Saturday, August 31, 2013

Preview DID 1/6 scale USMC Force Recon Brigadier General "Frank" 12-inch figure

The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, director of Bad Boys and Pearl Harbor, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Crimson Tide, and stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris.

A group of rogue U.S. Force Recon Marines led by disenchanted Brigadier General Frank Hummel (Ed Harris) seize a stockpile of deadly VX gas–armed M55 rockets from a heavily guarded US Navy bunker, reluctantly leaving one of their men to die in the process, when a bead of the gas falls and breaks. The next day, Hummel and his men, along with more renegade Marines led by Captains Frye (Gregory Sporleder) and Darrow (Tony Todd), seize control of Alcatraz during a guided tour and take 81 tourists hostage in the prison cells.


Hummel threatens to launch the stolen rockets against the population of San Francisco unless the government pays them $100 million from a military slush fund containing money from illegal arms sales, which he will distribute to his troops and the families of Recon Marines who died on clandestine missions under his command and whose deaths were not honored.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sideshow Collectibles J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man Collection Gwen Stacy Polystone Statue

Gwendolyn Maxine "Gwen" Stacy is a fictional comic character who appears in books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a supporting character in those featuring Spider-Man. A college student, Gwen Stacy was originally the first true love of Peter Parker (Spider-Man) before he developed deep feelings for her friend and rival, Mary Jane Watson. (source: wiki)

And from Sideshow Collectibles comes this J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man Collection 18-inch Gwen Stacy Polystone Statue (To Top of Head: 16-inch Height or 406.4mm)


Peter Parker's first true love is the gorgeous and brainy bombshell, Gwen Stacy. Sideshow is proud to share this one-of-a-kind design from renowned artist J. Scott Campbell. Capturing the vibrant heroine on an afternoon stroll through the rain, her knowing smile and carefree stride suggest that a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is watching over her wherever she goes.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pre-order Kotobukiya Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 1/7 scale Chun Li Bishoujo Statue

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Street Fighter II: The World Warrior marks the first appearance of Chun-Li, an undercover Interpol agent looking to avenge the death of her father at the hands of Shadaloo leader M.Bison. Quickly gaining favor with gamers for her repertoire of fighting moves including the Hyakuretsu Kyaku (Lighting Kick) and Spinningu Badokyaku (Spinning Bird Kick) it’s no surprise she is often regarded to as the “first lady of fighting games”.


Expertly rendered in 1/7 scale the Chun-Li Bishoujo statue stands nearly 8 inches tall on her included display base. Based on an original illustration from world-renowned artist Shunya Yamashita, this is the inaugural release in a new series of highly collectable Street Fighter Bishoujo statues from Kotobukiya.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Preview Hot Toys MMS216 "Man of Steel" 1/6 scale General Zod 12-inch Collectible Figure

“You are not alone.”

Hot Toys has previously presented the Superman and Jor-El Collectible Figures from Man of Steel and we are very excited to introduce the next character to join the series – General Zod.

Determined to rebuild Krypton and restore the Kryptonian race, General Zod has searched across an ocean of stars for Kal-El and the codex. Upon confrontation with Superman, General Zod proves to be a formidable opponent and engages in intense battle across the city during the climax of the movie.


The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Michael Shannon as General Zod in the movie which features a detailed head sculpt, interchangeable armored head, and meticulously constructed costume.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Incoming: Super Duck C003 1/6 scale Hamburg Uncle Joker clothes set (Ronald McDonald?)

Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain. In television commercials, the clown inhabits a fantasy world called McDonaldland, and has adventures with his friends Mayor McCheese, the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie the Early Bird, and The Fry Kids. In recent years, McDonaldland has been largely phased out, and Ronald is instead shown interacting with normal kids in their everyday lives.


From a toy company called Super Duck comes this 1/6 scale Hamburg Uncle Joker clothes set (C003) which looks to be based on Ronald McDonald the clown. Touted as a Funny set of outfits for your 1/6 action figure, it comes with the following: Shirt, Tie, Vest, Pants, pair of socks, pair of shoes, pair of gloved hands, Hamburger. The company says that the outfit fits most 12-inch action figure body in the market. What's most interesting is that the company Super Duck decided to put the outfit on a particular clown / joker character which makes it all the more enticing.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Original Effect Army Attractive series 1/6 scale Viola 13.5-inch female action figure Review II

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This is how Original Effect Army Attractive series Vol. 1 1/6 scale Viola 13.5-inch female action figure looks complete with all her accessories. I had covered the basic female figure out of the box along with the box packaging, included comic in the previous toy blog post HERE. This second-part review of OE Viola covers the 1/6 scale accessories included which are: extra pair of gloved hands, revolver, cap, belt with holster, black overcoat with belt, arm band and cigar


As I mentioned before in my part 1 review, this Original Effect Army Attractive series female figure is not really in 1/6 scale because she is 13.5 inches tall which makes her too tall to be one sixth scale. The leg joints are really really loose (did I emphasize that enough?) and her legs just pop out of her body when you touch it or brush against it :( Her corset top doesn't want to stay up and keeps sliding down while her skirt keeps sliding up and every time her legs pop out, you have to pull up her stockings and adjust everything all over again. Needless to say, this photo shoot wasn't easy at all. Scroll down to see the fully clothed OE Viola female figure

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Review 1: Original Effect (OE) Army Attractive series 1/6 Viola 13.5-inch female action figure

This is the recently released Original Effect Army Attractive series 1/6 scale Viola female action figure (femfig) which I had gotten in March 2013 (see my toy blog post HERE of my other hauls) but have not reviewed yet until now. Too many toys / figures and too little time ;p

Original Effect Army Attractive series 1/6 scale Viola female action figure comes with 1/6 scale Viola head sculpt, 13.5-inch tall female figure body with high-heeled feet, pair of gloved hands, revolver, cap, Bra / corset top, skirt, belt with holster, stockings, black overcoat with belt, arm band, cigar, tie and comic: Army Attractive Vol.1.


What drew me to this figure was the stylized female head sculpt (blond hair, blue eyes with the come-hither look - what's there not to like haha) combined with the German Nazi-like black dominatrix outfit, all of which speaks of seduction, submission and sensuality. Plus she's an "action" figure and you know I collect action figures and NOT dolls ;p a point I always try to make whenever I can - check out my post HERE for the differences between an action figure and a doll although the line can be rather thin at times, especially when it comes to female figures.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

It's getting weirder with OE (original effect) 1/6 Collectible Figure Vol.5 - Cello female figure

There have been four female figures already featured in Original Effect's Army Attractive Series with names like Viola (posted HERE), Hasuike Sunayuki (preview HERE), Harp Bullseye (pictures HERE) and Endless. And now they are adding a fifth: Cello. Note: this does not take into account the Killer Instinct Series Vol. 1 Sam female figure (previewed HERE)

Some backstory from OE (Original Effect): Each country successively cracks the remodeled fighting capacity of NAXI and can successfully develop well-matched green-pupil adepts. Cello is a new group of adepts of NAXI after Viola. It has yellow snake eyes, which are completely different from the previous Viola and Sunayuki, etc. in eye color. Its capacity is also subversively stronger than green-pupil adepts, making NAXI renew the peak of adepts. The new yellow-pupil adepts and the previous green-pupil ones greatly repel each other, so NAXI decides to “clear” the previous remodeled forces of all green-pupil adepts including VIOLA. However, the research and development source of green-pupil and yellow-pupil adepts has always been a mystery. The trigger for such genetic mutation will gradually unfold in future Army Attractive!


OE (original effect) 1/6 Collectible Figure Vol.5 - Cello female figure will come with 1/6 scale Cello female head sculpt, Reborn body, Military cap, Overcoat, Underclothes, Underpants, Reaphook and Chain. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures (including the new female Reborn body)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Check out Very Cool 1/6 scale Elegant Lady Outfit Set (Selina Kyle/Catwoman in a dress)

"There's a storm coming!"

In "The Dark Knight Rises (2012)", John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) while looking for Bruce Wayne / Batman (Christian Bale) spots Selina Kyle / Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) getting into a cab and tails her to the airport. Selina is trying to get out of the city after having seen Bane (Tom Hardy) defeat Batman the night before. She is afraid and wants to leave Gotham City.

John Blake: Bane? What do you know about him?
Selina Kyle: That you should be as afraid of him as I am.


This Very Cool 1/6 scale Elegant Lady Outfit Set looks very similar to the one Selina Kyle / Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) was seen wearing when she leaves for the airport but was apprehended by Blake just as she is walking down the jet bridge trying to make her getaway.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Megazord – Blast from the Past (How Time Flies)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American live-action children's television series about teenagers with super-powers, based on the 16th installment of the Japanese Super Sentai franchise, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. Both the show and its related merchandise saw unbridled overnight success, becoming a staple of 1990s pop culture in mere months. Under the original name, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" the series ran from 1993 to 1995 and spawned the feature film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. (source: wiki)

The first set of Zords in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are the Dinozords, which are based on prehistoric creatures and consist of the Mastodon, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Sabertooth Tiger, and Tyrannosaurus. These five combine to form the Megazord.


This set of Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Megazord toy set belongs to my eldest son who was given these to play with when he was growing up. At the time, the TV series was showing every Saturday morning and he would be glued to the TV set watching his favorite TV shows. We kept these around all these years because it's just too sentimental to throw away

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Preview DC Collectibles Batman: Hush graphic novel Batman & Catwoman The Kiss Statue

The original and most widely known Catwoman, Selina Kyle, first appeared in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) in which she is known as The Cat. She is usually depicted as an adversary of Batman, known for having a complex love-hate relationship with him. During the Batman: Hush storyline, Batman and Catwoman briefly work together and have a romantic relationship.

Inspired by the art of Jim Lee and the popular Batman miniseries, "Hush," this gorgeous statue proves that nighttime is good for far more than fighting crime. Guaranteed to sweep you off your feet without the use of a bat-grapple, look out for this statue in your favorite comic book shop or specialty store.


