Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sheng Yuan SY252 Charlie IX and Dodomo Minifigures

I had to do a search on Charlie IX and Dodomo to find out more information about this character.  Apparently Dodomo is an awkward student detective.  His dog's name is Charlie IX.  He is China's equivalent of Harry Potter.  There's a series of fantasy books about Dodomo and his royal dog.

Sheng Yuan put out this six mini figure set SY252 due to the popularity in China.  Unfortunately, I haven't dug up any more information about the other characters in this set.  The boy above seems to be quite active in sports. He comes with a soccer ball, goal and a skateboard.

This guy must be a computer nerd or someone intellectual.  He comes with a newspaper, laptop, mug and an umbrella.  Maybe a father figure?

Is this figure the mom?  She's got an apron and cooking utensils.

This figure likes animals a lot and perhaps she's the little sister?   Looks like she has a hedgehog and owl as pets.

Not sure who this guy is, but he's ready for bedtime as he is dressed in pajamas.  He has a side table with book.  Not sure about the squirrels significance.

The figures in this set are near Lego quality.  They all have individual hair pieces and outfits.  Print and colour is nice.  I like this set.  Just not sure why the set isn't called Dodomo and Charlie IX.  Why does the dog get top billing?

Sheng Yuan SY252 Charlie IX minifigure set.
Number of minifigures: 6.
Price paid:  $3.25 USD (won bid)
Bought from: Ebay

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sheng Yuan Sy182 Batman Minifigures (Old and New)

Sheng Yuan released a set of eight Batman mini figures not once but twice in 2014.  Both sets are referenced as SY182.  Both sets have the old style rounded feet.   The original SY182 set has the Batman figures all with capes.  The newer SY182 set has the Batman figures with wings.

Blue Suit Batman - Lego clone 2012

Electro Suit Batman - copy of Lego Visual Dictionary version 2012

Arctic Batman - Lego clone 2013

Original Batman - Lego clone 2006

Dark Knight Batman - clone of Lego 2008 version.

Black Suit Batman - Lego clone 2012

The eight figures sets consist of six Batman figures and Robin and Joker.  

The Robin minifigure is the same in both sets except the colouration of his utility belt is different.  He is copied from the Lego Robin that came out in 2012.

 The Joker in SY182 is pretty much the same in both sets.  He is based on Lego's 2006 version.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Decool Mini Figures List

I'm always looking for the latest bootleg superheroes mini-figures and now that it looks like Decool is no longer producing anymore, I thought it would be a good time to list all of the sets that I know of. This catalog was the latest one i could find on the internet, but it doesn't show the newest big figs or the green arrow set.

Most Decool super heroes mini-figures come in sets of 6, but some come in sets of 4 and 9 also.  Big figs are listed individually or in sets of 3.   If you managed to collect every one of the Decool superhero mini-figures you'd have 137 of them.  I'll start with the most current series and work backwards chronologically.   If  the bigfig or mini-figure set is in my collection, I'll put a link to my review of it.

0232-0237 Green Arrow set of 6

0231 Iron Man MK38 Bigfig

0230 Gorilla Grodd Bigfig

0229 Darkseid Bigfig

0217-0222 Age of Ultron set of 6

0211-0216 DC Superheroes set of 6

0205-0210 Avengers set of 6

0199-0204 DC Superheroes set of 6

0198 Groot Bigfig

0192-0197 DC/Marvel Superheroes set of 6

0191 Juggernaut Bigfig

0190 Rhino Bigfig

0184-0189 Batman/Xmen Superheroes set of 6

0183 Green Goblin Bigfig

0182 Venom Bigfig

0181 Hulkbuster Bigfig

0175-0180 Guardians of the Galaxy set of 6

0169-0174 Marvel Superheroes set of 6

0160-0168 Iron Man set of 9

0156-0159 Future Foundation set of 4

0153-0155 The Thing Bigfig set of 3

0147-0152 Marvel Superheroes and Joker set of 6

0144-0146 Hulk Bigfig set of 3

0140-0143 Fantastic Four set of 4

0134-0139 Marvel/DC Superheroes set of 6

0128-0133 DC Superheroes and Dr. Doom set of 6

0122-0127 Iron Man set of 6

0116-0121 Marvel/Dc Superheroes set of 6

0110-0115 Iron Man set of 6

Note: Prior to Decool's production of Marvel and DC Superheroes mini-figures, they were mainly issuing a lot of Ninja and Ninja turtle mini-figures.  Their numbering scheme for those sets was inconsistent.  At some point I might try to list them, but for now I'm focusing just on the Super heroes mini-figs.