Saturday, 21 March 2009

5th Doctor

Character Options classic series 5th Doctor. As you can see I'm still having some flash photography issues.

Peter Davison is a great actor but I'm not a huge fan of his portrayl of Doctor Who. The figure however is absolutely great. It is a really nice likeness and the costume looks incredible.

More Dapol

More recent acquisitions. The Dapol 7th Doctor and Mel. People have criticized this line a lot but I actually rather like these two.

Do you like how the photos turned out? I have made the worlds most primitive photography box by spay painting a mailing box white.

The Dapol figures really are very tall compared to G.I.Joes.

Monday, 16 March 2009

More from Onell

Got a package on the weekend waith many new goodies from Onell.

I really like the Phanost, the brain pattern looks very cool.

This guy was actually one of the figures I received as part of a lot of 4 figures from the Onell junk shop. He actually looks really great.

The Crayboths are also a cool new addition to this line. They are about half the height of the regular figures.


Another recruit for my army. Seriously nice figure and the sculpt strikes a good balance between feminine and tough. She does need to be equipped with a proper gun however.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

BT06 Yellow Tracks

My latest recruit.

I like the unique coloring. I already had the Blue version in Alternators form. Maybe this should be a different character?

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Red Guardian Pheyden and Sentry Sarvos

A couple of packages arrived today and in one I found Red Guardian Pheyden and Sentry Sarvos. I was really excited to get a new mold from Onell. I have swapped the arms and legs between figures because I prefer this configuration.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Tomax or possibly Xamot

So this is either Tomx or Xamot, I forget which one has the scar. Its a fairly nice figure but could never hold a gun ... until now! I cut off his hand at the wrist and used a piece of paper clip to make it a swivel joint. Much better.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Ironhide and Ratchet get heads!

Sorry about the bad pic. I'm still having flash photography issues...

Last year I picked up the Encore reissues of Ironhide and Ratchet which included a cardboard piece that could be slotted in to give them heads. It was a nice idea but could have been taken a bit further. Now behold! Best Toys have produced heads for them which I was able to obtain off ebay. The heads add a substantial amount of cartoon accuracy to the toys and really transform them into something special.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Dapol Dalek vs Character Options Dalek

Thats the classic series Dalek from Genesis of the Daleks there. The size difference is smaller than I would have imagined.

Dapol Red Dalek

As with the Cyberman the sculpt is pretty good but something about it bugs me. The Dapol Dalek was available in many color schemes and the ones actually used in the show are more expensive and harder to get. This color scheme is technically meant to be one that appeared in the Dalek movies starring Peter Cushing but I'm not particularly enthused about it. He does have a pull back motor which is a nice touch and he has a front wheel that can turn which in theory should allow one to be able to get it to go in circles. Attempting this on the table it resolutely goes in a straight line. Frustrating. Still, no regrets in getting him. He is a cool piece of Doctor Who history

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Fast Blast Viper

Terrible name for a really nice figure. I really like the red color scheme and the combination of the range viper body with Undertow's head. He doesn't come packed with bazooka shells so the fins on his ankles are now useless although that is a gimmick I don't miss. I've given him a regular rifle, I can't recall who it came with. This guy was only availible in an 8 pack with various other repainted classic figures and stupid and frankly inappropriate sound attack weapons.