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DC Comics Offers Dedicated Shop for Wonder Woman Fans

 

Wonder Woman beat every box office prediction and broke opening weekend records. Its second weekend is expected to continue the trend as it buries The Mummy tomorrow.

But after you’ve seen the film several times, and listened to Now Playing Podcast’s review, how can you celebrate your love for the hero?  Warner Bros and DC Collectibles have tons of options for you to display your Wonder Woman love.

At their new site, WonderWomanShop.com, they have iPhone cases, posters, T-Shirts, bomber jackets, and more.  (The Protector of Humanity Sublimated Tee is especially cool)

For more serious collectors there are statues from Kotobukiya, DC Collectibles, and even a collection of Funko POP! Figures.

And, of course, you can pre-order the Blu-Ray to be among the first to have it when it ships later this year.

June 8, 2017 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DC Comics Offers Dedicated Shop for Wonder Woman Fans

Hot Toys is SNEAKY with their very limited new Iron Man figure!

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With its built-in cloaking system, the Mark XV “Sneaky” armor is among the most unique armors in Tony Stark’s “House Party Protocol” in Iron Man 3. Today Sideshow has put up for order Hot Toys’ special inspired take on the armor, livening up the original’s cool dark gray color scheme to give it the Iron Man classic red-and-gold finish which first appeared in the Iron Man 3 concept art of this armor.

The Retro Armor Version of the 1/6th scale Mark XV collectible figure has the same sleek form factor as the movie version, but is given the iconic red-and-gold Iron Man coloration with newly painted and electroplated parts to mimic the original concept art design. This figure features a meticulously crafted armor equipped with LED light-up functions on eyes, arc reactor and repulsors, the unique asymmetrical forearm design, plus a specially designed dynamic figure stand and gold colored name plate.

Only available in selected markets, this exclusive Mark XV 1/6th scale figure is sure to sell out fast but it is available right now on Sideshow’s site!

The House Party can’t start without Sneaky!

 

Hot Toys – MMS396Iron Man 3 – 1/6th scale Sneaky Mark XV (Retro Armor Version) Collectible Figure Specification (Hot Toys Exclusive)
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Special features of the 1/6th scale Sneaky Mark XV (Retro Armor Version) Collectible Figure:

–       Based on the construction of Sneaky (Mark XV) from Iron Man 3

–       Red-and-gold painted and electroplated armor emulating the original concept art design:

n   Multiple layers and shades of red colored painting on armor

n   Five (5) gold chrome armor parts throughout the body

–       Approximately 31 cm tall

–       Over 30 points of articulations

–       LED-lighted eyes and circular-shaped arc reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)

–       LED-lighted left forearm (battery operated)

–       Asymmetrical forearm design

–       Removable chest armor to reveal interior mechanical design

–       Shin armor can be opened to reveal interior mechanical design

–       Three (3) pairs of interchangeable hands including:

–       One (1) pair of hands with articulated fingers and light-up repulsor (white light, battery operated)

–       One (1) pair of fists

–       One (1) pair of repulsor-firing hands (white light, battery operated)

–       Articulations on waist armor allowing flexible movement

December 9, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hot Toys is SNEAKY with their very limited new Iron Man figure!

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusives – Iron Man Mark VII Sub Zero and Iron Man Mark VI Die Cast

Hot Toys has added 2 more Iron Man figures to their roster today–but they may not stick around for long!

First is the Iron Man Mark VII Sub Zero armor.  Being a regional exclusive, this one will be the first to sell out.  Official image and text below:

 

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The Iron Man Mark VII has been a favorite armor among Iron Man fans as many collectors have sought after the original sixth scale Mark VII and Hot Toys’ originally designed Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) collectible figures since their debut.

Sideshow and Hot Toys are excited to introduce yet another original take on this iconic armor by presenting the new sixth scale Mark VII (Sub-Zero Version) Collectible Figure!

The Sub-Zero version Mark VII’s design is inspired by the concept of Tony Stark creating a specialized armor for carrying out missions in the frigid zones with its color scheme acting as camouflage to conceal itself in areas filled with heavy snow.

The Mark VII (Sub-Zero Version) Collectible Figure is only available exclusively in selected markets and features multiple layers and various shades of white and light gray colors on armor with white carbon-fiber like designs, Stark Industries decals at various parts of the armor, LED light-up functions, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed white colored dynamic figure stand.

This extremely stylish Sub-Zero version Mark VII collectible figure will be an excellent addition to your Iron Man collection!

 

You can pre-order the Sub-Zero Iron Man Mark VII now at Sideshow Collectibles.

 

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Second is a new version of The Avengers‘ Iron Man Mark VI, now with a die-cast body and new accessories.  And the exclusive edition comes with a separate Iron Man helmet with light-up features.

The official description is:

Many fans have considered the Iron Man Mark VI one of their favorite Iron Man suits that Tony Stark has used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Featuring an all-new arc reactor core and new triangular shape design, the Mark VI is able to fend off Hammer Drones and withstand the powerful lightning strikes from the mighty Thor! Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to revisit this fan-favorite suit and officially introduce the brand new sixth scale collectible figure of Mark VI as seen in Marvel’s The Avengers for the MMS Diecast Series!

The highly-accurate collectible figure is made of diecast material, and crafted with phenomenal details that astonish fans with its high level of authenticity!

The over 32cm tall diecast figure has an array of features including a newly developed helmeted head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, interchangeable LED light-up helmet, movie-accurate proportion and highly detailed armor design with fully enhanced articulations, specially applied metallic painting on armor, interchangeable weapons and battle damaged armor parts, LED light-up functions on eyes, palms, lower chest and forearms, and a specially designed LED light-up Stark Tower-themed figure stand.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to have this new Mark VI in your Iron Man collection!

 

Pre-Order the Die Cast Iron Man Mark VI Now at Sideshow Collectibles

July 27, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusives – Iron Man Mark VII Sub Zero and Iron Man Mark VI Die Cast

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Scarlet Witch MMS – Civil War Version

 

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“I can’t control their fear. Only my own.”
 

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has been critically acclaimed and enjoyed by audience around the world since its release! As the Avengers’ actions in Lagos have caused collateral damage where innocent people are killed, the Sokovia Accords proposed by the United Nations has divided the Earth’s mightiest heroes into opposing teams led by Captain America and Iron Man!

Today Hot Toys put up for pre-order the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the gorgeous and powerful member of Team Cap –Scarlet Witch!

The highly-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in the film featuring head sculpt with long curly brown real fabric hair and new makeup application, brand-new and specially tailored costume, interchangeable hands with red translucent fingertips and effect accessories to simulate Scarlet Witch using her powers, and an Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand. Furthermore, an approximately 2.5cm tall miniature running Ant-Man is included as a bonus accessory!

Do not miss out on the opportunity to add the stunning new Scarlet Witch to your collection today!

Hot Toys – MMS370 – Captain America: Civil War – 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch Collectible Figure Specification
~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~


The 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch Collectible Figure features:

  • –      Authentic and detailed likeness of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in Captain America: Civil War
  • –      Head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression, new makeup application, and long curly light-brown real fabric hair implantation
  • –      Body with over 28 points of articulations
  • –      Approximately 28 cm tall
  • –      Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
  • –      One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • –      One (1) pair of hands with red translucent fingertips for power-using effects accessories
  • –      One (1) gesturing right hand with red translucent fingertips
  • –      Two (2) gesturing left hands with red translucent fingertips
  • –      Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume :

  • –      One (1) red colored top
  • –      One (1) red colored leather-like coat
  • –      One (1) pair of black leather-like pants
  • –      One (1) pair of black boots

 

  • Accessories:
  • –      One (1) necklace
  • –      Two (2) types of power effects accessories
  • –      Captain America: Civil War themed Team Captain America figure stand with character’s nameplate and the movie logo

 

Bonus Accessory:

  • –      One (1) miniature Ant-Man in running position (Approximately 2.5cm tall)

Are you bewitched yet? Then head over and order now!

May 31, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Scarlet Witch MMS – Civil War Version

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Mk 46 from Civil War

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Today, #TeamIronMan gets love from Hot Toys.  Up for pre-order now is the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Tony Stark’s new Iron Man armor – the Mark XLVI to the Hot Toys MMS Diecast series which the collectible figure is made of diecast material, and realistically designed to look even more like the armor as it appears in the film.

The highly-accurate Mark XLVI collectible figure is greatly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man Mark XLVI in Captain America: Civil War. It features a newly sculpted Tony Stark head sculpt, an interchangeable helmeted head, sophistically  developed sleek and streamline designed armor, 28 LED light-up points throughout the body, specially applied metallic red, gold and silver colored painting on armor, real-like thrust fire accessories, the helmet of Captain America, and a specially designed debris diorama figure stand.

Do not pass up on the opportunity to add the leader of Team Iron Man to your prized collection!

Check out the gallery below and get your order in now!

Hot Toys – MMS353D16 – Captain America: Civil War – 1/6th scale Mark XLVI Collectible Figure Specification
~ Movie Masterpiece Series  Diecast ~

The 1/6th scale Mark XLVI Collectible features:

  • –       Authentic and detailed likeness of Mark XLVI in Captain America: Civil War
  • –       Newly sculpted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the movie
  • –       Alternate helmeted head with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated)
  • –       Approximately 32 cm tall
  • –       Metallic red, gold and silver colored painting on the sleek and streamline Mark XLVI armor design
  • –       Contains diecast material
  • –       28 LED light-up points throughout parts of the armor (white light, battery operated)
  • –       Chest armor can be detached to reveal interior mechanical design
  • –       Interchangeable shoulder armor (regular, missile firing)
  • –       Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor
  • –       Four (4) pairs of interchangeable hands including:
  • –       One (1) pair of fists
  • –       One (1) pair of hands with articulated fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
  • –       One (1) pair of battle palms with light-up repulsor (white light, battery operated)
  • –       One (1) pair of hands with real-like thrust fire effect
  • –       Articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement

 

Accessories:

  • –       One (1) 1/6th scale Captain America helmet
  • –       Two (2) real-like thrust fire accessories attachable to the feet of the figure
  • –       Debris diorama figure stand with with Mark XLVI nameplate and the movie logo

 

 

April 18, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Mk 46 from Civil War

UPDATE: Hot Toys MOVIE PROMO Captain America on WAITLIST!

UPDATE:  The Movie Promo Captain America is now on Wait List, less than 48 hours after going up for order.  If you want this figure, the best chance is to get on the list fast.  

I said this item would sell out fast and it has.  Get on the list now and cross your fingers.  Good luck!

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If you’re #TeamCap you will want to hurry to Sideshow Collectibles! The new Movie Promo figure is up for pre-order:  Captain America – Battling Version.   These Movie Promo edition figures are very limited and usually sell out fast, demanding top dollar on the secondary market.  With Civil War just a couple weeks away, it’s a sure bet this won’t be in stock for long!

Also up for pre-order is another member of #TeamCap — Scarlet Witch!  But this is Wanda from Age of Ultron in her badass “New Avengers” outfit worn at the film’s final scene.

Keep your Avengers team growing with these two new figures…but if you can only order one, trust me…get the Cap.

The specs on these figures:

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~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~

The 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure specially features:

  • –   Authentic and detailed likeness of Chris Evans as Captain America in Captain America: Civil War
  • –   One (1) Captain America helmeted head sculpt
  • –   One (1) newly painted un-helmeted head sculpt
  • –   Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • –   Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulations which naturally portray Captain America’s muscular body in the film
  • –   Specially applied battle weathering effects on costume
  • –   Approximately 31 cm tall
  • –   Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
  • –   One (1) pair of fists
  • –   One (1) pair of shield holding palms
  • –   One (1) shield throwing right palm
  • –   One (1) shield catching left palm
  • –   One (1) finger pointing right palm
  • –   Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –   One (1) newly tailored Captain America suit with star emblem and red and white patterns
  • –   One (1) pair of newly tailored blue embossed patterned pants with pouches, knee pads, and red trims
  • –   One (1) pair of fabric coated elbow pads
  • –   One (1) pair of fabric coated knee pads
  • –   One (1) brown leather-like back shield holder and body strap
  • –   One (1) brown leather-like belt with pouches
  • –   One (1) pair of black boots

Weapon:

  • –   One (1) metal circular red and blue Captain America shield with scratch-like marks and weathering effects

 

Accessories:

  • –   One (1) broken Crossbones helmet
  • –   Debris diorama base with Captain America nameplate and movie logo

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~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~

The 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch (New Avengers version) Collectible Figure features:

  • –      Authentic and detailed likeness of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • –      Head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression, new makeup application, and long curly light-brown real fabric hair implantation
  • –      Body with over 28 points of articulations
  • –      Approximately 28 cm tall
  • –      Six (6) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
  • –      One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • –      One (1) pair of hands with red translucent fingertips for power-using effects accessories
  • –      One (1) gesturing left hand with red translucent fingertips
  • –      One (1) gesturing right hand with red translucent fingertips
  • –      Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
  • Costume :
  • –      One (1) red colored leather-like long jacket
  • –      One (1) pair of black leather-like pants
  • –      One (1) pair of black boots with red colored highlights

 

  • Accessories:
  • –      One (1) pair of long gloves
  • –      Two (2) power-using effects accessories
  • –      Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand with Scarlet Witch nameplate and the movie logo

Check out the photo galleries below, then order now at Sideshow Collectibles’ site–the only place you can get these two figures!

 

 

 

April 15, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE: Hot Toys MOVIE PROMO Captain America on WAITLIST!

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ant-Man from Captain America: Civil War #TeamCap

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With the Marvel Cinematic Universe being divided over the rising concern of collateral damage caused by the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, fans will finally witness the epic showdown between Captain America and Iron Man when the two heroes hold different views on the system of accountability to oversee the Avengers.

Today Hot Toys put up for pre-order the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of newest supporter of Team Captain America, the size-shifting hero, Ant-Man!

The movie-accurate Ant-Man collectible figure is specially crafted based on the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man in the movie, an interchangeable helmeted head with LED light-up function, meticulously tailored new Ant-Man suit, an Ant-Man miniature figure, and a Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand.

 

Hot Toys – MMS362 – Captain America: Civil War 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure Specification
~ Movie Masterpiece Series ~

The 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure features:

  • – Newly developed head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man in the movie
  • – New Interchangeable Ant-Man helmet with LED light-up function (battery operated)
  • – Approximately 30 cm tall
  • – Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
  • – One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • – One (1) pair of fists
  • – One (1) pair of gesturing hands
  • – Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • – One (1) new specially tailored black, red, and grey Ant-Man suit with embossed patterns and silver trims
  • – One (1) pair of silver colored gauntlet
  • – One (1) pair of black boots

Accessories:

  • – One (1) miniature Ant-Man (Approximately 2.8cm tall)
  • – Captain America: Civil War themed Team Captain America figure stand with character’s nameplate and the movie logo

 

Release date: Q3 – Q4, 2016

Don’t pass up on the opportunity to add the latest Ant-Man collectible figure in your collection.

April 4, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ant-Man from Captain America: Civil War #TeamCap

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Falcon from Civil War!

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In the epic blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be divided when fans’ favorite heroes are taking two different sides when the government is becoming concern with collateral damage caused by the Avengers and planning to install a system of accountability to oversee and direct the Avengers.

Today Hot Toys put up for pre-order the next 1/6th scale collectible figure of a Team Captain America member – Falcon!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Anthony Mackie as Falcon in the movie. It features a newly painted head sculpt, a highly detailed and specially tailored costume, flight backpack, newly designed wings with enhanced articulations, a Redwing drone, and a dynamic figure stand ideal for flight poses.

Support Team Captain America by adding the new Falcon collectible figure to your collection today.

Please kindly find the attached photos and spec below for your reference.
Hot Toys – MMS361 – Captain America: Civil War – 1/6th scaleFalcon Collectible Figure Specification

~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~

The 1/6th scale Falcon Collectible Figure specially features:

  • –       Newly painted head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Anthony Mackie as Falcon in Captain America: Civil War
  • –       Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • –       Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • –       Approximately 30 cm tall
  • –       Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
  • –       One (1) pair of fists
  • –       One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • –       One (1) pair of hands for holding weapons
  • –       One (1) pair of hands for holding wings
  • –       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –       One (1) specially tailored dark grey and red colored Falcon flight suit
  • –       One (1) grey colored t-shirt
  • –       One (1) pair of dark grey and red colored gauntlets
  • –       One (1) pair of black and dark grey colored boots with mechanical details

 

Weapons:

  • –       One (1) submachine gun
  • –       One (1) submachine gun on left forearm

 

Accessories:

  • –       One (1) flight backpack
  • –       One (1) pair of interchangeable newly designed attachable fully spread wings with enhanced articulations
  • –       One (1) articulated Redwing drone attachable to flight backpack
  • –       One (1) pair of goggles
  • –       Diamond-shaped dynamic figure stand with Falcon nameplate and the movie logo

 

 

 

 

 

March 28, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Falcon from Civil War!

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys’ Hawkeye #TeamCap

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Following the release of the latest trailer of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, fans around the world are getting more and more excited for this epic battle between their favorite heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Today, Hot Toys continues their waves of high-end collectible figures based on this highly anticipated film and officially present the new 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Hawkeye Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War. It features a newly painted head sculpt, a brand new costume with asymmetrical sleeves design, Hawkeye’s iconic bow and arrows, a specially sculpted interchangeable arrowhead with miniature Ant-Man, a pistol and dagger, and Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand.

Don’t miss the chance to add this master marksman of Team Captain America in your collection today!

