Continued from previous post
Before Hot Toys and Sideshow came on the scene and offered us better 1/6 head sculpts and quality plus value for money products (for Hot Toys, it's all their movie masterpiece series figures and for Sideshow, it's their Star Wars armored figures - 1/6 stormtroopers etc), there was Medicom. Medicom is over-priced and below par for their quality (some of their bodies have broken apart and self-destruct for no apparent reasons and some have experienced torn costumes or costumes coming apart at the seams).
However, if you are into 1/6 scale Japanese anime, manga and tokusatsu (live action films with special effects), then Medicom still rules supreme in this area - sad but true. Here are some of the tokusatsu figures I grew up with in the 1970s - ULTRAMAN
and KAMEN RIDERs (or masked riders, as they are also known) of the Showa era (describing the reign of Emperor Hirohito from 25 December 1926 to 7 January 1989).
Medicom Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman/G-Force/Battle of the Planets
Medicom Apocalypse Zero Kakugo Hagakure with the Zero armor, agent Nico and Hot Toys Astro Boy
Medicom MGS3 Naked Snake (Cold War version) and Captain Harlock
Medicom Wolverine and Black Cybone (from Mad Capsule Markets)
Medicom White Crusher (from Mad Capsule Markets) and Hugh Jackman Wolverine
And some Femme Fatale figures
Medicom MGS4 Raiden
Medicom Ghost in a Shell / Stand Alone Complex Motoko Kusanagi
And then Hot Toys entered the picture with their exceptional Appleseed Ex Machina Deunan and Briareos, along with their Resident Evil/Biohazard 4 Jack Krauser and Leon S Kennedy