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SDCC 2016: Hot Toys

Shocker: lots of Star Wars
Jul 22
// Tianxiao Ma
Without looking you can probably get the gist of what Hot Toys had on display: Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Civil War, and Star Wars. That's not due to a lack of originality on their part; that's simply the zeitgeist of ...

Hot Toys revisit Resident Evil for the series 20th anniversary!

New Ada Wong, enough said!
Jun 08
// Chris Seto
Yeah, we know that Resident Evil 6 wasn't exactly a great game but it is the last (thus far) main game in the series so if a company is going to celebrate the series, this is probably going to be the one to go to, especially ...
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Bats, Supes, Cap, Iron Man, all the hits
Toy Soul 2015 is happening in Hong Kong, and with some new superhero films on the horizon, Hot Toys is going to work. The company made its name on lifelike 1/6-scale figures drawing from movie and video game properties, and t...


Hot Toys breaks the 4th wall with their next Release

Greetings, True Believers
Oct 31
// Chris Seto
If you're familiar with Hot Toys, you probably know that they have a particular obsession with Marvel characters, specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe and especially Iron Man. I've lost count of the various Iron Man arm...

Hot Toys Igor photo
Hot Toys Igor

Sideshow features the brutish Igor in their video showcase

Welcome to the Velvet Room?
Feb 20
// Tianxiao Ma
Iron Man 3 had a veritable smorgasbord of armors, which of course means plenty of fodder for Hot Toys' 1/6-scale line of Iron Man figures. Sideshow has recently uploaded a video of the Mark XXXVIII (38 to you non-Romans) arm...
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Took a few double-takes (or quadruple-takes?)
[UPDATE: Pre-orders have opened] Is it possible for a figure to look too much like its movie counterpart? Hot Toys just now released a photo gallery for its upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron Prime (not to be confused wi...

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Or, at the very least, he may conquer your shelves and part of your collecting budget
[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open] Hot Toys has released some images of its upcoming 1/6-scale Guardians of the Galaxy Thanos figure. Based on the character's appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Hot Toys' Thanos i...

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If not cooler than Vader himself, it's at least cuter
Hot Toys has unveiled its Interrogator Droid accessory for its upcoming 1/6-scale Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope) Darth Vader figure. Vader is due out this September. Fans will recall this droid as having been used ...

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H.R. Giger would be proud
Back in 2008, Hot Toys decided to put together a 1/6-scale figure for their Hot Angel line, the She-Predator Machiko. Based on a character from the Alien vs. Predator comics, it turned out to be surprisingly popular ... ...

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Hot Toys Tony Stark

Now you can have Tony Stark do SCIENCE with this Hot Toys figure

So much science going on!
Dec 17
// Tianxiao Ma
You might have gleaned from my trip to SDCC that Hot Toys hasn't been stingy when it comes to making Iron Man figures. As long as there are variants to make, companies are going to make them. Their latest will be Tony Stark, ...
Hot Toys 1/4 Boba Fett photo
Hot Toys 1/4 Boba Fett

Hot Toys Boba Fett is more than you bargained for

Now in a larger, 1/4 size
Dec 15
// Andres Cerrato
I think just about everyone knew that Hot Toys was going to release Boba Fett sooner or later. Given the character's popularity, it was inevitable. What people did not see coming though was that the release of Boba Fett was g...
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Things are looking bright for the dark knight
Hot Toys has sent over images and details for its upcoming Batman: Arkham City Batman. The figure apparently includes two interchangeable lower face pieces, alternate hands, a Batarang, Batclaw with hook, and more. The Hot To...

Hot Toys' Rocket Raccoon and Groot collectible set adds what may be a spoilers-y bonus

Aug 06 // Scarecroodle
The new item is a potted Groot. I'm not sure if it's supposed to reference something from his childhood as seen in a flashback or whether the character dies but is reborn from a clipping or seed or something. If it spoilers (especially if my latter supposition is correct), please don't explain the nature of the spoiler. Even if you use a spoiler tag, the way posts show on the sidebar could lead to the film being inadvertently spoiled for a possible viewer. The collectible set, which includes both Groot and Rocket Raccoon along with other accessories, is slated for a March release. [ Pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles ]
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Avoiding potential spoilers
I'll be honest: I almost always wait to see Marvel movies until after they leave theaters these days. The whole movie theater experience, with its ever-increasing ticket prices, over-priced snacks, often sticky floors (or w...

