Friday, January 29, 2016

Hot Toys Vision - Avengers Age of Ultron - 1/6 MMS296 - video and photo review

Another member of the Avengers has finally got into my collection - Vision! Hot Toys did a very good job on this one, it might not be the most iconic character but a very nice and different addition to your shelf. Vision can be ordered at Sideshow Collectibles and should be available in April.

Top work on the headsculpt and i really love the eye lens replication - it looks like in the movie. Impressive work at such a small scale. The biggest flaw is the ridiculous "shower curtain" on his could call it cape...but i don't like it. It's nowhere accurate to the movie design. Let's hope for some customizers to get on board and make something cool. Enjoy some photos and a vid review in this post.

Lots more after the jump.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sideshow Collectibles Predator 2 maquette exclusive video and photo review

So I decided to invest in the Predator 2 Maquette by Sideshow Collectibles. After early reviews I got really interested in this piece and bought it right away (lucky me some hours before it sold out...) - the presence and overall quality looked really good. Fedex shipment from the US to Switzerland only took 5 days and Sideshow had an amazing shipping quote of 40 USD...unbelievable for a 15kg piece.

I was not disappointed, the first impression is damn fine - and I had this nice "woow"-feeling! It oozes of room presence and i really dig the armor paint with lots of color shades that you could not see on most photos. For 1200 USD you get a lot, but after closer inspection it lacks a bit in detail-love. Especially the paintjob on the unmasked headsculpt on mine was in some areas sloppy. If you're a hardcore Predator collector it's probably a must and you should track down one now.

It seems the first inhand reviews had a very positive effect and to acquire one directly at Sideshow will be a challenge: all exclusive versions are sold out and the regular edition is on the wait to distributors. Maybe you can try an get on the waitlist at Sideshow. The exclusive comes with additional hand sculpts with 2 items: breather mask of the left hand and a nicely sculpted disc for the right arm - not a must but i really like to display him with Spear and disc - totally badass.

Unfortunately i had one noticeable paint flaw that bugged me to hell: a yellow-white paint spot on his cheek. I decided to repaint it and at the same time i took the chance to repaint the gum area on the mandibles to a rose tone. Out of the box it was more yellowish than fleshy. See photos below with the repainted gums.

Enjoy some photos and a video review:

About 50 more photos after the jump.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hot Toys Scarlet Witch - Avengers Age of Ultron - 1/6 MMS301- extended photo gallery

Tried some different poses with Scarlet Witch today. Enjoy the new photos covering all the details:

More after the jump.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hot Toys Scarlet Witch - Avengers Age of Ultron - 1/6 MMS301- video review and photos

Hot Toys Scarlet Witch arrived yesterday in my collection. This will probably a not so interesting release for many of us. It was more of an impulse buy for me and primarily to complete the Avengers 2 setup. She's definately some highlights but also some lowlights - a solid release, but no must have. Especially considering we getting a civil war version in some months anyways. You can get her at for an OK price but i would not suggest going down the route to overpay in Hong Kong right now. Make up your mind for yourself in the video review:

Following up some photos:

Monday, January 4, 2016

Custom Arc reactor LED cover for Sideshow LSF Iron Man Mark VII

A neat idea for a custom product by sideshowcollectors forums member "jorge_itachi". This is a plastic LED cover for the arc reactor of the LSF Mark VII by Sideshow Collectibles. It's basically just an optical modification and noticeable best when the light is activated. It makes one of the baddest things on this product a bit more acceptable to give it at least a bit of death and apperance that there might an arc reactor behind the light. Its a small laster cut plastic disc that you just lay on top of the LED on the chest. Contact him best on the sideshow boards:…/members/jorge_itachi/

More photos after the jump.