Monday, March 28, 2011

Moretoy - 1/6 Karas - Unboxed

Karas (鴉) is a six episode Japanese anime which produced by Tatsunoko Production to commemorate its 40th anniversary of animation production. Generally speaking, this anime focus on A former yakuza (members of traditional organized crime syndicates in Japan) who living in a fictional version of Shinjuku, Tokyo populated by humans and yokai (Japanese spirits). He is one of the titular Karas, humans appointed as superpowered agents of the land. Able to transform into a car, an aircraft, and an armored crusader; the skilled swordsman is to stop his corrupt predecessor, Eko, from taking over Tokyo.

I've downloaded
all six episode but haven't got time to sit down and relax to watch it. This 1/6 Karas was manufactured by a new company called Moretoy in 1/6 line. For their first 1/6 i would said this is quite impress comparing to a lot of company during their first production of 1/6 figure. As for articulation, he was restricted for certain pose due to outer black matte armor. On the accessories, this box came with a anime accurate katana which is about 2ocm in length, two left hands and one right hand for holding katana and a display base/stand which has the chinese word "鴉" carved in the middle. Although there are still room of improvement for Moretoy to work on, but i still find this an outstanding figure and i definitely looking forward for more figure form them. Keep it up Moretoy!

Very nice box art and simple box design as we seen from a lot of other 1/6 figure

I'm pretty sure this is not a children toy anymore for this is an adult collectibles, so to me it would be more precise not to state any age but mention this is for adult collectibles. If reallt necessary, i would say this is not suitable for children under 15-years^^

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sideshow - 1/6 Store Exclusive Blackhole Stormtrooper - Unboxed

This is my second 1/6 figure from Star Wars by SideShow the Blackhole Stormtroopers Store Exclusive Version. My first ever bought Star Wars 1/6 figure was the 501st Legion Vader's Fist Clone Trooper. According to Sideshow website, the Store Exclusive for this trooper means this item is only available for purchase directly from an authorized Sideshow Retailer but actually you can still find it in ebay or like me i got it from lyn forum^^

I like this version of stormtroopers as this is the only troopers in black color and of cause the paint makes this figure another selling point. I believe this is a must get figure for those who have the 1/6 Darth Vader for they looks freaking awesome when put together especially with Darth Vader standing in the middle with two Blackhole Stormtroopers standing side by side:))

Thursday, March 3, 2011

SoldierStory - 1/6 U.S.NAVY SEAL SDV TEAM 1

It has been two busy months for me since the beginning of the year that pushing me back in blogging about my hobbies. Well, i never gave up on it but only being less on certain collectibles or should i say stay focus on certain collectibles from now onwards.

There are plenty of reasons on my decision, one of it is because i'm into too many different collectibles before and i can't seem to cope with. On the other hand, being focus on one kind of a collectibles gives me more time to do other things that i missed out last year.

As i was just upgraded from husband to daddy, it is reasonable for me to spend more time with my wife and my little princess instead of just keeping all the time occupied with my collectibles. Although i was little late got into 1/6 figure but i guess this is the kind of the collectible i will continue add in my collection while letting go some others in the same times.

So let's talk about this time purchase. This is my forth military figure and is from the Soldier Story the U.S Navy Seal SDV Team 1. I got this awesome figure from a trusted seller in with the pre-order price, so i pretty happy with it. Soldier Story figure has always win over the hearts of its loyalty collector to continue support them as their accessories are top notch as well as the costume tailoring.

Most of the collector into 1/6 will normally care about the head sculpt and it really plays a very important part for collector whether to go for it or not. As for this figure the head sculpt is accurately molded like Stephen Lang who plays the role Colonel Miles Quaritch in the multi-award winning film, Avatar.

Let's hope that Soldier Story will continue their professionalism in producing more and more awesome figure in coming months.