Excitement for Black Panther is palpable right now. The movie releases in a little over a week, but reviews are already flooding in, calling it one of the best entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. The film also looks poised to sweep the box office, if early predictions pan out. But what high-caliber superhero movie debut would be complete without an equally high-caliber action figure to accompany it?
Hot Toys today revealed their Black Panther 1/6 scale collectible figure. The figure is modelled after Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of Wakanda’s timeless protector. The Black Panther action figure stands at 1/6 scale, or about 31.5 centimeters tall, and boasts 32 points of articulation. Fashion is a necessity in Wakanda, though, so the figure also comes with two head sculpts, one of T’Challa’s bare head and another with the Black Panther mask, the latter of which includes interchangeable eye pieces.
One of the most notable aspects of the film’s version of the Black Panther suit is also included – every figure includes the same glowing, purple patterns seen on T’Challa’s suit when it’s powered up. The patterns can be seen on the figure with the aid of a specialized LED light that is included with every order.
Debuting in theaters on Feb. 16, Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.