Monday, March 27, 2017

March 2017 Haul: VTS New Epoch Cop (I am the Law) & Batman Batarang 1:1 Scale Prop Replica

February was awfully quiet, as in zero hauls registered, but March is picking up again. Besides the IHNS Toys SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform which I have reviewed earlier on my toy blog HERE, I also picked up the Quantum Mechanix QM x Caliber Metalworks Batman Batarang 1:1 Scale Prop Replica and VTS VM-013 New Epoch Cop.


VTS VM-013 New Epoch Cop certainly took its time to arrive, as did the VTS Toys 1/6th scale Wasteland Ranger 12-inch figure, both of which were previewed in November 2015. There was such a long delay that many collectors thought the figure was discontinued or cancelled as no details were given for the figure's absence from stores. That's the problem with pre-orders. Manufacturers like Hot Toys release pictures of their prototypes to solicit orders from interested buyers and although a date may be given for the figure's expected release, sometimes the release date is delayed and buyers are left wanting. Gone are the days of impulse buying where you see what you like and buy instantly. These days, if you don't pre-order the product beforehand, you might be left high and dry when the product is released, especially if the demand way exceed the supply. Manufacturers keep releasing prototype pictures and continue to take in orders but may not be as consistent in producing and releasing the figures on time which leads to a lot of frustrations on the part of collectors who are eager to get their hands on their figures. Was the wait worth it? Certainly :)

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Flirty Girl Collectibles "MYSTERY GIRL" Female Character sets - Daphne Blake & Velma Dinkley

Scooby Dooby Doo!

Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969. This Saturday-morning cartoon series featured four teenagers—Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville "Shaggy" Rogers—and their talking brown Great Dane named Scooby-Doo, who solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps.


Flirty Girl Collectibles "MYSTERY GIRL" Female Character set (skirt version) ITEM# FGC2017-12 BLACK, ITEM# FGC2017-13 ORANGE, ITEM# FGC2017-14 YELLOW, ITEM# FGC2017-15 RED.All come with: Female head sculpt, Glasses, Sweater, Skirt, Panty, Bra, Socks, Shoes (Designed for a bare foot)

Flirty Girl Collectibles "MYSTERY GIRL" Female Character set (dress version) ITEM# FGC2017-16 BLACK, ITEM# FGC2017-17 PURPLE, ITEM# FGC2017-18 ORANGE, ITEM# FGC2017-19 RED. All come with: Female head sculpt, Headband, Dress, Panty, Lingerie top, Stockings, Shoes (Designed for a bare foot)

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

1000 Toys 1/6th scale TOA Heavy Industries "STORM SHADOW" 12-inch collectible figure

"I remember you..."

G.I.JOE × TOA Heavy Industries - Our second collaboration project with BAIT is none other than Storm Shadow, the arch enemy of Snake Eyes, in the same G.I.JOE × TOA Heavy Industries style!

Storm Shadow, in his white ninja garb which symbolizes 'death', ambushes Snake Eyes who was on a rescue mission. His left eye glistens from under the mask, and slowly draws the bow towards his old arch enemy.
The duel of fate between white and black, is once again repeated after a distant time...


From 1000 Toys:
1000toys is happy to announce that after a long wait, the 1/6th scale TOA Heavy Industries "STORM SHADOW" is finally ready and will be available at Wondercon Anaheim 2017! We will have more detail on the sales next week.

Item Name: 1/6 TOA Heavy Industries "STORM SHADOW"
Item Price: $230 (USD)
Sold At BAIT Booth (#1819)
Sales Period: March 31st - April 2nd

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REVIEW of IHNS TOYS SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform - It's quite awesome!

This is the recently released IHNS Toys SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform. I don't usually get diorama sets as I prefer to keep all the space I have for collectible figures but found myself drawn to this set from the preview pictures posted (see the toy blog post HERE) and couldn't resist not getting it. This 1/6th scale Cave scene platform is designed for you to shoot photos with your figure in it to add a level of realism to the picture by adding texture and background. It comes with extra accessories so that you can customise the scene and create more options when you are shooting.


I've posted pictures of other diorama sets before. Some of them are quite large (like the Red Diorama "I shot the bus driver" scene posted HERE) while others are smaller (Red Diorama "Throne" scene - pics HERE and Red Diorama "Gateway Light Up Base" scene posted HERE). I like how this IHNS Toys SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform can fit nicely inside the IKEA Detolf cabinet.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Hot Toys MMS414 1/6th scale Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) Collectible Figure

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"This is my chance to prove myself."

