Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Archer of bullseye... Marvel Hawkeye

The legendary marksman with the eye of the hawk....Hawkeye !

The Marvel Legends in the Toybiz era has produced the classic Hawkeye with a style and accessories to kill. Even with the lastest release of Hawkeye from Hasbro, this version still never fails to excite fans alike as he possess accessories yet to be beaten.

Though he is on a skinnier side and set with a pair of sad eyes, he draws the full classic appeal that a Hawkeye should be. The backpack which sling on his shoulder is sculpted with an extra bow and 3 fixed arrows. Another 6 arrows with different heads can be stored but due to the size, it makes storing all 6 arrows difficult. Out of the 6 arrows, my favorite is the Ant-man arrow, where is lies at the arrow head in ready position. The bow has sculpted eye piece and string for real action firing of arrows. However, it takes pain in getting him set in archery position with the arrow and gets on your nerves easily.

Overall, a good 6 inch action figure and still holds his place as a dignified Hawkeye of Marvel legends to date. Thank you.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ant Superman

Do you know there is an Ant Superman?

With Marvel Ant-Man coming up and getting hot, let us explore the little known Ant Superman in Action Comics #296 where Superman is transformed by Red Kryptonite and assumes the power to communicate with ants. I do not think he can shrink!

His head came as part of the addition in the DC Direct Showcase Superman where you will get 4 sets of interchangeable heads and two pairs of hands. Since the alternate 3 heads are very interesting addition as a Superman collection, I will make it an exclusive post for each individual head sculpt as each shares a unique character even though they belong to a single set.

The articulation is pretty basic for DC Direct figures if you are familiar with them or even possess one of the figures. As for the cape, there is no "S" sign at the back of his cape in this design.I have the regular head Superman shown below and show how all attachments can assemble into an alternate Ant Superman combo!

It is rare to have an interchangeable heads and hands for Superman figure and this should be the only one until today.

The tentacles on the head are removable and articulated for better signals to communicate with Ants? I suppose not. The Ant-Superman is not ultimately great but an interesting addition into the Superman collection. How often do you see alternate Superman characters being made? 

So who makes a better ant ambassador? Ant Superman or Ant-Man?

I have also link up other other Review Sources for your information and better judgement.
Collecting Superman
Action Figure Planet
Video Review1
Video Review 2

#antman #superman #dcdirect #comics #toys #dailytoyz #gaming #actionfigures

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dark Knight Returns #Superman

A good Superman figure is hard to determine and it is your own to find. However, in the Dark Knight Returns version of Superman by Frank Miller, this is a bulk up Superman with hard straight face features.

And this is one of the many Superman figures that is worth the attention.

As there is another later release by DC Direct in a boxset, the color rendering is different and darker than the first version came out in the standard single box card.

The first version features a brighter blue color of Superman and comes with Batman cowl and the broken arrow of Green Arrow.

I personally liked the color and size of this Superman, he is steady in build and comes with cool accessories where we do not usually get for Superman figures except for a base.

If you like Frank Miller version of Superman or a hunkier Superman, add him to your collection for a change.

To help you further on your decision, I have link up other sources of review for your judgement,
Happy Hunting!
Blog Review
Video Review
Superman from Dark Knight  Returns 4 Pack Video Review
#superman #superheroes #comics #dcdirect #actionfigures #geek #dailytoyz #gaming #movietoys #dccomics #marvel

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Dark Kryptonian of #Superman

When the Superman movie rises on the silver screen again in 2013, the Man of Steel are resurrected by Mattel under their Movie Masters line of action figures.

This series aims at adult collectors and a price point to match at that time of sale which pulls them away from the reach of regular kids wanna have some fun. Even with the adult collectors marketing label, the figures do packed some serious amount of details to please.

In the series, I have picked up my favorite figures and they came from the dark side.

General Zod, Faora, Black Superman and Jor-El.

General Zod is a competitive fave as he not only looks cool in his Kryptonian armor and comes with a head gear, he is is like Darth Vader in Superman with an added cape. The quality and the build is great and steady. Somehow the skin tone for this series of figures do lack of some shading.

Faora is another good contender in this series but her head sculpt seems to be off due to the size. from an angle, she looks good but not so much from the front. If she were to have a removable head gear and that will be nice addition. Her costume details are well-sculpted but they did the lazy cost cutting part by fixing the weapon on her.

Back suit Superman is a repaint version of the regular blue costume and he do have some details hidden under the black coloring and they are textured. The eyes are red and he have a decent resemblance of the actor, Michael Shannon.

Lastly, Jor-El, he does not have a varied figure and we are stuck with this dark tone blue and bronze armor top combo costume. Details from shoulder to toe and he will look better out of the box. I am not sure of the actual movie shows that his costume have attachments on both sides of his arms to body. He does have good decent resemblance to Russell Crowe in my opinion.

All four figures are nice addition if you are fans of Superman and the movie. I would suggest picking the ones you like from the series.

Happy hunting !

#superman #dcdirect #mattel #actionfigures #dailytoyz #toys #cosplay #gaming #comics #toyphotography

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

That's what Super Friends are for...

