Since 2003, Hot Toys has acquired the official merchandising rights in producing collectibles series from worldwide movies, including The Avengers, Batman, Superman, Terminator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alien, and Predator. They also have rights to manga/anime like, Appleseed and Space Pirate Captain Harlock, video games such as Assassin's Creed and Resident Evil, as well as famous world-class celebrities such as martial artist Bruce Lee and King of Pop Michael Jackson. All of which are well-received by movie, figure and pop culture fans.
Hot Toys takes the lead in the 1/6th collectible industry and has led the quality of collectible figures development to a climax in recent years. Moreover, Hot Toys has obtained the patent for its innovation of Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) and Interchangeable Faces Technique (IFT) for its DX series, which have further increased the likeness and interesting elements of the collectible figures.
Hot Toys stresses product diversification. Emerging from highly detailed and articulated 1/6th scale collectible figures, Hot Toys also engages in 1/4th scale collectible figures, 1/6th scale collectible vehicles, 1/4th scale collectible busts, as well as 3” and 6” Cosbaby series, etc.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Hot Toys brand is well-received in different parts of the world with products sold by our strategic worldwide distributors to over 30 countries including the United States, Europe, and most of the Asian countries. Hot Toys’ subsidiary, known as Hot Toys Japan, is located in Tokyo, Japan.
Collaboration with the Metal Gear franchise
Hot Toys' involved with the Metal Gear series started in 2012 with the announcement of 2 new figures introduced into their Video Game Masterpiece category of figures, revealing to be 1/6 scale figures of Naked Snake and The Boss from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Appearing in their Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D concept designs rather than their original, each figure is sculpted by Jung Ju Won and have over 80 points of articulation. Both were released in late 2012 with various accessories and in packages designed by Yoji Shinkawa.
In 2014, a announcement by Hoy Toys has announced a 1/6 scale figure of Raiden from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is on it's way. The figure is sculpted by JC. Hong and is planned for a late 2014 release. Raiden will come with accessories he uses in Metal Gear Rising and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. A limited edition offer has been put up, with the offer of having Samuel Rodriguez's signature weapon, the HF Masamura and it's sheath added to the figure.
A leaked image of the same Raiden figure, this time, sporting the Inferno Armor attire as been announced. Whether this is a new figure or the previously menstioned limited edition with the HF Masamura blade is yet to be announced.