Custom MCU Figure – Thor (“Thor: The Dark World”)

Hi world! Since we are still on the topic of “Thor: The Dark World”, I’d thought I’ll showcase the custom Thor figure that I’ve made as based on his appearance in the movie.

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The Dark Elves had attacked Asgard in their search for the Aether, a formidable weapon which had infused itself within Jane Foster, whom Thor had brought to Asgard to seek a cure. But Odin, blinded by rage with the loss of his Queen, risked further devastation on Asgard by confining Jane and provoke another attack. Thor conspires with his closest friends, together with his brother Loki, to take Jane off-world and lure away the Dark Elves, where he will attempt to destroy the Aether when Malekith arrives to claim his weapon.

Recipe:
The whole figure and hammer – “Battle Hammer” Thor from “Thor: The Dark World” (the one with bare arms, with a removable blue cape)
Cape – “Lightning-Bolt Hammer” Thor from “Thor: The Dark World” (the one with armored sleeves, wearing a winged helmet)

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Hasbro’s line of 3.75″ figures for “Thor: The Dark World” included two Thor figures: A red cape Thor who wears a winged helmet (except that Thor never wore the helmet in the movie), and a blue cape Thor (who appeared in some scenes on Asgard). A simple head swap between the two creates the non-helmeted red cape Thor who appears in most scenes in the movie. But there’s also the red cape Thor with bare arms who appears during the escape from Asgard sequence and in scenes on Svartalfheim.

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The simplest solution is to transplant the red cape over to the bare arms Thor figure. And I decided to try out a new method I came across in the ToyArk Forum, and that is to fix the cape onto the torso through the use of magnets.

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I’ve bought these mini magnets, which are about 6mm in diameter and 3mm in thickness. In some places they are referred to as rare earth magnets.

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The bare arms torso has a hole on its back, which was enlarged by using a dremel with a drill bit. Epoxy putty is used to paste the magnet within the hole.

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A corresponding magnet was also fixed onto the cape using epoxy glue. Care was taken to make sure that the magnets were properly aligned, and were pasted orientated in the correct polarity. (It would have been terribly embarrassing if this step was somehow overlooked.)

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Once the magnets were securely fixed in place, the cape can be attached onto the torso, and it can also be easily removed at any time.

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And voila! I have two screen-accurate versions of Thor as he appeared in “Thor: The Dark World”. Thor also wore the same designs in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, except that the gold was replaced with a silver finish in that movie.

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The brothers fight the Dark Elves.

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Loki falls in battle, and Thor mourns.

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One-on-one with Malekith.

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Thor had proven his pledge to keep the realms safe, and Odin grants Thor’s request to stay on Midgard to be with Jane.

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Custom MCU Figure – Malekith (“Thor: The Dark World”)

Hello world! This has been a work-in-progress for quite some time, and I have finally completed this MCU custom figure – Malekith, Leader of the Dark Elves.

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Ages ago, Malekith, the Leader of the Dark Elves, sought to return the universe to an eternal state of darkness by harnessing the power of the Aether. However, Malekith’s plans were thwarted by the Asgardians when their army engaged the Dark Elves and stole away the Aether. The Dark Elves were defeated in the subsequent battle, and Malekith and his remaining followers escaped, placing themselves into stasis to await the day when the Aether will reveal itself and be reclaimed by them, and they could put their plans into effect once again.

Recipe:
Head – Custom cast head of James McCullen XXIV from StarWarsGeek
Rest of the body – Dark Elf from “Thor: The Dark World”
Belt – Cobra Trooper (v18) from “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

When Hasbro released the line of 3.75″ figures for “Thor: The Dark World”, there was no figure for Malekith, which kind of disappointed many collectors, as it was rather strange that Hasbro did not make a figure for the main enemy of the movie. Also, Hasbro had previously made the James McCullen XXIV figure from the movie “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, and it was thought that Hasbro could have easily retooled the same head sculpt into Malekith. (Both characters were protrayed by the same actor.)

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As such, many toy custom makers have made their own custom MCU Malekith, most of them using the Dark Elf torso as the base. The Dark Elf’s armor can be removed, revealing a surprisingly well-detailed torso underneath. Gold paint was used to paint the chest armor and additional armor on the legs. Epoxy putty was used to sculpt the chest symbol.

