Monday, September 26, 2016

Check out Hot Toys Marvel Netflix 1/6th scale Charlie Cox Daredevil 12-inch collectible figure

Marvel's Daredevil, the first of a wave of planned Netflix shows based on Marvel Comics characters, has raised the bar high for superhero adaptations on television. The dark, gritty drama has been a triumph with audiences and critics alike, thanks in no small part to its more down-to-earth portrayal of its protagonist, Matt Murdock, a blind man who fights crime as a lawyer by day and a masked vigilante by night. Armed with little more than his heightened senses and superb martial arts skills, the Man Without Fear is as vulnerable as he is awesome in his daring endeavors to uphold justice in the notorious Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

After two successful seasons, the acclaimed series is hailed as one of the very best on TV today, and fans will surely be filled with excitement now that Hot Toys is creating the 1/6th scale collectible figure for Daredevil!


The screen-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil in Season 2. It features a newly developed head sculpt with 2 interchangeable facial expressions, a meticulously tailored Daredevil suit, the Billy Club in extended and nunchaku modes, and a specially designed figure stand with character backdrop.

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Coreplay 1/6th scale Deepblur Diver and Deepblur PhaseDiver 12-inch female figures

Also coming soon from Coreplay... (see the previous toy blog post HERE)

Astronauts and Aquanauts intrique me. One goes up into deep space while the other goes down into the deep sea. Both have to put on quite a bit of equipment in order to stay alive in the hostile environment where there is a lack of breathable oxygen. The suits even look almost similar with a helmet that goes over the head and connects to the suit which provides oxygen to breathe and dispels the harmful carbon dioxide. So this 1/6th scale Deep Blur Diver by Coreplay certainly got my attention.


Coreplay 1/6th scale Deepblur Diver 12-inch female figure will come with High-speed diving device, diver Noxa, leg stabilizing device and oxygen bottle. I'm more inclined towards the Phase Diver version (all white with clean lines) as I find the design more appealing - see the pictures posted below in this toy blog post. The all-white diver reminds me of Urika Gagarin (Moon Girl) from the ZMDC series from many years back. You can check out the 12-inch female action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Coreplay 1/6th scale Fitness2 12-inch action body - alternative female body for kitbashing

Coreplay first previewed their Fitness Body in June 2016 - check out the toy blog post HERE

According to Coreplay; "2.0 design is more same with 1.0,but there has some different in 2.0. The head make up will better,and there will no different color between face and body (1.0 has a little different color between face and body)."


There's also talk that Coreplay could be OE (Original Effect) re-organized under a new brand name since OE has mysteriously disappeared from the 1/6th scene after coming out pretty strong. Both the female head sculpts of Coreplay and OE are very anime inspired plus the visual styles appear identical in execution. I have some of the OE female figures and I quite like them. You can check out some comparison pictures of OE Killer Instinct Righter with Sam, Princess Jun, Vis Eris, Raiden & Boom posted on my toy blog HERE

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hot Toys Toys ”R” Us Exclusive Rogue One 1:6 scale Jedha Patrol Stormtrooper 12-inch figure

The widely anticipated new installment to the Star Wars galaxy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is coming this December to bring fans on an epic journey to a galaxy far far away, where a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction during a time of conflict.

Hot Toys reveals a Toys ”R” Us exclusive version of their new 1:6th scale Stormtrooper Jedha Patrol collectible figure. It will only available in selected markets and celebrate #GoRogueAtToysRUs beginning September 30th.


The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of a specialized Stormtrooper patrolling the streets of planet Jedha in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story featuring a completely new Stormtrooper helmet and armor, newly developed fabric under-suit, newly designed backpack, white colored pauldron, detailed weapon and accessories, and a specially designed exclusive figure stand.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

I am the Law! 2000 AD x ThreeA 1/6th scale JUDGE DREDD 12-inch Collectible Figure

2000 AD and ThreeA proudly present the first release in the thrilling return to 1/6th Scale, the most feared lawman around – Judge Dredd!

