Batman and Vilain are newly released figures whereas Babydoll and Amber were released in 2012. I had missed out on the gals from Zack Snyder's 2011 fantasy action film "Sucker Punch" due to other commitments at the time but chanced upon the pair recently at a much reduced price. It was as good as getting the two figures for the price of one. Now how could I resist that? Sure, Hot Toys never completed the five-member group with Abbie Cornish as Sweet Pea, Jena Malone as Rocket and Vanessa Hudgens as Blondie missing from the line-up but these two gals were certainly up to the mark in terms of sculpting and screen accuracy.
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This is the Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics 1/6th scale Blue & Gray Batman 12-inch action figure which I ordered online and the first figure I got directly from the company. All other Sideshow Collectibles figures thus far have been from The Falcon's Hangar. I wanted this because of the exclusive version which comes with an additional Brawl Damage Portrait. Batman has always been my favorite and this makes it the second Batman figure this month, after the DC Direct Batman Beyond 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure (see pictures HERE).
Also released this month is the Play Toy P003 1/6 scale The Villain 12-inch figure, who is non other than Jean-Claude Van Damme's (JCVD) as Jean Vilain, international criminal and arms dealer in "The Expendables 2". He will join the other three 1/6 scale cast members of "The Expendables" shortly. Check out my post with group pictures of the 12-inch figures from The Expendables 2 (Barney Ross, Lee Christmas & Gunner Jensen) HERE. This is Play Toy's first male figure, after Bride Killer (previewed HERE) and Purple Girl (pictures HERE)
Hot Toys have been producing some of the finest 12-inch female figures and these two are no different. The female head sculpt is very different from the male ones as the female sculpts have to be softer and less angular, unlike the male heads which can be rough and tough. Even a touch cookie has to look feminine and appealing, otherwise she could be mistaken for a transvestite or a male cross dresser LOL
Like I said, these two were released some time back and I was only too pleased to pick the pair up for much less than the retail price. I was able to get these two for the price of one figure and that makes this deal all the more sweeter. I like the design of the boxes too and am glad that Hot Toys does pay some attention to designing the packaging.
Reviews of these figures to follow real soon :)