Friday, December 31, 2010

Jon's Top 10 of 2010

2010 has been an amazing year for collectors everywhere. The range of different types of collectibles everything from Iron Man to the Terminator. This year made me proud to be a collector, and I know we can all only hope 2011 is just as good for us. Here are my top 10 favorite collectibles of 2010, in no specific order. Enjoy.


1. Hot Toys - Iron Man 2 - 1/6th Scale Mark VI




2. Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars Life-size C-3PO Bust




3. Diamond Select - Ghostbusters - Stay Puft Vinyl Bank




4. Hot Toys - Iron Man - 1/6th Scale Tony Stark (Mech Test Version)




5. Hot Toys - Terminator 2 - 1/6th Scale T-800




6. Sideshow Collectibles - Transformers 2 - Optimus Prime Maquette




7. Sideshow Collectibles - Predators - The Beserker Mask




8. NECA - Predators - 7" Series 1




9. Hot Toys - Terminator 2 - 1/6th Scale T-1000




10. Hot Toys - Predators - 1/6th Scale Berserker

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hot Toys - Iron Man 2 - 1:6th Scale Mark V

The 1/6th scale Mark V Limited Edition Collectible Figurine specially features:
- Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness as Mark V in the movie Iron Man 2
- Approximately 30 cm tall
- Over 36 points of articulations
- LED-lighted eyes and Micro ARC reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
- LED-lighted left and right arms (white light, battery operated)
- Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms including:- One (1) pair of palms with movable fingers, improved articulations and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) piece of battle damaged left open palm
- One (1) piece of battle damaged left relaxed palm
- Metallic red and silvery-grey colored painting on armor
- One (1) additional interchangeable battle damaged left arm
- One (1) additional interchangeable battle damaged chest armor


Accessories:
- One (1) suitcase
- One (1) figure stand with Mark V nameplate and the movie logo
- One (1) additional square-shaped figure stand with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated)












Andrea's Top 10 of 2010

As most of you may know my all time favorite movies to collect from are Star Wars. This year has been a very interesting year for all Star Wars toy collectors, due to the resurficing of its popularity thanks to the anniversary. There were lot of great new collectibles, all within very wide price ranges, so there was something to fit anybody's budget. These are my top 10 collectibles of 2010. They're in no specific order, enjoy.


1. Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars - 1:6th Scale Yoda



2. Hasbro - Jabba's Throne Playset

3. Hasbro - Boba Fett Helmet



4.
Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars - 12" Greedo



5. Hasbro - AT-AT Walker Playset



6. Hasbro - Force FX Lightsaber - Episode VI (ROTJ) Luke Skywalker



7. Hasbro - Limited Edition Retro Packaging



8. Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars - Jabba's Palace 12" Environment



9. Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars - Boba Fett Life-size Bust




10. Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars - 12" Gamorrean Guard

Drea's Christmas.

This Christmas, I got a few new goodies. The best of them all had to have been the Hasbro Force FX Ep. VI Luke Skywalker Lightsaber, the choice of weapon of the Jedi Master himself in "Return of the Jedi"!
The lightsaber has four motion-censored sound effects; the power-up, idle hum, clash and power-down...all digitally recorded directly from the Star Wars film itself. The light effects of the Force FX lightsabers are really what set these apart from any other Star Wars collectible. With their realistic light up effects, your experience will be even closer to a realistic feel. With a sturdy metal hilt that not only looks real, but feels real. You'll enjoy this collectible whether you leave it up for show, or swing it around like a true Star Wars nerd. Included is a sleek black display stand baring the Star Wars emblem and clear holders. The stand is a great way to add that professional look to display your Jedi Master's weapon.



Pros:
-Bright, vibrant blade.
-Realistic hilt
-Good weight. Not heavy, but not light at all.
-Loud, high-quality sounds.
-Movie accurate.

Cons:

I noticed it has a wobbly blade. After inspecting the issue, I came to the realization that the unstableness helps the lightsaber recognize motion for its sound effects.




I rate it a 5 Star - It's not only aesthetically appealing, but the realistic aspect of it will make you happy in every way. I highly recommend this collectiblefor any adult Star Wars collector!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hot Toys Announces New Licences

Great news this weekend from Hot Toys. The've announced several new licences they have accuired. The two that stand out the most for us are for Captain America and Tim Burton's 1989 Batman. As a huge Batman fan, Im really excited about this licence. There's not really any high-end figures for that movie that I know of, and Hot Toys designing these are going to be a dream come true.



