This news has me in doubt to buy this Red Skull figure or not.
I loved Hugo Weaving performance in The Captain America movie. And the Red Skull is the most iconic villain of Captain America.
I already have Hot Toys Captain America (review up soon), so it would be nice to let them face off.
The sculpt of Hugo Weaving is most remarkable, very beautiful, as is the sculpt of the red skull. The overall feel of this figure is nice, but…
…On the other hand, Red Skull never intrigued me as a villain. Also, having a nazi, or a man in a black leather trench-coat at display somehow bothers me.
If I would buy this figure it would be soley on the sculpt of Hugo Weaving.
And maybe the Tesseract.
But would that alone be enough to justify to spend €185 on this figure?
The official announcement:
Hot Toys is proud to present the collectible figurine of another character from the well-received Captain America: The First Avenger movie – the Red Skull Limited Edition Collectible Figurine. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Hugo Weaving as Red Skull/ Johann Schmidt in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpts, highly detailed costume, weapon and accessories.
Hot Toys –MMS167 – Captain America: The First Avenger: 1/6th scale Red Skull Limited Edition Collectible Figurine Specification
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~ MMS Series ~
The 1/6th scale Red Skull Limited Edition Collectible Figurine specially features:
- Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Hugo Weaving as Red Skull/ Johann Schmidt in the Captain America: The First Avenger movie
- Approximately 30 cm tall
- TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations
- Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
- Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
- One (1) pair of relaxed palms
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) right palm for holding pistol
- One (1) right palm for holding the Tesseract (Cosmic Cube)
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- One (1) set of hydra uniform including one (1) black leather-like long coat, one (1) field- grey shirt and one (1) pair of field-grey pants
- One (1) pair of black boots
- One (1) pistol
- One (1) Tesseract (Cosmic Cube)
- Figure stand with Red Skull nameplate and the movie logo
- Head Sculpted by K.A. Kim
- Head Painted by JC. Hong
- Head Art Directed by Yulli
- Head Sculpted by Jung Ju Won
- Head Painted by JC. Hong
- Head Art Directed by Kojun
**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
Release date: Q2, 2012
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