Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We're taking a break...

Some of you may have noticed that we've been pretty absent from the toy world recently. A couple of weeks ago the laptop that we do most of our work on had a malfunction in the screen. We assumed it was going to be a quick easy fix with the repair shop, but ended up costing quite a bit of money. We've been trying to save up the money to get it fixed, but just can't seem to find a break with costs in other parts of our lives. We've just been feeling a bit of the money pinch lately and need some time to get out of the hole that we're in. So we're taking a break indefinitely, meaning no blog posts, no toy photography, no collectible purchases, etc. This will only be for awhile, no idea how long though, but not too long. We apologize to our regular readers, and we hope that you'll all stay with us. We promise that when we do come back, we'll come back as strong as ever. Our 2 year anniversary is coming July 22nd, and we plan to celebrate it well. Thank you all for sticking with us, we'll be back soon.

-Wicket Toy & Collectible Photography

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hot Toys - SDCC 2011 Exclusive Figure Revealed!

Hot Toys has announced and released a photo of their San Diego Comic-Con and Toy Fairs exclusive figure: Iron Man 2: 1/6th scale Mark IV Limited Edition Collectible Figurine (Secret Project). The figure features every detail the regular Mark IV figure, but a nice matte gray finish. The figure is meant to mimic the look and them of the Mark IV in production. Surely an awesome piece to add to any Iron Man collection.

Sideshow Collectibles - Stormtrooper - Premium Format Figure

The Stormtrooper Premium Format figure captures every detail of the iconic armored soldiers from the original 'Star Wars' film, A New Hope. Each piece is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Crafted in 1:4 scale, this dynamic figure features a real fabric bodysuit and hand-cast trooper armor. The Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure is the perfect addition to any Star Wars display.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One Sixth Xpo 2011

Deep in the valley of City of Industry California, about 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles, lies a little hidden gem named Frank and Son Collectible Show. Essentially an indoor swap meet, the features over 200 collectible and memorabilia dealers all spanning in a 60,000 square foot building. And did we mention that admission and parking are both completely free? No, it's not a fantasy, it's reality.Frank and Son's was the epicenter of California's 1:6th figure community this past weekend, May 28th through the 29th, for the 1:6th Scale Xpo. The event was organized by a company called Q's Toys and Collectibles, and featured many different dealers showing off their best collection pieces and merchandise for sale. All while the usual collectible show took place around the expo.
Drea and I attended the first day, and due to scheduling conflicts didn't attend the second day. We decided to bring along a couple of friends, a cooler full of subway sandwiches and soda, and hit the road. We arrived a couple of hours after opening and gazed in amazement as we looked for a parking spot. The place was packed! We eventually found a parking spot and and soon after entered the building. The sights and smells of fresh plastic and fabric were overwhelming at first, but we soon felt right at home with our fellow collectors. There was much to see, plenty of 1:6th scale figures, accessories, weapons, clothing, vehicles and more. The first thing that caught our attention was the giant display cabinet showcasing custom 12" figures entered in Sunday's contest. Each figure was finely detailed and definitely showed each creator payed close attention to detail.
After checking out all the awesome custom 12" figures, we walked through the expo. The farther around the loop we got, the lighter our wallets seemed to get. But that was just fine for us. When we finished checking out the expo, and after a much needed lunch break with our friends and fellow collector Jed Thomas, we started to travel into the rest of the building. Words can not describe how amazed Drea and I were by what we saw. Up until this time we had only seen the collectibles we obsess over at a few places and the internet, so this place was a blessing to us. There were so many different dealers to visit it took us hours just to see everything. We then visited the expo one last time to speak with some fellow collectors and soon after headed home.
In all, we had a wonderful time. There were so many different thing to see and do, and the whole experience renewed our love for collecting. Meeting all these new people that share a love for toys with us was such a pleasant and rewarding feeling. We will definitely be back for next year's expo, and will also return to Frank and Son Collectible Show very soon. Huge thanks to Q's Toys and Collectibles, Jed Thomas, Juan Diaz, Melina Drake, Betomatali, and all the Sideshow Freaks members that we had the pleasure of meeting in person. We hope to see you all next year. Enjoy the pictures of our day.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hot Toys - Superman The Movie (1978) - 1/6th Scaled Figure

Amid high anticipation, Hot Toys is proud to present the Superman 12-inch Figure from the 1978 classic superhero film Superman. The movie-accurate Superman collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Christopher Reeve as The Man of Steel, highlighting the authentic head sculpt, movie-accurate costume and detailed light-up figure stage imitating the Fortress of Solitude.Additionally, Hot Toys Limited will be donating a portion of this collectible figure's sales to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The Reeve Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Hot Toy's hopes to contribute to the foundation and the injured through the enjoyment of collectible figures.

