RAC is back to spoiler-free reviews once again! This month in Optimus Prime: family, friends, and warriors coming to terms with both war and peace. “The Life of Sideswipe” is written by John Barber with art by Kei Zama and colors by Josh Burcham. Click here to read the review!
Tokyo Toy Show is still in progress this weekend in Japan, and thanks to Alfes2010, we have the first look at Masterpiece Beast Wars Dinobot! Right now it’s just a poster showing the robot and dinosaur modes in the form of CG design models – basically a rough draft to help determine how everything will work, before additional styling and refinement happens. And even now seeing a representation of how this will take shape as a toy, it’s still a mystery just how the transformation is going to work and deliver two show accurate forms! You can find the image mirrored below.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (also known as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) is a 2017 American fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.
Bandai has used their high tech face printing technology to great effect here and managed to capture Johnny Depp’s likeness very well as Captain Jack Sparrow. Although I suspect the protoype pictures will look a lot better than the actual / final product. This was evident with the S.H. Figuarts Game of Death Bruce Lee (Yellow Track Suit) 14cm Tall Action Figure which was reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE. The articulation looks great as it allows collectors to pose Jack in his signature poses.
This SH Figuarts Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 1/12th scale Captain Jack Sparrow 15cm tall figure will come with two face sculpts, sword with sheath, hat, rum bottle, and 2 compasses, open and closed. Several interchangeable hand options will also be included.
Release Date: July, 2017
All this only makes me want the Hot Toys MMS DX15 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 1/6th scale Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow 12-inch Collectible Figure even more – see the preview pics HERE
The official Transformers Facebook page has updated once again with a new video to promote the Transformers: The Last Knight toyline! Today, the robot cast of the film (as represented by stop-motion animated Premier Edition action figures!) attends a screening! Optimus Prime has the bad luck of being seated next to the extremely noisy Barricade – but since this is an all-ages video, Barricade gets off fairly easy in the end. Keep reading to see!
“To the Batmobile!”
This was part of my haul from December 2016 posted on my toy blog HERE
The Batmobile is a state of the art all-terrain, self-powered, armored fighting motor vehicle used for vehicular hot pursuit, prisoner transportation, anti-tank warfare, riot control, and as a mobile crime lab. Kept in the Batcave, which it accesses through a hidden entrance, the heavily armoured, gadget-laden vehicle is used by Batman in his crime-fighting activities.
The Batmobile made its first appearance in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939). Then a red sedan, it was simply referred to as “his car”. Soon it began featuring an increasingly prominent bat motif, typically including distinctive wing-shaped tailfins. Armored in the early stages of Batman’s career, it has been customized over time into a sleek armoured / supercar-hybrid, and is the most technologically advanced crime-fighting asset within Batman’s arsenal. Depictions of the vehicle has evolved along with the character, with each incarnation reflecting evolving car technologies. It has appeared in every Batman iteration—from comic books and television to films and video games—and has since gone on to be a part of pop culture.
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile is said to be a combined inspiration from both the sleek, streamlined design of classic Batmobiles and the high-suspension, military build from the more recent Tumbler from The Dark Knight Trilogy. Designed by production designer Patrick Tatopoulos and Dennis McCarthy, the Batmobile is about 20 feet long and 12 feet wide. Unlike previous Batmobiles, it has a gatling gun sitting on the front and the back tires are shaved down tractor tires. The Batmobile elevates itself for scenes depicting it going into battle or when performing jumps, and lowers to the ground when cruising through the streets.
Jada Toys released this 1:24 die-cast model kit of the Batmobile from the 2016 movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Assembly was pretty straight-forward and hassle-free. It isn’t anything like the type of model kits released by Bandai where one really has to put every bit and piece together. Check out my recent toy blog post / review of the Bandai 1/6th scale Star Wars Stormtrooper Model Kit HERE. Now that’s a model kit.
In the upcoming film Justice League, Batman will have a new Batmobile called the Nightcrawler, which was designed by his father.
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American horror-thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn. Adapted by Ted Tally from the 1988 novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, his second to feature the character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter; a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer, the film was the second adaptation of a Harris novel featuring Lecter, preceded by the Michael Mann-directed Manhunter in 1986. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young U.S. FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known only as “Buffalo Bill”.
Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is well known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon. His original portrayal of the character in The Silence of the Lambs has been labelled by the AFI as the number-one film villain.
OurWorld FS006 1/6th scale The Silence of Lambs 12-inch Action figure Parts list: Head sculpt, Mask, StraitJacket, Prisoner Jumpsuit, Shoes, Figure body, Hands x 4 pairs
A new batch of photos being credited to Facebook user SunSon Son is giving us some extra looks at the just discovered wave 4 Legends Class figure Roadburn. While it had been readily identified as representing the Throttlebot Chase, this is reinforced as an image of the instruction insert shows it still carries that name! Otherwise, we get a better, close up look at the new head, and some side by side shots with Legends Bumblebee. Speaking of which, you can see our gallery of Titans Return Bumblebee to get a better look at the base mold Roadburn uses. Meanwhile, keep reading to see all the new pictures!
Via Instagram, Prime 1 Studios has shared a teaser for another upcoming statue. Their movie-based offers continue as this piece is based on Jazz as he appeared in the first live action movie. Given there is some lower body visible in the photo, we’ll assume this depicts Jazz before his unfortunate encounter with Megatron near the end of the movie. Pricing and other release info was not provided with this image, but we’re sure that will be shared soon. Click through to have a look!
We have a fun piece of fan work to share tonight! The transition between a combiner-themed line to a Headmaster-dominated one has put Trainbot combiner Raiden from The Headmasters on many fans’ minds. Twitter user @omochasouko02 has apparently been similarly struck, going as far as custom building a full set of the six Trainbots from Combiner Wars figures! Extensively reshelling five Deluxes and a Hot Spot to suit the task, the final product is incredibly impressive and is bound to make anyone envious! We’ve collected together all the tweeted photos, so keep reading and check this one out!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Lots of Titans Return discussion, centering around Fortress Maximus. We got new photos of the SDCC Fort Max and we compare it against the Takara Tomy and Hasbro retail versions. Also we catch up on the latest Transformers 5 movie news, the Platinum Edition Unicron re-release, Transformers Legends photos and way, way more! PLAYMP3Subscribe to YoutubeiTunesRSS