25 Mar 2017

Rant Against Whinging Collectors

I wrote a rant a few weeks ago here about whinging collectors, and things have only gotten worse if you read the forums and Facebook pages/groups. So I decided to go through some of those complaints and give my responses to them. I ramble on a bit, but hopefully you can check it out :)

19 Mar 2017

Quick Facebook Live update on preorders I have coming this year

It's been a while since I did a Facebook Live video. So I thought I'd do a quick live video over on the Kool Kollectibles Facebook page discussing my upcoming preorders this year. I cover things from 1/6th scale figures, statues, smaller action figures, and TF Masterpieces. Hope you can head over and check it out :)

18 Mar 2017

Transformers Masterpiece MP-35 Grapple

Takara continues to amaze me with these Masterpiece figures. I've pretty much loved all the releases that they've done over the past few years. Some are definitely better than others, and Inferno and now Grapple certainly rank right up the top!

Click the link below to check out my video review over on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel :)

As with Inferno, Grapple comes with a nice set of accessories, with the solar tower and paper blueprint looking really nice. The swap out bits for the crane are nice too. The best thing about Grapple though are the changes to the base mold used for Inferno.

I was actually surprised at the number of differences that really do separate the figures from each other. The crane transformation and parts of the rear legs are the main parts, but they're all done really elegantly. It shows that the Takara designers really do have a great engineering eye for simple, elegant transformations that retain amazing G1 cartoon aesthetics.

The truck mode is nice, but I love Grapple and Inferno most in bot mode. Improvements were made to Grapple to aid in hip articulation, with some hinged hip panels. The head sculpt and overall paneling details are also very accurate to the cartoon. The yellow paint app and chroming is also nicely done with no major QC issues.

If Takara can continue this amazing design style for all upcoming figures, I think most Transformers collectors will be very happy. The next major figure coming up is the long-awaited new Megatron, which does look to be pretty damn awesome. Can't wait to check that out soon!

16 Mar 2017

BigBoysToysHK Street Fighter TNC-06 Dhalsim

These Street Fighter sets from BigBoysToysHK just seem to get better and better! I've collected all the previous releases with Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, and Blanka (click the links to see the review of each!).

This new Dhalsim is another gorgeous addition to this series that is awesome for any old school Street Fighter fan! Click through below to check out my full review over on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel :)

The packaging has the same beautiful, super-deformed artwork of the previous releases. Love the velcro front panel to reveal the statue through the window. The back of the box showcases the lighting and sounds effects which looks nice too.

If you've got any of the previous sets, you'll know what you're in for. It comes with the base that has the sound effects and electronics for the lighting too. The backdrop is straight from the character stage from the original Street Fighter 2 arcade game. The statue has some foot pegs that connect the electronics together and keep it stable on the base.

The sculpting is again beautifully designed. The musculature is great, and the paint app accentuates it all very nicely. The translucent plastic for the yoga flame works well with the electronics, giving a nice spinning effect to the flame. The sound effect is the classic "yoga flame" sound byte from the game.

The statue looks pretty damn good from all angles, that showcase the sculpt and paint app. Displayed with the others in the series, this makes for a nostalgic centrepiece in any Street Fighter collection! I can't wait to get the upcoming sets with Zangief, Akuma, and E.Honda now teased. Will definitely be getting all of these awesome world warriors! :)

15 Mar 2017

Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo Loki statue

I reviewed the Bishoujo Thor statue a while back (click here to check it out), and loved the overall design. This new Loki statue complements the Thor perfectly!

Click through below to check out my full video review over on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel.

The sculpting again by Kotobukiya is fantastic, will great details in the cape and body suit. The metallic deep green paint of the body suit is also beautifully done.

The facial paint app is the usual high Bishoujo standard, with a slight devilish smirk befitting the character. The skin tone is perfect, as is the paint app everywhere else. The cape perhaps could've had some more difference in the shading to give it more variety in the texture, but overall it's not too bad.

The bases for the Thor and Loki statues clip together to make a nice diorama set together. And they really do complement each other nicely. I think Kotobukiya have done a great job in bringing the concept art to final production.

If you're into the Bishoujo style of females statues, I think you'll be very impressed with the Loki and Thor statues. They are a great addition to the Marvel characters in this series. Highly recommended!

16 Feb 2017

RANT - Community of Whiney, Self-entitled Collectors!!

Had to get something off my chest in what has seemingly become a collecting community of self-entitled moaners that think the world revolves around them.

Lately, there seems to be a lot of collectors that do nothing but complain about the rising prices of toys (yes, all those figures and statues are bloody toys!), where they blast companies for being greedy, or not making things that they like, or taking too long to release something.

Fuck me, has this collecting community really become that self-entitled?!? The fact that we are collecting toys at all is a bloody luxury, not a life necessity!! For sure, complain about governments and big companies that might be able to control oil prices, grocery prices, taxes etc that all impact life's needs. But fucking toys?!?

By all means, complain if there are QC issues and faults where you don't get the quality expected for whatever price point you paid. But if toy prices rise beyond your means, then be adult enough to STOP COLLECTING! Or buy cheaper toys that you can afford! Or shit, maybe even try another hobby!

I'll walk away from collecting whenever it all gets too expensive for me. But just like I don't go shit-canning the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari etc for making cars that I can't afford, I buy what I bloody can (yes, that old Mazda is doing me just bloody fine!) When I buy something that's a luxury such as a car, a coffee machine, a TV etc, I look for a bargain and vote with my wallet. I don't sit there complaining about how companies are trying to rip me off to maximise their profits.

Guess what! Every fucking company exists to maximise profits! I have seen collectors complaining that companies are no longer doing things for collectors, but only focused on profits. Are you fucking blind?! When has any toy company ever existed in the history of toy making that has been purely about collectors?!? NEVER!!! It's the toy BUSINESS for crying out loud. All of them (like all businesses) exist to maximise profits!

So what can collectors do if they don't like the price?! How about voting with your goddamn wallet! If enough people agree that an item is too expensive and sales are down, the toy company obviously isn't stupid enough to keep raising prices because they will lose money! For businesses, it's ALWAYS a balancing act of finding that compromise between customer affordability and profitability. If an item is expensive, but there are enough customers willing to pay the price, then that will become the market rate! Companies will always test that and go with what works for their margin.

Complaining that companies are ripping you off is just bullshit. They're not forcing you to buy the item! You need to buy petrol for your car to go to work. You need to buy groceries to feed your family. You need to work and pay taxes etc. You do NOT need to buy fucking toys!

The stupidest thing I read today from a whining collector was "They're raising prices to make more money that they don't necessarily need" WHAT.THE.FUCK?!?! How the hell does that person know how much the toy company "necessarily needs" to maintain it's profitability?!?

The toy company will charge whatever they see fit to cover their costs in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and shipping that item (in addition to funding future projects)! If you don't like the price, just DON'T BUY IT!! The best way to send a message to the company is to not buy and make them reconsider their pricing. But if enough people buy, then why wouldn't any company set that price?! That's how businesses and market competition work!!

Then there are those self-absorbed people complaining that companies are not making figures they want. Companies will ALWAYS make toys that sell! That esoteric character from that cult movie you love will NOT fucking get made! The faster you deal with that reality the better! Companies do not exist to make specific figures that you want! There are heaps of characters that I would love to have in my collection, but I know sales of those would be far less than mainstream characters. That's not the toy companies fault!!

And there are those complaining that toys take too long to release!? Geezus, do you not have anything else worthy in your life to pass that time away?! Are you literally sitting at your doorstep waiting for that damn toy to arrive?! You need to get some fucking life perspective if that's what you're complaining about all the time! If preorders are 12 months in advance now, noone's forcing you to preorder so early! Preorder later, or wait until it releases! It's not that hard!

To finish, yes this is my rant complaining about other  people complaining. But fuck me, I try to have a positive outlook with this hobby, and seeing all this self-entitled bullshit from collectors really makes me wonder why people are in the hobby if they're so unhappy with it!

I read some good advice once about "don't sweat the small stuff". Surely in the big scheme of things, collecting toys counts as "small stuff"!

7 Feb 2017

Sideshow Collectibles Evil-Lyn Masters of the Universe exclusive statue

Sideshow's three current Masters of the Universe statues were all released in very quick succession beginning in  Dec 2016 with He-Man, then Skeletor in January and now Evil-Lyn. And I have to say they have done an incredible job with each one! There's only one issue that I have with the Evil-Lyn, and that's mostly fixed with a slight modification to the way I've displayed it.

