The trailers of the much anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming did not actually let Marvel fans in on Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, but fret not you eager Iron Man fans cos’ Hong Kong-based toy maker has the tidbit and this is what Stark’s latest toy will look like. This latest crime fighting armor features a lot more silver than usual, along with an equal amount of Hot Rod red, while gold, though present, kind of takes a back seat. We can only say that gold is merely accents in this latest iteration, designated Mark XLVII (47, already???). As always, expect this collectible figure to be movie-accurate and of course, meticulously sculptured with details showcasing the metallic red/gold/silver armour’s sleek lines and the trapezoid-shaped indent around the arc reactor. Continue reading New Iron Man Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming Previewed By Hot Toys
Independent vinyl figures collectors take note. Fools Paradise and teamed up with Thailand street fashion label Hold’Em Denim and toy brand JPX to issue a very limited Fools x Paradise x Hold’em by JPX vinyl figures, called I want to be ZauZ. With the set you will find two figures adorned with unique “3 straps” signature band on them. The set depicts Fool’s tattoo-obsessed alternate ’Batman’ (complete with undersized cap, of course, and disgruntle look, as always) being inked by a scrawny dude which appears to come with an alternate head sculpture. Continue reading Fools Paradise x Hold’em By JPX Thailand Toy Expo Exclusive
A lot of things are cute when we don’t see the things beneath it. Like for example, a girl maybe cute, but sometimes, just sometimes, the character may not. Ok. Maybe that’s a little too judgemental. I apologize if anyone got butthurt over my comment but one thing for sure, Elmo, specifically Tickle Me Elmo – the popular toy launched by Tyco Toys back in 1996, isn’t all that cute if it loses its iconic red fur. How we know? Well, thanks to Canada Science and Technology Museum now we know because CSTM did the unimaginable: stripping the furry red muppet of its fur, recorded the fur-less ‘thing’ in action and posted a video of it on Twitter. Continue reading Tickle Me Elmo Without Fur Is Basically Nightmare On Elmo Street
Ridley Scott’s Aliens (20th Century Fox, 1979) was one of the movies that got me hooked to sci-fi and it is also one of the sci-fi movies that got me started in doodling crazy out-of-this-world stuff. Obviously, it was the weapons, equipment and vehicles that drew me to it, not so much of H.R. Giger’s alien design (though that was equally awesome). Having said that, nothing captured my imagination more than the UD-4L Cheyenne dropship and the M577 Armored Personnel Carrier – however impractical they were in space and on crazy alien terrains. Continue reading The Details That Goes Into This Aliens LEGO Technic M577 APC Is Insane!
I don’t know what else speaks louder than a self-explanatory post title that says what the item is all about. The LEGO Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Detention Block Rescue Set ($40) was unveiled last week, but unfortunately, one of the option for fans to secure this set has since expired. Our bad. I only noticed this from our source on April 4 and by the time we react to it, the lottery for you to have a shot in earning the chance to acquire the set at the Star Wars Celebration this week had lapsed on April 6. Again, our bad. I apologized for our incompetence. Continue reading LEGO Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Detention Block Rescue Set. ‘Nuff Said!
I am sure many folks have their hands in building the iconic Macintosh out of LEGO bricks, but have you seen one that’s that tiny and functional? Yes. You heard that right. Functional. Well, that’s exactly what Berlin-based programmer, by the name of Jannis Hermanns, did. But being a LEGO size, Jannis can’t possibly stuff a CRT into it, let alone squeezing the original processor and mainboard in it; instead, this wonderful miniature has a 2.7-inch e-paper display for the monitor and a raspberry PI Zero paired to a tiny WiFi module as its CPU to enable it to be functional. Continue reading Programmer Built A Miniature Working Macintosh Using LEGO Bricks
If there’s anything the aerospace industry have learned from the development of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is that vertical takeoff and an aeroplane don’t mix very well – unless billions are sunk into it and sadly, the sacrifice of human lives. But lucky for RC aircraft enthusiasts, you don’t need billions or hurt anyone to get a RC version of this infamous USAF aircraft. Yes. You heard that right. Bell Boeing’s V22 Osprey has finally arrived to the RC world and it ought to be a moment to rejoice because this scaled RC flying contraption actually does what the real-deal does, which means it has full Vertical Takeoff and Landing capability and the ability to seamlessly transition from a VTOL to an aeroplane, and vice versa, at a flick of a switch. Continue reading RC V-22 Osprey That Transitions Like The Real Deal Is Pure RC Gold
What do you think of the official LEGO Hulkbuster set (LEGO Super Heroes The Hulk Buster Smash 76031)? Not so great, eh? I know it is a LEGO set and hence it has limitations, but still, it is a far cry from the hulking, hulk’s ass kicking monster machine depicted in the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. Having said that, you can only imagine the excitement in me when I first lay eyes on Raymond Chow AKA Raychow’s custom LEGO Hulkbuster UCS. I was totally blown away by this true hulking Hulkbuster and obviously, many LEGO and Marvel fans do too. How so? Continue reading This LEGO Hulkbuster UCS Surely Deserves The 10K Votes It Has Gotten
Remember the awesome Izmojuki Urban Mech Robot Model Kits? Well, they did launch on Kickstarter sometime late last year, but unfortunately, it was a little short of its funding goal. But if you backed it, you should have already received email about the preferential sale exclusive to Kickstarter backers. And oh, the sale will be for the Izmojuki Probe 20WT 1/12 Toy Robot Model Kit via 1000toys online shop. If you don’t already know, Izmojuki Probe 20WT 1/12 was released in commemoration of 1000toys’ upcoming Izmojuki 1/12 scale toy line. Continue reading 1000toys Make Izmojuki Probe 20WT 1/12 Available To Kickstarter Backers
There’s no lacking of MOCs that revolves around avid creators’ favorite cars, but one that’s designed to showcase the car catching some air? Well, that is something you don’t see everyday and as such, it is easy to see why it got picked up by our source rather enthusiastically (maybe ‘enthusiastically’ is an understatement here). As it turns out, I am on the same page as Stef Schrader because the custom Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 LEGO Speed Champions, which depicts all wheels up in the air at a section of the rally course (which is its natural ‘habitat’, really), had me at hello too. Also, Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 Rally car in LEGO form is ridiculously cute. Absolutely gorgeous. Continue reading LEGO, Please Make This Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Catching Air A Reality