Sunday, August 28, 2016

Comparison pictures of Phicen 1/6th scale Super-Flexible Male Seamless Body M30 & M31

continued from previous toy blog post (action figure review 1)...

These are the two Super-Flexible Male Seamless Bodies released by Phicen so far. They have actually released quite a number of female bodies already and many companies have jumped onto their wagon and collaborated with Phicen to use Phicen's seamless bodies with metal skeletons for their own products which is probably a good marketing decision since Phicen has done all the research and testing and have come up with a very innovative and excellent product, so why bother re-inventing the wheel?

Many females have been released by Phicen and yet only these two males so far, PL2015-M30 on the left (reviewed earlier on my toy blog HERE) and PL2015-M31 on the right (see previous post for all the pictures). These bodies do not come with head sculpts so what you are seeing are actually Hot Toys Wentworth Miller head (taken from Hot Toys TTM18 True Type previewed HERE) on M30 and Hot Toys 1/6th scale Jake Gyllenhaal head (sold with TTM19 Muscular Body, reviewed HERE) on M31.


A very dear friend commented that his only complaint with all seamless bodies is the unnatural look of the elbow, actually the lack thereof, visually. But that is the only complaint. The wrists and ankles are very well "joined" so the seam line almost disappears. And he has been around 1/6th scale figures his whole life! He was there when G.I. Joe was created so that certainly puts him as an authority :) I also agree with Ted that the real advantage to these figures is not the seamless feature but their pose-ability / flexibility! I have never seen figures this flexible and pose-able. Seamless works well if the figure is posed in a pair of swim trucks for males and bikini for females but most of these figures will end up getting dressed so that leaves very little skin exposed. But you cannot deny they look good without clothes. No visible joint lines with poses that can look very natural and realistic. I really like these new super flexible seamless bodies by Phicen!

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Mezco Toys 1/12 scale Captain America: Deluxe Classic Version action figure (SDCC Exclusive)

A San Diego Comic Con Exclusive!

Vowing to serve his country any way he could, young Steve Rogers took the super soldier serum to become America’s one-man army. Fighting for the red, white and blue for over 60 years, Captain America is the living, breathing symbol of freedom and liberty.

Featuring over 32 articulation points, intricate sculptural work, incredible costume detailing and tons of accessories, the final product creates an iconic classic vision with a "real world" look. This exclusive, limited-edition not only features a new classic head sculpt and vibrantly colored uniform, but is packaged in an exclusive shield-shaped metal tin featuring a lenticular transformation chamber.


THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE CLASSIC CAPTAIN AMERICA FEATURES: Classic style masked portrait with pronounced wings, Unmasked Steve Rogers portrait, Fists (L&R), "Thumbs Up" hand (L), Saluting hand (R), Pointing hand (R), Posing hands (L&R), Holding hands (L&R), Shield throwing hands (L&R), Shield with magnetic attachments, Harness with magnetic attachment, Knife (fits in sheath on the boot), Grenade set (can clip onto the back of the belt), Interchangeable pouch and canteen (can clip onto the belt), Display base with posing post

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Friday, August 26, 2016

DAM TOYS Elite series 1/6th scale KSK (Kommando SpezialKräfte) assaulter 12" figure

KSK Kommando Spezialkräfte (Special Forces Command, KSK) is an elite special forces military unit composed of special operations soldiers handpicked from the ranks of Germany's Bundeswehr and organized under the Rapid Forces Division. KSK has received many decorations and awards from NATO, the United States and its affiliates and KSK operatives are frequently requested for joint anti-terror operations, notably in the Balkans and Middle East.

From 1973, until the KSK’s formation in 1996, the West German (and later German) government assigned all counter-terrorist and special operations activities to the GSG 9, a highly trained police force created shortly after the hostage-taking that transpired during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Following the KSK’s activation on April 1, 1997, all but one of the Fernspähkompanie have been either disbanded or merged into the newly constituted unit.


DAM TOYS proudly announce our first modern German military figure: Elite series 1/6th scale KSK (Kommando SpezialKräfte) assaulter 12-inch action figure. The parts list comprises: real-like head sculpt, Dam 2.0 action body, pair of sole, tactical gloves x3, A-frame ballistic helmet (camo), helmet pads, helmet velcro fastener kit (multicam), GPNVG-18 BNVS night vision goggle, Wilcox NVG mount, battery pack for NVG goggles, Manta strobe, V-lite x2 (blue & red), MPLS led light, HD camera with helmet, helmet ears (camo), strike glasses, tactical hood, CP combat shirt (flecktarn), CP combat pants (flecktarn), t-shirt (blk), BDU belt, Rocky S2V boots, tactical arm band, cage armour chassis (multicam), tactical molle belt (flecktarn), molle groin protector plate (multicam), molle GP, pouch (flecktarn), medical aid pouch (multicam), PRC148 radio pouch (flecktarn), G36 single open mag pouch x3 (flecktarn), frag grenade pouch x2 (flecktarn), smoke grenade pouch (flecktarn), Quad 40mm pouch for Mk13 flashbang (flecktarn), dump pouch, shotgun shell catch pouch, shotgun catch, CQC leg holster, CQC single stack pistol mag x2, G36K a1 assault rifle, G36K a1 30r pmag x4, G36 rear sight, G36 front sight, LLM01 laser light module, Elcan SpecterDR 1-4x, red dot, T rail vertical grip, fixed band, KAC rail cover x 3, tactical sling, 870 shotgun, 870 shotgun shell x5, HKP8 pistol, HKP8 mag x2+1, PRC 148 MBITR tactical radio, PELTOR COMTEC II headset, PELTRO PTT, Suunto vector watch, GPS, PETZL light, carabiner x2, ID patch x 3, flag patch x3, B+ patch x2, aid patch, Glow stick x2, grenade, smoke grenade, Mk13 flashbang x4, Tri-fold restraints plasti-cuffs (yellow), scissors, personal retention lanyard

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Unbelievable IHNS TOYS SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform - diorama of dioramas!

The word diorama can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military vehicle modelling, miniature figure modelling, or aircraft modelling. The word "diorama" originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device, from the French in 1822. The word literally means "through that which is seen", from the Greek di- "through" + orama "that which is seen, a sight". The current, popular understanding of the term "diorama" denotes a partially three-dimensional, full-size replica or scale model of a landscape typically showing historical events, nature scenes or cityscapes, for purposes of education or entertainment.


This IHNS TOYS SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform is officially the diorama of dioramas! And it's squarish design is intended to be able to fit inside a regular display cabinet. What a beauty.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

PHICEN PL2015-M31 1/6th scale Super-Flexible Male Seamless Body (31 cm tall) Review 1

I was so impressed with the first Phicen Limited Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body figure that I pre-ordered this second version as well. Although I had gotten it in June 2016, I've only just come around to recview it. Phicen’s first male seamless body of muscular build, PL2015-M30, was reviewed earlier on my toy blog HERE. The first Super-Flexible Male Seamless Body was more muscular and looks a lot like a body builder whereas this version looks more like a regular guy who is fit but not overly muscular. Phicen PL2015-M30 seamless muscle body from head to toe is 29 cm whereas this recently released PL2015-M31 is 31 cm tall. Do note that the body does NOT come with a head sculpt and according to the company that produced this, its skin tone (TAN) matches that of most head sculpts.


I've used the 1/6th scale Jake Gyllenhaal head sculpt which came with the Hot Toys TTM19 TrueType Muscular Body Figure for this Phicen PL2015-M31 Super-Flexible Male Seamless Body and the head seems to match the skin tone of the body rather well. I also did an action figure review of Hot Toys TTM19 TrueType Muscular Body earlier HERE. While Hot Toys bodies (and most other 12-inch figures) have visible joints which take away the realism of the posed figure when their limbs are exposed, Phicen has excelled in producing seamless bodies (both male and female types) with no visible joints that are SUPER-flexible! The flexibility makes it possible to pose the figure in any position without any problems.

Its internal skeleton armature is made from durable stainless steel to withstand playability without being easily damaged or corrupted. Each armature has 26 points of articulation, using ball-jointed system, for maximum flexibility and movement. Each joint is designed to move freely and consistently with 90% accuracy. The stainless steel armature is wrapped with a non-toxic, environmentally friendly medical-grade material specially developed for Phicen bodies. The material features durable, anti-cracking qualities (see my post on cracked bodies HERE and HERE) that are easy to clean, but not easy to stain or dye. Additionally, the skin texture is designed to deliver a tactile experience of real skin.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Our World FS004 1/6th scale Adventurer Croft 12-inch action figure

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. The game's storyline follows Lara Croft as she ventures into Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh, whilst battling a paramilitary organization that intends on beating her to the city's promise of immortality. Presented from a third-person perspective, the game primarily focuses on survival and combat, while the player may also explore its landscape and various optional tombs.


