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gliding terror

Green Goblin
Marvel Universe 3 3/4 inch action figure
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Origin: Marvel Universe

Norman Osborn, one high-tech gadget industrialist who got double personalities: as a businessman and as a crazy psychopath who dressed up in Halloween costume and terrorize the city with pumpkin… yeah right, pumpkin people… but this is no ordinary pumpkin, it’s filled with stuffing…of explosion!!

he’s one of my fav super villains in Marvel comic, and I consider him to be the true arch enemy of Spiderman
if Batman got Joker, Superman got Lex Luthor, surely this one is the true enemy of good ol’ Peter Parker

Green Goblin is not a super villain who got brains only as his weapon, he also got a glider ;p
well yeah, you need a glider to catch up with that swinging spider right…?

anyway, this 3 inch version of the villain is one of the best built character among Hasbro’s 3 inch super heroes!!

what makes this figure great? the costume is comic accurate, the glider is wide and cool enough, the facial expression that just right, and the best one of all IMO is the finishing color… his goblin’s skin/scale colored in a great metallic green, the best one compare to other Green Goblin figures in my collection!! the price is also right, I got mine loose for 20 Sing Dollar with two other main characters, which were Spidey and modern armor Ironman, not baaaad..

then what’s the downer?? okay, the biggest one that I found is that pumpkin!! it looks nothin like a pumpkin!! more like one big ugly onion… aaw c’mon, pumpkin should looks bigger, or at least wider than that!! not like that tall, yellow and thin smiling onion

maybe Hasbro could add one more very interesting yet simple accessories, a transparent display stand base to hold up the glider for a flying effect, so this figure would actually be more PERFECT for everyone ;)

Hoth invasion


Snowtrooper McQuarrie’s concept
3 inch Action Figure
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Origin: Star Wars concept

Star Wars…oh c’mon… who doesn’t now bout this legend, so I just skipped the short review regarding this epic series ‘kay ;P
but I just can’t be that easy going >_<

um, Star Wars is a legendary space tales created by George Lucas, which already become a legendary icon of the world’s modern sci-fi culture, especially as a remarkable icon of American pop culture

the saga started from 1977 and already got a total of 7 episodes up on the silver screen, those 6 original episodes plus one animated version

I’m a fans, but not a big fans
have you seen those hardcore Star Wars fanatic fans?!? it just make me saying “I’m not worthyyyyy” ^^’

still, I really love the Star Wars action figure merchandise, it got it’s own epic tale… from those notorious 3 inch collectibles action figure to the light saber FX line, all of those merchandise could convert an ignorant into a true fans X D

there are thousands of thousand Star Wars merchandise out there…
I only collect some specific line of toys, usually the 3 inch action figure and the 12 inch… plus, I’m only collecting the guys in white, guys in black, guys in red and guys in blue, if you catch my drift…

within the 3 inch action figure line, there is a special series that I really worship, which is Mc Quarrie’s conceptual art series!!
who is Ralph Mc Quarrie’s?? he’s the original conceptual arts creators for Star Wars, plus some other sci fi legend series like Battlestar Galactica, Back to the Future, Star Trek, ET, Jurassic Park and much more!! he’s the man, that fantasy artist legend…

and these is how Snowtroopers should looks like according to Quarrie’s original concept,I really love the design…
Hasbro also doing a superb work with these guys!!
even though they only come with only one accessories (which is a long riffle) and standard 3 inch toy’s articulation, but the details on all over the armor and backpack could really pay off those flaws!! they still looks in all white snow suits, but the weathering job is awesome!! the weathering give a post battle effect, with realistic mud spots all over our white guys… even you could remove their hood from their neck and see the details of the suit’s breathing system… ultra nice, a must have figure for any Star Wars fans
maybe the only major thing that bugging me is the fact that the long riffle could not really positioned well in their arms… it’s just to long for them to hold, thus we have to bend the riffle a little for some pose

I’ll review the other toys within Mc Quarrie’s concept line later, some of them are true gem… such as the Stormtrooper and Lord Vader himself!!

in that photo, I tried to make a scene where the Snowies successfully breached the rebel’s quarters in Hoth with real ice as the base for the photo
surrender you REBEL SCUM!!