Jan 9 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #1: Celadus & Astacius

And the winner is…

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You know that ancient Rome is one of my main topics, So, it’s no surprise that the winners are the new awesome gladiators, Celadus a Thraex and Astacius a Retiarius made by Kaustic Plastik. The two figures are truely outstanding and Kaustic Plastik is on the best way to become my favorite company. They are located in Rome and that’s the best place for working on historically accurate figures and they focus on ancient figures!!! A new Roman legionnaire will come soon and they have plans to bring us more marvelous Romans. I can’t wait to see the Secutor. One more remarkable thing about Kaustic Plastik is, that they keep in touch with their customers. For example you can find them on the OSW Board, where they answer questions of their customers.

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They planed to do a Murmillo first, but when ACI announced Flamma, Kaustic Plastik changed plans and produced a Thraex, what redounds to the customer’s advantage, getting now three classes of gladiators. Big compliment! For me Kaustic Plastik is the company of the year and one of the hottest rockets on the market.

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Jan 8 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #2: Head Play Heads

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2011 I got 10 new Head Play heads: Danny Trejo, André Bourvil, Louis De Funès, Kevin Spacey, Hugh Hefner, Ben Kingsley, Sean Connery, Tobin Bell, Anthony Hopkins and Steve Austin. I will use them first for my Memento Mori comic. Head Play brought us more than 100 high quality heads and made customizers dreams come true.

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Jan 7 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #3: Gladiator Flamma

This year I bought only a few figures. The gladiator Flamma from ACI is one of them. I like the head sculpt and the muscle body, what a great texture! He comes with some nice gear as well. The only drawbacks: The helmet is made of plastic and the body is a bit inflexible. But anyway, for me as a Rome fan this figure was a must have.

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Jan 6 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #4: Land Rover Discovery

2011 was a year of cars. I found 5 cheap cars on ebay this year, a Ferrari F430 Spider, the Land Rover Discovery, a Chrysler PT Cruiser, a Volkswagen New Beetle and the Lamborghini Gallardo. My favorite is the Land Rover Discovery made by Heng Tai.

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Jan 5 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #5: Writing Desk

#5 goes to the writing desk from DID.

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A great set of furniture, although DID made it for a Nazi criminal. I was glad that the table and chair came without any Nazi rubbish.
I’m a diorama maker, so I’m always after good furniture. This one can be used for a Godfather set.


Jan 4 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #6: Lamborghini Gallardo

I found that one on ebay.

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Jan 3 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #7: Dogs

This year I bought 4 new dogs. Two German shepherds from Asia Scale Store. A little French Bulldog and an Irish Wolfhound from Leonardo Collection.

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Jan 2 2012

Top Ten 2011 – #8: Bomb Detector Robot & EOD

My #8 is the Bomb Detector Robot from Black Box Toys. And as a nice addition I found an EOD from Dragon on ebay.

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Maybe I’ll do a 24like actioncomic one day.


Dec 31 2011

Top Ten 2011 – #9: Rolleiflex

Here’s my #9 of this year’s shopping:medium format camera, the classic Rolleiflex from ACI.

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Me and my MiniMe we love taking pictures. So, the camera was a nice addition to the prop collection.


Dec 30 2011

Top Ten 2011 – #10: Birkenstock Collection

#10 goes to the Birkenstock Collection by Bandai.

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I love such exact miniatures. And the sandals are simply amazing and are 100% identical to the originals. The only drawback, they could be a little bigger. It would have been nice, if Bandai also had released some pairs of sandals for male figures.

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See my review here.