CollectionDX - Cosplay http://www.iquantascores.com/taxonomy/term/2431/0 Prop replicas, masks, and anything to do with dressing up like your favorite hero. en Range Trooper http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/range_trooper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Range Trooper</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">64</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Range Trooper</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">19.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The Range Trooper comes from the Star Wars standalone movie Solo. They are a specialized Stormtrooper type that was stationed on Vandor to protect Coaxium supply lines.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6200996.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6201003.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>The Range Trooper has some distinctive features, but the best is the actual fur cowl worn around the neck. It's one of the rare occasions where soft goods actually work with a figure.&nbsp; The chest, belt, and waist area are multiple pieces that allows for movement of the legs.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6200997.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6200998.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6200999.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6201002.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>The bulky boots do restrict motion, but they are rather cool looking.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6201000.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p>Range Troopers are equipped with E-10 Blaster Rifles.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6201001.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="480" height="640" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Hasbro/StarWars/BlackSeries/64RangeTrooper/P6201004.jpg" alt="Range Trooper" title="Range Trooper" width="480" height="640" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P6201001.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=107376">P6201001.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/P6200996.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=41162">P6200996.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/range_trooper#comments Hasbro 2018 ABS Cloth Cosplay PVC Solo Star Wars Star Wars The Black Series USA $ Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:06:40 +0000 JoshB 15254 at http://www.iquantascores.com DX Hiden Zero-One Driver http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2019/dx_hiden_zeroone_driver <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">DX Hiden Zero-One Driver</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>A JUMP TO THE SKY TURNS TO A RIDER KICK!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">7600</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p style="text-align: center;">As the end of the Heisei Era of Japan signaled a chance at a new beginning for many, the opening of the Reiwa Era brought with it something special: more <em>Kamen Rider</em>.</p> <p>Toei decided to go back to basics for the first Rider of this new Era, and <strong>Kamen Rider Zero-One</strong> was born. He's a Henshin Hero based on a grasshopper that kicks rampaging robots <strong>real</strong> hard.</p> <p>And you know what? It's <em>good</em>, too. Like, really good. Not only is the production team taking the show very seriously, but they are using this chance to break new ground and try more experimental filming techniques. Rather than sticking with the tried and true "drone shot while 2 stuntmen perform simple 1-2 choreography" and "shutter action for days", we suddenly got "hero jumps through a bus, spins around in slow motion, hits a button and flies out the other side while it explodes" and "another hero jumps across shipping containers dodging boomerangs and shooting lasers while the camera flies around and under his legs".</p> <p style="text-align: center;">They even gave us an <strong>AKIRA SLIDE</strong>.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/ED_oSanX4AEc6eA.jpg" alt="Zero One Akira Slide" title="Zero One Akira Slide" width="640" height="359" /></p> <p>But enough with my praise for the show. Let's look at the one staple that every Kamen Rider series can't be without:<em> the transformation belt.</em></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-027.jpg" alt="Zero One" title="Zero One" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p>The <strong>DX Hiden Zero-One Driver</strong> (branded "Hiden" after the fictional company that created it) has many features of Rider Belts that came before. It has lights, sounds, and optional gimmicks for the discerning man-child.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d236uD6C84">Check out the video demo below (or click here if the video doesn't load to watch on YouTube)</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-d236uD6C84" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-002.jpg" alt="Zero One" title="Zero One" width="640" height="428" style="vertical-align: middle;" /></p> <p>First up, you'll notice that the Driver comes in a couple of pieces. You'll need to slap the slidey bit onto the front of the Driver before you can really start playing.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-007.jpg" alt="Zero One" title="Zero One" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p>It also comes with belt straps perfectly sized for a 6-year old Japanese child.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-003.jpg" alt="Zero One" title="Zero One" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-006.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p>And, of course, you can't have a modern Kamen Rider toy without a <strong>gimmick item</strong>! Inside the box, you get the <strong>Rising Hopper Progrise Key</strong>: the key that unlocks Kamen Rider Zero-One's transformation and initial power set.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-016.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-019.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p>Flipping the key out is really satisfying, and has a wonderful *click* that will send chills down your spine.</p> <p>It also has a button for making sounds like "<em>JUMP!</em>" and "<em>GRASSHOPPER'S ABILITY</em>". Actually, those are the only two sounds. But still, it's really fun to play with and I can't wait to spend all my money on more.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-012.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Gaze into the abyss. Or the key slot, whatever.</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-008.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p>And now we get to the part where we mix all of that together.</p> <p>Step 1: Put on the Driver somehow.</p> <p>Step 2: Turn it on and listen to the voice confirm that you are, in fact, turning on the Zero-One Driver.</p> <p>Step 3: Press the button on the Progrise Key for a useless instruction.</p> <p>Step 4: Hold the Key to the RFID chip on the front of the Driver. You'll know you've done it correctly when the Driver tells you that you are authorised<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, &quot;Nimbus Sans L&quot;, &quot;Liberation Sans&quot;, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 1em;">.</span></p> <p>Step 5: OPEN THAT KEY LIKE A BOSS WHEN THE MUSIC STARTS.</p> <p>Step 6: Penetration.</p> <p>Step 7: <strong>A JUMP TO THE SKY TURNS TO A RIDER KICK</strong></p> <p>Step 8: When you are ready to blast the Monster of the Week to shreds, smack the side of the Key and get ready for a <em>RISING IMPACT</em>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>And you're done.</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-020.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p>You can also try inserting the key without authorising it first, but the belt will admonish you with "ERROR RISE!" and you'll only get the lame secondary key sound. Consent is number 1 when it comes to role-playing.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-024.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p>I recently had the chance to wear this around a week ago, and I truly felt like a cool guy! Not at all like a weirdo wearing a toy meant for Japanese children.</p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-009.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-022.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-013.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> <p>Not only is the Zero-One Driver super cool looking, but it's stupidly fun to play with.</p> <p>I know the Roleplay toys aren't for everyone, but if you decide to take the plunge, I know you won't be disappointed.</p> <p>You know, unless you don't like cool stuff.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>And that's how you know it's Aruto.