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Old 06-13-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Hot Toys - MMS - Green Lantern

There was a mention of it in the merchandising thread but anyone who has HT figures knows this is a huge deal especially since they were playing coy on even having the license.



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We are proud to present the license of the upcoming superhero action adventure movie Green Lantern by DC Comics and Warner Bros Pictures!

The Green Lanterns, protectors of peace and justice, are granted with rings that are bestowed with superpowers.

But when a new enemy threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of the Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit a test pilot who may soon prove to be the greatest Green Lantern of all!

In Brightest Day. In Blackest Night. In Our Darkest Hour, There Will Be Light.

The movie will be hitting the 3D and 2D theatres on June 16! The collectible of this movie will be coming! Stay tuned!

To watch the movie trailer and know more about the movie, please visit http://greenlanternmovie.warnerbros.com/.
You'll have to forgive them for the oath misstep, I believe it was written somewhere it was a translation error. Seeing what they've done with the Christopher Reeve figure:



This is the best film related merchandising news one could hope for!
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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i am looking forward to this. Hopefully we can get Sinestro too.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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This is the best film related merchandising news one could hope for!
I disagree! Their figures are nice, but WAAAAY too expensive!

Given how utterly awesome DC Direct's own 13"/1:6 scale Deluxe Collector's Figures are at typically HALF the price of a Hot Toys release, I'm hoping DC Direct gives us a movie Hal in that scale. Now THAT would rock!
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DCD licenses out their movie toys in this scale to Hot Toys. They did it with the Dark Knight and release it themselves to comic shops. I am sure you can find a discounted one once the solicitations hit.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #5
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Given how utterly awesome DC Direct's own 13"/1:6 scale Deluxe Collector's Figures are at typically HALF the price of a Hot Toys release, I'm hoping DC Direct gives us a movie Hal in that scale. Now THAT would rock!
DCD 13" figures are literally shit comparted to Hot Toys.

These:


aren't even in the same ballpark as these:






Given that the DCD 13" figures were about $90 MSRP and that HT averages about $170, you definitely get what you pay for.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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Maybe it is the pictures you chose to post, but I'm not seeing the "obvious" $80 difference in those two Batman figs...?
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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Maybe it is the pictures you chose to post, but I'm not seeing the "obvious" $80 difference in those two Batman figs...?
Me neither. The DC Direct ones still look fantastic. And DC Direct figures I can pre-order for about 32% off online... I doubt I can do that with the Hot Toys ones. Bottom line, the DC Direct ones are a terrific value, especially at 32% off MSRP!
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Maybe it is the pictures you chose to post, but I'm not seeing the "obvious" $80 difference in those two Batman figs...?
The joker has articulated eyesballs
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:33 PM   #9
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I'm excited for the Hot Toys Green Lantern. Last summer I got the Dark Knight Hot Toys figures and they are some of the best figures I own. I'll be getting the GL one for sure.
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The joker has articulated eyesballs
So does this:

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Old 06-13-2011, 11:14 PM   #11
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Lol. I'm handicapped by my work computer. When I get home later I'll post direct comparison pics. I believe Michael Crawford has a few. The difference is striking between any figure HT has done and DCD has (Superman Returns, both Batman films, The Comedian, etc)
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Pics from the same reviewer over at www.mwctoys.com

DC Direct Dark Knight Batman


Hot Toys DX02 Dark Knight Batman



DC Direct Dark Knight Joker


Hot Toys DX01 Joker


I my opinion they are both swell and get the job done, but if the DC Direct release is a Nissan then the Hot Toys release is an Infinity.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:36 AM   #13
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You're totally right that you get what you pay for with Hot Toys - I've just never paid for them. Too rich for my blood. But they're always fantastic. DCD's are hit or miss. I think their Joker was okay, but their TDK Batman was terrible. I got the Justice Barman and it's awesome. I also got the SR one, and I find it's close enough the the Hot Toys version to be worth the price.

Really interested to see what either one would do with GL since a cloth costume seems like it would be out if place. I'm hoping they go for some kind of endoskeleton, since the DCD Dr. Manhattan looked pretty crummy with all his joints showing. I also expect a light-up feature for the Hot Toys figure since they did that with all their Iron Man figs.
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The DC Direct Batman looks better than the other one. The other one looks like he's wearing hockey pants.
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The DC Direct Batman looks better than the other one. The other one looks like he's wearing hockey pants.
I think the actual quote was "hockey pads." but I always heard hockey pants, too. But I think that's just a bad pic, cause I've seen the real thing and it's sweet.

The DCD one is pretty bad, actually. He's got a cloth suit on and the the armor kinda floats over that. It's way too big and comes off as cheap. I was surprised because most of theirs are much better.
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Still looking around for some comparisons, for the life of me I can't remember where I saw a bunch. Here is one of the Batmans. It is the basic Hot Toys figure and DCD figure. It was $40 more expensive than the DCD version.

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:05 AM   #17
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DCD Spirit:


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Old 06-14-2011, 03:12 AM   #18
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One last one:

Hot Toys Superman Returns:


DC Direct Superman Returns:
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While the DCD one is more affordable I am pretty certain that they have killed this line off and we saw all that we are going to get from them for the GL movie merchandise. In my opinion the best 13 inch DCD figure was Sinestro. He and the Hal figure are proudly over my desk and will probably remain there once the HT versions come out.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:22 AM   #20
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The Sinestro figure is a thing of beauty, I remember seeing Andy's raw sculpts on the face and knowing it would be something special. It's apples and oranges to me but what was shocking is reading that people can't see the difference between the two. The comic figures are pretty good especially since the only thing comparable are Mattel which aren't that great but their film versions are far below HT's versions. Maybe it's one of those things that you can't really see it until you have it.



I'm really hoping that the rumors of HT getting a comic book DC license are actually happening.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:58 AM   #21
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You get what you pay for..and I'm prepared to pay for this. I've been waiting for news of a Hot Toys GL to become offiical for what, a year now? I'm all over this like white on rice.

I'm tired of buying the low end, mass market stuff. I have too much of it and it looks cheap on my GL shrine. I like buying the high end stuff.
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