Optimus Prime 2018 Annual Full Comic Preview – Starscream: The Movie

Comic Crusaders has released the last of the current crop of comic previews for the weekend, capping us off with the Optimus Prime 2018 Annual in which Thundercracker might just finally get to make a movie! The Annual will be in stores on February 28th, and you can read the preview in the gallery below right now! THUNDERCRACKER IN: STARSCREAM: THE MOVIE! The good news: somebody finally gave Thundercracker money to make a film. The bad news: it’s Starscream, and he wants a biographical picture to win over the people of Earth. Will Thundercracker stand by his principles or… well, no, he makes the movie.

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.

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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

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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

Preview Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope" 1/6 scale C-3PO Figure

“I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations.”

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, two unforgettable droids captured the imagination of moviegoers around the world… Now, joining his feisty astromech companion R2-D2, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

Weathered from time spent stranded on the desert planet of Tatooine, C-3PO is ready for adventure with the Rebel Alliance alongside Luke, Han, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Built with screen-accurate mechanical detailing and light up features, Threepio’s advanced articulation and poseability allow collectors to perfectly capture the nuances of his quirky personality. Equipped with a comlink to receive instructions on his next mission, take command of the protocol droid with an attachable magnetic restraining bolt. An essential addition to any Star Wars collection, this is the droid you’ve been looking for.

Sideshow Collectibles “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope” C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure features: Authentic detailed likeness as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope with Desert Weathering, Dented Face and Chest. Unique Body with over 40 Points of Articulation, Articulated Fingers, Light-up Eyes, Magnetic Restraining Bolt, Death Star Communicator, Figure Support Base. Sideshow Exclusive accessory: Swap-Out Damaged Shoulder.

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Sideshow Exclusive accessory: Swap-Out Damaged Shoulder

So much cheaper than Medicom Toys 1/6 scale version of C-3PO, this Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure is a MUST HAVE for all Star Wars fans and collectors! After so many years, the perfect companion to the Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale R2-D2 has finally arrived! Check out my May 5, 2014 Toy Blog post: Preview Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure HERE!

Related posts:
July 16, 2008 – Hasbro 1/6 scale C-3PO and R2-D2 posted in my toy blog HERE
February 24, 2010 – “I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations, and this is my counterpart R2-D2.” (pictures HERE)
November 5, 2010 – Star Wars C-3PO and R2-D2 Electronic Talking Bank with video HERE
February 20, 2011 – USPS Star Wars R2-D2 Mailbox Coin Bank posted HERE

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Preview Square Enix Play Arts Kai The Batman Timeless series Armored Batman action figure

Square Enix has released official preview images of their Play Arts Kai The Batman Timeless series Armored Batman action figure, after having first teased collectors at the New York Comic-Con 2014 (NYCC 2014). The Batman Timeless series of Play Arts Kai figures re-imagines Batman throughout the past, present and future, in assorted redesigned costumes.

As with most of Play Arts Kai action figures, they have their own personal spin on the character’s appearance (calling them variants) and Armored Batman is no different. They have put quite a bit of details into their Armored Batman figure. Every single part of his outfit looks to be armored, except certain parts of the outfit where you can see that he’s wearing a suit underneath the Batman armor. The detailing looks really authentic and heavy. Even the bat cowl is armored. There are blades on his gauntlets which seems to be taking a leaf from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Batman design. Not really sure how Batman can be stealthy and move fast in this chunky outfit. Another name which would have been appropriate would be Iron Batman!

The paintwork looks good with different shades of dark blue, black, silver and gold / yellow. The bat emblem stands out on his chest and the cape looks armored too. I wonder how he can even glide / fly in that unless Batman has jet-powered boots. Armored Batman will come with two fisted hands, two gripping hands, two open hands, a batarang, stun and smoke grenades, grapnel guns, stun stick and a figure stand.

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At this point in time it’s unclear what articulation he’ll have although I’m guessing it’ll be standard Play Arts Kai articulation so that he can be put in a wide variety of poses.

Related post:
August 18, 2014 – Review of Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” Batman 10.5-inch action figure posted HERE and HERE
August 14, 2014 – Check out Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Variant Hawkman Collectible Figure posted on my toy blog HERE

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Bishoujo Anna Williams gets a preview gallery

What was teased in July has now become a real thing: here’s Kotobukiya’s Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams! The translation from illustration to figure went pretty well. While Anna’s pose looks a bit silly from some angles, at least it’s not super twisted like Nina’s. Overall I find her red dress and powerful legs to be the most appealing parts.

Kotobukiya has posted a bunch of product shots on their Facebook page, so I encourage you to check it out. The post suggests that pre-orders will open soon, though they’re not up at this very moment. Hopefully this will turn into a pretty solid figure!

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Preview ZCWO 1/6 scale "Rise of the Legend" Wong Fei-hung 12-inch collectible action figure

Rise of the Legend (Chinese: 黃飛鴻之英雄有夢) is an upcoming Hong Kong-Chinese kung-fu action film directed by Roy Chow and written by To Chi-long. The film stars Sammo Hung, Peng Yuyan, Wang Luodan and Jing Boran. On August 19, 2013 it was announced that Edko Films, Irresistible Delta and BDI Films were teaming up for an upcoming action film based on life stories of the legendary martial arts master Wong Fei-hung.

