Posts Tagged ‘Superman’

With the addition of Star Lord,


Jill is like, “Will the real Chris please stand up?”




















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June 20-22 is the 13th  Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention at the Megatrade Halls 1-3.

This year, the team centers around the 75 years of the Batman, hence the multitude of Batman merchandise and paraphernalia that are visible right from the entrance.

Entrance fee shot up to Php130 this year, but that didn’t seem to bother the many people who’ve participated just on day 1 – this blogger included. I don’t really collect any thing in particular anymore – 1:6 scale toys are really expensive – but I still wouldn’t have missed it for the world. I saw one item I would have liked to buy, but at Php15,000, I had to settle for an 8-pack SY187 Superman and a Superman shirt. Both marked my first-ever purchase at the ToyCon, so yay!

Not having enough money to buy all the goodies for sale, I resolved to taking pictures of some of the more awesome displays. And here’s what I got:



These next two shots are the only things I can afford that I actually like.













It may have been Bat’s show, but I’m a Superman guy myself. So…


Okay, let’s send some love Batman’s way.


Um, that’s actually my only shot of the guy… How about more Iron-man instead?


I haven’t opened my Man of Steel figure yet, but if this is what it looks like, I’m not so happy with it. Maybe I should have just gotten evil Superman instead. Sad smile


These costumes from the Rurounii Kenshin live action movie have been flown in, I read on the news. They were supposedly the ones used by the actors in the film.


More shots:


I wish on future toy conventions, the international toy makers – Hasbro, Sidesow, Hot Toys, etc. – will take notice and grace the local scene with exclusives the likes of which are regularly done at other countries. Until then, it’s still a job well done for the organizers, so kudos!

Look what I got today!


I still hate the movie, though, and will probably boycott the sequel.

A new game is debuting this Tuesday, April 16th, on all major gaming platforms. Dubbed as Injustice: Gods Among Us, it’s a unique mix of superheroes from the DC Universe pitted against one another, blurring the lines between heroes and villains, good and bad.

I haven’t paid attention as the game is being developed though I have known for a while that such a title is in the works. I found little interest, until I saw the artwork, and the trailers for the new game. As a fan of Superman, I simply must have it. Via Twitter, I knew that DataBlitz is holding a preorder promotion. I didn’t pay attention at first, thinking I’d just get the standard game when it gets out. I’m glad my curiosity got the better of me and checked the game’s official page as well as their official social media outlets.

Superman: God among Men

Now I’m one of those eagerly anticipating the release date. And what fan would be caught buying only the standard release of the game when there is a Collector’s Edition, with a comic book and a 23-centimeter figurine, among the offerings? I almost missed it, too, and most certainly would have regretted it. Good thing I was able to put in my order before the window time closed.

If you are like me, and couldn’t wait to get a go on the game, try out the iOS game of the same title. It’s highly entertaining and addictive. Graphics are astounding, too!



This is my gift to myself. I finally got around to taking some shots. Still need to find a glass case so I can finally put it on display.

Click an image to view it at higher resolution.



Posted: December 10, 2011 in Hobbies, One-Sixth
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After more than a year since Hot Toys announced them, I finally have my hands on two Christopher Reeve Superman one-sixth figures. They’re awesome!

Now all I need is an airtight glass display. It would be a shame if they get damaged by dust and the elements while on display. Any suggestions?






More pictures when I find a display case.

For more than six months I waited. Posting questions on HT’s page on fb, which, like all the rest of ‘em, fell on deaf ears, I was really starting to get disappointed. The silent treatment by HT regarding the matter only made me anxious all the more. And I was beginning to dislike them for it.

Then finally on May 20, Hot Toys gave us this preview on an FB post.

I breathed a sigh of relief. Superman is coming after all. But wait, HT promised in its original promotion back in August 2010 that it’s going to be a DX. If you look closely on this image, you won’t see any traces of it being a DX figure. Did they just forget to stamp in the DX logo?

Not in the least, it turns out. The new superman figure is a mere addition to the MMS line. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to order this, but I was really hoping they give it the special honor of being in the elite line of collectibles. Instead, Indie replaced Supes’ place for DX 04.

On May 26th, HT posted more pictures, this time adding this bit:

Amid very high anticipation, we are proud to present the 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure from the classic superhero movie Superman in 1978.
We’d like to share with our fans that a portion of this collectible figure’s sales benefits will be donated to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation by Hot Toys Limited. 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. We hope that we can contribute to the foundation and the injured through the enjoyment of collectible figures.
To know more about the organization, please visit

What’s good about it is that basing on those images, the figure is a must-have for any and all Superman fans out there. (Is there anyone not a fan?)

