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|Brandon is back tonight with a
quick comparison of the Caucasian and Cuban-American Hot Toys female
bodies. Take it away, Brandon!
I want to thank Michael for this opportunity to review the new 2010
first edition TrueType Female figures by Hot Toys! Yes by Hot Toys,
makers of such expensive but truly fantastic 1/6 scale figures like
Alien, Predator, Terminator and Resident Evil to name only a few. The
two females are nearly identical but are different in several ways. One
is a blond Caucasian and the other is a Cuban-American and these
figures, like the company that makes them, are hot in more ways than
These figures were released in February 2010. Anyone familiar with Hot
Toys knows how spectacular their sculpting is and anyone familiar with
their generic male TrueType figures will have some idea how these gals
are. But there are some big differences between the two
genders of figures. I love Hot Toys and they are arguably the
best in the 1/6 market today. Read on and find out what I think about
The packaging is a nice sturdy clamshell and can be popped open and
closed to store the figure. It's fairly easy to do, its not like the
NECA or McFarlane clamshells that you need to cut them open, no sharp
tools required here. This kind of packaging has been seen many times
from Hot Toys and other companies like ZC Girl and Triad and has become
a trend over the last several years.In fact I prefer these over the
ones you gotta cut open.
It's completely translucent so you can see the figure included and its
accessories. It can be stored and act as protection for the figure and
it also displays well. While its attractive with the paper slip within,
there's not a gob that can be said about it. What can be said is as I
already mentioned it being sturdy, also that each babe is got her own
distinctive color on the insert, the blond is got purple and the Cuban
has pink. There is the TrueType logo, and the item code and the Hot
Toys information on the back that is in English and in Japanese.
There are no twisty ties so you can get them out faster than usual
which is a plus. One important note that most will notice is that
unlike the TrueType male figures these women have clothing on.
Let's just say this - these gals are some of the most realistic female
figuresout there. I mean Sideshow and Triad makes really cool females
but I think Hot Toys is the ultra-cool realism maker! Like I previously
mentioned, these gals are very similar, their faces are very much alike.
Hot Toys went with the rooted hair instead of the sculpted hair on both
They use the same bodies and clothing but they do have their own stuff
in order to make them not the exact same figure. The Caucasian is a
blond with light colored skin and the Cuban has caramel color hair and
much darker skin. While some may consider these gals not to be
beautiful, they are quite good looking. Their faces are astonishing
with open eyes full of action and big noses but not too big. They have
nice big, luscious lips and their ears are sculpted
nicely, not sticking out at all.
The texturing is uncanny, they look so life-like as it appears they
were miniaturized and taxidermied for admiration. These women are young
looking in the age range between the years of twenty-five and thirty.
These ladies may look nice but looking at their expressions and into
their eyes you know these babes mean some serious business!
Now as for their bodies, like I said the only difference is the skin
color, everything else is the same, the articulation and even the
alternate hands and feet. Their bodies are completely female, there is
absolutely no doubt about that, its impossible to deny it! These women
are slim but they aren't super model thin, these gals are
thick. They have the newer rubber skin over skeleton technology that
Hot Toys has been using for a while similar to Marcus Wright, Alan
"Dutch" Schaeffer and Jack Krauser. However, this only registers from
neck to stomach, as the arms and legs are regular. I dig this new trend
because I feel it adds more realism and a cooler effective look on the
The rubberized torso is quite good. The neck is thin and a good length.
The sternal head and clavicle is nicely visible and the shoulders are
also nice. The breasts are sculpted to look very natural and being a
good size and the nipples are also sculpted but being a bit large.
Beneath the boobs is a nice formed ribcage, making the upper section of
the stomach inward but the lower part where the sculpted naval is
sticks out making the belly looking flabby and making the women look
overall chunky, but man is it nice. The back of the two women is
similar, with the small of the back curved inward with visible shoulder
blades and the lower section of the back a bit flabb,y but again its a
cool look for a woman especially for these Gals! Their lower front and
back sections are not detailed at all but do match the torso's shape
well. Their arms and wrists are thin and their hands with sculpted
finger nails look very feminine. Their legs are very nice
looking as well, very seductive, and like their hands, their feet have
sculpted toe nails. These female figures actually deserve more than
four stars as they look way more cooler than most 1/6 scale female
figures, these gals are some tuff chicks!
