Posts Tagged ‘Avengers’

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After countless Iron-man figures, hit-or-miss Avengers characters, you think you finally have your collection complete.

But the Avengers franchise is too big a cash cow for HT to let up… Case in point, here’s the latest of the Avengers characters to get immortalized as a collectible 1/6th figure – Agent Phil Coulson.

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The figure looks great, but I’m still undecided whether to order one or not.

The quality of the head sculpts that reeled me into the world of mini-me’s is slipping, as it appears to be on Hot Toys’ latest previews.

You might remember this ugly piece from the Captain America prototype:

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You can forgive the gnarly face that’s supposed to be the likeness of Chris Evans because the head sculpt with the helmet on is actually quite nice. But now comes this:

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That face looks weird, and only vaguely resembles that of Chris Hemsworth’s.

Back when I preordered Hawkeye, I was thinking of whether to collect the Avengers set, as I knew Hot Toys will be making new versions of each hero. But now that I’ve seen these previews, HT just made my decision easier – that is, I’ll be skipping this Thor for sure! Maybe even the Cap, too.

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Posted: April 21, 2012 in Hobbies, Movies, One-Sixth
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Told ya Thor’s not too far along! After Cap, the next figurine for the new Avengers movie has been unveiled.

With great expectation, the hottest movie in town – The Avengers is coming next week! Many thanks for the likes of the Captain America collectible that we announced yesterday!
Following Captain America is another key character – Thor! The newly developed Thor collectible with muscular body and accurate proportion will be coming very soon!
Fans, please await our surprise!

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Hope they don’t mess up the head like they did with the good Captain.

We still have Iron Man, the Hulk, and the two ladies of the group – Black Widow and Maria Hill, and the ensemble is complete!!

Fresh at the heels of this guy,

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now comes this guy:

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Hot Toys is proud to present the collectible figure of the great superhero from the Marvel Studios – the 1/6th scale Captain America Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the upcoming blockbuster The Avengers movie. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America in his hero costume in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and weapons.

The helmeted head figure looks nice, but the one without the protective gear needs  a LOT of work, in my opinion.

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Looks like I’m gonna have to say bye-bye to my hard-earned savings, again! I’m betting Thor and Captain America won’t be too far along now.

This interactive iOS app follows the design logs of the great Tony Stark from his captive days for Mark I all the way through Mark VI, and gives us a glimpse of what’s to come for Mark VII on the upcoming superhero movie The Avengers. The app’s free, so go ahead and try it out. It’s fun, I promise!

Going back to circles, eh, Mr. Stark?!

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Hawkeye

Posted: April 10, 2012 in Movies, One-Sixth
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With Avengers just about to hit the theaters, Hot Toys is seizing the moment in the preview release of the Hawkeye One-Sixth Collectible figure. Preorders now open, so of course, I already put in mine.

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Here’s the official blurb from Hot Toys:

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Hot Toys – MMS 172 –The Avengers: 1/6th scale Hawkeye Limited Edition Collectible Figurine
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~Movie Masterpiece Series~

Hot Toys is proud to present the second limited edition collectible figurine – Hawkeye from the upcoming superhero blockbuster The Avengers. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

The 1/6th scale Hawkeye Limited Edition Collectible Figurine specially features:

– Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye/ Clint Barton in The Avengers movie
– Approximately 30 cm tall
– Muscular body with over 30 points of articulations
– Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
– Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms with finger tabs on left palms including:
– One (1) pair of relaxed palms
– One (1) right palm for holding bow
– Three (3) left palms of different styles for holding arrow
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
Costume:
– One (1) black and pale red vest
– One (1) pair of navy blue pants with belts on waist and thighs
– One (1) pair of black boots
Weapons:
– Two (2) bows including one (1) fully opened and one (1) with articulations
– Sixteen (16) arrows and eleven (11) arrowheads of different styles with quiver
Accessories:
– One (1) pair of sunglasses
– One (1) right armguard
– Figure stand with Hawkeye nameplate and the movie logo

So what do you think? Does the figure do justice to Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye?