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9" Sub-Zero PVC Diorama

I would almost go as far as saying that this is a must have for Sub-Zero fans. But, note, I said almost. The character has almost 30 years of lore and has gone through more costume changes than Batman so for many, my Sub-Zero does not equal your Sub-Zero. That's fine though. DST has captured the look and feel of the character in his original attire, add to that the expert sculpting talents of Salvador Gomes and you have what it takes to launch a frosty attack with the iceman himself.

The PVC Mortal Kombat Diorama stands at roughly 9" and is the first-in what is hopefully a long line of-Mortal Kombat themed gallery from Diamond Select Toys which already includes Kitana from MKII.

Salvador Gomes has turned out a lot of incredible work for DST and it is quite clear that he has also been busy sculpting a companion piece for this figure. Which looks like it is currently in prototype phase. Hopefully we will see this Sub-Zero companion piece complete soon.

New Mortal Kombat Kitana PVC Diorama (DST)

This one really is for the fans! No matter if you are a fan of Mortal Kombat (MKII in this case), the combined talent of designer Nelson X. Asencio and sculptor Salvador Gomes, or of the high level of quality you get from DST dioramas this PVC Kitana is for you.

Wielding her twin steel fans, Kitana wears her outfit from the Mortal Kombat II video game in this new Gallery Diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this approximately 9.5-inch piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Salvador Gomes.

Pacific Rim: Uprising Action Figures (DST)

It's time for us to dive back into the Pacific Rim and explore some of the other offerings the franchise has produced. Namely, action figures!

Battle Damaged Gipsy Avenger

The Battle Damaged Gipsy Avenger stands roughly the same height as the Gipsy Avenger diorama we recently posted about if you take the diorama's base into consideration. That said the action figure holds up remarkably well in the detail and articulation department. With a limited run of only 250 pieces the Gipsy Avenger is willing to show its scars, but only to a select few.

With the scars of a Kaiju battle all over, she stands nearly 8 inches tall and features multiple points of articulation. Packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks. Limited to only 250 pieces.

Series 1

Diamond Select Toys actually made a respectable offering of figures for the film, broken up into three series, you can get an appreciation to the time and effort that BigShot ToyWorks put into creating the line.

DST is preparing for the apocalypse with a line of action figures depicting the film's all-new Jaeger robots! Gipsy Avenger, Saber Athena and Bracer Phoenix make up Series 1, each with a full range of articulation and each packaged in the famous Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. These specialty-exclusive versions include weapons and accessories not available at any other retailer! Don't let the kaiju onslaught take you by surprise! Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks!

Series 2

While it might not have been enough to "cancel the apocalypse", (PRU only brought in $290,930,148 compared to $411,002,906 of the original) the figures from DST and BS TW try their best.

Three new Jaegers are joining the fight against the kaiju menace, and each giant robot is cooler than the last! The mysterious Obsidian Fury with his twin blades, Guardian Bravo with his mace, and Titan Redeemer with his whip each measure between 7 and 8 inches tall, and each features approximately 16 points of articulation, plus interchangeable parts that are exclusively available to the specialty market! Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by BigShotToyWorks!

Series 3

If you are a fan of the the franchise and you have yet to join the uprising you can still find these figures for sale. I have been a fan of mech vs. monster since the glory days of Godzilla so when PR introduced us to the world of kaiju I was onboard and ready to set sail. Hopefully, they will revisit the property some day and our adventure can continue.

Three new Jaegers are joining the fight against the kaiju menace, and each giant robot is cooler than the last! Joining the six Jaegers in Series 1 and 2, November Ajax, Valor Omega and the Kaiju-infected Jaeger Drone each measure between 7 and 8 inches tall. Each figure comes with interchangeable alternate hands, and each features approximately 16 points of articulation! Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks!

You can view all of DST PRU related memrobillia on their site.