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Mighty Thrasher Suit #Batman

Finally, we have a Batman Thrasher Suit that can match up to Iron Man's Hulkbuster for a clash of the iron between DC and Marvel.

Well, this is not the intention for rivalry and we shall focus on the Thrasher Suit by Greg Capullo.

First up, he looks solid and does feel solid as I hold him which means no hollow plastic. This is good!

Second, fully articulated fingers and we have not seen that since Toybiz time and I think the first in DC action figures. This is great addition to the features.

Third, he is packed with details and a removable head gear.

How cool is that for just 3 pointers.

Where most DC collectibles on the recent releases are fragile in build, this Thrasher Suit Batman has yet to disappoint and I hope he never will.

He does not come with any accessories but with a removable head gear. However, putting on the head gear do not translate to articulation which is not promising for head posing. The head within do have full articulation to turn around and tilted slighting up and down. Somehow, the pale fan boy head sculpt does put me off but I cannot deny that is is a decent good sculpt which adheres to the comics.

Since he does not have any loose accessories, he is sculpted with a utility belt. For a huge robotic suit, how and why do you need a utility belt which makes it difficult for him to access? The size just doe not seems to match up but for some imaginary comic sake, we can forgive it.

The joints looks perfect for a robotic suit that is very mechanical.

Without further a do, let us admire the art of the Thrasher Suit Batman.

#batman #comics #dcdirect #actionfigures #cosplay #gaming #dailytoyz


Monday, June 22, 2015

Ultimate Cable of Marvel Legends

Along the line of Marvel Legends, series 6 involves Cable, and after looking through all the reviews, he definitely did not disappoint me.

As he has surged in price over the secondary market, getting him loose is a better option for a lower price since I wanted to get my hands on him to see the good on him.

Being in the Toybiz era of Marvel Legends, he is treated with multiple articulations and many details from head to toe. The bio-mechanical arm is nicely done too. The only lazy done areas are the the punches with cheap lines running through for details. However, much can be forgiven as the overall appeal stands out well.

He also don a removable shoulder armor to boost up his size but standing at 6.5 inches does makes him a little smaller. Many would expect a bigger Cable.

The other interesting element shall be his big weaponry which fits well on his left shoulder. This big gun is actually a rider for Cable to ride on but it seems senseless for the concept and the size isn't right for a rider for him too. Imagine holding up your bike as a weapon on your shoulders?

Well, for all Marvel fans out there, this Cable is still a good contender until Hasbro come up with one to match which is unlikely for articulations but hopefully a good size up.

#dailytoyz #actionfigures #toys #gaming #cosplay #toyphotography #marvel #marvellegends

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

When Venom explodes with heads

The popular nemesis of Spiderman, Venom is always an interesting character don by Eddie Brock and many interpretations has been translated into action figures.

After years of transformation, Marvel Select has given us another ultimate version of Venom with a lot to explore.

The removable multiple heads back attachment is well-sculpted with articulation and 2 arms, which fits nicely on to Venom's back. He has 3 sets of Heads, 3 pairs of hands and a pair of arms. These has greatly set him a good standard for changeability.

Standing at about 7.5 inches from head to toe or about 8 inches including the tip of the head from his backpack of heads, he has a good size in the Marvel Selects category.

The hands may seem to be rather fragile but as I have changed the hands for many times, all still fits well without breakage so far. However, mine seems to be suffering from weaker kneels that makes standing an issue. They should have given him a double jointed kneels since he is quite top heavy compares to the regular hinge joints which tends to worn loose after repeated posing. The elbow joints can also be considered for double joint to shaped off the ugly cut elbows.

He is still packed in the regular Marvel Select big packaging and you will noticed that he does not come with a base even though it is stated on the package. He was not given the open jaw head shown in the pictures as it may be cancelled along the way.

Overall, this Venom is successfully upgraded from the previous Toybiz version and kicks in quite a big punch for the fans.

#dailytoyz #actionfigures #toys #gaming #venom #marvel #cosplay

Friday, June 12, 2015

Strip down Planet Hulk

Hulk has always been one of the favorite Marvel Characters of all time and with the Avengers streaming on, he is no doubt an indispensable team player.

When Hasbro took over Marvel Legends, they came up with this Planet Hulk and glad this came out well for me. I did not get the full armored Planet Hulk back then until I got hit up with a loose one who is stripped off from his armor.

Even without the detailed armor, Hulk is still a good sized up with detail muscles, sculpted veins and paint washed over his green body. He features a good amount of articulations leading down to his thumb, fingers, ankle rocker and toe pivot which are rarely seen in the "new age" of Marvel Legends. Cast with a grumpy face expression, he still works out for a good face details.

However, the let down to me is only the brown pants which is only paint washed without any detailing and the trimming are just lazy job done. It is always practical to have rip off pants on Hulk with the torn trimmings, if not, it might seems like Hulk wears his pants after his transformation. Wonder such scenes will ever be created?

For a Hulk or Marvel fan, this Hulk shall not disappoint you even without any armor and Hulk does not need any armor. All he need is a pair of good pants to go along.

#dailytoyz #actionfigures #toyphotography #gaming #marvellegends #movies #marvel 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Portraits of Toyz : Eddie Brock to Venom

The transformation of Eddie Brock to Venom

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