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The cast head from bought online from a eBay seller. The masked face of the Dark Elf’s head was sliced off while making sure that the socket for the head ball joint remained intact. The face from the cast head was then transplanted over, with the gaps disguised over by using epoxy putty to sculpt additional headgear. I’ve trimmed off the ear guards as Malekith never wears them in the movie. The jacket was cut from a piece of black felt.

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Malekith and the Dark Elves storm Asgard in search for the Aether.

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Malekith confers with his trusted lieutenant Algrim the Kursed.

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Thor and Loki seek vengeance against Malekith.

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Yes, that kind of happened.

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Malekith unleashes the Aether, intending to plunge the nine realms into eternal darkness.

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Custom MCU Figure – Quicksilver (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”)

Hi world! After mentioning about it in a previous post, I have decided to get around to making a custom of MCU Quicksilver.

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Pietro Maximoff, together with his twin sister Wanda, lived in the war-torn nation of Sokovia. Pietro and Wanda volunteered to be experimented on by Hydra when they offered the twins an opportunity to free their country from war. Pietro was subjected to the power of Loki’s Scepter, and he gained the ability to move at superhuman speeds, with enhanced durability and perception. Pietro and Wanda held great animosity against the Avengers, they initially fought with Hydra against the Avengers, and later sided themselves with Ultron. That is until Wanda discovered that Ultron’s plans to defeat the Avengers involved destroying the world. Pietro and Wanda then turned against Ultron, and agreed to help the Avengers stop Ultron and protect the people of Sokovia.

Recipe:
Head – Custom cast head of Agent Mouse from StarWarsGeek
Torso, arms – Wallace “Ripcord” Weems from “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
Hands – Conrad “Flint” Hauser from “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”
Legs – Storm Shadow from “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”

Hasbro did not produce a MCU Quicksilver figure in the 3.75″ scale so I decided to custom make one to complete the Avengers line-up in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. (Hasbro hasn’t yet make MCU Quicksilver in the Marvel Legends scale either, although a 2.5″ mini figure was released as part of a rare 2-pack that came together with an Sub-Ultron.) First, I had to find a suitable head, one which not only had to look cocky enough, but also have that dishevelled fringe. And the head I thought best resembled MCU Quicksilver was a cast head of G.I. Joe Agent Mouse that I bought on eBay from StarWarsGeek.

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Other toy custom makers have also made the custom MCU Quicksilver, many of them using same recipe of Ripcord’s torso (or Breaker‘s torso, they are the same), which actually has somewhat the same patterning on MCU Quicksilver’s shirt. Storm Shadow’s legs were used as he wears similar sport shoes, while a pair of spare custom fodder gloved hands from Flint were used for the figure.

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MCU Quicksilver and Comic Book Quicksilver

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They are twins.

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The Avengers assemble for the Battle of Sokovia.

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Pietro takes out a couple of Ultron Sentries.

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Maximoff Twins in action.

Note: Pietro Maximoff was never actually referred to as Quicksilver in the movie. And neither was Wanda Maximoff referred to as Scarlet Witch in the entirety of MCU thus far (she was called ‘little witch’ by Tony Stark though).

Awesome Toy Collection – Ultimate Marvel

Hello world, here’s a showcase of my Ultimate Marvel figures!

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Ultimate Marvel was an imprint of comic books that was first launched by Marvel Comics in 2000. At that time, comic book sales were on the decline, with many readers growing uninterested and unable to follow the increasingly convoluted plots, especially when by then Marvel Comics had an almost sixty-years of continuity that all stories had to adhere to, a bar that not all fans could reach and also scared away new readers. Attempts to cut the long continuity had varied results, such as plot contradictions, or critically panned storylines.

Ultimate Marvel featured re-imagined and modernized versions of Marvel Comics superheroes, taking place in the Ultimate Marvel Universe which was separate from the mainstream Marvel Universe. Unlike previous reboots, no in-story explanation of the existence of the Ultimate Marvel Universe was given, while the mainstream comic books continue to be published unaffected by the new project. New origin stories allowed for new readers to follow the superheroes from the start. Each superhero was rebooted to their original character premise, and they may retain certain elements of their mainstream versions but not always.

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Ultimate Captain America has a somewhat similar origin story to the mainstream Captain America, having underwent the super soldier procedure to fight in World War II. Similarly, he was brought into the modern era having been frozen in ice towards the war’s end. Unlike mainstream Captain America’s peak human physical strength, Ultimate Captain America strength was augmented to superhuman levels. Ultimate Captain America also has a rash and soldierly personality, and his costume is likewise more military themed with his wearing of army gloves and boots, occasionally together with the ammo vest and belt.

