This week I received the magnificent Whiplash Mark II armor by Hot Toys, a small revival of their Iron Man 2 line. The figure impressed me the moment I got it out of the styrofoam box, it screams quality looking at it and having it in hand is another great experience: over 1 kg of diecast awesomeness.
Unfortunately a nightmare happened when i started my video review. Please have a look at the video and be very careful with the LED switches:
Another Avengers form the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie has arrived in my collection. So this is actually the first time that we got even 2 figures before a movie release - how cool is this. Today I present you Captain America in his latest uniform - and it's a very decent figure. Articulation is a bit optimized compared to the Stealth / Strike Suit Version, especially in the elbow bending area. The additional portrait of Chris Evans is also very well done and the overall look and feel is top notch.
The Mark 43 or Mark XLIII suit of Hot Toys first Avengers Age of Ultron figure has arrived. I know what to expect so the "Wow" factor was not that present - especially looking at the hefty price tag for a day 1 Hong Kong special edition release (approx. 500 USD with EMS shipping). Doing the caluclation you overpay about 100 USD for this getting it directly from HK first batch releases....which is in the end no where justifying the figure.
Getting it at retail around 350 USD would probably be OK - but then again I'd end up with huge Fedex costs have it shipped from Sideshow. But it pays off especially if you haven't the Mark 42 yet - the predecessor suit of Mark 43 of which the new suit is basically a repaint in negative colors. Altough a very nice repaint since the red they applied and all the battle marks are very well done.