While I’ve got Hulk on my mind, I’d be remiss if I didn’t highlight the recent reveals by Hot Toys for their Avengers Bruce Banner figure. We first saw puny Banner in a shawarma diorama at SGTCC. At the time I thought Hot Toys was cruel for making a custom we could never get ourselves. Now I find myself in a quandary – I don’t have a Tony Stark figure. And Hot Toys hasn’t made a Steve Rogers figure. So do I get Banner? In fact, there’s two options. One is Banner by himself, while the other includes the really awesome Hulk figure, I think with some additional “set pieces” to liven up your display.
Both the Hot Toys Avengers Bruce Banner and the Hot Toys Avengers Bruce Banner and Hulk are up for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles.
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Here’s another look at the Super Alloy 1/12 scale Hammer Drones from Iron Man 2. Play Imaginative first revealed these at the Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention. If their specs match up with the other 1/12 scale Iron Man figures, they should be around 80% diecast, and come in around $100 and change.
via Play Imaginative.
Here’s a wrap-up of Jedd’s STGCC coverage with an interview with Nathan Hamill, artist and toy designer, who coincidentally is one of Mark Hamill’s kids. He talks with Jedd about toys, art, comics, and, yes, a little bit about Star Wars.
Jedd: Welcome to Singapore!
Nathan: Thank you!
Are you having a good time so far?
Excellent. First time here and it’s stunning, it’s incredible. The weather was perfect yesterday; it’s great so far.
I had a look at your Twitter feed, really cool stuff. Beneath your handle, it says “I makes what I likes.” What do you think has been the most rewarding thing of living by that maxim?
Yeah, “I makes what I likes” is just… first of all, I think it’s funny because it’s using improper English, which makes me laugh. Like “I makes what I likes,” yeah… I try to keep it as simple as that. So yeah, my motto, “I makes what I likes,” at the end of the day it should come down to whether or not it’s something that you enjoy, not to be too convoluted about what your themes and what your concepts are. Yeah, that stuff is good and fine but I guess I’m trying to… you know, take things less seriously.
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Here’s photos from Hot Toys of their booth with Action City at STGCC. And would you look at that – that Bruce Banner is actually a prototype of an upcoming Hot Toys release, so your very own shawarma scene could be in your future.
Hot Toys & Action City at STGCC 2013
STGCC has officially begun today and visitors were thrilled to take pictures with the life-size Midas and Hall of Armor Statues powered by Hot Toys!Fans were queuing up for the highly anticipated Hot Toys 1/6th scale Midas (Mark XXI), Silver Centurion (Mark XXXIII), Tony Stark (The Mechanic), and Eric Draven Collectible Figures.
New owners of the Midas Collectible Figure are excited when they received the special Mark XXI gift pack!
In addition to getting their hands on new Hot Toys products, Hot Toys’ booth is attracting lots of visitors too! One of the most popular showcases is the “Avengers Assembled at Shawarma” where the latest Hot Toys prototype – Bruce Banner is fully revealed and shown for the first time ever at an exhibition by joining the rest of The Avenger’s team in the diorama. Stay tuned on our Facebook Page for information on this highly-anticipated character!
via Hot Toys & Action City at STGCC 2013.
Because we can’t get enough of the Iron Babes, here’s another pic of them from Play Imaginative’s own booth pics. We’ve also swiped a few pics of toys, too.
Play Imaginative blasts into STGCC 2013!
STGCC fans were treated to a full preview of Play Imaginative’s upcoming Super Alloy Iron Man Collectible Figures!
Over 100 display prototypes (in 1/4 and 1/12 scale) from Marvel’s Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and The Avengers movies, unveiled at the Super Alloy by Play Imaginative booth H3.
Fans also got autographs from acclaimed comic artist Adi Granov, who has worked on illustrations in the Iron Man comics and movies. Flying in all the way from UK, this visit is a treat!
A highlight was the life-sized Iron Man Mark 42 figure sitting on a couch, and fans queued non-stop to chill with him!
