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Fools Paradise – Super Professional

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

A creation of underground toy maker Fools Paradise, Super Professional is one of the more interesting cross-overs I’ve ever seen, combining Super Mario with Leon: The Professional. The set is made of Vinyl and PVC, with the Leon figure approximately 30cm in height, so it’s actually a fairly large set.

Oh, and unfortunately this one is sold out at the time of writing; 398 pieces do go quick.

But, seriously, how great is it that a Bullet Bill is the can on Mario/Leon’s pistol?

doublefools.blogspot.com/2018/01/super-professional

Yoga Joes

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Yoga Joes were featured on the site about 2 years ago, however the line has expanded since then with multiple series, including ‘Advanced Yoga Joes’, and even a ‘Big Meditating Yoga Joe’:

www.yogajoes.com

TFB Christmas Gift Idea – Bandai – Star Wars PG 1/72 Millennium Falcon (A New Hope) Model Kit

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Yeah, you’re going to see a lot of Star Wars on here in the coming weeks, what with Episode VIII coming out (very) soon, and Disney pumping out the licensed products like clockwork.

Anyway, Bandai Japan is releasing a meticulously-detailed 1/72 scale model of the Millennium Falcon under their ‘Perfect Grade’ series, which is their line of meticulously-detailed plastic model kits. Made of ABS plastic, the kit is based on “thorough research of the 67-inch studio model used in [A New Hope]”. That translates to photo-etched parts, water-transfer decals, and an LED unit which illuminates the engines, landing gear, cockpit, and boarding ramp. It also includes seated Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan, and C-3PO figurines.

The best part? No glue required!

The price? Four Benjamins, but this is a hobby-grade, highly-detailed model, so that price isn’t unexpected.

You can get one here: www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/64761

GEIO, The World’s 1st FPS Battle Bot With Visual Recognition

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

First it’s “Oh, here’s a neat toy with AI that lets it track targets.”, then it’s an army of 50-foot tall versions of this thing with on-board laser canons and missile launchers, actively subjugating humanity like Skynet in the Terminator series.

In all seriousness though, this looks pretty cool. If you want one for yourself, its currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, linked below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085341127/geio-a-fps-battle-bot-with-visual-recognition

Machination Studio – Schnauzer Armored Walker On Kickstarter

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The Schnauzer Armoured Walker is a scale model mechanized dieselpunk walking tank, from a model/toy line called Codename Colossus. The first ‘Colossus’ walking tank to be produced from the Imperial German faction, the Schanuzer is 21 cm tall, with a realistic walking action, spinning Gatling gun, and cannon motion. It features a series of mechanical gears and cams, all driven by a single motor, powered by 4 AA-sized batteries.

Two colors of the Schnauzer will be produced through this funding campaign: green with Grenzjäger (Border Patrol) markings, and grey with Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard) markings.

For more information on this project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/machinationstudio/schnauzer-armored-walker

Sideshow Collectables – Life Size K-2SO

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Rogue One was pretty great, and one of its best characters is K-2SO, the reprogrammed Imperial security droid with the snarky attitude. For those of us to whom money is no object, Sideshow Collectables is releasing a “life size” K-2SO figurine for you to proudly display in your location of choice. And when they say “life size”, they mean it; K-2SO stands at 94″ (~8 ft.) tall, and features weathered and detailed armor, red and yellow details on his shoulders and panels, and an Empire logo on his shoulder. The statue is made of fiberglass, resin, and non-descript metal, with a poseable head and light-up eyes.

This is (understandably) a limited edition piece, with a hefty price tag of… wait for it… $8900. But, luckily for any prospective buyers, there’s an affordable payment plan; just $801 a month, and, get this, the shipping is free!

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-k-2so-sideshow-collectibles-400319

ThinkGeek – Marvel Thor’s Hammer 4′ Oversized Foam Prop

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Mighty Mjölnir, indeed.

This is one of those products that is just crazy enough that it has to be mentioned. It happens to be a comically oversized Mjölnir, specifically a foam prop based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe depiction of Thor’s legendary hammer. Weighing in at 20 lbs., featuring dimensions of 25.4″ x 16.8″ x 47.8″, this prop is fairly hefty for a foam piece, with a hefty price to match: $249.99.

www.thinkgeek.com/product/jttu

Ludens 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

If you’re wondering who Ludens, AKA (The Playing Man) is, he’s the current Kojima Productions mascot, created to replace the Foxhound logo after the studio’s split from Konami; Hideo Kojima, namesake of the studio, is the mastermind behind the Metal Gear video game series. The Ludens figure is the creation of Hong Kong-based Sentinel Toys. Highly detailed in its construction, this figure utilizes a specially-designed inner frame, providing Ludens with 46 points of articulation, and an EVA suit made of ABS, PVC and real cloth. Additional features include light up functions, moving eyes, a smoke visor to replace the standard clear visor, a lance, beam flag, and three sets of hands.