Click through below for my full video review of Evil-Lyn over on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel:)

Out of the box, the statue itself looks amazing. The paint app is clean with no bleeding, and I love the makeup and high gloss paint they used on the lips and fingernails. But as I feared from Sideshow's own unboxing video, the statue has an excessive forward lean to her left that was not seen in the prototype sculpt or the official prototype preorder photos.

The pose itself is quite good, and holding just the statue body itself off the base, it's clear it matches the prototype well. Her right leg is mostly straight, in which her weight should be on that leg. Her left leg is the bent one, but with the lean it seems her weight is unnaturally on her left leg.

I think it comes down to how the main statue is placed on the base, or the angle of the base itself, that causes the strange forward lean. Since there's no easy way to fix how the foot pegs fit into the base, the only way I could think to correct the lean was to place some folder paper underneath the front edge of the base to essentially lift up that forward lean and make her more straight.

The folded paper is not too noticeable on display, but makes a big difference to her posture, so I definitely recommend doing something like that to correct the pose. Other than this issue, everything else is pretty much perfect on the statue!

Unlike the hands on Skeletor which were a little loose, the hands on Evil-Lyn are pretty solid, and fit nicely into the arms with strong magnets. You can loop the cape around the wrists and that all hangs together with the magnetic neck piece. The cape is necessary I think to add that signature bit of purple to her, otherwise her outfit looks a little too black, even with the silver highlights.

Some collectors have commented that her legs look a little short. I think that's an optical illusion due to all the black in her outfit that hides her legs and hips. To counter that, you need to futz the front fabric skirt to be more like the prototype sculpt. That sculpt actually showed the front skirt tucked between her legs, that revealed her thighs, and showed off her boots and stockings.

Revealing the skin of her thighs breaks up all that black, and gives her legs and pose a more natural look. I didn't do a very good job in the photo below of tucking it between her legs, but I have since done it and it makes a world of difference in how she looks on display. The skirt tucked down vertically in a natural manner makes the overall outfit and pose look much better.

The exclusive accessory in Screeech the Falcon is a nice solid piece. It's painted and sculpted well, with a nice bit of weight to it too. The base fits perfectly in with the Snake Mountain aesthetic of Evil-Lyn and Skeletor.

Overall, I love the Evil-Lyn statue, and together with He-Man and Skeletor they make for an incredible looking centerpiece for any MOTU collection. I just wish it wasn't going to take so long for the next statue in the series to be released! They've teased She-Ra as the next, but without even an announcement yet, it's looking to be a 2018 release at the earliest. Hopefully they continue this great looking style for many years to come!

Get this evil witch for yourself by clicking the link here to head over to Sideshow Collectibles! :)

6 Feb 2017

Bandai Soul of Chogokin GX-71 Voltron

After getting the Toynami 30th Anniversary diecast Voltron back in 2014, I was pretty disappointed in its lack of quality. But at the time, it was pretty much the best Lion Voltron around in the classic 80s cartoon style.

But then in 2016, the Bandai Soul of Chogokin Voltron was finally announced, and I was told that no company does diecast robots better than Bandai! And I'm glad I put my faith in those collectors advising me, because this new SoC Voltron is so much better it's not even a fair comparison! This is now the definitive Lion Voltron, and will likely remains so for quite a number of years!

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

Since I got mine from Big Bad Toy Store out of the USA, the box comes with an extra outer slip cover that has the Voltron emblem and additional text in English. The actual box itself has the traditional Japanese writing and artwork.

The lions out of the box look fantastic, and the overall improvement in quality over the Toynami is immediately obvious. The ratchets in the legs feel so nice to move, with no weakness or marred chroming. The main body parts of plastic with a metallic finish, but it's abundantly clear this is a toy designed with diecast components where they're needed for strength and stability.

The Toynami made the fatal mistake of upgrading a toy designed for plastic with a lot of diecast weight, resulting in weak plastic joints and heavy bodies. For this SoC version, all the joints and key areas of articulation are all diecast, and the design simply works to perfection!

The stand to house all the weapons is a nice touch, and everything simply clicks together. The design of the lions is awesome, and each can articulate in lion mode to actually pose in the crouching/sitting position. The Toynami had legs that were loose and not stable, whereas the SoC has incredible ball joints and hinges that help with very natural lion poses. Even the feet have ankle and swivel articulation!

Forming the main robot is pretty simple, and nothing feels fragile at all. Even with the legs in place, the weight can be supported by the waist joints so that the legs do not clang together like previous Toynami versions! It is just so well built!

The mechanism to connect and disconnect the limbs is robust, and won't appear to damage to loosen the figure over time. Every little facet about unpegging or pressing a button to release a limb is just well thought out.

The overall proportions of the body are much more cartoon accurate than the Toynami. The torso is much wider, and the thighs have a better width to give the figure bulk and presence on display. Rotating the leg and should joints feels nice and sturdy too, and they hold their poses.

Now I just hope Bandai get the license to make a Vehicle Voltron too! The one I have is the old Miracle Productions MA-01 version. I was lucky to get a later version that had many of the QC issues fixed. But if Bandai are able to make one in the Soul of Chogokin line, there is no doubt in my mind that they would build it to be far superior. If you're a fan of Voltron, do NOT hesitate to get this new SoC Lion Voltron figure. It's a figure built to last for another 30 years! Love it! :)

Sideshow Collectibles Skeletor Masters of the Universe exclusive statue

I loved the first statue in the new Sideshow Masters of the Universe series with He-Man. And this follow up with Skeletor is every bit as awesome! Check out my full video review below over on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel :)

I got the exclusive version that comes with the additional swap out cartoon styled head sculpt. With the prototype pics I thought I'd like the regular head sculpt more since it's a more realistic style that complements this new aesthetic from Sideshow. But in hand, the exclusive head sculpt is actually nicely sculpted and painted, and the yellow does not look overly cartoonish. So I think for my display I'll be going with the exclusive head sculpt.

Note that the head of the staff I have rotated all the way down the staff to the hand like it was shown in the prototype pics. Many inhand videos, including Sideshow's own unboxing video, show the ram's head just placed near the top of the staff, which makes it very top heavy and unstable.

All you need to do is adjust the position of the hand once placing the bottom of the staff, and then rotate the ram's head down to the correct location just above the hand. A little pressure is all that's needed, and since the staff is metal, there's low risk of any breakage. Doing so will make sure the staff is stable and the head won't suddenly topple off.

The base is nicely sculpted and painted too. Some early reports indicated there were loose pieces inside the base, but luckily mine is OK with no rattling inside. It all feels pretty solid. The lava paint app looks decent in hand, and the holes fit the foot pegs well to hold the statue in place.

The sculpting and detail of the body and armour is perhaps even better than it was on He-Man. This sculpt just has so much detail, with a great bluish body paint with the black wash in all the right places to accentuate the musculature.

The armour pieces are all plastic, which has annoyed some collectors, but I don't really care to be honest. The paint app looks metallic, and is flexible enough to avoid any damage particularly when placing the neck armour and cape around the shoulders.

The chest armour and shoulder piece look great, again with lots of detail. The cape pegs were a bit of a pain to get in, particularly with the furry pieces wrapped around the peg. But gently prying the plastic piece wider and lining up the peg holes solved that easily enough.

Before putting the cape on, make sure to give it a spray of water and a gentle iron on low heat. It will remove the extensive wrinkles since it is packaged all rolled up. The shiny inner lining will look much smoother and more natural with the wrinkles removed.

There were some complaints about the hands being loose with weak magnets. The hands are looser than on He-Man for sure, but mine aren't too loose to the point I'm worried that they'll fall out. Even picking up to move they felt stable enough, but maybe just remove them when moving just in case.

Again the plastic nature of the armour doesn't bother me. If noone told me, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway on display! The sculpting and paint app make the armour pieces look amazing!

It would've been nice if the sword was made of metal like it was on He-Man. The details are intricate, and would've been a nice touch in metal, but at least it looks nice attached via a magnet on his back.

Under that cape, the excellent sculpting and detail continues to the rear of the armour. The torso, waist, and even lower leg armour really has been sculpted beautifully. It's almost a shame the cape covers it all! I did consider displaying the statue without the cape, but unlike He-Man, this Skeletor looks a little skinny without the cape. The cape gives the statue a bit more bulk and gravitas for this evil character I think.

Displayed together with He-Man, these two make for I think some of Sideshow's most visually dynamic and interesting statues for a long time! The barbarian / fantasy style of these perfectly suit the adults that grew up watching the cartoon, with a sophisticated aesthetic coupled with all the nostalgic cues the MOTU line deserves. I hope Sideshow continues this line for many years to come to release all the core characters from their premium art print! Highly recommended!

