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
Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen has been kicking ass in the Chinese cinema scene for quite sometime now, but it is only now that he got his big break in the western silver screen. Yes, we are talking about Rogue One: A Star War Story which the Guangzhou-born actor, best known for his role as the legendary martial artist Ip Man, starred as a faithful Jedi follower Chirrut Îmwe. Ok, maybe ‘faithful’ was an understatement; he was more like absolutely obsessed with the way of the Jedi. Anyways, if you are fan, Hong Kong-based toy maker Hot Toys may have something just for you: a Star Wars Rogue One Chirrut Îmwe 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure. Continue reading This Is How You Sell An Action Figure: Use It To Make A Kick-ass Stop Motion
I am sure we all know who Stan Lee is. Some known him as the creative mind behind one of the world’s most successful comics publisher while some sees him as the real-life superhero, the father of superheroes, and for some, he is one of the man responsible for turning comics into a successful movie franchise. Regardless of how you see Stan Lee, there’s no doubt this man is an icon of our time and despite his success (including countless cameos in Marvel’s movies), Stan Lee never rest seem to rest on his laurel. He is active on Facebook too, keeping in touch with fans with news and his views, and now, he has taken this personal touch to the next level, by offering fans with Stan Lee Box Subscription Box curated by none other than the man himself. Continue reading Stan Lee Is Now Offering Comics Fans All Things Comics Subscription Box
Though it has its funny moments, the silver screen version of Doctor Strange is anything but kawaii (cute) and while some comic/movie collectible makers would rush to create movie-accurate action figures of the Sorcerer Supreme, Beast Kingdom chose to dish out the cuter version under the brand’s Egg Attack series. So, yes. Strange can be cute too and even with a stern expression, he’s wayyyyyy too cute! Then again, I have no issue with the angry cute look. Continue reading Beast Kingdom Egg Attack Doctor Strange Is Wayyyyyy Too Cute
Tony Stark has never stop innovating. The fictional super hero in exoskeleton suit has developed more armored suits than your digits can count, but if we were to single out one suit from recent time worthy of a special mention, it would be the shape-changing armor which appeared in 2015’s Invincible Iron Man comics. Why? Because, it can turn into a samurai-like armor or even a Hulkbuster in a snap without having to suit out and suit up, and also because the brilliant minds over at Chemical Attack and Japanese toy maker, Sentinel Toys, has given this bleeding edge armor a Japanese makeover and the result is absolutely fabulous. Continue reading Iron Man Shape-changing Armor Won’t Change Shape But No Less Awesome