The Dark Knight and the Feline Fatale steal a kiss in this intricately sculpted statue ripped from the pages of the best-selling BATMAN: HUSH graphic novel, illustrated by superstar artist Jim Lee. Limited Edition of 2500. Measures Approximately 11 inches Tall.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review II: World Box Lakor GO BABY series 1/6 scale "Scout GO” baby 6-inch action figure

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This is the World Box Lakor GO BABY series 1/6 scale "Scout GO” baby 6-inch figure with his full gear on: SPC assault vest, MOLLE pouches, dump pouch and AK rifle. SCOUT GO BABY Action Figure Manufactured by World Box is approximately 6 inches tall (150 mm) and Features: 1/6 scale Baby Head, 6-inch Body (150 mm), Camouflage clothing (a fur-lined rabbit bunny outfit / costume), Gas mask, SPC Vest, MOLLE Pouch, Dump Pouch, Anti-noise earphone, AK gun with Rifle sling, Gloved hands, Badge, GPRS, Watch Cap (knit cap also known as Tuque) and Chocolate bar x 4 (3 + 1 half-eaten).


In my first part toy blog review HERE, I have covered the box packaging and contents in great detail with close-up shots of the parts and accessories. In this second part review, I wanted to show how I will be displaying this World Box Lakor GO BABY series 1/6 scale "Scout GO” baby 6-inch action figure. This turned out pretty cool as long as you keep the gas mask on the baby's face haha Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures including a comparison shot with a 12-inch figure to get an idea of size

Monday, August 19, 2013

"Let's Play!" Review World Box Lakor GO BABY series 1/6 scale "Scout GO” baby 6-inch figure

Yup! Believe it or not, I got myself this World Box Lakor GO BABY series 1/6 scale "Scout GO” baby 6-inch figure. I wasn't keen on the baby superheroes (Bat baby, Iron Baby, Ultra Baby) and villain (The Joker) from World Box Lakor "Take Happiness Home" but this Scout Go Baby caught my eye ;p and it's mainly because of the gas mask and bunny costume. Somehow putting the two together and combining them has a certain quirkiness to it which I like. A little bit of "Where the Wild Things Are" by American writer / illustrator Maurice Sendak and also "Alice in Wonderland" kind of peculiarity. Imagining falling down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.


I think World Box SCOUT GO BABY Action Figure is meant to penetrate the 12-inch military figures market just like how their superhero babies have done by targeting Hot Toys MMS (Movie Masterpiece Series) collectors who want a mini-me type of figure next to their 1/6 scale realistic move figures of The Joker, Batman and Iron Man. Besides the bunny costume and gas mask, this World Box Lakor GO BABY series 1/6 scale "Scout GO” baby 6-inch figure also comes with military style accessories. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sideshow Collectibles J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man Collection Mary Jane Polystone Statue

"Face it, Tiger... you just hit the jackpot!"

Mary Jane's first words to Peter Parker, is one of the most famous quotations in superhero comic book history. The quotation is duplicated in nearly every continuity in which Mary Jane appears and repeated in nearly every flashback to their first encounter.

Mary Jane Watson is the quintessential girl next door, exuberant and charming, she's the light of Peter Parker's life. Designed by the incomparable J. Scott Campbell, Sideshow brings this irresistible comic siren to life in the Mary Jane Comiquette, the first release in our J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man Collection. Cast in high quality polystone, MJ is hand painted with a new high-contrast technique, creating added depth and dimension to each piece.


The statue measures 11.5" H x 5.75" W x 5.75" D and was sculpted by Steve Schumacher, painted by Kat Sapene and, of course, based off of J. Scott Campbell's design. I'm not a big fan of statues because they are usually cast in stone in a fixed pose with zero articulation plus there are no 1/6 scale fabric outfit / costumes or accessories including highly detailed weapons but this really is a very nice statue :) all thanks to J. Scott Campbell's beautiful design. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures of this beautiful statue, including some taken at the 2013 SDCC.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Press Release - Captain Action announces NYCC Variant Exclusive Dr. Evil "Coffin Box"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, N.Y. (August 15, 2013) – Captain Action Enterprises announces a New York Comic Con exclusive: Dr. Evil in retro style “coffin box”. Harkening back to the sixties, these so-called coffin boxes were the standard form of packaging in an age before blister packs. Additionally, this retro-style packaging shows the insidious costume sets for Dr. Evil; Thor’s evil-half brother Loki and the upcoming costume sets as well The Joker, The Red Skull and Brainiac.

The Dr. Evil NYCC Exclusive comes complete with figure, costume, additional face mask , alien ray gun, hypno medallion and three interchangeable brains. Also included will be three collectible trading cards featuring characters from the Captain Action universe.


“Dr. Evil never his had own package to spotlight villains in the old days, so it’s high time we rectified this great injustice!”, said Joe Ahearn of Captain Action Enterprises.

This convention exclusive is limited to 350 pieces.

The New York Comic Con exclusive variant will retail for $79.00 and be available at the convention at the booths for Action Figure Xpress, Midtown Comics and of course Captain Action. The New York Comic Con is held annually at the Javits Center in New York City, and is scheduled for October 10-13th, 2013.

