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Boba Debt
03-19-2014, 10:18 PM
I recently bought an extra War Machine Mark 2 as a back up plan in case Hot Toys doesn’t get around to making this one.

I have someone that can do a fantastic custom paint job but I would hate to pay to have this done and then hear Hot Toys is going to do it as a summer exclusive or con exclusive, etc.

How far in advance would they announce something like that?

**16k**
03-19-2014, 10:54 PM
If HT can milk you with the Iron Man license, they will!

So, don't be afraid, you'll get one, no, two! No, three version of it!

rocbolt
03-20-2014, 12:12 AM
I would be shocked if they didn't end up doing a Hot Rod, as well as Tank and Blue Steel. They've already done all the design and investment into those armors, I can't imagine they'd leave money on the table by not doing more releases with different paint jobs. I mean look at that set of 1/6 busts, they turned 4 molds into 8 "unique" busts with just a dab of paint.

Boba Debt
03-20-2014, 06:50 AM
So how early do they normally announce summer exclusives?

karamazov80
03-20-2014, 06:57 AM
I think this is a perfectly fine thread on its own.

I'm not sure what the look you're asking for is exactly, but like others are saying, it's entirely feasible that HT would do it if it was in the movie at some point (and possibly even if it wasn't). But, you could be waiting forever. Might as well go for it if it isn't a sure thing, like one of the major Iron Man suits.

chewdeezy
03-20-2014, 07:16 AM
HT would be stupid to not release any other Marks that can resuse the WM2/IP molds.

V8_Club
03-20-2014, 07:32 AM
If we take Whiplash Diecast as an example the announcement can be as early as 14 months in advance. Having said that , likelihood of HT releasing one on their own is very high.

Snake Plissken
03-20-2014, 08:54 AM
A) doesnt really need its own thread

B) from experience, the minute you get that custom back in hand HT's will announce it... and if you decide to wait they never will

:exactly:

Boba Debt
03-20-2014, 10:10 PM
I think this is a perfectly fine thread on its own.

I'm not sure what the look you're asking for is exactly, but like others are saying, it's entirely feasible that HT would do it if it was in the movie at some point (and possibly even if it wasn't). But, you could be waiting forever. Might as well go for it if it isn't a sure thing, like one of the major Iron Man suits.



If your asking about the look of Hot Rod this is it:


http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/BobaDebt/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/HotRod001_zps2696dc70.jpg (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/BobaDebt/media/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/HotRod001_zps2696dc70.jpg.html)

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/BobaDebt/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/HotRod002_zps2feb962a.jpg (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/BobaDebt/media/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/HotRod002_zps2feb962a.jpg.html)




And I plan on putting Iron Patriot and Hot Rod on the bottom right and left shelves of this cabinet:

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/BobaDebt/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/IMCabinet023_zps8cb665be.jpg (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/BobaDebt/media/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/IMCabinet023_zps8cb665be.jpg.html)

Invictus Sol
03-20-2014, 11:17 PM
If your friend could do justice to the paint scheme and get the detail and finish down, I'd probably go for it. I think most likely it will be released by HT eventually, though (like others have said, it's a nice way to re-use WM MK II and Howard did say they'd like to release everything -- even if he wasn't being 100% literal, it's almost a given Hot Rod would be one of the armours that caught their eye). So it would depend on if you could still enjoy the custom for its own sake or if you'd feel like you overpaid.

Nice cabinet, btw. Really like the grated shelving and how it casts its shadow to the stuff below.

Chiefrocka
03-21-2014, 02:02 PM
That's a cool looking armor there! If I'd had someone who could paint my wm diecast the same way, I would do it depending on price.. Wouldn't care if ht release one

rocbolt
03-22-2014, 10:44 AM
I'm not sure what the look you're asking for is exactly, but like others are saying, it's entirely feasible that HT would do it if it was in the movie at some point (and possibly even if it wasn't). But, you could be waiting forever. Might as well go for it if it isn't a sure thing, like one of the major Iron Man suits.

Hot Rod was one of the few that actually was in the movie

http://i.imgur.com/qEpkGU7.png

http://i.imgur.com/Jjgc48L.png

http://i.imgur.com/1QblscL.png

styleznma
03-22-2014, 10:19 PM
If it wasn't for those shots I wouldn't have known, very cool !!!

dw316
03-22-2014, 10:22 PM
What's the Hot Rod version?