Inspired by the art of Brian Bolland, the development team at ThreeA dug through page after glorious page of 2000 AD’s Progs to truly capture the details of Mega City One’s finest. From helmet to uniform, eagle to badge, to the dirt of the Cursed Earth on his boots, and his infamous craggy chin, this is the quintessential Judge Dredd collectible figure.


Judge Dredd comes equipped with an arsenal of weaponry for busting creeps – including both Lawgivers Mk1 and Mk2, Daystick, and the ThreeA designed Lawrod with detachable magazine and shoulder stock. Judge Dredd also features the ability to swap his iconic scowl for a gritted teeth expression for when maximum sentencing is required.

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VortexToys V00010 YEW Series 1/12th scale Max Will (post-apocalyptic) 6-inch action figure

The World:
Many years after the fall of YEW, the threat of the death still looms. In order to survive, resources and land must be fought for. The dusts of war plagued the sky, and has yet to dissipate. We must survive by any means necessary. – Survivor's Log

In the year 2045, a small comet fell on Earth. Within the same year a significant amount of viral infections plagued the planet. Scientists discovered a strange virus that should never have seen the light of day and any object could be the infection media. Such a virus would spread exponentially at rapid speeds and cause chaos. After many years of research, there is no known vaccine or treatment to slow the spread.


The Story of The Impartial Will:
Just like all the other tragic souls that were born on this wasteland, Max Will's life is one mystery and betrayal. His scornful past and the desire to survive has turned him into a destructive weapon. Due to a punctured lung from the scorns of war, Max dons a customised, high pressure respirator to assist him in breathing in order to regain agility and strength in battles. The sight alone of Max in his mask, strikes terrors into the hearts of his foe. He is known by mercenaries and gang overlords of the underworld as "The Impartial Will."

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Square Enix Play Arts KAI DC Comics Variant "Batman: Rogues Gallery" The Joker 11" figure

The DC Comics Variant Play Arts KAI line announces its latest collection: the BATMAN™: Rogues Gallery series! This mashup of Batman's classic silhouette with the beloved villains of his Rogues Gallery results in a never-before-seen design collaboration - East meets West, Good meets Evil.

The Joker, Batman's greatest and most evil villain, enters the Rogues Gallery series!

A tattered straitjacket is erratically adorned with dynamite, a flower, cans of pepper spray, and an alarm clock. Combined with his playing cards and a pistol with a flag as interchangeable parts, this ensemble shows the character's madness, oozing from within.


The pale skin and bloodshot eyes accentuate his eerie quality, while his trademark purple and green lend dark shadows to his coloring. The bat mark roughly painted on his chest can almost be construed as a laughing mouth. It seems to make a mockery of Batman, offering a glimpse into how The Joker's twisted mind ticks. Figure Size: Approx. W 7.7” x D 5.9” x H 11.2”

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

POP TOYS End missionary Bucket of gun master aka Equilibrium's John Preston, Cleric / Enforcer

Before Christian Bale became Bruce Wayne / Batman, he was John Preston, a high-ranking Cleric in Libria in the year 2072.

Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs. The film follows John Preston (Bale), an enforcement officer in a future in which both feelings and artistic expression are outlawed and citizens take daily injections of drugs to suppress their emotions. After accidentally missing a dose, Preston begins to experience emotions, which makes him question his own morality and moderate his actions while attempting to remain undetected by the suspicious society in which he lives. Ultimately, he aids a resistance movement using advanced martial arts, which he was taught by the very regime he is helping to overthrow.

Equilibrium is set in 2072 in Libria, a city state established by the survivors of World War III, which devastated the world. At the pinnacle of Librian law enforcement are the Grammaton Clerics, who are trained in the martial art of gun kata.


POP TOYS EX09 End missionary Bucket of gun master whole-boxed figure will come with: realistic life-like head sculpt (Christian Bale as John Preston), Super flexible body, Black coat, Black pants, Black belt, Black leather shoes. Black samurai sword (including the scabbard), Black gloved hands x 3 pairs, Modified Beretta F92 pistol x 2, white tunic, White trousers, White belt, Samurai sword hanging ribbon, White leather shoes, White glove hand x 3 pairs, White handle Katana (including the scabbard)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sideshow Collectibles Hulk vs. Wolverine Maquette recreates the iconic first meeting

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There have been many amazing dueling duos in history, but few could possibly be as Earth-shatteringly matched as that of Hulk vs. Wolverine. Wolverine first appeared in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180, with his first full appearance in #181 (cover-dated Nov. 1974).