</em></p> <p><img src="/files/reviews/Bandai/KamenRider/Roleplay/DXZeroOneDriver/DX-Zero-One-Driver-025.jpg" width="640" height="428" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">1:1</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/DX-Zero-One-Driver-002.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=3215168">DX-Zero-One-Driver-002.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Tokusatsu</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/DX-Zero-One-Driver-001.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=38389">DX-Zero-One-Driver-001.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2019/dx_hiden_zeroone_driver#comments Bandai 2019 ABS Cosplay Japan Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Zero-One Prop PVC Role-Playing Tokusatsu Tokusatsu Video Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:42:40 +0000 Jmann 15500 at http://www.iquantascores.com Coming Soon: Rick & Morty Portal Gun! http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/62317/coming_soon_rick_morty_portal_gun <table width="640" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <img src="files/unnamed (2)_0.jpg" width="100"></td> <td width="514"><p>Wubba lubba dub dub!</p></td> </tr> </table> http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/62317/coming_soon_rick_morty_portal_gun#comments Funko Cosplay News Press Release Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:40:27 +0000 JoshB 15022 at http://www.iquantascores.com Grendizer Duke Fleed Helmet 1:1 http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/21517/grendizer_duke_fleed_helmet_11 <table width="640" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <img src="files/unnamed (2).jpg" width="100"></td> <td width="514"><p>HL Pro is proud to present prop of the life-size helmet Duke Fleed wears during his adventures</p> </td> </tr> </table> http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/21517/grendizer_duke_fleed_helmet_11#comments HL Pro Cosplay News Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:03:51 +0000 JoshB 14867 at http://www.iquantascores.com Kill la Kill Omakase Box http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/kill_la_kill_omakase_box <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Kill la Kill</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>A new bimonthly box service in the vast ocean of subscription boxes</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">29.99</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The subscription box market seems to have exploded in recent years, with boxes available for pretty much everything you can think of. The Omakase Box from Viewster seems to be a new bimonthly subscription service at a more premium price focusing on specific anime series’ for each box instead of a random merchandise each month. At 35 dollars after shipping (29+6), the boxes are quite a bit more than subscriptions like Loot Crate and Nerd Block but Omakase box also claims to have a value of over $60. Viewster itself seems to be a Swiss company that runs an online streaming service similar to Hulu featuring original content and some licensed Anime.</p> <p>I’ll be upfront and state that I am not particularly fond of the subscription box concept. The majority of the boxes all seem to contain a bunch of random crap stores couldn’t give away if they wanted to, a Funko Pop and T-shirt I would never wear. The only reason I subscribed to this particular box was due exclusively to my love for Kill la Kill.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833166-3/mako-01.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-01"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833167-3/mako-02.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="428" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-02"/></p> <p>The box took about a week to arrive, and I believe they are actually shipped from Europe, accounting for the majority of the time. I do like the simple design and color of the box, and the inside features a cute pattern reminiscent of the Murakami LV pattern.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833168-3/mako-03.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-03"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833176-3/mako-11.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-11"/></p> <p>Inside are 5 Kill la Kill related items and a card with KLK artwork and a description of all the items on the back. Included are a Senketsu scarf, Mako bath towel, Guts pin, Mittsuboshi (3 star) wrist sweatband and a hard cover edition of the Kill la Kill manga distributed by Udon Entertainment.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833170-3/mako-05.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-05"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833171-3/mako-06.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-06"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833182-3/mako-17.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-17"/></p> <p>The art card is actually really nice and shows off most of the major characters from the series.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833172-3/mako-07.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="428" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-07"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833179-3/mako-14.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="427" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-14"/></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The hard cover KLK manga is a limited first volume featuring gorgeous gold foil. While nicely made, this is actually one of the things I was least interested in. I’m generally not a fan of manga adaptations, and KLK features very animated characters that probably don’t translate into comic form too well. I’m also a huge fan of Sushio’s art style and the manga does not follow his awesome style.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833173-3/mako-08.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-08"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833178-3/mako-13.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-13"/></p> <p>The Guts pin is just your standard tiny little button pin. It’s neat, but I’m old enough and/or my clothing/baggage is expensive enough that I don’t want to poke holes in them. It’s neat but I will probably never open it. &nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833169-3/mako-04.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="427" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-04"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833177-3/mako-12.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-12"/></p> <p>The sweatband is just a standard white wrist band with the 3 star uniform logo printed on it. It’s subtle enough that you could use it and no one would know what it is unless they watched the show.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833174-3/mako-09.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="359" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-09"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833180-3/mako-15.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-15"/></p> <p>One of the two items I bought the box exclusively for is the Senketsu scarf. The scarf itself is gigantic, maybe 6ft long and features Senketsu’s eye in one corner. I’m not much of a scarf wearer but I really love this and will probably use it to wrap my camera in my bag.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833175-3/mako-10.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="267" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-10"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/833181-3/mako-16.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=54e578b1c6eb119a28eddec1cce9b578" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="mako-16"/></p> <p>The other item I was most excited for in the box is the large Mako bath towel. The towel features a large monochrome image of Mako doing her Ryuko impression with the single red strand of hair in color.</p> <p>At 29 dollars per box and 35 after shipping, the Omakase box is really expensive. While the items are a lot nicer than what you would find in your generic nerdy subscription service (thank god there is no KLK Pop Vinyl) I’m still not convinced the 5 items are really worth almost 35 dollars. I do really love KLK so I went in knowing I was paying so much for just two items but more casual fans may feel the subscription is not quite worth the price.</p> <p>I do feel the need to mention that while I do not have any major issues with the Omakase box itself, Viewster as a company has disappointed me greatly. They are a new company, and the KLK box is technically their first box (they had Hatsune Miku test box sent to online reviewers) so they might deserve some slack, but the way the company has handled many things makes them feel very unprofessional and amateurish. The site itself has some pretty terrible coding and I was not able to even check out and pay for it in Google Chrome. I ended up having to do it in Internet Explorer, but my subscription would not even show up in my account until deleting my cookies in Chrome. In fact, after rebooting my computer, my subscription disappeared from my account again forcing me to delete the cookies again to show. Trying to cancel my subscription has also been an ordeal, and I actually haven’t even been able to cancel yet. Repeated attempts to hit the cancellation button have resulted in no results and I am still waiting for my support ticket to be reviewed. &nbsp;</p> <p>The biggest issue I have with Viewster doesn’t actually affect me, but seems like a total slap in the face while simultaneously being kicked in the balls. The deadline to order the KLK box was Monday, November 23<sup>rd</sup>. After this date, the KLK box was supposed to no longer be available but two days later on the 25<sup>th</sup>, Viewster offered a Black Friday promotion that gave new customers the KLK box and the following box (Naruto) for 40 dollars. Previous customers were not given an option to be prorated or offered this deal, and really seems like Viewster is giving existing customers the finger. Had the company just offered the Naruto box and the one afterwards for the 40 dollar promotional price would have been fine, but giving a deadline to order an item that would supposedly no longer be available and then offering it for almost 50% off two days later seems like a terrible way to retain any loyal customers. Viewster did try to alleviate the situation by giving existing customers a 6 month subscription to Shonen Jump online, but they also gave it to all customers of the Black Friday deal so it really didn’t feel like it accomplished much. I only bought the box for KLK and had no plans of ever purchasing future boxes anyways, but the principle of the matter means I cannot recommend the service to anyone else. While the product they offer isn’t bad, the incredibly poor decisions by the company have left a rather negative impact. I know it’s a bit of a rant, but it deserves being mentioned.&nbsp;</p> <p><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Sushio</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/mako-11.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=1098201">mako-11.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Armored Females</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">France</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/mako-01.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=36078">mako-01.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/kill_la_kill_omakase_box#comments Bandai 2015 Armored Females Cosplay France Kill la Kill Sushio $ Sat, 05 Dec 2015 09:50:55 +0000 siningy 13899 at http://www.iquantascores.com Munyu Munyu Zubaan http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2013/munyu_munyu_zubaan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Munyu Munyu Zubaan</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">DX MMZ-02</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Zuuuuuuuuuban!</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">15000</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>The DX MMZ-02 Munyu Munyu Zuuban comes courtesy of HobbyLink Japan. It’s available, and on sale <a href="http://www.hlj.com/product/ban981930/Sci">here</a>!</p> <p>Check out Sentai Seiya’s review of the Moe Moe Z-Cune by Sentai Seiyas <a href="http://collectiondx.com/toy_review/2012/moe_moe_zcune">here</a>.</p> <p><object width="425" height="350" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/RIJohr43Cqw" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RIJohr43Cqw" /></object></p> <p>I’ve only seen some of Akibaranger, so I’m not too familiar with the Munyu Munyu Zubaan, but from what I understand, it is an Aoi-tan figure similar to the Moe Moe Z-Cune. The Munyu Munyu Zuuban transforms into a blade allowing Akiba Red to transform into Super Akiba Red. The MMZ-02 is also listed as a 1:1 replica and seems to be the predecessor to Bandai’s current Proplica line.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821176-3/zubaan-01.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-01"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821177-3/zubaan-02.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-02"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821186-3/zubaan-11.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-11"/></p> <p>Being 1:1 scaled replica, The Munyu Munyu Zuuban comes in a gigantic box maybe 18in long. The MMZ-02 comes packaged in the top tray while the bottom tray comes with a stand allowing the Aoi-tan to be displayed in blade and figure form. An extra piece also allows the MMZ-01 to combine with MMZ-02 into Munyu Moe Zubakyuuun.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821187-3/zubaan-12.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="427" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-12"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821189-3/zubaan-14.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="427" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-14"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821191-3/zubaan-16.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-16"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821192-3/zubaan-17.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="427" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-17"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821193-3/zubaan-18.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="427" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-18"/></p> <p>In figure form, Aoi-tan looks identical to the actual in show prop. The stand plugs into a connector on her back that can also rotate when the red button is pressed down. The figure form has no actual articulation, but the legs can be moved a little bit if you want to have her with one leg a bit forward of the other.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821182-3/zubaan-07.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-07"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821181-3/zubaan-06.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-06"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821185-3/zubaan-10.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-10"/></p> <p>Transformation into blade mode is quick and simple. The right arm simply flips up slightly while the left one rotates up 180 degrees. Pressing the buttons on both sides of Aoi-tan allows the blade to fold up and the back connector folds down into a vertical position. The two black buttons on the ‘knees’ unlock the legs and allows them to extend and fold into the handle. The handle locks into place when a red button on the inside of each leg pops out a tab to secure the blade. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821194-3/zubaan-19.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="427" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-19"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821195-3/zubaan-20.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="427" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-20"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821178-3/zubaan-03.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-03"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821179-3/zubaan-04.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-04"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821180-3/zubaan-05.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-05"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821183-3/zubaan-08.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-08"/></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/821184-3/zubaan-09.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=d4185d5f74533b9b71f44614e99a1c54" width="640" height="427" class="giThumbnail" alt="zubaan-09"/></p> <p>The blade form of the Munyu Munyu Zuuban looks like a relatively convincing knife with an obvious girl shaped handle. The colorful hair on the blade is really gorgeous and a trigger on the back plays sounds. Unfortunately I didn’t have any spare batteries to test out the function.</p> <p>Munyu Munyu Zuuban is definitely not for everyone. In fact, the original retail price and rather unique nature of the Aoi-tan probably put off many potential customers. If you can get past all this, it is a really cool display piece and one of the few affordable 1:1 scale accurate replicas on the market. It’s probably not something I’ll keep out when company is over…but I don’t regret owning one. HobbyLink Japan currently has these on sale for roughly 30 dollars, which is quite a steal given the quality and size.&nbsp;</p> <p><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">1:1</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/zubaan-03.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=792038">zubaan-03.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Tokusatsu</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/zubaan-15.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=27094">zubaan-15.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2013/munyu_munyu_zubaan#comments Bandai 2013 ABS Anime Figure Character Toy Cosplay Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Japan Prop PVC Super Action Heroes Super Sentai / Power Rangers Tokusatsu Tokusatsu Weapon Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:00:07 +0000 siningy 13448 at http://www.iquantascores.com VF-1J Valkyrie Omen Mask http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1982/vf1j_valkyrie_omen_mask <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">VF-1J Valkyrie Omen Mask</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>It has been over 30 years since Macross was first released on televisions in Japan and although the viewers and the series itself has grown up it is nice to find these items as a reminder of its humble origins and its first young viewers. </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>In an age of exclusively priced Valkyrie toys and Macross collectibles, it is sometimes easy to forget that at one time Macross was one of the latest cartoons marketed to young school aged kids across Japan. Many of the earlier products released in the first few years of Macross reflects these young viewers such as menko playing cards, rubber band shooting games and Valkyrie themed kites. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/786609-3/dx-macross-mask-main2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=163ac792fc19cf6eacba9971bd6f2818" width="580" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="dx-macross-mask-main2" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/786605-3/dx-macross-mask-34.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=163ac792fc19cf6eacba9971bd6f2818" width="628" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="dx-macross-mask-34" /></p> <p>As my Macross collection advanced over the years, I find myself enjoying finding these types of Macross themed products for my collection as a reminder of the series origins and its first young viewers. One of the more eye-catching items from this period is this VF-1J Valkyrie Omen Mask. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/786604-3/dx-macross-mask-.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=163ac792fc19cf6eacba9971bd6f2818" width="640" height="617" class="giThumbnail" alt="dx-macross-mask-" /></p> <p>Made from vacumform plastic material that is commonly found in Halloween masks, it is amazing this item has survived this long without any damage considering the fragility of the item. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/786608-3/dx-macross-mask-logo.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=163ac792fc19cf6eacba9971bd6f2818" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="dx-macross-mask-logo" /></p> <p>The chrome color change up of the orange, silver and red make this an incredible eye-catching item for display, and I especially love the molded in clear green lens. I also love the unsubtle Macross Logo sticker prominently displayed on the front of the mask. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/786607-3/dx-macross-mask-inside.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=163ac792fc19cf6eacba9971bd6f2818" width="615" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="dx-macross-mask-inside" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/786606-3/dx-macross-mask-fnt.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=163ac792fc19cf6eacba9971bd6f2818" width="623" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="dx-macross-mask-fnt" /></p> <p>This VF-1J Mask is an impressive and aesthetically beautiful looking mask that should be seen in person to fully enjoy the craftsmanship and charm of this item. I can’t help to think it must have been fun back in the day running around pretending to be Hikaru’s Valkyrie.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/786605-3/dx-macross-mask-34.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=163ac792fc19cf6eacba9971bd6f2818" width="628" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="dx-macross-mask-34" /></p> <p>It has been over 30 years since Macross was first released on televisions in Japan and although the viewers and the series itself has grown up and matured, it is nice to find these items as a reminder of its humble origins and its first young viewers. </p> <p>?2015 Review and Photos Leonardo Flores CollectionDX.<br /> <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Shoji Kawamori</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/dx-macross-mask-34.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=29153">dx-macross-mask-34.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Chrome</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/dx-macross-mask-fnt.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=26060">dx-macross-mask-fnt.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1982/vf1j_valkyrie_omen_mask#comments Unknown 1982 Chrome Cosplay Ephemera Japan Macross Macross / Robotech Shoji Kawamori Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:54 +0000 Showapop 12420 at http://www.iquantascores.com USS Ares Crew Patch http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/uss_ares_crew_patch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USS Ares Crew Patch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>USS Ares crew patch from the hero ship of Star Trek: Axanar! </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">10.00</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Star Trek: Axanar USS Ares Patch</p> <p>Back in July 2014, a good friend of mine, Tom Bateman, called me out of the blue on a Friday night and said “Hey, I need you to come out with me to Comicon tomorrow!” Within 12 hours the following day we were on a speeding train down to San Diego. Now what was interesting was that I have not been to Coimicon, in 20 years, since 1994! It was somewhat of a personal and reflective trip to Comicon as it was sometime my dad, who recently passed away, and I used to go to when I was younger. But it was nice to have some new memories and meeting up with some old friends and meet new ones.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/758418-3/CDX-Axanar-Patch.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=2d1e9018ce99078f54a473f2783edb5f" width="617" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CDX-Axanar-Patch" /></p> <p>So what was the purpose of this hasty trip down to San Diego? Tom told me I was the only friend of his that was on the Star Trek: Axanar Facebook Page and he thought I would not only enjoy watching Prelude To Axanar but I could assist him with some of his interviews with the cast and crew for the website. Then it all came back to me, I had added the Facebook page for Star Trek: Axanar a while back and had not kept up with the latest progress of this Star Trek fan project. It turns out Saturday night was going to be the release of Prelude to Axanar a Kickstarter promo reel for Star Trek: Axanar. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/782698-3/Prelude_to_Axanar_poster.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=2d1e9018ce99078f54a473f2783edb5f" width="350" height="541" class="giThumbnail" alt="Prelude_to_Axanar_poster" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/758428-3/cdx-axanar-poster.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=2d1e9018ce99078f54a473f2783edb5f" width="640" height="445" class="giThumbnail" alt="cdx-axanar-poster" /></p> <p>On Saturday night Tom and myself were treated to a VIP red carpet screening of Prelude to Axanar. Prelude to Axanar is the retelling of the background events that lead up to the historic Battle of Axanar as told like a History Channel documentary with the participants of the Battle describing their involvement. Axanar was a key moment in Star Trek lore as it was after the battle that set the tone for Star Trek: The Original Series’ Klingon/Federation stalemate. The direct connection to ST:TOS is the episode Whom God’s Destroy as Captain Garth of Izar is the hero of The Battle of Axanar. The History Channel type documentary was not only cleverly produced but it was an excellent way to get a trailer up for their fund raising efforts on Kickstarter. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1W1_8IV8uhA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Afterwards, I met up with the director, screenwriter and some other key personal for Prelude to Axanar and I can tell you I felt sincerity from everyone involved for the Axanar project. They are extremely dedicated to showing a rather unknown but important story in Star Trek lore that has been long neglected by the owners of the property. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/758426-3/cdx-axanar-patches.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=2d1e9018ce99078f54a473f2783edb5f" width="640" height="297" class="giThumbnail" alt="cdx-axanar-patches" /></p> <p>At the time I watched the trailer there wasn’t a lot merchandise for ST:A but they did have one item that caught my eye on the fundraising table that was a must own and that was the crew patch for USS Ares, the lead Star Fleet ship of the Battle of Axanar, Commanded by Captain Garth of Izar.