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Ultimate Nick Fury was re-imagined as a black man in the Ultimate Marvel Universe (Nick Fury is a Caucasian character in the mainstream Marvel Universe). Apart from an initial appearance that is later ignored, Ultimate Nick Fury was designed to look like Samuel L. Jackson. Nick Fury was subjected to an experiment during World War II, in which he was injected with a serum that give him low level super-human strength and agility. It also greatly reduced his aging, allowing Fury to continue to be active into the modern era. Fury later becomes the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and was tasked with forming a team to battle posthuman threats, and resurrecting the super-soldier program.

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Similar to his mainstream counterpart, Antonio “Tony” Stark is a wealthy industrialist, billionaire playboy and genius inventor who had also created the Iron Man armor. Stark suffers from a life-threatening affliction, an inoperable brain tumor which gives him a life expectancy of anywhere between six months to five years. Stark decides to use his remaining time for a noble purpose, and he chooses to become a philanthropist and superhero, volunteering his services to Nick Fury when Fury forms the Ultimates.

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Dr. Robert Bruce Banner was among a group of scientists hired by the U.S. Government to recreate the Super Soldier Serum. Believing that he has come up with the correct formula for the serum, Banner tests it out by injecting himself with it. Instead, Banner transformed into the Hulk, he goes on a rampage and destroys the laboratory. Although Ultimate Hulk has had several confrontations with the Ultimates, he has on occasion aided the Ultimates in the fight against their enemies.

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Ultimate Thor was once a psychiatric nurse named Thorlief Golmen until he suffered a nervous breakdown and was institutionalized for 18 months. He then came to believe that he was the Thor, Norse God of Thunder, and that he was sent to Earth on a mission to save the planet and to stop the “war to end all wars”. Ultimate Thor is also actively engaged in political and social activism, and is highly critical of America’s military aggression towards other world powers.

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In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Hawkeye (aka Clint Barton) was a black ops operative who was recruited by Nick Fury into the Ultimates program. Barton has superhuman accuracy, which was the result of an experimental optical surgery. Unlike the mainstream version, Ultimate Clint Barton had a family, but unfortunately his wife and children were  killed. Ultimate Hawkeye is shown to have a brooding mood, emotionally devastated, and almost having a death wish.

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For Ultimate Marvel, Spider-Man was re-imagined as an Afro-Hispanic teenager named Miles Morales, who gained superhuman powers after being bitten by a genetically engineered spider that was created from Ultimate Peter Parker’s blood. When the original Ultimate Spider-Man (Ultimate Peter Parker) was killed while fighting the Green Goblin, Miles was inspired to continue Peter Parker’s legacy and take up costume crimefighting.

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With its incorporation of contemporary issues and edgier storylines, Ultimate Marvel proved to be quite successful, and when Marvel began to produce their own series of superhero films, many elements from Ultimate Marvel were carried over, such as:
– Banner became the Hulk as the result of an experiment trying to recreate the super soldier serum.
– The MCU version of Hawkeye borrowed many aspects of Ultimate Hawkeye, such as the costume and family.
– The Chitauri were originally introduced in the Ultimate Marvel Universe.
– The Avengers were formed by S.H.I.E.L.D. with the members recruited by Nick Fury.
– Samuel L. Jackson himself went on to portray Nick Fury in the MCU films.
And there’s probably more.

For everyone’s benefit , here’s a breakdown of where each figure comes from:

1) Ultimate Iron Man comes from the Iron Man 2 line #36.
2) Ultimate Captain America comes from the Avengers line #01 as “Super Shield Captain America”.
3) Ultimate Thor comes from the Avengers line #02 as “Battle Hammer Thor”.
4) Ultimate Hawkeye comes from the Avengers line #06 as “Marvel’s Hawkeye”.
5) Ultimate Nick Fury comes from the Avengers line #17 as “Assault Squad Nick Fury”.
6) Ultimate Hulk is a custom that I made.
7) Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales) was from the Marvel Universe line (Series 4 #007 variant). The same figure was re-released as part of the Marvel Infinite Series Wave 6.

Also of worthy mention are a couple of other Ultimate Captain America:

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From left:
1) Ultimate Captain America from the Marvel Universe line (Series 1 #012).
2) “Ultimates Captain America” from the Captain America: The First Avenger line #01.
3) The above mentioned “Super Shield Captain America” from the Avengers line #01.
4) Another Ultimate Captain America which is part of a Marvel Legends Series 3.75″ 2-pack that came with a Marvel NOW! Iron Man.

Oh wait, there’s more…

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From left:
1) WW2-era Ultimate Captain America, a Marvel Universe SDCC 2010 Exclusive.
2) “Captain America (Battlefield)” from the Captain America: The First Avenger line #03, a repaint of the previous figure.

Custom Marvel Universe Figure – Ultimate Hulk

Hi world! I have been inspired to create this custom Marvel Universe figure – Ultimate Hulk!

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In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner was among a group of scientists hired by the U.S. Government to recreate the Super Soldier Serum. Believing that he has come up with the correct formula for the serum, Banner tests it out by injecting himself with it. Instead, Banner transformed into the Hulk, he goes on a rampage and destroys the laboratory. The grey-skinned Ultimate Hulk is way more sociopathic and vicious than the mainstream Marvel Universe counterpart, and had at various times displayed cannibalistic tendencies, often eating his enemies.

Recipe:
Head – Custom cast head from Glassman
Rest of  the body – MU Grey Hulk

I thought of creating an Ultimate Hulk so that he can join with the other Ultimate Marvel figures that I have acquired. The custom cast head was ordered from an online source, and I think it was shrunk down from a Marvel Select Ultimate Hulk. The original head of Grey Hulk was cut off from the neck, and the custom cast head was transplanted on by using epoxy putty.

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Close up of the head and neck.

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“HULK SMASH LOSERS!”

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Ultimates Assemble! I’ll showcase more about them in the next blogpost. Till then, stay safe!

Awesome Toy Collection – MCU Odin

Hi world! From the Marvel Cinematic Universe, here’s a showcase of Odin, King of Asgard.

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Odin is the King of Asgard, Protector of the Nine Realms. For millennia Odin Allfather had kept the Nine Realms safe and maintained the tenuous peace between the different factions. Odin’s firstborn son Thor has come of age to accede to the throne, and Odin has prepared a speech to instill upon his brash son the importance and responsibility of defending the hard-worn peace.

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This particular Odin figure is from the “Thor” movie toyline, he is “#05 Shield Bash Odin” gold armour variant. After reading up the ToyArk Forums, I have found some additional accessories that I felt are suitable and in scale for the Odin figure, and make him look a little more formidable. Odin’s helmet and the Gungnir spear came with Marvel Minimates “Thor” movie Odin, part of a Loki & Odin 2-pack. Slight customization was done to the helmet by sanding off the hair bits with a dremel, while the Gungnir spear was extended by adding on a straw that was painted gold.

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More views of Odin’s helmet.

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I have also found a pair of ravens for Odin, they are hand-made and were bought from a seller at the local flea market.

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Odin has a pair of raven familiars named Hugin and Munin. They serve as Odin’s eyes and ears, and relayed to Odin the happenings from his realm and beyond. The ravens appeared in “Thor”, they observed Thor and Loki when they spoke in “The Avengers”, and were later seen flying around Asgard in “Thor: The Dark World”.

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Odin and his sons, Thor and Loki.

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More Asgardians.

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Custom MCU Figure – Hawkeye (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”)

Hello world! Welcome to the year 2020! This is my first post not only for the year, and also for the decade! For this post, here’s a custom of MCU Hawkeye as based on his appearance in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.

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The Avengers have received a tip-off that Hydra had a secret base in the nation of Sokovia, and they attacked the base in full force, defeating the Hydra soldiers, capturing Baron von Strucker, and recovering Loki’s scepter. Although Barton was injured during the battle, with advanced medical treatment he makes a full recovery. But when Tony Stark’s latest invention, an A.I. peacekeeping program named Ultron, goes haywire, rudely disrupts the Avengers’ party and steals away the scepter, Barton finds himself suiting up again, this time to track down and stop Ultron before it destroys the world.

