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Happy New Year

Friday, December 31, 2010

To all our friends/ followers and all their families:


May all your dreams come true! 

  

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Versus : Badger and Clawz

Thursday, December 30, 2010

 New category: "Versus". Some vehicles, playsets and figures from many "obscure" brands are based on "major league" brands.  For that reason, and for customizing ideas... we´ll get on top of a few of them.


 1991 G.I.Joe Badger Vs Bad Guyz Clawz


Clawz looks like an 80s version of the Badger.


Missile emplacements and cage detail.


A Dreadnok weapon... of course!


Scale is great, painting just fine, detail is awesome. The only negative point : lack of foot pegs.

Status: Unavailable

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Star Wars Reference Books

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

When It was written about how great Star Wars games were to the fan community, the books and comics role was parallel to all that. It filled the imagination with even more ideas and concepts for customizers to dwelve into. It was a fun era. Here are some examples of what could be used for inspiration.  

Excellent reference book for a great set of events. US Version

 The Incredible Cross-Sections by David West Reynolds. Portuguese Editons:

 Vehicles.


 Characters and weapons.


  Episode I Characters and weapons.


 Episode I Vehicles


Status: Available for trade


   

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Group Shots - Dino Valley

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

An earthquake in Africa opens the “Gates of Dino Valley,” wherein dinosaurs have survived the aeons in hiding. The beasts escape...

To hunt them is the evil scientist Dr. Skinnybones McButt and his wicked helpers Max Warthog and Dirty Dan Dee. King Zulu, whose society has known about Dino Valley for 10,000 years but kept it secret, seeks to drive off the villains. He’s assisted by WARS, the Wild Animal Rescue Squad, manned by Chief Running Bear and Alex Aqua. 

 Dr. Skinnybones McButt

Max Warthog

  Dirty Dan Dee

 King Zulu

Chief Running Bear

 Alex Aqua

Available: figures

 

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Group Shots - Big Builder Construction Co

Monday, December 27, 2010

 Big Builder theme produced some of the most detailed 4" Chap Mei figures, and along with their vehicles, the whole team was a sight to behold! Actually, it still is.

 
 Big Job needs Big Builders!








Status: Available figures   

  

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Group Shots - Vikings (Chap Mei)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

When it comes to action figures... everybody likes group shots! So it´s time to show the lineups, starting with the Vikings theme from Chap Mei!


Heroes and villains!


A wonderful theme, filled with mythology!


King Harald

 
 Oxhead Toki


Wolf Ingmar


Monster Gunnar


 Longtooth Siguard




Bearskin Jarl

Status: Available figures

   

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Jungle Adventure Giant Gorilla Playset

Friday, December 24, 2010

 Action-packed playset with the beautiful v.2 giant gorilla figure!


With the previous "Giant Ape" in the back of mind, but starting fresh, Chap Mei created a great new one!


Included items.


Included accessories.


Included animals.


Figure: Colonel Green.


2009 Giant Gorilla. A leap from the precious model, this is a precise replica. Very "King Kong". Rotating wrists, one can achieve great poses with this figure. Electronic, features the same sound as the Wild Quest 2/Soldier Force IV giant ape


Scale shot with a RAH G.I.Joe figure.




The plane is basically a variation of the Yellow Jacket from Dino Valley 3. minus the wing-mounted cannons. This color may be nicer, though.  


Propeller and its wind-up actionat work!

Status: Unavailable

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Wild Quest figure playset – Black Hawk

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Only missing his "pet" Hawk, this figure had some very good sculpt details although somehow displaced in this theme. On the other hand, rescue comes in many ways and needs lots of different field experts...


Here in its single figure card form, comes to show how Chap Mei used to do things. Sadly, the accessories were often mixed and sometimes, not at all fitting.


Included items.


Included accessories.


Also reviewed in the Wild Quest 2 Seaplane Rescue Playset post, let´s just say it packs some really good details.


 Worthy of note, the shoulder details, the bird of prey glove and an overall mountain climber look.


This is a very cool looking guy, too bad it only had 1 swivel arm. Holster is also a plus!

 
Changing weapons with a ROC G.I.Joe figure.

Status: Unavailable

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