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Start saving your money now, collectors. Hot Toys has unveiled its Rocket Raccoon and Groot action-figure set for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s undeniably awesome (and I say that as someone who hasn’t collected action figures since childhood), but it’s also $360. I should point out, however, that you can set up a payment plan, which seems absolutely crazy for a toy, but what do I know.
The “movie-accurate” figures come with a weapon (for Rocket), an interchangeable angry expression face (for Groot) and interchangeable hands (for both). See more details and photos on the Sideshow Collectibles website. You can preorder now for shipping in March. Did I mention it’s $360?
Happy January an welcome to Shelf Porn. You’ve got shelves, we’ve got a blog … and then the magic happens. Today Rich shows us his collection of statues, graphic novels, animation cels and a pretty awesome Batman sketch by Moebius.
If you’d like to see your collection here, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief write-up and some jpgs.
And now here is Rich …
While the story is confusing, you’re unlikely to see a better fan-made stop-motion film than this trailer for Batman: Dark Knightfall, created by Derek Kwok and Henri Wong using those incredibly (and creepily) life-like Hot Toys figures. The filmmakers’ attention to detail is impressive, from steam and lighting to flying debris and fluttering fabric, giving the short a realistic quality. Well, at least until The Joker arrives, and the action takes an inexplicably bizarre turn (also not easily explained: why Gordon just lies on the ground). A full version is promised soon, so maybe we’ll get all the answers then.
Earlier this month, Hot Toys sent out a teaser image of their upcoming Silk Spectre action figure based on the Watchmen movie. The company has stated the figure will be approximately 30cm (12 inches) tall and sport 26 points of articulation. Ten new photos are now available on Hot Toy’s website. No release date has been announced yet.
In their June newsletter, Hong Kong manufacturer Hot Toys introduced the Silk Spectre figure. Based on the Watchmen movie, the figure has Malin Akerman’s likeness and a trench coat in 1/6 scale. Calling it a “teaser”, Hot Toys promises more images in the near future. No word yet if Sideshow Toys will be distributing this figure for other markets, but the likelihood is high.