Greetings, my little priority envelopes. I apologize for the spottiness of “Postal Apocalypse” recently, but rest assured I had very good reasons that I’m absolutely not going to tell you about. This week: Whether superheroes truly create their villains, the reason Jurassic World’s dinosaurs didn’t and won’t have…
“I was so beaten down by the process.” “I [came] off of it feeling like a miserable failure.” “I think that did a disservice to the movie and the studio and to myself.” “The things about it that are wrong frustrate me enormously.” These are things Joss Whedon just said about Age of Ultron at the Tribeca Film Festival…
Before he loaned his voice to the genocidal robot Ultron in the latest Avengers movie, James Spader played the enigmatic CEO Robert California on The Office. And when you put Robert California’s words in Ultron’s metal mouth, the results are delightfully unhinged.
Avengers: Age of Ultron was pretty disjointed in places, but the disjointed-est moment had to be the scene of Thor thrashing about in that pool, hallucinating something-or-other, for no apparent reason. Now the full, original scene has shown up online, and it explains exactly what the hell Thor was doing... although…
Just look at it. Look at that action figure and try not to hear a pithy remark from the voice of James Spader. This Ultron figure isn’t just amazing-looking, it’s here to snidely judge everything on your desk or toyshelf while doing so!
Hot Toys’ Age of Ultron Hulkbuster was already a freakishly detailed and ridiculously impressive toy—and not to mention insanely expensive. Now it’s getting even more ridiculous, and that can only mean good things.
During the end credits of Age of Ultron, you may have noticed a giant statue of the Avengers fighting Ultron’s hordes (well, we hope you did, because it was the only thing shown then). But it turns this statue wasn’t just CG! It’s real, it’s beautiful, it’s at Comic-Con, and you can check it out right here.
Finally, Hot Toys have unveiled the final member of the Avengers waiting for a place in their Avengers: Age of Ultron. But aside from being a pretty nifty figure of the god of thunder, Thor also comes with a neat little trick to make himself even worthier—a phone app to let you create cool pictures of your fancy toys…
Darren Wallace, a visual effects artist out of Australia has put together this delightful mashup of The Wizard of Oz and Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s goofy, and I can totally see the Tin Man taking on the role of Ultron.
When Tony Stark tried to create Ultron in the second Avengers movie, his plan was to create a a series of robots that could police the entire world. But apparently he also had a secret agenda — to pay homage to a classic Studio Ghibli anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
The whole point of the Hulkbuster is that it’s a suit that goes over Iron Man (well, that’s secondary to the point of it punching the Hulk, but you know what I mean) but so few of the myriad Hulkbuster toys have let you put a full Iron Man figure inside them. At last, King Art’s glorious Hulkbuster toy is changing…
Tony Stark goes through Iron Man suits like they’re going out of fashion. It seems like Hot Toys have a very similar approach, because they’ve announced another two Iron Man related figures that they would really like you to add to your Iron Legion.
They’ve teased it for a very long time, but it’s finally here: Bandai have revealed their Figuarts Hulkbuster, and they’ve really pushed the boat out.
He may have had to wait for all the main Avengers to get their toys first, but finally, here he is: Behold, The Vision, in the plastic/synthezoid flesh! Hot Toys’ latest Age of Ultron figure is so pretty, it’ll prove that even
an android a wallet can cry as you fork over the cash for this Avenging Android figure.
Age of Ultron has only been in theaters for — what, 11 days? — but the movie’s concept art has already begun to hit the internet. Check out a variety of alternate costumes for Quicksilver, other possibilities for Ultron Mark I and the Iron Legion, and a Hulk pic that will haunt your nightmares.
The history of Marvel Merchandise’s long, confusing and mostly terrible history with Black Widow’s presence on toy shelves is exactly that: long, confusing, and mostly terrible. But never fear, true believers — somehow toy-based representation of Black Widow can get even worse! Wait, what?
You probably didn’t think about it sitting in the theater, but all the screens and interfaces in Avengers: Age of Ultron were designed by someone in the real world—from Stark’s Iron Man schematics to Cho’s medical scans. Who are the designers that built this world? Meet Territory Studio.
Hot Toy’s oddly adorable line of “Artist Mix” vinyl toys is back, and although there’s lots of cool looking stuff to be seen, let’s be real: The best of the bunch is the wonderful little vinyl Vision.