Sideshow’s Hulk vs. Wolverine Maquette is an amazing 3D recreation of not only the pair's first meeting but of Wolverine’s introduction to the world. Captured in stunning detail, the maquette has these two brawlers locked in eternal combat. Wolverine is flying through the air while Hulk prepares to take a swing that might just end the fight.


Crafted in high-quality polystone, the Hulk vs. Wolverine Maquette is an impressive 23 inches tall. Marvel collectors won’t want to miss Sideshow’s latest dynamic diorama with this Hulk vs. Wolverine Maquette.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

ThreeZero AMC The Walking Dead 1/6th scale Michael Rooker Merle Dixon 12-inch action figure

From ThreeZero:
We would like to share with you our next addition to AMC The Walking Dead line of collectible figures and it’s Merle Dixon! We want to thank all who pre-ordered Rick Grimes, we apologize for the extra wait and want to inform you that it's starting shipping out in the first half of October.

Now back to Merle Dixon, this Dixon collectible figure stands approximately 12 inches (29.5 cm) tall, it's fully-articulated and highly detailed collectible, featuring likeness to his on-screen appearance (played by Michael Rooker), including hand-stitched tailored clothing, prosthetic right arm with bayonet, three pairs of exchangeable hands and pistol with removable magazine.


ThreeZero AMC The Walking Dead 1/6th scale Merle Dixon collectible details: Head sculpt with realistic likeness of Michael Rooker who portrayed the character portrayed in the series; 12-inch (~29.5cm) tall articulated figure featuring tailored clothing; Short sleeve shirt; Cotton vest; Military pants; Military Boots; Belt; Pistol with removable magazine

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Iron Studios Limited Edition Captain America: Civil War Winter Soldier Polystone Statue

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Sergeant James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes is a former soldier of the 107th Infantry Regiment and the childhood best friend of Steve Rogers. As World War II was escalating, he was recruited to become a member of the Howling Commandos. During the time between 1943 and the end of the war in 1945, they had attacked and disabled many HYDRA bases. In the midst a fight on a HYDRA train, Barnes was attacked and promptly plummeted off the side of the train. He was then presumed to be deceased, though unbeknownst to his teammates Barnes had actually survived, albeit with the loss of his left arm. Brainwashed and armed with a new cybernetic limb, Barnes ultimately became an enhanced HYDRA operative known as the Winter Soldier. Over the next several decades, he would eliminate anyone who posed a threat to HYDRA, including his former ally, Howard Stark.

In the aftermath of the Battle at the Triskelion, the Winter Soldier went on the run from HYDRA on a self-imposed mission to remember his past and end his violent history. However, during this time Barnes was accused of murdering the King of Wakanda, causing the Black Panther to engage him in a vengeance-driven pursuit. Barnes was saved by Captain America, sparking the Avengers Civil War as he also became a target for Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross and Iron Man.


Sideshow and Iron Studios are excited to present the Winter Soldier Legacy Replica. The limited edition statue is crafted from high-quality polystone and is based on original references from the movie Captain America: Civil War. Approximately 1:4 scale and featuring the likeness of Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, each sculpt is hand-painted. The diorama base can be displayed alongside the other statues in Iron Studio's Captain America: Civil War collection. Product size: 27.36" H (694.94mm) x 12" W (304.8mm) x 12.20" L (309.88mm)

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hot Toys is proud to present 1/6th scale Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange 12-inch figure

This fall, embark on a mind-blowing adventure across dimensions with Doctor Strange! The Marvel Comics superhero makes his highly anticipated big-screen debut in the upcoming movie of the same title, which is set to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe in unprecedented ways with the introduction of the Mystic Arts. Acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon whose career is destroyed in a near-fatal car crash, but finds a new perspective on life when he meets the Ancient One and discovers the hidden world of magical powers.

