SDCC 2018 – Bumblebee: The Movie Expected To Headline Paramount Showing At Comic-Con International

It’s the most promotional time of the year… io9 has posted a report on what movies are expected to attend this year’s Comic-Con International, AKA San Diego Comic-Con. Paramount’s slate is not explicitly known, but io9 predicts – we expect rather safely! – that Bumblebee will be the headliner of their promotional area. Keep reading for an excerpt, along with a link to the full article!

Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber – Hisashi Yuki Tweets Image Showing Off Arm Articulation

Hot on the heels of Star Saber receiving his official MP-designation number (along with the controversial MP-23 Exhaust, AKA “Marlboor” Wheeljack) TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a new image showing that Star Saber is able to use his greatsword with a sensible 2-handed grip. That’s pretty impressive, considering the size of those forearms! Keep reading to see the photo!

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BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM – Video Showing Opening Scene and Trailer

The first 98 seconds of the DC animated movie “Batman: Assault on Arkham” featuring the voices of Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as the Riddler, and CCH Pounder (E.R., The Shield, Warehouse 13) as Amanda Waller. BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM had its World Premiere on Friday, July 25th at thhe San Diego Comic-Con International. 

Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the next entry in the DC Universe Original Movie series will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on July 29, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 12th.

Oh, in case anyone missed it, here’s the Official Movie Trailer:

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More pictures showing differences in articulation of 12-inch figures: Alpha/TrueType, X-Series etc

continued from previous post

I’ve already shown comparison pictures of the various 12-inch figure body types in the previous post. Here are some more pictures to show how much better the articulation is on the X-Series 12-inch figure body compared to other brands such as Alpha Toys B001 Narrow Shoulders Bodies which are exact copies of Hot Toys TrueType TTM bodies, only cheaper AND Kaustic Plastik muscle bodies which represent the more muscular built body types that are also available in the 1/6 scale market.

As you can see, the way the X-Series 12-inch figure bodies are designed allow them to adopt some very nice and dramatic poses other 1/6 scale bodies cannot achieve. I like to show off the bodies by making them demonstrate a high flying jumping knee muay thai style because everything has to be compact and tight. Only the X-Series 12-inch figure bodies are able to achieve this pose

Whichever knee doesn’t really matter. X-Series performed just fine 🙂

This is how the Alpha Toys B001 Narrow Shoulders Bodies which are exact copies of Hot Toys TrueType TTM bodies fare in the same pose. The knee cannot go as high and the body cannot bend as much as the X-Series

Muscle bodies fare much worse. Their bulkiness makes them too stiff

Here’s another picture from a different angle showing off the X-Series 12-inch figure body from the side, with comparison pictures of the Alpha / TrueType body as well as the Kaustic Plastik muscle body. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures

The elbows and knees bend much better when they are double-jointed but the torso and hips lose out in the case of the Alpha Toys B001 Narrow Shoulders Bodies / Hot Toys TrueType TTM bodies

Muscular bodies usually have forearms that can only bend 90 degrees. You can’t really get dynamic poses with only 90 degree bends. That’s the compromise for realism or realistic looking upper torsos and arms. You lose a lot of the articulation.

This side profile picture shows very clearly how much bend you can get from the X-series 12-inch Bodies

Compared to the Alpha Toys B001 Narrow Shoulders Bodies / Hot Toys TrueType TTM bodies

On a side note, I much prefer the clear figure display stands as opposed to the black ones because the clear ones give the impression / illusion of height. See my toy blog post HERE on the different type of stands available

More comparison pictures showing the three different type of 12-inch figure bodies available in the 1/6 scale market and what kind of articulation you can get out of each of them

The clear winner in terms of articulation is the X-Series 12-inch figure body compared to other brands such as Alpha Toys B001 Narrow Shoulders Bodies which are exact copies of Hot Toys TrueType TTM bodies, only cheaper AND Kaustic Plastik muscle bodies which represent the more muscular built body types

Here’s a view from the back showing the three-part torso of the X-Series 12-inch figure body

Related posts:
July 4, 2010 – Hot Toys TrueType Figure Advanced version, TTM15 is 1:6 scale United States President Barack Obama buffed up (pictures HERE)
November 2, 2010 – Hot Toys “T2” T-1000 Motorcycle Cop REVIEW IV using the Hot Toys True Type TTM14 figure body (posted HERE)
December 22, 2011 – Review of Hot Toys TTM19 TrueType Muscular Body Figure (1/6 scale Jake Gyllenhaal) HERE
February 9, 2012 – Comparing Hot Toys TrueType TTM18 & TTM19 12-inch Figure Bodies + HeadPlay Heath Ledger (pictures HERE)
February 19, 2013 – Check out my toy blog post of Hot Toys 1/6 scale Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark head sculpt on a TTM18 12″ figure body HERE
April 14, 2013 – Review of Customized 1/6 scale light up Mark VI Arc Reactor on Hot Toys TTM21 12″ figure body HERE
April 21, 2013 – Reviews of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03B Caucasian version HERE and HERE
April 23, 2013 – Review of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version HERE

Reblogged 4 years ago from toyhaven.blogspot.com

STARRING ADAM WEST – Batman Fan Movie Showing in Napa Valley Film Festival NOV 13-17

This post is mainly a shout-out to any Bat-Blog readers who might live near Napa Valley. In about a week or so the completely wonderful STARRING ADAM WEST Documentary Film will make an appearance at the Napa Valley Film Festival on November 13th through the 17th, 2013. 

For more information on tickets and other show dates please CLICK HERE!

Oh yeah, here’s the video for the Kickstarter page where they raised the money to make the film. And as a side-note, Adam West finally got his STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

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