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Spider-Man 2099 2020 Toy Fair Exclusive (HT)

Hot Toys never ceases to amaze us. Just look at this beautiful Spider-Man 2099 figure they recently unveiled for Toy Fair.

For fans of Marvel's 2099 timeline it should come as no surprise that this is one of the most iconic characters to appear in it. Create by Peter David Spider-Man 2099 was a popular comic series for Marvel in 1992 and in recent years has made a comeback unlike the other characters to get a 2099 re-envisioning. There is no wonder why the character has survided so long, out of all of the characters created for the 2099 universe it was our favorite webslinger, played by Miguel O'Hare this time, was the most grounded and tangible. Ghost Rider, Hulk, and Punisher all seemed a bit too much like parody like, better suited for the surreal universe that 2000 A.D. represents than Marvel Comics. And before we continue I don't even want to get into the mess that the 2099 X-Men series choose to explore.

If you don't know what a 1992 comic book character looked like you can see it right here. Spider-Man's costume is painstakingly recreated in such high detail by the team at Hot Toys in such a way that almost makes you believe that this is a still from a film rather than an action figure. Honestly, I feel that it is a true work of genius whenever they release a new figure.

Many companies reach a certain level and either fail to maintain it or choose to redefine themselves all together once they have reached the top. HT doesn't do that. They have made a name for themselves and they continue to honor that name whenever a new figure rolls out the door. Every time I see one I say to myself; "they can't get better than this." But somehow they can and they do. With as large of a catalog as Hot Toys has it is easy to see that quality and quantity can coexist in harmony.

This figure is not just highly detailed it comes with a large assortment of accessories that make it a value for any Spider-Man fan.

But first, when you look at this figure you will see that it has something other toys in HT's assortment don't have. A new body. While still sporting the traditional 30 points of articulation is has been redesigned from the ground up to work with the characters unique flexibility. This gives way to a large assortmen of poses that were not possible before.

Miguel O'Hare also comes complete with a wide array of hands as you would expect for a Spider-Man figure. They cover both relaxed and action poses like:

  • One pair of relax hands
  • One pair of open hands
  • One pair of web shooting hands
  • One pair of clenching hands
  • One pair of gesture hands
  • One web holding left hand
  • One right fist

Since the figure was developed for the Spider-Man game you can expect that to be the main direction the marketing material took. That is why the base sports a specially designed Marvel’s Spider-Man game logo, character name and graphic card. All of which do not detract from the early 90s design.

As for action accessories you will also get:

  • One (1) pair of web shooters
  • Six (6) strings of spider web in different shapes and lengths
  • One (1) open spider web effect accessory

All of which allow you to create beautiful and dynamic scenes as the studio photo shoot pictures clearly show. It is no wonder that film maker Patrick Boivin has used their figures in the production of stop-motion animation.

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© 2020 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.

SDCC Exclusive Muppets Electric Mayham

Fans of the Muppets will recognize the name Electric Mayham. And that is that recognition that Diamond was relying on that when they produced this box set of action figures.

The entire group has been faithfully recreated (for their reunion tour) by GGS in miniature format for fans wanting to pay tribute to the band. Being a fan myself I really appreciate this Diamond Select Toys release.

The Electric Mayhem reunites on stage (in action figure form) as an all-new, super-detailed box set! For the first time, Dr. Teeth and Zoot join Animal, Floyd Pepper and Janice in deluxe stage packaging, a three-tiered window box with a fifth-panel door. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. Limited to 3,000 pieces.

X-Men: Days of Future Past - Wolverine (HT)

This is my favorite X-Men movie and I have seen them all in theaters. And that includes the dismal Apocalypse (which I had such high hopes for) and Dark Phoenix (which I had less high hopes for). The original duology from Singer and the continuation from Ratner all have there place in my X-Men fandom but DoFP really propelled the franchise forward. And for that reason it makes sense that Hot Toys would produce one of the most beautifully sculpted and designed Wolverine action figures ever to see the light of day.

Standing at 30cm tall this figure has the standard Hot Toys style articulation that offers over thirty points so possibility fans have everything to they need to keep themselves entertained. The head is the real treat here, sculpted by Clare Yoo you'll swear you are looking at a photo. She was able to capture all of the fine details that makes her work a work of art. Clare was able to capture early every hair in this sculpture, as well as a true to life facial expression, which plays on Hugh's wrinkles in such a way I see something new every time I look at it. This is further refined by the incredible talents of JC. Hong who provided the paint work for Hugh Jackman's portrayal of Wolverine.

For fans of the franchise or of Hugh Jackman this is simply a must have in your collection. Wolverine fan? Even if you aren't you will be after you see this.

Like with any release from HT you get a wild assortment of accessories to choose from. This gives you every opportunity to style the figure just the way you want.

What would Wolverine be without his claws? You don't need to answer that because you will get a nice mix, which includes:

  • One pair of fists with metal claws
  • One pair of fists
  • One pair of relax palms

One aspect of this character that shouldn't be overlooked is the incredible costume. HT was able to recreate one of the coolest costumes to appear in an X-Men movie down to every last stitch. The battle worn piece of armor look like they have just done battle with a Sentinel. Beyond his suit the film accurate The 1/6th scale Wolverine comes with a figure stand with nameplate and the movie logo.

If you're still not convinced that this is the best implementation just take a look at these close-ups.

HT has made a name for themselves over the years, unlike many other companies we have seen come and go they continue to earn it with every piece that they put out.

© 2014 MARVEL; X-Men: Days of the Future Past, the Movie © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

© 2014 Hot Toys Limited. All Rights Reserved.