Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 2017 Haul: Hot Toys Rogue One Jyn Erso, Ellen Ripley from ALIEN and the Punisher

I enjoyed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Being a stand-alone film, it wasn't intended to cross over with the films of the sequel trilogy and that suited me just fine as long as there are more Star Wars stories to be told since these spinoff movies exist within the vast Star Wars universe. In Rogue One, Felicity Jones stars as Jyn Erso, a young renegade woman who is detained for her crimes against the Empire until she is freed by the Rebel Alliance. Once again, we have a female lead, just like Daisy Ridley as Rey in The Force Awakens. So I couldn't not get Hot Toys MMS405 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Jyn Erso Collectible Figure.

Another must-have for me is the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Ellen Ripley Collectible Figure. Sigourney Weaver as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott was outstanding in her performance, also her first lead role in a film. Not many women played action heroes in Hollywood before that.

The Marvel's Daredevil TV series created for Netflix received very good reviews with Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night. Jon Bernthal joined the cast for season two, portraying Frank Castle / Punisher: A vigilante who aims to clean up Hell's Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results. He was so good a spin-off series was ordered by Netflix in April 2016. And I'm so glad Hot Toys got the license for the series and released the TMS004 Marvel's Daredevil 1/6th scale Punisher 12-inch Collectible Figure.

What can I say? I'm one very happy collector. When I started collecting 12-inch figures way back in 1994, never would I have dreamt that 1/6th scale figures would cover such a wide variety of subjects and be as realistic and detailed as they are today. For that I am most thankful.

First up for show and tell is the Hot Toys MMS405 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Jyn Erso Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version). Preview pics can be seen on my toy blog post HERE

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Upon removal of the rather standard slip-case cover, you don't see the usual window display box but a specially designed box packaging similar to the Hot Toys MMS403 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Chirrut Îmwe Collectible Figure Deluxe Version packaging (action figure review posted earlier HERE and HERE). The design looks very oriental and Jyn's name can be seen amid the Chinese looking characters.

Hot Toys MMS405 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Jyn Erso Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version) features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture | Approximately 27cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations | Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including: pair of fists, pair of hands for holding blasters, pair of hands for holding accessories, relaxed left hand, right hand for holding baton.

Costume: gray colored top, brown vest with pockets and accessories, olive-green jacket, dark green scarf, holster with belt and straps, light-black pants, brown boots. The deluxe version has the additional poncho, bandolier with 5 cartridges, a breathing mask, and aviator hat with goggles.

Weapons: One (1) blaster pistol, One (1) E-11 blaster rifle, One (1) baton (can be displayed in closed or extended mode). The deluxe version comes with Four (4) blaster parts combinable with the basic blaster pistol to form a blaster rifle.

Jyn Erso is a former criminal who aids the Rebel Alliance in a desperate attempt to steal the plans to the Death Star, a powerful weapon possessed by the Empire. Critics have compared Jyn to the characterization of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in the Star Wars original trilogy and Rey (Daisy Ridley) in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Jyn Erso is portrayed by English actress Felicity Jones

Next up: Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Ellen Ripley Collectible Figure. Figure was previewed earlier HERE.

Upon removal of the slipcase cover, the figure and its contents are revealed in a window display box.

This set comes with a rather nice looking Alien themed diorama figure stand. I much prefer this to the standard flat display stands Hot Toys usually offers. Will show pictures later.

Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Ellen Ripley Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien, with a newly developed head sculpt and detailed hair sculpture.

Last but certainly not least, there's this Hot Toys TMS004 Marvel's Daredevil 1/6th scale Punisher Collectible Figure, which was previewed HERE. There have been quite a number of Punisher characters appearing in films. The first live-action film in 1989, was released theatrically worldwide then straight to video in the U.S., and starred Dolph Lundgren. The second film was released in theaters and starred Thomas Jane. After an unsuccessful script of Punisher 2, the film series was then rebooted again in 2008 with the film Punisher: War Zone starring Ray Stevenson. John Bernthal gave us the Punisher on TV.

The window display showing the Hot Toys Punisher figure and contents is designed to look like the character's signature skull.

Hot Toys Punisher comes with GE M134 mini-gun, sniper rifle, revolver pistol, dagger with sheath. Not a lot of weapons as I would have liked since he is the Punisher and guns are part and parcel of his repertoire.

Check out the Hot Toys 1/6th scale John Bernthal as Frank Castle / Punisher head sculpt. A damaged Daredevil helmet (not wearable on figure) is also included.

Check back for the full action figure reviews :)

Related posts:
Action Figure Review of Thomas Jane Punisher by Art Figures posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE
Art Figures Ray Stevenson Punisher action figure reviewed HERE and HERE
VTS Toys Ray Stevenson Punisher action figure review posted HERE, HERE and HERE


Anonymous said...

Where u kept all the boxes? or u throw them away?

alex teo said...

I keep the boxes in the storeroom. Unlike the old flimsy boxes other companies use, Hot Toys boxes are quite nice and sturdy and I find it hard to throw them away.