Hot Toys 2017 Toy Fair Exclusive: BvS 1/6th scale Armored Batman (Battle Damaged Version)

“It’s time you learned what it means to be a man.”

With the release of DC Comics’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, superhero fans around the world has witnessed the tense battle between Batman and Superman where Batman uses his skills and intelligence in order to fight the god-like Superman. Today, Hot Toys is excited to introduce the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of the Armored Batman (Battle Damaged Version) as a Toy Fair Exclusive item only available in selected markets!

Inspired by the fierce battle between the Bat of Gotham and Son of Krypton in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the collectible figure is fastidiously crafted based on Ben Affleck’s image as Batman in his battle damaged armored suit, featuring a newly developed battle damage armored head sculpt with single LED light-up eye, meticulously sculpted armor with battle damaged parts, muscular body with improved articulation, a LED light-up Kryptonite spear, a grapple gun, a grenade gun, and a specially designed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice themed figure stand.

Scroll down to the rest of the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better view.

Related posts:
Incoming: Hot Toys Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6th Superman Collectible Figure posted on my toy blog HERE
Hot Toys Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6th scale Armored Batman Collectible Figure (pics HERE)
November 2016 Haul: Hot Toys Dawn of Justice Superman, Batman & Rogue One Death Trooper posted HERE

Comparison pictures of Art Figures 1/6th scale Judge Dredd and VTS Judge Anderson figures

continued from previous toy blog post

After reviewing the VTS VM-013 1/6th scale New Epoch Cop 12-inch figure aka Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson from DREDD movie (action figure review HERE), let’s see how she fares beside the 2014 released Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop “DREDD” 12-inch figure (Reviewed earlier HERE and HERE). These two figures are released by different manufacturers and it’s interesting to see how they look beside each other. Art Figures also released their version of Judge Anderson but she just didn’t make the cut. Art figures’ version looks rushed and certainly not up to standard compared with VTS version. You can see the preview pics of Art Figures AF-020 1:6 Heavy Armoured Special Cop (Female) figure HERE.

These two figures look quite good together, even if they are made differently. The red color on the helmets are different, Judge Anderson’s helmet is a tad brighter than Dredd’s. Other minor differences exist but they are not as obvious. VTS 1/6th scale New Epoch Cop’s (Judge Anderson) Lawgiver Mk. II has more colors than Dredd’s which is mostly black. Knee pads and shin guards are different too.

Scroll down to see all the pictures including group pics of these 2012 movie judges alongside 1995 movie judges of Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd and Judge Hershey (NOT the chocolate).

Click on the pictures for bigger and better views.

Dredd strikes a very imposing figure compared to Anderson and that’s a good thing. The height difference works well here as we expect Dredd to be more intimidating and have a commanding presence.
Here are two different versions of the Judges. Medicom Toys released their 1/6 scale RAH (Real Action Hero) movie version Judge Dredd 12-inch figure way back in 1995 when the movie came out and it was my FIRST Medicom figure I ever bought. It also introduced me to the world of high-end collectibles. You can check out the action figure review HERE. Still waiting for an updated version. It’s been more than 20 years. A female Judge Hershey figure by ACE Girls Mission was released in 2010 – see the review post HERE. So there are a total of four Judges from two movies in the picture below.

I am now waiting for the 2000 AD x ThreeA 1/6th scale JUDGE DREDD 12-inch Collectible Figure which is most faithful to the comic 🙂 preview pics HERE

OurWorld 1/6th scale The Silence of Lambs 12" Action figure – Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter

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

Scroll down to see all the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better view.

Hot Toys Star Wars Rogue One 1/6th scale Death Trooper Specialist (Deluxe Version)

continued from previous toy blog post

The official release of the widely anticipated new film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is almost upon us. Star Wars fans around the globe will finally behold the epic new journey featuring a group of Rebel heroes on a dangerous mission to steal the plans of the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction – the Death Star.

