Sunday, November 30, 2008

Today at CSC...

Managed to catch Armand aka Pop Culture Junkie at CSC today.
He is in Singapore till Monday.
He managed to get his hands on the Bank Robber Joker for a pretty decent price...great score!!
I wonder when will my pre-order arrive...
Anyway, it was great to meet Armand again!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Indiana Jones Toht Figure by Sideshow

Sideshow Collectibles will be producing their latest Indiana Jones figure based on the villainous Toht from Raiders of the Lost Ark which. The figure is expected to be due out mid next year!

The Toht 12 inch Figure features:
12-inch Prometheus male body with 30+ points of articulation
Authentic likeness of Ronald Lacey as Major Arnold Ernst Toht
Shirt / Pants / Tie / Jacket / Trench coat with belt / Shoes / Hat
Switch-out melted portrait
Interchangeable gloved and ungloved hands
Interchangeable right hand with medallion burn
Luger pistol
Hot Poker
Collapsible coat hanger w/ chain Display base with Indiana Jones logo
Sideshow Exclusive: Polystone Ark of the Covenant accessory

About time this guy got a figure!
However the best thing is that you get the Ark of the Covenant as a accessory!!
The melted portrait is also a great bonus... I must consider to purchase Indy to go along this fellow.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hot Toys Chubby Series 2 Starfighter Pilots, Stormtrooper/Clone Troopers & Jango Fett/Boba Fett

I usually would not pick up this kind of toy line but this is too damn cute not to. To add on to their irresistible cuteness, the removable pieces are actually very well designed and made!
Chubby take their lead from traditional Matryoshka dolls. A matryoshka doll, also called a stacking doll, is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other.
The smaller Chubby (those that will be placed into the bigger Chubby) has no sculpted detail, it’s all applied as stylised illustrated graphics while the biggest Chubby has its accessories.
Series 1 did not catch my attention and make me go out and spend $$ on it (maybe only Darth).
However, series 2 won me over.

There are 6 to choose from this series.

Stormtrooper/Clone Troopers -Clone MK 1, Clone MK 2 and Stormtrooper
Jango Fett/Boba Fett -Young Boba, Boba and Jango
Starfighter Pilots-A-Wing, Y-wing and X-Wing
Luke-Tatooine, Bespin and Jedi
Leia-Slave. Endor and Boushh
Ewoks-Wicket, Chief Chirpa and Logray

Unless you are in for the complete set, I think you would most probably pick up Stormtrooper/Clone Troopers, Jango Fett/Boba Fett & Starfighter Pilots.
The accessories for the biggest Chubby are very good, especially the X-wing pilot's helmet and Jango Fett's helmet & backpack. The X-wing pilot's helmet can actually pass off as a scaled replica.
The only complaint for this series is that the white of the stormtrooper's helmet does not blend with the rest of the body, which is more glossy.
Each one also has a magnetic small pair of feet that act as a stand.
Obviously there would not be articulation expected but with the magnetic pair of feet, there is actually some articulation in them (I will illustrate in some photos below).

Overall, very cute and cool figures for display. I think it would also look very nice on your office's desk and you may get your lady colleagues coming over to say how cute the figures are!!

The packaging is pretty cool

Jango Fett/Boba Fett

Smallest in first...

Next come Boba...

And Jango Fett!

I really like the backpack


Stormtrooper/Clone Troopers


Starfighter Pilots

Details on the helmet is very good


There is articulation...if you look hard enough!
Slam it to the left, if you're having a good time

Shake it to the right, if you know that you feel fine ...

Usually it does not come out as plan
at the first attempt...

Paper Toys Pop Culture Junkie

Little Plastic Man & The Pop Culture Junkie present the Pop Culture Junkie Paper Toy (first announced on 15th Oct 2008). It was based on the design by The Pop Culture Junkie.
The figure comes with a removable adidas cap & base.
Overall it was a fun project to work on and it's kind of cool that it will only be recognizable by my toy blogger buddies!
This is the first time I have created a base for my paper toy. The base was inspired by the banner from The Pop Culture Junkie's blog.

The inspiration for the figure

Closer look at his adidas shoe

The base


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