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SDCC 2014 Sideshow

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys

There might have been actual Stark tech there
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
Hot Toys' 1/6-scale figures were featured at Sideshow's booth as usual. This year they had a couple of vehicles, some figures from The Dark Knight and Avengers, and lots of Iron Men. So many Iron Men. You should know the drill by now: hit the jump to see my impressions and favorites.
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The only thing that might be better is a 'Starscream' version of Starscream
Hot Toys has just dropped an awesome bomb with the massive reveal of its upcoming Optimus Prime (Starscream version), which features the Autobot leader with Seeker-like wings and a limited edition Starscream head. It's a biza...

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You'll believe that a raccoon can fire a giant gun
Hot Toys' 1/6-scale Guardians of the Galaxy Groot and Rocket Raccoon are currently available for pre-order. Rocket Raccoon is suitably small at 6-inches tall while Groot measures a towering 15-inches in height. While both fig...

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Amazing Spidey 2

No shocker, Hot Toys' Amazing Spidey 2 Electro unveiled

Amazing? YMMV
Jun 03
// Scarecroodle
Hot Toys has revealed the rest of its previously teased 1/6 scale The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro, currently available for pre-order. The goofy facial expression is rather unfortunate, especially considering that Hot Toys on...
Hot Toys Maleficent photo
Hot Toys Maleficent

Hot Toys shares a new teaser for Maleficent

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream..
May 28
// Rio McCarthy
We've already seen a teaser for this illustrious dragon-lady, but we should always see another don't you think? The Mistress of All Evil, Maleficent, is looking quite shadowy in this silhouette, but I guess that's the point o...
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Amazing Spidey 2

Amazing Spidey 2 Electro to soon make his shocking debut in the Hot Toys line

The most electrifying man outside of sports entertainment?
May 23
// Scarecroodle
Hot Toys has released a teaser image for its upcoming 1/6-scale Electro, based on the character's appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (full teaser in gallery). Electro will be the third Amazing Spidey 2 figure produced, following Spider-Man himself and Rhino. Stay tuned for further developments.
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All you need is your first HT figure and a camera
Hot Toys is on fire right now and they can't contain their excitement over hitting 200,000 fans on Facebook! Now they're ready to let it spread by announcing a contest that gives you a chance at some big prizes. Entering is s...

Amazing Spidey 2 photo
Amazing Spidey 2

Hot Toys' Amazing Spider-Man 2 Rhino crashes the party

Fun fact: a group of rhinos is called a crash
Apr 25
// Scarecroodle
[UPDATE: Additional images!] Hot Toys has sent over some images of its upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Rhino which, as Spidey fans are aware, is a giant mechanical suit in the film (kind of like the Ultimate Rhino except fo...
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Hot Toys' Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spidey knows how to swing, baby!

Even the photos might be a Summer blockbuster
Apr 16
// Scarecroodle
[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open] Hot Toys has released some photos of its new 1/6-scale Spider-Man based on the character's look in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2; these photos include an image of director Marc Webb holdi...

