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REVIEW: DC Comics Batman Cosbaby

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Background

While Hot Toys has made plenty of collectors salivate with their Batman: The Dark Knight Joker figures, it’s a slightly smaller line of Batman figures that we’ll be taking a look at today.

The Batman Cosbaby line is a blind-boxed set of mini figures based on the classic DC Comics title. The lineup includes characters such as: Batman, Catwoman, Two-Face, Batgirl, Joker and Robin.  If your not familiar with Cosbaby figures, they recreate characters in baby form.

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Packaging

Each Cosbaby figure is blind-boxed, however some retailers might open them to identify the figure inside.  Photos of the actual figures are placed on the side panels of the box, while the front and back have comic drawings of Batman.  Inside, each figure is packaged in a clear bag.

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1:6 Scale Predator

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Hot Toys introduces their 1:6 scale Predator figure from the original film.  The figure is decked out in highly detailed armor with a newly developed body chest.

The 14" tall Predator features:  a removable mask with light-up laser nets, a real fabric net body suit, interchangeable open and closed mandibles, articulated shoulder cannon, extendable wrist blades, wrist computer, bone trophies, highly detailed medical kit, interchangeable hands, and a jungle display base,

REVIEW: Edward Scissorhands Cosbaby

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Background

Edward Scissorhands, the 1990 film that starred Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, tells the story of a quiet young man (with scissor hands) and how he falls in love with a suburban high school girl.  The film was the first leading role for Depp and the first time that he worked with director Tim Burton (that’s worked out pretty well).

Hot Toys, who has the license to produce figures for the film, has released a 1:6 scale Edward as well as a line of Cosbaby figures based on the movie.  The Edward Scissorhands Cosbaby line consists of seven different characters straight from the movie.

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Packaging

The Cosbaby line is packaged in a small blind-box that allows you to pick up a random box for a shot at a random figure.  Although, some shops might have already opened them up for you to identify which character is inside.  On the sides of the box, the packaging has photos of six of the seven (the secret one isn’t pictured) Cosbaby figures.

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Predator – 1:6 Scale Private Billy Sole

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Hot Toys introduces their 1:6 scale Private Billy Sole figure from the original Predator film.  The figure comes with the following:

Outfit - flak vest, pants, bonnie hat, H-type suspender, pistol belt and trouser belt

Accessories - M16 with underslung shotgun, pistol, shoulder holster, combat knife with sheath, machete with sheath, canteens, canteen covers, utility pouch, compass pouch, flight gloves, boots, grenade and necklace

Planet of the Apes: Gorilla Soldier

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The third in Hot Toys' line of Planet of the Apes...well....apes is the Gorilla Soldier 1:6 scale figure.  The piece includes a rifle, bandolier, backpack, man catcher, key, club and interchangeable hands.

Planet of the Apes: Gorilla Captain

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Continuing Hot Toys' Planet of the Apes line, the second of their 1:6 scale figures is the Gorilla Captain.  Among the included accessories are a rifle, pistol, bandolier, backpack, man catcher, flag and interchangeable hands.

Planet of the Apes Cosbaby Set

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Hot Toys has announced a line of Planet of the Apes inspired Cosbaby characters.  Each articulated figure stands 3" tall and features your favorite Planet of the Apes’ characters in baby form.  Those characters include:

  • Dr. Zaius

  • Taylor
  • Zira
  • Cornelius
  • General Urko
  • Soldier Ape
  • Plus - Secret version

Look for them to be released near the end of March 2009.

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Planet of the Apes: General Ursus

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Hot Toys new 1:6 scale line is Planet of the Apes.  And one of the first characters to be released in figure form is the General Ursus piece.  It will include a removable helmet, rifle, pistol and interchangeable hands.

REVIEW: Appleseed Saga Ex Machina Snap Kits

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Background

Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina is a futuristic anime film that was directed by Shinji Aramaki and was produced by John Woo. The plot, as summarized on IMDB is as follows:

When a paramilitary task force called E.S.W.A.T. and its operations in the year 2199 Olympus, a futuristic utopia where humans, cyborgs, and bio-engineered human beings called "Bioroids" are attempting to live in perfect harmony. However, a series of random terrorist attacks perpetrated by cyborgs and humans alike threaten to throw Olympus into total chaos.

Hot Toys released a 1:20 scale E.S.W.A.T. snap kit series that consists of five different characters from the film.

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Packaging

The line is packaged in blind box form.  Each box has photos of the characters and figures on all four sides.  It lists what weapons each figure includes as well as the part of the Landmate that is in the package.  Inside, the figure is packaged in a plastic sheet that separates the pieces so there is no paint exchange.

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