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is officially home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The young Peter Parker was introduced in Captain America: Civil War last year and his surprising appearance has made fans hungry for more. This summer, the webslinger will swing back into action, juggling his budding superhero career with frantic high school life in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

As fans everywhere are counting down to the release of the movie, Hot Toys is excited to announce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the beloved Spider-Man wearing his homemade outfit!


Expertly crafted based on Tom Holland's appearance in the movie, the Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) collectible figure features a newly developed Peter Parker head sculpt as well as a masked head sculpt with 3 sets of interchangeable eyepieces for making a variety of facial expressions. It also comes with a finely tailored outfit with web-shooters, an assortment of spider-web shooting effect parts, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand with movie logo.

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CAT Toys CT006 Female Collectible Figure aka Scarlett Johansson's Major Motoko Kusanagi

Ghost in the Shell is an upcoming American science fiction crime drama film[6] directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss and Ehren Kruger, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche. Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander The Major (Scarlett Johansson) and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotics' artificial intelligence technology.


CAT Toys CT006 Female Collectible Figure will come with: Female head sculpt, Female articulated body, Jumpsuit, Shoulder armor, Body armor set, Body armor belt, Cod piece armor, Cod piece belt, Equipment belt, Bullet Clip holder, Knee armor, Shin armor, Calf armor, Pistol holster, Pistol, Bullet Clip (2 pcs), Fantasy Machine gun, Long glove, Short Glove, Boots (Designed for a bare foot), Pistol grip hands (pair), Relaxed hands (pair)

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

High Fly Studio HFS-003 18-inch tall Ultraman Power Charger Statue stands in signature pose

Ultraman is a Japanese tokusatsu television series that first aired in 1966. Ultraman staunchly defends Earth against aliens and monsters (called kaiju in Japan), with Shin Hayata and the SSSP (Science Special Search Party) assisting him. Shin Hayata's body hosts Ultraman until he is needed. When Ultraman first appears, his "color timer," or "warning light," is always a rich cyan color. As time goes on, the color timer turns solid red, and then starts to blink, giving off a warning chime as it does so. When Ultraman runs out of energy, the color timer goes out, and turns black. Ultraman's color timer is linked directly to his heart, and damaging it will cause mortal injury or serious pain to Ultraman. After Ultraman appeared, he would fight the threat until it was defeated, and he would then fly away to revert to his host.


High Fly Studio HFS-003 18-inch tall Ultraman Power Charger Statue Features: Approximately 49 cm tall (height to head), 61 cm tall (height to hand) - LED light up effect in eyes and chest - Ablility to charge 3 smartphones simultaneously - iPhone 8 pin charging: I5 or above - USB port - 3.5 mm DC jack - Wireless charging : S6 or above - Wireless charging specification: Signal: 5V/DC, Max voltage: 5V +/- 0.25V, Max current: 1A

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SNIKT! Mezco Toyz 1/12th scale Wolverine One:12 Collective Figure (over 15cm tall)

With a shadowy past the X-Men member known as Wolverine was a soldier, mercenary and part of the mysterious Weapon X program. His mutant abilities consist of animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, powerful regenerative ability known as a healing factor, and six retractable bone claws in his hands. The bone claws and his skeleton were infused with a nearly indestructible Adamantium compound to make him even more formidable while part of the Weapon X program.


Mezco Toyz Wolverine One:12 Collective Figure features: Over 15cm tall newly developed One:12 Collective body accurately depicting the characters physical build. Two (2) newly developed head portraits. Over 30 points of articulation. Hand painted authentic detailing. Six (6) interchangeable hands including: One (1) pair of clawed fists (L & R), One (1) sword holding hand (R), One (1) fist (L), One (1) pair of holding hands (L & R)

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Comparison Pictures of Marvel Movie Super heroes and Villains vs Marvel Comics Characters

I came across these images on the internet comparing Marvel Movie Superheroes and Villains with their Marvel Comics Characters. If you were to tell me back in the 1970s that the comic books I was reading and the characters in them would be played out on the big screen in such a major way, I wouldn't have believed you. Now these characters have become quite a big part in our world of entertainment, raking in all that money for the movie studios. And we are just so eager to see all of them on the movie screens.

