Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is the latest Avenger from Age of Ultron to get a Hot Toys figure. Like Cap, Iron Man, Hulk, and Black Widow, Hawkeye’s been updated with his costume look from the movie, sporting the long sleeve tunic that looks more appropriate for those cold weather sequences in the movie. His headsculpt looks better to me this time around, and yes, he still comes with those cool shades. He’s also armed with a baker’s dozen of arrows and nine interchangeable arrow heads – if you ask me, that still doesn’t seem like enough when you’re being overrun by a horde of Ultron drones.
I skipped the first version of Hawkeye when the original movie came out, but feel compelled to complete my Avengers with him now. You can pre-order the Marvel Hawkeye Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
This just leaves Thor and Nick Fury for the major characters that may get re-dos for the sequel, and the mutant Inhuman twins, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, for their first Hot Toys figures. Avengers Assemble!
The fate of Mattycollector’s Club 200X will be decided today, as fans of Masters of the Universe Classics have their last opportunity to subscribe. As of last Friday, the sub had climbed to 81% of the total pre-orders needed to ensure all six figures will be made. While it’s possible that it hit 100% over the weekend, we’ve yet to hear from Mattel this morning. If it’s still below the threshold, we could have a long wait, even past closing time tonight, to learn the final outcome.
With less than a week to go, Mattycollector revealed the final figure, Prahvus – the Evil Master of Doom – for its under-subscribed and at risk Club 200X. As of the last official update, the six figure plus one exclusive accessory pack subscription was at 50% of the needed pre-orders to guarantee that all the figures would be made. (We looked at what might happen if Club 200X doesn’t hit its target in our last Soapbox Sunday.)
Prahvus joins Callix, Evil Seed, King Chooblah (the Kulatak Elder), Ceratus, and Queen Grayskull as the six figures in Club 200X. The Heads of Eternia exclusive accessory pack includes MOTU 200X heads for Grizzlor, Buzz-Off, Sy-Klone, Roboto, Snout Spout, and Clawful. The subscription period ends Monday, March 23 – if you were still on the fence, is Prahvus enough to get you to sub?
DC Collectibles’ solicits for October include figures that we saw during Toy Fair, from Batman: the Animated Series, Arrow, and The Flash.
In addition to a wave of figures for B:TAS that includes Bane and Nightwing, the line will also get its first vehicle – an in scale Batmobile (two feet long!) with working hatch, room for two 6-inch figures, and LED lights. At $99.95, it’s about double what Mattel charged for it’s 6-inch scaled Batmobile for the 1966 series – but less than half the $215 that Mattycollector wanted for the Ghostbusters Ecto-1.
So, who’s going to buy the B:TAS Batmobile (check out our video fly-by of the vehicle)? I’m on the fence.