August 31, 2014

Great Scott! Back To The Future Rare Funko ReAction Figure From Japan.


Funko ReAction Figures are gorgeous and if you haven't seen them check them out as many in stock now and shifting fast. Back to the Future is a great looking set but this Japanese only Marty with Einstein which comes with Japanese Figure King Magazine #199 subscription is both uber cool and highly sought after.

Need this one for you collection? Is it hot or not? Let us know your thoughts...


H/T to Toyark

Is Marvel Unlimited Worth It Yet? Sadly, Still I Don't Think So.




I've always been tempted by Marvel unlimited. At first glance it seems good, but there are too many asterisks and small print for me. As usual with media companies these days DRM is riddled everywhere.
Firstly a lot of items are geographically restricted. No free repainted rocket figure or comic extra for you guys outside the USA.

Secondly you can only store 12 comics on your device at one time for offline viewing. I could read that in an hour so long commutes are out. Add in some so-so discounts at the marvel shop on limited and already expensive products, and it's okay, but not a great feature. You do get a variant comic which is not bad but not a showstopper.

Now I could live with all that and would subscribe right there, but here's the real clinch (I'm paraphrasing): "most major titles will be available six months after their print release date"

Even pirates have these things scanned and up on the same day of release but people who pay wait six months? Either go full digital, up the price to cover your costs or don't Marvel, get the access to comics in fans hands now.

Or like the music and movie industry, let it all slip out your hands...

What's your thoughts? Digital comics, ya or nay? Do you think this is a good deal?


New DC LEGO Sets Rumoured For 2015 Plus Avengers & Jurassic World.


Eurobricks serial LEGO leaker 'Hulk-Smash' is reporting some sets we knew about & others we haven't seen including suggested minifigures for each set. Also rumoured are five new Avengers sets and of course the Jurrasic World sets.


LEGO DC Super Heroes 2015 Sets


  • Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025) – Includes a green jet with Green Lantern, Sinestro & Batman.
  • Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas (76026) – Includes an invisible jet with with Wonder Woman, Flash & Batman minifigures and Gorilla Grodd as a big figure.
  • Black Manta Deep Sea Strike (76027) – Includes 2 submarines (Batsub & larger sub for Black Manta) with Black Manta, Aquaman, Batman & Robin minifigures.
  • Darkseid Invasion (76028) – Includes Darkseid big figure and Superman minifigure.
  • Brainiac Attack (76029) – Includes the Javelin jet with Brainiac, Cyborg, Hawkman & Superman (maybe Supergirl) minifigures.

August 28, 2014

New Funko POP! Retro Reaction Carded Figures, GI JOE, Star Wars, Walking Dead & More @dorksidetoys



Check out all that's in stock this week, and available for pre-order at Dorksidetoys.comJoin us on our Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr & Facebook pages for regular toy news and new stock, sale and pre-order alerts, movie news, trailers and more.

   


Dorksidetoys will be at Nashville Comic Con 2014. come join us and grab a bargain at our booth at Nashville. We'll have some special giveaways, so grab your tickets now and come and meet some great stars at the con from The Walking Dead, Arrow, Lord Of the Rings, X-Men, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Star Trek & more.



Our Warehouse Clearance Sale is still on with items still being added regularly. Check out over 125 products, carded, loose & bargains that must go.



We revealed new Star Wars figures this week and we have several in both 3.75" & 6" scale up for pre-order. Plus Rebels, Rebels Saga legends, Mission Series, Mafex, Jumbo Kenner & cool POP! Star Wars vinyl. We also have in stock Clone troopers, Boba Fetts and more in the 6" line.

Star Wars Black Series 3.75 Princess Leia Ceremonial Action FigureStar Wars Black Series 6" Tie Fighter Pilot Action Figure
Star Wars Black Series 6" Clone Trooper Action FigureStar Wars Rebels Missions Series Bespin Luke Skywalker & Darth Vader 3.75" Action Figures

  




Guardians Of The Galaxy dancing Groot is one of the hottest POP!'s out there right now, plus we have even more Marvel characters in store. We also have limited quantities of Marvel Legends Exclusives plus brand new 3.75" Infinite Avengers. Don't forget to check out Marvel Minis, classic older Marvel Universe, Iron Man & many more in our Marvel super section.

Funko POP! Vinyl Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot #65Marvel Avengers Wave 4 Infinite Series Set of 6  3.75 Action Figures
Marvel X-Men Legends Previews Exclusive Wolverine 6 Inch Action FigureMarvel Select Venom Action Figure





Lots of new retro reaction figures are now IN STOCK! With some of your favourite characters from Back to the Future, SDCC exclusives for The Goonies and Back to the Future & more.



He said he's be back, and in gorgeous cardbacks, Arnie and other The Terminator characters are now in stock along with select Goonies characters, plus Back To The Future & more. We even have limited quantities of SDCC exclusive cards for Firefly, Pulp Fiction & more.
Funko ReAction Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton 3.75 Retro Action Figure
Funko ReAction Back to the Future Doc Emmett Brown 3.75 Action FigureFunko SDCC ReAction Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield



August 27, 2014

Hot Toys Iron Man Mark XXXVI 'Peacemaker' Sixth Scale Figure 2014 Summer Exclusive Still Available

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys just introduced the Iron Man Mark XXXVI 'Peacemaker' Sixth Scale Figure 2014 Summer Exclusive very quickly less than 24hrs ago! Next in line from Iron Man 3's "House Party Protocol", the brightly-colored Mark XXXVI armor, nicknamed 'Peacemaker', was designed by Tony Stark for controlling riots and keeping the peace. The suit features special metallic orange, dark grey and silver paint application with distressed effects, LED light-up functions, and themed figure base.