Receipe:
Head – Custom cast head from Glassman
Torso, legs, quiver – Hawkeye from “The Avengers”
Arms – Thor from “The Avengers”
Jacket – Rex “The Doctor” Lewis from “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”

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Yep, Hasbro did not produce this particular likeness of Hawkeye, so I decided to custom make one. The no-sunglasses Hawkeye custom cast head was ordered from an online source. Thor’s arms were transplanted over, and epoxy putty was used to sculpt the pads on the upper arms. To fit the jacket onto the torso, the quiver was first removed, and the straps on the torso were sanded off using a dremel. The jacket came with a peghole, which allowed me to trace out and drill a similar hole on the torso’s back. A peg was then attached to the quiver so that Hawkeye can carry the quiver on his back, sort of like a G.I. Joe figure. The straight patterns on the jacket were created by painting with masking tape. A piece of black imitation leather cloth serves as the jacket’s flap.

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Hawkeye wears the jacket at the start of the movie when the Avengers storm the Hydra base.

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Hawkeye wears the jacket again when the Avengers head to Sokovia to fight Ultron, although he takes it off later sometime during the battle. (Yeah, Comic Book Quicksilver is standing in for the MCU version for now, at least until I come up with a MCU custom.)

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The money shot.

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These killer bots are no match for the bow and arrow.

And kudos if you figure out who in the pictures is also a sort-of custom.

 

Awesome Toy Collection – Year End Showhand 2019

Hi world! We have come to the end of 2019, and I thought I’d showcase a couple of items from my awesome toy collection that I had acquired over the course of the year or even earlier.

And I’ve decided to showcase some of the 3.75″ Star Wars action figures that I have acquired, specifically those from the more recent Disney-era Star Wars movies.

[Actually, this kinda gives me the opportunity to open up some of my past purchases which will probably go towards clearing up some more space in my room. Oh yeah.]

Hmm… Let’s start from the earliest chronological-wise with regards to Disney-era Star Wars movies, which is “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.

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Han Solo deserts from his infantry regiment on Mimban and joins up with criminal Tobias Beckett and his gang, together they plot to steal a shipment of coaxium on Vandor-1.

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The plan went south when they were interrupted by Enfys Nest and the Cloud Riders, resulting in the loss of Val and Rio Durant. As compensation to the Crimson Dawn syndicate, the remaining gang opt to steal unrefined coaxium from the mines of Kessel. They are accompanied by Qi’ra – Crimson Dawn lieutenant and Han Solo’s old flame, and Lando Calrissian – who provides the ship for the heist, the Millennium Falcon.

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Although Han Solo was able to obtain the coaxium, he hands it over to Enfys Nest, who explained that the Cloud Riders were not pirates but rebels made up of victims from the tyrannical state of the galaxy trying to strike back at the syndicates and the Empire. Enfys Nest offers Han Solo a chance to join the rebellion, but Solo declines, preferring a smuggler’s career.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

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Saw Gerrera leads the Partisans, a rebel faction on Jedha, his extreme methods had caused his group to be disavowed by the Rebel Alliance. The Partisans engage in armed insurgency against the Empire, which was removing kyber crystals from Jedha to power the Death Star. Hey, it’s Two-Tubes again.

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Director Krennic is the director of advanced weapon research for the Imperial military. He has led the construction of the Death Star, aided with unwilling assistance from scientist Galen Erso. We have a special appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin, who shortly after the Death Star demonstrated its capability by destroying Jedha City, relieves Krennic of his command and takes over control of the Death Star project.

“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”

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Thirty years after the Galactic Civil War, the First Order has risen from the remnants of the fallen Galactic Empire, and seeks to destroy the New Republic. Princess Leia had formed the Resistance to combat this threat, and she seeks help from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, who had gone into exile. Old and new allies join in their fight against the threat of First Order’s superweapon, the Starkiller Base.

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Jakku aliens, and a couple of Maz Kanata’s cantina denizens.

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First Order personnel – A First Order Stormtrooper, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, General Hux

“Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”

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In the aftermath of the destruction of the Starkiller Base by the Resistance, the Resistance is on the run from the First Order, while Rey seeks out Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, to recruit him towards the Resistance’s cause, and to guide her in the way of the Force.

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Supreme Leader Snoke interrogates Rey and orders Kylo Ren to kill her. Instead, Kylo Ren kills Snoke, and joined with Rey to defeat the rest of the Elite Praetorian Guards. Kylo Ren then offers Rey a chance to rule the galaxy together, which she refuses.

“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” – Spoilers ahead !!

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With Supreme Leader Kylo Ren in command, the First Order continues on its tyranny in the galaxy. But when an age-old threat resurfaces, the embattled Resistance finds itself racing against time to locate and uncover the long buried secret, in a final all-out existential conflict.

