Today was a big day for collectors. Sideshow Collectibles, Hot Toys, and the folks from Weta are making collectors around the world very happy. The Lord of the Rings fans are getting a truly awesome treat from Weta with the announcement they will be making the environment Barad-Dur: Fortress of Sauron. Weta will be letting us know along the way the process to bringing this collectible to life and as soon as any info is out I will let you know.
Star Wars fans got a real treat from Sideshow Collectibles today via their Facebook page with a preview of the new 1:6th Darth Vader figure with reveal sculpt. No word on anything just yet on price or not but I would expect as we get closer to Comic-Con we’ll know more. Sideshow also via their Sideshow Experience page of an upcoming premium format for the character Hawkeye. Hot Toys and Sideshow have teamed up for one of Sideshow’s Comic-Con Exclusive in the USO Rescue Captain America 1:6th figure via their Facebook page.
Hot Toys has announced yet another figure from this Summers blockbuster The Avegners. The next character getting the “official” preview is one of the super spies of the team Black Widow. Just from what we can see in this preview this figure is looking to be even better than the last Black Widow figure from Iron Man 2. No word yet on price or details on the figure but as soon as I see them I will pass them on to you.
Until then here is the preview:
Last night the First Avenger became the next Avenger from Hot Toys The Avengers 1:6th line. From the preview pic he looks pretty cool and obviously comes with a Chris Evans sculpt. If the track record holds we should see something fairly early next week as far as full reveal pics go and a PO shortly after. As soon as we get those I will make sure to let you all know.
The Avengers is sure to be one of 2012 biggest and best movies for at the very least comic fans around the world. Well, the folks at Hot Toys have announced the first figure from this film and the character is the leader of Shield Nick Fury. The preview doesn’t show the sculpt but knowing Hot Toys it will most likely be one of the best Samuel l. Jackson sculpts we’ve seen. As soon as it goes up for order or more pics show up I will let you all know.
First review of 2012 is ready for you all and it will cover the War Machine Special version. Hot Toys did this figure as a nod to Milk Magazine’s 10th Anniversary in 2011. Those versions were limited to 300 pieces and came with a special base while these versions have the standard Iron Man 2 base. If you’re a fan of the Iron Man figures then this figure is for you! I honestly dig it more than the original War Machine figure which was quite solid. If you don’t have this figure get it before its gone and goes up like virtually every Hot Toys figure. As always here’s the review with plenty of pics.
Thank you everyone who takes the time to check this blog out! You help make all the time put into giving you the news worth it and are the reason why I love sharing my passion. I hope that 2012 is a fantastic year for you and one you’ll never forget for good reasons.
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Got another review for you tonight. This time it will be of the Hot Toys Captain America figure from this summers Captain America: The First Avenger. This has to be one of the year’s top figures with the amazing detail and overall quality of this figure. One of the things besides the very fair price of this figure ($170 shipped from Sideshow) was the really solid likeness to Chris Evans. There is really very little wrong with the figure and if you’re a fan of Cap then there is no reason you shouldn’t add this figure to your collection.