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Monday, February 19, 2018

303 Toys Guan Yu 2.0 ... ...

After a long deliberation, I have in my possession, Guan Yu, 關羽, also known as 關雲長. 

This is version 2.0 which I was sold by the armor that came with this revision and I had mentioned earlier in 2014 when I reviewed Zhao Yun that I am not going to buy Guan Yu as I viewed him as a deity. However, 4 years on and I decided that Guan Yu makes a great companion for Zhao Yun.

Hot Toys Videogame Masterpiece Arkham Knight Batman VGM26 ... ...

I have to put it upfront that I am totally appalled by this figure but I will still talk about it.

I have been introduced to a very techie Batman by my son as I watched him played as the dark knight on his PS4. I was drawn to the Tony Stark inspired suit and the slew of tech Batsy has in his 'utility pouches'.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Blast from the Past with MTCD-03 Thunder Manus with Divine Armor (3rd Party Replica of Powermaster God Ginrai) ... ...

It has been quite a while since a transformable Optimus Prime figure could get me excited and Michael Bay's Prime kind of have been rather disappointing in the last couple of movies.

However, Maketoys (MT) have made me part my money with this and having a great experience with the Devastator replica by MT, I know I will get quality products for the Thunder Manus.

Astray (Metal Build) again in the Blue Frame ... ...

I have always been a fan of Gundam and the series that has my all time favourite mobile suits are the SEED series featuring the Astray Frames. I am particularly interested in 2 of the frames; red and blue frame.

Here we have the Blue Frame (again) which I possessed the MG 1/100 version backed in 2010.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Hot Toys R2-D2: The Droid that was Forced to be Awakened ... ...

Like many Star Wars fans, I am drawn to R2-D2 (aka Artoo) for its eccentricity. However, it is a very unassumingly intelligent droid and that is probably how it survived all this while.

There had been couple of releases of Artoo in 1/6 scale but I have passed all of them until this one. Ironically, Hot Toys's version of Artoo is the simplest with the least number of accessories.

Mastermind Creations Nero Rex R20N Moritorus Enforcer Face-off!... ...

I was thrilled when I first got my hands on the Nero Rex as I had always wanted a Predaking and this rendition by Mastermind Creations is simply amazing.

One year later, Mastermind Creations released the Face Kit. I suspect it's more accurate representation of the Predacons or better known as Feralcons in the case of Nero Rex.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

VTS VM-017 Dark Zone Agent ready to Take Back the City ... ...

Based on Tom Clancy's The Division, Virtual Toys (VTS) brings the male character to reality from the virtual world of online-only action role-playing video game which is developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft.

Earlier encounters with VTS give me the assurance of a great experience and true enough, this figure has been well put together.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dam Toys! 1/6th Ghost Series - Titans PMC: Frank Casey ... ...

The passion of kitting up military figures is still burning strong in me though I do feel the toil of having to spend hours putting the figure together while referring to photos on the internet. However, the satisfaction is when everything is done and it is what was anticipated.

The figure we have today is by Dam Toys and yes, I have to say again, these guys are fantastic in getting everything right about their product and there is no stopping me from getting more things from them.

I knew I have to get this as I was already pleasantly satisfied with Ryder Watson which was released in 2014.

Monday, January 15, 2018

From Very Cool to Very Hot (Grim Reaper)... ...

After having worked on Selina Kyle, I took at look at my Racing Suit Stark and I was kind of expecting this.

The rubber or PVC part of the suit was flaking very badly and I had to make a decision to strip the figure and throw the suit away.

So from Very Cool Robert Downey Jr....we have Very Hot Jason Stathom

Climatic Impact ... ...

This couple of weeks have been extremely cooling in my sunny island of Singapore as it has been pouring non-stop. For those who aren't familiar with our climate; Singapore is not the toy haven for collectors as the humidity can be a toy collector's worst enemy.

My fellow toy collector friend recently had a rude shock when his Hot Toys Selina Kyle's faux leather started flaking. He asked if I want the figure and who is to say no to Anne Hathaway?

On the left is mine and the one on the right is from my friend. The flaking was very bad on the forearm sleeves. Some parts of the suit are strangely also deteriorating.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Jada 1:24 Scale Batmobile ... ...

is from the movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is a 1:24 scale model and I had actually completely forgotten about its existence until today.

Decided to take it out and get it assembled since I have already done the review on the Justice League Batmobile.