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Sick Ass Figure And Statue Pics Galore, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys Booth San Diego Comic Con 2013   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

My favorite booth every year at Comic Con in San Diego is the Sideshow Collectibles booth. Displaying their own figures and statues as well as being the North American distributor for the Hong Kong based Hot Toys there’s always a great abundance of awesome stuff at the booth. Below is a selection of stuff from this years Con. All you figure heads out there are sure to enjoy all the sick eye candy that was on display.

Sideshow 1:1 Scale Busts And Figures

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Sideshow 1:6 scale Star Wars

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Sideshow 1:6 Scale GI Joe

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Hot Toys 1:6 scale Robocop

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Hot Toys 1:6 scale Batman

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sdcc2013_sideshow_80Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Hulk Pics Are Here. They Look Awesome-ish…HULK SMASH GOOD!   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

Hot Toys – MMS186 – The Avengers: 1/6th scale Hulk Limited Edition Collectible Figurine Specification
~ MMS Series ~


The 1/6th scale Hulk Limited Edition Collectible Figurine specially features:

– Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Hulk in The Avengers movie


– Approximately 42 cm / 16.5 inches tall
– One (1) newly developed head sculpt with separate rolling eyeballs


– Movie-accurate facial expression featuring his angered gesture with detailed wrinkles and skin texture


– Detailed hair sculpture

– Giant green-skinned muscular body featuring detailed skin texture and tendons, with over 20 points of articulations with built-in joints in neck and arms which allow flexible movement


– Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:


– One (1) pair of relaxed palms


– One (1) pair of forceful fists

– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:
– One (1) pair of ragged grey shorts

Artists:
– Head Sculpted by Kim Hyun
– Head Painted by JC.HONG
– Head Art Directed by Kojun
– Body Sculpted & Painted by Joseph Tsang

**Prototype shown is not final, pending licensor approval

Release date: Q1, 2013

TM & © 2012 Marvel & Subs.

Hot Toys did a great job on the figure but the lack of even a stand of some sort seems like a missed opportunity. I love the size at 16.5 inches that will fit in well with the other Avengers on the shelf like Hulk should,  but wish they’d at least give us a Bruce Banner head in the box to even out what you get for the price. At very least we finally can all have a kick ass 1/6 scale Hulk in our collections.

 

Till next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

Posted August 14, 2012 by JMC in The Toy Lab

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September Is Shaping Up To Be A Pretty Epic Month For Blu-Ray Releases Starting With Today…   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

The longer any video format in around the obvious lack of great releases begins to set in years after inception. Blu-Ray being in its 6th year already you would think there’s very little to get excited about at this point.  Being a big fan of the format, September 2012 offers one of the best release months for 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and new releases movie in years. Some great old classics, action, comedy films, and there’s also a few discs you might want to buy just to BURN so there is one less copy in the world. I know I will be with one title in particular, but you may absolutely do what suits you.  A few details and box art below, please enjoy.

SEPTEMBER 4th:

Sixteen Candles (1984) director John Hughes-The first movie of only 8 that Hughes directed out of so many he wrote in the 80’s and early 90’s. It still surprises me how many moments I remember so perfectly from this film. I’m not really sure how many times I saw this on either cable or VHS video in the 80’s, but it must have been quite a lot because I still have dialog mesmerized even though I’ve only watched it 3 times in the last 15 years. A true comedy classic,  you see how good Anthony Michael Hall was for the 80’s geek character. Ringwald always had her best work in the Hughes films she did. A really fun film that gets better with time.

Fringe 4th Season(2011-12)- I actually very much enjoyed the 4th season of Fringe. If you’ve been waiting for things to start paying off and being explained, if you make it to the end of this season you most likely will have most of what you want explained straight out for you. After the scare of possibility of  being canceled after season 4 , the creators really got to laying things out in the last 10 episodes here. I am glad that Fringe does get one more full season to wrap things up but it really feels as if they decided to give the fans of the show the things that they were craving to know and see at the end of this season. I hope the 5th season has something in store to end it all with a bang.

Re-Animator (1985) director Stuart Gordon- A great straight out gore fest very loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft’s work. Any fan or student of practical FX work or gore films with find something to love here. A great classic 80’s horror flick all the way round.

SEPTEMBER 10th:

Titanic 3D/ 2D (1997) director James Cameron- Straight in the fire place she goes. The only Cameron film I have zero love for. Saw it twice in the theater and it was two times too many.

SEPTEMBER 11th:

Snow White And The Huntsmen (2012) director Rupert Sanders- I haven’t seen it yet but my Grip friend Shae Vera had seen it on a date and said it he was amazed how shitty it was, so I’ll most likely never bother with a viewing but it you’re into to shit. this might be right up your alley.

Ghosts Of The Abbyss (2003) director James Cameron- This is the one where  James Cameron and Bill Paxton after filming Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the fated ship of dreams. I’d rather watch this shit a hundred times in a row than have to sit though Titanic one more time. Not a bad watch if you haven’t seen it before.

SEPTEMBER 18th:

Indiana Jones Blu Ray Collection (1981-2009) director Steven Spielberg- I think this has a best chance at the best Blu-Ray set of the year. Indy fans can finally rejoice that they can actually see the 3 good Indy films in HD come September 18. I know the wife and I will be picking up a set and watching all 3 back to back immediately. Can’t wait.

Cabin In The Woods (2012) director Drew Godard- Loved this and am glad it got a theater release after sitting on the shelf at MGM for a few years. It’s extremely inventive, fun and gory as hell. This is the direction I love to see Hollywood go with horror films again. Enough PG-13 remakes and shit storms, please take note,  Cabin In The Woods is a fucking awesome film that every horror fan should be rushing out to pick up in September. Come on humans, start supporting Hard R horror again.

The Great Mouse Detective (1986) directors Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener and John Musker- Loving these classic Disney animation releases on Blu-Ray. The format was made for Animation, the way the picture just pops off the screen is beautiful. We picked up The Rescuers two pack a few weeks ago and were pleasantly surprised by the picture quality again. I’m sure The Great Mouse Detective will look just as good as it did in the theater in ’86.

Supernatural Season 7 (2011-2012)- Really digging this show and the 7th season keeps things rolling strong. Funny, great lore through out all seasons and all the actors walk the line of seriousness and comedy perfectly, a great show to be discovered. I’ll be sad to see it come to an end next year but at least we will have 8 rad seasons total for this cool as hell horror mythos series. The best thing McG will ever be involved in, still can’t believe he is EP. Regardless though, a kick ass series for all horror fans worldwide.

SEPTEMBER 25th:

Avengers (2012) director Joss Whedon- I love me some Avengers, My original review here: https://celluloidpopculturejunkie.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/after-the-avengers-movie-in-imax-3d-i-wanted-to-walk-back-into-the-theater-and-see-it-again-and-again-and-again/.

The Blu-Ray I’m sure will not disappoint being that Disney usually pack there big earners with a ton of bells and whistles. I’m looking forward to watching this a few more times and rewinding the greatest Hulk moments ever put on film. HULK going to SMASH the shit out of records again come September 25. I know they’ve got my loot.

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Set (2008-2012)- 6 film set- If you haven’t for some reason bought any of the “Phase One” Marvel Studios movies on Blu-Ray and are suddenly in the mood to splurge,  here’s your chance to own The Incredible Hulk,Iron Man 1 and 2, Thor, Captain America: First Avenger and Avengers all in one fancy collectors pack made to resemble the suit case Nick Fury uses to carry the Tesseract cube in the Avengers film, pretty slick fokes.

Dark Knight Returns Animated Part 1 (2012)- 76 minutes- This looks very interesting and the other few DC animations I’ve seen over the last 3 years have been pretty good. I’m expecting very special treatment to be given to this material and hope DC has made a great film here. I will be checking this one out as soon as I get the chance. I hope one of the greatest Batman comics ever has been translated well, otherwise it could be war on DC. Fingers crossed.

Bond Collection “50 years” Blu Ray Set (1962-2008)- 22 movies, 130 hours of special features, 50 years of Bond and this set has them all. There were a few film unavailable on HD till now. I’m glad I waited on the full deal, I like the way they’ve designed the set, looks very cool.  A definite needed up grade to a great series, good or bad all Bonds are a must own classic.

The Game Criterion Collection (1997) director David Fincher- The news of Criterion putting out Fincher’s “The Game” on video have been rumored since the release of the film in the theater. Being my favorite film of the director, I am over joyed to finally have them giving me a Blu-Ray presentation that will be how I remember that first viewing in the theater in the late 90’s. So Happy to finally be getting me some David Fincher’s The Game in stunning Criterion HD. Paint me stoked.

