Hot Toys Marvel Wishlist

“With great success comes an overflow of great toys and collectibles.” That’s not quite the quote but well, you get it. With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the box office it’s no surprise that toy and collectible manufacturers worldwide are jumping at the opportunity to cash in. For a lot of these companies, the Marvel license and the products they produce under it are in many cases the top revenue earners. Hot Toys, like other collectible companies, has enjoyed a surge in popularity largely due to their attachment to the Marvel license. When you produce such [...]

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Win a FREE Aquaman One:12 Collective Figure to Celebrate Upcoming Film!

What better way to celebrate the upcoming release of the Aquaman film from DC Comics on December 14, 2018 than giveaway a FREE Aquaman One:12 Collective Figure from Mezco Toyz here at ToyOrigin.com! While DC Comics may have had a rough run at the box office lately this film is shaping up to a smash hit if the trailer and what we have seen (and heard) so far is any indication. Whether you are a collector of Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective product line or not there’s no question that in the 6-inch figure space they are some of the best when it [...]

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How To Clean Your Hot Toys and 1:6 Scale Figures

Even if you display your Hot Toys collection behind glass in a showcase the build-up of dust and other particles overtime is inevitable. Even collectors who go the extra mile with weather stripping on their IKEA DETOLF cabinets (a popular display choice – see the How to Display your Hot Toys collection article for more info) still have to go through the ritual of cleaning their collection once or twice a year. But what’s really the best way to go about cleaning your Hot Toys figures to avoid the risk of damage with the least time exhausted on your [...]

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Where Are All The Video Game Sixth Scale Figures?

I don’t exactly consider myself a gamer by any stretch with only a somewhat more than passing interest in video games. And on some days, it seems like the 1:6 scale figure industry shares the same outlook. Companies like Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles seem far more focused on producing figures based on popular films and licenses like Star Wars and Marvel than exploring more video game related releases which can leave gamers high and dry. This article will take a look at some of the cool 1:6 scale video game figures that are on the market for pre-order [...]

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Hot Toys Release Dates: Sooner Rather Than Later

If it feels like the Hot Toys new releases are flying out at you quicker than usual lately that’s because they most certainly are. Over the last 4 to 6 weeks we have seen several Hot Toys that were due to release months from now found their way to the homes of sixth scale collectors everywhere. And we mean everywhere. Previously, Hot Toys figures would first launch in Hong Kong for pick-up at Secret Base and then anywhere from 60 to 90 or more days later they would begin to ship out to collectors in North America, Europe and [...]

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Tips for Hot Toys Collectors on a Budget

Embarking on a quest to collect anything can be an expensive task and collecting Hot Toys or other one sixth scale figures is no exception. With new figures being announced at such a rapid pace in recent months the wait time between release dates continues to slim down. With an average Hot Toys figure bearing a price tag somewhere in the $250-400 USD range it’s tough for most collectors to budget paying for more than a single figure at a time. If you read our article on Getting Started Collecting Hot Toys you might remember the point we made about [...]

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Molecule 8: Scammers in Disguise

If you collect 1:6 scale figures chances are you might have heard the company name Molecule 8 mentioned in the past while browsing message boards or your go-to collectibles retailer (it should be Toy Origin by now, wink wink). Just over a year ago; roughly January or February 2017, Molecule 8 popped up on collectors radar with the company founder, Vijay Chadha, embarking on what at the time seemed like a noble mission to “evolve” one sixth scale and quarter scale figures. The plan was to offer a product that he was promising was superior from the inside out [...]

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Top 10 Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Head Sculpts

With over five-hundred sixth scale figure releases in their ‘Movie Masterpiece Series’ alone, one thing is crystal clear: Hot Toys produces a lot of figures! And as with any company with a body of work that large, some figures are naturally better received by Hot Toys collectors than others. The head sculpts in particular can be very divisive, and sometimes even controversial among fans and collectors who often judge the likeness to the character in question with extreme scrutiny. As technology and painting techniques have improved over the last decade so too has the level of detail and accuracy [...]

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How To Organize & Store 1:6 Scale Figure Accessories

As you begin to acquire a collection of Hot Toys & other 1:6 scale figures it’s common that the accessories and extras begin to pile up. Included with most sixth scale figures is a variety of different hands (for unique pose options), alternate clothing/costume elements or a number of other different accessories that you can use to create a display that fits your taste. As much as having the option of choice is nice, the question becomes; where do you store all these 1:6 scale accessories when not in use? When left in the original packaging it’s not only [...]

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One Sixth Scale Showdown: Hot Toys vs Sideshow

One sixth scale collectors can be a critical group of people, often quick to vocalize their concerns or displeasure with a a new 1:6 scale figure in public forums or Facebook groups following the release or announcement of a pre-order. All the best companies have fallen into the cross-hairs more than once.. Hot Toys, Sideshow Collectibles, Toys Era, ThreeZero and just about any other manufacturer offering one sixth scale figures and collectibles. As you might imagine, the question often comes up, “Is Hot Toys or Sideshow the Better Manufacturer?” in some form or another. It’s only natural that collectors [...]

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