Hot Toys Figures We Need To See MadeLiam
Hot Toys releases a lot of 1:6 scale figures in a given year from a number of different movies and sometimes even a television show or two. We have even seen some figures launch from their Videogame Masterpiece line of figures but very few to date. Despite the onslaught of new releases if you’re anything like me then you’ve probably said to yourself, “Gee, I wish Hot Toys would make a figure of this character” or “Darn, it sure would be great if Hot Toys would finish this team off.” After all, Hot Toys is somewhat notorious for not completing teams or groups of characters for particular licenses which can be very frustrating for any collector. Who wants to have a line-up that’s almost complete but never will be? Not me. This list will take a look at several 1:6 scale figures that Hot Toys should bring to life..
Catwoman (Batman Returns)
Time to kick things right off with a character that has been requested time and time again: Catwoman from the 1992 Tim Burton film, Batman Returns, as portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer. Seeing as Hot Toys has already made Batman from both Tim Burton installments, and even produced a Jack Nicholson Joker it seems like a complete no brainer to turn their attention to Ms. Selina Kyle. The all black catsuit with the stark white stitching would make for an eye catching presentation, indeed. No other Catwoman figure that’s been release to date (and that’s been many) quite stacks up to this iconic look.
Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Hot Toys already made an Indiana Jones sixth scale figure!” And you would be right with that assertion. However, that particular figure’s head sculpt comes equipped with the Hot Toys PERS system which allowed the eyeballs to be re-positioned but also hindered the likeness to actor Harrison Ford a great deal. Not to mention if you get to fiddling with the eyes too much that’s just one more thing you can potentially break. On top of that, the figure’s jacket always seemed like it could be improved to me. Hot Toys uses a much better leather like material now that appears to last longer.
Lando Calrissian (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
I realize this one is a complete given and that Hot Toys will probably have this guy up for pre-order by the end of next year, but dang it, Lando’s one of my favorite Star Wars characters and I’d love to see what Hot Toys can do with the tailoring on Calrissian’s outfit, specifically the famous, signature cape. We recently got a look at Lando in the trailer for Episode IX, The Return of Skywalker, and while it’s exciting to see him return this classic look from his younger years is the one to own for any hardcore Hot Toys Star Wars collector.
C-3PO (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
Keeping with the Star Wars theme this is a another sixth scale figure that Hot Toys is a hundred percent destined to make but the feature I’d really like to see incorporated would be removable limbs as well as a netted bag. Why you ask? So collectors can recreate the classic scenes in Empire where Threepio is blown apart and has to be carried around, in pieces, on Chewbacca’s back. Provided said collector also owns a Hot Toys Chewbacca figure that would be a pretty cool way to change up your display and get some additional display or diorama options out of the same Hot Toys figures.
Cyborg (Justice League)
Whether you liked the 2017 Justice League movie or hated it (personally, I was somewhere in-between) you cannot deny two things: 1. Hot Toys made all five other members of the Justice League that appeared in the film but left poor Victor Stone out in the rain to rust, and 2. The character had a decently interesting design which would translate well to a 1:6 scale figure. To add insult to injury, they even showed a prototype at a few conventions but have yet to release it. Any comments section on a Hot Toys product announcement is typically littered with ravenous fans asking “WHERE IS CYBORG?!” so there clearly exists a demand.
Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles –1990)
There have been a number of different incarnations of the Turtles, some of which we are still all probably trying to forget. Michelangelo from the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is my favorite Ninja Turtle from my favorite incarnation of the TMNT universe and under Hot Toys supervision, this character would make for a wickedly detailed 1:6 scale figure. If you want proof of that, just look at what NECA has done with their 1:12 scale and 1:4 scale offerings of the same character. We just need a sixth scale version by Hot Toys to see what they can do with a classic.
Mantis (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2/Avengers: Infinity War)
Another much needed team-finisher and a fan favorite character, Mantis would make an excellent looking offering from Hot Toys especially with the insect-like antennae protruding from her forehead which adds a certain flavor to the head sculpt and figure in my eyes. Her outfit overall does not seem overly complicated and third party manufacturers have jumped on this one already but it’s about time Hot Toys announces her in sixth scale Movie Masterpiece Series form just like the rest of the squad.
The Flash (2014 Television Series)
The Flash is one of my favorite series currently running (no pun intended) and a Hot Toys figure of Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen in his season four or five Flash suits would surely make for a hot-selling figure given how popular the show itself is. Word on the street is that Hot Toys currently has the license for the show too, so what are they waiting for?! Hot Toys often gets a little too caught up in producing Marvel & Star Wars figures that other franchises don’t seem to get the love they deserve sometimes.
The list of figures we want to see made from Hot Toys could probably go on endlessly with so many past and present movies, television shows and even video games that have a healthy fan base of people who are willing and ready to throw down their hard earned cash on sixth scale figures and other pop culture collectibles. The success of Netflix and some of their programming has other large companies like Disney jumping at the opportunity to get into the streaming and content creation game. Their upcoming service Disney Plus will bring us an entire new look at some of the most loved characters from the Marvel & Star Wars universe (among others) so be ready for the onslaught of Hot Toys figure announcements over the next year as they roll-out this service and the shows with it.