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7:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys

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.

Tianxiao Ma




Epic new 'Starscream' Optimus Prime is a Hot Toys figure in disguise photo
Epic new 'Starscream' Optimus Prime is a Hot Toys figure in disguise
by Scarecroodle

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 bizarre combination that I never knew I wanted!

While the 30-cm tall Hot Toys Optimus is non-transforming, it features LED light-up eyes, a removable LED light-up Matrix of Leadership (which can be stored in his chest), and what appear to be fully articulated fingers. In addition, he sports an awesome battle-worn paint job. However, the biggest selling point might be the optional Starscream-deco'd Seeker-like wings AND an exclusive Starscream head [UPDATE: Apparently the Starscream head isn't meant as an alternate head, which reduces much of my interest). The Starscream head is only available in a special edition which is listed as being for Ani-Com pre-orders and selected markets only.

The figure also features a set of wheels that can be mounted onto his back, a ground base/diorama, two Seeker-like Rifles that can be attached to his forearms or shoulders, and a cannon.

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Hot Toys Rocket Raccoon and Groot pre-orders blast off photo
Hot Toys Rocket Raccoon and Groot pre-orders blast off
by Scarecroodle

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 figures look awesome, the pricing is a little odd. Groot has a US$200 MSRP while Rocket Raccoon, under half his height, is listed for US$160. Sure, RR comes with his gun, but it still seems a little unfair!

For those interested in both figures, there's a special collectible set available for US$360 which includes both figures and additional parts for Groot: an interchangeable angry head and a pair of partially clenched hands (you know, because Rocket Raccoon wasn't already getting the short end of the stick on this one).

Groot seems to look the cooler of the two but part of that ties into the alternate head only available in the collectible set. I love the detailing and paint, as well as the sculpt. Rocket Raccoon, who I had been hoping might be listed for under US$100, seems a decent rendition. That said, it's a little disappointing that he doesn't feature an opening mouth.

Hot Toys' Groot and Rocket Raccoon are slated for a March release.

[ Pre-order Groot | Rocket Raccoon | Collectible Set Sideshow Collectibles ]

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1:30 AM on 06.03.2014

No shocker, Hot Toys' Amazing Spidey 2 Electro unveiled

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...

Scarecroodle

2:00 PM on 05.28.2014

Hot Toys shares a new teaser for Maleficent

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...

Rio McCarthy

1:30 PM on 05.23.2014

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

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.

Scarecroodle



Hot Toys gets 200k Facebook fans and you get a chance at winning figures photo
Hot Toys gets 200k Facebook fans and you get a chance at winning figures
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 simple: Just grab your first Hot Toys figure and take a picture of it, make a post right here on Facebook with the image and write a short blurb about your feelings on the figure, then sit back and cross your fingers. Be creative because you'll be going up against some stiff competition; even before the contest has been up for a day it has already seen some potential winning entries.

But your hard work could be rewarded with one of these big prizes:

  1. Batman (1989) – 1/6th scale Batmobile Collectible Vehicle
  2. Iron Man 3 – 1/6th scale Tony Stark (The Mechanic) Collectible Figure
  3. Man of Steel – 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure

Not bad at all. You don't have a lot of time, just until May 7. After that they'll have a shortlist of favorites picked on May 9, but remember, it's not just the photo, writing counts in this case! Good luck!

While you're at it you can try your luck with Hot Toys' the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Instagram contest which doesn't require you to own any Hot Toys figures to enter. Just take a picture of a local Spider-Man 2 move promotion and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #SpotSpidey to win one of 10 prize packages. Contest ends May 6 and you can enter as many times as you want so it doesn't hurt to give it a shot.

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11:00 AM on 04.25.2014

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

[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...

Scarecroodle

2:00 PM on 04.16.2014

Hot Toys' Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spidey knows how to swing, baby!

[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...

Scarecroodle



DO WANT: March 2014 photo
DO WANT: March 2014
by Pedro Cortes

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 tantamount to taking the last cookie and leaving the box behind. We wouldn't dare.

In this edition of DO WANT, you can expect:

  • A hot gladiator
  • A cyborg
  • A robot
  • A fluffy fish
  • and more!

Hit the jump to get the details!

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1:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Cold is the Hot Toys' Winter Soldier

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...

Scarecroodle





Hot Toys gets Revengeance with their new 1/6-scale Raiden photo
Hot Toys gets Revengeance with their new 1/6-scale Raiden
by Brian Szabelski

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 overlooked. Even the boss himself, Hideo Kojima, is fanboying over Hot Toys' work. I sure don't blame him.

So what does Raiden come with, besides dashing good robot looks? Well, you get his full arsenal of weaponry, including his dagger and long blade; an optional visor part; a pair of interchangeable chest armor pieces; and four different sets of hands, among other parts. There's also a special edition that'll come with a to-scale version of Raiden's Muramasa blade.

You can expect Raiden in the fourth quarter of 2014 or first quarter of 2015; a price is to be announced but I expect to see pre-orders soon. 

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