Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hot Toys Captain America - The Winter Soldier 1/6 MMS241 video and photo review

The Winter Soldier is here by Hot Toys. Not really planned on getting this one since I left out some of the Captain America figures, but this is a pretty neat release. It has some flaws like loose studs (you get replacements in the box), the bionic arm paint could be bit more chrome looking and somehow I bionic hand that could hold the knife would be nice. But the 2 great headsculpts are definately very, very well done. Some photos and the usual video review:

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Enterbay Terminator 2 - T800 battle damaged 1/4 HD Masterpiece - video and photo review

This is my second 1/4 piece and my first figure of Enterbay, and I have to say: this battle damaged T-800 is definately one of the best figures of last year. I had no chance getting the figure at release date but last week I got a deal I couldn't refuse. Enjoy some photos and a video review with a comparison to the Hot Toys 1/4 endoskeleton and some 1/6 headsculpts of the same Terminator model by Hot Toys (just 1/6 scale). Definately a must have for Terminator or Arnold Schwarzenegger fans.

Here the video review:

More photos after the jump.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Art Figures Dredd / Heavy Armored Special Cop 1/6 AF-015 - video and photo review

Something fresh today - recently 1/6 producer Art Figures released an "artistic interpretation" of Judge Dredd from the 2012 Dredd movie with Karl Urban as main lead actor Judge Dredd. The figure is thus a non-licensed figure but it's quite obvious who the character is. Enjoy some photos and a video review on this beautiful piece.

I did a bit of paint modification on the shoulder area. Out of the box the shoulder pads have alost no visible highlights of gold, so please keep this in mind looking at my figure. It's easily done though, just get you some enamel paints and drybrush the pads. On the right shoulder you should only paint up the eagle and the wings golden.

More photos after the jump.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hot Toys Iron Man 3 - Heartbreaker XVII 1/6 MMS216 video and photo review

Another Iron Man suit has landed in my collection - this time around it's the Heartbreaker suit. Enjoy a quick video review and some photos. I upgraded a bit on my lighting setup, still trying to find the right white balance though.

More photos after the jump.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Stoney's 1/6 acrylic stands - custom display option for your biomasks, helmets and headsculpts

You probably all know this situation: Getting a cool figure with multiple portraits / headsculpts or masked / helmeted variants - but only one body and clothing set with it. Most of the time the precious alternative portraits find a place in a item box and get stored up - but instead you want to have them displayed next to the main portrait. This is were Stoney's stand will help you a lot. Patrick Stoneberger has a great custom product going on - custom hand made acrylic stands for 1/6 but also for 1/4 stuff. Please head over to his facebook page to find some more information and if you want to place an order: Stoney's stands on facbeook

I had lots of spare Predator biomasks stored in my boxes and after having seen photos Stonebergers stands I was amazed. We got into contact and he worked me out a super deal on 4 display stands for my predator pieces. You can have them in different heights, so I got myself some taller ones and some lower ones. And even better - as a throw and sign of appreciation on my youtube work he sent me out a headsculpt stand for my latest T800 Battle damaged figure.

More info and photos after the jump.

It's all hand made out of high quality and high translucent acryl - looking at them from the front is amazing since the light just blazes through and the edges he worked out very good. With the predator stands you get a special top piece that holds in place perfect for masks that have the jaw build it. If you have something which has not the same connector structure just tell Stoney and he will definately try to customize a fitting holder for your. In any case you can get yourself some bluetack and attach those pieces to the stands. There's only one minor flaw: Since its all handmade and handglued you'll see a bit of glue fogging going on between base and the stand where its glued together - its a chemical reaction that you can't really avoid. But it's almsot not noticeable..

Enjoy some photos on his great product line. I'll definately get more stands for my Iron Man helmets to have them proudly presented. And a short video as overview: