Sunday, December 29, 2013

Toy Viewing : MOTU 2000 Mer-Man

As the 2013 is coming to near end in just 2 days away, I am running out of time to put in my last post of this year. Actually, I intended to stop at 120 posts but due to to holiday spirit, I think I should write another one more to keep the year going.

So here I am posting a figure which is a decade old from now, he is Mer-Man from the MOTU 2000 series which was produced by Mattel, and this series has brought on a height of excitement for all He-Man fans after missing at the end of the 80's, however, it meant some disappointment for some fans alike as they are expecting a re-release of the originals.This wish was somehow granted and materialized in recent years which gave us a long running of fantastic figures of reminiscence.

Back to our role model today, the 2000 series is not a very big let down and they do show some innovative details and still amazes me to date. From head to toe, he is has every detail on his body, legs and for his armor.

Although he is lack in size and leg articulations, the details of Mer-Man is unmistakeably better than his past and present self.

He has a gimmick at the back but it seems like mine isn't working well to let me know what he can do

With two detailed weapons on both hands, he is one bad guy that you can never miss in Eternia.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Toy Viewing : Marvel Legends Angel

Ascending from the Marvel Legends of the Sentinel Series by Toybiz, we have seen Angel in many incarnation of designs to date and this is an Angel worth viewing again.

I met this guy many years back and decide to get him to join my collection. With no further complains, he was grounded most of the time and unable to fulfill his full flight motivation. It was my constraint in space that led to his lost of freedom.

So I managed to invite him back and present his glory in Dailytoyz.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Toy Viewing : TMNT Ninja Stealth Bike

It is December again and here comes Santa Claus ! Wait a minute, here come Raphael in his Stealth Bike. The only red about him is his bandana and his red hot temper which he rides in his stealth bike sending Christmas kicks to the bad guys.

This is another interesting toy that can transform into a stealth mode turtle shell. I cannot tell what kind of stealth is it trying to be invisible except you cannot see Raphael when the shell covers up. That's stealth in a turtle shell.

Well, this is interesting and cool enough to play yet add to your collection. Coupled with a yellow helmet Raphael, it is a worth buy for you.

I can only see the difference from the original Raphael is the head with yellow helmet and gloves on his hands, the rest is pretty much the same.

Let's kick some butt with this stealth mode.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Toy Viewing : TMNT Dragon Chopper

Have been very busy and getting toys to open up for showing off to you takes great pleasure. I am having a great fun with this new toy I bought and now giving you a glimpse of the fun through Dailytoyz.

The nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has brought us another fun toy to play and good enough to collectors' standard to add to your TMNT collection.

To me, this is a reminiscence of the 80's toy which we used to have gimmicks to play around. This Dragon Chopper is cool and details like a dragon head with scales on the tank. It even have a red dragon ball in its mouth. It is so chinese !

It rolls very well and comes with a Ninja flipping action by winding back and spring into action with a touch of a button. Fun for kids as well.

The Ninja that comes with it, features a removable helmet and 2 blades. Well worth the pack in for us.

You cannot miss this chopper ! Let my pictures do the talking now.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Portraits of Toyz : Eve of Species

The beautiful Natasha Henstridge but in the form of Species, Eve.....

You definitely will not be able to see Natasha resemblance in this form and yet she is one hack of a seductress.

With a head that looks like Medusa, she does packs some serious nightmare for men out there to mate with her. You better watch out !

Produced by McFarlane back in 1998 and that is when I got seduced into serious toy collecting. 

Within close range, here she is.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

What's the Catch? : Pacific Rim Jaeger & Kaiju Series II

From the Pacific Rim, they landed on my shores in a shockwave !!!

Neca has bring on the series 2 of the Pacific Rim with Battle Damaged Gypsy Danger, Striker Eureka and LeatherBack.

Impressive and detailed set. I just cannot give them a miss.

The Kaijua LeatherBack is a reincarnation of a Gorilla like creature and he is massive in weight and size.

For Gypsy Danger, I like this version of Battle-Damaged more than the first series and he comes with two saw blades.

Striker Eureka has received many good reviews but for me, his wear wash effect somehow makes him feel old and tired while adding to its color choice.

All these comments are just my views through looking them in the package. I think, they may differ when I release them from their enclosure.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Movies Screen : PACIFIC RIM

This movie has been off the silver screen for months now and the reason why I post it is that the toys are still gaining on the collectors. I think I should give some credits to this monster movie and give you another KAIJU time !

Cool giant robots and hideous monsters (Kaiju) with end of the world threat. What a typical story background but we never got sick of such fantasy. Putting these three elements together is like dropping an atomic bomb on the silver screen. Either you are overwhelm or you go cool...

The last time I saw a Japanese re-enactment of Kaiju into Hollywood blockbuster is Godzilla and now we have many many monsters that resembles of the Kaiju we saw in Japanese Ultraman.

For these Hollywood made Kaiju, they replicate after animals which we can easily relate to and they are awesome and beautiful from the screen.

The robots known as Jaeger remind me of a bigger version of Real Steel and still kicking fresh in my mind. They are piloted by humans and you need two to sustain and control a Jaeger. It is kind of a hazardous and dangerous job to do.

So what do you have to lose since you will be getting a movie with three awesome ingredients.

What's the Catch?: Pacific Rim KnifeHead (Kaiju)

Coming from the Pacific Rim, this is one the first Kaiju which I bought over and gotten on hand. I may have missed series one and replenish with KnifeHead which is not my priority but having to ship in series 2, makes it a good reason to pack in another Kaiju to join them.

Here is KnifeHead and he is a detail Kaijun by Neca standards, however, I find a little small and have also some issues seen over the many reviews in the web.

I can only size him up when I released him from this plastic enclosure which is keeping him well in captivity.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Portraits of Toyz : Beast versus Machine

How do you match up with machine, beast and man?

Here is how they go along?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Portraits of Toyz : The American Hero

Wining numerous battles over ages, Captain America is back with a classic ride !

Movies Screen : The Hobbit - The Desolution of Smaug

December is round the corner as we speak and here is the anticipated movie trilogy from the Hobbits.

The Desolution of Smaug.

Somehow, the hobbits is not as enticing during the times of the Lord of the Rings, which can be explained through the popularity between the two novels.

Well, as a Lord of the Rings fans, you shall not miss this sequel of fantasy.

Before we got to see it on the silver screen, let us just devour the excitement from it's trailer.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Collection Exposed : Alien Queen boxset - McFarlane

Fumbling through my store, I found my Alien Queen boxset sitting comfortably and hidden away from the light for years, waiting for the moment to come to dawn. This is where every toys' wish to break out from our dungeon of toys.

This is an impressive box set produced by McFarlane under the Movie Maniacs line back in 2003 and it has been 10 years since it's birth. To date, it is still an unmatched figure and the whole packaging is packed with graphics. This is what McFarlane is about back in their final years of Movie Maniacs.

This Alien Queen features 10 points of articulations and a bendy tail, comes with a custom diorama base and a human with a chest buster that you can have play action. Sounds amazing? It may not for now but it is, a decade ago.

However, the details and set up is commendable to be in my collection. As Halloween is round the corner. Any Alien cosplay around? I wonder.