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/758419-3/CDX+Axanar+Patch2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=2d1e9018ce99078f54a473f2783edb5f" width="601" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="CDX Axanar Patch2" /></p> <p>This USS Ares patch was the same one used by the crew In ST:A and beautifully embroidered with gold colored thread throughout. As you can see it was beautifully modeled by some USS Ares crew. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/758427-3/cdx-axanar-point.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=2d1e9018ce99078f54a473f2783edb5f" width="640" height="538" class="giThumbnail" alt="cdx-axanar-point" /></p> <p>I really enjoy items like this, something a little different from the usual Star Trek offering and a unique display item for your display case or jacket that helps raise money for a good and sincere cause. With most of the money raised I am looking forward to seeing the completed Star Trek: Axanar film to be released later this year. As for the patch I would suggest picking one up right away before they are sold out to other enthusiastic fans.</p> <p>?2015 pictures and article by Leonardo Flores &amp; CollectionDX<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">1:1</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/CDX-Axanar-Patch.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=127605">CDX-Axanar-Patch.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/CDX-Axanar-Patch_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=127605">CDX-Axanar-Patch.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/uss_ares_crew_patch#comments 2014 Cloth Cosplay Ephemera Star Trek Star Trek: Axanar USA $ Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:42:45 +0000 Showapop 12133 at http://www.iquantascores.com Moon Stick http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2014/moon_stick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Moon stick</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Moon Stick</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Moon Healing Escalation! </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">8,800</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Review sample provided by Bluefin Distribution. Get yours<a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN15473&amp;mode=retail"> at BigBadToyStore! <br /></a></p> <p>The Moon Stick is Sailor Moon’s ultimate weapon from the first story arc of the Sailor Moon anime and manga series. The Moon Stick is the weapon that she uses to vanquish the evil Queen Beryl. Those who watched the U.S. dub of Sailor Moon may remember this weapon as the Crescent Moon Wand.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZSM3dlLx7VE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Although other versions of the Moon Stick have been released, Bandai recently released what they are touting as the most accurate version of this iconic weapon. Bandai’s new Moon Stick is a 1:1 scale prop replica, hence the “Proplica” moniker for this new line.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="/gallery2/d/752695-3/Full.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Full" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752696-3/full2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="full2" /></p> <p>The Moon Stick is a weapon with a simple design. The previous toy versions of the Moon Stick, which were released a while back, took some liberties with the design in order to make it look more ornate. But this time around the name of the game is show accuracy and the Proplica Moon Stick does a good job at capturing what this weapon looks like in the anime. I think the only thing that would have made this more screen accurate is if the Moon Stick had a longer handle.</p> <p>In the Sailor Moon series, the Moon Stick was upgraded with the addition of the Silver Crystal. The Proplica Moon Stick includes a Silver Crystal, which can be attached onto the Moon Stick by removing a circular cover piece inside of the moon crescent. You remove this piece by pressing the buttons that are concealed at the base of the crescent moon.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752693-3/Crystal2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Crystal2" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752692-3/Crystal.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Crystal" /></p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/753722-3/z-crystal2.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="z-crystal2" /></p> <p>That buttons for releasing the golden cover/ Silver Crystal are not the only functional parts of this toy that are concealed for maximum show accuracy.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="/gallery2/d/752697-3/full3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="full3" /></p> <p>The battery compartment is also nicely hidden on the body of the Moon Stick.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/753835-3/z-batt.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="z-batt" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, the speaker for this Moon Stick is better hidden than the previous iterations of Sailor Moon’s iconic weapon.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752696-3/full2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="full2" /></p> <p>See the speaker compartment? No?</p> <p>The circle in the back of the Moon Stick is actually a gap betwen the two pieces of plastic. This gap allows the sounds to escape the toy. It also keeps the back of the Moon Stick from having large and noticeable holes for the speakers. The previous versions of the Moon Stick, being toys and all, went that route and tried to incorporate the holes into the design by making them into star patterns.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752701-3/full6.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="640" height="424" class="giThumbnail" alt="full6" /></p> <p>The “on/off” switch actually the chrome piece at the bottom of the moon stick. It has three settings: star mode, off and moon mode.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Moon Stick features 4LEDs that light up when you press the star button on the handle. There are 3 LEDs&nbsp; inside the golden crest.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752700-3/full5.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="full5" /></p> <p>There is also a color-changing LED inside of the Silver Crystal. I had to turn off the lights in my photo setup because they overpower the LED in the Silver Crystal. In normal lighting conditions, however, there is no issue with seeing the light from the LED inside of the Silver Crystal.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752702-3/full7.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="full7" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Moon Stick features 8 different sounds, which are produced by using different combinations of the “moon” and “star” settings on the wand, pressing or holding the star button and using the wand with or without the Silver Crystal. Check out my video review to listen in on the sounds of the Moon Stick and also check out the LED lights!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Moon Stick also comes with a stand so that you can proudly display your Proplica for the world to see.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752703-3/Stand.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Stand" /></p> <p>The base of the stand has an indentation in it. You can place either the chrome cover for the crescent or the Silver Crystal on this part of the base.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/753837-3/z-stand.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="z-stand" /></p> <p>The stand's design takes into consideration that sounds for the Moon Stick come out of the rear of the toy. There is a circular cutout at the back of the stand, so that you can still listen to the sounds effects of the Moon Stick while it rests in the stand.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="/gallery2/d/752704-3/Stand2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="424" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Stand2" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Also included is a pretty sweet flower-themed display piece to insert the Silver Crystal into.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/752694-3/Crystal4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="640" height="424" class="giThumbnail" alt="Crystal4" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/753836-3/z-full.