Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sideshow - Imperial Stormtrooper

Although Sideshow used Hot Toys bodies for Stormtroopers, the joints are still “very loose”. The figure cannot stand by itself and it needs the display stand to support. The white armour is made of hard plastic and surface of it is not glossy. The material used for the black inner suit is the type that Hot Toys used for making socks. The armours fit well to the figure. You can remove the helmet if you want to change it to Luke or Han Solo head. There is an extra pair of hands that can be changed easily. No issue to place the blaster gun in the holster. I was wondering why Sideshow only made the shoes dirty but not to the rest of the body. Anyway, the figure still looks good and it costs only half the price as compared to the Medicom version (Toy Rating: 6.5/10). You may read detailed review of Sideshow Stormtrooper by Michael Crawford here.

Hot Toys - Hellboy Part 1

Wow!! The box packaging is very nice, right??

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Items purchased from U-Toys

Bought the Hot Toys Hellboy and Sideshow Stormtrooper yesterday. Will do the review soon :p

Friday, March 27, 2009

Medicom - Katori Shingo in Saiyuki (con't)

As the recent incidents happened to my Medicom Darth Maul and Mizu's Peter Parker, I just do some basic poses for the Monkey King. The reason why I bought this is due to the well painted and detailed armour with custome made by Medicom. Although there are no facial textures on the face of the figure, the likeness of Katori Shingo in Saiyuki is there. And, I love the box packaging too. For your information, Katori Shingo was one of the SMAP members previously.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

WWE - Santino Marella (Ruthless Aggression 37)

Santino Marella is currently the Monday night "RAW" superstar. To me, he cannot fight and do styling moves in the ring but he is a good entertainer in the show. His so-called girlfriend is the former Women Champion "Beth Phoenix".

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Banner Update!!

This month should be the 1st year anniversary for my blog created since Mar 2008. So, update my new banner today and hereby thanks to Leon from "Open The Toy" for helping me to design and create such a wonderful banner here :p

WWE - Big Show (Ruthless Aggression 36)

I don't think it's necessary to introduce the Big Show if you are a fan of the WWE. Besides Great Khali, he is currently the largest athlete in the Friday night "Smackdown".

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Medicom - Katori Shingo in "Saiyuki"

I was very lucky that I can get this piece (Katori Shingo in "Saiyuki") locally as it is rare in the market. Currently, only one Hong Kong store is selling it but the price is ridiculous expensive (more than USD290). Although it is an used item, everything is still in good condition. So, bought that without hesitation. I love the design and colour combination of the box as all these match closely with the custome of the figure. Will post more detailed pictures at weekend. And thanks for the poison released by Kenmoo and Alex previously.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Street Fighter - The Legend of Chun Li

The story is about Bison captured Chun Li's father in order to build his own empire cities in Bangkok. Years later, Chun Li went to find her father in Bangkok. Along the way, Chun Li met Gen and defeated Vega. Chun Li and Gen then worked with interpol agents to fight against Bison and Balrog. To me, I didn't really enjoy the movie as the fighting scenes were not exciting at all. Balrog was a henchman who only grabbed and threw his opponents here and there. At the ending part, I was surprise that Chun Li's master "Gen" was not even on par with Bison but Chun Li can easily defeated Bison. May be this is due to the movie title...(Movie Rating: 2/5)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Paul Blart - Mall Cop

It is a simple story with a lot of jokes. The story is about a fat security guard did his very best to save his friends and family from the bad guys inside the shopping mall. At the ending part, there was an unexpected bad guy came into the picture. Anyway, I enjoyed watching the movie and my rating for this one is 3/5.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hot Toys - Truetype 38 Figure

As most of the toy shops run out of stock for "Hot Toys Truetype 38" figure, I went to Yellow Box at Beach Road to try my luck yesterday. Damn lucky as there were two more pieces left in the shop. So, bought one for my future kitbash.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Enterbay - Mr Bean (con't)

I love the headsculpt as it looks like real Rowan Atkinson in "Mr Bean". The figure comes with extra four posing hands, a soft plastic made teddy bear and a luggage bag. Everything is ok to me except two things that I don't like. Firstly, the neck joint to the head is damn loose and secondly, a transparent string is used to tie around the collar instead of the red tie. Anyway, the figure comes with a nice box packaging and I give 8.5 out of 10 to this official masterpiece. Thank you Enterbay for making such wonderful figures for us!!