|5 month-old Man of Steel (comes with Mom)|
|Hot Toys Man of Steel (Mom not included)|
So just how impressive were they? Let's see!
|Mmm...Look how chrome-y my thighs are!|
I'm glad a store like FH does this--they do a Con exclusive every year--it makes for something to look forward to and something to look at in a small-ish con (compared to the likes of SDCC and NYCC) like this. I didn't pick this up, but I did find a retail version a week later for 20% off (S$136), which my wife then snagged for me as an anniversary present. ;) Thanks, dear darling wife! ;)
The 5" Iron Man series (by Play Imaginative)
These were seriously awesome to behold as there were maybe more than a hundred figures all on display in their own little glass compartments of an extended display case. Looking really metallic and with great paint and lots of accessories, I don't think they'll come cheap but will be very popular, I'm sure.
Play Imaginative also does the 12" Super Alloys line, but I like those a bit less because they figures look a little (and this is just a little) more disjointed at the, well, joints. They don't look as clean as Hot Toys--but then, what 12" figures do, right? ;)
These 5" Iron Man figures, though, look super stunning. And I think if you're thinking of starting a Hall of Armor collection that isn't 12 inches tall, this would be it.
|A view from the back of the extended display case--cuz there were so many people, I couldn't a wide shot from the front!|
The dress-ups -- This year's was the most numerous and probably the best I've seen in the four years of STGCC:
My two boys also dressed up, one little one as Supes and older on one as Cap (he put on the mask for all of 6 seconds, then decided it would interfere with his vision while scurrying around).
Or should I say the little one was Super-stoked and the older boy was Captain Puckered-Out. :P
|I just loved this Batman!|
The Hot Toys display--It just keep getting bigger and better every year! They could just sit on the fact that they have so many characters across different brands now and just cram 'em all in a display. Instead, they keep raising the quality of their displays:
|So life-like--it's just like you were right there...|
And of course, everyone was just Iron Manning the heck out of everything! ;P
|A life-size Hall of Armor!|
|Action City's Hot Toys 12" Hall of Armor|
|Hot Toys own 12" Hall of Armor--literally worth thousands of dollars|
|Not an Exclusive, just Jack Sparrow hitching a ride|
|Who? I have no idea too...|
|Pikachu sellin' it|
|Ronald McDonald in Mk 42 Armor|
|Movie Masters scale "Bat"|
Overall, I'm looking forward to next year. Hopefully, I won;t be as out of touch as I was this time but will be just as surprised by STGCC '13.
|A Massive 3.75" scale Star Wars Endor display!|