Hot Toys Unveils an Avengers: Age of Ultron Artist Mix Collection that’s sure to disappoint
As if you haven’t been able to tell already, I quite enjoy collecting Hot Toys products. They are just of such high quality that it’s hard to not add the latest to your collection. Yesterday, Hot Toys announced the Artist Mix Collection, which at the time we could only see the silhouettes of the figures that would make up series 1.
Just looking at the preview image that we got yesterday, the whole series looked like it had potential. Now the whole first series was revealed and it’s just about as disappointing as the 1966 Robin figure.
In order to make this series happen, Hot Toys joined forces with the famous Japanese toy artist Touma to introduce a number of new figures based on one of the biggest blockbuster movies of the year – 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 (Hulkbuster stands approximately 20cm tall) and perfectly combines the movie characters’ designs with Touma’s distinctive art style!
In celebrating the launch of this new collectible series, a deluxe set will be available that includes the powerful Hulkbuster and Mark XLIII (Battle Damaged Version) which is exclusive to this figure set.
So basically look at this:
… and tell me you’re not disappointed.
I mean, I get where Hot Toys was trying to go with this. They wanted to expand their product line and potentially get more collectors buying their product.
But I mean really, who wants to buy a Hulkbuster bobble head when you can buy a full-blown sixth scale figure? Sure there’s probably going to be a significant price difference between the two, but we are talking about action figures here, not bobble heads. One doesn’t simply go from making the best action figures in the world to bobble heads.
they are shit
I kinda dig ’em, if the price is right. Any word on pricing yet? Are these in the pop vinyl range or more high end?
So far I can only find one pre-order out of Malaysia. After translating the currency, the exclusive set mentioned above is $270. eBay is showing each figure at $75, but I think that’s just a scalper.
Do you still dig them?
Even for the Hulkbuster at 8 inches, $75 is steep. I still dig them, but I probably won’t be buying them.
Yes. Very Steep. Though, at $270 for the set, that puts each figure around $45. Would you buy them at that price? I think anything over $15 is steep for a bobble head.
I’m assuming the Hulkbuster is priced a bit higher than the rest. None of them really look like bobbleheads though. They look better than a traditional bobblehead or vinyl figure. Of course the pictures are the best they’ll ever look, so it’ll have to wait for me to see them in person before I can decide.
They look great. You just can’t appreciate Artist/ Vinyl designs, Nick.
Maybe, but I think that I can appreciate the artist designs, as I have many artist interpretation figures in my collection.
I mean these bobble heads are decent and in all seriousness I would have expected more from Hot Toys. I guess what’s most annoying is that Hot Toys (known for making the highest quality action figures) is now venturing into the bubblehead market. I can think of one single company that will always do this better and they start with an F and end with unko.
I could think of way better things that Hot Toys could be using their spare resources on, like maybe making a Hot Toys quality 6-inch line? People would go nuts for this and already have confidence in their product. Going from action figures to bobble heads doesn’t make much sense to me, especially when there is a 6-inch collector base that would likely be all in for a lower price point.
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