Currently available for pre-order from D4 Toys, with an expected release date of March 2018.

www.d4toys.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=426_463&product_id=658

Barrett – 1/6 Scale MRAD Rifle Figurine Accessory

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Barrett partnered with Mission Specific Equipment, a noted manufacturer of 1/6 Scale Action Figures, Parts, and Accessories, and produced a limited edition run of 1/6 Scale MRAD Rifles. These rifle models are perfectly sized to use with 12″ figurines, and came with the following accessories:

1x Rifle Stand
1x Tactical Bipod
1x Long Range Rifle Scope
1x PEQ
5x Rifle Magazines
1x Rail System Set

The rifle models were available in four colors: FDE, MRB, OD Green, and Tungsten Grey. Unfortunately, they’re long sold out by now, so if you’re looking to add these to your collection you might want to keep your eyes open on various collector and auction sites.

store.barrett.net/search.aspx?searchterm=toy

Bandai – Marvel Manga Realization War Machine

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Bandai’s latest update to the Marvel Manga Realization series is a Samurai’d War Machine. This highly detailed and articulated figurine comes in at 6.9″ tall, and comes with 2 Pairs of optional hands, a katana, backpack, and stand. What I love most about this figure is the flintlock cannon and volley gun; period appropriate firearms to be sure, but man, that recoil and heft.

www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/62193

Funko – Rick And Morty Portal Gun Replica

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Rick and Morty season 3 is now over, but the merchandise continues to come out. Such is the case with this life sized replica portal gun from the series, made by Funko. It’s up for pre-order, and will be made available this coming December.

www.amazon.com/Funko-Rick-Morty-Toy-Portal/dp/B071GVGFQF

Ultimate Future RoboCop 7-Inch Scale Action Figure

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Did you know there was a RoboCop animated series? Yeah, pretty crazy, right? Well, this figure isn’t from that. Rather, it’s based on the Ultimate Future RoboCop from the Frank Miller comic RoboCop vs. The Terminator. The figure is 7 inches, features over 25 points of articulation, and comes with his standard Auto 9 pistol as an accessory; y’know, along with all the missiles and the minigun.

Available for pre-order on the Entertainment Earth website:

www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NC42077

Anovos – Star Trek Mirror Universe Tribble Plush

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Anovos is releasing a plush toy of the Mirror Universe Tribble from Star Trek. With all the multiplacative ability of the regular universe Tribble, but with the addition of pointy teeth, these Tribbles are nasty, with black and red fur, and they happen to love Klingons. Sadly, they aren’t rocking a goatee, but it is what it is.

The Mirror Universe Tribble will be available starting next month (which is only a couple days away).

www.anovos.com/products/star-trek-mirror-universe-tribble-plush

Hot Toys – 1/6 Scale Grand Moff Tarkin

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Hot Toys has another impressive-looking Star Wars 1/6 scale figurine coming out, this time of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, as he appeared in ‘A New Hope’. This figure features a newly developed head scuplt, a remarkable likeness of actor Peter Cushing, along with a cloth Imperial uniform, and Tarkin’s high back chair.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-grand-moff-tarkin-hot-toys-903111

GALAC-TAC (Green Wolf Gear Exclusive) Olive Drab Figure

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

We are currently living in a world where a company created an action figure based on a set of cosplay armor inspired by unarguably the most popular space fantasy series of all time.

Neat.

Based on Ryan B. Flowers’ GALAC-TAC, Mandalorian-inspired armor, this figure from Green Wolf Gear comes wearing a set of GALAC-TAC armor, with a launcher, and a combat uniform very clearly inspired by Crye’s G3 uniform set.

I reiterate: neat.

Available for pre-order at the link below:

www.greenwolfgear.com/product/14/galac-tac-(green-wolf-gear-exclusive)

Wooden H&K MP7 Replica

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Jenni Edwards, a UK-based artist, creates highly detailed laser cut and laminated scale models of modern firearms. Her works include 2 models of the SCAR which are currently in the FNH Belgian HQ, as well as MP7 models which were produced for the UK’s Royal Armouries. The latter model is what’s currently available for sale via Edwards’ Etsy shop, ‘Splintersell’. The model is made of maple and birch, and features fully moving parts, including:

  • Removable magazine
  • Retractable buttstock
  • Retractable charging handle
  • Trigger which releases the hammer

    The model also features a functioning green dot sight, a removable suppressor, and weapon accurate markings.

    www.etsy.com/listing/167338406/wooden-heckler-koch-mp7-made-out-of-a

    Thanks to ‘Allen’ for the tip!

  • World’s Largest Super Soaker

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

    YouTuber Mark Rober wasn’t satisfied with standard Super Soakers, so he developed a giant-sized Super Soaker which is capable of shooting at 2,400 psi and 243 mph. The video description also features the CAD files and build list, should you feel the need to build one of these monstrosities for yourself.

    Rubber Band Phaser

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

    Etsy shop DecolorisShop has a Star Trek-inspired Rubber Band Phaser. Made of laser cut wood, the Phaser is capable of shooting two rubber bands at a time, and comes complete with three themed targets: a Klingon, Ferengi, and the ever-popular Gorn. The shop also offers personalization by engraving initials, if you were looking to make one of these into a gift.

    www.etsy.com/listing/476177366/mens-birthday-gift-wooden-rubber-band

    Mezco – One:12 – Knightmare Batman

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

    Mezco, under their One:12 line, is releasing a movie-accurate 1:12 scale figurine of ‘Knightmare Batman’ from ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. The figure features over 30 points of articulation, and comes with 3 interchangeable heads, 5 pairs of interchangeable hands, a 1911, a SCAR rifle, and an intricate costume which deserves a detailed list:

  • Removable goggles
  • Leather-look duster coat with integrated wire for dynamic posing
  • Fabric shemagh scarf
  • Sculpted bandana-wrapped gloves on each hand
  • Intricately tailored cloth outfit with battle damaged insignia
  • Utility belt with pouches
  • Thigh holster
  • Desert trousers with knee-pad detail
  • Sculpted boots
  • This particular figurine is available exclusively direct from Mezco, so you’ll have to put in a pre-order if you want one for yourself.

    www.mezcotoyz.com/item/76335/one-12-collective-knightmare-batman/1

    Spitball Blasterz On Kickstarter

    Thursday, May 18th, 2017

    Spitball Blasterz is a project from Paper Shooters, Inc. currently up on Kickstarter for a toy blaster that shoots tissue paper spitballs. Sporting a vaguely AR-15 look, the blasterz are capable of shooting distances up to 65 ft, and load from a 16 spitball capacity flip mag. Paper Shooters also offers two options for ammunition: pre-packaged conical projectiles, or one can make their own ammo using an included mold.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/99269680/spitball-blasterztm-fire-tissue-paper-ammo-up-to-6

    The Walking Dead Michonne with Michonne’s Pets Walker Twin Pack – Threezero Exclusive)

    Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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    Threezero is offering an exclusive 1/6 scale figure pack of Michonne and her Walker pets from The Walking Dead television series. The figures are fully-articulated, with tailored and weathered clothing, as well as all appropriate accessories, including Michonne’s iconic katana. Available now for preorder.

    www.threezerohk.com/product/the-walking-dead-michonne-exclusive

    Thomas The RC Hexapod

    Sunday, March 12th, 2017

    I was on Reddit earlier today, and happened upon this .gif of a RC Hexapod modified with a Thomas the Tank Engine turret, complete with a working flamethrower. To be blunt, I found it hilarious, and thankfully the source was provided in the thread, which can be seen above.

    It’s a product of YouTube channel PeterSripol, who modified the original Hexapod into the monstrosity it now is.

    You can check out more of PeterSripol’s vids here: www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yF9tV4xWEMZkel7q8La_w

    Join The MAWL Man Militia

    Friday, March 10th, 2017

    For Christmas last year, BE Myers & Co., Inc sent out custom brick figures configured as MAWL Man to commemorate the launch of their weapon laser. Armed with a MAWL-DA on top of a suppressed MK18, MAWL Man also sports a pistol, knife, plate carrier and full loadout.

    These proved so popular in social media that they decided to offer them for sale in order to raise funds for their favorite charity, SOC-F.

    Get your MAWL Man from Weapon Outfitters and share photos of him in action by joining the MAWL Man Militia on Facebook.

    Hot Toys – Punisher 1/6 Scale Figurine

    Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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    Hot Toys is releasing a 1/6 scale figurine of The Punisher as portrayed by Jon Bernthal in the Netflix Daredevil series. The figure features over 30 points of articulation, along with multiple weapons, a special figure stand, and a damaged Daredevil mask.

    www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10719&mode=retail

    Star Wars Black Series ‘Vintage Kenner’ Figures

    Monday, February 27th, 2017

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    Hasbro and Gentle Giant Studios has partnered up to produce a new line of Star Wars Black action figurines, inspired by the original Star Wars Kenner toys in both sculpt and packaging, but updated with over 20 points of articulation, and better accessories.

    All 12 of the original 1978 Kenner figures will be represented in this line, with the first wave comprising of the following:

    Han Solo
    Luke Skywalker
    Obi Wan
    Princess Leia
    R2-D2

    www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSC1688A#desc