Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sideshow Legendary scale Iron Man Mark VII - Avengers - video and photo review

Checking out some new territory in collection: I'm preorderd  this almost at its announcement - it's my second statue piece of Sideshow and this time in the legendary scale line: the avengers Iron Man Mark VII armor. First impressions after you get the 3 huge boxes is really amazing. Unfortunately the flaws lay in the details and I'll explain this to you in my video review. Generally speaking it's not worth the 2000 USD, or even a lot more if you have to import it to Europe or to Asia incl. Taxes. Also I saw some nice shots of the Art Imaginarium 1/2 pieces which look as detailed and have better painjobs, unfortunately they don't have the Mark VII in their line. So overall this LSF statue is a nice piece but it really like in the details and you have to be really lucky to get a "good one" since there are a lot of flawed items around which have cracks and really bad paintjobs. At least on mine I don't have cracks or completely "dull" paint areas. Also the red color is not as "candy apple" as on the prototype picturs which doesnt bother me too much but i understand everyone who hesits of buying this piece. I'll keep it for sure since shipping this massive statue around the globe is just too risky.





Lot more photos after the jump. 


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hot Toys Tony Stark arc reactor creation set - Iron Man 2 - 1/6 MMS273 video and photo review

Actually I thought my collecting year 2014 was already closed, but you know Hot Toys, they can surprise you even at the last day in a year, so happened with this latest Iron Man 2 Tony Stark 1/6 figure which is basically a big fan service and only for hardcore collectors. It allows you to recreate the creation scene of the triangular arc reactor in the second movie and basically consists of some cool arc reactor items and an amazing headsculpt - the best do date. Enjoy some photos and the video review:








Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hot Toys Star-Lord -Guardians of the Galaxy - 1/6 MMS255 video and photo review

Some fresh blood for my 1/6 collection - Star-Lord arrived directly from Hong Kong. A damn good start into the Guardians of the Galaxy line, didn't expect that. The likeness to Chris Pratt is terrific! Enjoy some photos and a video review:






Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hot Toys Captain America Stealth Suit - 1/6 MMS242 video and photo review

Got this weekend the Stealth Suit Cap America. I had no big interest for the Steve Rogers sculpt so I went for the single cap edition. It has some great tailoring, sculping work and paint apps. What I don't like to are the limitations on the articulation in the arms. Check out the video for some explanation. Here also some first photos, more will follow later this week.




Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stoney's 1/6 acrylic stands - Custom Iron Man helmet display stand

Another custom piece by Stoney's stands : this time its a triangular shaped cusotm acrylic display base for a Hot Toys base for displaying Iron man helmts. Fits perfectly to my Mech Test Tony. Enjoy some photos and a video review. Get in contact with Mr Stoneberger (link above) if you're interested in such a custom project.





More photos after the jump.