Now Hot Toys is delighted to present a special Deluxe Version of the 1/6th scale Death Trooper Specialist collectible figure to get fans ready for the exciting new adventure! The highly accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The figure stands approximately 32.5cm tall with the finely crafted sleek black colored armor, new helmet with scope and LED light-up functions, a black pauldron and chest rig, detailed weapons including a long range blaster rifle (Special Forces DLT-19) and pistol. The Deluxe version also includes a special Stormtrooper doll accessory and a specially sculpted diorama figure base! Build up your Rogue One: A Star Wars Story collection by completing your own Death Trooper squad!

Hot Toys MMS399 Star Wars Rogue One 1/6th scale Death Trooper Specialist (Deluxe Version) Collectible Figure features: Authentic and detailed likeness of Death Trooper Specialist in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Approximately 32.5 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations | Finely sculpted Death Trooper helmet with scope and LED light-up functions (green light, battery operated) | Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of relaxed hands, One (1) pair of hands for holding blaster rifle, One (1) pair of hands for holding blaster pistol, One (1) gesturing left hand

Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better view.

Costume: One (1) newly designed and meticulously crafted Death Trooper armor, One (1) black under-suit, One (1) black chest rig, One (1) black belt with pouches, One (1) black pauldron, One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons: One (1) Special Forces DLT-19 long-range blaster rifle, One (1) blaster pistol

Accessories: Stormtrooper doll, Specially sculpted diorama figure base

Release date: Q1 – Q2, 2017

You can also check out the Hot Toys MMS385 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 1/6th scale Death Trooper (Specialist) Collectible Figure previewed earlier on this toy blog HERE. There are subtle differences but hey, this is a different figure from the earlier one. Feel the burn… in your pocket / wallet!

Check out Chak’s INGLEPARK comic & 1/6th scale Chicago 12-inch figure by Hidden Foo

I received these images and an email from Chak (chak@comicsandco.com), the comic book author of INGLEPARK. Not only is he releasing a comic, he has also collaborated with Chinese toy designer Hidden Foo (www.behance.net/Hidden_Foo) to produce a 1/6th scale action figure of the main character, Chicago.

Los Angeles, early ’90s.
In the district of INGLEPARK, the Outlawz are the law, Chicago is their leader. One night, stopped at a red light in the dark and dangerous streets of INGLEPARK, Chicago is shot in a failed carjacking attempt. At his funeral, a gunfight broke out between the Outlawz and thugs driving by, probably of the same crew as the killer. A few weeks later, it’s pouring down raining over the city, the thunder rumbles and the earth shakes above the tomb of Chicago… he’s back from the dead! And he is determined to seek revenge and to put to an end any shadow of a doubt to his murder!

INGLEPARK – Volume 1 x Hidden Works – 1/6th scale Chicago 12-inch figure by Hidden Foo. Based in Beijing, China, toy designer Hidden Foo gives life to Chicago, by creating an exclusive collectible action figure of the main character of INGLEPARK. With a size of 12 inches, the figure is dressed in tailored clothes, handmade by the artist.

Scroll down to see all the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better view.

In addition to an INGLEPARK baseball jersey, a camouflage cargo pants, the figure wears a San Francisco Giants cap, and a pair of Reebok Pump Omni Lite, true to the character’s outfit in the Volume 1 of INGLEPARK. Conducted in close collaboration with CHAK, the author of INGLEPARK, a very limited production series is considered.

Video – https://youtu.be/xKzdVgf5i6Y
You can see the animated trailer for the comic book here – https://youtu.be/sgbUZ9t7W5g

For more information:
INGLEPARK:
www.inglepark.com
www.facebook.com/INGLEPARK
www.instagram.com/chakibhazaimia

Hidden Foo:
www.behance.net/Hidden_Foo
www.facebook.com/HiddenWorks
www.instagram.com/hidden_foo

Preview Mr Toys 1/6th scale Jungle Battlemaster 12" action figure aka Rambo: First Blood Part II

Rambo: First Blood Part II (also known as Rambo II or First Blood II) is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone, who reprises his role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo. It is the sequel to the 1982 film First Blood, and the second instalment in the Rambo film series. Picking up where the first film left, the sequel is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue; it sees Rambo released from prison by federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing, thus enabling the government to sweep the issue under the rug.

