Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cowboys and Zombies

What do you get when you cross Toy Soldiers of San Diego's Tombstone Wyatt Earp figures with Gentle Giant Walking Dead zombies? The best of all worlds. Shotguns and six shooters against a zombie horde. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NECA Hunger Games Diorama

I guess the Hunger Games books and movie have done pretty good. The movie did astounding. I read the book while on vacation last year. Like it. Thought it odd that a kids killing kids story-line appealed so much to kids and adults alike.

Anyway, NECA released some great 6 inch figures. Katniss, Peeta, and Gale in Series 1, and Katniss (Training Outfit), Peeta (Training Outfit), Rue and Cato for Series 2.

Hope they do a Clove, Foxface, Haymitch, and Thresh in the future. We'll see. Thought I saw some of these warming the pegs at Toys R Us.

Marvel Select Rhino

Always one of my favorite characters, Marvel Select finally produced a Rhino action figures, one of Spider Man's first and chief nemesis. Since Marvel Select figures are larger and have more bulk than their Legends brethren, but still near the same scale, this bad boy goes well against any Legends Spider Man figure. A definite must have for any fan.

Toy Soldiers of San Diego Barbarians vs. Romans Playset

Toy Soldiers of San Diego (www.sdsoldiers.com) have produced some fantastic figures and playsets over the years. A year or two ago, they released their Romans vs. Barbarians sets and put them into a phenomenal playset. This thing is huge and has a ton of soldiers for both sides. It also includes the add-on set that comes with four new sculpts for both sides. It also comes with a great base - about 3 x 3 feet.

At first I set it up on the kitchen table, then redid on my diorama table in the garage which includes sand and grass terrain.

Playset box cover.
 Old school paper bag packaging. Love it!
 Box cover art.

 Add-On set.

 Add on set, Barbarians!
 Add on set, Romans!

World War Z Diorama - Part 2

I just realized that in my haste to post photos of my World War Z diorama months ago, I only posted one photo. My apologies for being hasty. Anyway, here are more pictures of the Battle of Yonkers. The 1:18 scale military vehicles and figures come from Target's Bravo Team, Walmart's Motorworks, and Blue Box International (BBI). The zombies are a custom painted (grey skin, splashes of blood) assortment of 1:18 scale figures (A-Team. Men In Black III, Bo Duke from the Mego Dukes of Hazard, a few star wars, and more Bravo Team military figures.

Monday, March 18, 2013

McFarlane Walking Dead TV Series 3

The Walking Dead phenomenon continues in comics and TV. McFarlane Toys just released TV Series 3. This awesome set contains racist psychopath Merle, Michonne, Autopsy Zombie from Season 3, and Michonne's pet walkers....her boyfriend and his friend. Michonne keeps her two pets chained to her, and has removed their arms and lower jaws so they can't bite or attack her. They make effective porters as well, as they each carry several duffle bags with gear. They are very effective camouflage as she wanders the apocalyptic zombie wastelands.