Hot Toys’ The Dark Knight Rises: 1/4th-Scale Batman Collectible Figure

The Dark Knight Rises movie is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Celebrating the launch of this highly expected The Dark Knight Rises movie, Hot Toys is proud to present the movie-accurate 1/4th scale Batman Collectible Figure from this movie.

The Batman collectible is newly developed and highly detailed, specially crafted based on the image of Christian Bale as the iconic character Batman, highlighting the movie-accurate head sculpt, Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) on Batman’s head, specially made fabric costume with armor based on the costume design in the movie, weapons and specially made figure stand imitating the movie scene.

The 1/4th scale Batman Collectible Figure specially features:
    • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises movie
    • Approximately 18.5 inches / 47 cm tall
    • Three (3) interchangeable heads including:
    • One (1) Batman head with patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS)
    • One (1) alternate Batman head featuring the sonar vision device with light-up eyes (button cells operated)
    • Three (3) interchangeable lower part of faces capturing his classic facial expressions, which fit for both functional heads mentioned above
    • One (1) newly developed head sculpt of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the movie with accurate facial expression, detailed wrinkles and skin texture
    • Batman body with over 32 points of articulation
    • Three (3) pairs of interchangeable gloved palms including:
      One (1) pair of fists
      One (1) right relaxed palm
      One (1) left open palm
      One (1) right palm for holding grapnel gun
      One(1) left half open palm
Costume:
  • One (1) newly developed complex Batsuit featuring fabric costume covered with armor
  • One (1) cape
  • One (1) utility belt with buckle with partial die cast feature and accessories
  • One (1) pair of forearm gauntlets
  • One (1) pair of black boots
Weapons:
  • One (1) grapnel gun
  • One (1) transformable sticky bomb gun with partial die cast feature
  • One (1) functional ultrasonic cutter
  • One (1) functional radiation detector
  • One (1) light-up EMP gun (button cells operated)
  • Three (3) batarangs with partial die cast feature
  • One (1) miniature mine
Accessories:
  • One (1) flight pack
  • One (1) figure stand imitating the movie scene with the masks of Bane, Joker and Scarecrow, as well as the movie logo
Exclusive Bonus Accessory for Special Edition:
  • One (1) 1/4th scale Batman mask
    (This special edition is for selected markets only.)
Artists:
  • Head Sculpted by Kojun & Kim Yong Kyum
  • Head Painted by JC.HONG
  • Head Art Directed by Kojun

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different

**Battery included for collectible, button cells are required

Release date: Q1, 2013

via Hot Toys

The Avengers: Iron Man Mark VII Limited Edition Collectible Figurine

Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark VII Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the smash hit The Avengers movie. The movie-accurate Mark VII collectible is highly detailed and fully deployed, specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic character Mark VII in the movie, highlighting the highly detailed head sculpt, light-up functions and well equipped armor.

Movie Masterpiece Series

The 1/6th-scale Mark VII Limited Edition Collectible Figurine features:
  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Mark VII in the movie
  • Interchangeable head sculpt of Tony Stark with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr.
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Over 36 points of articulations
  • Special features on armor:
  • LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) interchangeable battle damaged mask
  • One (1) pair of damaged shoulder armor
  • One (1) removable chest armor
  • One (1) damaged chest armor
  • One (1) pair of detachable forearm rockets
  • One (1) pair of wrist laser on forearm armor
  • Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
  • One (1) pair with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) pair of forceful fists
  • Improved articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
  • Three (3) sets of interchangeable thigh armor (missile, armor & normal styles)
  • Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor with built-in metal flaps
  • Articulated flaps at the back of armor on left and right legs
  • Metallic red and gold-colored painting on armor
Accessory:
  • Figure stand with Mark VII nameplate and movie logo
Special Edition:
  • One (1) Holographic Mark VII collectible (approximately 3 inches tall)
  • (This special edition is for selected markets only.)
Artists:
  • Head Sculpted by Kojun
  • Head Painted by JC. Hong
  • Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Battery included for collectible figure, AG1 batteries (6 pieces) and AG9 (3 pieces) are required

Release date: Q1, 2013

Sideshow Collectibles X Hot Toys – Star Wars Collaboration

Amid highest anticipation, we are more than proud to announce our most exciting & unique collaboration with our long-term partner Sideshow Collectibles on the Star Wars saga! Fans can get the first glimpse of our DX Bespin Luke Skywalker Collectible Figure at the Sideshow’s booth (booth # 1929) at San Diego Comic-Con soon!

Sideshow Collectibles  X   Hot Toys
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to announce a unique collaboration, a union of talent and artistic vision aimed at bringing the very best products to life in 1:6 Scale. Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys have worked together successfully for many years, supporting one another with shared licensing opportunities, global distribution support, customer service, and of course, creative collaborations. To further the unique relationship the two companies have, thetwo have come together in a way that best utilizes the strengths of each, redefining the boundaries and potential of their joint efforts.

“This is an exciting evolution of the natural relationship between Sideshow and Hot Toys, and an exciting development for collectors,” explains Greg Anzalone, CEO & President of Sideshow Collectibles. “For the first time ever, our two companies will be working simultaneously on complementary products for key properties, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, DC, Marvel, and others. It’s a refreshing way for us to look at the collectibles business, bridging the creative powers of artists around the globe, so that we can bring to life many excitingnew products.”

“This is a very exciting collaboration between our long-term partner, Sideshow, and us. As a Star Wars super-fan, it is my dream to produce the 1:6th scale collectible figures of the Star Wars saga. We would like to express our gratitude to the Sideshow team, especially Greg, Tom and Brant to give us this valuable opportunity to bring the Star Wars property to the 1/6th scale world. We hope that this collaboration will bring about a new landscape in the collectible industry for truly unveiling our realistic likeness and detailed craftsmanship, and we are looking forward to bringing about more exciting products through this collaboration to our collectors in the near future”, said Howard Chan, Founder & CEO of Hot Toys Limited.

Collectors will get their first glimpse of the new collaborative efforts at San Diego Comic-Con International, July 20 – 24 in San Diego, California. Attendees will be able to get their first view of Hot Toys’ DX Bespin Luke Skywalker Star Wars Sixth Scale Figure, as well as Sideshow’s Indiana Jones Map Room Sixth Scale Figure Environment. The Hot Toys’ Bespin Luke will be displayed alongside Sideshow’s newest Sixth Scale Figures, including Boba Fett, IG-88, General Grievous, and much more. The Sideshow Map Room Environment will be displayed with Hot Toys’ Indiana Jones figure, featuring his cairo disguise costume, true to the famous film scene.

“Our goal is to allow collectors tobe able to recreate their favorite scenes from some of the greatest films from past and present, using tremendously detailed and highly articulated figure collectibles and environments from both Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys,” explains, Tom Gilliland, Sideshow Creative Director. “It’s an exciting time for both of our companies and I suspect for collectors as well. We’re inspired to move forward in this unique way and to further build on the artistic legacy of what what we have created to date.”

For full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con International, as well as the opportunity to pre-order the newest collectible products, please visit www.SideshowCollectibles.com.

via Hot Toys

Hot Toys to Unveil DX07 at Comic-Con!

Hot Toys posted the following message and image below. I wonder what figure they have planned for Comic-Con. The following figures are their previous releases…

DX 01 THE DARK KNIGHT – Joker
DX 02 THE DARK KNIGHT – Batman
DX 03 MICHAEL JACKSON – Bad
DX 04 BRUCE LEE – Enter The Dragon
DX 05 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – Indiana Jones (box set)
DX 06 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES – Captain Jack Sparrow
DX 07 ???

San Diego Comic-Con will be coming in just few days! Are you ready yet?
Good news for Hot Toys fans – this year, Hot Toys will have a more prominent presence at our official US distributor Sideshow Collectibles’ booth (booth # 1929). What’s more, we will have more DX to be firstly unveiled there! Get prepared for our exciting collectibles and DX07 soon!

As usual, we will have first-hand update on the event to be shared with fans here! Stay tuned!

San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade

Before we get to the info below, the Masquerade for this year’s Comic-Con is already full, so you’ll have to  apply early next year to enter to ensure that you get an entry… Good luck to this year’s entrants and good luck to y’all that will enter next year!

Also this year’s Masquerade will be on Saturday from 8:30 PM  to approximately 11:30 PM in Ballroom 20 of the Convention Center. Doors will open at 7:45 for audience seating, but get there early!! People will be lining up much earlier.

Saturday night at Comic-Con is a unique evening of fun and spectacle as the stage lights brighten, the music swells, the spotlights focus center-stage, and the 4,000+ audience that’s lined up many hours in advance take their seats for the 37th annual Masquerade costume show.