Click the link here to head over to Sideshow for all the order details :)

21 Jan 2017

X-Transbots MX-III Eligos (aka Cyclonus)

I preordered the X-Transbots back in late 2015, and finally after several delays I received it in Jan 2017. Was it worth the wait? Well, it really depends on what you plan to do with it. If you want to just take it out of the box and display it in bot mode, it looks great. But if you want to actually transform it, then prepare yourself for at least an hour if pure frustration!

I was ready to throw this bloody thing in the bin during the transformation. There were several steps that required far too much force to complete, and the result still wasn't aligned in jet mode. Just a terrible transformation design by X-Transbots here!

For my full video review, check out the video link below to the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel. You'll see me struggling through it all lol :)

Out of the box, it looks great and comes with a decent enough accessories.

The plastic is pretty good quality, and needs to be to be able to tolerate the excessive force needed to complete some steps of the transformation. The joints and pegs etc loosen up with multiple attempts, but there are still areas that do not align well.

There is simply very little tolerance in the transformation, with some collectors needed to shave down parts just to make things fit. The fact it took so long to release this, and there are still things collectors need to fix to get it to transform, just points to how bad the design really is.

Their previous Andras was infamous for its ridiculous transformation of the ankles, that bruised by thumbs trying to push the feet through that stupid gap. The sheer frustration with Eligos is unfortunately exponentially higher.

But slap an official insignia on these guys, and they look great in bot mode on display. But that's pretty much it for them! I do not think I will ever transform these two again! Hopefully Takara announce official versions one day, as elegant transformations is where I think Takara excels for the most part.

14 Jan 2017

Asmus Lord of the Rings 1/6th scale Frodo and Sam

In 2016 I started out collecting the Asmus 1/6th scale Lord of the Rings series in the hope that finally a company would complete the Fellowship. It definitely looks like Asmus has taken on that challenge, and the figures were overall very good. I was quite impressed with their Aragorn back in 2015, and then Merry and Pippin and Gandalf in 2016.

So I was pretty excited when I heard news of their Frodo and Sam release, but that was dimmed once photos of the head sculpts surfaced. I was hoping there would be some final production tweaks, but the final sculpts are not that great. Watch and read on more below!

Click through below for my fill video review on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel :)

The packaging art continues the LOTR style, and the insert shows the edition number. Seems like they have gone with numbering these with a limited edition size, which should please some collectors. I don't really mind either way to be honest, as long as the figures turn out well!

Similar to the previous Merry and Pippin figures, the accessories are nice, and the outfits are particularly well tailored with a variety of materials. The layering of the clothes, and the display options for the accessories adds some great display value.

Sam in particular gets a nice set of cooking ware that you can strap to the backpack. Getting the strap through the tiny holes in the accessories was an absolutely pain in the arse though, so be wary of that!

But despite the great clothing and accessories, the main feature that everyone looks at first in a 1/6th scale figure is the head sculpts. And this is where the Frodo and Sam figures disappoint. The Merry and Pippin sculpts weren't that great either, but are definitely better than Frodo and Sam for me.

The area in which Asmus has improved on the head sculpts is the hair. The stranding is much more detailed and finer than on Merry and Pippin. This gives the hair a much more realistic finish. However, the likenesses themselves are off. There is a slight resemblance, and the character is recognisable thanks to the outfits. But if the head sculpts were viewed in isolation, it would be rather difficult for people to pinpoint the actors, especially Sam.

The major issue for me with the sculpts is a slight deformation in the mold. Asmus has had a bad track record in this regard, with some previous figures like Gandalf the White and Tauriel exhibiting some obvious deformation in the sculpts. It's slightly less noticeable on Frodo, but Sam definitely shows it where his left side of the face seems to be pushed to one side and down. You can see it slightly in Frodo's eyes too where the left is lower than the right.

I am not sure why this keeps occurring in Asmus production, but this is one area they need to fix as soon as possible.

Despite that bad likenesses, once setup with the other LOTR figures, these do look pretty great on display. The scale of the Hobbits in relation to the others is good, and they all complement each other well.

In the cabinet, they look good. If Asmus can improve the sculpts, these would truly become very sought after figures. Every other aspect of the figures is excellent, so they need to put in some more effort to resolve the sculpting and mold production issues.

Hopefully they can fix all that before they release Legolas. The recent teased head sculpt looks pretty great, so to ruin that in production would be a massive letdown. Either way, I'm all in on the Fellowship figures from Asmus - here's hoping for announcements on Gimli and Boromir soon!

9 Jan 2017

Hot Toys MMS331-D13 War Machine Mark 1 diecast

When the Hot Toys War Machine Mk1 diecast figure was released in Q3 2016, I was definitely impressed with the early reviews that I saw for it. But the price was pretty high, and with too many other things coming in it took a backseat.

But then straight after Christmas, a local retailer in Australia had a big 20% off sale, and with that price I couldn't resist picking up this figure. And boy am I glad I did. It is an absolute marvel in engineering design, with incredible articulation and details.

Click through below for my full review on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel. One of my top 5 1/6th scale figures from 2016 for sure!

2 Jan 2017

One Sixth Scale End of 2016 Collection Update

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and awesome New Year break. It was a huge year for me in 2016 on the 1/6th scale front. I was silly enough at the beginning of the year to think I was actually going to slow down, but 2016 turned out to be my biggest year yet for 1/6th scale collectibles.

I got around 30 new 1/6th scale items in 2016, but also sold quite a few to make room and recoup the cost. I sold all my Sideshow Clone Commanders, and also some of the Hot Toys Star Wars figures that I really didn't need, such as the Shadow Trooper and Space Trooper.

Overall, I need to be more selective and focus on source material I love. I think it'll still be a pretty big 2017 for me, but should not have so many things coming in. Hope you can check out the collection as it stands now at the end of 2016 :)

Inflames Toys x Newsoul Toys Tang Sanzang (Tripitaka Monk) and Bai Long Ma (White Dragon Horse) Deluxe figure set

As soon as I saw the initial photos of the Journey to the West figures by Inflames Toys and Newsould Toys, I knew I had to have the troupe. The figures have turned out to be some of the most impressive 1/6th scale figures that I have in my collection. I was definitely glad to be able to finally complete the collection with the release of the Tang Sanzang Deluxe set that includes the White Dragon Horse and other impressive accessories.

Click through below for Part One of the video review, going over the extremely detailed White Dragon Horse.

Click through below for Part Two of the video review, going over the Tang Sanzang figure and other accessories.

I absolutely love these figures, and am really happy to have them complete and displayed in my collection. They look incredible on display, and are every bit as impressive as Hot Toys and Sideshow figures. Hopefully Inflames can continue to make figures of such high quality in their future series of figures!

29 Dec 2016

Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo Thor

I haven't gotten much into the comic variants in the Kotobukiya Bishoujo line, but after seeing prototype photos of the Lady Thor and Loki combination, I couldn't resist. And now that I have it in hand, I'm definitely glad I preordered!

It is simply a gorgeous statue, with a fantastic sculpt and flawless paint application. Click through below to check out my full video review on the Kool Kollectibles YouTube channel. More pics and some discussion further below too :)

The box art is the usual Bishoujo style, with the window front, concept art on the side, and photos of the statue and accessories on the back. This time the box is quite a bit larger than previous Bishoujos, thanks mostly to the raised arm pose with Mjolnir. The statue also has a bit more weight to it too, due to the base I think.

The package comes with both an unmasked sculpt and a masked sculpt. Both are beautifully done, but I always prefer to show off the face with my Bishoujos, so I'll definitely be going with the unmasked version. But either option will look great on display.

The pose is powerful, and suits the character perfectly. The paint application throughout is flawless, and I love the details with the metallic silver highlights and chest armour. The flowing cape and flowing skirt also make for a very dynamic combination, and the sculpted detail accented by the paint app show them off to their best effect.

The base is very nicely painted, with a dark wash giving the stones a nice realism. The rocky outcrop where she rests her left foot makes for a great pose. The metallic silver on the boots, and the sculpted wraps around her lower legs look great.

The  unmasked head sculpt has a stern, determined look and coupled with the right fist makes for a very powerful pose. The skin tone, as with all Bishoujos is great, on both the face and arms. I also love the sculpting on the chest armour, and the silver highlights on the corset. The detail underneath those with the tie around her torso looks great.

From all angles, I think this Bishoujo looks amazing. Mjolnir is attached through the hand by detaching the handle and sliding it through the grasping hand. It's a bit of a tight fit, but working it gently through will prevent any potential damage.

I think all in all, this is one of my favourite Bishoujos, right up there with the three Horror Bishoujos. I cannot wait to get the Lady Loki statue in early 2017 and have these two displayed together. If the detail and paint application on Loki is as good as on this Thor, it'll be a fantastic display combination!