While the world is raving about the new Captain America: Civil War trailer, on my shelf, it’s still The Age of Ultron.
It doesn't matter if it's 1980 on the silver screen or on the cluttered desk of a guy who critiques toys, if you're Luke and you're wearing Hoth gear you need to watch out for Wampas.
Sideshow's partnership with Blizzard has resulted in some pretty amazing collectibles—Deathwing from World of Warcraft, the Diablo III version of the Prime Evil—but nothing nearly as spectacular as the meticulously crafted sixth scale figure of StarCraft's Jim Raynor in his signature space marine armor.
Pieced together from some 525 individually engineered components and ringing up at a massive $525. Sideshow's 16-inch version of StarCraft's biggest scoundrel is so gorgeous you just want to shoot it right in the face.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was one of my favorite movies from last year, so when I learned that Hong Kong collectible toy maker Hot Toys was releasing a Captain America figure from the movie, only one word came to mind: Gimme.
Deathwing the Worldbreaker. Formerly Neltharion, Earth-Warder of Azeroth. The reason behind the entire World of Warcraft Cataclysm expansion. What a dick. Makes a lovely statue though.
Batman's cool. Not only is he the smartest guy in the room, but he's got fancy tech and gadgets to boot. And this set truly captures the arsenal at the disposal of the Caped Crusader®. Plus some extra.
When I was young, I would have my parents buy me multiple copies of trooper-style action figures in order to amass a cartoon-accurate army. As an adult collector, I think I'll just stick with the one $239 Chitauri Foot Soldier from Hot Toys.
Here it is. It doesn't matter how good or bad Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy does at the box office early next month. As long as I get my Hot Toys 1/6th scale figures of Rocket Raccoon and Groot, it's a win in my book.
The moment I opened Sideshow Collectibles' Sixth Scale Nathan Drake figure from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is the moment it stopped being a Nathan Drake figure. No, this is a creepy six-legged spider figure with a Nathan Drake accessory.
Cobra Commander was an incompetent buffoon; Destro a vainglorious bastard. The real power behind the Cobra organization stands before you now in majestic 1/6 scale. All hail the Baroness.
After my first whirlwind love affair with a Hot Toys Iron Man figure, I decided to go outside of my comfort zone for my second figure review. Someone a lot more vulnerable, but ten times as dangerous. Someone like Resident Evil's Ada Wong.
For ages, Kotaku's Luke Plunkett has taunted me with pictures of Hot Toys figures, the most spectacular sixth-scale, highly-articulated, true-to-life (where applicable) toys available. Now I've gotten my hands on one — the Iron Man Mark XXI Midas Armor sold by Sideshow Collectibles, and I may have been better off…
If you thought the final boss from Blizzard's Diablo III was terrifying, wait until you've got the Prime Evil staring you down in your own living room. Sideshow Collectibles' Diablo polystone statue is truly terrifying.
Star Wars: The Old Republic couldn't have Darth Vader, so it got Darth Malgus. Now that I've got him standing 20 inches high on my desk in the form of Sideshow Collectibles' Darth Malgus Premium Format Figure, he might be my favorite Sith Lord ever.
I don't know what's worse. Having this Sideshow Collectibles Sixth-Scale Joker figure standing on my desk, or knowing he's on a shelf or in a closet in his box, biding his time, chuckling under his breath.
I'd say the exclusive head on Sideshow Collectibles' new Harley Quinn figure has a face only a deranged lunatic could love, but I'm worried about what that says about me.
Dr. Mark C. Glassy's official bio reads like this: