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If you’re not satisfied with just one version of the homicidal robot from Avengers: Age of Ultron in your collection, you’re in luck, because Hot Toys has officially unveiled its 1/6th-scale Ultron Mark I.
As both the name and the images suggest, this is the early form of the artificial intelligence glimpsed in the trailers for the Marvel Studios sequel, one cobbled together from pieces of Iron Man and Iron Legion armor, and who knows what else. Reflecting that, the 32.5-centimeter figure is asymmetrical and missing a left hand, with exposed cables and other mechanical details.
In the buildup to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hot Toys has been wowing fans by revealing one movie-accurate collectible figure after another, from Captain America and Ultron Prime to the Incredible Hulk and War Machine. However, the company has been holding back one at least one character, whose introduction in the Marvel Studios sequel is eagerly anticipated: The Vision, as played by Paul Bettany.
This morning, however, Hot Toys unveiled a tantalizing teaser:
After teasing the figure in photos last week from its “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition” in Hong Kong, Hot Toys has unveiled promo photos and details of its 1/6th-scale War Machine Mark II.
Based on the likeness of actor Don Cheadle, the 31-centimeter collectible figure features diecast material, interchangeable heads (the helmeted version with LED light-up function), more than 30 points of articulation, LED-lighted arc reactor, seven interchangeable palms, a rotatable machine gun and a stand.
The Hot Toys exclusive is expected to ship in the second or third quarter of this year. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1.
Hot Toys has debuted a video of “Ultron Rises,” a holographic showcase on display in Hong Kong as part of its “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition.”
As the title suggests, the specially designed visual traces the path of the film’s antagonist, from dormant peacekeeping program to homicidal robot, all in the course of 55 seconds.
Sure, we already spotlighted some of the life-size statues from Hot Toys’ “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition,” but on the eve of the tour’s first stop in Hong Kong, the company has revealed a peek at the incredible Hulkbuster vs. Hulk.
Measuring about 13 feet tall, the display — it’s outside Hysan Place in Causeway Bay — features not only the aforementioned life-size statues, but also the expected debris, and, yes, even smoke effects.
If your complaint with Hot Toys’ Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible figures is that they’re just not big enough, allow us to point you to the 1/4th-scale Iron Man Mark XLIII. That’s 1/4th scale, rather than the usual 1/6th, which means the Armored Avenger stands 20 inches tall.
The prototype was showcased in December at Toy Soul 2014, but now the company’s first 1/4th-scale figure has been officially revealed, featuring a new Tony Stark head sculpt, interchangeable helmeted head, and LED light-up functions on the eyes, arc reactor and repulsors. There are also three pairs of interchangeable palms, and a damaged Ultron Sentry diorama base with detachable head and arm.
If you think Hot Toys’ 1/6th-scale figures are mind-bogglingly — maybe even unnervingly — realistic, you should see the life-size versions.
As part of its “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition,” which tours Asia from April through July, the company is producing full-size statues “that will embody the meticulously crafted details” fans are accustomed to seeing in the collectible figures. Those include replicas of Captain America and Thor that could easily be mistaken for Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, and entire teams of nearly 10-feet-tall Hulkbusters and 8-feet-tall Ultron Primes.
Hot Toys shows no signs of letting up with its line of Marvel collectible figures, which continues with this exclusive 1/6th-scale Iron Man Mark VII in Stealth Mode.
Just how exclusive is it? It’s a movie promo edition that will be available for preorder during stops on “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition,” which will tour Asia from April through July.
On the heels of Black Widow, Hot Toys has unveiled its Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th-scale Hawkeye collectible figure.
Based on actor Jeremy Renner’s likeness — would you expect anything less? — the 30-centimeter figures boasts a newly developed head sculpt, new costume, improved articulation and newly designed bow and arrows.
Hot Toys has at long last unveiled its 1/6th-scale Avengers: Age of Ultron Black Widow collectible figure.
Based, of course, on Scarlett Johansson’s likeness, the movie-accurate figure stands about 28 centimeters tall, and boasts 28 points of articulation, four pairs of interchangeable hands (including one for holding pistols and another for batons), two blasters, two batons, one pistol and one dagger.
While Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch figures have been conspicuously scarce in the buildup to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, we get an honest-to-goodness glimpse of the twins in newly release art created by Touma for Hot Toys’ new Artist Mix Collection.
Mind you, it’s not the actual figures, but it holds the promise that fans will eventually see the two alongside the Avengers, Vision and Ultron. Hot Toys also revealed 3D renderings of Tony Stark in his Mark XLIII suit, the Incredible Hulk and Thor, part of Series 2.
After revealing the first series in its new line of Avengers: Age of Ultron Cosbaby bobbleheads last week, Hot Toys is back to tease the next two waves, which, yes, include Black Widow and Hawkeye.
There’s still no sign of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, however.
As menacing as Ultron is in the trailers for Marvel’s Avengers sequel, in bobblehead form the homicidal robot can only scare up an “Awwwwwww.”
He joins adorable big-eyed, 3.75-inch versions of Iron Man XLIII, Captain America, Thor, Iron Legion and Ultron Sentry in Hot Toys’ newly unveiled Avengers: Age of Ultron Cosbaby Series 1. However, Ultron Prime is available only in the Collectors Set. More figures are promised in later releases (keep your fingers crossed for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch).
Less than a week after debuting the new Hulk, Hot Toys has revealed details of its 1/6th-scale Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster collectible figure.
Heralded at Toy Soul 2014 with a 10-foot statue, the movie-accurate figure stands nearly 21 inches tall, and features a Mark XLIII bust inside the Hulkbuster, with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on the chest. The metallic red, gold and silver armor has a weathering effect, and more than 16 LED light-up areas located in the eyes, chest, repulsor palms, back and legs.
Hot Toys has unveiled its Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th-scale Hulk figure, which features a new head sculptures to reflect changes to the characters design in the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel.
The Hulk Deluxe Collectible Set boasts two newly developed angry and screaming head sculpts with rolling eyeballs, a specially painted muscular body with more than 20 points of articulation, an interchangeable non-articulated “Hulk smash” pose upper body, and two pairs of interchangeable palms.