Thursday, January 18, 2018

BIO INSPIRED (BID) 1/6th scale MAGIC KNIGHTS Series ARAMIS the HALBERDIER

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A halberd (also called halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge) is a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 14th and 15th centuries. The word halberd may come from the German words Halm (staff), and Barte (axe). In modern-day German, the weapon is called a Hellebarde. In historical European martial arts (HEMA), professional halberd practitioners are referred to as halberdiers.

The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. It is very similar to certain forms of the voulge in design and usage. The halberd was usually 1.5 to 1.8 metres (5 to 6 feet) long.


BIO INSPIRED (BID) BFB003 1/6th scale MAGIC KNIGHTS Series ARAMIS the HALBERDIER Parts list: Head sculpt, Body, 6 hand replacements (2 holding hands + 2 open silver hands + 2 holding silver hands). Clothing/costume: Blue long sleeved shirt, Blue pants, Chain armour, Silver helmet, Silver plate armour, Silver arm armour, Silver leg armour, Silver shoes, Blue skirt, Leather belt with lion head. Weapons: Halberd + Lion flag pole, flag. Note: Authentic leather; 80% material are metal

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

OurWorld Toys 1/6th Valentine 2.0 12-inch Figure Set aka Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Jill Valentine

Jill Valentine is a fictional character from the Resident Evil survival horror video-games series by the Japanese publisher Capcom. Introduced in Japan on 22 March 1996 as one of two playable protagonists in the first game of the series, Resident Evil, Valentine is an American counterterrorism officer who works with her partner, Chris Redfield, to fight the Umbrella Corporation, an international pharmaceutical company that is running bioterrorist operations resulting in zombie outbreaks.

In the 1996 game Valentine wears a police uniform consisting of combat boots, tactical pants, a tight-fitting blue shirt, shoulder pads and a beret. She returned as the sole protagonist of the 1999 title, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. In that game, she wears a blue tube top, black miniskirt, knee-high boots, and white sweater wrapped around her waist. The reason given by Capcom for her informal clothing is that she had just resigned from her professional duties before escaping a city overrun by zombies.


OurWorld Toys 1/6th scale Valentine 2.0 12-inch Figure Set Features: Head Sculpt, Female Body, Hand Assortment, Shirt Top, Skirt, Boots, Wraparound Shirt, Belt, Harness, Pouch Assortment, Pistol, Knife, Photograph

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BIO INSPIRED (BID) 1/6th scale MAGIC KNIGHTS Series PORTHOS the LANCER

We will never grow tired of knights. Although a knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other political leader for service to the monarch or country, especially in a military capacity, historically, in Europe, knighthood was conferred upon mounted warriors.

Knights were expected, above all, to fight bravely and to display military professionalism and courtesy. Ramon Llull's Book of the Order of Chivalry (1275) demonstrates that by the end of the 13th century, chivalry entailed a litany of very specific duties, including riding warhorses, jousting, attending tournaments, holding Round Tables and hunting, as well as aspiring to the more æthereal virtues of "faith, hope, charity, justice, strength, moderation and loyalty."


BIO INSPIRED (BID) NO.BFB002 1/6th scale MAGIC KNIGHTS Series PORTHOS the LANCER Parts list: 1/6th scale Head sculpt, 12-inch figure Body 6 hand replacements (2 holding hands + 2 open silver hands + 2 holding silver hands). Clothing / costume: Blue long sleeved shirt, Blue pants, Chain armour, Silver helmet, Silver plate armour, Silver arm armour, Silver leg armour, Silver shoes, Blue skirt, Leather belt with lion head. Weapons: lance, lion head shield. Note: Authentic leather; 80% material are metal

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Monday, January 15, 2018

One Toys 1/6th scale Personal Bodyguard 12-inch Action Figure (WorldBox Durable Body)

We are first introduced to Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Tony Stark's bodyguard and chauffeur in the 2008 Marvel superhero film "Iron Man" and since then, he has made his appearance a lot more times as Tony's trusted aide. Favreau also directed the first two Iron Man films. In the 2017 American superhero film "Spider-Man: Homecoming", Hogan is "looking after" Parker in the film, with Favreau saying that Parker "needs someone to help him out".


