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I just got around posting this announcement here. And what a better timing than Spider-man turning 50 today! It’s not long ago Hot Toys released their Spider-man figure from the Spider-man 3 movie. Just after the first trailers of the Spider-man reboot movie began emerging.
As my review from last year stated, the Hot Toys Spider-man from the third movie is great figure in it’s own right. It was for me, a must have within my sixth scale super-hero collection.
Now there’s this new one. From the rebooted franchise. I made no secret I like the redesigned costume. I think it’s has a more Kirby-feel to it than the previous Spider-man, which was technically a more accurate comic-version.
This new Spider-man is sleeker and more athletic-looking than the buff Spider-man from last year. And it feels more ‘grounded’. A better fit in a real world setting than the previous Spider-man which was part of a some what more campy world director Sam Raimi created.
I think it’s cool the makers had the balls to go forth with a redesign of such a iconic super-hero suit.
I’m not sure which Spider-man I want to put in front. I have to see this figure in hand to make a judgement. I like the detailing. This time there’s a head sculpt included of Peter Parker, portrayed by Andrew Garfield. And he has webshooters! The spider emblems are reminisced of the Raimi’s Spider-man, but I like that. What I don’t like are the yellow lenses and the glossy coating on the suit. But then again, I have to see it in real life.
A really big disappointment is the lack of accessories and the price tag. Almost $50,- more than last year’s version, which had more accessories and even a cool piece of building.
This Spider-man is expected to swing by around februari, next year.
Wow. That’s more like it! Hot Toys just officially announced Black Widow from the Avengers line.
We got a Hot Toys Black Widow before. From the Iron Man II line.
At that time she was a must-have. A very hot figure. People were saying the figure captured Scarlett Johansson’s likeness very well.
There where some complaints, mostly about her breasts. So at the hands of some people she got a boob job. Not because they were small, but because were sitting to low.
Looking back at the old Black Widow figure now, I wonder who that Black Widow was. Sure she’s a hot lady, but doesn’t really look like Johansson.
So when the Avengers line was announced I saw a new change for a Black Widow. And a more accurate Scarlett Johansson.
Ow boy, The prototype images are promising. Hot Toy’s new Black Widow just looks awesome. The likeness of Scarlet Johansson is really close. I’d say the best in in the Avengers line so far. As far of accurate sculpts go. Hot Toys also uses a new body type for this figure. The proportions are more ‘balanced’. The figure has smaller breasts and head is slightly bigger compared to the previous Widow. I think this figure is smaller than the previous one. Who’s as tall as Spider-man and slightly smaller than Thor. While in fact Scarlett Johansson is a lot smaller than Helmsworth. I believe Hot Toys made the body height more accurate. After all, we all saw them standing side by side in the movie. Hot Toys can’t ignore the fact Black Widow has to be smaller and Thor taller.
Again this member from the Avengers also does not pack a lot of accessories. The price tag is reasonable. Compared to Loki and Captain America.
I can’t wait for the end of this year, when I have her in my hands. ;-)
Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Black Widow Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the smash hit The Avengers. The movie-accurate Black Widow collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Scarlett Johansson in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted head, hair implantation, prominent body shape, highly detailed costume and accessories.
Ever since Thor’s movie, I’ve been waiting for Hot Toys to announce Loki. A character briljantly performed by Tom Hiddleston.
The wait was long. Hope went up when I saw leaked images of the figure. But unfortunately no official announcement.
Then The Avengers came. The movie was an instant hit. One of the most succesfull movies all-time. So again hope went up. Hot Toys surely had to produce Loki this time around. Hot Toys did announce they would produce an Avengers line. But would Loki be one of them? Then word came out, Hot Toys cancelled Loki version from the Thor movie and instead confirmed Loki from The Avengers was being developed.
Now Hot Toys finally announced some great news! Loki will come out as a Hot Toys figure. Below are photo’s from the prototype.