The real downer is the price. Unlike other MMS toys that came before, the preorder price for this one is already at $200. Other MMS figures that came before were more in the $160 range. It’s good that part of the sales will go to the Reeve Foundation, but as HT did not share how much they’re planning to donate, I’m raising a red flag.

They’re not actually helping the foundation. Collectors are. HT is passing the cost of the donations to collectors by jacking up this figure’s price. They want to look good but are not willing to part ways with their money. Another stereotypical, and may I say reproachable, business practice HT is adopting.

My rants notwithstanding, I’m still going to be the owner of one of these come 4th Quarter! Who knows, might even be the owner of two, if the deal I found for preordering it pulls through.

Anyway, just to add more to this already long post, here are the blurbs of HT regarding this Superman Collectible Figure:

Item Name: Hot Toys – MMS 152 – Superman: 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure (Ship Q4 2011)

Item Code: PRE_MMS_152

Company: Hot Toys

Description: Hot Toys – MMS 152 – Superman: 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure

~ MMS Series ~

A brave and kind-hearted hero with a strong sense of justice, morality and righteousness. An American cultural icon, a fictional personality and a movie character.

Amid high anticipation, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure from the classic superhero movie Superman in 1978. The movie-accurate Superman collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Christopher Reeve in the movie, highlighting the authentic head sculpt, movie-accurate costume and detailed figure stage imitating the Fortress of Solitude.

The 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Christopher Reeve as Superman in the Superman movie
  • Real-like facial expression with detailed wrinkles and gesture
  • Detailed hair sculpture
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Newly sculpted muscular body with over 30 points of articulation with extra forceful upper body as in 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
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

    Costume :

  • One (1) set of costume in Superman style including one-piece blue costume with Superman logo in chest, yellow belt, red triangular-shaped pants and red cape
  • One (1) pair of red boots


  • Specially-made figure stage imitating the Fortress of Solitude
  • Figure stand with Superman nameplate and the movie logo


  • Head Sculpted by Arnie Kim
  • Head Painted by JC.HONG
  • Head Art Directed by YULLI
  • Body Sculpted by Joseph Tsang

    A portion of this collectible figure’s sales benefits will be donated to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation by Hot Toys Limited.

  • Resurrecting Superman

    Posted: January 31, 2011 in Blurbs, Movies
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    After the joke that was Superman Returns, it’s surprising to hear that a new movie dubbed The Man of Steel is being planned. Today, we learn that a new Superman has been named. By the looks of it, this guy is going to play Supes this time around.

    Henry Cavill is Superman?

    Unfortunately, it still is under Warner Brothers. I don’t trust them after what they did with Superman Returns. I’m not particularly a fan of the director either, 300 and Watchmen director Zack Snyder. Target release for the movie is 2012.

    A lot of fans were disappointed with the revelation of the fourth of Hot Toys’ DX line of figures. Up until it was revealed that DX04 is going to be the late Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, the world of one-sixth was hopeful it would be the greatest superhero the world has known. Now don’t get me wrong. There’s no shortage of hobbyists who are more than happy owning a Bruce Lee figure. But it would have made a lot more of us happy had it been Christopher Reeve as Superman.

    Perhaps realizing that it’s best not to disappoint their fanbase, Hot Toys, in a surprising turn, announced through its official newsletter that they are indeed going for the Man of Steel for the fifth DX figure.

    Here’s the excerpt from Hot Toys’ August 30 newsletter:

    “SUPERMAN is coming this winter & Master Arnie Kim’s joining!”

    “Our dear fans, this Winter Hot Toys will be bringing you surprise from the highly anticipated SUPERMAN (1978) movie license! Long-awaited by fans from all over the world, we’ll launch the first-of-his-kind 1/6th scale collectible figure of this American superhero acted by notable artist Christopher Reeve!
    Announcing this together is another great news, also much expected by our fans! We now proudly announce our new Korean extraordinary artist Master Arnie Kim to join the Hot Toys family! Taking the lead is the long-awaiting SUPERMAN project! We hope this unprecedented project and collaboration will bring to fans great excitement and anticipation! More exciting projects with outstanding characters will be coming soon! So please stay tuned with us for update!”

    This is gonna be one helluva 1:6 figure. I can’t wait to order one of these babies. In fact, sign me up for two! Winking smile