Friday, July 31, 2015

Coming soon: Super-Flexible 1/6th scale Male 12-inch Seamless Body from Phicen Limited

Boasting human-like skin texture, and being super flexible, posable and durable, Phicen female seamless bodies have enjoyed tremendous popularity ever since the debut. Have you ever expected a male equivalent? For one and a half years, our best sculptors, engineers, material experts have focused on such a project. With great efforts: experimenting time and again, overcoming one problem after another, we have finally made it! Here, with pride, dear client, we present you Phicen’s first Male Seamless Body in Stainless Steel Skeleton, PL2015-M30. Standing about 29cm, strong, athletic, muscular, and with athletic build.

The internal skeleton armature is made from durable stainless steel to withstand playability without being easily damaged or corrupted. Each armature have 28 points of articulation, using ball-jointed system, for maximum flexibility and movement. Each joint is designed to move freely and consistently with 90% accurate human movement. With the slightest effort, the bodies are capable of making countless dynamic poses to imitate any posture of any character.


The steel metal armature is wrapped with a non-toxic, environmentally friendly medical-grade material specially developed for Phicen bodies. The material features durable, anti-cracking qualities that are easy to clean, but not easy to stain or dye. In addition, the skin texture is designed to deliver a tactile experience of real skin.

While built for playability, this Phicen seamless figure body is NOT a toy - it is a sophisticated 1:6 scale model designed to realistically simulate the real human form using superior materials and quality execution. Anatomically correct though, it’s not designed to be a sex toy. Whether you are a fan of character design, cos-play, modeling, photography, painting, anatomy, or simply enjoying figure collecting - you will appreciate Phicen’s first Male Seamless Body in Stainless Steel Skeleton, PL2015-M30.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale Alex Murphy Collectible Figure from 1987 RoboCop Review IV

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This is 12-inch Alex Murphy from Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) and Alex Murphy Collectible Figures Set - I've already covered battle damaged RoboCop earlier on my toy blog HERE and HERE. This movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Peter Weller as Alex Murphy in his police uniform from the 1987 RoboCop film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons, and accessories. Besides the incredibly authentic and detailed likeness of Peter Weller as Alex Murphy 1/6th scale head sculpt, the figure also has removable hair sculpture so as to allow him to wear his police helmet. You can check out the instructions on how to wear the helmet in the review posted on my toy blog HERE.


Hot Toys OCP Detroit Police Department Officer Alex Murphy comes with a police helmet, navy police uniform (coverall) with name tag, bullet-proof vest, watch, black belt with pouches for his flashlight and handcuffs, and holster for his pistol, plus a pair of black boots. The Movie Masterpiece Series figure comes with two pistols with removable magazines and working slides - a Heckler & Koch P9S and SIG-Sauer P226.

Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) carries the SIG-Sauer P226 in 9x19mm as his sidearm. Murphy is also shown practicing twirling his SIG-Sauer P226 on his finger. This was essential for the plot to show similarities between Murphy and RoboCop. The Heckler & Koch P9S appears to be the standard sidearm of the Detroit Police Department in the movie and Murphy is seen firing his SIG-Sauer P226 and Lewis' Heckler & Koch P9S at Boddicker's gang during their pursuit of the gang. That's probably why two pistols are provided instead of just one for the holster.

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Star Ace Toys 1/6th scale Harry Potter (Tri-wizard Tournament version) 12" collectible figure

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“I didn't put my name in that cup! I don't want eternal glory, I just wanna be... look, I don't know what happened tonight and I don't know why. It just did.” – Harry Potter

The reluctant hero Harry Potter finds the courage to go on even during the darkest hours. In the fourth movie of the series Harry must confront one of his most vicious foes – a Hungarian Horntail dragon! Star Ace is proud to present this all-new 1/6th scale deluxe collectible action figure of the teenage Harry Potter as seen in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The movie-accurate posable figure is based on the image of Daniel Radcliffe as Harry during the action-packed Tri-wizard Cup dragon challenge scene. The highly detailed head sculpt features teen Harry with his glasses and lightning scar.

Harry’s wand and his Firebolt broomstick are included as well as the Golden Egg and the Tri-wizard Cup. This deluxe set has an LED light stand that can be used to illuminate the Golden Egg or Tri-wizard Cup. A multi-position figure stand is also included.


The 1/6th scale Harry Potter (Tri-wizard Tournament version) collectible figure features: 1/6th scale body, approximately 29 cm tall with 30 points of articulation; Fully realized authentic likeness of Harry Potter in the movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" with accurate facial expression and detailed skin texture. Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted. Interchangeable half-glove hands including: one pair of open hands, one right hand for holding his wand, one pair of hands for holding his broomstick

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Check out this Phicen Limited 1/6th scale Sheena Queen Of The Jungle Female Figure

As beautiful as she is dangerous, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, fiercely defends the rain forest and its denizens from all those who would do them harm.

Originally conceived to be a counterpart to Burroughs' Tarzan, Sheena leapt off the pages of Fiction House comics in 1937 to become the very first female character to have her own title, four years before Wonder Woman. Since then, Sheena has been featured in comics, graphic novels, TV shows, and her own feature film. Although there have been many imitators, there will only ever be one jungle queen.


Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd are proud to present this first-ever figure of the original Queen of the Jungle, Sheena!

Phicen Limited (Item #PL2014-50) 1/6th scale Queen Of The Jungle - Sheena Female Action Figure will come with Portrait of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle including Rooted Hair, Phicen NEW 1:6 Scale Seamless Poseable Body, Tailored Leopard print Mono-Kini with Skirt; Hoop Earrings, Bracelets, and Anklets; Arm Bands, Belt with Buckle, Knife with Sheath, Spear, 3 Sets of Hands, Figure Stand, High-Grade Specialty Packaging

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Hot Toys Miniature Collectible ~ MMS Compact Series Ant-Man on Flying Ant Collectible Figure

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I'm gonna call him Antony." - Scott Lang

Marvel's latest entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man, has been well-received upon its debut in theaters! In this exciting film, our new hero, Scott Lang, has donned the Ant-Man suit and learned how ants can be his greatest allies. The carpenter ant that Scott has affectionately named Antony has become his trusted steed for flying to destinations.

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to present a special movie-accurate Ant-Man on Flying Ant Miniature Collectible for all fans of the film! This collectible will be a fantastic piece to display on shelves or desks for any fans of Ant-Man!


Hot Toys Miniature Collectible ~ MMS Compact Series Ant-Man on Flying Ant Miniature Collectible specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Ant-Man in miniature scale riding on a flying ant, based on Marvel's Ant-Man; Approximately 10cm long; Includes one (1) flying ant holding stand with transparent pole

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review III: Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale Alex Murphy Collectible Figure from 1987 RoboCop

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Before Peter Weller was cast, Rutger Hauer and Arnold Schwarzenegger were favored to play RoboCop by Verhoeven and the producers, respectively. However, each man's large frame would have made it difficult for either of them to move in the cumbersome RoboCop suit, which had been modeled on hockey gear and designed to be large and bulky. Weller won the role both because Verhoeven felt that he could adequately convey pathos with his lower face, and because Weller was especially lithe and could more easily move inside the suit than a bigger actor.

Even for the RoboCop reboot which was released in 2014, Joel Kinnaman who plays Detective Alex James Murphy / RoboCop was a very skinny fellow, just like Peter Weller was because physically they still had to put the RoboCop suit over his body for the close-up shots. CGI can only do so much and for the original 1987 RoboCop film, there wasn't any CGI at all as stop-motion animation was used where special effects were needed.


This is the Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale Alex Murphy Collectible Figure which is part of the two-figure set which includes the battle damaged RoboCop covered earlier in my review posts on my toy blog HERE and HERE. This 1:6 scale figure has the authentic and detailed likeness of Peter Weller as Alex Murphy in his OCP police uniform as seen in the 1987 RoboCop film, with newly sculpted movie-accurate head sculpt that has facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture as well as removable hair sculpture for wearing the police helmet, plus another piece of hair sculpture for placing at back of head sculpt when helmet is worn. It's all very cleverly done by Hot Toys and certainly deserves praise for their inventiveness and innovation.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

MAX TOYS 1/6 U.S. Army WWII Tanker Action Figure Clothes & Accessories for Wardaddy

Fury is a 2014 American war film written and directed by David Ayer. The film stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal. The film portrays US tank crews in Nazi Germany during the final days of World War II. As the Allies make their final push into Germany, a battle-hardened U.S. Army staff sergeant in the 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division named Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt) commands an M4 Sherman "Easy Eight" tank named Fury and all-veteran crew: gunner Boyd "Bible" Swan (Shia LaBeouf); loader Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis (Jon Bernthal); and driver Trini "Gordo" Garcia (Michael Peña).


MAX TOYS 1/6th scale U.S. ARMY WWII Tanker Action Figure Clothes & Accessories looks like it's inspired by Brad Pitt's portrayal of US Army S/Sgt. Don "Wardaddy" Collier character in "Fury". Products List: 1/6 scale Head sculpt, US Army WWII Tanker Jacket, Army green shirt, Army green pants, Leather holster, S&W Revolver, Brown Boots, Leather lace legging top, Army badge X3, Lighted cigarette, Tan tactical gloves, Feet. Products suitable for wearing Hot Toys TTM19 muscle Body. This Set Does Not include Body

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Stuff For Sale - Lego 4482-1 AT-TE

Lego AT-TE (New, sealed)
Item No: 4482-1
US $300

Stuff For Sale - Lego 7163-1 Republic Gunship

Lego Republic Gunship (New, sealed)
Item No: 7163-1
US $400

Stuff For Sale - Lego 4483-1 AT-AT

Lego AT-AT, black box (New, sealed)
Item No: 4483-1
US $450.00

Stuff For Sale - Lego 4504-1 Millennium Falcon

Lego Millennium Falcon, Blue box (New, sealed)
Item No: 4504-1
US $500

CRAFTONE 1/6th Bushman figure resembles Paul Hogan as Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee

"Crocodile" Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New York City. It stars Paul Hogan as the weathered Mick Dundee. Hogan's future wife Linda Kozlowski portrayed Sue Charlton.

Inspired by the true life exploits of Rodney Ansell, the film was made on a budget of under $10 million as a deliberate attempt to make a commercial Australian film that would appeal to a mainstream American audience, but proved to be a worldwide phenomenon. Released on 30 April 1986 in Australia, and on 26 September 1986 in the United States, it was the second-highest-grossing film in the United States in that year and went on to become the second-highest grossing film worldwide at the box office as well.


This is an upcoming CRAFTONE release which is called 1/6th scale Bushman collectible action figure and it certainly resembles Paul Hogan as Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee from the 1986 film.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Our World 1/6th scale Brave Huntsman 12-inch figure looks a lot like Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon

Daryl Dixon is a fictional character from the AMC television series The Walking Dead, portrayed by Norman Reedus. Daryl is a Southern hunter and expert tracker who constantly lives in the shadow of his brother, Merle. Like his brother, he is initially shown as volatile, short-tempered, and of questionable repute, but is tolerated by the group due to his survival skills.

From very early in the series, he is shown to be an extremely proficient zombie killer in both close quarters and ranged weaponry, and later becomes Rick's trusted right-hand man and protector. He also becomes "the go-to guy" of sorts for the group and is now well-liked and respected for his endeavors. Daryl is shown to be an expert marksman, but his signature weapon is a Horton Scout HD 125 crossbow, which Reedus says he takes home after filming.


Our World 1/6th scale Brave Huntsman 12-inch figure must be inspired by Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon character from The Walking Dead because not only does he have all the clothes and crossbow, he also comes with a dead squirrel. This figure isn't too far off from DoublePlay Walking Dead 1/6th scale Zombie Warrior Crossbow Man 12-inch Figure posted on my toy blog earlier HERE. I think this figure will look much better with Dam Toys 1/6th scale action 2.0 narrow shoulders body male 02 - pictures HERE.

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Toys Power 1:6 scale Run All Night figure set aka Liam Neeson as Jimmy "Gravedigger" Conlon

Run All Night is a 2015 American action neo-noir gangster crime thriller film written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film stars Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Common, and Ed Harris, and was released on March 13, 2015.

Haunted by the ghosts of his past, former Irish mob enforcer Jimmy "The Gravedigger" Conlon (Liam Neeson) has become an angry drunk, unable to connect with his son Mike, a retired professional boxer who mentors at-risk kids at the local gym. Circumstances would put both father-and-son together in a fight to the death with mobsters. It's another vehicle capitalising on Liam Neeson's recent new found fame as an action hero, after his memorable role in 2008's Taken.


Toys Power 1:6 scale Run All Night figure set will come with 1:6 scale head sculpt, 12-inch figure body, Hands (7 pieces), Shotgun, Pistol (Metal), Watch (Metal), Cellphone (Metal), Recorder Pen (Metal), Micro Player (Metal), Figure Display Base, T-shirt, Belt, Leather jacket, Jeans, Boots

The outfit is almost identical to Brother Production Present 1:6 scale "Mission Important" Custom Hand Made Figure (aka Tom Cruise as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible III") - see my toy blog post HERE

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure Review II

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Having already covered the box packaging, contents and instructions of this recently released Hot Toys 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure from the Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) and Alex Murphy Collectible Figures Set - OCP Police Officer Alex Murphy will be reviewed in the NEXT post - in my first part review HERE, I wanted to share more pictures of this awesome figure with a stunning head sculpt of actor Peter Weller's human face fused with metal parts that made this 1987 RoboCop movie a cult classic and one that the 2014 RoboCop film tried to emulate. I still enjoy this original gritty version much more than the newer, cleaner CGI-laden version. The 1987 RoboCop film was created with lots of stop motion animation without any computer work because CGI (Computer-generated imagery) just wasn't available back then.


The task of creating the RoboCop suit was given to Rob Bottin. A budget of up to one million dollars was allotted to the completion of the suit, making it the most expensive item on the set. A total of six suits were made: three intact and three showing damage. According to Rob Bottin: "RoboCop looks the way he does because that's the way a man's body works! Although we went through fifty different variations, developing his character, everything came back to man-like. It's definitely a guy in the suit, which doesn't belittle it any."

Hot Toys has replicated battle damaged RoboCop in 1:6 scale with such amazing movie accuracy and likeness that it's astounding. Looking at this Movie Masterpiece Series figure in pictures, one can be forgiven for thinking that it is a screen grab or picture taken of RoboCop from the film (that's just my opinion anyway). The quality that Hot Toys has brought to the 1:6 scale figure collecting hobby has opened up the market to an ever increasing number of 12-inch figure collectors. It's no longer simply toy collecting but an adult collectible market targeted at those with the means and spending power to pay a lot more for these limited edition collectible figures. Unfortunately, prices just seem to be going up and up. If only RoboCop could put an end to this injustice.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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

"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.” – Princess Leia

The brave and strong-willed Princess Leia is a beloved character in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her important role in leading the rebellion against the Galactic Empire is unforgettable to any Star Wars fans! Following the introduction of the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker 1/6th scale Collectible Figure, today we are excited to officially present his twin sister, the Princess Leia 1/6th scale Collectible Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!


The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.

A special edition is available in selected markets which include a specially designed backdrop as bonus accessory.

