Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's a Vampider?

A Vampider is a combination of Vampire and a Spider ! Sounds logical?

At least this should the logic behind but putting that into comics character and that brings on a new adventure.

It was a rare chance for me to stumble upon this Vampider !!! He is Venom transformed into Vampire and gaining more superior powers, he is now VAMPIDER. Hahaha.

Toybiz has designed and created many crazy action figures of the Spiderman series including Venom, who is a great character to explore. He has many interesting mutations done and one of them is this Vampider, which was born on 1996.

I am unable to find any reviews on this guy and just have to get him since he is looking so amazing. Here I shall give a little introduction on Vampider and hopefully, when you saw him. You know if you want to capture him.

He is basically quite a big figure of his age standing at about 7 inches tall with wing spanning about 8 inches wide. 8 articulations if you include his mechanised gimmick flapping wings and lashing tongue which are usually useless which is meant for the kids.

However, the sculpt on him is pretty great with veins running around his body and wings, skeletal skulls for his nipples, web-like hands, Venom heads on the wing span complete with boney sculpts to bring out the vampire gore. Cool?

With the size and sculpt plus a touch of crazy innovation design, who cares if the figure is off the scale, ugly since he is Venom.

Well, judge for yourself here! Happy Hunting.

#toyybiz #venom #spiderman #marvel #comics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Darkstalkers Victor

Anyone who played video games in the 90's and likes monsters fighting games may know who the Darkstalkers are. For me, I have never played the game, let alone knowing it's existence until I chance upon Victor. He is one of the characters of the Darkstalkers and I find him very interesting although he is more than a decade old and being designed by Toybiz in 1999.

Victor just appeals to me for it's bulky size (though he is slightly above 6 inch tall) like the Hulk and quirky Frankenstein character with a pop out brain operated by a lever that you can push. Very typical 90's toy on the play feature indeed.

The overall, size, color and cool feature with reasonable good sculpting gives me all reasons to add to my collection. You can put him along with the streetfighters or other freaky fun figures like the 80's Ghostbusters, which he seems to merge in well.

Victor is limited in articulations which he only have ball joints on his shoulders and coupled with joints on the elbows, waist, legs and knees. That's all. He cannot turn his head !!!

Well, he is blue Franskenstein fighter. How cool is that !

Here he is.....Victor.


#gaming #comics #toybiz #darkstalkers #capcom #games #toys #marvel  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Where the Raven falls....Spawn

This is where Raven Spawn falls into Hell from brightness and brings on the fight against evil. This is where I present you Raven Spawn from series 21 which he is much like his counterpart.. Hell Spawn.

I am not sure why is he named Raven Spawn since I do not study Spawn comics and that is really lacking on me. How lazy !

However, putting up a figure before you and showing you at his best is where I cannot deny.

Needless to say, Raven Spawn is anther detailed Spawn figure with his Staff and with his Helm, he looks like the King of the Dead from Lord of the Rings and very much merging into their company of Dead Men of Dunharrow. Which I can put place him into this army for a secondary role in my collection.

Do not look for articulation for Spawn figures and he is also quite limited and he cannot turn his head. So what you see here is pretty much what he can pose.

If you are into Medieval period figures and a touch of death, Raven Spawn can champion the role well.

#spawn #mcfarlane #neca #toys #actionfigures #toys #gaming #marvel #hasbro #mattel #nerds #cosplay 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Zzzax ... Who is he?

Zzzax...a character that I never knew until recently I stumbled across a carded figure that has it's name. I had the same figure but gotten it loose in a flea-market and never knew his origins.

So happy to know I have him complete with his accessory which I thought it is a crab trap, I decided to showcase him since he is a very under-rated figure and I cannot find much review about him.

Though he looks more like an over-grown Human Torch to me, he basically is a an electric freak. The figure has a play action that you can turn the knob on his back and he trembles in shock. Maybe he is trying to shock his way out of Hulk. So much fun for a 90's classic toy.

Designed by Toybiz in 1997, this is one classic 90's figure that gets forgotten or never for it's existence.

#marvel #comics #cosplay #gaming #movies #dcdirect

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Man-Bat ---- Bat-Man...Who's who

We have reach September and Halloween is just a month away. With my first September post, Man-Bat came earlier before he got time to prepare for Halloween in October.

Well, this is the first and only Man-Bat I have and I got to say, this Legends of Dark Knight Man-Bat is considerably one of the best done to date in my opinion.

His body seems more like a Werewolf than Bat as his physic is quite large and his hands and feet do more justice as a Werewolf.

Wearing a torn top, he must have transformed into Man-Bat while wearing his lab coat and you can even see his badge.

With basic articulations as all toys in the 90's, he came with a ball joint shoulder. The bat wings are well sculpted with veins and graduation of red colors.

I found his red eyes have a glowing effect although the red color does not seems to be in luminous red. In certain darkness, he does look mysteriously fearsome.

The plastics used for this line are of good quality and more durable than what we have in action figures now.

If you ever come across this Man-Bat, give him a second look, he will not disappoint when you hold him. Besides Batman, he is another figure in this series that is awesome.

#batman #dcdirect #comics #cosplay #toys #actionfigures #manbat #kenner #mattel #hasbro #movies

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Dark Knight that still reigns

From the Legends of Dark Knight series by Kenner in 1998, the Batman design is an outstanding figure. You will know why when you see him. Yes, it's the cape that he is don on. The full power of the cape that Batman tries to startle his "prey" before he attacks. Batman knows first impressions always last, so he has to make his presence felt and fear by his enemy. I guess Spawn has also grasp this essence and made his cape more alive and menacing too. No wonder all Superheroes wants cape, but none does match up to Batman and Spawn.

For the figure himself, he is in a regular blue and grey suit with high pointy "ears" and gauntlet but as in the 90's figure, articulation is the basic five points only which limits his posing.

The face sculpt is as impressive with an angry grunt.

Since variant has been a growing interest in the 90's too, there is another black suit Batman for your interest. Whichever piece you get, he wins....


Digging back into my toy chest, I found Skywing Street Bike Batman which I have been holding on for a decade and he does have some resemblance in body parts to the Dark Knight with some added sculpting. I am suspecting he is a riding figure based on his arm and hands posture. Both shares similar physic. body mold and gauntlet design with some changes on posture and sculpting. Unfortunately, I do not have the bike for him to ride on. He may need to wait for another decade for his ride to come.

#batman #comics #kenner #marvel #toys #gaming #cosplay #toys

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Who likes a Clown ?

Clown has gone from funny to crazy to scary.....and a nightmare for some children.

No matter how much you hate or love a clown, here is one clown that needs a little introduction. For his sculpt and psychopathic look will not be pleasing but a definite great figure worth your discovery.

Originate from the Spawn Classic series 20, Clown IV here is a variant who dons a leather jacket, slash a knife, steps on a manhole cover and keeps a pet rat. How about that?

#movies #spawn #gaming #toys #cosplay #aliens #motu #marvel #hasbro #mattel #mcfarlane #neca

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The RED Villain of Spiderman - Carnage

There are many Carnage figures done over the years and this Carnage from the Spiderman Classics series by Toybiz is one which I considered to be in my list.

Apart from the pointless trap accessories, the figure himself has great face sculpt and black wash over his red body. With an articulation designed by Toybiz, he is one that can strike some decent good poses for you.

I have yet to have the latest Hasbro Carnage to compare on hand but I like the articulated claws and head sculpt of this guy here.

A good reviews can be found from good fellows at OAFE on this Carnage

 #movies #spawn #gaming #toys #cosplay #aliens #motu #marvel #hasbro #mattel #mcfarlane #neca #spiderman

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Black Costume Spiderman Classics Series 1

 The Black costume Spiderman and way back in the Series 1 of Spiderman Classics in year 2000, Toybiz has given us a cool black spidey with break through articulations at that time. Being one of the pioneer figures of articulations, he still does not lose out to the current Marvel Legends.

I have not decided to open him out yet and I think he looks just fine in the package with the comic book inside. Maybe when I got sick of him in the package then I may release him for some fun.

 #movies #spawn #gaming #toys #cosplay #aliens #motu #marvel #hasbro #mattel #mcfarlane #neca #spiderman

#movies #spawn #gaming #toys #cosplay #aliens #motu #marvel #hasbro #mattel #mcfarlane #neca #spiderman

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Raider of Dark Age

My recent recollection of old school Mcfarlane toys from the 90's and he is Raider from the Series 12 of Dark Age.

Being more than a decade old, fully armored, Raider still able to impress on his details and Centaur stance. While back then, they still use hair-like materials for tails and hairs for action figures, which is kind of a signature feature for Spawn figures.

Looks like he is hunting competitively against the Predators for prize skulls with this spear.

This Centaur is on a fierce side but if you like mystical creatures or horses, he might works for you.

#movies #spawn #gaming #toys #cosplay #aliens #motu #marvel #hasbro #mattel #mcfarlane #neca