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This is where i will review and discuss toys, video games and movies. I collect 3 3/4 inch to 12 inch Star Wars, Iron Man, Batman, Halo toys and other movie memoribillia that appeal to me! As of late i am into Hot Toys 12' inch figures. Thank you for visiting my page and I hope you enjoy browsing through my site as much as I enjoy sharing it with you!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Terminator 2: T800 more pictures

seems to be what we'd be getting for this MMS release by hot toys.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hot Toys' Next MMS: Terminator 2 T800 Arnold!!!

When he said he'd be back, he sure as hell is BACK. that aside, he's gonna feature an endo arm like the film where he peeled off his organic flesh from his arm.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Force Unleashed 2 & Batman Arkham Asylum Sequel

Yes, as if movie titles such as Clash of the Titans, Toy Story 3, Prince of Persia isn't enough, we've got announcements in the Video Games department, namely Force Unleashed 2 and a Batman Arkam Asylum sequel whose project name has yet to be announced.


whilst not entirely unexpected considering the success its predecessors had garnered, i'm rather interested in Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2's storyline as i'm wondering how they're gonna bring Galen Marek/secret apprentice back to life. And yes, here're the whooping awesome trailers below.

Just the Voice Over with Yoda and Vader combined to contrast the DARKLIGHT side, just gives me the nerdgasms.

we're jam packed for one HELLUVA year in 2010 with epic movies, epic game sequels and events too! (in the music department) with more bands flooding into singapore for concerts.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Toy Story Official Trailer

Cue in the familiar soundtrack ''You've Got a Friend in Me'' by Randy Newman, and it sure can strike a chord and bring back fond memories from so long ago.

Everybody's favourite Spaceman and Cowboy are back! Apart from Jim Varney, the original voice of Slinky, who passed away from lung cancer, the rest of the original cast will be reprising their roles. This could possibly be the biggest movie for 2010!

With the anticipation of this long awaited sequel, a decade since the last, I can hardly wait for the toy line for this movie to hit stores!!! The sheer magnitude of reliving childhood days of 95' when the first movie came around would be something to behold.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hot Toys: Iron Man - Tony Stark (Mech Test Version)

Finally Announced, Hot Toys Iron Man Tony Stark (MECH TEST VERSION)


Hot Toys - MMS116 : IRON MAN - 12” Tony Stark collectible figure (Mech Test Version)

~ Movie Masterpiece Series ~ The 1/6th scale IRON MAN Tony Stark specially features:
- Newly sculpted head with authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark in the movie IRON MAN
- Approximately 30 cm tall figure
- ABS material TrueType body with newly designed chest, forearms and forelegs
- 34 points of articulations
- Two pairs of interchangeable hand palms
- LED-lighted heart device, hand gauntlet and boots (battery operated)**
- Real-like mechanically wired hand gauntlet and boots
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Detailed Accessories:
- Articulated mechanical robot with 360° rotated base and fire extinguisher as accident detector - Belt with one large and one small bag
- A pair of knee pads
- A pair of real-like leather shoes

Value-added Equipment:
- 6” X 6” black-color square-shape figure stage
- Cardboard backdrop imitating Tony Stark workshop setting where he practiced flight in the film

- Head Sculpted by Kojun
- Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
- Head Painted by JC. Hong

- ** batteries included

© 2008 MVLFFLLC. TM& 2010 MARVEL Release date: end Q1 2010


Those repulsor boots have light-up function this time around! as is the chestpiece!

Stark's lookin' rather sharp i must say, whilst the resemblence is closer than previous iterations, something about the eyes just dont' hit it all 100% yet. but by far is the best we've seen!!!




The one we've been waiting for, for so long, i'm so gonna put this on the to-get list.









Oh, if you hadn't realised, he comes with a backdrop of the workshop from the film,

And ''Dummy'' the fire safety/mechanical robot tony invented, is included too!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hot Toys' Next Project ( Tony Stark Sneak Pictures )

This is the one figure many if not MOST collectors have been speculating about ever since Hot Toys released a youtube videofeed of their offices and some snippets of it featured one of their artists working on what seemed to look like Tony Stark from IRON MAN, with the prototype parts of the repulsor engines and such ( shown below )

Well, i can say for certain that we will most likely be seeing it announced sometime soon, and by golly, i'd be glad to have a spot on Robert Downey Junior headsculpt! Despite what most may have said, i still feel strongly that the first sculpt of Tony was a tad generic and missed the essential features of RDJ.
I'd wait and see for this upcoming release!