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.