Saturday, November 27, 2010

Comming Soon - Hot Toys TRON Legacy Sam Flynn Figure with Light Cycle

I was shopping at Toys R Us at Vivo today when I stumbled upon the Tron Legacy toys from Spin Master. I was especially intrigued by the 7 inch figures with Impulse Projection Technology (hop over to Nostalgia Factory for a cool review and pictures) and almost bought the figures. However I decided against it as I wanted to save my $$ for Hot Toys TRON Legacy Sam Flynn Figure with Light Cycle. The preview pictures are simply awesome!

This is what you will get:
Two newly sculpted heads with authentic likeness of Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn including one with undetachable helmet.
Approximately 42 (L) x 16 (W) x 18 (H) cm (Light Cycle with Sam Flynn Collectible)
Body with partial movability
Highly detailed hair sculpture
Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
One pair of gloved palms for driving the Light Cycle
Three pieces of legs including
One pair of bending legs for riding position (left leg is interchangeable)
One extra piece of interchangeable straight left leg for braking position
One one-piece undetachable black-color Tron Warrior suit with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated) with data disc at the back
One pair of undetachable black-color boots
One black-color helmet
One 1/6th scale Light Cycle with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated)

There is a debate whether Flynn is removable from the cycle or not. However it is clear that articulation will be limited (Body with partial movability). Heck it still looks super cool!

You can read my other Tron review here.

I have already figured out where the cycle will
be displayed...LOL

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Little Iron Man (A father's hope for his son)

Finally managed to get my ass down to the Iron Man CollARTible Exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum yesterday. It was also the last day to catch the wonderful exhibits...whew!
It was a real feast for the eyes.

By now any toys, comics and pop culture junkie would have read and seen the wonderful pictures from our fellow bloggers. If not, please go click on the links!
Fortress of Testicular Fortitude
Toy Haven

A father's hope for his son...LOL

Saturday, November 13, 2010

1:72 scale Germany Tanks

Recently, I have being watching WW2 documentaries on the History Channel and started to look back at my 1/72 scale tanks (which I regretfully admit I did neglect due to my diversion of attention to 12" figures).
German tanks are works of precise and complex engineering (most over engineered) which made them the most feared tanks in the battlefield, however it is precisely this that led to their downfall as they were not able produce more tanks as compared to the US and the Russians.
The most famous German tanks (in my opinion) will be the King Tiger, Tiger 1, Panther & Jagdpanther which I will be reviewing in this post.

King Tiger
The King Tiger is actually the informal name given by the allied soldiers. An official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. B ,[notes 1] often shortened to Tiger B,[6] with the ordnance inventory designation Sd.Kfz. 182.
The design is the same as the Tiger I, but was intended to be even more formidable. The King Tiger combined the thick armor of the Tiger I with sloped armor as used on the Panther medium tank.
German King Tiger, Normandy by Forces of Valour
The King Tiger I have is from Forces of Valour. The only thing I do not like about Forces of Valour tanks is that they tend to go overboard on their weathering. However this does not happen here. The weathering is just nice.
The details on the tank are great and I love the Zimmerit Coating.
I always like Forces of Valour tanks because of their high metal content which make them heavy when carried. The fact that they always add a figure (usually a tank commander) is an added plus.

The Tiger I was produced from late 1942 as an answer to the unexpectedly formidable Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of Operation Barbarossa. The Tiger I design gave the Wehrmacht its first tank mounting the 88 mm gun.
Sd.Kfz. 181 Ausf. HI Tiger I "Late Production" SSS-PzAbt 505, May 1944 with Zimmerit Coating by Dragon
I generally like tanks produced by Dragon due to its good detailing and painting. It does not differ here as the details and painting is great. The detail of the Zimmerit is also well done.
Dragon armor has a mix of diecast metal and plastic, but is still very light when carried. Generally speaking, the metal content for Dragon has been decreasing, with some tank models appearing to be almost 100% plastic.

The Panther served from mid-1943 to the end of the European war in 1945. The Panther's excellent combination of firepower, mobility, and protection served as a benchmark for other nations' late war and immediate post-war tank designs, and it is frequently regarded as one of the best tank designs of World War II
Panther G "#135", Early Production, Normandy 1944 w/Zimmerit
Panther Ausf. F

Just like tanks produced by Dragon, this Panther has good details, sculpting and painting and feels light when carried due to a higher plastic to metal ratio.

Panther Ausf.F by Dragon
Another version of the Panther.
I like the camouflage on this tank.

The Jagdpanther was a Nazi tank destroyer during World War II based on the chassis of the Panther tank. It entered service late in the war (1944) and saw service on the Eastern and Western fronts
Sd. Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther Late production, Panzer-Lehr-Division, Spring 1945 by Dragon
I love the overall design and shape of the Jagdpanther and Dragon does not disappoint with this one. With great detailing and painting, this is one of my favourite tanks. I especially like the colour on this tank.


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