Pacific Rim: Uprising Busts and Sculptures

Pacific Rim: Uprising while weaker than the first entry in the franchise was still a worthwhile contribution to the lore that is a cornerstone of any lasting property. The John Boyega lead film deviated very little, offering the same thrilling ride that made the PR a hit to begin with. The major difference was that it wasn't anything new (rogue Jaegers aside), failing like many movies to reinvigorate the action and offer audiences something different while retaining the core elements that made it popular in the first place.

Film makers don't have it easy job but fans do. For anyone who like Uprising like I did you will be pleased for this Jaeger alert from DST!

Fans of PRU will be pleased by the massive (14" tall) Gipsy Danger bust which is part of DSTs Legends in 3D series. They have continued to impress me with the solid work that they have been able to produce for the series.

The Legends in 3D line goes on the attack with this bust of Gipsy Danger from the first Pacific Rim movie. Measuring approximately 14 inches tall, this massive bust features incredible sculpted and painted detail, and is the ultimate cinematic collectible from the Pacific Rim movies. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, the bust comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks!

I'm a bust sort of guy, many fans want more though, while dioramas can go either way this piece from BigShot ToyWorks hits all the right beats. One thing about that I noticed was that the diorama was smaller than I had hoped. The Gipsy Danger bust is 14" tall while the diorama peaks at 10", had they added an ich or two it would have made a more impressive Jaeger statue. Of course priced at only $45.00 (compared to $200 for the bust) it really is a minor detractor.

The world of Pacific Rim Uprising just got even bigger, with the first ever Gallery PVC Diorama from the hit sequel! Gipsy Avenger stands on guard against Kaiju (and rogue Jaegers) above a diorama of decimated buildings in this 10-inch sculpture, cast in high-grade plastic and featuring detailed paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, it was designed and sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks.

What If ... Conan Retired? Action Figures from FTC

Recently I have begun to explore the world of FTC and what a fantastic world that is indead! While browsing their site I happened upon a find of a lifetime. Conan. Not just Conan the Barbarian mind you, an indreible 8" version that made my Mego dreams come true. Well, almost true. You see–Conan has gone into retirement. And as much as it pains me there was no way I was going to miss out on the opportunity to share not just Conan the Barbarian but Solomon Kane and Kull The Conqueror figures as well (I need to share my pain).

And before you tell me that there are plenty of action figures for Conan ... I know. They even spun off the series and turned it into a short lived children's cartoon released in 1992. Which is to question the sense of exposing children to the not kid friendly work of Robert E. Howard. The series came complete with its own line of figures. Though they were not half as impressive as ... These!

Conan the Barbarian

Includes an authentic cloth outfit, molded axe, boots, belt & wrist guards. Comes in resealable plastic clamshell packaging that can be opened and closed without damaging the figure.

Solomon Kane

Includes an authentic cloth outfit with a molded sword, pistol, gloves & boots. Also includes a cloth hat. Comes in resealable plastic clamshell packaging that can be opened and closed without damaging the figure.

Kull the Conqueror

Includes an authentic cloth outfit, molded axe, boots, belt, wrist guards & crown. Comes in resealable plastic clamshell packaging that can be opened and closed without damaging the figure.

DC Comics Joker & Harley Quinn from Figures Toy Company

Figures Toy Company has been producing a lot of different Joker figures, but what makes this pair jump out is the added level of detail they have received. Both Gold Card figures, they are exclusively sold be Excelsior Toys. That means if you are looking for them elsewhere you will be disappointed.

DC Comics Retro Outfit Joker Action Figure

This classic 8" Joker is pulled right out of the pages of some of Batman's greatest adventures. Sporting his Tux, the figure has a nicely tailored costume which plays on the characters style and sense of humor.

Retro Harley Quinn Action Figure

Harley Quinn fan? This 8-inch Golden Card figure has striking out fit. The choice in material is different than many of the FTC figures you'll find in their assortment, yet it is still true to the Bruce Timm and Paul Dinni design.