Friday, November 17, 2017

OnlyGirl 1/6th scale Witch 12-inch action figure: Ciri, adopted daughter of Geralt from Witcher 3

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.


OnlyGirl LG01 1/6th scale Witch 12-inch action figure features: Realistic head sculpt, Female body, White underwear, White shirt, Brown trousers, Hand type x4, Sword, Scabbard, Dagger, Dagger sheath, Belt x2, Girdle, Pockets, Boots, Sleeve

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Blackbox Guess Me Series 1/6th scale “Spectre - The Day Of The Dead“ 12-inch action figure

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

The 2015 James Bond film "Spectre" opens with Agent 007 / James Bond (Daniel Craig) in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead parade pursuing the Man in White, Marco Sciarra (Alessandro Cremona).


Blackbox BB9007 Guess Me Series 1/6th scale “Spectre - The Day Of The Dead“ 12-inch action figure Set Includes: “James” Head-Sculpt, 12-inch Figure Body W/ Hands, Pair of Gun Holding Hands, Victorian Top Hat, Skull Mask, Frock Coat With Painted Bones (Blk), Tie With Painted Bones (Blk), Long Sleeve Dress Shirt (Blk), Suit Trousers (Blk), Skull Cane, Camberley Double Monk Boots, Sea-Master Watch, LRC-2 Conversion Kit W/ Strike One Pistol, Aiming Laser Sight, MBUS II Folding Front & Back Sight, FGGk Folding Fore-grip, Silencer

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Iron Studios 1/10th scale Justice League Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg & Superman

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1939, Bruce Wayne is a billionaire businessman, playboy and philanthropist. After witnessing the murder of his parents as a child, he traveled the world, trying to understand the criminal mind. He trained in all kinds of martial arts and combat techniques, seeking physical and intellectual perfection. He created a uniform based on something that frightened him as a child: Bats. He wanted the bad guys to share the same fear. And so, he began to fight crime.


Unlike many other superheroes, Batman has no superhuman power, using only intellect, investigative skills, technology, and a physicist prepared in his war on crime. In the movie "Batman vs. Superman: The Origin of Justice," actor Ben Affleck first plays Batman, and in continuity in the film universe DC returns in "Justice League."

Iron Studios 1/10th scale DC Justice League Ben Affleck as Batman Limited edition Statue is based on original references from the movie, Made in Polystone, Hand painted and Includes base display

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dam Toys DMS004 Legendary Inventor ©2017 Sidney Maurer Homage Artwork of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs seem to get a lot more attention than Bill Gates. Even now, toy and action figure companies are still wanting to make 12-inch figures of Steve Jobs and no one cares for a 1/6th scale Bill Gates. Wonder Why? Lately, famous people other than actors are getting their fair share of the attention by 1/6th scale manufacturers. There's already a 12-inch figure of H.R. Giger (see the post on my toy blog HERE), Stan Lee by Hot Toys (pics HERE) and even directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are not spared. Lucas pics HERE and HERE with Spielberg pics HERE.


Dam Toys DMS004 Legendary Inventor ©2017 Sidney Maurer Homage Artwork of Steve Jobs 12-inch figure features: 1/6th scale Highly detailed head sculpt, DAM male action body, Six (6) pieces of interchangeable hands including: pair of open hands, pair of relaxed hands A, pair of relaxed hands B

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Aerospace engineer spends $70,000 on home fit for superheroes with $4,000 S.H.I.E.L.D logo

When he watched Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman 37 years ago, she became the first superhero he fell in love with.

Last year, Mr Jason Koh, 47, spent $70,000 renovating his five-room flat in Punggol into a superhero-themed flat. It even has a $4,000 S.H.I.E.L.D logo that is 2.4m high.It was so big that it had to be carried 12 storeys up to his home as it could not fit into the lift. A superhero fan since he was 10, Mr Koh decided on a superhero theme when he wanted to renovate his flat after renting it out for three years while working overseas.

The aerospace engineer had initially considered a Manchester United theme. Said Mr Koh: "I thought a flat based on one football club might be boring. And I have many friends who are superhero fans."