One Toys OT-005 1/6th scale Personal Bodyguard 12-inch Action Figure Product List: head sculpt, durable body, four hands, white shirt, black suit, black trousers, black belt, black jacket, black shoes. Accessory: mobile
phone, pad (tablet)

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Easy & Simple 1/6th scale Z.E.R.T. Joint Task Force Assaulter "Charlie" 12-inch action figure

Pre-order EASY & SIMPLE Z.E.R.T. (ZOMBIE ERADICATION RESPONSE TEAM) Joint Task Force Assaulter "Charlie" 1/6 Scale Figure from BBTS - link HERE

The Z.E.R.T. Joint Task Force Assaulter figure from Easy & Simple is a highly articulated figure that features a lifelike head sculpt and comes armed with a wide array of weapons and accessories.


Easy & Simple 1/6th scale Z.E.R.T. Joint Task Force Assaulter "Charlie" 12-inch action figure will come with L9 Combat Shirt, L9 Combat Pants, Shirt, Tactical Neck Gaiter, 0612A Rigger’s Belt, Cobra Duty Belt, Z.E.R.T Logo Frame Plate Vest, Z.E.R.T Plates, Gear Retention Track and Mag Holders, Triple 40mm Grenade Pouch, Scorpion Softshell Rifle Mag Pouch, Scorpion Softshell Pistol Mag Pouch, Horizontal MBITR PRC 148 Pouch, Black Camo Rucksack, 5.56mm Low Profile Assault Rifle, 1x38 Sealed Reflex Sight, XTM Hand Guard, MBUS Iron Sights, DBAL A3 Indicator, LA5-PEQ Indicator, WMX 200 Light, Side Mounted Bipod, 30rd Pmag Magazines, 30rd Steel Magazines, 60rd 5.56mm Ammo Drum, Tactical Sling, Tactical War Bungee, M320 40mm Grenade Launcher, M40GL Grenade Launcher Holographic Sight, 40mm HE Grenades, G34 9mm Pistol, XST RTI Pistol Holster, Holster Adaptor, Pistol Magazines, Pistol Mag Cap, Exfil Carbon Helmet, NVG Shroud, Dual Power NVG Mount, GPNVG-18( AVS Version), Remote Battery, X300 Tactical Light, Factory Pilot Tactical Gloves, Forces Speedcross 3 Boots, Headset System & QuitePro PTT, PRC-148 Radio, Tactical Tourniquet, Carabineers, MS2000 Strobe, LEAF Tactical Kneepad, Tactical Elbow Pad, Incendiary Grenade, M-67 Frag Grenade, M-84 Stun Greande, Tactical Scissors, Light Sticks, G-Watch, Patches

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Asmus Collectible Toys THE LAURA SET 2.0 with 1/6 scaled TEENB03 (teen body + angry girl)

Logan is a 2017 American superhero film, produced by Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment and The Donners' Company, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the tenth installment in the X-Men film series, as well as the third and final Wolverine solo film following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013). The film, which takes inspiration from "Old Man Logan" by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, follows an aged Wolverine and an extremely ill Professor X defending the former's daughter Laura from the villainous Reavers and Alkali-Transigen led by Donald Pierce and Zander Rice, respectively.

Dafne Keen stars as Laura / X-23: A mysterious young girl, who is "very much" like Logan.


Asmus Collectible Toys THE LAURA SET 2.0 with 1/6 scaled TEENB03 (TEENBD02 body + angry-expression girl head sculpt) Set Includes: denim jacket, grey T-shirt with color print, jeans, boots, sunglasses, claw hands, branch cross, rubble pile. The 1/6 scaled TEENB03 features: Asmus Toys TEENBD02 body - Approximately 20 cm tall (neck to feet) with Over 36 points of articulation + One angry-expression girl head sculpt

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Check out Mezco Toys One:12 Collective 1/12th scale Marvel Iron Man 18cm tall action figure

Pre-order Mezco Toyz Marvel One:12 Collective Iron Man from BBTS - link HERE

Iron Man, the secret identity of Tony Stark, blasts his way into the One:12 Collective. Billionaire inventor and arms manufacturer, Tony Stark, suffers a severe chest injury while being held captive by enemy forces. Stark is forced to build a weapon of mass destruction, but instead creates a powered suit of armor that keeps his damaged heart beating and helps him escape captivity. Later, Stark augments his suit with weapons and other high-tech devices at his company, Stark Industries; and creates the suit to protect the world as Iron Man.


The One:12 Collective Iron Man features a newly sculpted One:12 body specifically created for this figure and is designed with real metal components. His articulated visor can be worn in the standard closed position or opened to reveal the face of billionaire Tony Stark. The figure comes complete with an array of blast effects, as well as gauntlet rockets and hip rockets that can be interchanged with his hip discs. His signature arc reactor, the source of Iron Man’s power, has a light up feature (battery included).

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hot Toys Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back 1/6th scale Boba Fett (Deluxe Version) 12-inch Collectible Figure Preview

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Pre-order Hot Toys Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back MMS464 Boba Fett (Deluxe) 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure from BBTS - link HERE

Armed with a customized Mandalorian armor, dangerous weaponry and highly trained combat skills, Boba Fett has earned a notorious reputation as one of the deadliest bounty hunter in the galaxy as he takes on contracts from the criminal underworld and the Galactic Empire.

Boba Fett has left an unforgettable impression for many Star Wars fans when he was introduce on the silver screen in Star Wars: The Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, and today, Hot Toys is thrilled to present a very special Deluxe Version of the 1/6th scale Boba Fett collectible figure that will surely excite many Star Wars diehard fans with its unique display option!


Based on his appearance in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, the Boba Fett collectible figure features a meticulously crafted Mandalorian helmet and armor with distressed effects, his iconic jetpack, a cape, detailed blasters, and a figure stand!

The biggest highlight of this Deluxe Version is none other than the fact that Boba Fett’s Alternate Version armor based on his “movie pre-production” look is realized for the first time on a 1/6th scale collectible figure and exclusively include a range of interchangeable parts such as helmet, jetpack, gauntlets, cape, and a number of gloved hands for fans to display this infamous bounty hunter’s stylistic look before his official appearance in Star Wars: The Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!

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Hot Toys SW: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back - 1/6th scale Boba Fett collectible figure

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Pre-order Hot Toys Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back MMS463 Boba Fett 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure from BBTS - link HERE

With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and silent demeanor, Boba Fett was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy.

A genetic clone of his “father,” bounty hunter Jango Fett, Boba learned combat and martial skills from a young age. Over the course of his career, which included contracts for the Empire and the criminal underworld, he became a legend.


Expanding our Star Wars classic trilogy collectible series, Hot Toys is excited to officially present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Boba Fett from his first silver screen appearance in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back featuring meticulously crafted Mandalorian helmet and armor, the bounty hunter’s iconic jetpack, a cape, detailed blasters, and a figure stand

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King of Figures KOF004 1/6th scale Creator 08 12" figure aka Michael Fassbender as David 08

Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and written by John Logan and Dante Harper from a story by Michael Green and Jack Paglen. A joint American and British production, the film is a sequel to Prometheus (2012), the second installment in the Alien prequel series and the sixth installment overall in the Alien film series, as well as the third directed by Scott. The film features returning star Michael Fassbender reprising his role as David from Prometheus and Katherine Waterston, with Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demián Bichir in supporting roles. It follows the crew of a colony ship that lands on an uncharted planet and makes a terrifying discovery.


King of Figures KOF004 1/6th scale Creator 08 12-inch figure aka Michael Fassbender as David 08 comes with: Head sculpt, Body, 5 interchangeable hands in different poses, Grey jacket and pants, Green jacket, Feet in slippers, Plimsolls, Blue wine glass, Biological weapon tank, Container for genes, Figure stand, Diorama base

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Check out ToysCity 1/6th scale Diorama series - Road culvert scene for 12-inch action figures

The word diorama /ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə/ can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military vehicle modeling, miniature figure modeling, or aircraft modeling.

The current, popular understanding of the term "diorama" denotes a partially three-dimensional, full-size replica or scale model of a landscape typically showing historical events, nature scenes or cityscapes, for purposes of education or entertainment.


This is ToysCity 1/6th scale Diorama series - Road culvert scene for 12-inch action figures

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Preview TBLeague 1/6th Scale Arkhalla Queen of Vampires Figure, the Undying Queen of Ur

Pre-order TBLeague Queen of Vampires Arkhalla 1/6 Scale Figure from BBTS - link HERE

In the beginning of the Bronze Age, 5,000 years ago, her name was whispered in fear across the cities and kingdoms of early man. For uncounted years, she has ruled from her city of Ur, implacable, cruel, an undying creature feasting on human blood, her demonic powers making monsters of those she infects and enslaving all others under her reign of terror.

Her only weakness… a still all-too-human heart. Arkhalla, the Undying Queen of Ur


TBLeague 1/6th Scale Arkhalla Queen of Vampires Action Figure features: head sculpt, TB League female seamless body with metal skeleton, 3 pairs x interchangeable hands, 2 pairs x detachable feet, Asag's Crown, armbands, bracelets, anklets, pair x pasties, bikini-style top, belt, skirt, Queen's Scepter, Sacrificial Knife, Sickle Sword, Skull Goblet, base (A representation of "ASAG'S MIRROR" in the story)

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

ZCWO Premier Collection 1/6th scale Police Tactical Unit Sir Zhan 2.0 12-inch action figure

The Police Tactical Unit (Abbreviation: PTU; Chinese: 警察機動部隊) is a unit within the Hong Kong Police Force which provides an immediate manpower reserve for use in large-scale emergencies. Unit companies are attached to all land Regions and are available for internal security, crowd control, anti-crime operations, disaster response and riot control throughout Hong Kong. The PTU is often referred as the 'Blue Berets', which is in reference to the blue berets worn as part of the uniform. The PTU base and training camp is located in Fanling. The PTU is also the parent organization of the Special Duties Unit (SDU) which specializes in counter-terrorism and hostage rescue.


ZCWO Premier Collection 1/6th scale Police Tactical Unit Sir Zhan 2.0 12-inch action figure Comes with: Real like head sculpt, New ZCWO-AB04 body, 3 pairs of interchangeable hands, Police uniform shirt, Police uniform pants, PTU beret, PASGT helmet, Black boots, Bullet proof vest, Police equipment duty belt, Remington 870 shotgun, Smith & Wesson Model 10 with holster

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Hot Toys Rogue One 1/6th scale Jyn Erso Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version) Review 1

This was part of my November 2017 haul - see the toy blog post HERE

Putting behind a checkered past by lending her skills to a greater cause, Jyn Erso is impetuous, defiant, and eager to bring the battle to the Empire. Used to operating alone, she finds higher purpose by taking on a desperate mission for the Rebel Alliance.

Jyn Erso is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by English actress Felicity Jones in the 2016 film Rogue One. Jyn 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.


This is the Hot Toys MMS405 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 1/6th scale Jyn Erso Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version) although from the picture you really can't tell whether it's deluxe or not as she is wearing the outfit (costume) that is included with the standard version. I enjoyed the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story even though it's a standalone piece and not part of any trilogy. I liked that some of the battles were on land, very gritty and realistic as compared to the CGI-laden battles in Episodes I, II and III.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Support Calvin's original design MotoPsycle Kickstarter Project - 85% Funded, 10 days to go!

Original design 1/6 combat motorcycle, advanced ballistic weapons and cyborg headsculpt by Calvin's Custom, a GATE TOYS Production. Available on Kickstarter (link HERE)

Support the first 1/6th scale original design motorcycle project! Back any version of the MotoPsycle and get a set of 1/6th scale futuristic weapons. Act NOW! Offer ends 12 Jan 2018. Some outdoor pics of the "T" and Red versions of MOTOPSYCLE: mGT feat. 10 days to go, 15% more to reach the project goal.


Let's make it happen together, back any versions of the motopsycle and get free weapons!

Original design 1/6 combat motorcycle, advanced ballistic weapons and cyborg headsculpt by Calvin's Custom, a GATE TOYS Production. Available on Kickstarter (link HERE)

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Hot Toys 1/6th scale Die-cast Iron Man 2 - Mark IV figure with Suit-Up Gantry Collectible Set

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Pre-order Hot Toys Iron Man 2 MMS462D22 Iron Man Mark IV 1/6th Scale Figure with Suit-Up Gantry from BBTS - link HERE

“It's good to be back!” – Tony Stark

Making a grand and spectacular entrance in the opening of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster Iron Man 2, Tony Stark’s Iron Man Mark IV suit has become a fan-favorite armor throughout the years! As we enter the year of 2018, Hot Toys is elated to add this beloved armor to our MMS Diecast Series and proud to present the new 1/6th scale Mark IV with Suit-Up Gantry collectible set!

Beautifully designed with gorgeous detailing, the movie accurate 1/6th scale Mark IV is made with diecast materials and sophisticatedly crafted based on its appearance in Marvel’s Iron Man 2. The over 32cm tall diecast figure features a newly painted head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, interchangeable LED light-up helmet, movie-accurate proportion and highly detailed armor design with fully enhanced articulations, metallic red and gold painting on armor, interchangeable shoulder and forearm weapon-firing armor parts, LED light-up functions on eyes, palms, and arc reactor, as well as the sunglasses, donut, and coffee cup from a very memorable scene in the movie!


One of the most of exciting aspect of this amazing collectible set is of course the Suit-Up Gantry that comes together with the Mark IV collectible figure. It features remarkable movie-accuracy, substantive details, great articulations, all-new paint application, and LED light-up function to let fans recreate Tony Stark’s dazzling entrance from the film!

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Hot Toys Die-cast Iron Man 2 - 1/6th scale Mark IV 12-inch (32cm) Collectible Figure Preview

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Pre-order Hot Toys Iron Man 2 MMS461D21 Iron Man Mark IV 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure from BBTS - link HERE

It looks like Hot Toys is going back to the drawing board and trying to correct its mistakes. The Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS123 Iron Man 2 1/6th scale Mark IV Limited Edition Collectible Figure (released in December 2010) was plagued with the "pink panties" syndrome, a term coined by collectors who discovered that the groin region of the Mark IV armor began to fade and loose color quickly over time, resulting in the Mark IV looking rather silly with full dark red armor but pinkish panties.

Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to expand our MMS Diecast Series by presenting the new 1/6th scale Mark IV collectible figure and celebrate the new year of 2018! Built subsequently as a replacement of Mark III, the Mark IV armor is one of the fan-favorite classic Iron Man suit throughout the years since its introduction in Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 2.


Made with diecast material, the 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark IV collectible figure is meticulously crafted in reference to the appearance of the armor suit in Iron Man 2. The over 32cm tall diecast figure features a newly painted head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, interchangeable LED light-up helmet, movie-accurate proportion and highly detailed armor design with fully enhanced articulations, metallic red and gold painting on armor, interchangeable shoulder and forearm weapon-firing armor parts, LED light-up functions on eyes, palms, and arc reactor, a figure stand, along with the sunglasses, donut, and coffee cup from a very memorable scene in the film!

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Mighty Jaxx's toy story is one of guts and glory

For Mr Jackson Aw, toys are certainly no child's play.

The 28-year-old is the founder of a multimillion-dollar toy design and manufacturing business. The business, Mighty Jaxx, began in 2012 as a $20,000 start-up. Today, it works with big brands like Warner Brothers and New Balance and is projected to hit $5 million in revenue this year.

Mr Aw's toy story is about following one's passion in school, even if it means taking a path less ordinary. After graduating from Nanyang Poly in 2009, Mr Aw started selling refurbished vintage cameras. The business was successful but he sold it off to a business partner in September 2012 to start something new.


After years of collecting toys, Mr Aw figured he should start a related business. He liked the idea of creating toys and not just buying them. So he visited some toy factories in China and was surprised to find out that the toys were made not by machines but humans.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Divides + Hot Toys 1/6th scale The Force Awakens Rey action figure

This article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 31, 2017.

There is a disturbance in the Force - and it is caused by the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, possibly the most divisive instalment in the intergalactic franchise. Basically, hardcore Star Wars fans hate it. And the reviewers love it. And so the lightsabers are out. Some viewers are so riled up that more than 50,000 of them signed an online petition to Disney to strike "the travesty" entirely from the Star Wars canon.

But critics are raving about the film. Some reviewers, such as those from news sites Vox and eFilmCritic.com, are even calling it one of the best Star Wars movies of all time. The backlash has received such a high profile that the people behind the film have also weighed in on the issue.


The movie's director, Rian Johnson (Looper, 2012), saw the chatter as a good way to talk about where Star Wars would go in the future. He tweeted: "The goal is never to divide or make people upset, but I do think the conversations that are happening were going to have to happen at some point if Star Wars is going to grow, move forward and stay vital."

Who has the last word on The Last Jedi? The box office, of course. The movie, despite controversy, has been dominating box offices worldwide since its release in cinemas two weeks ago. It is on track to cross the coveted US$1-billion (S$1.34-billion) mark in time for the new year, say analysts.

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Soldier Story 1/6th scale NYPD ESU “TACTICAL ENTRY TEAM” 12-inch action figure Preview

Let's not forget all the police officers out there performing their duties and keeping the world safe while we celebrate and party this New Year's Eve :)

The New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit is a component of the NYPD Citywide Operations Bureau's Special Operations Division. The unit is uniquely trained and equipped to perform tactical (Special Weapons and Tactics, SWAT) and technical rescue duty for other department elements. Members of ESU are cross-trained in multiple disciplines for police and rescue work.

The personnel selected for ESU become highly trained, elite members of the NYPD who perform rescue, SWAT and other high risk tactical, counter-narcotic and counter-terror operations. There are minimum time-in-grade requirements before an NYPD officer can apply to transfer to ESU. Police Officers must have a minimum of 5 years on the job with a minimum annual rating of 3.5. Supervisors in the rank of sergeants and lieutenants must have 2 years in rank before being assigned to ESU. In addition, all ESU candidates must be approved by a group of current ESU members to ensure that they will integrate into the unit successfully.


Soldier Story #SS100 1/6th scale NYPD ESU “TACTICAL ENTRY TEAM” 12-inch figure will come with HEADSCULPT: Modern NYPD officer life-like head sculpt (with a strong resemblance to Jake Gyllenhaal). HEADGEAR: MICH 2000 Helmet (with US Flag printed at the back), ACH 4-point chin straps, ESS tactical goggles, ESS ballistic glasses (clear version), Black balaclava, NYPD ESU officer cap. BODY: S2.5 BODY, Bare Hand (1 Pair), Bare Feet (1 Pair). UNIFORM: ESU tactical shirt (long sleeve with NYPD ESU patches), ESU logo blue T-shirt, ESU tactical pants, Inner short pants, Danner tactical boots (sewing / nylon & leather version)

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Haul for December 2017: Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket and Arkham Knight Batman

Ending the year with a BANG!

This is my latest and probably last haul of 2017 after my Christmas haul which was posted earlier HERE. This time round, I got the Hot Toys MMS411 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 1/6th scale Rocket Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version) and Hot Toys VGM26 Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure. I almost said, a BAT and a RAT but raccoons do not belong to the rodent family.


IMHO I always find that Hot Toys usually does a better job of sculpts the second time around. It's like they need the first one as a trial / practice before getting it right the second time. That's why I didn't get the Hot Toys Avengers figures until Age of Ultron. By then, Hot Toys was very good at capturing the likenesses of the actors who portray the heroes in the film. I think the 1/6th scale Chris Hemsworth as Thor head sculpt for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is one of the best by far (see the pics and full action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE). Hot Toys "Avengers: Age of Ultron" 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure also has a great sculpt of Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye (pics HERE and HERE) compared to the Avengers version. That said, I'm putting my money on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 figures by Hot Toys because I think they'll look much better than the first versions which is why I got Rocket. You don't really need a good sculpt of Rocket (he's a raccoon) but he is part of the group and I've already pre-ordered Star-Lord and Yondu while waiting for Gamora and Drax.

