Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sideshow Collectibles 1:5 scale Vampirella

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Careful… she bites.

Sideshow is proud to present the Vampirella Statue. Based on acclaimed comic book artist Terry Dodson’s artwork recreated and inspired by her long legacy in pulp novels and comics, this statue captures the alluring attitude of the horror huntress in 1:5 scale.

Sitting at about 10”, Vampirella rests gently atop a morbid throne of skeletal remains, decorated with several skulls at the top. The regal seat is draped with a sculpted scarlet fabric that pools at the base of the throne, looking like rich, red blood befitting this vampire vixen. Vampi’s raven-hair flows gracefully behind her as she gestures enticingly, drawing you into her thrall. The bloodthirsty beauty is wearing her white high collar and classic crimson costume, adorned with a gold bat symbol and gold jewelry.


Vampirella's black thigh-high boots hover gently over the base of the throne as she sits, light as a bat’s wing. She comes detailed with a matching red manicure, completing her famous and fashionable ensemble.

The Exclusive version of Vampirella comes with a swap-out right hand holding a vampire bat, with the flighty familiar ready to take wing into the mysterious night.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Check out CM TOYS CM001 1/6th scale Hanzou The Kunoichi 12-inch Female Ninja Action Figure

Kunoichi is a modern term for a female ninja or practitioner of ninjutsu (ninpo). The term is thought to derive from the names of characters that resemble the three strokes in the kanji character for woman (女 onna); said in the order they are written: ku (く) - no (ノ) - ichi (一). Female ninja are mentioned in Bansenshukai, a 17th-century Japanese book compiling the knowledge of the clans in the Iga and Kōga regions devoted to the training of ninja. According to this document, the primary function of female ninja was espionage, finding legitimate service positions in the households of enemies, to accumulate knowledge by gaining trust or overhearing conversations, and facilitate assassinations if needed.


CM TOYS CM001 1/6th scale Hanzou The Kunoichi Female Action Figure specially features: realistic head sculpture of the kunoichi, partially seamless flexible female body, Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms. Costume: low-cut black ninja dress, red corset, golden rope belt, pair of black ninja clogs, pair of white stockings, pair of black and gold vambraces, black and gold cuishes. Weapons: Two (2) katanas, Two (2) scabbards. Accessory: white fox mask, black scarf, white fox tail accessory

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hot Toys Spider-Man: Homecoming 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark XLVII 32cm Collectible Figure

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Counting down, one of the most anticipated Marvel Studios blockbusters of the year, the Spider-Man: Homecoming will be showing on the silver screen fairly soon. Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark took up the role as Peter Parker’s mentor, guiding him to strike a balance between his dual identity being a high school student and a superhero.


With Spider-Man: Homecoming only weeks away from hitting the theatre, Hot Toys is very excited to present to you our latest Iron Man Mark XLVII as an extension to the Hot Toys MMS Diecast Series. Made with fine diecast materials, the much elaborated Iron Man XLVII figure stands approximately 32 cm and with 28 LED light-up points throughout the body. The streamlined armor is expertly painted with metallic red and gold colors and a distinctive two-toned silver color in the mid-section. An array of components are added to the figure including: a newly painted Tony Stark head sculpt featuring likeness of Robert Downey Jr, an interchangeable LED light-up helmeted head, an interchangeable empty helmet emulating the suit in remote control mode, interchangeable armor parts and a specially designed figure stand. Furthermore, a mini-repulsors deployer with two articulated mini-repulsors and thrust fire effect parts are specially included for this new Iron Man armor!

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Not Hot Toys but Art Figures 1/6th scale Will Smith as Deadshot 12" action figure Review 1

Deadshot (real name Floyd Lawton) is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of Batman. He has traditionally been portrayed as a supervillain, but has more recently taken the role of an antihero. As the world's deadliest and most accurate marksman, Deadshot has become a staple member of both the Suicide Squad and Secret Six.

The character was portrayed by Will Smith in the 2016 film Suicide Squad, the third instalment in the DC Extended Universe. The Suicide Squad is a secret government agency known as "Task Force X," led by Amanda Waller, that recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency and saving the world from an unknown but powerful threat.


This is the 2016 released Art Figures AF021 1/6th scale Dead Soldier 12-inch action figure which was part of my October 2016 haul posted earlier on my toy blog HERE. The Deadshot figure comes with head sculpt, 12-inch male figure body with relaxed hands and feet, gun holding hands, mask with red eye scope, red eye scope, under armour long sleeve t-shirt, full body armor, dual wrist weapons with pads, tactical pants, tactical belt, military web belt with belt pad, utility pouch.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

T Toy Model 1/6th scale Ninja Sasuke 12-inch figure from manga and anime franchise Naruto

Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. Sasuke is one of the few surviving members of the Uchiha clan, an infamous and powerful extended family of ninjas who were allied to the village of Konohagakure, before being massacred by Sasuke's older brother, Itachi Uchiha, before the series' start. At the series' beginning, Sasuke's purpose was to avenge the destruction of his clan by killing his brother, but then be more empathetic towards his teammates, notably Naruto Uzumaki, whom he comes to consider as a friend later on.

The ninja Sasuke Uchiha is the main rival of Naruto Uzumaki in the anime and comic series Naruto. He makes a powerful and intimidating force with his bloodied eye and his magical sword.


T Toy Model 1/6th scale Ninja Sasuke 12-inch figure Features: Head Sculpts x2, Body, Hand Assortment, Black pants, Gray shirt, Blue apron, Purple belt, Black wrist wraps x2, sword, Ninja shoes, Special effects accessories

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PEWPEWGUN 1/6th scale Collectibles Series YGS02 SHEN WUZHIQI (2017 Toy Fair Exclusive) 12-inch action figure - Sun Wukong?

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Yaoguai (妖怪 pinyin yāoguài) is a Chinese term that generally means "demon". The term is usually used in Chinese mythology and folklore. Yaoguai are mostly malevolent animal spirits or fallen celestial beings that have acquired magical powers through the practice of Taoism. The evil ones are usually referred to as guài (literally, "freak") or mó (literally, "demon") in Chinese. Their greatest goal is achieving immortality and thus deification. In Journey to the West, the demons seek this mostly by the abduction and consumption of a holy man (in this case, Xuanzang). The monk has three protectors who agree to help him as an atonement for their sins. These disciples are Sun Wukong (Monkey), Zhu Bajie (Pig) and Sha Wujing (Sandy), together with a dragon prince who acts as Xuanzang's steed, a white horse. Sun Wukong uses this term often to insult his (demonic) adversaries.


Pew Pew Gun YGS02 2017 Toy Fair Exclusive SHEN WUZHIQI stands 12.7 inches (32.5 cm) tall and Features over 36 points of articulation (not including articulated fingers) Product including Robotic nude body (Frame only) with black armor Palm with articulated fingers x2 Hand palm x4 Energy can x1 Figure stand x1 Weapon x3 Cannon Barrel x1 Requires: AG1 X 3 Button Cell Batteries for light-up LED function (Batteries Not Included).

