With the new movie, which by all accounts looks like another hit for Marvel, opening this weekend, Hot Toys has put it’s hotly anticipated Black Panther figure up for pre-order today.
It really looks to be a beauty and despite some nay-sayers, I think the unmasked sculpt is quite good. It looks to have a pretty good range of motion, although these tight stretch suits sometimes limit big, dynamic poses. The masked sculpt looks to have two different faceplates; eye shields open and closed.
The single coolest aspect of this figure has to be the luminous patterns incorporated into the costume which glow under specialized LED light. To show off these sweet-looking purple patterns, the stand includes two LED lights and a backdrop. Also included; seven swappable hands and
I’m a little surprised they didn’t do a deluxe version with a throne, but this looks to be a hot seller anyway. No price details yet, but I would guess we’re looking at the $230-240 range.
Trevor is a New York-based Creative Director and owner of The Brand Counselors. He has a growing collection of 150ish 1:6th scale stock and custom figures (and more and more Lego sets). Toy photography melds his childhood dreams of comic book illustration and film directing with his design talents and – in his mind – justifies the ridiculous money he spends on these things. When he’s not shooting, he enjoys kayaking, catching up on good TV and building seemingly endless custom figures.
Last modified: February 9, 2018