how they make Hot Toys figures

Obviously we’re big movie fans here at SlashFilm. And some of us like to show our passion by having cool stuff on our shelves. Whether it’s prop replicas, LEGO sets, action figures or a piece of art on the wall, we like to show how much we love what we love.

For those with some extra cash to throw around, they go the extra mile with their collectibles and pick up things from places like Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. And a new video shows how the latter company produces such intricately detailed collectible action figures for adults, getting a close-up look at the sculpting, painting and more. Find out how they make Hot Toys figures after the jump! Read More »

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Hot Toys Millennium Falcon: Hot Toys Announces 18-Foot Sixth Scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Update: A few days ago we published a story about Hot Toys’ announcement of an 18-Foot Long Sixth Scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon which would premiere this week at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong (ACGHK), the biggest pop-culture event in Hong Kong. The show is about the begin and the first photos have leaked online. Check out the first photos of the Hot Toys 18-Foot Sixth Scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon.

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Hot Toys Princess Leia figure

Earlier this week Hot Toys announced an 18-foot-long 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon, which will make its debut at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong (ACGHK) in just a couple more days. Before that show, Hot Toys has officially announced the addition of a 1/6th scale Princess Leia figure to their Star Wars line. The highly-detailed collectible figure is of course based on actress Carrie Fisher‘s iconic likeness from Star Wars: A New Hope. Hit the jump to see a gallery of photos of the new Hot Toys Princess Leia figure and learn more about the release.

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The Force Awakens LEGO sets

Just last week, some leaked photos of LEGO sets from Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed a couple new characters that we previously didn’t know about. A new character named Tasu Leech was revealed, along with a member of a group called the Kanjiklub gang, though details are scarce on how they might be involved in Episode VII.

Now details on even more LEGO sets coming to shelves on Force Friday this September have been revealed, teasing new vehicles and new characters from the continuing sci-fi saga. There may be some minor spoilers in the LEGO set specs, so beware from here on out.

Get the details on The Force Awakens LEGO sets after the jump! Read More »

LEGO Optimus Prime

While Hasbro’s Transformers are some of the most popular toys on the planet, and have been since the 1980s, the Autobots and Decepticons have yet to roll out in LEGO form. But one LEGO fan has changed that.

LEGO Master Builder and Flickr user Savelsberg has created a LEGO version of the iconic Autobot leader Optimus Prime, who usually turns into a semi-truck. And while you might expect this to just be a LEGO version of the truck form of Optimus Prime, believe it or not, this custom LEGO creation actually turns into the robot form of the Transformer.

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Force Awakens score

At the San Diego Comic Con International 2015, Hasbro finally revealed a new addition to their upcoming line-up of Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures. The main event of the presentation was the First Order Tie Fighter and Elite TIE fighter Pilot. Hit the jump to see and learn more about the Hasbro Star Wars: the Force Awakens First Order Tie Fighter.

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Back to the Future 2 from Hot Toys

One of the biggest and best booths every year on the Comic Con show floor is always Sideshow Collectibles. That company produces some of the best geek collectibles available and every July they surprise with a ton of upcoming product never-before-seen or announced. This year at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International is no different.

Sideshow’s slate includes Back to the Future 2 Hot Toys sixth scale collectibles (if you thought that Delorean from last year was cool, you’re gonna see some serious shit), some amazing Star Wars sixth scale figures and vehicles (a huge sixth scale Millennium Falcom cockpit and a HUGE sixth scale Tie fighter), a kick-ass Voltron maquette, the first two statues in the Masters Of The Universe line, a bunch of new Marvel figures and much much more. Hit the jump to learn details and see photos of all these new collectibles from Sideshow’s Booth.

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 Star Wars Legendary Yoda From Spinmaster

Imagine Jedi master Yoda in an intense lightsaber battle, like the one we saw in Attack of the Clones. Now imagine that energy in toy form, teaching kids to become young Jedi and showcasing his insane Jedi lightsaber skills. Finally there is a Yoda toy that will kick your ass, and it is Spinmaster’s Star Wars Legendary Yoda.

This is one of those gems that I happened to walk past as I wandered the Comic Con show floor on preview night, and it stopped me in my tracks. I remember having a Furby-style Yoda toy that had an animatronic face with moving eyes and mouth which could interact with you. This is like that on crack. Not only will it interact with you and respond to your questions and commands, but it will show off his lightsaber skills, swirling around your floor and table while yelling his deadly blade of light.

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mini Jurassic Park LEGO

Since Jurassic World got everybody talking about Jurassic Park all over again, we’ve seen some pretty cool custom LEGO creations hit the web, hoping to one day become real sets. There’s an awesome LEGO version of the visitor center from the first movie we featured, and sets for the iconic Ford Explorer and new Indominus Rex from Jurassic World too.

But since these sets aren’t always easy to get approved, sometimes because of their lack of wide appeal to a variety of LEGO consumers, other times because of licensing or potential pricing, one LEGO builder has created a microscale Jurassic Park LEGO set that could be affordable and appealing. Check out the mini Jurassic Park LEGO set below! Read More »