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.

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