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Tomopop Review: ThreeZero Toys - Michonne's Pets photo
Tomopop Review: ThreeZero Toys - Michonne's Pets
by Andres Cerrato

If you've watched The Walking Dead, you have your favorite characters. When ThreeZero, a subsidiary label of ThreeA, announced its acquisition of the license for The Walking Dead, you had in your minds visions of Rick, mostly likely Daryl, and who I want to see, Herschel. As part of the first installment of the series, we got not one but two figures. It's not the Dixon Brothers but instead Michonne's pair of zombie pets. 

It's an interesting choice for a scale figure release, especially considering the characters have no arms. ThreeZero looks to impress with a pair of highly detailed zombies. Find out if they did in today's sample review of ThreeZero's Michonne's Pets.

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8:30 PM on 01.05.2014

3A Toys' next Team Fortress 2 robot is the Pyro

Last year, 3A acquired the license to produce figures from a variety of Valve franchises, most notably Team Fortress 2. The Heavy was the first to see the light, with Pyro joining him at SDCC last July. Half a year later, we ...

Andres Cerrato

10:15 PM on 12.23.2013

Enterbay fully captures all the emotion of Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose isn't a man of much emotion or health for that matter. When he is healthy though, he is one of the best in the NBA that gives Chicago fans reason to hope (read: false) that they'll get past Lebron and actually wi...

Andres Cerrato

2:00 PM on 12.23.2013

Medicom introduces Real Action Heroes of Chun Li & Cammy

If a company makes a hit, there will be others to see that demand into their products. Medicom has tackled Street Fighter and these two before, but that's not stopping them from releasing two new Real Action Hero 1/6 figures ...

Andres Cerrato

1:00 PM on 11.22.2013

Charting Sideshow Collectibles' upcoming 1/6 Nathan Drake

[UPDATE: Drake can now be pre-ordered for US$160] Sideshow Collectibles has launched a preview gallery for its upcoming 1/6 scale Nathan Drake figure (based on the character's appearance in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception). Th...


Tomopop Review: Dragon in Dream 1/6 Winston Churchill photo
Tomopop Review: Dragon in Dream 1/6 Winston Churchill
by Andres Cerrato

Action figures tend to be of super heroes and men of myth and legend. Some lives are greater than legends and that can certainly apply to one Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1940-45 and again in 1951-55.

Churchill is considered one of the greatest Britons of all-time, and the 1/6 figure line is born and bred of military men. Dragon In Dream has made their name in making figures of world leaders, those of the past and present including Barack Obama and John McCain. 

With such a respected individual as Churchill, is DiD's effort worthy of his legacy? Also, how does the company stack up against other popular 1/6 makers? Find out in today's Tomopop Review of Dragon In Dream's 1/6 scale Winston Churchill!

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8:00 AM on 10.26.2013

Hot Toys' Captain Harlock is out of this world

Hot Toys is very well known for making some truly astounding 1/6 scale figures, but they might have outdone themselves this time. Their new Captain Harlock figure based on the visuals from the 2013 Space Pirate Captain Harloc...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Sideshow has a Sixth Scale Snake Plissken for pre-order photo
Sideshow has a Sixth Scale Snake Plissken for pre-order
by Brian Szabelski

Sideshow Collectibles are taking my money once again, and this time, it's for their Sixth Scale Series Snake Plissken. Apparently, someone told them I'm a big fan of Escape from New York and they decided to roll out this 12-inch version of Kurt Russell's iconic character. Sideshow's Snake comes with his brown leather jacket as seen in the film, camo pants, combat boots and that trademark eyepatch.

You also get his submachine gun among an arsenal of weaponry, and the wrist-clock and tracker that the United States Police Force attached to him before sending him into Manhattan. Plus, the Sideshow Exclusive bonus is the cassette tape that has the President's nuclear fusion secrets, part of the reason they sent Snake to rescue the President in the first place.

What's great is that Sideshow's Snake isn't going to cost you a ton of money: US$159.99 is what they're asking for him, which is fairly competitively priced alongside the other 1/6-scale companies. You'd better believe I'll be buying this one; anyone else out there going to?

[Pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles]

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Unleash Hot Toys' Celtic Predator upon your collection photo
Unleash Hot Toys' Celtic Predator upon your collection
by Brian Szabelski

Hot Toys' latest figure up for pre-order is the 1/6-scale Celtic Predator from Aliens vs. Predator. Based on his appearance in the film, you'll get a removable mask with LED illumination, along with a battle-damaged version of the mask. Once you get that mask off, too, Hot Toys has thrown in a two sets of mandibles that are interchangeable, so you can display them closed or open. That doesn't even scratch the surface on the full arsenal of weaponry you get with this figure, like the swords, shoulder-mounted cannon and shuriken. 

Like the other 1/6-scale pieces, he is not going to be cheap, retailing at US$259.99. The Celtic Predator begins the hunt in the late first quarter or early second quarter of 2014, though some sites have him listed as a June 2014 arrival already.

[Pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles | HobbyLink Japan | Big Bad Toy Store | Hobby Search | AmiAmi]

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12:00 PM on 10.22.2013

Super Duck turns fast food mascots into action figures

I come across a lot of figures, and every once in a while there will be a figure that confuses me. They confuse me because I'm not sure why it exists, and really, aren't those the best kind of figures? That brings us to the ...

Vanessa Cubillo

6:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Kotobukiya's Taiga returns for a second last episode

I'm always thrilled when older figures get re-releases, particularly when the figures themselves are excellent. That's certainly the case here, as Kotobukiya have revealed they'll be giving collectors a second chance to grab ...

Martin Siggers

ThreeA's Robot Heavy pre-orders activate tonight photo
ThreeA's Robot Heavy pre-orders activate tonight
by Brian Szabelski

Coming up for pre-order in the Bambaland Store at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific, 9 a.m. Friday in Hong Kong) is ThreeA's first Team Fortress 2 1/6-scale figure, the Robot Heavy. While being a major pain-in-the-butt when playing Mann vs. Machine mode, the Robot Heavy figure does not deflect your bullets or have a bunch of Robot Medics tailing it. Instead, you get LED illuminated eyes and 12 inches of minigun-toting robotic mayhem. Oh, and I should mention that there's two exclusives to this release: a set of BLU boxing glove hands that's only coming with Bambaland orders, and an exclusive TF2 item. It's probably a hat, because 80 percent of the time, it's a hat 100 percent of the time.

Robot Heavy is going to be available in three different ways: as either a RED or BLU version for US$220, or as a two-figure set of both colorways for US$400. The set is a Bambaland exclusive, while the individual figures will see a retail release in the coming months, sans the boxing gloves.

I'm pretty excited about this release, but more so for the Robot Pyro (which we saw at SDCC 2013). There's a tiny compulsion that makes me want to run out and get the Robot Heavy just so I can have a complete collection, but I do need to check my budget. How about the rest of you?

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