New Hot Toys previewed at Tokyo 10th Anniversary Exibition

Thanks to our friend Alex Teo, we have pictures of brand new Hot Toys figures, some of which have not even been released to the public. The pictures were taken at Hot Toys 10th Anniversary Exibition in Tokyo, Japan. I have to say, Hot Toys just gets better and better with age. Enjoy.


1/6th Thor, the first figure to come from their Avengers licence.


1/6th Iron Monger! They've been teasing us with the idea for the last 2 years, and this prototype just gave us hope. =D


1/6th Alice from Resident Evil.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The new year is soon!

The new year is coming! And with a new year, comes new things. Its been over a year now that we've been doing this and we've had a blast every step of the way. We've become much better as photographers and artists and thought that our look needed to present that. So with a little work, we've tweaked our original logo and starting work on updating all or our media once again. We're sticking with the same look...just upgrading it a bit. So here's to the new year soon, hope you all stick with us for 2011!

Jon and Andrea
Wicket Toy & Collectible Photography


 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

First look! Hot Toys 1/6th Iron Man-Mark V is out!!

Thats right, its coming.

Hot Toys - TRON: Legacy - 1/6th Scale Kevin Flynn

Hot Toys is proud to present the the 1/6th scale Kevin Flynn Collectible Figure from the TRON: Legacy movie. The Kevin Flynn figure is specially crafted based on the image of Jeff Bridges in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted head, highly detailed costume with data disc in back, bracelet accessories and light-up hexagonal figure stand.


The Kevin Flynn Collectible Figure features:
Authentic, detailed fully realized likeness of Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn in the movie TRON: Legacy
Stands approximately 30cm tall
TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations
Highly detailed hair sculpture
Hand-painted, movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture and mustache
Five (5) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
One (1) pair of relaxed palms
One (1) pair of fists
One (1) right palm for holding data disc
One (1) full white costume, including:
One (1) long sleeved robe with detachable data disc at the back
One (1) long sleeved shirt
One (1) pair of pants
One (1) full black costume, including":
One (1) long sleeved jacket with detachable data disc at the back
One (1) long sleeved robe
One (1) long sleeved shirt
One (1) pair of pants
One (1) pair of detachable black boots
Two (2) bracelets, (1) white and one (1) black
One (1) LED light-up hexagonal figure stand with Kevin Flynn nameplate and movie logo (white light, battery operated)













Sunday, December 19, 2010

Top 5 Heatseakers for Christmas

With Christmas right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to make a list of what we think are the top 5 most sought after toys and collectibles for 2010. These are in no specific order...who could possible choose which is better among all these great picks?! There's still time to get your hands on these gifts for that special dork in your life. So get over to Ebay, get that wrapping paper, bows, scissors, and tape out...and take a look at our list. Enjoy.

#1 Hasbro 2010 AT-AT Walker - Its been over a decade since the last AT-AT collectible set had been released, and this year I think Hasbro thought it was time to revisit a classic. Straight from Star Wars EP. V: The Empire Strikes Back, comes the mammoth AT-AT Walker playset. This massive collectible will bring the hugest smile to your loved one's face on Christmas morning.




#2 NECA 7" Predators Figures - Its been years since the last Predator movie release. This year Robert Rodriguez brought us "Predators", a fresh new take on the Predator franchise. The movie showed us a whole new world, with new beasts, more violent and ferocious then ever before. As you would expect, many toy companies showed us their renditions of these savage beasts. The best would definitely be from Hot Toys, but not everyone can empty their wallet for such figures. Not to be outdone, NECA offers 7" figures of these monsters. With exquisite detail and multiple possibility, perfect gifts for any Predator fan.




#3 Hasbro Force FX Lightsaber Replicas - This year get the ultimate gift for a Star Wars fan. For the past several years Hasbro has been producing the most realistic and movie accurate lightsaber replicas from all 6 of the Star Wars movies. They are the BEST 1:1 lightsaber replicas available on the market, making them in our opinion the best gift for a Star Wars fan's Christmas.




#4 Hot Toys T2 1:6th T-1000 - This year, Hot Toys has released plenty of new additions to their 1:6th scaled Movie Masterpiece Series, but the standouts seem to come from their Terminator 2: Judgement Day collection. Our favorite of these has to be the T-1000. This figure completely surpasses any of T2 collectibles before it, and in our opinion is the best Hot Toys figure of the year.




#5 Hasbro Boba Fett Helmet Replica - This year, Hasbro has introduced an amazing new item in their seemlessly endless collection of Star Wars toys. The Boba Fett 1:1 helmet replica is a perfect adddition to any Star Wars fan's collection. Although not as detailed as other 1:1 replicas, its a great purchase without breaking the bank.

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