Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review 1: 1000toys TOA Heavy Industries 1/6th scale Synthetic Human 12-inch action figure

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

Since coming across this 1000toys TOA Heavy Industries 1/6th scale Synthetic Human action figure some time back, I've been keen to get my hands on this figure but not for the price they were asking for on the after sales market which was quite high, being the usual over inflated price after the figure hits the secondary market where demand exceeds the limited supply. So I was most glad when TOA Heavy Industries said that they were bringing back this much wanted Synthetic Human at the reasonable asking price of USD150 including shipping.

So I didn't hesitate to put my pre-order in but the arrival of this figure certainly took a while. Estimated to ship in September 2016, it turned into a three-month wait as the factory ran into difficulty due to unforeseen circumstances (earthquake happened! That'll do quite some damage to any scheduling you might have planned). But it finally arrived and here are the pictures I took of the 1000toys TOA Heavy Industries 1/6th scale Synthetic Human 12-inch action figure.


I categorized him under the "Anime / Manga" label as that's what I see when I look at this 1000toys TOA Heavy Industries 1/6th scale Synthetic Human 12-inch action figure. Images of manga inspired anime from the likes of Ghost in a Shell and other Japanese animated stories spring immediately to my mind. I also get the "I, Robot" and "A.I." vibes from this figure. The wife mentioned Westworld which also has some relevance. This 1000toys TOA Heavy Industries 1/6th scale Synthetic Human figure has a very good range of articulation, quite on par with the recently released Phicen 1/6th scale Super-Flexible Male Seamless Bodies (PL2015-M30 reviewed earlier on my toy blog HERE and PL2015-M31, reviewed HERE and HERE)

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Storm Collectibles 1/6th scale Mike Tyson Undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Mike Tyson won his first title fight via a second round TKO against Trevor Berbick for the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship. Tyson would go on to win the World Boxing Association (WBA) title from James Smith and would later become the first heavyweight to hold all three major boxing belts when he beat Tony Tucker for the International Boxing Federation “IBF” title.

Storm Collectibles is proud to be the first company to be granted official licenses from the WBC, WBA and IBF to produce their championship belts exclusively for our 1:6-scale Mike Tyson figure. An intricately detailed representation of Mike Tyson in his mid-era boxing career and the 3 major boxing championship belts that he earned in his early ages. This is the collection that all Mike Tyson and boxing fans do not wanna miss it.


MIKE TYSON - The Undisputed Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1:6 scale Collectible Figure set Includes: Two Mike Tyson head sculpts, Brand new developed Seamless-body (material & articulation), Official World Boxing Council “WBC” Championship Belt, Official World Boxing Association “WBA” Championship Belt, Official International Boxing Federation “IBF” Championship Belt, Everlast Boxing Trunks, Everlast Boxing Gloves, Everlast Boxing Sandbag, Boxing Boots, White towel

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

VTS Toys 1/6th scale Axeman Francisco aka 12-inch tall Francis / Ajax from Deadpool movie

Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the eighth installment in the X-Men film series, and stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character, as well as Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapičić. In the film, antihero Deadpool hunts the man who nearly destroyed his life while also trying to reunite with his lost love.

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.


Ed Skrein stars as Francis Freeman / Ajax: An artificially mutated member of Weapon X, the program that creates Deadpool. Ajax is a weapons expert, with enhanced reflexes and immunity to pain.

VTS Toys (Vm-021) 1/6th scale Axeman Francisco Parts list: Highly Detailed Head Sculpt, Newly Developed Action Body, Six (6) Pieces Of Interchangeable Gloved Hands Including: One (1) Pair Of Fists, One (1) Pair Of Relaxed Hands, One (1) Pair Of Hands For Holding Axe. Costume: One(1) Pair Of Pants, One Armoured Vest, One Long Sleeve T-Shirt, One(1) Pair Of Boots, One(1) Belt. Weapons: One(1) Pair Of Tomahawk Axes. Accessories: One(1) Pair Of Arm Pads, Figure Stand

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Super Duck 1/6th scale Female Hero Outfit Set: What if Captain America was a female warrior?