In anticipation of the opening of the movie, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of this charismatic and powerful superhero!


The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in the movie, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, sophisticatedly tailored and highly detailed outfit, two styles of costume display options with a magnetically attachable Cloak of Levitation with intricate embroidery, a variety of mystical artifacts including the Eye of Agamotto, and a Doctor Strange-themed figure stand with character backdrop.

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Kotobukiya DC Comics FRank Miller and Jim Lee Batman & Robin Two-Pack ARTFX+ Statues

DC Entertainment has made it official - Saturday, September 17th 2016, will be BATMAN DAY. The annual fan-favorite event, now in its third year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character's 75th anniversary. Continuing the BATMAN DAY tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country to bring fans exciting festivities in honor of Gotham’s protector.

Kotobukiya’s groundbreaking 1/10th scale DC Comics collection has brought you New 52 heroes and villains, Classic Costume retro-inspired figures, Batman: The Animated Series, and more, and now it adds another important chapter in the history of the Dark Knight with the BATMAN & ROBIN TWO-PACK!


This dynamic duo comes straight from the pages of Frank Miller and Jim Lee’s All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder, specifically replicating the artist’s work on the cover to issue #9. From that depiction Kotobukiya has crafted a menacing Batman in an aggressive stance and a more light-hearted Robin kneeling while preparing to throw a batarang.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th scale Lobo 14-inch tall collectible figure - DC's badass alien

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"The Main Man's word is his bond."

Lobo is an alien born on the utopian planet of Czarnia, and works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. The character enjoyed a short run as one of DC’s most popular characters throughout the 1990s. Lobo was intended to be an over-the-top parody of the Marvel Comics superhero Wolverine. In a 2006 interview, Keith Giffen said, "I have no idea why Lobo took off... I came up with him as an indictment of the Punisher, Wolverine hero prototype, and somehow he caught on as the high violence poster boy. Go figure." And Lobo seems to be the favorite DC Comics character of Stan Lee.

It takes a special kind of guy to wipe out his entire race because he was bored - that guy is Lobo, so if you want to get in on Sideshow's latest release in the DC Sixth Scale collection you'd better act fast. An intergalactic, well, bounty-hunter might not be the right word for it so let's go with badass, Lobo has come across some of the DC universes greatest heroes and villains with nothing but his loyal Dawg, trusty space hog, and panache for extreme violence. Woe be unto the being that threatens his beloved dolphins.


Sideshow's Sixth Scale Lobo represents an amazing step forward in product detailing, utilizing many newly sculpted pieces. Our Lobo Collectible Figure features: Detailed portrait of the Main Man himself | Uniquely sculpted aesthetic torso and arms to show that he's been working out | One pair of clenched fists | Another pair of hands to grip his pistol | One hand designed to grab his signature hook | Fabric costuming that includes a faux leather vest made from faux space cows (the vest features the classic "Bite Me Fanboy" patch and exactly the right amount of flair - Bigfoot, dolphin, Dawg, and Parental Advisory pins) | Boots that would make Kiss envious. Lobo also comes armed with: His pistol | His hook with metal chain

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Star Ace Toys “Scars of Dracula” 1/6th scale Christopher Lee Count Dracula 12-inch figure

Not just an actor but also soldier, spy, linguist, Knight of the British Empire and heavy metal enthusiast, Christopher Lee made over 250 films in his long career, including appearing in the most beloved film franchises of all time, James Bond, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. The role that thrust Lee into the global spotlight was a time honoured character that had already become indelibly associated with another actor. But Lee’s portrayal and popularity in the role of Dracula for Hammer Films made the tall actor a household name all across the world. Lee will be remembered always for his body of work, but his Dracula is a classic movie monster that changed film horror for all time.


Star Ace Toys 1/6th scale Count Dracula collectible figure features: Two (2) interchangeable portrait heads; one with a neutral expression and one with vampire fangs exposed - Fully realized authentic likeness of Christopher Lee as “Count Dracula” in the movie of “Scars of Dracula” with accurate facial expression and detailed skin texture, approximately 30 cm tall body with over 30 points of articulation. Four (4) interchangeable hands including: One (1) pair of open hands; One (1) right hand for holding glasses / Sword / knife; One (1) left hand for choking.

