February was awfully quiet, as in zero hauls registered, but March is picking up again. Besides the IHNS Toys SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform which I have reviewed earlier on my toy blog HERE, I also picked up the Quantum Mechanix QM x Caliber Metalworks Batman Batarang 1:1 Scale Prop Replica and VTS VM-013 New Epoch Cop.
VTS VM-013 New Epoch Cop certainly took its time to arrive, as did the VTS Toys 1/6th scale Wasteland Ranger 12-inch figure, both of which were previewed in November 2015. There was such a long delay that many collectors thought the figure was discontinued or cancelled as no details were given for the figure's absence from stores. That's the problem with pre-orders. Manufacturers like Hot Toys release pictures of their prototypes to solicit orders from interested buyers and although a date may be given for the figure's expected release, sometimes the release date is delayed and buyers are left wanting. Gone are the days of impulse buying where you see what you like and buy instantly. These days, if you don't pre-order the product beforehand, you might be left high and dry when the product is released, especially if the demand way exceed the supply. Manufacturers keep releasing prototype pictures and continue to take in orders but may not be as consistent in producing and releasing the figures on time which leads to a lot of frustrations on the part of collectors who are eager to get their hands on their figures. Was the wait worth it? Certainly :)
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VTS does not show any pictures of their New Epoch Cop on the box packaging. Me thinks it has a lot to do with this being an unlicensed figure. I'm okay with that since it means that this is a lot easier on the wallet. God forbid if everything was licensed and all the extra money paid just goes to the licensing company which is usually a huge corporation that is already making millions from everything they do. Let the humble people have their fun and stop depriving us of simple pleasures.
Epoch has the same meaning as era, age, period and the new epoch probably refers to the dystopian future city of Mega-City One in North America where the street judges are empowered to summarily arrest, convict, sentence, and execute criminals. One of these judges is Judge Anderson. This figure is based on actress Olivia Thirlby who portrayed Judge Cassandra Anderson in the 2012 science fiction action film "DREDD". Full review of this VTS VM-013 1/6th scale New Epoch Cop figure will be posted on this blog soon.
The Dark Knight never leaves home without his Batarang. QM x Caliber Metalworks proudly presents the gleaming, screen-accurate Batman Batarang 1:1 Scale Replica as seen in the movies Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League (2017). Developed from the screen-used prop, QM Batarang has the commanding look and feel of a premium collectible. Cast in a sturdy zinc alloy, this authentic replica sits atop a magnetic stand that mirrors its iconic shape.
The Batarang measures 8.5" (21.59 cm) W x 3.25" (8.255 cm) D. The display base is 10.5" (26.67 cm) W x 6.25" (15.875 cm) D x 2.5" (6.35 cm) H
QM x Caliber Metalworks Batman Batarang 1:1 Scale Replica in hand pics
NEXT: VTS VM-013 1/6th scale New Epoch Cop 12-inch figure aka Olivia Thirlby Judge Anderson Review