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While Comic-Con International attendees got a glimpse of the unpainted prototype at the Square Enix booth, no one had seen the completed Play Arts Variant Black Widow action figure, until now.
Square Enix has unveiled the first two official photos of the upcoming figures, but has yet to provide any details. We can see from the images that Black Widow will come equipped with (for starters) two pistols, interchangeable hands and a blast effect for her “Widow’s Bite.” Plus, whatever those spiky things are at her elbows.
Although this brief video from The Story Plus certainly won’t answer all of your questions about Hot Toys, it offers a fun glimpse behind the scenes of the collectible company’s production facilities.
JC Hong, president of Hot Toys production in South Korea, breaks down the laborious process of creating the often startlingly life-like action figures based on the stars of Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Dark Knight and other blockbusters.
“It’s always a hard challenge,” he explains, “like giving birth to a new child.”
Just when it seemed we might never see an Avengers: Age of Ultron Quicksilver collectible figure from Hot Toys, a prototype has been spotted in the wild — or, rather, at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong — alongside Nick Fury and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Drax the Destroyer.
There’s no word yet when the 1/6th-scale Quicksilver figure, based on the likeness of actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, will be available, but considering the recently revealed Scarlet Witch isn’t expected to ship until the end of this year or the beginning of the next, we may be waiting a while.
Funko has unveiled a new series of Pop! Heroes vinyl figures inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Knight.
Debuting in September, the line will feature Batman, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow and, of course, Arkham Knight. Whether additional figures will be released remains to be seen.
You’ve likely read that Hot Toys will debut a 1/6th-scale Millennium Falcon this weekend at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong. However, if you’re having trouble envisioning the sheer size of the 18-foot by 12-foot replica spaceship, these early images from the convention will help.
Those are 1/6th-scale Star Wars figures, and full-size humans, in the above photo. Although Hot Toys recently announced the release of a 1/6th-scale cockpit (and showcased it at Comic-Con International), as far as we know there are no plans to sell the full Millennium Falcon.
Where would Scott Lang be without his trusty carpenter ant/steed Antony? Grounded, that’s where. Recognizing the winged insect’s invaluable contribution to Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, Hot Toys has unveiled its latest miniature collectible: Scott Lang atop a flying ant.
Antony measures about 4 inches in length, which may give you some idea of his wingspan. I’m sure someone with a ruler and polished math skills could figure that out, but I’m not that guy.
You may be a die-hard Mobile Suit Gundam fan, but are you devoted — and wealthy — enough to pay $160,000 for a solid-gold statue of the iconic robot? OK, how about $5,200 for its silver counterpart.
Standing about 5 inches tall and weighing 35.3 ounces, the limited-edition figures were produced by Ginza Tanaka in collaboration with Bandai for “The Art of Gundam” exhibition, which continues through Sept. 27 in Tokyo. That’s the same jeweler that created the solid-gold statues of Godzilla and Ghidorah last year in celebration of the King of the Monsters’ 60th anniversary, and a platinum Gundam in 2007.
If that 18-foot replica of the Millennium Falcon has you yearning for more classic Star Wars collectibles, you’re in luck: This morning Hot Toys unveiled its Princess Leia 1/6th-scale figure from A New Hope.
Based on the likeness of Carrie Fisher from the 1977 film, the figure comes with two blasters and a display stand. A special edition, available only in select markets, will feature a “specially designed backdrop.”
Humanity has been longing for a sci-fi hoverboard since the 1989 release of Back to the Future Part II — so much so that we were eager to believe a mind-blowing working model would hit the market last year. A couple of official (if non-hovering) replicas have been released over the past few years, most recently by HalloweenCostumes.com, but why shell out $49 for one of those when you can make your own?
After helping to save the day in Iron Man 3, Pepper Potts steps into the spotlight once again with a new 1/6th-scale collectible figure from Hot Toys.
Hot Toys is known for its high-end, 1:6 scale figures of characters from Marvel, DC Comics and other genre properties like Star Wars and Terminator — detailed and, at frequently a couple hundred books a pop, spendy.
The Hong Kong-based collectible company is set to take its Star Wars output to a new level this weekend at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong with a 1:6 scale Millennium Falcon on display (for exhibit, not for sale) at the show. If you’re wondering what one-sixth of the Millennium Falcon equals, according to Hot Toys on Facebook it’s 18 feet long by 12 feet wide, making it larger than some studio apartments and capable of taking out a 1:6 scale Death Star.
If you happen to be in Hong Kong this weekend and in the mood to gawk at giant Star Wars replicas — Hot Toys promises more unique Star Wars items on display — ACGHK, the territory’s largest pop culture event, runs through July 24-July 28, and the Falcon can be seen at Hot Toys’ booth (E15-16).
Physicist by day, LEGO builder by night, Ralph S. — who goes by MadPhysicist on his Flickr account (via BrickNerd) — is a hobbyist who builds complex LEGO models in his spare time. This time, he’s turned his attention to “Transformers,” constructing a transformable model of lead autobot Optimus Prime entirely out of LEGOs.
Though his models are impressive, he says in his profile that he builds them only for his love of the hobby: “I am sorry if it disappoints anybody, but I have no interest in selling any of my models… I don’t make instructions either. I’d rather spend my time building new things. I don’t work for LEGO. My LEGO building is strictly a hobby.”
Check out his Flickr for more photos and catch a picture of Optimus Prime in his transformed state below the cut.
The Force is strong with watchmakers MB&F, who have designed an elaborately crafted music box in the shape of a TIE fighter that plays the theme songs from “Star Wars,” “Mission Impossible” and “James Bond” on its right speaker and “The Godfather,” “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” and “The Persuaders” on its left.
According to Gizmodo, MB&F’s latest project will hit the market with only 99 handcrafted pieces, each of which carry a hefty price tag of $18,400+. The music box, called MusicMachine 3, features two speakers, both of which have over-sized rollers dotted with over 1,400 tiny pins placed by hand into an equal number of small drill holes. Of the 99 pieces available, 33 pieces will have a white finish; 33 pieces will have a black finish; and 33 pieces will have a chrome finish.
Hit the jump to check out a video of the MusicMachine 3 in action, as well as a few more photos.
Twin Ion Engines — or TIE Fighters — will live on in the new Stars Wars movies, and on collectors’ shelves.
At Comic-Con International this week, Hasbro revealed the first toys in its upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy line, starting with a glimpse of what to expect from the movie’s villains: a brand-new, 26-inches tall, $170 TIE Fighter along with, naturally, its pilot.
The TIE Fighter is part of The Black Series, Hasbro’s high-end collectible Star Wars line. The TIE Fighter — which takes the familiar look of the spacecraft and adds some cool enhancements, like that touch of red — belongs to the “First Order” group, which was born from the ashes of the Galactic Empire after the Battle of Endor at the end of Return of the Jedi.
Plenty of crafty fans have created their own wearable Mega Man helmets, but there’s never been an official version — until now.
Capcom will have the real deal on display this week at Comic-Con International, with preorders opening sometime afterward — for a limited time — at the Capcom Store. There’s no word yet about price, but it’s safe to say the replica will set you back a bit.