As for Batman, he is the dark knight and one of the reasons why I got into collecting action figures. He's the new addition to the ever growing Batman collection. Check out the various 1/6th scale Batman figures I have posted HERE with comparison pictures as well as group pictures.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

ASTOYS 1:6 scale Female Roman Warrior "Artemisia" aka Eva Green as General Artemisia

300: Rise of an Empire is a 2014 American epic historical fantasy war film directed by Noam Murro. It is a follow-up to the 2006 film 300, taking place before, during and after the main events of that film and based on the Battle of Artemisium and the Battle of Salamis.

While King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans have their date with destiny at Thermopylae, another battle against the Persians is brewing, this time at sea. Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton), a Greek general, sees the threat posed by the God-King Xerxes of Persia. He knows that he must unite all of Greece if he is to stand any chance of repelling the Persian invasion. Even if he accomplishes his mission, Themistocles must still face Artemisia (Eva Green), the ruthless leader of the Persian armada.


ASTOYS 1:6 scale Female Roman Warrior "Artemisia" aka Eva Green as General Artemisia 12-inch collectible figure features: Head Sculpt, Female Body, Black Shirt, Breastplate, Hand Armor, Hands X 5 Pairs, Leather Skirt, Stockings, Thong, Waist Armor, Boots, Sword X 2, Bow, Arrow X 3

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Devil Toys introduces World of Order WOO in Pocket 1/18th scale series wave 1 troopers

"Captain,shall we begin the mop up operation?"

Secret Trooper is ready for the war with combining the high powered handguns and automatic rifles which is the latest advancement in military technology of the organization, Providence.

"Theoretically, the operation should be done this way, but I don't think we can get it done this time. We better hurry and wrap things up then get back to investigate." Secret Master ran back to the smoke filled enemy camp alone after briefing his brothers in arms.

It is the year 2049, it has been 10 years since last great war. The state of the world is gradually moving toward extremes. The United States was severely traumatized by a nuclear bomb attack. The EU, led by Germany, have been split up into different forces due to repeated terror attacks and continued to experience varying degrees of fragmented battles. Eastern Japan, which is located in the east, was even more damaged by "that weapon."


With the excessive consumption of energy by countries and the escalating disputes among nations, the Third World War seems inevitable. Nine months after the "New York incident," the U.S. government paid a very large fee and privately hired Providence to send a 211-team headed by Secret Master to hunt for John, a genius hacker who caused a series of terrorist attacks around the world.

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Toyscity 1/6th scale WWII German WH Infantry Private Set, Poland 1939 for 12-inch action figure

Important Note: This product is for military collectors & historic education purposes only, and it is not intended to glorify nor exploit the horrors and atrocities of war.

The Wehrmacht was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force). After the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, one of Adolf Hitler's most overt and audacious moves was to establish the Wehrmacht, a modern armed force fully capable of offensive use. Fulfilling the Nazi regime's long-term goals of regaining lost territory and dominating its neighbours required the reinstatement of conscription and massive investment and spending on the armaments industry.

The Invasion of Poland, was a joint invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the Free City of Danzig, and a small Slovak contingent, that marked the beginning of World War II.


Toyscity 1/6th scale WWII German WH Infantry Private Set, Poland 1939 will come with M35 Helmet with WH sign, M36 Uniform for WH Private, Leather-like boots, WH Equipment Belt, Gas Cape Pouch, M38 Gas Mask Can, Bread Bag, Water Bottle, Field Canteen, Shovel, Bayonet, Kar 98k Rifle, Kar 98k Ammunition Pouch x2, M35 Backpack, Blanket. Note: Head and body are not included.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Art Figures 1/6th Aidol 1 Alpha Edition and Beta Edition 12" figure aka Ray Stevenson Punisher

It would seem that Art Figures is trying to do a Dam Toys and get into the action by introducing their Aidol 1 12-inch figure which is pretty much Marvel's The Punisher done in the caricaturish style Dam Toys adopted for their Gangsters Kingdom series.

The Art Figures 1/6th scale Aidol 1 12-inch figure will come in two versions (Alpha Edition and Beta Edition) and the head sculpt looks a lot like Ray Stevenson who played the Punisher in the 2008 film "Punisher: War Zone" but is outfitted in the costume worn by the character in the Marvel Comics except for the odd looking mismatched knee pads.