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=1d3640166c7657b5a25570164b5e868b" width="423" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="z-full" /></p> <p>The Moon Stick is a very smartly designed prop replica, which gives us a very faithful rendition of Sailor Moon’s iconic weapon. This version of the Moon stick will no doubt satisfy even the most discerning Moonie looking for a great display piece or for a prop to go with their Sailor Moon cosplay. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Review sample provided by Bluefin Distribution. Get yours<a href="http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN15473&amp;mode=retail"> at BigBadToyStore! </a></p> <p><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">1:1</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Naoko Takeuchi</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/z-crystal2.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=228934">z-crystal2.JPG</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Chrome</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Crystal2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=213172">Crystal2.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2014/moon_stick#comments Bandai 2014 ABS Chrome Cosplay Japan Naoko Takeuchi Proplica PVC Role-Playing Sailor Moon Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:53:43 +0000 SentaiSeiya 11035 at http://www.iquantascores.com Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1996/captain_pikes_starfleet_laser_pistol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>In the 1990’s Playmates acquired the Star Trek toy License and overall I believe they did an excellent job with the line, releasing many items that appealed to both kids and collectors alike, including this Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol. </p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Of all of Star Trek, my favorite episode will always be the pilot episode The Cage and its subsequent series re-edit The Menagerie Part 1 &amp; 2. Less Sci-fi Adventure and more Outer Limits, The Cage tells the story of the pre- Captain Kirk crew commanded by Captain Christopher Pike and the USS Enterprises visit to Talos IV, a mysterious planet with omnipotent aliens and survivors of an ill-fated space exploration mission. It really was a twisted and somewhat tragic episode and it stuck with me when I first watched it as a kid in the 1980’s. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/678781-3/dxpikeside+2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="409" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxpikeside 2" /></p> <p>Not to waste footage, Desilu Productions subsequently reedited the pilot updated with the new Captain Kirk crew, with the plot concerning the mutiny of Mr. Spock and the now invalid Captain Pike with the USS Enterprise and their controversial return back to Talos IV. It was a cleverly edited episode that added a new dimension to Mr. Spock’s Character and its bittersweet ending also stuck with me when I watched it as a kid.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/570298-3/dxpikeside2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="449" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxpikeside2" /></p> <p>In the 1990’s Playmates acquired the Star Trek toy License and overall I believe they did an excellent job with the line, releasing many items that appealed to both kids and collectors alike, including this Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol. Unfortunately I was not collecting toys in the 1990’s and I was just content with admiring Star Trek toys in the toy aisles at Target and Toys R Us. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/540170-1/dxstartrekgunboxa.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="520" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxstartrekgunboxa" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/540174-1/startrekgunboxb.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="447" class="giThumbnail" alt="startrekgunboxb" /></p> <p>Fortunately my friend, Nathan Wilson from Rhino Records Claremont, knew I was a huge 1960’s Star Trek fan, especially of the more obscure Christopher Pike character, and picked up this Playmates Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol for me for Christmas. It was great to add this wonderful and unique Laser Pistol to my American Sci-fi collection.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/570288-3/dxpikerear.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="442" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxpikerear" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/570289-3/dxpikerear2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="500" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxpikerear2" /></p> <p>Although it was a very simplistic release, Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol is a solid and fun toy pistol. Made with sturdy plastic, it has a good weight and balance to it. The sculpt of the pistol is well produced, the gold and silver paint application capturing the classic look and era of the original prop.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/570296-3/dxpikerear3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="605" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxpikerear3" /></p> <p>There are only two features associated with this relaese. One is a flip up sight that flips out on the back, simple yet effective, just use one’s nail to flip it out of the recess on the top of the toy.<br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/570286-3/dxpikefront.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="508" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxpikefront" /><br /> <img src="/gallery2/d/570287-3/dxpikegrip.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxpikegrip" /></p> <p>The second is a battery-operated light up tip and a dual sound effect. To change the sound effects just simply twisted the silver end of the pistol to either direction. Just pull the long trigger to activate the sounds and lights.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/570298-3/dxpikeside2.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=c1d2f51a0af02efe335989a97420cdab" width="640" height="449" class="giThumbnail" alt="dxpikeside2" /></p> <p>Solid enough for kid play but unique enough for serious Star Trek Collectors, Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol covers both groups very well. Although not as recognizable or iconic as the Star Trek Phaser, the Captain Pikes Starfleet Laser Pistol is a must own for the 1/1 scale Cospla Star Trek collection or if you are a fan of 1960’s retro Star Trek. Thanks again Nathan for hooking me up with this all those years ago.</p> <p>?2013 Review and Pictures by Leonardo Flores and CollectionDX<br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">1:1</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/dxpikeside%202.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=85903">dxpikeside 2.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">USA</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/dxpikeside%202_0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=85903">dxpikeside 2.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/1996/captain_pikes_starfleet_laser_pistol#comments Playmates 1996 ABS Cosplay Plastic Role-Playing Star Trek Star Trek Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-69) USA Weapon Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:42:27 +0000 Showapop 8851 at http://www.iquantascores.com Moe Moe Z-cune http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2012/moe_moe_zcune <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Moe Moe Z-cune</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Zyuukyuuun (Now with 50% more review!)</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">12,000</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger is the unofficial entry into the Super Sentai series that also serves as a spoof/homage to the long-running series.&nbsp; The Moe Moe Z-cune, MMZ01, is a mysterious device that is given to Yumeria, Nobuo, and Mitsuki. This device allows this motley crew of misfits to become the Akibarangers.<br />With just about every entry in the proper Super Sentai series, Bandai has released various toys from the series including: the henshin (transformation) device, the communicator, and weapons for the series.&nbsp; Akibaranger, although not a numbered entry into the franchise, also saw the release of the amalgam henshin/weapon/ communicator device from the series, which is the Moe Moe Z-cune. &nbsp;</p> <p>Moe Moe Z-cune is a 1/1 scale toy (it says so on the box).</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/654965-3/Box.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Box" /></p> <p>MMZ comes packaged in gun form.&nbsp; It also comes with two stands to help display the gun. In gun form, the MoeMoe Z-cune acts as the Akibaranger's main weapon.</p> <p>This toy has a nice weight to it. My first thought when I took the MMZ out of its plastic trays was, “Man this thing has got some weight to it. I reckon that I could pistol-whip somebody pretty good with this thing, granted it would completely ruin the paint job on the gun."