Comic-Con is a celebration of the popular arts, and costumes play a vital role in nearly all of them, from movies, TV, comic books, fantasy art, and Broadway shows to computer games, toy collectibles, and more. The Saturday night costume competition is for attendees to showcase their own amazing talents and creativity. It’s a night where you never know what will happen next, a show full of spectacle, beauty, awe, comedy, battles, song and dance, surprises, and of course many impressive and clever costumes.

Not a dance or party as the name Masquerade might imply, the event is staged in the style of a talent competition, with a Master of Ceremonies, a panel of guest judges from costume-related fields, impressive trophies and cash awards, a large raised stage with theater-style lighting, and four giant high-definition video screens providing great close-up views gathered by multiple cameras. An audience of 4,200 fills the convention center’s large ballroom to capacity, and about 2,000 more people watch the show on large video screens in the nearby Sails Pavilion and a second ballroom.

Some entries feature solo costumes, others are groups with a shared theme. Many costumes are re-creations from film, anime, games, and comics, but some completely original designs are presented as well. All genres are welcome, but no purchased costumes are allowed, as this is a contest of creativity and craftsmanship, not shopping ability. The Masters of Ceremonies will once again be the entertaining award-winning artists and writers Phil and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio.

Impressive Comic-Con awards, featuring our beautiful new Comic-Con Masquerade medallions, will be presented in categories of Best In Show, Judges’ Choice, Best Re-Creation, Best Original Design, Best Workmanship, Most Humorous, Most Beautiful, Best Novice, and Best Young Fan. The new Masquerade Medallions that will be given out this year is show below.

In addition, the following companies and organizations will be generously donating their own awards to outstanding costumes:

NEW ADDITIONS

Sideshow Collectibles: Do you think your costume entry into this year’s Masquerade contest will elicit lots of ooooo’s and ahhhhhh’s from the crowd? If that’s the case, you’ll be in the running to win a $350 gift card from Sideshow Collectibles for use on their web site! So bring that WOW factor to Comic-Con’s annual Masquerade contest and you might walk (or strut) away with Sideshow’s prize.

The Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, the labor union representing Hollywood Costume Designers and other costume professionals in film and television, will present to their favorite entry in the show a CDG Masquerade Award statue, a subscription to the Costume Designer magazine, and a generous gift certificate.

The David C. Copley Award for Most Innovative Costume: Oscar-nominated costume designer and David C. Copley Center director Deborah Nadoolman Landis, costume designer of Raiders of the Lost Ark, An American Werewolf in London, Coming to America, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and recently the 2010 horror-comedy Burke & Hare, and UCLA’s David C. Copley Chair in Costume Design, will present the UCLA David C. Copley Center for The Study of Costume Design Award of $250 cash, plus her book: Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design, (cover price $75) to her favorite entry.

JetMadam.com, professional jet aircraft brokers who also happen to be great fans of convention costuming, will present an award of $250 cash to the Masquerade costume entry they select as being the Most Beautiful in the show.

Anime Social Scene will award $100 cash plus prizes to the best single or group anime presentation in the Masquerade. Also, TME That’s My Entertainment will award $100 to the Best Movie Representation, plus, $100 for the People’s Favorite! Courtesy of their parent company, The Testmarket Evolution (thetestmarketevolution.com).

Frank And Son Collectible Show, of the City of Industry, CA, will present to the costume entry they deem the audience favorite a very impressive crystal trophy and $1,000 cash.

DC Comics representatives will present a special DC DIRECT collectible valued at $300 to the finest costumed entry portraying a DC Comics character or characters.

Lucasfilm Ltd. will award the best Star Wars costumers with fabulous items from their Licensing Archives. The finest entry from the Star Wars galaxy will be selected by a Lucasfilm representative to receive special limited-edition collectibles.

Century Guild will present, to the costume they select as best portraying elements of Art Nouveau or fantasy, the winner’s choice of either $200 cash or up to $400 credit for fine art at their exhibit hall booth.

Lynn Perry of DarkDesires.biz will award $150 cash to the best costume entry inspired by horror or other dark genres, such as vampires, demons, creatures of the night, creepy alien monsters, and so on.

Other companies and organizations will be joining this list as the convention approaches!

via Comic-Con.org

SDCC Exclusive Iron Man 2 Mark IV – Secret Project

Don’t forget about the Sideshow Collectibles / Hot Toys San Diego Comic-Con SECRET PROJECT Exclusive Iron Man 2 Mark IV figure will be made available 06/16/11! The figure will be $209.99 for the Attendee version and $214.99 for the Non-Attendee version (on 06/17/11). See y’all there in the morning!

