Hot Toys Avengers Age of Ultron 1/6 Scale Scarlet Witch First Look

Action Figure vs Real Thing
Action Figure vs Real Thing

When it comes to the world of Avengers and merchandise, it’s a well known fact the ladies who kick ass receive the fewest amount of gear on the shelves.  While Thor, Iron Man and Captain America are littered throughout the toy isles, Black Widow and the newly added Scarlet Witch have seen very little fanfare with the exception of an action figure here or there.

To be sure though, 1/6 figure production giant Hot Toys have stemmed this nasty bleed by releasing four Black Widow figures along the Iron Man/Avengers/Captain America way and have now released the first look of the brand new Scarlet Witch deluxe figure.

“Age of Ultron – the 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch Collectible Figure!  The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with long curly brown real fabric hair, finely tailored costume, specially created hands with red translucent fingertips and effect accessories to emulate Scarlet Witch using her powers. Ultron’s heart which Scarlet Witch has taken from the robot’s body is also included as a special bonus accessory!”

With Hot Toys offering something like 20 different Iron Man Figures, it’s nice to see someone like Scarlet Witch get some lovin’!

Check out all the photos in the gallery below:

No news of release date or sale price but going off Black Widow’s Age of Ulton figure, one can expect to pay in excess of $280US for her.

Think the likeness to Elizabeth Olsen is spot on?  Think you might add this to your collection?  Sound off in the comments below!

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Fallout 4 Officially Coming this year Plus a Reddit User Spills All!

A screen from Fallout 4 Trailer
A screen from Fallout 4 Trailer

The countdown clock on the Fallout 4 website has officially ended, revealing the official announcement of the Fallout 4 game, with a trailer, heading to PC, Xbox One and PS4 later this year.

Bethesda are keeping information very very close to their chest with no official information released on story-line, how Fallout 4 fits into the Fallout timeline or customization options, though that’s not to say there’s no information floating around the web.  Eleven months ago, a disgruntled, former Bethesda employee (who was fired for dishing out confidential game information) took to reddit to spill all the beans about having played the game and what users can expect.

In Fallout 4, you are in Boston, and it takes place in the year 2287, exactly 10 years after Fallout 3. In Fallout 4, mixing things up, we are making the game more “Story Based” and the player character will finally talk, and narrate his story line” – reddit user SandraReed begins.  “At the beginning of the game, you create your character (You can only be a male in the main story), and afterward, you start the game with a blast. After the blast, you awake to see the building you are standing inside blown apart and your wife, Lydia, dead. Robots and Androids are storming the place, killing and kidnapping the people inside. You, known as “The Officer”, must escape and get revenge.”

Other notable claims include the map of Fallout 4 being three times the size of that in Skyrim, Fallout 4 takes place in Boston, you can import your Fallout 3 data and that could have an impact on the story depending on your previous choices and 5 DLC expansion packs have been scheduled.

Obviously, all this information is speculation until Bethesda play their hand at E3 next week, and here’s hoping the company haven’t taken a step backwards by removing the ability to play as a female character (SandraReed does note female character can be played…once you have finished the main story line).  Users like myself who have followed and played the game from dot one as a female character may feel a bit hard done by that they won’t be able to continue on.

What are your thoughts about the trailer and the revelations released by SandraReed on Reddit?