For more about the organization, please visit: http://www.christopherreeve.org

The Superman 12 inch Figure features:
-Authentic and detailed, hand-painted likeness of Christopher Reeve as Superman in the Superman movie
-Realistic facial expression with detailed wrinkles and texture
-Detailed hair sculpture
-Stands approximately 30 cm tall
-Newly sculpted muscular body with over 30 points of articulation with extra muscular upper body, neck and chest
-Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
-One (1) pair of relaxed palms
-One (1) pair of fists
-One (1) pair of palms for fighting
-One (1) set of Superman costume including one-piece blue costume with Superman logo in chest, yellow belt, red shorts and red cape
-One (1) pair of red boots
-Fortress of Solitude themed figure stage
-Figure stand with Superman nameplate and movie logo

Sideshow Collectibles - Predator - Comic-Con Exclusive Mask Set

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to partner with Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc (ADI) to bring you the Predator Mask Set from the blockbuster film 'Alien VS Predator'! Crafted in 1:4 scale as a 2011 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, each mask set is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. The 'AVP' Predator Mask Set is the perfect addition to any Predator legacy display.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

1/6th Scale Xpo - Official Floor Plan

As we've mentioned in an earlier post this month, City of Industry, CA will be the location of the first annual 1/6th Scale Xpo on May 28th-29th. The expo will showcase the latest in figures, accesssories, and customs in the world of 1/6th scale collectibles. We will be there on Saturday and we will be photographing & recording the event. The events holder has released the official floor plan for the event, and has also stated that an all-around collectible swap-meet will be going on right next door...all completely free admission! If you have any questions visit the official website, onesixthxpo.com. We'll see you there!

Hot Toys - New Accessories Announced For Jack Sparrow DX Figure!

From Hot Toys,"Dear fans, we are finally delighted to unveil our long-planned and value-added accessory "The Black Pearl in a Bottle" just after the movie is officially launched, which will come with our Captain Jack Sparrow Collectible Figure! Some fans may be asking where Angelica is. Besides Captain Jack Sparrow, we are more than happy to announce that we will be launching the collectible of another key character Angelica too! What's amazing is that she will come with the pair of chalices as bonus accessory! Fans, please don't miss it!
What's more, we are pleased to let you know that the smiley face, which is another interchangeable face of Captain Jack Sparrow, will be coming up soon! We will definitely keep our fans posted. Please stay tuned!"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Custom 1/6th Figure Project Teaser

We have a new custom figure in the works that we'll reveal soon. I wonder what it's going to be....
New Custom Figure Project

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sneak Peak! Hot Toys - Superman (1978) 1/6th Scale Figure

After much time and controversy Hot Toys finally released the teaser photo for their upcoming Superman (1978) figure today via Facebook. This figure has been very anticipated, and has been the center of much conversation among the internet. As some may remember, Hot Toys announced this line before Christmas 2010 and promised a teaser within the month of the announcement. That time came and went, and no photo was to be found. Nearly 6 months later we are proud to bring you the first official photo of the man of steel. We'll keep all of you updated as information and more photos are released of the late Christopher Reeve. Until then, you'll have to feast your eyes on this. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Enterbay Announces NBA All-Star Figure Line!

We're a bit late on this news, but when we came across this while browsing we just had to share.It seems that Enterbay has decided to shift their focus from Sci-Fi & Action movie figures and focus on something never attempted before in the 1:6th scaled figure world. They announced via Facebook back in December that they would begin work on this ambitious new project. No official list of players to be made or any release dates have been released yet, but one teaser photo of Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has been leaked onto the internet.Andrea and I are huge Lakers fans, and also live in Los Angeles, so this news is simply amazing to us. We can't wait to see what Enterbay gives us in the upcoming year. We'll keep you all updated on their progress.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NECA - The Terminator - T-800 (Tech Noir Version) Preview

NECA has released an exclusive preview of their upcoming Terminator figure, Arnold Swarzenegger as the T-800. The figure replicates the classic scene from director James Cameron's 1984 science-fiction thriller in which the T-800's hunt for destined mother of the future leader of the Resistance, Sarah Connor, leads him to a night club named Tech Noir.The preview picture shows the upcoming 7" T-800 figure in blister packaging ready for store shelves. From the looks of the picture, Terminator fans will be no-less than astounded by the detail and craftsmentship of this figure. This is just one of many upcoming figures soon to be released from NECA for The Terminator.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars - Figrin D'an 12" Figure & Life-size Bust

Sideshow is proud to announce the latest addition to the STAR WARS Life-Size Bust series & 12" Figure line, Figrin D'an, leader of the Bith cantina band the Modal Nodes. Capturing every detail of the Kloo Horn playing front man, each Figrin D'an bust is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. The 12" figure features an Articulated Prometheus 1.2 Body with over 30 point of articulation, sculpted Bith neck and forearms, hand painted Figrin D'an portrait, and several accessories including: fabric undershirt/shirt/pants, one pair standing Bith boots, one pair Bith C-grip hands, one pair Bith open palm hands, detailed Kloo Horn instrument, detailed Fanfar instrument, and lower support extendable figure stand with Star Wars logo.

Life-size Bust

12" Figure

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sideshow Collectibles - Predators - The Berserker Maquette

Sideshow is proud to partner with KNB EFX GROUP to bring you the Predators Collectible line from the 2010 film release. Each piece is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Presenting a 1:5 scale full-figure study of the newly developed Predator creature designs for the film by KNB, the Berserker Predator Maquette is an incredible and detailed addition to any Predator legacy display.

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