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There are enemies coming from far away. I need warriors. I’m building an alliance…. Justice League has come and gone, with Aquaman resetting the DCEU showing it has some promise for all us DC fans out there. One thing that was great about JL though – Tactical Suit Batman. The design was a a great modern look for Batman in today’s world, layering up his classic duds with armor galore. Oh, and some spiffy goggles too. Mezco Toyz recently released their version of him and it does not disappoint. A stocky base frame with well done layered armor, a well done cape and tons of accessories puts this one at the top of those released so far. The face sculpts, even though only the lower halves through the mask, are very well done, they capture Ben Affleck’s features perfectly. I’m not usually a fan of the open mouth versions Mezco does, but this one is better than previous attempts. Bottom line, this is a winner, he’s getting front and center display space on my shelves. We’ve run him through the motions to show off his capabilities, read on to check them out courtesy of Entertainment Earth, he’s in stock and shipping now!
No Banner, only HULK. I am a big Hulk guy, so whenever MCU Hulkeses drop I try to pick them up. I’ve been eyeing Mezco’s One:12 Hulk since they first revealed it back in July of 2017. It was a way to get an upper tier version of the big guy on the shelf that at the time, hadn’t been done properly before. Fast forward a year and a half, things have changed out in the 1/12 scale universe. But, I kept my pre-orders in because it is still a sharp piece and I wanted to see how Mezco handled things. He comes packed with a helmeted and un-helmeted head sculpt, axe, hammer, 3 sets of hands and a display base with the Ragnarok logo on it. Soft goods are minimal, with sculpted forearm, hand and sandal parts mixed with faux leather and rubber fight gear on the chest arms and legs. We’ve run him through the motions, read on to check out some additional thoughts and over 50 HD images after the break courtesy of Entertainment Earth!
“The road ahead is long and unforgiving. No place for a BOY. You must be a warrior…”
Kratos and Atreus have arrived! NECA sent through an early copy of the upcoming God of War (2018) 2 pack featuring the father and son duo from the game. Kratos is a remold of the original figure they put out last year and Atreus is all new. The both come packed with tons of extras in an awesome fold-open display box. Kratos comes with his Axe, Blades of Chaos, Upgraded Blades of Chaos with chains, an extra head featuring that awesome SCREAMING face, two flame effects for his hands, 1 flame effect for his blades, an ice effect for the axe, a knife, his shield in open and closed forms, open and closed fists. Atreus comes with his knife, bow, 5 arrows, hands for arrow holding and knife holding.
Noticeable differences between the first Kratos and this one include the Blades of Chaos forearm guards with chain wrap and Mimir’s head hanging off his back belt instead of the horn. This version of Kratos also features a less heavy paint application for his white skin, it has almost a pinkish undertone, but the sculpt shows much cleaner through it. Atreus is well done in regards to sculpt and paint head to toe.
This is a set I’ve been looking forward to since the original release, and especially since the game came out. The only thing that could have made it better was if it came with the boat :). We’ve run the pair through a session here, showing them off in standard and fancy style photos. Read on to check out over 120 images! These should be shipping to retailers soon (check our sponsors below), so get your pre-orders in!
DC Collectibles has been releasing artist centric vinyl pieces since last year, featuring the talents and art styles of various independent artists. Unique pieces based on work from Nooligan, Chris Uminga, and Sho Murase have dropped in a ton of low run variants so far. Today we are taking a look at some recent releases – 4 Nooligan pieces of Batman, Nightwing, Joker and Harley Quinn in a Day of the Dead theme, an additional Chris Uminga Black and White version of the Flash to go with the previously released Trinity, and an exclusive clear and sparkly Batgirl by Sho Murase.
All of these are out now, and come in multiple additional flavors. Nightwing, Flash and Batgirl are all exclusive to Foot Locker (yes, I said Foot Locker) at runs of 500. The Day of the Dead Bats, Joker and Harley were Gamestop exclusives at runs of 1500, but dropped last fall and may not be around at retail anymore. Read on to check out some shots we took for the lot of them after the break courtesy of DC Collectibles!
After a little hiatus for the New Year it’s time to get back into action with these galleries! Today we are taking a look at a figure that dropped late last year and is utter perfection in my opinion – S.H. Figuarts Hulk from Avengers Infinity War. Tamashii Nations first run at Hulk way back was very comic-booky. Their Ragnarok Hulk was great but the gear was molded in. Here, we get movie level head sculpts, proper color and a full range of articulation. I dare say it’s the best Hulk figure that’s dropped yet. Feels great in hand, construction and build quality are top notch. Paint head to toe is well applied. Bottom line, they SMASHED this out out the park.
Read on to check out our shots with him, over 50 in all, courtesy of Tamashii Nations and Bluefin Brands!
Time for a quick look at the recently released S.H. Figuarts Bucky. This is the US version, paired up with the Tamashii Impact effect piece in one box. The Impact crater is an alternate color from single retail versions, giving us a desert clay tone. Bucky comes packed with two faces, 2 sets of hands, a gun and clip. His knife is removable on the leg as well. Paint is solid throughout, a nice muted set of colors and great weathering on the arm itself, giving it the metallic feel it deserves. The faces are digitally painted. They aren’t the best Bucky likeness on their own, but are solid human realistic faces. Harsh light is not his friend tho, it brings out a lot of shape to the face and when paired with the digital paint is unflattering. In normal room light, it’s generally fine.
Bottom line, he’s a solid 2nd row addition to a SHF MCU line up. Read on to check it out for yourself after the break courtesy of Tamashii Nations and Bluefin Brands!
Time for a little Christmas Eve Star Wars Black Series catch up! Earlier in the year, the Black Series Rebel Trooper hit in limited quantities. Recently, a more robust round hit retailers and the iconic Troop Builder is a little easier to find now. Today we are taking a look at him in detail courtesy of Dorkside Toys. The figure is solid, giving us a well sculpted body with solid paint and digital printing on the face. He comes packed with a blaster, removable helmet and Death Star plans disk. All in all it’s a great piece, one I wish they’d offer in a no-frills 6 pack so I could troop build without the hunt. Read on to check out our shots showing what he can do! Another round should be hitting retailers soon.
As the year comes to an end, the onslaught of S.H. Figuarts Dragonball figures caps off with a great one – Super Future Trunks. This release gives us a well rounded trunks figure with almost everything you could want – regular and Super Saiyan hair, sword, broken sword, Sword of Hope, stand for that big ass sword, multiple hands and faces, Galick Gun energy ball with peg for the hand, and his trusty neck scarf. The colors are vibrant throughout without the raw plastic feel. All in all it’s a really SUPER Trunks (rimshot) and pairs perfectly with the Goku Black from earlier in the year.
Read on to check out over 50 HD images showing what he can do courtesy of Tamashii Nations and Bluefin!
ICYMI – check our SHF Dragonball galleries to see all the great stuff that’s dropped this year alone! They go in release order with the newest first. You can also check our ongoing SHF DBZ Jump Off page, which rounds up the whole line so far.
NECA have shared out a look at their upcoming Ripley from Alien Resurrection. This is a test shot, not final, so things may change. She’s due to drop along with the Newborn Alien and Resurrection Xenomorph in Spring 2019. Check out the preview after the break!