Hot Toys Reveals Exclusive Superman, Captain America And G.I. Joe 1/6 Scale Figures
Fans of real American heroes will have plenty of convention exclusive options in the near future form Hot Toys. The toymaker has announced new 1/6 scale versions of Superman III's evil (drunk!) Superman, Captain America: The First Avenger's "star spangled" war-bond promoting Cap and G.I. Joe: Retaliation's version of Joseph Colton.
Captain America comes with the likeness of actor Chris Evans, with General Joe Colton sculpted to model Bruce Willis. The coolest of the bunch, however, is the Christopher Reeve sculpt for not only capturing the late actor's likeness, but also because Hot Toys says it's "pleased to support the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and their mission to advance research into spinal cord injury and improve quality of life for people living with paralysis." They don't provide a dollar amount or percentage, but it's nice to see the money from their premium Superman movie action figures is going to a worthy cause.
North American readers will have to stalk preorder sites and domestic convention schedules to see when they can get their hands on these, but Hong Kong area collectors will be able to preorder each figure from local retailer Toy Hunters. Right now the only frame of reference for price fans have is a HK$1,380 price tag, which will likely roughly translate to the usual $200+ for fans in the US. If you've gotta have the figures before anyone else, you can always book a trip to the ACGHK show in Hong Kong on July 26.
You can scope out all three upcoming figures below for a better look at their alternate hands and accessories. They're all pretty cool, but the readable cue cards on the back of Cap's shield pretty much define "the Hot Toys difference."
1/6 Scale Superman (Evil Version)
1/6 Scale Captain America (Star Spangled Man Version)
1/6 Scale Joe Colton
[Via Hot Toys]