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People have OPINIONS about Man of Steel, but one thing I think fans can all agree on is that it was pretty tasteful of the movie not to make actor Michael Shannon echo Terence Stamp's iconic "Kneel before Zod" line from Superman II. Or maybe the movie could've used it? Whatever the case, now fans can recreate or totally not recreate whatever scenes they want from MoS thanks to Hot Toys' upcoming 1/6 scale General Zod figure. Packed with just a few spare pairs of hands and his spooky Prometheus-lookin' Kryptonian space Helmet, Zod's appropriately pretty Spartan. This seems to be a pattern with the MoS line from Hot Toys, which is putting more emphasis on sculpts and suits than a raw batch of accessories. I guess dudes like Batman and Tony Stark just tend to need more toys than DC's solar-powered race of super aliens.
Video: Tony "Man At Arms" Swatton forges his own version of Link's Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda series, which is much more difficult than just pulling it out of the floor at the Temple of Time.
TV: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. assemble
James O'Barr's The Crow is experiencing a pretty hefty resurgence on the eve of its 25th -- and its movie adaptation's 20th -- anniversary. Joining the several new comic book projects at IDW and new movie reboot that's in the works is a new The Crow: 1/6th scale Eric Draven Collectible Figure bearing the likeness of the late actor Brandon Lee.
Even with 42+ armors battling onscreen at once in Iron Man 3, one of the film's most engaging scenes actually sees a mostly unsuited Tony Stark infiltrate The Mandarin's HQ using homespun gadgetry and spy-like cunning (not unlike a reverse Kevin McCallister from Home Alone). Playing off the excitement of the Iron escapade, Hot Toys has announced its new Tony Stark "Mandarin Mansion Assault Version" 1/6 scale collectible figure, which bears the battered likeness of actor Robert Downy Jr., a light-up chest simulating Stark's Arc Reactor, and comes packed with a backpack full of all the gizmos scene in the film.
A few of Hot Toys' recently teased 1/6 scale superhero figures made their way to a full display this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con International. Tony Stark's Iron Man 3 Mark 33 and 38 (a.k.a. "Igor") suits were standing tall in armory-style displays and Batman '66 Batman and Robin were housed inside a glass box with their classic Batmobile. All of the toys are presumably prototypes, so fans can expect a few minor changes before they arrive at retail - especially since none of them have proper pricing info or release dates set in stone just yet. Fans shouldn't let that stand in the way of gawking at the detail and spot-on actor likeness on each figure, though. Get a close look at some of Hot Toys' 1/6 scale figures displayed at SDCC after the cut.
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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.