Art Figures Ai-1A 1/6th scale Aidol 1 Beta Edition 12-inch figure will come with head sculpt, Newly Designed Aidol Art-Figure with more Precise Proportion, Enhanced Articulations, and Higher Poseability, Black Leather Jacket, Gun Holding Hands x3, 416D Assault Rifle with M203 40mm Grenade Launcher with Single-Point Rifle Sling, Custom Grenade Launcher x2, 1911 Pistol, G17 Pistol, Tactical Thigh Holster For G17 x2, Custom Xtak 100 Knee Pads x2, Military Web Belt With Belt Utility Pouch x6, Black Trousers, Combat Boots, TACTICAL FIXED BLADE KNIFE TANTO WITH SHEATH

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles Iron Man Mark 42 Life-Size Figure (2.1m / 7 ft) from Iron Man 3

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“I’ll be damned. The prodigal son returns.”

Are you ready to activate House Party Protocol in your collection? Sideshow is proud to present the Iron Man Mark 42 Life-Size Figure, based on Tony Stark’s sleek and vibrant suit from Iron Man 3.

Also known as the Autonomous Prehensile Propulsion Suit or the Prodigal Son, the Mark XLII stands over 7 feet tall on an illuminated base, in a display worthy of the Hall of Armors. The fiberglass and plastic suit also includes light-up features in the eyes, palms, and arc reactor chest piece, allowing you to display the armor with an activated look.


The suit features a predominantly gold-colored design, with the trademark red and silver accents Iron Man is known for. With incredible, screen-accurate detailing and intricate armor construction, this collectible commands attention as one of Tony Stark’s more advanced and ambitious creations.

Upgrade your armor with the Iron Man Mark 42 Life-Size Figure, sure to be the centerpiece of any Marvel collection.

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Kotobukiya 1/10th scale Gotham by Gaslight Batman ARTFX+ Statue (Mike Mignola Inspired)

Gotham by Gaslight is the first entry in DC Comics’ Elseworlds series, in which popular artists depict DC heroes in alternate realities, or “elseworlds.” This 1/10th scale ARTFX+ statue depicts the hero in a vignette style, reflecting the late 19th century setting of the graphic novel.

Based a watercolor painting that depicts Batman as he fights with Jack the Ripper in 19th century Gotham City, this ARTFX+ statue recreates the hero in stunning detail. Like the other statues in Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ line, this statue is 1/10th in scale, allowing you to display it with other ARTFX+ Batman statues for a historical collection!


The sharp lines of the hero’s face, defined shadows, and pale colors of the statue are designed resemble the artist’s original brushstrokes. The attention to detail in this statue is sure to make it a desirable addition to your collection.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

IN FLAMES x NEWSOUL Story Of Journey To The West 1/6th scale Monkey King on Throne

Journey to the West is an extended account of the legendary pilgrimage of the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Xuanzang who traveled to the "Western Regions", that is, Central Asia and India, to obtain Buddhist sacred texts (sūtras) and returned after many trials and much suffering.

The novel has 100 chapters that can be divided into four unequal parts. The first part, which includes chapters 1–7, is a self-contained introduction to the main story. It deals entirely with the earlier exploits of Sun Wukong, a monkey born from a stone nourished by the Five Elements, who learns the art of the Tao, 72 polymorphic transformations, combat, and secrets of immortality, and through guile and force makes a name for himself, Qitian Dasheng (simplified Chinese: 齐天大圣; traditional Chinese: 齊天大聖), or "Great Sage Equal to Heaven". His powers grow to match the forces of all of the Eastern (Taoist) deities, and the prologue culminates in Sun's rebellion against Heaven, during a time when he garnered a post in the celestial bureaucracy. Hubris proves his downfall when the Buddha manages to trap him under a mountain, sealing it with a talisman for five hundred years.


IN FLAMES X NEWSOUL IFT-028 Story Of Journey To The West Series: 1/6th scale MONKEY KING ON THRONE(Deluxe Version) Collectible Set features: 1/6th scale Sun Wukong head sculpt, approximately 30 cm tall 12-inch male body, 9 interchangeable palms. Costume: Red robes, Yellow bloomers, Red cloak. Suit of armor: Monkey King’s newly designed armor (including Purple gold crown, a waist support, a belt, etc).

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