After selling all of my Hot Toys (1/6) with the exception of the three Spiderman from Homecoming I am thinking of jumping back in with the 1/4 line. I have 1/4 statues (Marks I, II and III by Sideshow) how do these Hot Toys compare to statues overall? Do these look like large toyish figures picked up from Target or Walmart? Do these have the look of a premium statue? I understand that statues and action figures have their strengths and weaknesses, but I am trying to avoid having these guys on the shelves and feel like they look cheap.
From everything I see in pictures and videos these guys look great, but was hoping to hear from those that have any quarter scale Hot Toys figures.
I have not preordered anything as this is a ways off and by the way things look these guys will get a pretty discount after it releases.
This release does look awesome! I had the 1/6 version previously and loved it.
Looking forward to your thoughts, thank you.
I downsized a significant Marvel and Star Wars 1/6 collection last year, with a focus on the 1/4 scale Hot Toys lines. I picked up the Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Iron Man Mark III and Spider-man.
I think they are all great display pieces, and while their are little details that might not be 100% screen accurate, I tend not to see those.
I sold off Iron Man - Mark I through Mark VI and Mark 46 and the Hulkbuster, and was sad to see them go, but I needed to scrape up cash at the time to buy a house. I am more than content to rebuild that part of my collection in 1/4 scale. I have started picking up some of the 1/6 scale Star Wars again, as there are too many characters that will never get a 1/4 scale. I would hope Hot Toys could develop a line up similar to Sideshow Premium Formats in terms of depth, but it would take ages.
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I love these big figures, and have pre-ordered the Mark IV with the gantry. I know it is hugely expensive, but it will be a great centerpiece. Hot Toys has a lot of resources with these existing figures to make the Mark II, VI, and VII at this point, and I would be floored if they put out Mark I and Mark V.
Sorry for the long post, wanted to share my thoughts and I hope this perspective helps!
Been out of the game for a while but always wanted a 1/4 Mark IV. Anyone know if it's better to pre-order or hold out till the release these days? Cost/availability wise
Wait a few months after release and you'll see this for 10-20% off on Sideshow or for people selling it second hand for cheap. I saw the 1/4 Mark 3 sold for $450 multiple times.Been out of the game for a while but always wanted a 1/4 Mark IV. Anyone know if it's better to pre-order or hold out till the release these days? Cost/availability wise