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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 04 May 2017 at 7:47pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I have that Hot Toys Batman (and Robin). They are wonderful.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 10:25am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Greg: From what I've seen, it looks like the large Enterprise is about the same size (about 11" long) as the Polar Lights 1/1000 model kit. It looks to be less accurate, but the upside is that it's pre finished, and has die-cast metal construction.

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Finally had time to unbox mine and check it out:



Basically, an up-sized version of the previously released Eaglemoss TOS USS Enterprise, with more detailing. I really like it, but the nitpicker in me noticed some of the tiny windows didn't get fully painted
in.

The die-cast metal does give it a nice heft, which leads to a concern about the stand. The clear plastic piece inserts into the base by a single peg, which does allow a little wobbling if the ship is touched. It balances fine when left alone, but given how top-heavy the whole thing is, I suspect a good tremor or an accidental bump will knock it over and onto the floor. For now, it goes back into the box for safekeeping.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 7:37pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Unboxed the Nendoroid Darth Vader, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order Stormtrooper today (the first two were reissued for ROGUE ONE).





While Vader came with enough accessories for a variety of poses (2 different types of capes), just trying to get him into the pose shown above required a total disassembly and head to toe rebuild. Otherwise, pieces of him would fall off while you were tweaking the position of an arm, or leg. He's great once you get him posed the way you want, but putting him into a new one may require more free time on my part.
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Paul Gibney
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Posted: 24 June 2017 at 3:55pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

A new classic Iron Man statue from Diamond Select. Inexpensive as well at about $40 US.
Looks even better with a small light in the base.

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 24 June 2017 at 5:23pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Damn! That's really cool. 
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 22 July 2017 at 6:21pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I already had the first release of the Sci-Fi Revoltech Thunderbird 2.

At a recent convention, picked up the limited-run metallic green color version.



I've also had a number of S.H. Figuarts Ultraman characters enter my collection, but not sure if that is of any interest here.

Edited by Bill Mimbu on 22 July 2017 at 6:24pm
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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 02 August 2017 at 12:32pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

QUESTION FOR BILL MIMBU...

My son has the Kong Skull Island 18in.
Kong figure. He is wanting a Godzilla
18in. toy to fight with. Now, my son is
8yrs old, and I would like to get
something playable at that sc a le that
doesn't cost a king's ransom. I've tried
to do my research and turned up nothing.
Then I thought, if anyone will know about
this, it's Bill.

Does such a thing exist?

If so, what is the usual price range for
it?
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 04 August 2017 at 3:23pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Stephen, sorry for the tardiness in getting back to you.

You might want to look into the NECA line of Godzilla figures, since most of them are around the $20 range and were found at Toys R Us or available on Amazon.You can also check out some of the reviews on Youtube for these figures, like:

Steven's Toy Reviews (Occasional salty language warning)

EDIT - Unfortunately, looks like the closest to your son's 18" Kong are the 12" tall NECA Big-Gs in the $20 range. Kong will certainly have a height advantage over those...

Edited by Bill Mimbu on 04 August 2017 at 4:02pm
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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 04 August 2017 at 5:00pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Thanks for the response Bill. Hopefully the company that
made.his.Kong will have the license for the Godzilla
movie and eventually make one.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 22 August 2017 at 2:17pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Kaiyodo is releasing a ZOOTOPIA Judy Hopps action figure for December:



HLJ Link


Edit - Added product picture.

Edited by Bill Mimbu on 22 August 2017 at 11:35pm
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 23 August 2017 at 3:17am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Bunny got Back!
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 26 August 2017 at 1:13am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Nice to see the new Star Wars figures will be $8 in the USA and 11 in the UK. That's around $13 at the current exchange rate.

I'm getting a little fed up with this.
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Caleb M. Edmond
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Posted: 02 September 2017 at 9:51pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

JB & Forum,
Just received this and didn't see this posted and wanted to see if you had seen it and if so, what you though of it?

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Bob Simko
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Posted: 02 September 2017 at 11:00pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Why is it so hard to portray a maple leaf? Headpiece looks wrong.
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 03 September 2017 at 10:06am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Cowl is off and it looks a lot like the Eaglemoss statue, complete with gigantic legs. Defined musculature is fine, but I don't think he should be so massive. 
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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 03 September 2017 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

...yeah it wasn't the maple leaf that caught my eye, if you catch my drift.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 03 September 2017 at 5:54pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply


(Holy Canadian codpiece...)



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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 05 September 2017 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Thinking of getting this one.

No longer thinking about it, the deed is done.



Edited by Gundars Berzins on 08 September 2017 at 9:03pm
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 08 September 2017 at 5:53pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I didn't think this warranted its own topic so I hope it's right to include it here. Via Twitter, I have come across the worst RoboCop bootleg toy ever:




Robert Cop?

"I'll be back."

The furniture of law enforcement?

I've seen some bad bootlegs in my time, but that one takes the biscuit. Robert Cop is bad enough, but including a Terminator catchphrase in there and and describing it as the 'furniture of law enforcement' is bizarre.

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William Roberge
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Posted: 13 September 2017 at 3:45pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

A new addition to my man cave thanks to a person I've respected for years. This shogun warrior (not this exact one)was a toy I spent many great hours playing with!
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 13 September 2017 at 8:35pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

That's a beaut, Bill! I had a few of the Warriors, but not this one. 
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