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Gil Dowling
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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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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 7:37pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

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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Paul Gibney
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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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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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Bill Mimbu
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Kaiyodo is releasing a ZOOTOPIA Judy Hopps action figure for December:



HLJ Link


Edit - Added product picture.

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Vinny Valenti
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Bunny got Back!
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James Woodcock
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Nice to see the new Star Wars figures will be $8 in the USA and £11 in the UK. That's around $13 at the current exchange rate.

I'm getting a little fed up with this.
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Caleb M. Edmond
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JB & Forum,
Just received this and didn't see this posted and wanted to see if you had seen it and if so, what you though of it?

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Bob Simko
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Why is it so hard to portray a maple leaf? Headpiece looks wrong.
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Ryan Maxwell
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Cowl is off and it looks a lot like the Eaglemoss statue, complete with gigantic legs. Defined musculature is fine, but I don't think he should be so massive. 
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Adam Schulman
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...yeah it wasn't the maple leaf that caught my eye, if you catch my drift.
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Shaun Barry
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(Holy Canadian codpiece...)



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Gundars Berzins
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Thinking of getting this one.

No longer thinking about it, the deed is done.



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Robbie Parry
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I didn't think this warranted its own topic so I hope it's right to include it here. Via Twitter, I have come across the worst RoboCop bootleg toy ever:




Robert Cop?

"I'll be back."

The furniture of law enforcement?

I've seen some bad bootlegs in my time, but that one takes the biscuit. Robert Cop is bad enough, but including a Terminator catchphrase in there and and describing it as the 'furniture of law enforcement' is bizarre.

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William Roberge
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A new addition to my man cave thanks to a person I've respected for years. This shogun warrior (not this exact one)was a toy I spent many great hours playing with!
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 13 September 2017 at 8:35pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

That's a beaut, Bill! I had a few of the Warriors, but not this one. 
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 27 September 2017 at 11:54pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Eaglemoss Star Trek Collection - Bonus Issue: Phase II Enterprise



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CGI Renderings
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Greg Kirkman
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Meh. Mine's better and more accurate. 

https://imgur.com/gallery/oFJQM


The biggest problem is that they've stuck the TOS dish on the front of the secondary hull, which is very clearly not what was intended, based on available reference materials. 

A major problem with 99% of fanmade PHASE II renderings and models is that they tend to use elements of either the TMP or TOS designs to fill in certain gaps in data. In fact, there's enough material floating around out there to create a very good approximation of what the PHASE II model would have looked like. David Shaw did it first, and I followed in his footsteps, with a few minor tweaks.


That all being said, I do look forward to seeing how the final product turns out. I'm often tempted to pick up these Eaglemoss models, but, since I build my own models, why bother? I'm just glad they've published the "making of" portions of the magazines in hardcover. I picked up DESIGNING STARSHIPS Vol. 1, recently, and it's a lovely book.
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Shaun Barry
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The Eaglemoss version is certainly eye-catching... I like it!

Why couldn't THAT have been the "new" Enterprise of the J.J. universe?






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James Woodcock
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Iíll be buying that, despite what Greg says. Iíve really enjoyed the Eaglemoss stuff and wish they could get their hands on Star Wars
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