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REVIEW: Sideshow’s Talking Tony Montana


Over the past few years, Sideshow Toys has expanded their line from prop replicas and 12” figures to distribution, premium format figures and a load of amazing licenses.  In my opinion, their bread and butter is still the 12” figure line.

A recent license addition has been the cult classic film – Scarface.  There are currently 3 Scarface products available through Sideshow – talking Tony Montana (12”), Final Battle Scarface (12”) and the Premium Format Tony Montana.  All of these figures are of Al Pacino’s character Tony Montana aka Scarface.


The 1983 film follows Montana (Pacino) and his path from a Cuban refugee to running a powerful Miami based drug cartel.  You are there to witness his downfall - due to his power, enemies and paranoia.  Over the years, it has become an urban cult-classic and is still as popular now as it was years ago.

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12-inch RAH Symbiote Spider-man


Sideshow Toys is offering one of Medicom's most limited products, the 12-inch RAH Symbiote Spider-man. In Japan, this figure is a mail order exclusive, but Medicom has graciously allowed Sideshow to import a small number of this hard-to-find figure. In North America, the black costume Spider-man is available exclusively from Sideshow Collectibles. Each figure includes a display stand, interchangeable heads, interchangeable hands, and beautiful full-color comic book inspired packaging.  The figure is selling for $125 plus shipping and is expected to ship in June/July 2006.


2006 Toy Fair: Sideshow Toys


Sideshow Toys might not produce urban vinyl or designer toys, but their products appeal to most of us collectors.  They recently acquired the US distribution rights to a number of Medicom products – and had these on display at Toy Fair.

The Medicom VSD (Vinyl Super Deformed) figures are super high quality toys that were previously only available in Japan.  The Stormtrooper and Darth Vader figures are both 10 inches in height and estimated to ship in the 3rd quarter of 2006.

Sideshow also introduced a number of new Star Wars, Friday the 13th, Terminator 2 and Lord of the Rings figures.  They have also been adding to their premium format line, however, I am still a big fan of the 12-inch format.  Check out the Sideshow website if you are interested, as they are continuously adding more pre-orders.


Aragorn as Strider the Ranger

Sideshow Toys has introduced their first character from their 12-inch Lord of the Rings line.  Aragorn as Strider the Ranger is currently up for pre-order.  If you have seen the films, you realize that this is Aragorn from the first flick - The Fellowship of the Ring.  It's an amazing likeness of Viggo Mortensen.  Sideshow has raised their prices a little for this line, as Aragorn is selling for $64.99.


Sideshow Announces 12-inch LOTR Line


The many heroic and indelible characters who populated The Lord of the Rings film series, are also among the most familiar and cherished images in Hollywood history. Sideshow Collectibles, a specialty manufacturer of iconic television and film collectibles, in association with New Line Cinema, is currently producing a line of Lord of the Rings Premium Format figures. This 1:4 scale figure line follows a very successful Lord of the Rings collectibles line, created when Sideshow Collectibles partnered with award winner effects studio, WETA workshop, to produce more than 180 high-end, collectable statues, busts, and helms. Sideshow Collectibles has worked closely in the past with New Line Cinema on licensed 12-inch figures from New Line's House of Horror, including such films as Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And, starting in second-quarter 2006, Sideshow Collectible's own Lord of the Rings range will expand to include 12-inch figures from the landmark film series.

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Sideshow’s New Distribution Rights


Sideshow Toys has announced that they have the exclusive US distribution rights for Medicom's Real Action Heroes 12-inch figure lines.  They have announced that Sideshow will begin distributing the two red hot characters from Evangelion and the personalities from the Sex Pistols.


If this wasn't big enough news, Sideshow also announced that they will be distributing 12-inch figure lines and model kits from Hot Toys.  They will begin their venture with the release of John Rambo and Colonel Samuel Trautman from First Blood: Part 2.  Look for these to drop in early 2006.  We - children of the 80's - are excited about this one.