Despite negative reviews, First Blood Part II was a major worldwide box office success, with an estimated 42 million tickets sold in the US. It has become the most recognized and memorable installment in the series, having inspired countless rip-offs, parodies, video games, and imitations.

Mr Toys 1/6th scale Jungle Battlemaster 12-inch action figure Features: Realistic life-like head sculpt, Muscle male body, Trousers, Tank Top, Necklace, Shoes, RPG-7, RPG Rounds x2, Bow, Arrows x4, Quiver, Scabbard, Rambo knife, Dagger, AK47 rifle.

Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better views.

Related posts:
Kitbashed 1/6th scale John Rambo 12-inch figure as seen in “First Blood (1982)” posted on my toy blog HERE
Hot Toys MMS006 “Rambo: First Blood Part 2” 12-inch figure (pictures HERE)
Hot Toys MMS194 Expendables 2 Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross 1/6th scale Collectible Figure reviewed HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Preview Star Ace Toys SA0033 1/6th scale Underworld: Evolution Selene 12" action figure

The Underworld movie franchise pits vampires versus Lycans (werewolves) in a death match for the fate of the world. This rich mythology has been explored in four films with another one on the way. The star of the Underworld saga is Selene, a vampire Death Dealer, who acts as an enforcer for the vampire elite.

Star Ace Toys is proud to present their one sixth scale collectible figure of Selene decked out in all her Death Dealer glory with embroidered coat, multiple weapons and a light up crossbow. The authentic likeness of actress Kate Beckinsale is fully realized and meticulously sculpted and hand painted.

The 1/6th Scale Selene Collectible figure features: Fully realized authentic likeness of Kate Beckinsale as Selene in the Movie “UNDERWORLD 2: EVOLUTION” with accurate facial expression and detailed skin texture; 1:6th scale body, approximately 29 cm tall with over 30 points of articulation; Eight (8) interchangeable hands including: One (1) pair of open hands; One (1) pair of hands for holding gun; One (1) pair of hands for holding Crossbow; One (1) right hand for holding Shuriken One (1) right hand for holding Sword

Scroll down to see all the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better views.

COSTUME: One (1) Glossy Black shirt, One (1) Black Corset, One (1) pair of Black Trousers; One (1) Black Coat, One (1) pair of Boots

ACCESSORIES: Two (2) Walther P99 gun, Two (2) holsters, One (1) Crossbow with Light Up function, Seven (7) Crossbow Bolts, One (1) Sword, One (1) Grenade, One (1) Small Knife, Two (2) Shuriken. One (1) Plastic figure stand with waist clip

Release Date: Q3, 2016

VTS TOYS (VM-016) 1/6th scale Nightmare Stalker aka Aiden Pearce from Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs (stylized as WATCH_DOGS) is an open world action-adventure third-person shooter stealth video game developed and published by Ubisoft. Set within a fictionalized version of Chicago, Illinois, the single-player story follows a hacker and his efforts to seek revenge after the killing of his niece. The open world design lets players freely roam Chicago, which includes the urban city, suburbs, open countryside, and the run-down neighborhoods that surround downtown.

Players control Aiden Pearce, a highly skilled grey hat hacker who can hack into the “ctOS”, a centralized operating system which manages the hyper-connected city of Chicago, and formed after the Northeast blackout of 2003 was caused by a hacker. After a hacking job gone wrong, a hit is sent out on Aiden. While intending to kill him, hitmen accidentally kill his niece Lena, and Aiden seeks to bring his own kind of justice to the people responsible, all while protecting his sister Nicole and nephew Jackson.

