Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hasbro's upcoming 'Big' AT-AT comparison with its 2006 counterpart....

Ok, we know that the new AT-AT is DEFINITELY not in scale with the 3.75" figures. It's true that to be truely in scale, a Star Wars action figure must be able to fit through the 'neck' area i.e. walking through it NOT squeezing it through! LOL! Nevertheless, this image taken off the jedi temple archives will probably show us why the new AT-AT's gonna be worth our money. It's comparatively bigger and 'spacy-er' than any of its predecessor. Any 'good' changes or improvements are definitely better, if you ask me! I'm sold!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Medicom's 1/6 scale C-3PO & R2-D2 ready to be pre-ordered!

Yup, they're finally up for pre-ordering through Sideshow Collectible's website (the official distribution partner for the Medicom RAH line). I've first mentioned about these two cool-looking Star Wars characters way back in July '09, where even back then, my immediate concern was whether they would look in scale with the rest of the other 1/6 figures, namely Sideshow's Star Wars line. Medicom RAH figures are widely known and accepted as being a wee bit smaller than its peers in the 1/6 scale industry. So how would these two droids stand in comparison with the rest of Sideshow's figures? Would the size/scale anomalies affect collectors' decision to purchase them? We'd see soon enough I reckon.

One who plans to buy either one, must surely be tempted to get the other! They have to go together...no two ways about it! 3PO is priced at USD199 while R2 is priced at USD189. That's another differentiating factor between Medicom and the rest of the 1/6 action-figure producers. They're a bit on the high side, but if you can look beyond that, I think these figures are worth it every step of the way.....because I seriously think that it'd be a long wait till Sideshow eventually decides to do their version of these two droids. If ever, that is.

Whatever it is, on their own, these two look mighty impressive! A must-have for any serious 1/6 Star Wars collector. Take a look at C-3PO......

...and R2-D2

Both comes with full articulation points (as per their limited movements evident throughout the whole Star Wars movies!) and LED light-up functions. Only R2 is shown with its lights on but I'm guessing C3-PO's eyes would light up too (what else is there to light up anyway on the golden droid? LOL!).

Now, after seeing these preview pictures (and try to forget about the price for a while)....tell me you're not interested?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New York Toy Fair '10: MOTUC figures preview from Mattel!!!

What's equivalent to the SDCC in terms of new toy announcements and such? Why, the New York Toy Fair of course! The latest NY Toyfair (Feb 14-17) has already given us plenty of excitement and things to look forward to throughout 2010. Truth be told, I'm only going ga-ga over the Masters of The Universe Classics (MOTUC) line from Mattel this year. I'm kinda adamant about sticking to only collecting these cool-as-ice MOTUC figures this year plus some selected 1/6th scale action figures from Hot Toys, DiD and possibly Enterbay (if they ever come out with really irresistable figures along 2010 that is!). So naturally, my main focus was on He-Man and gang this time around! These pictures were taken off www.cooltoyreview.com, so you might wanna check it out yourself should you decide to view more pictures from other lines as well. As for now, I'd like to show you why I got all excited over the future MOTUC releases. Take a look at these pictures, some are to-die-for IMHO.....and some don't really rock my boat at all!

DCUC vs. MOTUC twinpacks.....cool idea!

Superman vs. He-Man.....

Lex Luthor vs. Skeletor....urghh! What's with the yellow Sword of Power?!

Tytus.....a giant during the pre-Eternian times! This figure stands at 12"....towering the rest of the 6.5" standard MOTUC figures.....although I feel that he's much bigger in scale judging from the mini-comics. I'm still on the fence on this one.....will they ever make a Megator (Tytus' evil counterpart) to go with him?

Direct from episode "1987" of the stop-motion comedy series "Robot Chicken", comes Mo-Larr, the Eternian dentist with Skelly (missing his front tooth!)...

A close-up of Mo-Larr...

Fans' reaction were mixed...some were receptive of the idea of having 'comedic/parody' characters in the line while some totally opposed to the idea.......my opinion, Skeletor looks kinda humorous without his front tooth! A little humour can't possibly do any serious harm to the franchise!

Evil-Lynn.....due to be on sale this coming April!...can't wait!

Weapons pack for MOTUC figures...this is an easy one.....= I'll pass!

A group shot....

Gy-Gor....a character from the New Adventures ("NA") of He-Man. Most fans voiced out that Mattel should've used the available resources to create/produce other iconic characters from the classic series. Nevertheless, this is a fresh change and shows that Mattel is willing to produce other obscure/less popular/forgotten characters as well.

Optikk is May '10 figure......

Here she is, She-Ra herself....though I believed that this prototype is far less superior then Adora....please matty, make some changes to the final product later on! She looks kinda chubby here! LOL!

What's with the comb? And aren't she supposed to have longer hair?

Whiplash! One of my favourite MOTU villains ever!

Count Marzo.....a sorcerer during pre-Eternian times.....

Keldor aka Skelly's original self! So looking forward to this one!

***And by the way, during the wee hours of Feb 17 ('twas somewhere in the afternoon of Feb 16 in New York), I just managed to order Battle-Cat and Man-At-Arms through that 'sorry-excuse-of-a-website' called mattycollector-dot-com. I can't say that I'm thoroughly happy with this round's online purchasing experience from them.....was pretty pissed off for missing Trap-Jaw! Head on to matty's facebook page and you can see what exactly other collectors/MOTU fans think about the 'pleasant' buying experience, just mind the 'courteous' language....a LOT of angry people who didn't succeed in getting any of the MOTUC figures venting their anger/disappointment.

I guess I'm lucky in a way that I did get 2 items out of 3 (curses...might have to resort to eVilbay to get Trap Jaw!). I pity those who really wanted Battle-Cat but were frustrated by all those server-crashing bulls***. Sadly, the bulk of Battle-Cats went to those (scalpers) who bought 10 each....some were openly declaring that they were going to buy 20 (albeit 2 separate usernames). Mattel eventually issued an official statement saying that Trap Jaw and Battle Cat will soon be on sale again to meet the demands of thousands who failed to get them through their crashed website. A ray of hope for all of those who missed.....yours truly included!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

El purchaso (Jan '10 order) from matty.....Adora & Beast Man!

I gotta tell ya, this time my latest order from www.mattycollector.com arrived in just 18 days since it was despatched from their warehouse in the states. That's a vast improvement in terms of turn-around-time for matty! We've heard horror stories on how most European and South American collectors receiving their shipment well AFTER the 40 day mark...some even surpassing the 60 day mark. Sadly, a handful never received theirs at all. The longest I had to wait was about 35 days.....not too bad considering the circumstances regarding the Euro/South American wait time.

Ok, enough of that. I'm just glad I finally get to see Adora and Beast Man in my hands before Trap Jaw, Battle Cat & Man-At-Arms go on sale tomorrow.

Adora, together with Battle-armour He-Man, were the first MOTUC figures that have their names imprinted on their white mailer boxes.

Here they are together with the rest of the MOTU classics figures that I have thus far (King Randor's supposed to be in this picture, but alas, I'd have to wait at least until next week to get him):

And a couple more pics before I sign off...

"By the power/For the honor...of Grayskull!"

Saturday, February 13, 2010

May the 'ROAR' be with you....Happy New Year!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Koona t'choota, Solo?!!!

Behold, Star Wars collectors can now feast their eyes (and hands!) on Sideshow's 1/6th Greedo action figure and The Cantina environment to go with it as well! Though not revealed as yet, hopefully the Cantina environment comes with the table plus the two seats that both Han and Greedo sat during THAT infamous scene in A New Hope. We've been waiting for ages for an action figure from the original trilogy (was pretty tired of endless clone troopers after clone troopers from Sideshow!). This 1/6th action figure of the humanoid bounty hunter who tracked down Han Solo in Mos Eisley's cantina is long overdue! Oh, for the record...I didn't really care who shot first......Han killed Greedo...PERIOD! LOL!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hot Toys' 1/6 Sarah Connor teaser pic!

Holy skynet! Hot Toys gave us this teaser pic of ol' Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) just to whet collectors' appetite......right when everybody was expectin' a T-1000 to be produced next! Whatever it is, she's gonna look wicked next to Arnie (T-800)!!! I wonder if HT's gonna do a young John Connor next?! Hmm...

>>>Is it just me, or does her head looks a tad bigger than her body proportion?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tonight...we dine in hell! NECA's shortlived "300" action figures....

Just like NECA's Ghostbusters shortlived series (they didn't even get to make any of the GB boys!), the 300 action figures started off very promising indeed. Originally released somewhere in late 2007 to commemorate and correspond with the movie which came out in March of the same year, collectors were presented with 4 action figures (now famously known as 'Series 1' or the ONLY series we'd ever get of the shortlived series) which consists of King Leonidas, Ephialtes the hunchback, The Immortal and fan-favourite....Queen Gorgo.

Like many, after getting my hands on these excellent figures, I too was guilty of leaving them in their plastic prison as I was a firm believer of keeping my figures strictly MOC back then. Well, fret no more as I have now since joined the "if-you-don't-plan-to-open-'em-then-don't-bother-buying-'em" club about a year ago! I got them out of their packaging a couple of months ago and only just recently took some time to properly snap some decent pictures of them. These pretty much sums it up as to why I'd be keeping these figures even though the chances of seeing Xerxes or the rest of the Spartans being made by NECA are virtually none.

Here are some shots of them:

The Immortal


Queen Gorgo

King Leonidas

If you're interested and somewhat impressed of these amateur snapshots, feel free to see the rest of it on my flickr page....thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hasbro's press release: New OFFICIAL AT-AT details!!!

It's official. This is all over the internet now. Could the AT-AT be the most anticipated Star Wars vehicle ever (next to the BMF that is)?! Hot off the press, Hasbro issued a press release today (Feb 4 in the states) for the upcoming Toy Fair 2010 highlights and in it contains explicit details on the new AT-AT. Read on the excerpts below fellow Star Wars geeks!!!:


***(Approximate Retail Value: $99.99; Available: August 1, 2010)***

"In space, size does matter, and Hasbro certainly kept that in mind when creating its all-new, highly detailed STAR WARS AT-AT. The AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) played a significant role in the Empire’s military assault in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and it will play an equally important role in every fan’s toy collection this year! Measuring more than 24 inches tall, nearly 28 inches long, and 12 inches wide, this colossal vehicle holds up to 20 STAR WARS figures – 6 of which can fit in its head alone! – and includes so many play and electronic features true to its on-screen counterpart that it’s hard to believe! From the zip-line in its body and articulated legs for superb poseability, to its LED lights and authentic movie sounds and phrases, this is the must-have addition for STAR WARS fans of all ages. Includes a 3 ¾ inch AT-AT driver action figure and a pop-out speeder bike."

6 figures in the cockpit/head alone?!!! My prayers have been answered!!! Woohooo! This is gonna be massive....and yes, it's just USD100!

Actionfigs.com has the full press release if you're interested to know what's coming in the upcoming Toyfair '10. Although there are no pictures yet, this is already good enough to whet our geeky anticipation!