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Preview PEWPEWGUN 1/6th scale Collectibles Series YGS01 SHEN Light armor 12-inch figure

Pew Pew Gun is offering some nice options to the 1/6th scale 12-inch figure collectible market. When the company first previewed their 1/6th scale Robotic Nude Body (posted on my toy blog HERE), I got quite excited as it was something different and not seen on the market at the time. I was glad when I finally got the product in hand - check out my action figure review of Pew Pew Gun 1/6th scale PINYIKE Robotic Nude Body Combat Type (White version) posted HERE and HERE. The robot figure does look a bit like the robots seen in the 2012 science-fiction action film "Total Recall" based on the 1990 film of the same name. Now Pew Pew Gun is adding different armors to the basic robot body and the first version is the YFS-01 Shen Light Armor.


SHEN stands 12.7 (32.5 cm) tall Features over 36 points of articulation (not including articulated fingers) Product including Robotic nude body(Frame only) with red armor Palm with articulated fingers x2 Hand palm x4 Energy can x1 Figure stand x1 Weapon x3 Cannon Barrel x1. Requires: AG1 X 3 Button Cell Batteries for light-up LED function (Batteries Not Included).

Shen looks a bit like the Monkey King Sūn Wùkōng (孙悟空) from the Chinese novel Journey to the West published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty. You can see a similar armor in Medicom Toy's 1/6 scale RAH (Real Action Heroes) Monkey Magic Saiyūki Gokū 12-inch Figure (reviewed on my toy blog HERE).

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Easy & Simple 1/6th scale British Specialist Firearms Command SCO19 12-inch figure

Specialist Firearms Command (SC&O19, SCO19 and previously known as SO19 and CO19) is a part of the Specialist Crime & Operations Directorate (SC&O) within London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The Command is responsible for providing a firearms-response capability, assisting the rest of the service which is not routinely armed. They are full-time units whose members do not perform any other duties. On occasion, they have been referred to as the "blue berets", as they used to wear these. Today they are more likely to wear either blue baseball caps or combat helmets.


Easy & Simple 1/6th scale British Specialist Firearms Command SCO19 12-inch figure will come with Real like head sculpt, ES-Buddy 1.0 body, LEAF assault shirt AR, LEAF drac combat pants, LEAF assault balaclava, LEAF kneepads, Shirt, M-Original gloves, 0612A rigger's belt, Heavy duty belt, XA Pro 3D boots, Patches, S.T.R.I.K.E plate carrier, Nexus Gen 3 fast mag holster AR-15, Double pistol mag pouch, Double flash bang pouch, Universal carrier, Drop leg twin mag pouch, FAST ballistic helmet, Tactikka plus torch head light, Head light helmet mount, Influx goggles, Tetra terminal SRH3900 radio, COMTAC3 and Selex CT5 PTT, 7P mobile phone, 401 Fortrex GPS, Carabiners, Light sticks, Light stick holder, Plastic handcuffs, Quick handcuffs, Quick handcuffs carrier, MCX 5.56 carbine, Micro T1 red dot sight with protective cover, Red dot sight magnifier, X400U-A LED weapon light with laser, Red dot sight magnifier, Gunfighter foregrip, L5 30 rd mags, Tactical sling, G-17 pistol, X300 tactical light, Pistol magazine, 6354DOS tactical holster, Taser X26P with extra cartridge, Taser X26P belt holster, MK13 flash grenade

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CAT TOYS™ Brand CT007 A, B, C 1/6th scale Female Mechanic Character set - Cindy Aurum

Cindy Aurum is the head mechanic of the Hammerhead garage in Final Fantasy XV. She services the player's car, the Regalia, and can customize and upgrade it. She is the granddaughter of Cid Sophiar, who owns the Hammerhead. Cindy's Japanese name is "Cidney", reflecting the connection.

Cindy is a slender woman with short, curly blond hair and olive green eyes. She wears a red cap with yellow outlines and a logo with the words "HAMMER HEAD" and "FULL SERVICE STATION" and black goggles which she hangs around her neck when not using them. Cindy wears a cropped yellow jacket that reveals her stomach zipped a few inches under her breasts, and an orange bikini top with deep décolletage. She wears jeans shorts with a brown belt loosely hanging around her hips, thigh-high black stockings, white high boots on heels, and brown gloves.


CAT TOYS™ Brand Female Character Set will come with Female head sculpt, Highly detailed Jacket, Bra Bikini top, Panty, Shorts, BaseBall cap, Belt with tool bags, Stockings, Leg straps x 2 pcs, Gloved hands x 2 pairs, Goggles, Tool box, Tools, Boots (Designed for bare foot). NOTE: BODY NOT INCLUDED. Three versions are being offered: ITEM#:CT007-A Yellow, ITEM#:CT007-B Black and ITEM#:CT007-C Camo

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hot Toys unveils stunning 1/6th scale Spider-Man: Homecoming Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man head sculpt

Hot Toys unveils 1/6th scale Spider-Man: Homecoming Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man head sculpt and it is stunningly realistic! Hot Toys has proven once again that they are top notch when it comes to realistic and life-like head sculpts and you are really getting a very real looking highly detailed museum quality miniature figure when you buy their Movie Masterpiece Series products.


Gone are the days when a 12-inch figure had the same generic head sculpt and when you posed a bunch of them together, they looked like a clone army. Back then, cloning wasn't even invented. But we cannot forget our past. G.I. Joe and later Action Man were the original action figures and they paved the way for what 1/6th scale figures are today, having evolved and improved from the original toy meant for children to the collectibles targeted at adults.

Nowadays when we look at a figure, we expect the head sculpt to be as realistic as possible so that when seen in pictures, once can be forgiven for mistaking the picture as a screen shot from the movie or the actor's promo pic for the movie / film. We have Hot Toys to thank for that because they certainly paved the way and showed the world how realistic 1/6th scale figures can look and the 12-inch figure collectible market has boomed from there.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Episode V Luke Skywalker 20-inch tall Premium Format™ Figure

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“No. No. That’s not true. That’s impossible!”

After growing strong with the Force on Dagobah, Luke Skywalker returns to Bespin to face off against his ultimate foe and discover his destiny. Based on his appearance in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the Luke Skywalker Premium Format Figure has a detailed, life-like portrait that captures the likeness of Mark Hamill.

Standing at about 20” in height, Luke prepares to meet his destiny on a Cloud City base inspired by his famous duel with Darth Vader. The statue has an authentic Episode V costume sewn with fabric and pleather elements, with realistic fatigue to show just how far Luke has come in his quest to become a Jedi.


Luke Skywalker comes holding his blue lightsaber, which has a light-up LED feature, as he prepares to defend himself against the dangers Bespin has in store. His belt comes with an additional pistol to holster in his belt while his saber is in action. The Exclusive edition of this statue comes with an alternate right hand holding his blaster pistol, with a sheathed lightsaber to hang from his belt for added display options.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Preview Hot Toys VGM28 1/6th scale Arkham Knight / Red Hood 32cm tall collectible figure

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“You can’t hide from me! I will hunt you down!”

Since the first introduction of the highly popular videogame, Batman: Arkham Knight, the titular character Arkham Knight has surprised and astonished game fans around the globe! Equipped with high-tech militaristic battle-suit and weaponry, the mysterious Arkham Knight has quickly earned a fearless reputation amongst Gotham City criminal world and proved to be a formidable opponent to Batman!


Today, Hot Toys is very thrilled to present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Arkham Knight from one of the best-selling video games in recent years! Expertly crafted based on the stylish appearance of Arkham Knight in the game, the collectible figure features a detailed LED light-up helmet, skillfully tailored camouflage battle suit with armor plating, an assortment of handguns and a sniper rifle, and a Arkham Knight themed figure stand with backdrop!

Furthermore, an interchangeable red colored helmet and set of armor parts are included to transform the Arkham Knight into Red Hood!

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Iron Studios Batman vs Bane Battle 1:6 Diorama

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"I am Bane and I could kill you... but death would only end your agony and silence your shame. Instead, I will simply...BREAK YOU!"

Bane is an escaped convict from an island prison in South America and a super-villain/assassin. Bane has abnormal physical strength as a result of having undergone experiments involving a derivative of the drug Venom. He became known as "The Man Who Broke the Bat" when he broke Batman's back, forcing Bruce Wayne to give up the Batman persona while he recuperated. Bane was originally created by writers Chuck Dixon and Doug Moench and artist Graham Nolan, and he first appeared in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993).


Sideshow and Iron Studios are proud to present the Batman vs Bane Battle 1:6 Diorama. This limited edition diorama is crafted from polystone and is based on concept art by official DC Comics artist Ivan Reis. Standing approximately 22 inches tall the hand-painted diorama features an epic battle between Pena Duro, also known as Bane, one of Batman's most dangerous adversaries and The Dark Knight. Product size: 21.65" H (549.91mm) x 17.71" W (449.83mm) x 16.92" L (429.77mm)

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Square Enix Play Arts Kai 1/7th scale Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman 10-inch tall action figure

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It's great to see Wonder Woman doing so well at the movie theatres :)

Along with Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman is a pillar of what’s known among fans as the DC Trinity. At 75 years old, she’s one of the oldest and most enduring of all superheroes, but where her counterparts have been featured in numerous TV shows and movies, Diana of Themyscira hasn’t ever been as lucky. Up until this year’s Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, she’s only appeared solo in one successful TV series and never solo on the big screen. Last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the first we have seen of her after so many years.

Now “Wonder Woman” is box office royalty. The Warner Bros. and DC Comics standalone will have earned $57.2 million from 4,165 theaters by the end of its second weekend, putting it solidly in first place. That’s only a 45% drop from its opening weekend, giving the film an estimated $205 million domestically in two weekends.


Square Enix has released the photos and details for their upcoming Wonder Woman Play Arts Kai Figure. The design of the character is based on the same design from the movie. The figure will stand about 10 inches tall and will include multiple interchangeable hands, a lasso of truth, a sword, a shield and a figure stand. The sword and the Lasso of Truth can also both be stored on her hip. The figure will be released in September.

Square Enix had previously previewed the Play Arts Kai "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Wonder Woman 10-inch figure (check out the pics posted on my toy blog HERE) and although the costume is pretty much the same, the one in "Wonder Woman" is a tad brighter and not as dull / seasoned as the one seen in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". The main differences are the sword and shield.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Check out Super Duck 1/6th scale Martial Arts Fighter Outfit & Head - Street Fighter V Chun Li

Chun-Li is a video game character from the Street Fighter series, originally debuting in Street Fighter II. The first female fighter in the series, she is an expert martial artist and Interpol officer who relentlessly seeks revenge for the death of her father at the hands of M. Bison. In Street Fighter IV, Chun-Li's alternate outfit consists of a black sleeveless evening gown with gold accents at the bottom. She wears a black and gold sash held by a red rope-like belt. The outfit is completed with red shoes, gold earrings and black and gold bracelets. In Street Fighter V, her first alternate costume is the sleeveless evening gown from Street Fighter IV and her hair is now loose.


Super Duck 1/6th scale Martial Arts Fighter Outfit & Head Sculpt Features: - Head sculpt - Cheongsam - Belt - Underwear - Chinese knot - Wristband - Boots - Ankle bands - Qigong wave - Hands. NOTE: Figure not included (display only).

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Toys Works 1/6th scale Ming Dynasty Jin Yiwei Donnie Yen Imperial Bodyguard 12-inch figure

The Jinyi Wei (simplified Chinese: 锦衣卫; literally "Brocade-Clad Guard") was the secret service of the Ming emperors, Imperial highest Central Intelligence Agency. Originally a 500-man organization set up in 1382 by Emperor Hongwu (Zhu Yuanzhang) to be his personal bodyguards, it was soon entrusted and empowered to watch over his officials. By 1385 they numbered 14,000 and were the emperor's eyes and ears(Ming's Chinese nicknamed them were Central officials eagles and military dogs朝廷鹰犬) press people especially in political and military. At their peak (time of Zhengde Emperor), the Jinyi Wei had about 200,000 members. They had the power to bypass judicial precedures and could arrest, imprison and punish without going through due process just only obey by emperor's will.

14 Blades is a 2010 wuxia film directed by Daniel Lee, starring Donnie Yen, Zhao Wei, Sammo Hung, Wu Chun, Kate Tsui, Qi Yuwu and Damian Lau. A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues. After he's framed for treason, a legendary royal guard (Donnie Yen) joins forces with a gang of outlaws to save an empire.


Toys Works 1/6th scale Ming Dynasty Jin Yiwei Imperial Bodyguard 12-inch figure Features: Highly detailed head sculpt bearing Donnie Yen's likeness and comes with rooted hair, approximately 32cm tall Muscular body, Hands x 3 pairs, Broad rim helmet, White shirt, Black top, Black pants, Black leather-like sash, Black leather-like cape, Boots, Gauntlets, Metal blades x 2, Crossbow, Crossbow bolt x 2, Weapons chest (openable, with shooting mechanism), Figure Stand

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DID 1/6th scale '90s LAPD SWAT “Kenny” 12" Action Figure Review - Keanu Reeves in Speed

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"Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?" Howard Payne

Speed is a 1994 American action thriller film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Alan Ruck, and Jeff Daniels. It became a surprise critical and commercial success (the film grossed a worldwide total of $350.5 million, well above its $30 million production budget), winning two Academy Awards, for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, at the 67th Academy Awards in early 1995. The film tells the story of an LAPD cop who tries to rescue civilians on a city bus rigged with a bomb programmed to explode if the bus slows down.


It has taken 23 years for this 1/6th scale Keanu Reeves as Los Angeles police officer Jack Traven 12-inch figure to be realised! No other company has attempted to produce a 12-inch Keanu wearing his civvies with his assault vest equipped with his EOD tools. There were a few 1/6th scale LAPD SWAT figures bearing some likeness to Keanu Reeves released but none of him in civvies until now. Keanu Reeves is much older now and a 12-inch John Wick figure would be most appropriate to show him then and now. Let's get back to this DID MA1003 1/6th scale '90s LAPD SWAT “Kenny” 12-inch action figure which is pretty well made.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Asmus Toys Lord of the Rings 1/6th Scale Sean Bean as BOROMIR 12-inch action figure Preview

Boromir is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He appears in the first two volumes of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers), and is mentioned in the last volume, The Return of the King. He is the heir of Denethor II (the 26th Ruling Steward of Gondor) and the elder brother of Faramir. In the course of the story Boromir joins the Fellowship of the Ring. In Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Boromir is played by Sean Bean.

Asmus Toys announces that their next 1/6th scale Lord of the Rings figure will be the Steward-prince of Gondor and the captain of the White Tower, Boromir.


The figure features the movie accurate costume down to the finest detail of patterns on the strip of his leather coat. The coat is also made in Premium Leather to ensure the top notch quality. Accessories such as sword, dagger, buttons and more are made in real metal to truthfully enhance the realism of the figure. The most special thing of Asmus' Boromir is that Asmus Toys will offer both Rooted hair (LOTR017H, $214.50) and Sculpted hair (LOTR017Q, $189.50) versions, that you may order upon your preference. Please note the rooted hair version is slighter more costly as it requires extra process to shape the hair style. Other than that, both versions are exactly the same in very way.

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Local firm marks 50 years National Service with a series of miniature figurines of Singapore soldiers

You can read the full article at straitstimes.com (link HERE)

He had a collection of 150 military figurines but none of Singapore soldiers. So Caleb Lin, a military buff, decided to produce his own miniature Singapore soldiers which he also sells online.

Miniature Stories comprises 18 designs of SAF soldiers in three categories - parade, assault infantry section and the standard obstacle course. Each hand- painted metal figurine is 6cm tall. The parade series consist of SAR 21 rifle-trotting soldiers wearing different berets and feature three races - Chinese, Malay and Indian while the assault series captures a section of seven soldiers in camouflage get-up, using weapons such as a Matador anti-armour weapon system. Besides third-generation soldier figurines, there is also a first-generation one in the classic Temasek Green uniform that was worn in the 1960s and 1970s, and a second- generation soldier armed with an M16 rifle. The first-generation one was introduced in April to coincide with NS50, a year-long celebration to commemorate 50 years of national service this year.


FIRST-GENERATION SOLDIER - Baby boomers who did their national service in the 1960s and 1970s would have donned the Temasek Green uniform, held a self-loading rifle and strapped on a skeletal battle order (SBO) - a belt consisting of ammunition pouches, a water bottle, toggle rope and bayonet.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hot Toys MMS218 1966 Batman 1/6th scale Adam West Batman Collectible Figure Review

R.I.P. Adam West

Adam West (born William West Anderson; September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017) was an American actor widely known for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series Batman and its theatrical feature film. The popular campy show ran on ABC from 1966 to 1968; a feature-length film version directed by Leslie H. Martinson was released in 1966.

Ever since I was a kid and even now as an adult, I still enjoy the the classic Batman 1960s television series. It was watching a 2D comic book hero come alive in 3D action on the small and big screen in full color glory. Never mind that it was campy. It was live action BATMAN with a whole array of arch villains. And it is sad news indeed to hear that the actor who played Batman has passed away. As a tribute to the man, I decided to post this Hot Toys 1966 Batman action figure review on my toy blog.


I had gotten this Hot Toys MMS218 1966 Batman 1/6th scale Batman 120-inch Collectible Figure way back in 2014 (check out my June 2014 haul post HERE), having pre-ordered it almost nine months earlier in 2013 when Hot Toys released the preview / prototype pictures (posted HERE). There have never been 12-inch figures made of the 1966 dynamic duo until Hot Toys did it. I'm really glad it's Hot Toys that got the license to produce and release these 1966 Batman figures because coming from Hot Toys, you know that quality is assured and these will look GREAT! But I've never posted pictures of this 1966 Batman figure except in comparison pictures with other Batman figures HERE and in my Toy Haven 3 work-in-progress post HERE.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

ThreeZero 1/6th scale AMC The Walking Dead Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan 12-inch figure

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Negan is a fictional character in the comic book series The Walking Dead and in the television series of the same name. He is the leader of a group of roughly 500 survivors in The Sanctuary, called the Saviors, a group that trades with others. Jeffrey Dean Morgan portrays Negan in the television series of the same name and first appeared in the series' sixth season finale.


ThreeZero Negan collectible figure stands approximately 12” (30.5cm) tall, it's fully-articulated and highly detailed collectible, featuring realistic likeness to characters on-screen appearance, including tailored clothing. Collectible comes with Faux-Leather Jacket, Bandana, Long sleeved T-shirt, Pants with Belt, Larger Belt, Boots and features Bandage on left wrist. Colt 1911 with detachable Magazine, Two versions of ‘Lucillle’ (Plastic Bat with wood finish and Woodcast Bat with DIY Iron Wire), Hatchet and Marker Pen are included with the figure along with multiple Exchangeable Gloved and Bare Hands.

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Asmus Toys 1/6th scale Lord of the Rings Aragorn (Slim Version) 12-inch action figure

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Sideshow and Asmus Toys are proud to present the Aragorn (Slim Verison) Sixth Scale Figure!

Aragorn, first introduced as Strider at Bree, was a Ranger of the North. Discovered later to be the heir of Isildur and rightful claimant to the thrones of Gondor and Arnor, he was also a great leader in the quest to destroy the One Ring. This collectible figure features an authentic likeness with implanted rooted hair, an Evenstar, and more accessories and weapons.


Aragorn Sixth Scale Collectible Figure features: authentic and detailed fully realistic likeness of Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Approximately 30 cm tall Asmus Toys KP01A+ male body with over 36 points of articulation, authentic likeness of actor from the film with implanted root hair, pair of relaxed posture hands, pair of weapon holding hands, pair of fist posture hands, sixth scale Evenstar

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Check out TBLeague 1/6th scale Red Sonja: Scars of the She-Devil 12-inch female figure

Red Sonja - outlaw, mercenary, warrior and queen.

After escaping her bloody origin, she hunted the wilderlands of Hyrkania, theived the streets and palaces of Pah-Disha, sold her sword on battlefields from Koth to Aquilonia, and liberated countless mugs of ale from barrels throughout the Hyborean world. Red Sonja slew the king who tried to posses her and freed the world from the dark sourcery of Kulan Gathe. Forced to flee her homeland, she rode west across the Turanian Steppes and into the shadowed mists of legendry.


TBLeague 1/6th scale Red Sonja: Scars of the She-Devil 12-inch female action figure Parts List: head sculpt, TBLeague (previously known as Phicen) female seamless body with stainless steel armature, 5 pairs x interchangeable gloved hands, arm band for the right upper arm, bikini style battle top with attached shoulder guard, bikini style battle bottom, belt with attached sword sheath, thigh bands, high boots, sword, dagger w sheath, axe, shield, dragon base, 4-color packaging

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hot Toys MMS426 Spider-Man: Homecoming 1/6th scale Tom Holland as Spider-Man (Deluxe Version) 12-inch (28.5cm) Collectible Figure

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"This is my chance to prove myself."

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, the young Spider-Man, Peter Parker, is trying to strike a balance between his normal routine life as a high school student and the crime fighting superhero life under Tony Stark’s mentorship.

