Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Good, The Bossk...


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th G.I. Joe Firefly Quasi Review..

Speaking as a king sized nerd; I've mentioned this phenomenon before, but you know when you get a figure that's so cool , that's so goddamn exciting to open that your hands are trembling so much that you're barely able to free it from its packaging?

Yeah, well, Sideshow's 1/6th Firefly is one of those figures.

To be fair, the bulk of Sideshow's G.I. Joe merchandise has bestowed a similar, plastic induced palsy upon me, but their rendition of Cobra's Go-to saboteur is by far, the best (IMHO) the best Joe figure they've shat out this year.

Okay. Let's go to the pics...

Packaging- I'll say this about Sideshow, they sure know how to stoke the fires of nostalgia that burn bright in the ticker of any true child of the 80's. That classic bomb blast backdrop and stamp of "COBRA ENEMY" + a genuine file card= a huge slice of fried Joe gold.



Okay... here's the fumble...

Yeah. That. Right there. Why the hell is Firefly wearing a solid, dark gray mask? It's the query that sent a veritable amphitheater full of fanboys into a wild eyed, foaming uproar. An uproar so loud (and potentially violent), that Sideshow opted to include a spare, camo painted head. Good move Sideshow. I'd have hated to see anything bad happen to you.
Or your children.
Moving on...
Gear. Shitloads of it. It reminded me of that scene in the movie Commando when Arnie straps on that massive weapons vest.
Only at a 1/6th scale.




I honestly don't mind the solid gray mask. It offsets the camo parka a bit. My one major gripe for the figure is his lack of the Cobra sigil anywhere on his fatigues...






One other teeny tiny gripe- Firefly's fatigues are a bit too clean. Would've been a bit more realistic if he'd had a few splashes of mud across his boots and pants. Maybe some weathering to his jacket...









And... Shelved!


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Monday, August 2, 2010

Sideshow Collectibles 1/6th Imperial Stormtrooper Quasi Review

Okay. So overall, I'm pretty pleased with this one. There's the usual grumblings I make regarding the loose limbs Sideshow's 1/6th figures tend to have (making them nigh impossible to keep upright minus their included stands), but mostly, I'm loving my new Imperial Stormtrooper.
I mean really, what the fuck? Like I wasn't going to love it? It's a fucking Stormtrooper!
So here's the requisite packaging shots...


Yadda, yadda, yadda... sorry about the glare...

I found it interesting that the figure was produced in association with Hot Toys. I wonder to what extent they were involved in the figure's production. Hopefully, HT will show Sideshow how to make a decent rubber muscular body- then maybe we'll finally get a Temple of Doom Indiana Jones, Mola Ram, and maybe a goddamn 1/6th Zartan...



Check out this beautiful bastitch!









If you squint, you'll see one of the wee points of contention I do have with this figure- out of nowhere, comes this goddamn velcro belt. What the hell's up wit dat, Sideshow..?


Shelved with his armored, evil doin' homies...


This Week's Haul...

I realize there hasn't been a whole heck of a lot of in-depth blogging here at PPP the past month or two. I've been in both hip deep of a bloggin' rut and the summer heat here in Buffalo, NY US of A has kept me more out doors than in (which ain't exactly a bad thing, kids) and away from the ol' laptop.
I do have a whole bucket full of quasi-reviews that need to be tackled soon of the figures that I have snagged the past couple of months, and I promise to get to them ASAP.
Oh, yeah. This week's haul: Sideshow's Imperial Stormtrooper (the Plain Jane version- not the sandtrooper or blue streaked commander.).