Our World FS004 1/6th scale Adventurer Croft 12-inch female action figure features Head Sculpt, Female Figure Body,Vest, Jacket, Pants, Belt, Bow, Arrow x 4, Quiver, Rope, Pistol, Holster, Boots, Necklace, Pick Axe x 2

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1:6 Finn & Riot Control Stormtrooper Figures Final Review

continued from previous toy blog post...

I've already covered Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS346 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper earlier HERE and HERE, followed by 1/6th scale Finn 12-inch Collectible Figure review HERE and HERE. And now we have the 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper and Finn Collectible Figures in battle. A reenactment of the duel to the death scene in the film.


The First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper (in the film it's FN-2199) is equipped with his Z6 Riot Control Baton which has a magnetic grip, can be spun in combat and delivers a stunning shock (electricity effect provided). While the weapon is non-lethal in theory, the Z6 can definitely cause harm or kill an opponent when used with brute force. If a lightsaber can’t cut it, you know it ain’t good news.

Finn is armed with a lightsaber (Luke Skywalker's lightsaber which once belonged to his father Anakin Skywalker) which cantina owner Maz Kanata had given to him for safekeeping when he arrived at Takodana with Rey, BB-8, Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon. When the First Order attacks Takodana in search of BB-8, all hell breaks loose and Finn is drawn into the fight. Once FN-2199 sees Finn (formerly his friend and comrade when he was First Order Stormtrooper FN-2187 - see 1/6th scale Finn in Stormtrooper outfit HERE) fighting with the resistance, he is enraged and calls Finn "Traitor!"

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Check out Blackbox Black Hole 1/6th Dark Star's World H.R.G. Masterpiece 1979 (version B)

Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger (5 February 1940 – 12 May 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, whose style was adapted for many media, including record-albums, furniture and tattoo-art. The Zurich-based artist was best known for airbrush images of humans and machines linked together in a cold 'bio-mechanical' relationship. Later he abandoned airbrush work for pastels, markers or ink. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for design work on the film "Alien". In Switzerland there are two theme-bars that reflect his interior designs, and his work is on permanent display at the H.R. Giger Museum at Gruyères.

From Blackbox:
To pay tribute to the master, the figure is produced based from the original form of the classic SF thriller movie creative artist H.R.G. Through the various scene design along with the figurine, we are determined to faithfully present to you the SF masterpieces, which have startled to the world SF fan since 1979.


The production has been meticulously completed based on the creeping, fear thrilling atmosphere from the creative master himself and his works. Starting from the research work till the finish product, we continuously maintained the strict requirements of the figure in terms to modeling, costume and scene design, and its world known props; so as to provide the unity of body and soul of the figure that collectors could have.

After years of hard work, we are proud to present to you the "Dark Star's World H.R.G. Masterpiece 1979". To mark the occasion, the figure will be in limited offer of 1000 pieces to be differentiate to Set A and Set B by the quantity of props inside the set box. Version A only has the egg whereas version B offers both the egg and skull.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Toys-Era 1:6 scale Lady Katana 12-inch female action figure aka Lady Deadpool from Earth-3010

Lady Deadpool is a female counterpart of Deadpool from the alternate reality Earth-3010, named Wanda Wilson. Out of a need to belong and feel wanted, she joined the side of a group of rebels fighting against loyalists in the United States. Wade Wilson of Earth-616 met her while on a mission to return Headpool back to his home dimension. Wanda was battling Captain America (later General America), who was trying to enforce the fascist laws set in place by the United States Government. Wanda was able to escape capture, when Wade hurled Headpool at General America, allowing him to bite the arm of the other-world hero. Deadpool severed the arm from Captain Americas body to stop the spread of the zombie virus. Deadpool left Wanda's dimension taking the infected arm with him.


Check out the Toys-Era 1:6 scale Lady Katana 12-inch female action figure. Here we have a deadly lady coming to team up with the big mouth mercenary. She's an expert in both close and ranged combat weaponry, and also has superhuman athletic ability and incredible healing factor. You need her for your super heroines collection and bring the show to all the more mutant members.

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Sideshow Collectibles Killer Croc Premium Format Figure is more impressive than film Croc

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“I threw a rock at him!”

Killer Croc might not be the brightest villain to ever grace the pages of DC Comics, but he is one of the toughest and most brutal. Constantly stepping up against Batman, and occasionally other super-villains, Killer Croc is as formidable an opponent as he is a statue.