What if Captain America was a female warrior? Imagine a world where instead of Wonder Woman, you get a female Captain America. How would she dress? The designers at Super Duck thinks Lady Captain America would look like this. My question is: Why would she wear so little clothes into battle? She would still look sexy if she was fully clothed. But then, maybe they won't be able to sell so many comic books. If you were to imagine Wonder Woman wearing this outfit instead, then it's about right. The colors are different but the look and style is pretty much the same. This looks like a Wonder Woman Captain America mashup.


Super Duck 1/6th scale Female Hero Outfit Set Features: - Leotard - Corset - Pistol - Magazine - Shoulder Holster - Shield - Gloved Hand Assortment - Boot / Feet. NOTE: Head sculpt and body not included (display only).

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Pre-order 1/7th Frank Frazetta Collectibles Death Dealer Faux Bronze Statue by Quarantine Studio

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Standing atop a barren landscape littered with trophies of his conquests, the Death Dealer awaits. Quarantine Studio is proud to announce the release of their Limited Edition Death Dealer collectible statue in a faux bronze finish.

Created by legendary artist, Frank Frazetta, the Death Dealer has been placed among the most prominent icons in the comic/fantasy art world. Armor clad with a horned, spiked helmet and carrying an ax suitable to lay waste to any foe, the elements of the great slayer are all portrayed in this stunning statue, fully approved and licensed by the Frazetta Art Museum.


This statue is cast in polystone resin then meticulously hand-painted to replicate a real bronze finish. Measuring approximately 14 inches tall with a faux finished marble base that is 7 inches wide and 5 inches deep. This Death Dealer statue is extremely limited in a numbered edition and comes in a handsome collector's box. Truly, a magnificent piece of artwork that celebrates the talents of Frank Frazetta Sr. Product Size: 14" H (355.6mm) x 7" W (177.8mm) x 5" L (127mm)

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Third Party 1/6th scale Ada 12-inch Female Figure Set from the Resident Evil franchise

Ada Wong (Japanese: エイダ・ウォン Hepburn: Eida Won) is a fictional character in the Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan) horror franchise by Capcom. She is a mysterious and ambiguous antihero figure, working for the series' villains but also helping the protagonist Leon S. Kennedy. Introduced as a supporting character in the video game Resident Evil 2 in 1998, Ada later appeared as a player character or in supporting roles in the video games Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil 6, as well as in the animated film Resident Evil: Damnation. The live-action film series' version of Ada first appeared in Resident Evil: Retribution. Ada was well received and became one of the most popular characters in the series.


Third Party 1/6th scale Ada 12-inch Female Figure Set Features: Head Sculpt, Female Body, Red Shirt, Leather Pants, Arm guards x2, Belt, Hand Gun, Hands x5, Boots, Figure Stand

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Preview Pictures of Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Asylum 1/6th scale The Joker Collectible Figure

"Welcome to the madhouse, Batman!"

In Batman: Arkham Asylum, the game title that jumpstarted the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham game series, Batman must do all it takes to stop The Joker's elaborate plot to destroy Gotham City with the terrifying TITAN drug! As the game's main antagonist and mastermind of the evil plan, The Joker is menacing yet captivated many fans' "love" for this maniacal Clown Prince of Crime!

Today, Hot Toys is delighted to officially introduce many fans' widely anticipated 1/6th scale collectible figure of The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum!


The collectible figure is expertly crafted based on the appearance of The Joker in the game. It features a newly sculpted head sculpt with Joker's iconic grin on his face, newly developed body, skillfully tailored costume, a number of detailed weapons and accessories including a pistol, injection gun, chattering teeth explosive, and a figure stand with specially designed backdrop.

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AC Play 1/6th scale Undercover Female 12-inch female aka Black Widow hiding out in the open

The 2016 superhero movie "Captain America: Civil War" opens approximately one year after the Ultron Offensive, with public opinion of the Avengers becoming increasingly divided due to the events in New York, Washington, D.C. and Sokovia. The team – which now consists of Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson and Wanda Maximoff – learn that former HYDRA sleeper agent Brock Rumlow, who now calls himself "Crossbones" plans to steal a biological chemical weapon from the Institute for Infectious Diseases in Lagos, Nigeria. They go undercover to try and stop Crossbones.


AC Play 1/6th scale Undercover Female 12-inch female action figure is inspired by Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow as seen in the opening scene in "Captain America: Civil War". It features: - Head Sculpt - Female Body - Pea Coat - Tank Top - Jeans - Boots - Hands x7 - Arm Band x2 - Cell Phone - Figure Stand

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Monday, January 9, 2017

January 2017 Haul 2: Funko POP Batman, Kotobukiya Lady Deadpool Bishoujo Statue and TOA 1000toys 1/6th scale Synthetic Human

Besides my earlier haul in January 2017 (see my toy blog post HERE), I also received some late Christmas gifts which I shall consider as a haul too since they do add to the collection :)


I was blessed with an adorable Funko POP Heroes: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - 3 3/4 inches tall Batman stylized POP vinyl Figure, a Kotobukiya SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con) 2016 Exclusive: Lady Deadpool Bishoujo Statue and the long awaited re-issue of TOA Heavy Industries 1000toys 1/6th scale Synthetic Human action figure. Belated Christmas presents are still a welcome sight even if it's late arriving. The TOA Heavy Industries 1000toys 1/6th scale Synthetic Human Re-issue was due to be shipped in September 2016 but due to unforeseen circumstances (there was an earthquake in Japan which affected the work schedule at the factory), was delayed till late December 2016.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Review of Bandai Online Shop Exclusive 27-inch tall Star Wars AT-AT Multi Stand Desk Organizer

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For me, one of the most memorable scenes of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was the introduction of the All Terrain Armored Transport Imperial Walkers at the battle of Hoth, when the mechanical behemoths appeared over the horizon and began their assault on the rebel base.

The AT-AT Multi Stand from Bandai is a 1/72 scale replica of the All Terrain Armored Transport Imperial Walkers from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Hoth battle scene, and it features plenty of hidden compartments (such as a pen holder, coin slot for coin bank, paper clip and tape holders, plus a cable organizer at the legs) that are ideal for holding all of the odds and ends that clutter up your desk. The iconic vehicle from the Galactic Empire has been shrunken to fit on your desk, and the AT-AT Multi Stand desk organizer helps you manage your scattered accessories. That's what I tell the missus but the truth is, it's just too cool not to have one. I don't care if I ever put anything in it, I just WANT it and now that i have it, I'm really lovin' it!


The Bandai Online Shop Exclusive Star Wars AT-AT Multi Stand Desk Organizer measures 268 mm (10.6-inch) tall, 312 mm (12.3-inch) long and 130mm (5.1 inches) wide. It also comes with a Snowspeeder replica measuring 73 x 24 x 65mm, and you can recreate that classic scene where Luke Skywalker pilots his Snowspeeder against the Imperial walkers during the Battle of Hoth. That's what this is all about. Forget the storage containers and what not. They aren't the reasons why I got this beauty. It's a nicely detailed 1/72 scale AT-AT with Snowspeeder! What other reasons do I need to convince me to get this?

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

MSE (Mission Specific Equipment) presents ZERT Z Squadron Sniper Team "Black Jack"

Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) is an organization that uses “Zombie” as a metaphor for any natural or man-made disasters that will occur in our lives; Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, criminal attacks or any type of situation where being prepared, trained and most importantly, armed with the proper mindset is required to see you and your family through to safety. Z.E.R.T. was officially launched in Las Vegas, November 2011 and now has 10000+ members in 35 different countries! Over 600 of these members are located in Las Vegas Nevada USA.

