Hot Toys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Toys)
thou they are not my collection (yet ) i just want to share my utmost admiration for the Hong Kong based toy maker's effort and dedication in outdoing themselves in their recent release of 12" (1/6 scale) figures of iron man (mark 3 and 2) and also joker (bank heist version)!
p.s. no, i'm their marketing manager hahaha
the lower right hand corner sees the comparison between the version one head sculpt and the improved head sculpt after more information was released when the movie was premiered worldwide.
original post from a HK toy forum
Real nice work...couple of their toys look pretty good. Saw the Davey Jones last night in person...was kinda rough.
This Iron Man looks dope.
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Jesus.. Those toys in the link Jason linked are AMAZINGLY high in quality. Like the RE4 ones actually seem to have cloth and wool on the pants and coats.. I really need those Appleseed ones!
the Hot Toys 1/20 appleseed figures which i plan to get my hands on in a few months time, should not have this problem as its PVC based. cheers
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yeaahh joker it is very realist hot toys thanks for post
I want 12 inch tall James Dean.
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depends on the make and also complexity, accessories etc. meaning depends on that particular release really, the ranges are usually from USD 7X to USD1XX to 3XX and higher. From where i'm, HotToy's seems to be lowest price, but refer to the official website for details, plus shipping cost etc. they are limited in the sense that most part involves hand work (painting, tailoring the suits etc) but its usually in the region of thousands, the more costly ones are usually less in production numbers due to labour intensive works involves.
as for 12" steve... you might have to custom build one yourself... but judging from the body hair... hmmm... it'll be pretty labour intensive hahahaha
official 12" ironman mark I from hot toys, the problem with hot toys (its a problem unless you dont mind parting with USD3XX soon) is the photo released on their official page is "what you see is what you get" if not better due to last minute changes or modification, either from market feedback or newly acquired copyrighted reference materials. unlike some other brands that would release a much more better painted official photos and a let down in the mass production end products.
... seems like there's a possibility for iron monger... somewhere in the near future hahahaha
original post from hong kong's toy forum
Last edited by N D Hill; October 1st, 2008 at 03:35 PM.
Wow, incredible details in those toy models. Ive never kept tabs on that industry so I never knew how accurate they could get.
I hate to ask, but about how much do those toys go for? The Ironman toy is amazing.
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The dark Knight is my favourate. Do you think Hot Toys are better than Medicom's RAH? and what about the DC 12"?
Last edited by 13th legion; October 24th, 2008 at 07:25 PM.
Excellent.....wish i could speak Japanesse though.
Because, if you take a look at the site its mostly in japanesse.... or Korean.
The joker is just a stupidly detailed piece. it's great! Not sure about those aliens tho the legs look a bit weird at the joints.
Here's an interesting blog run by Hot Toys skulpter Joseph Tsang. It has a ton of great production stills.
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