Eagerly awaited by fans, Spider-Man: Homecoming will soon be released and expected to become a mega hit! Today Hot Toys is ecstatic to reveal the highly anticipated brand new 1/6th scale Spider-Man Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version).


Based on the new battling suit given to Peter Parker by Tony Stark, the figure features a newly developed masked head sculpt with four pairs of interchangeable eye pieces to create numerous combinations of Spider-Man’s expressions, newly crafted interchangeable head sculpt featuring likeness of Tom Holland, a newly developed specialized body, an expertly tailored and greatly detailed costume, a pair of magnetically attachable web-wings, a variety of spider-web shooting effect parts, and a Spider-Man themed dynamic figure stand.

This Deluxe version specially comes with an additional school blazer, a zip-up hoodie, plus a highly detailed Vulture’s helmet! The suit’s fine details have been remarkably transferred onto this Spider-Man collectible figure, make sure you have reserved a space in your display for this impressive masterpiece.

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Hot Toys MMS425 Spider-Man: Homecoming 1/6th Tom Holland as Spider-Man action figure

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Making debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the young Spider-Man Peter Parker, portrayed by Tom Holland, first appeared in Captain America: Civil War. Followed by series of incidents after fighting with the Avengers, he’s fascinated with life as a superhero.

With Spider-Man: Homecoming about to hit the big screen, Hot Toys is thrilled to announce the 1/6th scale Spider-Man collectible figure based on the suit designed by Tony Stark in the highly anticipated blockbuster!


The latest Spider-Man collectible figure is crafted in movie accurate quality that features a newly developed masked head sculpt with four pairs of interchangeable eye pieces to create numerous Spider-Man’s expressions, another interchangeable head sculpt featuring likeness of Tom Holland, a newly developed body and Spider-Man suit in meticulous tailoring and great details, a pair of magnetically attachable web-wings, a variety of spider-web shooting effect parts and accessories as well as a dynamic figure stand.

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VERY COOL VC-CF-03 1/6th scale Cross Fire - Defender of Fox Legend 12-inch action figure

“Fox legend, Here we go!”

With their clear eyes, neat short hairstyle, graceful postures, voluptuous figures, sharp thoughts and nimble actions, their appearance has again made an impression. They have hardly undergone any training, but they always finish each and every mission perfectly. They are the Fox Legend, which disappeared a long time ago. Beauties in this organization are good at different kinds of weapons, and they cooperate well; but in order to avoid hand-on confrontation with their arch rival the Fox Hunters, they usually work separately and only show in group once in a few years at some special time. Fox Hunters and other outside organizations must be on guard against them. Rumor says they will appear in group again in 2010…

They are a special group. They can band together to defeat all irresistible powers. They can resist stress from any group and keep moving forward. Their very appearance has brought along the arrival of new fashion.


VERY COOL VC-CF-03 1/6th scale Cross Fire - Defender of Fox Legend Product List: Imitated hair-planting head sculpt, Tattooed seamless female body with PH steel frame and rubber coating, Mazarine battle dress, Lace garter belt, Red underpants, Red bra, Hairpin, High heel leather boot, Fox legend badge, White sundries bag, Natural hand-shape Gloves (1 pair), Hold shape gloves (1 pair), Fist shape gloves (1 pair), Hook shot glove for right hand, AWM sniper rifle, AMW sniper rifle butt, AWM sniper rifle cartridge, AWM sniper rifle sight, P226 pistol, P226 pistol clip, Assembly type wooden box, Box cover army cloth

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Xensation x Scaletta 1/6th scale The Lady Sorceress 12-inch female action figure

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Polish: Wiedźmin 3: Dziki Gon) is an action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt and published by CD Projekt RED. It was released worldwide on 19 May 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is the third in the series, preceded by The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which are based on the series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

Played in an open world third-person perspective, players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who seeks to find his adopted daughter on the run from the "Wild Hunt", an otherworldly force determined to capture and utilize her powers. Ciri, the adopted daughter of Geralt, is a playable character in the game, with her own unique combat mechanics.


Xensation x Scaletta 1/6th scale The Lady Sorceress 12-inch female action figure features: head sculpt, female body, white bra, white top, brown pants, sword, sheath, dagger, Two belts, boots, long sleeve gloves, Four hands

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective 1/12th scale Ben Affleck as Knightmare Batman action figure

Born in the fevered dreams of Bruce Wayne, Knightmare Batman inhabits a world gone wrong. Gotham has been replaced by a post-apocalyptic desert patrolled by a military loyal to the Last Son Of Krypton. Knightmare Batman joins the One:12 collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit that perfectly recreates the cinematic look of the character.


Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective 1/12th scale Knightmare Batman action figure features: Three (3) head portraits - Standard portrait, Alternate portrait, Unmasked Bruce Wayne portrait; Over 16cm tall One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation; Hand painted authentic detailing; Five (5) interchangeable hands including: pair of fists (L & R), posing hand (R), gun-holding hand (R), holding hand (L)

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective 1/12th scale Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman Exclusive Figure

Direct from the upcoming feature film starring Gal Gadot comes Wonder Woman. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When an American pilot crashes on the shore of her island and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.


Wonder Woman joins the One:12 collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit and unique character specific accessories. Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective 1/12th scale Wonder Woman Exclusive Figure features: Two (2) newly developed head portraits, Over 16cm tall One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation, Hand painted authentic detailing, Six (6) interchangeable hands including: pair of fists (L & R), pair of posing hands (L & R), sword and shield holding hand (R), lasso holding hand (L)

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23 Rare 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Buck Rogers' Models Being Auctioned (Est $1.5 to $2million)

This original article is posted on www.hollywoodreporter.com - link HERE

Got a spare million or two? Or maybe your own sci-fi museum? Here’s something you might want. The 23 Rare 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Buck Rogers' collection, being offered as a set, has an estimate of $1.5 - $2 million. The auction is slated for June 28.

A 23-item collection of Battlestar Galactica (the original 1978 TV series) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (from 1979) screen-used miniatures is up for auction. The models are being sold as a set with an estimate of $1.5 million - $2 million. Profiles in History is conducting the auction, which is slated for June 28.


The set includes a screen-used Galactica, Colonial Viper and Cylon Raider. The Galactica is massive, measuring 6 feet by almost 3 feet, and is wired with a lightbox so it can be illuminated. The Viper, which is 15 inches by 8 inches, has halogen lights in the rear that can be activated and was the principal model used in promotional images. The Cylon fighter (17”x13”) is the only remaining model configured as it was when it was built (and one of only two models built for the original show). There are also numerous other Galactica models for ships that made up the fleet and enemy Cylon ships.


