Sunday, January 24, 2016

Comparison between Sideshow 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker and Hot Toys 12-inch Luke Skywalker

continued from previous toy blog post...

So how do they stack up against each other? When you have both the Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-Wing Pilot 12-inch figure (which I have recently reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE) and the Hot Toys MMS297 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker collectible figure (action figure review posted HERE, HERE and HERE), you want to know how they compare and look alongside each other. Well, at least I did. So I took some pictures and the results are shown in this post.

In this instance, Sideshow's Luke Skywalker actually cost more. Sideshow Collectibles Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is $239.99 whereas Hot Toys Luke Skywalker Sixth Scale Figure is $229.99. Both available on Sideshow's website.


Given that Hot Toys is the 1:6 scale company right now that is giving 12-inch figure collectors museum quality stuff with their amazing toy engineering and stunning detailing plus ultra realistic paint jobs on their near perfect top notch sculpting, many companies are still playing catch up with Hot Toys. Once in a while, there are some misses but generally, one can't go wrong with Hot Toys. Sideshow is doing well too as they offer alternatives that Hot Toys cannot give because Hot Toys simply cannot cope. They do things well but they can only do so much. The market is too big with so many different genres that just going by movies alone. Hot Toys couldn't possible do them all. Then there are also military figures which Hot Toys has almost abandoned. They still produce military figures but only because the figures are movie-related, like the recent Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Matrix collectible figure (reviewed on my blog HERE and HERE).

One of my favorite 12-inch figure of 2014 isn't even by Hot Toys. That figure is the Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop "DREDD" 12-inch figure and I'm so glad that the figure got made. You can check out the pictures posted HERE and HERE. It's nice to know that there are 1:6 scale companies producing 12-inch figures that are just as good as Hot Toys and the best part of it is, they cost so mush less. Sometimes you can get two figures for the price of one Hot Toys figure. But enough rambling, on with the show.

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Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-wing Pilot 12-inch figure comes with: Newly Designed and Fully Articulated Light Body, Highly Detailed Luke Skywalker Portrait, Helmet with Visor and Comlink, Detailed Flight Pressurized G-Suit, Flak Vest, Life Support Unit with Chest Pack Straps, Gear Harness with Belt Flares, Data Cylinders, Right and Left Relaxed Flight Gloved Hands, Right and Left Flight Gloved Fists, Right Force Gesture Flight Gloved Hand, Right and Left Flight Boots, Signal Flares, Support Stand with Yavin Base Flight Deck Graphic.


Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS297 "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker 12-inch collectible figure comes dressed in off-white colored tunic, brown-colored belt with pouches, a pair of light beige-colored pants and a pair of light grey colored boots (with sandproof leg bindings). He also comes with a 1:6 scale Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber. The lightsaber seems to be getting popular and will also be included with Hot Toys "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" 1/6th scale Finn and Rey collectible figures.


Check out the close-up pictures of both Sideshow and Hot Toys 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker head sculpts


5 comments:

Casey Stelken said...

Personally, I like the sculpt of the Sideshow Luke better. Which is funny considering that it's not quite as ridiculously priced as the Hot Toys figure. The Hot Toys version seems to have a bit of a "mousey" look when looking at it head-on.

I do like the color of the Hot Toys Luke's HAIR better... but I don't think that's worth the extra few thousand dollars for the Hot Toys logo on the box.

Jeremiah Bachmann said...

What is the price difference?

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

In this instance, Sideshow's Luke Skywalker actually cost more. Sideshow Collectibles Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is $239.99 whereas Hot Toys Luke Skywalker Sixth Scale Figure is $229.99. Both available on Sideshow's website.

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

On FB,
Carole Logan commented: Poor facial likeness. ..if you saw these figures without the clothing you would never think they were Luke. The one on the right looks like a young Ozzy Osbourne if it had longer hair.


George Dixon's comments/reply: I would only think they were Luke. I would never guess any other actor but Mark Hammil.

Inka said...

dwóch ich było - nie mniej nie więcej ;P