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Mindy Macready
 is ready to kick-ass!
When I saw this doll in one of the geek web sites and it was linked to a product page at Entertainment Earth I knew I had to get me one! Hit-Girl, AKA Mindy Macready is the diminutive super-hero\assassin\daughter to "Big Daddy" from the movie and comic book series titled "Kick-Ass" about a teenager who decides to become a super hero for real although he is outclassed, outskilled and outdone in every way by Hit-Girl and her father Big Daddy... and dare I say.. out-cuted by Hit-Girl herself. 

This doll is very different from the type of doll Living Dead dolls usually makes in that she's not macabre and does not resemble a goth chick or a zombie or a ghost or any other type they usually do. She's entirely patterned on Hit-Girl.... precocious, perhaps... slightly fetishized with the plaid skirt and colored wig? Maybe.. but still a lot more cutesy than what they usually do. I really like how her outfit translates to a doll outfit with the metallic purple jumpsuit with built in black knee pads that offers plenty of eye candy I really like how shiny it all is. Next is the pink utility belt with plastic capsules and pouches to the tiny hands that give the impression of gloves but are just plastic molded hands. The shoes resemble the typical doll shoes but are themed to be her boots and while they are I would say.. no frills doll combat boots they fit in with the theme of the doll perfectly. 
If there's anything I can complain about this doll is the center of gravity seems to be leaning back a bit and she has a hard time standing unaided but I guess that's what doll stands are for. I have a Little Apple Doll and she needs a doll stand too.
Some people when doing a review of a toy tend to talk about all the points of articulation a doll or figure has. Well, this doll much like how many of the other living dead dolls most likely have is has pretty much just three points of articulation. The head turns and swivels like on a ball joint and the arms move up and down and that's it. The legs slightly move but I woudln't call them articulated per say more like slightly pliable. But I didn't get this for action I got it for display purposes although having more articulation would have made better poses but I actually don't care too much.

Doll in box

I think it goes without saying but one should take care with handling a doll such as this so the hair doesn't get messed up as once that happens it's difficult to fix. Also the other complaint I would file with mezco other than her standability is how they packaged her with twist ties that are super mega uber knotted in the back and folded over and tucked inside so that it's almost impossible to pick them free and untie her... one has to use scissors and cut the ties off in order to get her out. Also I noticed after photographing her that there was some stray\loose\extra thread on her cape that they didn't neaten up at the factory. 

But other than that it's a very nice piece and a treasured new adoption to add to my collection. I currently have her at my desk so that she can be readily seen just by turning my head a little to the right of my monitor. 

The only thing she's missing as an accessory is two glock pistols to hold in both hands! But her hands aren't even scuplted to hold guns so there goes that idea!
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★ Robin Mask (Union Jack ver.)

I've been interested in these Five Star Toys Kinnikuman vinyl figures for a while (like I said before most of us here in the USA know these characters as M.U.S.C.L.E.) Only they come from a Japanese company and as far as I know only sell them in Japan. I'd like to order one some time but I'm not exactly sure as to how... I heard one would have to know someone who can import them or something like that... this one in particular interests me and I was tempted to see if trying to order from their site only I'm not entirely sure their site supports ordering from the USA and it wants to do COD which I am not a fan of.... and I'm not entirely sure their delivery service supports shipping to the US which it may not...

It'd be nice if the kinnikuman blog Nama Niku could help me out with that. But I'm not sure they would... I sent them a tweet asking for a bit of advice.... anyway.. here's the link.

http://www.fivestar-toy.net/?pid=45613090
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Manson Omega Figure
Omega by Fewture. Designed by Yasushi Nirasawa and sculpted by Yoshihiro Saito with cooperation of Manson himself.
This is one of those figures I had for quite a while now but I'm wanting to do reviews of at least my favorites in my collection. Well this one is a unique one to me and I'm happy I got it while it was still reasonable and available at retail rather than marked up. This is of Manson in his Mechanical Animals "Omega" guise. These figures where originally only available in japan but where later made available worldwide. It says at the article about the figures that Manson chose japanese designers because they are more "daring" than toy companies in the US. I'm not sure I would classify them as more daring than Macfarlane or something since they didn't do anything to censor the designs of some of the movie monsters they did such as Sil from Species... her figure still had the big biomechanical nipples and such and nothing in this line is anywhere near as racy as that.. but I digress...

Read more... )
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Manson Omega Figure
Omega by Fewture. Designed by Yasushi Nirasawa and sculpted by Yoshihiro Saito with cooperation of Manson himself.
This is one of those figures I had for quite a while now but I'm wanting to do reviews of at least my favorites in my collection. Well this one is a unique one to me and I'm happy I got it while it was still reasonable and available at retail rather than marked up. This is of Manson in his Mechanical Animals "Omega" guise. These figures where originally only available in japan but where later made available worldwide. It says at the article about the figures that Manson chose japanese designers because they are more "daring" than toy companies in the US. I'm not sure I would classify them as more daring than Macfarlane or something since they didn't do anything to censor the designs of some of the movie monsters they did such as Sil from Species... her figure still had the big biomechanical nipples and such and nothing in this line is anywhere near as racy as that.. but I digress...

Read more... )
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Manson Omega Figure
Omega by Fewture. Designed by Yasushi Nirasawa and sculpted by Yoshihiro Saito with cooperation of Manson himself.
This is one of those figures I had for quite a while now but I'm wanting to do reviews of at least my favorites in my collection. Well this one is a unique one to me and I'm happy I got it while it was still reasonable and available at retail rather than marked up. This is of Manson in his Mechanical Animals "Omega" guise. These figures where originally only available in japan but where later made available worldwide. It says at the article about the figures that Manson chose japanese designers because they are more "daring" than toy companies in the US. I'm not sure I would classify them as more daring than Macfarlane or something since they didn't do anything to censor the designs of some of the movie monsters they did such as Sil from Species... her figure still had the big biomechanical nipples and such and nothing in this line is anywhere near as racy as that.. but I digress...

Read more... )
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and


Although I have to admit it's mostly just because of the puppet that's in it. I had a mexican marionette at one time but the strings got tangled and I lost it. I like the one in this one though because unlike the one I used to have she has better joints and she kind of looks like a doll.. I like the way they dress her up in miniature versions of actual fashions. I love puppets and I always like how when they make videos\film with small characters like this or stop motion they make small props to go with it and I always like seeing mini stuff.

I guess this is a little too "out there" for some people as I see people having a hard time understanding these in the comments at youtube. But I like offbeat stuff so this is kind of up my alley. 
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Although I have to admit it's mostly just because of the puppet that's in it. I had a mexican marionette at one time but the strings got tangled and I lost it. I like the one in this one though because unlike the one I used to have she has better joints and she kind of looks like a doll.. I like the way they dress her up in miniature versions of actual fashions. I love puppets and I always like how when they make videos\film with small characters like this or stop motion they make small props to go with it and I always like seeing mini stuff.

I guess this is a little too "out there" for some people as I see people having a hard time understanding these in the comments at youtube. But I like offbeat stuff so this is kind of up my alley. 
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and


Although I have to admit it's mostly just because of the puppet that's in it. I had a mexican marionette at one time but the strings got tangled and I lost it. I like the one in this one though because unlike the one I used to have she has better joints and she kind of looks like a doll.. I like the way they dress her up in miniature versions of actual fashions. I love puppets and I always like how when they make videos\film with small characters like this or stop motion they make small props to go with it and I always like seeing mini stuff.

I guess this is a little too "out there" for some people as I see people having a hard time understanding these in the comments at youtube. But I like offbeat stuff so this is kind of up my alley. 
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Recenty the blog Nama Niku... a blog specializing in Kinnikuman (MUSCLE to those in the USA). Usually I look at the expensive Kinnikuman figures that are only available in japan and sell out right away and wish I could get them.

Recently, they had a little giveway contest. The first three to respond get a free MUSCLE style figure they designed. I was one of the three and my prize arrived in the snail mail today!
nama niku kinnikuman
I hardly ever win anything so hooray for prizes!
Quick, can you spot where the prize figure from nama niku is in this photo?
MUSCLE COLLECTION
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Recenty the blog Nama Niku... a blog specializing in Kinnikuman (MUSCLE to those in the USA). Usually I look at the expensive Kinnikuman figures that are only available in japan and sell out right away and wish I could get them.

Recently, they had a little giveway contest. The first three to respond get a free MUSCLE style figure they designed. I was one of the three and my prize arrived in the snail mail today!
nama niku kinnikuman
I hardly ever win anything so hooray for prizes!
Quick, can you spot where the prize figure from nama niku is in this photo?
MUSCLE COLLECTION
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Recenty the blog Nama Niku... a blog specializing in Kinnikuman (MUSCLE to those in the USA). Usually I look at the expensive Kinnikuman figures that are only available in japan and sell out right away and wish I could get them.

