Paul Bettany’s role as Vision in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie was a thing of beauty, evoking just the right mixture of compassion and bad-assery, and now you can own the Vision in 12″ form.
Hot Toys revealed the first images this morning, and now Sideshow Collectibles has him up for pre-order, and I have to say, as one expects these days from Hot Toys, he looks spectacular. Look, he even comes with his own mini-Mjolnir!
Check out the pre-order right here, and take a peek at the images below.
One of the benefits of JoeCon is an opportunity to get some face time with the folks that control the fate of your favorite brand. In many cases interacting with Hasbro representatives results in a lot of understandable marketing speak. They are there, after all, to support their company and maintain the image and reputation of who they are there representing.
I’ve always been impressed by the way G.I. Joe representatives have handled themselves at various conventions, both as a credit to them and to their Public Relations folks.
But the frank and honest way Derryl DePriest approached questions about the fate of the 12″ toyline with the Patches of Pride impresses me most of all. He manages to maintain his professionalism, but gets incredibly honest and forthright about the current state of 12″ collecting and the potential future of 12″ figures at retail (hint… there ain’t one).
He’s frank about fan support for the 12″ line (or lack thereof) and Hasbro’s priorities when it comes to fans and shareholders. It’s an illuminating look into what goes into certain decisions, and I’m sure it has raised the eyebrows of many a Real American Hero fan, as we wonder just how far behind the 12″ fans we are.
This was a fantastic conversation, honest and transparent, and huge kudos to Derryl for telling it like it is, and thanks to The Joe Report at Patches of Pride for transcribing and posting.
I’ve seen a lot of questions out there surrounding the upcoming 12″ Jumbo releases of G.I. Joe figures from Gentle Giant. This video may help answer some of those questions.
Star Wars Celebration occurred last week, and dedicated G.I. Joe fan Page Wagner was in attendance, but while so many folks were focused on Star Wars, he spotted the Gentle Giant Joes and went straight for the good stuff.
He spent a few minutes talking to Gentle Giant about their upcoming G.I. Joe releases, and even got a chance to get a hands-on look at Grunt. He took video of this short Q & A session, and has made it available to GeneralsJoes exclusively.
Check out the embedded video below and big thanks to Page for thinking of me!
While this particular entry into the Age of Ultron toy collection isn’t something I’m tempted to pick up, I can’t argue with the craftsmanship here. The sculpting on the various cybernetic parts, as well as the exposed machinery and wiring? Pretty astounding looking stuff.
Hot Toys has released the official images of this Ultron Mark I and yes it is a thing of beauty, even if I prefer the more finished version.
For any of you “gotta catch ‘em all” Hot Toys fans, things are likely getting really expensive really quickly! Today Hot Toys teased their new Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision 1:6 scale figure, and then released the pre-order for the Age of Ultron War Machine.
Hot Toys is beginning its tour of Asia, making the rounds at various conventions, and in the midst of doing so has begun revealing some before unseen new Avengers: Age of Ultron figures!
Their first stop is Hong Kong, at Hysan Place & Lee Theatre, where they have set up an elaborate display including some existing figures, some new figures, and an amazing diorama featuring the Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man going toe-to-toe.
It amazes me at just how deep down the Iron Man rabbit hole Hot Toys manages to go, and I imagine they find folks only too eager to drop down there with them. Those high end collectors bank rolling full “Halls of Armor” with $200+ 1:6 scale figures are a community of folks I’m sure I’ll never mix with, but I can’t argue how gorgeous the toys are.
The Mark VII Stealth Iron Man is from the first Avengers film and looks striking in this new dark paint scheme. Check out the newly revealed images below. Pre-Order information sure to follow.
Don’t miss the boat! The first Avengers Hawkeye sold out quick and now goes for some insane amount on the secondary market. This update looks absolutely amazing and is up for pre-order on Sideshow Collectibles’ website NOW.
Check out the link below and go get ‘im! I know I will…
Hot Toys first came on my radar during the first Avengers film and I was blown away by the first Hawkeye they developed. It was one of the finest action figures I’d seen, but I felt the price tag was just way out of reach.
Here we are a couple of years later, and an ongoing dry spell for G.I. Joe, and suddenly perhaps I can find a way to afford this… I certainly hope so, Jeremy Renner just seems to be calling to me.
Hot Toys has revealed their impressive outing for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and considering the first version of this character now fetches around six hundred bucks on the secondary market, I’ll have to be satisfied with this one as a member of my Avengers team.
I think I can learn to live with it. Check out a small gallery of images below, and be ready for an incoming pre-order!