5 Things You Might Not Know About Hot Toys

Hot Toys has been around for the better part of 20 years, and in that time they have become the definitive sixth scale figure manufacturer in the world. Heck, some might argue that they’re the best toy company, period. That opinion is definitely up for debate, but what is not is the fact that there’s a whole lot more to Hot Toys than some collectors might know. Perhaps you’re aware of every tidbit on this list, or you know just a few. Either way, sit back and relax as we spotlight five lesser-known facts only true collectors know about...

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10 Tips for Posing Hot Toys Figures to Enhance Your Display

The beauty of collecting Hot Toys figures is that as a collector you have the option to re-pose your figures and change your collectibles display on a routine basis if you wish. Collectors typically belong to one of two schools of thought here: there’s a group who keep their figures in “museum poses;” more stoic with the figure standing still & upright usually or “dynamic poses;” a more active and engaging display. A percentage of collectors swear by these museum style poses and typically say it’s for fear of damaging their figure or weakening the joints overtime. While this...

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Top 10 Unreleased Hot Toys Prototypes

If you are anything like me and most Hot Toys collectors you probably scour forums and social media on a routine basis in search of a glimpse of what is new to come from your favorite brands. Whether it be figure or collectible showcases at conventions or Hot Toys releasing promo images on Facebook or Instagram we get an opportunity to salivate at the thought of a new sixth scale figure to display in our collection. For example, with the announcement of the Homemade Suit from Spider-Man: Far From Home being re-issued, the real take-away for collectors was the...

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10 Sci-Fi / Fantasy Characters Hot Toys Needs To Make

When it comes to pop culture like comics, television and movies there will always be a character that says something to you. A character that really speaks to something deep inside of you and leaves a lasting impression. One of the worst feelings for a collector of sixth scale figures or other collectibles is when you can’t find a good representation of that character you lust for. For fans of science fiction movies and television shows this is unfortunately a norm with Hot Toys and other major companies typically sticking to the popular licenses from Marvel, DC Comics and...

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Hot Toys Figures That Look Identical To the Actor

Attempting to capture an actor’s likeness in action figure form can be an incredible feat. More often than not, some tiny detail or imperfection in an actor’s chin or nose will fail to be properly reproduced, throwing off the entire sculpt. Sometimes a figure will succeed from one angle, but when viewed from another, they fall flat. The Hong Kong-based toy manufacturer Hot Toys has long been known as the top name in movie collectibles. Their sixth scale figures seem to work some manner of dark magic that allows them to steal a little bit of the actors’ souls,...

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5 Must Have Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Figures You Need To Own..

In the four years that Mezco's One: 12 Collective line has been around, it has produced some of the best 6" scale action figures to date. Mixing the sensibilities of companies such as Hot Toys and Hasbro to produce something wholly their own, the ONE: 12 brand never fails to up the ante every new release that they announce. Mezco's production slate for the line has ramped up considerably since they launched, so getting into the game now can be an overwhelming feat for some. Let's take a look at the best of the best, in order of production,...

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Top 10 Horror Hot Toys Figures We Need To See Made!

Being a child of the 80’s, I grew up watching Robert Englund terrorize teens as Freddy Kruger, Doug Bradley exploit your inner demons as Pinhead and countless different actors hack and slash random people as Jason Vorhees. This is just to name a few.. there were so many others in television and movies that I can’t even count. It was in my youth that my love for horror movies was born. When it comes to the vast 1/6 scale figure universe I feel that the Horror genre often gets left behind by manufacturers. That is not to say that there...

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Top 5 Most Expensive Star Wars Hot Toys Released To Date

Since the acquisition of Star Wars by Disney the amount of new merchandise and toys that have been flooding the market is at an all-time high. Stretching your toy/entertainment budget to pick-up every single collectible on release date is a tall task for anyone and there may be items you miss out on as a result. You could get lucky later when checking secondary markets and find that item cheaper from another collector but it's also possible you end up with the short end of the stick and have to shell out extra dough. How much extra is not...

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Top 5 90s Television Shows That Need 1:6 Scale Figures

For more than a decade now it seems Hollywood has had a bit of an obsession with the remake of classic movies from the 90's era. But where's the love for the television shows of the 1990's that helped raise and babysit a generation of youth after school? While the remake of a multi-season show that is still syndicated is unlikely, it would be nice to see Hot Toys or another 1:6 scale figure manufacturer grab a license or two in this space and see what sticks with collectors. While Hot Toys may need to stick to the bread...

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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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