Recently, they had a little giveway contest. The first three to respond get a free MUSCLE style figure they designed. I was one of the three and my prize arrived in the snail mail today!
nama niku kinnikuman
I hardly ever win anything so hooray for prizes!
Quick, can you spot where the prize figure from nama niku is in this photo?
MUSCLE COLLECTION
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First up the second of two Lady Kinnikuman Figures... this time Lady Robin:
Lady Robin
As with the last Lady Kinnikuman Figure I got this one is a very nice scuplt.. the only problems I had was the spikey things on her shoulders where kind of difficult to put on especially since  I was trying to put them on backwards at first! But once I got them on all was fine... I scuffed her shoulder a bit trying to get them on though but it's in an area that doesn't show once they have been put on so it's not so bad.

I actually kind of like the base on this one better than in the previous figure because it is matte and doesn't dirty as easily. the other one got fingerprints\smudges on it easily with the translucent plastic it was made from.
Revoltech Figure
I got a second Revoltech figure this month.. their Fraulein line seems rather fragile to me and this one was no different. It was hard putting her wings on and other things at the same time but what I liked better about this one than the previous one I got was she came with a stand.




Second part of this review is NSFW... enter at your own risk )
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First up the second of two Lady Kinnikuman Figures... this time Lady Robin:
Lady Robin
As with the last Lady Kinnikuman Figure I got this one is a very nice scuplt.. the only problems I had was the spikey things on her shoulders where kind of difficult to put on especially since  I was trying to put them on backwards at first! But once I got them on all was fine... I scuffed her shoulder a bit trying to get them on though but it's in an area that doesn't show once they have been put on so it's not so bad.

I actually kind of like the base on this one better than in the previous figure because it is matte and doesn't dirty as easily. the other one got fingerprints\smudges on it easily with the translucent plastic it was made from.
Revoltech Figure
I got a second Revoltech figure this month.. their Fraulein line seems rather fragile to me and this one was no different. It was hard putting her wings on and other things at the same time but what I liked better about this one than the previous one I got was she came with a stand.




Second part of this review is NSFW... enter at your own risk )
smoketetsuo: (Default)
First up the second of two Lady Kinnikuman Figures... this time Lady Robin:
Lady Robin
As with the last Lady Kinnikuman Figure I got this one is a very nice scuplt.. the only problems I had was the spikey things on her shoulders where kind of difficult to put on especially since  I was trying to put them on backwards at first! But once I got them on all was fine... I scuffed her shoulder a bit trying to get them on though but it's in an area that doesn't show once they have been put on so it's not so bad.

I actually kind of like the base on this one better than in the previous figure because it is matte and doesn't dirty as easily. the other one got fingerprints\smudges on it easily with the translucent plastic it was made from.
Revoltech Figure
I got a second Revoltech figure this month.. their Fraulein line seems rather fragile to me and this one was no different. It was hard putting her wings on and other things at the same time but what I liked better about this one than the previous one I got was she came with a stand.




Second part of this review is NSFW... enter at your own risk )
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lady kinnikuman figure

I mentioned this figure before and I actually went ahead and ordered it because it was too good for me to pass up. Continued Inside... )
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lady kinnikuman figure

I mentioned this figure before and I actually went ahead and ordered it because it was too good for me to pass up. Continued Inside... )
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lady kinnikuman figure

I mentioned this figure before and I actually went ahead and ordered it because it was too good for me to pass up. Continued Inside... )
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Here's a couple of pics of a set of figures I ordered the other week and finally came in today. These are a set of toys that come out from a vending machine like you might see at a movie theater or something. I got one of them from a vending machine at the dollar movies a few years ago and it looked lonely to me being the only one I have. So I ordered this set to go with it. Only I noticed they seem to be a different volume than the one I had previously for two reasons.
  • They have an orange base rather than a red one
  • They are bobbled\articulated at the waist rather than at the head

It's still nice to have more than just one of them though.
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Here's a couple of pics of a set of figures I ordered the other week and finally came in today. These are a set of toys that come out from a vending machine like you might see at a movie theater or something. I got one of them from a vending machine at the dollar movies a few years ago and it looked lonely to me being the only one I have. So I ordered this set to go with it. Only I noticed they seem to be a different volume than the one I had previously for two reasons.
  • They have an orange base rather than a red one
  • They are bobbled\articulated at the waist rather than at the head

It's still nice to have more than just one of them though.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
Here's a couple of pics of a set of figures I ordered the other week and finally came in today. These are a set of toys that come out from a vending machine like you might see at a movie theater or something. I got one of them from a vending machine at the dollar movies a few years ago and it looked lonely to me being the only one I have. So I ordered this set to go with it. Only I noticed they seem to be a different volume than the one I had previously for two reasons.
  • They have an orange base rather than a red one
  • They are bobbled\articulated at the waist rather than at the head

It's still nice to have more than just one of them though.

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