Obi-Wan Kenobi The legendary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most memorable and crucial characters in the Star Wars saga. As the mentor of Anakin and Luke Skywalker to train them in ways of the Force, Obi-Wan has played a significant role in shaping the fate of the entire galaxy.
Following the official introduction of Darth Vader, the “circle is now complete” as Hot Toys has introduced the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope 1/6th scale Obi-Wan Collectible Figure. Featuring a movie-accurate sculpt based on the image of Sir Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the film, the figure includes specially sculpted hands, a finely tailored Jedi costume, LED-lighted lightsaber, and a specially designed figure stand.
Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order for $219.99. It's estimated to begin shipping between December 2015 and February 2016.
The 1/6th scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure features:
Authentic and detailed likeness of Sir Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Pair of relaxed hands
Pair of hands for holding lightsaber
Right hand for holding lightsaber in alternative pose
Gesturing left hand
Brown-colored Jedi robe
Pair of beige-colored pants
Pair of brown leather-like boots
LED-lighted blue lightsaber
Specially designed figure stand with Obi-Wan Kenobi nameplate and movie logo
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters in a few short months. The film features a new villain - Ultron - so it was only a matter of time until Hot Toys announced the 1/6th scale Ultron Prime Collectible Figure. Standing around 16-inches in height, the Ultron Prime figures features a newly developed head sculpt and body with mechanical details, LED light-up head and upper body, and a specially designed Avengers: Age of Ultron logo figure base with LED light-up function.
Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order for $374.99. It's slated to begin shipping in Q1 of 2016.
The 1/6th scale Ultron Prime figure features:
LED light-up head sculpt and upper body
Pair of palms with movable fingers
Avengers: Age of Ultron figure stand with LED light-up function
Hot Toys is expanding its product line with the new Artist Mix Collection Series. As the name suggests, Hot Toys will collaborate with different artists and designers from various spectrums to re-imagine movie characters in a special art form with unique style. To kick-off the Artist Mix Collection, Hot Toys is teaming up with Japanese toy artist Touma to reimagine some characters from one of the biggest movies of 2015 - Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
This first series will include Iron Man Mark XLIII, Captain America, Hulkbuster, Ultron Prime, and two versions of Ultron Sentry. Each Artist Mix Figure has a bobble-head and stands approximately 14cm tall (5.5-inches), while theHulkbuster stands approximately 20cm tall (7.8-inches). In celebration of the launch of this new series, a deluxe set will be available that includes the Hulkbuster and Mark XLIII (Battle Damaged Version). Keep an eye out for various shops to begin taking pre-orders for the series.
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed their Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot 1/6th scale figure from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The figure is expected to ship in the 4th Quarter 2015 and can currently be pre-ordered for $199.99.
Dispatched under the direct command of Darth Vader during the Battle of Yavin IV, high-ranking and fearless Imperial TIE Fighter pilots swarmed the skies to defend the Death Star from Rebel assault. Emblazoned with stark white Imperial insignia, the pilot wears his unmistakable streamlined helmet, and glossy black armor fitted over a pristine standard-issue flight suit. Interchangeable wrist gauntlets allow dexterity for handling TIE Fighter controls, and positive gravity pressure boots keep him grounded in all situations. Although typically found in the cockpit, Sideshow’s Exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot also comes armed with a ‘retro’ inspired blaster – a nostalgic feature Star Wars collectors are sure to enjoy.
Pop! Disney: The Jungle Book adds three new vinyl figures to Funko's Pop! lineup. Mowgli, Kaa, and Shere Khan make the perfect addition to the previously released Baloo and King Louie Pop! figures. Look for them to be released later this month (October 2014).
In Disney's The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp gives a standout performance as the peculiar Native American, Tonto. Despite their initial differences, Tonto has partnered with his 'Kemo Sabe', the Lone Ranger, and together they ride on an adventure to bring justice to the Old West.
Released theatrically in the United States on July 3rd 2013, The Lone Ranger was the big budget film the character had been waiting for since its inception in 1933. Teamed up with a number of collectibles for young and old alike, Hot Toys took a stab at producing a high-end 1/6th scale figure based on The Lone Ranger’s somewhat trusted pal Tonto.
