Kool Kollectibles content

30 Jul 2017

Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization Yumi Ashigaru (Archer) Stormtrooper

I've loved this Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization series ever since it started. This new Archer addition is another great trooper to add to the Imperial army!

Click through below for my full review on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel! And check out further below for more pics.

It's just a shame the bow doesn't come with a string! That's something I never even realised from the promotional photos. Would've been a nice little bit of detail if they had added that.

Together with the rest of the army, this series of Japanese inspired designs really makes for a great Star Wars collection! I'm really looking forward to more figures in this series!

23 Jul 2017

Mezco One:12 Collective Space Ghost

I've been seeing lots of collectors rave about how good Mezco's One:12 Collective range of figures has been, and the pics certainly look fantastic. But I couldn't double up on those characters in different scales, so held off until they released something that I didn't think would be released in a larger scale.

The Space Ghost figure fit that bill perfectly, especially since it was a cartoon that I loved watching through the 80s as a kid! I think the TV series was released earlier in the 60s or 70s, but I grew up watching the re-runs on Australian Saturday mornings and after school. So I had a lot of fond memories and nostalgia for this figure.

Click through below to check out my review on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel :)

The packaging art is beautifully done by Mezco, in a simple but classy style. The internal clamshell is also nicely laid out and collector friendly.

It comes with a nice array of accessories, with different options for his blast effects from his hands. The transluscent coloured plastic looks pretty nice. The stand is also nice, with the options to stand on the base or have him in flight poses.

The alternate head sculpt for Space Ghost looks a bit weird, with a somewhat strange grimace. I think the default head sculpt is a better look for display purposes. Blip the space monkey is a little on the large size, but the overall details and paint app are pretty good.

Mezco have done some outstanding outfits for their previous figures, and this Space Ghost is no exception. The full cloth body suit is nicely tailored and textured, and is not so delicate that I'm too afraid to touch it.

Poseability is not hindered by the outfit, and he can get into lots of action poses. The only nitpick I might have is that the feet are a bit over-scaled. Other than that, the details and build quality I find pretty amazing for this smaller scale. I definitely see now why collectors say Mezco are the Hot Toys of the 1/12th scale world!

Highly recommended for fans of the old cartoon series! Hopefully Mezco announce more classic characters like this!

14 Jul 2017

Transformers Masterpiece MP-36 Megatron

It was a long wait for Takara to finally release a new Megatron in their Transformers Masterpiece series. The original MP-5 Megatron was never a great figure, and once MP-10 Optimus was released, everyone was waiting for a new Megatron in the new scale. And finally after around 5 years, Takara have released the definitive G1 Megatron figure!

Click the link below to check out my bot mode comparison video between MP-36 Megatron and the X-Transbots Apollyon. The Apollyon was definitely a good stand-in at the time, but the official Takara version pretty much beats it in all categories that matter!

Takara continue their new direction with the MP figures by including a vast array of accessories straight from episodes of the G1 cartoon. Multiple head sculpts, weapons and items used in the cartoon, and homages to the G1 toy are all included in the set. It's an awesome package amongst the best they've ever released.

I love that Hasbro Asia have brought back the collector coin, so I couldn't resist getting it from Robotkingdom to get the coin. It's a shame the card art is not the original grid style of earlier collector cards, but overall they still look amazing displayed together.

I won't say much more in this quick summary that you can't hear or see in the video on the channel. Suffice it to say I think it's an incredible figure, with amazing articulation, and accurate G1 cartoon aesthetics!

It's beautiful to finally see my favourite G1 Decepticons in Masterpiece form together in the collection! They look incredible displayed together! Now I just wish Takara would announce some Constructicons or Triple Changers. But at least now I have the core team that I loved watching as a kid back in the 80s.