Geek Gifts: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s Rocket and Groot from Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles

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Guardians of the Galaxy opens in two weeks and I’m hoping it’s going to be massive.  Based on the 17 minutes of footage I saw and my general love of writer/director James Gunn, I want nothing more for this film to do well (and for me to love it when I finally see it). I love all of the characters so far (I’ve never read the comics so I’m just going off of the movie here), especially the way Rocket and Groot kind of complete each other.  And now you can own them courtesy of Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles.  Each of these two characters has between 15 and 17 points of articulation and will include an additional interchangeable angry expression face and a pair of partially clenched angry palms for Groot.

Hit the jump for more images and a list of specifications for Hot Toys’ Rocket and Groot or click here to pre-order Rocket and Groot on Sideshow’s website.

Geek Gifts: THE DARK KNIGHT’s Joker in Bank-Robber Mode from Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles

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If you’re like me, you remember quite clearly the first time you saw Heath Ledger as the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.  In fact, that entire opening sequence is rather memorable, but the appearance by the Clown Prince of Crime was the cherry on top.  Now, you can reenact the scene itself (scaled down, and in the relative safety of your own home, that is) with the new Joker collectible figure from Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles.  This bank-robbing version of the late Ledger’s now-iconic character comes with interchangeable heads, 30 points of articulation, and way more weapons in his pockets than simply knives and lint.

Hit the jump for more images and a list of specifications for Hot Toys’ Joker or click here to pre-order on Sideshow’s website.

Check Out Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles’ THE BAT and THE BAT DELUXE from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

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After showcasing the Batmobile in Batman Begins and the Bat-Pod in The Dark Knight, it was the natural evolution of the series to unveil the Bat-Wing aka “The Bat”.  Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles are now releasing Batman’s flying vehicle in two versions.  There’s the standard release that comes with a 1/12th scale Batman figure, and there’s also the deluxe version that also includes a 1/12 scale Selina Kyle figure as well as the fusion reactor that was set to destroy Gotham.  As for The Bat itself, it has remote controlled LED lights and spinning propellers, so that’s neat.

Hit the jump to check out images and click on the respective links to pre-order The Bat Collectible Set or The Bat Deluxe Collectible Set.  The toys will be available October 2015.

Over 50 Images of Sideshow Collectibles’ New IRON MAN MARK XXXV – RED SNAPPER 1/6th Scale Figure

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Last week, Sideshow Collectibles’ sent me along their new Iron Man Mark XXXV – Red Snapper 1/6th scale figure.  I figured I should do an “unboxing” series of photos since the toys are celebrated for their level of detail.  Also, I’ve never opened a figure that cost over $250, so that was another reason to mark the occasion.  To be fair, when I started looking at the figure up close, I could see that the price tag is well worth it for die-hard collectors.  It’s not just the high level of detail; it’s also what’s missing.  You won’t see paint smudges or chipping or any signs of rushed mass-production.  It’s a carefully made product.

Hit the jump for more on the Iron Man Mark XXXV – Red Snapper 1/6th scale figure, and click here to pre-order.

Geek Gifts: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Electro Hot Toys Figure with Realistic Lightning and Aerial Posing

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If you loved Jamie Foxx’s villainous Electro in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, now you can take him home with you (in a sixth-scale version).  The new Hot Toys figure features a detailed head sculpt, detailed costume, and LEDs to give the appearance of “realistic lightning.”  It also comes with a figure stand that will let you pose your mini-Electro in aerial combat stances, so that you might re-enact the film’s electrifying battle scenes.  It’s available for pre-order now, with an expected ship date of April 2015.

Hit the jump for more images and details for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro figure or click here to buy it on Sideshow’s website.

Geek Gifts: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Figure by Hot Toys

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Before production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 began, I loved the new costume.  I was so happy they ditched the one from the first movie, and went with something that wasn’t afraid to embrace a more comic-book style.  Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles are releasing a figure based on the character from the upcoming film, and here’s the good news: even if you don’t end up liking the movie, this is still a figure worth owning.  It may as well be a straight-up pull from the comics with the Amazing Spider-Man 2 branding.  That’s not to say I think the movie will be bad; I’m just glad that this figure looks great no matter what.

The 1/6th scale figure is expected to ship in October, and you can pre-order it now at Sideshow Collectibles for $229.99.  Hit the jump to check out some images of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hot Toys figure.

Geek Gifts: Own a Life-Size Figure of Han Solo in Carbonite

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So you own the Han Solo in carbonite desk.  It’s cool, but it’s starting to feel a little too small, and it’s entirely too practical.  You’d like a Han in carbonite that’s truly life-size, one that takes up a massive amount of space with no secondary purpose.  Great news!  You can now own a life-size figure of Han in carbonite for just $7000 (some assembly required).

Click here to pre-order on the Sideshow Collectibles website.  Product summary and images after the break.

