1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

Posted: Saturday, October 11, 2008 by Shaun in Labels: , , ,
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I've avoided Hot Toys Predator figures for a long-time, not cos they're not good, but rather they look mighty fine and back-collecting them would be hell. Until now, that is.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

This isn't your usual Predator figure, which explains why she doesn't look fugly when the mask comes off. It's the first figure in Hot Toys Hot Angel line, where they come up with original female figures with highly-detailed costumes and accessories.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

When preview pix of this figure's headsculpt came out, collectors were divided about whether she resembled Angeline Jolie or looked more like Natalie Portman. Much as Mrs Pitt rocks my boat, I feel the headsculpt leans more towards Portman.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

I'll be going through how I kitted her up in the post, as there already are excellent photos of her in dynamic poses/reviews over at OSW.

Her shoulder armour and forearm armour go on easily.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

There are two springs that need to be attached to the chest and left shoulder armour.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

Attaching the sword's scabbard to the chain at her back was quite frustrating for me. To do so, you should attach the metal rings on the sheath to the metal chain. I was unable to do so after half an hour, due to fear of damaging the plastic on the scabbard and undainty fingers.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

I ended up using thread to link the scabbard to the chain.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

I also left out attaching her wrist blades to her armour, as the cotton strings that came with it refused to go into the holes.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

Thankfully, her neck pieces go on easily, just by popping her head out then placing the items on.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

An armour/weapon piece needs to be attached to the back of her armour...

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

... along with her spear.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

I found the best way to get her alien head shield on was to first remove her left hand from the wrist post, attach the armour to her left hand forearm armour, have her left hand hold the shield grip, then sliding the forearm through the forearm armour and connecting it with the left hand.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

Almost ready...

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

And on comes the mask.

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

1:6 Hot Toys Hot Angel She Predator Machiko

I really like the design and overall package of this figure, despite being unable to fit on a few bits of the armour. Highly recommended if you're a Predator fan or appreciate highly-detailed and finely designed female figures.





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11 comments:

  1. neoconvoy says:

    I also left out attaching her wrist blades to her armour, as the cotton strings that came with it refused to go into the holes.

    you can try using those stuff that people use to thread the string thru a needle head...


    This isn't your usual Predator figure, which explains why she doesn't look fugly when the mask comes off.

    but maybe to the Preds it might be a different story...


    This is a great piece...i rather like the sword hanging from the back...

  1. Joshua says:

    IMO, i think the forehead, chin and nose looks like its sculpted after natalie, whilst the eyes and mouth are that of jolie's...

    superb figure review and great pix shaun!

  1. I am shock tis is your 1st Predator figure...
    I guess it will not be your last, coz now u need to get her a "wing man"!

  1. Shaun says:

    neoconvoy said...
    This is a great piece...i rather like the sword hanging from the back...


    I think you should get it.

    Joshua said...
    IMO, i think the forehead, chin and nose looks like its sculpted after natalie, whilst the eyes and mouth are that of jolie's...

    superb figure review and great pix shaun!


    eh, wasn't much of a review Joshua, more of how I fitted the fig together.

    cosmicbaby said...
    I am shock tis is your 1st Predator figure...
    I guess it will not be your last, coz now u need to get her a "wing man"!


    Why must you put such ideas in my head, Marcus?

  1. neoconvoy says:

    shaun said...
    I think you should get it.


    ok, i'll get it next time i visit your place...Thanks !!!


    cosmicbaby said...
    I am shock tis is your 1st Predator figure...


    so am i...it should be his gazillionth figure...don't know what is he doing...go out and buy the rest...


    shaun said...
    Why must you put such ideas in my head, Marcus?


    cos he is your friend mah...

  1. Shaun says:

    neoconvoy said...
    ok, i'll get it next time i visit your place...Thanks !!!


    The only thing you'll get is a size 10 boot where the sun don't shine.

    so am i...it should be his gazillionth figure...don't know what is he doing...go out and buy the rest...

    I won't complain if you're getting them for me for Christmas, TED.

  1. neoconvoy says:

    shaun said...
    I won't complain if you're getting them for me for Christmas, TED.


    sure, no prob...The only thing you'll get is a size 10 boot where the sun don't shine. sounds familiar ?

  1. memecomplex says:

    Shaun what's the material for the armor made of? PVC plastic?

    Thanks

  1. Shaun says:

    hi memecomplex, I'm not an expert on plastic, but it does feel like PVC.

  1. memecomplex says:

    Thanks Shaun. I'm anti-PVC so won't be getting this then.

  1. Shaun says:

    you're welcome, memecomplex.