The figure is still available to buy now but as an exclusive these never last that long.

View the full image gallery.





What's in the Box?

The Iron Man Mark XXXVI 'Peacemaker' Sixth Scale Figure specially features:
  • Authentic likeness of Peacemaker (Mark 36), the Riot Control Suit, in Iron Man 3
  • Metallic orange, dark grey and silver painting with distressed effect on armor
  • Approximately 34 cm tall
  • LED-lighted eyes, RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • Over 30 points of articulations
  • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
    - One (1) pair with moveable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
    - One (1) pair of forceful fists
    - One (1) pair of repulsor palms
Accessories:
  • One (1) circular figure stage with stand
  • Decorative caution labels for customization
*Battery included for collectible figure. Button cells are required.

August 24, 2014

Kotobukiya Bishoujo Star Wars Mara Jade review by Kool Kollectibles

Hey everyone, it's Khai from Kool Kollectibles back again for another Teksushi review! Yep, it's another Kotobukiya Bishoujo review, this time the more recent release of Mara Jade.

I reviewed my first Kotobukiya Bishoujo Star Wars statue in Jaina Solo recently. The Jaina Solo was actually released over a year ago, but when I saw the teaser for the Mara Jade statue, I had to get both. I received both together, but the Mara Jade statue had a scratch on it that annoyed me, so I asked for a replacement.

I'm happy to report that the replacement is pretty much perfect, so finally had the chance to take some decent photos and write up the full review here. Read on for more details on this absolutely stunning statue! :)

Packaging:
The packaging is no surprise, and follows the same black/gun metal Star Wars design as other related Star Wars products. I'm still a little confused as to why these Star Wars statues are labelled with both Bishoujo and ArtFX designations, since I thought they were totally separate lines. If anyone knows why, please enlighten me!



The box art is pretty stock standard too, with various photos of the statue, and of course the amazing prototype Bishoujo artwork by renowned artist Shunya Yamashita. This is one statue that I believe well and truly lives up to, and exceeds, the beauty of the artwork.




Assembly:
Similar to many Kotobukiya statues these days, some assembly is required, but is not overly difficult. The right gloved hand needs to be inserted into the arm. The left "force push" arm, right up to the wrap around her bicep area, also needs to be inserted. Unlike the Jaina Solo assembly, the arms on Mara Jade were very easy to insert.



A choice of two lightsabers is provided, with the purple being my favourite. Placing the hilt into her hand is a little tight, but no real issue. Regardless, I love the fact that she has the option of being displayed as a Jedi, or as one with the Dark Side - a girl gone bad is just that little bit sexier for me :)

The base art comes with the respective Rebel and Imperial insignia, of which I chose the latter. Inserting her feet into the base is very easy, and I love how the clear plastic doesn't distract any attention away from her high-heeled boots.

And what lovely boots they are! I mean, they cover the longest legs leading up to......the best damn ass in the galaxy!! But more on that later :)



There's no assembly required for the pistol in its holster. It is unfortunate though that it is not removeable, as that would've been a nice extra touch. But it still looks great, as does the brown leather look of the holster and belt.


Here's a look at the other accessories that come with the statue. The blue lightsaber is nice enough, but I think the purple just has that extra presence on display. The cape itself is quite nicely molded and painted, with nice flowing lines and great shading. The goggles aren't particularly great though.

As you can see from the photo above, I chose to simply use the small scarf around her neck that pegs in just at the top of her chest. The display options include also adding the goggles, but I thought that looked a little too busy, and I didn't like the way the googles sat on her chest.

Also the full cape can be used instead of the scarf. It looks great from the front, and matches the prototype artwork. But it covers the best feature of this statue, and so I decided against using it :)


And what's the best feature of this statue you might ask? Well.....DAT ASS of course!!! Here's the gratuitous closeup :)



Statue:
I loved the Jaina Solo statue for its playful pose and just gorgeous facial features. But this Mara Jade takes all that to the next level and beyond!! The pose here perfectly conveys that strong force push dynamic pose in the artwork.

One of my favourite features has to be the red hair, and how it's sculpting is various shades of transluscent red/orange plastic. From all angles the hair is just outstanding, and it frames another beautiful Bishoujo face from Kotobukiya. The paint app on the skin is again flawless - I love the creamy smoothness and subtle shading.



The outfit itself is also beautifully done, with lots of different textures, molded details, and different shades of blues that accentuate that gorgeous female figure. The knee high boots are painted in a more metallic style that make them stand out from the more matt-like finish of the body suit.

The brown paint app on the belt and her shoulder/back harness is nicely done too. I love how the belt lays on her hips, with the holster slung to the side.

And how could I not mention her derriere once again! If there was any statue or figure that I would want to display facing the opposite direction, it would be this one! She looks every bit as amazing from the rear as she does from the front, if not more so! But really, this statue is pretty damn awesome no matter which way you look at her!



For me, this is another home run for Kotobukiya in the Bishoujo line. I haven't been collecting their statues for very long, but in the short space of time that I have, I can safely say that there is no other company that makes statues of such quality at such an affordable price!

Together with Jaina Solo, these two look simply stunning. I cannot wait to see who they announce to be next in the Star Wars Bishoujo line (uhh, Slave Leia pretty please!). I just hope they don't take another year or so to release the next one! Most highly recommended!



For the full video review, head on over to the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel! The link to the video is below, so I hope you can check it out! :)




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