Archief voor tags: 12″ figures


Ever since I started collecting sixth scale movie superhero figures I wanted Spider-man in my collection. I love Sam Raimi’s interpretation of Spider-man for the big screen. It’s very close to the comic version and full of detail. It doesn’t seem a regular guy could sew the suit by himself like the upcoming Marc Webs Spider-man costume looks like. But Raimi’s Spider-man is just cool!

I was eying on the 12″ Medicom Real Action Heroes Spider-man from the Raimi movies before Hot Toys announced they where releasing Spider-man from the Spider-man 3 movie. I was excited to hear of the prospect.
Though, when Hot Toys made the announcement, the reactions on the Internet to the 12″ Spider-man  where mixed to sat the least. Read story


Hot Toys’ first in the line of the new Marvel Studio’s movie Thor.
Other than Thor himself and Odin, Hot Toys made no further announcements for other figures in the line. It’s getting tough to find Thor, so if you see him somewhere, I suggest buy him and you won’t be disappointed.
As for Thor’s dad, Odin the All father, is still widely available. However cool that figures is, I didn’t pre-order him. Money is a factor but also the focus of my collection. Loki I would buy. Or Lady Sif and maybe the warriors Three. But alas, we have to do with farther and son.

Read story


Here we are with the latest incarnation of the Iron Man armor, the mark VI. I know for some people the never-ending releases of Hot Toys Iron Man merchandise are starting to be an overkill, while for others each new suit brings them one step closer for a ultimate complete line up of iron man armor. The Mark V will be upon us before the end of this year, so the complete set from movies 1 + 2 will be achievable. Read story

Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Ghost Rider Limited Edition Collectible Figurine with Bike Set from the Ghost Rider movie. The highly detailed Ghost Rider collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Nicolas Cage in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted head and skull, light-up functions on skull and detailed weapons. The set also comes with a motor bike with light-up functions in front blinkers and wheels.

 

Read story

Hello there, welcome to Tales to Astonish!

This site is to provide [primarily] Dutch fans with news and information about Star Wars- and superhero-related Lego, 12″ figures and collectibles. Even though there already are a lot of sites out there about any of these subjects, yet I feel there’s a demand for it. Especially Dutch based. While news and pricewatches may be localized, reviews and opinions are for every fan from around the world! That’s why I’ll write this blog in English. To find, share and interact with other like-minded.

So what’s my origin story?
First and foremost, I am what people call a ‘fanboy‘. Luckily for me and people around me,  I’m an open-minded one and not too biased. My love lies with Star Wars and superheroes and I’m susceptible  to other Scifi and fantasy franchises. That’s my secret power! ;)

I’ve been reading and collecting comics nearly as long as I can remember. Collecting toys really began with the first waves of 3.75″ figures G.I.Joe and Transformers toys back in the eighties.  While I was a kid, I wanted to have  them all. Mostly because we couldn’t afford them. And what we couldn’t have, we build with Lego. When I was 8 years old, I build Optimus Prime in Lego, which, by-the-way, could transform from robot into a truck, just like in the animated series. <Geek moment! My apologies.> Lego has passed on to my brothers and me from my father, so we had no shortage of bricks.

For quite some time I managed to collect superheroes only through their stories in comics until the first Raimi’s Spider-man movies. I bought one 6″ action figure of Spider-man and before I knew it, I had half of the Marvel Legends series in my showcase.

The secret origin of the blog
My collections are not what you would call ‘focused’  I have from everything a little something. So after quite a few trials and tribulations I decided to be more selective with the stuff I collect. That’s the first goal of this site. To review and share about what I like. Take a step back and look at it again to see if I really want it. I would like to think it would help other collectors too.
For the Dutch readers I’ll try to provide information on where to find stuff, for how much and where they can find the discounts.
As of late I discovered te awe of the 12″ figures or 1/6 scale figures. I never liked the format as it was to close to Barbie in matter of size and quality. And boys don’t play with dolls. Then I got acquainted with Machiko, the She-Predator from Hot Toys. I fell in love and thus she became the first 12″ figure in my collection.
With a few Star Wars exceptions, because of the high price tag, I try to focus my 1/6 scale figures only to ‘realistic’ movie superheroes.

These are exciting times for fanboys and -girls alike. With more Comicbook movies coming out and the improving quality and details on toys, movies and games.

These are Tales to Astonish!

- MarvelousRoland

As of late I discovered te awe of the 12″ figures or 1/6 scale figures. I never liked the format as it was to close to Barbie in matter of size and quality. And boys don’t play with dolls. Then I got acquainted with Machiko, the She-Predator from Hot Toys. I fell in love and thus she became the first 12″ figure in my collection.
With a few Star Wars exceptions, because of the high price tag, I try to focus my 1/6 scale figures only to ‘realistic’ superheroes.

These are exciting times for fanboys and -girls alike. With more Comicbook movies coming out and the improving quality and details on toys, movies and games.

These are Tales to Astonish!