Wong Fei-hung (9 July 1847 — 25 March 1924) was a Chinese martial artist, physician, acupuncturist, and revolutionary, who became a folk hero and the subject of numerous films and television series. He is considered an expert in the Hung Gar style of Chinese martial arts. As one of the best known Hung Gar practitioners in modern times, Wong and his martial arts lineage have received a lot of attention.

At the age of five, Wong Fei-hung started learning Hung Gar (also called Hung Fist) from his father, Wong Kei-ying. When he was 13, he learnt the essentials of the Iron Wire Fist and sling from Lam Fuk-sing (林福成; Lin Fucheng), a student of “Iron Bridge Three” Leung Kwan, after meeting Lam in Douzhixiang during a martial arts street performance. He learnt the Shadowless Kick from Sung Fai-tong (宋輝鏜; Song Huitang) later.
These are preview pictures released by ZCWO of their upcoming 1/6 scale “Rise of the Legend” Wong Fei-hung 12-inch collectible action figure. This is the latest portrayal of Wong Fei-hung on the big screen. Jet Li did it for me in “Once Upon a Time in China (1991)”. Jackie Chan also played the master twice, “Drunken Master (1978)” and “Drunken Master II (1994)”.

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Related post:
January 29, 2009 – 1/6 scale Jackie Chan (成龍) 12-inch action figure by Dragon Models Limited (DML) posted on my toy blog HERE
January 28, 2009 – Enterbay 1/6 scale “Game of Death” Bruce Lee 12-inch figure reviewed HERE

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Preview Very Hot 1/6 US Navy SEAL HALO UDT Jumper x 2 & US Army Special Forces HALO

High-altitude military parachuting or military free fall (MFF) is a method of delivering personnel, equipment, and supplies from a transport aircraft at a high altitude via free-fall parachute insertion. Two techniques are used: HALO (high altitude – low opening) and HAHO (high altitude – high opening).

In the HALO technique, the parachutist opens his parachute at a low altitude after free-falling for a period of time, while in the HAHO technique, the parachutist opens his parachute at a high altitude just a few seconds after jumping from the aircraft. HALO techniques date back to 1960 when the U.S. Air Force was conducting experiments that followed earlier work by Colonel John Stapp in the late 1940s through early 1950s on survivability factors for high-flying pilots needing to eject at high altitudes. In recent years, the HALO technique has been practiced by civilians as a form of skydiving. HALO is used for delivering equipment, supplies, or personnel, while HAHO is generally used only for personnel.

In typical HALO / HAHO insertions, the troops are dispatched from altitudes between 15,000 feet (4,600 m) and 35,000 feet (11,000 m).

VERY HOT will be releasing three versions of 1/6 scale HALO military figures: a U.S. ARMY Special Forces – HALO (shown above and in the pictures following), a U.S. Navy SEAL HALO UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) Jumper Camouflage Dry Suit version and a U.S. Navy SEAL HALO UDT Jumper Wet Suit version, all with and without figure options available.

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These are certainly not the first 12-inch HALO figure sets to have ever been released. Dragon Models Limited released their version many many years ago but the best sets were to come from Hot Toys, way before they even went into movie merchandising. Hot Toys released two versions of HALO jumpers way back in 2001 (a U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret Woodlands camouflage version and a U.S. Navy SEAL wet suit version) on which these Very Hot releases seem to be based on as well. It’s been a while since we have seen HALO figures so this is good for new comers to the 12-inch military figure market. You can check out pictures of the 2001 released Hot Toys 1/6 scale U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) Jumper 12-inch figure posted on my toy blog HERE
BBI also released a Elite Force 1/6 scale Australian SAS Regiment HALO Jumper (SASR HALO) “CPL Chris Naylor” 12-inch military figure in 2003 and it was GOOD! Not as heavily decked out as Hot Toys’ HALO, but still very nice for the asking price. You can see the pictures HERE.
In 2004, Hot Toys followed up with their 1/6 scale U.S. Navy SEAL Night Ops Jumper 12-inch figure which was not a HALO figure but a straight drop paratrooper figure. Check out the post HERE.
In a typical HALO exercise, a parachutist will jump with: an altimeter, an automatic [parachute] activation device (AAD), a parachute, knife, helmet, pair of gloves, pair of military free-fall boots, bailout oxygen, 50 to 100+ pound combat pack with fighting and sustenance gear (depending on the mission parameters and operational specifications). These operators are certainly a rare breed!
The VERY HOT 1/6 scale U.S. ARMY Special Forces – HALO 12-inch figure will come with a Vin Diesel looking head sculpt for the figure and outfit option.
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All types of parachuting technique are dangerous, but HALO/HAHO carry special risks. At high altitudes (greater than 22,000 feet [6,700 m]), the partial pressure of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere is low. Oxygen is required for human respiration and lack of pressure can lead to hypoxia. Also, rapid ascent in the jump aircraft without all nitrogen flushed from the bloodstream can lead to decompression sickness (also known as caisson disease or “the bends”).
A typical HALO exercise will require a pre-breathing period (30–45 minutes) prior to jump where the jumper breathes 100% oxygen in order to flush nitrogen from their bloodstream. Also, a HALO jumper will employ an oxygen bottle during the jump. Danger can come from medical conditions affecting the jumper. For example, cigarette smoking, alcohol and drug use (including histamine antagonists, sedatives, and analgesics), anemia, carbon monoxide, fatigue and anxiety can all lead to a jumper being more susceptible to hypoxia. In addition, problems with the oxygen bottle and during the changeover from the pre-breather to the oxygen bottle can result in the return of nitrogen to the jumper’s bloodstream and, therefore, an increased likelihood of decompression sickness.
Another risk is from the low ambient temperatures prevalent at higher altitudes. At an altitude of 35,000 feet, the jumper faces temperatures of –45 °C (–50 °F), and can experience frostbite. However, HALO jumpers generally wear polypropylene knit undergarments and other warm clothing to prevent this.

HALO carries the additional risk that if the parachute fails to deploy or lines become tangled, there is less time to resort to the reserve (back-up parachute) or untangle the lines, though the reserve is the best option if this were to occur.

The VERY HOT 1/6 scale U.S. Navy SEAL HALO UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) Jumper Camouflage Dry Suit version 12-inch figure will come with a Jason Statham looking head sculpt for the figure and outfit option.
Last but not least, Very Hot will also be releasing a U.S. Navy SEAL HALO UDT Jumper Wet Suit version (with and without figure options)
The figure option will come with a Jason Statham looking head sculpt
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Preview: Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) 1:6th scale Deathridge 12" Action Figure

1:6th scale retailer BlackOpsToys.com has provided final production photos of an exciting new one sixth scale figure coming from MSE (Mission Specific Equipment, manufactured by Easy & Simple): the Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) 1:6 scale Deathridge 12-inch Action Figure. The figure is based off the fictional Z.E.R.T. comic book character.

Jameson YoungBlood Deathridge – a retired Force Recon Marine, now working Proliferation Operations for the C.I.A., is chasing signs of a terrible plague sweeping across the Middle East. Deathridge’s American Special Operations team fights to contain the evil before it spreads.

The 1:6 scale Z.E.R.T. (Zombie Eradication Response Team) Deathridge Figure Specs: Scorpion Urban Camo Uniform, Black Belt, High Speed Black & Red “Go Fasters” Shoes, Black Balaclava, Black Gloved Hands, Airframe Helmet System, NVG mount, GPNV Quadeye Night Vision System with Battery Pack, PRC Radio & Headset with Arc Rail Adapter, Manta Strobe, Shellback Tactical “Banshee” Plate Carrier System in Ranger Green, Shellback Tactical Triple Shingle 5.56 Mag Pouch, Shellback Tactical Double Pistol Mag Pouch, Shellback Tactical “Rampage” Admin Pouch, Shellback Tactical Hydra Bladder, Shellback Tactical Emergency Pouch, Hydration Tube, C.A.T. Tourniquet, 2 x D-Ring, 4 x Chem Lights, Medical Sheers, High Speed Kydex Battle Belt System, Riggers Belt, Kydex Double Pistol Mag Holster, Kydex Radio Holster, Kydex 5.56 Mag Holster, Kydex 60 Round Mag Holster, G17 Pistol with Threaded Barrel, Suppressor, Red Dot Optic, 2 x Taran Tactical Innovations High Cap Pistol Mags with Red Butt Plate, 3 x Regular Pistol Mags, Sub-Compact 5.56 Carbine Rifle with MFT Pistol Grip, Flash Hider, Muzzle Striker Suppressor, Red Dot Optic, PEQ IR Laser, MFT Vertical Foregrip, 300 Quick Detach Tactical Light, 1 x 60 Round Mag, 5 x Zertified 5.56 Polymer Window Mags, Black Two Point Rifle Sling, Tactical SS Hawk Blade with Kydex Sheath, RMJ Tactical “Berserker” Tomahawk with Kydex Sheath

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Only 800 1:6 Z.E.R.T. – Deathridge figures will be made. These USA exclusives include:
REGULAR RELEASE: (realistic head sculpt pictured above) MSRP $165.00. Limited edition run of 600 Deathridge figures made. It features the XP001 Realistic head, individually numbered CAC Card and exclusive patch.

EXCLUSIVE RELEASE: (exclusive zombie head sculpt pictured below) MSRP $195.00. Only 200 Exclusive figures made featuring a Deathridge Zombie head (does not include regular head), individually numbered CAC Card and exclusive Dead unit 1/1 patch.

Related posts:
December 13, 2011 – “Resident Evil: Extinction” Milla Jovovich as Alice 1/6 scale Female Action Figure posted HERE
December 1, 2012 – NECA Resident Evil “Operation Raccoon City” Vector 7-inch action figure (pictures HERE and HERE)
January 12, 2013 – Review of VTS (Virtual ToyS) 1/6 scale Zombie Killer “Tallahassee” 12-inch action figure HERE and HERE

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