Maisto 1:24 Scale Assembly Line Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Diecast Model Kit (Colors May Vary)

Pre-painted metal body with plastic parts.

Product Features

  • These highly detailed kits come with everything you need to build them including the screwdriver
  • Opening parts, Rolling Wheels
  • Easy assembly, Pre-painted metal body
  • When finished the vehicles are fully functional
  • Rolling die-cast replica

Review: DC Comics "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" 1:24 scale Metal Die-Cast Batmobile

“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.

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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.

Maisto 1:24 Scale All Star Assembly Line 1967 Ford Mustang GT Diecast Model Kit – Colors May Vary

The 1:24 AllStars collections starts NOW with the most beatifully modified line created by Maisto! This vehicle features chrome engine, custom wheels and detailed interior.

Product Features

  • These highly detailed kits come with everything you need to build them including the screwdriver
  • Opening parts and rolling Wheels
  • Easy assembly, pre-painted metal body
  • When finished the vehicles are fully functional
  • Rolling die-cast replica

Forces of Valor FW 190A8 JG 54 German-France Diecast Vehicle (1944), Scale 1:72

85077 Features: -Removable landing gear.-Display stand.-1″ H x 5″ W x 6″ D, 0.5 lb. Construction: -Die cast metal and plastic construction. Collection: -Forces of Valor collection.

Product Features

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Removable landing gear
  • Includes Display stand
  • 1:72nd scale

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Comparison pictures: Hot Toys Die-cast 1/6th scale Iron Patriot and War Machine Version 1.0

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This toy blog post covers comparison pictures of Hot Toys MMS195-D01 Movie Masterpiece Series Die-cast 1/6th scale “Iron Man 3” Iron Patriot 12-inch Collectible Action Figure with the Hot Toys War Machine Mark 1 (version 1.0 – the original from “Iron Man 2”) plus pictures taken with the other 1/6 scale James Rhodes (Terrence Howard as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes as seen in the first Iron Man film).

I didn’t get War Machine version 2.0 as it is basically a repaint of Iron Patriot in the dull gray colors of the first War Machine. War Machine version 2.0 looks sleeker than the first War Machine figure, the War Machine Mark 1, which was bulkier and built to look like a tank compared to Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor suit which was more streamlined.

Having already covered Hot Toys 1/6 scale Iron Patriot die-cast collectible figure’s packaging and contents HERE, plus light-up features HERE, 1/6 scale head sculpt with authentic likeness of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes / Iron Patriot HERE, doing the salute HERE (including comparison side-by-side pictures with The Avengers Captain America) and testing the pose-ability of the armor suit HERE, I guess this last post with comparison pictures would be most appropriate.

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Here are some close-up pictures / shots to show the differences between War Machine Mark 1 and War Machine Mark II / Iron Patriot. Both 1/6 scale figures are produced and released by Hot Toys, showing off the nice detailing and attention to movie accuracy to bring out the best in 12-inch figures. Even though Hot Toys has ventured into 1/4 scale figures, no doubt prompted and pushed by Enterbay Toys to do so in order not to let up in the competition for the collectors’ dollars, Hot Toys is still continually showcasing and previewing mostly 1/6 scale figures for which I am glad, because I still much prefer my figures to be 1/6 scale rather than 1/4 scale which is just too big for my liking.
Side profile view comparisons between Hot Toys 1/6 scale War Machine Mark 1 and War Machine Mark II / Iron Patriot
Front profile view comparisons between Hot Toys 1/6 scale War Machine Mark 1 and War Machine Mark II / Iron Patriot, showing off the improvement in the head sculpting in the newer release.
And here’s Hot Toys MMS195-D01 Movie Masterpiece Series Die-cast 1/6th scale “Iron Man 3” Iron Patriot 12-inch Collectible Action Figure (Don Cheadle as James Rhodes) standing alongside the other 1/6 scale James Rhodes (Terrence Howard as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes as seen in the first Iron Man film).
I had posted pictures of this 1/6 scale Terrence Howard as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes in my review of the ZCWO Mens Hommes MH Vol. 10 1/6 U.S. Air Force Officer Service Dress Uniform HERE
And finally, here’s 1/6 scale Tony Stark standing between the two Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes 12-inch figures. Tony is wearing the MC Toys F-027 Men’s Iron Fan set (reviewed earlier HERE) with a bit of alteration by me (more pictures posted HERE)
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Can Hot Toys "Iron Man 3" 1/6th scale Die-cast Iron Patriot execute the famous landing pose?

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We have all seen it. That famous and iconic Iron Man landing pose where our invincible iron-clad hero comes crashing down from above with left knee bent forward and right arm fist clenched to steady himself. Bam! What a sight. It has been repeated so many times and in so many medium everyone who’s a fan would know what I’m talking about. If not, check out the pictures below to see what I mean.

Truth be told, these are all CGI i.e. computer generated images which make it look possible but in reality, this particular pose is almost impossible to execute properly at all. With an actual 1/6 scale fully articulated 12-inch figure, the limitations of the articulations of the body means that this landing pose is not possible to perform. Many have tried and failed. The poses I’ve seen are mostly awkward looking and the figure doesn’t look as dynamic as in these drawn pictures. I tried using regular 12-inch figures (on which the 1/6 scale Iron Man figures are based on) to perform the same pose and was only satisfied with one particular brand which could do it – see my toy blog post HERE of the various 1/6th scale 12-inch Action Figure Bodies I used: Hot Toys, X-Series etc to determine which is best.
Hot Toys seemed to have achieved it in their preview pictures of the MMS123 Movie Masterpiece Series Iron Man 2 1/6th scale Mark IV Limited Edition Collectible Figurine (posted HERE) but since its release, I have been unable to get it into the desired position (see my attempt HERE). So many others have failed in this endeavor as well. So begs the question: Can Hot Toys “Iron Man 3” 1/6th scale Die-cast Iron Patriot execute the famous and iconic landing pose?

