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Loot Crate – March ‘Covert’ Crate Unboxing

Saturday, March 28th, 2015


Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for March was Covert themed, and included several ‘spy-themed’ items.

Easily the best item in this month’s crate is the “This is stirred…” James Bond shirt. Aside from that, the crate also features an Orphan Black Loot Crate-exclusive comic, a “stealth wrist watch”, several booklets and manuals, a free comic voucher, and a spy-themed Mad Libs. All in all, it has some pretty cool stuff.


NECA Reel Toys – Rambo Action Figure

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015


This is a 7″ Rambo Action Figure released by NECA as part of the Reel Toys line. Confusingly, despite being part of the ‘Reel Toys’ line, it’s actually a special version which pays homage to the 8-bit NES Rambo video game, and comes in special packaging that mimics the original game box. To this end, Rambo comes complete with orange-colored bandana, pants, and boots, and a stylized paint job. His accessories include a bow and arrows, combat knife with sheath, hand grenade, and RPG.


Unfortunately, this one’s going to remain SIB for the foreseeable future, but I did manage to scrounge up a product image so you know what the figure looks like.



Hot Toys – Hulkbuster 1/6 Scale

Sunday, March 8th, 2015


Sideshow Toys is offering a 1/6 scale figure of the Hulkbuster armor from the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, sculpted by Hot Toys. Approximately 21 inches tall, the Hulkbuster features over 30 points of articulation, over 16 LED light up areas, 1 pair of removable forearm armor, 1 pair of hands with articulated fingers and light-up repulsors, and the chest can be opend to reveal a bust of the Mark XLIII arm with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest.


Spectre Miniatures Militia Technical

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


Spectre Miniatures has launched a project on Kickstarter to produce a 1/50 scale milita technical. This model will come available with a range of weapons and accessories to make each individual unique to the user’s requirements; it comes standard with a DShk.


James May’s Toy Stories: Action Man

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Christmas Day episode of BBC 2′s James May’s Toy Stories featured Action Man. For those of you unfamiliar with Action Man, he was the British version of GI Joe. Here is the trailer.

To watch the whole episode, visit Daily Motion.

Matrix 1/12 Scale Armored Personnel Unit Pre-Order

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Matrix APU

This is a 1/12th scale APU from The Matrix films, specifically the later two films.

Here’s the copied specs, because this thing is seriously cool, and just loaded with features:

Armored Personnel Unit with pilot specs:
*APU stands ~13.5 inches (34cm) tall
*fully posable action joints, articulated arms, legs & toes
*highly detailed mechanical design as seen in the movie
*movable upper shoulder pistons for arms posing
*movable legs with retractable pistons for different combat pose and to simulate APU movements depicted in the movie
*realistic metal spring & rubber hose throughout figure arms and legs
*fully posable pilot figure, which can be positioned inside APU cockpit
*pilot figure comes with detailed fabric clothing
*2 ammo case included *realistic paint application to highlight all the details as seen in the movie
*both arms cannons light up (AG1 X 6 button cell batteries needed for the light-up feature and not included)

Ammo Loader (exclusive to threezerostore deluxe bot set) specs:
*Height: 88mm; Length: 158mm; Width: 85.5mm
*realistic rubber tires with free wheel function
*highly detailed mechanical design as seen in the movie
*manually extendable loading ammo platform imitates the movements depicted in the movie (extended height: ~240mm / 9,4 inches)
*fully posable ground crew figure
*ground crew figure comes with detailed fabric clothing
*2 ammo case included
*realistic paint application to highlight all the details as captured in the movie

So, when’s it gonna be available? This coming Monday, February 16th, from Three Zero Store, where you can pre-order it.


Adventure Force – Navy SEAL Set

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Adventure Force

This is the Navy SEAL set as part of the Adventure Force series of toys. It comes with a surprisingly slick looking chest rig, a balaclava, a headset, two grenades, a knife, and an orange-and-green rifle with black camouflage splotches. When I get the chance, I’ll go pick one up at the local Walmart and give it a more detailed review.

Soap Studio – The Dark Knight Tumbler R/C Driver Pack

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Tumbler

Soap Studio has released a 1:12 scale R/C Tumbler from The Dark Knight. The Tumbler features 11 LEDs in the Cockpit, which also features sound effects, and is remote controlled to open or close. An adjustable 480p night vision camera is featured onboard the Tumbler, which can also take pictures and record video. It also features a voice intercom function, and controllablbe jet-power mode to increase speed to up to 30%. The whole thing is controllable with an iOS or Android app through WiFi, with a cover distance of 25 meters.


Headplay Toys – 12 Inch Popeye The Sailor

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Realistic Popeye

Headplay Toys is releasing a “realistic” take on Popeye the Sailor as a 12″ figurine. Limited to just 500 pieces, the figurines are reportedly not articulated, but pretty badass looking all the same.

You can get yours here: tenacious-toys.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-inch-popeye-sailor-by-headplay-toys.html

Best-Lock Construction Toys – U.S. Army Licensed Sets

Thursday, December 25th, 2014


The U.S. Army has lent their license to Florida-based Best-Lock Construction Toys. Sets include a Sherman tank, attack helicopter, and desert truck.


Samurai Stormtrooper

Saturday, December 20th, 2014


Check out this awesome Samurai Stormtrooper figurine. It looks like it’s a Japanese exclusive, but if your local comic book store is anything like mine they’ll likely be carrying it all the same. There’s also this awesome Samurai Vader:



Entertainment Earth – Aliens Xenomorph Queen Figure Pre-Order

Sunday, December 14th, 2014


Entertainment Earth is offering a pre-order on this upcoming action figure of the Xenomorph Queen from Aliens. Measuring 30″ x 15″, the Xenomorph Queen features 30 points of articulation including a fully poseable tail, and also comes with two interchangeable inner mouths, and a display stand. The Queen is also completely in-scale with the Alien 7-inch action figure line.

The Xenomorph Queen figure will be available January 2015.


Project Triforce – Halo 2: Anniversary Edition – Plasma Rifle Full Scale Replica

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014


Available for pre-order from Project Triforce, this replica is a fully licensed full scale model of the Plasma Rifle from the Halo series. Cast in polystone, it is hand-finished and hand-painted, weights 15 lbs, and comes with working LED effects. Limited to just 500 pieces.


Hot Toys – John Matrix 1/6 Scale Figure

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014


Coming soon from Hot Toys is this 1/6 scale figure of John Matrix from ‘Commando’. Standing at approximately 12.5 inches (32cm) tall, with 26 points of articulation, this highly detailed figure features a newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression including detailed wrinkles, skin texture, and war paint. It comes with the following list of accessories:

- Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) right palm for gun holding
- One (1) right palm for holding rocket launcher holding
- One (1) left palm for holding knife
- One (1) left palm for supporting machine gun
- One (1) left palm for supporting rocket launcher
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

- One (1) black and green-camouflaged colored tactical vest
- One (1) green camouflage thigh holster
- One (1) pair of green colored cargo pants
- One (1) beige colored belt- One (1) pair of black boots

- One (1) articulated rocket launcher
- One (1) machine gun
- One (1) shotgun
- One (1) submachine gun
- One (1) pistol
- Two (2) claymore mine with two (2) remote detonators
- Three (3) knifes
- Three (3) grenade
- Twelve (12) round of ammos

- One (1) black watch
- One (1) pair of green binoculars- Two (2) green shoulder pouches
- Figure base with movie logo and John Matrix nameplate


Man, these things just keep getting more and more detailed, don’t they?


Sideshow Collectables – Deadpool 1/6 Scale Figure

Friday, September 26th, 2014


Sideshow Collectables will soon be releasing a highly-detailed fully-articulated Deadpool 1/6 scale figure.


He comes equipped with the following accessories:

- Two interchangeable heads
- Six pairs of interchangeable hands
- Dual katanas
- One knife
- Two grenades
- One suppressed ‘Whoop Ass-ault rifle’
- Dual pistols


Additionally, Sideshow Collectables is offering an exclusive Zombiepool head included with the figure if purchased through their web store.

Available for pre-order now at www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-deadpool-sideshow-collectibles-1001781.

Limited Edition ‘The Bat’ Deluxe Collectable Set

Sunday, July 6th, 2014


Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toys has announced a 1/12th scale ‘The Bat’ Deluxe Collectable Set. Part of Hot Toys’ new MMS Compact series, this set consists of high detailed miniatures, including ‘The Bat’ aircraft, with remote controlled LEDs and spinning propeller function, 1/12th scale Batman and Catwoman collectable figures, and the fusion reactor.


