“That guy’s brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.”
We’ve now reached what I assume has to be the end of Hot Toys’ marvelous (no pun intended) line of 12″ collectible figures from “Marvel’s The Avengers” with the announcement of Bruce Banner. Continue Reading
“The Wolverine” came tantalizing close to being one of my favorite comic book movies. It featured the typically great Hugh Jackman performance and let Wolverine ditch those pesky X-Men, but the final battle was a bit anticlimactic since the Wolverine vs. Ninjas throw down was right there and we didn’t get it! Sigh.
All the same, Hot Toys managed to put together a pretty much perfect Logan figure complete with dapper suit and tie and traditional wife beater outfits. I was trying to limit my Hot Toys collection to a few, but this one is just too great to miss out on. Continue Reading
I wasn’t sure exactly how I was gonna pose my Hot Toys Avengers — once I get them all — but Hot Toys set up a great display at its Annual Exhibition in Taiwan featuring the team recreating the post-credit scene of the team celebrating their defeat of Loki by enjoying some shawarma. And now we can start the demand for a “Marvel’s The Avengers” version Bruce Banner so we can complete the scene.
Iron Man has sported several armors since he debuted in the 1960s. My favorite remains the iconic 1970s red and yellow look as it’s the first armor that comes to mind when I think of the character largely because that was how Iron Man looked when I first started getting into the Marvel Comics characters.
Ironically at the time, Tony Stark wasn’t in that armor during Secret Wars — the mega crossover that pitted Marvel’s main heroes and villains against each other in another universe — but James “Rhodey” Rhodes.
Stark was in the background of the Iron Man comic until he came up with a new suit of armor, which was nicknamed the Silver Centurion armor. It was a major switch from IM’s traditional look with the yellow replaced with silver (or white in the comics) and it quickly became my second favorite armor because it was such a drastic switch in color and I loved the rounded edge shoulder parts and triangle chest piece.
Hot Toys gets in on the action with an intriguing Silver Centurion/movie Iron Man style influenced armor and its got enough touches from both that makes this a very tempting figure and one I may have to track down very soon. Continue Reading
Of the big moments in “Iron Man 3,” my least favorite was Tony Stark going all James Bond while invading The Mandarin’s hideout. If only I knew how much I’d dislike when Tony actually confronts The Mandarin I would have happily gone along with Stark, Tony Stark’s wild adventures.
Hot Toys likes this look a lot more than I did and decided to make a figure based on this pivotal scene. Continue Reading
Here’s a more detailed look of the Hot Toys Captain America Star Spangled Man 12″ figure. It’s supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek figure (it’s even got the script on the back of the shield!), but this is more my Captain America and I kinda want it if for no other reason.
Too bad there’s no Hawkeye movie so we could get a more comic-accurate figure from Hot Toys too… Continue Reading