Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review 1: Square Enix Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke 10" (25.5 cm) figure

This is the Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5 cm) tall figure. This is the Deathstroke who appears in Batman: Arkham Origins video game, voiced by Mark Rolston. He is among the eight assassins hired to kill Batman by the Joker.

Deathstroke the Terminator (also known by his name Slade Wilson, originally called simply the Terminator) is a comic book supervillain, and sometimes antihero, who appears in books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2 (1980).


I remember Deathstroke from my much younger days when I followed the adventures of the Teen Titans in the DC comic books. George Perez's art was a treat! Deathstroke re-emerged recently on The CW's Arrow television series and in the series, Slade (played by Manu Bennett) is of Australian descent and a former ASIS agent. Slade would feature strongly in Seasons 1 and 2.

Being an assassin, Slade would be able to identify somewhat with the figure I posted previously in my toy blog - The Winter Soldier (see my reviews and pictures HERE and HERE). I doubt there'll be a 12-inch Deathstroke figure anytime soon so this 10-inch Slade Wilson should suffice for now. Plus he makes a very nice companion to Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman 10.5-inch action figure (recently posted HERE and HERE)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Preview Square Enix Play Arts Kai The Batman Timeless series Armored Batman action figure

Square Enix has released official preview images of their Play Arts Kai The Batman Timeless series Armored Batman action figure, after having first teased collectors at the New York Comic-Con 2014 (NYCC 2014). The Batman Timeless series of Play Arts Kai figures re-imagines Batman throughout the past, present and future, in assorted redesigned costumes.

As with most of Play Arts Kai action figures, they have their own personal spin on the character’s appearance (calling them variants) and Armored Batman is no different. They have put quite a bit of details into their Armored Batman figure. Every single part of his outfit looks to be armored, except certain parts of the outfit where you can see that he’s wearing a suit underneath the Batman armor. The detailing looks really authentic and heavy. Even the bat cowl is armored. There are blades on his gauntlets which seems to be taking a leaf from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Batman design. Not really sure how Batman can be stealthy and move fast in this chunky outfit. Another name which would have been appropriate would be Iron Batman!


The paintwork looks good with different shades of dark blue, black, silver and gold / yellow. The bat emblem stands out on his chest and the cape looks armored too. I wonder how he can even glide / fly in that unless Batman has jet-powered boots. Armored Batman will come with two fisted hands, two gripping hands, two open hands, a batarang, stun and smoke grenades, grapnel guns, stun stick and a figure stand.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hot Toys "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" 1/6th Collectible Figure: Sebastian Stan as Bucky

continued from previous post...

This is the part 2 review of Hot Toys MMS241 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1/6th scale Sebastian Stan as Bucky / Winter Soldier 12-inch Collectible Figure. Having reviewed the box packaging and contents in my part 1 review (posted HERE) with detailed pictures of the 1/6 scale weapons and accessories as well as unmasked head sculpt turnaround views, this second toy blog post and review covers the masked head sculpt with goggles, and putting the 1/6 scale weapons in the hands of this 12-inch assassin of HYDRA.

In the 2014 American superhero film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", Steve Rogers' best friend, Bucky Barnes, has re-emerged as an enhanced brainwashed assassin called The Winter Soldier after being thought killed in action during World War II. Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America must battle to the death with his old buddy and pal Bucky (Sebastian Stan) who is now an agent of Hydra. Cap also must prevent Hydra from killing millions of innocent people via the launch of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s helicarriers.


First thing Steve Rogers tells Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) after his encounter with the Winter Soldier: “He's fast... strong... and has a metal arm.” Cap more than meets his match when it comes to the Winter Soldier, partly because he too is a super soldier and partly because when Rogers realizes that Bucky is the Winter Soldier, he cannot bear to put his best friend down permanently, even though Bucky has no idea who Rogers is due to all the brain washing.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Review 1: Hot Toys MMS241 Captain America: TWS 1/6 scale Winter Soldier Collectible Figure

This was part of my November 2014 haul (see previous post HERE)

James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby as a sidekick character in Captain America Comics #1 (cover-dated March 1941), published by Timely Comics (Marvel's 1940s predecessor). Decades later, the original Bucky was brought back from supposed death as the Winter Soldier, and even as Captain America when Steve Rogers was presumed to be dead.

Sebastian Stan portrays Bucky in the feature film Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and the Winter Soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). As Steve Rogers' best friend, who has re-emerged as an enhanced brainwashed assassin after being thought killed in action during World War II, Bucky is now the Winter Soldier.


In the trailers for the film, one of the most memorable moments was when Captain America (Steve Rogers) hurls his shield at the Winter Soldier to try and stop him from getting away after he has "killed" Nick Fury. He turns and stops the shield in mid flight with his metal arm. It tells of the intense conflict and battle that is to follow. At that point, we still didn't know who the Winter Soldier was (although those of us who have read the comic books already know the answer to that question).

This is the recently released Hot Toys MMS241 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 1/6th scale Sebastian Stan as Bucky / Winter Soldier Collectible Figure (Note: 1/6 shield NOT included. Used for photography purposes)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics Power Girl 21.5-inch Premium Format™ Figure

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“Ahem. Eyes up here.”

Based on artwork by renowned pinup artist Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Power Girl Premium Format™ Figure from DC Comics.

Endowed with the powers of Krypton, Superman’s strong and sassy cousin is ready to rock, flaunting her physique in her distinctive red, white and blue costume. Expertly crafted in polystone by Sideshow’s artists, Karen Starr makes a lasting impression as Power Girl, standing 21” tall over the battle-torn streets of Metropolis. The perfect addition for any DC Comics or Justice League collection, Sideshow’s Power Girl Premium Format™ Figure is sure to knock your socks off!


Product Size: 21.5" H (546.1mm) x 10" W (254mm) x 10" L (254mm)
Product Weight: 10.00 lbs (4.54 kg)

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Incoming: Play Toy (Item No.: P008) 1/6th scale Athletics Girl 12-inch Female Collectible Figure

"May the odds be ever in your favor!"

The Hunger Games is a 2012 American science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem, where boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 must take part in the Hunger Games, a televised annual event in which the "tributes" are required to fight to the death until there is one remaining who will be crowned the victor. Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) volunteers to take her younger sister's place in the games. Joined by her district's male tribute Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson), Katniss travels to the Capitol to train for the Hunger Games under the guidance of former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Harrelson).


This is Play Toy upcoming release: (Item No.: P008) 1/6th scale Athletics Girl 12-inch Female Collectible Figure. Product Details: 1/6 scale female head sculpt, 12-inch female body, One-piece Suit, boots, bow, arrows x 4, quiver, kneepads, pose-able Hands x 8, Figure display stand. She looks much better than the previously previewed Kumik 1/6th scale "Jenn" The Hunter in The Game (see the earlier toy blog post HERE).

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 2014 Haul: Hot Toys 1/6 Winter Soldier, Funko Pop! Jim Raynor & Marvel chibi

It's already coming to the end of the year 2014 and there isn't very much to share of my early November 2014 Haul: there's Hot Toys MMS241 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" 1/6th scale Winter Soldier 12-inch Collectible Figure, Funko StarCraft II Jim Raynor Marine Suit Pop! Vinyl Figure and Marvel Chibi mini figures. Not much to shout about but I'm really digging the Hot Toys 1/6 scale Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan in the movie. We know now that the Winter Soldier is really James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers' best friend, who has re-emerged as an enhanced brainwashed assassin after being thought killed in action during World War II.


Other non-1/6 scale stuff: Funko StarCraft II Jim Raynor Marine Suit Pop! Vinyl Figure and Marvel Chibi mini figures. Why? Because they were just too cute to resist and they are FUN to look at. Plus they don't really take up a lot of space, space that is needed for more 12-inch figures.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

ThreeZero 1/6 scale Mass Effect 3 John Shepard 12-inch collectible figure is just AWESOME!

Mass Effect 3 is a 2012 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. Mass Effect 3 details the adventures of Systems Alliance Commander Shepard as they try to defeat a human-survivalist paramilitary group called Cerberus and a synthetic-organic race of machines known as the Reapers. The Reapers are immensely powerful and purge the galaxy of all advanced sapient life in 50,000 year cycles.

Lieutenant Commander Shepard is a veteran soldier of the Systems Alliance Navy military and N7-graduate of the Interplanetary Combatives Training (ICT) program, and the first human Citadel Council Spectre. Shepard works to stop "the Reapers", a sentient synthetic-machine race dedicated to wiping out all organic life.


Mass Effect 3 John Shepard details: 1/6th scale figure stands approximately 12-inches (30.5 cm) tall; fully articulated figure based on the look in Mass Effect 3; one pair of relaxed palms, one pair of fists, one right palm for holding gun, one left palm for holding rifle are included with the figure; lots of attention to details, inducing incredibly detailed mechanic parts, resembling character as seen in the video game; comes with highly details weapons: M8 Avenger, M5 Phalanx, Omni blade

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Pre-order ThreeA Marvel 1/6th scale Doctor Doom 13.5-inch figure (classic, ghost & stealth)

You can now pre-order this from Sideshow Collectibles

When ThreeA first announced they were making Marvel 12-inch figures designed by Ashley Wood and released 4 variants of The Invincible Iron Man earlier this year (see the post HERE), it was a case of either you liked it or you don't, all of which depended on whether you liked 3A's style. While the design was a nice and unique take on a character we are all very familiar with, one could tell that the figure itself was not very articulated from looking at the preview pictures as there were no extreme poses. Most of them just showed Iron Man standing there. It seems the legs have zero articulation.

Doctor Doom is going to be the second figure released under ThreeA's Marvel license and it looks pretty good. He’s got the amazing weathering paint job on his armor (characteristics of ThreeZero / ThreeA), a pose-able cape, and also the huge feet that Iron Man was sporting.


Similar to what ThreeA did with the Iron Man figure, Doctor Doom is going to be available in 3 different variants. There's classic version, the ghost edition, or the all black stealth edition. 

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review ThreeA / 3A Lost Planet 2 1/6th scale Mercenary 12-inch Action Figure by Ted Menten

Lost Planet 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom. The game is the sequel to Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, taking place ten years after the events of the first game, on the same fictional planet.

This is ThreeA's first offering from their Lost Planet series, the 1/6th Mercenary from Lost planet 2. This toy blog post is specially brought to you by Ted Menten, who has offered to review the ThreeA Mercenary figure since I didn't pre-order it.


From Ted:
I confess that I am not a gamer and was unfamiliar with "Lost Planet" but I am a bit of a Steampunk fan and the preview images had a strong Steampunk feel to them. So I crossed my fingers and hoped the figure would be at least as good as the preview photos.

To my great delight, this figure is beyond my expectations. The attention to detail is terrific. Even the front and back panels are wired to allow them to have movement as if blown by the wind. Packaging is a black box with a clear plastic inner tray to hold the figure.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Preview ZCWO 1/6 scale "Rise of the Legend" Wong Fei-hung 12-inch collectible action figure

Rise of the Legend (Chinese: 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢) is an upcoming Hong Kong-Chinese kung-fu action film directed by Roy Chow and written by To Chi-long. The film stars Sammo Hung, Peng Yuyan, Wang Luodan and Jing Boran. On August 19, 2013 it was announced that Edko Films, Irresistible Delta and BDI Films were teaming up for an upcoming action film based on life stories of the legendary martial arts master Wong Fei-hung.

Wong Fei-hung (9 July 1847 — 25 March 1924) was a Chinese martial artist, physician, acupuncturist, and revolutionary, who became a folk hero and the subject of numerous films and television series. He is considered an expert in the Hung Gar style of Chinese martial arts. As one of the best known Hung Gar practitioners in modern times, Wong and his martial arts lineage have received a lot of attention.


At the age of five, Wong Fei-hung started learning Hung Gar (also called Hung Fist) from his father, Wong Kei-ying. When he was 13, he learnt the essentials of the Iron Wire Fist and sling from Lam Fuk-sing (林福成; Lin Fucheng), a student of "Iron Bridge Three" Leung Kwan, after meeting Lam in Douzhixiang during a martial arts street performance. He learnt the Shadowless Kick from Sung Fai-tong (宋輝鏜; Song Huitang) later.

These are preview pictures released by ZCWO of their upcoming 1/6 scale "Rise of the Legend" Wong Fei-hung 12-inch collectible action figure. This is the latest portrayal of Wong Fei-hung on the big screen. Jet Li did it for me in "Once Upon a Time in China (1991)". Jackie Chan also played the master twice, "Drunken Master (1978)" and "Drunken Master II (1994)".

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pre-order "Iron Man 3" Iron Man Mark 42 Quarter Scale Maquette by Sideshow Collectibles

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"Mark 42 inbound!"

From Marvel's blockbuster film, Iron Man 3, Tony Stark suits up again with the Iron Man Mark 42 Quarter Scale Maquette.

Following the release of the Iron Patriot Maquette (see previous post), Sideshow Collectibles has teamed up with Legacy Effects, the special FX masters behind every Iron Man film, to produce the ultimate screen-accurate representation of Stark in his latest and greatest armor.


Measuring 20" tall on a themed base, the wisecracking hero blasts into action with interchangeable masked and unmasked portraits, featuring a remarkable likeness of Robert Downey Jr. in one of his most celebrated roles. Finished with a high gloss paint application and light-up features in the eyes, chest, and repulsors, this dynamic statue captures every detail of the 'man in the can' as he sets out to save the world from the threat of the Mandarin.

Product Size: 20" H (508mm) x 16" W (406.4mm) x 13" L (330.2mm)
Product Weight: 15.00 lbs (6.8 kg)

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Pre-order "Iron Man 3" Quarter Scale Iron Patriot 22-inch Maquette by Sideshow Collectibles

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"Iron Patriot on the Job!"

From the blockbuster film, Iron Man 3, Sideshow Collectibles and Legacy Effects are proud to present the Iron Patriot 1:4 Scale Maquette.

Sideshow has teamed up with long time collaborators at Legacy Effects Studio, the special FX masters behind every Iron Man film, to produce the ultimate screen accurate Iron Patriot collectible!


Measuring at 22 inches in height, the impressive 1:4 Scale Maquette captures Colonel James Rhodes in his Iron Patriot armor from Iron Man 3. Each 1:4 Scale Maquette includes a reveal portrait of actor Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes, a fully deployed Iron Patriot armored portait, individually painted hand finished armor with a high gloss paint application, and incredible light-up features in the eyes, chest, and repulsor thrusters in the palms of his hands.

Displayed atop a themed base, this is the must-own Iron Man collectible for collections worldwide!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles Quarter Scale Iron Man Mark II 26 inches (66 cm) tall Maquette

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“Jarvis, sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.”

From Marvel's 2008 blockbuster film, Iron Man, Tony Stark gets ready to suit up with the Iron Man Mark II Quarter Scale Maquette.

Teaming up with Legacy Effects Studio, the special FX masters behind every Iron Man film, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to bring you the ultimate screen-accurate representation of Tony’s first advanced prototype armor. Fully deployed and ready to be put to the test, the Mark II stands an incredible 26” tall on an impressive Stark Industries gantry base. Destined to one day become a true war machine, the sleek silver suit is crafted with premium grade polystone, finished with a high gloss metallic paint application, and brilliant light-up features in the eyes, chest and palm repulsors.


Displayed along with a decorative ‘Iron Man Mark II' nameplate, this dynamic statue is an incredible addition to any Hall of Armor. Just be sure to steer clear of high altitudes...

Product Size: 26" H (660.4mm) x 15" W (381mm) x 14" L (355.6mm)
Product Weight: 15.00 lbs (6.8 kg)

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Check this out: Phicen Limited PL2014-71 1:6 scale SHI 12-inch Collector Female Figure

SHI is a fictional comic book character created by writer / illustrator William Tucci. She first appeared in Razor Annual #1 (1993), and has since appeared in books by a variety of publishers, most notably, Tucci's company, Crusade Comics. SHI is a young woman of mixed Japanese and American ancestry drafted into a modern-day "shadow war" between descendants of the infamous sohei warrior monks of medieval Japan. As the story is deeply rooted in Japanese history and mythology, "SHI" literally translates to death (死) in Japanese, and her signature weapon is the naginata.

The series is known for its scenes of stylized violence, and originated during an American comics publishing fad sometimes called "bad girl comics". The series often touches on spiritual issues, especially as they pertain to Ana's dual background in the traditions of the yamabushi warrior monks, and Christianity. Shi has also appeared in several crossovers with characters from other publishers, including Lady Death, Daredevil,Vampirella and Cyblade.


Phicen Limited PL2014-71 SHI 1:6 scale Collector Figure will come with: Head sculpt x 2 pcs, Super flexible 28.5cm tall seamless body with stainless steel skeleton, Replaceable hands x 6 pcs, Neck strap, Arm armor, Upper garment, Briefs with mini skirt, Stockings with shoes, Samurai sword (long), Samurai sword (short), Sai x 2 pcs, naginata, shuriken (throwing star), Hair pin x 2 pcs, Flag with staff x 2 pcs, Stand for flag, Bracket, Figure display stand

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Incoming: Kaustic Plastik XXL Set 2 – 1/6th scale Arena Fighter Outfit Set from "Gladiator" film?

Gladiator is a 2000 British-American epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed (in his final film role), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, and Richard Harris.

Russell Crowe portrays the fictional character, loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who 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.


Kaustic Plastik has released preview pictures of their next product coming from XXL line. The head displayed in the picture and the body are NOT INCLUDED in the set. KP used the new upcoming body KP04-A for the photo session. The head displayed will be inside the KP04-A blister. The release date is January 2015.

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Check out Phicen Limited 1/6th scale Lady Action 12-inch female figure from Captain Action line

Captain Action was an action figure created in 1966, equipped with a wardrobe of costumes allowing him to become Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Aquaman, the Phantom, The Lone Ranger (and Tonto), Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Sgt. Fury, Steve Canyon, and the Green Hornet. Captain Action was the Ideal Toy Company's answer to Hasbro's G.I. Joe—although the protagonist dolls of both toy lines were created and designed by the same toy-and-idea man, Stan Weston.

After just a few years, the Captain Action line declined in sales, in 1968, Ideal Toys discontinued it. Though Captain Action was produced for only two and a half years, the characters and accessories have become amongst the most fondly remembered, and expensive to obtain on the collector's market, action figures of the era.

After 30 years off the market, Captain Action was revived in 1998, by retro toy company Playing Mantis (Captain Action and Dr EVil posted HERE with Group pictures HERE). In addition to Captain Action and Dr. Evil, costumes released boxed with Captain Action figure were The Lone Ranger (in red and black outfit), Tonto, Flash Gordon, his never-before-made nemesis Ming the Merciless (with a new flesh-tone Dr. Evil figure) - posted HERE, The Green Hornet, and his never-before-made sidekick Kato (pictures HERE with updated / improved body version HERE). The line met with lackluster sales, and carded costumes-only were issued separately: Green Hornet, Kato, Lone Ranger (in blue outfit), Tonto (Lone Ranger and Tonto posted HERE), The Phantom (pictures HERE), and his never-before-made enemy Kabai Singh (posted on my toy blog HERE). Also revived was Action Boy (now called Kid Action, due to Hasbro owning the rights to the name Action Man - pictures posted HERE) and retro long box packaging for Captain Action and Dr. Evil. The changes made little difference in the general sales and the second coming of Captain Action ended in 2000.


Since 2005 Captain Action Enterprises holds the licensing rights and has been producing an array of new merchandize, including statues, toys, comics, trading cards, collectibles and apparel. In March 2011, Round 2 Corp. and Captain Action Enterprises announced plans for a redesigned 1/6 scale Captain Action figure.

Now for the latest cooperative effort between Phicen Limited, GoHero, and Executive Replicas: Lady Action from the Captain Action comic series comes alive in 1:6 scale!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Hot Toys MMS270 Sleepy Hollow: 1/6th Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane 12" Collectible Figure

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The story of Sleepy Hollow had been a popular American fiction since its first publication in 1820. In 1999, master storyteller Tim Burton weaves an eerie, enchanting version of the classic tale of horror starring Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, an eccentric investigator determined to stop the murderous Headless Horseman.

In celebration of the “The World of Tim Burton” exhibition in Japan that begins this November, Hot Toys is delighted to present the Sleepy Hollow: 1/6th scale Ichabod Crane Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Ichabod Crane Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane in the film which features a newly developed head sculpt, elegantly-tailored costume, and a number of highly detailed accessories which Ichabod Crane has used in the movie.


Hot Toys MMS270 Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6th scale Ichabod Crane Collectible Figure’s special features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow Head sculpt with real-like facial expression, detailed wrinkles, and skin texture. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted. One (1) interchangeable hair sculpture for wearing goggles, Approximately 30 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulation, Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of partially-clenched palms, One (1) right palm for holding pistols, One (1) right palm for holding scissors, One (1) right palm for holding accessories, One (1) left palm for holding book

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Preview Hobbymaster 1/6 scale "The Last Man on the Moon" Captain Gene Cernan 12" figure

Eugene Andrew “Gene” Cernan was born in Chicago in 1934 to a Slovak father and a Czech mother. During his military career he was a Naval Officer, Fighter Pilot and Astronaut. Eugene Cernan went into space three times: as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966; as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969; and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. He also was backup for Gemini 12, Apollo7 and Apollo 14. On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon and the last man on the Moon since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission's third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA).