E&S (Easy & Simple) released a Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) 1:6 scale Jameson Deathridge 12-inch Figure sometime back - see the action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE. Pretty cool concept and I'm glad I was able to bag the first figure released.


Inspired by The Division by Tom Clancy, Mission Specific Equipment proudly brings you: Z.E.R.T. Z Squadron Sniper Team "Black Jack" featuring: E&S Buddy Body 1.0, Jack Osbourne Authorized Head sculpt | Clothing / outfit: Black Watch Cap, Futuristic Gas Mask Respirator, Padded Undersuit (Black), Kitanica Mk V Jacket, Kitanica Gen 2 All Season Pants, Lowa Zephyr Desert Mid TF Boots, Mechanix MPACT Gloves, Arcteryx LEAF Kneepads, LBT-0612A Riggers Belt, Cobra Duty Belt | Body Armor, Pouches & Packs: High Speed Gear AO Small Chest Rig, G-Code Scorpion Holster x3, Barrett 10rd Mag Pouch, Drop-leg Panel, TACO 556 Pouch x2, TAG PRC-148 Radio Pouch, 511 Sling Bag Backpack, Duffle Bag with Straps | Communications: NSW Invisio Headset M3, PRC-148 Radio | Accessories: VIP Strobe Light, M-67 Frag Grenade, M-18 Smoke Grenade, Incendiary Grenade, FNH USA Combat Knife & Sheath, Cyalume Red Light Sticks x4, Carabiners x4, Gear Rope, Military Emergency Tourniquet | Patches: Ace of Spades Skull, Diaper Dooty Gas Mask, Black Cat Z Squadron, Keep Calm & Kill, Red USA Flag | Sidearm: M1911 XSE Government Model, Surefire M332 Weapon Light, Safariland 6004 Tactical Holster

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Check out this VTS Toys 1/6th scale Wasteland Ranger - Furiosa 12-inch female action figure

Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Imperator Furiosa is a central protagonist alongside the title character in Mad Max: Fury Road. At the beginning of the film, she is Immortan Joe's top imperator and driver of his war rig, and later returns to the Citadel as its would-be savior. She is highly intelligent, an extraordinary driver, a veteran in wasteland survival, and is an exceptionally talented warrior.


VTS Toys (VM-020) 1/6th scale Wasteland Ranger - Furiosa female action figure Parts list: Real Like Head Sculpt, Female Action Body (Muscle Arm), Right Hand For Holding Bone Shifter Knife, Right Hand For Holding Gun, Articulated Mechanical Limb. Costume / outfit: Goggles, Black Waist, Black Leather Pants, Leather Belt A(Pvc), Leather Belt B(Pvc), Leather Belt C(Pvc), Leather Belt D(Pvc), Boots, T-Shirt, Leather Leg Guard (Pvc), Skull Chain Curtain Belt, Leather Bag X2, Shoulder Pad. Accessories: Glock 17, W&S Mk III Flare Pistol, Sks Rifle, Sks Rifle Sight, Rifle Bullet X4, Cheek Cartridge Stock Ammo Pouch (Black), Bone Shifter Knife, Figure Stand

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January 2017 Haul: Bandai Online Shop Exclusive Star Wars AT-AT Multi-Stand, Bandai Star Wars 1/6th scale Stormtrooper Model Kit and 1/6th scale light-up Luke lightsaber

The new year brings new beginnings, especially for me. 2016 ended with me moving to a newer and smaller place which means I have to get rid of a lot of my figures. Some of these figures have been with me since 1994 when I first started on my toy collecting journey. The collection has grown over the years and I've certainly amassed quite a collection over 22 years. But it's time to take stock and trim down the collection to those that I really want and those that I can do without. So I will be selling most of the stuff I have this year. That being said, I've not stopped collecting because I still love this hobby and all the new and nice stuff that are being produced and released. I'll just be collecting less while getting rid of more.


So what did I get for January 2017? There's the Bandai Online Shop Exclusive Star Wars AT-AT Multi-Stand Desk Organizer, Bandai Star Wars 1/6th scale Stormtrooper Plastic Model Kit and 1/6th scale light-up lightsaber that belongs to Luke Skywalker. The Stormtrooper Plastic Model Kit is a fraction of the price of any other 1/6th scale Stormtroopers out there and I just wanted to see for myself how the figure looks when put together. Judging by the prototype pictures, this Stormtrooper model kit looks like it's worth a shot (pun intended).

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Pre-order Yamato USA DC Comics Collectibles 21 inches (533.4mm) tall Batman Statue

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Darkness… a time of celebration for the criminals who ooze out of whatever sewer, rat way or shadowy place they chose to hide in… before emerging, looking to prey upon the weak and threatening the balance in the city that I’ve sworn to protect. Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Ivy… Selena… I will stand between them and the citizens of Gotham, to keep what happened to my parents from happening to anyone else… it’s time for them to fear the darkness… time for them to fear the Batman!


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

OurWorld 1/6th scale The Silence of Lambs 12" Action figure - Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American horror-thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn. Adapted by Ted Tally from the 1988 novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, his second to feature the character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter; a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, the film was the second adaptation of a Harris novel featuring Lecter, preceded by the Michael Mann-directed Manhunter in 1986. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young U.S. FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known only as "Buffalo Bill".

Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is well known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon. His original portrayal of the character in The Silence of the Lambs has been labelled by the AFI as the number-one film villain.


OurWorld FS006 1/6th scale The Silence of Lambs 12-inch Action figure Parts list: Head sculpt, Mask, StraitJacket, Prisoner Jumpsuit, Shoes, Figure body, Hands x 4 pairs

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Pre-order Prime 1 Studio 1/2 scale Kojima Productions Collectibles Ludens 63-inch Statue

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“I’ll keep coming.”

Prime 1 Studio & Kojima Productions are proud to present Ludens half-scale statue from Kojima Productions. Ludens, sometimes dubbed Ludence, is the Kojima Productions company icon and mascot. He wears an "extra-vehicular activity (EVA) creative suit", and often carries a flag bearing the Kojima Productions logo which is based off Ludens himself. Ludens is prominently featured in a video titled "Kojima Productions logo movie", where he treks into the unknown of space and plants the studio flag into


Ludens is prominently featured in a video titled "Kojima Productions logo movie", where he treks into the unknown of space and plants the studio flag on uncharted lunar ground. Yoji Shinkawa was the principal designer of Ludens, having formulated the overall design and idiosyncrasies of the mascot. Ludens' design has a high-tech feel, giving him a nostalgic ambiance. The surface of his EVA suit has "Turing pattern"-like elements that slightly rotate, inspired by the Turing machine.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Preview pics of Toys Era 1/6th scale The Steel aka Colossus as seen in the 2016 film Deadpool

Colossus (Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Len Wein and illustrator Dave Cockrum, he first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975). A Russian mutant, he is a member of the X-Men. Able to transform himself into metallic form, he is by far the physically strongest of the team. Even when his powers are not engaged, he is a physically imposing figure of 6 ft 7 in (200 cm). He is portrayed as quiet, honest and virtuous. He has had a fairly consistent presence in X-Men-related comic books since his debut. A talented artist, he only reluctantly agrees to use his powers in combat, feeling it is his responsibility to use his abilities for the betterment of human- and mutant-kind.

Actor Daniel Cudmore portrayed Colossus in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Stefan Kapičić provided the voice of a CGI Colossus in the 2016 film Deadpool. In the film, he tries to recruit Deadpool into the X-Men while teaching him the morality of being a superhero alongside his X-Men trainee Negasonic Teenage Warhead.


Toys Era has released these preview pics of their 1/6th scale The Steel aka Colossus as seen in the 2016 film Deadpool. It looks like Toys Era intends to release as many X-Men figures as they can.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Check out the Hot Toys VGM26 Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure

"I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman!"