The flat features Marvel Comics and DC Comics superhero figurines, wallpapers and home decor items, such as bedsheets, cushions, a carpet and a clock. Displayed in a floor-to-ceiling cabinet in the living room are 21 superhero figurines bought for $7,000 from Hong Kong toy manufacturer Hot Toys. They include Batman, Superman, the Hulk, Thor and Black Widow.

Mr Koh also used a 3D printer to print unit-number plaques with the S.H.I.E.L.D logo. Said Mr Koh: "I am not young any more, so I want to spend my money on something that makes me happy."

He is not alone in splurging on his passion.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Hot Toys 1/6th scale Jon Bernthal The Punisher action figure and his cache / arsenal of weapons

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What's the Punisher without his armory?

Hot Toys TMS004 Marvel's Daredevil 1/6th scale Jon Bernthal as Punisher 12-inch Collectible Figure comes with a Barrett MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) rifle, Smith & Wesson Model 327 Performance Center TRR8, GE M134 mini-gun and Ka-Bar knife. And not much else. For a vigilante who wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry, what Hot Toys has given the Punisher seems insufficient and inadequate.


So I thought I'll add some more weapons to the Punisher's armory. On the table are the Hot Toys Barrett MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) rifle with folding stock, removable magazine, detachable sniper scope and the mith & Wesson Model 327 Performance Center TRR8 but around him are other weapons added for effect. On the floor in front of him is a M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun. Next to it is the GE M134 mini-gun, 4-barreled rocket launcher - M202A1 FLASH, Valmet M78/83 with a synthetic thumbhole "Dragunov Style" stock and removable magazine, Remington 870 shotgun with a specialized under-barrel laser sight, Heckler & Koch G36, and AR15 carbine with reflex sight, suppressor, grenade launcher. On the 1/6th scale mannequin is a tactical vest with shotgun shells, three M67 hand grenades, two M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mines in bags, binoculars and a Uzi submachine gun with extendable stock and removable magazine. Most are courtesy of Hot Toys MMS276 1/6th scale Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Matrix 12-inch figure from the 1985 American action thriller film "Commando". The full action figure review can be found on my toy blog HERE and HERE. This goes to show that Hot Toys can be very generous with the accessories when they want to.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Review II: Hot Toys Marvel's Daredevil 1/6th scale Jon Bernthal as Punisher Collectible Figure

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In Marvel's Daredevil, a Netflix Original Series, war hero Frank Castle’s life was changed forever when his family was brutally murdered before his eyes. Taking matters into his own hands, Frank decides to avenge his family’s death by eliminating all those responsible. Lethal with his methods, Frank becomes a notorious vigilante in the criminal underworld earning the moniker – The Punisher.


This is my second-part review of this recently released Hot Toys TMS004 Marvel's Daredevil 1/6th scale Jon Bernthal as Punisher 12-inch Collectible Figure which was part of my November haul (posted earlier HERE). In this post, I've removed his black leather-like coat which tends to restrict his movement as the coat fits very snugly. Also without the coat, you can see better the nice details found on the Punisher's bullet-proof vest with his signature skull motif.

Also like I mentioned in my earlier post, the Hot Toys body type used for this Punisher figure is not the best choice as far as the arms are concerned. The elbows are not double-jointed but uses a rotating hinge instead. This greatly restricts the articulation in the arms as you cannot close the gap between forearm and biceps. In the case of Hot Toys "G.I. Joe Retaliation" 1/6th scale Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock 12-inch tall Collectible Figure, the double-jointed elbows were used - see my review posted HERE, HERE and HERE. It didn't work for the Rock but it would've worked here because the joints would be hidden under the coat.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Hot Toys 1/6th scale Justice League Wonder Woman (Deluxe Version) Collectible Figure

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“Don’t engage alone, we do this together.”

In just a few days, the epic blockbuster Justice League by DC Comics will be arriving at worldwide theatres! Alongside with Batman, Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg, the warrior princess is one of the key members to unite the league and defend the world against their new evil villain! With high anticipation, Hot Toys is elated to introduce the eagerly awaited 1/6th scale Wonder Woman collectible figure from Justice League!

Delicately crafted based on the appearance of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the movie, the figure features a newly painted head sculpt with long curly dark brown real fabric hair and Wonder Woman’s signature tiara, a specialized body tailored for Wonder Woman, expertly tailored armor with battle damage and weathering effect. Aside from the amazingly detailed costume, the figure also comes with assorted weapons and accessories such as a sword, a shield with weathering effect, two pairs of Wonder Woman’s signature “Bracelets of Submissions”, her “Lasso of Truth”, bullet sparkling effects, and a specially designed Justice League themed figure stand.


This Deluxe Version will specially include an additional black colored hooded robe, a leather-like dark brown colored cross-body belt and an Amazonian Mother Box offering greater display flexibility for the fan-favorite “Warrior Princess”!

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Hot Toys MMS450 1/6th scale Justice League Wonder Woman 12-inch Collectible Figure

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Prior to the long awaited DC Comic’s blockbuster Justice League hitting the theatre, Hot Toys has already introduced some of the major league members. On top of Batman, Aquaman and the Flash, here comes the fan-beloved female superhero – Wonder Woman! Together with Bruce Wayne the Batman, Wonder Woman recruited other superheroes to form the unprecedented Justice League to save the planet from the catastrophic destruction.

Hot Toys is extremely thrilled to introduce the 1/6th scale Wonder Woman from the epic screenplay Justice League. Meticulously crafted based on the appearance of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the movie, the figure features a newly painted head sculpt with long curly dark brown real fabric hair and Wonder Woman’s signature tiara, a specialized body tailored for Wonder Woman, expertly tailored armor with heavier battle damage and weathering effect. Aside from the amazing costume, the figure also comes with assortments of weapons and accessories such as a the sword, a shield with weathering effect, two pairs of Wonder Woman’s signature “Bracelets of Submissions”, her “Lasso of Truth”, bullet sparkling effects, and a specially designed Justice League themed figure stand.


Hot Toys MMS450 1/6th scale Justice League Wonder Woman Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Justice League | Newly painted head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression, make-up, and gold colored tiara | Long curly dark brown real fabric hair implantation | Approximately 29 cm tall Body with over 17 points of articulations | Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable hands including: pair of relaxed hands, pair of fists, pair of hands for holding Lasso of Truth, pair of hands for holding weapons, left hand for holding sword

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Hot Toys Marvel's Daredevil 1/6th scale Jon Bernthal as Punisher Collectible Figure Review 1

This was from my most recent haul (posted HERE)

The Punisher (Francis "Frank" Castle) is a fictional character appearing in Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Gerry Conway and artists John Romita Sr. and Ross Andru, with publisher Stan Lee green-lighting the name. The Punisher made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (cover-dated Feb. 1974).

The Punisher is a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime. Driven by the deaths of his wife and two children, who were killed by the mob for witnessing a killing in New York City's Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry. A war veteran and a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper, Frank Castle (born Francis Castiglione) is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics, guerrilla warfare, and a wide variety of weapons.


Jon Bernthal portrays the character in the second season of Marvel's Daredevil as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bernthal is set to reprise the role in The Punisher, his own self-titled series.

This is the Hot Toys TMS004 Marvel's Daredevil 1/6th scale Jon Bernthal as Punisher 12-inch Collectible Figure and he comes armed with a M134 Minigun. An M134 Minigun is found in a weapons cache uncovered by Frank in "The Dark at the End of the Tunnel" (S2E12). He later is seen handling the weapon in the Season 2 finale "A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen" (S2E13).

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Super Duck 1/6th scale Female Princes Head Sculpt + Costume Set: She-Ra Princess of Power

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She-Ra: Princess of Power is an American animated television series produced in 1985 by Filmation. A spin-off of Filmation's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series, She-Ra was aimed primarily at a young female audience to counterbalance He-Man's popularity with young males. Unlike the He-Man cartoon, which was based on the Masters of the Universe toy line by Mattel, the creation of She-Ra was a collaboration between Filmation and Mattel. Mattel provided financial backing for the show, as well as an accompanying toyline. The series premiered in 1985 and was cancelled in 1986, after 2 seasons and 93 episodes.

The show follows the adventures of Princess Adora, Prince Adam/He-Man's twin sister, who leads a group of freedom fighters known as the Great Rebellion in the fight to free Etheria from the tyrannical rule of Hordak and the Evil Horde. With her Sword of Protection Adora can become She-Ra, just as Prince Adam can become He-Man.


Super Duck 1/6th scale Female Princes Head Sculpt + Costume Set Parts list: Head Sculpt, Sword x 4, Head band, Necklace x 2, Cloak, Dress, Waist armor, Elbow armor, boots, Underwear. Note: 12-inch Figure Body not included. Suggested to use TB League PLLB2017-S20A Pale body with Large Breast

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"By the gods!" TBLeague PL2017-106 1/6th scale Athena 12-inch Female Action Figure

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Athena, or or Athene, is the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, craft, and war. In later times, Athena was syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva. From her origin as an Aegean palace goddess, Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she received her name. Athena was a warrior goddess, and was believed to lead soldiers into battle as Athena Promachos.


TBLeague PL2017-106 1/6th scale Athena 12-inch Female Action Figure will come with head sculpt, TBLeague female seamless body with metal skeleton, 3 pairs x interchangeable hands, helmet, forehead ornamental band, bikini style battle top, short skirt style battle bottom, neck armor, shoulder armor, arm bands, over-sleeves, forearm armor, knee armor, hip armor, calf armor, boots, battle flag, sword with sheath, shield, Roman column diorama stand

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Flagset 1/6th scale Doomsday War Series End War Death Squad “K” Caesar 12-inch figure

Human beings seem to have a propensity towards destruction. There are many films that paint a dystopian future, a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding permeate. Zombies and the undead seem to have a place in such a future and the remaining human race must fight for their survival against all odds. Because of such a bleak scenario where hope seems hopeless and death seems to be knocking at one's door, arming oneself to the teeth seems to be the way to survive and beat the doomsday scenarios. 1/6th scale companies are also jumping on the bandwagon and producing 12-inch figures of this particular genre. Easy & Simple released a Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) 1:6 scale Jameson Deathridge 12-inch Figure in 2015 (see the action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE) as well as the 1/6th scale Zombie Survivor set aka Brad Pitt in World War Z - pictures HERE and HERE.


Flagset will be releasing this 1/6th scale Doomsday War Series End War Death Squad “K” Caesar (#73010) 12-inch action figure and he'll come with Head sculpt, 12-inch figure Body, Glove Hand, Pants, T-Shirt, Jacket, Vest, Belt, Backpack, Leg Hanging Plate, Assault Vest, Shield, Scarf, Gun Rope, M42, Map Package, Medical Package, Grenade Bag x2, Smoke Bomb Package, Shoes, Hanging Bag, Mask, Bullet x12, Thigh Plate, Holder, M1911 Pistol, Flash Shocker x4, Ax Set, Fluorescent Sticks, Ax, Knife, Watch, Mountaineering Buckle, Smoke Bombs x2, Shotgun, Guns, Drum magazine, M4 Clip x2, Grenades, Sight, Torch, Laser Sight, Grip, Patch A, Patch B, Patch C, Pistol Clip

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Check out the Devil Toys Neo Japan 2202 1/6th scale Neo Keisatsu 12-inch Robot Action Figure

In the year 2200, corruption in the world has reached its peak, even police officers are involved in terrorist attacks. In Japan, Neorai Industries has successfully launched its Neo Keisatsu joint project with the government, and replaced all existing human officers with A.I powered mechas.

Mass riots appeared throughout Japan by ex-officers and worried citizens, but the riots were contained efficiently and almost immediately with the merciless Neo Keisatsus. They soon proved that mechas are indeed better in handling tasks and duties than human beings, as crime rate lowers and corruption seems to fade out from Japan, they re-announced "Japan" to "Neo Japan" in the year 2202. Many still doubt the Neo Keisatsu project till this day, as machines are still machines, it can still be controlled and if fallen into the wrong hands, the outcome would be unimaginable.