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This is Hot Toys "Iron Man 3" 1/6th Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts Collectible Figure

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“I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you.” – Tony Stark

In the Iron Man movie series, Pepper Potts has been a very important person in Tony Stark’s heart. As the love interest of Tony Stark, and assisting Tony in the defeat of Obadiah Stane and Aldrich Killian, Pepper has been there with the genius billionaire at the most crucial moments in the film series. Fans have been longing for a collectible figure of her and today Hot Toys is delighted to officially reveal the 1/6th scale Pepper Potts Collectible Figure from Iron Man 3!


The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with long straight light reddish-blonde real fabric hair, finely tailored costume, an interchangeable Iron Man Mark IX right arm with LED light-up function, and figure stand!

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Incoming: Hot Toys "Iron Man 3" 1/6th scale Pepper Potts & Mark IX Collectible Figures Set

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“Oh my god, that was really violent.” – Pepper Potts

Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pepper Potts has been a very important person in Tony Stark’s heart. In Iron Man 3, Aldrich Killian has kidnapped Pepper Potts and subjected her to Extremis in order to force Tony Stark to help eliminate the flaws in Extremis to save Pepper. Fans have been longing for a collectible figure of her and today Hot Toys is delighted to officially present a 1/6th scale Collectible Figures Set featuring Pepper Potts and Iron Man Mark IX from Iron Man 3!


The Pepper Potts collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with long straight light reddish-blonde real fabric hair, finely tailored costume, an interchangeable Iron Man Mark IX right arm with LED light-up function, and figure stand!

The Mark IX collectible figure features metallic red and gold-colored armor with weathering effects, interchangeable armor parts, LED light-up functions, and a dynamic figure stand ideal for mid-air poses. The collectible figures set will exclusively include a Pepper Potts in Mark XLII helmet head sculpt interchangeable on the Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Mark XLII collectible figure!

A Special Edition will be available for selected markets which includes an additional Mark VII illuminating helmet as bonus accessory.

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Check out Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/4th scale Iron Man Mark XLV Collectible Figure

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In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark has suited up in his brand new Mark XLV armor for the final battle in Sokovia against the artificial intelligence Ultron. This new suit has captured many fans’ attention with its unique streamline and sleek design! Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially present the Mark XLV Collectible Figure as the latest addition to our Quarter Scale series!

The movie-accurate Mark XLV Collectible Figure is highly detailed and meticulously crafted based on the image of the armor in the film. It features a sophisticatedly sculpted armored body, specially applied metallic red, gold and silver colored paint with weathering effects, great articulations with armor parts linkage designs, LED light-up functions on various parts of armor, and a specially designed diorama base with a Ultron Sentry (Prime) body!


A Special Edition will be available for selected markets which includes bonus additional 1/4th scale Ultron Sentry (Prime) head sculpt and a secret accessory.

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Preview Hot Toys Iron Man 3 1/6th Shotgun (Iron Man Mark XL armor) 12-inch Collectible Figure

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In Marvel's Iron Man 3, the movie introduced a large number of new Iron Man armors for Tony Stark’s House Party Protocol and they were called into action at the climax of the film where Tony faced off with Aldrich Killian and his Extremis soldiers.

Today Hot Toys is pleased to officially introduce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the stylishly designed Shotgun Mark XL, the Hyper Velocity Traveling Suit that Tony Stark has used for close combat against Aldrich Killian!


The figure is specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Shotgun in Iron Man 3. It features a distinctive armor design with metallic blue and silver paint, helmeted battle damaged head sculpt with LED light-up function, interchangeable battle damaged armor parts, LED light-up functions in chest, palms, and torso, and a circular dynamic figure stand. 

A Special Edition will be available for selected markets which includes a Python (Mark XX) mini collectible figure as bonus accessory.

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Review 1: Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure

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This is the recently released Hot Toys 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure from the Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) and Alex Murphy Collectible Figures Set which was part of my July haul - posted on my toy blog HERE.

RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. The film stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop centers on police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) who is brutally murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived by the mega-corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) as a superhuman cyborg law enforcer known as "RoboCop".