The figure looks great! I really like this figure. It’s the version from the Avengers. I don’t mind. I like the costume better then from Thor’s movie. It’s like an armor verion of the original costume. I love the shoulder pads and the layering.
I love the sculpt although it doesn’t really look like Tom Hiddleston. It seems a trend in this Avengers line. You can always count on Hot Toys to deliver a good sculpt, but the latest ones from The Avengers dare just off to really resemble their actor counterparts. It could be their brothers, but not the actors themselves.
What is with that? A rush job to capitalize on the movie? I wonder how Tony Stark will look like and if it resambles Robert Downey. They can’t screw up this one, because they already released 9 sculpts of him. I still have hopes up for a good sculpt of the Black Widow and Hulk. Dispite of this, with a price tag of $ 19 more than Thor, Loki comes well above the $ 200 range. We are talking high-end collectibles, but these prices are getting insane. Last year’s Thor was $30 less!
Enjoy the promoproto’s of my, next to Hulk, most anticipated figure; Loki.
Hot Toys is proud to present the collectible figure of the 6th superhero from the hottest movie of the town – the 1/6th scale Loki Limited Edition Collectible Figurine of The Avengers from Marvel Studios. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.
Thor is the fourth announcement in the Hot Toys Avengers line.
The figure looks very much like the version from it’s own movie ‘Thor‘. There are subtle differences, however.
Thor is played by Chris Helmsworth. This is the second sculpt Hot Toys releases with the actor’s likeness. But it doesn’t really look more like Chris Helmsworth than the first version.
The first sculpt wasn’t perfect, but was more alike. What I do like is the seriousness in the expression instead of a blank stare. The head is smaller, which makes this new Thor look more impressive.
This Thor is more muscular, his armor seems to be made of more layers, his clothes are blueish instead of black. However off in terms of Chris likeness, the headskulpt is a good ‘Thor’. And let’s hope he doesn’t have a loose ankle as the previous release.
I might pass on this one, as in I’ve already got the Thor from his own movie, and I’ve got to save up for a Loki, Hulk and new Black Widow. And with regards his accessories, or rather say, lacking of, this figure seems to have a deep prize. Sideshow has him for pre-order at $200.00.
Hot Toys is proud to present the collectible figure of another superhero from the Marvel Studios – the 1/6th scale Thor Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the upcoming The Avengers movie. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, muscular body, highly detailed costume, accessories and weapon. The Thor collectible stands approximately 32 cm tall, which is closer to the 1/6th scale of the movie character.
The third announcement of collectible figurines from the Avengers movie, is Captain America.
Released by Hot Toys before for it’s own movie “Captain America: The First Avenger“, this time the captain has a modern outfit and a fully sculpted head of Chris Evans who plays the character in both movies.
It’s the first time Hot Toys releases a sculpt of an actor with his mouth open. Or in this case with gritting teeth. I feel the likeness of Chris Evans is so-so. It has something off… But I like the sculpt.
I really liked Cap’s WOII outfit. It made him look tough. This new costume has some getting used to it. And I’m still not used to it. It’s is very ‘Captain Amerca’ and more true to the comics that it WOII variant, but is doesn’t make him look moere like a ‘leader’ or is impressive.
As a Hot Toys figure, I am very much in doubt to get him or not. I already have the “First Avenger” Captain America. Which I really like. The Avengers Captain does have some nice features the Cap I already have doesn’t has. Like the sculpt, the battle damaged shield, better articulation and a modern look. Looking at some of the promo photos the outfit around abdomen does bend or fold in a strange way when posing the figure. It doesn’t look nice.
I guess it depends on the price. If within the same price range as Nick Fury, I might consider buying. Fact is, he’s pretty different from the previous release. In the meantime Hot Toys released a teaser for their new Avengers Thor figure. I seems to me he’s more of the same of the one I have. The sculpt has to be a lot better for me considering buying a new Thor. We’ll just have to wait and see. For this Captain America. I wanna wait what the new Black Widow and Iron Man mark VII will look like.
