Saturday, August 30, 2014

DC Comics Collection Fantasy Figure Gallery Catwoman Collectible Statue by Yamato USA

You can pre-order this from Sideshow Collectibles

Racing across the darkened rooftops of Gotham City, where the city lights can’t reach, and pursued by the screeching police sirens of the Gotham City P.D., Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, pauses to catch her breath and check on her evening’s prize, liberated from a luxurious jewelry store. Arching her back and looking at the full moon, Catwoman wonders if she will see the vigilante tonight. She smiles and purrs at the thought, running her gloved hands across the tight, black leather outfit she wears… if so, she does hope that he’ll enjoy the view.


Sideshow Collectibles and Yamato USA are pleased to present the very beautiful 13-inch (330.2mm) tall Selina Kyle Catwoman Statue. This sensually sculpted resin statue of DC Comics’ popular Catwoman character was imagined by renowned artist and visionary Luis Royo and sculpted by Shin Tanabe.

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Preview Kotobukiya Super Street Fighter IV Juri Bishoujo Statue - Is that a spider on her back?

Seems like Street Fighter is getting a lot of attention lately, see previous posts HERE and HERE.

Juri Han (ハン・ジュリ Han Juri, Korean: 한주리 or 韓蛛俐) is a character in the Street Fighter series. She makes her debut in Super Street Fighter IV, where she is a main character in the storyline. She is 25 years old (as of Super Street Fighter IV) and is described as a somewhat mean and nasty member of S.I.N. Juri is the first South Korean character and the first Taekwondo user in the Street Fighter series, as well as the first true villainess.


This Kotobukiya Super Street Fighter IV Juri Bishoujo Statue follows in line with all their Bishoujo series. Bishōjo (美少女, literally "beautiful young girl", also spelled bishoujo) is a Japanese term used to refer to young and pretty girls, usually below university age. Bishōjo characters are seen in almost all genres of anime and manga, especially in dating sims and visual novels (also known as bishōjo games), and harem anime and manga. One of the main draws of these series is typically the art and the attractive female characters.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Pre-order Ultra Street Fighter IV - High Quality 13.75-inch Vega Collectible Figure by Tsume Art

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Vega, known in Japan as Balrog (バルログ Barurogu), is a fictional character from the Street Fighter fighting game series by Capcom. Vega is a masked, claw-wielding warrior from Spain who uses a personal fighting style combining Japanese ninjutsu, French savate, American Zipota and Spanish bullfighting, earning him the nickname the "Spanish Ninja".

Vega first appears in the original Street Fighter II in 1992 as the second of four boss opponents the player faces at the end of the single-player mode, a group known as the Four Devas or Grand Masters. From Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (the second version of the game) and onward, Vega, along with the other three boss characters, became a playable character.


Sideshow Collectibles and Tsume Art are pleased to announce the Vega High Quality Figure from Ultra Street Fighter IV! Watch the famous Spanish Torero, named “Balrog” in the Japanese version, hanging on his cage just like in the game. Ready to launch his gorgeous Flying Barcelona Attack and armed with his claw, Vega seems to scorn his opponent above the stone-paved floor. The Vega collectible figure includes an additional unmasked head.

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Pre-order Ultra Street Fighter IV - High Quality 11-inch Chun-Li Collectible Figure by Tsume Art

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"You ready for this?"

Chun-Li (春麗 Chun Rii, Chinese Simplified: 春丽) is a character in the Street Fighter series. She is the first female player character that appears in the series, and the first playable female character to appear in a 1-on-1 fighting game. Introduced in Street Fighter II, Chun-Li was the only female character in the game, as well as one of the youngest fighters, and while not as physically powerful as the other characters, she is by far the quickest.

Her most famous attack is the Hyakuretsukyaku ("Hundred Rending Legs", commonly known as the "Lightning Kick"), where she repeatedly kicks her opponent from a tilted standing position with incredible speed.


Sideshow and Tsume Art are proud to present the famous Chinese fighter, Chun-Li, shown launching her Tenshôkyaku, and frozen in-motion with a cloud of dust underneath her. The detailed sculpture emphasizes the dynamic settings, motion and energy Tsume products are known for. The Chun-Li high quality collectible figure features her iconic outfit from Ultra Street Fighter IV with gilding and metallic textures. The base is a stone-paved floor with black beveled band.

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Pre-order ThreeZero Dead Space 3 1/6 scale Isaac Clarke (Snow Suit version) 12-inch figure

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Dead Space 3 is an action-thriller third-person shooter video game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and is the sequel to Dead Space 2. Dead Space 3 is set in 2514. After the events of Dead Space, EarthGov captured Isaac Clarke and harvested his mind for Marker blueprints in order to revive the Marker program, in which Markers are used to provide resources and power for the Human race.

Isaac Clarke is a systems engineer working for the Concordance Extraction Corporation. Prior to the Second Aegis VII incident, he was part of an emergency response unit of the USG Kellion, sent to the USG Ishimura to investigate and handle the ship’s problems. Apparently the sole survivor of the incident, Isaac became stranded in space for a long period of time before he was rescued by an Earth Government ship. Three years after those events, Isaac was held in an asylum on Titan Station and was diagnosed with mental disorders, the most prominent being dementia that result in haunting illusions that taunt him .


ThreeZero Dead Space 3 1/6 Isaac Clarke (Snow Suit version) specs: figure stands at 1/6 scale, ~12-inches (30.5 cm) tall. Isaac snow suit gleams a dull greenish under the lights, and to bring out the texture of the metals & fabric material. Fully articulated figure based on his latest look in Dead Space 3. One pair of relaxed palms, one pair of fists, one right palm for holding gun, one left palm for holding rifle. Lots of attention to details, inducing incredibly detailed mechanic parts, resembling characters as seen in the video game. Realistic paint application to highlight all the details in armor parts and fabric clothing with impressive weathering effect. Comes with highly detailed weapons 211-V Plasma Cutter & Aug Shotgun. Light-up LEDs feature at front shield of the helmet & backpack. AG1 X 6 button cell batteries (battery not included).

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

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

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


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

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Preview Phicen Limited Artistic Interpretation 1:6 scale The Last Female Student Collector Figure

Blood: The Last Vampire is a 2000 anime film produced by Production I.G and SPE Visual Works and directed by Hiroyuki Kitakubo. A live-action adaptation of the film with the same title was released in Japan in May 2009. The story is about a girl named Saya, who hunts bat-like creatures called chiropterans using a katana. It is implied that she is the last remaining vampire and called "the only remaining original." Saya has no weakness to sunlight, although it is unknown if she has any of the other vulnerabilities often attributed to vampires. Saya displays superhuman senses and strength, as well as cunning, resourcefulness, and skill. The manga series suggests she was a human-vampire hybrid. Her age is unknown, but a picture of her with nine other people is shown in the film with the date 1892 and the word "vampire" attached to it.


Looks like Phicen's latest product is based very much on Saya from "Blood: The Last Vampire".

Phicen Limited Item No.: PL2014-34 The Last Female Student Uniform Temptation Series Artistic Interpretation 1:6 Scale Collector Figure is 28.5 cm in height and will come with: 1/6 scale female Head sculpt, Large bust size seamless body in pale skin, Replaceable hands 4 pieces / 2 pairs, Long school uniform 1set, Short school uniform 1set, underpants, Flat shoes with stocking, Schoolbag, Samurai sword / katana, figure display base.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Preview DAM Toys 1/6 scale Russian Airborne Troops or "VDV in Crimea" 12-inch military 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 Russian Space 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.

1/6 scale Russian troops have been appearing on the 12-inch figure market of late. This is the third Russian military figure to be released by Dam Toys so far, after the DAM toys 1/6 scale Spetsnaz FSB Alpha Group 12-inch Special Operations figure (previewed HERE) and the Dam Toys 1/6 scale Spetsnaz FSB Vympel 12-inch Special Forces Figure (previewed HERE). There was also the Very Cool Toys 1/6 scale Soviet Red Army Female Soldier 12-inch figure (pictures HERE) and most recently KGB Hobby 1/6 scale Russian Special Forces Outfit Sets KGB-001A & KGB-001B (posted HERE) and the Toys City 1/6 scale WWII Red Army Scout outfit / uniform Set (TC#68003) for 12-inch figures (link HERE).


DAM Toys 78019 1/6 scale Russian Airborne Troops or "VDV" in Crimea 12-inch military figure parts list: 1/6 scale head sculpt, Dam 12-inch action figure body 2.0, tactical glove palms x 3, goggles, goggles cover (black), 6B28 helmet and cover (digital flora), mask (black), sailor shirt, winter suit jacket (digital flora), BDU pants (digital flora), belt (OD), leather belt, paratrooper boots, 6B23 armor vest, 6SH112 MOLLE tactical vest (digital flora), single mag pouch x 2 (digital flora), single mag pouch with one rop x2 (digital flora), GP pouch x3 (digital flora), universal pouch x 2 (flora), buttpack (digital flora), VX radio pouch (digital flora), 1-quart canteen cover (digital flora), 1-quart military canteen, VX radio, AK-74M assault rifle, AK-74M mag 6+1, AK-74M hider, AK-74M sling, AK-74 bayonet, AK-74 scabbard, kneepad (OD), elbow pad (OD), D hanging buckle (green), military binoculars, military rain cape

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hot Toys MMS258 "Iron Man 3" 1/6th scale Peacemaker (Mark XXXVI) Collectible Figure

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The Mark XXXVI armor is designed by Tony Stark in Iron Man 3 to be a Riot Control Suit. The brightly-colored suit is also nicknamed as the “Peacemaker” because it is built to control riots and keeping peace.

Today Hot Toys is delighted to continue expanding the “House Party Protocol” and introduce the 1/6th scale Peacemaker (Mark XXXVI) Collectible Figure as a 2014 Summer Exclusive item featuring special metallic orange, dark grey and silver painting with distress effect on armor, LED light-up functions, and figure base.

Iron Man fans won’t want to miss out on adding this collectible figure to their “House Party Protocol”!


The Hot Toys MMS258 "Iron Man 3" 1/6th scale Peacemaker (Mark XXXVI) Collectible Figure’s specially features: Authentic likeness of Peacemaker (Mark XXXVI), the Riot Control Suit, as seen in Iron Man 3 with movie-accurate Metallic orange, dark grey and silver painting with distress effect on armor. Stands approximately 34 cm tall with Over 30 points of articulations plus LED-lighted eyes, RT on chest (white light, battery operated). Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated), One (1) pair of forceful fists, One (1) pair of repulsor palms

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Hot Toys MMS217 The Lone Ranger: 1/6 scale Johnny Depp as Tonto Collectible Figure Review2

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Having already done a first part review earlier, I wanted to go into the nice details that come with this movie-accurate Hot Toys MMS217 (Movie Masterpiece Series) The Lone Ranger: 1/6th scale Tonto Collectible Figure. Tonto features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Johnny Depp as Tonto head sculpt with real-like facial expression, detailed wrinkles, face paint and gesture as seen in The Lone Ranger. Includes real fabric hair implantation in black long straight hair with tribal accessories plus detailed crow and bandana sculpture on head.

Johnny Depp's Tonto character wears black-and-white face paint and a deceased crow on his head. According to Depp, the inspiration for the costume was a painting entitled I Am Crow by Kirby Sattler. I wasn't used to the look of this Tonto as he was definitely different from all the other Tontos I've come to know. I guess Depp was trying to take the character to another level just like what he did with the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (see my post HERE where I covered the various 1/6 scale Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow head sculpts that have been released by Hot Toys)


Johnny Depp's Tonto costume is made up of: One black and bronze-colored tribal necklace, One leather-like black belt, One multi-colored belt, One orange-colored belt, One pair of brown pants with pouch and tribal decorations, One pair of brown moccasins. He also has on him One brown and white tribal armband, One white and bronze-colored bracelet, One bronze-colored bracelet. Weapons: One dagger with sheath, Two axes, One revolver. Unfortunately, he doesn't come with a trigger hand for holding the revolver even though he comes with seven interchangeable hands.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

The mark of Batman: the evolution of an icon [infographic] by HalloweenCostumes.com

Holy Bat Symbol, Batman!

As part of Batman's 75th Anniversary celebration this year, HalloweenCostumes.com chose to honor The Caped Crusader by creating a visual history of the focal point of The Dark Knight's costume, the iconic bat symbol! Enjoy this fascinating progression, and you're welcome to click the image below for a larger version (written & designed by Kate Willaert)

The famous bat symbol - the focal point of Batman's costume - has evolved significantly since the Dark Knight made his first appearance 75 years ago. See how Bruce Wayne's emblem has transformed from Detective Comics #27 to Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice! First let's look at the Bat emblems as they appeared in the comics.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Superhero Height Chart [Infographic] Aleksandra Sobic & Kate Willaert (HalloweenCostumes.com)

Pictures / illustration (Infographic) and text courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.com

Chances are, if you clicked on this post, then you know a thing or two about superheroes. It's probably safe to assume that you're hip to some basic trivia about the most popular cartoon crimefighters. You know...things like their origin stories, classic costumes, catchphrases, famous nemeses, etc. But have you ever noticed that our knowledge in one basic area of superhero factoids "comes up short?" That's right: Height. How TALL are these guys?! Is Spidey a munchkin compared to Captain America? Could you wear heels on a date with Thor? Would Rocket Raccoon and Howard the Duck stand eye to eye?

Thirst no more ye parched knowledge seekers! We have your answer. We have gathered the most popular superheroes from The Marvel universe, and amassed them all here in our Superhero Height chart.


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Review 1: Hot Toys MMS217 The Lone Ranger: 1/6th Johnny Depp as Tonto Collectible Figure

This was part of my June haul :) see my post HERE

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The Lone Ranger is a 2013 American action western film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and directed by Gore Verbinski. Based on the radio series of the same name, the film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto, the narrator of the events, and Armie Hammer as John Reid (The Lone Ranger). It relates Tonto's memories of the duo's earliest efforts to subdue the immoral actions of the corrupt and bring justice in the American Old West. It is the first theatrical film featuring the Lone Ranger and Tonto characters in more than 32 years.

It was a box office bomb! Critics praised the acting performances, western style, but criticized the long length and lack of originality. Charlie McCollum of the San Jose Mercury News wrote, "In the end, The Lone Ranger is one hot mess — an entertaining one, to be sure, but still a mess."


That aside, we have Johnny Depp as Tonto. He seems to pop up as part of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series collectible figure rather often. Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark / Iron Man have also been produced a lot of times by Hot Toys but that's always as Tony Stark / Iron Man (one of Hot Toys' cash cow). Johnny Depp has appeared as different characters each time - as Captain Jack Sparrow (three times), as Edward Scissorhands, as Sweeney Todd, and now as Tonto. Medicom Toys has also released 1/6 scale versions of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Ichabod Crane, Sweeney Todd and Mad Hatter.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Pre-order “To the BATMOBILE” Batman 1/6 Maquette Diorama by Tweeterhead / Sideshow

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Sideshow Collectibles and Tweeterhead are excited to present the "To the BATMOBILE" Batman Maquette Diorama, based on the classic television show. Artists at Tweeterhead painstakingly researched the Batman costume to ensure 100% accuracy to the original suit. This is supposed to be an extremely limited production and will include a special certificate autographed by Adam West.

Measuring 12.5 inches tall, Batman comes on a base that includes half of the Bat Computer. Soon to follow, the Robin Maquette (coming later this year) will include the second half of the Bat Computer to complete the Bat cave Diorama!


This Batman is from the 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. The show was aired twice weekly for its first two seasons and weekly for the third, with a total of 120 episodes produced during its run. The program was known for its upbeat theme music and camp moral lessons, which included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables and drinking milk among children.

Many sports, music, and media personalities, and a number of Hollywood actors, looked forward to and enjoyed their appearances as villains on the Batman show. They were generally allowed to overact and enjoy themselves on a high-rated television series, guaranteeing them considerable exposure (and thus boosting their careers).

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Very Cool (VCF-2021A & B) 1/6 scale Female Shooter 12-inch figure (CP Camouflage & black)

It seems like everyone's doing 12-inch female figures these days. Just hot off previewing the next generation Phicen Limited 1/6 Super-Flexible Female Seamless Body with Stainless Steel Skeleton (2 versions - Asian and Caucasian) in the previous post HERE, we get news that Very Cool Toys will also be releasing a pair of female figures. Very Cool's release will be 12-inch VC Caucasian Skin Tone Large-Bust Female Body with 1/6 scale female head sculpt with rooted hair but come with two uniform / outfit options - CP Camouflage and / or black.


Very Cool VCF-2021B 1/6 scale Female Shooter 12-inch figure (Black outfit version) will come with Female Rooted Hair Head Sculpt, VC Caucasian Skin Tone Large-Bust Female Body, T-Shirt, Bra-Top, Tactical Pants, Training Cap, Scarf, Belt, Pair of Military Boots, Pistol holster, Frag Grenade, GP Pouch, Backpack, Fist-aid Pouch, Watch, GPS, P226 Pistol, Pistol Magazine x 2, MK18 Rifle (For VCF-2021B: Black) with ACOG, M4 Rifle Magazine, Gloved Hand: 3 pieces, Pair of Relaxed Hands, Pair of Fist Hands, Pair of trigger Hands, pair of grasping hands.

The 1/6 scale head sculpt does bear a certain resemblance to Milla Jovovich, the female action heroine in all the "Resident Evil" films, not to mention "Ultraviolet" and many more, most memorable for me was her role as Leeloo in "The Fifth Element" and her first film role back in 1997.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Preview Kotobukiya Evangelion 3.0 ~ Neo Genesis Evangelion Test Type 01 Kit model kit

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!

Neon Genesis Evangelion continues to be one of the most enduring anime franchises in history with some of the most beloved characters of all time... not least of which are the incredible giant robots known as Evas. The next intricate plastic model kit from the series brings to life the most famous and popular of the Evas known as Evangelion Test Type 01!

A tall, lanky cyborg machine piloted by the Third Child Shinji Ikari, Unit-01 is humanoid with thin limbs, reinforced knees and chest, shoulder extensions, and its iconic horned head. The model kit is comprised of over 400 parts pre-colored in the Eva’s traditional black, purple, and green color scheme so no painting is required. It also has a staggering 60 points of articulation for extreme poseability, and you can recreate just about any of your favorite scenes with tons of extra parts and accessories like the 01’s second set of arms, multiple hands, energy effects and halos, Spears, and more! Sculpted by Yuichi Kuwamura and Shohei Chiba, Test Type 01 stands 7 ½ inches tall (1/400 scale). Display it by itself or with other Evangelion-inspired plastic model kits from Kotobukiya!


This looks good! Evangelion is an apocalyptic anime in the mecha genre. The series is set in a futuristic Tokyo, fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm. The main story centers around Shinji, a teenage boy who is recruited by the shadowy organization NERV to pilot a giant bio-machine called an Evangelion in combat against monstrous beings known as Angels. Evangelion is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed anime television series of the 1990s. Considered both a critique and deconstruction of the mecha genre, the series has become a cultural icon and has resulted in the artistic and technical revival of the anime industry.

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NSFW: Phicen Limited 1/6 Super-Flexible Female Seamless Body with Stainless Steel Skeleton X 2

From Phicen Limited:
The new Phicen Stainless Steel Skeleton Seamless Body developed is basing on the first generation of stainless steel skeleton body whose appearance deeply express female curvaceous. The human reality feeling, including skin texture, flexible movement, and subtleties of the human body can be heartly achieved. (see pictures of First Generation version HERE)

The internal skeleton armature of the seamless body system still made by durable stainless steel to withstand playability without being easily damaged or corrupted. Each armature has 26 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 the attitude, posture, and energy of any character.


While built for playability, the Phicen seamless 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. Though they are anatomically correct, these figures are not designed to simulate sex. Whether you a fan of character design, cosplay, modeling, photography, painting, anatomy, or simply enjoy figure collecting - you will appreciate the finest 1:6 seamless body in the industry – The Phicen Seamless Body.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DC Collectibles "Batman: Arkham Knight" 6.75-inch action figures are looking rather awesome!

The DC Collectibles March 2015 solicits have been released, showcasing Batman: Arkham Knight products, as well as a couple of statues. This product solicitation is for products that are going to be making their way into stores in February / March 2015.

No Batman fan’s collection will be complete without these intricately sculpted action figures based on the highly anticipated "Batman: Arkham Knight" video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios.


This is a close-up of Arkham Knight, described as a militarized version of Batman, with the "A" logo of the Arkham Asylum facility worn as an emblem on his chest. The 2015 video game introduces the villain Arkham Knight, a character created specifically for the game by Rocksteady, DC Comics CCO and comic-book writer Geoff Johns, and DC co-publisher and comic artist Jim Lee.

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Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman 10.5-inch action figure Review II

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Here are more pictures of this recently released Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman 10.5-inch action figure. Having reviewed the box contents and taken pictures of Arkham Origins: Batman in the basic standing pose as well as the famous Frank Miller "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" jumping down from the sky pose, I wanted to share this other Batman pose inspired by the drawings of comic book artist Neal Adams. In some of Neal Adams' drawings of Batman, he has Batman launching forward with the body very close to the ground in a very dynamic way.


I was able to use the figure display stand included with this Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman for this particular pose. Any attempt to use the stand to support Batman in a off the ground pose was futile as the figure is just too heavy for the stand which is why I couldn't use the stand in the previous post where I had Batman with both legs in the air. I like the articulation of this Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman action figure as he poses rather well with the aid of a stand. he probably can do more and I'll definitely be trying that out with the Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Deathstroke the Terminator action figure which I also managed to get. See the toy blog post of my August haul HERE

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Check out MC TOYS 1/6 scale Dark Climbing Kroenen Set - it's really COOL (pun intended)

MC TOYS ITEM: F-042 1/6 scale Dark Climbing Kroenen Set is a really interesting set. In the Dark Horse Hellboy comics, Karl Ruprecht Kroenen was a relatively unremarkable Nazi SS scientist, whose most distinguishing characteristic was that he always wore a gas mask and protective bodysuit, possibly due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and fear of bacteria.

Director Guillermo del Toro created a significantly expanded biography for the character, to appear as a villain in the 2004 film adaptation. Kroenen's portrayal in the Hellboy film is radically different from the comics. Kroenen, who originally played the part of a meek character, who Del Toro describes as someone who is likely to say "Aargh! Don't break the machine!" is here portrayed as a murderous soldier who is inhumanly loyal to Rasputin. In the original script for Hellboy, the young Professor Bruttenholm describes Kroenen as "one of the Reich's top scientists, and head of the Thule Occult Society." In the film release, the line was re-dubbed so that the first phrase was replaced by "Hitler's top assassin."


MC TOYS ITEM: F-042 1/6 scale Dark Climbing Kroenen Set will come with 1/6 scale Kroenen HEAD SCULPT, Black Cap, Neck Gaiter, black Down Hooded Jacket, Shadow Shell Pants, Alpine Gloves, Rocky Mountain High Gaiters, Sabretooth Clip Crampons, TNF SLOT Winter Grip BOOT, Black military mountaineering backpack, Climbing Rope, Climbing Harnesses, Black molle belt, Screwgate Carabiner x 2, Nalgen 1000ml water bottle, Bottle pouch, Carbon Ski Pole x 2, BD Viper Ice Tool x 2, Spinner Leash with Screw Lock, Silver D-ring x2

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Review 1: Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman 10.5-inch action figure

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Batman: Arkham Origins is a 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal and released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 video game consoles. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it is the successor to the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City and is the third main installment in the Batman: Arkham series.

The events in Arkham Origins take place about five years before Batman: Arkham Asylum, in midwinter Gotham City. Batman, an experienced crime-fighter in the second year of his career, is not yet the veteran superhero of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Designers aimed to make the younger Batman's outfit look "assembled versus manufactured", pieced together from a number of sources. Holmes said, "[Batman's suit is] not something that was made in a factory. He's taken pieces of tech either he's invented, he's fabricated or things from the Wayne facilities, and he has made this costume out of these pieces."


I don't play video games but when I first saw the preview pictures of Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" Batman action figure, I was excited. Being a long time Batman fan, I always enjoy seeing how different artists tweak the batsuit. Some I like and some I don't: case in point, the Square Enix DC Variant Batman which was too manga and anime-like for me. This was the first Play Arts Kai Square Enix action figure I pre-ordered, even before I got the Play Arts Kai Square Enix RoboCop 2014 version 1.0 action figure which I have already reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE.

I have seen the NECA Batman: Arkham Origins 1/4 scale Action Figure (previewed HERE) and although it's nice, 18 inches is unfortunately just too big for my liking. I like the minute details that can be achieved with 1/6 scale figures and don't really see the need to go into 1/4 scale. Even Hot Toys' venture into that particular scale was purely to compete with EnterBay as they prefer to continually pump out 1/6 scale figures on a regular basis because that's what most people want and are comfortable with.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

August 2014 Haul: OE Killer Instinct Righter, Gangster Diamond 2, Batman & Deathstroke

Here are my August 2014 hauls so far: Original Effect OE Killer Instinct 1/6 scale Righter 13-inch female figure, DAM TOYS (GK#005) Gangsters Kingdom 1/6 scale Diamond 2 "Alger" 12-inch figure, Play Arts Kai Square Enix "Batman: Arkham Origins" 10.5-inch tall Batman and Deathstroke the Terminator aka Slade Wilson. August is looking really good haha


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Threezero reveals LMS: Last Man Standing 1/6th scale Gabriel Paladin 13.5-inch tall action figure

Threezero has been working for a while now with artist Dan LuVisi to create a Gabriel sixth scale figure based on his graphic novel LMS: Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter. Threezero has officially announced they would be making figures based on the graphic novel, and as promised they have revealed some details and images of the figure.

Gabriel — last of a genetically engineered breed of supersoldiers known as the Paladin, genetically created and designed to be physically perfect, Gabriel is the closest to a God we’d ever see. Highly intelligent, fast, powerful and not to mention nearly invincible, Gabriel had one purpose, and one only: to help win a war that the humans of earth could not.


Threezero’s take on Gabriel stands about 13.5″ tall and comes with several god-like accessories. He comes with a triple-barreled gatling gun, a katana, a hunting knife, 2 Python semi-automatic pistols, grenades, a killer book, utility bags, a road sign shield, and an American flag. Oh yeah, and he also comes with a static model of a the robotic cat Gizmo.

The images below feature the unpainted prototype of the Gabriel sixth scale figure. Threezero hasn’t announced a pre-order date, price, or other information yet. Stay tuned for future updates.

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Incoming: Asmus Toys "The Lord of the Rings" 1/6 scale Éowyn in Rohan Armour 12-inch figure

Éowyn is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, who appears in his most famous work, The Lord of the Rings. She is a noblewoman of Rohan who is described as a shieldmaiden. Éowyn is described to be very beautiful; she was tall, slim, pale, and graceful, with long golden hair and grey eyes. In temperament she was idealistic, spirited, brave and high-minded, but very lonely, having sacrificed her own happiness for years to care for her sick uncle and meet the responsibilities of a shield-maiden.

In Peter Jackson's films The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Éowyn is played by Miranda Otto. This is the character on which Amsus Toys has based their Lord of the Rings 1/6 scale Éowyn 12-inch figure on and if I were still collecting The Lord of the Rings figures, I would probably grab this in a heartbeat. But the increasing prices of everything has put a huge damper on the collecting hobby and the price of this figure is just not justifiable.


In Return of the King, Éowyn disguised herself as a man and under the alias of Dernhelm, travelled with the Riders of Rohan to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields outside the White City of Minas Tirith in Gondor, carrying with her Merry Brandybuck, who had also been ordered to remain behind, on her horse Windfola.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Preview Hot Toys VGM "Batman: Arkham City" 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Action Figure

You can preorder this from Sideshow Collectibles

“You’re not safe here. No one is.”

Batman Arkham City has been a very popular video game among fans since its debut! The narrative, character, world designs, and game play have all contributed to the game’s success. Many Batman fans have been craving for the collectible figure from the video game since the release of Hot Toys’ teaser photos.

As a celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, Hot Toys is pleased to officially introduce the Batman: Arkham City: 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure. The collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Batman from the game featuring a newly developed masked head sculpt with 2 interchangeable lower faces, newly sculpted muscular body and Batsuit, and detailed weapons.

Fans of “Bats” don’t miss out on pre-ordering this amazing Collectible Figure!


Hot Toys VGM18 (Video Game Masterpiece Series) "Batman: Arkham City" 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure special features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Batman from "Batman: Arkham City" with Video game-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture. One (1) Batman head with patented Interchangeable Faces Techniques (IFT) and two (2) interchangeable lower part of faces capturing Batman’s facial expressions. Approximately 31 cm tall Newly sculpted muscular body with over 30 points of articulations, Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of partially-clenched palms, One (1) right palm for holding Batarang, One (1) right palm for holding Batclaw, One (1) left palm for holding line launcher

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20 inches tall ‘Hellfire Club’ Emma Frost Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

You can preorder this from Sideshow Collectibles

"Of course I'm a threat. Why? Did you think for a moment that I wasn't?"