Remember that the Priority Pre-Order for the Attendee edition of our 5th 2011 Comic-Con Exclusive, Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark IV – Secret Project 12-inch Figure, begins Thursday, 16th at 10 AM (PT). The Non-Attendee PPO event will follow on Friday, June 17th at 10AM (PT). For those of you who can’t wait to see the entire collectible, we’re posting the product gallery a bit early.

This Comic-Con exclusive will be sold on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you are qualified for Priority Pre-Order before Wednesday, June 15th at 11:59 PM (PT) if you are Pre-Ordering an Attendee version! Non-Attendees will need to make sure they are qualified for Priority Pre-Order by Thursday, June 16th at 11:59 PM (PT). Plus, be sure to update all your Sideshow online account information, including your credit card information. **Please note: The Priority Pre-Order events for the Iron Man Mark IV – Secret Project 12-inch Figure will NOT be streamlined. Simply visit the www.sideshowcollectibles.com homepage on Thursday, June 16th for ATTENDEES or Friday, June 17th for NON-ATTENDEES at 10AM (PT), and click on the Iron Man Mark IV – Secret Project 12-inch Figure banner to place your order.


Features of the Iron Man 2 Mark IV figure:

  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness as Mark IV in the movie Iron Man 2 painted in grey color
  • Newly developed alternate head with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the movie
  • Special features on armor: Grey color painting on armor with battle damaged scratches finishing
  • Newly developed movie-accurate helmet
  • LED-lighted eyes and Micro ARC reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) piece of detachable chest armor
  • Improved articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
  • Detachable forearm rockets
  • Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms:
  • One (1) pair with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
  • One (1) pair of forceful fists
  • Fully deployed air flaps at back of the armor with built-in metal flaps
  • Retractable countermeasure dispenser
  • Articulated flaps at the back of armor on left and right legs

Sideshow Collectibles’ SDCC Exclusive Predator Mask Set

Remember that the Priority Pre-Order for the Attendee edition of Sideshow Collectibles 2nd 2011 Comic-Con Exclusive, Predator Mask Set, begins Thursday, May 26th at 10 AM (PT). The Non-Attendee PPO event will follow on Friday, May 27th at 10AM (PT).

This Comic-Con exclusive will be sold on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you are qualified for Priority Pre-Order before Wednesday, May 25th at 11:59 PM (PT) if you are Pre-Ordering an Attendee version! Non-Attendees will need to make sure they are qualified for Priority Pre-Order by Thursday, May 26th at 11:59 PM (PT). Plus, be sure to update all your Sideshow online account information, including your credit card information. **Please note: The Priority Pre-Order events for the Predator Mask Set will NOT be streamlined. Simply visit the www.sideshowcollectibles.com homepage on Thursday, May 26th for ATTENDEES or Friday, May 27th for NON-ATTENDEES at 10AM (PT), and click on the Predator Mask Set banner to place your order.

ATTENDEE ORDERING INFORMATION

  • Pre-Orders begin May 26th at 10AM PDT
  • You will NOT be contacted via email the same day that the item is posted for pre-order
  • Additional information about this priority pre-order will be sent to all General newsletter subscribers on May 24th, 2011. Receipt of this e-mail DOES NOT indicate that you are qualified, but only that you have selected to receive newsletter information about our General collectibles.
  • You must be a registered newsletter subscriber and sideshow account holder by Wednesday, May 25th, 2011, 11:59PM PDT
  • Phone orders will be taken for qualified Priority Pre-Order subscribers, however we believe that your online ordering experience will be much faster then ordering via phone.
  • Learn more about Priority Pre-Order [Priority Pre-Order Explained]

Read more in the Attendee FAQ
and Comic-Con 2011 Product Listing

NON-ATTENDEE ORDERING INFORMATION

  • Pre-Orders begin May 27th at 10AM PDT
  • You will NOT be contacted via email the same day that the item is posted for pre-order
  • Additional information about this priority pre-order will be sent to all General newsletter subscribers on May 24th, 2011. Receipt of this e-mail DOES NOT indicate that you are qualified, but only that you have selected to receive newsletter information about our General collectibles.
  • You must be a registered newsletter subscriber and sideshow account holder by Thursday, May 26th, 2011, 11:59PM PDT
  • Phone orders will be taken for qualified Priority Pre-Order subscribers, however we believe that your online ordering experience will be much faster then ordering via phone.
  • Learn more about Priority Pre-Order [Priority Pre-Order Explained]

Read more in the Non-Attendee FAQ and Comic-Con 2011 Product Listing