Having already released a die-cast RoboCop figure earlier this year (see my part 1 review post HERE), Hot Toys went on to release this two figures set with a battle damaged RoboCop as seen towards the end of the film where RoboCop removes his helmet to reveal the human face of Alex Murphy under the helmet. This Hot Toys Battle Damaged RoboCop collectible figure is not die-cast but still part of their Movie Masterpiece Series. It would be quite crazy to create the battle damage effect on a die-cast figure. With Hot Toys' skill in crafting, sculpting and painting, they really don't have to resort to die-cast metal parts to create the metallic look. They have been doing fine with non-metallic parts / materials as evident in their original release of RoboCop so many years ago - see my post HERE of Hot Toys MMS010 RoboCop 12-inch figure (The First / Original version) which was released in 2006.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Review ACG Toys ATF-002 1/6 scale 'Young & Dangerous' Teddy Boy (Chan Ho Nam) 12" figure

The Young and Dangerous film series (Chinese: 古惑仔) is a collection of Hong Kong films about a group of triad young members, detailing their adventures, dangers and growth in a Hong Kong triad society. The series is based on a popular comic book series known as "Teddy Boy".

The series contributed a lot to the public image of triads and was condemned by certain quarters as glorifying secret triad societies. However, it was immensely popular in Hong Kong and spun 9 sequels and spin-offs. Its main actors and actresses have also became major stars in their own right.


This review of ACG Toys ATF-002 - Young & Dangerous - 1/6th scale Teddy Boy (Chan Ho Nam) 12-inch action figure is provided by Ted Menten, a great friend who occasionally contributes to this toy blog. Blogging has its privileges and I have been very blessed to have connected with lots of wonderful people through my toy blog, and I count Ted as a dear friend. He inspires me and his past is littered with fascinating stories. Ted just turned 83 so that shows that toy / figure collecting is not just for the young but also the young at heart :)

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Preview Dam Toys 1/6th scale Russian Airborne Troops - PKP machine gunner 12-inch figure

The Russian Airborne Troops or VDV (from "Vozdushno-desantnye voyska", Russian: Воздушно-десантные войска, 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.


Dam Toys (Dam no.78025) 1/6th scale Russian Airborne Troops - PKP machine gunner 12-inch figure parts list: 1/6th scale head sculpt, Dam action body 2.0, hands x 4, pair of feet, 6B28 helmet, 6B28 helmet cover (flora), sailor shirt, pair of gloves, fur hat, winter suit jacket (flora), BDU pants (flora), belt (OD), leather belt (black), paratrooper boots (black), 6SH112 molle tactical vest (flora), GP pouch x3 (digital flora), universal pouch x4 (flora), backpack (digital flora), ammo box pouch x2 (flora), VX radio pouch (digital flora), VX radio, 1-quart canteen cover (digital flora), 1-quart military canteen (OD), PKP Pecheneg, PKP Pecheneg ammo box, PKP Pecheneg 7.62 chain, PKP Pecheneg sling, Makarov PM pistol, Makarov PM pistol holster, pistol lanyard, Makarov PM pistol pistol mag x2, AK74 bayonet, AK74 scabbard, RGD-5 grenade x2, kneepad (black), “D” hanging buckle (black), military binoculars, military rain cape (replacement parts), ID patch x3

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

DC collectibles Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Armored Batman by James Marsano

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman. It is intended to be the second installment in the DC Comics' shared universe films. The film is directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. The cast includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Gal Gadot. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be the first live-action film to feature both Batman and Superman. It is scheduled to be release in the United States on March 25, 2016, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.

This astounding DC collectibles Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Armored Batman is digitally sculpted by James Marsano and prototyped / painted by Jason Wires. Armored Batman is simply jaw dropping! For more details on this and other amazing sculptures, do check out James' portfolio at ArtStation.


As for Batman's armored costume, Director Zack Snyder stated that Batman v Superman would take inspiration from the comic The Dark Knight Returns. However, Snyder clarified that the film would not be based on the graphic novel. "If you were going to do that, you would need a different Superman. We’re bringing Batman into the universe that now this Superman lives in."

