As regular readers of this website will know I very occasionally featured brand new action figure releases if they are of particular interest to vintage collectors. With my tickets for the first screening in Rome, Italy of JJ Abrams' Star Wars reboot The Force Awakens already purchased for tomorrow, I thought I'd join in with the global buzz with a closer look at this astoundingly good 12 inch figure of everybody's favourite droid C-3PO. … [Read more...]
May the Force be with you this Christmas!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....Chewbacca, with Han Solo along for the ride, is heading back home for Life Day, the Wookie equivalent of Christmas. Don't remember this from the movies? Believe it or not, this scene was actually filmed! But not for the big screen. The Star Wars Holiday Special was televised at the height of Star Wars mania in 1978. Directed by Steve Binder of the Elvis 68 Comeback Special fame, the Christmas television special took the now legendary characters from … [Read more...]
Merry Christmas from Santa Gizmo!
As a special exception I couldn't resist featuring a brand new action figure for Christmas this year. I'm a huge Gremlins fan – it's my favourite Christmas movie – and this NECA Santa Gizmo figure is a wonderful addition to any Gremlins collection! Released as a Toys ‘R’ Us Exclusive this 7 inch special edition Gizmo figure is a perfect movie-likeness to how Gizmo appeared in the original Joe Dante Gremlins movie released in 1984. LJN Toys created a wonderful vintage figure at the time, but … [Read more...]
Stunning DX Series Sixth Scale Figure of Michael Keaton as Batman!
As regular readers will know I'll occasionally feature a modern action figure if it has a vintage theme or if it's just so darn good that I can't let it pass! And once again, it's the team at Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys to pique my interest with this stunning Michael Keaton as Batman in Tim Burton's 1989 movie sixth scale figure. Action figures don't come more movie-accurate than this high-end Batman collectible, and with the Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) be prepared to be … [Read more...]
You better watch out…Darth Vader is coming to town!
'Tis the season to be jolly, so here's a look back at Hasbro's Holiday Edition Darth Vader action figure that was a StarWarsShop.com exclusive back in 2005. Essentially the same figure with eight points of articulation which had been issued as part of the Original Trilogy Collection in 2004 and earlier still as part of the Toys 'R' Us Star Wars Saga multipacks in 2003, this Darth Vader had one major difference which you may just have spotted – a head-to-toe Santa-style coat of red paint! … [Read more...]
Jack Nicholson as The Joker by Hot Toys!
Those masters of the movie-likeness Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles have created another spitting image 12-inch action figure that is sure to become a highly sought after collectors' piece amongst Batman fans and admirers of Tim Burton's vision of one of DC Comics' most enduring superheroes - Jack Nicholson as The Joker from the dazzling 1989 Batman movie! Released as part of the DeluXe (DX) Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series, this 1:6th scale action figure boasts a highly detailed head … [Read more...]
Chris Evans as Captain America by Hot Toys!
Well, it looks like Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles have done it again folks...just when you thought their movie likenesses couldn't get any better, they have upped the ante once more with a brand new and highly collectible Captain America 12-inch action figure specially crafted on the image of Chris Evans as he appears in this summer's hotly anticipated Marvel Comics blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger movie. Whether you specialise in vintage action figures or modern collectibles, … [Read more...]