 

The Hot Toys MMS358 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure features:

  • –       Newly painted head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War
  • –       Approximately 30 cm tall
  • –       Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • –       Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • –       Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable hands with gloved right hand and finger tabs on left hand including:
  • –       One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • –       One (1) right hand for holding bow
  • –       One (1) right hand for holding dagger
  • –       One (1) left hand for holding pistol
  • –       Two (2) left hands of different styles for holding arrow
  • –       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –       One (1) specially tailored dark blue and dark purple-colored suit with asymmetrical sleeves design
  • –       One (1) pair of dark navy blue pants with belt on waist and straps on thighs
  • –       One (1) pair of black boots with dagger sheath on right boot

Weapons:

  • –       One (1) black colored bow
  • –       One (1) dagger
  • –       One (1) pistol
  • –       One (1) specially sculpted interchangeable arrowhead with miniature Ant-Man on top
  • –       Eleven (11) interchangeable arrowheads of different styles
  • –       Sixteen (16) individual arrows

 

  • Accessories:
  • –       One (1) quiver
  • –       One (1) pair of sunglasses
  • –       Captain America: Civil War themed Team Captain America figure stand with Hawkeye nameplate and the movie logo

 

Get your Hawkeye preordered now at Sideshow Collectibles

March 16, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys’ Hawkeye #TeamCap

Pre-Order Alert: Drax the Destroyer from Hot Toys

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I like your figure. I’m keeping it.

Two years ago Hot Toys released their Guardians of the Galaxy figures. Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Drax were put up for pre-order shortly after the film’s 2014 release…but the question remained “Where’s Drax?”  He was shown at San Diego Comic-Con in 2014, but no orders were available, and questions to Hot Toys went unanswered.

People started to fear Drax would never come, put in the same category as the X-Men: First Class Magneto and Charles Xavier, and a handful of other never-released figures (Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Rhino will hopefully be added to that list).

But now Guardians fans can stop worrying! The Drax MMS Sixth Scale figure is now up for order!

The movie-accurate Drax collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Dave Bautista in the film, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, a newly developed muscular body with detailed sculpture of the character’s iconic tattoos, two styles of interchangeable pants, two blades, a rocket launcher, and a Guardians of the Galaxy themed figure stand.

Guardians of the Galaxy fans, don’t let the chance to own this collectible figure fly over your head.

The full specs for the piece are:

Hot Toys – MMS355 – Guardians of the Galaxy 1/6th scale Drax Collectible Figure Specification
~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~

The 1/6th scale Drax Collectible Figure specially features:

  • –   Newly developed head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • –   Highly detailed facial expression with wrinkles, and tattoos
  • –   Newly developed muscular body with over 26 points of articulations and detailed sculpture of the character’s distinctive tattoos
  • –   Specially applied painting on skin and tattoos
  • –   Approximately 32 cm tall
  • –   Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
  • –   One (1) pair of fists
  • –   One (1) pair of hands for holding blades
  • –   One (1) pair of open hands
  • –   One (1) right hand for holding rocket launcher
  • –   Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

  • –   One (1) pair of dark gray pants with detailed patterns
  • –   One (1) pair of interchangeable red colored Ravagers pants with detailed patterns
  • –   One (1) pair of black boots with blade sheath

 

Weapons:

  • –   One (1) rocket launcher
  • –   Two (2) blades

 

Accessory:

  • –   Specially designed figure stand with Drax nameplate and the movie logo

 

So what are you waiting for? You! Man who has lain with an Askervarian! Get to Sideshow’s site and order now!

 

March 1, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Drax the Destroyer from Hot Toys

Hot Toys get SNEAKY With latest Iron Man Figure

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Hot Toys has gotten Sneaky with their newest Iron Man figure.

As seen in Iron Man III this Mark XV armor was work very briefly by Tony Stark during his final battle against Aldrich Killian. It was also one of the suits seen when the Iron Legion showed up for that fight.
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Per the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray, the Mark XV is a Stealth Armor Prototype Upgrade with Sonic Dampening Thrusters and Reto-Reflective Coating which adapts the suit’s tint to the surrounding environment for stealth capabilities.:

The Hot Toys collectible figure of Sneaky stands just over 12-inches tall. It features the meticulously crafted armor that captures the suit’s unique and original design, specially applied bluish-black and silver painting on armor with decals and weathering effects throughout whole body, LED light-up functions on eyes, arc reactor, repulsors, and left forearm, and a dynamic figure stand perfect for aerial poses.
Hot Toys – MMS348 – Iron Man 3 – 1/6th scale Sneaky (Mark XV) ~ Movie Masterpiece Series  ~


The 1/6th scale Sneaky (Mark XV) Collectible Figure’s special features:

  • –       Authentic and detailed likeness of Sneaky (Mark XV) in Iron Man 3
  • –       Bluish-black and silver colored painting with decals and weathering throughout whole armor
  • –       Approximately 31 cm tall
  • –       Over 30 points of articulations
  • –       LED-lighted eyes and circular-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • –       LED-lighted left forearm (battery operated)
  • –       Asymmetrical forearm design
  • –       Removable chest armor to reveal interior mechanical design
  • –       Shin armor can be opened to reveal interior mechanical design
  • –       Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • –       One (1) pair of palms with articulated fingers and light-up repulsor (white light, battery operated)
  • –       One (1) pair of fists
  • –       One (1) pair of repulsor-firing palms (white light, battery operated)
  • –       Articulations on waist armor allowing flexible movement

                                                                                                                                                         

Accessory:

  • –       One (1) circular figure stage with flexible pole

It is time to add another new member of the “House Party Protocol” to your Iron Man collection today!

 

January 22, 2016 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hot Toys get SNEAKY With latest Iron Man Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast War Machine (from Iron Man 2)

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You have a big gun. You are not “the” big gun.

Tony Stark loves upgrades, having gone through 45 suits of armor in 7 years. And Hot Toys seems to be following suit as they continue their upgrades of armored figures from the first two Iron Man movies.  Next up we get a new entry in Hot Toys’ MMS Diecast Series — War Machine.  And it’s up for order now!

The original War Machine in Iron Man 2 was one of the most iconic Iron Man suits of all time! Its heavily weaponized configuration and powerful militaristic design are beloved by many fans worldwide. This new movie-accurate collectible figure representing this suit is made of diecast material, and crafted with amazing details that astonish fans with its high level of authenticity!

The over 32cm tall diecast figure has a wide range of features including a newly developed helmeted head sculpt of James Rhodes featuring likeness of Don Cheadle, interchangeable LED light-up helmet, movie-accurate proportion and detailed armor design, metallic black and silver colored armor, interchangeable battle damaged armor parts on head, shoulder, chest, and back, articulated back-mounted machine gun, interchangeable battle damaged back-mounted machine gun barrel, hidden compartments on shoulders to reveal weapons, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama figure stand based on the final showdown with Whiplash Mark II in Iron Man 2.

Don’t miss the chance to add this iconic and heavily armed War Machine to your Iron Man collection!

Hot Toys – MMS 331D13 – Iron Man 2 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure Specification ~ Movie Masterpiece Series Diecast ~

The 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure specially features:
–       Authentic and detailed likeness as War Machine in Iron Man 2
–       Newly developed helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes
–       Interchangeable helmeted head with LED light-up function (white light with red lens, battery operated)
–       Movie-accurate proportion and highly detailed armor design
–       Metallic black and silver colored armor
–       Approximately 32.6 cm tall
–       Two styles of interchangeable face masks (normal and battle damaged)
–       Two styles of interchangeable right shoulder armor (normal and battle damaged)
–       Two styles of removable chest armor (normal and battle damaged)
–       Two styles of interchangeable articulated back boosters (normal and battle damaged)
–       Two styles of interchangeable shoulder blade armor (normal and battle damaged)
–       Chest armor can be removed to reveal interior mechanical design
–       Shin armor parts can be detached to reveal interior mechanical design
–       Over 30 points of articulations
–       Contains diecast material
–       LED lighted Arc Reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
–       Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
–       One (1) pair of fists
–       One (1) pair of palms with articulated fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
–       One (1) pair of repulsor firing palms (white light, battery operated)
–       Improved articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
–       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Weapons:
–       One (1) articulated back-mounted machine gun
–       One (1) interchangeable battle damaged back-mounted machine gun barrel
–       Hidden compartment can reveal detachable “Ex-Wife” rocket on left shoulder
–       Hidden compartment can reveal mini missiles on right shoulder
–       Sub-machine guns mounted on the arms

Accessory:
–       Specially-designed diorama figure base

 

December 9, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast War Machine (from Iron Man 2)

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusive Iron an Mk XXVI (Gamma) and Jakku Stormtroopers

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Sideshow Collectibles has just put up for order two brand new Hot Toys figures!  Both are the highly sought after Movie Promo Edition exclusives!

First, the Iron Man 3 House Party Protocol continues with the newest armor — the Iron Man Mk XXVI — Gamma Armor.  This heavy construction suit allows Tony to resist extreme temperatures and devastating electrical surges. And it gets its name for its ability to withstand Gamma Radiation (guess Banner could have used one of these).

The figure stands over 13-inches tall, has over 30 points of articulation, and LEG-lit eyes and rectangular arc reactor on the chest.  Plus there are spring-loaded Pneumatic Hammers that light up, and articulated air flaps and waist armor.

Order the Iron Man MK XXVI Now

 

Next, in the Star Wars line, comes the First Order Jakku Stormtrooper.  This white armored troop will be on big screens in 2 weeks, but you can pre-order him now!  The usual First Order Stormtrooper armor is augmented with a heavy artillery vest, a detachable survival backpack, a blaster rifle with an extended stock, and a special Jakku-themed desert figure stand!

The Jakku First Order Stormtrooper is almost 12-inches tall. It has over 30 points of articulation and 8 interchangable hands.

Order the Jakku First Order Stormtrooper Now

Plstar-wars-boba-fett-sixth-scale-silo-21282us yesterday Sideshow also put up for order their own sixth scale Boba Fett figure.  Shipping early in 2016, this 12-inch figure has over 30 points of articulation and an absolute ton of weapons and accessories, including

  • Fabric flight suit and vest with Durapast armor plates
  • Cape
  • Belt with pouches
  • Honor sash
  • Blaster pistol holster
  • Rocket pack
  • Blaster pistol
  • EE-3 Mark I carbine blaster
  • Knee pads
  • Survival knife
  • Sonic beam weapon
  • Anti-Security blade
  • Rocket pack adjustment tool
  • Right and left gauntlets
  • Braided Wookie scalps
  • Interchangeable hands including:
    – Right/Left fists
    – Right/Left C-grip hands
    – Right/Left trigger hands

Order the Sideshow 12-Inch Boba Fett now

 

And finally, for those who want an even bigger Boba, Sideshow and ThinkGeek are giving away a life-sized Boba Fett statue.  Be sure to get your entry in now!

 

December 4, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusive Iron an Mk XXVI (Gamma) and Jakku Stormtroopers

Marvel Partners to Bring Statues, Clothes, and Toys for Adults in 2016

Marvel Comics Daredevil_Born AgainToday Marvel announced a new initiative to release products aimed at teen and adult collectors and fans.

In 2016 Marvel’s licensing partners will offer apparel, collectibles, action figures, and other items based upon their edgier properties, such as Netflix’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones television series. Items in this line will focus on characters from those series, including The Punisher (who will be featured in Daredevil Season 2, coming in 2016).

Not just television based, Marvel also said the edgier Marvel Publishing archives will be mined to support this release (such as the Daredevil: Born Again story).

With partners such as Kotobukiya, Sideshow, and Diamond Select named, fans can expect high-end statues. Plus Hasbro is specifically mentioned as releasing some of their popular Marvel Legends figures to tie into this initiative. Of course, Funko (the Energizer Bunny of marketing tie-ins) will also be offering several items.

Of concern is the lack of one key licensee — Hot Toys. Since 2008 that Hong Kong based company has produced 12 and 18-inch figures based on Marvel films. The figures are very popular and highly collectible, some selling out the first day they are offered. I know fans were hoping for Hot Toys versions of the movie Deadpool and the television series Daredevil. While Hot Toys may still offer such products in 2016, they are notable by omission in Marvel’s statement.

As of press time Marvel has not replied to our inquiries regarding Hot Toys’ participation in this campaign.

Also shocking is the inclusion of Marvel cult icon Deadpool. In early 2016 Hot Topic will launch a complete Deadpool campaign, which ties in with the Deadpool movie coming out in February. Historically Marvel has had rocky relations with Fox Studios, makers of the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Deadpool films. Merchandising for those properties has been limited, as stated by Hasbro’s Marvel Brand Team Manager Dwight Schultz, XM Studios, and others. Rumors came during San Diego Comic-Con that Marvel was lifting the restriction on Deadpool merchandise, and it has been confirmed in this release.

As an adult Marvel Comics fan and collector, I am extremely excited by this news. In 2014 and 2015 it seemed much of the Marvel content was being aimed at much younger fans, from single age to early teens. From changes to the Marvel comics to the Ant-Man film it seemed Marvel (or perhaps parent company Disney) was removing much of what made me a fan of the characters.

Additionally, as an X-Men enthusiast, it’s encouraging to see Deadpool back on the approved list for Marvel Licensing. While Deadpool merchandise has never been hard to find, as he is one of Marvel’s biggest break-out characters of the past 25 years, this specific push may indicate a more collaborative relationship between Fox and Marvel. (This may perhaps be borne out later in 2016 with Fox’s release of X-Men: Apocalypse).

While more details will certainly emerge during Toy Fair International in February, 2016, this is a promising revelation for grown-up fans of Marvel comics, movies, and television series.

Marvel’s entire press release is below.

 

MARVEL ENERGIZES ADULT FANS WITH NEW DAREDEVIL, THE PUNISHER, JESSICA JONES, AND DEADPOOL MERCHANDISE

Anti-Heroes and Vigilantes Inspire Dynamic New Product Line and Retail Promotions with Target, Walmart, Hot Topic, and Others

Glendale, Calif. (November 19, 2015) As fans continue to demand unique items to wear and collect from Marvel’s deep stable of characters, Marvel is rolling out its merchandising and retail plans for popular anti-heroes and vigilantes Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Deadpool.  This new development addresses a key Marvel strategy to tap into the Marvel vault and satisfy not only the fans of the major Marvel franchises — Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy — but also comic book fans and those watching Marvel’s new Netflix Original Series.

Utilizing new artwork that launched this past summer, the merchandise campaigns focus on images from the vast Marvel Publishing archive to embrace an edgier tone. The lines have begun rolling out in stores with larger launches planned for January 2016 targeting teens and adults. Activity will heat up later in 2016 with the debut of the second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix’s “Marvel’s Daredevil, which will include the first-ever live-action appearance of the Punisher on television.

The licensing program features a wide array of adult fan-focused product originating off of the wildly popular Marvel Comics publishing line, from apparel to collectibles and action figures. Fans will have the chance to build out full collections for the first time with collectibles from Diamond Select, Funko, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, and NECA coming to retail. Additionally, Hasbro will add Marvel Legends collector figures and Hot Wheels will unveil collectible die-cast vehicles next fall. Mad Engine, C-Life, Hybrid, Freeze, Fifth Sun, Silver Buffalo and Bioworld will each be launching a robust lineup of product including men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, footwear, bags, home goods, and drinkware. The merchandising programs will be rounded out with additional offerings including collector plush, stationery, consumer electronics, and novelties. And this assortment would not be complete without the collected Marvel Comics editions where these popular heroes originated.

At retail, best-in-class partners are working on extensive in-store and online support. Beginning in January, Target will feature a Funko display that will spotlight Daredevil, The Punisher and Deadpool collectible bobbleheads. In February, Hot Topic is launching an in-store and online Deadpool campaign that will include eye-catching signage, a homepage takeover, and social media posts. Other brick and mortar retailers including Walmart, JCPenney, Spencer’s, Party City, and Kohl’s will also provide in-store and online support. Amazon will expand on its toy and apparel offerings for the characters and CafePress is launching a dedicated Jessica Jones shop offering unique merchandise for both men and women.

“Our goal is to open our deep vault of characters and explore all opportunities to drive incremental revenue that extends beyond our core franchises and extends our reach to new consumer segments,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “The excitement that is brewing across the board from not just fans, but also the licensees and retailers, is overwhelming and we are looking forward to seeing the reaction to this awesome product lineup.”

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About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com.

© 2015 MARVEL

About Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that delivers innovative and engaging product experiences across thousands of categories from toys and apparel to books and fine art. As the world’s largest licensor, DCP inspires the imaginations of people around the world by bringing the magic of Disney into consumers’ homes with products they can enjoy year-round. DCP is comprised of three business units: Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around five strategic brand priorities: Disney Media, Classics & Entertainment, Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Princess & Disney Fairies, Lucasfilm and Marvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. DPW creates and publishes books, magazines, eBooks and apps both vertically in-house and through an extensive worldwide licensing structure. DPW is also committed to the educational development of children around the world through Disney Learning which includes our flagship learning brand, Disney Imagicademy, as well as Disney English and other Disney themed learning products. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America, Europe and Japan with more than 350 stores worldwide and is known for providing consumers with high-quality, unique products. Disney Store operates ecommerce channels in nine countries, which can be found here. For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products www.DisneyConsumerProducts.com .

 

November 19, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, Television | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Partners to Bring Statues, Clothes, and Toys for Adults in 2016

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Stealth Armor – Mark III

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In 2012 Hot Toys teased fans with a 1/6 scale Stealth Armor Iron Man.  At San Diego Comic-Con, nestled in between the Iron Man Mark IV Gantry and the Iron Monger sat a shiny blue Iron Man (pictured right).

Speculation ran wild. After dominating the Marvel movie figures was Hot Toys starting to make comic-based characters?

Years passed and that Stealth Armor never materialized…until today!

Now Hot Toys has released their 2015 Summer Exclusive figure, and it’s Iron Man Mark III – Stealth Armor version!

More, this is not the figure they showed back in 2012, but rather a fully upgraded Stealth Armor Iron Man with Hot Toys’ new diecast parts.  The diecast materials give the suit an even more realistic and metallic touch!

Being an exclusive figure, and Iron Man at that, this figure is likely to sell out fast and command top dollar on the secondary market.

The Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) collectible figure is greatly detailed and features specially applied two-toned blue and teal color design inspired by the classic Iron Man comics, LED light-up functions, interchangeable armor parts, and a distinctive hologram patterned figure stand.

This collectible figure will surely stand out among your Iron Man collection!
The 1/6th scale Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) Collectible Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Iron Man Mark III
  • Specially applied two-toned blue and teal design inspired by the classic Iron Man comics
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Over 30 points of articulations
  • LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped arc reactor on chest (white light with red lens, battery operated)
  • Removable chest and torso armor
  • One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets
  • One (1) pair of interchangeable shoulder mounted guns
  • One (1) pair of interchangeable countermeasure dispensers
  • One (1) interchangeable torso for three-point landing pose
  • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • One (1) pair with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light with red lenses, battery operated)
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of battle palms with light-up repulsors (white light with red lenses, battery operated)
  • Fully deployed air flaps with built-in metal flaps at back of the armor
  • Fully deployed air flaps on back of legs
  • Distinctive hologram patterned figure stand with blue colored Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) nameplate and Iron Man logo

 

So what are you waiting for?  This stealthy figure will slip out of stock before you know it, so get your order placed now at Sideshow Collectibles!

September 11, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Conventions, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Die Cast Iron Man Stealth Armor – Mark III

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys MMS Ant-Man

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This suit has power…and you have to learn how to control it!

 

Tonight Phase II of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe comes to a close with their smallest hero — Ant-Man!  It premiers nationwide tonight (and will be reviewed on Now Playing Podcast this Tuesday)!

To celebrate, Hot Toys has released their latest MMS figure, and the first in their Ant-Man movie line:  Scott Lang as Ant-Man.

The movie-accurate Ant-Man Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the film featuring a newly developed helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in the movie and LED light-up function when helmet is closed, specially tailored Ant-Man suit, an Ant-Man miniature figure, detailed accessories and a specially designed figure stand.

Hot Toys – MMS308 – Ant-Man: 1/6th scale Ant-Man Collectible Figure Features:
–   Authentic and detailed likeness of Ant-Man

–   Newly developed helmeted head sculpt with authentic likeness of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in the movie and LED light-up function when helmet is closed (battery operated)

–   Approximately 30 cm tall

–   Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:

–   One (1) pair of relaxed palms

–   One (1) pair of fists

–   One (1) pair of gesturing palms

–   One (1) gesturing right palm

–   Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

–   One (1) black and red Ant-Man suit with embossed patterns, silver colored trims, and weathering effects

–   One (1) silver colored Ant-Man particle belt

–   One (1) pair of black boots

Accessories:

–   One (1) miniature Ant-Man (Approximately 2.8cm tall)

–   Two (2) bombs

–   Two (2) disc equipment

–   Four (4) chemical tubes

–   Specially-designed figure stand with Ant-Man nameplate and the movie logo

 

As the film says, “Second chances don’t come around that often,” so pre-order this new hero now to expand your Marvel Cinematic Universe collection!

 

 

 

July 16, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys MMS Ant-Man

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Vision MMS

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Well, I was born yesterday.

One of the biggest highlights of the record-breaking Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is the introduction of the new characters in the film! Originally planned to be the perfect “evolution” for Ultron, the Avengers was able to retrieve the android Vision and made him a valuable ally for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop Ultron from eradicating mankind!

Today, Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles have put up for pre-order the humanoid hero that many fans have been waiting for – the 1/6th scale Vision Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Vision Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on his image in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed texture and Mind Stone, specially tailored costume and cape, Thor’s hammer Mjölnir, and a specially designed figure stand.

Your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection wouldn’t be complete without the addition of this powerful android!

Hot Toys – MMS296 – Avengers: Age of Ultron: 1/6th scale Vision Collectible Figure

~ Movie Masterpiece Series ~

The 1/6th scale Vision Collectible Figure specially features:

–       Authentic and detailed likeness of Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron

–       Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial features, detailed skin texture, and the Mind Stone

–       Specially applied metallic red-violet skin tone to reflect Vision’s distinctive appearance

–       Approximately 31.5 cm tall

–       Body with over 30 points of articulations

–       Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms including:

–       One (1) pair of fists

–       One (1) pair of relaxed palms

–       One (1) pair of open palms

–       One (1) pair of palms for holding Mjölnir

–       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

–       One (1) teal colored full body suit with texture and red-violet colored highlights

–       One (1) yellow colored cape with patterns and red-violet highlights

–       One (1) pair of red-violet and gold colored gauntlets

–       One (1) pair of red-violet and gold colored boots

 

Weapon:

–       One (1) Mjölnir

Accessory:

–       Specially-designed figure stand with Vision nameplate and the movie logo

 

Artists:

–       Head Sculpted by Kojun

–       Head Painted by JC. Hong

–       Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

 

Release date:     Q4, 2015 – Q1, 2016

So head to Sideshow Collectibles and get your Vision now!

May 15, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Vision MMS

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ultron Mark I MMS Figure

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The much anticipated Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will soon hit theaters worldwide, Hot Toys is excited to continue the waves of highly detailed and movie accurate collectible figures from this super blockbuster. In addition to the return of Earth’s mightiest heroes in the sequel, the titular villain Ultron has been a widely discussed character among fans!

Today, Hot Toys and Sideshow have put up for pre-order the Artificial Intelligence that has gone rogue and threaten human existence in the latest movie – the 1/6th scale Ultron Mark I scale Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Ultron Mark I in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developedasymmetrical body with complicated mechanical details and cable wires throughout different parts, LED light-up eyes, mouth, and chest reactor, a damaged Iron Legion as an accessory, and a specially designed figure stand!

Expand your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this menacing villain! 

The 1/6th scale Ultron Mark I Collectible Figure features:

–   Authentic and detailed likeness of Ultron Mark I in Avengers: Age of Ultron

–   Movie-accurate sculpture with complicated mechanical details and cable wires throughout body

–   Newly developed asymmetrical body with over 24 points of articulations

–   Approximately 32.5 cm tall

–   Metallic red, white, blue, and dark grey colored painting on armor with distressed effects

–   LED light-up eyes, mouth and chest reactor (white light, battery operated)

–   One (1) right palm with articulated fingers

 

Accessories:

–       One (1) damaged Iron Legion

Head to SideshowCollectibles and order this metal menace now!

 

 

April 22, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Ultron Mark I MMS Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys EXCLUSIVE Iron Man Mark VII – Stealth Edition

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Years ago at San Diego Comic-Con Hot Toys showed the Iron Man — Stealth Armor.  Years passed with no word on if this armor was continued or cancelled.  Hot Toys delved into their House Party Protocol of armors but still no word on the more comic-based blue and black Stealth armor.  Until now.  Now it’s a MOVIE PROMO EDITION collectible figure, only be available exclusively in selected markets during upcoming promotion events period in different countries… but you can order it now at Sideshow Collectibles!

The Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) Collectible Figure is highly detailed featuring multiple layers and various shades of metallic and matte black color with digital camouflage design, translucent black chest armor and articulated flaps on back of legs, Stark Industries decals at various parts of the armor, LED light-up functions, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand.

This stylish stealth mode version Mark VII collectible figure will be a great addition to your Iron Man collection!

The 1/6th scale Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) Collectible Figure features:

  • –        Authentic and detailed likeness of Mark VII in stealth mode
  • –        Specially applied multiple layers and shades of metallic and matte black-colored painting with digital camouflage design on armor
  • –        Translucent black removable chest armor and articulated flaps on back of legs
  • –        Approximately 30 cm tall
  • –        Over 30 points of articulations
  • –        LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped Arc Reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • –        Stark Industries decals on various parts of the armor
  • –        One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets
  • –        One (1) pair of interchangeable wrist guards for posing with repulsor firing palms
  • –        Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • –        One (1) pair with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
  • –        One (1) pair of fists
  • –        One (1) pair of repulsor firing palms with light-up function (white light, battery operated)
  • –        Two (2) sets of interchangeable shoulder armors (normal & missile styles)
  • –        Articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
  • –        Fully deployable air flaps on the back of the armor

 

Accessory:

  • –              Specially designed dynamic figure stand with Mark VII nameplate and movie logo

The Avengers Movie Promo Series Iron Man sold out in ONE NIGHT, so don’t wait–don’t let the weekend pass without getting your order in today!  (And if it’s waitlisted, get on that waitslist–the sooner you sign up the better your chances!)

Good Luck!

March 27, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys EXCLUSIVE Iron Man Mark VII – Stealth Edition

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Black Widow from Avengers – Age Of Ultron

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Pre-orders are up now for the next Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Avenger figure from Age of UltronBlack Widow

The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the film featuring a newly painted head sculpt with short curly brownish-red real fabric hair, newly tailored costume with leather-like trims and blue highlights, detailed new weapons and accessories.

Don’t forget to add the lethal female agent to your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

 

The 1/6th scale Black Widow Collectible Figure features:

– Authentic and detailed likeness of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron
– Newly painted head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up
– Short curly brownish-red real fabric hair implantation
– Body with over 28 points of articulations
– Approximately 28 cm tall
– Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) pair of palms for holding pistols
– One (1) pair of fists for holding batons
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume :
– One-piece black colored jumpsuit with leather-like trims and blue highlights
– One (1) pair of red-colored wrist guards with Widow’s Bite bracelets
– One (1) black belt with Black Widow’s emblem
– One (1) gun holster on thigh
– One (1) pair of black colored platform boots with buckles

Weapons:
– Two (2) blasters
– Two (2) batons with real-like electric effect
– One (1) pistol
– One (1) dagger

Accessories:
– One (1) pair of real-like electric shock effect accessories
– One (1) pair of baton handles
– Specially-designed figure stand with Black Widow nameplate and the movie logo

 

Place your pre-order now at Sideshow Collectibles–the only authorized Hot Toys reseller in the US!

 

March 18, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Black Widow from Avengers – Age Of Ultron

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys MMS Hulkbuster Iron Man from Avengers: Age of Ultron

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This is the Iron Man armor you have been waiting for! Ever since the first official appearance of the massive anti-Hulk Iron Man suit, Hulkbuster, in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, fans worldwide have been filled with excitement! Its fight against Hulk is an unforgettable moment from the clip and pushes the popularity of the huge machine to a new level even before the movie launch!

Today, Hot Toys, through Sideshow Collectibles, has put up for pre-order the collectible figure that many fans and collectors have been longing for – the spectacular 1/6th scale Hulkbuster Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Hulkbuster in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This colossal figure stands approximately 55 cm (21 inches) tall, featuring a Mark XLIII bust inside the Hulkbuster with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest. The metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathering effect, and over 16 LED light-up areas located in the eyes, chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs.

Partnered with Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Incredible Hulk figure you have a display that would be the centerpiece of any collection–and make friends drool with envy!

You’ll need to make room for this gigantic machine in your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

The 1/6th scale Hulkbuster Collectible Figure features:

–   Authentic and detailed likeness of Hulkbuster in Avengers: Age of Ultron

–   Approximately 55 cm tall (approximately 21 inches)

–   Special features on armor:

–   Chest can be opened to reveal the Mark XLIII bust with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest

–   Metallic red, gold and silver colored painting on armor with weathering effect

–   Over 30 points of articulation

–   Over 16 LED light-up areas located in the eyes, arc reactor on chest, repulsor palms, back, and legs (white light, battery operated)

–   Shoulder armors can be opened

–   Interchangeable neck armor for when displaying the Mark XLIII bust

–   One (1) pair of removable forearm armors

–   One (1) pair of hands with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)

 

Release date:     Q1 – Q2, 2016

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Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Hulk MMS from Avengers: Age of Ultron

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He’s always angry!

In the upcoming eagerly-awaited Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Earth is in danger again as the evil artificial intelligence Ultron is set on wiping out all life on the planet, and it is up to the Earth’s mightiest heroes to stop the terrible fate from happening.

Now Hot Toys has announced the new Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale Hulk Collectible Figure! The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring a newly developed screaming head sculpt with rolling eyeballs, and a specially painted muscular body.

And there are two ordering options for this figure!  You can order the Hulk Sixth Scale Figure now for $274.99 or get the Hulk Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure Set for $374.99!

The 1/6th scale Hulk Collectible Figure (available in both sets) features:

902347-hulk-012–              Authentic and detailed likeness of Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron with separate rolling eyeballs.  This head shows his screaming look with detailed wrinkles and skin texture

–              Approximately 42 cm tall

–              Giant green-skinned muscular body featuring detailed skin texture and tendons, with over 20 points of articulations, built-in joints in neck and arms which allow flexible movement

–              Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:                                                                                        

–              One (1) pair of relaxed palms with movable fingers

–              One (1) pair of forceful fists

–              Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

–          One (1) pair of grey shorts with texture

But if you order the  Hulk Deluxe Marvel Sixth Scale Figure Set you get the figure and accessories detailed above, and

902348-hulk-deluxe-016 –              A second newly developed angry head with separate rolling eyeballs (this one is snarling, not screaming)

–              An interchangable non-articulated Hulk smash pose giant green-skinned muscular upper body (to show off Hulk with no articulation poitns visible)

Don’t miss out on adding the incredible Hulk to your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!  Order now at Sideshow Collectibles site!

February 25, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Hulk MMS from Avengers: Age of Ultron

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron – Ultron Prime 1/6 Scale MMS Figure

Hot Toys - Avengers - Age of Ultron - Ultron Prime Collectible Figure_PR12There are no strings on me.

Up for pre-order now is the next sixth-scale Avengers: Age of Ultron figure from Hot Toys — Ultron Prime

Since the first official release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, the film’s titular villain Ultron’s menacing appearance and memorable speech has grabbed many fans’ attention and left wondering how the Earth’s mightiest heroes can stand up against this highly dangerous robot and its large army.

With the epic blockbuster just few short months away from hitting theatres worldwide, Hot Toys is very excited to “show you something beautiful” today, the 1/6th scale Ultron Prime Collectible Figure, that many fans and collectors have eagerly awaited to see!

The movie-accurate Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Ultron Prime in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It stands approximately 41 cm tall, featuring a newly developed head sculpt and body with mechanical details, LED light-up head and upper body, and a specially designed Avengers: Age of Ultron logo figure base with LED light-up function!

This threatening villain will have great presence in your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

The 1/6th scale Ultron Prime Collectible Figure specially features:

–   Authentic and detailed likeness of Ultron Prime in Avengers: Age of Ultron

–   Movie-accurate sculpture with mechanical details

–   Silver colored painting on armor

–   LED light-up head sculpt and upper body (red light, battery operated)

–   Approximately 41 cm tall

–   Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulations

–   One (1) pair of palms with movable fingers

 

Accessory:

–   Specially-designed Avengers: Age of Ultron figure stand with LED light-up function (red light, battery operated)

So get your order placed now with Sideshow Collectibles — no strings attached!

 

February 11, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron – Ultron Prime 1/6 Scale MMS Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Artist Mix Figures – Hulkbuster Iron Man, Captain America, Ultron, and More

 

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The new Hot Toys’ collectible figure line, Artist Mix Figures, are now available for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles!

As the name suggests, Hot Toys will collaborate with different artists and designers from various spectrums to re-imagine movie characters in a special art form with unique style.

To kick-off the Artist Mix Collection, Hot Toys is joining hands with famous Japanese toy artist Touma and introducing a number of Artist Mix Figures based on one of the biggest movies of 2015 – Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron!

This first series includes Iron Man Mark XLIII, Captain America, Hulkbuster, Ultron Prime, and two versions of Ultron Sentry!- Version A and Version B

In celebrating the launch of this new collectible series, a deluxe set will be available that includes the powerful Hulkbuster and Mark XLIII (Battle Damaged Version) which is exclusive to this figures set.

Each Artist Mix Figure has a bobble-head and stands approximately 14cm, or 5.5 inches, tall (Hulkbuster stands approximately 20cm, or 11.8 inches, tall) and perfectly combines the movie characters’ designs with Touma’s distinctive art style!

Touma is a Japanese toys character designer. He started his career at a video game company 10 years ago. In 2001, he established his own workshop and started to become a figurine artist. He had his solo exhibitions and autograph sessions not only in Japan, but also in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and America. He collaborated with many major brands such as MONSTER HUNTER, STAR WARS, TRANSFORMERS, AVP, GODZILLA, POWER RANGERS, and more.

Recently, Touma and his 3D animation partner Shiroma collaborated with Hot Toys for the first time to ignite the Artist Mix Collection series to further expand the diversity of mini figures collection. The series is based on the 2015 Marvel Studios blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which perfectly blends the iconic characters with Touma’s unique design style.

These Artist Mix Figures will look great on your shelves or desk, so don’t miss the chance to expand your Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different

**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

 

February 5, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Artist Mix Figures – Hulkbuster Iron Man, Captain America, Ultron, and More

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6th scale Thanos Collectible Figure

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“The only matter I do not take seriously, boy, is you.”

Up for pre-order now is Hot Toys figure of Thanos — the mad titan from Guardians of the Galaxy!

Thanos is one of the most infamous Marvel villains in comic book history. His first appearance in The Avengers has already got fans widely discussing the Mad Titan’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in Guardians of the Galaxy; audiences are finally able to meet him fully when he gives his threatening speech to Ronan the Accuser. 

Now Hot Toys presents the eagerly-anticipated 1/6th scale Thanos Collectible Figure from Guardians of the Galaxy!

The movie-accurate Thanos collectible figure is specially crafted based on the appearance of Thanos in the movie, featuring a newly developed helmeted head sculpt, meticulously sculpted armored body, and Thanos’ throne with LED light-up function.

Supervillain fans, remember to make room for this powerful Mad Titan in your collection!  Order now at Sideshow Collectibles!

Hot Toys – MMS280 – Guardians of the Galaxy: 1/6th scale Thanos Collectible Figure Features

The 1/6th scale Thanos Collectible Figure specially features:

–       Authentic and detailed likeness of Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy

–       Newly developed helmeted head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and detailed skin texture

–       Newly sculpted muscular body with over 22 points of articulations

–       Approximately 38 cm tall

–       Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:

–       One (1) pair of fists

–       One (1) pair of relaxed palms

–       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

 

Costume:

–       One (1) metallic gold, dark grey and dark purple colored armor

–       One (1) pair of metallic gold, dark grey and dark purple colored bicep armor

–       One (1) pair of metallic gold, dark grey and dark purple colored gauntlets

–       One (1) pair of metallic gold and dark purple colored greaves

–       One (1) pair of metallic gold colored boots

 

Accessories:

–       Thanos’ throne with LED light-up function (white light, battery operated)

–       Diamond-shaped base with transparent pillars, Thanos’ nameplate and movie logo

 

Artists:

–       Head Sculpted by Hyeong Seok Koh & Eui Jong Kim

–       Head Painted by JC. Hong & Yoong Young Lee

–       Armor Sculpted by Eui Jong Kim, Seung Min Kang, Seung Soo Yoo & Hyeong Seok Koh

–       Figure Art Directed by JC. Hong

–       Throne Sculpted by Kyoung Geun Kim, So Young Lee & Mina Yu

 Check out the pictures below, and place your order now with Sideshow Collectibles — the only Hot Toys authorized reseller in the USA!

January 29, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6th scale Thanos Collectible Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Age of Ultron Captain America Figure

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Up for pre-order now is the next avenger from Age of Ultron:  Captain America!
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will begin hitting the theaters worldwide in just a few months! Fans are already pumped for this epic sequel and eager to see the Earth’s mightiest heroes come together again to defend the world from the menacing Ultron! Now Hot Toys continues the Avengers: Age of Ultron series and reveal the new 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Captain America Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted helmeted head sculpt, a newly painted Steve Rogers head sculpt, finely tailored Captain America suit, magnetic metal Captain America shield with retractable handles, and a specially designed figure stand.

The 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure specially features:
   Authentic and detailed likeness of Chris Evans as Captain America in Avengers: Age of Ultron
   Newly painted helmeted head sculpt
   Newly painted unhelmeted head sculpt
   Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
   Body with over 30 points of articulations
   Approximately 31 cm tall
   Magnets embedded in figure’s forearms and back for holding shield
   Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:                                                                                       
   One (1) pair of relaxed palms
   One (1) pair of fists
   One (1) pair of shield holding palms with magnets
   One (1) shield throwing right palm
   One (1) shield catching left palm
   Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted                                             
 
Costume:
   One (1) blue embossed patterned uniform with star emblem and red and white patterns
   One (1) pair of blue embossed patterned pants with pouches, knee pads, and red trims
   One (1) brown leather-like back shield holder and body strap
   One (1) brown leather-like belt with pouches
   One (1) pair of black and brown boots

Weapon:
   One (1) magnetic metal circular red and blue Captain America shield with retractable handles
 
Accessories:
   One (1) 1/6th scale Captain America helmet
   Specially-designed figure stand with Captain America nameplate and the movie logo
 
Artists:
   Head Sculpted by Yulli & Yong Kyum, Kim
   Head Painted by JC. Hong
   Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
 
Release date:     Q2 – Q3, 2015
The likeness on this figure is incredible!  Check out the pictures below, then go place your pre-order!

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Hot Toys – MMS281- Avengers: Age of Ultron – 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will begin hitting the theaters worldwide in just a few months! Fans are already pumped for this epic sequel and eager to see the Earth’s mightiest heroes come together again to defend the world from the menacing Ultron! Now Hot Toys continues the Avengers: Age of Ultron series and reveal the new 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure!

The movie-accurate Captain America Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted helmeted head sculpt, a newly painted Steve Rogers head sculpt, finely tailored Captain America suit, magnetic metal Captain America shield with retractable handles, and a specially designed figure stand.

The 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure specially features:
   Authentic and detailed likeness of Chris Evans as Captain America in Avengers: Age of Ultron
   Newly painted helmeted head sculpt
   Newly painted unhelmeted head sculpt
   Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
   Body with over 30 points of articulations
   Approximately 31 cm tall
   Magnets embedded in figure’s forearms and back for holding shield
   Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:                                                                                       
   One (1) pair of relaxed palms
   One (1) pair of fists
   One (1) pair of shield holding palms with magnets
   One (1) shield throwing right palm
   One (1) shield catching left palm
   Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted                                             
 
Costume:
   One (1) blue embossed patterned uniform with star emblem and red and white patterns
   One (1) pair of blue embossed patterned pants with pouches, knee pads, and red trims
   One (1) brown leather-like back shield holder and body strap
   One (1) brown leather-like belt with pouches
   One (1) pair of black and brown boots

Weapon:
   One (1) magnetic metal circular red and blue Captain America shield with retractable handles
 
Accessories:
   One (1) 1/6th scale Captain America helmet
   Specially-designed figure stand with Captain America nameplate and the movie logo
 
Artists:
   Head Sculpted by Yulli & Yong Kyum, Kim
   Head Painted by JC. Hong
   Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
 
Release date:     Q2 – Q3, 2015

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Voting Now Open for 2014 Poppies Toy and Collectible Awards

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Voting is now open for the 2014 Poppies Awards.

Now in its seventh year, The Poppies is an awards program presented by MWCToys.com.  Run by MWCToys owner Michael Crawford, the Poppies present awards to toy and collectible companies in such categories as Best Overall Company, Eddie Wires Award for Outstanding Paint, and Best Vehicle or Playset.   Further categories for figures are broken down by gender to Best Male Figure and Best Female Figure and then further broken down by scale:  Under 5-inches, 5-inches to 11-inches, 12-inches to 17-inches, and 18-inches and larger.

The awards are voted on by a panel of judges picked by Crawford.  These judges represent collectible companies, media outlets, toy retailers, artists, and notable collectors.   Included in the 2014 judging are former DC Comics creative leader Georg Brewer, Toynami design consultant Scott Tipton, Diamond Select Toys Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat, Yodasnews.com webmaster Mark Picirilli, Entertainment Earth merchandiser Adam Pawlus, MTV Geek writer Jason Stephens, and Marvelicious Toys and Star Wars Action News podcast host Arnie Carvalho.   The full list of judges can be viewed at MWCToys.com.

In addition to the expert panel of judges, MWCToys.com also offers Peoples Picks awards which have open voting.  The ballot is hosted at MWCToys.com

This years list of nominees in the Peoples Picks awards are:

Best Overall Company

  • 3A
  • ACI
  • Asmus
  • Bandai / Bandai Japan
  • Bif Bang Pow
  • DC Collectibles
  • Diamond Select
  • Enterbay
  • Four Horsemen
  • Funko
  • Gentle Giant
  • Hasbro
  • Hot Toys
  • Jakks
  • Jazwares
  • Kotobukiya
  • LEGO
  • Mattel
  • McFarlane Toys
  • Mezco
  • NECA
  • Playmates
  • Sideshow
  • ThreeZero
  • Weta

Best Overall Line – High End

  • Batman Black & White (DC Collectibles)
  • Batman (All licenses) (Hot Toys)
  • DC Bombshells (DC Collectibles)
  • DC Comics (Sideshow)
  • DC (all lines) (Hot Toys)
  • Dr. Who (Big Chief)
  • Gang’s Kingdom (DAM Toys)
  • G.I. Joe (Sideshow)
  • The Hobbit/LOTR (Weta)
  • The Hobbit/LOTR (Gentle Giant)
  • Lord of the Rings (Asmus)
  • Marvel (all lines) (Hot Toys)
  • Marvel (all lines) (Sideshow)
  • Masterpiece HD (All lines) (Enterbay)
  • Robocop (Hot Toys)
  • Star Wars (Sideshow)
  • Star Wars Jumbo Vintage (Gentle Giant)
  • Walking Dead (Gentle Giant)

Best Overall Line – Low End

  • Batman Designer Series (DC Collectibles)
  • Batman Animated (TNBA etc.) (DC Collectibles)
  • Breaking Bad (Mezco)
  • DC Multiverse (Mattel)
  • Game of Thrones (Dark Horse)
  • Game of Thrones (Funko)
  • Gothitropolis: Ravens (Four Horsemen)
  • Magic The Gathering (Funko)
  • Marvel Legends (Hasbro)
  • Marvel Select (Diamond Select Toys)
  • Masters of the Universe Classics (Mattel)
  • Outer Space Men (Four Horsemen)
  • Pacific Rim (NECA)
  • Planet of the Apes (NECA)
  • Plants vs Zombies (Diamond Select Toys)
  • Pop! Vinyl Figures (Funko)
  • ReAction (Funko)
  • Simpsons Celebrity Series (NECA)
  • Star Wars Black (Hasbro)
  • Star Wars Diecast (Disney)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (playmates)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Kid Robot)
  • Transformers (Hasbro)
  • Twilight Zone (BifBangPow)
  • Universal Monsters (Diamond Select Toys)
  • Walking Dead (Mcfarlane)
  • WWE (Mattel)

Eddie Wires Award for Outstanding Paint

  • Azog on Warg (Weta)
  • Batista, WWE (Mattel)
  • Black Widow (Gentle Giant)
  • Chomper/Engineer 2 pack, Plants vs Zombies (DST)
  • Clonetrooper, 501st (Sideshow)
  • Elder Predator (Hot Toys)
  • Gorilla Soldier (NECA)
  • Harley, Batman B/W (DC Collectibles)
  • Iron Man MK42 DieCast (Hot Toys)
  • Kerberos Panzer Jäger (Hot Toys)
  • Knifehead BD, Pacific Rim (NECA)
  • Marv Sin City (DST)
  • Maurice POTA (NECA)
  • Robocop (Hot Toys)
  • Shao Khan (PCS)
  • T-800 BD (Hot Toys)
  • Tyreese (McFarlane)
  • Viper Predator (NECA)

Best Male Figure 18″ and up

  • Batman 1989 (NECA)
  • Bruce Lee (Blitzway)
  • Cherno Alpha, Pacific Rim (NECA)
  • Dutch, Predator (NECA)
  • Godzilla (Jakks)
  • Han in Stormtrooper Outfit (Jakks)
  • Joker (NECA)
  • Master Chief (NECA)
  • Mr. Bean (Enterbay)
  • Robocop (Enterbay)
  • T-1000 (Enterbay)
  • War Machine MKII (Play Imaginitive)

Best Male Figure (12″ – 17″)

  • Batman (comic version) (Sideshow)
  • Chucky (Mezco)
  • Darth Vader (Sideshow)
  • Diamond 3, Gangs Kingdom (DAM Toys)
  • Guritz, LOTR (Asmus)
  • Harry Potter (Star Ace)
  • Iron Man MK42 Die Cast (Hot Toys)
  • Link (Medicom)
  • Probe Droid (Sideshow)
  • Robocop with Chair (Hot Toys)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Big Chief)
  • Star-Lord, GotG (Hot Toys)
  • Superman, MoS (Hot Toys)
  • Tyrion, Game of Thrones (ThreeZero)

Best Male Figure (5″ – 11″)

  • Amazing Spider-man 2 Spidey (Hasbro)
  • Batman 1989 (NECA)
  • Batman, TNBA (DC Collectibles)
  • Caesar DOTPOTA (NECA)
  • Captain America Stealth Suit ML (Hasbro)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (DST)
  • Drogo, GoT (Funko)
  • ED-209 (NECA)
  • Falcon, Marvel Select (DST)
  • Garruk Wildspeaker, Magic The Gathering  (Funko)
  • Glen, Walking Dead (McFarlane)
  • Gorilla Soldier, POTA (NECA)
  • Iron Patriot (S.H. Figuarts)
  • Jedi Luke, SW Black (Hasbro)
  • Jetfire, Transformers (Hasbro)
  • Michelangelo, TMNT (Revoltech)
  • Modulok, MOTUC (Mattel)
  • Mummy (Mezco)
  • Riddler, Batman Designer (DC Collectibles)
  • Star-Lord, GotG ML (Hasbro)
  • Tyreese, Walking Dead (McFarlane)
  • Viper Predator (NECA)

Best Male Figure (under 5″)

  • Adam Power, Power Lords (Four Horsemen)
  • Alien, ReAction (Funko)
  • Arctic B.A.T., G.I. Joe (Hasbro)
  • Bowser, World of Nintendo
  • Darth Vader #26, SW Black (Hasbro)
  • Fighter’s Guild Akavari and Pony Guar (Symbiote)
  • Gremlin, Twilight Zone (BifBangPow)
  • Jack Asteroid, OSM (Four Horsemen)
  • Jabba’s Skiff Guard, SW Black (Hasbro)
  • Kane in Spacesuit, Alien ReAction (Funko)
  • L’il Gotham Batman (DC Collectibles)
  • Penguin, Multiverse (Mattel)
  • Snake Eyes, Artic, G.I. Joe (Hasbro)
  • Super Mario (S.H. Figuarts)

Best Female Figure (over 11″)

  • Avea Trotter, Monster High (Mattel)
  • Baroness, G.I. Joe (Sideshow)
  • Black Widow, CA:WS (Hot Toys)
  • Cammy, Street Fighter (Medicom)
  • Catwoman, DC Comics (Sideshow)
  • Crimson (Flirty Girl)
  • Domino Lady (Phicen)
  • Faraway Forest Elf, Barbie (Mattel)
  • Harley, DC Comics (Sideshow)
  • Hit Girl, Kick Ass 2, (Medicom)
  • Maleficent (Hot Toys)
  • Maleficent (Disney Signature Collection)

Best Female Figure (5″ – 11″)

  • Alien Queen (NECA)
  • April O’Neil TMNT (Playmates)
  • Arcee, Transformers (Hasbro)
  • Arya Stark, GoT (Funko)
  • Arya Stark, GoT (Dark Horse)
  • Black Cat, Spider-Man ML (Hasbro)
  • Black Widow, CA:WS ML (Hasbro)
  • Catwoman, animated (DC Collectibles)
  • Daenerys, Got (Dark Horse)
  • Daenerys, GoT (Funko)
  • Gamora, GotG ML (Hasbro)
  • Lilliana Vess, Magic (Funko)
  • Lucy Lawless, Simpsons (NECA)
  • Maggie, Walking Dead (McFarlane)
  • Mermista, MOTUC (Mattel)
  • Penny, Gremlins (NECA)
  • Scorpia, MOTUC (Mattel)
  • Venus, Sailor Moon (S.H. Figuarts)
  • Windblade, Transformers (Hasbro)
  • Zira, POTA (NECA)

Best Female Figure (under 5″)

Notes: The strong female represetation continues in the smaller scale. It’s particularly nice to see it’s not just Star Wars and Joe, although they have some strong nominees as well.

