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IrishJedi
10-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Yes, it was highly hinted at and inferred at SDCC (by people with ties to both DC and Warner Bros) that Hot Toys will be producing figures based on the WATCHMEN film. But after seeing what they have done with both the IRON MAN and TDK licenses I will be absolutely gutted if it never comes to pass.

And most WATCHMEN fans/collectors would want at least the following six figures made:

The Comedian
Rorschach
Dr. Manhattan
Nite Owl II
Silk Spectre II
Ozymandias

And that's to say nothing of variants as well as Minutemen figures. A truly complete line could be as many as 10-12 figures!

Damn it, this better happen! :lecture

Memnoch
10-13-2008, 01:07 PM
Yes, it was highly hinted at and inferred at SDCC (by people with ties to both DC and Warner Bros) that Hot Toys will be producing figures based on the WATCHMEN film. But after seeing what they have done with both the IRON MAN and TDK licenses I will be absolutely gutted if it never comes to pass.

And most WATCHMEN fans/collectors would want at least the following six figures made:

The Comedian
Rorschach
Dr. Manhattan
Nite Owl II
Silk Spectre II
Ozymandias

And that's to say nothing of variants as well as Minutemen figures. A truly complete line could be as many as 10-12 figures!

Damn it, this better happen! :lecture

Eeep! Are there now whispers this may not be a go? If I don't get these figures I may just jump from a high building. I mean these would be perfection! Just kinda worried about Doctor Manhattan. :lol

uscmhicks
10-13-2008, 01:08 PM
:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock

IrishJedi
10-13-2008, 01:16 PM
Eeep! Are there now whispers this may not be a go? If I don't get these figures I may just jump from a high building.
No whispers... I'm just starting to get antsy due to the lack of anymore news on the license with Hot Toys. I know that's silly of me, since the film doesn't come out until March and they normally don't announce new licenses this far in advance. All I know is that I must have Hot Toys WATCHMEN figures... at least the six I mentioned.


I mean these would be perfection!
Yes... yes, they would. :rock

pjunk
10-13-2008, 01:30 PM
is there a hope of getting sideshow premium formats for any of these characters? im guessing no because of dc but hey i can dream cant i?

IrishJedi
10-13-2008, 01:36 PM
is there a hope of getting sideshow premium formats for any of these characters? im guessing no because of dc but hey i can dream cant i?

Yeah, I would say there is almost no chance of Sideshow PFs. The closest would be if DC Direct decided to make statues. They're making busts (which actually look great); 7" action figures (also decent looking); prop replicas (the owl ship is awesome); and 13" figures (meh).

Dally
10-13-2008, 02:58 PM
After the success of the Dark Knight line, Warner Brothers would be insane not to give Hot Toys the license. Is say its at least a 95% chance.

YoNoSe
10-13-2008, 03:50 PM
I don't know if i would be in for figures but I would definitely like to know I have the option instead of those DCD Frankensteins.

EDIT: Now that I'm really thinking about it they would make a striking lineup....

Buttmunch
10-13-2008, 04:02 PM
Eeep! Are there now whispers this may not be a go? If I don't get these figures I may just jump from a high building. I mean these would be perfection! Just kinda worried about Doctor Manhattan. :lol

Me too! I wonder just how accurate Hot Toys would go with his rubber body suit? :o

I would get at least Rorschach and the Comedian and maybe the others based on how good they look. Although Dr. Manhatten would be sweet, I'm just not sure my collection is ready for a blue naked guy.

plasmid303
10-13-2008, 04:11 PM
Me too! I wonder just how accurate Hot Toys would go with his rubber body suit? :o

I would get at least Rorschach and the Comedian and maybe the others based on how good they look. Although Dr. Manhatten would be sweet, I'm just not sure my collection is ready for a blue naked guy.

I know the naked Dr. Manhatten is his iconic look, but I think I'd rather have Hot Toys put him in his tie and suit. That way I can choose to pose him how I want and get my money's worth. I don't know if I can pay $150 for a blue naked god-man. But a blue god-man in a nice, crisp suit and shined shoes I'd be okay with.

I would be down for Rorschach. The reality is, I'll want the rest of them if I pick up just one.

IrishJedi
10-13-2008, 04:15 PM
Hell, I can think of at least 3 different Comedian figures (or 2 if they made one with alternate heads) that I would want.

Batty
10-13-2008, 04:33 PM
I'm in! :rock

scubasteve
10-13-2008, 04:37 PM
Yes, it was highly hinted at and inferred at SDCC (by people with ties to both DC and Warner Bros) that Hot Toys will be producing figures based on the WATCHMEN film. But after seeing what they have done with both the IRON MAN and TDK licenses I will be absolutely gutted if it never comes to pass.

And most WATCHMEN fans/collectors would want at least the following six figures made:

The Comedian
Rorschach
Dr. Manhattan
Nite Owl II
Silk Spectre II
Ozymandias

And that's to say nothing of variants as well as Minutemen figures. A truly complete line could be as many as 10-12 figures!

Damn it, this better happen! :lecture

I'd at least want the first 3, and by the time I leave the theater, I'll want the other 3. :monkey5

IrishJedi
10-13-2008, 04:57 PM
I'd at least want the first 3, and by the time I leave the theater, I'll want the other 3. :monkey5

Yep. Those... and MORE.

scubasteve
10-13-2008, 05:01 PM
I need HT to delve into the actual source material itself, ala I want a TOTBF castaway.

IrishJedi
10-13-2008, 05:05 PM
I need HT to delve into the actual source material itself, ala I want a TOTBF castaway.

Oh Lord, if anyone got into the graphic novel as a license there are TONS of figures I'd want. :google

IrishJedi
10-13-2008, 05:36 PM
Okay, here's a pretty thorough (yet not "completest") list of film-based WATCHMEN 1:6 figures that could potentially be made (or not).

Absolute Musts
The Comedian (w/ Alternate heads)
Rorschach (w/ Alternate heads)
Dr. Manhattan
Nite Owl II
Silk Spectre II
Ozymandias

Would be very cool, and possible
Walter Kovacs (w/ "The End is Nigh" sign)
Comedian (1940 Minutemen version)
Nite Owl I
Silk Spectre I
Bubastis(!!)

Nice, but not likely
Dr. Jon Osterman (pre-Manhattan)
Adrian Veidt (no costume)
Dan Dreiberg (no costume)
Comedian (Nixon Fund-raiser Tuxedo)
Moloch the Mystic
Captain Metropolis
Hooded Justice
Big Figure
Silhouette
Dollar Bill
Mothman

doctor_joker
10-13-2008, 06:23 PM
Good God, after these latest Dark Knight figures (TDK Bats, BR Joker and Two-Face) I'm gonna be broke as heck anyways, so these figures from whatever company does them will be a no go on my list. Plus the wife said I can get Two-Face if only I promise to drop the hobby for at least a year or more. So this is my swan song and what a swan song it is, with three of the best figures to ever be released.

King Darkness
10-13-2008, 06:26 PM
I want a Rorschach and Comedian for sure!!! I think I can live without the others.

IrishJedi
10-13-2008, 06:28 PM
Good God, after these latest Dark Knight figures (TDK Bats, BR Joker and Two-Face) I'm gonna be broke as heck anyways, so these figures from whatever company does them will be a no go on my list. Plus the wife said I can get Two-Face if only I promise to drop the hobby for at least a year or more. So this is my swan song and what a swan song it is, with three of the best figures to ever be released.

:nono WATCHMEN >>> All others

Scar
10-13-2008, 06:34 PM
Okay, here's a pretty thorough (yet not "completest") list of film-based WATCHMEN 1:6 figures that could potentially be made (or not).

Absolute Musts
The Comedian (w/ Alternate heads)
Rorschach (w/ Alternate heads)
Dr. Manhattan
Nite Owl II
Silk Spectre II
Ozymandias

Would be very cool, and possible
Walter Kovacs (w/ "The End is Nigh" sign)
Comedian (1940 Minutemen version)
Nite Owl I
Silk Spectre I
Bubastis(!!)

Nice, but not likely
Dr. Jon Osterman (pre-Manhattan)
Adrian Veidt (no costume)
Dan Dreiberg (no costume)
Comedian (Nixon Fund-raiser Tuxedo)
Moloch the Mystic
Captain Metropolis
Hooded Justice
Big Figure
Silhouette
Dollar Bill
Mothman

Couldn't possibly have composed a better list! :banana In terms of the "Nice, but not likely," I'd be curious to see whether or not they do any characters from "The Black Freighter", whether the main character or Black Beard.

doctor_joker
10-13-2008, 06:37 PM
Well as we've yet to see the watchmen figures I can't really say that. Though when it comes to stories I'd have to whole heartedly agree. The movie might not be that good, god forbid. But right now besides Enterbay's WOD Bruce Lee figure these are the best as of right now.

Dr.Mirakle32
10-13-2008, 07:26 PM
A HT Comedian, Rorshach and Ozymandias are absolute MUST-BUYS for me. I would however consider a Nite Owl II after seeing the movie.

noisetrigger
10-14-2008, 02:39 AM
As much as I hope HT will be getting the license, a small part of me hope they do not cause with the DK line and Ironman, I am near financial suicide and it will be great to be able to take a break for at least half a year or more.

IrishJedi
10-14-2008, 05:01 AM
As much as I hope HT will be getting the license, a small part of me hope they do not cause with the DK line and Ironman, I am near financial suicide and it will be great to be able to take a break for at least half a year or more.

I'd give up pretty much any line for this one if I had to.

SG-22
10-14-2008, 07:18 AM
Great news, really hope this happens. Can't see why not if the movie does as well as its expected to!

I'd be after pretty much the whole line. Might even be interested in an Owlship after seeing how well the Batmobile in TDK line.

IrishJedi
10-14-2008, 09:05 PM
Thing is, unless they plan on offering the core six characters they shouldn't even bother, imho.

Are you listening, Hot Toys?? Please, no POTC, TDK, LOTR unfinished business here. These characters are too important to many people who have been waiting two decades for this stuff to finally happen.

And, SG-22, your idea of a 1:6 Owl Ship is staggering, yet intriguing. After seeing the fullsize Owl Ship prop at SDCC I know it would only be slightly bigger than the TDK Tumbler. I'd get one in a heartbeat. Damn you! :lol

Seditionary
10-15-2008, 12:39 AM
They would probably be making a mistake if they didn't take this license. Watchmen is going to be for next summer what The Dark Knight was for this summer. (at least for the fans and other people that would buy a great 1:6 figure)

Odowankenobi
10-15-2008, 07:46 AM
^Except Watchmen is in the spring.

darren1228
10-15-2008, 08:32 AM
Watchmen is also relatively unknown in Asian countries compared with Batman. That'll hurt its chances of having a line similar to TDK. I see a couple of characters being released but doubt a huge lineup being available.

IrishJedi
10-15-2008, 10:58 AM
Watchmen is also relatively unknown in Asian countries compared with Batman. That'll hurt its chances of having a line similar to TDK. I see a couple of characters being released but doubt a huge lineup being available.

Even if WATCHMEN doesn't resonate at all in the Asian markets (I think it actually will) Hot Toys has to know that their overall reach is much further than that... the North American distribution partnerships with Sideshow and DC Direct are proof of that. And certainly DC Direct would have a vested internal interest in WATCHMEN product from HT.

Seditionary
10-15-2008, 11:10 AM
I thought it had gotten pushed back to the summer...oh well, the sooner the better as far as im concerned. I also heard that The Dark Knight did terribly in Japan.

IrishJedi
10-15-2008, 11:34 AM
No, the film is still due March 6 in North America and several other markets.

I don't suspect it will do nearly as much box office as TDK has. That would be crazy and totally unexpected. For one, it will be Rated R and won't be released in the middle of the Summer. To say nothing of the fact that TDK was a phenomenon that rode a wave of buzz that made it a "must see" in the mainstream. Whether that's due to Ledger's death will be debated for ever, but in any case that kind of buzz is rare these days.

WATCHMEN won't touch that. I'm also leery of the kind of "legs" it will have as I fully expect its plot, tone and subject matter will go over the heads of most of the people expecting another popcorn comic book flick. But I think it will still do healthy business... probably similar to the business "300" did. $200 million or so domestically would be nice.

Entropy
10-15-2008, 11:35 AM
Okay, here's a pretty thorough (yet not "completest") list of film-based WATCHMEN 1:6 figures that could potentially be made (or not).

Absolute Musts
The Comedian (w/ Alternate heads)
Rorschach (w/ Alternate heads)
Dr. Manhattan
Nite Owl II
Silk Spectre II
Ozymandias

Would be very cool, and possible
Walter Kovacs (w/ "The End is Nigh" sign)
Comedian (1940 Minutemen version)
Nite Owl I
Silk Spectre I
Bubastis(!!)

Nice, but not likely
Dr. Jon Osterman (pre-Manhattan)
Adrian Veidt (no costume)
Dan Dreiberg (no costume)
Comedian (Nixon Fund-raiser Tuxedo)
Moloch the Mystic
Captain Metropolis
Hooded Justice
Big Figure
Silhouette
Dollar Bill
Mothman

My heart says YES!!!
My wallet says NO! :monkey2

IrishJedi
10-15-2008, 11:53 AM
Heart > Wallet. :lecture