Traxxas Latrax Teton: 1/18 Scale 4wd Electric Monster Truck with TQ 2.4 GHz Radio System, Red

The Teton packs adventure into a powerful 4×4 off-roader that’s quick and versatile for R/C fun anywhere. This tough rig checks in at 1/18 scale, yet it easily tackles rugged back-road terrain. The steep approach angle lets the grippe tires attack rocks and curbs. Smooth, long-travel oil-filled shocks keep the suspension motion in check over rocky terrain. Strength on the trail is assured with proven shaft drive, metal ring and pinions in the differentials, and smooth, long wearing ball bearings. The fully proportional electronic speed control and powerful motor deliver punchy acceleration and exciting speed. Teton’s all-weather electronics rule over the elements for driving through streams, mud, and snow. The long range 2.4GHz radio system is always in command. The LaTrax Teton is Powered by Traxxas; protected by world-class Traxxas support, 100% parts availability, and the LaTrax Lifetime Electronics Warranty. Teton includes a 2-amp peak detecting charger for quick, convenient, hassle-free charging. The charger uses a 12-Volt DC power outlet for charging on-the-go. The peak-detecting charger is optimized for charging Traxxas Power Cell NiMH battery packs. Just plug in the included high-capacity Power Cell battery (6-cell, 7.2-volt NiMH) for a perfect charge. Teton’s versatile 4-wheel drive off-road performance takes you places you might not expect. The simple and efficient shaft drive powers tall tires for increased ground clearance and aggressive traction. True 4-wheel independent suspension keeps the tires planted over all different types of terrain. Teton fits easily in a backpack. Whether hiking or driving, how far can Teton take you on your outdoor adventure? The 1/18 LaTrax Teton is fully assembled with a 2.4GHz radio system, painted and decaled body, and easy instructions. A LaTrax 7.2V rechargeable NiMH battery pack, charger, and 4 AA alkaline batteries are also included. Everything you need for fun is in the box.

Product Features

  • Four-wheel drive for superior all-terrain grip and fully independent suspension with oil-filled shocks for exceptional all-terrain handling
  • Waterproof power system for all-weather driving excitement with powerful motor for aggressive acceleration and exciting speed
  • Ready-To-Explore with included 6.0V NiMH battery pack, 2-amp, 12-volt DC charger, and glitch-free 2.4GHz Radio System
  • Front and rear gear differentials with metal ring and pinion gears and efficient shaft drive
  • Powered by Traxxas for award-winning performance and support

SH Figuarts Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 1/12th scale Captain Jack Sparrow

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.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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.

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

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Traxxas Rustler 1/10 Scale Stadium Truck with TQ 2.4GHz Radio System, Hawaiian

The Rustler blows away the competition with more power, smoother control, and rugged durability to make it one of the fastest Ready-To-Race electric trucks available. Waterproof electronics make the Rustler a full-throttle beast in mud, puddles, or snow. Rustler’s 35mph top speed leaves everything else in its dust! The Rustler is 100% Ready-To-Race with performance features like the Revo-spec Torque-Control slipper clutch. The mighty Titan 12-turn 550 modified motor propels the Rustler to speeds over 35mph. The Titan’s integrated cooling fan pulls air through the motor for faster speeds, longer runtime, and extended motor life. The waterproof XL-5 electronic speed control harnesses the power of the Titan 12T motor and makes the Rustler as fast as it looks. EZ-Set one-button setup easily adjusts or changes profiles. Traxxas’ exclusive patented Training Mode profile cuts power output in half and leaves the brakes at full strength for young or first time drivers who want to learn the ropes before unleashing full power. The Rustler includes a 7-cell Power Cell NiMH battery and a 4-amp 12-volt DC fast charger to minimize down time. Peak-detection circuitry makes sure the battery receives a full charge every time. The TQ 2.4GHz radio system’s ergonomic design is comfortable for all-day driving and its internal antenna is impervious to damage. Rustler’s durable and rigid fiber-composite chassis offers an inline battery position for nimble handling and fast response. The low-profile servo enhances the Rustler’s already low CG design. An efficient 3-gear transmission with sealed ball bearings transfers power to the ground. Rustler sports a stunning 6-color ProGraphix body and decal set with bold 2.8″ mirror-chrome All-Star wheels wrapped with performance tires. Traxxas backs the Rustler and all of their products with top-notch support that is second to none. A staff of skilled representatives is on-hand to answer your questions via phone, website, or email.

Product Features

  • Titan 12 turn 550 motor and XL-5 ESC provide speeds up to 35 mph; waterproof electronics for all-weather driving in water, mud and snow
  • Includes Traxxas 7-cell NiMH battery with iD technology and 4-amp 12-volt DC peak-detecting fast charger for reliable charging
  • Torque-Control slipper clutch, hardened steel gears in the differential, and aggressive rear tires put the power to the ground
  • The TQ 2.4GHz radio system’s ergonomic design is comfortable for all-day driving and its internal antenna is impervious to damage
  • Stunning 6-color ProGraphix body and decal set with bold 2.8″ mirror-chrome All-Star wheels make the Rustler stand out in a crowd

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

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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

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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!