Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark V -1/6 MMS400 D18 - photo review

This week i received the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark V re-release in diecast form. Unfortunately diecast is really just a catch-phrase in this product - on all the parts I checked only within the legs i found diecast as base material. This and some other weaknesses do not justify the high price tag of this figure in my opinion. If you're a Iron Man completionist then it's probably worth an investment, especially for replacing the wacky Mark V from 2011 - compared to original release this one is far superior in most aspects. What i still prefer on the old version are the battle damaged effects and the effects where Tony's racing suit is shining through the damaged armor.

Please be aware of some scaling issues. The Mark V is basically a "second skin" for Tony Stark - this effect does not work for me with the latest diecast release. The suit overall is as tall as the Mark VI and also quite bulky. Check the comparison shots.

If you consider buying this then the best deal out there is probably at Sideshow Collectibles - check out this link for the product.

Here the full video review on youtube:

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Coolprops Alien 1 Life-Size replica prop bust - approved by H.R. Giger Museum

It took some time but it has finally relased: the Coolprops Alien 1 big chap life-size bust prop replica. This is my first life-size bust and will definitely receive a special place in my colletion room - probably on a wall mount.

The first impression is stunning. It's officially approved by the H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyère, Switzerland. Along with the piece you'll get a certificate of authenticity which is signed by the museums director & former wife of H.R. Giger: Carmen Giger Scheifele - a great addition and the best we can get as proud legacy of Hansruedi.

If you want to own this piece yourself, please check out Sideshow Collectibles who teamed up with Coolprops to get this baby to you:

Here some photos and I'll definitely put up a video review soon.

Update: I found time to wall mount the Giger bust with a glass shelf (4 screws, holds up to 25kg - the bust itself with the base is approx 14kg).