Now that was a lot of pics, and how about just one more…

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… and then they hightailed out of Yavin 4.

This is 2019 signing off, and hello 2020!

Awesome Toy Collection – MCU Ant-Man(s)

We return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this blog post, with a showcase of several MCU Ant-Mans that I have acquired.

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Lining up the Ant-Man figures gives the imagery of Ant-Man growing or shrinking in size.

Let’s start with the Ant-Man from the 3.75″ scale that I more often collect:

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Hasbro Marvel Infinite Series 3.75″ MCU Ant-Man came with an ant figure which Ant-Man can ride on.

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On the left is an approx 2.5″ Hasbro Miniverse Ant-Man from “Captain America: Civil War”, it came in a two-pack together with Winter Soldier. On the right is a 3″ Takara Tomy Ant-Man, as based on his appearance in “Captain America: Civil War”.

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The 5″ Ant-Man is actually the Hasbro Miniverse Giant-Man from “Captain America: Civil War”, it came together with a mini Ant-Man riding on two ants.

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Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ MCU Ant-Man, and a mini Ant-Man. These two figures came in a two-pack together with MCU Yellowjacket as part of “Marvel Studios The First 10 Years” Series.

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Another 6″ MCU Ant-Man was previously released as part of BAF MCU Ultron series. The recent Ant-Man is more screen accurate as Ant-Man’s helmet never showed any part of the face underneath.

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Marvel Legends BAF MCU Giant-Man, which I had acquired as a completed figure.

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Hasbro has recently re-released MCU Giant-Man for sale on its own. This recent Giant-Man is more screen accurate in having additional paint apps, brighter metal colours, and more importantly, the boot flaps do not stick out as in the previous Giant-Man. Rumours has it that during the original laser scanning session for the design of Giant-Man, the boot flaps were overlooked and therefore BAF Giant-Man came with its boot flaps sticking out. This is now corrected in the re-release.

Also of worthy mention are the Ant-Man figures by Hot Toys, Marvel Select, Bandai S.H. Figuarts.

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Just one more:

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That has got to be one of the most wacko fan theory anyone could have ever come up with.

Awesome Toy Collection – ToyBiz Man-Spider, Doppelganger, Alien Spider Slayer

Hi world! Still continuing with the Spider-Man theme, for this month I’m showcasing a couple of ToyBiz Spider-Man figures I have acquired, that which I feel are somewhat compatible with the Marvel Universe figures.

Presenting: ToyBiz Man-Spider, Doppelganger, and Alien Spider Slayer.

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Back in the 1990s, ToyBiz produced 5-inch action figures based on Marvel Comics as well as from Marvel animated series. In general, most of these figures are way too big when compared with the more recent 4-inch Marvel Universe figures, but sometimes the ToyBiz figure of a character who is meant to be big-sized will fit right in with the MU figures, as in the case of the above three.

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Man-Spider is what happens when Peter Parker’s mutation goes haywire every so often in the comics or in the cartoons. In Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Parker’s original spider-bite that gave him his powers was causing him further mutations. However, his attempts to cure himself resulted in him growing four new arms, and then an accelerated mutation into the Man-Spider.

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Doppelganger is an evil, near-mindless duplicate of Spider-Man that was created by Magus during the Infinity War. The Doppelganger possesses Spider-Man’s strength, speed, wall-climbing abilities, and spider-sense, and also has six arms, claws, fangs, and the ability to produce its own razor-edged webbing.

Doppelganger has made appearances in the comics, Spider-Man: TAS, and video games.

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The Spider Slayers are a series of killer robots created specifically to hunt and kill Spider-Man. They were made by robotics expert and scientist Spencer Smythe, and later by his son Alistair Smythe. The Alien Spider Slayer, also known as Spider Slayer Mark X, was created by Alistair Smythe possibly by using alien technology. The Alien Spider Slayer is extremely fast and agile. It also had a large amount of spikes and claws sprouting from its body.

The Alien Spider Slayer was originally planned to appear on Spider-Man: TAS but that did not happen. He instead appeared in the Spider-Man (1995 video game) which itself was based on elements from Spider-Man: TAS. The Alien Spider Slayer apparently has not appeared in the comics.

Comparison pics:

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The Alien Spider Slayer somewhat resemble a Xenomorph from the Alien franchise.

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“Oh come on!” – Spider-Man finds himself surrounded by these eight limb freaks.