Monday, October 11, 2010

Hot Toys "Iron Man 2" 1/6 Black Widow Figure Review 1

Finally took pictures of my recently acquired Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series (MMS) 1/6 scale 12-inch Black Widow Limited Edition Collectible Female Figurine from the Iron Man 2 movie. What makes this Black Widow so hot? Scarlett Johansson!!!

While the face and head sculpt is pretty spot on :) there are other NOT so good points of this figure.

Hot Toys 1/6th Black Widow Collectible Figurine comes in a very straightforward box with an outer slip-case cover and the figure with her accessories in a window box underneath. Just these two layers.

The basic female figure straight out of the box - Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the movie "Iron Man 2", with newly sculpted head with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up, real fabric brownish red long curly hair implantation, newly developed TrueType body highlighting her body shape which stands approximately 28 cm tall with over 28 points of articulations.

This figure is definitely a great improvement in terms of likeness and resemblance to the actual actress sexy Scarlett Johansson compared to the prototype preview pictures

Unfortunately, the tightness of the one-piece skin-tight dark blue colored jumpsuit costume prevents her from achieving the 28 points of articulations promised :( authentic movie-accurate costume GOOD, restrictive costume which prevents her from poses NOT so good

Besides the restrictive skin-tight costume, Hot Toys Black Widow also has one (1) waist belt and one (1) extra greyish black colored belt with pouches and pistol holster

Black Widow has the SHIELD logo on both her arms.

The acronym S.H.I.E.L.D. originally stood for "Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division". It was changed in 1991 to "Strategic, Hazard Intervention, Espionage Logistics Directorate".

Within the various films set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the acronym stands for "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division".

Close-up pictures of the Hot Toys Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff) head sculpt

A closer look at the Hot Toys Black Widow belts : the waist belt with Black Widow logo on the buckle which also acts a locking mechanism and the extra greyish black colored belt with pouches and pistol holster.

Black Widow customarily wears two bracelets equipped to discharge the "widow’s bite," high-frequency electrostatic bolts of up to 30,000 volts, capable of stunning even a superhuman opponent at a range of at least 20 feet, shoot tear gas cartridges and act as a radio transmitter.

Drop-down holster for her Heckler & Koch USP Compact pistol

Black Widow carries plastic explosive discs equivalent to 4 pounds of TNT in her belt and uses automatic weapons and / or combat knives as and when necessary. Notice that the discs are missing in the pouch on her back (see above picture) but present on front. They are not removable.

Hot Toys Black Widow fem fig also comes with one (1) pair of leather-like greyish blue colored platform boots with buckles.

These boots are made from a soft rubber material which allows flexibility at the ankles and she is able to stand without the aid of the Figure base with Black Widow nameplate and movie logo

Hot Toys 1/6 scale Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) comes with these weapons: Walther PPK .32 and Heckler & Koch USP Compact. As with most 1/6 handguns produced these days, these can be stripped with magazines removed

Hot Toys MMS "Iron Man 2" 1/6 Black Widow Collectible Figurine also includes three extra gloved hands, one (1) pair for holding pistols and extra right gloved palm for posing on waist

I for one don't think that I've seen enough of Black Widow in action in "Iron Man 2". The way she went about kicking a$$ and taking out the bad guys was just FUN to watch and now with the "Iron Man 2" movie DVD out in stores, I get to watch it again and again ;)

MORE pictures of Black Widow in the next post with her and her guns :)

Also check out Scarlett Fever: Comparing the two Hot Toys Scarletts i.e. Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson) Female Action Figure from "The Spirit" movie.


Super-Duper ToyBox said...

she looks great... Hubba Hubba! ;)

Kin said...

Hi Alex,

Never get enough from her either The black widow or Scarlet.

"Amazing & Seductive".

Keep it up.


desmond said...

Great review..bro!!

Unknown said...

Is it me or her chest looks weird ? either that or the jumpsuit was made for a taller body than the one used here .

fuzzfoot said...

Love the review and the pics... Especially the drop down holster!

alex teo said...

thanks guys (colin, kin, desmond & fuzzfoot)

@MrHankey: - HT made her chest too big and positioned them too low :( some people on the forums have tried to give them a lift. it doesn't help that the jumpsuit is also made that way i.e. with an "extended" front for her ample bosoms

Unknown said...

just checked the forums , some ppl say that eva's new body may work for black widow . but now with these in hand pics I'm not sure if I still want to buy one :/ , anyway great review ;)

alex teo said...

thanks for the compliments; because of the material used to make Hot Toys Black Widow's skin-tight costume, she becomes very rigid and stiff. i read that the body, once stripped of her restrictive clothing, is fine CHEERS