Sunday, May 31, 2015

Power of Apocalypse from the Marvel Legends

Nur, now called Apocalypse is an ancient mighty conqueror, who believes in supremacy over humans. When he is here, you better run but in this case, you can grab him!

In the Marvel Legnds of Toybiz in series 7, we have this figure which is big at its time and still do in this hasbro time of marvel legends.

As I have gotten him loose and battle damaged, loosing his cables and base, he is still a piece of art to observe in my opinion. Looking at the trends of Marvel legends, we may not be getting a better Apocalypse, both in this scale and BAF (Build-A-Figure). He has conquered both magnitude.

At this scale of 7.5 inch, with a unique spring-like stomach joint as seen in Juggernaut, couple with articulations including fingers, he is also decked up with the bio-mechanical like sculpting on his hip joints ,arms and on his neck. Such distance of details are still unmatched to this day.

And at this size, he should be classified as a BAF by today's Hasbro BAF scale. Judging from the Iron Monger comparison, may not in terms of comic scale, he is impressive in scale.

Although he is on a bigger size, his shoulders are not wide enough to maximize his might. Rather, he looks squeezed in this aspect and comparing to his BAF counterpart, that puts him to shame.

Overall, he is a good figure to appreciate with the little details being put into. You will have to look closer to realize it is there.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Adventures of buidling a Mandroid BAF


Marvel Legends wave have been churning out Build-A-Figure within a set of figures and it has been pretty successful for the toy companies with mature fans reminiscing about the past Toybiz era.

I have quite an adventure building up my Mandroid BAF simply because I did not purchase the set in a single purchase. It was not an intended project but somehow, along the way, things just fall into place.

Mandroid is a practical approach for Hasbro to include him into the Captain America wave. About 50% of the design and body mold derives from Iron Monger BAF. By redesigning the a new body and head, upgrading both arms with similar legs, throwing in a shoulder machine gun and of course the change of plastic color choice completes the Mandroid. Sounds simple but it still takes a lot of effort to get these through.

From this, it makes me appreciate even more for what Toybiz have done in the earlier days where it does not make economic sense now to produce.

If you are familiar with the Iron Monger BAF, the Mandroid articulations are of no difference. The only gripe I have is his head which I have difficulty attaching it down and I cannot make it turn around.

He still have the marble effect for the plastic used and he looks great for an army build up. After Sentinel BAF from Toybiz, Mandroid makes sense to acquire more for an army building if you are crazy about this concept.

Amongst the parts, my experience reveals, the body which came with Black Widow and the head which came with Captain America is the toughest to acquire.

If you want a robot and a dependable one, get him into your Marvel team.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Smurf a Priest? Zabra Hexx is here to help !

Do you smurf a priest?

Warcraft have many priest and Zabra Hexx may be able to help Gargamel on his smurf hunt.

Sorry...wrong priest in the smurf world.

But Zabra Hexx is indeed a priest in the World of Warcraft and whether how good he is, I will not be able to answer you here. For here, he shall display his best for his details and paint job, sculpt.

Zabra Hexx is blue and the outfit which he is wearing is majestic with high shoulder design to show his status. Injecting a sense of fear with the tribal hunted heads and bottles of potion hanging from his belt while carrying a Egyptian style staff to carry out his rituals.

Striking a great pose, you can forgive the lack of articulations for you to tweak around.

For amongst the Warcraft Priest, Zabra Hexx is one not to be missed!

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

AIM Soldier of Marvel

It has been quite some time since I posted any Marvel Legends figures and that does not mean I have given up on them. Today, I have the AIM soldier from the Captain America wave and in my opinion, he can be the best figure of the lot although he is just a regular army building character.

Dressed all in yellow but he has lots to show. He came packed with 2 weapons, a rifle and a pistol, and both looks futuristic with details.

He is also strapped with a grenade belt across his chest and wears a bucket shape headgear. To me, it looks more like a biological suit that seems to come for some chemical cleaning.

The mesh details on the eyes of the headgear added a supreme touch to the gear.

However, the cowboy boots which is wearing looks out of place for this AIM Soldier unless the is die-hard Texas Cowboy. But his outfit was done for the Starlord in the Imperative boxset for Guardians of the Galaxy, not the movie edition Starlord.

As for pose-ability, he handles very well for both of his weapons and able to do a kneeling position for his mission.

Amongst the pack, he can be easily outshine but he is more than meets my eyes. Probably yours too!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Who is Lo'Gosh in the World of Warcraft?

As to who Lo'Gosh is in the World of Warcraft, I shall leave it to your discovery over this site which can explain better than I do. But for here in Daily Toyz, Lo'Gosh is presented as an action figure which is designed by DC Unlimited and has a great stance of a fighting warrior.

He somehow reminds me of Conan or He-Man, probably of his gear and image projected. Well, you can always double him up as a barbarian character or gladiator to fit in your collection.

As he still maintains the great detail standard from series of Warcraft figures, however, mine suffered from a quality control issue. Everything is fine but I am unable to detached his sword handle to be placed in between his right hand to complete the stance.

Since he has a grabbed knuckle, I might as well leave him as it is then risk breaking his sword. Unfortunately, he does not come with any straps on the hips which I can hang his weapon.

Other than what was highlighted, everything is great with this figure for his details, posture and paint job,

Putting this aside, Lo'Gosh is quite a hefty figure and added with some serious details for his facial expressions and gear. There is one weak area that I feel is the lion crest done for his buckle, it looks the lion's head was not done larger to bring up the significance.

The only articulations are both of his knees where you can turn them for better balancing purposes only.

As always, this is another Warcraft figure that kept to it's standards for many fans and collectors to assume.

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