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If you’ve just started collecting CARS or want to go back and fill in the gaps now that some CAR 1 diecasts are being re-released – here’s a recap of our grids, charts and checklist magazines. If you’re just looking for a “simple” mainline checklist, here is the last checklist that was complete at the [...]
The Disney Store is getting another Vinylmation series beginning Monday, January 7. Loaded up with Yetis, Medusas, and Ogres, the upcoming Myths & Legends series will explore the monsters of our past. I haven't found an official list of each character but most of the figures are easy enough to identify just by looking at them. So far, I have spotted a Yeti (Big Foot?), Gargoyle, Mermaid, Ogre, Gnome, Medusa, Satyr, Troll, and Abominable Snow Man. If you can make out the identity of some of the others (or wish to correct me on my observations), please post your thoughts in the comments.
You can buy these blind boxed figured individually for US$9.95 each or get a set of 12 boxes for US$238.80. When they drop on Monday, they can be spotted in Vinylmation section of the online store and at physical stores as well.
Is there a specific figure you have your heart set on?
Evolution of the Jurassic Park animatronics including full-size cable-controlled puppets, half-puppets and insert legs, some Raptor shots were most efficiently captured with a man in a suit. There’s also a video. More photos and info at Stan Winston’s. Jurassic Park is coming back in 3D next summer. Tweet This Post
Clone Commander Wolffe (CW17) is another of the “new” characters that made it into Hasbro’s The Clone Wars assortment. The character is relatively prominent because he is the commander of the clones serving under Jedi Master Ploo Koon, a character that is voiced by none other than TV series producer/director Dave Filoni.
Thanks to Planet Iacon who have posted some first looks at the Transformers Year of snake Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme exclusives in the box. I gotta hand it to the peeps working it over at Hasbro Asia, these boxes are looking good with that gold imprinting. What has become a tradition, Hasbro is offering special exclusive toys to commemorate the Chinese New Year. Check out the box shots of 2013 Transformers Year of snake Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme below for more details.
I am a relatively recent convert to the cult of Gundam. Thanks to one of my buddies, I've experienced some of the best shows ever made. That said, I haven't completed my robotic education yet, as I've yet to watch Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and its subsequent sequel, Destiny. From what I've been told, it might not be an easy watch for me. Talk of uneven pacing and inconsistant characters worry me.
My other main problem are the character designs. Artist Hisashi Hirai has been criticized for giving all his characters the same face and, having seen some of his other works, I'd have to agree. So it's with a certain amount of amusement that I review Megahouse's G.E.M. Athrun Zala. Hit the jump to find out how I feel about the figure and see if it can elevate itself beyond the curse of Hirai Face.
Figure Name: G.E.M. Athrun Zala
Figure Maker: Megahouse
Retail Price: ¥7,300
Available at: HobbyLink Japan
As usual, here's the box. It's rather colorful, so you're not going to miss seeing this on a convention floor or an anime shop. You can see Athrun, a black/purple Haro and a disembodied face. Creepy.
Here's Athrun out of his prison. I like the strong, agressive stance he's got going on. He looks to be ready to issue a command. That, or he's telling somebody to stop. Why? I dunno, maybe in the name of love? I guess I'll find out when I sit down and watch SEED.
Here's his back. Nothing particularly fancy here, just the back of his rather dapper military uniform. You've got to love anime for the fancy uniforms these organizations wear. Fashion before folly and whatnot.
Let's get a bit closer. From here you can see the creases molded into Athrun's uniform. It gives a nice illusion of movement and makes the uniform look more lived in. You can also get a peek at the patches on his collar and chest. I'm also digging the cuff on his sleeve. Looks sharp and imposing.
Moving into a tighter shot, we get a better view of how Athrun's uniform flows. I really like the action inherent in the clothes. I'm also fond of how the hem flares out. That must of have been some arm thrust, to get all that fabric moving!
Here's Mr. Zala with the alternate face and his robotic buddy, Haro. To get the face on, you pop the head off the ball joint, remove the front hair peace and slide in the new expression. I'm, well, pretty unimpressed with the alternate face. All it does is slightly alter the angle of his mouth. I kind of like the stern look better.