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I thought I’ll just show some more pictures of the same pose executed by different Iron Man to get my point across as to how iconic this pose has become.
And now, a look at how Hot Toys MMS195-D01 Movie Masterpiece Series Die-cast 1/6th scale Iron Patriot 12-inch Collectible Action Figure fare in executing the iconic landing pose. Nope, not even close. I tried putting Iron Patriot into the pose but he looks absolutely terrible doing it and he doesn’t look nice at all for pictures so this is the best that he gets up to. Even with the waist extended by pulling up the upper body and pushing up the flaps at the hips for better positioning of the legs plus extending the legs further by pressing a button at the back buttocks area (all are new features with this die-cast Iron Patriot figure), it is not good enough to create the famous landing pose. The feet can also be extended by pulling it down slightly for positioning if needed.
Pushing up the flaps at the hips allows for better positioning of the legs. The flaps work on a hinge system and it’s a clever idea to have better leg movement.
The waist extension allows the back to curve and bend more than the standard 12-inch figures. The legs can also extend further by lowering the crotch area via the push of a button located at the back buttocks area.
Close-up pictures and shots showing waist extended by pulling up the upper body; flaps pushed up at the hips for better positioning of the legs plus extending the legs further by pressing a button at the back buttocks area and lowering the crotch area.
And here’s the only one iron man figure I’ve seen that managed to nail that dynamic landing pose. That’s only possible because it is a statue and not actually a 12-inch proportionately correct articulated figure. Why did I say that? Check out the pictures below for the answer. That statue in question is the Sideshow Collectibles Iron Man comiquette. The statue is too smooth and does not have the etchings and articulations that a 12-inch armor figure has, hence a “comiquette” – a term coined by Sideshow Collectibles to mean a comic-related statue. Things that a statue do not have: there is no articulation; there is no overlapping armor; there are no light-up features here; there are no interchangeable parts for more display options and for non-armor figures, there are no fabric outfits / uniforms / costumes with removable accessories, weapons and gear!
The Sideshow Collectibles Iron Man comiquette looks nice from the front but from the side it appears like the right arm that contacts the ground have detached itself from the rest of the body. It looks like the arm has been hacked off and then reattached because it doesn’t have enough length to complete the pose.
From the back of the statue, that is where proper anatomy is called into question. The back looks more like a snake’s slithery body than that of a human being. It’s too long and curved and as I mentioned earlier, the arm that contacts the ground appears to have popped itself out from the rest of the body.

So it appears that a 12-inch properly proportioned figure cannot make the pose. This statue / Iron Man comiquette can because the sculptor took a few liberties and did not take into consideration what a body can or cannot do. All that armor has to go somewhere and it seems like there’s no way the spectacular pose is possible except in the computer imagined world.

NEXT: Comparison pictures of this Hot Toys MMS195-D01 Movie Masterpiece Series Die-cast 1/6th scale Iron Patriot 12-inch Collectible Action Figure with the Hot Toys War Machine Mark 1 (version 1.0 – the original from “Iron Man 2”) plus pictures taken with the other 1/6 scale James Rhodes (Terrence Howard as Lt. Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes as seen in the first Iron Man film)

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Happy Independence Day to my American friends from Hot Toys 1/6 die-cast Iron Patriot

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

I guess it’s appropriate and timely that I post pictures of this recently released Hot Toys MMS195-D01 Movie Masterpiece Series Die-cast 1/6th scale Iron Patriot 12-inch Collectible Action Figure from “Iron Man 3” with the alternate saluting hand / palm which is included with this figure (see pictures of the box and contents HERE). Interestingly enough, this saluting hand was not part of the initial list of included hands when Hot Toys first published the official preview pictures.

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This is my fourth post on this Hot Toys MMS195-D01 Movie Masterpiece Series Die-cast 1/6th scale Iron Patriot 12-inch Collectible Action Figure from “Iron Man 3”, having already covered the box packaging and contents earlier on in my toy blog post HERE followed by the light-up features of die-cast Iron Patriot HERE plus the 1/6th scale Don Cheadle as LT COL James Rhodes / Iron Patriot head sculpt with two interchangeable masks / faceplates (one is fully closed and the other one is slightly opened) HERE
Besides the Protector of Liberty which is well fortified of military strength and technological superiority (which is how Hot Toys described this 1/6th scale Iron Patriot Limited Edition Collectible Figurine), another figure that is well suited for Independence Day would be Captain America. Here are pictures of both Hot Toys Iron Patriot and The Avengers Captain America 12-inch figures standing side-by-side for size comparisons. Scroll down to see how they fare against each other. Click on the pictures for bigger and better views.

Related posts:
July 4, 2010 – 1:6 scale President Obama on July 4, Independence Day posted in my toy blog HERE
August 19, 2007 – Fly Boys 5: Nam & Modern Pilots including Hot Toys 1/6 scale Will Smith as CPT Steven Hiller, F16 Pilot in the movie Independence Day (1996) – link HERE

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