From Devil Toys comes this Neo Japan 2202 1/6th scale Neo Keisatsu 12-inch Robot Figure and it looks really nice! Devil Toys had released their War of Order Vol. 1 - The Secret Master 1/6th scale collectible figure earlier - see the action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE. Very rarely you see something interesting and different and unique. Devil Toys seem to be getting it right and I like what I see here so just take my money already!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hot Toys Thor: Ragnarok 1/6th scale Cate Blanchett as Hela 12-inch Collectible Figure

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"I'm not a queen, and I'm not a monster... I'm the Goddess of Death!"

With blistering success of the epic screenplay by Marvel Studios, Thor: Ragnarok is well-received worldwide and the characters have all gained tremendous popularity including the newly introduced female villain Hela, the Goddess of Death. With deadly powers unlike anything else in the Nine Realms, Hela is seeking vengeance against those who imprisoned her eons ago.

In response to the immense fame of the newly introduced character, Hot Toys is pleased to officially introduce the highly-anticipated 1/6th scale Hela collectible figure from Thor: Ragnarok!


Sophisticatedly crafted with striking likeness of Hela’s appearance portrayed by Cate Blanchett in the movie, the figure features a newly developed head sculpt with black-colored horns, a specially tailored Hela outfit with magnetically attachable green colored cape, two swords, a damaged Mjolnir attached to the hand, and figure stand.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

DID MA1009 1/6th scale LAPD Patrol Officer "Austin" aka Robert Patrick as T-1000 12" figure

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day – In this sequel set eleven years after "The Terminator," young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000 (Robert Patrick), a Terminator sent from the future to kill him. Another Terminator, the revamped T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), has been sent back to protect the boy. As John and his mother (Linda Hamilton) go on the run with the T-800, the boy forms an unexpected bond with the robot.

Robert Patrick stars as the T-1000: An advanced shape shifting prototypical Terminator composed of liquid metal sent back in time to assassinate John. Cameron stated that he "wanted to find someone who would be a good contrast to Arnold. If the 800 series [the model played by Schwarzenegger] is a kind of human Panzer tank, then the 1000 series had to be a Porsche." The T-1000 arrives under a freeway, kills a policeman and assumes his identity.


This is DID's latest offering of a 1/6th scale LAPD Patrol Officer named "Austin". He might as well be Robert Patrick as the T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This is great for those who missed out on the Hot Toys MMS129 (Movie Masterpiece Series) Collector's Edition T-1000 1/6th scale collectible figure released in October 2010. Check out the action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Lots of pictures and coverage on the Hot Toys T-1000.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

CGL TOYS MF09 1/6th scale Nurse Joker 2.0 Collectible Figure aka Heath Ledger as Joker

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The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the second part of Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy and a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins, starring an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. In the film, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Eckhart) form an alliance to dismantle organized crime in Gotham City, but are menaced by a criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Ledger) who seeks to undermine Batman's influence and create chaos.

Heath Ledger was the first posthumous winner of the Best Supporting Actor award, and won over twenty awards for his role as the Joker. Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker ranked second on The Hollywood Reporter's list of Greatest Superhero Movie Performances of All Time, behind Hugh Jackman's performance as Wolverine.


CGL TOYS MF09 1/6th scale Nurse Joker 2.0 Collectible Figure Parts List: Red hair head sculpt, Green hair wig, 1/6th scale standard prime body, hand type × 6, white mask, White short sleeve vest, Nurse clothing, belt, socks, white shoes, Detonator, Pistol, Silencer, Medical card, Ballpoint pen

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Comparison pictures of ThreeA 2000AD Judge Dredd figure with Art Figures Karl Urban Dredd

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After covering the recently released 2000 AD x ThreeA 1/6th scale Mega-City One JUDGE DREDD 12-inch Collectible Figure on my site HERE and HERE, I thought it'll be nice to put the ThreeA Judge Dredd alongside the Art Figures Karl Urban Judge Dredd for comparison. While the ThreeA Judge Dredd is very faithful to the 2000 AD comic magazine character, the Art Figures released 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop was based on the 2012 science-fiction action film which has Karl Urban portraying Judge Dredd. The film version Dredd wasn't as loud and fanciful as the comic magazine version which has the large gold eagle shoulder pad on one side and equally large pad on the other but it did try to stay close with the helmet design and badge on the left chest area, as well as elbow and knee pads plus the Lawgiver.


I think Karl Urban did a great job portraying Judge Dredd with the scowl on his face through most of the film and the producers knew better than to have Dredd remove his helmet, since Dredd has never shown his face in the comic series. The other actor who had played Dredd earlier - Sylvester Stallone - did remove his helmet in the 1995 Judge Dredd film and it didn't go down well with all the Dredd fans. Medicom Toys did release a 12-inch Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd figure way back in 1995. You can check out the action figure review posted earlier HERE.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

POP TOYS 1/6th scale Famous general and national hero of Ming dynasty Qi Jiguang figure

Qi Jiguang (November 12, 1528 - January 5, 1588, Han nationality) was a famous illustrious general of Ming dynasty. He was a great strategist and national hero. Qi Jiguang fought against Japanese pirates in the southeast coast for several years. He protected people’s lives and property successfully. Then he resisted against the Mongolian tribes for more than ten years. The security of the frontier was secured and he brought people peaceful partnership between Mongolia and the Han. Qi Jiguang is a true immortal national hero.


POP TOYS EX014 1/6th scale Famous general and national hero of Ming dynasty Qi Jiguang 12-inch figure features (I think something went amiss during the translation process because I can't make out what some of the items are): Head sculpt, 12-inch figure Body, Hands x7. Clothes/costume: Hairnet, Scarf, Vest, Hauberk, Belt, Robe, Pants, Belt tether, Cape, Battle shoes. Armor: Armet, Breastplate, Carapace, Chest-protecting mirror, Shoulder armor, Forearm nail, Waist buckle of animal head, Jockstrap, Schurzen, Hip nail. Weapons: Qi's army sword (made of metal), scabbard, Spear (the head of the spear is made of metal), Bow, Leather Bow case, Arrow x4, Leather quiver. Other accessories: Flag bearing the word Qi, Platform with name tag, Leather buckles

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 2017 Haul: Hot Toys Rogue One Jyn Erso, Ellen Ripley from ALIEN and the Punisher

I enjoyed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Being a stand-alone film, it wasn't intended to cross over with the films of the sequel trilogy and that suited me just fine as long as there are more Star Wars stories to be told since these spinoff movies exist within the vast Star Wars universe. In Rogue One, Felicity Jones stars as Jyn Erso, a young renegade woman who is detained for her crimes against the Empire until she is freed by the Rebel Alliance. Once again, we have a female lead, just like Daisy Ridley as Rey in The Force Awakens. So I couldn't not get Hot Toys MMS405 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Jyn Erso Collectible Figure.

Another must-have for me is the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Ellen Ripley Collectible Figure. Sigourney Weaver as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott was outstanding in her performance, also her first lead role in a film. Not many women played action heroes in Hollywood before that.


The Marvel's Daredevil TV series created for Netflix received very good reviews with Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night. Jon Bernthal joined the cast for season two, portraying Frank Castle / Punisher: A vigilante who aims to clean up Hell's Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results. He was so good a spin-off series was ordered by Netflix in April 2016. And I'm so glad Hot Toys got the license for the series and released the TMS004 Marvel's Daredevil 1/6th scale Punisher 12-inch Collectible Figure.

What can I say? I'm one very happy collector. When I started collecting 12-inch figures way back in 1994, never would I have dreamt that 1/6th scale figures would cover such a wide variety of subjects and be as realistic and detailed as they are today. For that I am most thankful.


