I want one!

Armand Sunday, January 30, 2011
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Spiderman, Spiderman does whatever Japan can....

Armand Sunday, January 23, 2011

I was utterly speechless when I first saw this picture of Spiderman in his latest gear from the new Spiderman movie. The first official picture of the costume from Sony looked kick ass but after seeing this I am indeed not looking forward to seeing this on the big screen.

I mean really?! This costume reminds me of that cheesy Spiderman series from Japan back in the 80's. The eye patch are similar and heck they even have the same arm bracelet thingamajig which is a sad excuse for a web shooter.

Seriously, somebody from Marvel's getting paid a heap of money to even let Sony get away with this monstrosity. Gahhh!!

The itsy bitsy Spiderman climbed up the water spout. Down came Sony and washed the Spiderman out...

Ugly ass fuck sad excuse for a costume. Is he wearing Air Jordons? No wait, Nike Airs?

Cheesy Spiderman series from Japan. Spiderman knows karate. He also has a cool bike and a gigantic spaceship that transforms into a robot. Take that Spiderman USA!

Even cheeser opening theme from Spiderman series from Japan. Can you spot the similarities?
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Armand Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The quality of craftsmanship from our friends at Hot Toys is undoubtedly one of the best in the industry. I remember back in the old days we would worry whether the head sculpt from a certain character might not match, or if the overall look of the character might not be as accurate as it's original counterpart. But nowadays Hot Toys has set the standards of toymaking to new heights, that us collectors are somewhat "spoiled" complaining more on the accessories or a lack thereof. But Hot Toys are not as thrifty as they might seem, finding balance of licensing fees versus extra items versus price.

Hot Toys hit a homer when they obtained the rights to produce the Blade figure from Marvel. No disrespect to Wesley Snipes (he kicks ass btw) but it's a good thing that Wesley Snipes isn't your Hollywood A lister actor. Hot Toys didn't have to spend a bomb on hefty royalty fees, hence they could beef up on the accessories and still keep the price reasonable.

Hot Toys Blade comes with a ton of stuff. The only thing that's missing in the box is the bike. This has to be one of the best overall figures of 2010 (overall = excellent head sculpt, fantastic costume / material, and full of accessories) so to all of you collectors out there who owns one, kudos to you for money well spent.

Hot Toys made a very smart decision when they bought the rights to produce Marvel characters and so far they've lived up to their name and have done the Marvel franchise justice. We've seen a sneak peak at their remaining Ironman 2 line, Ghost Rider, Spiderman 3 as well as Thor. I'm pretty psyched to see what they would pull out of their magic hat for Captain America. This year I'm giving priority to Marvel exclusive figures and try to refrain myself from buying anything else. Its gonna be tough, what with Christopher Reeves' Superman and Tim Burton's Batman also in the works. Maybe I can take a part time job somewhere. Anybody looking for an AM?

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