If you haven't heard, massively popular manga and anime series Attack On Titan is getting a live-action movie. And this is the very first look at the adapted characters (including some new characters as well).
Website Sanspo and Eiga jointly released the first-ever Attack on Titan posters. Sadly no Titans were seen, but these images do give us a good idea to the general feel of the movie. According to Anime News Network, there are seven new characters and Hasegawa's character Shikishima is "humanity's strongest man." Also, it's worth noting that these character appear to be standing in some sort of post-apocalyptic world? Maybe, it also could just be the photoshoot and working with what they had. Either way, is this movie set in a different location that what we're used to?
And here's what Anime News Network has to say about the look of the characters:
On the cast selection, producer Yoshihiro Sato said he did not pay as much attention to whether or not the cast members looked like the original characters. Instead, he had many discussions with Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama and went with actors who could act out the "characters' spirits
Attack on Titan is set in a world where gigantic monsters (Titans) roam around eating humans, seemingly willy-nilly with no reason other than to shove flesh into their creepy smiling mouths. It's horrifying and we can't wait to see what they look like "IRL." But until then, enjoy your look at live action Eren and friends.
TruForce Collectibles Action Figure Mega Man X (Release Date: Sept 2015, Price: 79.99 USD)
With the announcement of “Worlds Unite" a couple of days ago, we teased that there was more news for Mega Man fans set to come from New York Comic Con, and the time to pull back the curtain on that announcement is here!
TruForce Collectibles, a new up-and-coming collectibles company which “aims to provide high quality, cool action figures for a reasonable price," has obtained the license to produce a new Mega Man X figure with a unique design from any that have come before it. The official prototype (unpainted) is on display now at the New York Comic Con, but we have several high-quality images of this piece for you right here.
This version of X stands at 15 centimeters high, just a bit taller than the X figures to come out of the Figuarts line. Designed by Capcom artist Keisuke Mizuno with a unique art aesthetic, it features die-cast armor on the chest, shin armor, and feet, and contains over 20 points of articulation. And that’s just for starters.
In the areas of customization, you’ll find two pairs of hands (open and closed-fisted), a second “shouting" face you can swap in, changeable back thrusters (closed and opened), LED functionality in the X-Buster (which can be equipped on either arm), and a blast effect part that will slot into the cannon (though they’re still sorting that out in terms of how it works).
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Artist Mix Figures Designed by Touma
(Release Date: Apr 2015)
All figures are price at $260 HKD each
Hulkbuster is price at $830 HKD
Hot Toys is expanding its product line yet again to bring more diversity to fans, and today we are very excited to present the new Artist Mix Collection series! As the name suggests, Hot Toys will collaborate with different artists and designers from various spectrums to re-imagine movie characters in a special art form with unique style.
To kick-off the Artist Mix Collection, Hot Toys is joining hands with famous Japanese toy artist Touma* and introducing a number of Artist Mix Figures based on one of the biggest movies of 2015 – Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron!
This first series will include Iron Man Mark XLIII, Captain America, Hulkbuster, Ultron Prime, and two versions of Ultron Sentry! Each Artist Mix Figure has a bobble-head and stands approximately 14cm tall (Hulkbuster stands approximately 20cm tall) and perfectly combines the movie characters’ designs with Touma’s distinctive art style!
In celebrating the launch of this new collectible series, a deluxe set will be available that includes the powerful Hulkbuster and Mark XLIII (Battle Damaged Version) which is exclusive to this figures set.
These Artist Mix Figures will look great on your shelves or desk, so don’t miss the chance to expand your Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!
*More about Touma:
Touma is a Japanese toys character designer. He started his career at a video game company 10 years ago. In 2001, he established his own workshop and started to become a figurine artist. He had his solo exhibitions and autograph sessions not only in Japan, but also in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and America. He collaborated with many major brands such as MONSTER HUNTER, STAR WARS, TRANSFORMERS, AVP, GODZILLA, POWER RANGERS, and more.
Recently, Touma and his 3D animation partner Shiroma collaborated with Hot Toys for the first time to ignite the Artist Mix Collection series to further expand the diversity of mini figures collection. The series is based on the 2015 Marvel Studios blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which perfectly blends the iconic characters with Touma’s unique design style. (http://touma.biz/ )