Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review Hot Toys The Avengers: 1/6th scale Agent Phil Coulson 12-inch Limited Edition Figure

Phillip "Phil" Coulson is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a shared fictional universe that is the setting of several superhero films produced by Marvel Studios. Coulson first appeared as a member of the fictional agency S.H.I.E.L.D. in Iron Man (2008), where he was portrayed by American actor Clark Gregg, who then signed a multi-film deal with Marvel Studios and reprised the role in Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and The Avengers (2012). He will again reprise the role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., an upcoming television series produced by Marvel Studios. The character's popularity has resulted in his appearance in the mainstream Marvel Comics universe, as well as in the animated television series Ultimate Spider-Man.

This is the Hot Toys – MMS189 - The Avengers: 1/6th scale Agent Phil Coulson Limited Edition Collectible Figure based on actor Clark Gregg who plays Agent Phil Coulson in The Avengers movie.

Hot Toys The Avengers: 1/6th scale SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson Limited Edition Collectible Figurine specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson in The Avengers movie; is approximately 30 cm tall; has TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations with Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture.

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Hot Toys Phil Coulson box packaging is simple and straightforward. Remove the slipcase cover and you get to see the figure and accessories through the window-box style display packaging. Gone are the days when Hot Toys' packaging was an art in itself. Cases in point: Hot Toys MMS-82 Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6 scale Edward Scissorhands (pictures HERE), Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III (reviewed HERE) and Hot Toys MMS80 1/6 scale Iron Man Mark I (posted HERE).

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And here's Hot Toys 1/6 scale S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson 12-inch figure from The Avengers, wearing his set of black suit including jacket and pants, long-sleeve shirt, patterned tie, leather-like belt with buckle, One (1) pair of black socks, One (1) pair of leather-like black shoes

SHIELD agents carry the Glock 19 as their sidearm. So does Agent Phil Coulson. There's no holster for his pistol :( not clear how he's supposed to carry it around with him

The 1/6 scale suit is a well tailored and stitched. It's also a very good fit and 12-inch Phil Coulson wears it nicely

Shoes are spit shined ;p

Close-up shots / views of the Hot Toys The Avengers: Agent Phil Coulson 1/6th scale head sculpt. Certainly bears the likeness of actor Clark Gregg and the resemblance is pretty spot on :)

The level of painting head sculpts and skin tones have certainly improved by leaps and bounds and this is just an example of how much improvement has been made in this area. The head sculpt is so life-like and realistic!

This is another case where the head and neck are molded as one piece, just like Hot Toys James Gordon figure (reviewed HERE). In other Hot Toys releases, the head and neck are separate pieces.

Hot Toys is certainly leading the way with their phenomenally realistic head sculpts with the insanely real-like looking skin tones. It just blows the mind!

Hot Toys The Avengers: 1/6th scale Agent Phil Coulson 12-inch Limited Edition Figure's accessories include: One (1) Destroyer Gun, Figure stand with Agent Phil Coulson nameplate and the movie logo, total of five (5) pieces of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of relaxed palms for holding walkie talkie or mobile phone, One (1) piece of right palm for holding gun, One (1) piece of left palm for holding gun or S.H.I.E.L.D. folder, One (1) piece of left palm for holding Captain America trading cards; watch, headset / earpiece, mobile phone, Glock pistol with removable magazine, sunglasses, staff card, walkie talkie radio, ten (10) Captain America trading cards, and S.H.I.E.L.D. folder

Close-up of the ten (10) Captain America trading cards and S.H.I.E.L.D. folder. The trading cards are bloodied, which means they are the ones shown by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to motivate the Avengers to work as a team after Coulson's death at the hands of Loki.

Close-up view of the watch, headset / earpiece, mobile phone, Glock pistol with removable magazine

Also sunglasses, staff card, walkie talkie radio

Here's a close-up view / image of the Destroyer Gun. Coulson uses this gun which harnesses the power of the Destroyer and shoots Loki with it.

This Hot Toys The Avengers movie 1/6 scale Destroyer Gun not only has a light-up feature but it also has a extendable stock / butt (cheek piece) and adjustable scope

Here's a picture of Hot Toys The Avengers: 1/6th scale Agent Phil Coulson 12-inch Limited Edition Figure holding up the Captain America trading cards with the hand specially designed for this purpose. You can also see Coulson wearing the watch which is included.

NEXT: More pictures of Hot Toys The Avengers: 1/6th scale Agent Phil Coulson 12-inch Limited Edition Figure armed with the light-up Destroyer Gun ;p


Anonymous said...

Wonder how hot toys achieve that kind of head sculpture mass production?

Anonymous said...

Amazing likenesses, there. Spot on.

And, Alex I have a question;
I would like to know when you take your pictures, how do you get your white background set up. Or was it photoshop effect?!

And, where you got that transparent cubes?!

alex teo said...


I have a portable studio (hence the white background) which is great for taking pictures so I'm able to take pictures anytime but I usually do it over the weekend.

I also look out for transparent stuff whenever I'm out because they help bring out the products without distraction. The transparent cubes were bought from "Daiso", a local store that sells Japanese products at $2. Thanks for noticing :)


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Appreciate it, Alex.

(: love the idea of white background. Always the best.

Unknown said...

Hi Alex,

Which Daiso outlet did you buy the the transparent cubes from? I have been trying to find them.


alex teo said...

Hi Gary

I got mine from Daiso Rivervale Mall in Seng Kang :) cheers