COLONEL HANS LANDA by Sideshow Collectibles

December 31, 2010

Relatively unknown to North American audiences, Christoph Waltz stole the show in Quentin Tarantino’s INGLORIOUS BASTERDS and went on to win a ton of awards for his manic, unnerving and yet somehow endearing portrayal of the unbalanced Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. And now Sideshow Collectibles has immortalised that performance with a brilliant 12-inch figure. Have a look:

Beyond the incredible likeness, the fact that this is a Sideshow Collectible also guarantees an awesome list of features. Take a look:

* TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations
* Highly detailed sculpted hair
* Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
* Five (5) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
* One (1) pair of open palms
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms (right palm for holding pistol or tobacco pipe)
* One (1) left palm for holding suitcase
* One (1) faux leather black trench coat
* One (1) Germany army uniform with badges, including grey shirt and pants
* One (1) long sleeved white undershirt
* One (1) faux leather black belt with pistol holster
* One (1) black and grey cap with badges
* One (1) pair of faux leather black boots
* One (1) pistol
* One (1) pair of grey gloves
* One (1) tobacco pipe
* One (1) faux leather suitcase
* One (1) figure stand with Col. Hans Landa nameplate and movie logo


VALKYRIE vs. GREEN HULK

December 30, 2010

The Valkyrie vs. Green Hulk 2-pack has arrived in our Marvel Legends Face-Off Twin Packs collection! The 6-inch Valkyrie figure, which comes with the weaponry you would expect in the capable hands of an Asgardian warrior woman, stands off against the monstrous Hulk!

Empowered and driven mad by Asgardian magic, Samantha Parrington attacked the Hulk. The fight that resulted was a battle for the ages. For blocks around, concrete was shattered by the concussive force of their blows. Both combatants staggered away from that fight with little memory of what had actually occurred. Later, as Samantha gained full control of her incredible powers, she joined the Hulk as a member of the Defenders.


VADER’S FIST: 501st Legion Stormtrooper

December 29, 2010

From the Star Wars Wikia…

The 501st Legion was first canonized in 2004 by the novel Survivor’s Quest and e-book Fool’s Bargain, both written by Timothy Zahn and released simultaneously. This was a reference to the fan organization known as the 501st Legion charity group. Formed by Albin Johnson and Tom Crews in 1997, it was originally composed of members who wore stormtrooper costumes, and has since expanded to include all trooper variations, as well as Sith Lords, bounty hunters, and other villains from the series. It boasts over 3,500 members in 40 countries. The 501st Legion helps coordinate volunteers at Celebration, the official Star Wars convention. The group also has the nickname “Vader’s Fist,” which was subsequently also made the in-universe designation for the legion. The honorary leader is David Prowse, the actor who physically portrayed Darth Vader in the original trilogy.

Now, Sideshow has released a brilliant 12-inch figure that truly captures the awesomeness of the 501st:

The 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12 inch Figure features:

* Fully articulated male body (armored body) with 30+ points of articulation
* Bodysuit
* Fully detailed armor set with helmet
* Clone Trooper Carbine Blaster
* Clone Trooper Long Rifle
* 12-inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars Logo
* Sideshow Exclusive: 501st Legion 12-inch Figure Display Base


Sideshow Environment: MOS EISLEY CANTINA

December 28, 2010

If you’re a big collector of Sideshow Toys’ Star Wars figures, then you might be looking for new ways to show ‘em off! While it used to be enough to have them on their usual display stands, Sideshow is moving into environments in which to place the characters and this one is my pick, being the site of one of the most enduring scenes in the entire franchise:

The Mos Eisley Cantina Environment comes with a table and two chairs to set up some interactions between characters in the bustling space hub. Specifically, of course, Han Solo and Greedo if you’ve got ‘em. The table features LED lights, is built to scale with all the Sideshow 12-inch figures and, best of all, will let you finally decide who truly shot first!


THANOS and MISTRESS DEATH Sideshow Statue

December 27, 2010

Part statue, part Diorama, this brilliant new item from Sideshow Collectibles’ Marvel Collection will take your breath away:

Standing a whopping 20 inches tall, the Thanos and Mistress Death Polystone diorama makes an eye-catching addition to your display shelf and brings together two of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful supervillains, uniting dark powers in a way never before seen! The level of detail on both characters is incredible, from the sadistic grin on Thanos’ face to the rippled fabric of Mistress Death’s robe, and the paint-work is just as impressive. If you’re a Marvel fan, get it now!


18-Inch Carnage Comiquette

December 26, 2010

A character that seems the ultimate embodiment of fanboy excitement in the Spider-Man universe, the blood-red Carnage comes to terrifyng new life in this incredible 18-inch Sideshow statue by artists Ariel Olivetti, Martin Canale and The Gore Group, Mike Najera, Anthony Mestas andThe Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team.


Carnage was once a serial killer known as Cletus Kasady, who became Carnage after merging with the offspring of the alien symbiote Venom during a prison breakout. The symbiote amplified Kasady’s psychotic nature making him even less mentally stable than he had been previously, and therefore even more dangerous. Since the alien symbiote adapts to the host’s personality, the Carnage symbiote is affected by Kasady’s insane mind and lust for destruction, and Carnage terrorized New York City with his vicious killing sprees.

Venom later decided to absorb the Carnage symbiote, during which Kasady retained the Carnage persona by costuming himself in red paint and continuing his killing sprees, albeit as a powerless human. Soon after losing his symbiote, Kasady found an exact replica in the Negative Zone and was able to regain his super-villain abilities. Later, Venom and Spider-Man had to team up to try and stop Carnage.


A Zombie-fied Holiday!

December 25, 2010

Zombie fans will enjoy this TEAM UNICORN production, detailing the ins and outs of dealing with zombies and the trials and tribulations of the Christmas season.


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