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Gipetto0812
01-26-2013, 12:24 AM
Hot Toys is going to present a series of 1/6th scale Diecast Collectibles ranging from Iron Man 1, 2 & 3 to The Avengers to fans worldwide! Fans, are you expecting a Diecast Iron Man Mark III, Super Drone (Whiplash Mark II) or any others?

A series of Diecast collectibles is coming soon! Stay tuned!

https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/64225_10151220203917344_488528223_n.jpg?dl=1

Mr. EcKo
01-26-2013, 12:26 AM
:slap:slap:slap:slap

Gipetto0812
01-26-2013, 12:26 AM
I'm guessing MKIII will be the first one and probably incredibly pricey

mdd0101
01-26-2013, 12:26 AM
Wow moree iron man.

boomix
01-26-2013, 12:29 AM
sounds epic but only if they are completely new sculpts

cofphoto
01-26-2013, 12:31 AM
I'm game. Show me.

Just as long as this doesn't further delay 1/6 figures we're already waiting for.

chubbyman
01-26-2013, 12:38 AM
um...whiplash?! AWESOME!!

gunm
01-26-2013, 12:39 AM
Too expensive.

Those DC metal figures are overpriced as it is. Can't even begin to imagine what HT is going to want for these. :p

Furyan
01-26-2013, 12:42 AM
**** you Hot Toys. I buy all these light plastic figures and now you present the diecast versions. Kiss the deepest part of my *** thanks.

King Darkness
01-26-2013, 12:42 AM
Neat. More Iron Man......:sleep

plasmid303
01-26-2013, 12:46 AM
Shameless.

Sachiel
01-26-2013, 12:51 AM
Awesome!

I hope they do Diecast Batman, Batman Returns, and the Dark Knight Trilogy next. :pray:

Lejuan
01-26-2013, 12:51 AM
It's so cool that Iron Man will finally be getting some love from Hot Toys :yess:

Lawrence
01-26-2013, 12:52 AM
I'm pretty interested in these. Since I didn't really collect the plastic ones, this could be a nice starting point for me, to start fresh with the 1st figure, onwards. Only downer is that I'm guessing HT pricing is going to be a fast wallet drainer.

But of course, this could be another "1/4 Avengers" announcement.

plasmid303
01-26-2013, 12:56 AM
It's so cool that Iron Man will finally be getting some love from Hot Toys :yess:

LOL

:clap

fallguy
01-26-2013, 12:56 AM
more and more ! f--k you.

Swift
01-26-2013, 12:59 AM
I'm pretty interested in these. Since I didn't really collect the plastic ones, this could be a nice starting point for me, to start fresh with the 1st figure, onwards. Only downer is that I'm guessing HT pricing is going to be a fast wallet drainer.

But of course, this could be another "1/4 Avengers" announcement.

Same here.. Started late with this hobby so I never got any of the Ironman releases. I was planning on getting the new Ironman 3 figure but with this announcement I'm going to see how this pans out.

Hydeous
01-26-2013, 01:03 AM
Let the selling frenzy begins!

Lawrence
01-26-2013, 01:06 AM
Does kinda feel like a "slap in the face" to those who have already purchased a whole bunch of HT IM figures. The timing of the announcement is a bit suspect, since "Play Imaginative" has recently (maybe today even) put up a pre order for their die cast IM figure. Will HT come through with these? Who knows.

Hydeous
01-26-2013, 01:08 AM
And to those that are POing the mark VII. :duh

At least we dont see SS doing another batman with the same material as kotobukiya :lol

Centrocal
01-26-2013, 01:08 AM
Is this related to the limited articulation statue ironman, they were talking about ?

Hydeous
01-26-2013, 01:11 AM
It will be limited articulation for the v1 no doubt. So that they have some excuse to rehash a v2 when the deposit in the bank is getting thinner. :lecture

Lawrence
01-26-2013, 01:12 AM
And to those that are POing the mark VII. :duh
:lol Didn't think of that. They are competing with themselves :slap

Is this related to the limited articulation statue ironman, they were talking about ?
Interesting. I didn't even know HT had a limited articulation statue in the works.

DFanatic
01-26-2013, 01:14 AM
Wow **** these greedy bastards. Another company JUST came out and set out to sell Diecast 1/6 figures from Iron Man. They really don't want anyone to get a piece of this market huh? I don't man, maybe it really is time to quit. If they redo the whole line with diecast figures then I'm out. What's the point of buying something only to find out it will be redundant in 6 months time?

Monger
01-26-2013, 01:14 AM
Wow it is rare to see a company milk licenses this hard.

Monger
01-26-2013, 01:15 AM
Wow **** these greedy bastards. Another company JUST came out and set out to sell Diecast 1/6 figures from Iron Man. They really don't want anyone to get a piece of this market huh? I don't man, maybe it really is time to quit. If they redo the whole line with diecast figures then I'm out. What's the point of buying something only to find out it will be redundant in 6 months time?

And yeah Hot Toys has a really aggressive business model that seems like it is specifically made to target and destroy any kind of variety, customs, or potential other companies even when they should be distant enough to pose no real competition. This really does feel like a stab at the Batman metal figure.

vareika
01-26-2013, 01:21 AM
Bring on the diecast batmans, predators, and heck, do a Babydoll with metal tattas...glad I'm not collecting IM figures...its never ending!

Congrats to IM fans though, this could be pretty awesome.

Hydeous
01-26-2013, 01:22 AM
And yeah Hot Toys has a really aggressive business model that seems like it is specifically made to target and destroy any kind of variety, customs, or potential other companies even when they should be distant enough to pose no real competition. This really does feel like a stab at the Batman metal figure.

You do mean the iron man mark vii play imaginative figure, right? :lol

Gipetto0812
01-26-2013, 01:22 AM
While I'm interested since I have no 1/6 iron man(s) from HT and it would be cool to have an Iron Man figure made out of metal, this is a total slap to the loyal customers who've been collecting every suit



Interesting. I didn't even know HT had a limited articulation statue in the works.

It's the unpainted looking one in the "2013 preview"

King Darkness
01-26-2013, 01:24 AM
More and more I just want Hot Toys to fall flat on their face, dry up and die.

kajobaldisimo
01-26-2013, 01:31 AM
cool news.

not buying.

BrooklynWolf X
01-26-2013, 01:32 AM
It's so cool that Iron Man will finally be getting some love from Hot Toys :yess:

Yeah I know right? I mean they keep focusing on so many other lines, I was beginning to wonder when iron man was gonna get the 1/6 action figure treatment.


HT really are on a roll with making announcements turning off their fans.


Keep it up HT. I'm curious how much longer till they implode.

Lawrence
01-26-2013, 01:36 AM
It's the unpainted looking one in the "2013 preview"
Oh that thing.

Gipetto0812
01-26-2013, 01:39 AM
Yeah I know right? I mean they keep focusing on so many other lines, I was beginning to wonder when iron man was gonna get the 1/6 action figure treatment.


HT really are on a roll with making announcements turning off their fans.


Keep it up HT. I'm curious how much longer till they implode.


Ask the Mayans...:monkey1

heon123
01-26-2013, 01:48 AM
Oh here we go, if these come out before the predator line they promised I'm going to lose it.

The Rage
01-26-2013, 01:50 AM
This will be ungodly expensive. The plastic versions are already between 200-500, the metal versions are gonna be obscene in price and shipping cost. Plus large die-cast figures have a terrible time standing on their own after awhile.

Johnny Utah
01-26-2013, 02:10 AM
Great news. Love the character.

-jay-
01-26-2013, 02:19 AM
Neat. More Iron Man......:sleep


More and more I just want Hot Toys to fall flat on their face, dry up and die.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6eoyoWl6K1rnbspd.gif KD :lecture :rotfl

King Darkness
01-26-2013, 02:25 AM
http://d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net/images/stash-1-50837f8555d8c.gif KD :lecture :rotfl


Fixed :yess:

-jay-
01-26-2013, 02:33 AM
Fixed :yess:

So you were nerd raging eh? My bad then. :hi5: :lol

King Darkness
01-26-2013, 02:34 AM
Yeah, I never cry. I only nerd rage :lecture

-jay-
01-26-2013, 02:37 AM
:lol I'll remember that in future.

King Darkness
01-26-2013, 02:39 AM
Please do. :duff

Dave_W
01-26-2013, 02:59 AM
Hmmm, chances are this will be the last 1/6 Mark 3 release so it has my attention. It will be interesting to see if they use the same base of the Mk II AU or tool everything from scratch.

RIDDICK
01-26-2013, 03:07 AM
New MarkIII in metal is an awesome news!

But eh, IM2, TA, IM3... Retarded.

Biojex
01-26-2013, 03:08 AM
HT making MORE Iron Man figures?

http://onemansblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/inconceivable.jpg




But a Whiplash MKII....That could be neat...:monkey3

Johnny Utah
01-26-2013, 03:13 AM
Scale is 1/6 yes?

-jay-
01-26-2013, 03:14 AM
Scale is 1/6 yes?

Yep.

....

Dave_W
01-26-2013, 03:15 AM
Does this mean an Iron Man with no pink panties?

-jay-
01-26-2013, 03:22 AM
Does this mean an Iron Man with no pink panties?

:lol You'd like to think so.

Dave_W
01-26-2013, 03:25 AM
Fingers crossed, although I just had a terrible thought...

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/756/paintpeeling.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/paintpeeling.jpg/)

-jay-
01-26-2013, 03:26 AM
Oh great! Thanks for scaring me into not getting one Dave. :gah: :lol

Lejuan
01-26-2013, 03:29 AM
Hmmm, chances are this will be the last 1/6 Mark 3 release

You are joking, right? :lol

-jay-
01-26-2013, 03:30 AM
You are joking, right? :lol

:lol

HT ain't never going to stop with the IM love. :lecture

Dave_W
01-26-2013, 03:43 AM
Oh great! Thanks for scaring me into not getting one Dave. :gah: :lol

Well it has happened before...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/blkmagik/photo3.jpg

-jay-
01-26-2013, 03:46 AM
Thank god that hasn't happend to mine. :panic:

AW177
01-26-2013, 03:47 AM
**** you Hot Toys. I buy all these light plastic figures and now you present the diecast versions. Kiss the deepest part of my *** thanks.

Totally agree. I may try to finish the plastic versions after IM3 and call it a day. Too much.

subzro
01-26-2013, 04:13 AM
Totally agree. I may try to finish the plastic versions after IM3 and call it a day. Too much.

:exactly: I wouldn't want to pay the $400+ they will probably charge anyway.

sallah
01-26-2013, 04:27 AM
Ugh... I am not starting over for sure. I might be tempted by stuff that hasn't been done (a good version of the III, armored Whiplash)... but I'd honestly prefer plastic versions of those, so I may just hold off and see if they ever go back and tackle them for the standard line. I don't dig on diecast that much. I have a feeling the joints would get quite floppy over time.

Sallah

Johnny Utah
01-26-2013, 04:34 AM
Need more details. Any RDJ sculpts? Articulation? The press release is very bare.

Dracula
01-26-2013, 04:46 AM
Why am I not surprised? :lol

Just when I bought a MKVI yesterday! :rotfl Not that I regret it. The price points of these diecast models are gonna be sky high. I'd be interested in MKIII since that's the only MK suit I don't own from I-VI, but I'd prefer a plastic 2.0 figure, since I missed out on the first one. I'm all up for improvements, but limited articulation ain't that and I'd hate the color fading off the metal.

SixthScaleEdward
01-26-2013, 05:01 AM
Need more details. Any RDJ sculpts? Articulation? The press release is very bare.

Seems like this was a knee jerk reaction to the play imaginative figure launch.

The ad is even badly photoshopped.

Minimodel
01-26-2013, 05:28 AM
Well,an all-metal mark 1 would be something to behold!!

And they mentioned Whiplash mark 2...

toyrewind
01-26-2013, 05:33 AM
Is metal cheaper than plastic these days? Can't imagine what QC issues will be on these.

Hamanu
01-26-2013, 05:37 AM
Seems like this was a knee jerk reaction to the play imaginative figure launch.

The ad is even badly photoshopped.

Sounds about right. Another HT vs Enterbay pissing contest... except its a different company this time.

Username
01-26-2013, 05:41 AM
Is metal cheaper than plastic these days? Can't imagine what QC issues will be on these.

Aluminium is $0.92 per lb.
Plastic prices are governed by the price of crude oil(And pretty much everything on a HT figure is some kind of oil-derived plastic product, except the metal screws on some IM suits).
It might be cheaper in the long run making their figures mostly from metal, but i shudder to think of the shipping costs...

Johnny Utah
01-26-2013, 05:57 AM
Ok before I get too excited...are these gonna be statues with no movement or are they like that Predator announcement - essentially 2.0's of all the Marks with die cast elements?

Wake
01-26-2013, 06:20 AM
Guys guys guys...

Number 1, why is everyone complaining that like this is a bad thing?!? You don't have to buy anything! It's a choice.

Number 2, why do some of you act like your plastic versions are somehow disintegrating right in front of your eyes?! You can keep them you know!? I had a mark 1 and didn't buy the rerelease because the first version served the purpose just fine. Lets allow the OCD not to consume us lol. Seriously one guy was like "if they release 1/6 die cast I'm out!!!" Lol

Number 3, take this announcement with a grain of salt I'm still waiting for a bunch of things that hot toys promised. 1/4 scale marvel, back to the future, xmen first class, etc. so relax.

Number 4, yes the prices will probably go up. Accept that this is the norm in collecting. Find another hobby if this is a problem. Or once again control the OCD and don't buy everything every manufacturer makes. Is the really a need to buy the sucker punch figures?! Because its hottoy flex pay is your friend.

Number 5, this is really cool. My first reaction when I bought my first ht iron man was,,, "ugh, it's so light". I really loathed that they were plastic. To this day people who see my collection for the first time are always disappointed when they find out my IRON men are plastic.

screamingmetal
01-26-2013, 06:27 AM
So now HT can make Iron Man armors that are 3X more expensive?
PASS.

Topgear
01-26-2013, 06:35 AM
I would be interest in Mark 4 and Mark 6. I only started collecting in the last couple of months

Username
01-26-2013, 06:49 AM
So now HT can make Iron Man armors that are 3X more expensive?
PASS.

Well, the metal *should* be cheaper, but the cleanup cost, after moulding, for metal might be higher than plastic.
I have no idea.
I have no experience with casting in metal, so i have no idea how much longer(Or shorter) the mould life is...
We'd have to wait and see.
They *have to* realise that they are bouncing against the ceiling with product costs as is.
I can only assume that if Metal will work out cheaper to make, they might use that to maintain the current prices but make more profit due to the lower production costs.

Calcifer
01-26-2013, 06:56 AM
Well on the bright side if I have a diecast Mark III I won't have need for any other Ironman in my collection, bring it on!

Darth Waller
01-26-2013, 06:59 AM
They should just change their name to Iron Man Toys.

batfan08
01-26-2013, 07:19 AM
When I first saw this, my reaction was "you've got to be ****ing kidding me." The more I think about it, though, I think this could be a good line for Hot Toys, IF they follow some boundaries. For one thing:no pointless **** to drive the price up. The fact that these will be made of metal means that they should be focusing on letting the quality of the armor do the talking. They've made half a bajillion Tony Stark heads, and, if they want to keep working to finally get the likeness right, they should keep working on it in the regular line. If I were in Howard's shoes, I would make these things with a base of some sort, two sets of hands (both with articulated fingers; give people an extra set, similar to the wrist pegs), and any of the pop out weapons, and that's it. No extra headsculpts, no ****ing box of donuts. Just quality Iron Man figures. That being said, Howard'll never go for that.:lol

Whatever, just don't let the third time around interfere with other licenses (namely, Batman (1966), Batman(1989), Batman Returns, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Batman:Arkham City, and anything from Superman, and The Lone Ranger, and Back to the Future).:lol

screamingmetal
01-26-2013, 07:19 AM
Well, the metal *should* be cheaper, but the cleanup cost, after moulding, for metal might be higher than plastic.
I have no idea.
I have no experience with casting in metal, so i have no idea how much longer(Or shorter) the mould life is...
We'd have to wait and see.
They *have to* realise that they are bouncing against the ceiling with product costs as is.
I can only assume that if Metal will work out cheaper to make, they might use that to maintain the current prices but make more profit due to the lower production costs.
I think just based on shipping alone these will be much higher then standard IM armors.
I'm interested in getting a new MKIII, but not if it's over $200.

Lawrence
01-26-2013, 07:26 AM
Not over $200? The plastic MkVII is around $250 already.

Edit: Oh wait. These might be statues right? That might make a difference in pricing. Might be cheaper :dunno

screamingmetal
01-26-2013, 07:35 AM
Not over $200? The plastic MkVII is around $250 already.

Edit: Oh wait. These might be statues right? That might make a difference in pricing. Might be cheaper :dunno

At $220-230 I'd be okay with it, I expect these to be way over $300

Username
01-26-2013, 07:47 AM
As stated earlier, the cost per kilo of Aluminium is $0.92 right now, and price per barrel for oil is about $112 per barrel(Each barrel contains approximately 149 litres), for a rough cost per litre of oil of $0.75. But this is crude oil which must be refined to make plastics.
So it's possible that the price could more than double(Per volume, meaning plastics will always cost more to make products from).
If we are talking about cost per volume, Aluminium must be cheaper, and i reckon they will make them diecast(It will be cheaper to produce for them), but keep the same price point(Making more profit per item for them).
If a company wants to maximise profits without raising prices, then they need to cut their overheads and source different and/or cheaper materials to make their products.
If people are happy at the $200 per figure price, then Diecast might mean they can maintain that price point and still maximise their own profits.

Ultron-7
01-26-2013, 08:06 AM
not for me, but will be interesting to see for sure



it won't be cheaper to make them because die cast molds are a lot more expensive than plastic part molds.

Username
01-26-2013, 08:09 AM
not for me, but will be interesting to see for sure

Can you imagine what it would be like to have a 2 kilo Iron Man figure topple over on a detolf shelf?
It would smash each shelf on the way down...

spindrift
01-26-2013, 08:16 AM
So this is the reaction from HT to the other company's IM diecasts...unbelievable. You know this is happening because of it.

We need 10 more IM's...the cost? $400

spindrift
01-26-2013, 08:19 AM
Need more details. Any RDJ sculpts? Articulation? The press release is very bare.

Yeah it is, they probably have done NOTHING other than say they are going to do them

Coming soon? 2014-15 if they do come at all....
unless they cancel ALL lines other than Marvel and DC and just do the diecasts

Oscar_the_Gungan
01-26-2013, 08:27 AM
i am curious how it turns out. It is tempting to sell my original Mark III and put the money away for one. I feel like I need more information before making the leap though. The announcement hasn't freaked me out. While I've been a Hot Toys Iron Man collector over the years, I've passed on Mech Test Tony, the gantry and plan to pass on the new Tony Stark and hall of armor pieces. I just want one of each suit and what ever villains they make. If any of my figures could use an upgrade its the mark III, so I will just patiently wait for more news. My hope is that even though this will be made with a different material it still will fit with the Movie Masterpiece line, like using similar stands and things like that.

shells075
01-26-2013, 08:29 AM
Metal Iron Man suits hey !!! Well I guess they should be made of metal really. :lol

Lawrence
01-26-2013, 08:29 AM
Could the unpainted IM in the background be a WIP of a die cast statue?

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/481352_10151200609342344_805455765_n.jpg

EXOTICLEX
01-26-2013, 08:30 AM
this is just weird imo.....dicast?

tommyh84
01-26-2013, 08:31 AM
Could the unpainted IM in the background be a WIP of a die cast statue?

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/481352_10151200609342344_805455765_n.jpg

I wondered the same, would explain the whole less articulation story that was going around from OMG a couple of weeks back

dino76m
01-26-2013, 08:40 AM
I had quit Hot toys, sticking to 2 lines mainly, Iron Man, Terminator,, done with Nolans Batman with watever out so far, only other line I collected was Predators, which too Im out
Wont be getting into any new lines hopefully , as they are too costly, with chances of remakes every 2 years making it real costly,
Only thing that can interest me is some Robot or Mech figures like Robocop, I wish they would do it in diecast from beginning
if I was only into Hot toys prob i could afford but with Sideshow premium formats my main focus, hot toys loses out

-jay-
01-26-2013, 08:42 AM
I wondered the same, would explain the whole less articulation story that was going around from OMG a couple of weeks back

I thought the same thing as soon as i saw they were making die cast ones.

Khev
01-26-2013, 09:05 AM
Just so I'm clear on this announcement HT is basically remaking all their previous Iron Man figures as articulated 1/6 scale figures again but this time with fully metal parts?

So really this would only apply to IM and other armored figures or are we to believe they'll be making characters like Cap and Thor as fully metal figures as well?

The Josh
01-26-2013, 09:08 AM
Interesting but I'm not going into this line at all.

tommyh84
01-26-2013, 09:09 AM
Just so I'm clear on this announcement HT is basically remaking all their previous Iron Man figures as articulated 1/6 scale figures again but this time with fully metal parts?

So really this would only apply to IM and his various incarnations and not really anyone else?

Not necessarily, the only certainties so far is the Mark III and the Whiplash Iron Mongor equivalent, those two cover the Ironman 1 & 2 films leaving at least 1 figure from Ironman 3 and one from The Avengers (probably the VI or VII)

I doubt Hot Toys will get around to doing all 8 armours (by 8 I include the mrk 42)


I thought the same thing as soon as i saw they were making die cast ones.

Great minds :wink1:

Samuraimasta
01-26-2013, 09:10 AM
at the price that the Mark VI and Warmachine are going at now I'm kinda hoping for these to be made so i can pour my money on them instead

-jay-
01-26-2013, 09:13 AM
Interesting but I'm not going into this line at all.

http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/gallery/son-i-am-disappoint/son_i_am_disappoint_troll_cat.jpg

Khev
01-26-2013, 09:13 AM
Let's see if these come out sooner than their announced line of 1/4 Avengers....

-jay-
01-26-2013, 09:15 AM
Let's see if these come out sooner than their announced line of 1/4 Avengers....

I don't think we'll ever see these damn 1/4 Avengers. :(

Viking Spawn
01-26-2013, 09:26 AM
I don't think we'll ever see these damn 1/4 Avengers. :(

Crap. :monkey2

shells075
01-26-2013, 09:42 AM
Just so I'm clear on this announcement HT is basically remaking all their previous Iron Man figures as articulated 1/6 scale figures again but this time with fully metal parts?

So really this would only apply to IM and other armored figures or are we to believe they'll be making characters like Cap and Thor as fully metal figures as well?

I doubt they would make figures like Cap, Thor etc in metal because it would not work. It would probably just be Iron Man that are Diecast, besides injection molding is cheaper then Die casting.

The Josh
01-26-2013, 09:49 AM
http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/gallery/son-i-am-disappoint/son_i_am_disappoint_troll_cat.jpg

:lol :lol :lol

Khev
01-26-2013, 09:50 AM
I doubt they would make figures like Cap, Thor etc in metal because it would not work. It would probably just be Iron Man that are Diecast, besides injection molding is cheaper then Die casting.

Gotcha. So basically then all this announcement did was indicate that everyone's extensive Iron Man collections will soon be obsolete? :monkey1

Ron_Burgundy
01-26-2013, 10:07 AM
Bring on Whiplash, Hammer drones, and that big catapiller monster thing from the avengers. (The first thing that the Hulk punches in the end fight)

Centrocal
01-26-2013, 10:15 AM
:exactly: I will buy the characters i don't already have, but im not re-buying anything.

Johnny Utah
01-26-2013, 10:24 AM
I've never wanted clarification from HT so much on an announcement.

Alainator
01-26-2013, 10:30 AM
Why diecast when there are same scale of action figs that is poseable?

mrjasontodd
01-26-2013, 10:32 AM
Because other companies are making them and Hot Toys hates competition?

Alainator
01-26-2013, 10:33 AM
Again there will be 20 different kind of iron man coming out! This iron man, that iron man, toyfair ex ironman.......... so on and so forth. Or maybe in the near future.... this predator, that predator.....you name it

KBA
01-26-2013, 10:40 AM
If the unpainted statue/figure from the 'CONFIDENTIAL' teaser pic is anything to go by considering the whole limited articulation thing, I have no interest in a glorified metal 1/6th scale statue. I will murder gaggles of kittens if they don't do a good ol' plastic Mark III 2.0...

Ayumiwill
01-26-2013, 10:47 AM
There's no point to buy unless HT can add new HS and fix the color fading issue this time.

Username
01-26-2013, 10:51 AM
There's no point to buy unless HT can add new HS and fix the color fading issue this time.


The colour fading only occurred because of the fact the hip armour was made from rubber.
That's why the plastic parts never fade.

rego
01-26-2013, 11:21 AM
not really interested. it looks like it is going to fall into the "slightly articulated statue" area. which is a good thing for not competing with their already existing lines, but i just have no interest in the concept itself.

we need more info still.

moose
01-26-2013, 11:46 AM
So they are going to take the same molds the made for their plastic I/6 versions and recast them in Die Cast metal easy enough they just have to rework the joints to support the weight assuming you can pull of some nice poses.It nice idea, but the nice thing about the plastic although its is light is that you can achieve a flight pose.

I wonder how much of it will be diecast.

The metal C-3po is $300 w/o shipping on Amiami and $400 at side show I don't think it will be any cheaper.

DanceGavinDance
01-26-2013, 11:57 AM
what's funny is that they're almost competeing against themselves now. They haven't even given us a chance to take in the plastic stuff that they're recently announced or hinted at, and yet they tell us about metal counterparts that will likely be better anyhow.

This is what drives me nuts about HT these days. All they care about is 1-uping everybody else and flooding the market with the same crap.

I'm honestly more excitied for Enterbay's Jordan than this stuff because it's DIFFERENT!

I remember back when HT first hit it big and it would have almost been possible to collect every single thing they released if you wanted to. Now I can't even keep up with what's been announced, released, delyed, hinted at, remade, re-released, remade again.

subzro
01-26-2013, 12:16 PM
what's funny is that they're almost competeing against themselves now. They haven't even given us a chance to take in the plastic stuff that they're recently announced or hinted at, and yet they tell us about metal counterparts that will likely be better anyhow.

This is what drives me nuts about HT these days. All they care about is 1-uping everybody else and flooding the market with the same crap.

I'm honestly more excitied for Enterbay's Jordan than this stuff because it's DIFFERENT!

I remember back when HT first hit it big and it would have almost been possible to collect every single thing they released if you wanted to. Now I can't even keep up with what's been announced, released, delyed, hinted at, remade, re-released, remade again.

:goodpost::exactly:

KBA
01-26-2013, 12:17 PM
I kind of feel like we're this giant baby, the collectors, and HT is this weird sadistic parent that feeds us something, then rams two fingers down our throats and we regurgitate what was fed, and they add a little spice here and a little sauce here and then feed us back our slightly re-flavored puke. And this happens until we grow up and leave the table :lol

galactiboy
01-26-2013, 12:29 PM
More and more I just want Hot Toys to fall flat on their face, dry up and die.

Yeah, they're just making so many weak choices.

Invictus Sol
01-26-2013, 01:03 PM
Dunno, could see picking-up a Mark IV as long as they're decently articulated. I only want one Iron Man for my collection and Mark IV is the definitive look for me (and assuming, too, that this would solve the fading codpiece issue with the plastic/rubber marks). Time will tell if these are decent or not.

Edit: Only downside with these (aside from price... I wouldn't expect these to be much cheaper than Tamashii's 3PO @ $400.00 - only maybe a little as I'm guessing they'll be re-using at least some of the molds) is that I'd like at least the option of a flight pose, so that may be a dealbreaker.

vnguyen
01-26-2013, 01:07 PM
Yeah I can't imagine this competing to much with the plastic 1/6 figures. Die-cast is going to make these figures crazy expensive and I can't imagine them having all of the articulation and accessories as the plastic ones.

Bloodsport
01-26-2013, 01:14 PM
Yes, I want a die cast War Machine. As for articulation, Hot Toys will find a way.

sifu74
01-26-2013, 01:34 PM
HT will still have rubber panties, how else are you going to move his leg? Look at the plastic versions, without the rubber panties he would be a statue.
If and when they make these in diecast it better have better proportions.
But honestly if they are going trying to do something different they should just make a base Tony Stark in his black undersuit and make the armors diecast pieces you can add on to him. Now that is something new and won't piss people off.

DFanatic
01-26-2013, 01:59 PM
So what is the deal with the "Super Drone"? We'll get a diecast version, but will we get a plastic version as well? I already have all the plastic Iron Man armors, gantry and Iron Monger... is the plastic line outdated now?

Invictus Sol
01-26-2013, 02:01 PM
HT will still have rubber panties, how else are you going to move his leg? Look at the plastic versions, without the rubber panties he would be a statue....
Can't see them using a rubber codpiece with a diecast figure (they'll figure something out with the articulation though you have a point in that it may look awkward in order to accommodate the articulation... Might be a dealbreaker, too). That would totally destroy the entire look of the figure, IMO.

Edit: Just checked Play Imaginative's diecast Iron Man and they list the waist (which I'm assuming is the codpiece) as PVC. So maybe that will allow for some flex without the same fading issues as rubber?:dunno


So what is the deal with the "Super Drone"? We'll get a diecast version, but will we get a plastic version as well? I already have all the plastic Iron Man armors, gantry and Iron Monger... is the plastic line outdated now?
I don't think the diecast will be competing directly with the plastic given the likely price points. Personally, even if price were not a factor, I prefer plastic aside from the stated fading issue.

chubbyman
01-26-2013, 02:02 PM
what's funny is that they're almost competeing against themselves now. They haven't even given us a chance to take in the plastic stuff that they're recently announced or hinted at, and yet they tell us about metal counterparts that will likely be better anyhow.

This is what drives me nuts about HT these days. All they care about is 1-uping everybody else and flooding the market with the same crap.

I'm honestly more excitied for Enterbay's Jordan than this stuff because it's DIFFERENT!

I remember back when HT first hit it big and it would have almost been possible to collect every single thing they released if you wanted to. Now I can't even keep up with what's been announced, released, delyed, hinted at, remade, re-released, remade again.

I agree, EB releases a lot less than HT, but recently, you when whenever they release a figure, 1/6 or 1/4, it's a hit. MJ was done so well, they fixed all the problems they had with Kobe. The 1/4 scale stuff is a hit. Hot toys drown us in announcements and teasers, and when they release stuff, it's like 3-4 releases in a matter of a month. Not that it's bad, but it's hard to handle sometimes.

Like the 1/4 batman and endoskeleton, no update whatsoever on the batman, it felt like as if they did that upscaled DX12 just to punch EB in the face.

I rather wait a bit longer for things to be done right than sloppy. And an average 6 month wait from announcement to release is kinda long, I rather have it shortened to 2-3 months...

Darkseed
01-26-2013, 02:22 PM
HT may make bone head choices but of all the 1/6 companies they still give the largest selection of lines with all the remakes , milking etc.... I'd rather have them making choices I can easily pass on than being stuck with SS or Medicom as my only choices......:horror

artofgarduno
01-26-2013, 03:25 PM
So what is the deal with the "Super Drone"? We'll get a diecast version, but will we get a plastic version as well? I already have all the plastic Iron Man armors, gantry and Iron Monger... is the plastic line outdated now?

Im just curious whats the super drone???

spindrift
01-26-2013, 03:52 PM
1/4 Avengers- one or two maybe in 2014 most likely for sequel in 2015

These diecasts? 2014-15 if ever. HT may be trying to scare off that other company on diecasts.
If HT does these they will be brilliant but very expensive.

DiFabio
01-26-2013, 03:53 PM
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DFanatic
01-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Im just curious whats the super drone???

This dude... Armored Whiplash

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/gallerypictures/11092L.jpg

careyb
01-26-2013, 04:00 PM
Love Ironman Gotta lot of Ironman..but COME ON!!!could you make something different?

careyb
01-26-2013, 04:02 PM
Super drone is kinda cool!

Buttmunch
01-26-2013, 04:12 PM
Whiplash 2.0 is the only thing I'm interested in here. Another cash grab by HT. If they were a larger company like Sideshow, this would be OK since it would be a different department/group of artists. HT is TINY. So every new Iron Man project they think up is taking away the resources from something new. Sure, keep up with Iron Man with Iron man 3, Avengers 2, etc. But don't keep going back and re-re-remaking things.

Rorywan
01-26-2013, 05:46 PM
More and more I just want Hot Toys to fall flat on their face, dry up and die.

Our minds are as one (a first)...:lol

Quiet interesting to read this thread and see the tide turn against HT.
They seem intent on pissing everyone off don't they.

Invictus Sol
01-26-2013, 06:24 PM
Yeah... dunno, guess I can understand wanting to see a company riding high face-plant but who would take their place? I agree with Darkseed. There's plenty worse on the 1:6 market. Don't get why people take this **** personally. Jesus, just don't buy it and you'll be making your statement, right?

urascal
01-26-2013, 06:48 PM
So these are their ironman 3.0 re-releases. I'm assuming the 4.0 will be made out of crystal.

Moonloop
01-26-2013, 06:56 PM
I wonder sometimes if HT will be their own worst enemy and end up putting themselves out of business.

The price on these will be high and I cannot imagine they will make many.

Maybe they do these announcements to gauge interest? And if they see interest is lacking enough that they may lose profit, then they just don't release the line they advertised?

spindrift
01-26-2013, 06:58 PM
we are very very far away from these being realized...everyone take this announcement with a grain of salt...

cofphoto
01-26-2013, 07:08 PM
I don't get all the negativity. IMO, the more collectibles that are made, the better - more for me to choose from. I don't have to buy them. If they suck, or are out of my budget, I just don't buy them. I don't need to get upset about it.

The more the better.

NOW.....if HT creating new lines like this makes the wait for the plastic figures even longer....then I'm not happy.

But as a business, if they can do it, why the heck not?

chubbyman
01-26-2013, 07:20 PM
I don't get all the negativity. IMO, the more collectibles that are made, the better - more for me to choose from. I don't have to buy them. If they suck, or are out of my budget, I just don't buy them. I don't need to get upset about it.

The more the better.

NOW.....if HT creating new lines like this makes the wait for the plastic figures even longer....then I'm not happy.

But as a business, if they can do it, why the heck not?

because, exactly like you said, the more they do, the longer it takes them to release figures. I don't know if they are expanding or not, but it seems like recently their figures too a hit in quality just to keep up with an intense schedule. (printing on headsculpts instead of hand paint etc).

Either this project will not see an announcement soon or the ones that have been announced or will be announced will be pushed back because of new projects. Like Barney 2.0, AC batman...what happened to them?!

rego
01-26-2013, 07:25 PM
be careful what you wish for....the major alternatives are enterbay and 3A....both take for freaking EVER to realize projects and with just as questionable (if not worse) QC issues when handling licensed properties

chubbyman
01-26-2013, 07:37 PM
be careful what you wish for....the major alternatives are enterbay and 3A....both take for freaking EVER to realize projects and with just as questionable (if not worse) QC issues when handling licensed properties

I know what you mean but HT is the only company seemingly try to get a slice of everyone's pie, first 1/4 scale, now die cast...

SixthScaleEdward
01-26-2013, 07:41 PM
This dude... Armored Whiplash

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/gallerypictures/11092L.jpg

Good to be back! :yess:

Darkseed
01-26-2013, 07:45 PM
Yeah... dunno, guess I can understand wanting to see a company riding high face-plant but who would take their place? I agree with Darkseed. There's plenty worse on the 1:6 market. Don't get why people take this **** personally. Jesus, just don't buy it and you'll be making your statement, right?

:duff .....................

Lee in MI
01-26-2013, 08:41 PM
Well, this is the only way they will continue to reign supreme as the undisputed 1/6th champs!

If one company is doing it, they better jump in and crush that sh!+ quick! That way they dilute the smaller company's sales and corner that market. It's the nature of capitalism...can't be mad at that.

DFanatic
01-26-2013, 08:57 PM
If one company is doing it, they better jump in and crush that sh!+ quick! That way they dilute the smaller company's sales and corner that market.

When has that ever been a good thing for consumers? That's right, never.

Buttmunch
01-26-2013, 08:59 PM
I don't get all the negativity. IMO, the more collectibles that are made, the better - more for me to choose from. I don't have to buy them. If they suck, or are out of my budget, I just don't buy them. I don't need to get upset about it.

The more the better.

NOW.....if HT creating new lines like this makes the wait for the plastic figures even longer....then I'm not happy.

But as a business, if they can do it, why the heck not?

That is exactly why. HT's creative team is TINY. They aren't big like Sideshow where they have different groups of artists that work on different mediums (busts, PFs, 1:6, statues, etc). So each new thing HT takes on takes away from their other lines/resources. So this is just yet one more Iron Man item getting in the way of other things like X-men, Expendables, Prometheus, etc.

DFanatic
01-26-2013, 09:02 PM
That is exactly why. HT's creative team is TINY. They aren't big like Sideshow where they have different groups of artists that work on different mediums (busts, PFs, 1:6, statues, etc). So each new thing HT takes on takes away from their other lines/resources. So this is just yet one more Iron Man item getting in the way of other things like X-men, Expendables, Prometheus, etc.

It's not even the wait that gets me, it's knowing that instead of getting plastic versions of the figures (Mark III 2.0, Armored Whiplash) we now have to "upgrade" to the much more expensive Diecast line to get certain items.

Preshea
01-26-2013, 09:06 PM
Yes!..... $500 ironmen coming soon!:thwak

Buttmunch
01-26-2013, 09:10 PM
It's not even the wait that gets me, it's knowing that instead of getting plastic versions of the figures (Mark III 2.0, Armored Whiplash) we now have to "upgrade" to the much more expensive Diecast line to get certain items.

Well, we don't even know if these will be articulated figures or statues yet. The 'press release' doesn't say much and we just don't know enough yet. But yeah, it is possible we'll get metal versions instead of plastic (Whiplash 2.0 here for example).

kairus
01-26-2013, 09:13 PM
it will be tooooo expensive. i think.

Hydeous
01-26-2013, 10:04 PM
Well, this is the only way they will continue to reign supreme as the undisputed 1/6th champs!

If one company is doing it, they better jump in and crush that sh!+ quick! That way they dilute the smaller company's sales and corner that market. It's the nature of capitalism...can't be mad at that.


When has that ever been a good thing for consumers? That's right, never.

:lol:goodpost::exactly::lecture

Mr Walker
01-26-2013, 10:19 PM
The Mark 3 2.0. Hmmm.

Mr Walker
01-26-2013, 10:24 PM
So what is the deal with the "Super Drone"? We'll get a diecast version, but will we get a plastic version as well? I already have all the plastic Iron Man armors, gantry and Iron Monger... is the plastic line outdated now?

Nah. If you bought it because you loved it, it will never be outdated. :D

Buttmunch
01-27-2013, 12:02 AM
The Mark 3 2.0. Hmmm.

Actually it would the Mark 3 3.0 :wink1: They've already done it twice.

Gipetto0812
01-27-2013, 12:16 AM
Actually it would the Mark 3 3.0 :wink1: They've already done it twice.

I bet they still would call it the 2.0. Purple suit Joker has been done 3 times but they called the newest one the 2.0

Viking Spawn
01-27-2013, 12:30 AM
Bring on Whiplash, Hammer drones, and that big catapiller monster thing from the avengers. (The first thing that the Hulk punches in the end fight)

They're called Leviathans. :wink1:


1/4 Avengers- one or two maybe in 2014 most likely for sequel in 2015

These diecasts? 2014-15 if ever. HT may be trying to scare off that other company on diecasts.
If HT does these they will be brilliant but very expensive.

I'd rather see the 1/4 Avengers over a pricey die-cast version. Who the heck am I kidding, I just want to see the rest of the 1/6 Avengers already!!! :impatient::gah:

Johnny Utah
01-27-2013, 06:45 AM
Are we assuming these will be articulated in the same way as plastic 1/6?

Theokan
01-27-2013, 07:19 AM
Aside from Mark III, I'm guessing we'll eventually see Mark V with shiny metal plates, should look really cool.

Buttmunch
01-27-2013, 09:28 AM
I bet they still would call it the 2.0. Purple suit Joker has been done 3 times but they called the newest one the 2.0

It was a DX 2.0, meaning it was just the second DX, not the second time they did the purple suit. I doubt HT will label this .0 anything because it would only emphasize their extreme milking here.

Boba Ben
01-27-2013, 09:50 AM
I have no interest in die-cast metal action figures. I'd prefer that they make Armored Whiplash and Mark III 3.0 in plastic. This reeks of Hot Toys trying to corner the extreme niche market pursued by another company more than anything else.

Dino_Ranger_White
01-27-2013, 10:51 AM
Why can't Hot Toys catch up on all their "delayed" product
before announcing all this?

If the standard Iron Man figures are $200+, these will have to
clock in at about double that ($400+ each).

Sorry, but I am not starting over all again with the different marks, just because
Hot Toys want me to. Forget that.

Plus, if it takes this long to get all the Avengers in 1/6 scale...
they should have Die-Cast Mark I - Mark VIII done sometime around 2025.

veezy714
01-27-2013, 11:10 AM
A diecast Whiplash II is really unnecessary, imo. Not because it wouldn't look good, but it's size will make the price way too high. Actually none of the red and gold IM armors are unnecessary in diecast format. I would like a new Mark III but I'd prefer what they've done so far with the other Marks in order to keep everything the same. However, the only armor I would love to see in diecast is War Machine from IM2. The heavy duty look of it mixed with real die cast metal would make for an awesome figure.

Darkseed
01-27-2013, 11:22 AM
I enjoy all the whining about the announcement in regards to product delays etc. Yet the site is polluted with wish list, polls etc. wanting different lines to be made or lines to be completed without thought or care what it'd do to their production delays.

HT makes an announcement from a line that must sell pretty well with all the milking of the character and s**t hits the fan. I have zero interest in the line so I really do not care about the announcement but the thread is full of win rotfl

Buttmunch
01-27-2013, 11:32 AM
People are wishing, polling, etc for different lines because they want something other than Iron man now! :lol

HT has finally hit the point where we the collectors are saying "No, enough is enough." The Hall of Armors was the beginning of the end. Way too over priced for what you're getting. These will be the same way if they are fully articulated figures and not just statues. The reason some want a Mark 3 3.0 is because they missed out on the first two and want one at non-ebay prices. Making one out of metal and selling it for those ebay prices isn't what anyone was asking for.

Dino_Ranger_White
01-27-2013, 11:42 AM
People are wishing, polling, etc for different lines because they want something other than Iron man now! :lol

HT has finally hit the point where we the collectors are saying "No, enough is enough." The Hall of Armors was the beginning of the end. Way too over priced for what you're getting. These will be the same way if they are fully articulated figures and not just statues. The reason some want a Mark 3 3.0 is because they missed out on the first two and want one at non-ebay prices. Making one out of metal and selling it for those ebay prices isn't what anyone was asking for.

I agree. I was not whining about the announcement,
I would simply rather Hot Toys concentrate on finishing up
the stuff they announced than try to break old "new" ground.

I just got a Mark III for $300, just to finish up the marks to date.
I will not pay $400-$500 for a new figure of one of these,
as they are fine the way they are currently made.

Hot Toys is just upset about the "Super Alloy" series taking
some of their sales away. I had no interest in those either,
so HT doing it does not change that.

The prices are getting way over-inflated as it is, let alone start
making these out of Die-Cast, then moving on to Sterling Silver and Plated Gold editions. :lol

TotalDominAsian
01-27-2013, 11:55 AM
Looking at my collection of Iron Man figures... I'll be honest. I don't think Die Cast would improve many of them. The Mark I, War Machine, and Iron Monger already look extremely realistic. They already look like they're made out of metal with great wear/tear thanks to the excellent paint applications. I suppose I'd highly consider buying a Die Cast Mark 3... but that's because I don't already own one.

Hydeous
01-27-2013, 12:15 PM
People are wishing, polling, etc for different lines because they want something other than Iron man now! :lol

HT has finally hit the point where we the collectors are saying "No, enough is enough." The Hall of Armors was the beginning of the end. Way too over priced for what you're getting. These will be the same way if they are fully articulated figures and not just statues. The reason some want a Mark 3 3.0 is because they missed out on the first two and want one at non-ebay prices. Making one out of metal and selling it for those ebay prices isn't what anyone was asking for.

:lecture can't agree more.

Even a friend of mine who's a hardcore IM collector is starting to get real sick of HT iron man remakes. :lol

KBA
01-27-2013, 01:07 PM
The reason some want a Mark 3 3.0 is because they missed out on the first two and want one at non-ebay prices.

I want a Mark III 2.0 because the proportions are *** on the previous one. But I agree with where you went with your points for sure.

veezy714
01-27-2013, 01:24 PM
I want a Mark III 2.0 because the proportions are *** on the previous one. But I agree with where you went with your points for sure.


Exactly! I owned the previous 2 and I sold them because I wasn't happy with the proportions. Some may be satisfied with those versions but considering how far HT has gone making IM figures, they most definitely should improve on that design. Honestly if it's indeed a figure with articulation then fine, make the Mark III in diecast. Hey, maybe it'll be their way of making it into a DX with premium materials and a RDJ pers sculpt.

Frank
01-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Well, one thing's for damn sure; ain't a single one of these getting a flying stance. I'm interested in Whiplash sort of.

Johnny Utah
01-27-2013, 01:46 PM
Didn't OMG say these were basically gonna be statues?

Lee in MI
01-27-2013, 02:21 PM
Well, this is the only way they will continue to reign supreme as the undisputed 1/6th champs!

If one company is doing it, they better jump in and crush that sh!+ quick! That way they dilute the smaller company's sales and corner that market. It's the nature of capitalism...can't be mad at that.


When has that ever been a good thing for consumers? That's right, never.


:lol:goodpost::exactly::lecture


Can ANY of you guys read?!?! :thud::dunno

I never said it was good for consumers!!! You really think Hot Toys, or most companies for that matter, give two flying f|_|€ks about what's good for consumers?!?!? :lol:lol:lol.

They care about making money...that's it. And if you believe anything contrary to that, "...you're living in a dream world, Neo."

Darkseed
01-27-2013, 02:23 PM
HT has finally hit the point where we the collectors are saying "No, enough is enough."

Starting to say "enough is enough" on IM. Those folks must have a real thick skulls. IM jumped the shark long ago :rotfl



The prices are getting way over-inflated as it is,

Prices "getting" over inflated.....welcome to the party pay :wink1:

Gipetto0812
01-27-2013, 02:45 PM
It was a DX 2.0, meaning it was just the second DX, not the second time they did the purple suit. I doubt HT will label this .0 anything because it would only emphasize their extreme milking here.

eh, tomato--tomahto :lol

Only one I'd want from this line is the MKIII though but still WITH all the additional gadgets to pop on or whatever like the plastic versions. That's what I don't like about the Play Imaginative one, it's just the suit with lights. no missles, or anything

sifu74
01-27-2013, 02:49 PM
If HT should rerelease figures for people who missed out on the the first time and have to resort to Ebay prices, then we will be getting rereleases for the next 100 years of the same figure.
Oh why won't Ferrari rerelease the F40, I missed it 30 years ago. If you missed it, oh well pay the price and move on so we do not get the same crap over and ovedr again.

TotalDominAsian
01-27-2013, 04:12 PM
I can't seem to find the part where they mention making a Whiplash in the final battle scene!

Boba Ben
01-27-2013, 04:15 PM
I can't seem to find the part where they mention making a Whiplash in the final battle scene!

This is what they wrote on their facebook. I suppose it doesn't mean they're definitely making one, but they do mention it by name:


Hot Toys is going to present a series of 1/6th scale Diecast Collectibles ranging from Iron Man 1, 2 & 3 to The Avengers to fans worldwide! Fans, are you expecting a Diecast Iron Man Mark III, Super Drone (Whiplash Mark II) or any others?

A series of Diecast collectibles is coming soon! Stay tuned!

Mogli
01-27-2013, 08:43 PM
Didn't OMG say these were basically gonna be statues?Really? That would be a little disappointing. :(

I don't own any Iron Man figures yet (was gonna get the Avengers one as my first), but for the last few years I've been anticipating a die-cast one, so I thought this was a pretty neat announcement. But I don't think I'm buying if it's REALLY expensive (like over $300), or if it can't be posed very well.

Viking Spawn
01-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Didn't OMG say these were basically gonna be statues?

If that turns out to be the case, these will be a definite pass for me. :(

ah_t00t
01-27-2013, 08:52 PM
I think just the shipping cost alone is hefty for it's metal weight, i too still prefer the interchangeable parts on the plastic versions with more options on accessories & posing in Normal/BD

amalak
01-27-2013, 09:28 PM
where did OMG say that?

Johnny Utah
01-28-2013, 04:16 AM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/frogger420/Who.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/543820_471025422959453_828743901_n.jpg

The new Iron man line do not mean IM3, what the artical said is a IM line (MK III ~ VI ???) with a simplify design (meaning cheaper ?)

An all new 1/6 Ironman series .....

This new Ironman line has no to very limit articulation, the pose is some what fix with interchangeable parts.

Lawrence
01-28-2013, 04:38 AM
Yeah, I think the die cast line will basically be statues.

Milkman231
01-28-2013, 06:47 AM
I love the idea of die-cast iron man armors, but I'd want it to have comparable articulation with the plastic releases so if it they are statues with limited articulation...No deal from me.

I hope they'll be articulated but the announcement and the teaser of that statue of are too close together to get too hopeful.

Calcifer
01-28-2013, 07:07 AM
O we are definitely getting articulated figures, that other company are doing it so it would be typical of hot toys to do it too and out do them.

Johnny Utah
01-28-2013, 08:57 AM
Until we get some clarification from them, I'm gonna assume these will have zero articulation. If their goddamn announcement was more specific I would be over the moon.

supermach10
01-28-2013, 10:09 AM
I'm guessing MKIII will be the first one and probably incredibly pricey

True and that's the thing I don't get. There are not goin to be meany or any people that are goin to run and buy them because look at the 12PM C3 PO figure that Bandai is making. That a 1/6 and all diecast and also very nice. But not no $450.00 nice. I am not goin to get one but am loving to see how this ends up...

yongkykun
01-28-2013, 10:34 AM
Yeah, I think the die cast line will basically be statues.

So that white IM we've been seeing in the so called confidential photo from HT (the one showing Tony's behind) is probably going to be the master for its die-cast mould then?

If it's a statue, I'd opt for Play Imaginative's posable (60 points of articulation!) IM. Though I'm only interested in Mark 3 since it's the most iconic red and gold armour to date. But we'll see!

spindrift
01-28-2013, 05:34 PM
I think HT's will be fully articulated- they just yanked the other company's rights to 1/6 articulated diecast IM it looks it to me...

The Ween
01-28-2013, 07:05 PM
I can just about imagine what these will cost.

golobulus
01-28-2013, 08:44 PM
The only die-cast I have is the Zoids Shield Liger:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x-3UtojU9fs/UIi4abzMDBI/AAAAAAAAnOs/ibo55qoNJ-o/s640/GI%2520Joe%2520010.jpg

It wasn't too expensive, but the die cast is awesome! This thing is really heavy. I agree with everyone that this could be a serious rip if these are just remakes of the plastic releases, but anything in metal will always be superior to plastic in my eyes.

acimit
01-28-2013, 09:12 PM
what if i go to the HT HQ, and request for a 100% pure gold mark III, with mineral crystal for the eyes, arc reactor, palm, carbon fiber stand & leather wrap box, instead of having all this die-cast crap. it'll be the most bad-*** exclusive figure, i'm a swag collector.

Alainator
01-28-2013, 10:51 PM
A 1/4 or 1/2 scale die-cast and poseable super deform would be nice!

EFFalcon
01-29-2013, 02:36 PM
ok, so someone make up a fake company, proposing 1/2 scale diecast iron men with all sorts of random accessories, then wait for HT to announce theirs!

SkyIScrape
01-29-2013, 02:41 PM
ok, so someone make up a fake company, proposing 1/2 scale diecast iron men with all sorts of random accessories, then wait for HT to announce theirs!

Screw that, I'm going to make up a fake company that claims to be releasing life-size and wearable iron man suits.

Your move, Hot Toys.

spindrift
01-29-2013, 03:04 PM
ok, so someone make up a fake company, proposing 1/2 scale diecast iron men with all sorts of random accessories, then wait for HT to announce theirs!

:rotfl:goodpost::exactly:

EFFalcon
01-29-2013, 03:15 PM
either that, or a company that makes top class 1/6 scale figures at a better than hot toys price point :P
wouldn't be hard to beat

spindrift
01-29-2013, 03:39 PM
either that, or a company that makes top class 1/6 scale figures at a better than hot toys price point :P
wouldn't be hard to beat

Let's you and I announce a 1/6 Bruce Wayne.....just use real pics of Bale, photoshop some oddness to face to make Freaks happy and slap a $100 price tag on it...and watch HT sweat and react...

Gipetto0812
03-21-2013, 09:35 AM
According to HT Collectors, this is the Die Cast Iron Patriot:

https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/581781_475133325892989_576607690_n.jpg?dl=1

Lawrence
03-21-2013, 09:44 AM
Looks pretty cool :D

What is "Naughty Guy"? :lol

ThatIsTooReal
03-21-2013, 09:47 AM
Looks pretty cool :D

What is "Naughty Guy"? :lol

Oh you know what it is.. :wink1:

It does look great. Really hoping they do a plastic one. Can't see this line having any figures below the $350-$400 price tag.

Viking Spawn
03-21-2013, 09:55 AM
Looks great but way too expensive. (You know it will be!) Besides, I'm still saving for the 1/4 Avengers if that is still happening. I'll need a second mortgage if I try to get everything...

Gipetto0812
03-21-2013, 09:56 AM
What is "Naughty Guy"? :lol

"Who" I believe is probable more appropriate starter to the question but I believe it's the guy who got the magazine and posted the picture

Lawrence
03-21-2013, 10:05 AM
Then that's one annoying watermark :lol

Gipetto0812
03-21-2013, 10:52 AM
Then that's one annoying watermark :lol

:exactly::lol

Guess they wanted to make sure they got the credit and if someone wanted to crop it they'd be taking a chunk of the pic away

madnug
03-21-2013, 11:34 AM
Naughty Guy is a toy shop in Hong Kong. I guess they wanted to get credit to spill the beans.

Regarding this Die Cast line, if they are pricing it at Bandia C3PO type pricing = close to $400, I am out. It is already too much to spend on toys now every figure is over $200 easily, doubling the price basically force me out of this hobby. I have to be realistic on how much I spend on these figures.... so far, I have not pre-ordered any Iron Man 3 Hot Toys, as I am totally waiting out on what exactly they are producing. I cannot see HT actually doing 3 versions (PPS, MMS, DieCast) of an Iron Patriot.... and an addicted completest like me, I kinda wanna keep getting all the Iron Mans or not getting any... haha.

Skywalker(OG)Kush
03-21-2013, 11:47 AM
I am so glad I am not a huge ironman fan. I have 1 and that is enough, but for you guys that are this news would piss me off especially if I bought all of the plastic ones. Jesus Christ they really want u fans to support their business with these double and now triple dips of the same figure

moose
03-21-2013, 11:48 AM
Die cast will not replace MMS its in addition to it. Diecast has its pros and cons but I don't think anybody would rather have a Diecast figure over a plastic MMS and I think Hot Toys understands its market and will follow a similar model to what they are doing with the 1/4 figures and offer these 1/6 Diecast figures as a compliment to the regular MMS line.

I more concerned that the any later rereleases will need be all in Diecast after they have already milked the original run of figure they will attempt to rerelease the figure in Diecast considering people are already will to be pay steep prices on Ebay for them.

I think the model they are following is that of Bandai with their Gundam line take Gundam Unicorn for example they offer that particular gundam in many model grades High Grade , Master Grade , Robot Sprits and Gundam Fix Figuration. Same design featured in different sizes and materials to appeal to different buyers.

Their Chogokin is markets exclusively as a product having diecast so here the figures from older Anime is sold as having a certain amount of Diecast.

But the main stay of Bandai is and always will be plastic the same will apply to Hot Toys if the offer Iron Patriot, which In my opinion is the least popular of the 3 main armors, in Plastic it might see as well as it they make it in Die cast.

cofphoto
03-21-2013, 12:29 PM
Well the good news is, he can turn his head...

darthconlan
03-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Who's to day that the due cast and PPS figures aren't the same toy? Both are 1/6 size and made of metal aren't they?

EFFalcon
03-21-2013, 06:31 PM
price of the PPS 42 suggests otherwise :P
but happy to be proven wrong lol

ThatIsTooReal
03-21-2013, 06:32 PM
Who's to day that the due cast and PPS figures aren't the same toy? Both are 1/6 size and made of metal aren't they?
PPS: Can't move any of its joints. Can only swap out a part of the body to create another pose

Here you have the Iron Patriot in a pose that isn't possible with a MMS. Look at the knee joint alone. You won't be able to get that with a metal figure, same goes for the Mark 42 figure with its one leg up.

darthconlan
03-21-2013, 07:26 PM
price of the PPS 42 suggests otherwise :P
but happy to be proven wrong lol

No you make a good point. Wishful thinking that they weren't wasting to much time and we had a better chance of just mms in plastic so our collection were similar. It's my OCD. I couldn't add a metal toy to my plastic ones :(

cofphoto
03-21-2013, 11:26 PM
Diecast Iron Patriot photos just posted on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151329018517344.1073741830.58690437343&type=1

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/599618_10151329018667344_838181625_n.jpg


https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/27157_10151329018792344_1147413963_n.jpg


https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/601122_10151329018772344_806798277_n.jpg

kl241
03-21-2013, 11:27 PM
Price Tag: $499

Black Magic
03-22-2013, 12:56 AM
Price Tag: $499

And funny enough, it looks like a plastic toy.

livindaye
03-22-2013, 01:02 AM
Die Cast Mark 1...now that's a cool one :D

clear red
03-22-2013, 01:34 AM
its roughly usd $300 :)

subzro
03-22-2013, 01:38 AM
its roughly usd $300 :)

I hope so, might pick it up if its close to that price. Not going to play with it, so i'm not to worried about paint chipping or joints losing up.

-jay-
03-22-2013, 01:39 AM
Looks pretty sweet. :rock

The Rage
03-22-2013, 02:31 AM
I love how in the shot of it aiming its repulsor the wrist angle is EVEN WORSE than the plastic wrist angle lol. And with no accessories except for the base, not worth anywhere near $300.

tdk5
03-22-2013, 02:33 AM
So I heard that diecast collectibles like this will have paint chip issues? Is that true?

The Rage
03-22-2013, 02:37 AM
So I heard that diecast collectibles like this will have paint chip issues? Is that true?

If their Captain America shields are any indication, theres a good chance.

tdk5
03-22-2013, 03:47 AM
If their Captain America shields are any indication, theres a good chance.

but cap's shield is not made of metal (unlike Thor's hammer). it was electroplated to create the metallic effect, and if i'm not mistaken many are saying it's the electroplating itself that cause the paint to chip off.

arnax1985
03-22-2013, 04:00 AM
Captain America shield is made of aluminium (in my opinnio). If IM figurine will be made of steel then it should be ok.

boomix
03-22-2013, 04:05 AM
Playimaginative
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/5321_10152668132555648_1319919236_n.jpg

moose
03-22-2013, 04:52 AM
Playimaginative
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/5321_10152668132555648_1319919236_n.jpg

Dam I did not realize how close all the armors resemble each in this pic even the war machine looks very similar to the mark 42

toystales
03-22-2013, 05:02 AM
Seems like HT has taken this hobby up another notch. They are now able to make metal look like..... plastic!

EFFalcon
03-22-2013, 05:02 AM
damn 1/4 scale being so tempting

Lawrence
03-22-2013, 05:20 AM
Ooh the price on those 1/4 figures is gonna sting :lol

sallah
03-22-2013, 05:33 AM
Looks like 42 is diecast too. I don't foresee HT doing plastic versions any time soon after seeing these. :( Thus ends my completest Marvel mentality.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/sallah4life/mark42_zps8265a03e.jpg

Sallah

moose
03-22-2013, 05:39 AM
The plastic offered so many accessory in terms of battle damage and what not are they even going to offer the same in Diecast.

And how much diecast content is their any way. I mean its going to be a ***** to pose as weight issues will be alone enough to make the arms not stay up it might even wear out the joints. Certain parts can be die cast the chest, helmet, waist, but any die cast in the limbs and you can forget about a flying pose guess that's why they made the Power Pose series.

Indiana Fett
03-22-2013, 06:00 AM
Those 1/4 die casts are going to be mighty tempting, but if I'm going to make the leap to 1/4 for my IM collection, the only ones I'd really need are the Mark III and Mark I. Could be tempted by the 'all silver' finish of the Mark II. Definitely don't need EVERY armor. That's tough enough to do in 1/6. :monkey1

badrat
03-22-2013, 06:10 AM
Looks like 42 is diecast too. I don't foresee HT doing plastic versions any time soon after seeing these. :( Thus ends my completest Marvel mentality.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g220/sallah4life/mark42_zps8265a03e.jpg

Sallah

And I was just getting used to $225 IM figures. I like the diecast, but I can't see forking over $300.00 bucks. :(

The Josh
03-22-2013, 06:14 AM
Yeah, I'm not getting into the diecast stuff to be honest. If that's the case I'll get the statues they're doing since they're about the price of 1:6th figures. I'm pretty close to being done with 1:6th figures as a whole I think.

sallah
03-22-2013, 06:19 AM
Yeah, I'm not getting into the diecast stuff to be honest. If that's the case I'll get the statues they're doing since they're about the price of 1:6th figures. I'm pretty close to being done with 1:6th figures as a whole I think.

I basically had a complete Marvel set going into these (just missing Abigail Whistler). Now knowing that I won't have anything IM 3 for the foreseeable future (outside of Tony Stark) is making me look long and hard at what I am buying. Some things I was on the fence about but would have probably bought just to stay "complete". But if I won't have an IM3 Patriot in my "set"... do I really need stuff like ASM Spidey or Last Stand Wolvie? I don't think I do, not when I wasn't that impressed with either one and have perfectly fine versions of the characters already.

Maybe this is some quick money for HT- Forcing folks into buying more expensive diecast versions just to have these in their collections... but it may end up biting them in the long run.

Sallah

hrambo001
03-22-2013, 06:45 AM
I can't even begin to imagine what the Whiplash Armor version will retail for.

However, the benefits of being selective and the SS flex pay option means that I'll probably be able to stomach getting the figure.

Not so much on the Mark 42 or Iron Patriot though. Very satisfied with the other IM versions already owned.

The Josh
03-22-2013, 08:33 AM
I basically had a complete Marvel set going into these (just missing Abigail Whistler). Now knowing that I won't have anything IM 3 for the foreseeable future (outside of Tony Stark) is making me look long and hard at what I am buying. Some things I was on the fence about but would have probably bought just to stay "complete". But if I won't have an IM3 Patriot in my "set"... do I really need stuff like ASM Spidey or Last Stand Wolvie? I don't think I do, not when I wasn't that impressed with either one and have perfectly fine versions of the characters already.

Maybe this is some quick money for HT- Forcing folks into buying more expensive diecast versions just to have these in their collections... but it may end up biting them in the long run.

Sallah

It could end a lot of completists to be honest. Its a mindset I understand but glad honestly outside of stuff dealing with Middle-earth I stay away from. Even for stuff like that I don't get everything like the PF's and such. I stick to the statues which is a bit slower pace. I have all the regular Iron Man and War machine armors. I would get the versions for this movie as well but I'm not doing $300+ figures when I can get statues which I like more for less or equal price.

ThatIsTooReal
03-22-2013, 08:36 AM
It's ending it with me. I told myself to end it with the HoA set of 7 and the Mark 42 and Iron Patriot but it seems I'll be stopping at the HoA.

Here's hoping they release a plastic version down the line.

Viking Spawn
03-22-2013, 09:18 AM
Playimaginative
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/5321_10152668132555648_1319919236_n.jpg

I feel sorry for all of those IM completists. :(


It's ending it with me. I told myself to end it with the HoA set of 7 and the Mark 42 and Iron Patriot but it seems I'll be stopping at the HoA.

Here's hoping they release a plastic version down the line.

:pray::pray::pray:

francsicoliger
03-22-2013, 10:12 AM
I would pay up to 350 :slap for a diecast Iron Man. The difference in aprecacion is from heaven to earth. I love my C3PO Tamashii. my best buy so far. :panic::panic::panic:

DFanatic
03-22-2013, 10:20 AM
Die cast will not replace MMS its in addition to it.


Why would HT release a plastic version? I think it's safe to say now that they are upgrading ALL Iron Man figures to Diecast that way the fans will be forced to pay up. HT will be all like: "It's this $400 dollars Diecast Iron Man or nothing at all. What will it be?"

That explains why we haven't seen a Mark III 2.0 in plastic yet. They already announce that they will release one in Diecast. Same with Iron Whiplash (just imagine that cost of that... wow).

No more plastic MMS for Iron Man.

styleznma
03-22-2013, 10:39 AM
the diecast doesn't look at good imo, think im out

Loki
03-22-2013, 11:27 AM
I was really hoping for a plastic MMS of the Iron Patriot and Mk47 armor... So I don't even care to see what the price on this one is. Besides, the diecast thing won't match up with what my other figs are made of, and it would drive me crazy if I had one diecast MMS figure but all the others were plastic MMS. I WANT UNIFORMITY!

Titanchuck
03-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Vvbbhjjnnkknikmjjj

dfchang
03-22-2013, 03:38 PM
Until we know how much of these figures are metal and quality of that metal I'm not laying out a dime. Wait for in hand reviews.

I would pay 500+ for a 1/4 scale mostly die cast (90% plus) Mark 3 or T800 for example.

King Kobra
03-22-2013, 03:56 PM
http://http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/524998_475653572507631_1057067466_n.jpg?dl=1
Some new photos of mark 42, looks like it will come with mask/face head sculpt

King Kobra
03-22-2013, 03:58 PM
If image doesn't work http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/524998_475653572507631_1057067466_n.jpg?dl=1

AdamFett
03-22-2013, 04:03 PM
Iron Man sucks!

SkyIScrape
03-22-2013, 04:06 PM
Until we know how much of these figures are metal and quality of that metal I'm not laying out a dime. Wait for in hand reviews.

I would pay 500+ for a 1/4 scale mostly die cast (90% plus) Mark 3 or T800 for example.

I completely agree. I'm cautiously optimistic - I figured the plastic figures would be reach $300.00 sooner rather than later, and if the die cast is an improvement over the plastic then we might be better off. Not sure how about the whole "contains die cast material" thing. Maybe the entire figure is die cast except the panties - which are plastic and will still fade after a few years :lol Regardless, I'm really curious about posability and worried about paint chipping, particularly around the shoulders and hips.

Also, judging from the Sideshow pics it looks like the repulsor pose will be limited. Not sure why since they seemed to have figured it out for the Mech Test 2.0 figure :huh

Edit: In addition to having limited wrist articulation, IP also looks to have no abdominal articulation. It all kinda seems like a step backward for this die cast line.

Fisherprice
03-22-2013, 04:06 PM
Until we know how much of these figures are metal and quality of that metal I'm not laying out a dime. Wait for in hand reviews.

What he said. I love the Tamashii 3PO. If it was like that then I would be all in.

I want to know what parts are metal, and how are they going to handle the paint apps. Look at some peoples Cpt Shields.

7166charlie
03-22-2013, 04:06 PM
The one on stand looks like mms version? And the cream/yellow colour looks like die cast as looks like less to no articulation what you guys think