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Check out Mezco Toys One:12 Collective 1/12th scale Joker action figure - crazy mad lunatic

The Clown Prince Of Crime has bedeviled Batman since the moment he first appeared in Gotham. Not only is The Joker one of the Dark Knight's greatest villains, he is widely considered one of the greatest villains of all time.

The Joker's origin and appearance have been revised countless times since his 1940 debut in Batman #1, but the One:12 Collective unquestionably captures his maniacal visage and malevolent madness. Featuring intricate sculptural work and incredible costume detailing, the final product creates an iconic vision with a "real world" look.


THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE JOKER FEATURES: 1:12 scaled, highly realistic fabric outfit Hyper-realistic portraits, Detailed sculpted costume accents, gloves, socks, and shoes Super articulated body with over 28 points of articulation

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Brother Production Presents 1/6th scale Jason Born (Matt Damon) 12-inch custom-made figure

Jason Bourne is a fictional character created by novelist Robert Ludlum. Bourne is the antihero in a series of twelve novels (to 2014) and subsequent film adaptations. He first appeared in the novel The Bourne Identity (1980), which was adapted for television in 1988. The novel was very loosely adapted in 2002 into a feature film under the same name and starred Matt Damon in the lead role. Along with the first feature film, The Bourne Identity (2002), Jason Bourne also appears in two sequel movies The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), both with Damon again in the lead role.

In the 2016 film "Jason Bourne", Bourne (Matt Damon) remains on the run from CIA hit squads as he tries to uncover hidden truths about his father. When former CIA operative Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) hacks into the agency database to uncover evidence about its illegal black ops programs, she discovers new information about Bourne's recruitment that alters his understanding of the past. After Parsons' breach, CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) orders CIA cyber head Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) to hunt down the pair. Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed also star.


Brother Production Presents 1/6th scale Jason Born 12-inch custom-made figure Features: Damage Effect Head sculpt (Just for preorder only), Normal Head sculpt, 1/6th scale Base Body, Brown Jacket, Blue T-shirt, Blue Jeans / Dirt Effect, Black Belt, Boots / Dirt Effect, Pistol - Made with ABS, Mobile Phone - Made with ABS, Monocular Handheld Telescope, Normal Hands, Fists, Holding hands

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sshhh! It's QUIET from Metal Gear – Mr Toys 1/6th scale Sexy Sniper 12-inch female figure

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open world action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Set in 1984, nine years after the events of Ground Zeroes and a decade before the events of the original Metal Gear, the story follows mercenary leader Venom Snake as he ventures into Soviet-occupied Kabul Province and the Angola–Zaire border region to exact revenge on the people who destroyed his forces and came close to killing him during the climax of Ground Zeroes.

Quiet appears in the 2015 open world stealth game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as one of the game bosses opposing the protagonist Venom Snake, but can also become an ally able to go on missions with him. She is a mute skilled assassin and sniper with supernatural abilities belonging to the covert strike force XOF, a division of the American intelligence agency Cipher.


MR TOYS MT2016-03 1/6th scale Sexy Sniper 12-inch female figure will come with Normal Head Sculpt, Fighting (makeup) head sculpt, Shoulder Strap, Bra top, Underpants, Stockings, Belt, Smoke bomb x 2, Pistol, holster, Magazine x 2, Knife with sheath, Ammo Pouches, Boots, Sniper rifle, Gloved hands x 4. NO Body will be included!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Check out PHICEN CICF EXPO Exclusive 1/6th scale Demon Huntress Female Action Figure

Backstory:
Yin and yang. Devil and other demons, they are there... like always... co-existing with innocent mankind. Deformed, horrendous, and destructively powerful with vicious venom flowing in all their dark blood, these evil spirits desire to kill and seek the control of the whole world... Dystopian bloody world and people die horribly... Hooray! We have a savior! Descending from an old, noble, powerful and mysterious family, she possesses prowess, mighty power and acute senses that see through all cunningness of her enemies. She kills all who harms the good spirits and evil spirits cringe at the sight of her! She is crowned as Demon Huntress!


PHICEN PL2016-100 CICF EXPO Exclusive 1/6th scale Demon Huntress Female Action Figure will come with: Phicen female seamless body with stainless steel armature, head sculpt, interchangeable hands (3 pairs), helmet, choker, shoulder guards, lower arm guards, bikini style battle top, bikini style battle bottom, battle sword, trident, knee guards, calf guards, forearm sleeves, cape, shoulder girdle, high boots, base

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Preview Hot Toys Suicide Squad 1/6th scale The Joker (Batman Imposter Version) 12-inch figure

The longstanding feud between Batman and the Joker has been the dramatic core in Batman lore since the very beginning. In the Suicide Squad movie, the two has an oh-so-brief encounter – their first in the recently established DC Extended Universe – leaving fans to speculate and dream about what it would be like when they inevitably clash in future outings.

In the spirit of the movie, the designers at Hot Toys let their imagination run wild, and the result was an intriguing alternative vision of the Joker impersonating Batman, now beautifully realized in the form of a 1/6th scale collectible figure as an exclusive item only available in selected markets!


The highly stylistic collectible figure is sophisticatedly crafted based on Jared Leto's image as the Joker from the movie, clad in a specially designed, never-before-seen Batsuit in the Joker's signature purple and green colors and decorated with his unique tattoo prints. It also features a masked head sculpt revealing the Joker's sinister grin, 2 blood-stained batarangs, a flag gun, and a Suicide Squad-themed figure stand with character backdrop.

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Seen@STGCC2016 Part 3: Other 1/6th scale figures - Hulk Hogan, SPEED Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise Last Samurai and others

continued from previous toy blog post...

Besides Hot Toys (see my part 1 post HERE) and XM Studios (previous post), there were other exhibitors as well at the just concluded Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 which was held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Level B2, Halls E & F from 10 to 11 September. These are some of the pictures I've taken of the other figures on display. I didn't take photos of every figure as some companies like Dam Toys basically showed all the figures they have already produced and released, and nothing new on display, not even their convention exclusive figure previewed earlier HERE.


This Hulk Hogan figure certainly caught my attention. It's Storm Collectibles 1/4th scale Hulkamania statue and it looks pretty awesome. Hulk Hogan is an American professional wrestler who enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) as Hulk Hogan. IGN described Hogan as "the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s". Storm Collectibles also showed off their 1/6th scale Hulk Hogan 12-inch collectible figure as well as Mike Tyson and Ong-Bak (see pictures below). Other figures seen include 1/6th scale Keanu Reeves as Officer Jack Traven from the 1994 American action thriller film "Speed" and Tom Cruise as Captain Nathan Algren from the 2003 American epic historical war film "The Last Samurai".

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Seen@STGCC2016 Part 2: XM Studios Booth - X-Men, Catwoman, Witchblade, Punisher, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Beta Ray Bill, Moon Knight

continued from previous toy blog post...

One of the things I look forward to every year when it comes to the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 - now at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Level B2, Halls E & F - is the display of statues by XM Studios. XM Studios is Singapore's very own producer of limited edition premium statue collectibles and IMHO they produce one of the best statues I've ever seen. I still prefer 1/6th scale figures over statues because 1/6th scale figures come with articulation which makes them pose-able in many ways you can imagine plus they are outfitted with highly detailed costumes / uniforms, and intricately crafted weapons as well as accessories. You can pose many 1/6th scale figures together to form a scene or picture and then change their formation so that they can look different and be doing something else in the next instant. That is the flexibility and the range you can get from 1/6th scale figures.


A statue, on the other hand, is a sculpture and once cast, is fixed in that state or stance forever. They are usually quite large and takes up quite a bit of space. They are also a lot more expensive than 1/6th scale figures meaning I can get more figures for one statue and still have space. However, a statue if done right, can be something that is quite awesome to behold and stunning in its majesty due to its size. Such is the XM Studios X-Men vs Sentinel diorama series shown at STGCC 2016. So much power and poise exhibited at the same time with the intensity so thick you can cut it with a butter knife. The Sentinel may be huge but the X-Men attack as a team from all sides to take it down. This beautiful piece of sculpture just took my breath away and I had to pick my jaw off the floor before I could take any pictures LOL Besides this jaw-dropping statue on display, a few other statues really stood out for me and if I had the money, I would've splurged on them all. That's how much XM Studios managed to convert me from a 1/6th guy to a XM Studios statue lover BUT lack of funds held me back. Still, I'm most grateful for the opportunity to view these masterpieces in person and that I have these pictures to remember them by.

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Seen@STGCC2016 Part 1: Hot Toys Booth - Star Wars, Avengers, Daredevil, Batman v Superman, Back to the Future II and Alien

The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 is on now at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Level B2, Halls E & F from 10 to 11 September. And as is my custom, I was there bright and early to take pictures of the figures and stuff on display to blog about it on my toy blog. I am blessed with the privilege to be able to take pictures while the crowd is still not yet in the halls so that there won't be too many distracting people or reflections around the displays.


There are two main booths I always head for once I am in and that is the Hot Toys booth and the XM Studio booth (see the NEXT post) because these usually are the two biggest exhibitors at The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC). Most of Hot Toys exhibits have already been shown at other earlier conventions, most notable the San Diego Comic-Con but it's still nice to see the actual product and be able to take pictures of it. XM Studios is Singapore's very own producer of limited edition premium statue collectibles and IMHO they produce one of the best statues I've ever seen. Almost all their statues are works of art and they endeavour to create only the most outstanding original designs of exquisite value. Being a local boy, I can only say with pride that they certainly deserve all the accolades and worldwide attention they are getting because a lot of hard work and dedication got them where they are today :)

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Dam Toys 2016 Exhibition Limited Product Gangsters Kingdom Side Story Neil 12" figure

Side Story: Neil, master of Spade J.
Wrath is easy to get. Chance is hard to wait for.

Introducing the latest member to the Gangsters Kingdom series, just in time for Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 which will be held in Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Level B2, Halls E & F from 10 to 11 September.

And there's no denying the head sculpt bears a strong resemblance to David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009), an American actor best known for his leading role as a peace-loving Shaolin monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. The show, which took place in the Old West, helped to popularize the martial arts and Eastern philosophy in the west, and immortalized the character of Kwai Chang Caine, also referred to as "Grasshopper", in popular culture. Carradine enjoyed a revival of his fame when he was cast in Quentin Tarantino's sequential Kill Bill movies, in 2003 and 2004, as Bill (Snake Charmer), former leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad.


Dam Toys 2016 Exhibition Limited Product Gangsters Kingdom - Side Story - Neil 12-inch figure will come with Head sculpt, Action body, White T-shirt, Yellow silk uniform, Black uniform, Black athletic pants, Tatami, flute, Samurai sword with cheath, Shoes, White socks, Palm / hands x8

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Friday, September 9, 2016

DAM TOYS Gangsters Kingdom 1/6th scale Diamond 5 "Ralap" 12-inch action figure review

This was part of my August 2016 haul (see the toy blog post HERE)

This is DAM TOYS Gangsters Kingdom series 1/6th scale Diamond 5 "Ralap" 12-inch action figure. Diamond 5 Ralap's backstory is that his parents were killed when he was 6 years old and he was raised by wolves. He was finally brought back to civilisation after 15 years and by then, he was just a wild beast clothed in human skin. And the gangs gladly took him in.

I don't know about you but I only saw one character when I look at this picture, and that is none other than Wolverine, a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. The character first appeared in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180, with his first full appearance in #181 (cover-dated Nov. 1974). Wolverine's catchphrase pretty much sums up his character, "I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice." Wolverine is typical of the many tough antiheroes that emerged in American popular culture after the Vietnam War; his willingness to use deadly force and his brooding nature became standard characteristics for comic book antiheroes by the end of the 1980s. As a result, the character became a fan favorite of the increasingly popular X-Men franchise, and has been featured in his own solo comic since 1988.


