Now that “Avengers: Endgame” is out, Hot Toys is sharing more of the line! This time around Black Widow is ready for order. She has sculpted hair this time which is something a lot of collectors have been asking for. While rooted hair is nice, it can sometimes be a pain to work with. Personally I don’t have the patience to mess with it, plus I’m worried about jacking it up! I believe the head sculpt is updated as well. It has less of a “dead eye” look that previous versions had. Here’s some more information and photos!
“This is going to work, Steve.”
After the events of Avengers: Infinity War, half of the universe’s population disappeared. As one of the most compelling characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow’s hand-to-hand deadly combat skills are unmatched.
Sideshow and Hot Toys present the Black Widow Sixth Scale Collectible Figure! Black Widow is a master assassin and a founding member of the Avengers.
Delicately crafted based on the appearance of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the movie, the figure features a newly developed head sculpt with remarkable likeness and a beautifully braided hair sculpture in her distinctive color. This sixth scale figure also features a tactical battle suit styled with red markings, highly detailed weapons including articulated pistols, batons and a movie-themed figure stand with an interchangeable graphic card.
The Avengers: Endgame Black Widow Hot Toys figure can be yours for $235, with payment plans starting at $53 a month. Just like with Clint, payments on Natasha don’t start until next year
Well, it’s almost here. “Avengers: Endgame” is upon us and I’m sure many of us are looking back at these last 10 years thinking about what these movies mean to us. It’s honestly hard for me to put any of it into words. But I guess I’ll try.
I was late to the MCU Party. The first movie I saw in theaters was “Captain America: The First Avenger” and it was during San Diego Comic-Con. I don’t think you can ask for a better introduction than that. Especially when Chris Evans is there to personally welcome you to the screening. I remember crying during the ending of that movie. That’s when I became hooked. It was such a fun and amazing experience and I wanted to always be a part of that. And that’s what these movies are to me. They’re experiences. I’ve seen and done things I never thought I would thanks to the MCU. Some of them were weird, like camping outside in the Hall H line while I had a perfectly comfortable bed to sleep in. But I got to see Tom Hiddelston portray Loki on the Hall H stage because of it. I traveled to London to visit Katy. Katy, a friend that I met because of these films. A friend that I know I have for life. A friend who put together an amazing filming location tour. Plus we were able to attend the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Press Conference and Red Carpet. I mean, if you had asked me 10 years ago if I ever thought I’d attend something like that, I’d laugh in your face. It just didn’t seem like something that was possible. I now have multiple Marvel tattoos, with another one planned for May! Young Barb would have expected Adult Barb to be covered in Nsync tattoos (I do have one, to be fair), not comic book related tattoos. I started to actually read comics thanks to falling in love with Hawkeye after seeing “Avengers.” That evolved into checking out different characters, and even non-super hero related books. Seriously, there’s a comic out there for everyone. If you need suggestions, just ask online! Fashion? There’s a comic. Murder? There’s a comic. Space? Yup, there’s a book for that.
These movies have just become gateways to doing more exciting things. I started to cosplay! Something I never would have dreamed of doing before. Hell, I even had photos featured on the Marvel Tumblr! I started to attend more conventions. I got into collecting artwork and collectible figures. I started taking my nephews to see these movies. I love that they’re both into as much as I am. The oldest just loves Iron Man. He’ll always be number one to him. My parents enjoy these movies now as well. I think my mom is more into them than she’ll admit but it’s fun to be able to take them to the movies and then answer questions later. It’s become this shared family experience. My sister is already worried about how “Endgame” is going to go. I can’t say that I blame her! That movie is going to hurt.
Ya know what else Marvel has convinced me to do? I signed up for three 5K’s this summer. Yes, that says three. All because RunDisney is celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Marvel and just had to throw some amazing, and shiny medals at me. Luckily they’re all virtual 5K’s and I can do them at home whenever I feel like it. I mean, I don’t love running yet here I am. I told you guys this post would be all over the place. I’m just going with the flow and throwing words out there as they come to me. Again, it’s hard to put into words what the MCU means to me and the ways these films have improved or affected my life. Let’s be real. The world can suck sometimes. It’s nice to have something to escape to for a few hours when things get tough. Sometimes you just need to mentally check out of the hellfire that is the world at times. I just need to watch Baby Groot dance around, or watch Thor get all awkward around Valkyrie. There’s nothing like watching Captain Marvel beat the shit out some Skrulls to turn a mood around!
So, I just want to thank everyone involved with the MCU. The actors. Writers. Directors. Casting. Stunt Teams. Producers. SFX. Composers. Camera Men/Women. Extras. Props Department. And all the thousands of other people it takes to actually turn these movies into the final product we see on screen. All of you have helped create something that has really meant a lot of things to a lot of people. I’m sure at times it wasn’t easy. Nothing ever is, but Thank You. Millions of people around the world appreciate you and your skills, effort, and ideas. I can’t wait to see what the next phase brings and see how the current story wraps up
I’ve probably used this same title before but oh well. The struggle is real. If you know me, you know I love Clint Barton. I love Jeremy Renner. And I love this Hot Toys figure. I’ve cut back a lot on my collecting but when I saw Hot Toys share this on Facebook, I knew I had to have it. That’s why it was a Day One order for myself when Sideshow put it up for order. The Hawkeye (Deluxe Version) Hot Toys Figure will set you back $274 but if you do the payment plan, payments won’t start until February 2020. That gives you plenty of time to figure out your budget! There is a $28 deposit though, just keep that in mind when placing your order. Here’s some more information about this collectible!
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos has wiped out half the universe and fractured the remaining Avengers. Hawkeye’s fellow Avengers are called to action, his arrows and his newfound determination might be exactly what the super heroes will need to save the world.
Sideshow and Hot Toys present the Hawkeye (Deluxe Version) Sixth Scale Collectible Figure from Avengers: Endgame.
Expertly crafted based on Jeremy Renner’s appearance as Hawkeye/Clint Barton in Avengers: Endgame with astonishing likeness, the highly-detailed collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt, meticulously tailored costume, assorted weapons and accessories including bow and arrows, dagger, shurikens and a movie-themed figure stand with an interchangeable graphic card. The highlight of this Deluxe Version is Hawkeye’s Alternate Version outfit skillfully translated on this Sixth Scale Collectible Figure which exclusively includes an array of interchangeable parts such as a newly developed masked head sculpt, vest, arm guards, katana with sheath and a number of gloved hands for fans to display the figure in variety of action poses!
I write a lot about Elhoffer Design. I can’t help it, I just really love her stuff. It’s just the right amount of nerdy/geeky without being too in your face. You can easily wear some of her offerings to both the office and a convention. But like with most online shopping, it’s hard to figure out your size. Even if you know your measurements, it can still be hard to figure out the fit. Maybe you like things tighter? Maybe you’re a fellow shortie and aren’t sure where a dress will hit. Well, hopefully this post will help you out. I reached out to some fellow Starpuffs (that’s what we call ourselves) to share their sizing and measurements. Elhoffer shoppers come in all shapes and sizes and I wanted to try and show that as much as possible. I hope this post will help some of you that are on the fence about ordering! If you have any other questions, please let me know and I’ll try my best to help you out!
Height: 4′ 10″
Bust: 32DD (36.5″)
Oversized Sweaters: XS/S
Extra Thoughts: I’m a solid Medium in pretty much everything. I do think I could size down in the wrap dresses to a Small and be totally fine with it. Since I’m short, hemming is a thing for sure with some of the longer dresses but in the knits it’s not really an issue. I like my stuff a little tighter, so when it comes to oversize items, I go with a XS/S
Height: 5’8″ (and a half)
Oversized Sweaters: Size down to a M/L instead of XL/XXL
Extra Notes: “I find everything is very true to size. I’ve never had to return or exchange anything. The measurement chart is very easy to use and if you’re between sizes definitely size down as they’re not kidding about the stretch being very forgiving.
Height: 5′ 1″
Extra Thoughts: I purchase XS and they fit pretty spot on even if I measure closer to a S on some pieces. It’s the beauty of the stretch that practically every piece has. In fact I have a small cardigan that I bought on Black Friday and ended up taking it in. I’m only 5’1 so I do have to hem the longer dresses and capes are a bit more epic on me length wise but it’s easy to add a hem so I’m not bothered by that.
Height: 5′ 6″
Extra Thoughts: Pretty much any US size 8 will fit me, though sometimes I can squeeze into a size 6. When it comes to Elhoffer sizing, I almost always get the size medium. I find that they have really generous mediums.
Height: 5′ 4″
Bust: 47″ (42D)
Size: XL-3XL. In unisex styles I’m typically XL.
Extra Thoughts: For me, Elhoffer’s stuff fits even better than clothes I get at brick & mortar stores. It’s loose enough to where it’s comfortable and flattering without being baggy which is an issue I run into else where since I can float between sizes
Sizing: Small or XS depending on the style/fit.
Shoulders – 15.5″
Bust – 39.5″
Underbust – 33″
Waist to knee- 23″
Arm length- 23″
Size: Normally Medium
Extra Thoughts: I usually wear a size medium, but the Galactic Commander medium was too tight. My arms are a bit too long for the thumb holes in sweaters to feel comfortable. I probably should have gotten a large in the pleated midi skirt but I’ll lose the weight!!
Size: Mainly Small with a few XS or Medium
Extra Thoughts: I like things fitted and found that Elhoffer mediums are just a tad bit loose on me. Pretty much everything I own is smalls, except my winter soldier shell and Padme cardi are XS and my commander dress is a medium
Height: 5′ 3″
Extra Thoughts: I am usually a Medium but own the bravery shell in Large as I wanted the shell to be a bit longer on my frame. The Queen of Dragons hi-low is a medium, but I’ve owned the small and was able to get myself into it but I feel more comfortable with the Medium dress as it’s not AS snug on the girls
Bust: 40” (with a min padded bra and I wear a 36DD usually)
Extra Thoughts: I included an oversized sweater (xs/s so more fitted), short sleeved cardi (L or xl. The extra large fits better over my bust but I can get away with the L if I pay attention to the type of bra I wear or just not close it these are my sun guardian(L) vs sailor guardian pics (xl)), Shell (L but rides up and I need to watch the bra with it), midi skirt (M but it’s tight! Not horribly uncomfortable but I notice I’m wearing it all day tight and I have to wear it right underneath my bust), unisex shawl (S but could have wore an XS it’s still rather large on me), the galactic dolman (xs-l and the length hits my knees) longline cardigan (L I SHOULD have gotten a M, it’s going to be tailored later), cropped sweater (xs/s it fits well everywhere but it’s tight in the arms, a m/l would probably be better overall but sample sale!), cropped sweater (L and due to the fabric fits perfectly) and a sweater that just buttons at the top or no button (L since I don’t have to worry about the girls and it fits over my biceps)
Not sure how to take your measurements? Christina offers this advice:
A measurement tape from amazon or a sewing kit etc. for bust measure the fullest part of your chest. Keep the tape even, flat and taught.
For waist put your hands on your hips and bend over. The part that “bends” is your natural waist. Do the same thing as above here. Hips should be lower than your hip bones around the top full part.
I normally have someone help take mine, that way I know the measuring tape isn’t messed up or not exactly where it should be. You can then save it as a file on your phone, or email it to yourself that way you always have them on you! I had mine on hand because I needed to send measurements off for cosplay commissions. Honestly, no matter where you shop online it’s always a good idea to have your basic measurements handy.
I can’t end this post without thanking everyone above who answered the call. I was expecting maybe a few people to submit their information but I was blown away by how many emails I received! I know for some putting themselves out there with their measurements can be a huge thing, and because of that I appreciate all of you. I really hope this post helps someone out there who’s on the fence about ordering. Is this post perfect? Not at all! But it’s something. I know it always helps to see clothes on actual people and not just models. Everyone has a different shape, even if they rock the same size. Curves can affect how a dress fits. Height can affect hems. Your chest can affect the stretch of a design. There are just so many things to think about when ordering clothes online, especially if it’s your first time.
Again, if anyone has any questions please let me know and I’ll try my best to answer them myself or find the answers. If you still aren’t sure about sizing, feel free to tweet about it! As you can see, the Starpuffs are super a helpful crew. Someone out there will be able to help you out. Please feel free to share this post wherever you want! I want to try and help as many people out there as possible. Tweet it! Facebook it! Hell, throw it on Instagram!
Just a little edit to say I don’t receive any sort of referral for sending people to shop at Elhoffer! I just do it because I love the clothing