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26.8.16

Band of Doodlers’ Seven Deadly SINs (Strength In Numbers) Launches Tonight Aug 26th @ The Capitol Theatre

Seven Deadly SINs

Seven Deadly SINs (Strength In Numbers)” by local collective Band of Doodlers launch tonight August 26th (7pm) @ Basement 2 of The Capitol Theatre, Singapore, and we have another round to previews (to add to the previous previews), before you folks make your way down to the exhibition, which will be up for a month, available to the public!
WHAT-IS: "Seven Deadly SINs (Strength In Numbers) is a result of Band of Doodlers first mentorship programme. 70 up and coming talent in the illustration scene have reinterpreted the 7 sins under the guidance of 7 BOD mentors. The theme tells the story of how individual trespasses can get in the way of achieving our goals and aspirations." (Facebook Events)

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Above-left: "Vive La Bouffe" by ODUO (IG @go_deer)
Above-right: "Don't let it consume you" by Bleak illustration (IG @bleak_illustration)
Bottom-left artwork by Sam Tang (IG @asqueshons)
Bottom-right: "Within" by Ho Yin (IG @hyin.8)

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Above-left: by KH (IG @kenghengneo)
Above-right: Laura Vuorio (IG @lau18em)
Bottom-left: Artwork by Denise Yap (IG @deniseyap_)
Bottom-right: ”Slothism" by Jinglecandy (IG @jinglecandy)

My Monster Pet by UME Toys Drops Aug 26th

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"What’s that coming over the hill? Yes it’s a monster, a cute little monster. Introducing our tribute to one of the 80’s furriest icons the ‘My Monster Pet’.

Standing over three inches tall sporting broken handcuffs and his trademark gross nose. Each handmade collectable will be signed, numbered and shipped in a header carded bag complete with a UMETOYS collectors card."
(www.umetoys.net)
Preorder for this purple freak opens on Friday August 26th 2016 at 9pm London time over on the UME store, priced at £35.00.

Death Note Light up the NEW World

PLOT: "10 years has passed since the confrontation between Kira and L. Again, Shinigami sends death notes to the ground and due to this, the world soon falls into chaos. Tsukuru (Masahiro Higashide) is a member of the Death Note special task force team with 6 other investigators including Matsuda who experienced the Kira case of 10 years ago.

Mass murders caused by the death note takes place on Wall Street in the U.S., Shibuya in Japan and other places. World famous private investigator Ryuzaki (Sosuke Ikematsu), who is the rightful successor of L, also investigates the mass murders. They discover that 6 death notes exists in the world.

A computer virus called Kira spreads in the world. A message in the Kira virus says to turn in 6 death notes.

A person who has 6 death notes overwhelm the world. The confrontation begins between the person who wants Kira’s revival and the people who want to stop it."
(asianwiki.com)

Based on the best-selling supernatural action mystery manga series "Death Note" written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata (published from December, 2003 to May, 2006 in Weekly Shonen Jump), the latest live action feature film - titled “Death Note: Light Up The NEW World” is scheduled to premiere on Japanese screens on October 29th 2016 (No date scheduled for Singapore though…).

A sequel / continuation of to the story in "Death Note The Last Name" (2006) movie, this feature is directed by Shinsuke Sato (“The Princess Blade”, “GANTZ”, and upcoming “Bleach” for 2018), will also feature Namie Amuro (pictured with Ryuk in the promotional image to the right) performing the theme song “Dear Diary” and the insert song “Fighter” (rocketnews24.com). Looking nigh interesting thus far too!

Yamakichiya for #STGCC2016 Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con

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Tokyo-based toy shop Yamakichiya will br making their way to, and boothing at the coming Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con / STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016), and offering a slew of Japanese sofubis via their Artist Alley booth AA34 - including Customs from Kenth Toy Works, and releases from Uamou, Yabajin, and will they also have “Madballs Sofubi” Bank and Kekeshis from Blackdots available too?

Stay tuned to their Instagram and Twitter @yamakichiya for more teasers and updates!

Pretty excited to see more Japanese brands heading our way, and along with Taiwanese, China, and Western artists/brands, would make this annual event a truly “international” event, IMHO!

MAD BALLS Blackdots

Custom WIPs by JonPaul Kaiser for #STGCC2016 Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con

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I don’t know about you folks, but I am hella excited JonPaul Kaiser will be coming to Singapore for this year’s STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016)! This is his first time here in SG, and I’m excited to meet him again (2010 was insane!) .. and besides his Skullhead Samurai release with Pobber, the UK-artist-hypen-customizer-hyphen-toy-designer will as well be bringing along a schweet selection of custom toys, in his iconic black+white stark aesthetics!

Featured up top is a first look at his 20" FAD Dunny custom WIP (based on OG design by J*RYU), and as well he had teased the following on his Instagram @jonpaulkaiser - featuring “Eyegrab” (custom oo Lamour Supreme's sofubi finger puppet from the Fig-Lab Finger Five), WIP of Baby Byron from Kraters x Medicom Toy, and a preview of the raw sculpts for a special new set of Teletubbies-“inspired” figures who'll be making their debut at the annual event!

Stay tuned for updates and can’t wait to see you again, JonPaul!

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Upcoming BoxCats from Rato Kim - PeachCat & WoodCat!


South Korea-based Rato Kim showcases two new upcoming BOXCAT figures, with the above PEACHCAT themed along her fruits BoxCat series - as yummy as her earlier BreadCat faux edible cutie (Perfect for #ieattoys, fhanks!), and as well WOODCAT, scheduled for a September release (WatermelonCat for July, MelonCat for August).

Stay connected via her facebook.com/RatoKimTOY and Instagram @ratokim (Pics via).



(The mushroom tail tho … LOVE!)

New Rad Bat Resins from Amanda Visell

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Amanda Visell has been extremely prolific as of late, collaborating with Michelle Valigura with producing and consistently releasing a myriad of hand-painted resin limited edition production pieces, is truly an inspiration to resin slingers out there, IMHO. And as well is a staunch example of creators doing their own designs, without the need to appropriate pop culture imagery, IMHO.

Their latest release sees Amanda return to an older character (you’ll never go wrong with a bat on a deck!), with both ALBINO and HAIRY SPARKLE RAT BAT currently available to purchase here. Both priced at US$90, Albino is limited to 25 and Hairy Sparkle is 15.

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#StrangerThings Eleven & Dustin by Wetworks Availability Update

WETWORKS SAYS: ”…I’m giving away this one-off Eleven figure that's going to be signed by 11 herself, Millie Bobby Brown! Just simply REPOST this picture on your IG, FOLLOW and TAG @iamwetworks & @asiapopcomicon with the hashtag #elevenatapcc that's it! easy! the winner will be announced on Aug 28, Sunday night at 10pm SGT, Good luck peeps!"
Carlo Chaco AKA Wetworks is teasing us severely, with two images, with the above being an INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY announcement for his ”Eleven” hand-sculpted chibi-figure, and the below being a “completed” packaging for his ”Dustin” one-off figure - both from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” series!

Let me remind you folks, both figures are one-of-one and are not reproductions nor mass produced, yeah? :)

25.8.16

BlackBook Toy’s BIG BONER Autumn Stealth Camo Edition from Ron English Releases Aug 28th

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BlackBook Toy announces the release of new colorway of Ron English’s Big Boner, with this “Autumn Stealth Camo” Edition releasing online midnight of Aug 28th(Tokyo). Aug 27th 8am(LA), 11am(NY), 4pm(UK), 10pm(Thailand).

Available for 10800yen, this MADE IN JAPAN sofubi stands 8.3” (21cm) and is sculpted by T9G. No quantity is mentioned, but this looks hella pretty!

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[ Individual images HERE on Facebook ]
Autumn Stealth Camo: "Inspired by Ron English’ s painting Autumn Camo Deer, this Autumn Stealth Camo is painted in clear red, clear green, clear orange, clear yellow on clear casted sofubi. So you can enjoy the beauty of clear casted body with clear paints. Looking pretty sick." - Kaz for BBT.
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ISOBELLE PASCHA X OTOME NO TEIKOKU by ThreeA Toys for Aug 25th Pre-order


ThreeA Toys introduces a collaboration product between Ashley Wood's female action figure series 'THE WORLD OF ISOBELLE PASCHA' and Torajiro Kishi's manga series 'Otome no Teikoku'! The manga’s high school girls are being released in the Isobelle Pascha style in 1/6th-scaled, with a pre-order release on Bambaland.com from August 25th.

Each figure is priced at US$180 (includes Worldwide Shipping), except for the Set Exclusive to Bambaland; “Mahiru & Mahiro”-pair, priced at US$350 (Price Includes Worldwide Shipping).

Here’s a look at the individual character releases:

Ai
WHO-IS: "AI is a 2nd year student who is a member of the athletic club. Strong-minded and has a frank personality. Her austere fashion style is popular amongst the girls."
AI 亜衣 (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, and Printed Socks
Beige Cardigan
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

AYANO
WHO-IS: "AYANO is intelligent and cool, but has a playful and cheerful spirit too. A beauty with a shiny black hair. Ayano is a 2nd year student."
Ayano 綾乃 (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, and Printed Socks
Mid Grey Cardigan Vest
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

Chie
WHO-IS: "CHIE is a straightforward kind of girl, who talks in a Kansai dialect. She also has a really delicate and naive heart. Chie is a 2nd year student."
Chie ちえ (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, and Printed Socks
Pink Cardigan
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

MIYOSHI
WHO-IS: "MIYOSHI is a 2nd year student who is a member of the cheerleading club. Not the smartest, but the most active. She is a gal who laughs a lot, eats a lot, and sleeps a lot!"
Miyoshi 美好 (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Each Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, Printed Socks and Ribbon
Uniform Jacket
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

MAHIRU & MAHIRO
WHO-IS: "MAHIRU & MAHIRO are girls who always wear identical clothes, although they are not real twins. Mahiro has purple hair, while Mahiru has pink hair."
Mahiru まひる & Mahiro まひろ (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
*Set Exclusive to Bambaland
Each are Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Each Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, and Ribbon
Hoodies with MAHIMAHI Pattern
Starry Stockings
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

“THE GUARDIANS” / #Zaschitniki - Russian Super-Powered Heroes FTW!

The wwworld (or at least in the internet circles I hover in) is in the grip of a new “Superhero” movie, and it is Made In The Motherland of Russia! Introducing “The Guardians”, and witness their first full trailer!

PLOT: "Set during the Cold War, a secret organization named "Patriot" gathered a group of Soviet superheroes, altering and augmenting the DNA of four individuals, in order to defend the homeland from supernatural threats.

The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union, which each one of them have long been hiding their true identity. In hard times, they settled down to business and gather to defend their homeland."
GUARDIANS POSTER 1

Remember the days when everything "Russian" was the "enemy" in American movies? Imagine THESE guys existed then? LOL

“THE GUARDIANS” (as it is known Stateside) is (originally) “Zaschitniki” (In Russian: «Защитники»; The Defenders or The Guardians), is a Russian neo-noir superhero film directed by Armenian director Sarik Andreasyan, and features a group of Soviet superheroes created during the Cold War.
"The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the USSR, superpowers protagonists reflect strengths and traditions of the people of the USSR." (Wiki)
GUARDIANS STILL

“The Guardians” is a 4-man squad, and consists of the following;

- “Ler, The Landman” - with earth manipulation abilities (played by actor Sebastien Sisak).

- “Arsus”, The Wildman” - Berserker / Werebear (played by Anton Pampushniy).

- “Xenia, Waterwoman” - Water / aquatic powers (played by Alina Lanina).

- “Khan, The Windman” - Skill with Blades and Martial Arts, Inhuman Speed (played by Sanzhar Madiev).

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"Filming began on April 27, 2015, in Moscow while the casting process was concluded earlier in this year. Filming was continued in Moscow Oblast and in the Crimean peninsula, and was wrapped on July 14, 2015." (Wiki)

Scheduled for a release in Russia on February 23rd, 2017, currently there are no other countries mentioned to carry this film.

Even so, apparently a sequel, “Guardians 2”, has been planned, with Turbo Films, the Chinese distributor of the first film, as a co-production company.


Are we “superhero-ed out”? Hardly, as we’ve primarily been exposed to American/Hollywood styled fiction, as opposed to a much longer era of super-powered in spandex “live action” characters in different parts of the world, including the Matrix-isque KRRISH and G.ONE from India, varied incarnations from the East, with Hong Kong shenanigans and in particular Japan - where a parallel world of Super Sentai and Ultramans long existed before the current hype … and now, a Russian super team.

I’d like to think NOW is the time for such characters to enter the world stage, and is a perfect time to be embraced by the hype of the masses, before we all get truly “superhero-ed out” in another another 5 years-or-so LOL

I certainly hope they’d do a “X-Men Versus The Guardians” (I’m looking at you ‘Colossus” to be the link :p) before that time tho!

I truly would not have even envisioned such a notion, much less seeing a competent feature film starring “superheros”, back when I was devouring comicbooks in the 80s, welcoming the “trend” which started (for me personally) with Christopher Reeve’s SUPERMAN and subsequently director Tim Burton’s BATMAN (with Michael Keaton as “Bruce Wayne”).

