Check out QMx 1/6 scale Firefly: Nathan Fillion as Malcolm Reynolds 12-inch action figure

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”.

Nathan Fillion plays Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds — the owner of Serenity and former Independent sergeant in the pivotal Battle of Serenity Valley. He is cunning, a capable leader and a skilled fighter. Mal’s main character drive is his will for independence. While he is not above petty theft, smuggling or even killing to maintain his free lifestyle, he is generally honest in his dealings with others, fiercely loyal to his crew and closely follows a personal moral code.

QMx is excited to bring you the first screen-accurate, realistic, 1:6 scale, articulated collectible figure of Malcolm Reynolds, the always resourceful captain of the Firefly-class transport Serenity.
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No effort was spared in the creation of this peerless replica of Captain Reynolds, the first in Quantum Mechanix’s line of realistic 1:6 scale figures of Firefly’s Big Damn Heroes. Standing 12 inches tall, every detail – from Mal’s pistol to his suspenders — was taken directly from QMx’s extensive library of screen-used costume and prop reference. This attention to detail is topped off by one of the most realistic renderings of actor Nathan Fillion ever done, created by world-renowned likeness sculptor, Trevor Grove.
From broad strokes to fine details, this wonderfully crafted collectible figure captures the unshakable character and spirit of Malcolm Reynolds. Your Firefly 1:6 scale figure collection begins here with QMx.

Interested? You can order this QMx 1/6 scale Firefly: Nathan Fillion as Malcolm Reynolds 12-inch action figure from BBTS (link HERE)

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Preview Very Hot 1/6 scale USSOCOM Navy SEAL UDT 12-inch figure – he’s no transporter

The Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) were an elite special-purpose force established by the United States Navy during World War II. They also served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Their primary function was to reconnoiter and destroy enemy defensive obstacles on beaches prior to amphibious landings. They also were the frogmen who retrieved astronauts after splashdown in the Mercury through Apollo manned space flight programs.

The UDTs pioneered combat swimming, closed-circuit diving, underwater demolitions, and midget submarine (dry and wet submersible) operations. They were the precursor to the present-day United States Navy SEALs. In 1983, after additional SEAL training, the UDTs were re-designated as SEAL Teams or Swimmer Delivery Vehicle Teams (SDVTs). SDVTs have since been re-designated SEAL Delivery Vehicle Teams.

Almost 10 years after Hot Toys release of the SEAL UDT figure, Very Hot Toys has finally made a copy. VHT started out by making copies of Hot Toys’ 12-inch military figures and they are still doing it to this day, proving that they can survive in this 1/6 scale collectible market simply by replicating, reproducing and rereleasing figures of old. Not content with just releasing 1/6 scale uniform sets in the past, this time Very Hot will be releasing this USSOCOM Navy SEAL UDT set with 12-inch figure. Before Hot Toys moved into movie-related figures and products where they have carved a niche for themselves as a top notch manufacturer with price to match, Hot Toys were releasing quite a number of military figures. The figures were all pretty loaded when they were released, carrying everything with them including the kitchen sink and this SEAL UDT figure by Very Hot is no exception, since it is pretty much a copy of what Hot Toys had done.

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Very Hot 1/6 scale USSOCOM Navy SEAL UDT 12-inch figure will come with Diving Suit, Diving Shoes, Diving Gloves, Force-Fin, LAR Rebreather, LAR Life Preserver, Diving Weight Belt, Military Diver Navigation Board, Diving Compass, Diving Depth Gauge, Q-OPS Waterproof Headset, Q-OPS PTT, OTS Underwater Radio, Diving Combat Lanyard, Diving Goggle, Combat Diving Knife and more…
Check out who’s under the hood? It’s none other than 1/6 scale Jason Statham. Another 12-inch Jason Statham figure that was recently released was the Art Figures AF-010 1/6 scale Soldiers of Fortune 12-inch action figure “Lee Christmas” (reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE). My first introduction to Jason Statham was in the 2002 film “The Transporter” where he played Frank Castle, a highly regarded “transporter” in the underworld. He will transport anything, anywhere – no questions asked – for the right price. I have kitbashed a 1:6 scale Jason Statham as Frank Martin 12-inch figure earlier HERE.

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Check out the pictures I took of some of my 1/6 scale combat diver 12-inch figures I had amassed in the early 2000 period HERE. It has been that long since a proper combat diver in diving suit has been released.

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Mini Mudroom Reveal

I had $50 to spend on freshening our garage entry, which is made of two spaces, really: the “mini mudroom” and the stairwell leading to our kitchen entry. The stairwell has been left untouched, completely, but the “mini mudroom” is $50 more eye-catching and functional than before. Here are the projects that made the difference:

May 2014
$50 mudroom
$14 $10 $0 $0 $0
(light switch
$16 $5 $2.75

And now some photos of what it looks like today, some free (spur-of-the-moment) projects still pending.

I used leftover paint from painting our walls up-stairs to change the mood of this little mudroom entryway. Did you notice I also ran out of wood louvers for the wainscoting wall? I kind of like it, but I’m working on a solution to complete the wall, because a completed wall might actually look better. :)

I love the light to medium browns in this space. It sort of is a foreshadow of our new kitchen look, too. That’s coming up in a month or two. ;)

The chalkboard is wiped, but my tasks for this space are in the corner, cut and ready to paint and attach, including that I need to finish stenciling that corner, still.

Our stairwell has literally been untouched. I didn’t even paint the baseboard white to match the white of mudroom trim. That little window is THE ONLY natural light source for the entire stairwell and mudroom, hence the lack of lighting.

I screwed in finials from a pair of $5 reclaimed curtain rods as wall hooks. I am glad that my mini-hoarder tendencies saved them after I used the rods, (in our living room, coming up in future, too)! :)

This bench, inspired by the Crate&Barrel boardwalk bench, cost me $5 out of my budget for the month, and that stenciled cement floor? $0. It’s growing on me even more now.

A round up of all of the major before-and-afters of this space:

I’m so pleased with how far $50 can go and am thankful for Re-Use Hawai’i, which makes reclaimed material affordable. :)

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Review: Age of Limits 2014

I got back to the boat late last night, after an intense three days of presentations and discussions. This was my third year presenting at this conference, and I am at this point quite heavily invested in this annual event and have started to take on roles I didn’t even know existed when I first showed up there three years ago not knowing what to expect.

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