VTS TOYS (VM-016) 1/6th scale Nightmare stalker will come with real-like head sculpt, 12-inch action body, two (2) pair of hands, scarf, cap, leather jacket, jeans pants, belt, boots, white sweater, t-shirt. Weapons: Desert eagle pistol, Beretta 92 pistol, police baton. Accessories: cellphone, backpack, figure stand

Scroll down to see all the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better views.

I had no idea Gerard Butler was playing the part of Aiden Pearce in the game LOL maybe it’s the company’s way of trying to get Butler to play the part on the big screen. It worked for Marvel – they created a Nick Fury character based solely on Samuel L Jackson’s likeness in the Ultimates universe and when they made the Marvel films, guess who played Nick Fury himself? Not David Hasselhoff although he did play the man in the 1998 American television film “Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” based on the Marvel Comics character. Not kidding.

Hot Toys "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" 1/6th scale Batmobile full reveal happening soon

Hot Toys announces that in addition to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collectible figures, that they will be taking Batman’s personal ride for a spin with the astonishing 1:6th scale Batmobile! This Batmobile will be unveiled in its full glory very soon at Hot Toys’ booth (F01-16) at the upcoming Toy Soul 2015 on December 18 in Hong Kong. Stay tuned!

Full reveal happening soon. Just don’t ask them about the 1966 Batmobile. We all know there has been no answers regarding that 1:6 scale vehicle.

Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better views.

Related post:
September 10, 2014 – ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Batmobile spotted in Detroit where filming is being done posted on my toy blog HERE
July 19, 2015 – DC collectibles Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice – Armored Batman by James Marsano posted HERE

Review 1: Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure

You can order this from Sideshow Collectibles

This is the recently released Hot Toys 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure from the Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) and Alex Murphy Collectible Figures Set which was part of my July haul – posted on my toy blog HERE.

RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. The film stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop centers on police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) who is brutally murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived by the mega-corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) as a superhuman cyborg law enforcer known as “RoboCop”.

Having already released a die-cast RoboCop figure earlier this year (see my part 1 review post HERE), Hot Toys went on to release this two figures set with a battle damaged RoboCop as seen towards the end of the film where RoboCop removes his helmet to reveal the human face of Alex Murphy under the helmet. This Hot Toys Battle Damaged RoboCop collectible figure is not die-cast but still part of their Movie Masterpiece Series. It would be quite crazy to create the battle damage effect on a die-cast figure. With Hot Toys’ skill in crafting, sculpting and painting, they really don’t have to resort to die-cast metal parts to create the metallic look. They have been doing fine with non-metallic parts / materials as evident in their original release of RoboCop so many years ago – see my post HERE of Hot Toys MMS010 RoboCop 12-inch figure (The First / Original version) which was released in 2006.

You can order this from Sideshow Collectibles

Scroll down to see all the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better views.

Box packaging is the standard shoe-box style with lid that opens to reveal the two figures inside the tray along with their accessories. The materials used for the box is rather thin and the box is not as sturdy as some of Hot Toys other packaging boxes.
Instructions are found on two separate Instruction Sheets, one for Battle Damaged RoboCop and another for Alex Murphy. I’ll be covering Battle Damaged RoboCop in this first part review.
RoboCop’s head can only be rotated to the sides within 15 degrees. Turning the head with excessive force might damage indicated parts on the head. Movement is a bit restrictive but that is understandable because as a robot in the film, RoboCop didn’t have the body of an agile gymnast who could do flips, somersaults and cart wheels. For the film, the RoboCop suit proved to be too heavy and cumbersome so it was decided that they would slow down RoboCop’s movements in order to make them more appealing and plausible. The Instruction Sheet also shows you how the hidden thigh holster works and which pistol (die-cast version) can be placed inside the holster.
Here’s Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure out of the box. I switched out the pair of fist hands with the hands that have movable fingers so that RoboCop can hold his pistol. I have also revealed the thigh holster to show where RoboCop stores his gun. The main weapon used by RoboCop (Peter Weller) is the “Auto 9”. This is a Beretta 93R machine pistol which was heavily modified for the film, featuring a longer barrel with an enormous compensator/flash hider shaped like a casket, plastic grips, and a taller rear sight to match the raised front sight.

