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Monday, 28 June 2021

McFarlane Justice League Snyder Cut Darkseid - Pictorial Review

 Finally, the last figure of the Snyder Cut Wave (for me...for now. Martian Manhunter maybe?).

There are 2 versions of Darkseid available, this version which is mass release and Armored version where it was recently revealed to be SDCC exclusive

I was aiming for the Armored version at first but this version is more 'battle-ready' 

Sunday, 27 June 2021

McFarlane Justice League Snyder Cut Steppenwolf - Pictorial Review

 Now that we're done with the members of Justice League, time to proceed with the main antagonist, Steppenwolf. 

He is one of the main reasons I decided to collect the line. Wouldn't give it a second thought if the movie still use the theatrical version.

He is menacing. He is sinister. That's the vibe that I got from him right out of the box (also the quality, but we'll talk about that later). He is one of 2 Megafigs released under this line and comes with a base stand and an axe.

Saturday, 26 June 2021

McFarlane Justice League Snyder Cut Superman (Black Suit)- Pictorial Review

Now for the last members of Snyder Cut Justice League, Superman Black Suit Version. I opted for this version cause this is how he appeared in the movie (and my wife already asked for the Blue/Red version. Can't stand to have duplicates of the figures)

McFarlane WW84 Wonder Woman - Pictorial Review

Coming back to McFarlane. I bought her for my wife before Synder Cut wave was revealed. She kept her MISB and when the news of Snyder Cut wave came out without a new Wonder Woman, I had to trade the new Blue/Red Snyder Cut Superman for her.

WW84 Wonder Woman is a solid figure with nicely done, bright-colored armor. But it does make me wonder, are the colors as such following the bright theme of WW84 movie, as opposed to Justice League Snyder Cut theme? If a Snyder Cut version of Wonder Woman being released, will she be spotting a darker armor instead?

Friday, 25 June 2021

MFT MF-45R Fire Rescue (Not Artfire) - Pictorial Review

 Taking a break from McFarlane reviews for awhile, here's one of MFT newest release, MFT MF-45R Fire Rescue (Not Artfire), the 4th repaints of the mold.

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The box art is different from the previous releases of the mold, a more common design for MFT releases.

McFarlane Justice League Snyder Cut Batman (Masked Version) - Pictorial Review

Continuing on, next is Snyder Cut Batman Masked version. As of now, other available versions are Unmasked and Chase Platinum (goggles on forehead. Yeah, I know). As far as Batman goes, it's a simple choice.

The suits are based on the final battle version, a nice mix of black and gray.

Thursday, 24 June 2021

McFarlane Justice League Snyder Cut The Flash- Pictorial Review

 Now, time for the main man of JL Snyder Cut (I like his role better compared to in the theatrical release)

McFarlane Justice League Snyder Cut Cyborg Unmasked - Pictorial Review

 Let's keep the reviews going.

Next, Synder Cut Cyborg Unmasked version. I opted for this version the mask version made minimal appearance in the movie and insignificant meaning to me. As far as I can tell, both versions are identical sans the mask.

Of all the lineup, didn't really paid much attention to him, just a character I needed for my Snyder Cut lineup. Boy, I was wrong.

The whole sculpt is phenomenal! I can't believe the amount of detailing on him from head to toe.

McFarlane Justice League Snyder Cut Aquaman - Pictorial Review

McFarlane is another slippery slope for me. Started with Dark Knights as I love the design and their twisted backstories. Then I decided to have the counterpart for each of them, you know, balance, as all things should be.

Impulsively expended the line with Death Metal but with the small lineup (so far), it should be okay.

It all changed when the fire nation attacked.. I mean when Snyder Cut version of the movie was released with awesome design of Darkseid and Steppenwolf. With McFarlane later revealed their full lineup of JL Snyder Cut (technically no Wonder Woman under that release, just WW84), decided to collect all.

Monday, 21 June 2021

McFarlane DC Multiverse The Batman Who Laughs (w Sky Tyrant Wings) - Pictorial Review

Last year during the start of the pandemic, I was bored and ventured out of the normal Transformers lineup (and some Diaclone) into other things that was part of my childhood. So February last year, I started my first action figure collection with Marvel Legends, focusing on the characters from the X-Men Animated Series.

