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1/4 Scale Apocalypse by Fat Boy Studios (Work-In-Progress)

June 15, 2009

iWantThatToy brings you yet another quality production from Fat Boy Studios:

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Apocalypse! In 1/4 scale!

Keep checking back for more details on when you’ll be able to get your hands on a piece!

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1/4 Scale Colossus Vs. Juggernaut (Work-In-Progress Update)

June 10, 2009

Remember this?

Well, Colossus is now completed, and here he is in all his 22″ chromed glory!

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Beautiful detail, huh?

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And here’s a sneak of the (almost) complete Juggernaut!

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I simply can’t wait to see him painted and the whole diorama set up!

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Yoko Real Image Version (よーこ りあるいめーじばーじょん) By Max Factory

May 19, 2009

Gurren Lagaan

Gurren Lagann takes place in a future where human beings have been forced under Earth’s surface and live in isolated subterranean civilizations. These “villages” have no contact with the surface world or other villages. Because frequent earthquakes damage infrastructure, the villages must constantly extend deeper into the earth — individuals relegated to this task are known as “diggers”.

The discovery of large robots, the ‘Gurren’, terrorising the surface of the earth, and the use of a small drill key that can be used to activate a small robot named ‘Lagann’ to defeat them joins the fates of the three main characters of this series: Simon, Kamina and Yoko.

Now, Max Factory has produced a realistic take on Yoko, the sniper of Team Gurren. As a slightly different image to the original work, Yoko has been sculpted in a more realistic manner, creating a new exquisite presence.

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From the details on her tight hot-pants and knee-socks to the smallest of details on her fingertips and facial expression – Yoko has been brought to life as a zealous 1/6 scale PVC figure.

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A visor is also included and can be attached to create a more stylish image. There are many Yoko figures around, but this is one with a very distinct charm that collectors are bound to fall in love with.

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Retailing at ¥9800 to be released in September 2009, this is certainly one hot babe to look out for in the coming months!

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1/4 Scale Colossus Vs. Juggernaut (Work-In-Progress)

May 17, 2009

Spotted on the internet recently:

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Work in progress pictures of an upcoming offering from a private sculptor!

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This is just half of the composition, with the other half being Juggernaut!!!!!

Just the details of the hands alone are worth the price of entry:

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I can’t wait to see how the end product looks like.

If you think you might be interested in securing a piece for yourself, keep checking back here for more information on when this becomes available for pre-order!

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Sideshow Iron Spiderman Comiquette

May 16, 2009

After the death of over 600 civilians during a botched reality show featuring heroes tracking down villains, the government enacted the Superhero Registration Act. This law divided the heroes across the United States, forcing them to choose to support the law or to fight it. Two heroes embodied the extremes, as Iron Man took control of the Pro-Registration camp, while Captain America chose to lead the Anti-Registration camp.

This, then, is the basis of the Civil War story arc in the Marvel Universe.

Under Iron Man’s guidance, Peter Parker made the decision to make his identity public, and registered himself. This prompted Iron Man to design a new costume for Spider-Man. This new costume, using much of the Stark technology found in the Iron Man armor, features three retractable spider-like arms built into the back. The new suit offered Spider-Man advanced surveillance capabilities, extra bulletproofing, the ability to breathe under water and several other features, including the ability to make himself invisible through advanced cloaking technology.

After Spider-Man’s newer powers developed in “The Other”, Tony Stark (Iron Man) developed a new suit for Peter, which he began wearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #529. Nicknamed the “Iron Spider” costume, it is red and gold: according to Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada, “Stark’s design, Stark’s color!” The suit was designed by Quesada, based on a sketch by Chris Bachalo.

Supported by a system similar to that of Stark’s classic Iron Man design, it features many gadgets, including three mechanical spider-arms, or “waldoes,” that can be used to see around corners (via cameras in the tips) and to manipulate objects indirectly. Stark describes them as too delicate to use in combat, yet Spider-Man shortly afterward uses them to smash through the sensors in Titanium Man’s helmet. Later on during the Civil War storyline, he uses them, (reluctantly), during his fight with Captain America.

