We continue our look at the most exciting Third Party Sixth Scale Figures coming in the 2021-2022 years, this time with a focus on Virtual Toys. Sometimes called VTS Toys, this company produces some of the most interesting and out-of-the-box releases out there. Let’s take a look at our most anticipated.
- Ghost of Battlefield
A beautifully-crafted video game deserves an equally beautiful 1/6 scale figure and VTS Toys seems to agree. Inspired by the gaming masterpiece, Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima, the Sixth Scale Ghost of Battlefield figure is a sight to behold. Not only is it an excellent recreation of the story’s protagonist, Jin Sakai, but he comes packed with a massive amount of accessories that help bring the game to life even more. An even better option is the Deluxe Edition, which includes everything present in the Standard Edition, but adds a diorama stand and the fox. The Ghost of Battlefield figure looks to be a perfect love letter to an epic video game and a great piece for collectors.
2. Black Skull
There are a lot of villains in the Batman universe. So many that, even appearing in a movie starring actors like Margot Robbie and Evan McGregor doesn’t guarantee a character will get an official Sixth Scale figure as a result. Case in point: the Black Mask. This villain has been a major part of DC Comics media, such as the Batman: Arkham Origins video game and the Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey film. Yet, it’s still left to a company like VTS to finally give the fans a figure of him. Well, thank the toy gods that they are producing him, because this figure looks great. A killer portrait of the character’s trademark Skull mask and a smart-looking white suit really make this release pop, giving us plenty of excitement about adding this baddie to the shelf.
3. Starship Force Team Leader
The cult classic Starship Troopers film was made back in 1997, years before the 1/6 scale figure Golden Age that we’re now living in. As a result, collectors never had the chance to own an awesome figure of protagonist Johnny Rico, played by actor Casper Van Dien. Well, fast forward 20+ years and VTS is giving us the Space Marine that we deserve. The Starship Force Team Leader does a solid job of approximating Van Dien’s likeness. As good as the portrait is, the rest of what’s included with the figure excels at bringing this character to life. The tailoring on the uniform and the sculpting of the helmet and weapons are spot on and the cherry on top is what’s included with the Deluxe Version. A base that includes the slain corpse of an “alien arachnid”, which looks amazing, pushes an already good-looking release to great-looking and this version is definitely the one to get, if you still can.
4. Catastrophe Planet Godmesuer Soldier
We have to admit to knowing nothing of the origins of this figure or what, if anything, its based on. As far as we can tell, it’s an original concept by VTS Toys, but we suspect there’s some background information missing. Either way, this (and the alternate Commissioner figure) looks weirdly badass. The oddball design of this Soldier figure is lovely, which appears to look like something from a 1960s Japanese science fiction film. Everything from the color scheme to the bonkers helmet and goggles combination just tickles our fancy. We’re not sure what the Catastrophe Planet Godmesuer Soldier is from, but it deserves to go into the collection regardless.
5. Cyberlife: Kara
Detroit: Become Human is a video game that, while it has its fair share of accolades, probably deserves more. The familiar tale of an android learning what it means to be human makes for an excellent action-drama adventure and it’s a welcome development that VTS is allowing gamers and collectors the chance to have the character of Kara in their collections. Complete with some extras that represent the different looks for the figure, as she changes her appearance in the game’s story, this release is sure to make video game fans happy.