During the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, Hot Toys threw their hat in the Exclusives ring with the 1/6th scale Rescue Version of Captain America from the "Captain America: The First Avenger" film! He was only available through Sideshow Collectibles, and after the show, Sideshow sent us one over to check out for ourselves! Join us as we take a closer look at this con-exclusive hero and see if he's worthy of his reputation.
Hot Toys has been making freakishly-realistic versions of Bruce Wayne's alter-ego for a few years now. In all that time we've seen multiple versions of the Dark Knight and the Joker, but with the release of "The Dark Knight Rises" it seems they've opened the floodgates for Bat-based 1/6th scale collectibles. Their latest teaser is for the upcoming Catwoman/ Selina Kyle figure, based on Anne Hathaway's look in the film, and while it only really reveals her spiked heels, we're sure we won't be disappointed when the entire toy is finally revealed. In honor of this sneak peek-- and since the post would be so short otherwise, we've also compiled some of Hot Toys other TDKR offerings.
Read on for looks at Bane, the Tumbler, and the best Nolan-verse Batman figure from Hot Toys yet!
At the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, we saw an incredible amount of cool toys. Our brains were practically fried by Sunday afternoon as our feeble minds tried to process all that our eyes beheld. Lots and lots of those eye-gougingly awesome toys and statues were viewed during out walk through of the Sideshow Collectibles booth, and of course their wide range of 1/6th scale figures. While the new DC Comics-based line was the huge news, their G.I. Joe display didn't disappoint and we jumped at the chance to review their exclusive Lt. Falcon figure. Now that we're back from the madness of SDCC, it's time to plow into Falcon's review!
Read on to find out if this G.I. Joe exclusive is worthy of a place in the ranks of your collection, as we take him on a trek through the thick jungles and dangerous rivers of our local park!
Sideshow Collectibles recently announced they had the license to produce 1/6th scale figures based on DC Comics' library of legendary heroes and villains. Well, at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Sideshow gave fans a sneak peek at what they can expect with a display featuring five different prototypes. Sideshow Collectibles is known for their high-end items like their 1/6th scale G.I. Joe line, and as the American distributor for Hot Toys, so they are certainly no strangers to this arena. No info on price or release dates were given, but seeing them in person has us excited for what they have in store.
Read on for a look at each figure that debuted during the show!
You know, your living room could really use something to tie the whole room together. Something tasteful, yet eye-catching. We recommend the 1:1 scale Iron Man Mark VII Life Size Bust, from this summer's The Avengers flick,that was just announced from Sideshow Collectibles! Sure it clocks in at around eight-hundred bucks, but the eyes and arc reactor light up so in theory you could just use Tony's bust to read by at night-- thus saving electricity, and totally deferring the cost of this collectible! Okay, maybe that's a little unreasonable on our part, but just look at how cool this thing is. It's up for pre-order now, so you've got until March of 2013 to figure out how to justify the purchase.
Read on for all the tidbits from Sideshow Collectibles, along with a photo gallery.
Well, after a few weeks of tantalizing teases, Hot Toys has finally released tons of pics of their hyper-realistic "Joker 2.0" sixth scale figure. Basically, it's like having a miniature replica of Joker from "The Dark Knight" with you to
frighten brighten your days. He has a table and lamp to pose with, several weapons, multiple hands, and interchangeable heads (one with the intriguing-sounding "patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System"). A Sideshow Collectibles exclusive, you can pre-order this amazingly-detailed doll for only $274.99 right here...or simply feast your eyes on these eye-popping pictures below:
"Counting bodies like sheep."
That's the heart-warming mantra emblazoned on the arm (and incredibly huge rocket launcher) being toted around by the Grave Digger version of the Mk3 Heavy Bramble. His job is to kill zombies... or humans... or whatever the hell else he feels like! threeA Toys has been making quality figures based on the artwork of Ashley Wood and IDW's World War Robot comics for a while now and they just keep getting better. While the larger 1/6th scale releases are in the WWR line, this little pile of awesome is part of the WWRP, or World War Robot Portable. We previously reviewed a couple of the Armstrong series of mechanical soldiers, and pre-ordered this figure around the same time. Was it worth the wait? Read on to find out!
Hot Toys has been crafting 1/6th scale action figures that seem like they could only be created through sorcery. Their uncanny Christopher Reeve Superman figure topped our Top Ten Toys List for all of 2011, and it looks like their shooting for that honor once again (seeing as how it's so prestigious) with this teaser image of their upcoming Hulk figure based on his look in "The Avengers" flick. While Dr. Banner's face is hidden from view, just look at how massive he is compared to their Iron Man! We're assuming he'll have an articulated armature beneath the skin, but so far Hot Toys are keeping things close to the vest.
From the Hot Toys Facebook page:
The Avengers has smashed box office records in all 39 markets just few days after its launch! We believe that many fans have been surprised by the superhuman creature Hulk in the movie! Here we are proud to present our making of his muscular body!
We'll report more on this figure as more photos and a release date are made available. For now, be sure to check out Hot Toys' Facebook page, and order some of their amazing figures through their American distributor Sideshow Collectibles!
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It's a great time to be a G.I. Joe fan! 2012 is shaping up to be quite the year with the upcoming film sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", IDW's triple threat of incredible comic series, Hasbro producing some of the best 3 3/4" Joes to ever hit toy shelves, the "Renegades" and "A Real American Hero" animated series making their way to Netflix, and of course with Sideshow Collectibles' insanely detailed 12" figure line. Each release of the high-end collectible figures has been better than the last, and with a long sold-out Snake Eyes, it was high time for another. Not only does this figure remind us of the 3 3/4" Hasbro figure released last year thanks to it's multiple heads and versatility, but this time the black-clad commando comes with his trusty wolf Timber! Snake Eyes has now reached Wolverine-like levels in G.I. Joe media thanks in no small part to his look, and Sideshow has made sure to drive that point home. We have got to own this when it hits this September! Read More...
Cool, right? Well, now you too can have your very own Tumbler-style Batmobile thanks to those magicians over at Hot Toys. Granted, this thing is for their sixth scale Dark Knight line but if you aren't that heavy, it's possible you could ride on it.* Read on for the details on the Tumbler from Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles, their American distributor.
*MTV Geek! doesn't endorse sitting on any expensive toys.
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero has always featured strong female characters on both sides of the moral fence, and the Baroness is easily Cobra's premiere femme fatale. While there have been a number of 3 3/4" action figures made of her, none have ever even remotely captured her seductive charms-- hey, we're into those glasses, alright! Now our friends at Sideshow Collectibles are on the verge of releasing a premium Format Statue that will cause many a fight with our significant others over where our true affections lie.
Read on for all the info and pics.
So I started my day off Star Wars, as always, and sat in on the Star Wars collectibles panel at New York Comic Con! Chris Spitale from Lucasfilm Licensing showed us what's up and coming from companies such as Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant, Sideshow Collectibles, EFX Collectibles, Funko Blox, ThinkGeek and Comic Images.
Woodsy and Chris Spitale!
Kotobukiya has a bunch of statues coming out, including Commander Cody, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Clone Trooper, droid packs, and Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace with a lightsaber and up to 18 different poses.
Amazing! That was our first exclamation (minus the profanity) after seeing the newly released photos of Hot Toys’ Superman 1/6th scale figure based on the likeness of Christopher Reeve. In recent years, Hot Toys has shown a tremendous aptitude for making life-like 1/6th scale figures of our favorite heroes and villains of film. From perfect costuming to intricate paintwork and sculpting, these collectibles have become the pinnacle of high-end toy collecting. Other companies have licensed the likeness of Christopher Reeve in recent months, and have even released their own movie-versions of the Man of Steel, but regardless of how well done those have been – this is the definitive version. No question.
By Lemonjuice McGee
We here at MTV Geek! are continuing to showcase pants-soiling-scary action figures and collectibles to blow your hard-earned (or ill-gotten) dollars on. Today we’re taking a look at Sideshow Collectibles, the company known for their incredibly realistic and quality made 1/6th scale figures. They have licensing ties with almost every major property and have a close-knit relationship with Hot Toys, which allows them unprecedented availability to some of the sweetest, most armored, creepiest, and/or aggressive looking toys to ever grace a collector’s waiting hands. Every year, Sideshow hosts an event known as Spooktacular, on their website. During this event customers can score some deep discounts, see sneak peaks at upcoming figures, enter to win unbelievably awesome prizes, and a number of other fun odds & ends. In preparation for the event, Sideshow has a limited quantity (only 500, with a lot already sold as of this writing) of their Spooktacular Readiness Kit. What’s that you ask? Why would I need a kit to hang out online and try to get toys on the cheap? Well, our answer is: Why the Hell not?! It’s friggin’ awesome! Read More...