DO WANT: March 2014

Apr 01 // Pedro Cortes
Pedro wants...Megahouse's Potratit of Pirates Rebecca It's been a while since I've pre-ordered a Portrait of Pirates. There hasn't been a new pirate on my shelf in months and that's simply unacceptable. Good thing Megahouse put Rebecca up for order. This pink-haired gladiator is an expert in the art of evasion, so that might explain her lack of armor. Well, more than likely it was excuse to have a cute lady wearing very little, but either way she'll make a good edition to my collection!   Scarecroodle wants...Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Zero Picking a most-wanted item from a month is fairly easy when it's something that's been on your wishlist for years. Ever since Bandai's D-Arts MMX Zero was announced, I was hoping that the company would also produce a figure based on his appearance in the Mega Man Zero series... and apparently a lot of people have wanted him as well, given that he was the clear winner of a fan poll (after he been teased as a possible addition). The sculpting looks great and I expect him to look amazing when painted. This is probably one of my biggest wants this year, right next to DST's super-articulate Select Gillman / Creature from the Black Lagoon.   Tian & Martin want...Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Mako Tian Looks like I waited just the right amount of time for this. I want Nendoroid Mako! Mako is currently my favorite part of Kill la Kill because everything she does is objectively amazing. The Nendoroid version comes with pretty much all of the Mako accessories I'd want. My favorite is her beat-up-by-the-tennis-club face. It just goes to show, even if a character design isn't outrageous, you can still make a great Nendo by giving it some personality and nice accessories. Martin This is what this line was born for. Mako is practically a living Nendoroid anyway, and GSC have done a great job of outfitting her with a range of fun accessories to complement her basic design. They also completely knocked it out of the park with facial expressions. Forget the scantily-clad heroines, this is the essential Kill la Kill figure.   Chris Seto wants...Hot Toys's Metal Gear Rising Raiden I tried so hard... I've managed to hold off buying a hot toys item for some time. I even passed over their Video Game masterpiece Ada Wong (so much buyers regret over that. Esp with the markup prices) but I'm not sure if I can do it again with the Metal Gear Rising Raiden. after being burned so badly by the play arts kai figure (I got the white version from the UK limited edition of the game) I wasn't sure if I'd see a great raiden, even though the game really got me wishing for one. Lets see if hot toys can scratch my itch. don't know if I can manage another bout of disappointment.   Natalie wants...ThinkGeek's Blobfish If my pick from last month's DO WANT wasn't enough proof that I love odd-looking plushes, this month's will surely do the trick. The Blobfish plush just looks so cute yet pitiful. It makes me want to hold it, hug it, and tell the poor dear that everything will be just fine. Plus, I bet the fluffy thing is awfully fun to cuddle with. Who wouldn't want to use this big guy as a pillow whilst surfing the web? Nobody, that's who.   Jeremy wants...Transformers Masterpiece Bumblebee There's a lot of reasons to want Masterpiece Bumblebee. For starters it's the first time in decades that Takara Tomy (and likewise Hasbro) has been able to use the Volkswagen Beetle in the Transformers line do VW's changing stance on war toys. Then there's just how great this figure is turning out in its transformation and little features like extra facial expressions, something we've only really seen put to use on the Seeker jets. Then there's the addition of Spike in a fully transforming exo suit, a figure people have been wanting since the movie hit in 1986. All in all it's a great figure and already a strong contender for Transformer of the year.   Brian wants...My Plastic Heart's Dark Night Sometimes, the best choices are the smallest ones. In this case, that would happen to be myplasticheart and Lou Pimentel's newest Junior, the Dark Night ver. Based on a bigger Cranston that was in turn based on Batman's outfit, it's a little bit of comic book geekery in designer toy form. Also, come on; it's Junior, and you guys know how much I like him, right? How can I not want him?   That's it for this month. Let us know what makes your pulse race in the comments below!
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This ain't no April fool
Don't let the date fool you folks, this is the real deal. Come on, we wouldn't lie about the DO WANT. It's the feature that lets you know what we want the most from the last month. To fib on such a sacred occasion would be ta...

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Captain America

Cold is the Hot Toys' Winter Soldier

Has a chilly relationship with Captain America
Mar 27
// Scarecroodle
Unlike Chris Evans, Hot Toys can't quit. The company's most recent addition is the eponymous Winter Soldier (as played by Sebastian Stan) from the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier which hits theaters next week. Th...
Hot Toys' Raiden photo
For all your slicing and dicing cyborg needs
Hot Toys are back at it again, making yet another awesome 1/6-scale figure. This time, they've picked Raiden in his Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance form, and from the photos they've sent us, no detail has been left overlo...

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Another Marvel movie, another Hot Toys Black Widow

What, another one?
Mar 11
// Scarecroodle
The Marvel movie franchise's Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) is a pretty popular character. Despite having played more of a supporting role in the films, she's already managed to land two Hot Toys figures (one for ...
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Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: Winter (Soldier) Blues

Bring on the superhero movies
Mar 08
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I know I've talked a lot about the terrible winter we've been experiencing so I don't want to spend a lot of time on that. I'll just quickly say that I have a feeling I'll be pulling weeds from my garden this year while it's ...
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Check out die Hot Toys' Protect Gear aus Kerberos

Brought to you by the Tomopop German branch
Feb 24
// Scarecroodle
Hot Toys is bringing die war to you with die upcoming 1/6 scale Protect Gear aus die sci-fi radio series Kerberos Panzer Jäger. The Protect Gear is a full-body armor worn by troopers in the series and, really, das ist al...
Hot Toys' new T-800 photo
Hot Toys' new T-800

Hot Toys reveals a new battle-damaged T-800

Sadly, they can't send him back from the future to the present
Feb 17
// Brian Szabelski
Hot Toys' 1/6-scale Movie Masterpiece Series is adding a new entry in the form of the impressinve T-800 from the original Terminator film. Not only does the sculpt look like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, but there's two...
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Hot Toys Whiplash Mk. II

Hot Toys unleashes Whiplash Mark II

Everything you liked about the first one, except better
Feb 06
// Brian Szabelski
Four years ago, Hot Toys unleashed its 1/6-scale Whiplash figure, featuring Mickey Rourke's distinct likeness, and it was pretty good. So what could be better? How about a Whiplash Mark II figure?  That's exactly what Ho...

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