Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Medicom Madness

Continued from previous post

Before Hot Toys and Sideshow came on the scene and offered us better 1/6 head sculpts and quality plus value for money products (for Hot Toys, it's all their movie masterpiece series figures and for Sideshow, it's their Star Wars armored figures - 1/6 stormtroopers etc), there was Medicom. Medicom is over-priced and below par for their quality (some of their bodies have broken apart and self-destruct for no apparent reasons and some have experienced torn costumes or costumes coming apart at the seams).

However, if you are into 1/6 scale Japanese anime, manga and tokusatsu (live action films with special effects), then Medicom still rules supreme in this area - sad but true. Here are some of the tokusatsu figures I grew up with in the 1970s - ULTRAMAN

and KAMEN RIDERs (or masked riders, as they are also known) of the Showa era (describing the reign of Emperor Hirohito from 25 December 1926 to 7 January 1989).

Medicom Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman/G-Force/Battle of the Planets

Medicom Apocalypse Zero Kakugo Hagakure with the Zero armor, agent Nico and Hot Toys Astro Boy

Medicom MGS3 Naked Snake (Cold War version) and Captain Harlock

Medicom Wolverine and Black Cybone (from Mad Capsule Markets)

Medicom White Crusher (from Mad Capsule Markets) and Hugh Jackman Wolverine

And some Femme Fatale figures

Medicom MGS4 Raiden

Medicom Ghost in a Shell / Stand Alone Complex Motoko Kusanagi

And then Hot Toys entered the picture with their exceptional Appleseed Ex Machina Deunan and Briareos, along with their Resident Evil/Biohazard 4 Jack Krauser and Leon S Kennedy


desmond said...

I love the masked rider 1, 2 and 3 in movie version..Drool!!

alex teo said...

Yup desmond, i liked how they reworked the old versions to give it a more hip and new look :)