Here is my delivery for December 2017, just in time for the Christmas holidays. These include Cat Toys CT-006 1 / 6th scale Female Character set (essentially Scarlett Johansson as Major Mira Killian / Motoko Kusanagi from the American science-fiction action film Ghost in the Shell from 2017 based on the eponymous Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow), Hot Toys TV Masterpiece Series TMS003 Netflix Marvel's Daredevil portrayed by Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil and Star Wars: The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary by DK (Dorling Kindersley) Publishing
In 2017, we finally have a live action movie by Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell Manga, first serialized in 1989 and then animated in 1995. The movie had its many critics but so that I can see the major and section 9 is played on the big screen is a dream come true. It was certainly a visual treat and the special effects were not a disappointment. Netflix Marvel's Daredevil Web TV series was very successful and led the way for more Marvel superhero characters to debut on television. Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil plays a blind lawyer on the day fighting the crime at night. All first season episodes were released on Netflix on April 10, 2015, while the second season was fully released on March 18, 2016. They were greeted with positive reviews. In July 2016, the series was extended by a third season; Filming for the season started in November 2017 and is scheduled for release in 2018.
Close-up image of Scarlett Scarlett Johansson 1/16 as Major Mira Killian / Motoko Kusanagi's head sculpt. A pretty good similarity IMHO
Hot Toys TMS003 Marvel's Daredevil Scale 1: 6 DAREDEVIL Collectible figure finally arrived in Singapore. I was quite confused as to why this figure was released overseas about two months ago (I've seen pictures from countries like the US), but it only came out after the publication of the Punisher in Singapore, who actually came after that figure announcement. You can download the Hot Toys TMS004 Marvels Daredevil 1/6 scale Jon Bernthal as a Punisher 12 inch Collectible Review on my Toy Blog HERE and HERE . Still, better late than never 🙂
Daredevil's red suit, which was unveiled at the end of season one, looks like a kevlar vest, and the black parts pay homage to comic panels where artists mark specific areas red, with "lower parts" in the shade. The use of rivets and "architectural" shapes was intended to illustrate how New York was created as Daredevil is rooted in the authentically gritty New York neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, where Matt Murdock grew up.
On the mask, Meinerding noted the difficulty in designing the entire upper half of a face that should correspond to the lower half of an actor's face, "because half of his face must be covered and have his own expression and the actor's face will do something else ".
Star Wars The awakening of power has opened a whole new chapter for the universe. All have come to know and love. Star Wars The Last Jedi brings the new story a bit and then some. The new heroes play a key role in the film and help make the legend accessible to a whole new generation, while keeping the original believers in touch with the old stories and continuity.
DK Star Wars The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary Review Written HERE
Review of "Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure" book with lightsight lightsaber on my toy blog HERE
"Star Wars: A Galaxus Popup Guide "Book with Two Illuminated Lightsabers Overview HERE
Other notable books I've covered in my toy blog are:
"The Dark Knight Handbook: tools, weapons, vehicles and documents from the Batcave" – posted HERE
"X-Men: The Characters and Their Universe by Michael Mallory", a HUGE (28 inches or 11 inches wide x 36 inches or 14.25 inches high x 3 inches or 1.25 inches thick), heavy, bound bound and replete with interesting facts (total 288 pages) about the X-Men – posted HERE
plus Hobby Japan Mil-FIG Custom-made 12-Inch Military Action Figure Book Shown HERE