Available in stores and online now is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 Movie – Foot Soldier 1/4 Scale Figure from NECA Toys. This 18″ tall figure is based on the Foot Soldiers seen in the original TMNT live action film. The fully articulated figure includes numerous weapons and interchangeable hands, which makes it great for troop builders with a little extra shelf space. This is the sixth figure in the TMNT 1/4 Scale Figure line. The Foot soldier joins Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Trench Coat Disguise Raphael. Also released is a small set of 1/4 Scale Baby Turtles as an accessory pack. We picked up the figure from Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth. Check out the review and photos after the jump.
Boss Fight Studio has been branching out into licensed figures like Bucky O’Hare and Sam and Max, but they are still pumping out their core Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S 1/18th scale figures. They are currently on their second series, which is Fantasy based, their first being the Greek mythology. And in that Fantasy series, they are now on Wave 5. Today we are taking a look at the figures in it which include – Eligor and Gamory the Demon Profiteers, Samhain the Fear Dorcha, Q’Al Varis the Elvin Ranger, and Darsalk the Half-Orc Mage. Each are H.A.C.K.S. body compatible and feature the wide range of articulation the line is known for. Accessories are plenty on each as you can see in the pics after the break. Eligor and Gomory are 1 figure, but can be configured to be either, so if you want the two different characters on your shelves, plan on grabbing two copies. It’s also the star of the wave in my opinion, either way you configure it.
Read on to check out the Wave 5 figs, they are in stock now and shipping from BossFightShop and select retailers!
A while back I decided to start picking up random Mythic Legions figures as they offer them for pre-order since I missed out on the earlier runs. I’ve faded into being primarily a 1/12 ish scale collector in that time and even though the fantasy angle isn’t my favorite, the ML figs are super well done. So, without any rhyme or reason, I am just grabbing a couple from each wave with no logic at all, whatever strikes me.
Enter Mythic Legions All Stars 2.0 and Advent of Decay – these two waves recently shipped. There were a lot to choose from, but I wound up grabbing Vorgus Vermillius, Skeleton Legion Builder, Templar Legion Builder, Xarria, and a glow in the dark Hagnon. These add to my Keltuss and Adamonn pick ups from before. I’ve run them through a quick shoot, not to document them front to back but rather have some fun and show what they can do. Read on and check them out after the break!
The next wave of Mythic Legion figures are up for pre-order today at StoreHorsemen.com, check it out and tag in if you dig em!
When it originally debuted as a San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Exclusive, the TMNT themed Street Diorama was an instant hit. The set looked perfect for fans looking for unique displays, or (like me) toy photographers wanting an easy to use diorama for their photo shoots. The dio consisted of a multi-level building front. The main floor featured a sidewalk that acted as a base, with two additional floors, each with a bit of rooftop space for figures to stand. The Street Dio was quite large, standing over 18″ tall, and 2′ wide and could easily fit 30 figures. It was clear almost immediately, that this set was going to be highly sought after, and that being an exclusive was going to be problematic. Thankfully, NECA was quick to announce that the diorama would see a general release in the future, but without the Ninja Turtles branding.
I’ve been using the TMNT Street Diorama in photoshoots ever since San Diego Comic-Con. It’s one of my favorite items to use whenever I can. Now, the standard set is available, and we have a gallery and quick review. We picked up the NECA Street Diorama from sponsor Entertainment Earth.
Today we are taking a look at the Anime re-color of the ThreeZero 1/6th scale Ultraman figure. This is based on the new anime that just hit Netflix dubbed in the west, bringing Ultraman lore into the modern age. It features lights in the arms, chest and eyes and metallic paint head to toe. Articulation is thorough at all key points allowing for almost any pose. I wasn’t huge into Ultraman before the new series, but I’m all in now and this figure really captures the show well. If you aren’t familiar, just imagine: Japanese Iron Man – and you’ll be in the right zone. While the anime wasn’t perfect, the overall story was awesome and there is a lot of eye candy in there if you dig mecha suits and action. This ThreeZero figure is the perfect centerpiece if you do.
Read on to check out some shots showing what it can do, he’s due to drop in 2nd Quarter 2019!
The third installment of the Friday The 13th franchise is probably one of it’s most important entries. The 1982 film became the precursor to a longer running narrative that spans parts four through 6, and also introduces the iconic look that Jason Voorhees is known for. For the first time, Jason dons the instantly recognizable hockey mask. And though the physical mask has changed in nearly every film since, the general style of the face hugging mask will forever be associated with the horror icon. Another important aspect of the film is that it was filmed in 3D, with many of special effects and screen gags tailored to take advantage of the technology.
The Friday The 13th Part 3 – Jason Voorhees One:12 Collective Figure is available now, though it may be a bit hard to find thanks to its popularity. The figure was supplied by sponsor Entertainment Earth. After the jump, you can see my photos and thoughts on the release.
In 1962, Godzilla made his third appearance in theaters, this time, facing off against an equally impressive monster in King Kong. In the film, King Kong is brought to Japan in the hopes of boosting the ratings of a failing Pharmaceutical television show. At the same time, Godzilla is unleashed from his icy tomb (from Godzilla Raids Again) and resumes his attack on Japan. When King Kong escapes from his captors, the two colossal creatures meet in battle for the first time. The film itself featured a number of firsts for Godzilla. This was the first of many crossovers for Godzilla, who would go on to battle other Kaiju such as Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah over his next few films. The film also marked a major departure from the previous two Godzilla outings, as King Kong vs Godzilla was presented as more of a comedy, this was done to attract families to the movie. The film introduced a number of costume alterations for Godzilla’s design for the first time, severely altering his design. Finally, King Kong vs Godzilla was the first time Godzilla (as well as King Kong) were filmed in full color.
It may be a coincidence, or it may not be, but NECA’s Godzilla figure from the King Kong vs Godzilla movie also represents a major first for their line. The figure is NECA’s first Godzilla with completely unique packaging, a nice departure from their prior releases, which shared a pre-done packaging style. This release is part of a new agreement, where NECA has a bit more freedom with the license, and we should see some additional unique releases in the near future.
I picked up the figure from sponsor Entertainment Earth. You can see my reviews and photo gallery after the jump.
Star Wars Celebration is in full swing and many of the companies we love to collect are there. Bandai / Bluefin / Tamashii Nations is among them and they have a display of action figure photography featuring their Star Wars Movie Realization line. This is the line where Japanese Feudal Warriors like Samurai are merged with Star Wars lore for a completely unique alternate universe range of figures.
I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute to this display again, I did so back in 2017 as well. I wanted to share the full resolution version of the pictures shown on display (4 of them), along with another 35 or so from the same sessions that produced the ones actually printed and out at the show. I like to shoot fast with lots of repetition, slight angle and lighting changes, then pick the best at the end. Sometimes it’s hard and you get a ton of unused but still cool shots. So at least they’ll have a home on the web now!
Read on to check them out, and make sure to stop by the Tamashii Nations booth at Star Wars Celebration 2019 this weekend if you are at the show!
The 1986 film Aliens introduced the M577 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC for short). The APC is a semi-compact ground transportation vehicle, that can function as a simple transport, or as a mobile combat station. While it is a heavily armored vehicle, the APC is also capable of high speeds, providing quick escapes from situations that prove less than favorable. The interior can accommodate numerous soldiers and officers, and features a full arsenal of weapons. It’s design allows it to travel on a number of terrains thanks to it’s oversized wheel construction. The APC features a retractable heavy turret on the roof of the vehicle, as well as a smaller turret mounted on the front-end. The APC became an instant fan favorite design, and remains one of the most recognizable vehicles in the entire franchise.
Hiya Toys has been producing 3.75″ scaled figures based on SEGA’s 2013 video game Aliens: Colonial Marines. Back in 2016, they revealed plans to release an in-scale APC. Initial pre-orders didn’t meet expectations, and the vehicle was quietly shelved. But fan requests seemed to great to ignore, and in early 2018, Hiya announced the APC would indeed see a release, but with bit of a price hike to cover costs. Some fans have begun to receive their orders, with the majority shipping out soon. Hiya was kind enough to send the vehicle over for us to check out!
The APC is still available to pre-order at a number of retailers. It’s priced at approximately $300. After the jump, you can find my review, as well as a high resolution photo gallery.
This past weekend New Jersey Collectors Con held their spring show and both Boss Fight Studio and Marauder Gun Runners were in attendance with new items!
Boss Fight had new figures from Bucky O’Hare, the new Sam and Max line, the next Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Fantasy Wave, H.A.C.K.S. blanks and accessory kits, plus our first look at the retooled Boss Fight Zombies.
Marauder had show exclusives plus a lot of recently released items out including multiple variants of the 3.75 inch articulated dogs, Exo Suits, Contractor Ops, WWII prototypes and 1/12 scale replica weapons.