SDCC 2015: Hot Toys – Star Wars, Marvel, and Terminator

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One booth stop I must make every year at Comic-Con is Sideshow Collectibles, to see the Hot Toys they’ve got on display. But it’s a bit of an odd licensing vs. distribution conundrum this year, for all parties involved. Hot Toys has started cranking out the Star Wars figures, and Sideshow is their distributor in the States. But Sideshow has also held their own Star Wars license for longer than Hot Toys has. Coopetition?

Let’s see what Hot Toys has done in the short time they’ve held their Star Wars license, and see what else they’re up to.

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Hot Toys Announces “Old Man Arnold” Terminator: Genisys T-800 Guardian

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To be fair, he did warn us that he’d be back. Ahhhnold is back in the titular role once again in Terminator: Genisys, opening today (get your Terminator Genisys tickets from Fandango.)

And Hot Toys is back too, with the “Old Man Arnold” T-800 Guardian figure. It’s a little light on accessories, featuring sunglasses, a shotgun, and a few sets of hands, but it does come with two head sculpts – one an unblemished, yet aged Ahhhnold, and the other with battle-damage that shows us that yes, this is once again a different Terminator, because the endoskeleton is showing through in different places this time around. You can pre-order the Terminator T-800 Guardian Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.

You seeing the movie this weekend? Come with me if you want to live.

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Hot Toys Announces Avengers: Age of Ultron Thor

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All the other Avengers got updates for Age of Ultron, so why wouldn’t the God of Thunder? Thor gets an updated headsculpt with Chris Hemsworth’s likeness, an LED light-up Mjolnir, and something we haven’t seen before – an iOS / Android app that promises to pit the forces of Ultron against Thor, via augmented reality. Is that cool or just a throwaway gimmick? You tell me!

You can pre-order the Hot Toys Marvel Thor Sixth Scale Figure at Sideshow Collectibles. Have at thee!

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Hot Toys Announces Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlet Witch

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As much as I like the original Avengers, after all of their redos, it’s nice to get to one of the new heroes. Scarlet Witch sports the haunted likeness of Elizabeth Olsen. She comes with a bunch of different hands and chaos magic blast effects for a variety of spell-casting poses – I really like the red translucent deco that some of them have.

We’ll be checking on Sideshow for pre-orders. You think we’ll see Quicksilver next? Never anger a witch!

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Hot Toys Reveals Star Wars: A New Hope Luke Skywalker

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Maybe I need a #footlongfriday hashtag. Earlier today we had two Mortal Kombat 1/6 scale reveals from WorldBox and Mezco, and here we are with the latest Hot Toys announcement for Star Wars. Previously, they had teased the Skywalker twins, Luke and Leia. Standard operating procedure for the Hot Toys tease is to not show off the head sculpt – and with such iconic characters you end up wondering how well they can capture their likenesses.

In Luke’s case, I think the Mark Hamill likeness is close enough to bullseye womp rats in your T-16 back home. As you’d expect from Hot Toys, Skywalker comes with a ton of accessories, arguably most importantly an LED-lighted lightsaber. (You could argue that a separate hairpiece just to accommodate that wide-brimmed gardening hat is a bit much.) You should be able to pre-order the exclusive version of the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker from Sideshow Collectibles – it will come with a Stormtrooper belt with grappling hook, communicator, and blaster rifle. Awkward sister-kissing sold separately.

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