Seriously, who doesn’t love G.I. Joe? (the action figures and the cartoon series, not quite the movies) Everybody loves the Joes, but how strong is your love? Will it be strong enough for you to drop $200 and $230 for a specially created G.I. Joe L-2B Flight Jacket and a G.I. Joe Duke collectible garbed in a miniature replica of the jacket? 200 bucks is not a lot for a quality outerwear and especially one that’s inspired by the classic L-2B Alpha made for the military. Continue reading G.I. Joe Figure With Matching Jacket Is More Expensive Than The Actual Jacket
threezero has unveiled the first look of the pre-production 1/6 Scale ULTRAMAN Suit. For those who have not been keeping abreast with ULTRAMAN, which is more famously remembered as the rubber-suited, giant kaiju’s ass kicker, the ULTRAMAN Suit is straight from the manga series introduced in 2011 as a sequel to the 1966 ULTRAMAN TV series. So, yeah. It looks suspiciously like an Iron Man suit and so, we are not surprised where Tomohiro Shimoguchi drew his inspiration from when penning this modern interpretation of the iconic red and silver kaiju-killer. Continue reading threezero 1/6 Scale ULTRAMAN Suit: NOT Japanese’s Iron Man.
Over the weekend, Marvel’s Jesse Falcon made an announcement that should have Marvel/Black Panther fans very excited. Falcon revealed the Marvel Legends 12-inch Black Panther Action Figure at the D23 Expo. Now, the thing is, this action figure is from toy maker Hasbro and so, one should not expect a boat load of details like you would get from collectibles from Hot Toys and the likes. Despite that being the case, the first images seem to point to quite a reasonable amount of details. Based on the upcoming Black Panther solo movie starring Chadwick Boseman as the T’ChallaBlack Panther, the toy version the king and protector of Wakanda is showed garbed in his vibranium-weave suit complete with the menacing retractable claws, locked and loaded. Continue reading Hasbro Unveiled 12-inch Marvel Legends Series Black Panther Figure
Fans of Iron Man and comics legend Stan Lee may want to check this vinyl figure set out. Coming from Hong Kong-based Fools Paradise, I Won’t Be A Robot, Lee Vinyl Figure Set, as it is called, features a Fools signature caricature-style character Lowfool in ‘Tony Stark’ guise in a half Iron Man suit, accompanied by the father of superheroes, Stan Lee. In this vinyl figure set, Lee appeared to be cheery as always, holding a cooked full chicken while Lowfool Stark/Iron Man aims at the chicken food with his repulsor, presumably cooking it. Continue reading Lowfool ‘Iron Man’ Heats Up Comic Legend Stan Lee’s Full Chicken Food
You know what is the greatest pain Batman’s arch nemesis, Bane, experiences? Probably not the gas mask that he wear to continuously suppresses his excruciating pain; it is probably how he have to witness an ice cream melting before him because he can’t eat it (because of the mask). Ok. I get it. That’s a lame joke, because Bane can eat and drink. All he have to do is to remove the mask and feed himself the painkiller externally, presumably as he consumes his meal. But that doesn’t take away the fun of Fools Paradise interpretation of Bane sulking over a fast melting ice cream he held in his hand and standing next to a coin-operated kiddie ride of the The Dark Knight’s iconic ride, the Tumbler. The camo one, of course. The matte black is still with the cape crusader. Continue reading Fools Paradise: Is Bane Sulking Over The Melted Ice Cream He Can’t Eat?
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
Fools’ latest vinyl figure may not go down well with a lot of people, let alone hardcore Star Wars fans, but me? I am totally digging it. Not because it is a slender and curvy female figure in cropped top flaunting an anime standard of ‘perfect body’ (I promised, it isn’t), but because it is a playful take of Star Wars’s Imperial Scout Trooper, who in this case is an obvious female, riding a coin-operated speeder bike. To some extend, you can say that this is a sexist piece, like so many Japanese anime figurines are, but you can also take it with an open mind and think of it as a cheeky tribute to the character it took after – like it has always been with Fools’ other masterpieces. Continue reading Scout. Troop at Coin Rides Game Vinyl: Sexist Or Cheeky? You Be The Judge.
If there’s one thing about the good’ol Transformers, i.e. the 80s cartoon variety, which boggles my mind is how the heck the huge-ass Decepticon, the equivalent of Autobot’s Metroplex, Trypticon, is not a human-like robot but a dinosaur (specifically, a T-rex)? This question lingered in my mind for quite sometime and gradually took a backseat until recent when we heard Hasbro has announced a new version of the good’ol classic Trypticon and man, does it look awesome. I’d be lying if I say I weren’t stoked. Targeted to be released this Fall, this $149.99 Decepticon monstrosity is not nearly as enormous as the Metroplex (that thing stands 2 feet tall!), coming in at 20 inches tall and 9 inches wide in Dino mode, and 36 inches across, 30 inches long, and 16 inches tall as a city. Continue reading New Hasbro Transformers Decepticon City Action Figure Is 20 Inches Huge!
The world as it is, is facing a shit load of threats. Socially, the general population is frowning upon the prospect of robots taking over their livelihood and if that’s true, could this real-world fate apply to the world of comic? You know, such as for example, superheroes being replaced by robots? Well, that’s exactly the topic picked up by collectible figure maker ThreeAA, entitled Steel Age. Following the first robo-Batman, which apparently has yet to be shipped, is another cape crusader, dubbed Arctic Batman. Arctic Batman, as the name implies, is a robotic Batman armed for arctic operations and hence the off-white getup that feels rather steampunk-ish. Continue reading 1/6th Scale Robotic Batman In Off-White Is Kind Of Steampunk-ish
What you see here is Hong Kong independent toy maker Fools’ latest vinyl called Three King Two Three, which is a homage to one of the greatest basketball player of our time: Michael Jordan – complete in his famous Chicago Bulls number 23 jersey, but obviously, this collectible is not sanction by Chicago Bulls, nor it is licensed by NBA, or the man himself. We are not sure how it works, but I am guessing, there’s a loop hole in this licensing game since Fools did not explicitly said that it was Jordan. Anyways, priced at $249 plus shipping, this 13-inch vinyl figure comes with a handful of miniature basketballs by “Floating” sized to the vinyl figure. Continue reading Fools Pay Homage To Michael Jordan With This Awesome Vinyl Figure