There have been some rumblings that Hot Toys have been developing a 18-foot-long 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon. I refused to believe it. I mean what normal person would even have enough galactic credits to purchase a collectible that big and that expensive? But, here we are. Hot Toys has indeed made a Millennium Falcon in scale to their 1/6th scale Star Wars figures (which are around 12 inches). We have the pictures to prove it! (more…)
While some may baulk at her ridiculous hair buns and experimentation with incest (making out with her brother Luke), Princess Leia is tougher than anyone ever gives her credit for. Leia spies on the Galactic Empire on behalf of the Rebellion. When captured she is tortured by Darth Vader but remains loyal to her cause. She later disguises herself as an Ubese (alien race, not to be mistaken with the word “obese”) Bounty hunter to save the man she loves from being a permanent trophy in Jabbas palace. If these are not be signs of courage, nobility and romance, I don’t know what is. Isn’t about time Princess Leia got an action figure worthy of her presence?
Princess Leia, of course, has had many action figures and collectibles made in her likeness, but never to the scale and detail as Hot Toys. That is, until now.
Hot Toys – the premier leader in fine detailed and high end collectibles – has officially announced the addition of a 1/6th scale Princess Leia figure to their Star Wars line. (more…)
The Iron Man property has been the bread and butter for Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles. A long line of Iron Man armors and characters have made their way to astonishingly detailed, high-end collectibles figures. With each entry in the on-going line being highly sought after, selling out, and often going for twice as much on auction and collector sites. Because there are enough people who are Tony Stark rich, Hot Toys has 2 new 1/6th scale figures coming to the Iron Man collectible family; with Iron Man 3′s Pepper Potts and Age of Ultron‘s Iron Man XLV Armor. (more…)
Guardians of the Galaxy is a perfect comic book movie! It truly is one of the most unique and delightful films Marvel has created to date. It features memorable and enjoyable characters, is filled with all the required thrills and spills, and it’s an almost nonstop barrage of humor and fun. It’s like eating a big mac and a large fry at 2am after a night of drunken debauchery, it’s that good.
Peter Quill, or Star Lord as he likes to call himself, is a quick-witted man of Earth thrown into the far reaches of galaxy, who has stolen an artifact that everyone seems to want. By accident he stumbles upon four other characters, Gamora the assassin, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket the enhanced raccoon and Groot the humanoid tree, and the five of them form an unlikely team.
Not one performance, however, can live up to the two characters that completely steal the entire show, Rocket and Groot voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. Yes, the talking tree and the raccoon are by far the most entertaining and likable characters. They are also two of the funniest characters in the entire picture behaving like the classic straight and funny man routine of Abbott and Costello fame but twice as fun.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t the worst superhero film to hit theaters but it wasn’t the best, either. The plot was so full of villains that character development was near impossible and while the chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, respectively) was wonderful, it just couldn’t carry the film. That being said, the film did provide some wonderful aspects, mostly in the costume and design department. It is with this spirit of creativity that Hot Toys took on the task of creating a 1/6 scale replica of the main villain at the heart of the film, Electro. The movie version of the villain who began life as Max Dillon couldn’t be more separated from his comic book appearance. Where the comic books placed brightly colored clothing and some rather cumbersome headgear, TASM2’s Electro is much more streamlined, wearing a black leather suit that fits and accentuates the contours of his body, and the headgear is completely absent. The designers of the movie version took the opportunity to reinvent the character a bit, providing him with translucent skin through which people may see the electricity as it flows through every cell in Electro’s body. Hot Toys has done their best to recreate this new incarnation and, as usual, they hit it out of the park. (more…)
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are the premier purveyors of collectible display pieces and other high end desirables; praised for their extreme attention to detail throughout the entire production process, as well as their outstanding products.
When it comes to San Diego Comic Con, Sideshow / Hot Toys are the booth that prompts the most “ooh’s and aah’s” from convention goers. Their 1/6th scale figures, statues, and displays are always a sight to behold. This year is no different.