Other features include short-distance gliding capability, limited bulletproofing, built-in fire/police/emergency scanner, audio/visual amplification (including infrared and ultraviolet), cloaking device, carbon filters to keep out airborne toxins, and a short-range GPS microwave communication system. It grants the ability to breathe under water, and can morph into different shapes due to its “‘smart’ liquid metal” form. It can also “more or less disappear” when not needed. The new costume is able to look like other styles of costumes Spider-Man has worn over the years or turn into his street clothes. Part of the costume can detach itself from Spider-Man to cover an object too dangerous to touch, such as a radioactive asteroid. All these features are controlled by a computer system in the chest piece. The suit responds to mental control (The Amazing Spider-Man #530).

The armor also has a secret override that can be activated by Iron Man in case of emergencies or if Spider-Man ever switches sides (which he does in Civil War #5). However, unknown to Stark, Peter was already aware of the safety measure and had bypassed it with his own override, Password Surprise. Perhaps most sinister, Stark discovered a way to give his own Iron Man armor a “spider-sense” based on Peter’s, and the ability to give Spider-Man’s sense red herrings.

Peter wore this suit as Spider-Man’s official costume until writer J. Michael Straczynski chose to revert to the older costume. It was used symbolically to show Peter’s divided loyalties during the current Civil War event at Marvel Comics, promotional images showing him with the Iron Spider costume alongside the pro-registration heroes and in his classic costume on the anti-registration side.

And now, direct from Sideshow, iWantThatToy has managed to secure a single piece of the Sideshow Exclusive Iron Spiderman Comiquette!

Standing at 24″ H x 14″ W x 17″ D and weighing a whopping 12kg, here it is in all its stunning glory:

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The paintwork on this beauty is near flawless and has to be seen to be believed. Look at that liquid red metal finish! Unreal!

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Naturally, this statue wouldn’t be as meaningful without the symbolism presented by the damaged Ironman helm and Captain America shield composition. The regular edition of this piece simply won’t do.

Opened for inspection on receipt and then repacked carefully and resealed, make this minty piece yours today!

If you’re keen on getting your hands on one at SGD1000, Post ‘+1′ under comment, and email us at iwantthattoy@gmail.com your name and contact details to reserve one now! Reservation list will be contacted once a deposit of SGD500 for this statue has been paid.

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Sideshow Collectibles’ Starcraft 2 Marine Tychus Findlay Statue

May 8, 2009

Real Time Strategy games hold a very dear place in iWantThatToy’s heart. Having grown up playing Dune 2 and Command and Conquer way back in the 1980’s and becoming jaded with the genre, Blizzard’s offering of Starcraft was a breath of fresh air.

Starcraft gripped the gaming community when it was first released, and is still a mainstay of many gaming tournaments today, most notably in South Korea.

So, it came as no surprise, that with the phenomenal success of Starcraft, a second Starcraft was announced at Blizzcon 2008.

StarCraft II, originally envisioned as a single game, was announced to be a trilogy at BlizzCon 2008, consisting of one game followed up later by two expansion packs, provisionally entitled Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void respectively.

Unlike the original series, where each game had three 8-10 mission campaigns, one for each race, each game in the StarCraft II trilogy will have only one, 26-30 mission campaign centered around a single race. The Terrans will be the focus of the first campaign, followed up by Zerg and Protoss races in the expansions. Every game in the trilogy will have all races available to play during the skirmish or multiplayer and online modes. Blizzard claims that each part will have enough content to feel like a full game in its own right. No release dates have been announced for the trilogy as yet.

The campaign storyline of StarCraft II takes place four years after StarCraft: Brood War, and features the return of a number of characters from the original series; including Zeratul, Arcturus Mengsk, Artanis, Sarah Kerrigan, and Jim Raynor. Players will also revisit original series’ worlds, like Char, Mar Sara, and Braxis; as well as new worlds, such as the jungle planet Bel’Shir. It has been confirmed that the Xel’Naga, the ancient space-faring race responsible for creating the Protoss and the Zerg, play a major role in the story.

At the conclusion of Brood War, Kerrigan and her Zerg forces became the dominant faction in the Koprulu Sector, having annihilated the United Earth Directorate’s Expeditionary Force, defeated the Terran Dominion, and invaded the Protoss homeworld of Aiur. However, after the conclusion of Brood War, Kerrigan retreats to Char, despite having more than enough power to crush all remaining resistance in the Koprulu Sector. In the four years leading up to the events of StarCraft II, she has not been seen or heard from by any of the other characters; although her ultimate attack may come at any moment.

Arcturus Mengsk has been left to rebuild the Dominion, and is consolidating his power while fending off harassment from rival Terran groups. Valerian Mengsk, a character introduced in the novel Firstborn, will play an important role in Dominion politics, due to his position as heir apparent to the throne.

Meanwhile, Jim Raynor, whose role in the events of StarCraft and Brood War has been marginalized by the media under the Dominion’s control, has been reduced to mercenary status, and has been shown to be doing business with the “Moebius Foundation”, a new faction which is interested in ancient Xel’Naga artifacts.

Chris Metzen, Vice President of Creative Development at Blizzard, has emphasized that by the events of StarCraft II, Raynor has become jaded and embittered by the way he was used and betrayed by Arcturus Mengsk. Other new characters to the series include Tychus Findlay, first introduced in the StarCraft II teaser cinematic, a marine who will be a member of Raynor’s crew, and Matt Horner, Raynor’s second in command, a character originally featured in the novel Queen of Blades.

Following the fall of Aiur and the death of their matriarch Raszagal, the Protoss have retreated to the dark templar homeworld of Shakuras. There, Artanis, a former student of Tassadar, is trying to unify the Khalai Protoss and the dark templar, who have nearly separated into a tribal mindset as a result of centuries of distrust. Zeratul, tormented over the murder of his matriarch, has disappeared to search for clues to the meaning of Samir Duran’s cryptic statements regarding the Protoss/Zerg hybrids in Brood War’s secret mission “Dark Origin”.

According to his criminal record within the trailer, Findlay is a convicted criminal from Mar Sara, sentenced for murder, piracy, theft, larceny and narcotics offenses, and is also suspected of several other crimes. His death sentence was commuted for service in the Marine Corps. At BlizzCon in August of 2007, Findlay was shown in the single-player campaign demonstration, in the service of Jim Raynor. It was later revealed in BlizzCon 2008 that he escaped from prison and, in the Terran campaign’s opening missions, tracked down Raynor and recruited him to work for the Moebius Foundation

Brought to life by Martin Canale and his talented team, The Gore Group, this stunningly detailed statue has to be seen in person to be believed.

Here, we have the ‘making of’ of this statue:

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Standing at 18″ tall, the sheer presence of this statue is simply awe-inspiring. While the composition of this statue isn’t the most creative, it is the immense detail in the actual piece itself that takes the breath away.

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The bad news: this statue was only available to customers in the EU and US for direct order.

The good news: iWantThatToy managed to get their hands on one, and here it is in all it’s full coloured glory!

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From the tiniest weather worn detail at the paint application level,

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to the blood soaked rock on which the recently dispatched Hydralisk lies (note the beautiful detail on the carapace!),

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to the spent cartridges,

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To the scars and pores on Findlay’s face (I’ve seen my fair share of human representation, but this is absolutely amazing!),

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Weighing in at roughly 7kg, this is one solid piece of art. I would rate this beauty 4.5/5. It basically loses points for the pose, but that, in no way, detracts from the perfection of this statue.

 And to whet our readers’ appetites even more, here’s the official game trailer that was released by Blizzard Entertainment some time ago.

It certainly is about time we gamers got our Starcraft fix…

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百花繚乱 (Hyakka Ryoran) – Yagyu Jubei

May 7, 2009

Yagyu Jubei, originated from the Japanese Novel – Hyakka Ryoran

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Item name: Jubei Yagyu
Manufacturer: Alter
Scale: 1/8
Retail: ¥8190
Material: PVC
Release Date: August 2009

Click here for more review of Yagyu

This lovely piece is up for pre-order at a special price
** Drop us a mail to enquire **
Preorder End Date: 18 May 2009

Post ‘+1’ under comment, and email us at iwantthattoy@gmail.com your name, contact details and reservation list will be contacted once a deposit for this set has been paid.