Sideshow’s Killer Croc Premium Format™ Figure captures the physicality and anger that DC collectors expect from this misshapen villain. Poised to stomp through the sewers, Croc’s feet are kicking up a splash as a rat scurries around him. Clad in weathered fabric pants and rope belt, one gets an idea that his is a man or beast that has been living rough on the edge.


Depicted as having a rare genetic condition that gives him a crocodilian appearance, sideshow wrestler Waylon Jones develops into a dangerous and animalistic criminal. The extent of his resemblance to a crocodile varies between merely a large man with hardened skin, and essentially an anthropomorphic crocodile. The character is often portrayed as having cannibalistic tendencies. The character has been adapted into various other media featuring Batman, including animated TV series and film, video games and novels. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje portrayed Killer Croc in the 2016 live-action feature film Suicide Squad.

The Sideshow exclusive version of the Killer Croc Premium Format™ Figure features a swap-out portrait that is far more crocodilian in appearance - see pics below. Product Size: 18.5" H (469.9mm) x 13.5" W (342.9mm) x 19.5" L (495.3mm)

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Finn (First Order Stormtrooper version)

“I was raised to do one thing, but I’ve got nothing to fight for.”

Originally trained since birth to serve the First Order as a Stormtrooper, FN-2187 was deeply affected by the death of his squad mate and the innocent villagers during the attack of Tuanul on the desert planet Jakku. The skirmish has awakened his conscience and drove him down a different path, one that proved both heroic and dangerous and picking up a new name – Finn.

Today Hot Toys is delighted to officially present the 1/6th scale Finn (First Order Stormtrooper Version) collectible figure as a limited quantity exclusive item only available in selected markets.


The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of John Boyega in the film featuring a newly painted head sculpt, a sleek First Order Stormtrooper armor with weather effects and helmet with the iconic blood mark, blaster rifle and blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem.

I have already posted pictures of Finn in First Order Stormtrooper outfit earlier in my toy blog HERE. This latest offering by Hot Toys is the only 1/6th scale "battle-damaged" First Order Stormtrooper, with dirty and weathered helmet and armor from the battle on the planet Jakku. All the other 12-inch First Order Stormtroopers released earlier are clean so this trooper will definitely stand out.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sneak Peek of Marvel x ThreeA 1/6th scale Black Widow 13-Inch (33cm) tall Collectible Figure

ThreeA proudly presents Ashley Wood’s signature spin on Marvel’s most deadly femme fatale – Black Widow. The super spy is armed with her iconic wrist stingers, twin glocks, and a newly masked look for the most covert of missions. Black Widow features an expertly tailored catsuit, laser cut to Wood’s elegantly designed body sculpt.


The fifth character in the ongoing Marvel x ThreeA 1/6th Scale Figure series – Ashley Wood brings his unmistakable style to the master of espionage – blending elements of the classic comic book outfit with his taste in high fashion for an undercover agent look that is both distinct and timeless.

Marvel x ThreeA Presents: BLACK WIDOW 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure Designed by Ashley Wood. Officially Licensed by Marvel. Black Widow figure stands 13-Inch (33cm) tall, Features 24 points of articulation. Black Widow features Laser cut Tailored Catsuit, Faux-Leather Trench Coat. Black Widow includes: 3 Sets of interchangeable hands, 2 Glock 17 Pistols with Holsters, 2 Wrist Stingers, 1 Masked interchangeable head

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review II: Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th Finn 12-inch Collectible Figure

continued from previous toy blog post (Finn action figure review 1)...

Here are more pictures of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS346 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Finn Collectible Figure with his BlasTech EL-16 blaster rifle and gray colored bomb bag containing eight Pyro Denton Explosive bombs.


The highly-accurate 1/6th scale Finn collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of John Boyega in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, finely tailored outfit, LED light-up lightsaber, detailed weapons, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem. To see Finn in his First Order Stormtrooper outfit, check out my earlier post HERE. Hot Toys previewed a 1:6 scale Finn (First Order Stormtrooper version) at SDCC2016 with the helmet having the blood from the dying FN-2003 ("Slip"), a distinguishing factor that made FN-2187 (Finn) stand out for the audience to see. The Stormtrooper outfit was also dirtied (weathered) because they had just gone into battle. But you won't be seeing the figure on the shelves anytime soon.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ThreeZero 1/6th scale Game of Thrones "The Hound" Sandor Clegane 13" tall collectible figure

Sandor Clegane, nicknamed The Hound, is a major character in Game of Thrones. He is played by starring cast member Rory McCann and debuts in the series premiere. Sandor Clegane is a skilled warrior in the service of House Lannister, known primarily for the horrible facial scarring he bears on the right side of his face and for his fierce demeanor and lack of chivalry. Sandor finds killing to be the best thing in the world, and although he isn't a crazed killer who will murder anyone regardless of the law like his brother, he cynically pursues occupations as a bodyguard and soldier which allow him to kill legally. Sandor wears a dark set of heavy armor when in battle, and is known to wear a custom helmet shaped like a snarling hound's head, after his family's sigil.


