If you can’t make the around the world flight to Hong Kong to see the Iron Man 3 Suit Up at Hysan Place exhibit, maybe you can check out something closer to home, at the Happiest Place on Earth, no less. Disneyland is temporarily home to the Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries exhibit. Much like Suit Up in Hong Kong, this show includes a life-sized Hall of Armor and a virtual exhibit where you can suit up as Iron Man – I wonder if it’s the same exhibit as the Hong Kong show.
The Disney show includes some memorabilia from the first two Iron Man movies, but it doesn’t include the showcase of Hot Toys Iron Man product that served as a scaled down companion to the life-sized Hall of Armor at the Hong Kong show. I’m wondering if a road trip is in order.
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Here’s a quick pic of the completed Hall of Armors, via Hot Toys Collectors.
IRON MAN 3 EVENT – SUIT UP AT HYSAN PLACE – photo by Douglas Mok
via Hot Toys Collectors.
Hot Toys and Disney have teamed up for an Iron Man exhibition in Hong Kong promoting Iron Man 3 – here’s a preview of seven life-sized Iron Man armors, Mark I through VII. I guess it’d be too much to expect everything up through the Mark 42!
Iron Man fans, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is coming to town this month! Hot Toys, in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Hysan Place, the new landmark in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, will launch an unprecedented “Marvel’s Iron Man Suit Up at Hysan Place, Powered by Hot Toys” exhibition from Apr 5 – May 12, featuring the 1:1 life size Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Statues Mark I-VII together with the Hall of Armor, the latest 1/6th scale movie accurate Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Collectible Figure series, the first ever displayed Holographic showcases featuring Hot Toys’ Marvel’s Mark VII Collectible Figurine, and the Iron Man artist projects with Hot Toys’ figure customized by design gurus from all around the world!
Before the event starts, let’s take a look at the two behind-the-scene photos of the life-size Mark I-VII armors for your sneak preview! Please come join us and check them out!
via Hot Toys.
It’s no secret – I am tremendously excited for (and a little scared of) the collaboration that 3A Toys announced with Marvel Comics on Friday. My re-entry point for toy collecting started with 6-inch Marvel Legends, but 1/6 scale figures have started to break my toy budget wide open – Hot Toys and 3A Toys are the main culprits. With the Marvel movies, Hot Toys might as well take my ATM card and PIN, and now 3A Toys will threaten to do that with its re-imagined comic book figures.
Fans of 3A know that they’ve got a very unique style – for those of us with mainstream taste, this combination with Marvel might seem odd. That’s one of the things on my mind as I reach out to Ashley Wood. Ash is the artist and design force behind 3A Toys. I’m sure there’s many more questions, but I wanted to know what Ash thinks of when he thinks Marvel, and how that’s influencing the Marvel figures 3A is making.
AFP: What were some of the Marvel Comics you first read? Have any personal favorite books, teams, or eras of comics? What books are you reading today?
Ashley Wood: I always enjoyed the Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Fist, Marvel Team-Up, the X-men, Captain America, Tomb of Dracula, Daredevil and so on. The late 70′s to mid to late 80′s are my personal golden period. But I’m very fond of the Tales of Suspense with Kirby Captain America stories in them. I kinda collect the trades from that personal golden period now, but that’s mainly due to not visiting comic shops like I once did and not knowing what the great titles are.
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Disney’s acquisition of LucasArts didn’t pique my attention all that much. I think my Star Wars excitement hit its pinnacle when the Original Trilogy was rereleased in theaters in advance of the Prequels – and declined steadily with the release of each subsequent movie. But it’s increasing pretty steadily – the announcement of solo movies on top of Episode VII, the introduction of the Hasbro Star Wars Black Series of 6-inch Star Wars figures, and J.J. Abrams taking the director’s chair has helped a lot.
Not being a 4-inch Star Wars collector, these exclusive sets aren’t on my most wanted list – but I do feel a hankering to ride Star Tours again…
INTRODUCING THE NEW 2013 STAR WARS® Star Tours™ Action Figure Packs from Hasbro
The celebration of the amazing new Star Tours Disney theme park ride continues in 2013 with new STAR WARS Star Tours Action Figure Packs from Hasbro. Building off of the packs released in 2011, these two sets of figures introduce new Droids from the ride experience as well as a few reprised fan favorites. New figures include a blue Signal Droid, red RX Droid, a G2 Droid rebuilt from scratch for more accurate detail, and the very first appearance of a new Seeker Droid!
These packs launch in May 2013 at Walt Disney World- Hollywood Studios during STAR WARS Weekends and will be available at Walt Disney World stores in Florida and Disneyland Resort stores in California shortly thereafter.
