2010 GTA: Male Articulated TOTY
As we wind down our look back at the year of 2010 in toys, we seemed to have reviewed a larger percentage of those highly articulated figures. (You can't really lump them all in as 1/6th scale as Tonner's figures are much larger) We've already looked at the ladies, so now it's time to look at our top 5 articulated male figures of the year past.
5. Mars Attacks - Martian Ambassador (Hot Toys)
You can't look at this figure without yelling "Ack! Ack! Ack!" Right? It might have been released several years after the movie, but Hot Toys Martian Ambassador shows off some of the company's advances in articulated figures (mainly the moving eyeballs).
4. Henry Jones Sr. (Sideshow Collectibles)
Sean Connery is one of those instantly recognizable actors...well, to anyone over the age of 30. Sideshow released Connery as Indiana Jones' pops (from The Last Crusade) and loaded him down with film specific accessories.
3. Cobra Officer (Sideshow Collectibles)
Growing up as a 3 3/4" G.I. Joe collector, I continue to follow and collect Sideshow's 1/6 scale Joe line. This past year saw the release of a number of classic characters in this larger size...and every single one of them came with an arsenal of weapons. It took me about 15 minutes to put all of the cartridges and guns in place on this Cobra Officer.
2. Tron - Flynn (Tonner)
While I detailed the Jeff Bridges sculpt (or lack there of) in my review of Tonner's Flynn doll, it's all about the outfit. Tonner could have said this figure was one of the many random programs from Tron and it would have made this list...in this same position.
**WINNER** 1. T-1000 (Hot Toys)
Hot Toys is beating up the 1/6th scale genre. For the most part, their sculpting work is the best around. This Robert Patrick sculpt is nearly flawless. And they (like Sideshow) live by the notion that there can never be too many accessories. If you have a blank body, you can create two T-1000's using all of the extras included with this figure.