Thursday, February 27, 2014

SNAP : Two Face Forever




Two face of Batman Forever. With a flip of a coin, he guns your destiny....

 #batman #comics #movie #dc #marvel

Monday, February 24, 2014

Flashback : Maverick of Marvel !



Lately, I have been doing Flashback for my earlier toys as they start flooding out of my collections. Looking at them, it does reminds me when I bought them and maybe who they are. Most of these toys never get the limelight in the cyberspace now and so it is time I feature them in my blog to you.

They definitely do not fit into the high standards of the toys now, however, they have some charisma which today's toys are losing. They are the grandfather of today's toy's success.

Ok, today, I have Maverick from Marvel produced by Toy Biz in 1994. Initially, I do not know who he is but after researching in the internet, I can proudly present him as Maverick to you.

Little have I known about this character but for the action figure, he is just one simple basic 5 inch figure that only comes with 8 points of articulation coupled with a Quick Draw Weapon Action. A play feature characteristics of 90's toys. The stunts which you probably can get him to articulate is fairly limited, which is just about what you will see below.

Paint work is lousy, blemishes here and there. The unique part is where the 4 cables are attached from his backpack to his head.

He comes with 2 weapons and I lost one of them but I replaced with another in the picture.

What do you think? Still as Cool.....?





For some reference on the original card back on how he looks in package !



#toys #marvel #comics #actionfigure #marvellegends #maverick

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Flashback : Mystique Monster Armor



Today in Flashback, we have X-Men Monster Armor series, Mystique.

Back in the 90's, Marvel has chunk out various representations of the comic characters and one unique series features Mystique, Rogue, Cyclops, Sinister and Wolverine which depicts them as Monster mutation.

Here, I have Mystique which is still awesome even for her age and with the snap on parts, she transform from a 5 inch figure into a 6.5 inch Monster.

As a basic figure, she is based on her signature comic costume and the monster parts are sculpted with claws, furs and skulls. That is something cool to see on a 90's figure.

Back then, I did not really take notice of such details when I bought her and mainly because she is cheap at that time of purchase. Torn it open and that's it. However, when I pull it out today and examine the details on her, it makes me realizes we will probably not get such toys anymore.

The one things still stands out about her, is the plastic quality that she has which can withstand multiple battle damage, scrapping only the paint works but not the structure.Mine just shown some yellowing and minor wears to go along for some style.

Such snap on features are fondly adapted in the 90's toys and sometimes, it do not hold so well. Just like the mask on Mystique, it cannot snap on snugly onto her head.

If you put such toys on the front today, how many will even take a look at them now.









#toys #marvel #mystique #actionfigures #xmen

Monday, February 17, 2014

Flashback : The Riddler from Batman Forever

Blasting from the Past of 1990's, action figures are basic and comes with gadgets to play around. In the infamous Batman Sequel of Batman Forever, The Riddler, played by Jim Carrie, has put down the Batman character and thus stole the limelight from him.

And an action figure based on "The Riddler" is never missed. What I have here is a typical Riddler who comes with his icon Question Mark, except it is upgraded into a bazooka that shoots a projector.

Very basic figure but small wonders packs with a signature grin of Jim Carrie and a Question Mark outfit.



Figure : The Riddler (Blasting Question Mark Bazooka)

#batman #toys #movies #kenner #actionfigure

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Snap : SideBurn...Robots In Disguise

Zooming in your way is SideBurn from the RID series of Transformers. Watch out !



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wolverine fights Robo enemy !

Training for fights, simulation is one program where X-Men gets to fight in tandem.

As Wolverine ego picks up, will he wins this fight over the Robo Sabretooth incarnation.


Looking as proud and fierce as always.


Faces down with the nemesis.


He sure is tough and throws the wolf on the ground.


Snapping off his claws. Will Wolverine give up?

This is an action figure pair from the X-Men Robo fighter series which was produced back in the 90's. As know for this limited articulations, Wolverine features removable claws with a bad hair do.

The Robo has a face of Sabretooth and rotating arms and claws. While he turns, the arms rotates which is a play features for toys back then.

This is how toys are design in the 90's with added fun features and looks lame now. However, toys are meant to be fun where now they became a display.


#marvel #actionfigures #wolverine #XMEN #toys

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Toy Viewing : DragonMan



For DragonMan, he is also the metallic version with simmering paint job. The wash on him are equally impressive but the color scheme is based on blue, black and silver which makes him less attractive compares to SolarLord.

He has every detail from his head to toe with spikes showing wherever he can . Kind of sharp and hard which is not very kid safe for this set of figures.

The body is textured and he donned an impressive cape that reminds me of Spawn. The cape is so well sculpted that he is basically supported by it, so you do not need to worry about him falling although he presents similar concerns on loose joints like SolarLord. You can even take his cape off but he looks better with it.

In terms of articulations, he has 12 joints of play which is good enough.

Looking at the accessories, I only have his sword when I bought him loose. However, this a the most important weapon he should pose with and again, the details on it shows depth and finished off with great paint wash to show wear.

If you like details and great sculpting for your figures coupled with fantasy, you can consider adding them to your collection.






#toys #actionfigures #dragon #comics #dailytoyz

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Snap : DOTM TopSpin

Dark Of the Moon brings forth TopSpin.

Beware of the cannons.

He is one ride to fear.....

 


Friday, February 7, 2014

Toy Viewing : Megatron from Dark Of the Moon



Have been contemplating with this guy and pondering whether to get him since the movie is out. Finally, gave in at a good price.

He is not very appealing if you see him in the package. Firstly, he is dull, small for Megatron and too pricey to match up himself.

However, after going through multiple reviews and there is no Leader Class Megatron in this design available by Hasbro, I have to give him a try.

Some toys look great inside the package but this Megatron needs to be released from his plastic enclosure to appreciate his nemesis and glory.

As he is a Voyager class, he is on a smaller scale, however, you will find him smaller than usual and he does not match in scale with other Voyager class characters, which makes him less a leader.

In terms of transformation, he is not very tricky but still require some minor challenge to twist him around to get into his truck mode. A lot of engineering thoughts and details have been put into this guy but the appearance has somewhat put many collectors on the bay.

In terms of accessories, he comes with a cloak like rubbery accessories that double up both as a cloak in robot mode and also a cover for his tanker in truck mode.

The mechtech cannon is a good inclusion but I would like to have the hand rifle that he used in the movie. That will be a nice accessory for him to pose with.

Overall, I prefer his truck mode more than robot mode, however, it will be his size that takes out the points in him.

If you ever see him at your reasonable price, take him down.









#transformers #toys #actionfigures #movies

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SNAP : Dark Of the Moon


Here is a fun snapshot which I took based on the Commander of StarCom and on a "Moon walk"?

Guess where exactly is he standing on?

Dark Of the Moon