Experience the magic of the ride and then relive the action with the STAR WARS Star Tours Action Figure Packs!
(Item# A0416) STAR WARS® Star Tours™: Search for the Rebel Spy
- Included Figures: Signal Droid, Seeker Droid, Imperial Sky Trooper
(Item# A0417) STAR WARS® Star Tours™: Sector 2 Security
- Included Figures: G2 Droid, C-3PO, RX Droid
Each pack sold separately.
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FANSPROJECT FUNCTION X-01, FUNCTION X-02, FUNCTION X-03
Three new figures from FansProject combine homages to figures past with current articulation and engineering. Function X-01 Code transforms into a futuristic four-wheeled vehicle whose driver becomes the robot’s head; Function X-02 Quadruple U Becomes a wolf-like creature whose trainer becomes its head in robot mode; Function X-03 Smart Robin becomes a futuristic star fighter whose pilot becomes the head of the robot. Each of these figures is listed at $68.99, with the Function X-01 being very limited.
TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-19 BLUESTREAK
The third of the “Nissan brothers” is getting a Masterpiece figure as well. Bluestreak will be joining Prowl and Smokescreen in September, and he is listed at $79.99. We also still have the other two on pre-order, so feel free to grab Prowl and Smokescreen while you’re here.
IRON MAN 3 TONY STARK MOVIE MASTERPIECE FIGURE
This new 1/6 scale figure includes a brand new likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, light up effects, armor parts, a lab table covered with blueprints and armor parts, a lit lab floor base, an articulated robotic arm with camera, and more. This set is listed at $269.99, $10 off the MSRP.
SUPER ALLOY IRON MAN MARK VII 1/6 SCALE DIE-CAST FIGURE
Play Imaginative is also releasing a 1/6 scale Iron Man, this time in the Mark VII armor and coming with a Hall of Armor bay. This version is a follow-up to their Super Alloy Batman, and will be at least 88% die-cast, plus light up sections and more. We have this set listed at $449.99.
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What if Star Wars figures came out in Marvel Legends scale? – Star Wars Legends Concept Logo (read: fake)
Fans of 6-inch super-articulated figure lines like Marvel Legends and DC Universe Classics have long been hoping for scale-compatible figures from the Star Wars universe. It’s always been long odds, because Hasbro has been reluctant to rock the 3.75-inch boat that’s powered one of their only evergreen licenses. But the wait for 6-inch Star Wars may soon be over, according to this insider rumor posted at Rebelscum.com. Six-inch Star Wars figures may be coming our way, and the big surprise, if it can be believed, is that they won’t be coming to us from Hasbro.
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I haven’t been to a Disney Store in a while – since long before the Marvel acquisition. Have they had a lot of Marvel items on the shelves?
Like flies caught in a web, everyone is buzzing about the new Amazing Spider-Man movie, and Diamond Select Toys has already put out some amazing collectables based on the film! In addition to a movie-inspired series of their popular Minimates mini-figures, DST also recently shipped their Marvel Select Spider-Man and Lizard action figures to comic shops and specialty stores. Well, now MarvelStore.com, DisneyStore.com and physical Disney Store locations will have two special editions of Spidey, as well!
The first exclusive Marvel Select figure will be a version of Spider-Man with interchangeable gloveless hands, plus an interchangeable unmasked Peter Parker head, featuring the likeness of Andrew Garfield. The other exclusive figure will be an entirely metallic version of the regular Spidey figure, depicting the extra-shiny side of the new, big-screen Spidey-suit! Look for both special editions to arrive on MarvelStore.com, DisneyStore.com and Disney Store shelves in early July!
via Art Asylum Blog » The Amazing Spider-Man Swings Into the Disney Store as Two Exclusive Marvel Select Figures!
Maybe it’s just me, but with the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives Mattel revealed yesterday, I am starting to think they are losing touch with their core market for their collector-oriented lines – the little boys that grew up with toys from He-Man and DC Comics and now have a strong nostalgic pull toward their grown-up versions. I understand the Cars, the Tiny Titans and the Polly Pockets – those same guys now have little boys and girls of their own, and SDCC has become a family event. But the rest seem odd or somehow miss the mark.
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Mattel held its Collector Night event at New York Toy Fair yesterday, and Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich was on hand to share the details of all the products they had on display.
Included in the mix were Voltron, DC Universe (including Club Infinite Earths, All-Stars, Young Justice, Action League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Legacy, and The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters), Masters of the Universe Classics, WWE, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Cars. Following his presentation, Toy Guru fielded all the questions that the crowd threw his way.
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