Wolverine has appeared in most X-Men adaptations, including animated television series, video games, and the live-action 20th Century Fox X-Men film series, in which he is portrayed by Hugh Jackman in eight of the nine films. And Hot Toys has chosen to only release 1:6 scale Hugh Jackman Wolverine from the many X-Men films and none of the other X-Men characters because Wolverine seems to be the most demanded character, hence more profitable to produce and release than any other X-Men. Check out my toy blog post HERE to see pictures of the various Wolverine 12-inch figures. Back to DAM TOYS Gangsters Kingdom 1/6th scale Diamond 5 "Ralap" 12-inch action figure review.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

A peek at Tamashii Nations “Movie Realization” Yumi Ashigaru Stormtrooper Archer action figure

Joining the ranks of Bandai Tamashii Nations samurai inspired Star Wars Imperial army is this latest addition: the Tamashii Nations “Movie Realization” Yumi Ashigaru Stormtrooper Archer action figure. The figure will be approximately 6.7 inches (17 cm) tall, and as with other figures in the line, is fully articulated. Made with high-quality PVC and ABS plastics, the figure will come with three sets of interchangeable hands, a sword and sheath, a quiver with arrows and a bow. In addition, the bow can be folded up and attached to the quiver when the trooper needs to use the sword.


I gave the Tamashii Exclusive Movie Realization Taikoyaku Stormtrooper a miss as I didn't quite fancy the design. He has a drum attached to his upper torso (chest and abdomen region) and his job is to beat on his drum to rally the troops. Traditionally, the Taiko Yaku was a vital member who kept the rhythm and maintained the troops formation. He even has a a conch shell attached to his waist, ready at any second to signal troops to attack.

This Yumi Ashigaru Stormtrooper Archer action figure looks a lot more up my alley because I have a thing for archers and the foldable bow is certainly most tempting. I don't really dig the huge shoulder armor on his right arm and find that it does not complement or gel with the overall look. It looks out of place to me. But I applaud the folks at Bandai Tamashii Nations for thinking out of the box and giving us a whole new refreshing look at an age-old subject, the Star Wars Imperial Stormtroopers.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Custom-made 1/6th scale Elizabeth Olsen Scarlet Witch from Captain America: Civil War

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


Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch: An Avenger allied with Steve Rogers; she can engage in hypnosis and telekinesis. According to Olsen, the character is "coming into her own and starting to understand and have conflict with how she wants to use her abilities." As such, Maximoff's costume was "relatively casual" and "more clothes-based than superhero-based" according to costume designer Judianna Makovsky, since the Russos believed Maximoff was not a full-fledged Avenger yet.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Preview pics of ThreeZero 1/6th Berserk Skull Knight 14-inch (35.5 cm) tall collectible figure

Skull Knight (髑髏の騎士 Dokuro no Kishi) is an enigmatic figure and a self-proclaimed "foe of the Inhumans". As an 1000-year-old being, he has vast knowledge of events surrounding the Berserk world and seems to be able to predict fate's next move. He has saved Guts several times over the course of his journey and also seems to manipulate events around Guts for his own purpose of revenge.

Skull Knight is a large, domineering figure covered entirely in skeletal armor, with glowing yellow eye sockets and spikes adorning his shoulders and head. He has a dark, flowing cape situated on his back, which covers his upper arms and runs down to his lower legs. He bears a sword with many spikes along its edge, along with a shield with a thorned rose emblem. The horse he rides has a similar skeletal composition, adorned with its own breastplate bearing the figure of a naked woman's head and torso.


From ThreeZero:
1/6th scale Skull Knight collectible has been in development for a while, and today we are enthusiastic to share our work with you all. Berserk Skull Knight stands at 14 inches / 35.5 cm tall, features highly detailed and fully articulated armor and LED light-up eyes (batteries not included). The skull armor features a realistic metallic paint application with a black wired cape. Accessories include the Skull Knight’s shield with rose detail, the Sword of Thorns, and six exchangeable hands: 1 pair of fists, and 3 gripped hands, and 1 open palm clawed hand.

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