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

July Haul: BD RoboCop, Alex Murphy, Secret Master, Lucius Fox, R.I.P.C., Lupo & Casshan

This is my July 2015 haul so far: Sentinel Tatsunoko Heroes Fighting Gear – "Casshan: Robot Hunter" 18cm action figure, Square Enix Play Arts Kai Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Lupo 23.5cm action figure, Art Figures AF-017 1/6th scale R.I.P.C. Rest In Peace Cowboy 12-inch figure, Virtual Toys 1/6th scale Weapon Advisor 12-inch figure, Devil Toys War of Order Volume One - The Secret Master 1/6th scale Limited Edition Collectible Figure and Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) and Alex Murphy Collectible Figures Set.


Lots of goodies :) I can't wait to open these up and take pictures. Since I started this toy blog way back in July 2007 (my collection started much earlier in 1994), I haven't lost the passion for action figures. In fact, over the years, the technology and engineering that go into making these figures have improved by leaps and bounds and toy collecting is no longer an obscure and rare hobby but one which is very mainstream today, going by the number of specialty shops that have been set up just to deal with collectors who want to buy collectible figures, and the growing number of collectors who post and share pictures of their toys and figures on social media. That's a good thing because as long as there are collectors, more companies will step up and offer alternative options and more choices for collectors to pick and choose what they like. There are now so many toy and action figure companies offering so much varieties these days it's mind boggling.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Pre-order Yamato USA DC Comics Collection Wonder Woman 12-inch Statue from Sideshow

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"The stench overwhelming… battlefield dead, funeral pyres... the Underworld...Pluto's scent.” - Diana of Themyscira (from “New Earth”)

The smoke and dust of debris swirls in the air as she slowly gets to her feet. Standing tall and defiantly, armed with her Lasso of Truth, her golden tiara and indestructible bracelets, Princess Diana of Themyscira reaches for her sword and makes her way amidst the rubble to once more face her foe!


Introducing Wonder Woman: the newest DC Comics Collection figure by Yamato Toys USA. Lovingly crafted as envisioned by world renowned fantasy artist Luis Royo and brought to stunning life in sixth scale by Shin Tanabe.

“Of all people you know who I am. Who the world needs me to be… I'm Wonder Woman.” - Diana of Themyscira (from “New Earth”)

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Check out the awesomeness of Hot Toys MMS308 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure

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“Scott, I need you to be the Ant-Man.”

The Marvel’s newest entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Ant-Man begins to land in theatres worldwide today! Our new hero, Scott Lang, will don the Ant-Man suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength and help his mentor Dr. Hank Pym to save the world against Yellowjacket whom will use the same technology as a weapon of evil.

To celebrate the release of this new film, Hot Toys is excited to present today, the 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure! The movie-accurate Ant-Man Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the film featuring a newly developed helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in the movie and LED light-up function when helmet is closed, specially tailored Ant-Man suit, an Ant-Man miniature figure, detailed accessories and a specially designed figure stand.


Hot Toys MMS308 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Ant-Man in Ant-Man with Newly developed helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in the movie and LED light-up function when helmet is closed (battery operated); Approximately 30 cm tall fully articulated figure; Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of gesturing palms, One (1) gesturing right palm

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Review III: Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Variant 1/7th scale Hawkman 11.6" Collectible Figure

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This will be my last post on Hawkman for now ;p the wings are so majestic and imposing that I took quite a number of pictures and I had to spread them over two posts. I'm really impressed with this Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Variant 1/7th scale Hawkman 11.6-inch tall Collectible Figure, especially with the wings opened and in flight mode. I've already covered the box packaging and contents and wings folded on the figure as well as his accessories and weapons earlier on my toy blog HERE.


The wings are made up of three separate sections and each section has it's own articulation and can be manipulated individually which allows for more dynamic poses and flexibility.

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