Hot Toys has released teaser pictures of their 1/6th scale Chitauri Footsoldier, SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson, Iron Man Mark VII armored suit and Hulk from "The Avengers" movie as well as a preview of their upcoming 1/4th scale The Dark Knight Batman figure
The Chitauri are Loki's Army in The Avengers. They are very loosely based on the extraterrestrial race of the same name from Mark Millar's The Ultimates. The Chitauri are a powerful, technologically advanced race of extraterrestrial cyborg-like creatures, and they're on Thanos' service. When the Mad Titan allies himself with the exiled Asgardian Loki Laufeyson, the Chitauri are granted to him as his personal army to conquer Earth and gain the Tesseract.
Agent Phil Coulson is an espionage agent working for S.H.I.E.L.D.. Coulson was an original creation who is not based on a character in the Marvel Comics universe, though a version of him has subsequently appeared in the mainstream Marvel continuity in 2012. Phil Coulson is played by Clark Gregg in The Avengers movie. I think this is Hot Toys way of making / producing a Man in Black figure ;p
In the recently released 2012 Avengers film, Mark Ruffalo was Dr. Bruce Banner, a genius scientist who, because of exposure to gamma radiation, transforms into a green skinned monster when enraged or excited. We call it HULK! Ruffalo was cast after negotiations between Marvel and Edward Norton broke down. Edward Norton was the third actor to play Bruce Banner after Eric Banna and Bill Bixby. Hulk has been interpreted in so many ways on screen and this latest screen incarnation does bear a certain resemblance to Ruffalo. Looks like 1/6th scale HULK is going to be pretty HUGE, shown standing next to the Chitauri footsoldier.
Hot Toys has already released numerous versions of the Iron Man armored suit, some movie-related and some variants. Just from the movies alone, counting the first two Iron Man films plus the Avengers, there have already been seven Iron Man armor suits but Hot Toys has managed to produce and release more than that and add on variants, re-painted versions as well as War Machine. Looks like they won't be done with Iron Man yet ;p
This latest version is the Iron Man Mark VII as seen in The Avengers