Monday, August 30, 2010

Hot Toys Releasing 12 Inch Ghost Rider, Superman and Rango Movie Figures

It's been a while since we highlighted the good good works of Hot Toys, Japanese masters of the art form known as 12 Inch Action Figures. The crew isn't stopping after perfecting the look of a young Charlie Sheen (Platoon) or old Adrien Brody (Predators). OH NO! They've got some random picks on the way that will, at once, make you flinch from remembering how bad the movie was and decide you HAVE to have the most perfect head of Nick Cage ever created. After all, that's why we bought the 6 inch action figure, isn't it? So we can come up behind people and do the Nick Cage voice?! Now imagine the fun with an even bigger figure. Ahhhhhh...

Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Ghost Rider Limited Edition Collectible Figurine with Bike Set from the Ghost Rider movie. The highly detailed Ghost Rider collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Nicolas Cage in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted head and skull, light-up functions on skull and detailed weapons. The set also comes with a motor bike with light-up functions in front blinkers and wheels.

The 1/6th scale Ghost Rider Limited Edition Collectible Figurine with Bike Set specially features:
- Newly sculpted head with authentic likeness of Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze and Ghost Rider in the movie Ghost Rider
- Approximately 30 cm tall
- TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations
- Highly detailed hair sculpture
- Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
- Interchangeable newly sculpted skull with LED light-up eyes and fire-shaped hair sculpture (orange light, battery operated)
- Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms:
- One (1) pair of riveted gloved fists
- One (1) pair for riveted gloved palms for holding shot gun
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

- One (1) leather-like black jacket with rivets on shoulders
- One (1) black tee
- One (1) pair of leather-like black trousers
- One (1) pair of dark-brown boots
- One (1) pair of front arm armor with rivets

- One (1) long metal chain
- One (1) shot gun

- Specially sculpted 1/6th scale motor bike with LED light-up functions in front blinkers and wheels (orange light, battery operated)
- Figure stand with Ghost Rider nameplate and movie logo

- Head Sculpted by Eom Jea Sung (GOX), Head Painted by JC. Hong, Head Art Directed by Kojun, Skull Sculpted by Joseph Tsang and Motor Bike Sculpted by Joseph Tsang

**Battery included for collectible figure, AG1 batteries (3 pieces) are required
**Battery not included for motor bike, 3A batteries (3 pieces) are required

Also on tap for the Asian Toy Gods in the realm of Super Hero badassery is a 1978 Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN!!! Not to take anything away from DC Direct or Mattel's offerings in similar formats from the classic Superman films, but when Hot Toys finally shows off their sculpts, I'm sure people will simultaneously spit out their drinks around the world. Korean Artist Arnie Kim is perfecting the figure as we speak. Look for him this Winter.

Finally Hot Toys have just announced they will be making figures (or figure - singular) from Paramount Pictures' Rango, the tale of a hapless chameleon trying to survive in a dangerous world while in the midst of an identity crisis. Who better to voice a neurotic lizard than Johnny Depp! Hot Toys doesn't take on creatures that often anymore but when they do, it is a sight to behold. Just look up their Predators figures and you'll see why I'm excited to see what they'll do with a chameleon in a Hawaiian shirt.

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