Hot Toys Jor El boots change to white

collectors feedback answered, hottoys finally changes the black boots to white...
darn good HT...well done!!

Imagi x Hot Toys 1/6 for 2009

(source: imagi studio press release in pdf, 23 Oct 2007)
Good news for the fans of Gatchaman and Astroboy.

From the press release, article as follows:-
Imagi Animation Studios (Imagi) today announced that it has entered into a licensing relationship with Hot Toys Ltd. (Hot Toys) for collectors' action figures based on the studio's next two CG-animated feature films. Gatchaman and AstroBoy.

Under agreement, Hot Toys will design, manufacture and globally distribute highly detailed 12-inch models of the principal characters in the two movies.
click above source for full release...cheers

Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Superman Returns / Clark Kent & Jor El 2007 Release

(source: Shaun)
This is what a good reissue is about, and not crappy quality and mistake again and again from the big M company. HT really gives us a lot of surprises and good run of our money this X'mas.
As for the Marlon Brandon headsculpt, will wait for the official photos so that we can get a clearer view, but its HT with fricking korean scupltors, sure coolness manzzzz....
It's buy buy buy for me bro....

Do check out Shaun blog for his articles and translation of this toys news

halo 2 action figure series 4 (master chief repaint)

Here's my trial digirama, which involve original wallpaper from Bungie.
Did some background lighting adjustment and then crop in the toys from shot i took today.
Hope you all likes it.

playing with my halo 2 action figure (my BD present)

Got this repaint halo figure from my buddy Simon Ng for my birthday present.
Thanks alot bro, it's really cool..excellent effort manz.
Above was the figure before he repaint...
Below are his fantastic final works
Rating 6/5 hahaha..exceeds my expectation :P..cheers

Hot Toys new MMS license - 12inch Appleseed Saga EX MACHINA

Hot Toys – Movie Masterpiece Series - MMS51 - Appleseed Saga Ex Machina
- Deunan Knute 1/6 Scale Fully Poseable Model Kit
Product Description:

Approximate 28 cm tall fully poseable model kit
Weapons & accessories include:
- Analog watch

- Knife
- Sheath
- ES.W.A.T Riffle- HECATE stg 1002
- ES.W.A.T HandGun- HECATE P-08
- Display base with Ex Machina logo and Deunan’s name plate
** simple assembly is required
Note: product shown is not final
{Release date: Q4, 2007}

Hot Toys – Movie Masterpiece Series - MMS52 - Appleseed Saga Ex Machina
- Briareos Hechatonchires 1/6 Scale Fully Poseable Model Kit
Product Description:

Approximate 35 cm tall fully poseable model kit
Weapons & accessories include:
- Analog watch
- Display base with Ex Machina logo and Briareos’s name plate
** simple assembly is required
Note: product shown is not final
{Release date: Q4, 2007}

(source: OneSixthWarrior forum)
Slated for 2008 release. This is hot dudes...must buy!!! lucky not from big M, HT you're the best..haa...but heard takara will be doing the 12inch hard to choose..just buy both lah.

medicom 12inch kamen rider kabuto

This is really a sad toys, so sad i dont have inspiration for a wallpaper :(

So far the above areas looks ok

Face is ok to me as well

Baddd!!paint job

Character design was 100%
Toy playing was quite bad, some part tends to drop off due to poor velcro..for this toys i can only give a 3/5
QC rating for medicom 0%, after such a long wait and high expectation, this is not a standard quality product from medicom. Hopefully the dark kabuto is better.

medicom 12inch kamen rider hibiki (re-issue)

playing with medicom 12inch kamen rider hibiki re-issue

I am not a big fan of the hibiki series but the material and design really appeal to me :)

As you can see, the suit actually changes color (metallic purple-blue) under different lighting conditions. I would say its the 1st medicom has done this effect and hence the steep price.
Overall ratings for the reissue of this piece is 5/5, do not know what happens to the 1st issue but damn lucky to have missed it. Thanks to the guys at TFH for bringing this in for me.

Get Rea! Episode 9: Somebody’s Watching You

Ultraseven X (debut)

No more happy kids...
No more jumpy crew mates...
Just matrix-style action and matured jap babes...
Just darker tone feel , more sci-fi effects and a few moments of nice soundtrack...
Just short and kick ass!!
The new Ultraseven X seems like a good potential start to amaze matured, young adults.
Do check out part 3 ending music in US pop metal style. Can't wait to see how the remaining 11 episodes develops.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Plot Summary:
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge's wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.

Release Date: December 21, 2007
Studio: Paramount PicturesDirector: Tim Burton
Screenwriter: John Logan
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jayne Wisener, Sacha Baron Cohen
Genre: Musical, Thriller
Trailer : Click here

Youtube version:

Colby Buzzell "My War"

Colby Buzzell, who blogged under a assumed name during his tour in Iraq and more recently wrote My War: Killing Time in Iraq, has just been awarded the "Blooker prize" for best book that began as a blog.This animation was originally featured on "America at a Crossroads" and was drawn by Christopher Koelle. Basically he took and excerpt from "My War" and created drawings, Then the animation was done by a group called "The Law of Few".They capture the "feeling" of the book wonderfully,It's an amazing bit of work and an extended version is expected on the dvd .

Go Nagai Robots Family

Great OVA compilation from Go Nagai (永井豪) robot family which i found on youtube :)

Go Nagai was born in Wajima City on September 6, 1945. He was inspired to become a mangaka (manga author) after his brother gave him a copy of Osamu Tezuka's Lost World. Since that day, Go Nagai pursued his dream of becoming a mangaka.

Simultaneously to Mazinger, he created one of his most popular series, Debiruman (デビルマン, Devilman), about a demonic hero fighting against hordes of demons. Nagai also turned Devilman into a manga which was more violent and gritty compared to the original.