Review: Sideshow Collectibles Bossk and IG-88

When you ask any Star Wars fan about their favorite scenes from The Empire Strikes Back, you will be counting a lot of votes for the scene in which Darth Vader informs the collected group of bounty hunters of their target aboard the Executor. This was, after all, the first official appearance of Boba-Fett (in live-action form anyway) and was …

Review: Asmus Colectibles Aragorn (Slim Version)

Much like the character, who went from being the ranger Strider, to Aragorn of the fellowship, to King of Gondor, his 1/6th counterpart has also had several incarnations. Sideshow Collectibles released a rough one in 2006, and ACI a pretty nice rooted hair version in 2014. Asmus originally released their own full version of Aragorn in 2014. That version had …

Review: ThreeZero Sandor Clegane

Who doesn’t love The Hound? Being a fan of both the show and the books, the character of Sandor Clegane is one that has not just translated well to the screen, but the writers and actor Rory McCann have managed to make the character more interesting, well-rounded and even sympathetic. ThreeZero’s Hound is the fifth release from their Game of Thrones …

Asmus Toys Legolas by One:Six Shooter

Review: Asmus Toys Legolas Basic & Luxury Edition

The journey of the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings was filled with strange twists and meandered through unexpected paths. Not unlike our Middle-Earth heroes, Asmus Toys’ journey through the release of LOTR 1/6th scale figures has taken some unusual turns and gone in interesting directions. The first figures released in 2013 included Gandalf the White (not seen until …

Hot Toys Luke Skywalker "Cave of the Jedi" by One:Six Shooter

Review: Hot Toys Luke Skywaker (The Force Awakens)

The world we live in has its share of mysteries; the statues of Easter Island, Jimmy Hoffa’s resting place, why the Nazca lines were created, the Kardashians – to name just a few. Among these great questions is the mystery of why no one seems to be able to accurately capture the elusive likeness of Mark Hamill. Let’s take a …

Hot Toys Yoda by One:Six Shooter

Review: Hot Toys Yoda

I was going to try to approach this review without reverting to any Yoda-isms or Yoda-speak, but c’mon, much fun that would not be! A Hot Toys Yoda has been a long-time coming and I’m here to tell you – worth waiting for it was! Lately, there has been a greater demand for, and emphasis on, great likenesses in 1/6th …

Hot Toys Death Trooper by One:Six Shooter

Review: Hot Toys Deathtrooper Specialist

Death Trooper. Is there a more badass name for a Stormtrooper variation? Although they didn’t see much action between the opening and end scenes of Rogue One, as far as Imperial troops go, I think they stole the show (sorry Scarif Troopers). Hot Toys has released two versions of the Death Trooper; The DT Specialist and Specialist Deluxe. The only …

Behind the Scenes: “The Watchers”

With The Last Jedi coming out soon (as of this writing), I was inspired to create a scene I’d like to see in the film. The CGI work on Grand Moff Tarkin on Rogue One made me believe that Alec Guinness could be brought back as a force ghost in a very convincing way. I would love to see the …

Everyone’s a Critic – Now I am Too!

Recently, I started working as a figure reviewer and content contributor for ExcluCollective.com. If you are a figure collector, toy photographer or fan and you haven’t checked out Exclu yet you owe it to yourself to check out the site or better yet, download (for free!) some of the past issues of the magazine (I hear issue #2 is particularly …

It was a Very Good Star Wars Day!

You know it’s going to be a great May the Fourth when you wake up and find yourself on CNN.com. Truth be told, I knew my work was going to be shown, but not to what level. As it turns out, it was the lead feature for thier May the Fourth coverage on the entertainment section of thier site – …

In a Bespin State of Mind…

I recently did a 1/6 shot with Luke and Vader in the carbonite chambers of Bespin (I’ll put some BTS up about that soon). But I picked up this Bespin Lego set last week which included Han, Boba Fett and an Ugnaut. Very simple, quick set to put together and it looked so cool – especially the carbonite frozen Han …