Tonto Series: The Lone Ranger Manufacturer: Hot Toys Authorized Likeness: Johnny Depp Material: Sixth scale articulated plastic figure with fabric hair Dimensions: 12” tall Points of Articulation: TrueType body with over 30 points of articulation Outfit: Crow and bandana; Black and bronze-colored tribal necklace; Brown and white tribal armband; White and bronze-colored bracelet; Bronze-colored bracelet; Faux-leather black belt; Multi-colored belt; Orange-colored belt; Brown pants with pouch and tribal decorations; Pair of brown moccasins Accessories: Pair of fists; Pair of relaxed hands; Pair of hands for holding weapons; Left open hand for holding watch; Dagger with sheath; Two axes; Pistol; Two pocket watches; Figure stand with Tonto nameplate and The Lone Ranger logo Pricing: $204.99
The Tonto box features on outer slip-on sleeve with a black and white image of Johnny Depp as Tonto. That’s on the front. On the back, there’s a black and white illustration of a crow and train – both important to the film – as well as your legal mumbo jumbo.
Inside that, it’s a very basic box with a plastic window front. The rear features all of the artists that helped put the figure together. And the very inside features interlocking plastic trays that keep everything in place.
With summer blockbuster expectation, The Lone Ranger was unceremoniously panned by critics. I should qualify that by saying “American critics”. The film actually performed better overseas, receiving mixed to positive reviews. While in the US, it was mostly negative.
I saw the movie and disagree with the majority of critics. If you go in expecting The Godfather, you’ll be sorely disappointed. But, if you want some good action sequences (especially crazy exploding train stuff) with a solid, albeit unspectacular, plot…you could do a lot worse.
I think the one area the film failed was deciding whether the film was for kids or adults. There are several scenes that might be a little too disturbing for kids, so I’d say the PG-13 rating is warranted. Yet, with the Disney name and toy tie-ins, it seemed to be marketed to little kids.
Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Tonto collectible figure obviously isn’t targeted towards the youngster crowd. It’s likely out of their price range, and they’d probably break something off within ten minutes of touching it. This is the only high-end 1/6th scale collectible Hot Toys has announced/released from the license. I’m assuming that means this is likely all fans of The Lone Ranger will get.
The company has produced other figures based on the likeness of Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow being stuck in my head). And it’s a good fit, as they’ve done another excellent job getting his look perfect. I wasn’t sure how the face paint would work, since it has a flaky, almost dried-mud look to it in the film. So I was happy they were able to replicate it so well.
As far as the outfit, everything looks screen accurate. There are a lot of tiny, intricate little pieces – beads, feathers, etc. – so be sure to take a little extra care. You’ll also notice paint work on most of the body, since Tonto had ashes or berries or something smeared all over his arms.
The only place the figure lacks might be the accessory department. For just over $200.00, you expect a figure with a bunch of accessories. So either more accessories or a price tag around $175.00 would suffice. I would probably go with the axes for displaying Tonto. It’s a strange choice to have a gun included, since he doesn’t have a holster and there’s no real “gun hand” for him to use.
Overall, I think fans of the film will be happy that they received at least one high-end piece based on the license. I’m sure many would have liked to pick up the title character, but I’m guessing Armie Hammer doesn’t have the same selling power as Johnny Depp.
The big fall film from Walt Disney Animation Studios will be Big Hero 6, slated to hit theatres on November 7th 2014. To get a jumpstart, Funko has announced the Pop! Disney: Big Hero 6 series. The 3" tall vinyls include: Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Hiro Hamada, Wasabi No-Ginger, and Fred. Also included in the series is the Pearlescent Nurse Baymax and Baymax - each one measuring 6" tall. Look for the entire line to be released in October 2014, with the Pearlescent Nurse available in November.
Maleficent is the recently released Disney film that tells the reimagined tale of Sleeping Beauty, as told from the perspective of the Mistress of All Evil (portrayed by Angelina Jolie). To celebrate the movie’s success, Hot Toys has unveiled photos and info about the sixth scale Maleficent Collectible Figure. It's slated to be released around Q4 of 2014 or Q1 of 2015.
The sixth scale Maleficent features:
• Five interchangeable hands
• Black gown with detailed tailoring
• Black collar
• Pair of black boots
• Two green flames
• Figure stand with Maleficent nameplate and movie logo
Funko has announced another lineup in their Mystery Minis platform. The Disney Mystery Minis Series 2 is set to feature characters from some of Disney's films...including those from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Wall-E, and Wreck-It Ralph.