NO ILLUSION! Hot Toys Announces Spider-Man: Far From Home Mysterio Figure for Pre-Order..

Yes, it’s been just over two months since the release of Spider-Man: Far from Home in theaters, but collectors were already giving up on seeing Hot Toys announce a sixth scale figure based on the film’s mysterious illusionist.  That might seem like jumping the gun, but Spider-Man fans have been burned before. Despite showing off a prototype of the Vulture, the villain from previous entry Spider-Man: Homecoming, no figure was ever actually solicited. So when what seemed to be a Mysterio prototype appeared in promotional photos for other Far From Home Spider-Man figures, people were still doubtful. All of the naysaying was for naught, apparently,...

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Hot Toys PS4 Spider-Man Advanced Suit (VGM031) Review

When I first learned that Hot Toys had gained the license to the PlayStation 4 Exclusive Spider-Man video game, I could hardly contain my excitement. As much as I have enjoyed the company’s sixth scale Spider-Man figures in the past, those were all based on movies. Now, I like a Spider-Man film as much as the next person, but my heart will always lie with the original comic books. This Video Game Masterpiece series is still not technically based on the comics, but the game contains plenty of alternate skins that allow you to give your Spidey avatar different...

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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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Sixth Scale Figure Upgrades: Worth the Extra Cash?

One of the best feelings as a collector is acquiring that grail piece you have had your heart set on. Getting that immortalization of one of your favorite characters from your favorite TV show, movie, game or even comic book is a satisfying feeling. Of course, with time, there comes newer technologies and ideas. Fans will make custom accessories or custom figures that either compliment the original release or, in some cases, put them to shame. With this in mind, Hot Toys and a number of other sixth scale figure or collectible companies will release a second,...

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Hot Toys Figures We Need To See Made

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...

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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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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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