Saturday, May 2, 2020

Hot Toys Hulkbuster Accessories Set -1/6 ACS006 - photo and video review

After 3 years Hot Toys finally released the Hulkbuster accessories set. Including the amazing Jackhammer arm that we all were looking forward for and a rather unimpressive Veronica capsule. The items are fine, but feel overpriced kind of - since in the end you just have the feeling to receive some huge chunks of plastic , even though nicely presented in the cool box. Overall kind of a mixed bag.

The main problem I had was the replacement procedure, in specific the removal of the original Hulkbuster arm - it took me over 1.5 hours inflicting also collateral damage on some parts, luckily nothing I could not fix with some glue. For some reason one of the notches that you need to lift with a special tool got totally stuck and I had to get in with a screwdriver to loosen it up and then pulling with a lot of force at the shoulder joint. Luckily the new arm can be easily setup and taken off. 

Another challenge I observed with switching out the lower arm - e.g. changing from the jackhammer fist to the interlocking lower arm. Here out of the box the slot in the ratchet joint for a connecting cylinder was misaligned - you need to re-align first by rotating the ratchet with the cylinder. Find out about this my video review in detail (info: in process to render - checkout later today).

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark VII 7 diecast - 1/6 MMS500 D27 - photo and video review

One of the most iconic Iron Man armors just got the "diecast treatment" by Hot Toys - the legendary Mark VII has arrived this week. It's a superior figure to the plastic version in all aspects. The suit pod mod is a cool transformation but if you want to have figure and pod displayed there is no way around buying a second mark VII. Check out the video review and lots of photos.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

WooToys! Comics Legend - Stan Lee 1/6 - photo review

This week the WooToys! Comics Legend was finally released. It's a representation of Stan Lee as comic book artist and basically recreating the approach Hot Toys took on Stan some years ago. It's a well made product for a third party and non licensed figure. The accessories are well done. The paintjob is not as crisp and shart as a Hot Toys paintjob, but overall the sculpt is well done and he looks a little older than the Hot Toys Stan from Guardians 2. The green sweater is an eye catcher and I'll have the figure now presented with the Hot Toys portrait. In direct comparison he's bit on the yellowish side, but this is only obvious if you have them next to each other. Best way to acquire the Woo Toys Stan is probably eBay.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

CoolProps / Prime 1 Dog Alien maquette 1/32 - Alien 3 - photo and video review

Have a look at this beauty - the Dog Alien 1/3 scale maquette by CoolProps / Prime 1. It's monumental in size, lovely painted and the dynamic poses is very intriguing. The translucent dome blends perfectly in the lower parts of the headsculpt. Enjoy photos and a vid review.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Hot Toys Stan Lee Toy Fair exclusive 2019 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - 1/6 MMS545 - photo and video review

Surprise release this week  - Stan Lee in his cameo apperance as astronaut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by Hot Toys. Check the photos and video review. Refreshing exclusive coming in a large clamshell (can be closed again) of a legendary Marvel character. Nuff said. 😎

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