Ralph McQuarrie, the legendary production designer who is responsible for much of the look of Star Wars, did the original designs for Battlestar Galactica, including Galactica and the Viper and Cylon fighters. The models were built by many of the people who worked on Star Wars, including Oscar winners John Dykstra, Grant McCune and Richard Edlund

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

First haul in June: DID 1/6th scale '90s LAPD SWAT “Kenny” 12-inch figure aka Keanu Reeves

This is my first haul for June 2017: DID MA1003 1/6th scale '90s LAPD SWAT “Kenny” 12-inch action figure which is essentially Keanu Reeves as Los Angeles police officer Jack Traven in the 1994 American action thriller film "Speed". Los Angeles police officer Jack (Keanu Reeves) angers retired bomb squad member Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) by foiling his attempt at taking hostages. In revenge, Payne arms a bus with a bomb that will explode if it drops below 50 miles per hour. With the help of spunky passenger Annie (Sandra Bullock), Jack and his partner Harry (Jeff Daniels) try to save the people on the bus before the bomb goes off, while also trying to figure out how Payne is monitoring them.


I first saw this figure previewed at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 - check out the post on my toy blog HERE. DID released the official prototype pictures in March 2017 (see the pics HERE) and although this figure is really late arriving at the scene (the film was released 23 years ago), I think it's still worth the wait. I am more interested in the figure wearing plain clothes with EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) vest than the LAPD SWAT figure since many SWAT figures have been released already and I myself have quite a number of them in my collection. Check out my post on 1/6th scale S.W.A.T. 12-inch Action Figures HERE.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Kotobukiya Reverse Flash ARTFX+ Statue

Reverse-Flash is a name which has been used by several fictional supervillains in American comic books published by DC Comics. His speed comes from the negative speed force. He is enemies with the hero known as The Flash. Professor Eobard Thawne first appeared in The Flash #139 (September 1963). The archenemy of Barry Allen, he is the first supervillain to be called Reverse-Flash.

Matt Letscher portrays Professor Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash, while Tom Cavanagh portrayed his disguised form of "Dr. Harrison Wells" as the main antagonist of the first season of The Flash. The time-travelling archenemy of Barry Allen/Flash from the future and a descendant of Eddie Thawne, he serves as a major recurring antagonist on The Flash, as well as a main antagonist in the second season of Legends of Tomorrow.


This is Kotobukiya's upcoming Reverse Flash ARTFX+ Statue, to be released in December 2017.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Hot Toys 1/6th Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (Training Armor Version) 12" Collectible Figure

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“It is our sacred duty to defend the world. And it is what I am going to do.”

She’s the princess, she’s a warrior. Born and raised in the Amazons, Diana lives in a place without knowing about the conflicts in the outside world. Not until she met the American pilot that changes her destiny to maintain peace in the universe. Here she is – the Wonder Woman!

With the release of the highly anticipated blockbuster Wonder Woman, Hot Toys is proud to present our latest creation – Wonder Woman (Training Armor Version) 1/6th scale collectible figure!


Featuring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian Princess Diana in the movie, the figure is finely crafted based on her appearance in Wonder Woman wearing the Themyscira training armor. The newly developed head sculpt is perfectly craved with movie-accurate quality. The outfit is specifically tailored to showcase the fine detailing. What’s more, the figure comes with an assortment of weapons such as the Amazons' mythical “God Killer” sword with base, a shield, bow and arrows and her signature "Bracelets of Submission”. On top of the accessories, a themed figure stand and a specially designed Themyscira island backdrop is included as well.

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Brother Production Presents: 1/6th scale KENDO Armour & Clothing Components for 12" figures

Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art, which descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and uses bamboo swords (shinai) and protective armour (bōgu). Today, it is widely practiced within Japan and many other nations across the world. Kendo is an activity that combines martial arts practices and values with strenuous sport-like physical activity. The introduction of bamboo practice swords (shinai) and armour (bōgu) to sword training is attributed to Naganuma Shirōzaemon Kunisato during the Shotoku Era (1711–1715). Naganuma developed the use of bōgu and established a training method using the shinai.

The shinai is meant to represent a Japanese sword (katana) and is made up of four bamboo slats, which are held together by leather fittings. Protective armour is worn to protect specified target areas on the head, arms and body. The head is protected by a stylised helmet, called men (面), with a metal grille (面金 men-gane) to protect the face, a series of hard leather and fabric flaps (突垂れ tsuki-dare) to protect the throat, and padded fabric flaps (面垂れ men-dare) to protect the side of the neck and shoulders. The forearms, wrists, and hands are protected by long, thickly padded fabric gloves called kote (小手). The torso is protected by a breastplate (胴 dō), while the waist and groin area is protected by the tare (垂れ), consisting of three thick vertical fabric flaps or faulds. The clothing worn under the bōgu comprise a jacket (kendogi or keikogi) and hakama, a garment separated in the middle to form two wide trouser legs.


Brother Production presents: 1/6th scale KENDO - Armour and clothing components. Arriving third quarter 2017, these 1:6th scale accessories ill be available as two sets: Set A ( Black Colour 胴 Do ) and Set B ( Brown Colour 胴 Do ). Parts list: 面 Men (PVC Made), 胴 Do (PVC Made), 稽古著 Keigoki, 篭手 Kote (PVC Made), 垂れTara (PVC Made), 袴 Hakama, 竹刀 Shinai (PVC Made), 竹刀袋 Shinai Bag. Base body and head not included.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Do or do not. There is no try." Bandai Star Wars 1/6th scale Jedi Master Yoda Model Kit Review

This was part of my April 2017 haul (posted on my toy blog HERE)

Yoda first appeared in the 1980 Star Wars film "The Empire Strikes Back". In the original films, he trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the Galactic Empire. In the prequel films, he serves as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order and as a high-ranking general of Clone Troopers in the Clone Wars. Following his death in "Return of the Jedi" at an unknown age that surpassed 900 years, Yoda was the oldest living character in the Star Wars franchise in canon, until the introduction of Maz Kanata in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Grand Jedi Master Yoda is among the oldest and most powerful known Jedi Masters in the Star Wars universe. Series creator George Lucas opted to have many details of the character's life history remain unknown. Yoda's race and home world have not been named in any media, canonical or otherwise, and he is merely said to be of a "species unknown" by the Star Wars Databank. Yoda's speech syntax has been analyzed and discussed by academic syntacticians, who found it somewhat inconsistent, but could extrapolate that it has object–subject–verb word order.


Having gotten the Bandai 1/6th scale Star Wars Stormtrooper Model Kit which turned out to be quite impressive with full articulation (see the full action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE as well as comparison pictures with Hot Toys 12-inch Stormtrooper HERE), I decided to try my hand at this Bandai Star Wars 1/6th scale Yoda model kit.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ThreeZero The X-Files 1/6th scale David Duchovny as Agent Mulder 12" collectible figure

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In one of the longest-running science fiction series in network TV history, FBI special agents investigate unexplained, mind-bending cases known as "X-Files." Though the government is convinced that the outlandish reports are false, conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and realist Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), for most of the series, stop at nothing to prove that "the truth is out there." Series creator Chris Carter also serves as executive producer of the thrilling pop-culture phenomenon.


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Today we want to introduce you The X-Files 1/6 Agent Mulder collectible figure. Agent Mulder collectible figure stands approximately 12 inches (~30.5cm) tall, it's articulated and highly detailed collectible, featuring realistic likeness of the FBI Agent Mulder as portrayed by David William Duchovny in the critically acclaimed “The X-Files” television series. Collectible figure comes with tailored black 2-piece Suit (Coat & Slacks); Formal Shirt & Tie; Belt and Black Balmoral Shoes. FBI IDs, Sig-Sauer P226 and Walter PPK, Holster, Watch, Flashlight and Cellular Telephone are included with the figure along with multiple Exchangeable Hands.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

King Arts Diecast Figure Series DFS065 Dynamic Planning Diecast Action Mazinger Z

Mazinger Z is a Japanese super robot manga series written and illustrated by Go Nagai. The first manga version was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from October 1972 to August 1973, and it later continued in Kodansha TV Magazine from October 1973 to September 1974. It was adapted into an anime television series which aired on Fuji TV from December 1972 to September 1974.

Mazinger Z is an enormous super robot, constructed with a fictitious metal called Super-Alloy Z, which is forged from a new element (Japanium) mined from a reservoir found only in the sediment of Mt. Fuji, in Japan. The mecha was built by Professor Juzo Kabuto as a secret weapon against the forces of evil, represented in the series by the Mechanical Beasts of Dr. Hell. Dr. Hell establishes his headquarters on a mobile island, and plans to use the Mechanical Beasts to become the new ruler of the world. To counter this, Kabuto constructs Mazinger Z and manages to finish it just before being killed by a bomb planted by Hell's right-hand person, Baron Ashura, a half-man, half-woman. As he lays dying, he manages to inform his grandson Kouji Kabuto about the robot and its use. Kouji becomes the robot's pilot, and from that point on battles both the continuous mechanical monsters, and the sinister henchmen sent by Doctor Hell.


King Arts Die-cast Figure Series DFS065 Dynamic Planning Diecast Action Mazinger Z Product Specifications -Product Measurement: 24CM (Height) - Material Used:Alloy +Engineering plastics ABS

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Ark Toys AT001 Doom Street Series 1/6th scale Nail Gunman 12" post-apocalyptic action figure

Looks like a new company is offering 12-inch figures to the ever growing 1:6 scale collectible market. Ark Toys has released preview pics of their first product which looks like a 12-inch post-apocalyptic action figure belonging to a dystopian future where the air is bad and danger lurks at every corner. Danger appears to include zombies because he carries a zombie killing baseball bat with nails, one of those weapons that can be easily fashioned and used effectively against zombies when they get too close for comfort. This looks almost in line with Dam Toys Darkzone figures which have been previewed earlier on my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE.


Ark Toys AT001 Doom Street Series 1/6th scale Nail Gunman 12-inch post-apocalyptic action figure featues: Head sculpt, 12-inch figure body with tattoo, hands x 4, coat, T-shirt, pants, belt, boots, scarf, backpack, goggles, gas mask, oil paint can, fire bombs (Molotov cocktail) x 2, Baseball Bat with nails, nail gun, crossbow, figure stand, background card

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Prime 1 Studio 1:3 scale Suicide Squad Ben Affleck Batman 31-inch tall Dark Knight statue

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"It's over, Deadshot. I don't want to do this in front of your daughter."

Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name. It is the third installment in the DC Extended Universe series. In the film, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions and save the world from a powerful threat, in exchange for reduced sentences. Ben Affleck reprises his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman and captures Deadshot (Will Smith) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and puts them in Belle Reve Prison.

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Batman from Suicide Squad Movie (2016). Batman is crafted in 1:3 scale with great attention to detail and stands around 31 inches tall.


Prime 1 Studio 1:3 scale Suicide Squad Ben Affleck Batman 31-inch tall Dark Knight Statue features: Two (2) alternate Batman Portraits, interchangeable right-hand fist, interchangeable right-hand holding a grappling gun, interchangeable right-hand holding a grenade launcher, interchangeable right-hand holding a Batarang, interchangeable left-hand fist, interchangeable left-hand holding a branding iron with Two (2) Batman Symbols

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

SH Figuarts Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 1/12th scale Captain Jack Sparrow

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (also known as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge) is a 2017 American fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.


Bandai has used their high tech face printing technology to great effect here and managed to capture Johnny Depp's likeness very well as Captain Jack Sparrow. Although I suspect the protoype pictures will look a lot better than the actual / final product. This was evident with the S.H. Figuarts Game of Death Bruce Lee (Yellow Track Suit) 14cm Tall Action Figure which was reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE. The articulation looks great as it allows collectors to pose Jack in his signature poses.

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Some of the World War II German uniforms in 1/6th scale, all thanks to Dragon Models Limited

Important Note: These products are for military collectors and historic education purposes only, and they are not intended to glorify nor exploit the horrors and atrocities of war.

The Axis Powers is a term for those participants in World War II opposed to the Allies. The three major Axis powers, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Japanese empire, referred to themselves as the "Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis." The Axis powers ruled empires that dominated large portions of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, but they were ultimately defeated at the end of World War II.

The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force") was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force). The Wehrmacht formed the heart of Germany’s politico-military power. In the early part of World War II, Hitler's generals employed the Wehrmacht through innovative combined arms tactics (close cover air-support, mechanized armor, and infantry) to devastating effect in what was called a Blitzkrieg (lightning war). The Wehrmacht's new military structure, unique combat techniques, newly developed weapons, and unprecedented speed and brutality crushed their opponents. By the time the war ended in Europe in May 1945, the Wehrmacht had lost approximately 11,300,000 men, about half of which were killed in action.

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IMHO The German military uniforms of World War II were most impressive and appear to be the best among all the armies. They were the best looking uniforms (the sharpest) and the German leaders seem to understand the value of branding and propaganda - the Nazi party spared no expense in looking good while doing bad.

While cleaning the display shelves for my 12-inch figures, I always try to take group pictures of my collection when they are out of their glass prison. Other group pics taken before include: "SEAL Team 6: The Ones Resonsible For Osama Bin Laden's Demise" posted on my toy blog HERE; "October 7 – The Day the War in Afghanistan Began with U.S. Special Forces leading the way" HERE; "1/6th scale World War II Allied Forces Pilots and Air Crewman 12-inch action figures gathered" HERE; "1/6 scale SAS CRW 12-inch figures released by BBI, Dragon Models, MC Toys, Medicom, Palitoy" HERE; and "Just some random Hot Toys Iron Man and War Machine / Iron Patriot pictures from my collection" HERE.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant Weirdest JOKER designed by Tetsuya Nomura

The reimagined Batman archenemy Joker figure pictured below is designed by Square Enix’s famed character designer Tetsuya Nomura who is best known for his work on the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series (he's currently directing both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake).

The Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant JOKER figure stands 285 mm tall (about 11 inches) and offers quite a bit of customization. The figure comes with seven different facial options, with different faces and masks available to switch the look of Joker. There are are also different hand options and a set of machine-like arms / exoskeleton / wheelchair that appear to be quite flexible in terms of how they can be used. Nomura’s unique take on the Clown Prince of Crime is part of Square Enix’s DC Universe Variant Play Arts Kai line


It appears Nomura had a wide range of ideas in mind for the Joker. As such, the figure includes no less than seven interchangeable head options, including a fairly traditional Joker face, one that seems ripped from a Final Fantasy game and another that looks frighteningly demonic. There are other headwear options as well, including a red hood and an ornate harlequin mask.

