Sunday, September 30, 2012

1/6 Kitbash Commissioner Gordon (Batman) - my first attempt

Here's my first serious attempt on a kitbash. I decided to customize a 1/6 Commissioner Gordon with the latest Hot Toys Lt. Jim Gordon figure as base. You will need to invest in some new custom clothes to get a decent result.

Because I didn't go for the Iminime Gordon custom (was far too pricey), I tried to hunt down some fitting custom 1/6 clothes to get an appropriate look.

First the kitbash results in pictures and video:

After the jump you'll find all details to get this look done.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Headplay Dwayne Johnson "The Rock" 1/6 headsculpt

Just a quick video tour on a custom headsculpt by headplay of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Likeness is okay for the price, would definately love to see a licensed version by Hot Toys anytime.

I decided to use it as headsculpt for a SWAT kitbash of Hot Toys' Lt. Jim Gordon SWAT body / uniform. The head fits perfectly in the SWAT helmet (not so speaking of the Gordon headsculpt itself).

You can find the Dwayne headsculpt everywhere on eBay for about 20 - 25 USD.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hot Toys Lt. Jim Gordon 1/6 - Photo and video review

Another great, great figure by Hot Toys came in - Lt. Jim Gordon in Swat uniform from "The Dark Knight". The likeness to Gary Oldman is exceptional and this is one of the best headsculpts this year.

Check out my video review on youtube and also the photos I've taken:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hot Toys Samurai Predator - Photo review

Got my Sony Cam back and finally was able to take some photos of Samurai Predator by Hot Toys (also checked out the vid on youtube, see earlier blogpost .


Sunday, September 16, 2012

AUTOart Motorized turntable for your 1/6 stuff

Fellow collectors. Today I share a vid with you that I made last week on a turntable i bought on eBay from producer AUTOart. Maybe you find it useful and get one as well.

  • mirrored surface
  • power of cable or battery
  • 12" in diameter
  • 2 speed options
  • mirrored surface not completely even, its just plastic, you get some distortions - but not a big problem since you don't look from above
  • bit cheaply made, just plastic all the way
  • you hear some noise of the turning wheel
But all in all a cool way to support the presentation of your stuff.
  • ebay Offer (German seller - attention: high Shipping & taxes can apply): click


Friday, September 14, 2012

Rewire Hot Toys Mech-Test Tony Stark 1/6

Just was checking the batteries on my Hot Toys Mech-Test Tony Stark figure. The wiring going into the battery pack is quite fragile so it happened that one of the plus / minus cables going to one of the palm-LEDs totally fly out of the connector.

By the way: It seems that it is a common issue on this figure that the pins in the white connector are a bit loose so that a flickering in the palm LEDs can happen. So be sure to check this out before going through my rewire steps.

Not having a soldering bolt I tried another way - enjoy this tutorial vid:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark IV 1/6 video review (original release)

Recently acquired and now got some free time to do a late video review on this - hope you still enjoy. Bought this one used but it was a must to complete the line:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hot Toys Samurai Predator 1/6h - unboxing video and photo review

I'll just let the video speak for itself. :) Got Samurai Pred in and OMG it's just awesome. Enjoy the vid and get yours asap!

Hot Toys Mark I 2.0 - Photo review

Just some photos I've taken today of the new HT Mark I 2.0. Enjoy.

More after the jump.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark I 2.0 - unboxing & video review

Finally I can add the Mark I to my Iron Man collection - was about damn time. Please enjoy the video review and comment below if you have any questions.