Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hot Toys MMS95 Terminator Salvation John Connor Review I

Just got my Hot Toys 1/6 12-inch Collector's Edition MMS 95 (Movie Masterpiece Series) Terminator Salvation John Connor figure and it's really GOOD! It comes in the most unique packaging ever. Hot Toys has given a new twist to the use of the styrofoam box packaging used to house figures in the past by spraying it entirely black and cutting into it to give it a most unique look. The slipcase cover which usually accompanies the box is also given a different treatment to showcase the unique packaging design.

"Only one man saw Judgment Day coming, one man, whose destiny has always been intertwined with the fate of human existence: John Connor (Christian Bale). Connor must decide whether Marcus can be trusted. But as Skynet adapts new strategies to end the Resistance forever, Connor and Marcus must find common ground to take a stand against the onslaught - to infiltrate Skynet and meet the enemy head-on."

Hot Toys John Connor (Christian Bale) 1/6 scale Collectible Figure in its tray

John Connor's weapons and accessories. No extra hands included - I guess they are not needed.

Terminator Salvation John Connor's main weapon is the M4A1 Carbine with an M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System attachment OR M4A1 with tactical red dot sight and under barrel XM-26 LSS (Lightweight Shotgun System) - Hot Toys is still outstanding in the 1/6 scale weapons department and this is a beauty! Besides removable magazines, the shotgun also has a spring loaded charging handle and the detailing is superb!

John Connor (Christian Bale) also has the Heckler & Koch Mk 23 Mod 0 pistol as his sidearm throughout the movie. Unfortunately, the pistol included is actually a SIG P250, which is vastly different from what is used in the film.

This 1/6 SIG P250 pistol comes with spring loaded slide which when pulled back automatically slides forward. Comes with three 12-round magazines. Connor also has the Line launcher.

Hot Toys 1/6 12-inch Collector's Edition Movie Masterpiece Terminator Salvation John Connor figure is also armed with a tactical fixed blade with wrist band sheath, four blocks of plastic explosives (demolition block composition explosive), Radio and Headset.

And here's the man himself, John Connor (Christian Bale) wearing his leather jacket, Tiger stripes pants, Tactical full body harness, Drop leg panel, Armband, Patch and Assault boots.

The head sculpt is superb. Apparently the first head sculpt that was released much earlier in Hong Kong was recalled because of the bad quality and hence the delay in this issue. Well, they certainly delivered again!

Hot Toys John Connor brown leather jacket is also superb! It looks very much like the High Altitude Cold Weather B-3 sheepskin leather jacket worn by the USAAF B-17 Waist Gunners of WWII (see my post HERE)

His quite well worn tiger stripes pants (the tigerstripe camouflage pattern was first developed for jungle warfare during the Vietnam War - see post HERE for Soldier Story US MACV-SOG wearing the BDUs)

I'll post pictures of Hot Toys 1/6 John Connor with all his gear and weapons next - see post HERE.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Brother Production Zombie Killer "Alice" Review I

Another Brother Production release I got recently, together with their Blade Hunter (see post HERE for the review) - it's Brother Production 1/6 scale Zombie Killer "Alice" (supposedly limited worldwide release of 300 pieces - I just got it because I really dig the outfit and accessories when I first came across it HERE).

The figure in box packaging

Screen shot of Milla Jovovich as Alice from "Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)", a science fiction action horror film and the third installment in the series of film adaptations based on the Capcom survival horror series Resident Evil.

Brother Production 1/6 scale Zombie Killer "Alice" action figure and femme fatale comes with female body (over 35 moving joints) with head sculpt, scarf, white vest or tank top (singlet), short sleeve OD green shirt, short pants, brown stockings, double military belts with dropdown holsters (left & right sides), wrist watch, knee-length high leather boots and long coat or trench coat (with hidden metal wire along the edge).

Weapons include 1/6 scale Special Edition Crossbow with arrow, two Beretta 92FS pistols with sliding charges and four magazines, two Kukri knives and Mossberg 590 "Compact Cruiser" shotgun with shotgun bag.

Brother Production 1/6 scale Zombie Killer "Alice" without her trench coat or long coat. She also came with three extra gloved hands.

Brother Production 1/6 scale Zombie Killer "Alice" wearing just her OD green short sleeve shirt (not designed to be buttoned up in order to show her ample bosoms) over her white tank top and brandishing her 9mm semi-automatic pistols

A rather unique outfit she chooses to wear in "Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)". Much prefer this to the weird netting look she had in "Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)"

She even comes with her wrist band / leather dart holder with four darts

Her two Kukri knives. The Kukri is a curved Nepalese knife used as both tool and weapon. It is also a part of the regimental weaponry and heraldry of The Royal Gurkha Rifles. It is known to many people as simply the "Gurkha Blade" or "Gurkha Knife". It functions as a cross between a knife and an axe. Good for hacking zombies.

Some more pictures to come :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

TTL Toys City Daniel Craig as WWII German Gestapo

Looks like a new figure from TTL / Toys City. They are calling it a World War II German Gestapo figure.

The Gestapo (contraction of Geheime Staatspolizei: "Secret State Police") was the official secret police of Nazi Germany under the overall administration of the Schutzstaffel (SS). The Gestapo had the authority to investigate treason, espionage and sabotage cases as well as cases of criminal attacks on the Nazi Party and Germany. The basic Gestapo law passed by the government in 1936 gave the Gestapo carte blanche to operate without judicial oversight. The Gestapo was specifically exempted from responsibility to administrative courts, where citizens normally could sue the state to conform to laws. The power of the Gestapo most open to misuse was called Schutzhaft – "protective custody", a euphemism for the power to imprison people without judicial proceedings. [from wiki]

This Gestapo figure from TTL / Toys City comes with TTL2.0 Body with "realistic" Head Sculpt, Black Hat, Black Tie, White Shirt, Black Suit, Black Leather Jacket, Black Shoes, Insignia and Walter PPK Pistol with Silencer.

Guess who's hiding under the hat?

He's none other than Daniel Craig of James Bond fame. Take away the German badge and he could easily pass for a secret agent spy

BUT unfortunately, this head sculpt "CANNOT MAKE IT LAH!" (which is Singlish for an exclamation denoting resignation and despair)

Especially since we have seen preview pictures of DiD's superb Daniel Craig head sculpt (see post HERE).