RoboCop’s thigh holster works in the same way as the die-cast version (see my earlier post HERE for comparisons) except that Hot Toys die-cast RoboCop is all shiny and looks brand new whereas this battle damaged RoboCop looks all worn out and used / abused after his encounter with ED-209 at OCP headquarters. Check out the turnaround views of this movie-accurate RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure which is specially crafted based on the image of Peter Weller as the battle damaged RoboCop. It features a new sculpted head sculpt with mechanical details, specially painted battle damaged armor, and working thigh gun holster.

The top and bottom pictures show the thigh holster opened and closed.
Scroll down to see the close-up views of the authentic and detailed likeness of Peter Weller as RoboCop as seen in the movie, with a newly sculpted head sculpt with mechanical details, Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture. Hot Toys never fails to impress me with their sculpting and painting skills when it comes to head sculpts but this one goes up a notch with the combination of metal machine parts fused with human skin. I have always wanted to own a piece of this particular head sculpt because it’s a depiction of Murphy’s struggles in reasserting his humanity over his robotic cyborg body and how he overcomes the machine to become a man again.
If you compare this latest head sculpt with the first removable RoboCop helmet Hot Toys released many years ago (posted HERE), you can really see how far they have come in terms of standards and quality.
Check out the close-up shots taken of RoboCop’s battle damaged parts. Be amazed at the level of details and the high standards as well as quality Hot Toys has set for the industry!
Hot Toys MMS266 RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure 1/6th scale accessories include: Hexagonal figure stand with RoboCop nameplate and movie logo, three jars of baby food, one rifle, one die-cast pistol, one regular pistol, one pair of fists, and one interchangeable right fist hand with spike.
The interchangeable right fist hand with spike is bloodied because RoboCop stabs Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) in the neck with his neural spike. Before the incident, the spike is used to access the police computers for information and records. The clean version was included with the die-cast version (posted HERE).
Close-up shot of the two pistols: solid die-cast molded piece (top) and plastic version (bottom) with removable magazine and movable slide (articulated barrel). The original gun for RoboCop was a Desert Eagle, but this was deemed too small. A Beretta 93R was heavily modified by Ray Williams of Freshour Machine, Texas City, Texas, who extended the gun barrel to make it look bigger and more proportional to RoboCop’s hand.
When Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) and his gang are asked by Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) to kill RoboCop, they are provided with an experimental military weapon being developed by OCP called the “Cobra Assault Cannon”. The Cobras are actually older-specification Barrett M82 long-range .50 BMG rifles which have been dressed up extra plastic housing over the receivers and fitted with gigantic scopes (The scopes were originally supposed to show computer-generated targeting information, but this idea was scrapped due to budget constraints).
Stickers are provided for you to paste onto the bottles to convert them into jars of baby food. This was what Murphy’s partner Lewis used to feed RoboCop. A guy’s got to eat, even if he’s half-man, half-robot, all cop. Don’t ask me where it all goes and what happens to the waste.

Related posts:
February 25, 2015 – Review of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Diecast Series 1/6th scale RoboCop Collectible Figure posted on my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE
February 26, 2015 – What color was RoboCop in the original 1987 film? Let’s take a look at some screen grabs HERE
March 14, 2015 – Comparison pictures of Hot Toys MMS202-D04 die-cast RoboCop with HT MMS010 & MMS032 RoboCop 12-inch Collectible Figures posted HERE

You can order this from Sideshow Collectibles

NEXT: More pictures of Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure