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Wolverine Hot Toy

by Paul Montgomery

Plasticine Ken only looks more milquetoast with the arrival of Hot Toys' upcoming 1/6th scale figure, the spittin' image of Hugh Jackman in his recent outing to Japan in "The Wolverine." If the movie's any indication, this little guy will play well with your grizzliest old teddy bears—unless they catch a tainted Nerf dart and go on a spree through an unsuspecting toy chest. In that case, he'll have to put them down with your choice of bone or adamantium claws, or even a tiny metal katana. Is Hot Toys Snake Eyes starting to sweat? We think he is.

Check out pics of the newest Hot Toy after the jump.

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Hot Toys Batman

by Brett White

When Ben Affleck was initially cast as Batman, I wondered which Batman the Academy Award winner would play since there have been so many different interpretations. To further illustrate this point, Hot Toys has just released two new sets of pictures of their latest oh-man-they-look-so-real action figures, both of which are of the caped crusader—but from two very different time periods!

Both Christian Bale's Batman from "The Dark Knight Rises" and Adam West's classic Batman from the 60s TV series are getting ultra-detailed, highly articulated figures that perfectly capture everything that made each interpretation of the superhero special. But you know what, these Batmen really aren't so different when you think about it.

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General Zod Hot Toy

by Brett White

Continuing the villain streak they started earlier this month with their "Iron Man 3" Mandarin figure, the gang over at Hot Toys have unveiled their latest creation: the evil General Zod from "Man of Steel."

The 1/6th scale figure perfectly captures Michael Shannon's deranged smile in all of it's toothy glory, and accurately recreated every layer of the General's highly-detailed Kryptonian armor. Now you have the perfect figure for your Hot Toys' "Man of Steel" Superman to, uh, play nicely with.

You can check out a few more pictures of the new General Zod figure after the jump, and be sure to check out the rest over on Hot Toys' Facebook page.

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Thor Figure

by Brett White

If watching Chris Hemsworth swing his hammer around in the latest "Thor: The Dark World" trailer doesn't quench your Thor thirst, Diamond Select Toys gives you the option to take a tiny version the Asgardian home with you.

The figure, which will be available in October, depicts Thor in his new costume—sans sleeves that is. The figure also highlights a change in the god's color scheme; he now rocks gold accents on his armor instead of silver ones. To the back issues—is this canon?! But this change has slipped past our attention up until now, mostly because the set photos show Thor's armor being put to good use, thus dulling the colors significantly.

You can check out the figure below, alongside its base that combines with the upcoming Jane Foster figure.

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Kick Ass toys

FROM MTV GEEK

With "Kick-Ass 2" hitting theaters in less than a week, "Kick-Ass 2" mania is hitting an all-time high. There are new featurettes and clips coming out at a quick pace, and now you can add highly detailed and articulated action figures to the list.

MTV Geek has posted an extensive reviews of three figures—Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl, and the Mother F---er. Each figure from NECA Toys comes with a ton of accessories and plenty of attitude. You can check out a few pics of the three figures after the jump, and you can check out the full review and even more pictures over at MTV Geek.

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Mandarin

by Brett White

If you saw "Iron Man 3" in the theater, and you probably did judging by the film's $407.6M domestic haul, then you know that Ben Kingsley's portrayal of the malicious Mandarin nearly stole the whole film—in addition to causing a bit of controversy.

Whatever your feelings on the Marvel movie Mandarin, you have to agree that Hot Toys has done it again with this new figure. The incredibly lifelike 1/6th scale figure features one of Hot Toys' most elaborate costuming jobs to date, with all of the villain's many accouterments represented with stunning accuracy. Heck, the dude's even got removable sunglasses. That's pretty rad.

Check out even more pics of the Mandarin after the jump, and be sure to check out more shots over at Hot Toys' Facebook page.

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Wolverine Minimates

by Brett White

Diamond Select Toys gives pretty much every big comic book movie the Minimates treatment, so "The Wolverine" getting a line of teeny tiny berserkers is not a surprise. And judging by the fantastic quality toys Diamond continually puts out, it's also not surprising just how rad they are.

The new mutant movie finds Logan in a totally new surrounding and in the middle of an expansive cast of new characters. The Minimates line captures the nuanced looks of new characters like Yukio and Viper perfectly. The Urban Yukio figure is definitely the stand out for me, with her striped sleeves and cocky smile. I'm telling you, that girl's the breakout character for sure.

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Hot Toys

by Brett White

No company makes toys quite like Hot Toys, as proven yet again with the reveal of their new Captain America: Star Spangled Man figure. The attention to detail, the incredible likenesses, the intricate clothing and ton of accessories all add up to figures that are unlike anything that has ever crowded your shelves. They're fantastic, and I'd say they are some of the best comic book movie figures to ever exist.

The company's created figures for a wide range of heroes, movies and comic book publishers; the list includes characters like Iron Patriot, Bane, Agent Coulson, Jim Gordon, Black Widow and a ton more. But what comic book characters have they overlooked so far, and who should they make next? Here are five suggestions.

Catwoman
"Batman Returns" Catwoman
The company's already started tackling classic Tim Burton-era "Batman" with the release of both Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Howsabout adding Michelle Pfeiffer's version of Catwoman, to go alongside the fantastic Anne Hathaway one?

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Captain America

by Brett White

The geniuses over at Hot Toys don't know how to make a bad figure. The company regularly produces 1/6th scale figures that faithfully recreate the looks worn by superheros in their big screen outings, figures that eventually wind up in the hands of the actors themselves. The company has done it again with their just announced Captain America: Star Spangled Man figure.

The new figure lovingly recreates Captain America's first duds from "Captain America: The First Avenger," which you can now use to re-enact the great Alan Menken song and dance number from the Marvel film. Like all Hot Toys figures, the new Cap comes with enough alternate hands to shake, well, a fist at, as well as Steve Rogers' original shield.

You can check out pics of the figure in action below, and go on and browse the Hot Toys tag while you're at it. It's worth it.

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Iron man 3 figure

by Brett White

For fans riding a nostalgia wave for early summer 2013, Diamond Select has the perfect pair of action figures just for you! These two new "Iron Man 3" figures perfectly capture two pivotal parts of what has gone on to become the fifth highest grossing movie worldwide. Fifth. Of all time.

The two figures depict a battle damaged Iron Man Mark 42 armor, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes all dressed up in his Iron Patriot armor. Both figures come with either a removable face plate or exchangeable head, so that you can experience the right-on likenesses carved out for Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle. These figures are only available at Disney Stores, which gives you another reason to visit the store besides your constant pursuit of "The Rescuers" merchandise. Or is that just me?

You can check out pics of both figures below, courtesy of Cool Toy Review.

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