</p> <div>Thanks to an awesome paint job, this gun looks great from the sides, front, and back! It looks pretty much as it does in the Akibaranger series. I have always felt that this gun, with its sleek and slightly ornate design, belongs in a Bayonetta&nbsp; video game.</div> <div><img src="/gallery2/d/653804-3/Full.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Full" /></div> <div> <p>The trigger of the gun makes a transformation sounds when it is pressed for the first time after turning the toy on. After that it makes a firing sound until the gun is turned off and tuned back on again, in which case it will make the transformation sounds once again.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/654974-3/Left.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Left" /></p> <p>The other sounds that are made by pressing the trigger require pressing and holding down the button on the rear of the gun first to create a charge-up sound that is released when the trigger is pressed..</p> <p>The rear button also makes the "incoming call" sound when pressed, but not held.</p> <p>Check out the video review at the bottom of the page to listen in on the sounds of this figure!</p> </div> <div> <div><img src="/gallery2/d/653806-3/Rear.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="423" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Rear" /></div> <div>The back of the grip also incorporates the on/off switch into the design of the gun by having multiple tabs on this part of the gun to conceal the switch, which is the lowermost tab.</div> <div> <div><img src="/gallery2/d/653808-3/Right.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Right" /></div> <div>Towards the bottom of the grip is a gold cylinder with red top, which the speaker for this toy.</div> <div> <div><img src="/gallery2/d/655696-3/Z-battery.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Z-battery" /></div> </div> </div> </div> <p>The black part of the gun's grip cleverly conceals the battery comparment for this gun, which is opened up by pressing the screw on the lower end, which unlucks the battery cover. All of the aformetnioned touches are a great step forward to making this a screen accurate toy, since there are no blatant on/off button with clearly labeled wording or symbols printed on the gun.</p> <div><img src="/gallery2/d/654977-3/Under_001.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Under" /></div> <p>Unfortunately, from the top and bottom of the gun the seams are quite visible and detract from the look of the gun. I realize, however, that this is a necessary evil, as the gun has to transform into its other form.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/653810-3/Top.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Top" /></p> <p>The top, however, does not clasp shut all the way, leaving a bigger gap that I woud like.</p> <div><img src="/gallery2/d/654968-3/Mosaic.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Mosaic" /></div> <p>Now it is my understanding that some of the CDX readers will probably not enjoy the other form of this toy.&nbsp; So contiue on if you want to check out some moe goodness!</p> <div> <p>The transformation between gun and figure form is pretty straightforward. Pop open the side panels of the gun. Pop up the barrel of the leg gun to make the feet the same size.&nbsp; Extend the other left leg out.&nbsp; Turn the hand around so it faces in forward and DONE!</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/656399-3/Transformation.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="336" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Transformation" /></p> <p>The back of the box shows&nbsp;these simple instructions, although going from figure to gun form.&nbsp; This is how the process is show in the&nbsp;series as the Akibarangers begin with the MMZ in figure form, point&nbsp;the item&nbsp;forward, then yell " Juu Mosou" as they pull the trigger of the gun, which makes the shell of the MMZ cover the figure. Thus, converting the MMZ into the gun form. Unlike some of the other Super Sentai toys, which have features that allow the transformation device to change, this one requires the transformation to be done manually. This is a little disspointing, since it would have been cool to have a spring-loaded MMZ that transformed into the gun at the pull of the trigger. I can see why Bandai did not include this feature on this particular toy, as it would probably result in a lot scraping of the paint.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/656387-3/Aoi.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="423" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Aoi" /></p> <p>In figure form, the MMZ also functions as a communication device. As mentioned earlier, the button on the back of the gun, in this case the top of the head, is the button that elicits the transmission sounds. The sounds are not specific to the form, so the transmission noise can be made in either gun or figure form. It seems weird to be communicating through a gun (not that talking to a Moe figure is much better, I suppose).<br />Aoi-tan is beautifully painted in all of her moe glory. I personally do not like the genre of anime that she represents, but I can truly appreciate a piece with a gorgeous paint app.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/656389-3/Aoi3.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="423" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Aoi3" /><img src="/gallery2/d/656391-3/Aoi5.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="423" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Aoi5" /><img src="/gallery2/d/656390-3/Aoi4.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="423" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Aoi4" /></p> <p>For some reason I really dug the translucent crytal that is embedded into Aoi-tans left leg. It just goes to show how much thought and care Bandai put into recreating this figure.</p> </div> <div> <p>Now, the fit of the gun’s shell and the Aoi-tan figure inside is very close. As such, my figure has traded some paint with the gun.I suspect that I will not be transforming this toy very often, to preserve the paint as best I can.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/656397-3/Open.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="640" height="423" class="giThumbnail" alt="Open" /><img src="/gallery2/d/656400-3/Zdamage.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="423" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Zdamage" /></p> <p>There is some articulation with the Aoi-tan. The head moves thanks to a nice, clicky ratchet joint.The sight/arm also moves around about 320 degrees, which needs to face forward in order to allow the head to be moved. As mentioned earlier, the left leg can move toward and away from the othe leg when needed for the transforamtion process. The left hand can also rotate 360 degrees at the wrist which is required for transforming the Moe Moe Z-cune. In gun form, hand is stored with the back of the hand facing the figures leg, which makes it look like she broke it in a crazy accident.</p> </div> <p>As a bonus, the the base of star-shaped stand that was used to prop up this toy in gun form also serves as stand for Aoi-tan. The leg that is composed of the barrel of the gun simply pop into the peg on the stand.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/656398-3/Stand.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=f663b1645abfe65010fbb515fe72934d" width="423" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Stand" /></p> <p>The Moe Moe Z-cune is a great adult/collectible role-play toy from a great, unique and quirky series.&nbsp; It is interesting to see Bandai test the waters in the adult collector's market by releasing a Super Sentai transformation device. If you love Akibaranger or weapons that transform into cute Moe girls, then you cannot go wrong with this aweseome figure from Bandai. The functionality of the sounds and the great design of this toy make it a pretty darn good replica /cosplay prop. Is there a Nobuo Akagi cosplay in my future?&nbsp; Could be!</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uGxFToIDshc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Check out the video review if you would like to listen in on the sounds that this toy makes.</p> <p><br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Left.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=141010">Left.