Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hot Toys Iron Man 2 Whiplash Limited Edition Collectible Figurine

Hot Toys is proud to present the MMS121 Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6th scale Whiplash Limited Edition Collectible Figurine from the "Iron Man 2" movie. The movie-accurate Whiplash collectible is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted head, muscular upper body, patterned tattoos, light-up functions, highly detailed accessories and weapons.

The 1/6th scale Whiplash Limited Edition Collectible Figurine specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash in the movie Iron Man 2, Newly developed head sculpt with real-like facial expression, wrinkles and beard, Multi-layered stereoscopic hair sculpture with grey highlight on dark brown hair, Newly developed upper muscular body and arms, Highly detailed patterned tattoos on neck, upper body, arms, palms and fingers, Approximately 30 cm tall with Over 30 points of articulations. Includes Two (2) pairs of interchangeable palms - One (1) pair for holding metal-like whips, One (1) pair of fists. Other features: LED chest light (white light, battery operated, battery included), Metal-like electricity generator with light-up function at the back. Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted.

Costume: **Brown-colored jumpsuit with burning effect and holes, Hydraulic exoskeleton with brown-colored leather-like harness, Brown-colored leather-like belt with accessories, One (1) pair of brown-colored buckled boots

**According to Marvel, there are legal implications regarding the orange-color of the pants as shown in the movie. Therefore, the pants’ color in merchandise would vary from that in the movie and would be tuned to brown color accordingly

Accessories: Necklace with cross-shaped pendant, Figure base with Whiplash nameplate and movie logo

Weapons: One (1) pair of metal-like whips with real-like flashes and wires

Artists: Head Sculpted by Kojun, Head Painted by JC. Hong, Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

Release date: end Q2 – early Q3, 2010

Limited Edition?! Sometimes that's just a marketing ploy to hype up sales via pre-orders by making it sound like there isn't going to be enough to go around and suddenly, everybody wants one because they're afraid that if they don't get it, the price is gonna skyrocket. Apparently Hot Toys did it with their Biohazard 4 Jack Krauser (Exclusive version) because the packing was standard for all. It wasn't exclusive in any way. There were certainly enough to go around then, not that you'll find many in the market now. They'd added the word "exclusive" to drum up sales. Guess what? Maybe it worked. Would you take that chance?

The Biohazard 4 Jack Krauser Regular version is reviewed HERE

1 comment:

Armand said...

Is that all that's included with the figure?! Oh man that's just sad. Seems to me that Hot Toys is slowly embracing capitalism.

Shame on you Hot Toys, shame on you...