New Evil Dead 2 Collectables Incoming

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014


In what is an announcement unfortunately devoid of much information, Sideshow Collectables has revealed that they’ll soon be offering collectables based on Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, from the original Evil Dead trilogy. The only image released so far is the above teaser image. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


Sabertron: Foam Swords With Electronic Scoring

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Think laser tag, but with foam swords, and you have a pretty good idea with Sabertron is all about. Sabertron employs an accelerometer to detect when and what the sword has impacted. Wireless communication between blades shares this information, which in turn tells the blade when a player has lost health, measured by LED light strips on the handle. The core of the blade is made of ultra-durable polycarbonate plastic, being near indestructible while weighing less than a pound with the foam blade cover. Currently up for funding on Kickstarter, they’ve (unsurprisingly) already reached their goal, but contributing opens up special deals and pricing as usual.


Magnum Enterprises – Jr. AK-47 Combat Rubber Band Gun

Sunday, May 11th, 2014


I picked up this vaguely Kalashnikov-esque rubber band gun at a shop near the boardwalk today. The back up rear sight and sling is a nice touch, and it shoots rubber bands pretty damn well. They also had a pistol on display, but how could I resist the call of the long gun?


Paper MP7A1

Saturday, April 19th, 2014


Disappointed at the lack of a civilian-legal variant of the MP7 yet not in the market for an airsoft variant? Then you might want to check out this flat-pack firearm kit for a paper MP7A1. Made entirely from die-cut thick white card, fully built it features an extendable stock, removable magazine, and folding front grip. Best of all it’s even sized like a real MP7A1.


BoomCo Blasters

Saturday, April 5th, 2014


Mattel is looking to take a piece of the foam dart blaster market with their upcoming BoomCo line. There isn’t much information on the individual blasters, but there seems to be a lot of accessories, and the blasters use ‘smart stick’ darts.

Launching Summer 2014.


Sideshow Collectables – Metal Gear REX

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014


This collectable Metal Gear REX figure from Metal Gear Solid was developed in collaboration with Team Kojima and Konami. Standing in at 19 inches when fully extended, and 14 inches when sitting, the REX figure comes with light up components and a 23-inch long rail gun, which in the game was designed as a nuclear weapon launch platform. Expected to ship September 2014.


ReAction Figures

Sunday, February 9th, 2014


Funko and Super7 are bringing back the retro Kenner-style 3 3/4 inch action figure with the ReAction line. The figures feature 5 points of articulation, just like the original Kenner figures. Popular franchises including Escape From New York, Back to the Future, Terminator, and Predator make up the line, often times with multiple figures representing the properties. The figures will start releasing in April, with more figures releasing throughout the year.

Available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth: www.entertainmentearth.com/ReActionfigures

3d Printed Bomb Suit Figure EOD

Monday, February 3rd, 2014


Project creator Benjamin Summerfield is looking for funding to create this EOD Bomb Suit Figure. The figure will come unpainted with snap assembly, moving joints, interchangeable hands, and a mortar accessory. Funding is going towards a 3D printer, which could lead to additional figures in the future.



Hot Toys – The Dark Knight Batman Armory

Sunday, January 12th, 2014


Hot Toys 1/6th scale Batman Armory features movable armory doors, movable armory shelves, and a light up function on armory ceiling with remote control.

The set comes with a collectable Batman figure. The head has Parallel Eyeball Rolling System and 4 sculpted interchangeable lower part of faces. The complex body features fabric material covered with armor. The figure also comes with 1 Batsuit collar, 1 black cape, 1 pair of boots, and 6 pieces of interchangeable gloved palms.

Additional accessories:

- One (1) surudoi saw
- One (1) nunchuck
- One (1) cutter
- Two (2) smoke bombs
- Three (3) sticky-bomb guns
- Three (3) grappling guns
- Three (3) Batarangs for attaching to utility belt
- Four (4) mini mines
- Six (6) ninja spikes
- Eight (8) Batarangs

- One (1) set of wire
- One (1) antidote injector
- One (1) drill
- One (1) set of drill bits
- One (1) big hook
- Two (2) holders for Batarangs attachable to utility belt
- Three (3) utility belts
- Three (3) gun holders
- Three (3) holders attachable to utility belt
- Four (4) hooks
- Five (5) sets of grappling gun clips
- Fourteen (14) mini canisters
- Fifteen (15) pouches
- Twenty seven (27) rounds of ammo
- Armory stand with the movie logo

Release date: Quarter 2 – Quarter 3 2014