First up for show and tell is the Hot Toys MMS405 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Jyn Erso Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version). Preview pics can be seen on my toy blog post HERE

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Preorder ThreeA 1/6th scale Night Mission Captain America 12.7" collectible figure designed by Ashley Wood

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ThreeA and Marvel proudly present the latest character in their stylized Marvel Sixth Scale Collectible Figure Series - Night Mission Captain America! Artist Ashley Wood and ThreeA take the Sentinel of Liberty into the modern world, blending elements of his unmistakable historic comic book outfit with contemporary tactical fatigues - all deftly tailored, including the classic layered scallop detailings.

Captain America comes complete with his iconic shield, which features magnetic detailing that grant the ability to store on Cap's back and on his faux-leather arm bracers. Captain America debuts a newly enhanced, heroically proportioned sixth scale body!


ThreeA Night Mission Captain America Sixth Scale Figure Stands 12.7 inches (32.3cm) tall and Features 30 points of articulation with Tailored Fabric Clothing, Three (3) sets of interchangeable hands, One (1) magnetically attachable shield, One (1) set of faux leather arm bracers, One (1) set of faux leather boots. Officially licensed by Marvel

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S.H. Figuarts Thor action figure from Thor: Ragnarok & Tamashii Effect Thunderbolt Set

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Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time to save Asgard from Hela and the impending Ragnarök.

Thor’s epic confrontation with Hulk represented one of the most dramatic scenes in the film “Thor: Ragnarok,” and now you can replicate the drama right on your tabletop!


From the thrilling new film "Thor: Ragnarok" comes this S.H. Figuarts portrayal of Thor in his distinctive Ragnarok helmet and armor! The highly posable 6.1-inch (15.5 cm) tall action figure set includes Thor figure, optional hands, twin swords, and back-scabbards. Also includes thunderbolt effect parts, befitting Thor being the God of Thunder!

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Thor: Ragnarok 8.3-inch (21cm) tall Gladiator Hulk action figure

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time to save Asgard from Hela and the impending Ragnarök.

Thor’s epic confrontation with Hulk represented one of the most dramatic scenes in the film “Thor: Ragnarok,” and now you can replicate the drama right on your tabletop! This portrayal of Hulk in full Ragnarok gear includes his armor, axe, and mace. The set also includes an optional face, and an optional set of hands.


Product Features: Gladiator Hulk will be 8.3 inches (21cm) tall, Made of plastic, Highly articulated figure, Based on Thor: Ragnarok, Weapons and accessories included: Hulk figure will come with Armor, Axe, Mace, Alternate face, Alternate hands

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hot Toys MMS448 1/6th scale Justice League Ezra Miller as The Flash 12" Collectible Figure

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“Stop right there. I'm in.”

Gaining tremendous popularity in The Flash television series, the character has become widely popular worldwide in recent years. Best known for his superpower of the “Speed Force” that enables The Flash to move in an incredible speed and generate bolts of lightning, a lot of fans can’t wait to see the fastest DC Comic superhero in the forthcoming movie Justice League.

This time, recruited by Bruce Wayne to the Justice League, Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash,will be fighting along with other greatest superhero to stop the devastation from their new villain.


Joining the league in the upcoming blockbuster Justice League by DC Comics, Hot Toys is thrilled to bring to you the 1/6th scale The Flash collectible figure prior to the movie release!

Based on the image of Ezra Miller as The Flash/Barry Allen in Justice League, the figure is sophisticatedly crafted featuring a newly developed helmeted head sculpt, a beautifully designed burgundy colored Flash suit with red and gold armor plates and silver lines, an array of accessories including a Batarang, four lightening effects, and a Justice League themed figure stand.

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Crozz Design 1/6th scale HKSDP Mr Lui 高級督察呂sir Action Figure aka Andy Lau as Lui Lok

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Chasing the Dragon (Chinese: 追龍), previously known as King of Drug Dealers, is a Hong Kong-Chinese action crime drama film directed by Jason Kwan and Wong Jing. The film stars Andy Lau reprising his role as Lee Rock (雷洛; based on Lui Lok) from the film series of the same name, Donnie Yen as Crippled Ho, based on real life gangster Ng Sek-ho. The film is about an illegal immigrant from Mainland China who sneaks into corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963 and transforms himself into a ruthless and emerging drug lord.


