Saturday, May 7, 2016

lucky find!

Found a red bullmark Gomora from a fellow collector which so happened to have an extra.
B-clubs reissue of the classic Hawaii colors Bullmark mold. Being one of my favorite Ultra-kaijus, just gotta have another of him.

 Standard size which is 9 inches which is my preferred sizing for my vinyls.
Molded in red and painted with some metallic blue highlights and light green.

On the shelf with the bullmark Brown version, the head looks to be looking upwards more for the red version.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Playtoys 50th Anniversary 10" Ultraman

Finally got a Ultraman worthy of my monsters, 25 cm of vinyl goodness.
Released February 2016 by Playtoy HK and comes with superb window box.

After removing from the box, Ultraman came packed with a beautiful insert, resembling some city he's gonna do battle with some kaiju.

Besides the impressive size, this ultraman came with a removeable mask much similar to the vintage bullmark.

The other accessory it came with the henshin device, the beta capsule!

 Here's how the Playtoy Ultraman looks with my monsters.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Yamanaya Bat Seijin

Another Sunday has passed and I finally found another Yamanaya figure. Luckily not a pricey one but still nice piece of vinyl. 

From the return of Ultraman aka Ultraman Jack, here's the alien who sought to destroy mankind with his resurrected zetton, Bat seijin.

A 2001 released figure with 2 color variations, I'm satisfied with this orangey version. The other variation is more of a darker shade and molded in brownish purple vinyl which is slightly more accurate to the show.

Here's how Bat Seijin looks in the show.

Yamanaya figures all came with the same generic blue header card with illustration of some fantasy monsters.

Stands roughly 9" tall with 4 points of articulation, the arms and swivels at the thighs.
Sculpt work is definitly good and the paintjob is excellent.

Definitely hunting down more Ultraman Jack monsters, hope you guys enjoy my collection so far!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Toys before civil war

Just in time for Captain America 3 Civil war, I got a set of  figures from Marvel's Avengers Age of Ultron. Made by Crazy toys, a hong kong based company making replicas of Kotobukiya figures and hot toy figures. Yes, they are knock offs of other figures, making a much affordable price for everyone.

Though the figures from the line are from the kotobukiya Marvel now line, crazy toys gave us nicer box art with box sleeves. 

Here's the figure outta the box, easy to snap together parts, Hulk stands 9" tall and has quite a heft in hand. For a knock off the quality is outstanding.
With the price point, this hulk figure definitely does't disappoint though I'd say the green is a tad lighter of a shade for me, almost an exact replica of its Kotobukiya counterpart.
I'm glad I got this figure but be wary, crazy toys is a toy company that did rip of other toys, there are other china companies who's ripping of crazy toys, making replicas of the replica with a slight derpy looking mold. 
Do take note of the box i've pictured here and you're ready to ASSEMBLE!
 (I mean literally assemble the figure)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Neca Burning Godzilla

Neca's rendition of the king of monsters, Godzilla as he appeared against Destroyah.

Neca's Godilla figures boast some nice sculpt work true to show and adding more articulation with ball jointed neck, waist, knees and muilti jointed tail. Swiveled hips, arms, elbows and a moveable jaw.

I can say I feel a tad of heft to the figure, made with solid pvc, the weight is satisfying. 

As for the paint department, the head, fore arms, feet and tip of the tail is molded in regular black plastic.
The body however is molded in orange and painted black, the effect is quite similar to what bandai did awhile back.

The rest of the details like the eyes and teeth are painted in good quality.

Should you get this figure? From the price range and quality of the figure, I would definitely say recommend it, if you feel that the prices for SH monster arts is too high, the Neca route should be an easy alternative if they ever plan to release more monsters.