DAVID THE KILLER’s TOP TEN TOYS of 2016
WHAT-IS: Was 2016 a good year for you collecting toys? David Cornelius Tan AKA “David The Killer” AKA “DTK” (Instagram @davidthekiller) shares with us his TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016 today (And you can too), in a serial feature lasting the whole of January 2017, as we look back at a year of toys! Share Your Toy-Joy!
DAVID THE KILLER SAYS: "It seems now it has become a tradition to list down my best top 10 and special for Toysrevil (since 2014), i am making a list, to tell the truth it's never been easy and to be honest, the candidates for this year is around 20 toys and have to narrow down into 10 (phewww!) here we go:"
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #10 - Guardians of the Galaxy 1:6 Hot Toys (Starlord, Rocket Raccoon & Groot)
DTK: “Ok, i cheat, these are 3 figures instead of one, i don't care lol.
Hot toys always got some spot in my list every year, they are still the best at 1:6 scale and these GOTG impress me the most, from the accessories to the epicness of details, nothing to say more.” (Star-Lord / Rocket Raccon & Groot #onTOYSREVIL)
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #9 - Sadako vs Kayako (putitto series)
DTK: “'Hei, that's not a toy!'
For me it is and this series deserve on the list, if you don't take notice, those gashapon fuchico and others are taking the toys industry by storm, affordable, fun and photogenic! And then they make the sadako vs kayako series. The rest is history. Too awesome and hard to pass!” (Sadako vs Kayako #onTOYSREVIL)
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #8 - Realxhead
DTK: “Sofubi has taken huge success since past few years and one of the big and the ones are notice is from RealXHead, while for some it's 'easy' to get, me on the other side is not yet got connection for this series. Anyway that's another different story, i got few realxhead at my collection, but this one is the one i should be mentioned because of the great colorway.”
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #7 - Robocop Battle Damage 1/6 Hot Toys
DTK: “Robocop figures from Ht are all good (including Alex Murphy), but to pick one, the battle damage is the one to be mentioned the most, from the interesting accessories (baby food!) to the insane battle damage paint details, overtime for the HT workers!”
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #6 - Three Witches from Unbox Industries and John Ken Mortensen
DTK: “Creepy, lovely and a package of three, they are inseparatable! I love exploring what i buy by taking some photography, and this set is exceptionally beautiful, play around with the lights anywhere, it will turns out good!” (Search Three Witches #onTOYSREVIL)
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #5 - Cinemamonster by splurrt (Angelabby exclusive)
DTK: “Monsterrrs! Pinky! This one definitely on the list with no other reasons than it's beautiful!”
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #4 - Batman the Dark Knight Returns - Mezco one:12 collective
DTK: “Mezco sucessfully bringing this 1/12 line for the fans, for me i am just glad, Frank Miller's Batman was finally made in the way i wanted it, it's one of the earliest and the best one.” (MEZCO One:12 Collective #onTOYSREVIL)
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #3 - Arale sofubi
DTK: “I don't follow the series, but i always trying to have at least one well-known characters in my collection, after all this years, it's finally come to this version of arale that i want the most. *happy ending”
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #2 - Crazy Children King (soft vinyl version) by Michael Lau
DTK: “One of Michael Lau's iconic characters that I am a fan of is CC King, the later days, it was done into 1:6 which i love it, but as a collector of Michael Lau, you need to have the oldest or any other stuff that related, and this is the soft vinyl version, and the most interesting is i got it from a small Hong Kong shop and you won't notice it if you don't spend hours on toy hunting lol”
TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016: #1 - Makoto Chan by Fewture Toys x Kazuo Umezu
DTK: “With all social media on toys coverage, you will always find something that you miss especially in the epicness of cool Japanese characters. This is the example.
No idea on the character's background at all, i just fall in love on the design at first sight. Turns out he's quite famous in Japan, i got the skull cloth version and the cheapest one i can get lol.
I always got soft spot for 'human' characters and with this cute expresssion and what comes out from his nose, this is no doubt my favourite for 2016, i'll be getting more on this characters if i got the chance.”