Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hot Toys War Machine Mark 1 diecast - Iron Man 2 1/6 MMS331 D13 2016 - photo & video review

Been some time guys - i was on a 4 weeks vacation during summer and work kickstarted again. But this Hot Toys release I could not pass up: it's the diecast re-release of the original war machine from Iron Man 2, but with lots of other upgrades, it's basically a total new figure. Enjoy the photos and the video review. Get yours on .

More after the jump.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hot Toys Elder Predator 2.0 - AvP1/6 MMS325 2016 - photo review

A rather uninspiring release of Hot Toys: The AvP Elder Predator 2.0 from 2016, MMS325. It's alright, but no stunning piece. The headsculpt is a let down: googly eyes and quite a cartoony look. It does not fit to the other Preds of this lines in terms of the face sculpt. The rest of the figure is well executed though. The accessories are well built and with some cool details, but overall I can't justify the Hong Kong release price of almost 300 USD. I decided to share only some photos on this piece.

More photos after the jump.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hot Toys Alien Warrior - Aliens 1/6 MMS354 2016 - video and photo review

It's about time! I finally  my hands on a 1/6 Alien by Hot Toys. After years of collecting Alien stuff in the early 2000s I had a break from that franchise for some years (though this channel and my nickname originated from there and the stuff i collectet at that time - mosly resin kits and statues of Aliens). I always had an eye on the original Hot Toys releases around 2006 but read about serious quality problems. Seems Hot Toys listened to collectors and they probably plan to re-release some of the Aliens now. The first release is the Alien Warrior or Drone from the Aliens movie.

The final product came out pretty good. Some limitations in terms of waist and thigh articulations are present, but for me it's a minor thing. It would have been amazing to have him in a crawling pose but it seems Hot Toys went the safe way. Excpetional is the paintjob which mimics a blend between movie accuracy of the suit (brown, black) and the ambient blue hue colored look from the movie scenes. The shine is awesome and i love the areas where you even have a pearl effect going on. The only real rubber part seems to be the gums around the mouth area - here it's suggested not to have the inner-jaw out the whole time to avoid loosing of these rubber elements.

Full video review on youtube:

If you want one, please head over to Sideshow:

More photos after the jump. Will add on some more photos in some days.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 45 XLV - Avengers Age of Ultron - 1/6 MMS300D11 - video and photo review

What a beautiful suit this Mark 45 is! Hot Toys latest 1/6 Iron Man suit in the Avengers Age of Ultron line is an eye-catcher. The paintjob is very metallic and has a depth to it that we haven't seen before on any other Iron Man suits. Enjoy the video review on youtube and some photos.

More after the jump.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hans Zimmer live on tour - Zurich 9th May 2016

Movie soundtracks are another passion of myself. I had the chance to visit the Hans Zimmer live on tour concert in Zurich on May 9th 2016. Enjoy some impressions of live recording paired up with movie scenes in the video.