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the alluring Emma Frost Premium Format™ Figure. First introduced in Marvel’s acclaimed Dark Phoenix Saga storyline as the White Queen of the elite Hellfire Club, ice-cold Emma Frost began her career as one of the X-men’s hottest adversaries.

Beautifully sculpted in 1:4 scale, Emma Frost coolly assumes her position as the White Queen atop a Hellfire Club themed base, boasting supreme confidence and a quiet mystique. Featuring interchangeable portraits with long and short hairstyles, Emma’s piercing blue eyes reveal even more than her scant attire. Dressed to the nines in her provocative all-white corset, thigh-high boots, and fur-trimmed cape, the drop dead gorgeous White Queen is not to be underestimated...


From her initial appearance as the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, Emma Frost appeared as an X-Men villain over the years. Emma Frost first appeared in the famous storyline "The Dark Phoenix Saga", in Uncanny X-Men #129. The character was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist / co-writer John Byrne. Claremont was inspired to create the Hellfire Club after seeing the episode "A Touch of Brimstone" from the television show The Avengers, where spy duo John Steed and Emma Peel infiltrate a criminal, hedonistic, underground society. Emma Frost was specifically inspired by Emma Peel, played by actress Diana Rigg, who famously dons a provocative corset, collar, and boots and becomes the ""Queen of Sin". After The Dark Phoenix saga, Emma Frost frequently appeared in other storylines in Uncanny X-Men and the original volume of the New Mutants alongside her Hellions.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pre-order Play Arts Kai Square Enix DC Variant Darkseid Villain 11-inch Collectible Action Figure

You can preorder this from Sideshow Collectibles

Darkseid (pronounced "Darkside") is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He first appeared in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 (November 1970) and was created by writer-artist Jack Kirby. Darkseid is one of the most powerful and evil characters in the DC Universe. A similar supervillain like Darkseid in the Marvel universe would be Thanos.

The impact Darkseid made when he first appeared before Superman was one of the most important events in the DC universe. This was kept in mind when recreating his large frame. The Darkseid collectible figure is re-imagined by Play Arts Kai craftsmanship and is more substantial and robust compared to previous figures in the Variant series.


Revealing bulging muscles and heavy-duty armor, Darkseid's imposing stature is bound to impress and influence those who see him. The joints allow a very wide range of mobility for various poses. The Darkseid action figure contains a translucent piece on his chest emblem and special paint accents with weathered details that exude his ominous presence. Also including a face piece which recreates energy pulsing from his Omega Effect. With accessories like interchangeable hands and a display stand, fans can recreate and enjoy the world of Darkseid.

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Check out Play Arts Kai Square Enix DC Variant Hawkman Collectible Figure - pretty awesome!

You can preorder this from Sideshow Collectibles

Hawkman is a unique hero with roots in ancient Egypt, drawing inspiration from the god Horus. Re-imagined by Play Arts Kai craftsmanship, Hawkman has a divine appearance with large wings and a broad wingspan, taking the original design to the next level with a modernized expression and fine details.

A maximized range of motion in the neck, shoulders, and ankles allows for majestic flight poses. The Play Arts Kai Square Enix DC Variant Hawkman collectible figure features a more realistic flesh tone, metallic armor, an Nth Metal Hammer, Axe and Kukri Knife. With accessories including: interchangeable hands, a stand, and the Thanagarian Relic, the Claw of Horus.


Having recently picked up the Play Arts Kai Square Enix Arkham Origins Batman (previewed HERE) and Arkham Origins Deathstroke (previewed HERE) 10-inch (26 cm) tall figures - reviews to follow real soon, I have been on a look out for more figures from the same line and this Play Arts Kai Square Enix DC Variant Hawkman Collectible Figure certainly caught my eye. I really like the interpretation of Hawkman here and I must say, he never looked this good until now. I'm certainly excited and stoked about this action figure and will be looking to add him among the growing Square Enix figures collection.

Play Arts Kai Square Enix DC Variant Hawkman Collectible Figure is listed as 12.6" H (320.04mm) x 18.3" W (464.82mm) x 2.76" L (70.1mm) with wings deployed. That's huge!

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