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Planet of the Apes: General Ursus

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Hot Toys new 1:6 scale line is Planet of the Apes.  And one of the first characters to be released in figure form is the General Ursus piece.  It will include a removable helmet, rifle, pistol and interchangeable hands.

REVIEW: Appleseed Saga Ex Machina Snap Kits

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Background

Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina is a futuristic anime film that was directed by Shinji Aramaki and was produced by John Woo. The plot, as summarized on IMDB is as follows:

When a paramilitary task force called E.S.W.A.T. and its operations in the year 2199 Olympus, a futuristic utopia where humans, cyborgs, and bio-engineered human beings called "Bioroids" are attempting to live in perfect harmony. However, a series of random terrorist attacks perpetrated by cyborgs and humans alike threaten to throw Olympus into total chaos.

Hot Toys released a 1:20 scale E.S.W.A.T. snap kit series that consists of five different characters from the film.

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Packaging

The line is packaged in blind box form.  Each box has photos of the characters and figures on all four sides.  It lists what weapons each figure includes as well as the part of the Landmate that is in the package.  Inside, the figure is packaged in a plastic sheet that separates the pieces so there is no paint exchange.

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Edward Scissorhands 1:6 Scale

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Hot Toys has released the Edward Scissorhands 1:6 scale figure from their Movie Masterpieces Series.  The 12" tall figure includes: over 36 points of articulations; head with face scars sculpture; highly detailed fabric costume; articulated scissor fingers; paper cut craft; figure stand with Edward Scissorhands nameplate.  It makes me want to go out and cut the headges like little animals.

Edward Scissorhands Cosbaby

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Hot Toys released a new line of Cosbaby figures based on Edward Scissorhands.  The line includes: Edward Scissorhands (regular version), Edward Scissorhands (casual version), Edward Scissorhands (sleepwear version), Kim, The Ice Angel, Cooking Machine, and one secret version.

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Abe Sapien 12 Inch Figure

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Sideshow will be distributing Hot Toys' Abe Sapien 12" figure from the recently released on DVD (and Blu Ray, etc) film - Hellboy II.  This piece is estimated to ship in Q2 of 2009 and will be the perfect compliment to Hot Toys' Hellboy 1:6 scale figure.

Hellboy 12 Inch Figure

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Sideshow Collectibles has announced that they will be distributing one of the newest figures from Hot Toys' Movie Masterpiece line of 12" figures.  The 1:6 scale Hellboy is an authentic likeness of Ron Perlman.  From the Hellboy II film, this might be the best looking Hellboy figure to date.

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REVIEW: Iron Man Mini Cosbaby

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Background

2008 was really the year of the superhero film.  And one of the biggest blockbuster movies released was Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. 

Hot Toys acquired the license to produce figures based on the Marvel Comic superhero.  One of their most popular lines is their Mini Cosbaby figure format.  So, it only seems fitting that Hot Toys released a line of six versions of Tony Stark/Iron Man in Cosbaby form.

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Packaging

Each figure comes in the same Iron Man themed blind box.  Some shops might open up the package to identify the figure for you.  The figure inside is then kept in a clear plastic bag.  The six different figures are all pictured on the sides of the box, so you have an idea as to which characters are available.

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The Octopus 1:6 Scale Figure

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Hot Toys second figure from The Spirit license is the 1:6 scale The Octopus collectible figure.  They did an amazing job sculpting this piece.  It looks exactly like Samuel L. Jackson (who plays the role of The Octopus).

His movie-accurate costume includes: Overcoat, Red shirt, Pants and Boots, Removable Fur, Hat and Scarf, and non-removable Tiepin and Belt.

The Octopus’ weapons include: One powerful firearm – a combination of assault rifle and shotgun comes with removable shells and cartridge , Two four-barreled shotguns, and Two Revolvers.

Look for the figure to be released in Q2 of 2009.

The Spirit – 1:6 Scale Figure

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Hot Toys has announced that they will be producing figures based on the upcoming film - The Spirit.  The first piece is the 1:6th scale The Spirit collectible figure.  The figure features a number of accessories:

  • Black shirt and pants
  • Faux leather belt
  • Trench coat
  • Detailed head sculpt capturing the likeness of Gabriel Macht with non-removable mask
  • The Spirit’s trademarked fedora
  • Red tie
  • Sneakers
  • Handcuffs
  • One powerful firearm – a combination of assault rifle and shotgun comes with removable shells and cartridge
  • Alternative hands

Look for the figure to be released in Q2 of 2009.