Crozz Design 1/6th scale HKSDP Mr Lui 高級督察呂sir Action Figure will come with: Head Sculpt, Action Figure body, Hands x 3 pairs, Long sleeve shirt (white), Black tie, Black pants, Black belt, Black shoes, Black socks, Black body armor, Pistol, Warrant card with holder

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CROZZ DESIGN 1/6th scale Deadly Sin 12-inch Action Figure aka Brad Pitt as David Mills in 7

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When retiring police Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) tackles a final case with the aid of newly transferred David Mills (Brad Pitt), they discover a number of elaborate and grizzly murders. They soon realize they are dealing with a serial killer (Kevin Spacey) who is targeting people he thinks represent one of the seven deadly sins. Somerset also befriends Mills' wife, Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), who is pregnant and afraid to raise her child in the crime-riddled city.

Seven (sometimes stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey. It tells the story of David Mills (Pitt), a detective who partners with the retiring William Somerset (Freeman) to track down a serial killer (Spacey) who uses the seven deadly sins as a motif in his murders.


CROZZ DESIGN CD003 1/6th scale Deadly Sin 12-inch Action Figure PARTS LIST: 1/6th scale head sculpt, 12-inch figure body, Long sleeve shirt (white), Black tie, Black pants, Black belt, Black shoes, Black socks, Black leather long coat, Black body armor, Black shoulder holster, 92F Pistol, Warrant card with holder

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Review II: 2000 AD x ThreeA 1/6th scale Mega-City One JUDGE DREDD 12" Collectible Figure

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This recently released 2000 AD x ThreeA 1/6th Scale JUDGE DREDD 12-inch Collectible Figure is really nice and stays true to the original comic magazine version of the most feared Mega-City One elite cop or judge empowered to dispense instant justice as judge, jury and executioner.

I've already done a first part action figure review of this figure in the earlier post HERE, covering the box packaging, instructions and figure with his Lawgiver Mk2 and daystick. The daystick is the Judges' version of the nightstick with a titanium core. Now I'm posting pictures of Dredd with with gritted teeth and Lawrod. Two Interchangeable Faces are provided: Standard Scowl and Gritted Teeth Expressions.


The lawrod rifle was the standard rifle carried by all street judges in a holster on the side of their lawmaster bikes. Lawrods are a powerful sniper rifle-like weapons. They pack a strong round of ammunition capable of a small explosion but are rarely used due to inaccuracy in the shot. This 1/6th scale Lawrod comes with removable ammo magazine and shoulder stock. ThreeA's 12-inch Judge Dredd figure also comes with Lawgiver Mk1 with removable ammo magazine and Lawgiver Mk2 with removable ammo magazine.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Black Box Toys 1/6th scale Spectre Girl aka Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann in Spectre

Spectre (2015) is the twenty-fourth spy film in the James Bond film series produced by Eon Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures. It is Daniel Craig's fourth performance as James Bond, and the second film in the series directed by Sam Mendes following Skyfall. The story sees Bond pitted against the global criminal organisation Spectre and their leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Bond attempts to thwart Blofeld's plan to launch a global surveillance network, and discovers Spectre and Blofeld were behind the events of the previous three films.

Léa Seydoux stars as Dr. Madeleine Swann, a psychologist working at a private medical clinic in the Austrian Alps, and the daughter of Mr. White (last seen in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, played by Jesper Christensen).


Black Box Toys 1/6th scale Spectre Girl will come with 1/6th scale "Swann" female head sculpt, silk dress, and PPK Pistol. NOTE: 12-inch figure body and high heels not included!

This offering looks more like a doll than an action figure. Is there a difference? Let's just say "action figures" are for boys and "dolls" are for girls haha. The term "action figure" was first coined by Hasbro in 1964, to market their G.I. Joe figure to boys who wouldn't play with dolls. And I've said time and again: I collect Action Figures! - see my toy blog post HERE

Back to this offering by Blackbox Toys. It's weird that they did NOT include the high heels for this figure / doll. Did they expect her to walk around back feet?

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