Prototypes of 5 upcoming Super Alloy 1/6 Scale Collectible Figures from DC Comics’ The New 52 Justice League were also revealed. Fans got an up-close look at prototypes of The New 52 Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, The Flash and Cyborg, each standing at 12 inches (approx. 30 cm) tall.
Over at the Play Imaginative booth, a crazy wide range of newly arrived vinyl collectible figures released, from licenses such as Disney, DC Comics, SpongeBob SquarePants, Paul Frank, Happy Tree Friends, and TO-FU Oyako.
And The Devilrobots flew in from Japan to meet with fans!
via Play Imaginative blasts into STGCC 2013!
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I want to thank Jedd again for the pics and info he sent us from the Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention this past weekend. We’ve still got one more post from him coming up later this week – his conversation with toy designer Nathan Hamill, who coincidentally is one of Mark Hamill’s kids.
In the meantime, check out Jedd’s Mega Picture Posts on his own site, The Movie and Me, for a great view of STGCC.
STGCC 2013 Day 1: Mega Picture Post
Hey everyone, here’s part 1 of my requisite mega picture post for the Singapore Toy Games and Comics Convention. This year, the event was sponsored by Marvel and they pulled out all the stops, including a life-sized Hall of Armour. I’m very much a DC person myself, but what can you do? And hey, Iron Man’s cool no matter how you slice it.
via The Movie and Me – Movie Reviews and more: STGCC 2013 Day 1: Mega Picture Post.
Our good friend Jedd is at the Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention, and has sent us in this update from the Hot Toys booth. He writes:
Here are some photos of this year’s Marvel-heavy Hot Toys display, including three dioramas: one of the Avengers eating their shawarma, one of Odin banishing Thor to Earth as Loki looks on, and Tony Stark in his workshop, putting together the latest “mark” of his suit of armour. There was also a display employing the use of holographic projection technology.
With that one of a kind Bruce Banner, it’ll be tough to recreate that shawarma scene – unless Hot Toys has plans for the puny human. Jedd also sent in pics of the Hot Toys DC, Terminator, and G.I. JOE figures.
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Jedd has sent in an update from the Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention – he’s visited the Play Imaginative booth and shared this report on the Super Alloy Iron Man diecast line. I’m really amazed that PI is so aggressively targeting the Marvel brand that’s been Hot Toys’ bread and butter for the past few years. Jedd writes:
Play Imaginative trucked out an incredible display of practically every Iron Man armour that has been in the movies, in six inch scale (just prototypes at this point, there are no plans to release every last one). There were also figures in 12 inch scale and 18 inch scale, with a central display of an 18 inch scale Hall of Armour. The Mark VII figure comes with several heads, and what is interesting is that one of them is Pepper in the helmet; Gwyneth Paltrow’s likeness.
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Luke Chueh, Aaron “Angry Woebots” Martin, and Jesse “J*RYU” Yu of Army of Snipers
At last year’s Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention, Jedd conducted a great interview with Max Toy Co’s Mark Nagata. This year, he shares with us a great conversation he had with with Angry Woebots, J*RYU, and Luke Chueh from the Army of Snipers. The Army of Snipers is an international collective of artists, with a wide variety of backgrounds including street artists, videographers, photographers, painters, sculptors, musicians, and graphic designers.
Angry Woebots, aka Aaron, started the group in 2011, and is well known for his designer resin figures and vinyl toys. J*RYU is a west coast-based sculptor and artist well-known for his Forest of Sorrows, the ongoing story of the ghost girl who haunts his works. And Luke Chueh is an award-winning graphic designer and painter active in the artist community in Los Angeles.
Jedd: Aaron, in 2008 you designed the album artwork for Fall Out Boy. If you could choose another musician to work with, who would it be and why?
Aaron: I’m a huge Muse fan, I’d love to work with Muse. I’m a huge Explosions in the Sky fan, and also Mogwai. Even the Killers, I’m a huge Killers fan, or Beck too. I think those are…Cornelius I would love to work with.
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