Tuesday, July 31, 2012

For those who missed out on Hot Toys Wolverine - there's Toys Box 1/6th scale Wolfman figure

For those who missed out on the Hot Toys X-Men Origins 1/6th scale Wolverine 12-inch figure (reviewed HERE), there's this upcoming release from Toys Box called 1/6 Wolfman. It's basically a Wolverine wannabe without his shirt and jacket (check out pictures of the Hot Toys version HERE). I suppose Toys Box is going for something different with the snarling head sculpt but I for one do not like these overtly expressive heads. But that's just my personal preference ;p Some people will find this alternate head sculpt a good addition.

Toys Box 1/6th scale Wolfman will come with 1/6th scale head sculpt, one pair of hands with Claws, soldier dog tags, sweat shirt / undershirt, Jeans, belt with buckle, one pair boots. NOTE: No 12-inch figure body is included. This is just a head with clothes set, plus the necessary claws to turn this piece into a WOLFMAN.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles and Documents from the Batcave

This hardcover book should be in every Batman fan's possession :) especially if you are a BIG FAN of Christopher Nolan's BATMAN: The Dark Knight film trilogy. But that's just my opinion ;p You'll just have to get it and see for yourself.

In 2005, filmmaker Christopher Nolan redefined Batman for a new generation with Batman Begins, followed in 2008 by The Dark Knight, and now 2012’s conclusion to the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Here, for the first time, is an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Dark Knight Manual, the definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies.

Cover of the Dark Knight Manual

Following the destruction of Wayne Manor, Bruce Wayne began to assemble key sketches, diagrams, observations, and other top-secret documents germane to becoming Batman; he then entrusted this manual to his faithful butler, Alfred. Every defining moment is detailed here, charting Wayne’s collaborations with Lucius Fox at Wayne Enterprises on the latest cutting-edge technology.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pre-order DAM Toy 1/6th U.S. Navy SEAL Recon Team Corpsman 12-inch Military Figure

DAM had already previewed the first 12-inch SEAL figure of their Recon Team some time back in May (see my post HERE) and now this will be their second Navy SEAL Recon Team military figure and it's going to be a Corpsman :)

A US Navy Hospital Corpsman (HM) is an enlisted medical specialist for the United States Navy who serves with Navy and United States Marine Corps units. The Hospital Corpsman works in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, and as well as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway. Hospital Corpsmen are frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended deployment. [source: wiki]

Going by what they wear and what they carry plus the resemblance to certain actors, this U.S. Navy SEAL Recon Team looks like the one from the 2003 American war film "Tears of the Sun" which was about a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in Nigeria.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Rachel Dawes to Bruce Wayne: It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.

AURORA, Colo. - Batman star Christian Bale visited survivors of the Colorado theater shooting Tuesday, and thanked medical staff and police officers who responded to the attack that killed 12 people and injured 58 others. Bale visited with little advance warning and also stopped by a makeshift memorial to victims near the movie theater that was showing "The Dark Knight Rises" when the gunfire erupted.

Janie Bowman-Hayes, assistant vice president of surgical services at sister hospital Swedish Medical Center, said she and co-workers were attending a luncheon at The Medical Center of Aurora to thank staff who tended to victims. "When we got there, then we found out he was there," she said.

Bale, humble and dressed casually in a black T-shirt and jeans, thanked the staff, shook hands and agreed to have his photo taken with employees, Bowman-Hayes said. "He just said he wanted to come to thank all of us because he has been thinking about this. He knows the whole world has been thinking about this," she said. "He took it upon himself to come and thank us."

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hot Toys Quarter Scale QS002 The Terminator: 1/4th scale Endoskeleton Collectible Figure

Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/4th scale Endoskeleton Collectible Figure from The Terminator movie. The 1/4th scale Endoskeleton collectible is specially crafted based on the image in the movie, highlighting the electroplated endoskeleton, LED-lighted eyes, weapon and figure stand imitating the movie scene.

The 1/4th scale Endoskeleton Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Endoskeleton in The Terminator movie. Stands approximately 18.5 inches / 47 cm tall with Over 30 points of articulations. Comes with LED-lighted eyes (red light, battery operated), Electroplated endoskeleton with diecast parts, Fully articulated fingers

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hot Toys The Avengers: 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark VII 12" Limited Edition Collectible Figure

Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Mark VII Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the smash hit The Avengers movie. The movie-accurate Mark VII collectible is highly detailed and fully deployed, specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic character Mark VII in the movie, highlighting the highly detailed head sculpt, light-up functions and well equipped armor.

Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS185 The Avengers: 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark VII Limited Edition Collectible Figurine specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Mark VII in the movie, Interchangeable head sculpt of Tony Stark with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. Approximately 30 cm tall with Over 36 points of articulations.

Special features on armor: LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated), One (1) interchangeable battle damaged mask, One (1) pair of damaged shoulder armor, One (1) removable chest armor, One (1) damaged chest armor, One (1) pair of detachable forearm rockets, One (1) pair of wrist laser on forearm armor

Hot Toys Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2012 event Pre-order Items: Iron Man, Batman etc

Hot Toys announcement:
Dear all,
The Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong event will kick off in just one day! This year, our booth is again decorated as the Hot Toys Theatre featuring the classic superhero thematic scenes and showcasing the specially designed dioramas of The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers with the latest figures series unveiled!

Three Special Edition Collectible Figures will be firstly available for pre-order at the Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong event starting from tomorrow, where fans can get a complimentary exclusive bonus accessory upon pre-ordering there!

Hot Toys Action-TT Power Illuminated Turntable Figure Stands for displaying expensive figures

From Hot Toys:
Dear all,
The Action-TT Power Illuminated Turntable Figure Stand specially designed by I.D. SQUARE for 1/6th scale collectible figures, is proudly distributed by Hot Toys. This stand is illuminating and rotatable, which is ideal for showcasing the 1/6th scale collectible figures. Please refer to the attached photos and spec below for your reference.

Special features of the Action-TT Power Illuminated Turntable Figure Stand: Ideal for 1/6th scale collectible figures. Movie logo plates can be inserted into the stand, Light-up and rotatable functions. The stands are inter-link-able with maximum capacity of 6 stands. AC/ DC compatible

Preview VTS VM-007 1/6th Scale Dark Soldier 12-inch Figure aka Karl Urban as John Grimm

Doom is a 2005 science fiction horror film, loosely based on the Doom series of video games created by id Software. It was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. A team of eight Marines - (Sarge, Reaper, Duke, Destroyer, The Kid, Portman, Goat and Mac) known as the RRTS Hellfighters (Rapid Response Tactical Squad) from Earth are sent via a teleportation device called "the Ark" to Mars where they must eliminate a threat which has attacked and killed residents of the Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC) Olduvai Research Facility.

Karl Urban starred as Staff Sergeant John "Reaper" Grimm: Grimm is the son of UAC scientists who were killed in an accident during the early excavation of a Martian dig site. He abandoned his scientific heritage and joined the military to forget about this personal disaster. He is the twin brother (younger by two minutes) of Dr. Samantha Grimm.

VTS VM-007 1/6th scale Dark Soldier 12-inch Figure aka Karl Urban as Staff Sergeant John "Reaper" Grimm will come with 1/6th scale real-like head sculpt, 12-inch figure body with long-sleeved T-shirt (black), combat suit, tactical vest, universal pouch (small), magazine pouch, universal pouch (large), ammo pouch, tactical belt, elbow pads (one pair), knee pads (one pair), half-finger tactical gloves (one pair), walkie-talkie radio, combat knife with scabbard, drop-leg holster, pistol, sci-fi assault rifle, rifle sling, radio communications headset, combat boots (one pair)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hot Toys Quarter Scale QS001 The Dark Knight Rises 1/4th scale Batman Collectible Figure

Hot Toys announcement:
Further to our well-received 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure from The Dark Knight Rises movie, Hot Toys is again proud to present the Batman collectible from this movie, this time from our highlighted 1/4th scale series!

This first-of-its-kind and highly detailed 1/4th scale Batman collectible will be firstly unveiled at the Ani-Com Hong Kong!

It's ON! Hot Toys is also going into the 1/4th scale market (after EnterBay) with their other money generating franchise, The Dark Knight! All I can say is, I'm glad I'm sticking to 1/6th scale ;p Quarter scale is a whole new market altogether and things can only get bigger from here on.

Hot Toys teases with 1/6th scale Chitauri, 12-inch Phil Coulson, Iron Man Mark VII and Hulk Figures

Hot Toys has released teaser pictures of their 1/6th scale Chitauri Footsoldier, SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson, Iron Man Mark VII armored suit and Hulk from "The Avengers" movie as well as a preview of their upcoming 1/4th scale The Dark Knight Batman figure

The Chitauri are Loki's Army in The Avengers. They are very loosely based on the extraterrestrial race of the same name from Mark Millar's The Ultimates. The Chitauri are a powerful, technologically advanced race of extraterrestrial cyborg-like creatures, and they're on Thanos' service. When the Mad Titan allies himself with the exiled Asgardian Loki Laufeyson, the Chitauri are granted to him as his personal army to conquer Earth and gain the Tesseract.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Preview VTS 1/6 Violent Samurai 12-inch Figure

The title / product name is a little misleading :( when I first read it, I thought it was going to be a vintage Samurai action figure like the one DID released many years ago (see my post HERE) or even a Tom Cruise as Nathan Algren in samurai armor as seen in the 2003 epic drama film "The Last Samurai" but instead I see images of an angry looking Steven Seagal dressed in rather modern togs.

So is this going to be 1/6th scale Steven Seagal year? Art-figures had announced their next figure AF008 to be a 1/6th scale Raging Police OR old man Steven Seagal 12-inch figure (see the pictures HERE) and now VTS is also releasing a 12-inch Steven Seagal figure as well.

VTS 1/6 Violent Samurai 12-inch Figure will come with a 1/6th scale Head sculpt with some Steven Seagal likeness, 12-inch male figure Body, black long-sleeve T-shirt, black leather vest, black leather coat, black leather Tang suit, black jeans, Double Pistol Mag Pouch, black belt, three hands, medium-length katana, short katana, G17 pistol, G17 black pistol holster and black leather shoes

Monday, July 23, 2012

Incoming: Soldier Story 1/6th scale U.S. Army in Afghanistan 12-inch ISAF Military Figure

The heat is ON! We already know that Crazy Dummy will be coming out with two modern US Army Soldiers from the current Afghanistan campaign - one an infantryman (see previous post), the other a light machine gunner (previewed HERE). Guess what? Soldier Story will also be releasing a 1/6th scale US Army soldier in Afghanistan, but they have combined the infantryman AND the machine gunner into ONE set. That means you get the complete US Army Uniform Set (and figure) with new camo pattern (the Army's interpretation of MultiCam) PLUS you can choose between an M4 Carbine or Mk48 Light Machine Gun, with appropriate pouches to accommodate both weapons.

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), often called the Coalition Forces, is a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan that was established by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001 by Resolution 1386, as envisaged by the Bonn Agreement. Its main purpose is to train the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and assist Afghanistan rebuild key government institutions but is also engaged in the 2001-present war with insurgent groups.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Preview Crazy Dummy 1/6 scale U.S. Army ISAF Soldier in Afghanistan 12-inch Military Figure

Remember the Crazy Dummy 1/6th scale U.S. Army SAW Gunner in Afghanistan 12-inch Figure I had posted on earlier (see my post HERE)? Well, Crazy Dummy isn't releasing just this SAW gunner military figure. They will also be releasing the U.S. Army ISAF Soldier in Afghanistan as well. The difference being that this one is a regular grunt and does not carry the SAW but the M4 carbine with M203 grenade launcher attached.

The Crazy Dummy 1/6 scale U.S. Army ISAF Soldier in Afghanistan 12-inch Military Figure will come with: Real-like 1/6th scale head sculpt and 12-inch male figure body, MICH 2000 helmet with OCP cover, Universal goggle retention straps, Army t-shirt, OCP ACS suit, OCP ACU pants, BDU belt, OCP SPCS plate carrier, OCP TAP chest rig, TAP harness

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sneak Peek at Custom Factory's Critical Moment 2 British Special Unit Team "Price" and "Soap"

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (stylized as CALL OF DUTY: MW3, and also known as COD: MW3, or simply MW3) is the eighth main Call of Duty game, and the fifth developed by Infinity Ward. It is the sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The game sees the return of former Task Force 141 Cpt. John "Soap" MacTavish (voiced by Kevin McKidd), former S.A.S. Cpt. John Price (Billy Murray) and Russian informant "Nikolai", who are on the run after killing the rogue U.S. Army Lt. General Shepherd, the main antagonist of the previous game.

It seems like Custom Factory (another new entrant in the 1/6th market?) will be releasing both Cpt. John Price and "Soap" MacTavish 12-inch figures as part of their British Special Unit Team IX under their Critical Moment 2 title and for obvious reasons, they cannot use their actual names for their product so it's Team Commander S Quinn and Team Captain P Miller instead.

John "Soap" MacTavish is the main protagonist of the S.A.S. missions in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. He returns in Modern Warfare 2 leading Task Force 141. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, he is badly wounded after killing Lt. General Shepherd by launching a throwing knife into his eye in Modern Warfare 2 but joins the player on most missions involving Yuri and is deemed as a very important role in running the game's storyline smoothly.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hot Toys teases with MMS 1/6th scale Catwoman / Selina Kyle 12-inch female figure

From Hot Toys:
A fire has risen.
The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to Mr. Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, is just launched! Batman fans, have you watched it yet? The collectible figure of the prominent character Catwoman / Selina Kyle is coming soon! The legend is coming to an end…

Check out Preview pictures of Taowan 1/6th scale full metal Stryker - M1126 ICV

The IAV Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled, 4-wheel-drive (8x4), armored fighting vehicles derived from the Canadian LAV III and produced by General Dynamics Land Systems, in use by the United States Army. The vehicle is named for two American servicemen who posthumously received the Medal of Honor: Private First Class Stuart S. Stryker, who died in World War II and Specialist Four Robert F. Stryker, who died in the Vietnam War.[source: wiki]

The first Stryker brigades were deployed to Iraq in October 2003. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division from Fort Lewis was the first to field and deploy the Stryker vehicle to combat in Iraq from November 2003 to November 2004.

1:6 scale Stryker M1126 ICV (click to view BIGGER)

The M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)is the armored personnel carrier version that provides protected transport for 2 crew and a 9 man infantry squad, and can support dismounted infantry. Weighs 19 tons, communications include text and a map network between vehicles. It can be armed with 0.50 inch M2 Browning machine gun, 40 mm MK19 grenade launcher or 7.62 mm M240 machine gun.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Also coming: Hot Toys The Dark Knight Rises 1/6 scale Tumbler (Desert Camouflage version)

After getting a preview of the soon-to-be-released BANE 12-inch figure by Hot Toys (see previous post), here's a peek at Bane's ride. In The Dark Knight Rises (now showing), even the super villain gets his own wheels ;p

Announcement from Hot Toys:
Dear all,
The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, is coming! Celebrating the launch of this highly expected movie, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Tumbler (Camouflage Version) Collectible from this movie. Please refer to the attached photos and spec below for your reference.

Hot Toys The Dark Knight Rises: 1/6th scale Tumbler (Camouflage Version) Collectible specially features: Authentically detailed 1/6th scale model car painted in desert Camouflage color. Perfect scale to Hot Toys 1/6th scale Collectible Figure with Headlights light-up function, Cockpit / roof opening panel Slides up and down plus Movable braking flaps

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Preview Hot Toys The Dark Knight Rises: 1/6th scale Bane 12-inch Collectible Figure

From Hot Toys:
Dear all,
The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, is coming in just one day! Celebrating the launch of this highly expected movie, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Bane Collectible Figure from this movie. The Bane collectible is highly detailed, specially crafted based on the image of Tom Hardy as Bane, highlighting the movie-accurate head sculpt with mask, detailed costume and accessories. Please refer to the attached photos and spec below for your reference.

Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS183 The Dark Knight Rises: 1/6th scale Bane 12-inch Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises movie with Newly developed head sculpt with undetachable mask. Approximately 30 cm tall using TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations. Five (5) pieces of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed palms and One (1) left open palm

Preview ACI Toys 1/6th Primates (ACI x Jason Siu) 12-inch Limited Edition Figures Prototypes

From ACI Toys:
Dear all,
Here comes preview of ACI Toys 1/6th Primates (ACI x Jason Siu) Worldwide Limited Edition 全球限定 (2 styles). The prototypes are not completed, and there's plenty of accessories including 1/6th scale tent, portable cassette player, earphones, etc.

click on the pic for a bigger and better view :)

They are now accepting pre-order at 2012台北國際玩具創作大展 (獨家首波預購) Taipei Toy Festival 2012 (Priority Pre-order). Production quantity will be very limited and 2nd pre-order will be started soon. Stay tunned!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ACI Toys 1/6th scale Cannibal Skulls and CooModel Simulation Skulls (Four versions)

From ACI Toys:
Dear all,
The 1/6 scale "Cannibal Skulls" are ready for your deployment now! For your diorama building, custom work and kitbashing, it will be available to our retailing partners all over the world very soon. If you have no local retailers carrying our products , they are also available at our "acitoys.com exclusive store". Just go to www.acitoys.com, and you could enjoy VIP / Member discount if you'd already registered our VIP / membership in previous purchases. For those who are not VIP/Member yet, you could still enjoy free shipping.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Batman's other "Batmobile", driven when he has to hide in plain sight and what a beauty too

This is a re-post since the topic recently has been the various Batmobiles Hot Toys will be releasing in the coming months. I don't think Hot Toys will release this in 1:6th scale but you have to admit that based on the part this vehicle played in "The Dark Knight", this has to be counted as the OTHER Batmobile haha one that is hidden in plain sight ;p

Originally posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2008

James Gordon: "That was a very brave thing you did Wayne."
Bruce Wayne: "What... running a stop light?"
Bruce Wayne: "Do you think I should go to the hospital?"
James Gordon: "You don't watch a whole lot of news, do you, Mr Wayne?"
Bruce Wayne saves Reese (who almost reveals Batman's true identity on television until The Joker intercedes and says he'll blow up a hospital in Gotham unless Reese is killed) when he uses his Lamborghini Murcielago to intercept an attempt on Reese's life.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Spotted at SDCC2012: Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th scale Baroness 12-inch Female Figure

The Baroness is a character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline by Hasbro, originally appearing in the first issue of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comic series by Marvel Comics in June, 1982. The Baroness is a villain, usually associated with G.I. Joe's enemy, Cobra. Baroness serves as Cobra's intelligence officer and lieutenant to Cobra Commander. With long black hair, black-rimmed glasses, and a black leather outfit, Baroness is a dark, sensual femme fatale whose beauty is matched only by her ruthlessness.

The Baroness has appeared at the San Diego Comic Con 2012 (SDCC2012) in full 1/6 glory and once again, credit for the pictures taken goes to Michael Crawford's Toy Review and Cool Toy Review's martin myatt who have given us a first-hand glimpse at Sideshow Collectibles next 12-inch figure from their ever growing G.I. Joe line: 1/6th scale Baroness

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Seen @ SDCC2012 Hot Toys Booth - Some of the Up & Coming Hot Toys Figures & Vehicles

Credit MUST be given where credit is due :) All credit for these pictures goes to the toy bloggers and toy enthusiasts who were more than willing to share these images on their sites and internet. They are d. martin myatt - cooltoyreview.com, MCW toys and Piziitoys. A big THANK YOU guys for letting those of us who couldn't be there know what was showcased at the San Diego Comic Con 2012 (SDCC2012), the first of many toy fairs to come. These display items / figures will most likely be packed up and shipped to the various Toy Fairs to be showcased. First up: Captain America!

The Hot Toys The Avengers movie 1/6th scale Captain America 12-inch figure is looking mighty FINE :) You'll be mistaken to think that the picture above is a screen grab from the film. It is a photograph taken of the Hot Toys figure on display at the SDCC2012 exhibition booth. Scroll down to see more pictures plus photos taken of the other Hot Toys figures on display as well as their 1/6th scale vehicles.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hot Toys - Batman Series - 1/6th scale Collectible Vehicles at a glance - just WOW!

From Hot Toys:
Dear all,

Hot Toys has brought many collectible figures of the Batman movies to fans.

Besides collectible figures, Hot Toys also brings the giant movie vehicles into reality – The Bat, Camouflage Batmobile and Bat-pod from the highly anticipated The Dark Knight Rises movie (2012), Batmobile in different designs from The Dark Knight (2008), Batman (1989), and Batman 1966 Live-action TV Series!

Here is a series of the Batman vehicles at a glance, which will come together with the figures soon!

Click on the picture for an ENLARGED view!

WOW! No other words necessary ;p This just blows the mind!

Medicom Toys Real Action Heroes (RAH) 1/6th scale Hush Batman and Joker 12-inch Figures

Hush is a 2002-2003 comic book story arc that ran through the Batman monthly series. It was written by Jeph Loeb, penciled by Jim Lee, inked by Scott Williams and colored by Alex Sinclair. The story depicts a mysterious stalker called Hush, who seems intent on sabotaging Batman from afar, and it includes a large number of guest appearances by Batman villains.

Based on the best-selling series Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee, Medicom unveils their first two releases in their new DC Comics Real Action Hero line of 1/6th scale figures. Batman and the Joker are both sculpted from original designs by Jim Lee, and are built using the finest craftmanship and costume tailoring.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Quick! To the Batmobile!" Hot Toys 1966 Batman TV Series 1/6th scale Batmobile

Hot Toys latest: Great news for Batman fans!

We are now proud to present the license of the hugely popular classic Batman 1966 Live-action TV Series! First bringing to fans is this finely crafted 1/6th scale Batmobile collectible from the Series which is proudly unveiled at San Diego Comic Con today!

Fans, please visit the booth of Sideshow Collectibles (booth number: 1929) to have a close look at our one-of-its-kind Batmobile! More collectibles from this Series are coming soon! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics Poison Ivy 21-inch Tall Premium Format Figure - Hubba Hubba

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce the newest addition to our DC Comics Premium Format Figure collection, the alluring and hypnotic Poison Ivy. The drop dead gorgeous villain is crafted in 1:4 scale, with flowing crimson hair, vines winding up her voluptuous figure, and a captivating come-hither pose. The Poison Ivy Premium Format figure stands 21 inches tall, poised amidst her carnivorous plants. Each hand painted, individually finished figure perfectly captures Gotham City's most seductive siren, a truly breathtaking addition to any collection.

Pamela Isley grew up in a wealthy home with emotionally-distant parents before leaving for college in Seattle, where she studied advanced botanical biochemistry under the infamous Dr. Jason Woodrue. Socially awkward to the point of timidity, Isley falls easily to the persuasive seductions of her professor, who repeatedly injects her with a variety of poisons and toxins in a mad series of botanical experiments that, while falling short of killing her, drive her irrevocably insane.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sideshow Collectibles Comic Con 2012 Exclusive Star Wars 1/6 Clone Commander Fox 12" Figure

"When will you fools learn? No one escapes from Commander Fox."

During the Clone Wars, Count Dooku placed a bounty on the heads of all the members of the Galactic Senate. As most of the senators resided on Coruscant, their protection fell on the shoulders of the famed Coruscant Guard. Their commander, CC-1010 nicknamed Fox led missions to rescue Senator Padme Amidala and protect Shayla Paige-Tarkin. Protecting the senators also meant hunting the bounty hunters; tirelessly chasing Trandoshan hunters and confronting Cad Bane of Duros during a tense hostage situation.

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the newest member of the Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale line, Clone Commander Fox. This is a Sideshow Exclusive: The Clone Commander Fox Sixth Scale Figure is a Comic Con 2012 Exclusive

Incoming as well: Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars Militaries 1/6th scale E-Web Cannon

Know as the E-Web Cannon or E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster, this weapon was first seen in the 1980 American epic space opera film "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" directed by Irvin Kershner and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, with George Lucas writing the film's story and serving as executive producer.

With the introduction of the E-Web heavy repeating blaster, formally titled the Emplacement Weapon / Heavy Blaster, troopers were able to fire at an optimum range of two-hundred meters and a maximum range of five-hundred meters. Although it was the most powerful repeating blaster in the Imperial arsenal, it was restricted by certain limitations. E-Web blasters required a relatively lengthy set-up time, including assembly, calibrating the generator, and configuring of the targeting software. They also operated most efficiently with a two-man team, the first to man the gun itself, the second responsible for monitoring and adjusting the power generator, which, like all generators of its time was prone to overheating. Regardless, the E-Web, equipped with a built-in comlink and computerized fire control, served as an highly effective and powerful tool for the Imperial army, making significant appearances in an attempt to murder Obi-Wan Kenobi, at the Battle of Praesitlyn, and perhaps most successfully during the Galactic Civil War at the Battle of Hoth.

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster Sixth Scale weapon. Featuring a portable power generator with conduit hose, the Imperial army's powerful blaster can be positioned up and down or from side to side, to create a custom display, the perfect complement to the Snowtrooper Sixth Scale Figure, the newest entry in the Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale collection.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hot Toys "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" 1/6th Penélope Cruz as Angelica Figure

Hot Toys is proud to present the Angelica Collectible Figure from the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" movie as the 2012 Toy Fairs Exclusive item. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Penélope Cruz as Angelica in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

Following the good response of our female collectible figures, this Angelica figure is a must-have for Pirates fans! Shiver me timbers, that's one FINE looking woman ;p

Hot Toys Toy Fairs Exclusive: "The Dark Knight" 1/6th scale Lt. Jim Gordon 12" Collectible Figure

Hot Toys is proud to present the Lt. Jim Gordon Collectible Figure (S.W.A.T. Suit Version) from The Dark Knight movie as the 2012 Toy Fairs Exclusive item. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Gary Oldman as Lt. Jim Gordon in S.W.A.T. suit in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

Batman fans can now collect the figure of this iconic character to complete their ideal The Dark Knight collection! Scroll down to see more pictures :)

Hot Toys 2012 Toy Fairs Exclusive Items

Hot Toys is proud to present their latest collectible figures at the following Toy Fairs which will be opened to public and the three Toy Fairs Exclusive Items will be mainly available there!

The Summer Toy Fairs are:
San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) (July 12-15) • Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong (ACG HK) (July 27-31) • Hot Toys Tokyo Flagship Store Toy Sapiens 2012 Summer Exclusives Fair (Aug 4)  • Taiwan Annual Exhibition (Aug 11-19) • Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) (Sep 1-2) • Ani-Com & Games Guangzhou (ACG GZ) (Sep 30 – Oct 4)

And the three highly-anticipated Toy Fairs Exclusive items are:
The Dark Knight: 1/6th scale Lt. Jim Gordon Collectible Figurine
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: 1/6th scale Angelica Collectible Figure
Captain America: The First Avenger: 1/6th scale Captain America (Rescue Uniform Version) Limited Edition Collectible Figurine

Preview Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1/6th scale Imperial Snowtrooper 12-inch figure

Specially outfitted to withstand bitter arctic climes, Snowtroopers were deployed on many different frozen worlds, but perhaps most notably in the Battle of Hoth where the Imperial Blizzard Force defeated the Alliance to Restore the Republic. In order to protect Snowtroopers against unforgiving climate extremes, they wore a white rugged body suit, to aid in camouflage, but also provide thermal insulation. They were also outfitted with an armored body shell and a unique breather hood built into their facemask that would facilitate breathing in extreme cold and or dangerous atmospheres. Armed with E-11 carbine blasters and thermal detonators, Snowtroopers also commonly employed E-Web heavy repeating blasters in battle.

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the newest entry in the Militaries of Star Wars Sixth Scale figure collection, the Snowtrooper 12-inch action figure. Outfitted to withstand the arctic climate of Hoth, the Snowtrooper Sixth Scale figure features detailed armor, accessories, and weaponry.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

"Avengers Assemble" Preview Dragon Models The Avengers 1/9th scale Action Hero Vignettes

These Marvel Avengers “Action Hero Vignettes” were actually introduced before the Dragon 1/9th scale Batman and Bane Action Hero Vignette from "The Dark Knight Rises" which I had posted earlier HERE. Dragon Models, being a model kit maker, decided to go the route of models kits / statuesque figures instead of the articulated 12-inch figures which they have also become known for when it came to movie-related merchandise. No point in competing with Hot Toys for the movie license when clearly they are outclassed in the 1/6th scale department.

Official word:
Dragon Models and DART (Dragon Advanced Research & Technology) are excited to introduce our latest innovation in 3D technology, Marvel Avengers “Action Hero Vignettes” in 1/9 scale. Pre-painted and with just the snap of a few parts, you can have a highly detailed desktop display of your favorite Avenger!

A hybrid between a display figure and a kit, Dragon brings you the best of both worlds. The use of model kit techniques allow us reproduce the intricate details and sharp lines to maximize the usage of the official 3D character scans. The use of the static display concept ensures that there are no cooling lines on the torsos and no visible ball joints that are prominent in most “action” figures. Additionally, the figures are set in a Marvel suggested pose so that the body portions won’t be deformed when the poses are changed.

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Preview Hot Toys DX12 The Dark Knight Rises 1/6th Batman / Bruce Wayne Collectible Figure

The Dark Knight Rises movie is coming in just two weeks and it shall be the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Celebrating the launch of this highly expected The Dark Knight Rises movie, Hot Toys is proud to present the most movie-accurate 1/6th scale DX Batman / Bruce Wayne Collectible Figure from this movie.

The Batman / Bruce Wayne collectible is newly developed and highly detailed, specially crafted based on the image of Christian Bale as the iconic character Batman / Bruce Wayne, highlighting the movie-accurate head sculpt, Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) on Batman’s head, specially made fabric costume with armor based on the costume design in the movie, weapons and accessories.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Dragon 1/9th scale Batman and Bane Action Hero Vignette from "The Dark Knight Rises"

Following on from the hugely popular Marvel Avengers “Action Hero Vignettes” produced in 1/9th scale, Dragon is swooping in with its next 3D release. This time it’s a vignette from the upcoming movie The Dark Knight Rises. A product from DART (Dragon Advanced Research & Technology), it features Batman and his nemesis Bane. The latter is a long-standing foe of Batman’s due to a combination of his considerable physical strength and formidable intellect.

Dragon’s unique Action Hero Vignette figures are a perfect cross between a display figure and a kit. Possessing just a few parts, the pre-painted elements quickly snap together to create a dramatic 1/9 scale action figure. Dragon’s kit production and technological expertise result in figures that are sharply detailed and which accurately mirror the 3D form of characters. Batman and Bane come with a diorama base that is pre-colored and that quickly assembles into a dramatic movie scene.

Key points from Dragon: Highly collectible display model Developed in 3D, using official data from Marvel. Highly detailed and accurate Dynamic poses with diorama base. Fully colored and textured to movie likeness. Minimal assembly, “plug and display”. So since Dragon cannot match the other companies with their 1/6th scale 12-inch movie-related products, they decide to venture into 1/9th scale statuesque figures instead. Basically, these are statues but they aren't cast in stone ;p

Takara Cool Girl 1/6th scale Gatchaman G3 Jun the Swan CyGirl 12-inch female action figure

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (科学忍者隊ガッチャマン Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman) is a 5-member superhero team that is composed of the main characters in several Japanese anime created by Tatsuo Yoshida and originally produced in Japan by Tatsunoko Productions and later adapted into several English-language versions. It is also known by the abbreviated name Gatchaman.

The original series, produced in 1972, was eponymously named Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman and is most well known to the English-speaking world as the adaptation titled Battle of the Planets. The title is unofficially called G-Force (not to be confused with the subsequent 1980s English-language adaptation of Gatchaman, known as G-Force: Guardians of Space). Tatsunoko also uses the official translation Science Commando Gatchaman, as shown in numerous related products and media. [source: wiki]

Best described as a science fiction action anime, recurring themes of Gatchaman involve conservation of nature, environmentalism, and responsible use of technology for progress and advancement. The series is centered around five young superhero ninja in the employ of Dr. Kōzaburō Nambu of the fictitious International Science Organization to oppose an international terrorist organization of technologically advanced villains, known as Galactor, from trying to take control of the Earth's natural resources.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Preview Brothers Production Presents 1/6th scale Final Mission 12-inch figure - Tom Cruise as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt in Ghost Protocol

The IMF (Impossible Missions Force) is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series. It is a 2011 American action spy film starring Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, and is director Brad Bird's first live-action film.

This is the soon-to-be-released Brothers Production Presents 1/6th scale Final Mission 12-inch figure which is essentially Tom Cruise as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt as seen in the 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sideshow / Hot Toys Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive 1/6th scale Captain America Rescue Version

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the Captain America Rescue Version Sixth Scale Collectible figure from "Captain America - The First Avenger". The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapon and accessories.

The Sideshow Collectibles / Hot Toys Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive Captain America - Rescue Version Sixth Scale Figure features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in Rescue Version costume from the film, "Captain America: The First Avenger". Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted. Figure is approximately 30 cm tall with 12-inch TrueType body with over 30 points of articulation. Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture. Two (2) pairs of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) left palm for holding shield, One (1) right palm for holding pistol or knife.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hot Toys Batman Movies Cosbaby Series with Batman, Catwoman, Bane, Joker and Scarecrow

From Hot Toys:
In view of the popularity of the Batman movies series, Hot Toys is proud to present the Cosbaby series from the three Batman movies – Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and the upcoming summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises (2012), featuring a total of nine cosbabies, with three characters from each movie. Each cosbaby stands approximately 3 inches / 7 cm tall, featuring your favorite movie characters in baby form and their unique designs in special format. Each set of Batman Cosbaby (S) Series includes nine cosbabies in individual boxes.

Well, more to collect for hard core Batman fans :) Similar to the Medicom Toys Kubrick series (check out my Kubrick Batman figures posted way back in July 2007 HERE), these offerings are by Hot Toys to reach out to the non-one sixth collector market. These are more cute than realistic. Scroll down to see MORE

Flirty Girl Collectibles 1/6th scale SBA2012 Space Battle Armor set for 12-inch Female Figures

Lieutenant Commander Shepard is the human protagonist of Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, whose gender, appearance, skills and pre-service history are all customizable and have an impact on the story. Shepard was born on April 11, 2154, is a graduate of the Systems Alliance N7 special forces program (service no. 5923-AC-2826), and is initially assigned to the SSV Normandy as Executive Officer. Shepard later becomes the first human to join the Spectres, an elite special task force for the Citadel Council. {source: masseffectwiki}

This is the upcoming release by Flirty Girl Collectibles: SBA2012 Space Battle Armor Set consisting of four different armor sets: SBA2012-1 GREY, SBA2012-2 WHITE, SBA2012-3 RED and SBA2012-4 GOLD. It will retail at USD89 (shipping not included). You can certainly tell where Flirty Girl got their inspiration for making this space battle armor set.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Preview Crazy Dummy 1/6th scale U.S. Army SAW Gunner in Afghanistan 12-inch Figure

A squad automatic weapon (SAW, also known as section automatic weapon or light support weapon) is a weapon used to give infantry squads or sections a portable source of automatic firepower. Weapons used in this role are selective-fire rifles, usually fitted with a bipod and heavier barrel to perform as Light machine guns. SAWs usually fire the same cartridge as the assault rifles or battle rifles carried by other members of the unit. This reduces logistical requirements by making it necessary to supply only one type of ammunition to a unit. SAWs are light enough to be operated by one man, as opposed to heavy machine guns such as the Browning M2, which fire more powerful cartridges but require a crew to operate at full effectiveness.

This is a upcoming release by Crazy Dummy of a 1/6th scale U.S. Army SAW gunner in Afghanistan (CD78004). This 12-inch military figure is supposed to depict what the U.S. Army SAW gunner is wearing and equipped with in Afghanistan.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Scale Store 1/6th scale Afghanistan Wall - GREAT for diorama or creating a scene

Scale Store ITEM NO:S0024 is a 1/6th scale Afghanistan Wall made of Resin Material. It looks nice for creating a scene or diorama but the problem with these items are the prices. After adding shipping, it becomes rather costly (almost doubled) and you have to think whether it's more worth it to spend the money on a 12-inch figure or splash it on an environment.

There will always be two sides to a coin i.e. some prefer figures while some prefer figures in an environment. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion but some companies have been adding some extra little touches to their products without jacking up the price. Instead of just including the standard 12-inch figure display stand, some companies are throwing in a little extra in the form of a scenic base i.e. a non-standard black base, a base with some relevance to the character being featured. Some recent examples - Brother Production Hard-boiled "Harry" (pictures HERE), Art-Figures: SAVES "Punisher: War Zone" Figure (reviewed HERE) and Hot Toys Classic Predator (check out my post HERE). In the case of "Toms Forrest", the all important iconic bench was added to make Forrest Gump look complete :) - see pictures HERE