After Nick Fury, Hawkeye is Hot Toys second announcement of collectible figurines from the Avengers movie, coming out this april 26th.
With an incredible likeness of Jeremy Renner, again this is a hit-and-run from Hot Toys.
The figure is pretty straight-forward. But I love the costume, and I can expect Hot Toys to be keen on the detailing.
However, the figure is not as iconic as Iron man, Thor, Captain America or even Black Widow. And he little resembles his comic book counterpart. Not that’s mandatory, but still…
I’m more likely to pick up this figure before Nick Fury, but just barely.
With Fury being released in June and Hawkeye in July, I’ve gotta think with my economics in mind. Around the same price tag as Fury, €180, It’s still expensive. I have Iron Man mark II coming up this april and an Iron Monger and Iron Man mark 1 in September. So I gotta take it easy.
It would be nice though, to see Avengers figure announcements every month from Hot Toys.
Who do you think will be next? Black Widow? Captain America? Except for the Hulk, the other Avenger members all had their releases already. I bet Hulk will be announced last.
However Hot Toys doesn’t seem to waste any time over this line. We are still waiting for the complete announcement of Bane from the new Batman film. The Dark Knight Rises.
What a great news! Hot Toys will be releasing figures based on the Avengers movie, coming out this april (Europe).
First of the line is SHIELD director Nick Fury, performed by non other than Samual L. Jackson.
This is a fairly basic figure, so I am not sure I’m willing to pay €180 for this figure. Sure it as some accessories, I just don’t find the figure that exciting. I feel the head-sculpt of Jackson could be better. His head is too thick. It would be ok just to see the figure as Nick Fury instead of Jackson. But if I am paying this kind of money, the likeness should be more accurate.
But he is initiator of the Avengers Initiative and director of SHIELD. And that would be great if you get figures of Agent Coulson and Maria Hill. However, I think that would be unlikely.
So that leave to the one really plus: One (1) silver suitcase with light-up Tesseract (Cosmic Cube) and patterns inside (battery operated).
I love the Avengers and I am already assembling them with my Hot Toys collection. So it would be cool to have Nick Fury besides my Black Widow and maybe Hawkeye, Coulson and Hill.
I feel I can wait with pre-ordering for more announcements being made and just make that decision when this figure gets released.
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?
Having missed the first release of the mark I from Hot Toys, this is welcomed news.
I find the Mark I one of the best and most iconic armor from the Iron Man line. Why I didn’t bought the figure back in 2009, is beyond me.
I just ordered my first sixth scale figure from Hot Toys as try-out; the Iron Man mark III. So not having this figure in my possession yet (the mark III came out in february 2009), I guess it was too much ordering the mark I. I still was not convinced 12″ figures were the toys for me.
Clothing on the figures were my main concern.
The Hot Toys Wolverine changed all that, but that was a few months later.
Back to this figure. Al ready got him pre-ordered. This is a must have for my little Iron Man collection.
Soon I’ll have the mark II, III, V and VI complete with The mark I as topping.
Besides, this figure looks kick-ass! The head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. is just amazing.
So here are the details:
As I mentioned in my review Hot Toys Spider-man, I really like the figure. The Hot Toys Spider-man is just fun.
I recon this figure is no different. Maybe Hot Toys upgraded the figure under the water here and there, but basically for my it’s just the same Spider-man… Just Black.
…With a striking head sculpt of Tobey Maguire
…With an awesome base of Sandman
I think I would pass this guy. For me the reasons are:
-The price. This one is almost €80 more that the first Spider-man. I guess most have to do with the head sculpt and the huge sandman base, but come on. I am not paying over €200 for this figure.
-This is not my ‘black’ Spider-man. He was ‘ok’ in the movie, but not as iconic for me as the version in the comics is.
-I rather save my money for the Venom figure. Which I’m hoping they will announce sometime during this year.
Maybe I’ll regret it, this figure does look nice.
Here’s the official: