Back That Loot Up

July 7, 2009

After a hectic week in Japan, followed by a month-long convalescence in a hospital in China, its good to finally be back stateside. I stumbled, jet-lagged to holy hell, back into my apartment, to be greeted by a nice stack of boxes (kudos to my roommate for bringing it in), of all the loot I had ordered this past month and was unfortunately not home to welcome. Fear not, my children, for your father has come home safe and sound!

Did you miss me, my lovelies? Well, Arnie probably didn’t, he was too busy declaring states of emergencies in the black hole of money known as the Kaleefoynyah Ecahnohmee!

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Hot Toys 1/6 Iron Man Mark III

April 26, 2009

And now for something completely different…

I picked up a Hot Toys 1/6 Iron Man Mark III today from Forbidden Planet in New York City (13th and Broadway). Although their forte is Western comics and action figures, they do have a selection of anime bishoujo figures and a manga and anime section as well. They also have a 10% student discount, which is why I occasionally will pick up figures there that I miss in my online pre-ordering sprees.

Although I do maintain a strict ban on hot dogs in my anime figure snack stand, I maintain that I am not breaking my own rules here, because Iron Man is originally Western property, and barring the upcoming Madhouse production of an anime version of Iron Man, doesn’t really have any relation to Japanese media. Made by Hong Kong company Hot Toys, a premiere manufacturer of articulate yet detailed action figures generally in the 1/6 scale of characters from popular movie franchises, this particular figure is based on the Iron Man suit from the 2008 live-action film.

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