With a tremendous fan base for the Batman: Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight has become one of the fasting selling game titles upon its release and earned numerous positive reviews from fans and game reviewers around the globe!

In the highly acclaimed Batman: Arkham Knight game, Gotham City is under a terrifying threat as Scarecrow returns to unite the super criminals of Gotham and destroy Batman forever! To take down these dangerous villains, Batman is donning an upgraded Batsuit with new gadgets to save the city he is sworn to protect.


Today, Hot Toys is very excited to officially introduce the incredible 1/6th scale collectible figure of Batman from this highly acclaimed game!

The collectible figure is expertly crafted based on the appearance of Batman from the game featuring a newly developed masked head sculpt with interchangeable neutral and angry expression lower faces, a highly detailed and meticulously tailored multi-layer and multi-texture Batsuit (V8.03), a number of Batman gadgets including Batarangs, grapnel gun, disruptor, REC gun, freeze grenade and more!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Xensation Collectible AF17 1/6th scale Lady Commander 12-inch Female Action Figure

Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film featuring the DC Comics character Superman. Directed by Zack Snyder and written by David S. Goyer, the film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman film series that retells the character's origin story. In the film, Clark Kent learns that he is a superpowered alien from the planet Krypton and assumes the role of mankind's protector as Superman, but finds himself having to prevent General Zod from destroying humanity.

Antje Traue stars as Faora Hu-Ul: General Zod's sub-commander and a commander of the Kryptonian military, who is completely devoted and loyal to Zod. Gal Gadot was offered the role but refused because she was pregnant at that time; this allowed her to be later cast as Wonder Woman in the film's sequel.


Xensation Collectible AF17 1/6th scale Lady Commander 12-inch Female Action Figure Product list: One detailed head sculpt, One female action body, One full body armor, One alien dagger.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

CooModel 1/6th scale Date Masamune "One-eyed Dragon" Collectible Figure Deluxe Edition

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Date Masamune was a regional strongman of Japan's Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period. Heir to a long line of powerful daimyōs in the Tōhoku region, he went on to found the modern-day city of Sendai. An outstanding tactician, he was made all the more iconic for his missing eye, and Date was often called dokuganryū (独眼竜), or the "one-eyed dragon". As a legendary warrior and leader, Masamune is a character in a number of Japanese period dramas. He was played by Ken Watanabe in the popular 1987 NHK series Dokuganryū Masamune. Masamune is known for a few things that made him stand out from other daimyōs of the time. In particular, his famous crescent-moon-bearing helmet won him a fearsome reputation.


COOMODEL NO.SE009 1/6th scale SERIES OF EMPIRES - JAPAN’S WARRING STATES - Date Masamune Collectible Figure Deluxe Edition specially features: realistic head sculpt of one-eyed Date Masamune, action body, Eight (8) Pieces of Interchangeable Palms. Costume / outfit: white jubbah (underwear), gray kosode (coat), black kakuobi (waist band), gray hakama (trousers), gray tabi (socks) with waraji (sandals), black kabuto (helmet) with half-moon shape, black menoshitabao (mask), suit of black gusoku (armor), black kote (vambraces), black haidate (cuishes), black suneate (jambeaus), blue seno (armor tie), dark blue jinbaori (war vest) with bird heraldry

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

CooModel 1/6th scale Samurai Warrior Sanada Yukimura Collectible Figure Deluxe Edition

Sanada Yukimura was a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. He was especially known as the leading general on the defending side of the Siege of Osaka. Yukimura was called "A Hero who may appear once in a hundred years", "Crimson Demon of War" and "The Last Sengoku Hero". The famed veteran of the invasion of Korea, Shimazu Tadatsune, called him the "Number one warrior in Japan" (日本一の兵).


