Monday, December 11, 2017

Review II: Hot Toys ALIEN 1/6th scale Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley 12-inch Collectible Figure

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I believe Hot Toys founder Howard Chan has an affinity for films from the past. What I mean is that he is still very sentimental and attached to some of the older but popular movies from the 20th Century like Terminator, RoboCop, Back to the Future, The Matrix and the Alien franchise, or else why would he want to get the license to produce figures from an older era when he could easily release newer figures based on the movies that are current and popular now.

When Hot Toys first started producing and releasing their Movie Masterpiece Series (MMS line) back in 2000, the first seven figures released were Kyle Reese and a damaged Terminator from the 1984 Terminator film, followed by three United States Colonial Marine Corps figures (Hicks, Apone and Vasquez) from 1986 Aliens AND John Rambo plus Colonel Trautman from 1985 First Blood II - you can check out the full listing from MMS001 to MMS140 on my blog post HERE.


And after more than 15 years, Hot Toys announced in May 2016 that they would be releasing a Ellen Ripley figure from the 1979 Alien film which arrived more than a year later in November 2017 (as part of my haul, posted HERE). This is my second part action figure review of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS366 ALIEN 1/6th scale Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley 12-inch Collectible Figure. Ripley comes with a custom flamethrower, frightened version of Jonesy the cat which can be carried in a specially crafted cat carrier box, tracking device, and Alien themed diorama figure stand with Ripley nameplate.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

COOMODEL SE018 1/6th scale Viking War Lord Vanquished 12-inch Collectible Figure PREVIEW

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The Vikings came from three countries of Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The name 'Viking' comes from a language called 'Old Norse' and means 'a pirate raid'. People who went off raiding in ships were said to be 'going Viking'. The Viking age in European history was about AD 700 to 1100. During this period many Vikings left Scandinavia and travelled to other countries, such as Britain and Ireland. Some went to fight and steal treasure. Others settled in new lands as farmers, craftsmen or traders.


COOMODEL SE018 1/6th scale Viking War Lord Vanquished 12-inch Collectible Figure specially features: head sculpture (with real fabric beard), 12-inch figure body, Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms (2 bare fists, 2 open palms, 2 weapon holding hands, 2 relaxed hands)

Costume: chain armor attached upper coat, black pants, leather boots, helmet, war robe, shoulder armors, pair of vambraces, fur girdle, Two (2) leather belt

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Check out COOMODEL SE017 1/6th scale Viking Berserker Vanquished 12-inch Collectible Figure

The Vikings came from three countries of Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The name 'Viking' comes from a language called 'Old Norse' and means 'a pirate raid'. People who went off raiding in ships were said to be 'going Viking'. The Viking age in European history was about AD 700 to 1100. During this period many Vikings left Scandinavia and travelled to other countries, such as Britain and Ireland. Some went to fight and steal treasure. Others settled in new lands as farmers, craftsmen or traders.


COOMODEL SE017 1/6th scale Viking Berserker Collectible Figure specially features: head sculpt of angry expression (with real fabric beard), 12-inch figure body, Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms (2 bare fists, 2 open palms, 2 weapon holding hands, 2 relaxed hands)

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Friday, December 8, 2017

BLITZWAY X BHEADworks 1/6th scale Hunters: Day After WWIII - BOY 12-inch Collectible Figure

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche –

BHEADworks (Artist Jung, Yeongyun) has received much love and appreciation by presenting sensual figures of the outlook on the world of dystopia since the year 2008. It is such a pleasure to officially present the 'Boy' in BLITZWAY, which was the first character of BHEADworks’ original design figures, ‘Hunters: Day after WWIII’. The Boy is the leader of Hunters, who is the master of performing underground and sniping, and dreaming about the utopia.


We organized much detailed compositions after going through many tests and works, in order to express the characteristics and features of the characters in our story planning. Enjoy the detailed symbols and meanings for learning what each figure truly represents, along with attractive storylines.

Intense and sensual design head, with very realistic and stylish costumes, and artistic senses of classy proportions and colors. A body for freely posing and realistically designed accessories, along with luxurious and weighty polystone diorama base. These attractive and delicate collection will once again capture your eyes.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hot Toys Justice League 1/6th scale Ben Affleck Batman (Deluxe Version) 12" collectible figure

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“People said the Age of Heroes would never come again.” – Wonder Woman

Shortly after the release of the long-awaited blockbuster by DC Comics, Justice League has generated huge responses around the world.

The supervillain Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons attempts to conquer and reshape the Earth through the combined energies of three Mother Boxes, but in order to save the world from this menacing threat, Batman enlists the help of his newfound ally Wonder Woman to recruit a team of Metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat and form the Justice League.

Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially introduce a special Deluxe Version of the all-new 1/6th scale Batman collectible figure from Justice League for all DC fans.


Meticulously crafted based on Ben Affleck’s appearance as Batman in Justice League, the movie-accurate collectible figure features two interchangeable heads which include a newly developed head sculpt and a masked head, three interchangeable eye pieces and lower faces capturing Ben Affleck’s facial expressions in the film, newly developed muscular body, a brand-new Batsuit and leather-like cape, a variety of gadgets and a Parademon gun.

This Deluxe Version will exclusively include an elaborated Parademon diorama figure base inspired by Batman’s battling scene with the Parademons!

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Mezco Toyz 1/12th scale Justice League Tactical Suit Batman 6.75-inch (17cm) action figure

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team, a Justice League, to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Revealed for the first time in Justice League, the figure showcases the never-before-seen Tactical Batsuit with visible upgrades.


The One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman has two head portraits and a newly designed, film-accurate tactical suit. Designed for combat, the tactical suit was created to handle combat situations with super powered adversaries, like the immortal Steppenwolf. The One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman also comes equipped with 2 pairs of goggles for display in up or down positions, a Parademon rifle, a trio of Batarangs, three grenades, and a grappling gun with three assorted hooks. He also includes a display base with logo and adjustable display post along with a cape clip with posing wires for dramatic displays.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Threezero 1/6th scale STEALTH VERSION ULTRAMAN 12-inch Collectible Figure

In a recent Ultraman Manga series set forty years after the original series, Shinjiro Hayata seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s, Shin Hayata, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.

Threezero 1/6th scale STEALTH VERSION ULTRAMAN 12-inch Collectible Figure details: 31cm (12.2 inches) tall | Original body with over 40 points of articulation based on his appearance in the ULTRAMAN manga | Exquisitely detailed suit decals, paint application and weathering | Interchangeable Shinjiro head (sculpted by Ryu Oyama) | LED Light-up features: Eyes, Color Timer on chest, Spacium Blade device on arms.


Accessories: Spacium Blade arm blade effect pieces (clear parts) | 4 total pairs of Hands: 1 pair relaxed, 1 pair spread, 1 pair fists, 1 pair Spacium Ray shooting pose.

Requires 8 x AG1 Button Cell Batteries (batteries not included)

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

DARKCROWNTOYS 1/6th “BURNING SOULS” series “Crimson” Cyborg Samurai 12-inch figure

DARKCROWNTOYS is proud to present their 3rd anniversary 1/6th scale original design collectible figure series “Burning Souls” in all new ancient mechanical armor. Incorporating ancient armor, mechanical elements and mystic symbols into the design, the “Burning Souls” series is feast for the eyes that is totally different from other releases.

“Crimson”, the first character in the series, is inspired by the traditional Red Oni (devil) in Japanese culture. The fierce looking head sculpt represents the formability and menace of a Red Oni. Both face mask and body armor are removable to review mechanical details inside. Real fur has been used for the hair to enhance realism and easy for collectors to create different looks as they prefer.


Like all other DARKCROWNTOYS' productions, lots of devilish details goes into the work. And to come with this first release of an all new series, Kevin has included a secret bonus in the box set that lets fans discover for themselves.

DARKCROWNTOYS “BURNING SOULS” series limited edited (365 sets only worldwide) Product specifications: Detailed head sculpt of mechanical interpretation of the Red Oni, with real fur hair | Removable face mask to reveal mechanical details inside | Fully articulated action figure body | 7 interchangeable hands ( 1 pair of weapon holding, 1 pair of fist, 1 pair of flex and 1 pipe holding)

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Prime 1 Studio Justice League Cyborg Statue

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"Organic and biomechatronic body parts - he's a Cyborg." - Wonder Woman

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Cyborg from the Justice League film. Victor Stone is a former college athlete and football star. Following a horrible accident, his father was able to save him via the use of a Mother Box that crafted cybernetics onto him. Victor then became known as the superhero Cyborg. He would eventually be recruited by Batman and Wonder Woman to become a member of the Justice League, in order to help defend Earth against the imminent alien invasion of Steppenwolf and his Parademon army.


The Prime 1 Studio Justice League Cyborg Statue features: Size approximately 33.8 inches | LED Light-up function on Head, Plasma Cannons, and Chest | pair of interchangeable arms normal hands | pair of interchangeable arms Plasma cannon hand | alternate exclusive face armor portrait

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Blitzway 1/6th scale super detailed ECTO-1 Ghostbusters vehicle for 12-inch action figures

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There's something strange in your neighborhood.
Who ya gonna call?

Blitzway is proud to officially unveil the other hero of the Ghostbusters... the ECTO-1! Blitzway has spent countless hours developing an immortal masterpiece that no one has ever seen before. They have studied every facet of this vehicle and have paid attention to every level of detail including accurate dimensions, shape, and structure as evidenced in the 1959 Cadillac.

Precisely and exquisitely designed details of the exterior and interior, along with realistic structures and props of the ECTO-1 can all be seen on this fantastic car. Also featured, is a high-end lighting system and rotating light bar in addition to an embedded digital audio player with siren!

The world's best automobile model of the ECTO-1 measures more than 40 inches in length and sports an unbelievable quality.


The ECTO-1 Ghostbusters 1984 Sixth Scale Vehicle features: Highly Detailed likeness of ECTO-1 from Ghostbusters, 1984 | Highly Detailed likeness of the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance | Accurate roof rack and exterior structures | Precise and detailed engine and underside | Realistically designed structures and props | 45 LED Light-up functions on the exterior & interior | Rotating light bars with 2 motors | Siren sound effects | Audio play with USB & micro SD plug-in | 5 Fully functioning doors (open and closed) and bonnet | Interlocking of front wheels and steering wheel | 4 moveable wheels | 1 Movable Stretcher | The vehicle can seat all 4 Ghostbusters figures and it's possible to place up to 4 Proton Packs on the movable Stretcher.
* Ghostbusters Figures & Proton Packs are not included.
* Battery is not included. 8 pcs x AA Batteries are required.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Kotobukiya Tokyo Comic Con 2017 Previews - Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Resident Evil Leon

To kick off Tokyo Comic Con 2017 Kotobukiya has been posting a number of exclusive product previews: they include Batman - Gotham by Gaslight ARTFX+ Statue, Resident Evil Vendetta Leon S. Kennedy ARTFX Statue, Resident Evil Vendetta Chris Redfield ARTFX Statue, Captain Marvel Bishoujo Statue, and Red Hood Ikemen Statue.


What caught my eye is the Tokyo Comic Con 2017 Preview: Batman - Gotham by Gaslight ARTFX+ Statue. Gotham by Gaslight is a DC Comics one-shot by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell. Gotham by Gaslight is considered to be the first Elseworlds story, where DC Comics heroes are taken out of their usual setting and put into alternate timelines or realities. As a big fan of Mike Mignola's art style, I collected comic books with his art in them. The subject matter was quite wide ranging: there's an Alien Xenomorph story, Wolverine, Superman etc. Batman has more than one story drawn by Mignola.

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Kotobukiya 1/10th scale Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Executioner ARTFX+ statue

A specialized soldier responsible for the execution of First Order soldiers that have been sentenced for treason, the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner joins Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ line of 1/10th scale statues. The statue’s signature black and white costume and laser axe are rendered in high detail. The statue’s feet are embedded with magnets so that you can display it on the special stand alongside your favorite Star Wars characters!


The highly-accurate statue is specially crafted based on the image of Executioner Trooper from Star Wars: The Last Jedi featuring new matte black with glossy white colored helmet and armor design.

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