Incoming – Sideshow 1/6 Buboicullaar Creature Pack

13 11 2007

Here’s something for Star Wars fans and for any who are galactically curious – the Bubocullaar Creature Pack from Sideshow. Without opening it, I am expecting its contents to be somewhat similar to the Salacious Crumb Creature Pack. That’s basically, lots of plastic molded without any articulation.

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Review – Sideshow 1/6 Holo Darth Sidious with Mechno Chair

30 09 2007

Here’s something you don’t get to see too often up close – the Sideshow 1/6 Holo Darth Sidious with Mechno Chair! It’s really a Star Wars furniture imagined in the same vein as the droids, holo projectors and Dejarik chess game made hugely popular in the Original Trilogy. And it’s Nute Gunray’s version of what R2D2 is to Luke only it looks more lavish and the holo ‘screen’ is bigger. Some things don’t change even in the realm of sci-fi huh.

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Incoming – Sideshow 1/6 Holo Darth Sidious with Mechno Chair

24 09 2007

The ultimate 1/6 status symbol has arrived at SWFToys! And it is none other than Sideshow’s Holo Darth Sidious with Mechno Chair(quite a mouthful… henceforth know as HDSMC)! Why is it a status symbol? Well, it is at least in the world of Star Wars as it was often the show-off furniture of the wealthy Neimoidians.

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Review – Sideshow 12″ Princess Leia as Boushh

22 09 2007

I’ve hunted for a Leia in Boushh disguise 12″ figure even before Sideshow landed the Star Wars 12″ license. Hasbro’s Leia Boushh was my target and it came in a pack of three with Luke and Han. But despite my numerous bids on eBay, I was not successful. Most of the sellers were from the U.S and the U.S buyers usually outbid me easily as I had to factor in shipping charges. Nothing wrong with that. It’s just that I was unable to pose the Boushh armour next to my Hasbro Carbonite Han. With the release of Sideshow’s Leia in Boushh disguise figure, not getting the Hasbro version does not seem so bad now.

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Showcase – Sideshow Marvel Legendary Scale Iron Man Bust

20 09 2007

Weighing a hefty 6 kilograms, Sideshow Marvel’s Legendary Scale Iron Man bust was a real challenge to cart home on a motorcycle singlehandedly. Fortunately, I’ve had some experience pillioning big boxes (like Jabba the Hutt) and it helped in this case. Honestly, I did not know how big was this bust when I put down a deposit for its pre-order. I just know it wasn’t 1:1 scale! If it was this big, I would really had a problem on my hands.

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Review – Sideshow 12″ Faramir

30 08 2007

The second son of Denethor the Gondor Steward clocks in as the final review of August on SWFToys! With this fourth figure for Sideshow’s The Lord of the Rings line, it seems certain that Sideshow is cranking out all the good guys from Tolkien’s classic. Already announced are the ‘semi’ wonderful Hobbits. I would expect Merry and Pippin to be next. The last 2 members of The Fellowship of the Ring should be in the pipeline even as we speak. I wonder when the Haradrim, Uruks and Orcs will start to appear. Or for that matter, the militaries of Middle Earth.

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Showcase – Endor Rebel Commando Trio

16 08 2007

Putting all 3 together for pictures together. After being in a squatting position for some weeks, my Pathfinder’s hip joints seem even more loose than when I got it out of the box. Now bearded guy needs the assistance of the display stand to stand firmly! Anyway, enjoy the pics. Think of these guys on a patrol!

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