Hot Toys Announces ‘Age of Ultron’ Exhibition, Exclusive Iron Man Figure
To commemorate the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron in Asia, Hot Toys will be traveling to eight different cities with its "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition." The tour will show off some life-size recreations of the stars and heroes of the film, all crafted by Hot Toys artists, as well as offering an exclusive Iron Man figure at each stop.
The exhibition kicks off on April 3 at the Hysan & Lee Theatre in Hong Kong. There, Hot Toys will debut full-sized Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man statues. The Hulkbusters will stand at 10' 10" tall, and will be "guarding" the entrance to the venue from the Hulk. Hot Toys will then travel to Malaysia, Taiwan, and more countries with a host of other statues, including Captain America. The start of the event is only a week away, and the behind-the-scenes teases Hot Toys has released show a lot of the statues as still in-progress. It will be interesting to see if all the works are completed at the start, or if more characters will be added as the exhibition rolls on.
In addition to the tour, Hot Toys announced it would also have an exclusive figure available only during the exhibition. The Iron Man MK VII Stealth Mode sixth-scale figure is a sharp-looking repaint of the armor Tony donned in The Avengers. Rather than Iron Man's signature red and gold, the Stealth Mode version features a metallic and matte black colorway with some digital camouflage highlights. The chest piece is translucent (and removable) so you can see the detailed machinery surrounding the arc reactor. He'll also include some wrist rockets and shoulder-mounted weaponry, as well as articulated flaps on his back for flying poses.
It's obviously easy for Hot Toys to continue to iterate on the Iron Man suit, as it merely requires some paint adjustments versus an entirely new sculpt every time. However, there are already something like three dozen different Iron Man/Tony Stark figures, including two that were already exclusively offered this year, (and not counting the various busts and other smaller collectible figures) but maybe that's just not enough?
There's no doubt going to be more, too, what with the MK XLV armor also appearing in Age of Ultron alongside the MK XLIII and MK XLIV (Hulkbuster).
The full list of tour cities and dates can be found below. No word yet on whether or not collectors outside of Asia will have an opportunity to order the Iron Man figure, but we'll keep you posted.
- Mid-Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 8 – 19)
- Shin Kong Mitsukoshi's Taipei Xinyi Place, Taipei, Taiwan (April 12 – May 31)
- Gandaria City Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia (April 14 – May 3)
- SM Megamall, Manila, Philippines (April 15 – Early May)
- Vivo City, Singapore (April 15 – May 3)
- Royal Paragon Hall @ Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand (May 1 - 3)
- Roppongi Izumi Garden Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (July 4 – 20)