Or I’ll be more than happy to “make do” with Deadpool batting it out with the Werebear! WHOO-HOO!

Featured below is the first “Announcement Trailer” from early 2015! And in time we will be taking a closer look at the individual team members, on PopcornX!


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#SPEECHBUBBLE @ The National Library, Singapore (Sept 3-30, 2016)

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Mark your calendars for a coming month long event celebrating “comics” (the “published” variety, not the “stand-up” :p) with he inaugural “SPEECH BUBBLE” exhibiting from 3rd to 30th of September 2016.

With an official Opening Night on Friday Sept 2nd (6:30PM - 8:30PM) at Basement 1, Central Public Library, leading into exhibitions and seminars, this’ll be a perfect opportunity to delve into the comicbook “past” of Singapore, and as well engage with the present scene, IMHO.

I am especially keen in the Singapore Comics Exhibition = An exhibition of comics from Singapore, from the days under British rule, through to the turbulent 50s and modern times. Featuring books, artefacts and original art by;
" Benjamin Chee, Cheah Sinann, Troy Chin, Gary Choo, Morgan Chua, Drewscape, Favian Ee, F.S.C., Ken Foo, Otto Fong, Colin Goh, Jerry Hinds, Hu Jing Xuan, Eric Khoo, Koh Hong Teng, Hou Soon Ming, Johnny Lau, Lefty, Sonny Liew, Teresa Ong, Pixin, James Tan, Uranium, Wee Tian Beng, Ye Zhen, Shen Zo and more!"

Find out MORE via the following www-locales @
speechbubble.sg
www.facebook.com/SpeechBubble.sg
speechbubble Facebook Group

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(Event Program)
ABOUT SPEECH BUBBLE: "With a mix of professional seminars, talks, collectors display, book display and original works exhibition, Speech Bubble is a month long event that provides an opportunity for artists, writers, parents, children, teachers, illustrators, collectors, companies, to bond over the shared love for comics.

At Speech Bubble, we hope to foster the love for comics from an early age and to support the craft both locally and in the region. We want to encourage the exploration of the many possibilities comics hold and how they can be used in a myriad of ways be it for education and storytelling to therapy and even publication of corporate financial reports. See you at Speech Bubble!"
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LOCKLESTER BEAR by Fleet Hower

Locknest

Introducing LOCKLESTER BEAR by Fleet Hower - who is essentially a 3D jigsaw puzzle made up of 5 pieces and stands 11" tall when assembled! Currently available on myplasticheart for US$79.99 each.
"Locknester is a line of 3D jigsaw puzzle figures that can be beautifully displayed when assembled but can also be taken apart and played with like a traditional puzzle. It employs the latest in 3D printing technology and are manufactured out of a nontoxic bioplastic." (Read more here)

Source: MPH

Yellow WOLF THING BAT MOTHER by Joseph Harmon x TAG Drops Aug 26th


Toy Art Gallery prepares to unleash Joseph Harmon's WOLF THING BAT MOTHER in bright yellow vinyl, this coming Friday August 26th (at 12PM PST) via shop.toyartgallery.com. Priced at US$35, the WOLF BAT stands 5" tall and is articulated at the head and legs. Concept and sculpt by Joseph Harmon and produced by Toy Art Gallery.

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Source: TAG

Buff Monster’s GID MISTER MELTY Drops Aug 26th

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Buff Monster’s MISTER MELTY is back in a new colorway: Glow In The Dark! Available on BuffMonster.com come Friday, August 26 at 10am EST will be two editions: Unpainted (US$30 + S/H), and Painted (US$35 +S/H) - featuring four different shades of green to form a soft camouflage pattern.
DESCRIPTION: "This two-faced variation of Mister Melty is made of two materials: Sofubi (Japanese vinyl) for the head, and resin for the body."

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Source: Buff Monster

Brent Nolasco’s ”Sitting in a Pretty Daze" is now available!


The "Sitting In A Pretty Daze" figures designed by Brent Nolasco, with this splendidly clear color resin figures pulled by TaskOne / Produced by Wearenottoys! Each 7” tall solid resin piece is available here for US$55.00 apiece. It is packed with a header card and comes with a sticker and buttons pack.
TOYSTORY: "After a long night of eating insects, a little bat takes refuge on a mushroom to rest and watch the sunrise in the morning. There, the bat is found sitting in a pretty daze. The sun slowly peeks through the trees and the morning dew glistens like diamonds. The silence calms his spirit before retreating back to his cave where he'll wait until it's dark to do it all over again."
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(Cheers for the heads, Brent)

Veris Candy Corn Figure by Shadoe Delgado Available Now


The "Veris" Candy Corn colorway by Shadoe Delgado is now available for preorder here for US$50 apiece. In a limited edition of 10pcs, this 5" resin figure will ship out in September. (Original Veris is also available here).
TOYSTORY: "Ever feel like something you're doing is making your life harder? Veris, the saint of screwing yourself over, understands. He'll screw himself so you don't have to! Veris is my truth, is he yours? If not he still looks pretty cool *insert winky face* Now in tasty candy corn colors, genitals included. "
(Cheers for the heads, Shadoe)

24.8.16

Custom-Feature: Dissected Lego Anatomical by JonPaul Kaiser


UK-based artist JonPaul Kaiser shares with us snaps of a private commission he’d completed and client received (hence the “revelation” - JPK always makes sure the item reaches the client before he reveals them to the public). The custom in question is from a Dissected Lego Anatomical figure, one of the very early ones by Jason Freeny and Mighty Jaxx! Especially apt to showcase how as both JPK and Jason are coming to Singapore for STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016)!

As for WHAT JPK will have in store for fans in Singapore? Stay tuned for a feature on TOYSREVIL … meanwhile, head on to his Instagram @jonpaulkiser for teasers and sneak-peeks!

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(Photos by Craig Alchin)

VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog 1/12th by Threezero - Pre-orders begin Aug 29th


Threezero drops images and info for their 1/12th scale VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog collectible figure - available to pre-order via threezerostore.com for a limited time starting from August 29th 9:00AM Hong Kong Time.

Two Editions to be had: “Regular” Scopedog, and a “Threezero Store Exclusive Heavy Weathering Version” (See difference in pics below). Price per is 450USD/3500HKD (price inclusive worldwide shipping).

Scroll down for more snaps and product description, and head on to their Facebook for more images!

VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog Compare 1
"Armored Trooper VOTOMS is a military science fiction mecha animation series first aired in Japan back in 1983, featuring mechanical designs by great Kunio Okawara.

The fully-articulated and extremely detailed Scopedog figure stands at approximately 33cm (~13") tall and covers the gimmicks seen in the animation series such as the rotation of the turret lenses, forearm extension gimmick for Arm Punch, and transformation into crouching mode and it also comes with a 15cm (~6”) pilot figure that can be positioned inside its cockpit."

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"The Scopedog 1/12th scale figure is fully-articulated including the finger joints, and also has a gimmick to transform into crouching mode. Also as a special feature of the figure, the pelvis joints can be adjusted vertically in 3-steps to adjust leg lengths. The magazines for Arm Punch can be inserted in the forearm, and the spare magazines can be mounted on the holders on the side hip armors. The hand-held GAT-22 Heavy Machinegun has a detachable fabric belt, barrel and stock, and can be converted into “short barrel” form. It also has detachable machinegun magazines which can also be mounted on the side hip armors. Scopedog also includes a 1/12th fully-articulated pilot that can be positioned inside the cockpit. The pilot includes his own Bahauser M571 Armor Magnum accessory and 7 interchangeable hands (1 pair of fists, 1 pair of relaxed hands, and 1 pair of hands for holding control stick, one right hand for holding gun)."
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"1/12th Scale VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog Collectible Details:

Fully-articulated 1/12th scale figure stands ~33cm/13” tall;
All finger-joints are articulated;
Can be transformed into crouching mode;
Includes the Arm Punch gimmick feature;
Pelvis joints can be adjusted vertically in 3-steps to adjust the leg length;
Articulated Turn Picks and Roller Dash wheels on each foot.

Weapons:
GAT-22 Heavy Machinegun with detachable fabric belt with barrel and stock that can be exchanged/detached to take the “short barrel” form;
Machinegun magazine x 3 (detachable);
Arm Punch magazine x 8 (detachable);
Arm Punch magazine holder (holds 3 Arm Punch magazines) x 2 (detachable).

Pilot Figure Specifications:
Fully-articulated pilot figure stands ~15cm/5.90” tall;
Pilot can be positioned inside Scopedog’s cockpit;
Comes with Bahauser M571 Armor Magnum;
7 interchangeable hands (1 pair of fists, 1 pair of relaxed hands, and 1 pair of hands for holding control stick, one right hand for holding gun).

* Final product may vary from prototype images."
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