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Posted by Leah Bayer on December 2, 2011 | No Comments
When I think of alien super-hunters that live on a jungle planet, the first thing that jumps to mind is (naturally) Japanese history. I mean… that totally makes sense. Samurai aliens. So when Hot Toys announced that their next project is a Samurai Predator, certainly no one was surprised. No one though, “WTF? That makes no sense.” This is obviously a perfectly logical decision.
If you have money to blow on ridiculous things, this 1/6 scale figure is the choice for you. I actually find the absurdity of this figure… kind of charming, but it’s certainly not something I would ever own. I do have a Hot Toy, and they’re worth the price, but I think it has to be from a franchise you really love.
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on August 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
The other day, we showed you the Bruce Wayne and Shadow Predator Hot Toys, which went up on Sideshow’s website yesterday and sold out quickly, but those aren’t all that Hot Toys had on hand at San Diego Comic Con! There were lots of pieces on display from all different movies from Iron Man 2, Tron: Legacy, Spiderman, Avatar, and more. Also on hand were some new figures from the movie Sucker Punch, which seemed to be crowd favorites, and some male movie character favorites in Jack Sparrow and Indiana Jones. That’s not all though; tucked away in another corner of Sideshow’s booth was an announcement of a 1/6th scale Batmobile along with a more traditional Joker! Having just made my first Hot Toys purchase with the limited Bruce Wayne, that Batmobile is definitely tempting (while not the tumbler from the new movies). There’s just so much to choose from that anyone will find something that catches their eye, so hit the gallery and see if there’s anything that you want to add to your collection!
Posted by Leah Bayer on August 12, 2011 | No Comments
I have rather odd taste in figures. While I love cute, girlie designs, I’m also a big fan of things creepy enough to freak most people out. As you could probably surmise, I’ve always been intrigued by Sideshow’s Alien and Predator figures. They’re so unnatural looking, yet the sculpts are flawless enough to make them look alive.
Statues tend to be out of my price range (says the girl who spends $1,000 a pop on dolls!), but I’d be happy to own any of these pieces. The Alien Dog in particular is just wickedly awesome, and also surprisingly affordable! I just wouldn’t know where to put something like this. Maybe in my foyer to scare the bejeesus out of visitors?
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on August 11, 2011 | 1 Comment
Hot Toys makes some incredibly awesome 1/6th scale poseable figures, but sadly, some of their most awesome designs also usually happen to be exclusives. Fear not, though! Sideshow Collectibles, who distributes for Hot Toys, has gotten their hands on the Bruce Wayne and Shadow Predator figures and will be releasing them online tomorrow, Friday the 12th, at 10am and 12pm respectively for 2 hour periods each. Bruce Wayne here is quite remarkable; the detailing on the bat-suit from Batman Begins is here in all of its glory along with a whole slew of hands and weapons so that you can kick your other figures in your collection’s butt. Bruce Wayne here also comes with 4 face: 3 as Batman and 1 as Christian Ba–I mean Bruce Wayne. Also available will be the scary Shadow Predator from Predator 2, who is quite well detailed and has amazingly hidden joints. If either of these catch your eye, they will retail for $224.99 and FLEXPay will also be available on them, so head over to Sideshow’s website to make sure you’re all set up to order.
Posted by Leah Bayer on August 11, 2011 | No Comments
Sideshow does most of their figures in 1/4 scale, but they unveiled a whole new line of huge figures at SDCC. They’re entitled “legendary scale” but they’re about 1/3. Additions to the line so far include Iron Man, Wolverine, Wolf Predator, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul, Neytiri, and the Terminator. Because of their large scale and the attention to detail, these will cost a pretty penny-$1,600 each!
While I really love the idea of this line and the sculpts all look great, I have one issue with it–Neytiri isn’t 1/3 scale! Since she is about 9 feet tall in “real life,” a true 1/3 scale figure would be 36 inches. Since the figures in the line seem to be about 2 feet tall, maybe smaller, that puts Neytiri at about 1/5 scale! Then again, having a 3 foot tall sculpture would be a little extreme.
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on August 11, 2011 | No Comments
If there’s anything that really sticks out in my mind from last year’s San Diego Comic Con, it would definitely be the legendary scale busts at Sideshow Collectibles’ booth. These giant 1:1 scale busts are a thing to marvel at in person and I was quite glad to see this line being continued at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. From Star Wars to Predator and Alien with some Marvel characters thrown in between, there were quite a few legendary scale busts on hand this year.
One notable new addition though is a legendary scale bust of Robocop, which should be on every Robocop fan’s wishlist. The Star Wars line is also looking quite nice with the very perfectly pulled off metal on C-3PO and the fearsome dome of Darth Vader. The one area I’d really like to see some improvement is with the Marvel line. Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America all have varying degrees of “off-ness” where they just don’t look right, which is quite important when one is shelling out $600 for one of these. All of this is made up for though on the prop-quality busts from the Alien and Predator movies, which are quite stunning. All in all, if a 1:1 scale bust is what you’re looking for, check out the ones in the gallery below and let us know your thoughts on them in the comments below.