GES @ rAge : Hot Toys at rAge 2014
If you speak to any action figure collector about his collection, the name Hot Toys will undoubtedly come up somewhere during the conversation. They’ll either tell you about their prized Hot Toys pieces in their collection or they’ll tell you about their dream of one day owning a Hot Toys piece. But what exactly is this Hot Toys that we speak of and why are they so highly sought after?
Hot Toys is a high-end brand that designs, develops and produces collectibles based on pop culture icons which features an astonishing likeness to the celebrity by which they were inspired. They only produce a limited number of items per series with no second or third editions being produced which makes them highly sought after by collectors. It’s one of those rare cases where it increases in value almost immediately after the original purchase and for many collectors it’s often their Holy Grail of action figures.
Hot Toys gets distributed throughout South Africa by Hobby Island and we got the opportunity to speak to one of Hobby Island’s directors Frankie Chow during rAge 2014. Have a look at our video interview we had with Frankie on the exhibition floor at rAge:
These are some of the Hot Toys pieces that were on display at rAge 2014:
About Hot Toys
Established in 2000, Hot Toys Limited is a high-end collectible brand, devoted to designing, developing and producing high quality and highly detailed collectibles with authentic likeness. Initially started the business from producing 1/6th scale military action figures, Hot Toys has since expanded its product scope to specialize in 1/6th scale collectible figures from popular movies, video games, comics as well as world renowned celebrities.
Since 2003, Hot Toys has acquired the official merchandising rights in producing collectibles from international movies which includes Iron Man, The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman, The Dark Knight, Superman, Terminator Series, Aliens & Predator franchises as well as world famous celebrities such as King of Pop Michael Jackson, martial artist Bruce Lee, two-time Oscar winner for Best Actor Award Marlon Brando, American film icon James Dean, renowned movie actor and musician Leslie Cheung and Wong Ka Kui, the founding member of the Hong Kong rock band – Beyond. Hot Toys’ collectibles have been sought after by movie, figure, and pop culture fans and also appreciated by celebrities including Sylvester Stallone, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, Byung-hun Lee, Naoto Takenaka, Mari Yaguchi and more.