After decades of existing solely in animation and manga, the story of Alita: Battle Angel is finally making the jump to the silver screen. Not only is the classic anime and manga character coming to a broader audience in the west, but the toys made to promote the film are also proving to be masterfully crafted.
Hot Toys recently released images of its 1/6 scale Alita Collectible Figure. The figure is being released to coincide with the forthcoming movie. Not only is it detailed to look as much like Rosa Salazar's portrayal of the character as possible, it's posable and meticulously crafted to be completely accurate to the film.
The intricately detailed head sculpt features rolling eyeballs that are completely posable. This not only makes it look like the film's character, it adds a level of lifelike realism rarely found in such figures. The head is fixed atop a complex mechanical body with add-ons and interchangeable hands and feet to make for as many poses as possible. The figure doesn't come alone, including a diorama and figure stand to emulate some of the more intense battle scenes in the movie.
The specifications for the 1/6 Alita figure are as follows:
- Product Code: MMS520
- Product Name: Alita
- Height: Approximately 27 cm tall
- Points of Articulations: 30
- Special Features: A newly developed head sculpt with separate rolling eyeballs features, Specially tailored black-colored leather-like vest, A heart (attachable to body)
The 1/6 scale Alita Collectible Figure includes:
- A newly developed head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Alita in Alita: Battle Angel equipped with separate rolling eyeballs features
- Movie-accurate facial expression and make-up
- Dark brown color medium-length hair sculpture (with magnetic feature)
- Multiple shades of metallic purple and black, mixed with silver-colored painting on the mechanical body design
- Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation
- Approximately 27 cm tall
Seven (7) pieces of mechanical interchangeable hands including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands
- One (1) pair of gesturing hands
- One (1) right hand for holding blade
- One (1) pair of interchangeable feet with mechanical details
- Enhanced articulations allowing highly flexible movement
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- One (1) specially tailored black-colored leather-like vest
- One (1) black-colored leather-like pants
- One (1) pair of interchangeable black-colored boots
- One (1) blade
- One (1) heart (attachable to body)
- A ruin city themed diorama figure stand with transparent pole, character nameplate and movie logo
- Head Sculpted by So young Lee
- Head Painted by E-Lee & JC. Hong
- Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
Hot Toys hasn't revealed the release date for the figure, stating that it will release some time between October 2019 and April 2020. The figure will cost an estimated $225, but that number is subject to change.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Alita: Battle Angel adapts Yukito Kishiro's popular manga Battle Angel Alita. It will arrive in theaters on Feb. 14. The film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lana Condor and Eiza González.