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (1942-1976)-  Saboteur / Shadow of a Doubt/ Rope / Rear Window / The Trouble with Harry /  The Man Who Knew Too Much /  Vertigo / North by Northwest / Psycho / The Birds / Marnie / Torn Curtain / Topaz / Frenzy / Family Plot- 15 films- director Alfred Hitchcock- What more is there to say, 15 Hitchcock films in HD in one set. I pity anyone who doesn’t see the pure awesomeness in this release, so many great classic in one set is unlikely to happen ever again. This would be the perfect set for that young film enthusiast in your life, this is film school in a box if I’ve ever seen it. Pure Ultra Cinema Gold.

So many superb releases to get your hands on this month. I know I’m already lock in for a bunch in this group, some great watching ahead.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

Hot Toys Backstage Mark VII, The Evolution Of The Superhero Doll Marches On   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

Some unbelievable engineering goes in the high end action figure market these days and of course the marvel movie characters are all getting the deluxe treatment. Hot Toys show off the impending Avengers version Iron Man Mark VII 1/6 scale Backstage preview. details are looking pretty sick.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

Loki Hot Toys 1/6 scale Figure Is Looking Great, An Outstanding Likeness Of Actor Tom Hiddleston.   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

I’m going to the Avengers movie again tonight for the second time. If you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth a look see. Hot Toys keep the Avengers 1/6 scale previews coming. A little God Of Mischief this round

“Hot Toys is proud to present the collectible figure of the 6th superhero from the hottest movie of the town – the 1/6th scale Loki Limited Edition Collectible Figurine of The Avengers from Marvel Studios. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.”

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The 1/6th scale Loki Limited Edition Collectible Figurine specially features:
– Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Tom Hiddleston as Loki in The Avengers movie


– Approximately 32 cm tall
– TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations


– Black hair sculpture


– Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture


– Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
– Two (2) pairs of relaxed palms


– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair for holding dagger


– One (1) left open palm
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

– One (1) green-coloured cape
– One (1) black long vest with leather-like materials and bronze-coloured armor


– One (1) long-sleeve leather-like black shirt with bronze-coloured armor and strap
– One (1) leather-like pants with patterns
– One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons:
– One (1) long and one (1) short scepter
– Two (2) daggers

Accessories:
– One (1) helmet
– One (1) muzzle
– One (1) pair of shackles


– Figure stand with Loki nameplate and the movie logo

Artists:
– Head Sculpted by Lee So Young


– Head Painted by JC. Hong


– Head Art Directed by Yulli

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
Release date: Q4, 2012
TM 2012 Marvel & Subs.
2012 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

Hot Toys 1/6 scale Hawkeye Preview Avengers, Avengers, Avengers….   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,

Avenger is going off obviously, more and more products keep coming. Here’s Hot Toys 1/6 scale Hawkeye figure preview and detail, press release below:

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the second limited edition collectible figurine from the upcoming superhero blockbuster, The Avengers. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

The Hawkeye Sixth Scale Figure features:

* Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye/Clint Barton in The Avengers movie


* Approximately 30 cm tall
* Muscular body with over 30 points of articulation


* Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
* Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted


* Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms with finger tabs on left palms including:
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms


* One (1) right palm for holding bow
* Three (3) left palms of different styles for holding arrow


* One (1) black and pale red vest
* One (1) pair of navy blue pants with belts on waist and thighs
* One (1) pair of black boots


* Two (2) bows including one (1) fully opened and one (1) with articulation
* Sixteen (16) arrows and eleven (11) arrowheads of different styles with quiver


* One (1) pair of sunglasses
* One (1) right armguard
* Figure stand with Hawkeye nameplate and the movie logo

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.

Avengers Superbowl Trailer in Hulk-a-rific To Say The Least.   Leave a comment

Hey Everybody,


Just caught the kick ass Avengers trailer that was playing during the Super Bowl today. It looks extremely fun and action packed, looks like Joss Whedon has a winner here. I am really looking forward to seeing this and a few others this summer.
take a look below at the total awesomeness.

I am stoked.

Till Next Time. Stay Tuned.

J.