Review – Gentle Giant 1/6 Scale Boba Fett Statue

28 08 2006

Finally found the time to open up my most recent purchase – 1/6 Scale Boba Fett Statue from Gentle Giant Studios! Let’s take a peek inside! Opening the box, I pulled out the styrofoam box inside and carefully slit the scotch-taped sides. Once those restraints are off, lifting the styrofoam cover reveals Boba carefully wrapped and resting in his ‘styrofoam block'(think Han and carbonite). The first thing I noticed after lifting the hefty statue out was a small silver piece lying at the bottom of the styrofoam container. Think something’s broken!

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Incoming – Parcel 1: Gentle Giant 1/6 Scale Boba Fett Statue

27 08 2006

My wife informed me 3 days ago that a parcel had arrived! Well, well… I went to my study to find it and my mind screamed, “My first Gentle Giant artpiece had arrived!” Needless to say, I was most thrilled as I had only got this from eBay as the deal was better than what I could get locally. Imagine, it was still a better deal after the shipping charges! Think: very good lobang(deal)!

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Showcase – My Tribute To The Fetts

27 08 2006

Here’s my tribute to 2 of my favourite characters in Starwars – Jango and Boba Fett. To the uninitiated, Jango was the father of Boba. The former was an acomplished bounty hunter in the galaxies. After his demise at the hands of Jedi Master Mace Windu in Episode II, Boba picked up where he left off and continued his dad’s legacy in a re-sprayed green version of Jango’s armour.

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Review – Takara 12″ Batman

26 08 2006

 I had always been a fan of movie-Batman. Although many felt that the original Batman movies could be better and scorn poured on the Batman-with-nipples design, it was always a joy for me to see an actor suited up as the Dark Knight in action!

Having said that, it was a thrill to know that Takara was to release a 12″ Batman figure! The initial promo shots sure dehydrated me on several occasions due to too much drooling. Takara is also the makers of the Cool Girl(CG) and I had the joy of owning some of the excellent figures. So I was pretty sure that the quality of this Batman figure would be up to the mark!

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Getting to Know This Blog

26 08 2006

With the start of this new blog, I have decided to have this introduction article to let me pen down all foundational information of this blog. Though this may be the first article, it will not buried in the archives as this blog matures.

 Let’s get started!

Well, this is not the original SWFTOYS blog as I had started a similar blog on Blogger. 2 months into that blog, I itched to do some customisation. To cut the long story short, Blogger did not have some features I wanted, I searched the Internet and it had led me to WordPress! So a day or two after reading up on WordPress, I decided to setup home here! Phew!

Why SWFTOYS? Well, SWF is my abbreviation for “Star Wars Fan”. Although I have been a toy collector for sometime, I will not forget the one sci-fi genre that had captivated me(an many others) while we were still kids. So the title of this blog is meant to be a tiny tribute to this huge movie-turned-icon that many on this side of the galaxy love!

With my growing toy collection, I have finally got down to doing toy reviews! Many thanks to the advent of blogs and WordPress. Trust me, doing reviews was harder than I had previously thought! A reviewer in me had to be more meticulous than the reader in me. Completing one review required going back to the toy on several occasions to verify certain questions, taking out another toy should a comparison be required. It was tough at first but gradually I found fun in the midst of it again.

So I must highlight that readers may find my reviews different from other toy reviewers. I do not religiously strip my 12″ figures to their nude bodies so I can examine their articulation or get them into gymnastic poses. I do not write to manufacturers to ask about the name of the materials used or examine variants under a microscope.

This is largely due to the fact that some of these toys are dear and I cannnot bear to see them having a loose joint. I do not play with them as I derive more joy viewing them from a distance or taking beautiful shots of them with my camera. I guess it is the imagination that toys give me that make me enjoy them.

If I ever strip, decapitate or knife a figure, it is probably to customise.

What I offer in my articles is greater understanding of a figure from a collector of my profile with a dash of personal musings. If you are not into microscopic details but is looking for a beautiful piece of toy-art to be displayed on your cabinet, I can offer you its macro details. Of course, that is if the toy review can be found here! 8P I do not believe one has to know all the details to be a fan of something. A fan is defined by the awe of that object in one’s heart. I am a Star Wars fan but I can’t even quote some of the popular lines from the Trilogy!

Anyway, maybe as I dabble more with toys as a reviewer, I may get more microscopic in the future. Then one day you will find the contents on this page to be different. But no matter what, be proud that of your love for toys for some go through life without being true to themselves but are led by the opinions of others.

Check in here again someday!