From Berserk, Guts a figure from the Manga comics. Honestly, this guy has been in my collection for past decade and I have no idea of his beginnings except that he is one fine figure at that time and until this time.
With a Manga origin, the figure features good pose-ability and interchangeable heads with a big sword. He also comes with a backdrop.
The Hobbits are here again and raises a little hype over the LOTR figures lately on the market here. But not big enough to create a snowball effect yet.
For the older figures produced by ToyBiz, they are getting some attention from collectors again and gaining on. Luckily, I have been collecting LOTR for some time and do not have to fight over the general figures and prices.
But these do not deter me to scout for rare figures which I come across the market.
And here I got myself a carded piece of Orc Captain which in numbers, he is kind of rare in LOTR line. Of course there are some other rare stuff as well.
Generally, sculpt and playability are still there for Toybiz figures back in a decade ago, and he does look wicked and crude.
Have been waiting for the Sentinel to come knocking on my door and finally, the damage is not hard.
I present you the mighty Sentinel where only the X-Men can stop him on a one to many ratio.
He is noticeable on the details that went into him. For A BAF which Marvel Legends series by ToyBiz, this is one of the best or in fact the best to my context. The later version is more of a dated figure which feature a more plastic toy appeal with electronics to add in.
For this figure, immerse detail and articulation down to the fingers, have yet to be surpassed until now. The paint job itself showing wash and wear are realistically done.
The only concern I have for him is his waist which is kind of wobbly, however, he stand very well since he has large feet and sturdy weight management. Overall, a robust toy but not for abuse.
I would say, go get him if you can locate him without a hole in your pocket as he is kind of pricey now.
I shall show you some details on the arts of Sentinel
Warthog vehicle from Halo (REACH) series from McFarlane.
A huge Anti-Aircraft cross road vehicle which you can roll around. This vehicle seems nostalgic to me as I used to have such similar jeep back in the childhood days made from cheap plastic. The whole vehicle is pretty much feels the same but with a touch of details added to it.
I do not play the game and I know nuts about the game source. But I like vehicles which are well made and they are going for a good price for this Christmas season. I can even get two for price of one on usual market price.
It comes with a Gun Turret that fits at the back of the vehicle. Very cool.
I actually wanted it for my Metal Gear Solid figures but realize the size is meant for 5 inches figures like the Halo. It is still cool to display with the MGS around. Snake posed well besides the Warthog but unable to sit him in. However, Colossus from Marvel Universe of 3.75 inch sits well in the driver seat but standing besides the Warthog makes him a midget.
Some commends even the Halo guys cant sit in well too. Is the scale out for Warthog?
The only feature is the gun turret and it rolls well. That's all. There are no gimmicks for this vehicle, so do not expect wonders. Overall, this is one piece of good toy car to hang around if you are into army stuff, however, I do not think the Joe's is a good proportion to it but they will sit in well like Colossus does since they of the same scale.
I reckon you go get it if they are on good offers at your friendly neighbourhood. Merry Christmas !!!
Snake posing beside Warthog.
Colossus beside Warthog but a little off the scale.
Colossus driving Warthog and he sits in well and looks menacing.
Hey ! It has been a month since my last post. Very busy month with nephew and niece coming over for holidays. Christmas is also round the corner !!!
Having them around is great fun and joy though a bit tiring. But managed to share some toys collection with them while they Nerf around with their guns.
Pit stop for this month of hunting leads me to finally got hold of a complete loose set of Mortal Kombat figures from a collector. An unexpected find indeed.
Obvious cleaning needed as they looks like they have not bath for years. Sticky isn't it.
A bit of an introduction to this line of figures which existed since1999 and produced by Infinite Concepts (I have no idea what other toys they made and if they still in biz). Anyway, they are in conjunction with the Street Fighters figures by Resaurus back then.
With sizes up to 8 inches, they boasts a C.O.G.J.I.T.™ (Center of Gravity Joint Integrity Technology™)
which makes the figures stand properly balanced. Very big technology tagline for a toy. Actually, I do not see any difference as the figure still fell.
Sad to say, they only managed to mass market the first series and 2nd series end up as prototype. They made me go through the research about their origins and dug out the beginings.
A total of six figures which includes, Shang Tsung, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Mileena and Liu Kang.
A rare find for such figures and they do live up to its articulations and details back in those days but even now, they are still in a considerable good level of standard for action figures.
Having been busy and unable to write about my adventures of toy hunting, today is the day that makes it happen.
As I am always looking out for good bargains and waiting to jump onto a long awaiting find. I finally got myself an almost complete set of Metal Gear Solid figures from the makers of McFarlane.
Again, I did not get them during their early launch in 2000 and have been waiting for a good buy. Sad to say, toys now are ridiculously priced on the resale market and if you can wait since these are not needs, why not?. It makes the whole collecting process becomes more forward looking.
Anyway, here are my load of treasures found.
They come with detailed weapons and impressive at it's standard. Although figures may not match up to the latest PlayArts standard but they are playable, poseable and you do not lose much out of it.
For now, I will just showcase them as a group. Maybe, an individual introduction later.
Meantime, take care and enjoy the rest of the week.....
Apart from my usual collection of action figures, I have a tiny collection of wrestling figures that are made from Jakks Pacific and only those characters whom I can recognize during my time of wrestling.
Now it has changes from WWF to WWE and proclaimed as entertainment at the later stage, people still wrestle around the crude funny story line which are now more "intense". However, I still like the old times when Hulk Hogan is the King of the Ring and back then, things are simple.
Now heroes become legends and here are some guys whom you will never forget, if you ever wrestle mania before.
Here are Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and King Kong Bundy.
While digging into my hoard of toys wrap up in ziplog bags, I found the Mask form the movie which Jim Carrey acted in 1994 and it was a big hit that also introduces Cameron Diaz to the silver screen in WOW!!!
Fortunate enough, they do have some toys to go with and some silly images created based on the character. Playable and fun which I got it loose many years back in the flea market.
This action figure shows a large wolf dropping jaw down to his torso. and popping eyes.
Just one of those toys which you see in the era of Ghostbusters and they do not exist in such manner now.
Here is he, in some brought back shots. Hope he fills in your Halloween time.