helmet, Field Cap, M43 Uniforms Of WH, Leather like boots, Armband of GD Division, Epaulettes of GD Division, Wound Badge, Infantry Assault Badge, WH Equipment Belt, Schutzmantel für Kraft Radfahrer, Goggles, Map Bag, M38 Gas Mask Canister, Kar 98k Rifle, Kar 98k Ammunition Pouch x 2, 20-Litre Jerry Can with WH Sign. 12-inch Figure and 1/6th scale Motorcycle NOT included.

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th First Order Flametrooper action figure Review II

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"FLAME ON!"

Specialised stormtroopers of the First Order, flametroopers carry incendiary weapons that can transform any battlefield into a blazing inferno. When strategically deployed, flametroopers can deprive the enemy of safe cover by touching it, while supplying cover for friendly forces in the form of walls of fire that stormtrooper armor can withstand. In particularly dry and flammable environments, flametrooper deployment may lead to a quick and decisive victory, as the fires started by their weaponry grow to rapidly engulf any resistance.


This is the recently released highly-accurate ultra-detailed Hot Toys "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" 1:6 scale First Order Flametrooper 12-inch collectible figure, specially crafted based on the image of First Order Flametrooper in the latest Star Wars film. The figure comes with a flame effect accesory which adds a nice touch to the overall look of the figure when it is added. In this second part review, the flametrooper is shown with weapon raised (weapon in question is the D-93w Incinerator Flamethrower or double barrelled flame projector gun) and shooting flames out of the ignition chamber and barrel via the Peizoelectrical ignition system.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Red Diorama "Throne" scene: the perfect setting for Loki, god of mischief, adoptive brother of Thor

Continuing my review of the Red Diorama scenes (check out my previous toy blog post of the Red Diorama "I shot the bus driver" scene HERE), this particular diorama scene Hot Toys 12-inch Loki is standing on is the 1:6 scale "THRONE" which measures 24-inch L by 22-inch W by 10-inch H. The Red Diorama "Throne" scene is painted in gold and there's a nice sheen to it when it catches the light when displayed. It looks most appropriate for any 1:6 scale would-be / wannabe ruler of the world / galaxy / universe who needs a temporary throne while he ponders the next step in his grand scheme of things.


The 1:6 scale figure in the picture is the Hot Toys MMS231 "Thor: The Dark World" 1/6th scale Loki 12-inch Collectible Figure with authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Tom Hiddleston as Loki (see the preview pictures HERE). He has both the 1/6th scale Aether and short scepter.

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Square Enix Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy XII Gabranth 11-inch tall action figure preview

Gabranth is a Judge Magister, one of the highest ranking members of the Archadian Empire’s military, acknowledged by his compatriots as someone whose extraordinary abilities have been well vetted.

With this in mind, our designers have put great thought into recreating his powerful presence and majestic stance. They have taken pains to recreate the characteristics of his armor, emphasizing its realistic finish. The ornate details etched into it exude an inexplicable power, accentuating Gabranth's eminence. Through the impressive sculpt work, one can almost feel its weight. The paintwork on the armor involves careful application of a stain which recreates the look of forged steel, and is finished with a satin sheen emphasizing its polish.


The click-ball jointing on the pauldrons, as well as the flexible materials used in the cape and body, are the result of great considerations made for poseability. Additionally, various interchangeable parts have been included to allow for a wide range of freedom in how the figure is displayed. This PLAY ARTS KAI is a masterpiece, exhibiting the level of quality our designers constantly strive to achieve.

Figure includes display stand and interchangeable hand parts. Estimated Figure Size (inches): W 7.7" x D 2.4" x H 11" tall

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" Darth Maul Premium Format™ Figure

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“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.”

Darth Maul may be one of the greatest villains to emerge from the Star Wars universe. A figure cloaked in shadow, he broadcasts his intentions through his terrifying tattooed visage, leaving little to the imagination. It is no wonder that Sidious chose Maul as his apprentice.


Our Darth Maul Premium Format™ Figure captures the highly detailed likeness of Ray Park as the feared Sith. From a tattooed face beneath a crown of thorns, his gleaming yellow eyes pierce onlookers, while his stance - double-bladed lightsaber clenched in hand - is one of absolute power and control. Wrapped in a fabric costume, the piece begins to exude the grace and intensity of this imposing character.

Product size: 19.5" H (495.3mm) x 10" W (254mm) x 25" L (635mm)

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Check out this 27-inch tall Voltron Maquette with 14.5-inch wingspan by Sideshow Collectibles

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Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an American animated television series that features a team of astronauts that pilot a giant Super Robot known as "Voltron". The first season of Voltron, featuring the "Lion Force Voltron", was adapted from the Japanese anime television series Beast King GoLion. The second season, featuring the "Vehicle Force Voltron", was adapted from the unrelated anime series Armored Fleet Dairugger XV.

Sideshow is excited to introduce to you Sideshow’s Voltron Maquette.

Standing at a tremendous 27” tall, our Voltron Maquette is our unique interpretation of the iconic Defender of the Universe. Wrought with battle damage earned in combat while defending the galaxy, Sideshow’s Voltron will capture the imagination of fans from the 80s, and ignite the hearts of new fans to the property as well.


Constructed from polyresin, metal, and premium grade PVC, Voltron is made up of 106 individual pieces. However, lucky owners will only have to assemble 11 pieces to summon forth Voltron. The wingspan gives Voltron a diameter of 14.5”, making it the perfect centerpiece to your collection. The eyes in the main head, both the lions and the robot’s, light up and the piece can be displayed with or without the incredibly detailed sword.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Incoming: Hot Toys 1/6th scale Resident Evil 6 Ada Wong 12-inch Female Collectible Figure

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of the iconic survival horror game Resident Evil that gamers have loved, and as part of the celebration, Capcom has released Resident Evil 6 on the latest generation game consoles. To further expand Hot Toys’ Video Game Masterpiece series and celebrate the Resident Evil 20th Anniversary, we are delighted to officially present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the game’s popular female character – Ada Wong!


The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Ada Wong in Resident Evil 6 featuring a newly developed head sculpt, finely tailored costume, a selection of weapons and accessories including a crossbow, shotgun, pistol, machine pistol, sniper rifle, grapple gun, and a cube phone!

Resident Evil fans don’t miss out the chance to add the deadly secret agent to your display!

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Preview Hot Toys 1/6th scale Resident Evil 6 Leon S. Kennedy 12-inch Collectible Figure

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of the iconic survival horror game Resident Evil that gamers have loved, and as part of the celebration, Capcom has released Resident Evil 6 on the latest generation game consoles. To further expand Hot Toys’ Video Game Masterpiece series and celebrate the Resident Evil 20th Anniversary, we are pleased to officially present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the game series’ popular main character – Leon S. Kennedy!


The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 6. It features a newly developed head sculpt, finely tailored costume, a wide range of weapons including a rocket launcher, sniper rifle, shotgun, pistol, and Leon’s unique weapon – the wing shooters!

Resident Evil fans shouldn’t pass up on the opportunity have the incredibly skilled agent in your collection!

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