Movies, Action heroes and Toys
Should I feel guilty about not buying my daughter these action hero toys? With the release of these super hero movies, related merchandise activity is obviously huge!
1. Avengers: Hot Toys, a Hong Kong based company, has the license to manufacture toys based on the characters of the movie. So the available character toys include Nick Fury, Captain America, Hawkeye, Thor and Tony Stark (of course!). I believe only 3000 pieces of the Tony Stark Mark VI figure are available and could be obtained by participating in some contest.
If you are wondering about Loki (he's my wife's favourite), the toy will be released this December and will cost $210. The black widow and Hulk toys are to be launched much later it seems.
2. TDKR - That's the abbreviation for the movie - The Dark Knight Rises. The 12 inch (WOW!) toy is to be called Batman- Bruce Wayne DX Sixth Scale Collective figure. The toys will be manufactured by the same Hong Kong company (the Chinese are everywhere!) and will be sold from December on. It will cost $260 and you can even pre-order it.
3. LOTR - The characters of The Lord of Rings have also been made into toys by Lego. The company will be releasing more toys next year!
So expensive! :(