Monday, 6 December 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
The curious thing about Scorpion from Toy Island's Mortal Kombat Trilogy line is that he has exactly the same sculpt and articulation as the earlier Hasbro Scorpion but in a larger size. He also has peg holes in his feet the same size as Hasbro figures.
The paint work seems to be lower quality though. Note how the skin color on the face doesn't match the arms. You could argue that the since the face is a mask that covers a skull that this is authentic.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
This is Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat movie line. He originally came with a soft good coat which is why his paint scheme is quite simple.
Here is a screenshot from the movie for comparison. I'm assuming that the reason that th face mask on the figure is blue is to suggest the metal mask seen in the movie.
Monday, 20 September 2010
This is Captain Picard from the short lived Nemesis line. This uniform appeared in First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis. The figure is a nice sculpt as one would expect from Art Asylum. They have cut some corners with articulation meaning that the figure doesn't have bicep swivels (aka kung-fu action grip). He was also shortchanged on the accessories front coming equipped only with a Padd.
This is my first Star Wars post which was a bit of a surprise to me since Star Wars has always been something of a passion for me.
The Episode I line had some problems with it. I think it was a bit unfocused in terms of character selection and a bunch of the figures that I wanted the most only appeared in later waves that pretty much never showed up at retail.
I do remember seeing R2A6 in shops. At the time I had no interest in the 12" line. Later when I started getting 12" figures I picked him up off ebay. R2A6 is well sculpted and is articulated in all of the right places. Recommended.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
This is Kirk as he appeared in the classic episode Amok Time. He came in a two pack with Spock. Both came equipped with the iconic Lirpa Vulcan weapon. Also included was gong and small hammer.
This was another ebay acquisition. This pack comes very highly recommended by me.