Friday, November 28, 2014

Mutant Earth : Gallowz

I cannot say much about the background of this figure but sadly the only I knew about him is his name....Gallowz and he is designed by the late Stan Winston in 2001.

The idea of his fascination of bringing his great creations into toy line through his new designs seems to work incredibly good but not so much on the popularity for the line even until today.

They have somehow went into a black hole of toys that have almost been forgotten or even known. Sad but not today, for today, they shall rise again and shine for the moment here.

Gallowz will be the fifth installment figures which I have chanced upon to complete this set of six.

He is detailed to the ends and in my opinion, his design inspires mainly from the Mummy based on the body texture. He has spinal bones jutting out of his back, bird like mechanical claws, brains held by armor and rib cage that opens up to reveal his electronic system.

What is he? An walking robotic mechanism Mummy? Frankly, I do not know

The only accessory besides the base is his pet bird perching on his shoulder which looks like a size down vulture.

Standing at a height of 8 inches, this menacing figure comes with articulations on his neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and ankles accounting to 11 in total. I would say it is quite good enough to impress me.

If you ever saw this guy, grab him and open him out! He is not meant to stay in the package.

#mutantearth #cosplay #gaming #actionfigures #toys # toyphotography #monsters

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 Haul of Fame : The Brady Bunch

Today, I have to introduce some of the hauls which I find over the past months which did not manage to get a limelight. I will try to them a post to address their uniqueness.

For a quick overall, I think it will be interesting to show you a round up group shot.

I have finally complete my Mutant Earth collection with the inclusion of Gallowz and Grippler who are on the right back. Both are super detail figures even for this age.

The Scarecrow and Penguin from the Legends of the Dark Knight series are also joining the same batch of baddies whom I have recruited previously, like Man-Bat and Clayface. These are still great figures to add for Batman fans.

I even managed to get 2 Aliens figures from the Kenner lines which I will showcase them in a post later.

All these figures should give you something to look forward in my posts while Christmas is coming.

Happy Hunting and Happy Holidays my Friends....Stay Happy !

#kenner #mutant #aliens #batman #haul #cosplay #gaming #actionfigures #toys

Friday, November 21, 2014

Treebeard the Ent

From the Fangorn forests, lies the tree herder....Treebeard, an Ent.

Though Lord of the Rings movie craze has long gone by, even with the revival of "The Hobbits", the hype is no longer strong as before.

Nevertheless, the characters from Lord of the Rings still goes strong in the hearts of the fans. Treebeard is one of the easily identified characters and has given us the fantasy of a talking tree. How magnificent!

Today I have gotten a Treebeard designed by Applause and he is my second varied from the Toybiz made. He is indeed a very detailed and "flexible" tree which has no articulation for you to pose. For this sculpt, he is more softer and greener which has a very comforting tree effect.

His body are covered by greens and beard with leaves growing on it. The only weird part shall be his eyes which is not very well painted. It looks somewhat dumb if you look longer.

His branches of fingers looks like they are stretching to grab you.

Made of a rubbery plastic material that is slightly bendable, it makes him less fragile. With zero articulation, that means he is basically a statue.

The contentment I got from him is his details and 360 degrees of tree likeness.

With Merry and Pippin sitting on his top branches, it gives you a little peep into their adventure into the Fangorn forests and beyond. Something that this toy is able to transcend you into that period, I hoped.

Though he is not sculpted close to the movie version but I feel he has more likeness to the fantasy in the books. He might makes a good coffee top display while you read the Lord of the Rings?

Happy hunting and Don't be Hasty !

#lordoftherings #lotr #toybiz #applause #toys #actionfigures #gaming #fantasy #cosplay #hobbits #treebeard

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Masters of the Universe (MOTU) 2000X Skeletor & He-Man

In the year 2003, He-Man and Skeletor have transformed into a bigger size enemy of fate in the new era of 2000X where size does matters.

Both figures are based on the modern creation of Masters of the Universe series in the hope to spice up new life for the fans and have indeed spruce up some excitement for the then and new fans of MOTU.

The new mold and creations actually spun great details and have become a unique breed for the series. The new classics line are highly anticipated by fans alike but for this older modern series, it may not share the same fate for the origins and that makes them even more unique until a day we see a remake of them. Until then, they became the new modern classics that may never be reborn and rarity shall be their prime.

For the only 12 inch figures produced through rotocast molding technique, which means both He-Man and Skeletor are practically light and hollow inside. Such rotocast molding technique is relatively cheaper and saves material costs. If you do not know what's rotocast molding, I have attached a link for your knowledge.

However, they still displays interesting details such as wrinkles on their hands and feet while on their armor adds on to finer details. He-Man even wore the snake mountain style armor.

Both came with impressive big swords but the only gripe is Skeletor's sword which cannot be split into two.

Through the adventure of hunting down toys, another best part will be taking time and delight cleaning the prize that you claim from your hunt and this is a pleasure all collectors will not reject.

#motu #mattel #rotocast #heman #gaming #cosplay #hobby

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Have you seen Skeletor's latest hairstyle?

Mighty years have passed and no one has ever seen the hairstyle or even hairs on Skeletor's skull. All thanks to He-Man, he can be proud without his cloak.

#heman #motu #mattel #cosplay #jokes #toyphotography #toys #actionfigures #gaming #comics

Monday, November 10, 2014

Iron Maiden....The Final Frontier

What is into heavy metal hard rock?

How about mixing Heavy Metal, action figures and Halloween into One ?

You get Iron Maiden... The Final Frontier Cover Art featured Alien creature materialized into action figure by NECA !

Apart from some of my music figures collection, this is one action figure which I can fit him into Space Aliens or Monsters more than a music character.

This is a one cool sculpted figure exemplify from the cover art with a skeletal based framework with a touch of an Alien monster head sculpt that splits part of it's internal martian type brain juice. The back skeletal spine of the figure are very much accurately shown in the video as well. Sweet !

Apart from being scary and colorful figure, which may not be a cup of tea for some collectors, he is a unique figure to get even if you are not an Iron Maiden fan. As I said, he is versatile by costarring as an Alien Monster to add to your monster squad or part-timing during Halloween period for a scare trick. A hardworking value added action figure, you must say. Gets your money's worth !

Well, let's rock on with a little intro from the courtesy of Iron Maiden Final Frontier official video for a kick-ass space adventure before you make your judgement call.


#ironmaiden #neca #heavymetal #actionfigures #cosplay #gaming #music #actionfigures #toys #

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

True Ogre in Tekken fighting game

Anyone who have played the Tekken 3 game will immediately recognize the figure which I will be introducing but not for folks like me who did not even play the game.

Purely chanced upon this figure named True Ogre in the series designed by Epoch. He is known to be the final king figure that you will fight if you manage to get your way there in the game. I wonder what is so true or no true in an Ogre?

The immediate impression that captures me are his demonic wings and horns coupled with a height of 7 inches tall and wingspan of 8 inches. He is quite a hefty figure that can still balances himself without the support of his tail but tends to topple with some tremors. The next you will find his right arm is a serpent head which I personally feels it is better than his head sculpt.

He dons a pair of scaly legs with fur sculpted on both legs and left hand claw.

His overall paint uses dark tone brown with shades of grey which shows off his details and there are bronze painted for the symbol on his back and sculpted leg band.

With quite an impressive details for a figure in 1999, he must have been a well-sought after prize for some but seems to be a forgotten figure as time passes by. In terms articulation, he has only 3 which includes both shoulders and waist. This is even worse than the standard 5 points articulations given by Kenner Star Wars figures. However, if you compare him to the Warcraft figures designed by DC Unlimited series, he can be well under the same category as statues rather than action figures.

As for an action figure, he is one that fulfills the fantasy of a game character and easily pose-able as a mystic monster creature for your collection.

And since I cannot find much reviews or exposure on this True Ogre at the time of writing this post, it may be a good reference point for some in hunting.

Name : True Ogre
Date of Birth : 1999
Origin : Tekken 3
Source : Epoch

#tekken #gaming #cosplay #monsters #actionfigures #toys #toyreviews #singapore