Y4NK33 PL4N3T
03-22-2014, 10:33 PM
What's the Hot Rod version?
Mark 22 - WM 2.0 proto

dw316
03-22-2014, 10:37 PM
Ahhh thanks, I know them only by number. LOL

dw316
03-22-2014, 10:47 PM
I wonder if HT really plays on making every single armor that appeared on screen..

Boba Debt
03-23-2014, 09:57 AM
I recently hosted an Hasbro Iron Man Titan Re-Painting Contest and one the the versions was Hot Rod

This is what the entry looked like

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/BobaDebt/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/Titan%20Contest/1HotRod_zpsf8194c6f.jpg (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/BobaDebt/media/Movie%20Props/IM%20HOA/Titan%20Contest/1HotRod_zpsf8194c6f.jpg.html)



The person that painted this is the one I might hire to repaint my Hot Toys Figure.

Bear in mind that these Titans are very hard to re-paint as they have limited movement and the plastic is weird.

Samuraimasta
03-23-2014, 01:38 PM
I'd pick the first option, so you don't have to ruin a perfectly good figure with an ugly paint scheme, and hopefully sell it to a nice boardie at a decent price. :wink1:

Boba Debt
03-23-2014, 10:54 PM
I think I am going to wait a until Christmas and if Hot Toys hasn't announced something by them I'll go the custom route.

However, I can't really sell to boardies since I'm not a premium member.

bransen2099
03-23-2014, 11:43 PM
Personally, I would wait. And I wouldn't hire the guy to do the paint job. The paint looks nice and smooth, but it looks like the guy struggles on finer detail. The flames could've been taped off a lot cleaner and I wouldn't accept that on a HT base

Boba Debt
03-24-2014, 08:13 AM
Well I think he could do better with the Hot Toys figure but I will do more research before I commission anyone to do this, if I have to resort to that to get this figure.

As part of my Titan re-paint contest I have the option to buy the entries back from the contestants, so I can always use his figure as a place holder until I get a Hot Toys version.

Y4NK33 PL4N3T
03-24-2014, 01:26 PM
I would wait as well. Having looked into commissioning a similar project here I reached out to many of the more well known and highest recommended customizers here and none of them had repainted an Iron man into a variant figure. It's a huge project when you consider how many individual pieces/molds there are to a single figure. If you really want to get this commissioned you'll find those with experience doing this professionally are located overseas with cost of $600 and up.

Lejuan
03-24-2014, 04:01 PM
That paint job is rough as guts. But throw a Hot Toys figure at the person who did it, sure, why not :lol

Boba Debt
05-24-2014, 08:31 AM
These $10 figures are made of a plastic that's hard to paint and they only break down so far.

I was impressed with the fades and how he didn't seem to miss any of the color details.

The flames are ok, and could be better but he was under a time constraint.

I think he did a fantastic job in the short amount of time he had to paint this.

Boba Debt
06-17-2014, 10:22 AM
I would have expected some news or even some rumors about future IM releases by now, but other then Whiplash there hasn't been anything.

I guess I got into this hobby during a big push for Iron Man because it seemed like there was news about new releases every other week.

Brainiac
06-17-2014, 10:24 AM
I would have expected some news or even d=some rumors about future IM releases by now, but other then Whiplash there hasn't been anything.

I guess I got into this hobby during a big push for Iron Man because it seemed like there was news about new releases every other week.

The Iron Age has ended!

hokietwo
06-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Iron man is pretty much dead right now for new dev with GOTG hopefully BTTF and clearing out the recent reveals. We will not see a new Iron man until Avengers next year me thinks. IF we do it could be something like this or the 14 other mark vii variants. We won't see new molds I fear.

Chris Kay
07-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Found this thread by accident, and original hot toys hot rod is still out of sight for the next 12 month minimum

Back in May I made my own, based on war machine:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?143981-Hot-Toys-1-6-Iron-Man-Mark-XXII-Hot-Rod-(War-Machine-2-0-Prototype)

Y4NK33 PL4N3T
07-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Found this thread by accident, and original hot toys hot rod is still out of sight for the next 12 month minimum

Back in May I made my own, based on war machine:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?143981-Hot-Toys-1-6-Iron-Man-Mark-XXII-Hot-Rod-(War-Machine-2-0-Prototype)

That's great work! :clap

Chris Kay
07-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Thank you, it will get new arms very soon

Boba Debt
08-21-2015, 11:06 AM
It's kind of funny.

I posted this thread in March of 2014 and in less then a year I have a Hot Toys Hot Rod Sitting on my shelf.

This is a fast moving hobby