Hamill…Himself!

I’ve met Mark Hamill. When I say “met” I mean I paid to stand in line to get his autograph, stood in front of him for 30 seconds and exchanged maybe twelve words (he was losing his voice on day three of Celebration 2017, so he couldn’t say much). He did manage a laugh and say “I’ve never seen this …

Tutorial: Stone Platform Diorama

I’ll start by saying that I am by no means a diorama expert – not even padawan-level truthfully. But I have done some work in the past that helped me do a decent job on the couple that I have built so far. This stone dais/platform is the second and the first time I’ve tried stone. I’ve seen plenty of …

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 …

Review: Molecule 8 1/6th John Lennon

I’d be remiss in this review if I didn’t speak about the – to borrow another Beatles reference – “long and winding road” that was the M8 launch, the John Lennon figure announcement, and it’s eventual release. M8 burst on the scene in spring of 2017 promising something of a revolution in one-sixth collectibles. They touted a list of dream artists/sculptors …

Review: Asmus LOTR Boromir

It’s no small thing to take on what is arguably the most beloved fantasy story of all time to produce anything that will be held up to the scrutiny of its fans worldwide. When Peter Jackson announced he was going to – finally – bring the tale to the screen the news was met with a mixture of hope and dread. It …

Review: Big Chief 1/6 Auric Goldfinger (Goldfinger)

Bond fans rejoice, Big Chief Studios has secured the microfiche! Sorry, sorry, no…they’ve secured the rights from the Ian Flemming estate to produce sixth-scale collectibles from the vast treasure trove of films in the James Bond series. Which is so much better than the microfiche (as far as you know). Big Chief, based in the UK, has started the line …

Review: Big Chief James Bond (Goldfinger)

While no one is expecting 1/6th collectibles to talk (not yet anyway), there has been a lot of expectation surrounding Big Chief Studio’s release of their figures from the 007 classic, Goldfinger. For many collectors, the lack of figures representing the varied array of Bonds has been a big, missing gap in the one-sixth universe. Aside from the various, expectedly …

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 …