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Tokusatsu</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Japan</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Left2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=131563">Left2.jpg</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/2012/moe_moe_zcune#comments Bandai 2012 ABS Anime Figure Character Toy Cosplay Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Japan Prop PVC Super Action Heroes Super Sentai / Power Rangers Tokusatsu Tokusatsu Weapon Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:04:27 +0000 SentaiSeiya 8058 at http://www.iquantascores.com 1/1 scale Ultraman Beta Capsule http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/71112/11_scale_ultraman_beta_capsule <table width="640" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <img src="files/1-1_BETA_CAPSULE_MUHOUCHITAI_1_OCT2012_TSUBURAYA_27800.jpg" width="100"></td> <td width="514"><p>1/1 scale Ultraman Beta Capsule. </p></td> </tr> </table> http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/71112/11_scale_ultraman_beta_capsule#comments Cosplay News Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:40:04 +0000 Atom 7615 at http://www.iquantascores.com 1/1 Sky Rider Repro Belt http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/7312/11_sky_rider_repro_belt <table width="640" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"> <tr> <img src="files/1-1_SKYRIDER_BELT_1_NOV2012_RAINBOW_65000.jpg" width="100"></td> <td width="514"><p>1/1 Sky Rider Repro Belt by Toei Hero Net Limited</p></td> </tr> </table> http://www.iquantascores.com/news_item/7312/11_sky_rider_repro_belt#comments Cosplay News Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:10:33 +0000 Atom 7576 at http://www.iquantascores.com Shinken Red Helmet http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/shinken_red_helmet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-name"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Name (Short)</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Shinken Red Helmet</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-number"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Number</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-summary"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Summary</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>Awesome helmet.... but...</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-price"> <h3 class="field-label">Original Price</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">299</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-toy-review-content"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Review Content</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><p>As a fan of Toei’s Super Sentai series, I began to kick around the idea of taking the next step into Super Sentai fandom: putting together a costume. It is not a decision to be taken lightly, since a good Super Sentai(or Power Rangers if that is the flavor you like) costume can run around a thousand dollars. I decided that buy the costume piece by piece, starting with the helmet, one of the most expensive parts of the costume. After many months of debating over what character I wanted to pursue, I settled on Shinken Red from Shinkenger. The Samurai Sentai Shinkenger entry in the Super Sentai Series holds a special place in my heart, because it was the series that opened me up to not only Super Sentai, but also Tokusatsu. I chose Red, not because he was my favorite character, but because out of the Shinkenger cast his costume is the one that is the most widely produced by costume and prop makers; thus easier to get ahold of and easier on my wallet.</p> <p>About a week ago, I got back from my vacation in New York, and to my surprise, there was a big DHL package from Indonesia waiting for me. I opened it up and there was the Shinken Red Helmet that I had ordered a while back. This helmet is freakin’ gorgeous. The maker, Aniki, did a great job with helmet. It is made of a sturdy fiberglass, which is beautifully painted in red and the design is pretty faithful to the show. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/630672-3/1Front.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="1Front" /><img src="/gallery2/d/630681-3/Quarter.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Quarter" /><img src="/gallery2/d/630674-3/Back.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Back" /></p> <p>The helmet even has the breathing holes on the black lines on the side of the helmet.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/630673-3/Air.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Air" /></p> <p>The only part of the helmet that I found bucks the trend of show accuracy are the clasps on the lower part of the helmet to hold the helmet shut. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/630676-3/Clasp_001.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Clasp" /><img src="/gallery2/d/630679-3/Open2.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Open2" /><img src="/gallery2/d/630681-3/Quarter.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Quarter" /></p> <p>There is black padding inside the helmet to make wearing it a bit more comfortable. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/630680-3/Pad.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Pad" /></p> <p>The view from the visor is pretty clear and easy to look through.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/630682-3/Visor.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="640" height="480" class="giThumbnail" alt="Visor" /></p> <p>That is as far as I got to experience the helmet because it did not fit. The fit is a little snug from my chin to the top of my head, which was a little inconvenient. However, the helmet proved to be too small from my nose to the back of my head, which was a lot inconvenient. I should have known that something was up when the hood that Aniki included seemed a bit too snug on my head.</p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/630677-3/Hood.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="Hood" /></p> <p>I had heard that Aniki's Megaranger helmets were pretty small, so even before buying my helmet; I had my concerns about its fit. I had contacted Aniki prior to deciding on a helmet, about the sizes of the various helmets that I was interested in. Ironically, the dimensions he provided made me slightly concerned that the Shinken Red helmet would not fit because I thought would be too short (from chin to the top of the head) or a tight fit, which it was. However, as I stated earlier, the problem with the helmet’s fit were the dimensions from front to back of the head, which according to my conversations with him should have had ample room. </p> <p><img src="/gallery2/d/630686-3/IMG_3857.JPG?g2_GALLERYSID=289621174680a491ecfacec4fd7ca281" width="480" height="640" class="giThumbnail" alt="IMG_3857" /></p> <p>So as I found out, Aniki does some really good work with his helmets. Unfortunately, his communication is another story. Not only were his measurement inaccurate, but there was absolutely no responses to my inquiries after he began working on my helmet. I had contacted him three times about providing a sample of the color that he was going to use for the helmet, along with the helmet. This way I could match the color to fabric that would be used for the suit. In good faith, I thought he must have been busy and did not have time to reply to my messages, but he must have read at least one of them and would surely include a sample with my helmet…. no such luck. There was no color sample when the helmet was delivered, which matters little anymore since the helmet did not fit; thus ending my aspiration of putting together a Super Sentai costume. On the positive side, I now have $300 Shinken Red paperweight.<br /> <br class="giImageBlock-clear-both" /></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-scale"> <h3 class="field-label">Scale</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-chardesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Char. Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-sliderimg"> <h3 class="field-label">SliderImage</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Quarter.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=100512">Quarter.JPG</a></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-toydesign"> <h3 class="field-label">Toy Design</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-fetish"> <h3 class="field-label">Fetish</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Tokusatsu</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-country"> <h3 class="field-label">Country</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item">Indonesia</div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> <div class="field-item"></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaserimg-upload"> <h3 class="field-label">Teaser Image Upload</h3> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item"><div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.iquantascores.com/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.iquantascores.com/files/Quarter_0.JPG" type="image/jpeg; length=100512">Quarter.JPG</a></div></div> </div> </div> http://www.iquantascores.com/toy_review/shinken_red_helmet#comments Cosplay Indonesia Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Super Sentai / Power Rangers Tokusatsu $ Wed, 04 Apr 2012 01:58:21 +0000 SentaiSeiya 7226 at http://www.iquantascores.com 国产成人丝袜精品视频