Friday, April 2, 2010

Hot Toys 1/6 BLADE Action Figure Review II

I didn't manage to complete my review of this excellent figure recently released by Hot Toys (my earlier post HERE only covered the basics). That was mainly because I needed time to get the shots I wanted with the optional / extra clothing (outfit) and accessories (plus weapons) he had. I felt like this Collectible figure from Hot Toys was a DX (DeluXe) version disguised in plain boxed packaging. There was so much to do with him in terms of poses and options that warranted more time than usual :)

So here are some shots of Hot Toys MMS113 (Movie Masterpiece Series) 1/6th scale BLADE Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the "Blade II (2002)" movie in action poses. But first let's see what he has underneath his black overcoat.

Besides the black long sleeve sweater, Blade also has the original Hot Toys 1/6 True Type body (NOT the narrow shoulder version). His black pants has both a unique silver "buckle" as well as the standard black belt. Note: The silver buckle does not work, it functions only as a fashion statement and serves to make the outfit (costume) look movie accurate.

UPDATE April 3: Blade actually comes with a slightly tweaked Truetype - he's got bigger and more defined biceps and triceps, and bigger forearms with sculpted detail (same arms as the Hot Toys Wesker figure). The shoulders, while not as small as the narrow shoulder version, are less "ball"-like and have a similar shape and slope as the narrow version. Also, he has the stronger and newly designed knee joints (makes him less prone to breakage). This was contributed by a fellow blogger Philip. Thanks for the input :)

Here's Wesley Snipes as Blade wearing the short padded bomber jacket under his vest. The bomber jacket is really tight and almost doesn't fit but the vest covers that up. The vest also has the same non-working undetachable silver buckles.

The vest has very nice details, as can be expected of Hot Toys


The five silver stakes (sterling silver spikes) go into a drop-down stake-holder located on Blade's left thigh

A close-up of the 1/6 combat boots that Blade wears

Here's Hot Toys Blade "Daywalker" with his two Handguns (Heckler & Koch USP Matchs modified with laser sights and rail-like attachment) and wearing the double shoulder holster


Blade's 1/6 vest has a slot at the back for attaching the sword sheath. The vest itself is attached with snap fasteners and not by velcro as it looks (most assault vests are attached via velcro fasteners)

Another close-up of the vest's nice details which can be seen when Blade wears the padded bomber jacket but will be mostly hidden when he wears the long black overcoat.

A close-up of the holster for his Handgun


Hot Toys MMS 1/6 scale 12-inch Blade is also armed with a heavily modified Ingram MAC-10 sub-machine gun. His two handguns are kept in the double shoulder holsters.




In this side profile picture of Blade, you can see the nice details of the heavily modified Ingram MAC-10 sub-machine gun



Even More Pictures of Blade (Review III)

6 comments:

ActionJon said...

Isn't this guy (Wesley Snipes) supposed to be doing some time in jail? Well at least he has a 1/6th to show to the other inmates.

Did you know hot toys announced a Perseus Clash of Titans action figure. I'm looking forward to check some more pics on that one, but I'm not sure I'll get it.

Philip said...

Alex - Blade actually comes with a slightly tweaked Truetype - it's got biggerand more defined biceps/triceps, and bigger forearms with sculpted detail (same arms as Wesker figure). The shoulders, while not as small as the narrow shoulder version, are less "ball"-like and have a similar shape and slope as the narrow version. also, he has the stronger and newly designed knee joints (makes him less prone to breakage). All in all, a great figure and glad you got him!

Covenant said...

Did Hot Toys invent a shrinking machine?!? The stitching on the clothes is amazing! Look at the cuffs on his jacket! The level of detail is amazing!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hey Jon, I've seen the Perseus teaser pictures but am waiting excitedly for the preview pictures to show up.

Thanks Philip for that invaluable input. I've make that correction to my entry. Really appreciate your comments regarding the body.

Yup Covenant,another fine work from Hot Toys.They never cease to impress and amaze us!

Aoimizu said...

Wow.... GREAT!!! Really love it.

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

me too; Hot Toys head sculpts have been EXCEPTIONAL of late - their resemblance to the actors and likeness are all spot on! can't wait for their Scarlett Johannson Black Widow fem fig ;p