Sunday, September 11, 2016

Seen@STGCC2016 Part 1: Hot Toys Booth - Star Wars, Avengers, Daredevil, Batman v Superman, Back to the Future II and Alien

The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 is on now at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Level B2, Halls E & F from 10 to 11 September. And as is my custom, I was there bright and early to take pictures of the figures and stuff on display to blog about it on my toy blog. I am blessed with the privilege to be able to take pictures while the crowd is still not yet in the halls so that there won't be too many distracting people or reflections around the displays.

There are two main booths I always head for once I am in and that is the Hot Toys booth and the XM Studio booth (see the NEXT post) because these usually are the two biggest exhibitors at The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC). Most of Hot Toys exhibits have already been shown at other earlier conventions, most notable the San Diego Comic-Con but it's still nice to see the actual product and be able to take pictures of it. XM Studios is Singapore's very own producer of limited edition premium statue collectibles and IMHO they produce one of the best statues I've ever seen. Almost all their statues are works of art and they endeavour to create only the most outstanding original designs of exquisite value. Being a local boy, I can only say with pride that they certainly deserve all the accolades and worldwide attention they are getting because a lot of hard work and dedication got them where they are today :)

Now on with the show.
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Looks like Hot Toys will be producing quarter (1/4th) scale collectible figures of our favorite Star Wars characters. Shown here: Imperial Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren and Darth Vader

We already know that Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released as part of Hot Toys Star Wars line. Hot Toys will also be releasing 1/6th scale R2-D2 and C-3PO collectible figures. R2 will come with die-cast chrome dome with 6 LED light-up points on the dome activated by remote control and sound effects function. C-3PO will accompany R2 of course.

Rey's 1/6th scale Speeder was also on display for all to see. No news yet if this will actually be produced and released. Perhaps like the previous 1/6th scale BAT from STGCC2012 (see my toy blog post HERE) and the 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon shown at other exhibitions, these are just Hot Toys showpieces to let us know what they are capable of but never intended for mass production.

And from Captain America: Civil War, starring the 1/6th scale Avengers from Hot Toys fighting themselves. Cool display with a life-size Ant-man and the 1/6th scale Avengers collectible figures doing battle around him.

There will always be Iron Man on display. Check out the Hot Toys Mark VII open armor version.

There's also the 1/4th scale Mark XLII

One of the figures I was eager to see is this Hot Toys 1/6th scale Daredevil from the Netflix series. I love the show but I really dig the Daredevil costume design from the show. And to know that Hot Toys is going to be releasing this is fantastic news indeed. Let's hope it doesn't get cancelled like some of the figures showcased at some of the conventions but never got made. Case in point: 1/6th scale James McAvoy as Charles Xavier / Professor X from "X-Men: First Class" shown at STGCC2012 but never saw the light of day (see the pics posted HERE). Another figure was The Lone Ranger himself. Tonto got made (see my action figure reviews posted HERE and HERE) but will forever be missing his Kemo Sabe.

Hot Toys 12-inch figures from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were on display but notably absent was the rose among the thorns, 1/6th scale Gal Gadot Wonder Woman. It would have been nice to see her up close. Guess I'll just have to wait for the figure to be released.

Hot Toys 1/6th scale figures from The Suicide Squad movie were also missing from the line-up. Only the Cosbaby collectibles were on display.

And then there was Marty McFly and Dr Emmett Brown. Seen at last year's show already (picture posted HERE), the new head sculpt for Marty (Michael J Fox) is definitely an improvement over the previous version.

Last but not least, there's also Ellen Ripley and the Xenomorph Alien from the sci-fi horror show.

NEXT: Check out the stunning and beautiful statues by XM Studios showcased at STGCC 2016.

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