From ThreeZero:
Sandor Clegane “The Hound” continues our line of Game of Thrones collectibles! ThreeZero 1/6th scale Game of Thrones Sandor Clegane “The Hound” collectible figure details: 13-inch (33cm) tall articulated figure, with new body specially developed for this figure; Head sculpt with realistic likeness and rooted hair; Exchangeable hands; Detailed armor costume featuring: Gauntlets, greaves, and belt decoration; Back and waist belts with sheathes for weapons; Great sword; Long sword; Dagger and Katar.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Hot Toys MMS006 1/6th scale First Blood Part II John Rambo 12-inch figure all CRACKed up

Welcome home, Joseph Schooling :)

August 13, 2016 shall forever be etched in the minds of ALL Singaporeans as the day history was made! The day a small nation like Singapore took centre stage in the world, all because of one man's determination and drive to be the best at what he does. Joseph Isaac Schooling won a first-ever Olympic Gold medal for Singapore in Rio with an Olympic Record time of 50.39 seconds, besting Michael Phelps of the United States (his idol and inspiration), Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary, with all three tied for second place and a Silver medal in a time of 51.14 seconds. Joseph Schooling is now officially an Olympic Champion and we are all very proud of him for achieving his dreams and accomplishing what he set out to do from the beginning as well as the sacrifices he has made for his country. So glad to see that he did not crack under pressure.

Okay, now that I got that out of the way, let's talk about something that did CRACK under pressure... the pressure of time. Almost everything in this physical world deteriorates over time, especially rubber materials and rubberised 1:6 scale bodies have not been able to escape the deterioration caused by time. Check out my earlier toy blog post titled "Hot Toy Collecting Tip #2: What to do about Cracking Rubber and Disintegrating Suits" HERE where I reported that Rambo was still looking mighty fine. Alas, age has finally caught up with him :(


This Hot Toys MMS006 1/6th scale First Blood Part II John Rambo 12-inch figure was part of Hot Toys very early line-up since they started the Movie Masterpiece Series (MMS) in the year 2000 which makes this figure about 16 years old. I guess that's about 160 in toy years LOL

I decided to bring Rambo up since he has been a popular topic over the last couple of days, first with Mr Toys 1/6th scale Jungle Battlemaster 12-inch figure (previewed HERE) followed by HaoYu Toys 1/6th scale Forest Lone Wolf 12-inch action figure (pictures HERE). Rambo certainly looks better with a seamless body which Hot Toys tried to do but never really continued from there. I believe it is because of the cracking body issues. Too much headache and not worth looking into when you can get paid lots of money for just churning out Iron Man suits and suit repaints over and over again. Other companies have tried with seamless bodies and one particular company, Phicen Limited, seems to have succeeded where many have failed. I have gotten some of their female bodies as well as their latest male bodies and I must say, their seamless bodies are super flexible and most impressive (PHICEN Ltd PL2015-M30 was reviewed HERE and PL2015-M31 was part of my recent haul HERE). Not sure if they'll last the test of time. Hopefully, with new technology, the materials used are much better and more lasting. Only time will tell. Back to Rambo and the cracked rubber body.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

HaoYu Toys 1/6th scale Forest Lone Wolf 12-inch action figure is yet another Stallone Rambo?

We are suddenly being bombarded with Rambo 12-inch figures. this week there is not one but two Rambo figures being previewed. The first was the Mr Toys 1/6th scale Jungle Battlemaster 12-inch action figure posted on my toy blog HERE and now there's this Forest Lone Wolf figure by HaoYu Toys.


HaoYu Toys 1/6th scale Forest Lone Wolf 12-inch action figure will come with head sculpt, Body, Hands x 10, Black jacket, Black pants, Black vest, Shoe, Leather belt, Backpack, RPG-7, RPG Rounds x2, Bow, Arrow x4, Metal Dagger, Diorama Base, Necklace, Watch

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mbox Studio Slicer Generals #1 Takeda Ryu 1/6th scale action figure slices and dices

In the near future, mankind has started a devastating biological war.

Takeda Ryu, who is the descendant of Takeda Shingen (a great general in senngoku period), gathers the descendants of other great generals to kill all the variant infected by biological war. They are known as 'Slicer Generals'.

There will always be the innovators and the imitators. ThreeZero collaborated with Ashley Wood and came up with ThreeA 1:6 scale POPbot and Tomorrow Kings series of 12-inch figures which dealt with robot hunters and robot killers in a post-apocalyptic future. Many companies have since followed suit along the same vein, creating their own characters that fight robots or other evil in a post-apocalyptic world. Ax2 "Boom!" 1/6th scale Rei (prototype clone) 12-inch action figure comes to mind - see the action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE.


Mbox Studio Slicer Generals #1 Takeda Ryu 1/6th scale Action Figure will come with: helmet, head sculpt x 1 (WIP), mask, mechanical arm, articulated hands, belt x 2, scarf, shoulder armor, chest armor, leg armor (large), leg armor (small). *armor can be attached. Weapon: katana x 2, wakizashi x 2, grenade x 6. Accessory: severed robot head, standing base (WIP), banner (WIP), helmet display stand, poster, comic book

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Friday, August 12, 2016

REDMAN TOYS RM017 1/6th scale DRIVE 12-inch Collectible Figure aka Ryan Gosling

Drive is a 2011 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. It stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. The film is about an unnamed Hollywood stunt driver (Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. After he becomes attracted to a female neighbor (Mulligan) whose husband (Isaac) owes money to local gangsters, he is drawn deeper into the dangerous underworld. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was praised and received a standing ovation. The film was nominated for Best Film and Best Direction at the 65th British Academy Film Awards.


REDMAN TOYS RM017 1/6th scale Drive 12-inch Collectible Figure includes: Head Sculpt (Master class), Classic Scorpion Jacket, Blue Denim Jacket, Deep Blue Jeans, White T-shirt, Beige Leather Shoes, Hammer, Shotgun, Dollar X 10 Bar, Travel Bag, Glasses, Watch, Red Gloved hands X 4, Male Figure Body, hands X 4

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Check out these latest ACI 1/6th scale Power Set series - Greek Hoplite 2.0 versions A, B, C and D

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

The word hoplite (Greek: ὁπλίτης hoplitēs; pl. ὁπλῖται hoplitai) derives from hoplon (ὅπλον, plural hopla ὅπλα), the name for the type of shield used by the soldiers. However, the shield was more commonly known as an aspis, so the word hopla may refer to the soldiers' weapons or even their full armament. In the modern Hellenic Army, the word hoplite (Greek: oπλίτης) is used to refer to an infantryman.


From ACI Toys:
We are glad to announce another 1/6 scale Power Set "Greek Hoplite 2.0". There are 4 different sets of Greek hoplite accessories. Each of them has unique decal design on the leather armor and the shield. New decoration and crest on the helmet make it different from the Greek Hoplite 1.0. Let build your own Greek army! Enjoy!

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Preview Mr Toys 1/6th scale Jungle Battlemaster 12" action figure aka Rambo: First Blood Part II

Pre-order at KGHobby (link HERE)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (also known as Rambo II or First Blood II) is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone, who reprises his role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo. It is the sequel to the 1982 film First Blood, and the second instalment in the Rambo film series. Picking up where the first film left, the sequel is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue; it sees Rambo released from prison by federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing, thus enabling the government to sweep the issue under the rug.

Despite negative reviews, First Blood Part II was a major worldwide box office success, with an estimated 42 million tickets sold in the US. It has become the most recognized and memorable installment in the series, having inspired countless rip-offs, parodies, video games, and imitations.


Mr Toys 1/6th scale Jungle Battlemaster 12-inch action figure Features: Realistic life-like head sculpt, Muscle male body, Trousers, Tank Top, Necklace, Shoes, RPG-7, RPG Rounds x2, Bow, Arrows x4, Quiver, Scabbard, Rambo knife, Dagger, AK47 rifle.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Finn 12-inch Collectible Figure Review

continued from previous toy blog post...

After reviewing the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS346 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Collectible Figure HERE and HERE, it's time to take a look at the Hot Toys 1/6th scale Finn 12-inch Collectible Figure. Before he became Finn, he was First Order Stormtrooper FN-2187, trained since birth to serve the First Order and he had potential to become an officer. But the battle of Jakku changed all that. Participating in a mission to the planet Jakku to retrieve information about the location of Luke Skywalker, he is horrified when Ren orders him to massacre civilians, an order his team follows without question. He decides to flee the First Order and ends up joining the fight against them.