You'll also notice that you can rotate Athrun's hand. It's a peg slotted into a hole within the wrist, so it's easy to move around. You might have some problems balancing the Haro, as the round guy likes to move around. Oh hey, there are two Haro's! The previous photo had the standard round Haro while the one above has the little guy with his flaps out and his mustache on. Is the 'stache inspired by One Piece's Whitebeard? The Turn A Gundam? Harvey Keitel? We'll never know.
Finally, here's Athrun's base. I like the unusual shape and the use of the transparent smokey grey plastic.
So what you have here is a well-made figure of a character whose design doesn't really appeal to me. I like how the uniform is molded and the design of the uniform proper looks great, but Athrun himself isn't anything special. However, fans of Gundam SEED should absolutely love this figure. Hell, maybe I'll change my mind after I go through the show. It just doesn't do anything for me without context.
[A big thank you goes out to Hobby Link Japan for providing Athrun for review!]
Thanks to Kurt from TFSource who sent us an update and images onf the following add-on kit from Dr. Wu for RID Wheeljack. No preorders up yet as pricing isnt final. Stay tuned for more details soon. Check out lots of Dr. Wu items available now at TFsource.
Hot Toys has released new images, via their Facebook page, of their upcoming 1/6 scale Bane figure from the 2012 hit movie The Dark Knight Rises. Click the thumbnails above to check out the awesome Bane figure!
Heads up Rambo fans! National Entertainment Collectibles Association has released an image of their upcoming super-cool 7" John Rambo action figure. Rambo will also feature twenty-five points of articulation. Click the thumbnail above fora closer look.
Fight! Pop Culture Shock has released a teaser image of their Gouken V.S. Akuma statue. Click the thumbnail above to check it out.
Last week we showed you the the blind bagged DC Comics 2.5″ Domo figures from Funko. In that article there was a mention of Funko also doing Pop Vinyl DC Domos. Now we have the images and line up for those. A Pop! Line like no other…The perfect Mash-Up of Domo and DC Comics! In [...]
Ewan Drum, 6 sorts through his toys Thursday evening with his mother, Angela, in the basement of their New Haven home. / WENDY TORELLO/TIMES HERALD Ewan Drum, 6, of New Haven, celebrates his birthday in the middle of December before getting even more toys at Christmas every year.
Thanks to ACToys who have posted some new looks at the Transformers Year of snake Optimus Prime out of the package in his alternate vehicle mode, with trailer and combiner limbs. Get a look at the repainted Energon mold that has been made over exclusively to commemorate the Chinese New Year. While the packaging was looking great, the figure' redecos reveal a G1 looking cab and gold-ish, silver, red, and black colored Super-Mode combiner limbs. Check out the new in-hand shots of 2013 Transformers Year of snake Optimus Prime below for more details.
On the 12th and final day of Sideshow’s “12 Days of Sideshow” we get a video production peek at the upcoming Premium Format statue for Chewbacca. Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way? Pop Culture is Our Culture. It’s happening now @ Sideshow Experience http://www.sideshowexperience.com Sideshow Collectibles and Sideshow Experience are [...]
Over the course of a year, Toy Art Gallery has curated and produced large format fiberglass art toy sculptures for their Lifesize Figure Series. While oversized figures have certainly been done before, TAG’s growing line of ten life size figures available in multiple editions, many with articulation, offers an unprecedented...
Saw that my mod was featured here so i thought why not share with you guys.. Well i saw how AM-28 Leo Prime looked like and told myself.. "something must be done.." also inspired by Tcracker's awesome Custom Leo Prime, i decided to do things the easy way.. got myself two AM-28... did the leg swap.. took the removable feet and made them as claw thingy and also as his two front feet.. used the Basic Kreo Optimus Prime's head and applied Jin Saotome's/John Mallamas's hot glue joint technique.
Funko POP Domo DC Comics Vinyl Figures
Funko brings us their newest creation: the Funko POP Domo DC Comics Vinyl Figures! This is a Pop! line like no other …(well I guess its similar to the...
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Thanks again to Curt from TFSource who let us know Headrobots stopped by with some updated progress pics of their Drone piece. Drone was created by the heroic team using a mysterious golden disc to infiltrate the evil Headrobots lair and assassinate Blood DX. Check out the images for the set now the figures that will start shipping next week. The preorders are up now TFsource.