Friday, October 26, 2012

Preview Hot Toys VGM16 Biohazard 4 HD: 1/6th scale Ada Wong 12" Female Collectible Figure

Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Ada Wong Collectible Figure from the Biohazard 4 HD video game series. The real-like collectible is fully poseable, specially crafted based on the image of Ada Wong in the video game, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume, weapons and accessories.

Hot Toys - VGM16 (VideoGame Masterpiece Series) - Biohazard 4 HD: 1/6th scale Ada Wong Collectible Figure Specification: The 1/6th scale Ada Wong Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Ada Wong in the video game Biohazard 4 HD. She stands approximately 29 cm tall, has the TrueType body with over 20 points of articulations, Real-like hair sculpture. Seven (7) pieces of inter-changeable palms including One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) pair of palms for gun shooting, One (1) left palm for gun holding, One (1) right palm for dagger holding, One (1) left palm for trunk holding, Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

This has to be the BEST 1/6 scale Asian female head sculpt ever done. It is not easy to make female head sculpts due to the softness of the female face, unlike male head sculpts which have more distinct and hard features. Most of the female head sculpts that have been released don't look realistic enough except for the few that have been released by Hot Toys. Some companies even release head sculpts that look too cartoony and anime-like OR worse, they actually look like trannies :( so I am very pleased to see how this is looking. Scroll down to see more pictures of this lovely female figure

Costume: One (1) scarf, One (1) red qipao with patterns, One (1) pair of high heels

Weapons: One punisher (pistol) with holster and straps on thigh

One sub-machine gun

One (1) shotgun

One crossbow

One dagger

One (1) wire gun with hooks (including opened and closed mode)

Accessories: One (1) pair of sunglasses, One (1) cell phone with holder, One (1) trunk with detachable accessories, Figure stand with Ada Wong nameplate and video game logo

Artists: Head Sculpted by Lee So Young, Head Painted by JC. Hong, Head Art Directed by Kojun. Costume Advised by Hai Lim
**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

Release date: Q2, 2013


akomei said...

Ada is looking fantastic.

Interesting they went with the seamless (probably rubber) elbow and knee joints.

Also I don't know what you mean by them not doing well with female headsculpts. The HT Jill Valentine BSAA and HT Sheva sculpts looked great to me.

This all depends on who the sculptor is, like the sculptor for the first HT Black Widow...not so nice, same with the upcoming HT MGS The Boss.

I don't think it's fair to generalize it when they're all sculpted by different artists.

alex teo said...

Hi akomei

Ada is indeed looking fantastic.

If you read my comments again, you will notice that I said that I have only been satisfied with the few Hot Toys female heads but left disappointed with most of the other 1/6 companies' female head sculpts.

They may be sculpted by different artists but they represent the company they are working for and so the company has the final say whether the sculpt is up to their standard or not. We blame APPLE when the new map on the iPhone 5 sucks, we don't look for the software engineer behind it - the company that sells us the product has to be responsible for their product.

Hot Toys has set a bar so high that most other companies fall short and that explains why I've stayed clear of most of the female figures that have been released. I don't go looking for the sculptor, I look at the company that sells the product because it's the company that puts the product up for sale.

Take a look at other companies' female head sculpts and you will see that most of them cannot make the cut.


Anonymous said...

I think its amazing how far female figures have come. The bad thing is I can no longer afford them.

alex teo said...

sorry to hear that :(

akomei said...

"We blame APPLE when the new map on the iPhone 5 sucks, we don't look for the software engineer behind it - the company that sells us the product has to be responsible for their product."

Whoah you're comparing two completely different products there though. The functionality of an electronic product is different from say the artistic quality of a sculpted figure. Function and form are separate when you're talking about things like sculpture art.

Ada looks great, true, and her sculpt is very much well done than other female sculpts. That is 100% attributed to the artist himself (or herself). Without it, Hot Toys is practically nothing. KOJUN (Chief Sculptor at HT) is a fantastic sculptor, and his works outside of Hot Toys is just as impressive, if not more so.

If you look on your Hot Toys boxes you can see Art Director, it's different for each character. Ada's head art was directed by none other than KOJUN, which can attribute to Ada's amazing-looking yet subtle features.

You gotta give credit to the artists individually, grouping them as one entity like Hot Toys just doesn't seem right, to me at least.

alex teo said...

I see your point akomei :) and YES! Kojun has to be credited for the GREAT work done on Ada

Can't wait for Ada to be released. CHEERS

YogaFrog said...

I'm really impressed with this figure. It would be awesome to have an Ada figure in my collection. But one thing concerns me. The rubber elbows and knees.

I have the RE5 Sheva and Chris figures from HT and the joints have now cracked! Rubber joints just don't seem to be the way to go long term.

I thought that HT had moved away from rubber. They did it with Bruce Lee Enter the Dragon figure and also the T2.

This figure seems like its from the same era as the RE5 figures.

I want this...but don't want to deal with rubber cracking at the joints. Hmm...

Anonymous said...

Hello there. I am new to HotToys products, but I see forward to acquire some of the female characters, like Black Widow, BabyDoll and this incredible Ada Wong figure. However I have a question about Hot Toys figures: The level of detail is so great I cannot believe they have feet inside their shoes. Are those "feetshoes" or some sort of "plastic form" without sculpture work? If they really have feet in there, then it would be obvious why the company is so highly regarded.

(Excuse my English... it's not my natal language)

Thanks for reading so far...


alex teo said...

Hi A
You are right that they are all "feetshoes" as Hot Toys is the first company to come up with boot-feet as they felt that it adds more realism to the figure when they have no feet inside them since the feet plus the shoes / boots tend to make the feet with boots / shoes look oversized. Happy collecting :)

Bri said...

Just curious, will you review Ada since you reviewed Leon and Krauser years ago? I got my Ada a few months ago and I'm a first time Hot Toys buyer and I was quite impressed with her.

Then I got the Leon (the agent one) recently and I can see they made significant improvements since then which I enjoy.

alex teo said...

Hi Bri I won't be reviewing Ada because Hot Toys prices have risen to a point where I really had to pick and choose which ones to buy and Ada wasn't on the list :( thanks for looking