Hot Toys Action Figures
It may not be one of the most creative names for a business but it is certainly catchy. Hot Toys is a Hong Kong company based in Hong Kong. They make some of the most outstanding 12 inch action figures known to man. They design, develop and manufacture action figures famous for their impressive likeness of the characters of the movies they’re portraying of which they have licenses.
This was not always the case though. Hot Toys started out small in 2000, and they first specialized in 1/6 scale military action figures. They grew in size, reputation and experience, and through the quality of their work, from 2003 forward they started getting licenses to create action figures based on movies, celebrities and video games and anime characters, diversifying a lot from what they initially started out to begin with. Just to give some quick examples, they created figures for Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Terminator, Alien, Predator; for celebrities 12 inch versions of Michael Jackson; and Astro Boy, Bio Hazard 4 & 5 and others as some of the video game and anime characters they made.
They don’t just produce 12? figures, they also tackle 4? and 8? action figures, along with their 3? Mini Cosbaby series, Vinyl figures and their highly detailed and accurate 1/4th scale busts, just to name a few of their most successful deviations from their original field of 1/6 scale expertise.
While some of their other collectibles may vary a lot in price, most of Hot Toys 12 inch figures are sold at around the $180 mark for the quality of the work, the detail and the likeness to the characters. Most people buying Hot Toys action figures range from a specific movie enthusiast to an all purpose collector.
Hot Toys doesn’t sell directly to the public. In Hong Kong, Hot Toys sell their figures through their official shop and retailer, Toys Hunter. They also sell their merchandise in several other countries to a number of retailers and distributors worldwide. Check where can I buy Hot Toys action figures as it relates to where you may find them.
Hot Toys figures aren’t only popular for their likeness, you may be interested to know that they were also used in several stop motion videos due to their range of articulation allowing for a number of different poses. One of such movies was made by Patrick Boivin as a promotional video for Google’s Nexus One smartphone. The movie was called “Ninja’s Unboxing”. Refer to the official Youtube Creators Corner blog in the Youtuber’s Guide to Action Figures post for more information.
With over a decade of experience under their belt, they have been able to acquire even more licenses, especially for movie properties. Expect to continue to see very detailed and life like Hot Toys action figures for all the major Hollywood blockbusters and other mainstream media.