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IT HAS BEGUN! Hot Toys has started releasing pictures of it’s first release of Tony Stark’s “Iron Legion” from Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. Hot Toys’ first release will be the Iron Man Mark XXXV “Red Snapper” (Disaster Rescue Suit) Power Pose Series one-sixth scale collectible!

Today, we are excited to present one of the brand new armors from our Power Pose Series (PPS) – the 1/6th scale Red Snapper Collectible Figurine, the disaster rescue suit Mark XXXV with an extended arm-length and movable claw-like hands which can perform movie-accurate iconic poses and twists very closed to that in the movie, with LED light-up functions and figure stand with Red Snapper and the Stark Industries nameplate.
Collect the Power Pose Series together with the Movie Masterpiece Series and Diorama Series in 1/6th scale as some of the parts are compatible with each other!

Today, we are excited to present one of the brand new armors from our Power Pose Series (PPS) – the 1/6th scale Red Snapper Collectible Figurine, the disaster rescue suit Mark XXXV with an extended arm-length and movable claw-like hands which can perform movie-accurate iconic poses and twists very closed to that in the movie, with LED light-up functions and figure stand with Red Snapper and the Stark Industries nameplate.

Collect the Power Pose Series together with the Movie Masterpiece Series and Diorama Series in 1/6th scale as some of the parts are compatible with each other!

From the looks of it, this collectible will have limited articulation points compared to Hot Toys’ original Movie Masterpiece Series Iron Man action figures. Regardless, it’s still a pretty amazing collectible to own. I expect this collectible will run you about $180-200+ and it will hit the streets sometime in Spring 2014.

Preorder info: Iron Man 3 – Hot Toys PPS Marvel Series Red Snapper – Mark XXXV Armor Power Pose Series Sixth Scale Figure (Hot Toys)

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It makes a lot of sense to incorporate the world of steampunk with Iron Man. It really does. As a master mechanic and engineer, Tony Stark would have had no problem creating an Iron Man suit regardless of what time period he is in. Instead of the arc reactor, powering the suit with steam is a viable choice. Jonathan Kriscak of Pack Rat Studios took this concept and ran with it and created an amazing custom Steampunk Iron Man. This eleven inch monster was created from the parts of a Cletus action figure (the NFL on Fox robot), and various Transformers action figures. Whats really awesome is the amazing paint job that Jonathan applied to this figure, especially around the bolts and rivets. Another cool aspect of this custom figure is the light that shines in the figure chest. It actually flickers resembling a fire inside a oven. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wrap my brain around all the cool features on this toy and the amazing amount of detail that Jonathan put on this steampunk Iron Man.

This amazing figure is on sale on eBay and the auction ends on April 23. Hit the jump and check out more pix!

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Every toy company in the world seemed to have given up making decent action figures based on video games. Why? It might have something to do with companies putting their trust into Square Enix Products (the merchandise development division of SQEX) to make toys for them. Square Enix Products has made toys for not only ‘Final Fantasy’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts’, but also ‘Halo’, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Resident Evil’, and ‘Metal Gear Solid’. Well, SQEX continues its reign by giving attendees at New York Toy Fair 2011 a glimpse into SQEX’s ‘Street Fighter IV’ action figure line. On display was prototype figures of Ryu and Chun-Li. Based on the size, it is most likely a new addition into SQEX’s “Play Arts Kai” action figure line. Most likely these figures will feature many articulation points, stand around 8-10 inches and have an amazing sculpt/paint job. What even better is these figures go for less than 50 bucks. These definitely look amazing and detailed better than what has been already released in the market by other toy manufacturers. We will most likely see these in stores at the end of the year.

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Can this be the “new” Optimus Prime in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’? If you saw the trailer for Transformer 3 during the Super Bowl, you would have noticed that Optimus Prime looks a bit different from he did in the previous two films. Optimus really didn’t get an upgrade in the second movie (if you don’t count that crap with Jetfire), so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him in new form for the finale. It is pretty obvious that he form changes a bit more and sports a large flight pack on his back that looks like a dragonfly’s wings. Well, Hasbro gives us a glimpse at a new Optimus Prime action figure due out in stores this year and from what I see, the changes are a bit odd. Of course, what we see in action figure form is not the same as in the movie, but its pretty close.

Transformers Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime Action Figure. With the upcoming ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ movie, one of the most iconic characters in the Transformers lore will capture the spotlight as his heroic story becomes the focus of the first-ever 3D Transformers movie. Now, an action figure befitting such an icon will be available with the new Transformers Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime action figure. The figure includes the Autobot leader’s classic trailer that doubles as a weapons arsenal and is an integral part of the figure’s converting play pattern. The Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime figure features three mode of conversion – vehicle, robot, and robot with ‘mech suit.’ The trailer, which serves as a weapons depot and command center, also converts into a ‘mech suit’ that Optimus Prime shows off when it’s time to rumble. Featuring lights, launching projectiles, electronic battle sounds and Optimus Prime phrases, this is the must-have item for kids and fans alike.

It looks like Optimus is getting his trailer (finally). Unfortunately, it becomes wings… Regardless, the action in the preview was pretty awesome, so I’m kind of sold. While we are talking about a new Optimus, did anyone see the flying Transformer in the trailer? Everyone is saying its Razorbeak. I’m convinced its Megatron in Dragon-form. Anyone agree?

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Holy shit, this figure is awesome! Hong Kong based, figure designer/manufacturer, Hot Toys, is well known for their incredible action figures from movies such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘The Dark Knight’. Well, Hot Toys (who is collaborating with Sideshow Collectibles) signed a huge licensing agreement with LucasArts to make 1:6 scale articulate action figures for Indiana Jones. I can honestly say that every Indy figure that came out in the past looks like shit. Other than the signature clothing, the facial sculpt was less than spectacular and it makes me cringe. This is not the case with Hot Toys x Sideshow Collectibles’ Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: Indiana Jones Movie Masterpiece DX05 1:6 scale collectible action figure  This bad ass version of our favorite professor of archeology comes with an array of accessories such as his signature whip, brown fedora, and even a golden Fertility Idol statue! It even comes with Hot Toys’ “Parallel Eyeball Rolling System” which allows Indy’s eyes to adjust pending on his pose. I have collected about 80% of all of Hot Toys’ releases and this figure makes me giddy like a little school girl. It’s THAT freakin’ awesome. Indy will release in the summer and goes for about $250. Like most Hot Toys figures, this figure will go up in value. Hit the jump to check out more pix!

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My prayers have been answered! After a long wait, there will finally be an awesome Indiana Jones figure. Hot Toys released a teaser regarding a new “Movie Masterpiece” 12 inch collectible action figure for ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark“! This time, Hot Toys will take a crack at our favorite professor of archeology. In the past, action figure giant, Medicom Toys created less than spectacular Indy 12 inch action figures that lacked detail or articulation. That isn’t the case with Hot Toys. If you are familiar with Hot Toys’ awesome “Movie Masterpiece” figure line, you know that their sculptors are one of the best in the industry. Their attention to detail makes these more than toys. Some of the facial sculpts are so good that people think they are looking at a picture of the actor/actress and not at a toy. Hot Toys will be unveiling their first Indy figure during Hot Toys’ 10th anniversary exhibit during December 24-26 in Tokyo, Japan.

Dear Fans, our 10th Anniversary Exhibition in Tokyo is coming in just a week! Are you ready for that?
At the event, we will have new and greatly expected licenses & products to be unveiled!

To kill your thirst, we now proudly announce the FIRST licensed product here which must be highly anticipated by fans for long!! Here, we are excited to bring you with the teaser of our MMS DX Indiana Jones Collectible Figure from the Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark movie, which is a collaborated project with Sideshow Collectibles, and will be FIRST unveiled in the Hot Toys 10th Anniversary Exhibition <Tokyo Event> on Dec 24-26, 2010!!!

In 2011, we will have even more breathtaking, overwhelming and unexpected licenses to be announced! Stay tuned!

THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH US!!!

Based, on their tease, what really opened by eyes was the words, “THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH US!!!“. Can it be true? Is Hot Toys going to move into producing “Movie Masterpiece” action figures for ‘Star Wars‘? From what was hinted, it looks to be true. We won’t know for sure until more info is released, but I think there is a good chance that Star Wars will be joining Hot Toys’ vast collection of licenses. HURRAH!

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Wow… This is new… Apparently, Square Enix Products (the merchandise division of SQEX) is now making toys for anime and manga as well. It was pretty surprising that SQEX Products was gonna produce toys for other gaming companies like Capcom (Devil May Cry) and SEGA (Bayonetta), but I guess due to the huge success of SQEX’s figures, now Shueisha (the publisher of Jump Comics in Japan) has asked SQEX to make figures based on Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga/anime series. Right out of the gates, we are getting three figures off of Play Arts Kai~ action figure line, we are going to get Rukia Kuchiki (right), 10th division captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya, and Bankai form Ichigo Kurosaki! Holy shit these are going to be SOOOOO GAWD DAMN BAD ASSSSS!!! Many have tried to make Bleach figures in the past including Bandai Megahouse (who made brilliant PVC statues) and also Toynami (whos figures were a bit less articulate). Considering these bad ass shinigami (soul reapers) masters of the blade will be made in Play Art Kai~, we can guarantee three things. They are going to be huge, the articulation is going to be brilliant, and they are going to PWN!

Each of these will go for about $42 and will be available in stores in November! Hit the jump to check out more pix from the collection!

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