On one of Gene Cernan’s EVAs he wrote the initials of his daughter Tracy on a moon rock and he was the last man to leave the moon. A couple of other accomplishments are attributed to him, while piloting the Lunar Rover on its final ride he set a new speed record for the moon, 11.2 mph. Another speed record he was involved with was during the return of Apollo 10 from the moon on May 26, 1969. The capsule reached a speed of 24,791 mph, making it the highest speed ever reached by a manned vehicle. In 1976 Captain Eugene Cernan retired from military life for the private business world.


Hobby Master Toys has painstakingly recreated a 1:6 scale Captain Gene Cernan 12-inch figure in his EVA space suit, complete with moon boots and capsule boots. The figure features: Character Head (1/6 scale head sculpt) and 12-inch Action Figure Body, A7-LB suit, LEVA, Pressure Helmet, Communication Carrier, Oxygen Purge System, EV Glove, PLSS RCU, Moonwatch, Notepad, Apollo Lunar Hasselblad camera, Apollo Hammer, Badges.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Female Honor Guard Collectible Figure (Navy, Army & Air Force + 1)

An honor guard, or ceremonial guard, is a ceremonial unit, usually military in nature and composed of volunteers who are carefully screened for their physical ability and dexterity. Only those persons who are highly motivated and maintain exceptionally high standards of appearance and conduct and show aptitude for ceremonial duty are likely to be considered.

A primary role for honor guards in the United States and some other countries is to provide funeral honors for fallen comrades and to guard national monuments. An honor guard may also serve as the "guardians of the colors" by displaying and escorting the national flag on ceremonial occasions at official state functions. Finally, honor guards usually provide detachments for review by visiting heads of state. Honor guards also serve in the civilian world for fallen police officers and other civil servants.


These are upcoming releases by Phicen Limited: 1:6 scale Female Honor Guard Collectible Figures from the China Navy, Army and Air Force, and an additional China Militia female honor guard 12-inch figure (all of these ladies will be approximately 28.5 cm tall).

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Incoming: Play Toy P007 1/6 scale Maintenance Technician. Isn't it Obvious or are you oblivious?

Oblivion is a 2013 post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinski's unpublished graphic novel of the same name. The film was co-written, produced and directed by Kosinski. The film is set in the year 2077, sixty years after Earth has been devastated from the effects of an alien invasion. Most of humanity has left Earth for a massive tetrahedral space station (called Tet).

Tom Cruise stars as Commander Jack Harper, one of the few remaining humans on Earth assigned to protect and maintain drones that extract Earth's resources to fuel the Tet. With only a couple of weeks away from joining the rest of humanity, Jack discovers a crashed spacecraft that forces him to question everything he believes.


Play Toy P007 1/6th scale Maintenance Technician 12-inch figure will come with Realistic head sculpt, 12-inch male figure body, Jacket, Pants, Boots, Belt, futuristic rifle with Sling, Pistol, Holster, Hands x 4, figure display stand.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop "DREDD" 12-inch figure Review II

continued from previous post...

Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Karl Urban stars as Judge Dredd, a law enforcer given the power of judge, jury and executioner in a vast, dystopic metropolis called Mega-City One that lies in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Dredd and his apprentice partner, Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), are forced to bring order to a 200-storey high-rise block of flats and deal with its resident drug lord, Ma-Ma (Lena Headey).

What can I say? Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop "DREDD" 12-inch figure is certainly worth the wait. Having seen other collectors post their pictures, I just couldn't wait to get hold of mine which was a little slow in arriving but arrive it did and as the saying goes "Better late than never". This is one of the best figures of the year for me and I'm very pleased with the overall quality in terms of materials used, the stitching of the entire outfit and the very nice details of all the accessories and parts. Some assembly is certainly necessary but nothing fell apart in the assembling process and everything came together nicely for a great overall look.


Judge Joseph Dredd is a fictional character whose comic strip in the British science fiction anthology 2000 AD is the magazine's longest running, having been featured since its second issue in 1977. Dredd is an American law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence, and execute criminals at the scene of the crime. So great is the character's name recognition that his name is sometimes invoked over similar issues to those explored by the comic series, such as the police state, authoritarianism, and the rule of law.

Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop "DREDD" 12-inch figure is very much inspired by the 2012 movie version of Judge Dredd as portrayed by Karl Urban and being true to character, Urban never removes his helmet, requiring him to convey emotion without using his eyes.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Review 1: Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop "DREDD" 12-inch figure

It's finally here. This is the highly anticipated Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop "DREDD" 12-inch figure I've been waiting months for. When the preview pictures were first released, it created quite a bit of hype and excitement all over the internet, with dealers and collectors scrambling to get their pre-orders in before this figure gets pulled off the shelves for obvious reasons. Good thing it wasn't and now we get to enjoy this figure for what it is: a great product with fine attention to details and true representation of a certain Judge. This figure is marvelous to behold and must be examined up close to be truly appreciated. What makes the deal even sweeter is the price since it's nowhere near the pricing of Hot Toys and Sideshow's products.

Some figures have been pulled of the shelves before and I was most afraid that this figure would suffer the same fate. In January 2012, DID released pictures of their upcoming Steve Jobs 12-inch figure (check out the pictures HERE) and it made so much waves that it even made the news (see my post HERE). Apple came down hard and DID caved (DID says "iQuit!" Steve Jobs 12-inch Figure a No-Go! Product Withdrawn, Apple Wins posted HERE). I'm just glad this figure made it to production and is now in my hands :)


Art Figures really came on the scene when they released their Art-Figures: SAVES "Punisher: War Zone" 12-inch Figure. A lot of people didn't expect it to be that good and were caught by surprise. It then became a mad rush to get hold of the figure but due to the limited pre-order numbers, the supply was just not able to meet the sudden surge in demand. I was one of those who had pre-ordered and was able to get the figure and review it on my toy blog (see the posts HERE and HERE). IMHO I think Art Figures has upped the ante with the release of this Artistic Interpretation Heavy Armoured Special Cop figure. The choice of materials used and the mix of textures really brings out the authenticity of this figure.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

End October 2014 Haul: Art Figures 1/6th Heavy Armoured Special Cop & two more Ninja Turtles

So the only 12-inch figure I got for the whole month haul of October 2014 is the Art Figures AF-015 Artistic Interpretation 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop. What can I say? October has been a pretty dry month for me but this one figure more than makes up for it. I've been waiting eagerly for months for this one particular figure and it's finally here. I've already seen pictures of the actual product posted on the internet and forums but nothing beats having the actual figure in your own hands. More of this later.


The other two figures I got for October 2014 are the Kaiyodo Revoltech Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TMNT action figures (Donatello and Michelangelo). I've already gotten Leonardo and Raphael earlier this month (see my post of the haul HERE) so this two completes the quartet. These are the most unique and creatively designed ninja turtles so far and really one-of-a-kind. I don't really go into smaller sized figures these days as I much prefer the larger scaled 12-inch figures for their attention to details and amazingly accurate and intricate accessories but these turtles just pulled me back in and I couldn't resist the temptation. If you wonder why I got hooked, check out the preview pictures HERE of these highly articulated ninja turtles.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Luke Skywalker: Red 5 X-wing Pilot

"You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Proving himself one of the best hotshot X-wing pilots in the galaxy at the Battle of Yavin, Luke Skywalker has come a long way since bulls-eyeing womp rats on his home planet of Tatooine. Featuring a remarkable portrait of Mark Hamill as the Rebel hero, Luke is ready to go full throttle in his authentically recreated flight suit and harness, removable helmet, visor and comlink. From the Death Star to the Dagobah System, Red Five is standing by to set course and bring a new hope to the Rebel Alliance. May the Force be with him!


Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1/6 scale Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot 12-inch figure will come with: Newly Designed and Fully Articulated Light Body, Highly Detailed Luke Skywalker Portrait, Helmet with Visor and Comlink, Detailed Flight Pressurized G-Suit, Flak Vest, Life Support Unit with Chest Pack Straps, Gear Harness with Belt Flares, Data Cylinders, Right and Left Relaxed Flight Gloved Hands, Right and Left Flight Gloved Fists, Right Force Gesture Flight Gloved Hand, Right and Left Flight Boots, Signal Flares, Support Stand with Yavin Base Flight Deck Graphic. Sideshow Exclusive: Right and Left Ungloved Hands with Bunched Flight Gloves for 'Pre / Post Flight' Display Option

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Gecco "Metal Gear Rising Revengence" 1/6th Scale RAIDEN PVC Statue with stand is 32 cm

RAIDEN, the enormously popular central character from the mega hit action game "Metal Gear Rising Revengence" is recreated as a PVC statue. The heroic pose, grabbing a "SELF REPAIR UNIT" extracted ("ZANDATSU KILL") from the enemy cyborg soldier in his left hand, and his HF blade in the right, highlights the best part of Akao's technique. The statue features a well-balanced & beautiful muscular body which also illustrates his outstanding skill.

The highly detailed mechanical designs of the weapons and overlapping armor are digitally sculpted by Akao's brother. This is their first collaboration. The eye glows red with a mounted LED in the head. The closed visor for battle mode is available with optional parts. The "HF MURASAMA BLADE" left by his worthy rival, Jetstream Sam, is interchangeable in his right hand, and the scabbard in his left hand. As for the cyborg soldier lying at his feet, shows not only the abject cut surface of the body, but also "the expression of the dying arm" trying to say something.


This masterpiece thoroughly supervised by Yoji Shinkawa (the art director of Kojima Production) is the most "pictorial" and "beautiful" RAIDEN ever. Gecco "Metal Gear Rising Revengence" 1/6 Scale RAIDEN PVC Statue with stand included is approximately 32cm in height.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Very Cool 1/6 scale Viper suit sets are for Dr Green / Viper as seen in 2013 Wolverine film

The Wolverine is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series. Hugh Jackman reprises his role from previous films as the title character, with James Mangold directing a screenplay written by Scott Frank and Mark Bomback, based on the 1982 limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. In the film which follows the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages an old acquaintance in a struggle that has lasting consequences. Stripped of his immortality, Wolverine must battle deadly samurai while struggling with guilt.

Svetlana Khodchenkova stars as Dr. Green / Viper (formerly known as Madame Hydra), a mutant, who has an immunity to toxins. About her character, Khodchenkova said "Viper doesn't really have many people that she cares about, most of them she just uses for her own purpose." Mangold said, "as her name would imply, she's kind of snake-like," and that Viper views Logan "like a great hunter might view hunting a lion in his quarry."


Very Cool 1/6 scale Viper Leather Wind Coat Suit Set (Product Code: VCF-2023) will include: 1/6 scale Female Rooted Hair Head Sculpt, Leather Wind Coat, Leather Pants, Vest, Pair of Boots (no foot inside), Gloved Hand x 3. Note: 12-inch Figure Body is not included. Pattern of the suit set is referenced to VERY COOL’s female large bust body.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ThreeZero 1/6 scale 2014 RoboCop version 1.0 12.5-inch figure - full reveal (pictures and specs)

ThreeZero has posted new images of their RoboCop 1.0 (check out the images below) as well as pre-order info:
RoboCop 1.0 collectible will be available for pre-order at www.threezerostore.com on October 30th 09:00AM Hong Kong time for 230USD/1780HKD with worldwide shipping included in the price. Orders placed at www.threezerostore.com will feature interchangeable Alex Murphy's head with realistic likeness to his on-screen appearance (this offer is exclusive to threezerostore) and removable helmet visor.

ThreeZero is proud to reveal RoboCop 1.0, which will be their second release in the 1/6th scale collectible line featuring characters and robots from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Columbia Pictures’ motion picture RoboCop. They first previewed their RoboCop 2014 1/6 scale OmniCorp EM-208 12-inch robot figure HERE

This fully articulated, highly detailed figure stands at 12.5 inches (around 32 cm) tall and features a realistic metallic paint application and an LED light-up feature on the front of his helmet. RoboCop 1.0 comes with two weapons: Stun gun & Machine gun and additional hand sculpts. The two weapons can be stored in RoboCop's thighs just like in the film.


RoboCop 1.0 details: fully articulated figure; figure stands ~12.5" (around 32cm) tall; highly detailed mechanical design; helmet features LED light-up visor; realistic paint application highlighting the details; both Stun gun & Machine gun can pop out from left and right built-in holsters; both guns can be manually extended; 3 kinds of interchangeable hands - relaxed hands, fists & gun holding hands; AG1 X 3 button cell batteries are required (batteries not included).

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