About Captain Action Enterprises
As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action can be found as toys, comic books, novels, statues, T-shirts, mugs, model kits and I.D. cases. Additional properties include the Dr. Evil, Lady Action, Action Boy, Khem, The Zeroids and Savage Beauty. For additional information, please contact Ed Catto at ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

For more information, please visit www.CaptainAction.com

Check this out! Play Toy Purple Girl Sixth Scale Figure is none other than Kick Ass 2 Hit Girl

It seems like Medicom Toys is not the only company releasing KickAss2: 1/6 scale Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready / Hit Girl figure (see the preview pictures HERE).

Play Toy soon-to-be-released The Purple Girl Sixth Scale Figure includes: 1/6 scale Female Head Sculpt, Mask, Female Body, Purple Jumpsuit, Skirt, Boots, Cape, Double-edged Sword, 6 Daggers, 2 Dagger holders, Grappling Hook, Belt with holsters, 2 Pistols and 6 Changeable Hands. Somebody is giving Medicom Toys a run for their money and you can bet Play Toy Purple Girl (Hit Girl) will be a lot cheaper than Medicom's version. Not only that but Play Toy's Chloë Grace Moretz head sculpt comes with removable mask! Take that, Medicom.


Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures of Play Toy Purple Girl Sixth Scale Figure (looking very much like Kick-Ass 2 Hit Girl (Mindy Macready). This does look very promising indeed. Now where's the pre-order? Let's sign up and order already ;p

Friday, August 16, 2013

Incoming: Sideshow Collectibles COBRA Ninja Assassin 1/6 scale Storm Shadow 12-inch figure

The deadly assassin, Storm Shadow is the newest member of Sideshow Collectibles COBRA Sixth Scale figure collection. Highly skilled, this silent and efficient killer wields his weapon of choice, an impressive compound bow and arrow set, along with a few other tools of his trade, including a razor sharp katana, shuriken, and a pair of ninja tonfas. Outfitted in a winter camouflage suit and assault vest, Storm Shadow carries a fully equipped pack with detailed harnesses. Whether he's aligned with the vile terrorist organization COBRA, or carrying out a special mission for an old friend, Storm Shadow is always ready to strike!

This might just be my favorite Storm Shadow of all time :)


Sideshow Collectibles COBRA Ninja Assassin 1/6 scale Storm Shadow 12-inch figure will come with Balaclava concealed portrait, Katana, Compound Bow with arrows, Two (2) Ninja Tonfas, Winter camouflage suit, Forearm gauntlets, Shin guards, Ninja Tabi boots, Padded assault vest, Clawed fighting hand, Shuriken hand, Additional posed gloved hands, Climbing rope, Assault pack. Scroll down to see more pictures

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Size comparison pics of some 12-inch action figures with Coo Model 1/6 scale Skeleton Soldier

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Having reviewed the Coo Model 1/6 scale Skeleton Soldier HERE and HERE, how about some comparison pictures of Coo Model 1/6 scale Simulated Human Skeleton Soldier 12-inch figure with other 12-inch figures? Let's see how they stack up against each other? Size is always a bit of a concern in 1/6 scale. You want to know if the manufacturer got the scale and size right especially if you want to display all the figures together. A good example would be Darth Vader. He cannot be the same size / height as the Stormtroopers. That would be wrong. That's why Medicom Toys supposedly 1/6 scale Darth Vader was a big disappointment :( check out the comparison pics HERE


So how tall is the Coo Model 1/6 scale Simulated Human Skeleton Soldier figure and how does it look when placed together with other 12-inch action figures? Scroll down to find out the answer plus see size comparison pictures with ACI 1/6 Roman Gladiator "Flamma" 12-inch figure, Kaustic Plastik's 12-inch figures, HPC Toys Film series 12-inch figure and Hot Toys True Type TTM21 12-inch figure body.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Coo Model 1/6 scale 12-inch Skeleton Soldier as seen in "Jason and the Argonauts" Review II

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Here's the Coo Model 1/6 scale Skeleton Soldier 12-inch figure complete with his sword and shield :) How do I like my skeletons? This suits me just fine. Always wanted a 12-inch articulated simulated human skeleton figure and finally I have my hands on one. For those of us who are old enough and have watched the 1963 Columbia Pictures fantasy feature film "Jason and the Argonauts", we all remember the famous sword fight scene where Jason had to do battle against seven skeleton warriors. This was before computers and CGI so it was all stop-motion model animation created by Ray Harryhausen. What a thrill it was and such a classic too!


Coo Model 1/6 scale Simulated Human Skeleton Soldier 12-inch figure comes with 1/6 scale Human skull head and 12-inch human skeleton body, Skeletal Hand x 6, Shield and Sword. Additional accessories include: Attachments / connectors of hand, foot connectors which support HT interface. I have covered the box packaging, instruction manual, basic skeleton figure which has very good and tight joints as well as the accessories in my previous post HERE. This toy blog post is just about how all the parts come together. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review 1: Coo Model 1/6 scale Skeleton Soldier 12-inch figure from "Jason & the Argonauts" ?

This is the recently released Coo Model 1/6 scale Simulated Human Skeleton Soldier 12-inch figure that comes with 1/6 scale Human skull head and 12-inch human skeleton body, Skeletal Hand x 6, Shield and Sword. Additional accessories include: Attachments / connectors of hand, foot connectors which support HT interface. This 1/6 scale skeleton figure looks a lot better than the 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brother Boss skeleton figure (previewed HERE) that Coo Model is trying to get collectors interested.


In one of the scenes from the classic 1963 Columbia Pictures fantasy feature film "Jason and the Argonauts", King Aeëtes sows the Hydra's teeth after praying to the goddess Hecate, producing a skeletal warrior from each. Jason and two of his men have to fight off the skeleton soldiers. This was before CGI and all the visual effects were created by Ray Harryhausen who created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation." His most memorable works include the animation on Mighty Joe Young (1949), with his mentor Willis H. O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), his first color film; and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans (1981), after which he retired.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Incoming: COO MODEL - Item No: 18002 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brothers #2 - improvement?

It seems Coo Model does take collectors' feedback and comments into account. After the horrendous looking previews of the Coo Model Item No:18001 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brothers Big Brother (with Movable eyes) - pictures HERE - COO MODEL has now released new pictures of their Item No: 18002 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brother #2 12-inch cowboy skeleton figure. What's the difference? Coo Model has decided to go back to using the realistic looking skull head and skeletal hands from their original 12-inch skeleton soldier figure (to be reviewed in the NEXT post) which looks much better IMHO

COO MODEL Item No: 18002 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brothers #2 12-inch skeleton figure will come with 1/6 scale skull Head, 12-inch Skeleton body, skeletal Hands x 6, a pair of cowboy Shoes, cowboy Hat, gun Belt and normal belt, two Holsters, Shotgun (looks like a Winchester 1866 Model Yellow Boy), Pistol / Revolver (looks like a Colt 1851 Navy .36 with cartridge conversion), Metal Bullets x 6, Shotgun bullets x 6 (Winchester comes with shotgun cartridges?), pair of Eyes, Robe, Scarf, Clothes (?)


The 1/6 scale outfit and accessories, including weapons included with this set is almost identical with Coo Model Item No:18001 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brother BOSS figure (except for the vest with nipple tassels? hahaha) which makes me wonder if Coo Model will be releasing both versions (different item numbers) or just this latest version after getting all the negative feedback regarding the first previewed version. This definitely looks much better than the previous version (seen HERE) but how well it does will depend on the final factor and that is the PRICE! How much will this cost? We'll have to wait and see... In the meantime, scroll down to see the rest of the pictures :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Review Toys 'R' Us True Heroes AB-115 Shark (Lockheed C-130 Hercules in The Dark Knight?)

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft.

The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve with more than 60 nations. (source: wiki)


This is the Toys 'R' Us exclusive True Heroes AB-115 Shark Plane which looks very much like the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. This set comes complete with a gigantic plane with free-spinning wheels and propellers, side-mounted machine gun ports, an internal command center and light-and-sound action. Some accessories and 3 action figures are also included. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures and click on them for bigger and better views :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Coo Model Item No:18001 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brothers Big Brother (with Movable eyes)

Make no bones about it ;p This has to be one of the weirdest things I have ever seen in 1/6 scale!

This is the upcoming Coo Model Item No:18001 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brothers BOSS Big Brother (with Movable eyes). It will come with 1/6 scale Head (skull actually), 12-inch Skeleton body, skeleton Hands x 6, a pair of cowboy boots / Shoes, cowboy Hat, gun Belt and normal belt, two Holsters, Shotgun (looks like a Winchester 1866 Model Yellow Boy), Pistol / Revolver looks like a Colt 1851 Navy .36 with cartridge conversion, Metal Bullets x 6, Shotgun bullets x 6 (Winchester comes with shotgun cartridges?), pair of Eyes, Robe, Scarf, Clothes (?)


Coo Model has already released their 1/6 scale Skeleton Soldier 12-inch figure (previewed HERE) which does resemble the stop-motion skeleton soldiers seen in the 1963 fantasy feature film "Jason and the Argonauts" but this Western style skeleton takes the cake. The comical expression just doesn't do it and the freaky eyes don't help either. Coo Model Item No:18001 1/6 scale Cowboy Skull Brothers BOSS Big Brother (with Movable eyes) seems to be inspired by "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly", a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach in the title roles respectively.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Preview Hot Toys MMS211 Iron Man 3 1/6th scale The Mandarin 12-inch Collectible Figure

"The master is here."

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 has been extremely successful in the box office. From the menacing portrayal in movie trailer to the actual film that brings an unexpected twist, The Mandarin has been one of the most attention-grabbing characters in Iron Man 3. Although the representation of The Mandarin in the movie may have deviated from the comics, Sir Ben Kingsley has given a great performance to this peculiar role and Hot Toys is happy to present the 1/6th scale The Mandarin Collectible Figure from the movie.

The Mandarin collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Sir Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, tailored costume with remarkable details and accessories.


Hot Toys MMS211 (Movie Masterpiece Series) Iron Man 3 1/6th scale The Mandarin Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Sir Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin in Iron Man 3, Movie-accurate facial features with detailed beard, wrinkles and skin texture. Approximately 28 cm tall True Type Body with over 30 points of articulations. Seven (7) interchangeable palms with rings including: One (1) pair relaxed palms, One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of open palms, One (1) posing right palm. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Happy National Day to all Singaporeans with 3D Crystal Jigsaw Puzzle Astro Boy on August 9

Every year I try to do a post just for Singapore's National Day which is on August 9. It has special significance because I was born in the same year Singapore gained her independence so as the nation gets younger, so do I

I am very proud of my country and even though many people like to complain about our government, I think we are most blessed with a very good government that takes care of most of our needs. Sure the prices of cars are ridiculous but at least I'm not stuck in traffic jams every time I decide to drive on the roads. Public Transport is most efficient and lifestyle is GREAT. Crime is low and there are no natural disasters to worry about because we are very well protected. Everything is clean (a big part to the credit of our city's cleaners) and everything works (most of the time). I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world. It's always nice to be able to go on holidays (thanks to Singapore's economy and strong currency which we have to give the government credit for) but it's always feels nice to come home to where family and friends are. There's a lot to be thankful for!


This year I chose Astro Boy to celebrate with the nation's birthday. Every year Singapore celebrates her birthday with a National Day Parade organized by Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) with the involvement of a multitude of public and private organizations. In every parade, there are always two main segments: the traditional parade and ceremony followed by the show segment. This particular 3D Crystal Jigsaw Puzzle Astro Boy is in the marching pose which fits in nicely with the parade segment. Scroll down to see more pictures

Thursday, August 8, 2013

HPC Toys Film Series 002 1/6 scale "Jail Hero" 12-inch Nicolas Cage action figure REVIEW II

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This is HPC Toys second project: Film Series 002 1/6 scale "Jail Hero". I have already posted a first-part review of the box packaging and contents with detailed pictures and close-up views HERE and now for the second-part review, we just have to see how the figure looks with his prison shirt on. In the action movies, it's usually the other way around i.e. he comes in with full wardrobe and wears less and less clothes as the film progresses, a formula made successful by Die-Hard where the everyday cop (Bruce Willis as John McClane) gets caught in a terrorist takeover of an office building and must try to stop the terrorists and save his wife all by himself.

Interestingly enough, John McClane from Die-Hard 5 "A Good Day to Die Hard" was HPC Toys first figure released. Reviews of HPC Toys Film Series 001 1/6 scale "A Cop Never Dies" 12-inch figure posted in my toy blog earlier HERE and HERE :)


HPC Toys Film Series 002 1/6 scale "Jail Hero" 12-inch collectible figure is wearing the blue prison shirt over his white tank top and blue jeans with black belt. He also has on a pair of black suede leather boots. He is armed with a 1/6 scale Browning Hi Power 9mm pistol with slide release lever which is the safety that blocks the trigger when the hammer is back. Scroll down to see more pictures

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Review HPC Toys Film Series 002 1/6 scale "Jail Hero" 12-inch collectible figure aka Con-Air Cage

Con Air is an 1997 American action-thriller film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock. It stars Nicolas Cage as ex-U.S. Army Ranger Cameron Poe, about to go home to see his daughter Casey whom he has never met after eight years in prison. Poe is arranged to be flown back home to Alabama on a C-123 known as Jailbird where he will be released on landing. Things don't go as expected and mayhem ensues.

This is HPC Toys second project: Film Series 002 1/6 scale "Jail Hero". I had posted reviews of HPC Toys Film Series 001 1/6 scale "A Cop Never Dies" 12-inch figure aka Die-Hard 5 Bruce Willis as John McClane HERE and HERE. Check HPC Toys out on FB and LIKE their page HERE to get updates. They deserve our support for wanting to make affordable collectible figures for us :) Needless to say, "Jail hero" must have been inspired by Nicolas Cage's character of Cameron Poe in Con Air.


HPC Toys Film Series 002 1/6 scale "Jail Hero" 12-inch collectible figure comes with the following: Newly sculpted 1/6 scale head, Narrow shoulder muscle PVC & ABS body (12-inch tall), Four Extra hands (6 hands in Total), A black pistol, A blue prison shirt, A pair of blue jeans, A white tank top, A pair of black leather shoes, A white bunny and A movie like background attached with the figure box.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Achtung! Pop Toys previews their Style Series X06 German Woman Officer’s Uniform ver 2.0

This will be Pop Toys upcoming release: X06 of Style Series The German Woman Officer’s Uniform version 2.0. The “style series” is a series of 1:6 scalen action figure, which is characterized with exquisite tailoring and workmanship. “X” in the logo represent a pair of scissors. At the same time, it is the first letter in Pinyin of Chinese character “Xing”, means style.

Pop Toys Style Series X06 1/6 scale German Woman Officer’s Uniform ver 2.0 will come with Women’s Gray tricorn-hat, Women’s White Long-sleeved Shirt, Women’s Grey Costume (jacket), Women’s Grey Costume Skirt, Leather Briefcase, Black Tie, Black Silk Pantyhose, Black High-heel Shoes, Armband. In case you are wondering if Anne Hathaway is starring in any WWII movie with Germans in it, do note that the 1/6 scale head sculpt of Anne Hathaway (from Hot Toys The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman figure - preview pictures HERE), weapon, and body in the picture are not included. The 12-inch female figure Body in the picture is small breasts woman’s body provided by TTL.


Pop Toys female outfits must be selling well for them to revisit this and make version 2.0. The Pop Toys 1/6 scale German Female Instructors Uniform Skirt Set for 12-inch Female Figures which was previewed earlier HERE has already been released and most probably sold out hence the announcement of this latest version.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Preview Summer Exclusive Hot Toys Iron Man 3: 1/6th scale Midas (Mark XXI) Collectible Figure

Popularity of the summer blockbuster Iron Man 3 is still going strong! We are excited to present one of the brand new armors from Tony Stark’s “House Party Protocol” – 1/6th scale Midas (Mark XXI) Collectible Figure, the high-altitude suit, from Iron Man 3 as a Summer Exclusive item.

As seen in the highly popular Iron Man 3, Aldrich Killian and his Extremis soldiers were no weaklings and Tony Stark needed to take them on with his legion of new suits to avenge for his dearest friend and rescue his girlfriend.


The 1/6th scale Midas (Mark XXI) Collectible Figure features multitude layers and shades of metallic gold color painted by Hot Toys’ Korean Chief Painter & Production Director JC. Hong and Painting Specialist Woong Young Lee giving the collectible figure a brilliant finish with unrivaled aesthetics and quality. Like I said before, I'm just glad I'm not that into Iron Man nor a completist collector; otherwise, OUCH! I'll be wishing that I have the Midas touch ;p

Comparison of 1/6 Wolverines - Hot Toys, Medicom and Kitbashed X-Men Wolverine

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The new Wolverine movie opened at No. 1, but didn't do as well financially as expected. Audiences may be suffering from superhero fatigue. Still, if it makes money, they'll make a sequel. So I hear there's a new movie coming out after "The Wolverine's" successful run at the theaters. It's going to be called "Wolverines!" and will feature Wolverine clones fighting each other because that's what the audience wants LOL haha just kidding.

In that vein, I thought I'll share some group pictures of 1/6 scale Wolverine (at least the ones I have in my toy collection). Pictured below are (from left to right): Medicom Toys "X-Men: The Last Stand" Wolverine, Marvel Comics Wolverine, Kitbashed Wolverine and Hot Toys "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" 12-inch figures


This group shot / picture only happened because I was able to kitbash a "X-Men: The Last Stand" 1/6 scale Wolverine figure after finding a 1/6 scale Hugh Jackman as Wolverine head sculpt and a loose X-Men Wolverine costume / outfit that came with Wolverine's claw hands (still not sure who the manufacturer is). All these happened in my earlier post HERE. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures including side-by-side comparison shots of Medicom Toys Wolverine next to Hot Toys Wolverine.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

HPC Toys Film Series 001 1/6 scale John McClane "A Cop Never Dies" 12-inch figure

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This is HPC Toys Film Series 001 1/6 scale "A Cop Never Dies" 12-inch figure fully dressed with the navy blue jacket, white and blue plaid shirt and carrying the brown Leather-like bag. I had covered the box packaging and contents in the previous post with close-up pictures of the 1/6 scale realistic head sculpt that bears a very good likeness and resemblance to Bruce Willis who plays John McClane in all the Die-Hard films as well as the new Narrow shoulder muscle PVC and ABS body. You can check out HPC Toys on FB and tell them you LIKE their page HERE.


This is what John McClane (Bruce Willis) was seen wearing when he arrived in Moscow, Russia to help out his son Jack McClane as seen in the latest Die-Hard film, "A Good Day to Die Hard", the fifth installment in the Die Hard film series. One of the consistent elements of the Die-Hard films is that John McClane starts off with a set of clean clothes and by the end of the movie, he loses most of his clothes and needless to say, what remains are no longer clean ;p

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review 1: HPC Toys Film Series 001 1/6 scale "A Cop Never Dies" 12-inch figure aka Die-Hard 5

On Facebook, HPC Toys describe themselves as "A bunch of freaks that love 1/6 scale collectibles, decided to start their own brand. Providing various movie star figures to the collectors!" Check them out on FB and tell them you LIKE their page HERE. They deserve our support for wanting to make affordable collectible figures for us :)

This is a first-part review of HPC Toys Film Series 001 1/6 scale "A Cop Never Dies" 12-inch figure. When you read the title "A Cop Never Dies", immediately a certain movie character comes to mind. You instantly think of Bruce Willis' John McClane's character from the Die Hard film series, where he is known for more action, little talk, sardonic yet wisecracking single-liners, quick quips, and the famous catch-phrase "Yippee-ki-yay, motherf#@^er".


