I've never heard of them, and I've always been loyal to SquareEnix's Play Arts Kai (.. Until recently due to bad QC), and you know what?
I've never seen such detailed work based on a movie star. James Rhodes' face (based off the movie) looks like.. Well, HIMSELF.
I was suckered into Hot Toys after seeing what they did to Stallone. And Stallone looked like.. STALLONE!
So here are some shots off my Flickr gallery:
Of course, there were some issues with the LED on the head area, so I opened the battery box. Without realising it, I managed to screw up the screw that I was screwing on (!!). So I found a replacement. Found these bunch of brass screws that's meant for trains and wooden tracks and stuff. Pretty interesting thing, but yeah, these screws cost me $5.50, the screwdriver set costs $25.50, and extra batteries to be replaced would be $10.
Anyways, the screws, followed by the rest of the shots.
I'm just surprised at the amount of effort the team puts into in designing a figure on display. I believe that this would be the 2nd most expensive figure I have up to date in my collection. The first one would be my Takara Masterpiece 04S.
Actually, it does look pretty darn realistic right now.
Of course, I was rather amazed at the articulation of the fingers, so I decided to see if it really could grab onto something non-Hot Toys related.
.. Like a Takara Masterpiece weapon.
.. Let alone, Megatron.
The other question in hand is: I'm not sure if I'm willing enough to pay $200 ++ for the upcoming Iron Man Mark IV figure that I preordered. I can always cancel it since I did not pay for a deposit fee. Heh.
And this is what you do if you have more than one War Machine head.
A limited edition Jungle Fatigues Big Boss: