Hannibal Lecter 18 inch Custom Figure

Hannibal Lecter Custom FigureHannibal Lecter Custom FigureHannibal Lecter Custom FigureAs promised….another piece of art by Angelo D…..what do you think of this one???

Want to buy it….well, it’s only available at our retail store.  Drop by and check out this awesome figure.

Toys on Fire (Jouet en Feu)
1539 Van Horne Ave
Montreal, Quebec
H2V 1L4   Canada
(514) 948-2627

NEW From Sideshow: ODIN and KEVIN FLYNN

Two older, bearded wisemen/Dads have just arrived from Sideshow and Hot Toys, probably not signalling a trend but at least paying tribute to two awesome characters from films from the past year. Check these guys out!

KEVIN FLYNN (or Clu, if you were an original Tron fan), father of Sam, is the pick for anyone who enjoyed Tron Legacy or wants to custom-make a figure of The Dude. As you’d expect from Sideshow, the 12-inch figure comes with an amazing list of features.
* Authentic, detailed fully realized likeness of Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn in the movie TRON: Legacy
* Stands approximately 30cm tall
* TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations
* Highly detailed hair sculpture
* Hand-painted, movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture and mustache
* Five (5) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms
* One (1) pair of fists
* One (1) right palm for holding data disc
* One (1) full white costume, including:
* One (1) long sleeved robe with detachable data disc at the back
* One (1) long sleeved shirt
* One (1) pair of pants
* One (1) full black costume, including”:
* One (1) long sleeved jacket with detachable data disc at the back
* One (1) long sleeved robe
* One (1) long sleeved shirt
* One (1) pair of pants
* One (1) pair of detachable black boots
* Two (2) bracelets, (1) white and one (1) black
* One (1) LED light-up hexagonal figure stand with Kevin Flynn nameplate and movie logo (white light, battery operated)*

Next up, Thor’s father, ODIN, was portrayed in the film by the great Anthony Hopkins and he’s lovingly rendered here by Sideshow and Hot Toys. The head honcho in Asgard, Odin really does look both godly and royal in this great 12-inch figure. Plus, take a look at this feature list:
* Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Anthony Hopkins as Odin in the Thor movie
* Stands approximately 30 cm tall
* Muscular body with over 30 points of articulations
* Two (2) styles of hair sculpture, including one (1) for normal occasion and one (1) for wearing helmet
* Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles, skin texture and beard
* Right eye with undetachable eye mask
* Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
* One (1) pair of fists
* One (1) pair for holding spear
* One (1) piece of left palm with pointing finger
* Three (3) pieces of relaxed palms including two (2) left palms with different gestures and one (1) right palm
* Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
* One (1) undetachable red cape
* One (1) brown upper long-sleeved outfit with stripes and faux-leather details on arms
* One (1) pair of brown pants with stripes
* One (1) copper upper body armor with silver circle chest-plates
* One (1) pair of copper forearm armors
* One (1) pair of dark brown boots with brown and silver stripes
* One (1) electroplated movie-accurate spear
* One (1) copper movie-accurate helmet
* Figure stand with Odin nameplate and the movie logo

Thor and Loki Join MARVEL SELECT

Based on the upcoming film, two new figures of Thor and Loki have just arrived in our Marvel Select collection, ready to be pre-ordered and shipping in May of this year! Take a look!



Both stand about 8 inches tall and look absolutely stunning, using the designs of the film to full effect. They also feature 16 points of articulation and come packaged with a display stand–combining the stands from both figures allows you to create a mini-diorama to showcase both characters in the best possible way. You can grab them individually or as a set, so be sure to check ’em out!

And if you missed it last night, the latest Thor trailer…

The Wolfman: The Toy and a Quick Review

Anyone who knows me can tell you that there are two actors I will watch in anything: Liam Neeson and Benicio Del Toro. And so, when I heard that Benicio would be doing a remake of the Wolfman about two years ago, I was thrilled that I would be able to see Del Toro in something that promised blockbuster-style action–and in a Victorian setting to boot. The delays worried me, indicating that the movie might not be up to snuff, but I still bought my tickets for the very first night when at last it opened February 12th.

I wasn’t…disappointed. But I wasn’t thrilled either. It was a solid monster movie, atmospheric and beautiful when not splashed with blood and gore. The sets were beautiful, the acting competent (especially the always-delightful Hugo Weaving), but the story itself felt as though it had been cut out of something greater. Unlike most movies nowadays, which seem to regale in their length, I actually felt that this one sold itself short by, well, shortening itself. The characters were underdeveloped and the plot devices and twists felt rushed, but underneath it all there seemed to be some greater thread and richer story. I’m hoping that the DVD release ends up filling in the gaps that the film seemed to show, but overall I had a good time watching. Might not pay full price again, but it was $12.50 well-spent.

And while we’re here, how about a look at the figure from the movie? This, at least, does not disappoint in the least.

Available in 6-inch or 12-inch forms, Benicio’s Lawrence Talbot is a terrifying creature with snarling lips and vicious claws rendered expertly by the folks at Mezco. Available both clean and bloody from a recent kill, it’s a great addition to any fan’s toyshelf.

French Wolfman Poster: Pure Awesome!

The Wolfman poster above is one of a few American posters the studio released ahead of the 2010 film. It features the beautiful Emily Blunt and only the mere suggestion of the beast Larry Talbot (Benicio del Toro) has become. The other posters (seen here at WorstPreviews.com) feature a look at the monster himself, or at least at Del Toro, but theres something truly evocative and eerie about the absence of the Wolfman from the image: Blunt’s terrified Gwen Conliffe hides from something she can’t see and we the viewer are of little help, equally as likely to be surprised by his sudden presence as she. It’s a touch of class in a sea of posters that seem too desperate for attention.

But even it seems to pale in comparison to the French poster, whose minimalist approach and brilliant use of visual cues (the strength and weakness of the character, the Victorian styling, the secrecy implied by the fact we’re behind his back and, of course, the snarling wolf at the top of the cane) bring class, sophistication and genuine beauty to the tragic horror of the film.

I love it. It’ll definitely be the one that goes up on my wall even before the movie hits theatres.

And, naturally, because this is an action figure blog and I am hopelessly devoted to the pursuit of toys (and Benicio Del Toro’s career), here’s a link to pre-order Mezco’s brilliant 6-inch and 12-inch figures. I’ll be snagging these ASAP.