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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 04 May 2017 at 7:47pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I have that Hot Toys Batman (and Robin). They are wonderful.
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Bill Mimbu
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Greg: From what I've seen, it looks like the large Enterprise is about the same size (about 11" long) as the Polar Lights 1/1000 model kit. It looks to be less accurate, but the upside is that it's pre finished, and has die-cast metal construction.

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Finally had time to unbox mine and check it out:



Basically, an up-sized version of the previously released Eaglemoss TOS USS Enterprise, with more detailing. I really like it, but the nitpicker in me noticed some of the tiny windows didn't get fully painted
in.

The die-cast metal does give it a nice heft, which leads to a concern about the stand. The clear plastic piece inserts into the base by a single peg, which does allow a little wobbling if the ship is touched. It balances fine when left alone, but given how top-heavy the whole thing is, I suspect a good tremor or an accidental bump will knock it over and onto the floor. For now, it goes back into the box for safekeeping.
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Bill Mimbu
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Unboxed the Nendoroid Darth Vader, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order Stormtrooper today (the first two were reissued for ROGUE ONE).





While Vader came with enough accessories for a variety of poses (2 different types of capes), just trying to get him into the pose shown above required a total disassembly and head to toe rebuild. Otherwise, pieces of him would fall off while you were tweaking the position of an arm, or leg. He's great once you get him posed the way you want, but putting him into a new one may require more free time on my part.
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A new classic Iron Man statue from Diamond Select. Inexpensive as well at about $40 US.
Looks even better with a small light in the base.

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Brian Miller
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Damn! That's really cool. 
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Bill Mimbu
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I already had the first release of the Sci-Fi Revoltech Thunderbird 2.

At a recent convention, picked up the limited-run metallic green color version.



I've also had a number of S.H. Figuarts Ultraman characters enter my collection, but not sure if that is of any interest here.

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Stephen Churay
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QUESTION FOR BILL MIMBU...

My son has the Kong Skull Island 18in.
Kong figure. He is wanting a Godzilla
18in. toy to fight with. Now, my son is
8yrs old, and I would like to get
something playable at that sc a le that
doesn't cost a king's ransom. I've tried
to do my research and turned up nothing.
Then I thought, if anyone will know about
this, it's Bill.

Does such a thing exist?

If so, what is the usual price range for
it?
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 04 August 2017 at 3:23pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Stephen, sorry for the tardiness in getting back to you.

You might want to look into the NECA line of Godzilla figures, since most of them are around the $20 range and were found at Toys R Us or available on Amazon.You can also check out some of the reviews on Youtube for these figures, like:

Steven's Toy Reviews (Occasional salty language warning)

EDIT - Unfortunately, looks like the closest to your son's 18" Kong are the 12" tall NECA Big-Gs in the $20 range. Kong will certainly have a height advantage over those...

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Stephen Churay
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Thanks for the response Bill. Hopefully the company that
made.his.Kong will have the license for the Godzilla
movie and eventually make one.
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