Review | Hot Toys: Warmachine (Special Version)

A week ago, I posted some teaser shots of my upcoming Hot Toys Warmachine (Special Version) review. This figure is very much the same from the original Warmachine figure released by Hot Toys a year ago (review here). The only main difference is its paint job inspired by the Warmachine in the comic books.

Since I already did a Warmachine review a few years ago, I will not go in-depth when it comes to the features of this figure because they are pretty much the same. Why buy something that costs 200USD+ when the only major feature that was changed was the paint job you ask? I’m a practical and a wise collector and I don’t usually spend my hard earned money on figures that I think is not worth it (like the Hot Toys’ Ironman Mark VI Avengers version which is just plain stupid…)

Aside from the paint job, this version of Warmachine doesn’t have an optional head sculpt like the original. It only has the standard head that lights up. I also noticed that the infamous X-WIFE rocket is somewhat missing in the package. But why did I still buy it?

There is something in this figure that really made me purchase it. Honestly, it’s really the paint job that got me into buying this figure. The high contrast design of the figure plus the red colored LED lights really make this figure such a bad ass when displayed (the original Warmachine has white LED lights btw). The overall sculpt and technicality of the figure really pops up because of its high contrast black and white color (which is inspired by Warmachine in the comic books).

One last minor difference of this figure is its display stand. Original Warmachine figure only has the standard base with the name plate and movie logo, while this version has the one which lights up. I haven’t verified the color of  the LED lights on the base though.

So much for my lengthy introduction, here’s the official review of the figure :) Enjoy the images and I hope this helps future buyers of this figure.

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There’s really no major change in this figure from the original other than the revamped paint job.

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It’s actually the paint job that really made me buy this figure. I really like it.

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Details are all the same with a few tweaks on the “weathering fx” department.

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Too bad, this version of the figure doesn’t have the optional head sculpt included in the original Warmachine figure. This one is more expensive than the original too!

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Another difference of this figure from the original is the color of its LED lights which I really love. And yeah, It also comes with the light up stand which is not included in the original release of this figure.

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I will not go in-depth in the upcoming images and you can just reference the original review for your reference. Enjoy the images!

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In the end, it really comes down to your personal preference when purchasing your figures. This version of Warmachine is not really categorized as a “must buy” because nothing much has changed from the original figure other than the paint job and a couple of minor changes in its features, so it’s really not advisable for all collectors. But if you really love the paint job (like me), It’s a great addition to your Hot Toys collection. I hope you enjoyed the images \m/ I’ll see you on our next figure review!

Figure Info

  • Character: War Machine
  • Release Date: Q4 2011
  • Origin: Ironman 2
  • Maker: Hot Toys
  • Artist(s): NA
  • Version: Special Version
  • Scale: 1/6 (30 cm tall)

Srp USD239.99

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Join the conversation | 8 Comments

  1. Victor | Mon, 2012/04/23 at 8:32 AM

    my lord….have u been using your nikon D90 with a 50mm F1.4 lens for all your macro shots? I am new to photography but i just cant understand how this lens is so versatile. beauty figure!

    • Otakumouse | Mon, 2012/04/23 at 11:06 AM

      Haha yeah :) thank you very much for the compliments. For the macro shots, I’m not using any dedicated macro lens. I’m basically using some extensions tubes which you can check here: http://www.otakumouse.com/figures/macro-photography-using-extension-tubes/6667/ I basically explained what they’re for :) You don’t really need to buy expensive dedicated macro lenses to get some good macro shots :)

  2. Otakumouse | Mon, 2012/04/23 at 11:56 PM

    OMG! I mentioned on my review that the EX-WIFE rocket is somewhat missing on the figure. I just found it that its in the box inside the plastic container of the user’s manual T_T

  3. Victor | Fri, 2012/05/04 at 4:26 PM

    I always get a kick outta the name of the missle. its so creative! Btw i really wish there was a way we could get notifications for these replies on the comments :( sometimes i just forget t check. yanno what i mean?

    • Otakumouse | Fri, 2012/05/04 at 10:28 PM

      Hahaha, yeah, THE EX WIFE lols. Yeah I agree! since I’m the admin, I basically receive email notifications whenever there is a new comment. Ill definitely look into that one. Thanks for the suggestion Victor! :D

    • Otakumouse | Sat, 2012/05/05 at 12:44 AM

      I hope this works :D Already implemented a comment notification email to anyone who commented on a certain post. :D

  4. Victor | Sat, 2012/05/05 at 2:26 PM

    Hey Nico,

    Thanks for the quick remedy! I was totally surprised, that you would get it figured out so quickly! You are just freaking awesome!!! Looking forward for more figures review :D

    • Otakumouse | Mon, 2012/05/07 at 10:32 AM

      Thank you very much Victor :D Yeah, I didn’t notice that functionality at first so MANY thanks for your suggestion! \m/

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Nico Cardenas is the creative mind behind Otakumouse. He loves everything Japan particularly the country's "otaku" subculture. He's a gamer, figure collector, and a hobby photographer. He currently works as a full time Designer based in Manila, Philippines. Learn more about Nico

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