Another Marvel update for my 1/6 collection. I decided to get this years toy fair exclusive of Hot Toys Avengers Age of Ultron line: Maria Hill. And she turned out super sweet. The headsculpt is a real beauty and they captured Cobie Smulders perfectly. Only drawback i see with the figure is the limited posability of the feet or boots. These are just solid pieces and also not balanced good enough. But other than that: a must for every Avengers fan.
More photos after the jump incl. comparison with Black Widow.
We got a new Avengers Hulk in - it's Hot Toys second incarnation of Hulk for the movie Avengers 2 , Age of Ultron. The paintjob on this figure will lead to big discussions - but you can't deny the quality of execution in terms of the paint and sculpting quality by Hot Toys. Be sure to get the deluxe set since you'll get another "smashing body" and a cool angry face. Check out some photos and comparison shots with HT first Hulk. And as always a video with some further comparisons and box shots (the box is massive, almost 2 normal boxes tall and wide!).
Finally I got my hands on a Mark III, its Hot Toys latest diecast release and the third Mark III of this company after many years of the first 2 releases. Unfortunately there are still lots of plastic parts on this figure, so call it a diecast is really a bit borderline. Especially the abs section is all plastic and not even with an articulation. So they give you a secondary piece that allows you to do the "landing pose", which is a "safe" way to do and it works like a charm with the replacement part. I understand there are some limitations in terms of articulation and diecast parts, but i think they could have done more. But overall this is a very solid a nice release, especially for those never owned a mark III before. The paintjob brought up some discussion but I think the cherry or candy apple red still is the correct choice compared to the suit up scene in Iron Man 1. Oh...and important fact: you can definately close the gap between shoulder and torso with the shoulder pad armor, they are very flexible and can cover the gap.
The latest Black Widow of Hot Toys has hit the shelf in my collection and I'm quite pleased, it's no must have have but well executed. The facesculpt could use a bit more "lifelikeness" and has about the same stare in the eyes as the Winter Soldier edition. Enjoy a video review including a comparison with the first Avengers Black widow which i still prefer. Also looots of photos!