The costume is a Superhero's most defining characteristic and once published is usually stuck with the character for a very long time although they do get the occasional makeover and redesign. I really like how the costume designers in the movie universe create the costumes for the screen versions of the comic book characters. While trying to stay faithful to the original costumes because that's how we identify the characters by their costumes, the movie costume designers must make the actors look more real world than in the comic books where bright colors were added to attract readers. Plus the costumes have to be adapted to look like they belong in the world that we live. Gone are the days when there were bright red and blue costumes like those worn by Superman or Spider-Man, not to mention the campy look and style of the 1960s Batman and Robin. Check out the costume comparison pics below.


Let's start with Hawkeye (Clint Barton). Hawkeye is portrayed by Jeremy Renner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hawkeye may be a superhero but he is totally human without any super powers, just like his compatriot Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), portrayed by Scarlett Johansson in the films Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016) as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ThreeZero 1/6th sale AMC The Walking Dead Michonne 12" figure with Pet Walker Twin Pack

Michonne is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Danai Gurira in the television series of the same name.[1] Armed with a katana and harboring a mysterious past, Michonne is introduced clothed under a hood and pulling the shackles of two reanimated corpses for protection and camouflage. The two walkers are subsequently revealed to be her zombified boyfriend and his best friend. In both the comic and TV series, she has a prominent role in the conflict between the town of Woodbury led by The Governor, and the Prison crew (of which she was a member).

From ThreeZero:
Michonne collectible figure stands approximately 12” (30.5cm) tall, it's fully-articulated and highly detailed collectible, featuring realistic likeness to her on-screen appearance, including tailored and weathered clothing and in addition comes with Cloak, Belt, Messenger Bag and Katana sword with scabbard and strap. Collectible figure features soft PVC dermis on the arms and two pairs of exchangeable hands.


1/6th scale The Walking Dead - Michonne collectible details: 12” (30.5cm) tall articulated figure featuring tailored clothing; Head sculpt with realistic likeness to the character portrayed in the critically acclaimed series; Soft PVC dermis on the arms; Weathered clothing; Cloak; Belt; Messenger bag; Katana sword with scabbard and strap; Exchangeable hands: One pair of relaxed hands; One pair of gripped hands for holding weapons.

If you plan to pre-order 1/6th scale Michonne Premium Set With Pet Walker Twin Pack, please find detailed information about Pets below.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Check out this 13.5-inch tall Lynda Carter Wonder Woman Maquette by Tweeterhead

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Wonder Woman, known from seasons 2-3 as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superhero of the same name. The show stars Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman / Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr. & Jr. It originally aired for three seasons from 1975 to 1979. The show's first season aired on ABC and is set in the 1940s during World War II. The second and third seasons aired on CBS and are set in the 1970s, with the title changed to The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, and a complete change of cast other than Carter and Waggoner. Waggoner's character was changed to Steve Trevor Jr., the son of his original character.


Sideshow and Tweeterhead are pleased to present the Wonder Woman Maquette. Inspired by her appearance in The New Adventures of Wonder Woman television series, this statue features a stunning likeness of Lynda Carter, known for her iconic portrayal of Wonder Woman. Hand-painted and created in cold-cast porcelain, the Wonder Woman maquette includes her costume with star decals, bracelets, and wire lasso. Product Size: 13.5" H (342.9mm)

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Review: LEGO Construction 75112 Star Wars General Grevious 32cm tall Buildable Figure

"More machine than alive, Grievous is—though more dangerous for it." ― Jedi Master Yoda

General Grievous was a brilliant Separatist military strategist and a feared Jedi hunter, known for his ruthlessness and hacking cough. He was the Supreme Commander of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars against the Galactic Republic and is trained in all lightsaber combat forms to ensure the Jedi's destruction. His body itself was a weapon, allowing him lightning quick strikes and devastating blows.

This is the LEGO Construction 75112 Star Wars General Grevious Buildable Figure. The description for the product reads: Lead the Separatist Droid Army with super-tough General Grievous as you’ve never seen him before! This amazing buildable LEGO version of the feared Supreme Commander features fully posable limbs, 2-into-4 separating arms and 4 buildable Lightsabers. This ultra-fast General is ready for intense battle!


LEGO Construction 75112 Star Wars General Grevious Buildable Figure Features posable limbs, 2-into-4 separating arms and 4 buildable Lightsabers. You can separate the arms and battle with 4 Lightsabers! Lead the Droid Army against the Jedi! Sturdy and durable design for intense action play. Figure stands 32cm tall. Cape not included. The cape came from the Hasbro Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith General Grievous 12-inch Action Figure. The figure was too short and not imposing or intimidating enough so when I saw that this Lego General Grevious Buildable Figure is 32cm tall, I had to get it. Check out the height and size comparison with Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th scale Obi-Wan Kenobi in the pictures posted below. Me thinks this Lego General Grevious Buildable Figure looks better with the cape.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pop Toys 1/6th scale Sword of Heroes Nationalist General comes with three (03) Sets Of Clothing

From POP Toys:
The POPTOYS team designed the figures based on the classic war TV drama. The product includes three sets of interchangeable clothing. The character in the classic model is restored perfectly. We try to show the soldier’s bright and brave to who love this character, so we design these suits for 12 inch figure. In order to be more convenient for you to play, we put two sets of soldier clothing with two bodies into box after matched well. As we all know, the character processed from the film and television drama, not the real existence in history. So we decided to design this figure based on the television play. Hope you can understand.


Pop Toys POP-EX010 1/6th scale Sword Heroes Of Nationalist General will come with: Head sculpt, Body x2. Clothing Set 1: American uniform set with die-cast accessories, Shirt, Peaked cap with insignia (die-cast), Brown army coat, Tie, Leather shoes

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Behind the scenes - “KONG: SKULL ISLAND toys” the making of video and images

Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, from a story by John Gatins. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and serves as the second film in Legendary's MonsterVerse. It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly. The film follows a team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers who travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty Kong.


Blake Noh, the Design Director working closely with Legendary and Warner Brothers to create the Kong Skull Island action figure line has shared these pictures / images of the KONG action figures. They have also posted a "Making Of" video for the line with some very cool behind the scene footage. Its a first or at least since the movie "BIG" showing people what really goods on creating an action figure line. You can check out the video HERE.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Really, Hot Toys? A Star Wars 1/6th scale Death Star Gunner 12-inch Collectible Figure is next?!

The Death Star was the Empire’s ultimate weapon: a moon-sized space station with the ability to destroy an entire planet. To operate this technological terror, crews of Death Star gunners served aboard both Imperial battle stations, manning their heavy turbolasers. Elite gunners operated the Death Star superlaser, aware that the power at their fingertips could destroy a planet.


Today, Hot Toys is pleased to officially introduce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Death Star Gunner Star Wars fanatics to add to their collection! The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Death Star Gunner in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It features the greatly detailed Death Star Gunner’s unique helmet, expertly tailored outfit that can be interchanged between the two styles of Death Star Gunner’s looks, a blaster pistol, and figure base.

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VTS Toys (Vm-022) 1/6th scale The Darkzone Rioter 12-inch action figure with Molotov Cocktail

Tom Clancy's The Division is an online-only open world third-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Massive and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Division is set in a near future New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic; the player, who is an agent of the eponymous Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply "The Division", is tasked with helping the group rebuild its operations in Manhattan, investigate the nature of the outbreak, and combating criminal activity in its wake. The Division is structured with elements of role-playing games, as well as collaborative and player versus player online multiplayer.

Thee Dark Zone is a walled-off quarantine zone in the middle of Manhattan, with the goal to stop the contagion of the once as flu suspected virus. The Dark Zone is the player-versus-player competitive multiplayer mode featured in The Division, where a lot of high-end weapons are left behind when the military retreats in the game. It is separated from the main campaign and has its own progression system. Higher quality items can be found within the Dark Zone, but are considered "contaminated"; contaminated loot can be stolen by other players, and must be flown out via helicopter in order for them to be available to the player after they leave the Dark Zone.


VTS Toys (Vm-022) 1/6th scale The Darkzone Rioter 12-inch figure features: Highly Detailed Head Sculpt | Newly Developed Action Body | Five (5) Pieces Of Interchangeable Gloved Hands Including: Hands For Holding Weapon, Relaxed Hands, Hands For Holding Baseball Bat. Costume: Skull Mask | Gas Mask | Pants | Hoodie | Overcoat | Sneakers | Backpack. Weapons: Baseball Bat | Revolver | Rapid Speedloader | Shotgun Bullets X6 | Submachine Gun | Submachine Gun Long Cartridge | Submachine Gun Short Cartridge. Accessories: Spray Can | Molotov Cocktail | Figure Stand

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Check out Jackal X 1/6th scale "Ophiuchus: Dawn of Humanoid" Sergeant John Reese and Corporal Joel Hagan 12-inch collectible figures

Jackal X first figure series is based on the combination of science fiction and military genre. They existed in the world of post-alien invaded Earth, where there were battles between human race and a new species known as the humanoid. They live in the universe called Ophiuchus: Dawn of Humanoid.


John Reese was ambushed at his home after being under surveillance for months by the Humanoid Intelligence. Even though he was rescued by the HRF2 (Human Resistance Force 2) team, he sustained critical injuries and was in a coma for 6 months. Upon his awakening, he discovered that his wife and unborn baby were killed in the ambush. Vowing vengeance, John Reese continues to fight the Humanoid Intelligence. He wears his dead wife's bloody scarf into every battle as a reminder. HRF2 was formed nine years after the X2 war (9 A.X2). It was the biggest resistance force since X-War. It consisted of human rebels from all 76 sectors, fighting the humanoids at each sectors with the final destination to defeat Sector 13.


Truth be told, John Reese looks like he's part of the Devil Toys War of Order Vol. 1 team. Devil Toys released their Secret Master 1/6th scale collectible figure back in 2015 (check out the action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE) and both figures look very similar and almost identical. What caught my eye was the other figure also showcased: Corporal Joel Hagan. See the pictures at the bottom of this post.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Square Enix Marvel Universe Variant Series Play Arts Kai 1/7th scale Wolverine 10" action figure

Armed with sharp claws made of adamantium, the hardest metal in the world, and a healing factor that allows for superhuman recovery, X-Men hero Wolverine enters the Marvel Variant Series!


Painstaking attention to textural detail can be seen in this Wolverine's costume and burly physique, from the hard surfaces of the armor, to the organic feel of the skin, down to the bulging veins in his arms.

Shadows are painted in to highlight the molded features, while the paint, chipped here and there off his armor, hints at the many battles in his past. In addition to the interchangeable hands and head, a Japanese katana adds to the variety of poseable actions. Figure includes display stand. Figure Size: Approx. W 4.5" x D 2.1" x H 9.9"

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Preview pics of Mezco One:12 Collective 1/12th scale Marvel Comics Old Man Logan 15cm figure

In the alternate future of Earth-807128, Wolverine has aged. Now known as Old Man Logan, he lives with his family in a barren wasteland trying to maintain as normal a life as possible.

When events turn against him Logan’s family and everything important to him is destroyed by the Hulk’s gang. Using his claws for the first time in years, Old Man Logan exacts revenge, sparing only the baby known as Bruce Jr. With his family gone, Old Man Logan heads off into the sunset with the baby vowing to set things straight.


Old Man Logan joins the One:12 Collective with a detailed outfit and portrait sculpture. He also includes the baby Hulk who may be the last of the Banner bloodline.

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DID MA1003 1/6th scale '90s LAPD SWAT “Kenny” 12-inch figure: Keanu Reeves in Speed

Speed is a 1994 American action thriller film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Alan Ruck, and Jeff Daniels. It became a surprise critical and commercial success, winning two Academy Awards, for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, at the 67th Academy Awards in early 1995. The film tells the story of an LAPD cop who tries to rescue civilians on a city bus rigged with a bomb programmed to explode if the bus slows down. Keanu Reeves stars as Los Angeles SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) Officer Jack Traven.


DID's MA1003 1/6th scale '90s LAPD SWAT “Kenny” 12-inch action figure looks like it's inspired by Keanu Reeves' Jack Traven character in Speed. I had seen this figure being previewed at last year's Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 - check out the toy blog post HERE - and am glad it's finally getting ready to be released. This will go nicely with the other SWAT figures I have - you can see pics of my 1/6th scale S.W.A.T. 12-inch Action Figures HERE

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Toy Haven 3 - Almost complete: check out my new place :) lots of action figures on display

continued from previous toy blog post...