  • Amy Pond, Dr. Who (Character Options)
  • Baroness, G.I. Joe (Hasbro)
  • Catwoman, DC Multiverse (Mattel)
  • Harley, DC Multiverse (Mattel)
  • Lady Jaye, G.I. Joe (Hasbro)
  • Ripley, Alien ReAction (Funko)
  • Samus Arun, Amiibo, (Nintendo)
  • Talky Tina, TZ (BifBangPow)
  • Terra Firma, OSM (Four Horsemen)
  • Toryn Farr, Star Wars Black (Hasbro)
  • Wasp, Marvel Infinite (Hasbro)

Best Build a Figure/Collect and Connect (any size or type):

  • Green Goblin, Spider-Man ML (Hasbro)
  • Groot, GotG ML (Hasbro)
  • Jubilee, ML (Hasbro)
  • Kalibak, DCU/Super Powers (Mattel)
  • Mandroid, ML (Hasbro)
  • Minicon Assault Team Centuritron, Transformers (Hasbro)

Best Vehicle or Playset

  • Armory, Batman (Hot Toys)
  • AT-DP, Star Wars, (Hasbro)
  • Batbot, RC (Imaginext)
  • Batmobile, Toy Toyko Red version (Funko)
  • Battle Ram, MOTUC (Mattel)
  • Battle Rover (Imaginext)
  • Cobra Wolf, G.I. Joe (Hasbro)
  • Dragon Castle (True Legends)
  • Ecto-1, Ghostbusters, (Funko)
  • High Flying Blimp, TMNT (Playmates)
  • Inquisitor TIE Fighter, Star Wars (Hasbro)
  • Iron Man 3 Hall of Armor, House Party (Hot Toys)
  • Iron Man 3 Workshop Accessories (Hot Toys)
  • Millenium Falcon, Star Wars Hero (Hasbro)
  • Phantom, Star Wars Rebels (Hasbro)
  • Serenity 1:250 scale cutaway (Qmx)
  • Slave 1, Star Wars Die Cast (Disney)
  • Speeder Bike, Star Wars Black (Hasbro)
  • T-Tower, Teen Titans (Jazzwares)
  • X-Wing Fighter, Star Wars (Hasbro)
  • Z-line Billiard Breakout, TMNT (Playmates)

Best Statue

  • Azog on Warg (Weta)
  • Batman Arkham City (Kotobukiya)
  • Black Widow (Gentle Giant)
  • Black Widow PF (Sideshow)
  • Chewbacca PF (Sideshow)
  • Conan (ARH)
  • Harley, DC Bombshells (DC Collectibles)
  • Harley, Batman B/W (DC Collectibles)
  • Harley PF (Sideshow)
  • He-Man (Pop Culture Shock)
  • Herman Munster (Tweeterhead)
  • Judge Death (Pop Culture Shock)
  • King Thror, Hobbit (Weta)
  • Mojo (Bowen)
  • Padme Amidala (Gentle Giant)
  • Rick Grimes, Walking Dead comic (McFarlane)
  • Shao Khan (Pop Culture Shock)
  • Superman DC Comics PF (Sideshow)
  • Warframe Excalibur (Symbiote)
  • Wonder Woman ArtFX (Kotobukiya)
  • Yoda Ilum, Star Wars (Gentle Giant)

Best Bust

  • Alien Big Chap Legendary Scale (Sideshow)
  • Azog (Gentle Giant)
  • Goblin King (Gentle Giant)
  • Iron Man MK42 Battle Damaged (Hot Toys)
  • Jek Porkins, Star Wars (Gentle Giant)
  • Panzerkommandant Jürgen (Quarantine)
  • Rocket Raccoon (Gentle Giant)
  • Ryu, Street Fighter Life Size (Pop Culture Shock)
  • Scorpion, Life Size (Pop Culture Shock)
  • Sophia Stalker, Walking Dead (Gentle Giant)

Best Designer/Vinyl

  • Baby Dancing Groot (Funko)
  • BeeBop, TMNT (Kid Robot)
  • Chariv, Rise of the Beasts, Glyos (Onell)
  • Dr. Who War Beast SDCC (Titan)
  • Dr. Who War Doctor SDCC (Titan)
  • Elder Scrolls Online Nord (Symbiote)
  • GoGo Yubari, Kill Bill (Funko)
  • Gus Fring, Dead Face, Breaking Bad (Funko)
  • Judge Dredd Cosplay Penguin (Blind Mouse)
  • Kiora Atua, Magic (Funko)
  • Sharknado, Bloody (Funko)
  • Shockwave, Transformers (Loyal Subjects)
  • Splinter, TMNT (Loyal Subjects)
  • Sun Dad Red (RealXHead)
  • Super Crayboth, Glyos (Onell)
  • Tezzeret, Magic (Funko)
  • White Lantern Flash (Funko)
  • Yubiosu (RealXHead)

Best Prop Replica

  • Batman Returns Cowl (Hollywood Collectibles)
  • Breaking Bad Teddy Bear (Mezco)
  • Gremlins 2 Flasher (NECA)
  • Infinity Gauntlet (Hasbro)
  • Larry Talbot’s Cane, Wolfman (Factory Entertainment)
  • Longclaw, GoT (Valyrian Steel)
  • Monkey Brains Bowl, Indiana Jones
  • Predator 1 Bio Mask (Sideshow)
  • Ravenclaw Diadem, Harry Potter (Noble)
  • Sonic Screwdriver, Dr. Who (Rubbertoe)
  • Tomenosuke Blaster Pro Edition (Hollywood Collectibles)
  • Walking Dead Jail Key (McFarlane)

Best Block Figures/Building Set Series

  • DC/Marvel Superheroes (Lego)
  • Halo (MegaBloks)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Ionix)
  • Legends of Chima (Lego)
  • Lego Movie (LEGO)
  • Plants Vs Zombies Minimates (DST)
  • Simpsons (Lego)
  • Spongebob (MegaBloks)
  • Star Wars (Lego)
  • Titanfall (K’Nex)
  • Transformers (Kre-o)
  • Walking Dead (McFarlane)
  • WWE (C3)

Best Misc

  • Caesar’s Bust/DVD Case (NECA)
  • Disneyvision (Disney)
  • Grimlock Stomp and Chomp (Hasbro)
  • ReAction Figures (Funko)
  • Star Wars Command (Hasbro)
  • Titanfall Collector’s Edition
  • TMNT Giant Size (Jakks)

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January 19, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Voting Now Open for 2014 Poppies Toy and Collectible Awards

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Darth Vader

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Hot Toys’ newest 1/6 scale Star Wars figure is up for pre-order now:  Darth Vader.

Darth Vader is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga and has frequently been regarded as one of the greatest villains in cinema history. Following the release of “The Circle is Now Complete’ teaser earlier last month, Star Wars fans have already been eagerly waiting for the official reveal of the Sith Lord!

And now Hot Toys is welcoming fans to the dark side and officially introduce the highly-detailed and amazingly-crafted Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope: 1/6th scale Darth Vader Collectible Figure complete with the Sith Lord’s iconic breathing sound effects and LED lighted functions!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope! It features a sophisticatedly-crafted Darth Vader armor and helmet, specially tailored suit, built-in sound effect function with Darth Vader’s breathing sound, LED-lighted lightsaber and belt, a finely-made Interrogator Droid, and a specially designed figure stand.

Embrace the dark side and add the infamous Dark Lord of the Sith to your Star Wars collection!

The figure comes with 9 interchangeable hands, a LED lit lightsaber, a special figure stand, and an Interrogator droid!

Continue your 1/6 Scale Hot Toys figure collection by ordering Darth Vader now from Sideshow Collectibles!

 

Is this an improvement over Sideshow’s own 1/6 scale Darth Vader?  Let us know in the comments below!

December 30, 2014 Posted by | Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Darth Vader

Pre-Order Alert: Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories

 

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A new Marvel Hot Toys figure is up for pre-order–Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories.

In the film Iron Man 2, Tony Stark was slowly being poisoned by the palladium arc reactor in his body. With the help of the information left behind by Howard Stark, Tony was able to create a new element to use for a new Arc Reactor. This scene greatly displayed Tony Stark’s immense intelligence when he re-discovered and created a new element by using a particle accelerator.

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to introduce the new sixth scale Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories Collectible Set. This collectible set includes a specially crafted collectible figure based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the genius billionaire Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, and features a newly developed head sculpt, an advanced body with light-up chest light, detailed outfit, and the Captain America shield prototype which he has used to level the particle accelerator and workshop accessories.

Iron Man fans, don’t miss out on this collectible set!  Expand your Iron Man series collection!  Order it now from Sideshow!

 

December 18, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories

We Are (Baby) Groot! Pre-Order Alert

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Hot Toys Enters the Quarter Scale Marvel Market in a Small Way with the pre-order for the Little Groot Quarter Scale Figure.

In 2012 Hot Toys announced they held the license for Quarter Scale Marvel Figures.  The company is widely known for their detailed (and expensive) Marvel sixth scale figures, including over 20 versions of Iron Man, and many collectors wondered what the cost of such items would be.  Yet since the announcement Hot Toys has limited their 1/4 Scale releases to Iron Man busts.  Now Hot Toys releases their first full figure in Quarter Scale, but it’s not Iron Man, nor any other humanoid creature–it’s Little Groot, as seen at the end of this year’s top-grossing film Guardians of the Galaxy.

In 1/4 scale, this potted Groot stands about 5.5-inches tall.  Yet the figure is fully bendable allowing for a variety of poses.  With three separate head sculpts you can have serious Groot, dancing Groot, or super-happy Groot!

The collector in me is worried about long-term wear on the figure from too much bending, but the Groot fan in me finds this too cute to prevent me from buying it!

At under $45 I think this figure would be Hot Toys’ top-selling figure of all time, except the market is flooded with baby Groot figures.  Funko has their POP Vinyl version released; a low-cost animatronic dancing Baby Groot has surfaced at Wal Mart stores in the USA, KIDdesigns has a dancing Baby Groot shipping this Spring, Dragon has a full-scale Baby Groot Maquette, and Hot Toys themselves have already put up for pre-order two different Baby Groot figures in the 1/6 scale line–accessories with the Rocket and (full size, adult) Groot 2-figure set.

Still, at under $45 this is a great gift item that will likely sell quickly.  So go GROOT yours now at Sideshow Collectibles!

 

December 17, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on We Are (Baby) Groot! Pre-Order Alert

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Mk XLIII

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Hot Toys’ Movie Masterpiece Series Die Cast Iron Man Mk XLIII from the upcoming movie Avengers: Age of Ultron is now up for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles, including the exclusive edition with a bonus helmet!

Age of Ultron is still almost five months away from its theatrical release, but fan excitement is high after the trailer premiered in October.  As such Hot Toys seems to be accelerating their pre-order schedule.   With the original Avengers film, as well as Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, and Guardians of the Galaxy Hot Toys offered pre-orders in the weeks leading up to the film’s release.  For Ultron, they are offering the first pre-order almost six months ahead of time.

Such a lead can be cause for concern.  With the film still in production and CG work being performed the final look of characters can change from concept to screen.  There is a chance, however slim, that figures designed this early could differ significantly from the final on-screen version.

However there is a benefit as well–the figure will be released the same year as the film.  This Iron Man Mk XLIII figure is scheduled for release the third quarter of 2015–only 3 to 5 months after the film opened (compared to the first Iron Man 3 figures which shipped more than a year after the film’s release).

As for this first pre-order, it is the newest Iron Man armor, the Mk XLIII (43 for the roman numeral impaired).  Not only is this armor a return to the classic mostly-red armor color, it is also a made of die cast metal.  (For a hands-on review of Hot Toys’ die cast Iron Patriot and the quality Hot Toys puts into their die cast figures watch Marvelicious Toys Issue 119).

The movie-accurate Mark XLIII Collectible Figure is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Mark XLIII in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted Tony Stark helmeted head sculpt, metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathered effects, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama base with a damaged Ultron Mark I. A special edition will be available for selected markets which includes a LED lighted battle damaged helmet as a Sideshow Collectibles exclusive bonus accessory.

The figure comes with a Tony Stark head as well as a LED light-up helmeted head, 3 pairs of hands, interchangeable forearm armor and wrist guards, LED chest and hands, and more features.  Plus the figure has over 36 points of articulation, not even counting the deployed air flaps at the back of the armor.

Most exciting is the figure’s base, which includes a battle damaged Ultron Mark I (meaning that Ultron and Stark will be competing in who has the most outfit changes in Avengers 2).

 

Pre-order this amazing collectible figure to kick-off your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!

December 16, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Mk XLIII

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Quarter-Scale Boba Fett Figure

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The ultimate bounty from Hot Toys is now available for Pre-Order – their Quarter Scale Return of the Jedi Boba Fett Figure.

In July Hot Toys announced they had obtained the rights to sell figures based on the Star Wars films.  The only releases so far had been in their 1/6 scale (12-inch) Movie Masterpiece Series line.  Boba Fett is the first release in their quarter-scale (18-inch) line of figures, bringing a level of quality, articulation, and accessories never before seen in Star Wars figures of this scale.

In terms of size, this figure matches a Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Figure, or figures in Diamond Select Toys’ (now cancelled) quarter-scale figure line.  But while the Sideshow “figure” is really a statue, and the Diamond Select Toys’ figure was a toy that did not attempt realistic likenesses and high articulation, Hot Toys is bringing the detail of their Movie Masterpiece figures to this giant size.

Standing nearly 18-inches tall (45cm to be exact), this Boba Fett figure has a helmet with an articulated rangefinder and  extremely detailed Mandolorian armor designed to match the bounty hunter’s appearance in Return of the Jedi.  Underneath that armor you’ll find over 30 points of articulation allowing a huge variety of poses.  And more, you get seven interchangable hands for different gestures, and a huge number of accessories including two blaster rifles (regular and damaged), a survival knife, an anti-security blade, and more!  Plus if you get the Special Edition (exclusively through Sideshow Collectibles) you also get  a blaster sidearm with holster which Boba Fett has in Star Wars: Episode V Empire Strikes Back.
Don’t miss the chance to add the fearsome bounty hunter to your prized collection!

 Find out all the details and pre-order now at Sideshow Collectibles!

December 16, 2014 Posted by | Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Quarter-Scale Boba Fett Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man Striker Armor Mk XXV

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Just a few days ago Sideshow Collectibles put up for pre-order the exclusive Hot Toys Iron Man Hot Rod Armor – Mark XXII.  That piece has sold out in just a couple days (though Sideshow is taking Wait List reservations, so if you might want that figure join the list now!)

But now, just a few days later, they have another one up for order:  The Iron Man Mark XXV:  The Striker Armor.

As seen in Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has built the Striker (Mark XXV), also known as the Heavy Construction Suit. This suit is designed for assisting in heavy construction with its distinctive Pneumatic Hammers. Although the hammers are not designed for combat, they still proved to be lethal when Striker assisted in eradicating the two Extremis soldiers attacking James Rhodes.

The Iron Man Mark XXV – Striker Sixth Scale Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Striker (Mark XXV), the Heavy Construction Suit, in Iron Man 3
  • Over 30 points of articulation
  • Approximately 34 cm tall
  • LED light-up eyes and rectangular-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • Silver, gray, and yellow painting on armor with specially applied distressed effects
  • Special features of armor:
    – A pair of distinctive Pneumatic Hammers with LED light up function (white light, battery operated)
    – Articulated air flaps
    – Articulations on waist armor allowing flexible movement

Accessory:

  • One (1) circular figure stage with flexible pillar

 

This figure is up for pre-order, and Flex Pay is available, so get your order in now at Sideshow Collectibles site!

December 11, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man Striker Armor Mk XXV

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys – Iron Man 3 Hot Rod (Mark XXII) Collectible Figure (Hot Toys Exclusive)

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Sideshow has just put up for pre-order Hot Toys’ newest exclusive die cast Iron Man 3 suit of armor — the Hot Rod Mark XXII.

Tony Stark designed the Mark XXII armor as a War Machine 2.0 Prototype Suit in Iron Man 3. This lightly-armed suit is built with versatility in mind being able to dodge obstacles and move around mid-air more swiftly. Tony Stark was just about to jump into the suit in the movie before it got attack by an Extremis soldier. It earns the name of “Hot Rod” as its arms and legs’ design resembles the classic American hot rod with flames.

Now, with this pre-order, Hot Toys is  expanding the “House Party Protocol” with the 1/6th scale Hot Rod (Mark XXII) Collectible Figure as a Hot Toys Exclusive item. It is the latest addition to their MMS Diecast Series which the collectible figures are made of diecast material, and realistically designed to look more like Hot Rod as it appears in the movie.

The movie-accurate Hot Rod (Mark XXII) Collectible Figure contains diecast material and is crafted with fine details featuring metallic dark gray, silver and red armor with distinctive flame patterns on legs and LED light-up functions.

If you are an Iron Man fans, don’t miss the chance to add this special armor to your House Party Protocol!

This item is exclusive to the  “Toy Soul 2014” event in Hong Kong on Dec 19-21 but you can secure yours now from Sideshow Collectibles!

The 1/6th scale Hot Rod (Mark XXII) Collectible Figure’s special features:

              Authentic likeness of Hot Rod (Mark XXII), the War Machine 2.0 Prototype Suit, in Iron Man 3

              Approximately 30 cm tall

              Over 36 points of articulations

              Contains diecast material

              LED-lighted eyes and rectangular-shaped arc reactor on chest (white light, battery operated) 

              Metallic dark gray, silver and red armor with distinctive flame patterns on legs

              Interchangeable forearm rocket-launching armor

              Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:                                      

              One (1) pair of palms with movable fingers and light-up repulsors

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              One (1) pair of fists  

              One (1) pair of repulsor palms   

              One (1) saluting right palm

              Articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Accessory:

              One (1) LED light-up figure stand with movie logo (white light, battery operated)

 

This figure is expected to ship in January.  The other Hot Toys Toy Soul 2014 exclusive, the Shadow Stormtrooper, sold out in a few hours, so don’t make that mistake and miss out on this rare chance to add the Hot Rod armor to your collection!  Pre-order now at Sideshow Collectibles site!

 

 

 

 

December 8, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys – Iron Man 3 Hot Rod (Mark XXII) Collectible Figure (Hot Toys Exclusive)

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys EXCLUSIVE Shadow Stormtrooper MMS Figure

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Hot Toys collectors, fans of 12-Inch Star Wars figures, and troop builders, you can stop reading right now and just hurry to Sideshow Collectibles’ site to put in your order now for Hot Toys Exclusive 1/6th scale Shadow Trooper Figure!

If you’re still reading, I see you need some convincing.

The Hot Toys figures have started to take the Star Wars collecting community by storm(trooper) but here is their first exclusive release in the Star Wars Movie Masterpiece Series of figures.  Hot Toys exclusives are notoriously hard to get.  Distributors like Sideshow get a small number, if they get any at all!  The prices on the secondary market have climbed over $1,000 for some of the Avengers exclusive figures, and I expect the Star Wars figures to have even higher demand.

This is the Shadow Trooper (also known as the Black Hole Stormtrooper for old-school Star Wars comics fans).  It was first to be available at “Toy Soul 2014” in Hong Kong, but has been released already for pre-order by Sideshow.  It is expected to ship in January.

 

The 1/6th scale Shadow Trooper Collectible Figure specially features:

–       Authentic and detailed likeness of Shadow Trooper in Star Wars                                                                                                                                 

–       Body with over 30 points of articulations

–       Specially applied gloss black painted armor with weathered effect

–       Approximately 30 cm tall

–       Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:

–       One (1) pair of fists

–       One (1) pair of relaxed palms

–       One (1) pair of palms for holding weapons

–       One (1) gesturing left palm

 

Costume:

–       One (1) Shadow Trooper armor

–       One (1) black under-suit

–       One (1) Shadow Trooper belt with leather holster

–       One (1) pair of black boots

 

Weapon:

–       One (1) blaster rifle

 

Accessories:

–       One (1) black pauldron

–       Two (2) black belt pouches

–       Specially designed figure stand with Shadow Trooper nameplate and Star Wars logo

 

Artists:

–       Figure Painted by Lok Ho

–       Figure Art Directed by JC. Hong

 

So check out the pictures, and now hurry to Sideshow and order yours!

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December 5, 2014 Posted by | Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys EXCLUSIVE Shadow Stormtrooper MMS Figure

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Stormtroopers

 

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Hot Toys has released the next two figures in its Star Wars Movie Masterpiece Series:  2 separate Stormtroopers!

First you can order the individual Stormtrooper which includes:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope   
  • Body with over 30 points of articulations
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
  • –       One (1) pair of fists
  • –       One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • –       One (1) pair of palms for holding weapons
  • –       One (1) gesturing left palm
  • –       Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) Stormtrooper armor
  • One (1) black under-suit
  • One (1) Stormtrooper belt with leather holster
  • One (1) pair of white boots

 

Weapons:

  • One (1) blaster rifle
  • One (1) blaster pistol

 

Accessory:

  • Specially designed figure stand with Stormtrooper nameplate and movie logo

 

Or you can order a pair of Stormtroopers.  The second one is shorter, 28cm instead of 30cm, plus a heavy blaster, a mouse droid, and a weapons rack!  (The weapons rack is the most exclusive piece as internationally the 2-pack may or may not include it)

You can order these now at SideshowCollectibles.com

 

 

 

 

 

October 29, 2014 Posted by | Movies, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Stormtroopers

Marvel Movie Pre-Order Alerts: Hot Toys Wolverine and Hikari Sofubi Groot

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Fans of movies based on Marvel Comics characters have several pre-orders hitting today!

902281-product-siloFirst, from the film X-Men: Days of Future Past Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles bring Wolverine!  This figure has over 30 points of articulation, 3 pairs of swappable hands (with and without claws!), and an outfit representing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the dystopian future shown at the film’s opening.  It stands just under 12-inches tall, and comes with a specialized Wolverine display base.

Now, it’s no secret that licensees have issues making toys and collectibles based on 20th Century Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four films.  The last X-Men film to receive a big marketing push was X-Men Origins: Wolverine back in 2009.  In 2011, covering New York Toy Fair for Marvelicious Toys, I interviewed one of the Marvel reps at Hasbro’s presentation.  I was shocked at a lack of toys for that summer’s X-Men: First Class and I asked about that.  I was told that Marvel would be marketing their X-Men: First Class comic books, not the movies.  Indeed, in the past five years it has been hard to find any toys or statues based on the X-Men movies; only the comics.  Only Diamond Select, with their Minimates lines, has covered all the Marvel movies regardless of studio.

In 2012 Hot Toys announced a licensing agreement for figures based on X-Men: First Class and Magneto and Charles Xavier figures were shown at various Hot Toys exhibits, but they never were released.  It is more than likely pressure from Marvel has caused those figures to be indefinitely delayed, if not altogether cancelled.

Yet Hot Toys has persevered in releasing X-Men movie toys…if only Wolverine figures.  Their first was from X-Men Origins: Wolverine released in 2009.  That figure shot up in value and even had some high-quality bootlegs sold on eBay.  As such, in 2012 Hot Toys made another Wolverine figure from X-Men III: The Last Stand.  Then last year Hot Toys made another version of this character, showing his appearance in The Wolverine (still available to order, at a deep discount, from Sideshow Collectibles).  This Days of Future Past Wolverine is the 4th version of this character.

Despite how much I really want Hot Toys to finally release the other X-Men figures (specifically the yellow-and-blue clad X-Men from First Class) Wolverine is the most popular X-Man.  Each version of this figure has been distinct, and showing a likeness of Hugh Jackman appropriate to that film.  This is an older Jackman likeness, and the future outfit is far different from any we’ve gotten before.

At $250 the figure is a bit more expensive than I’d like–with no large diorama pieces, excessive accessories, or swappable heads I’d prefer to see this around $200 like The Wolverine version,  but it’s still a great version of the character.

I have it ordered already, both for the figure it is, plus I’m hoping that by “voting with my dollars” Hot Toys and Marvel realize high-end figures based on the X-Men films are profitable enough to continue beyond Wolverine.

(as an aside, X-Men: Days of Future Past came out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, and the collector’s edition is almost half off at Amazon!)

If you prefer Marvel Studios’ own films, such as Guardians of the Galaxy, a new collectible is available for you as well!  From Funko comes the Entertainment Earth exclusive Hikari Premium Sofubi Vinyl Figure of Groot!

FU5368RlgWhile that’s a lot of adjectives, Funko’s Hikari Premium Sofubi Vinyl Figures are 11-inch soft vinyl figures.  This one is limited to 5,000 pieces and only available from Entertainment Earth.

Funko is known for having several variants for each of their Sofubi figures, from color changes to translucent glittery versions.  Several variants of the Groot Hikari Vinyl Figure were displayed at New York Comic-Con, but this Entertainment Earth version seems to be the most movie-accurate.  You can order it now at EE.

And for Hikari collectors, Barnes and Noble just put up their exclusive black-and-white version of the Spider-Man figure, called “Dangerous Spider-Man” for $71.  That is not a pre-order; mine has shipped already.

 

October 17, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Marvel Movie Pre-Order Alerts: Hot Toys Wolverine and Hikari Sofubi Groot

Hot Toys goes Solo, Han Solo, with the Star Wars license

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Over the past six years Hot Toys has emerged as the superstar company for 12-inch highly articulated, collector-oriented action figures.

Their product lines in the past have ranged from Robocop to Predator to Terminator to even one-offs like Michael Jackson and Back to the Future.  But where they’ve really shown is with their Marvel Movie Masterpiece Series figures.  From Blade to Iron Man to Spider-Man to Ghost Rider, Hot Toys has amazed and astounded with their actor-accurate facial likenesses, the attention to detail, and the seemingly endless number of accessories, including interchangeable hands, feet, and heads, that come with their figures.  Even the boxes each figure come in is a work of art.

I have covered Hot Toys figures for three years on the Marvelicious Toys podcast, and own every single Marvel Movie Masterpiece figure they have done–the only 12-inch line I am ‘all in’ on.  Their quality and workmanship is unmatched.  I’ve often wondered why Sideshow’s 12-Inch Star Wars line could not match the quality of Hot Toys’ Marvel line.

Sideshow and Hot Toys did partner once in the past, for Sideshow’s 12-Inch Bespin Luke Skywalker figure.   But now Hot Toys has gotten the licence for their own lines of 1/6 scale and 1/4 scale Star Wars figures and collectibles.

Right out of the gate come not one but two sixth scale Movie Masterpiece Star Wars figures–Han Solo and Chewbacca.  Available individually or as a set, these two smugglers are ready to join your collection.

The Han Solo figure features

  • Interchangeable hair sculpt with headset
  • Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Ten (10) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of gloved relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of partially clenched gloved palms
    – One (1) right palm for holding blaster
    – One (1) left palm for supporting blaster
    – One (1) right gloved palm for holding blaster
    – One (1) left gloved palm for supporting blaster
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
  • Brown leather blaster holster belt
  • One (1) blaster pistol
  • One (1) droid caller
  • Specially designed figure stand with Han Solo nameplate and movie logo

Plus if you order the Sideshow Exclusive edition you also get a Stormtrooper belt and blaster rifle!

Chewbacca comes with:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  • Brown fabric hair throughout whole body
  • Movie-accurate facial expression
  • Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Approximately 36 cm tall
  • Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding bowcaster
  • One (1) bowcaster
  • One (1) brown bandolier bag
  • One (1) headset
  • Specially designed figure stand with Chewbacca nameplate and movie logo

902268-han-solo-and-chewbacca-001And if you order the pair together you get everything listed above (including the Stormtrooper belt and rifle) plus an additional accessory exclusive to the set–a heavy blaster for Chewbacca to wield.

Long time Sideshow sixth-scale figure collectors, there is no word yet on how the scale of Hot Toys’ figures will fit in with Sideshow’s long-running line.  As Sideshow uses their own figure bodies for most of their figures there is a chance these figures may look slightly taller or smaller than their Sideshow counterparts.  This is not an evolution of Sideshow’s figure line, but an entirely new sixth scale figure line from Hot Toys.

It is canny of Hot Toys to be out of the gate with Chewbacca–a figure Sideshow has long teased but never brought to market.

However, and this is ironic, the only authorized US seller of Hot Toys is Sideshow Collectibles.  As mentioned, I have purchased many Hot Toys figures, but as with any detailed piece  I have received a fair number of damaged and broken figures and accessories.  Hot Toys will not provide a warranty on any product purchased at an unauthorized reseller.  The one Hot Toys figure I purchased from a reseller other than Sideshow, Hot Toys would provide no repairs and the seller could not offer a repalcement.  If you are interested in the Hot Toys Star Wars line, my strong recommendation is you only purchase from Sideshow Collectibles, or risk having a damaged or broken piece with no recourse.

As for these figures, you can hear my first impressions on this Monday’s episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast!

In the meantime, head over to Sideshow’s site and check out these new figures.  If you order, please consider supporting our site and our podcasts by using our affiliate link!

 

September 24, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hot Toys goes Solo, Han Solo, with the Star Wars license

The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Iron Man (2008)

iron-man1In The 40-Year-Old Critic, Venganza Media creator and host Arnie Carvalho recalls a memorable film for each year of his life. This series appears daily on the Venganza Media Gazette.

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We truly live in the golden age of Marvel movies. In the past six years Marvel Studios (and now Disney) have set the standard for comic-based films, and racked up some of the highest-grossing hits of all time.

This year, the company proved how golden it really is with Guardians of the Galaxy, a film featuring a talking raccoon and his friend, the tree. On paper, that’s laughable. This movie shouldn’t have worked; the concept is so far removed from The Avengers that it conjures up memories of Howard the Duck (who even made a cameo).

But as I sit here typing this, Guardians has the designation of being 2014’s top grossing picture in the U.S.

It’s a wild success story that no one could have predicted — certainly I didn’t — back in 2008 when Marvel Studios released its first film: Iron Man.

As I detailed in my reviews of Superman and Spider-Man 3, I was a Marvel Comics fan in my teen years. At my peak I had several thousand comic books; long boxes stuffed with popular titles like Spider-Man, X-Men, and The Incredible Hulk, as well as Darkhawk, Ravage 2099, and Fantastic Four. Conspicuous perhaps by his absence, I didn’t own a single issue of Iron Man.

The character did make appearances in many comics I owned. Massive crossovers such as Secret Wars prominently featured the Armored Avenger. Yet none of those appearances made me feel like picking up an Iron Man comic. A businessman who pretends to be his own bodyguard in a suit of armor? The concept sounded pretty cheesy. The suit’s design, a garish red and yellow, also was a turnoff. He could fly. He could shoot lasers from his hands. And? Why would I want to read about that?

More, why would I want to see a movie about that?

The arm-chair studio moguls online and in magazines like Entertainment Weekly seemed to agree with me. Phrases like “B-list superhero (at best)” were used to describe Iron Man. It is hard to believe now, but just seven short years ago Iron Man had virtually no name recognition among the common public. Marvel had sold the movie rights to many its most well-known superheroes, including Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine and the X-Men, and those characters had gone on to star in their own pictures. Even other B-listers like Daredevil, Blade, and Ghost Rider had been picked up by other studios. What did Marvel have left?

They had Captain America, a man out-of-time goody-two-shoes. They had Thor, a Norse god that may have been even less well-known in his comic incarnation than Iron Man. They had The Incredible Hulk, who had a good history but a recent box-office disappointment thanks to Ang Lee’s Hulk. And they had Iron Man.

Yet Marvel had a vision. More, they had a plan. They didn’t release one film in 2008, they released two. They let it be known immediately that they were going to do on screen what they had done in their comics: create a shared universe where characters would cross over. The end game was announced before Iron Man was in theaters, Marvel wanted to assemble The Avengers.

I thought it was crazy talk. While, thanks to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings it had become more common to have sequels in production, or even entirely filmed, before the first film was released. Even those seemed risky though, with pundits noting Lord of the Rings could have bankrupted New Line Cinema. Yet here Marvel Studios was going this route for its first features.

Iron Man didn’t excite me, but Marvel’s strategy sure got my attention. It was audacious, it was bold, and it was risky. I admired them before I ever saw a frame of the film.

Even crazier — they hired Robert Downey, Jr. to play Iron Man/Tony Stark. If you’ll recall, in the late 90s and early 2000s, Downey had a fairly toxic reputation in Hollywood. His well-publicized battle with addiction and his prison stints had branded him as unreliable. Worse, he was uninsurable — no company would put up a bond for the actor lest he again be arrested and his filmed scenes became unusable.

Casting Robert Downey, Jr. was a risk, now where would Marvel be without him?

Casting Robert Downey, Jr. was a risk, now where would Marvel be without him?

Despite his off-screen troubles, I had always been a fan of Downey. While I’d seen him in Weird Science and Back to School he first really caught my eye as someone to watch in The Pick-Up Artist, a film in which Downey is the only redeeming quality. I followed him for many years with Less Than Zero, Chances Are, Air America, hell I even watched Soapdish because he was in it. But two roles really defined Downey for me: his 1992 Oscar-nominated lead in Chaplin, and his role as a tabloid TV reporter in Natural Born Killers. But the more public his personal troubles became the more I felt he was an actor on the decline. I was really saddened by this — the man could act! From Two Girls and a Guy to U.S. Marshals to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, I’d always been captivated by him.

That he was the star of Iron Man had me both worried and excited. On the one hand it seemed like on-the-nose casting — if I knew one thing about the Tony Stark character in comics it was that he was an alcoholic; if most people knew Downey for only one thing it was for his substance abuse problems.

The trailers with the rocking Black Sabbath track, Downey’s quick quips, the great action, and the effects — the film looked better than I expected; better than it deserved to look. Plus, rumors spread like wildfire that the film would include a cameo by Samuel L. Jackson as S.H.I.E.L.D. boss Nick Fury. By the time Iron Man was released, my curiosity was piqued.

Still, I was more interested in the second of Marvel’s one-two summer punch: The Incredible Hulk. I was a Hulk fan, he was the hero with name recognition; plus it had Edward Norton, an actor I believed was every bit as talented as Downey. But until Hulk came out I thought Iron Man could help me pass the time.

My expectations were low, but I was still there opening night to see Iron Man. I even drove 90 minutes to the closest new-fangled digital projector in the area.

The film, in short, rocked. I never expected to have so much fun in a superhero film. Movies like Blade, X-Men, and Batman Begins had seemed to say there was only one way to make a comic book movie, and that’s deadly serious. Iron Man eschewed that attitude with the flippant irreverence I’d expect from its main character. The movie did have its serious scenes, but the majority of the picture was filled with a kinetic energy and a constant sense of fun. I walked into the theater not getting Iron Man’s appeal; I walked out an Iron Man fan.

This was bolstered by Downey’s now-iconic performance. I couldn’t take my eyes off him. His jokes, his charisma, he owned this film. His line, “I am Iron Man,” was 100 percent accurate, for I couldn’t imagine this movie without him. Given the wide range of roles I’ve seen Downey portray I am hesitant to call this his best performance ever, but it is my favorite (with his 2008 follow-up Tropic Thunder a very close second).

Iron Man even brought Now Playing Podcast out of a brief retirement in 2008, and we followed up that short review with an even more extensive breakdown of the film for our Avengers Retrospective Series in 2012.

Yet, despite my love of the movie, I still thought Marvel’s overall strategy was ill-formed. Iron Man did well, Hulk did not. More, the only superhero film people seemed to remember from 2008 was Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight — a film that was more than a blockbuster, it was a cultural touchstone.

In 2008 it really seemed Marvel had lost the battle. More, they had no movies planned for 2009. Iron Man was a big enough hit to keep the wheels turning for Iron Man 2 in 2010 but I never thought Marvel could go the distance. Avengers seemed like a pipe dream.

Again, I bet wrong. Iron Man 2 built on the brand in 2010, and the following year saw two more Marvel films, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Both did respectable business, but neither broke the $200 million domestic mark to be qualified as a blockbuster. They didn’t need to; Marvel was playing the long game, they were building a brand.

It paid off — big time. The Avengers took the world by storm. It almost seemed a rematch of Marvel versus DC as, that same year, Nolan returned with The Dark Knight Rises. Iron Man once again faced Batman, but this time Stark brought his friends and when 2012 ended it was The Avengers that had become the benchmark for comic book movies. Sorry, Batman.

Iron Man. He’s poseable!

Marvel Studios’ brazen gambit paid off in spades. Not only has the company become an unstoppable movie juggernaut, they have expanded their cinematic universe to weekly network television, to four different Netflix series’, and even drawn plans for up to three movies per year in the future.

Other studios now desperately try to ape Marvel’s success. After trying for 20 years to get Batman and Superman on screen together, next year finally brings us Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a list of superheroes that include Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and — according to rumor — Aquaman, the Flash, and others. DC is now playing catch-up to Marvel.

Even other studios with Marvel properties have tried to follow this formula, though to less success. The same year The Avengers was released Sony tried to build its own multi-chapter story with The Amazing Spider-Man. This year they announced that a Spidey universe of films is coming, including two spin-offs featuring villains — Sony is now grasping for whatever characters to which they hold rights. At 20th Century Fox, studio executives also bet big-time on their X-Men franchise, bringing back original director Bryan Singer to revitalize the series. The Marvel Studios tactic of ending each film with a “stinger” to tease the next picture is now so commonplace, audience members are afraid to leave the theater before the end credits are finished.

Yes, for the past 6 years movies have been following Marvel Studios’ formula. It all started with a big gamble that paid off: Iron Man.

As for me, Iron Man opened a door that had been cracked the year before with Spider-Man 3. The Marvel movies were really an exciting property to follow. My dormant comic fandom was back with a vengeance. Marjorie, knowing my love of Iron Man, bought me my first high-end Marvel collectibles: a Hot Toys “Mech Test” Tony Stark figure, as well as a Kotobukiya Iron Man statue. The door was opened and before long the podcast Marvelicious Toys was launched as a companion piece to Star Wars Action News, focusing specifically on Marvel collecting.

More, Marvel Studios’ films had me wanting to build up to The Avengers. Now Playing Podcast had been following, almost exclusively, the retrospective format in 2009 and 2010, but after seeing Iron Man 2 I pitched to co-hosts Stuart and Jakob the craziest, biggest retrospective yet: every Marvel movie ever. Up until then our series’ had all been of manageable length of a dozen films or less. It took a year of discussion. First, Stuart thought we should only do the six Marvel Studios films. Then he thought we should do the major franchises. Finally he agreed to all theatrical films, and we had started Now Playing’s Complete Marvel Movie Retrospective. Over time I was even able to find a back door — several 1970s TV movies had aired in theaters in foreign countries.

It put Now Playing on a path to greater success, as described in my review of Howard the Duck — our first review in that very long series.

Yet while I still ride the high Iron Man gave me in 2008, bolstered regularly by a new “fix” from Marvel Studios, I do wonder how long this will last. Movies are defined by trends; after Star Wars every studio fast-tracked their space films, but by the mid-80’s those had become passé; after Gremlins any script with tiny attackers, from Ghoulies to Critters was given the green light. The cases of Hollywood me-too-ism are legion, but they all have one thing in common: they end when the next big thing comes along.

I often ruminate on what that next trend will be, and when audiences will tire of the serialized cinema storytelling and prefer movies that provide a singular experience with no “to be continued…” at the end. I have no doubt that day will come, but I think we’re in for many more years of the Marvel Age of cinema before we get there.

Tomorrow — 2009!

Arnie is a movie critic for Now Playing Podcast, a book reviewer for the Books & Nachos podcast, and co-host of the collecting podcasts Star Wars Action News and Marvelicious Toys.  You can follow him on Twitter @thearniec    

September 7, 2014 Posted by | 40-Year-Old Critic, Comic Books, Movies, Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Iron Man (2008)

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man Mark XXXVI – Peacemaker

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Tony Stark is going to keep the peace with this new armor — the Iron Man Mark XXXVI, Peacemaker Armor!

Now, I know what you’re asking:  was this even in Iron Man 3?  Well, per the Iron Man Wikiyes!  It is in the bottom right corner of this picture:

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902253-iron-man-mark-xxxvi-peacemaker-003I mean, with such a screen presence, how is your Hot Toys collection complete without The Peacemaker?

I kid a little, but obviously there is no way to sell any fan or collector on The Peacemaker armor.  For selective Hot Toys figure fans, this one may be easily skipped.  For Iron Man fans and Hot Toys completists then this is a must.

Still, significance aside, Hot Toys has produced another great figure.  This armor is an addition to their highly detailed, excessively articulated Movie Masterpiece Series, not a Power Pose Series figure.  So you’re getting the usual, amazing Hot Toys sculpt standing almost 13.5-inches tall, with over 30 points of articulation.  Also continuing the high quality and impressive features, this figure has LED lit eyes and chest RT, plus three pairs of hands and a decorative base.  More, it has “caution” stickers for decoration.

Still, we’ve come to expect that from every Hot Toy Movie Masterpice figure.  What is surprising about The Peacemaker though is the price–coming in at only $269.95 this one is less than recent Iron Man is $15 less than the recent Bones Armor release.

So head over to SideshowCollectibles.com to check it out, and if you order please remember to use our affiliate link to support this site and our podcast Marvelicious Toys!

 

August 26, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man Mark XXXVI – Peacemaker

Pre-Order Alert: Die Cast Iron Man Mark III Exclusive and Mark III Construction Version

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Hot Toys collectors, your day just got a little bit cooler!  Sideshow Collectibles has put up for pre-order two new versions of the Iron Man Mark III armor as seen in the first Iron Man movie!

First we have the Iron Man Mark III Armor.  This is the iconic red-and-gold suit Tony Stark dons about halfway through the first film.  Hot Toys has released this figure before, but collectors complained that the figure was a bit shorter than the later Hot Toys figures, and the face sculpt wasn’t as perfected.  Now Hot Toys brings their latest technology to the figure–it’s made of die cast metal!  You can hear (or watch) our review of Hot Toys’ amazing Iron Patriot die cast figure in Marvelicious Toys Issue 119 (and that figure is still available to order from Sideshow as well).  By going die cast Hot Toys has taken their already astounding figures to the next level, so for many who even already own the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III this upgrade is worth a purchase.

9022241-iron-man-mark-iii-001More, through Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys is offering an exclusive version of this figure that comes with an accessory you can’t get anywhere else:  a 1/6 scale version of Tony Stark’s first arc reactor in the case as Pepper Potts gave him as a gift in that Iron Man film!  It’s a neat accessory that is sure to make this item highly sought after on the secondary market.

More, you get a ton of accessories (pictured right) including a changeable Tony Stark head, LED eyes and chest RT, removable chest and torso armor, interchangeable forearm rockets, interchangeable shoulder guns, interchangeable countermeasure dispensers, 3 pairs of hands, and a light-up figure stand.

902244-product-siloAnd for those Hot Toys collectors who like to make dioramas or environments, there’s a more unique Iron Man Mark III up for order today–the Iron Man Mark III Construction Version.  Priced at only $149.99 this is about half the price of a normal Hot Toys Iron Man, which is fitting as it’s half an Iron Man!  This item recreates the Mark III armor as shown undergoing repairs in Tony Stark’s workshop.  With the chest plates off, shown hanging from chains with wires extending beneath, it’s an interesting accessory that your Tony Stark figure can tinker with!

So hurry and order the Die Cast Iron Man Mark III or the Iron Man Mark III Construction Version now from Sideshow Collectibles!

August 4, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Die Cast Iron Man Mark III Exclusive and Mark III Construction Version

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusive Star-Lord Figure

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“My name is Peter Quill.  There’s one other name you may know me by:  Star-Lord.”

No doubt, Guardians of the Galaxy has gone from Marvel’s riskiest film to date to being a sure-fire hit–the only question now is how big of a hit?  But with crowd-pleasing trailers featuring Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Drax, and, yes, Star-Lord anticipation is high for this film.

And, of course, what would a new Marvel movie be without Hot Toys based on it?  902219-star-lord-004

Now the third of the Guardians is up for order–and there’s an exclusive edition!

Both versions of Star-Lord come with 5 pairs of gloved palms, 2 guns, a sling pack, a cassette player, and a realistic plasma orb.  But if you hurry and get the Exclusive Edition you also get handcuffs and the silver Orb we see Quill trying to steal in the trailer!

I’ve seen this figure in person at SDCC (photo above was taken by me).  The coat has amazing detail and tailoring.  The facial likeness is spot-on.  The accessories are intricite.  This is a great figure of what appears to be an amazing new character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

So what are you waiting for?  Hurry and get your order in now, before you call Sideshow to order Star-Lord and they reply “Who???  He’s sold out.”

 

July 30, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Exclusive Star-Lord Figure

I AM GROOT! Pre-Order your Hot Toys Rocket Raccoon and/or Groot now!

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Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles has surprised us!  Now there are a total of three Hot Toys 1/6 scale Movie Masterpiece Series figures up for pre-order today!  Earlier we announced the Toy Fairs Exclusive Iron Man in Python Armor figure, and now available for pre-order are the Guardians of the Galaxy heroes Rocket Raccoon and Groot!

Rocket Raccoon is a smaller figure, and priced accordingly.  Wearing his grey and orange space suit, he comes with 17 points of articulation, his big rifle from the film, 3 pairs of interchangeable hands, and a figure stand.  At 1/6 scale he stands 16cm (just over 6-inches) tall.

Then there is Groot, the giant tree.  As trees are not very nimble he has only 15 points of articulation…but he’s big, standing 39cm (well over 15-inches) tall!  He also has 3 interchangeable pairs of hands.

But if you’re the type of collector (or just The Collector) who has to have both you can get even more!  Sideshow’s exclusive figure 2-pack gives you both figures, plus you get 3 extra Groot accessories — 2 more pairs of hands, plus an alternate Groot face showing his angry expression.

These are up for order now, and as the Guardians gain heat they’re likely to be in high demand, so head to Sideshow and order your Rocket, Groot, or both now!

 

July 18, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on I AM GROOT! Pre-Order your Hot Toys Rocket Raccoon and/or Groot now!

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Toy Fair Exclusive Iron Man Mark XX (Python Armor)

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Hot Toys is bringing the (house) party to you!

In the past the Hot Toys exclusive figures have been some of the hardest for US collectors to obtain, and drawn some of the highest prices on the secondary market.  In the past Sideshow Collectibles used to make these items San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, but has since moved to their usual online ordering system (albeit with a lower edition size).  Last year’s exclusive Midas Armor Iron Man was especially problematic for collectors.

Fortunately Sideshow has not left us hanging as long this year, as up for pre-order now is the Toy Fair exclusive Iron Man Mark XX — the Python Armor!

This 1/6 scale figure stands 12-inches tall, has over 36 points of articulation, LED lighted eyes and chest RT, and comes with 3 pairs of interchangeable hands, swap-out missile-launching shoulder blade armor, light shoulder blade armor, and detachable forearm rockets.  Plus you get the circular figure base with a flexible pillar for “in flight” display.

The more I type the faster these are selling out so hurry to Sideshow and secure your order now!  The Python will be flying to you in August!

 

July 18, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Toy Fair Exclusive Iron Man Mark XX (Python Armor)

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man

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In the wee hours this morning Hot Toys revealed a new Iron Man armor on its Facebook page:  The Mark XLI “Bones” Armor from Iron Man 3!  Unlike some recent Hot Toys 12-inch Iron Man figures which have been kit-bashes and repaints, this one was startling for being such a departure from the previous figures.  With raised, bronze pieces over a black body this figure has possibly more detailed sculpting than any other Iron Man Hot Toys armor to date!

tumblr_n8jftyydwy1snogyzo2_1280More, this figure has a totally new, unique feature:  The neck, upper chest, shoulders, elbows, and upper thighs are all magnetic allowing the figure to break apart as seen in the film!  The figure comes with flame effects to represent the propulsion jets in each piece.  I cannot lie, I’m totally geeking out over how freaking awesome that is!  Plus they’ve kept over 36 points of articulation on the body!

The figure comes with 3 pairs of hands and a circular figure stage.  It also has LED eyes and chest RT.

Why are you still reading this? Sideshow just put up the pre-order so move your Bones and go order this ultimately cool figure!

 

 

July 11, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Iron Man

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit theaters in the US toy maker Hot Toys was teasing a giant Rhino figure, based on the character’s mech suit in the film.  But now that the film is out and Rhino was little more than a cameo, I’m much happier that the second Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hot Toys figure released is Max Dillon himself, Electro!

Scheduled to ship in April of 2015, this figure is charged with features, such as a light-up translucent head based on the likeness of Jamie Foxx.  (Though I may be mistaken, I can’t think of a single other Best Actor Oscar winner to have a translucent light-up head!)  He also has over 30 points of articulation in the body, light-up wrists, 4 pairs of interchangeable heads, and the blue/black outfit Electro wore in the film’s climax.

Don’t hesitate, move at the speed of light and order your Hot Toys Electro today!

 

June 4, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Falcon from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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I do what he does, only slower.

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier a standout new character was The Falcon, as played by Anthony Mackie.  As seen on screen this version of Sam Wilson is a deep character with a realistic backstory, having served in the war and seen his wingman shot down.  Plus he got to kick butt in some (literally) high-flying action!

Hasbro only released a version of this figure in 3.75-inch scale, but now you can get the single best replication of the movie Falcon from Hot Toys!

Not only does Hot Toys’ Falcon figure have the authentic movie likeness that we’ve come to expect, but he also has a plethora of extras…far more than I ever expectedincluding:

  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Four (4) pairs of interchangeable gloved palms including:
    – One (1) pair of fists
    – One (1) pair of relaxed palms
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding weapons
    – One (1) pair of palms for holding wings
  • One (1) dark grey and black vest
  • One (1) grey t-shirt
  • One (1) pair of black bicep guards
  • One (1) pair of camouflage patterned pants with U.S. flag emblem and shin guards
  • One (1) pair of black boots
  • Two (2) submachine guns
  • One (1) flight backpack with LED light up function (red light, battery operated)
  • One (1) pair of attachable fully spread wings
  • One (1) pair of flight backpack assembly parts
  • One (1) pair of goggles
  • Diamond-shaped dynamic figure stand with Falcon nameplate, the movie logo, and flexible pillar

It’s an incredible figure that is likely not to last, so order yours now from Sideshow Collectibles!

 

 

May 12, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Falcon from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Premium Format Daredevil, Hot Toys Iron Man Busts Series 2

300169-daredevil-003It’s Thursday, and that means new Marvel pre-orders from Sideshow Collectibles!  Today they put up for pre-order a long-awaited new Premium Format Figure and eight new Iron Man armors from Hot Toys!

For the Premium Format Figure we have — Daredevil!  While some classic Marvel characters like Captain America, the Red Skull, and Hulk are getting their second Premium Format statues (technically Hulk is on his 4th, not counting Skaar!)  Daredevil, despite being a long-time comic book favorite and an original Stan Lee creation, has never gotten the quarter scale treatment.  I have seen many people on Sideshow’s Twitter feed, Facebook page, and site comments asking when ol’ hornhead would finally get the devil’s due.  The answer is today–Sideshow has finally put a Daredevil Premium Format Figure up for pre-order!

Showing the classic hero in his red outfit, Daredevil is in a striking action pose, mid-strike, holding his billy clubs in one hand and ready to throw a punch with the other.  He stands 17-inches tall and weighs 12 lbs, and is expected to ship in March, 2015.

Surprisingly there is no exclusive edition of this figure.  While Daredevil doesn’t have the gadgets of some heroes, I thought an unmasked portrait or swap-out hand would be a given.  Even in cases where there were no accessories Sideshow would often make an exclusive edition with an art print.  However there is only one version of Daredevil here.  (Though, given their recent repaints of Premium Format Figures like Deadpool, Storm, the Stormtrooper, and 3 different Hulk paint jobs, I would not be surprised in 2-3 months to see a Yellow-clad Daredevil Premium Format show up in an extremely limited edition).

902199-product-feature-740x448But if you prefer your heroes in armor, Hot Toys has 8 new Iron Man collectibles for you!  Continuing to rock the House Party Protocol, Hot Toys has put up for pre-order Series 2 of their sixth-scale collectible busts.  Seven of these busts are available for order individually–the Mark VII, Mark 20-Python, Mark 22-Hot Rod, Mark 23-Shades, Mark 27-Disco, Mark 28-Jack, and Mark 40-Shotgun.  However if you order the set of 8 you get an exclusive bust unavailable for individual purchase–the holographic light-up Mark XLII!  (is it me or does the Disco armor look like Mystique with a mohawk?)  You can pre-order this set now and it’s expected to ship in January, 2015!

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May 8, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Sideshow Premium Format Daredevil, Hot Toys Iron Man Busts Series 2

Pre-Order Alert: Medicom Real Action Hero Kick-Ass (and Hit Girl)

Are you a Marvel Movie Collector who likes Hot Toys?  If so you may feel frustrated that you won’t be able to add Kick-Ass and Hit Girl to Captain America, Wolverine, and Blade with your 12-inch figure collection.  Despite being published by Marvel, the comic series Kick-Ass is creator-owned and as such the figure rights were not included with Marvel’s partnership with Hot Toys. But now you can get the next best thing!

Medicom has just released for pre-order their 12-inch figure of Kick-Ass.  In a good scale with the Hot Toys, this Kick-Ass figure has his baton weapons, an articulated body, and a screen accurate costume.  It also has a good likeness of actor Aaron Johnson (though the mask is not removable).

While I’ve never been as impressed with Medicom’s likenesses as I am with Hot Toys, it does seem Medicom has upped their game as shown with the Kick-Ass companion piece–Hit Girl.  The more popular Kick-Ass movie side-kick, the Medicom figure has a very good likeness of Chloe Grace Moretz, as well as an articulated body, detailed weapons, and a screen-accurate fabric costume.

 

Both are available for order now at Sideshow Collectibles, so if you like Kick-Ass as part of your Marvel movies, order yours today!

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May 1, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Medicom Real Action Hero Kick-Ass (and Hit Girl)

Pre-order Alert: EXCLUSIVE Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hot Toys Figure

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He’s spectacular.  He’s superior.  He’s sensational.  He’s The Amazing Spider-Man!

Exclusive Base for Hot Toys Amazing Spider-Man 2Up for pre-order now from Sideshow Collectibles is a brand new movie-based Spider-Man figure, showing the comic icon as he appears in the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  It’s a look much closer to the web-slinger’s original comic appearance.  As director Marc Webb put it, “…in the first movie, when we designed the Spider-Man suit, I wanted a suit that a kid could make out of materials he finds himself. That’s why the goggles were made of sunglasses. But they were too small; I didn’t quite understand how important those big iconic eyes were to people. This time, I threw away the idea that it had to be super-real. I thought, ‘It’s got to invoke the iconography of Spider-Man that people love.'”

Now that iconography is available to add to your collection in 1/6 scale!  Standing almost 12 inches tall and with 6 pairs of hands and 30 points of articulation, this Spider-Man figure can strike all the poses you need him to!  Plus he comes loaded with accessories, including multiple web props to shoot or swing from, a backpack, and a megaphone.

But if you hurry you can get your hands on the exclusive version of this Hot Toys figure, which includes an additional accessory (a plutonium canister) and an additional figure stand specifically designed with some awesome Spider-Man artwork!

And if you want to complete your Amazing Spider-Man movie figure collection, the Hot Toys figure from the first film is still in stock at Sideshow!

As always, using the links from our site or this post helps support our show, so head on over and order Spider-Man now!

April 18, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-order Alert: EXCLUSIVE Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hot Toys Figure

PREORDER ALERT: Hot Toys Captain America and Steve Rogers Figures Set

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Hot Toys continues their line of figures from the new film Captain America: The Winter Soldier with not one but two new Steve Rogers figures!

First is Captain America in his Stealth S.T.R.I.K.E. Suit.  This blue and white outfit that Steve wears in the film is based on the Commander Steve Rogers outfit from the comics.  This 1/6 scale figure has a newly developed helmeted head sculpt and an outfit with embossed patterns, plus a special light blue metal shield as seen in the film.  This is the vision of Captain America from the new movie and one no Hot Toys collectors should be without!

The figure comes with

– Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of palms for holding shield
– One (1) pair of open palms
– One (1) pointing right palm

Costume:
– One (1) dark blue embossed patterned uniform with silver star emblem and stripes on chest
– One (1) pair of dark blue embossed patterned pants with pouches, knee pad, and red trims
– One (1) brown leather-like back shield holder and body strap
– One (1) brown leather-like belt with pouches
– One (1) pair of black boots with brown straps

Weapon:
– One (1) metal circular light blue shield

Accessories:
– One (1) metal-like handcuff
– Figure stand with Captain America nameplate and the movie logo

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But Steve isn’t always in uniform, and so you can order him alone or you can order a 2 pack where we also get him in his civvies with the Steve Rogers Hot Toys figure.  This has a new unmasked head sculpt which is sure to make Cap collectors happy.  The previous releases had a gritted-teeth facial expression that some fans did not appreciate, so this serious-faced head sculpt is a very welcome change of pace.  Plus, with all the detail Hot Toys is known for, the face has detailed wrinkles and skin texture.  He also comes with an exclusive battle damaged metal shield.

The figure also includes:

Four (4) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of palms for holding shield
– One (1) pair of open palms
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:
– One (1) navy blue jacket
– One (1) white t-shirt
– One (1) pair of blue jeans with brown leather-like belt
– One (1) pair of light brown boots

Weapon:
– One (1) heavy battle damaged metal circular shield

Accessories:
– One (1) 1/6th scale Captain America helmet
– Figure stand with Steve Rogers nameplate and the movie logo

 

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Both figures have over 30 points of articulation and a Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie logo figure stand. And both are up for preorder now, Captain America individually or both as a set, at Sideshow Collectibles!

We know at least two more Hot Toys figures are coming from this film:  Winter Soldier himself, plus Falcon, so it’s a great time to be a Hot Toys figure collector!  “The price of Hot Toys is high, but it’s a price I’m willing to pay!”

And also still available for pre-order are the following hot toys:

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Black Widow Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

And you can still get on the Wait List for Captain America Golden Age Version – Captain America:The Winter Soldier Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys 

April 4, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PREORDER ALERT: Hot Toys Captain America and Steve Rogers Figures Set

Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Winter Soldier Movie Masterpiece Series Figure

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Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are certainly hoping to build on the hype for next week’s release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier for I cannot recall another time when they released two new Hot Toys figures in two days.  Yesterday’s Captain America Golden Age Movie Promo Edition sold out in under 24 hours (Wait List is Still Available), and now to stage that awesome fight from the movie comes The Winter Soldier Hot Toys one-sixth scale Movie Masterpiece Series figure.

Standing 12-inches tall this figure has 30 points of articulation and an amazing likeness of Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier with two new heads, one masked and one unmasked with movie-accurate make-up.  You also get 4 pairs of interchangable palms (the left ones are gloved), and a ton of weapons including a machine gun, remote bomb launcher, submachine gun, spike with sheath, 2 daggers, and 3 pistols.  Plus a pair of goggles and a figure stand with the Winter Soldier nameplate.

While this figure is certainly not going to sell out as fast as Cap, I have no doubt that with this movie’s expectation it will sell fast, so be sure to get your order in now at Sideshow Collectibles!

March 27, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Now Playing Podcast, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert: Hot Toys Winter Soldier Movie Masterpiece Series Figure

SOLD OUT: Hot Toys Captain America – Golden Age MOVIE PROMO VERSION from Winter Soldier film.

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Yesterday we announced Sideshow Collectibles has offered the Captain America – Golden Age Suit Movie Promo Version of the figure.  Today we have to announce that this figure sold out in less than 24 hours.   The figure is now going for over $400 on eBay, versus the $209.99 retail price.

As mentioned in yesterday’s article, Hot Toys’ Movie Promo Versions of figures are highly limited, soar in price on the secondary market, and thus are snatched up by collectors and speculators alike.  With Captain America selling out even faster than the previous Movie Promo Iron Man Mark VII this seems to be increasing.

But if you want this Captain America in his classic suit, needed if you want to recreate the climactic battle from The Winter Soldier film, all hope is not lost.  Sideshow has opened the Wait List on this item.  But do not hesitate–Wait List orders are filled first come first serve.

Sideshow’s Wait List allows collectors who missed out on a piece to hopefully score one due to cancelled orders, credit card declines, or unexpected stock increases.  But the earlier you get on the Wait List the greater your chances of actually getting this piece at retail price and not having to scour eBay for it.

So do not delay.  If you even think you want this figure, head to Sideshow now to get on the Wait List.  And remember with future exclusive and Movie Promo Version Hot Toys–a preorder made is a hundred dollars saved.

March 27, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SOLD OUT: Hot Toys Captain America – Golden Age MOVIE PROMO VERSION from Winter Soldier film.

Preorder Alert: Hot Toys Captain America – Golden Age MOVIE PROMO VERSION from Winter Soldier film.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters April 4th, but Hot Toys is letting Marvel collectors get their orders in now for one-sixth scale figures represented in the film!

First up for order was the Black Widow Movie Masterpiece Series figure, and today Sideshow Collectibles has offered the Captain America – Golden Age Suit Movie Promo Version of the figure.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America in his “Golden Age” suit from the film. Featuring a brand new helmeted head sculpt, newly developed body with tailored costume and a specially made metal circular Captain America shield with distressed effect.

The outfit, despite being based on the outfit seen in Captain America: The First Avenger is markedly different, with a new red stripe down the middle and other detailing that makes this figure not even close to a rerelease of that previous Hot Toys offering.

With this figure you get a new helmeted head sculpt, wnd each head sculpt is specially hand-painted to depict a movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture. Below the neck Cap has a newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation, nine pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of palms for holding shield
– One (1) pair open palm
– One (1) pointing right palm

Cap’s costume has:

-One (1) dark blue and grayish-white uniform with red and white stripes on midsection and star emblems on chest and arms
-One (1) pair of dark blue, gray, and red suspenders
-One (1) pair of dark blue pants
-One (1) brown leather-like belt with pouches
-One (1) pair of brown boots

Plus you get Captain America’s iconic shield with distressed effect and a figure stand with Captain America nameplate and the movie logo.

And I cannot stress enough, this is the Movie Promo Version of the figure, emaning it is limited worldwide. In the US this is limited to Sideshow Collectibles, and internationally only available at various conventions and shows. The previous Movie Promo Figures, like the Avengers’ Iron Man Battle Damaged Mark VII, have sold out quickly and been very hard to find, and expensive, on the secondary market. So don’t delay, hurry to Sideshow and order yours now!

March 26, 2014 Posted by | Marvelicious Toys, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Preorder Alert: Hot Toys Captain America – Golden Age MOVIE PROMO VERSION from Winter Soldier film.

Pre-Order Alert! HOT TOYS Black Widow from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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The next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has fans very excited.  With Steve Rogers fighting the metal-armed Winter Soldier, plus Marvel heroes Nick Fury, Black Widow, and The Falcon all  along for the ride, fans are excited and the Hasbro toys are flying off the store shelves.  Now Hong Kong based toy company Hot Toys has put up for pre-order their first release from this new film — Natasha Romanoff as the Black Widow.

Featuring a new likeness of actress Scarlet Johansson, updated for her appearance in Winter Soldier with movie-accurate facial expression, straight real fabric hair, and movie-accurate make-up.  The body has over 28 points of articulation, and the outfit has buckles with boots, leather-like trims, and belts with holsters on the thighs.

More, this piece is loaded with accessories, including 9 interchangable cloved palms, two pistols, 2 sets of Widow’s Bite bracelets (with and without shock effect) , a mobile phone, and a Hot Toys Black Widow base.

The previous Hot Toys Black Widow figures have jumped in price on the secondary market, even the lower-detailed Iron Man 2  version.  So don’t miss out on this new Hot Toys figure, order yours now from Sideshow Collectibles — the only authorized Hot Toys reseller in the United States!

 

March 11, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-Order Alert! HOT TOYS Black Widow from Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys give Iron Man fans Whiplash!

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One of Iron Man’s deadliest foes in the comics is Whiplash, and in Iron Man 2 that comic book baddie was brought to life by Mickey Rourke.  An evil tech genius in his own right, Ivan Vanko used the Arc reactor technology to first create whips that almost defeated Iron Man in Monaco, then upgraded to a full suit of armor all his own.  With this new suit Whiplash almost defeated both Iron Man and War Machine.

Now that armor can be yours, thanks to Hot Toys and their US distributor Sideshow Collectibles.

This character and outfit have been teased for a long time, images of the Whiplash Armor leaking from conventions across the globe, but now it is available for order.  Standing 13 inches tall, this DIECAST figure has highly detailed metallic black body armor, 36 points of articulation–including fingers, and switch out chest armor for regular or battle damaged.

More, there is a removable magnetic mask that reveals an authentic Mickey Rourke likeness with the wrinkles, beard, and facial expression that made the character pop in the film.

And whips–oh yes there are whips, with flashes and LED light-up functions.  The helmeted head has LED light-up eyes as well!

All of this can be displayed on a detailed diorama base.

As anticipated as this figure is, with all the accessories and light-up features, and at an attractive $399 price point (which is great for a diecast figure of this size) this is bound to move quickly, so get your preorder in now at Sideshow Collectibles!

 

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February 5, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys give Iron Man fans Whiplash!

Sideshow Puts Hot Toys Thor: The Dark World Loki Figure Up For Preorder

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I bring glad tidings….

Loki Thor Dark World Hot ToysWhen Thor: The Dark World was released in November, 2013 the Hot Toys tie-ins were notably quiet.  For both The Avengers and Iron Man 3 Sideshow Collectibles had a large number of Hot Toys figures up for pre-order before the movies were even released, but Thor had only two:  the regular Thor sixth-scale figure (still available for pre-order) and the Sideshow Exclusive Thor in Asgardian Light Armor (the pre-orders are sold out but there are spots available on Sideshow’s Wait List).  But long rumored were other figures, and an obvious one was fan-favorite villain Loki.

Today that rumor became reality when Sidehow released for pre-order their new Thor: The Dark World Loki sixth scale figure.

Loki stands about 12-inches tall and comes with an incredibly detailed black, green, gold and red suit as ween in the film.  A combination of materials gives this a leather-like sheen.

The facial likeness shows a menacing Tom Hiddleston.  The facial expression is grim, and makes the face look a little less like the actor than the (long sold out) Avengers movie Loki, but this may also be the result of the pre-release photos of the prototype.

Loki comes with 6 interchangeable hands in a variety of poses, his trademark dagger, plus manacles for his wrists and ankles so you can recreate the scene in which he is sentenced for his treason.

Additionally there is an exclusive edition of this figure, available only through Sideshow Collectibles, that comes with the Aether Accessory from the movie!

All Hot Toys based on Marvel movies sell out in time, and with Loki being such a fan favorite I suspect he may sell out even before his brother, even though Thor had a 4 month head start!  So don’t delay, flex pay is available, get your order in now at Sideshow’s site!

January 17, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sideshow Puts Hot Toys Thor: The Dark World Loki Figure Up For Preorder

Hot Toys re-releases Hulk, adds Bruce Banner Figure. Preorder Now.

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Sideshow keeps the new Hot Toys figures coming!  Yesterday they released the exclusive, much anticipated Iron Man in MIDAS Armor (now on waitlist but you MIGHT be able to still get one).  Now, today, they have put up for pre-order their Hulk and Bruce Banner figures.

Bruce Banner is a totally new figure from Hot Toys.  This figure is incredibly detailed with an eerily realistic Mark Ruffalo likeness, his purple shirt outfit from The Avengers, his glasses, and Loki’s Chitauri scepter.  With over 30 points of articulation this figure likely moves more than Banner ever did on screen!  Expected to ship in September, 2014 this figure is available alone for $189.99

But who wants a Banner but not a Hulk?  The Hot Toys Hulk figure has found an incredible (pardon the pun) life in the aftermarket.  The Hot Toys Hulk has been long sold out online, and eBay prices spiked as high as $600, with an average being $400-$500 for the big green guy.  Now, through a package deal, Hot Toys is offering you a second chance to get the Hulk figure as part of a combo pack with Bruce Banner.  This pack is a Sideshow Exclusive, and comes with brand new Hulk accessories–a base showing a “Smashed” Chitauri plus two accessories that look like steel girders for Hulk to weild.  Plus you get the huge Hulk figure that was previously available, that stands over 16.5 inches tall, has 20 points of articulation, and looks like he jumped off the movie screen.

Get Banner to keep your Avengers assembled, or get the pair, they ship in September but Flex Pay is available.  Get your order in now at Sideshow’s site!  And remember, if ordering these Hot Toys or any item from Sideshow, please use the links from our site or e-mail to help support the Marvelicious Toys site and podcast!

December 3, 2013 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, News, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hot Toys re-releases Hulk, adds Bruce Banner Figure. Preorder Now.

Sideshow has the (Iron Man) MIDAS Touch – preorder now!

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Hot Toys exclusives can be maddening for collectors.  Often available only internationally, collectors must rely on eBay to get the exclusive figures or pieces.  One such item was the Iron Man MIDAS Armor, with it’s metallic golden sheen.  An international convention exclusive, the MIDAS armor sold on eBay for nearly $1,000 before settling down to a price of about $600.  As no indication of US availability was given, fans started to lose hope.

But now on Cyber Monday Sideshow Collectibles has FINALLY released the Hot Toys Iron Man MIDAS armor, and it’s up for order now!

This armor WILL sell out fast.  It has so many factors leading me to believe this:  1)  It’s Iron Man.  While Spider-Man and Captain America may sit in Stock at Sideshow for a while, Iron Man always pre-sells out and goes for higher secondary prices.  2)  It’s an exclusive piece.  The Iron Man Battle Damaged MK VII is what I would equate this to and it sold out in a day–I expect MIDAS may even go faster due to the pent up demand.

The Iron Man – Mark XXI Midas Sixth Scale Figure features:
  • Authentic likeness of Midas (Mark XXI), the high-altitude suit, in the Iron Man 3                                                     
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Over 36 points of articulations
  • Special features on armor:
    • Multitude of layers and shades of metallic gold-colored painting on armor
    • LED-lighted eyes andcircle-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
    • One (1) removable chest armor
    • One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets
    • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
    • One (1) pair with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
    • One (1) pair of forceful fists
    • One (1) pair of repulsor palms
    • Two (2) sets of interchangeable shoulder armors (normal & missile styles)
    • Improved articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
    • Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor with built-in metal flaps
    • Articulated flaps at the back of armor on left and right legs
Accessory:
One (1) circular figure stage with transparent pillar

So if you THINK you want this, head to Sideshow’s site now!  And remember to support Marvelicious Toys by using our link in this post, or the link to Sideshow from the MarveliciousToys.com home page whenever shopping at Sideshow.  It also helps us get prizes for us to give to you like the Hot Toys Captain America donated by Sideshow for the Marvelicious Toys 100th epsiode.   And thank you for your support!

December 2, 2013 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Podcasts | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sideshow has the (Iron Man) MIDAS Touch – preorder now!

Sideshow Exclusive: Hot Toys Chitauri Footsoldier and Commander Duo

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You have assembled your Hot Toys Avengers figures, but they need someone to fight, right?  Never fear, now up for pre-order are the