Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Preview Kotobukiya Marvel Comics Thor Avengers Now! ARTFX+ 1/10 scale Statue

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Marvel Comics is the next great property to get Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ statue treatment, and so of course the first series is none other than the Avengers, specifically the characters as they appear in Marvel Now! In 2012 the comic book company relaunched several titles, shifting some characters into different books and updating some for a modern audience. More than anything, it provided a perfect jumping on point for new readers. Now the characters are brought to life as never before based on concept artwork by superstar artist Adi Granov. Joining his previously released teammates the Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America, and Hawkeye is the Asgardian warrior Thor!


In 1962 comic book mastermind Stan Lee set out to create a new superhero, one who was incredibly powerful. He found such a character in Norse mythology, the god of thunder. A true champion of good, Thor has fought beside many other Marvel Comics superheroes throughout the years, including several incarnations of the Avengers. He has even starred in two feature films as well as the ensemble Avengers movie! In the Marvel Now Thor continues to fight the good fight in his own book as well as with his fellow Avengers that are gathered in this ARTFX+ series as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Always eager for glorious combat, the Asgardian is captured in a relaxed battle stance, turned sideways and holding out his hammer Mjolnir in front of him. Thor wears his distinctive Marvel Now costume that combines a black tabard with silvery armor, an ornate helmet, and a sweeping red cape!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Medicom Toys Real Action Hero (RAH) Kick-Ass 2 1/6 scale David Lizewski Kick-Ass 12" figure

Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name and Hit-Girl, both by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., and is the sequel to the 2010 film Kick-Ass, as well as the second installment of the Kick-Ass film series. Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays David Lizewski / Kick-Ass, who partners Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl to fight crime.


Medicom Toys has released new images and info for their upcoming Real Action Hero (RAH) Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays David Lizewski / Kick-Ass Figure. The 1/6 scale fully articulated figure features a cloth outfit, a newly designed body, and his trademark club weapons. Kick-Ass joins the previously released RAH Hit Girl. The RAH Kick-Ass is due out February 14th, 2015 and will have a suggested price of 20,520 Yen, which is about $200 USD.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

April Haul – Roman Legionary, SAS (1987-2000), Belet head, Street Fighter and Sweeney Todd

These are my April haul so far: Hot Toys Sweeney Todd 1/6 scale collectible figure, ACI Total Rome 1/6 scale Roman Legionary, MC Toys SAS (Special Air Service) CRW (Counter Revolutionary Warfare) circa 1987 - 2000 12-inch figure, Playmobil Western 5248 Covered Wagon with Raiders set, Belet 005 1/6 scale Jason Statham head sculpt and Udon Entertainment SF20: The Art of Street Fighter book.


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Harry Harry quite contrary: Star Ace 1/6 scale Harry Potter figure will be 10.24 inches tall

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The story follows Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his magical education. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.


STAR ACE 1/6 scale Harry Potter figure Product Description: Figure will be approximately 10.24″ inch tall Body with articulations with Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of harry potter in the Harry Potter Movie including Accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted. Five (5) pieces of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of open palms, One (1) right palm for holding WAND, One (1) right palm for holding broomstick, One (1) left palm for holding broomstick.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Preview Coo Model Iron Island Battle Royale 1/6 scale Sergeant Devil Johnny 12-inch armor figure

Every 1/6 scale company seems to be trying for something new, something that they hope will click with collectors, something that stands out from the flood of 12-inch figures flowing into the market, begging for the collector's money pocket. Everyone seems to have enough of WWII figures, especially Germans (or am I wrong?) and since most companies don't want to run foul of the law in terms of copyright infringements, it's best to stay away from movie-related figures if one doesn't have the licensing rights, nor expect collectors to pay high prices for their products.

So what do you do if you are a 1/6 scale manufacturer jumping on the band wagon of 12-inch figures demanded by hungry and eager 1/6 scale collectors who are willing to fork out good money for stuff to add to their collection and feed their addiction? You think out of the box.


This is Coo Model's Iron Island Battle Royale NO:SK07 1/6 scale SERGEANT “DEVIL JOHNNY” 12-inch figure. Coo Model have already previewed and released two 1/6 scale "Iron Island" Jack-5 12-inch figures (check out the pictures HERE and HERE) and while I wasn't too keen on those robot figures, this latest figure by Coo Model seems to have caught my attention.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Coming Soon: POP TOYS X13 1/6 scale Loki Windbreaker Suit of Style Series (think Avengers)

Fans of Tom Hiddleston's Loki rejoice :)

From Pop Toys comes this 1/6 scale Loki Windbreaker Suit of Style Series for 12-inch Tom Hiddleston Loki, the “Charming villain, evil gentry" of the Marvel films.


Dress in the suit made by ultra-thin woolen cloth fabric. Buttonholes on coat and suit are made according to those on real coats and suits. Pockets and collars of suit are made by no line pressing process, which make the whole clothes a better looking. Suits and coats are high-temperature ironed to finalize the design, the craftmanship of the shirts and ties is also improved, to ensure there is no need for players to do after treatment. POP TOYS will continue to pursue 1:6 action figure model's craftsmanship. We will bring more and better works in return for our players.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chick Alert! Original Effect OE Killer Instinct series 1/6 scale Righter 13-inch female figure

Next up in Original Effect (OE) Killer Instinct series will be 1/6 scale Righter 13-inch tall female figure. I'm beginning to like this line, more than OE's Army Attractive series. Having already gotten Original Effect's first released Killer Instinct Sam female figure - see my reviews HERE, HERE and HERE, with comparison pictures HERE - this soon-to-be-released second Killer Instinct figure has also gotten my attention as well. I think it's because she's got that anime / manga vibe about her. Love the outfit :)


Original Effect OE Killer Instinct series 1/6 scale Righter 13-inch female figure will come with the following Items Listed: 1/6 scale Righter‘s head, 13-inch Reborn body, Corset, Dovetail collar, Armed belt, Chemical protective jacket, Uniform cloak, Anti-explosion T-sticks x 2, High boots, Hands with gloves.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Incoming: Hot Toys MMS244 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" 1/6th scale Spider-Man figure

The amazing Spider-Man is swinging back onto the silver screen this season! It is great to be Spider-Man, but it also comes at a big price and Spider-Man will find his greatest battle is just about to begin!

In anticipation to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting the theaters, Hot Toys is excited to introduce the new 1/6th scale Spider-Man Collectible Figure. The movie-accurate Spider-Man collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Spider-Man in the film. It features a newly developed Spider-Man suit, highly detailed accessories, and figure stand with flexible pillar for dynamic posing. A special edition that is available for selected markets will include an additional 1/6th scale plutonium canister and a specially designed Spider-Man artwork cover for dynamic figure stand.


Hot Toys MMS244 The Amazing Spider-Man 2: 1/6th scale Spider-Man Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Approximately 30 cm tall Body with 30 points of articulation. Six (6) pairs of interchangeable palms with grayish black cobweb pattern including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of palms for cobweb shooting, One (1) pair of palms for cobweb swinging, One (1) pair of open palms, One (1) pair of palms for holding megaphone.

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Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Savage Opress Sith Apprentice 22-inch Premium Format Figure

"May I present... Savage Opress" - Asajj Ventress

Inspired by his appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to debut the Savage Opress Premium Format™ Figure.

Once an honorable Zabrak warrior, Savage Opress was molded into a bloodthirsty instrument of vengeance for Asajj Ventress, and trained as a secret Sith apprentice for Count Dooku; events which would ultimately set the long-lost brother of Darth Maul down a path of destruction felt throughout the entire galaxy.


Bearing the instantly recognizable ceremonial tattoos of his Nightbrother clan, Sideshow’s artisans have captured the monstrous assassin with stylized realism, fitted in hand-tailored fabric costume and intricately sculpted armor. Wielding his deadly double-bladed red sabrestaff, Savage Opress stands a towering 22” upon a glowing light-up themed base, fully prepared to annihilate all those who stands in his way.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Preview pictures of Sideshow Collectibles DC Universe 1/6 scale Superman 12-inch figure

"Up, up, and away!"

At last, the most famous and enduring superhero from the DC Universe has landed! Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Superman Sixth Scale Figure.

Inspired by over 75 years of comic book legacy, Superman takes flight wearing his iconic costume, exquisitely tailored with unmistakable S-shield emblazoned across the chest, and a poseable fabric cape. Interchangeable hands and portrait expressions perfectly capture the good-natured and serious sides of the hero’s personality, as well as his powerful heat vision. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail on a fully articulated muscular body design, Superman is ready to protect the city of Metropolis, and fight the never-ending battle for truth and justice.


Capturing imagination, wonder, and nostalgia... now that sounds like a job for Superman!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Check out these ACI 1/6 scale Ancient Greek Hoplites 12-inch figures - simply AWESOME!

Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields. Their main tactic was the phalanx formation. They were primarily free citizens—propertied farmers and artisans—who were able to afford the bronze armor suit and weapons (estimated at a third to a half of its able-bodied adult male population). Hoplites generally received basic military training.

The most famous of the Greek hoplites were the Spartans. In 690 BC, the Spartan army adopted a military innovation known as the phalanx formation. This new tactic proved successful during the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC and the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC, when the Greeks defeated the Persians. The Persian archers and light troops who fought in the Battle of Marathon failed, in part, because their bows were too weak for their arrows to penetrate the Greek shields and armor, and their own armor and shields could not stand up to the longer spears and swords of the Greeks.

ACI Toys ACI-17B 1/6 scale Ancient Greek Hoplite 12-inch figure
Each hoplite provided his own equipment. Thus, only those who could afford such weaponry fought as hoplites; as with the Roman Republican army it was the middle classes who formed the bulk of the infantry. Equipment was not standardised, although there were doubtless trends in general designs over time, and between city-states. Hoplites had customized armour, the shield was decorated with family or clan emblems, although in later years these were replaced by symbols or monograms of the city states. The equipment might well be passed down in families, since it would have been expensive to manufacture.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Iminime 1/6 scale custom figures "Those Who Remain" Joe and Elle figures. They look familiar?

"Those Who Remain" Joe and Elle are 1/6 scale Custom figures by Iminime (I-mini-me). These figures are pretty cool and these prototype / preview pictures certainly look very promising.

"Those Who Remain" Joe 12-inch figure is Expertly crafted and accurately modelled, outfitted with the best in infection-fighing weaponary, 'Those Who Remain - Joe Full set' features an impressive hand painted head sculpt that perfectly captures the look of a certain post-apocalyptic survivor!


"Those Who Remain" Joe 12-inch figure specially features: Detailed Hand painted 1/6 scale Head sculpt, Muscle body with over 30 points of articulation. He wears Green Plaid long sleeve Shirt, Dark pants and Boots. He carries a Backpack, Gas Mask, Shotgun, Baseball Bat, Revolver Handgun and Flashlight.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Get Wild Toys 1/6 scale M65 Parka Jacket & Jeans Sets for Peter Parker, Rambo or Travis

This is a very interesting set from ACI – Wild Toys 1/6 scale M65 Parka Jacket & Jeans Sets. The parkas come in Black, Khaki or OD (Olive Drab / Green) with a pair of jeans. The question is: which parka would Peter Parker pick for a particularly perfect outing with MJ (not Michael Jackson but Mary Jane)? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Being a superhero is just not easy.


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Besides getting these for kitbashing a Andrew Garfield Peter Parker (check out the Hot Toys 1/6 scale Andrew Garfield Peter Parker head sculpt from The Amazing Spider-Man HERE), one can also put together a Travis Bickle 12-inch figure. Travis Bickle was played by Robert De Niro in the 1976 movie "Taxi Driver". The quote "You talkin' to me?" delivered by Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) has become a pop culture icon, and made De Niro a star. You can check out the Brother Production 1/6 scale Cab Driver "Travis" Review HERE.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Order Hot Toys Exclusive: "Iron Man 3" 1/6th scale Rose Hill Tony Stark Collectible Figure

Hot Toys presents the new Iron Man 3: 1/6th scale Tony Stark Collectible Figure modeled after the scene where Tony disguised as a cowboy and received assistance from a rather obsessed fan in a news van to discover the details of Aldrich Killian’s Extremis project.

The movie-accurate Rose Hill Tony Stark Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the genius billionaire Tony Stark in his cowboy disguise attire in Iron Man 3, featuring the finely sculpted and painted battle damaged head sculpt, an advanced body with light-up chest light and greatly detailed outfit and accessories.


Hot Toys MMS232 The 1/6th scale Rose Hill Tony Stark Collectible Figure special features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the Iron Man 3 movie. Battle damaged head sculpt with movie-accurate facial features with detailed beard, wrinkles and skin texture. Approximately 30 cm tall Advanced body with over 30 points of articulations specially for Tony Stark plus LED light on chest (battery operated). Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair relaxed palms, One (1) pair of fists. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pre-order Asmus Toys LOTR Heroes of Middle Earth 1/6 scale Ringwraith and Nazgul Steed

Having previewed the ACI AM001 The Lord of the Rings 1/6 scale Ringwraith 12-inch collectible action figure earlier HERE, Asmus Toys too have decided to release their 1/6 scale versions of the Lord of the Rings Heroes of Middle Earth 1/6 Ringwraith and Nazgul Steed.

Asmus Toys is proud to present the grand plan for the Lord of the Ring's 1/6 collectible action figure project. Heroes of the Middle-Earth will be the premier line of important characters. Presented by well know heroes such as Arragorn, Gandulf...etc, who will be built in top quality head sculpt, realistically accurate clothing, and mixed media accessories. Each hero will have its own custom base, and together they will be puzzled into a huge battle field diorama. Also, heroes don’t necessarily have to be the good guys.


Not when bad guys are so much cooler ;p

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Check out Kotobukiya Star Wars 1/10 scale 7" Han Solo & 8-inch Chewbacca ARTFX+ Statue

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The incredible Star Wars ARTFX+ lineup has already featured some of the most iconic heroes and villains from the Star Wars films, and now it expands to an epic team up of two of the most popular characters of all time, Han Solo & Chewbacca! Jumping straight out of Episode IV: A New Hope, the inseparable smuggling duo stands side by side ready to take on the forces of the evil galactic Empire. Literally from different worlds (Corellia and Kashyyyk), Han Solo and Chewbacca formed an unlikely yet lasting friendship that would resonate with fans from their first appearance.

Ready to take on anything the Empire might throw at them, the pair of space scoundrels advance in turn as they point their weapons at hordes of ineffective Stormtroopers. Han wears his iconic outfit consisting of a white shirt, navy vest, orange-striped blue pants, belt with holster, and tall black boots. Meanwhile, his Wookie partner is au naturale as usual, covered in thick brown fur broken up only by his bandolier. Both level their respective trademark weapons, a BlasTech Industries DL-44 heavy blaster pistol for the former and a crossbow-like bowcaster for the latter. Kotobukiya’s renowned craftsmanship is evident in all of the fine details from Chewie’s intricately sculpted fur to the folds and creases in Han’s clothing!


ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill. Han Solo stands just over 7 inches tall and Chewbacca over 8 inches (1/10th scale) atop their included display bases; magnets in their feet provide extra stability. Whether they’re guarding your shelves alone or displayed alongside the R2-D2 & C-3PO or Stormtrooper army builder two-packs they’re guaranteed to be the highlight of your Star Wars collection!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Flirty Girl Collectible Heroes of the North: Crimson 12" female figure with 1/6 wolf LUPA

Heroes of the North: Crimson 12-inch female figure is an officially licensed collectible character based on the Movie Seals Digital Inc™ and the Heroes of the North™ brand online web series. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Flirty Girl Collectible FGCDX003 Crimson™ will come with the following Parts list: FB02-L Large bust 2.0 body (Redesigned elbow and arm articulation with over 33 points of articulation), 1/6 scale "CRIMSON"™ Female head sculpt, 1/6 scale “LUPA”™ Wolf companion, Red Gloss PVC Cat suit with front zipper closure, Highly detailed sculpted boot set, Crossbow with arrow accessory, Pistol with removable bullet clip, Main Equipment: webbing belt - Main belt Right hip large pouch, Main belt Left hip large pouch, (2) Main belt Left hip small pouches, (3) left leg pouches, Right Leg Pistol holster, Pistol Grip hand set (pair), Relaxed hand set (pair), Dagger hand set (pair), Dagger holder, Dagger, Black Cloak with pose able wire in hood, Artwork Box


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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Conan the Destroyer? Kaustic Plastik XXL Project set 1: 1/6 The Fantasy Warrior outfit set

Conan the Destroyer is a 1984 American sword and sorcery / adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako Iwamatsu reprising their roles as Conan and Akiro the wizard, respectively.

Kaustic Plastik presents their XXL Project, XXL Custom kit for XXL Heroes! XXL Project Set 1 will be produced in a VERY LIMITED Edition (500 pieces worldwide). They designed this set to fit Large Muscular Body, like KP02 or KP03 or other similar big body from other companies.


According to Kaustic Plastik, this set is perfect for any kind of custom figure linked to Typical iconography of the fantasy film / books genre. This set will include: New Long hair Head sculpt, Die Cast Sword (Long 16.5 cm), Leather Shirt, Leather Armor, Fur Skirt, Fur Scabbard, Pants, Boots (Leather and fur), Two Leather wristbands, Small Leather Bag. Note: 12-inch Figure is NOT included!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Check out DAM TOYS Gangsters Kingdom 1/6 scale Diamond 3 figure: Machete / Danny Trejo?

Chapter 4: Butcher Knife

The 3 of diamonds, Juarez, is born in Mexico. He was the boss of the Scorpion family, before one man, “the mad dog” betrayed him and sent him behind bars. He got out of prison with the help of a little cash, but all the gang members loyal to him were already eliminated by the mad dog. Juarez no longer had his prestige, and when his own gang started hunting him, he chose to fight back. Juarez returned to the gang with eleven knives in his coat, left behind a bloodbath and mad dog hanging by his own intestines. This incident caused an earthquake in the underworld of Mexico, eventually several gangs joined together wanting Juarez dead, left him no choice but smuggling into the United States. He joined the Diamond family, the K of Diamonds showed him enough appreciation, but only gave him a card of 3. This was good enough for the poor desperate Juarez. but he has not received any respect ever since. The 2 of Diamonds saw this opportunity; By his extraordinary fighting skill, he soon earned Juarez’s obedience. 2 got the loyalty of Juarez, as well as Juarez’s flying knife skill.


DAM TOYS 1/6 scale Gangsters Kingdom - Diamond 3 (GK006#) 12-inch figure will come with 1/6 scale Head sculpt (with stylized Danny Trejo likeness), 12-inch Action body, Tan imitated fur coats, Long sleeve black v-neck t-shirt, Black leather pants, Black motorcycle tank top, Knife set up on the shoulders, Straight knife x 2, machete(On the left) + The knife set + Two knives, machete(On the right) + The knife set + Two knives, Silver fly knife x 3, black belt, High barrels of cowboy boots, left hand wrist bands, right hand wrist support, Palm / hands x 3, necklace

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Friday, April 4, 2014

'Captain America' Characters' Evolution From The '40s To 'Winter Soldier' (1940 comic to 2014)

While Star Spangled Avenger is considered a Classic - see the how the hero and supporting cast has been interpreted over the ages in comics in this great chart posted at MTV!

My, how times have changed. Remember the time when Bucky was Captain America, the Falcon wore what was essentially a red wrestling suit and Cap donned all black? Neither do we, so thank god for our new infographic charting the evolution in the looks of Captain America, Bucky, the Black Widow, the Falcon and Nick Fury, all the way from the inception of the comics in 1940 to this weekend's release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".

Check out the timeline below, created by Old Red Jalopy, and click to enlarge. (source: http://www.mtv.com)


With the release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (I've already seen it and I do recommend it!), it's a good time as any to look at the evolution of Captain America as well as the characters featured in the movie. If you haven't seen the movie and don't want to know who the characters are (but if you are a Marvel comics / Captain America fan, then you already know), stop reading right now! If you don't think this is a SPOILER in any way and you already know what's going on, then read on :)

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Incoming: Hot Toys 1/6 scale Captain America (Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. Suit) 12" Collectible Figure

"I joined S.H.I.E.L.D. to protect people."

Marvel Studios’ latest superhero hit – Captain America: The Winter Soldier has already started landing in theatres around the world and has took the top box office spot in many opening countries! In this exciting film, Captain America has joined S.H.I.E.L.D. and teamed up with Black Widow and Falcon to battle dangerous threats. Hot Toys is thrilled to present the highly-anticipated new 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure in Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. suit.


The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America in his Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. suit in the film. It features a newly developed helmeted head sculpt, finely tailored costume with embossed patterns, and a specially-made light blue metal shield.

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Preview Hot Toys 1/6 scale Captain America & Steve Rogers 12-inch Collectible Figures Set

"The price of freedom is high... and it's a price I'm willing to pay!"

Marvel Studios’ latest superhero hit – Captain America: The Winter Soldier is sweeping theatres around the world and has been well received by fans and critics in many opening countries! In this exciting film, Captain America has joined S.H.I.E.L.D. and teamed up with Black Widow and Falcon to battle dangerous threats and confront the mysterious Winter Soldier. Hot Toys is proud to present a special collectible figures set which includes the highly anticipated new 1/6th scale Captain America in Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. suit and Steve Rogers Collectible Figure.


The movie-accurate Steve Rogers collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with authentic likeness of Chris Evans, highly detailed costume, a specially-made heavy battle damaged metal shield, and a Captain America helmet. Fans of Captain America don’t miss out!

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Hot Toys Captain America: The Winter Soldier Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. suit and The Falcon in HK

"Gear Up. It's time!"

In celebration of Captain America: The Winter Soldier hitting the theatres worldwide, Hot Toys is proud to collaborate with Hysan Place again this year to bring an exciting “Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Join Forces at Hysan Place, Powered by Hot Toys Exhibition” to fans in Hong Kong!


Hysan Place at Lee Gardens will be transformed into a S.H.I.E.L.D. base and visitors will be able to see: The latest Hot Toys 1/6th scale Captain America: The Winter Soldier Collectible Figures including Captain America in Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. suit and Golden Age suit, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, which are all shown for the first time in Hong Kong, while Steve Rogers and Falcon are firstly revealed worldwide.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pre-order Square Enix Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Deathstroke 9" (23 cm) tall figure

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Besides releasing the Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Batman 9-inch (23 cm) tall figure, Square Enix will also be releasing the Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Deathstroke 9-inch (23 cm) tall figure. Deathstroke will come with additional hands, a sword, a staff, rifle and a pistol.

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).


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.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pre-order Square Enix Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Batman 9-inch (23 cm) tall figure

Square Enix is expanding their DC Comics line-up with a ton of new releases. While they are giving us all new designs with the DC Comics Variant figures, they are also releasing figures based on existing designs, including the Arkham series of Batman Video Games. Now they have released these official photos of their upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Batman Figure. Batman will also come with additional hands, a batarang and a grapnel gun.


Square Enix Play Arts Kai figures are big for action figures, at about 9 inches (23 cm) tall compared to the usual smaller size action figures. I've seen them around but was never compelled to get any of the figures, until now. This Square Enix Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Batman 9-inch tall figure looks very promising and I've always wanted an armored Batman in my collection. This should do nicely :)

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Monday, March 31, 2014

No Western Fort is complete without the Red Indians. Ever wonder why they are called that?

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Wild West forts weren't built to withstand sieges, simply because the Natives had no opportunity to use artillery or even massed assaults (except for very rare situations). The Army had no need to prepare for any sort of large scale battle, and instead needed to construct something that could at least keep the Natives out as well as to secure an area and give a location that soldiers and civilians could retreat to if necessary.

Besides the fort itself and soldiers, Playmobil 5245 Western: Fort Brave set also came with two Native Americans and their horse, plus weapons. The horse is different from that of the United States Cavalry and both American Indians are not identical.


Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians, and Alaskan Natives. The European colonization of the Americas forever changed the lives and cultures of the peoples of the continents. Although the exact pre-contact population of the Americas is unknown, scholars estimate that Native American populations diminished by between 80 and 90% within the first centuries of contact with Europeans. Native Americans suffered high mortality rates due to their lack of prior exposure to these diseases. The loss of lives was exacerbated by violence on the part of colonists who frequently perpetrated massacres on the indigenous groups and enslaved them. (source: wiki)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Welcome to the Wild West!" Review of Playmobil 5245 Western: Fort Brave – Call for the Cavalry!

As a kid growing up in the 70s, Westerns were the stable on television at the time with TV shows like "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "Bonanza", "Gunsmoke", "Have Gun – Will Travel", "Kung Fu", "The Lone Ranger", "The Wild Wild West" and "Zorro". So it was no surprise that I had a thing for cowboys and indians and it formed a part of my childhood. The Western Fort was something I was always into because they were built like the medieval castles, as a stronghold with high walls to protect those within and keep out intruders.

I got a huge surprise the other day when my wonderful wife decided to get me the Playmobil 5245 Western: Fort Brave set out of the blue, no occasion called for it. She knew I was into Playmobil because in some way, they were the mini-mes to the 1/6 scale figures I collect. One of the earliest Playmobil figures I got was the Playmobil 3949 Deep Sea Diver (reviewed HERE) which was a miniaturised version of the GI Joe 1/6 scale 12 inch Deep Sea Diver (posted HERE). Since then, I've always been on a look out for similar Playmobil figures and the collection has grown.


But I have never bought any play sets because they were huge and would need a large display area. Knowing my liking for this particular Playmobil Western Fort Brave set, my dear wife decided to splurge and got me this fortress which I was obviously not going to decline :) This is the biggest Playmobil set I've ever owned and will probably be the only fort set I'll ever have.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

I got up close to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast members, in Singapore for Earth Hour 2014 :)

Blogging has its privileges :)

The stars of The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, along with director Marc Webb and producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach were in Singapore last night at the Marina Bay Sands shopping mall as part of the promotion for the movie opening in Singapore on May 1, as well to promote Earth Hour on Saturday, March 29.

I was invited to be at the red carpet which was held at Marina Bay Sands The Skating Rink, Canal Level followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 International Press Conference at MasterCard Theatre.


The above picture shows the things I got prior to the event: Blu-ray DVD of The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man 12-inch figures from Hasbro Singapore, Spider-Man caps and Spider-Man masks. Scroll down to see pictures of the stars taken up close. I was able to get front and center second row seats at the Press Conference :) It was a blast!

Knowing Andrew Garfield was going to be there, I just have to bring along the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS179 1/6 scale The Amazing Spider-Man Limited Edition Collectible Figure and hope that he'll autograph on it.