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Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles Marvel Comics 1/6th scale Thor Odinson 12" collectible figure

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“I say thee nay!”

Thor. God of Thunder. Son of Odin. Prince of Asgard. Worthy.

He goes by many names, but all know him by his mighty hammer. After being disgraced and cast out of Asgard as the human doctor Donald Blake, the heroic Thor finds himself once again worthy to wield the power of the storm with his mystical weapon Mjolnir, which bears the inscription, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor”.

Few others have been worthy of the might of Thor before now. Our newest sixth scale figure brings the thunder to your collection with Thor Odinson in all of his Asgardian glory. Wearing his famous silver helmet with feathered wings, Thor is ready to launch into battle by taking flight with his hammer. Godly golden locks complete his classic portrait as he prepares to summon the thunder.


This figure comes garbed in a carefully tailored fabric tunic and pants just like Thor’s Viking leathers. He has sculpted gauntlets on his arms, and sturdy boots to designed to capture the classic look of his Asgardian armor. Thor’s mighty red cape flows behind him and comes with a removable faux-fur collar to make him appear extra godlike in detailed 12-inch stature.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Prototype Pics of Banpresto Iron Man Mark XLVII and Spider-Man from Spider-Man: Homecoming

Even though it's a Spider-Man movie, Iron Man has to make an appearance. Iron Man Mark 47 will be the newest armor suit Tony Stark wears in the latest Marvel Studios movie to be released in July 2017. Talk about Tony Stark's Narcissistic Personality Disorder. And the chance for Marvel to make more money from merchandising. Needless to say, action figures will be made based on the two superheroes, Tom Holland's Spider-Man and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man Mark XLVII as well as the super villains appearing in the film, most notably Michael Keaton's Vulture.


Scheduled to be released in August, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" figures by Banpresto will be made available to fans and collectors everywhere. Check out the prototype pics released by the company to showcase the nice details and movie accuracy of their upcoming Iron Man Mark XLVII and Spider-Man figures! Banpresto Iron Man will be about 26 cm tall. Spider-Man is shorter and slimmer at 18 cm but that's also because he's crouching while shooting his web. The prototype pics feature some really nice details. Check out Banpresto Spider-Man prototype pics posted below followed by Banpresto Iron Man Mark XLVII prototype pics.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Costumes On Display

Justice League is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay by Chris Terrio, from a story by Snyder and Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen and J. K. Simmons. In Justice League, Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team consisting of Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.

The costumes worn by the World’s Greatest Superheroes in the upcoming Justice League movie were put on display at The Las Vegas Licensing Expo this week. New costumes only means new 1/6th scale figures by Hot Toys to be added to the collection. Let's take a look at the pics.


Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman: The benefactor of the group of metahumans who is also a billionaire socialite and CEO of Wayne Enterprises who dedicates himself to protecting Gotham City from its criminal underworld as a highly trained, masked vigilante equipped with many powerful tools and weapons.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers - Special Anniversary Edition

Full coverage on Vanity Fair (link HERE)

Today, Vanity Fair debuts the cast of The Last Jedi, on four different covers, marking the first time they’ve released alternate Star Wars covers.

The first cover features at least one Jedi—who may or may not be the last. Annie Leibovitz captured Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill on the blustery cliff on the planet Ahch-To (on location in Ireland) where Luke Skywalker was last seen with Ridley’s Rey. Ridley stares down the camera and into the future of the galaxy.


Daisy Ridley as Resistance warrior Rey and Mark Hamill as mentor Luke Skywalker, on location in Ireland. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

SoosooToys 1/6th LOGAN: ONE LAST TIME collectible figure: Old Hugh Jackman Wolverine

Logan is a 2017 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, produced by Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, and The Donners' Company, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her. The film takes inspiration from "Old Man Logan" by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, which follows a past-his-prime Logan undertaking a final adventure in a dystopian future.


SoosooToys SST003 1/6th scale LOGAN: ONE LAST TIME Collectible Figurine special features: Two detailed Head sculpts - One (1) neutral head sculpt, One (1) angry head sculpt, Approximately 30CM tall Body with over 30 points of articulation, Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms including: pair of fists, pair of fists with metal claws, pair of relax palms, pair of open palms for holding cigar. Costume: black blazer, black coat, white shirt, white vest, black pants with black belt, black socks, black shoes. Accessories: cigar, figure stand

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kaiyodo Revoltech Wolverine 6-inch tall action figure with X-Men style yellow and blue costume

Wolverine (born James Howlett, commonly known as Logan and sometimes as Weapon X) is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, powerful regenerative ability known as a healing factor, and three retractable bone claws in each hand. Wolverine has been depicted variously as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, and the Avengers. The character appeared in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 before having a larger role in #181 (cover-dated Nov. 1974). Wolverine then joined a revamped version of the superhero team the X-Men, where eventually writer Chris Claremont and artist-writer John Byrne would play significant roles in the character's development. Artist Frank Miller collaborated with Claremont and helped to revise the character with a four-part eponymous limited series from September to December 1982 which debuted Wolverine's catchphrase, "I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice."


This is the upcoming Figure Complex Amazing Yamaguchi Revoltech Wolverine. New official images and details have been released for the figure by Kaiyodo. The Wolverine figure will stand just over 6 inches tall and comes wearing his Astonishing X-Men style yellow and blue costume. The figure has 33 points of articulation. Wolverine includes three interchangeable portraits, multiple sets of hands, adamantium claws that can be swapped between the hands and a cigar. Also included will be a figure stand and a slashing effects piece.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Special Figures 1/6th scale Emerging Force 12" figure - Édgar Ramírez as Bodhi in Point Break

Point Break is a 2015 action thriller film directed by Ericson Core and written by Kurt Wimmer which he co-produced with John Baldecchi, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Christopher Taylor and David Valdes. An American-German-Chinese co-production, this film is a remake of the 1991 film of the same name. Thrill-seeking criminals perform a series of daredevil stunts to steal money and gems, only to give it away to the poor and less fortunate. Training for a job with the FBI, young recruit Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) suspects that only extreme athletes could pull off these heists. Utilizing his own special skills, Utah infiltrates the gang of thieves after befriending their charismatic leader, Bodhi (Édgar Ramírez). As Johnny experiences the rush of their lifestyle, his superiors fear that his loyalties are being tested.


Special Figures SF-001 Emerging Force 12-inch figure features: Head Sculpt, Body With Relaxed Hands & Feet, Mp5 Submachine Gun / Magazine x 3, M9 pistol / Magazine x 2, Motorcycle Helmet, Smoke Grenade x 2, Extreme Off-road Motorcycle Jacket, Extreme Off-road Motorcycle Pants, Extreme Motocross Shoes, Extreme Motorcycle Protective Clothing, Motorcycle Knee Pads, Extreme Motorcycle Elbow Protection, Outdoor Backpack, Ultimate Sports Bag, Black T-Shirt, Extreme Off-road Motorcycle Gloves x 2. NOTE: Motorcycle Is Not For Sale, Only For Posing.

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