CooModel No.SE007 Series of Empires - Japan's Warring States Series1/6th scale Sanada Yukimura Collectible Figure Deluxe Edition specially features: realistic head sculpt of Sanada Yukimura with magnetic topknot, action body, Eight (8) Pieces of Interchangeable Palms. Costume / outfit: white jubbah (underwear), blue kosode (coat), black kakuobi (waist band), blue hakama (trousers), blue tabi (socks) with waraji (sandals), red kabuto (helmet) with antlers and six-coin heraldry, red menoshitabao (mask), suit of red gusoku (armor), red kote (vambraces), red haidate (cuishes), red suneate (jambeaus), lue seno (armor tie),red jinbaori (war vest) with six-coin heraldry

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

December / Xmas 2016 Haul: VTS Toys 1/6th scale Wasteland Ranger, Batman v Superman Die-cast Batmobile and Home Guard Door Stop

It's been a pretty quiet Christmas this year but I'm still thankful and grateful for what I have :) My haul for December 2016 consists of VTS Toys 1/6th scale Wasteland Ranger 12-inch figure aka Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky as seen in the 2015 action film "Mad Max: Fury Road", Suck UK Home Guard Door Stop and the DC Comics Metal Die-Cast Batmobile from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".


Every new Batman that appears on the big screen gets a new ride and the new Ben Affleck Batman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is no exception. Besides the look of Batman, everyone is just as eager to know what his set of wheels look like as well. In comparison to the Tumbler Batmobile utilized in the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy, Zack Snyder describes the Batman V Superman Batmobile as being more “Batty”.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Pre-order Prime 1 Studio 25.5-inch (650mm) tall G.I. JOE Team's Snake Eyes with Timber Statue

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Move with the wind, and you will never be heard."

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Snake Eyes from G.I. JOE. One of the few mysterious and most dangerous members of the G.I. JOE Team, Snake-Eyes served as a recon ranger in the jungles of Southeast Asia. All that can be said after that stint is he went on a long sabbatical, most believe it was in Japan. We know his fighting skills have become more efficient and deadly.

Rumors surfaced that when he was recruited into the JOE Team by Hawk, he was hunting rabbits at the time... with his bare hands. Snake Eyes is one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. JOE Team, and is most known for his relationships with Scarlett and Storm Shadow. Snake Eyes is one of the most prominent characters in the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero franchise, having appeared in every series of the franchise since its inception.


The Prime 1 Studio Snake Eyes Statue stands approximately 26 inches tall and features One (1) right-hand handgun, one (1) right-hand katana, One (1) left-hand uzi, One (1) left-hand katana, Snake Eyes' close companion Timber. Product Size: 25.59" H (649.99mm) x 17.63" W (447.8mm) x 17.99" L (456.95mm)

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sideshow Collectibles Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Jyn Erso 19.5" Premium Format™ Figure

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"This is a rebellion isn’t it? I rebel”

Played by British actress Felicity Jones, Jyn Erso is an exciting new character in the Star Wars universe. This independent and headstrong young woman with her defiant attitude and fighting spirit has already captured the imaginations of fans worldwide in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!

Sideshow’s Jyn Erso Premium Format™ Figure is ready for action in a hostile and unforgiving environment. She is wearing a hooded weatherproof poncho with a portable breather mask hanging loosely around her neck and respirator pouch on her hip. She is also carrying a Blaster Rifle and an additional BlasTech A-180 Blaster as a backup sidearm in a thigh holster. Whatever her mission, there’s no doubt that she’s prepared for the worst!


Our Jyn Erso Premium Format™ Figure features an incredibly realistic likeness of actress Felicity Jones that captures all of the charisma and personality that has already made her character so endearing. All of her movie-accurate clothing and equipment has been expertly duplicated with amazing attention to detail. The scratched and scarred Blaster Rifle, the contrasting textures of her individually tailored garments, the rusted metal elements and filthy plastic of her respirator equipment, even the tiny buttons, clips and buckles on her gear have been individually sculpted to attain a level of detail that is just astounding!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Check out DAM TOYS 1/6th scale DEVGRU K-9 handler in Afghanistan 12" military action figure

A police dog, known in some English-speaking countries as a "K-9" or "K9" (a homophone of "canine"), is a dog that is specifically trained to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel in their work. Their duties include searching for drugs and explosives, searching for lost people, looking for crime scene evidence, and protecting their handlers. Police dogs must remember several hand and verbal commands. The most commonly used breed is the German Shepherd.

Dogs in warfare have a long history starting in ancient times. From war dogs trained in combat to their use as scouts, sentries and trackers, their uses have been varied and some continue to exist in modern military usage. Dogs have been used for many different purposes. Different breeds were used for different things, but always met the demands of the handlers. Many roles for dogs in war are obsolete and no longer practiced, but the concept of the war dog still remains alive and well in modern warfare.


Contemporary dogs in military roles are also often referred to as police dogs, or in the United States and United Kingdom as a Military Working Dog (MWD), or K-9. Their roles are nearly as varied as their ancient cousins, though they tend to be more rarely used in front-line formations. As of 2011, 600 U.S. Military dogs were actively participating in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. All MWDs in use today are paired with a single individual after their training. This person is called a handler. While a handler usually won't stay with one dog for the length of either's career, usually a handler will stay partnered with a dog for at least a year, and sometimes much longer.

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MEZCO Toys One:12 Collective Series: Deathstroke action figure preview pictures

A military man, Slade Wilson was recruited into the special ops unit Team 7, where he participated in highly dangerous classified missions. There he underwent an experimental procedure that granted him enhanced speed, strength and intelligence, effectively making him the world's greatest soldier.

Following the disbandment of Team 7, Slade became Deathstroke, a mercenary-for-hire. He quickly became known in the criminal world as the man to call when you want to make sure the job will get done. Deathstroke continuously pushes himself further and further with an unwavering focus on getting the job done no matter what it takes, no matter how ruthless, deadly or manipulative he must be. He is, without question, the world's greatest assassin and one of the most feared people on the planet.


MEZCO Toys One:12 Collective Series: Deathstroke action figure features: Helmeted / masked portrait, Unmasked portrait, One:12 Collective body (Over 17cm tall) with over 30 points of articulation, Hand assortment, Armored collar, Shoulder pads with sculpted grenades, Chest armor, Abdominal plate, Vambraces, Cross body strap, Belt, Thigh holster, Shin armor with ankle guards, Assault rifle with removable magazine, Pistol with removable magazine (gun fits in thigh holster), Sword and sheath. Sheath attaches to the back of the cross body strap, Display base with logo. Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

SUPER MC TOYS 1/6th scale Tony Stealth Set aka 12-inch Tony Stark without his iron man suit

Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl. In Captain America: Civil War, disagreement over international oversight of the Avengers fractures them into opposing factions—one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark.


SUPER MC TOYS 1/6th scale Tony Stealth Set is the attire Robert Downey Jr. wore in Captain America: Civil War. ITEM No. F-066 will come with Black leather jacket, T-shirt, Pants, Boots, Shoulder Sling. This set will go nicely with the SUPER MC TOYS 1/6th scale Bucky Stealth set (posted on my toy blog earlier HERE)

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Asmus Toys The Hateful 8 Series 1/6th scale Major Marquis Warren 12-inch collectible figure

The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American revisionist Western mystery film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern as eight strangers who seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover some time after the American Civil War.

While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.


Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren a.k.a. "The Bounty Hunter". A Civil War veteran turned a bounty hunter, Major Marquis Warren is lawless, and even more ruthless than John "The Hangman" Ruth. Another foul-mouthed, classic Samuel L. Jackson role proves again that the combination of him and Tarantino can do wrong.

Asmus Toys H802 The Hateful 8 Series 1/6th scale Major Marquis Warren limited numbered 12-inch collectible figure features: Authentic and detailed super real likeness of Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren from The Hateful 8 movie, KP01A+ slim male body approximately 31 cm tall with over 36 points of articulation, 4 interchangeable hands including: 1 pair of relaxed posture gloved hands, 1 pair of weapon holding gloved hands

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