I had been wanting to get to the Sideshow booth to check out the Hot Toys displays – it’s always one of the highlights of SDCC for me. I got my chance yesterday afternoon – and would have had an Instapics post up sooner, if it wasn’t for the massive congestion in the cellular network. All afternoon, a lot of folks in the San Diego Convention Center were having trouble making calls and sending texts, not to mention uploading pictures to the AFPRon Instagram account. 😀
Despite frustrations trying to keep connected, the Hot Toys showing did not disappoint. As you might expect, there was a ton of Avengers and Iron Man figures on display, but when you add in Robocop, G.I. JOE, Lone Ranger, and the growing DC licenses, there was something good for everybody.
I already love spending time at the Sideshow Collectibles booth at San Diego Comic-Con – it’s massive and chock full of 1/6 scale goodness. And even though it’s just a couple days away, Hot Toys is still driving up the pre-show hype with previews of some figures that will debut at the big show at Sideshow. We saw the Hot Toys Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile last year, and finally we’ll have an Adam West Batman and Burt Ward Robin to go with it.
Hot Toys teased the Iron Man Heartbreaker armor previously, but it’ll be nice to see it (and a ton of other Iron Men, I am sure) up close. And I had no idea they were doing Lone Ranger figure(s) – Johnny Depp’s Tonto is up first, and I can’t imagine that Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger will follow soon.
San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest summer events of the year, will be starting next week from July 17-21!Hot Toys is very excited to be firstly unveiling the prototypes from a number of licenses at the convention.Do visit our exclusive distributor Sideshow Collectibles’ booth #1929 to see these new collectible figures in person!And to kick off – “Nanananana…Holy showcase!”More will be coming soon, please stay tuned!
If you are willing to pay just a little more for the convenience of avoiding the hunt, then NECA’s eBay store is a great place to pick up hard to find items. Toys R Us had been fairly reliable with their aisle for collectors, but the ones in my area have squeezed out a lot of the shelf space that had been allocated for it.
The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, opens July 3 in the US, but the 7-inch action figures from NECA are available now. NECA has singles of the Lone Ranger and Tonto on their eBay store. Anyone heard anything about a 3.75-inch line?