Below is a gallery and description of the latest breathtaking collectibles Sideshow / Hot Toys has brought to the table for this year. As always, your needs and wants will likely be at odds with your wallet. Unless, of course, you’re the child of some oil barren. In which case, will you be my friend? (more…)
The color black is arguably the most famous color in cinematic history. Early on, the color was used to denote power, evil, and menace. Dracula, bandits, other baddies wore black. Then, rebels and outsiders like Johnny Cash and James Dean made the color black edgy and cool. The Terminator wore a black trench-coat, then a black leather jacket. Pretty soon, even good guys started wearing black. Batman, Zoro, even Chuck Norris rock the color black. Men In Black, Ninjas, Blade, The Punisher, the list goes on and on. So, what, if anything, could make Iron Man, a slick billionaire, in slick billion-dollar mecha-suit, even cooler? How about a super high-quality, limited edition, all black, stealth version of Tony Stark’s Mark VII, Iron Man suit, made by our friends over at Hot Toys? How about, sorry, son, I know that all the kids are getting new sneakers for the first day of school this year, but, daddy needs a new collectible, and you’re just going to outgrow them, anyway? Daddy’s Iron Man figure will last a lifetime, or, until mommy flips out and makes him sell it on eBay, so that we can afford your insulin this month. How about, let’s get to the review before mommy takes half of Stealth Mode Iron Man and half of my laptop?
You already know that Sideshow Collectibles are the premier purveyors of collectible display pieces and other high end desirables; praised for their extreme attention to detail throughout the entire production process, as well as their outstanding products. Sideshow is as synonymous to collectibles as Bose is to sound and fat kids to cake. From Star Wars to Marvel, DC and many other brands, Sideshow are the master makers. Their ever growing assortment of statues and figurines is the stuff nerd dreams are made of.
What you may not know, however, is what Sideshows creative process is, what their inner sanctum (their offices) looks like, and what it’s like to work for such a creative outlet.
Well, wonder no more! A new book titled Inside The Sideshow Studio has come out and gives fans an in-depth look. We were fortunate to receive a copy for review. The world of Sideshow is more fascinating than you ever imagined… (more…)
We’ve seen many of Hot Toys upcoming line of 1/6th scale figures from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron; including the massive Hulkbuster, a suit Iron Man wears to try to handle Bruce Banner when he becomes the Hulk. Hot Toys has now revealed the next figure in their series of collectibles based on Marvel’s AOU – a movie accurate 1/6 scale Black Widow. Yes, Hot Toys already had a Black Widow figure from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but this one has a more fabulous hairstyle and other spiffy stylings/accesories. (more…)
It’s not very often that an actor embodies the spirit of the character that he’s playing so well, that it becomes hard to picture that actor as anyone else later. Since Iron Man, we’ve seen Robert Downey Jr. play a journalist, an Australian actor who plays a black soldier, a father-to-be trying to cross the country in time to see the birth of his child, he’s even played Sherlock Holmes but, whether he’s up on the big screen, or on TV getting interviewed on Late Night, sans the arc reactor, RDJ is still, and always will be, Tony Stark.
Downey has always been one of Hollywood’s good-looking bad boys. He’s got the looks, the money, the swag, the “Do whatever I want now, and apologize later, I don’t give a f#*k attitude,” as well as the charm to get away with it all. Who is more Tony Stark than that? Nobody. Not even Tony Stark, go figure that out.
Most superheroes have boring alter-egos. They try to blend into society, as to not have their true identity revealed. Clark Kent is a ho-hum reporter for the Daily Planet. Bruce Wayne is rich, but he’s a drag, and his only friend is his butler. However, Tony Stark’s ego has no f**ks to give. Even without the suit, he’s still a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, and he wants you to know it, dammit!
And, that’s why Hot Toys actually got away with making a Tony Stark figure. Minus the suit, he’s still cool as hell. He builds arc reactors, sleeps with super hot women, and even invents new elements. That’s right, he comes with no high-tech suits, no weapons, not even a power glove. Hot Toys made a 1/6th replica of the alter-ego of a superhero, which comes with some lab equipment. And it’s super cool!
Thankfully, Sideshow Collectibles has graciously sent us one of the figures, so that you don’t have to take my word for it. Let’s check it out!