Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Reeve’

With the addition of Star Lord,

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Jill is like, “Will the real Chris please stand up?”

“Chris?!”



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This is my gift to myself. I finally got around to taking some shots. Still need to find a glass case so I can finally put it on display.

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Posted: December 10, 2011 in Hobbies, One-Sixth
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After more than a year since Hot Toys announced them, I finally have my hands on two Christopher Reeve Superman one-sixth figures. They’re awesome!

Now all I need is an airtight glass display. It would be a shame if they get damaged by dust and the elements while on display. Any suggestions?

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More pictures when I find a display case.

For more than six months I waited. Posting questions on HT’s page on fb, which, like all the rest of ‘em, fell on deaf ears, I was really starting to get disappointed. The silent treatment by HT regarding the matter only made me anxious all the more. And I was beginning to dislike them for it.

Then finally on May 20, Hot Toys gave us this preview on an FB post.

I breathed a sigh of relief. Superman is coming after all. But wait, HT promised in its original promotion back in August 2010 that it’s going to be a DX. If you look closely on this image, you won’t see any traces of it being a DX figure. Did they just forget to stamp in the DX logo?

Not in the least, it turns out. The new superman figure is a mere addition to the MMS line. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to order this, but I was really hoping they give it the special honor of being in the elite line of collectibles. Instead, Indie replaced Supes’ place for DX 04.

On May 26th, HT posted more pictures, this time adding this bit:

Amid very high anticipation, we are proud to present the 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure from the classic superhero movie Superman in 1978.
We’d like to share with our fans that a portion of this collectible figure’s sales benefits will be donated to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation by Hot Toys Limited. The Reeve Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. We hope that we can contribute to the foundation and the injured through the enjoyment of collectible figures.
To know more about the organization, please visit http://www.christopherreeve.org/.

What’s good about it is that basing on those images, the figure is a must-have for any and all Superman fans out there. (Is there anyone not a fan?)

The real downer is the price. Unlike other MMS toys that came before, the preorder price for this one is already at $200. Other MMS figures that came before were more in the $160 range. It’s good that part of the sales will go to the Reeve Foundation, but as HT did not share how much they’re planning to donate, I’m raising a red flag.

They’re not actually helping the foundation. Collectors are. HT is passing the cost of the donations to collectors by jacking up this figure’s price. They want to look good but are not willing to part ways with their money. Another stereotypical, and may I say reproachable, business practice HT is adopting.

My rants notwithstanding, I’m still going to be the owner of one of these come 4th Quarter! Who knows, might even be the owner of two, if the deal I found for preordering it pulls through.

Anyway, just to add more to this already long post, here are the blurbs of HT regarding this Superman Collectible Figure:

Item Name: Hot Toys – MMS 152 – Superman: 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure (Ship Q4 2011)

Item Code: PRE_MMS_152

Company: Hot Toys

Description: Hot Toys – MMS 152 – Superman: 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure

~ MMS Series ~

A brave and kind-hearted hero with a strong sense of justice, morality and righteousness. An American cultural icon, a fictional personality and a movie character.

Amid high anticipation, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure from the classic superhero movie Superman in 1978. The movie-accurate Superman collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Christopher Reeve in the movie, highlighting the authentic head sculpt, movie-accurate costume and detailed figure stage imitating the Fortress of Solitude.

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

  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Christopher Reeve as Superman in the Superman movie
  • Real-like facial expression with detailed wrinkles and gesture
  • Detailed hair sculpture
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Newly sculpted muscular body with over 30 points of articulation with extra forceful upper body as in neck and chest
  • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of palms for fighting
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted


    Costume :

  • One (1) set of costume in Superman style including one-piece blue costume with Superman logo in chest, yellow belt, red triangular-shaped pants and red cape
  • One (1) pair of red boots


    Accessories:

  • Specially-made figure stage imitating the Fortress of Solitude
  • Figure stand with Superman nameplate and the movie logo


    Artists:

  • Head Sculpted by Arnie Kim
  • Head Painted by JC.HONG
  • Head Art Directed by YULLI
  • Body Sculpted by Joseph Tsang

    A portion of this collectible figure’s sales benefits will be donated to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation by Hot Toys Limited.

  • A lot of fans were disappointed with the revelation of the fourth of Hot Toys’ DX line of figures. Up until it was revealed that DX04 is going to be the late Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, the world of one-sixth was hopeful it would be the greatest superhero the world has known. Now don’t get me wrong. There’s no shortage of hobbyists who are more than happy owning a Bruce Lee figure. But it would have made a lot more of us happy had it been Christopher Reeve as Superman.

    Perhaps realizing that it’s best not to disappoint their fanbase, Hot Toys, in a surprising turn, announced through its official newsletter that they are indeed going for the Man of Steel for the fifth DX figure.

    Here’s the excerpt from Hot Toys’ August 30 newsletter:

    “SUPERMAN is coming this winter & Master Arnie Kim’s joining!”

    “Our dear fans, this Winter Hot Toys will be bringing you surprise from the highly anticipated SUPERMAN (1978) movie license! Long-awaited by fans from all over the world, we’ll launch the first-of-his-kind 1/6th scale collectible figure of this American superhero acted by notable artist Christopher Reeve!
    Announcing this together is another great news, also much expected by our fans! We now proudly announce our new Korean extraordinary artist Master Arnie Kim to join the Hot Toys family! Taking the lead is the long-awaiting SUPERMAN project! We hope this unprecedented project and collaboration will bring to fans great excitement and anticipation! More exciting projects with outstanding characters will be coming soon! So please stay tuned with us for update!”

    This is gonna be one helluva 1:6 figure. I can’t wait to order one of these babies. In fact, sign me up for two! Winking smile