I completed almost 90% of the lineup in 3 months and so that's that. Then, McFarlane's take on DC Dark Knights really caught my intention. 

After much contemplation (knowing that I won't stop at just one), I started with Batman Who Laugh w/ Sky Tyrant Wing.

My first impression of him was "Wow!"

Given that mostly I handled Marvel Legends and Black Series figures at that time, this figure feels different in hand. 

Transformers Kingdom Voyager Class Rhinox - Pictorial Review

Finally, the original 5 of the Maximal team, Rhinox, the BW counterpart of G1 Ironhide. This is the 2nd modern version of the character after the Generation Thrilling 30 version that was released on 2014. 

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Saturday, 19 June 2021

HasLab Crowdfunding War For Cybertron Unicron - Pictorial Review

Lo and Behold, the figure that was dubbed Divorce Class Unicron (jokes aside, I still don't understand the concept of asking permission to buy what you want)

Unicron was first revealed in July 2019 as the second Crowdfunding project by HasLab, after Star War's Jabba's Sail Barge and was released in Malaysia on February 2021, the longest PO for Hasbro release (and most expensive official mainline Transformers).

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Comes in a brown box while the figure itself encapsulated by styrofoam. First complaint. Being that this is a collector's item, Hasbro should've included another carton box outside instead of just using the box with the artwork cause when handling, chances are the box will be damaged

Unicron comes with the figure itself and his wing accessories, display stand, extra face plate (damage version), small stand, and few others

Right out of box, he's in planet mode and no matter how many pictures you've seen, in hand, he really is huge. Despite the planet's surfaces are made out of interconnected panels, the tab are secure that disconnecting them is not quite easy (in a good way). The protruding pillars on the sides are made out rubber but hard enough they don't bend easily. The stand itself is solid and able to withstand the weight even during transforming 

MFT MF-49B Audio Wizard (Not-Twincast) - Pictorial Review

The inevitable repaint of MFT MF49 Emitter/Blaster, KO OS of Magic Square Blaster

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The alt mode is solid although the handle is quite easy to unpegged. The cassette can be stored inside the tape deck but need a bit of effort to take out. Overall the finishing is nicely done without any smudges etc.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Transformers Kingdom Commander Class Rodimus Prime - Pictorial Review

 The most anticipated figure from Hasbro mainline this year, Commander Class Rodimus Prime (usually it's the Titan but The Ark is not your usual Titan)

One of the thing that's highly debated was Is He Worth the Commander price tag. Let's try and see

In Package

Front View

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

MFT MS27 Poison (Not-Octane) - Pictorial Review

One of the recently released, the 2nd Decepticon Triple Changers tackled by MFT, Poison (Not-Octane), and the one I had been waiting anxiously since his reveal.

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MFT MS25 FlyWheel (Not-Tracks) - Pictorial Review

MFT is a new line that I collect, after my hiatus in 2015. At first they focused on making KO of Iron Factory releases, among others, then releases their own mold under Mechanic Studios (MS).

The reason for collecting them was the G1 accuracy for most of the releases and it's space-saving, not to mention pairing them with Hasbro's Titan looks better

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Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Transformers Kingdom Deluxe Class Scorponok - Pictorial Review

 I didn't start collecting Kingdom Beast Wars when they were first released but my wife decided that some of them are nicely made and wanted them.

So, all or nothing

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The resemblance to the character model is uncanny. BW Scorponok is a character that didn't received love from Hasbro in previous Generations and Masterpiece lines so it's great to finally have an update of him.

The different tones of purple used blend in nicely with highlights of the red at the tip of its stinger and legs. Quality wise, everything pegs in securely however, the scorpion legs are loose a their ball joints which is actually a bummer, given how strong and tight Blackarachnia spider legs.

On the issue of hollow parts on the tails, half of it just Hasbro being Hasbro while the other half is due to the transformation where one on the robot legs peg into the tail

Transformers Kingdom Leader Class Galvatron - Pictorial Review

I haven't been updating the blog for 6 years now but I thought I might try easing into it slowly. For starter, let us see Transformers Kingdom recent release, the character that never been properly release under official line, Galvatron

This is the 3 mold iterations of a G1-Inspired Galvatron toy under Hasbro (after Universe 2.0 and Titan Returns, excluding Galvatronus from Combiner Wars).

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