Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!!

Happy New Year Everyone! It's 2013!

The New Year always brings in the air of fresh starts. It also brings in an atmosphere of great revival from any failures of last year. As such, I am assuming many have been setting resolutions and setting the course to how this year will be in their lives.


In any case, I feel a New Year should involve new things, changes and anticipation for things to come. Thus, I think it is appropriate for us to start Toyconstruct with a change of our blog cover. After 3 years using the old one, I felt that it would be great to have a new touch to the blog's main picture header.

Aside from that, we have made a few adjustments to pictures on the sidebar and added a new progress bar on the models, figures and miniatures Josh and I shall be doing respectively this year.

On top of all that, we shall be doing more reviews this year on various things (i.e. Online Shops, Events, Games and Upcoming Collectibles) that you can watch out for as a Video Game Geek, Comic Nerd or Hobbyist for Military Model Kits, Fantasy Miniatures, Action Figures and other Collectibles.

Hopes for the New Year and Other Upcoming Stuff

As you all may know, I have grown fond of the Characters in Borderlands. As such, it was a delight to know that NECA had release some Borderlands Action Figures (Claptrap and the iconic Psycho Bandit) that received positive reviews.

Awesome Looking Figures.

 As I have personally come across the NECA produced "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" series, I was utterly impressed by their quality. From the looks of these figures, my opinion does not differ at all.

Thus, I was ecstatic to hear that they were releasing Zero the Assassin and Gunzerker Salvador for Borderlands 2 as part of their Borderlands Merchandise. Apparently, it was slated that these figures would come out by August 2012. Furthermore, as shown in the picture above, the Flaming Psycho Bandit and Another Bandit will be released by Early 2013. However, it is disappointing to know that till now, there has been no news on Zero or Salvador. On top of that, I do not find the generic Bandits particularly awesome compared to the many other awesome characters in Borderlands 2.

My hope is that NECA will release Zero and Salvador soon enough and that they will make the other vault hunters in Borderlands 2. It would be great if they make Moxxi and the other more distinctive characters in the game but only time will tell on what NECA plans to do next for Borderlands 2.

Onto Modern Military Wargaming Matters, GHQ shall be releasing the Bushmaster IMV and the Jiangwei II (Type 053H3) Class by February 2013. GHQ will also be releasing the Eurocopter Tiger ARH on April 2013. After that, they shall come up with a release schedule for their miniatures for the period of 2013-2014. It is an exciting experience to find out what GHQ will be releasing for the Modern Military line and what I can acquire from that release.

MQ-9 Reaper, A GHQ Modern Military Miniature Released from 2012

As mentioned in my last Warhammer post, it is rumored that Games Workshop will be looking to release a new revised version of the DoC Army rulebook around the early part of this year (February). If speculations are correct, it would be interesting to know what the new revisions would bring for this army. Especially when it is the one of the new armies I would like to play. On top of that, Avatar of War created a crowd funding event on Indiegogo to increase their Dwarf Miniature Range. It was a huge success and because of that, they have been releasing more awesome dwarf miniatures. I will elaborate more on the Avatar of War Company in a Review post later, but it is awesome to see them expand their great looking miniature range.

 Avatar's First Dwarven regiment: The Dwarf Ironshields aka Dwarf Warriors

Looking into the Bigscreens, Marvel and DC fans will be anticipating three big blockbusters. Starting with Iron Man 3 which will be released on 3 May 2012 in the US. This will be followed by Man of Steel which will be shown in June 2013. Lastly, Thor 2: The Dark World shall be released in November 2013.

You got to be dead inside to not be anticipating at least one of these films.

Speaking of all this, Marvel and DC Hot Toys collectors shall be anticipating Thor, Iron Man Mk VII, Hulk and Selina Kyle along the next three months.

Oh boy Oh boy Oh boy, there is so much to look forward to. And Toyconstruct will be there to showcase it all. As usual, we will be giving you a minimum of one post a week but don't be surprise if we step up a notch and do more.

Once again, Josh and I would like to wish you all an awesome year of 2013!
Till next time! Keep Geeking and Nerding away! (:


  1. It looks to be one really awesome New Year! Happy New Year Toyconstruct!

  2. Great New Layout on your blog! Looking forward to so many new stuff!
    Once Again, Happy New Year Toyconstruct!

  3. seriously cool Blog mate, massive content! Link added :) Peace

  4. Thanks all for the gracious comments once again guys (: Much appreciated!