HPC Toys first project Film Series 001 1/6 scale "A cop never dies" comes with: Newly sculpted 1/6 scale realistic head sculpt, Narrow shoulder muscle PVC and ABS body (12-inch figure), two Extra hands (4 hands in Total), A black pistol, A navy blue jacket, A white and blue plaid shirt, A white t-shirt / vest, Brown pants, A Leather-like bag, Black leather shoes and A movie-like background attached with the figure box. It is limited to 500 pieces worldwide. Better get yours while you still can because this is a very good product and I highly recommend it to everyone who collects 12-inch figures. For purchasing the figure the best way is to buy it from HPC Toys directly on FB (link HERE). Scroll down to see all the pictures. This is a GREAT figure and product from HPC Toys.

Check out Asmus Toys 1/6 scale Pet Detective 12-inch figure - Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is it?

Guess who's back in 1/6 scale?

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy/detective film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey. The film did well at the box office, grossing $107 million worldwide with a budget of $15 million. A sequel was made, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, as well as an animated series, which lasted three seasons. The film has a large cult following.

Well, for those who want to get their hands on a 12-inch Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) private investigator figure, one who specializes in retrieval of tame or captive animals, here's your second chance. This is version 2.0. Version 1 was previewed back in 2011 (pictures HERE) and has since been sold out


Asmus Toys 12-inch Pet Detective (Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura) includes: A realistic actor head sculpt, A Fully articulated 12-inch male body, A Hula shirt, A white singlet, A pair of black / red striped pants, A pair of weathered black shoes, 3 pairs of swapping hands, A metallic 1/6 scale watch, A set of Asmus figure display stand

Friday, August 2, 2013

Preview Sideshow Collectibles Starcraft II 1/6 scale Jim Raynor -Terran Space Marine figure

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and released by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. A sequel to the award-winning 1998 video game StarCraft and its expansion set Brood War, the game was released worldwide on July 27, 2010. StarCraft II features the return of the three species from the original game: Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. In the Terran campaign, the original StarCraft briefing room is replaced with an interactive version of the battlecruiser Hyperion, with Jim Raynor, now a bitter and hard-drinking mercenary captain, as the central character.

From the hit Blizzard Entertainment title, Starcraft II, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Jim Raynor -Terran Space Marine. Confederate marshal turned outlaw rebel, Jim Raynor does not back down from a fight. Equipped with technologically advanced armor and weaponry, the Raynor - Terran Space Marine was assembled from over 525 individually engineered components, making it one of Sideshow's most ambitious Sixth Scale projects to date. The detailed armor features light up elements in the chest and engine vents, an impressive cache of weapons includes a C-14 Impaler Gauss rifle, a massive sniper rifle, and Jim's signature revolver.


The Raynor Sixth Scale Figure features: 15.5 inches tall Fully Articulated Figure Body with highly detailed, fully articulated armor, Removable Helmet with retractable visor, Alternate Head(s) to display with helmet on or off, C-14 Impaler Gauss Rifle, Pistol with fabric holster, Sniper Rifle, Light up effects in chest, engine vents, and rifle. Click on the pictures for bigger and better views

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Preview Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars 1/6 scale General Grievous 16-inch action figure

With the Galactic Republic in shambles, a powerful new Confederacy of Independent Systems forms a droid army of incomprehensible size. General Grievous, a brilliant military strategist and remorseless killer, leads the Armies of the Confederacy, waging a deadly war for control of the galaxy.

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce the long-awaited General Grievous Sixth Scale Figure. Engineered with meticulous attention to detail, the fully articulated body can achieve countless poses, recreating vivid scenes of battle and victory. Fully equipped with detailed weapons and accessories including switch-out fused and split arms, four lightsabers, electro staff, and a hand-tailored fabric cape, the General Grievous Sixth Scale figure is an essential addition for any Star Wars collector


The General Grievous Sixth Scale Figure features: Fully Articulated legs, arms, neck, torso. Fabric Cape with, clasp, lightsaber hilt pockets and detailed lining. Swap out Left & Right Fused Arms, Swap out Left & Right Split Arms. Four (4) ignited Lightsabers, Four (4) Lightsaber Hilts. DT-57 "Annihilator" Heavy Blaster Pistol, Electro Staff with removable energy clusters, Display Base with pivoting figure support stand. Sideshow Exclusive: Battle Damaged mask for alternate display

Check out Pop Toys 1/6 scale Bx01 Navy Captain’s Head & X05 U.S. Navy Uniform Suit

Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction war film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, John Tui, Brooklyn Decker and Tadanobu Asano.

Liam Neeson plays Admiral Terrance Shane, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and father of Samantha Shane (Brooklyn Decker), a physical therapist and Alex Hopper's girlfriend. Taylor Kitsch is Lieutenant / Lieutenant Commander Alex Hopper, an undisciplined U.S. Navy Weapons Officer assigned to USS John Paul Jones.


This is POP TOYS X05 of Style Series The U.S. Navy Costume Suit (male head is included). The “style series” is a series of 1:6 scale action figure, which is characterized with exquisite tailoring and workmanship. “X” in the logo represent a pair of scissors. At the same time, it is the first letter in Pinyin of Chinese character “Xing”, means style. The 12-inch Body used in the pictures is Hot Toys’ True Type Narrow Shoulders male body.