Posts Tagged ‘statue’

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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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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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Sideshow Darth Vader Premium Format

May 1, 2009

If you grew up in the 1970s, Star Wars would have been a HUGE part of your lives. Even if you weren’t directly affected by it, you would have known someone who was crazy about it, and would be talking about it incessantly.

And the penultimate bad guy in Star Wars? Obviously, it has to be Darth Vader. In the 30+ years since his debut, there has been no badder-ass, evil-exuding asthma sufferer that’s quite caught the world’s attention as Lord Vader.

Sure, the fashion’s gone out of style since then, and he might have only come in 3rd by The American Film Institute’s list of the greatest movie villains after Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates,  but hey, who else do you know can force choke you with only a flick of the wrist with nary a care in the world?

If I saw Vader in real life today, I’d prostrate myself in front of him in awe.

Heck…Darth Vader IS Star Wars.

Tall and menacing, Darth Vader is the most potent icon of the Galactic Empire’s might. The protege of the Emperor himself, Vader answers to only the highest in the Imperial command structure and is granted great leeway in the work he conducts on his master’s behalf.

Once a Jedi, Vader possesses absolute command over the Force, and through him it is directed to terrible and often fatal effect. As a Lord of the Sith, the Dark Side flows through him, and it can be channeled to kill with a single thought or to subdue his detractors, enemies, and sometimes even subordinates.

Feared by Rebels and Imperials alike, Darth Vader is a terrifying union of man and machine hidden beneath black robes and forbidding armor. Determined to hunt down and extinguish the Rebel Alliance, Vader commands the massive Imperial fleet and rules his forces through unquestionable terror, much like some bosses we’ve all come across in real life at least once. *rolls eyes*

Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Darth Vader Figure is a museum quality 1/4 scale reproduction of the Dark Lord’s appearance in Star Wars: A New Hope.

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The multi-layered costume has expertly tailored clothing with a body and armor cast in heavy-weight polystone and other mediums, each chosen to best represent the original costume.

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The lightsabre, chest and belt panels feature electronic light function, as you can well see. However, as you can also see, the light up function on the lightsabre doesn’t seem to be even, showing up bright on only the tip and base of the sabre. Nitpicking aside, this is still totally beautiful. The light saber is an exact replica of Vader’s saber in Episode 5.

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The clothing is real: Cloth for the cape and drapes, leather (or vinyl) for the suit and boots!  

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Towering over most other collectibles at a height of 23″, this statue certainly has the presence befitting of such an iconic character.

iWantThatToy gives this beautiful statue 4.5 / 5. This piece basically loses points over the uneven light of the lightsabre and the unimaginative pose. Although, it has to be said, this pose is truly movie accurate.

While this has long been sold out in shops everywhere, iWantThatToy recently tracked down 2 (yes, you read right, TWO) pieces of this beauty!

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.

The first Star Wars film hit screens in 1977 and was titled Star Wars: A New Hope. Basically this was Episode 4 in a series of 9, the last three of which seem unlikely to be made at this time.

iWantThatToy signs off here, with a little piece of geek nostalgia:

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Dragonball Z Super Saiyan Son Goku!

April 13, 2009

Dragonball fans rejoice!

iWantThatToy has managed to get a hold of a limited quantity of this beautiful statue of Goku in Super Saiyan mode in classic museum pose:

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Here’s another picture for scale:

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Coke Bottles Do Not Faze ME!!!!

Seriously, folks, pictures do not do this statue justice. This has to be seen in person to be believed!

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Shipping in mid-May 2009, Super Saiyan Son Goku Statue Museum Pose is now available at an affordable pre-order price of SGD280!

Post ‘+1′ under comments if you’d like one, and email us at iwantthattoy@gmail.com your name, contact details and reservation list will be contacted once a deposit of SGD140 for either item has been paid and stocks have arrived.

Remember, this is very limited, and you might not be able to get the chance to own the one of the most recognisable characters from the Dragonball Universe again!

And just so you know iWantThatToy is here to help you on your way to Dragonball collection nirvana, here’s a sneak of an upcoming piece:

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Don’t wait, order now!

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Possible Large Scale Ironman Piece From Sideshow At SDCC 2009?

April 13, 2009

Spotted on the internet, an excerpt of a Q&A session from Sideshow Collectibles:

Q: Any chance of a 1:1 scale Iron Man statue based on the movie (like the one Sideshow displayed at the San Diego Comic-Con last year)? I know there is a great deal of interest on the boards for this piece!

A: We do have an exciting large-scale Iron Man product in development, which we plan to unveil at SDCC. It is not a 1:1 scale piece, but we think you’ll be impressed.

After hearing about this piece of juicy news, iWantThatToy cracked some heads and this is what we found:

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Yummy.

Could this possibly be the large scale piece that Sideshow is talking about?

So we cracked a few more heads and came up with even more pictures!

Gawd Dayum!!!

Gawd Dayum!!!

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It’s certainly going to be an expensive year for collectors. These are about the best statues I’ve seen this year.

SDCC will be interesting indeed!

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World of Warcraft Clay Figurines!

April 4, 2009

The release of Wrath of the Lich King (WoW) really made me miss playing the game. I played WoW for about two years before I decided to retire. It was a fantastic ride and I retired at what I felt was the peak of my game at the time.

I was healing class leader of a guild that was, at its time rated at top 10-15 on the server in terms of content progression.

Here’s a screen of me back then:

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We’d cleared Karazhan, Gruul’s Lair as well as Magtheridon. We were just about to start on Tier 5 content when the guild fell apart and most of the core players left for other servers. I’d achieved 4/5 Tier 4 gear and most of the dps gear from Karazhan at that time. Reading online progression and developments on the game sites really makes me reminisce everyday. I marvel at how much WoW has changed since I’ve left it.

So imagine my joy when I spotted these on the internet:

Draenei Priest in Tier 6 armour:

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Undead Mount:

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The ever loveable Voidwalker:

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Cool looking Blood Elf in Tier 5 armour:

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And a Loladin in Tier 2:

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Sigh. This really brings back a lot of memories.

From a collector’s point of view, these are beautifully hand made. Such exceptional detail and colours!

For those of you want some of these, iWantThatToy certainly has a surprise in store for you. Get ready your wallets and check back here soon.

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