Marvel Comics Series What If…? explores an alternate reality of, well, what if. For example, what if instead of Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter became the first Super Soldier? Then it brings us to the question: what happened to Steve Rogers? Is he out of the picture? Of course, not. He is still in the battle – in his original, skinny form – with a little help from Howard Stark in a machine called Hydra Stomper.
This 1/6th scale collectible figure here from Hot Toys is inspired by that mechanical beast piloted by Steve Rogers – complete with a figure of the man himself as he was seen in the animated series. The Hot Toys What If…? The Hydra Stomper and Steve Rogers is the perfect collectible figure for collectors who demand a more screen-accurate look and high-end build to the toy version served up by Hasbro.
It is an imposing figure, towering at around 56 cm (1 foot 10.05 inches, or about 22 inches) tall. Meanwhile, non-super soldier Steve measures a regular 28 cm (11 inches) tall. While ginormous, The Hydra Stomper has limited articulations – or 8, to be precise. However, Steve is very much like the rest of the collectible figure has over 30 points of articulation.
Steve features a newly developed head sculpt with an authentic and detailed likeness to his appearance in the What If…? animation series and is dressed in a finely tailored costume.
The Hydra Stomper, on the other hand, boasts an incredible amount of mechanical details including thrusters, shooters, and an opening cockpit for Steve to pose in. The mechanical details are complemented by beautiful green paint applications complete with a white star emblem and appropriate weathering effects, before finishing off with LED light-up features on the eyes, and an arc reactor on the chest.
The Hydra Stomper does not have accessories except for a specially designed figure stand. Steve, however, gets a few including interchangeable hands, backpack, figure stand et cetera.
The Hot Toys What If…? The Hydra Stomper and Steve Rogers 1/6 Collectible set is set to release in Q1-Q2 2023. If anyone’s down in securing a unit, you can pre-order it from retailers like Sideshow (US$625) and Big Bad Toy Store (US$639.99) as we speak.
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