Geek Gifts: Sideshow Collectibles Puts 20 Years of Art on Display in New “Capturing Archetypes” Book with Foreword from Guillermo del Toro

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Sideshow Collectibles has churned out some amazing pieces of art over the years, but some of their figures might be a bit too rich for some budgets.  Enter “Capturing Archetypes”, a new book from the collectibles company that celebrates twenty years of artwork.  This collection of full-color images features art from Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and G.I. Joeplus a foreword from acclaimed director (and quite the collector himself), Guillermo del Toro.  The book will run you $49.99 and is expected to ship this month.

Hit the jump to check out some sample images from the book, and for more information as to how you can get your hands on one.

Geek Gifts: Hot Toys Bruce Banner and Hulk Figures Are Always Angry

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The secret to Bruce Banner’s (Mark Ruffalo) transformation into the Hulk in The Avengers was that he is always angry.  You’ll have a tough time staying angry when this new Hot Toys sixth-scale collectible figure set shows up on your doorstep.  Featuring both Banner and his hulked-out alter ego (plus a stomped Chitauri soldier on the base), this collectible makes the perfect addition to your display case which already features Thor and Iron Man (right?).  Hit the jump for plenty of images of the set and all the details.

Geek Gifts: REAL STEEL Noisy Boy Figure from Sideshow Collectibles

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Though we saw some truly great robot designs courtesy of Guillermo del Toro with this summer’s Pacific Rim, fans of director Shawn Levy’s 2011 film Real Steel will be happy to know that Noisy Boy is also getting the collectible treatment.  Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a design for the robot Noisy Boy from ThreeA Toys that comes complete with 500 light-up features in the eyes, chest, abdomen, back, thighs, lower legs, and arms.  The full figure is expected to ship June 2014 and will run you $389.99.  Hit the jump to take a closer look.

Geek Gifts: 36″ Tall IRON MAN Mark VII Figure from Sideshow Collectibles

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While building your own fully functional Iron Man armor is prohibitively expensive, you can now become the proud owner of a 36″ tall Iron Man Mark VII armor figure for only $1,999.99!   The figure includes detachable jet thruster backpack and removable ammo packs, and each suit is individually hand finished with a high gloss paint application and brilliant light-up features in the eyes, arc reactor, and repulsor units located in the palms and feet.  Hit the jump to see more images of the figure, plus details on how you can get your hands on one.

Geek Gifts: Hot Toys THOR – ASGARDIAN LIGHT ARMOR Figure, Plus Mjolnir

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In advance of Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World opening next week, we’re bringing you an opportunity to invite the Asgardian warrior himself into your home.  Sorry, it’s not actually Chris Hemsworth, but rather a sixth-scale Hot Toys facsimile.  Granted, this Thor figure may only be a foot tall, but he still packs a punch.  Included with the mighty God of Thunder is his equally mighty hammer, Mjolnir, which only the worthy (and your friendly neighborhood postal worker) can wield.

Available for pre-order now via Sideshow Collectible’s, the Thor – Asgardian Light Armor sixth-scale figure will set you back $229.99.  Hit the jump for more.

Geek Gifts: Snake Plissken ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Sixth Scale Figure

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Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a truly great new piece that should please fans of John Carpenter’s 1981 film Escape from New York.  The sixth scale figure of Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken comes complete with trademark eye patch, muscle shirt, and combat boots, with plenty of accessories to fill out the package.  Pop in Snake’s homing device to keep him on mission or swap it out for his USPF-issued sub-machine gun when things get hairy, it’s up to you!  Hit the jump to take a closer look at the collectible or click here to pre-order on Sideshow’s website, which comes with an exclusive nuclear fusion information cassette tape.

Geek Gifts: PACIFIC RIM Category 5 Kaiju Slattern Sideshow Collectible

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Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled yet another exciting Pacific Rim statue, this time for the category 5 kaiju Slattern.  We’ve already seen Sideshow Collectible statues for the Gipsy Danger jaeger and the Knifehead kaiju, but this one gives us a closer look at the antagonistic creature from the climax of Guilldermo del Toro’s epic sci-fi film.  Pre-orders are available now for the $469.99 collectible, which is expected to ship in May 2014.  Hit the jump to take a look at images for the Slattern collectible.

Geek Gifts: MAN OF STEEL General Zod Hot Toys Figure

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Hot Toys has unveiled another Man of Steel collectible, this time for Michael Shannon’s General Zod.  The figure sports a rather odd grin, but otherwise shows off Zod’s impressive armor and accessories—complete with facial scar.  Hot Toys’ Jor-El figure was nice and all, but if you’d like to display the film’s baddie then this Zod sixth-scale collectible should fill that void.  The figure is expected to ship April 2014 and will run you $239.99.  Hit the jump for a closer look or click here to pre-order on Sideshow Collectibles.

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