Most of the figures have been put up at my new place (dubbed Toy Haven 3) and I quite like the look of it :) From Japanese anime / manga heroes like Astro Boy to Tokusatsu superhero TV serials (Kamen Riders and Ultraman) to Western TV / Film characters like Hit Girl from Kick Ass, Green Hornet and Kato, Iron Man, Wolverine, Batman, Superman, Russell Crowe's Roman General and Gladiator, Gerard Butler's King Leonidas from 300, Tom Hank's Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, Johnny Depp's many characters (Edward Scissorhands, Captain Jack Sparrow, Benjamin Barker / Sweeney Todd, Tonto, John Dillinger), Brad Pitt's roles in various films (Fight Club, Fury, Seven, Troy, Inglourious Basterds, World War Z), Aliens, Predator, Marvel's The Avengers, Star Wars, Terminator, RoboCop... the list goes on.


That's the beauty of collecting 1/6th scale figures. After collecting for over 22 years, you realise that a lot of movie-related action figures have been produced and released over this period and I've been blessed with quite the collection and a wife who fully supports my hobby (some may say obsession LOL). She says the collection makes the house unique and is quite the talking point whenever we get visitors. Obviously, I agree with her totally haha. Besides the 13 IKEA detolf display cabinets housing most of the 12-inch collectible figures, there's also the customised 98.5" L x 84" H x 19.25" D (2500mm L x 2134mm H x 495mm D) full glass display shelf which has most of the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6th scale figures I own.

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Stanley Artgerm Lau Artist Series DC Comics Catwoman Statue by Sideshow Collectibles

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“Oh my paws and whiskers!”

Drawing inspiration from the exciting world of high fashion and haute couture, celebrated pin-up artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau brings his distinctive, fun and vibrant style to DC Comics' most iconic cover girls. Runway ready, or simply ready to go on the run - Sideshow and Artgerm are proud to present from the Artist Series – the Catwoman!

Considered by many to be one of the greatest comic book villains of all-time, Selina Kyle A.K.A Catwoman is no mere costumed criminal. Over the years since her initial inception, her character has evolved significantly, with a rich and fascinating personality that has kept readers coming back for more. Gotham’s premiere femme fatale has proven to be a both a thorn in Batman’s side and to hold the keys to Bruce Wayne’s heart.


Artgerm’s interpretation of this much-loved character strikes a playful pose, wrapping her trademark bullwhip around her waist and transfixing the viewer with a wry smile and a knowing glance.
Her re-imagined costume features multiple contrasting layers and textured panels, managing to be both retro and futuristic while retaining that sleek and sensuous silhouette that will forever be synonymous with the curvaceous cat burglar.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

MiVi 1/6th scale Chinese 007 Agent 12-inch action figure aka Stephen Chow as Ling-ling-chat

From Beijing With Love is a 1994 Hong Kong action spy comedy film directed by Lee Lik-chi and Stephen Chow. The film is a very direct spoof of James Bond fims and stars Chow, Anita Yuen and Law Kar-ying. Stephen Chow as Ling-ling-chat (Homophonic pun of '007' in Cantonese).


MiVi 1/6th scale Chinese 007 Agent 12-inch action figure will come with Head sculpt + Glasses (Not removable), 12-inch Figure body, Suit, Shoes, Gun hand, Knife hand, Generic hands x2, Cigarette, Kitchen knife combination

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Kotobukiya 1/10th scale Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow from ARROW tv series

Arrow is an American action crime television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. It is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp. The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who, five years after being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow.

Stephen Amell portrays Oliver Queen / The Arrow / Green Arrow, a billionaire playboy turned hooded vigilante-hero who is initially known as the “Hood”, “Vigilante”, and simply “Arrow”. For Amell, the appeal of portraying Queen was that he saw multiple roles tied to the same character: "There's Queen the casual playboy; Queen the wounded hero; Queen the brooding Hamlet; Queen the lover; Queen the man of action, and so on".


Kotobukiya's ARTFX+ lineup based on popular characters from comic books and movies based on DC Comics continues to expand, this time to bring you incarnations based on the character's television appearances. Next up is the hooded vigilante, Green Arrow! This sculpted 1/10 scale statue features accurate costume details and character likenesses, as if the character jumped straight off the TV screen. Includes an alternate set of arm parts to allow for display in two different poses, holding his bow at his side or placing an arrow on the string in preparation to fight those who have failed his city. Magnets in the feet provide extra stability on the included base.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Very Cool Toys 1/6th scale Azura Series Exiled God 12-inch collectible figure looks very oriental

Attested by the spear, sword and crossbow, there is no one but knows the name.

Carrying the lineage of gods, yet his fate relates more to the mortals. As the guardian of heaven orders and god dignities, he protected the paradise from the attacking of seven devils. The man has earned his name by fights and blood, thus is worthy of the title, God of War. He was born to be extraordinary, a third eye on the forehead reveals his destiny at the beginning. Once he hated the strict etiquette and laws for not being accepted by the most, but now he has become the defender of so-called inflexible mighty honor since his success.

Unfairness leads to fight, comes in silver, stands the Exiled God.


Very Cool Toys 1/6th scale Azura Series Exiled God 12-inch collectible figure Features: Head - Male body - Hand assortment - Dark blue cross-collar coat - Dark blue trousers - Petal-shaped dark blue girdle - White front cloth attached by jade beads and golden bands - White back cloth with borders - Leather waist support - Leather belts - Silver beast buckle - Silver immortal horns - Silver helmet with a immortal eye - Silver upper-body armor attached by sapphires - Silver shoulder armor - Silver vambraces - Silver skirt armor - Silver caligas - White interfacings for arms - Golden floating band - Tri-pointed double-edged halbert - Sword - Scabbard - Cotton cloud

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Preview pics of 1/6th scale "The Return of the Condor Heroes" Yang Guo from End I Toys

The Return of the Condor Heroes is the second part of the Condor Trilogy, and was preceded by The Legend of the Condor Heroes and followed by The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber. It was first serialised between 20 May 1959 and 5 July 1961 in the Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao.

The story revolves around the protagonist, Yang Guo, and his lover and martial arts female master, Xiaolongnü, in their adventures in the jianghu, where love between master and apprentice is seen as taboo.


This is the soon-to-be-released End I Toys 1/6th scale "The Return of the Condor Heroes" Yang Guo collectible figure and will come with: Head sculpt - Body approximately 30 cm tall - 3 pairs of interchangeable hands in various poses - Long robes - Pants - Underclothes - Cloak - Face mask - Wrist wraps x2 - Belt - Cloth shoes - Xuan Tie Sword (diecast, approximately 16 cm long) - Cloth wrapped sword sheath - Diorama base with engraved stone. Giant Condor sold separately ;p

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Check out Blackbox Toys 1/6th scale Daniel Craig as James Bond Spectre 12-inch figure

Spectre is the 24th installment in the James Bond film series and the twenty-sixth overall. It is Daniel Craig's fourth performance as James Bond, and Christoph Waltz's first as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, with the film marking the character's re-introduction into the series. The story sees Bond pitted against the global criminal organisation SPECTRE and against their leader; Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who is revealed to be Bond's adoptive brother as he attempts to thwart his plan to launch a global surveillance network, and discovers Spectre and Blofeld were behind the events of the previous three films.


Blackbox Toys 1/6th scale James Bond Spectre 12-inch action figure features: Head Sculpture “James” - Body with Relaxed Hands - Gun Holding Hands x 1 Pair - Cigarette Holding Hand x 1. Costume: TF Windsor Tuxedo Jacket (White) - TF Windsor Tuxedo Trousers (Blk) - AT Tuxedo Shirt (White) - AT Braces (White) - Bow Tie (Blk) - Boutonniere & Lapel Flower Pin (Red). Weapons: PPK Pistol - Silencer. Accessories: Cigarette - Sea-Master Watch - TF Snowdon FT237 Sunglasses - Camberley Double Monk Boots. ITEMS NOT INCLUDED: LRC-2 Conversion Kit with Strike One Pistol, Aiming Laser Sight, MBUS II Folding Front & Back Sight, FGGK Folding Foregrip, Silencer (Long), PPK Pistol with Bio-Grip

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Pre-order DC Comics Deathstroke Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

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Arguably one of DC Comics most dangerous assassins, the mercenary known as Deathstroke has struck fear into some of the mightiest of heroes over the last three decades, using his formidable skills to hunt Batman, the Teen Titans, the Justice League and more!

War veteran and martial arts expert Slade Wilson was injected with a top secret serum by the military in an attempt to create a meta-human super soldier.


Though these treatments imbued him with heightened strength, speed, and agility (coupled with preternaturally fast healing), Slade eventually became embittered and jaded through personal grief and family trauma, abandoning his covert military career and turning to a life of crime, and using these newfound powers for evil.

Sideshow’s proud to pay homage to the merciless man hunter Slade Wilson with this new museum quality Premium Format™ Figure, depicting this relentless assassin in his trademark orange and blue attire and one-eyed mask, but in our own signature hyper-real style.

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