You can check out 1:6 scale Finn in his First Order stormtrooper outfit HERE. After escaping the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer "Finalizer" with Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, their TIE Fighter is shot down and crashes on Jakku. When Finn finally finds the wreckage of the ship, he sees only Dameron's jacket and assumes Poe to be dead. Finn had stripped off all the stormtrooper armor and was only wearing a T-shirt and pants. He decides to hold on to Poe's jacket which is how it came to be in his possession when he meets up with Rey and BB-8. How he ended up with Luke Skywalker's lightsaber is another story altogether.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fools Paradise Lowfool vs Lowfool: Inner Conflict 27-inch figure limited to 398 pieces worldwide

This is Fools Paradise's Lowfool vs Lowfool: Inner Conflict vinyl figure. It is limited to 398 pieces worldwide and Lowfool sit down pose is 27cm in Height. Materials used: Vinyl, PVC. It is priced at SGD370 (about USD274). I cannot understand why the price for this is so high. It's nice and all but NOT worth SGD370 to me. It is not a licensed product and it's not even cast in stone. Unlike a Hot Toys figure or its equivalent where you get a highly detailed super realistic head sculpt with movie-accurate costume / outfit in an articulated body with nice accessories, this just sits there and do nothing. Just because it is limited in numbers intentionally, the manufacturer dares to ask for an exorbitant price, believing that limited supply will result in high demand. If the company is right, there will be about 400 people who will be willing to shell out quite an amount for this vinyl figure. All I have to say is: "I'm no fool for this Lowfool."


Superman has looked better!

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Toyscity TC#6801 1/6th scale LA Cop uniform set would look great with a Robert Patrick 12" figure

1/6th scale Police Uniforms are always in demand and toy manufacturers have been releasing quite a number of them over the years. The most recent police uniform previewed on this toy blog was that of a Zombie Police Officer (posted HERE) and before that, there's the sweet looking police uniform belonging to female officer A. Lewis, soon to be released by Dam Toys (pictures HERE). Pop Toys also offered male and female police officer 12-inch figures but they just don't make the cut, especially the male officer because somehow they made him come across looking more like a male stripper LOL You can check out the pics HERE.


This Toyscity TC#6801 1/6th scale LA Cop uniform set should look very familiar to some of us, especially if you catch the "Austin" name tag and left-hand gun holster. It was famously worn by Robert Patrick, Jr. as a T-1000 in the 1991 science fiction action film "Terminator 2: Judgment Day". Hot Toys has already released a 1/6th scale T-1000 collectible figure (reviewed HERE. HERE and HERE) but this is good for those who missed out on it many years ago. If you put Hot Toys Storm Shadow figure (Lee Byung Hun) in this uniform, then you can have the T-1000 from Terminator Genisys (2015). Another villain who impersonated a police officer was The Joker in the 2008 superhero thriller film "The Dark Knight" played by Heath Ledger. Check out the Hot Toys MMS DX01 1/6th scale THE JOKER (Heath Ledger) from "The Dark Knight" posing as a Gotham City Police Department police honor guard 12-inch figure HERE.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

ThreeA and Bethesda presents 1/6th scale The Doom Marine 13.2 inches tall action figure

Doom (stylized as DOOM) is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by id Software. The series focuses on the exploits of an unnamed space marine operating under the auspices of Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC), who fights hordes of demons and the undead in order to survive. Since the release of Doom in 1993, the series has spawned numerous sequels, expansion packs, and a film.

Bethesda, id Software, and ThreeA proudly unveil THE DOOM MARINE, the highly anticipated 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure from the critically acclaimed game, DOOM®. Standing over 13 inches tall, The Doom Marine figure features full range of articulation an accurately detailed Praetor Suit, a selection of interchangeable hands, and is armed with deadly weaponry perfect for slaughtering hordes of demons – including the fan favorite Super Shotgun.


Bethesda x id Software x ThreeA Presents: THE DOOM MARINE 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure. Officially Licensed by Bethesda and id Software, The Doom Marine stands 13.2 Inches (33.6 cm) tall and features 27 points of articulation. Each Edition Includes: 3 Sets of Interchangeable Hands, Plasma Rifle, Combat Shotgun, Super Shotgun. The Bambaland.com and Bethesda Store Edition Includes: Exclusive Chainsaw

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Prime 1 1/3th scale "The Dark Knight Returns" Batman 33-inch (83.5cm) tall Polystone Statue

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"You don't get it boy... this isn't a mudhole... it’s an operating table. (KRAKKKKK) And I'm the surgeon."

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential stories ever told in comics, Prime 1 Studio is proud to present The Dark Knight Returns Batman Statue of the undisputed graphic novel masterpiece.

Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in this saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, 10 years after the Dark Knight’s retirement. Forced to take action, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin—a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.


But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies, after years of incarceration have turned them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers—or the clash of what were once the world’s greatest heroes?

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Friday, August 5, 2016

FN-2199 aka TR-8R: The Internet's Favorite First Order Stormtrooper, now in Hot Toys 1/6th scale

continued from previous toy blog post (action figure review part 1 of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS346 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Collectible Figure)...

“Traitor!” So bellowed a baton-wielding First Order stormtrooper, and the rest is Internet meme history.

First glimpsed in a teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this mystery trooper — who confronts a lightsaber-brandishing Finn — has inspired countless memes, fan art, and Twitter jokes. He’s been lovingly dubbed TR-8R (because, well, why not?), but there’s more to this bucket head than fleeting viral popularity.


His name is FN-2199. But his friends call him “Nines.” As detailed in Greg Rucka’s excellent book Before the Awakening, Nines trained and served on a squad with Finn (then FN-2187) in the First Order. That explains why he seems just a little extra angry upon seeing Finn during the attack on Maz’s Castle.

There’s a reason that Nines gets to use an awesome weapon (which is called a Z6 baton). He’s riot control, and part of an elite squad that enforces order or squashes uprisings. While their weapons are non-lethal in theory, the Z6 can definitely cause harm or kill an opponent when used with brute force. If a lightsaber can’t cut it, you know it ain’t good news. (source: www.starwars.com)

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Get a glimpse of 12' Hero's MEISTER 1/6th scale ULTRAMAN SUIT 7.2 aka "Seven" 30cm figure

Ultra Seven (ウルトラセブン Urutora Sebun) is a tokusatsu science fiction TV series that aired on Japanese TV in 1967. Created by Eiji Tsuburaya, this follow up to Ultraman went on to become one of Japan's greatest fantasy TV series. Such is his popularity that "Ultraseven" (or simply "Seven") has appeared or at least made cameos in nearly every Ultra Series following his own and has had far more exposure than even the original Ultraman (though the original Ultraman is without a doubt the face of the Ultras).

Ultra Seven was not only visually different from the first Ultraman (being mostly red with a removable crest/weapon and more 'boxy'-looking eyes), Ultra Seven also did not possess a mortally injured human to use as his host but instead used his powers to scan a brave human that he had saved from being fatally injured and used that human as a template to create a human form for him to shift into. Thus, Dan Moroboshi literally IS Ultra Seven while the original Ultraman would instead merge into the body of Shin Hayata to make two beings into one.


Ultraman has undergone some changes and there has been a renewing of Ultraman with a revised look (see my earlier toy blog post HERE). Now it looks like Ultra Seven is also getting a makeover! 12' Hero's MEISTER 1/6th scale ULTRAMAN SUIT 7.2 aka "Seven" 30cm figure maintains the red and silver look and is equipped with a LED light-up mechanism in the head! He has a Supeshiumusodo and sheath which is comparable to the entire length of the Seven body. Also comes with throwing knives and interchangeable hand parts.

The new Ultra Seven looks more Iron Man-like than the original - check out the original Ultra Seven 12-inch figure posted HERE and HERE.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pre-order Hot Toys Die-cast "The Avengers" 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark VI Collectible Figure

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Many fans have considered the Iron Man Mark VI one of their favorite Iron Man suits that Tony Stark has used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Featuring an all-new arc reactor core and new triangular shape design, the Mark VI is able to fend off Hammer Drones and withstand the powerful lightning strikes from the mighty Thor! Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to revisit this fan-favorite suit and officially introduce the brand new sixth scale collectible figure of Mark VI as seen in Marvel’s The Avengers for the MMS Diecast Series!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is made of diecast material, and crafted with phenomenal details that astonish fans with its high level of authenticity!


The over 32cm tall die-cast figure has an array of features including a newly developed helmeted head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, interchangeable LED light-up helmet, movie-accurate proportion and highly detailed armor design with fully enhanced articulations, specially applied metallic painting on armor, interchangeable weapons and battle damaged armor parts, LED light-up functions on eyes, palms, lower chest and forearms, and a specially designed LED light-up Stark Tower-themed figure stand.

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