Absolutely four stars! There isn't much but that isn't the point, the
point is to make these gals great looking and the paint application
does that flawlessly! Their eyes are the stars of the paint job, they
look marvelous but they aren't the same color. The blond has bright
blue eyes and the Cuban has teal colored eyes. It's unbelievable how
real these eyes look!
They both have dark eyeliner above and below their eyes which makes
gives them a modern appearance. Their lips are a nice glossy light
colored red, but the Cuban's are a bit darker. Their eyebrows and eye
lashes are painted quite realistically. I loved Hot Toy's Machiko
(another great looking female by Hot Toys) the She-Predator's eyes and
make up but boy, she's got competition now!
This might be the only disappointing aspect of these great figures.
They have twenty-eight points of articulation, which may seem like a
lot but for these girls they should have more. Here is the articdown:
Cut upper neck & ball jointed lower neck.
2x Ball jointed and hinged shoulders.
Hinge stomach: for back and forth motion, works excellently under the
Cut waist that swivels, works excellently under the rubber skin.
2x Cut Biceps.
2x Double jointed elbows.
2x Cut wrists.
2x Swivel hands for up and down and back and forth motion.
2x Hinged hips.
2x Cut thighs.
2x Single jointed knees.
2x Cut lower shins.
2x Hinged ankles.
I am quite pleased how the articulation is in the torso and wrists but
the legs should be way better. They look just fine but the knees should
be double jointed plus the hips doesn't have as much motion as they
should because you really can't raise them up high nor can you spread
them out far.
The ankles should be double cut similar to the wrists and also needa
rocker joint, but all of this is missing. I'm not too pleased
with these important joints being absent. Its really the missing double
knees that got me plus there is a turning peg visible from the back of
the hinged knees that doesn't turn and this flaw shouldn't be present.
Arguably, women can move more and do things way better then
men canand these figures ARE women for cry'in out loud so why are they
missing these joints? Hopefully Hot Toys will improve upon this matter
in the near future with upcoming female figures. The articulation is
very useful and does allow these beauties to pose in dozens of ways.
For a figure of this nature, intended for kitbashers and customizers
alike, they actually have clothing that's really cool. They both have
these sports bras and panties/shorts. The tops are nice and tight, not
slipping down or over. They're sleeveless and cut just below the breast
with no belly part at all with a good portion of the clavicle showing.
The shorts are also tight around the waist and upper hips. They are cut
directly on the waist line and upper hips which allows a fine
amount of the tummy and upper legs to show, but it's really good at
hiding the buttocks. It's rad that Hot Toys chose to give these figures
these clothes and I really dig this type of style of clothing and these
female figures prove that women can look great in something like this!
Both of the TrueType gals include the same items, a pair of alternate
hands and a pair of alternate feet. The hands & feet are
different than their regular ones. The right alternate hand is a
trigger finger hand to hold a gun and the left alternate hand is to
grip the stock of a gun such as a rifle. The feet are in an intense
position with the toes down and the heel up as it is running, on the
tip-toes or pushing an object. These alternates are sculpted quite
well! These additional parts are easy to swap but read in the Things to
Watch Out For section for more on that.
The babes also come with a generic Hot Toys stand with only a painted
copyright on the bottom of it. The clip is like the others Hot Toys
includes with their other figures, including a slide out adjustable
metal clamp with two safety pods on the ends. These are the regular
clamps, not the newer crotch style that was with Marcus Wright. While
it's always good that a stand is included with 12 inch figures, these
gals can stand on their own nicely and I'm glad that Hot Toys chose to
have the stands and especially the alternate hands and feet, its a cool
Features - ****
The rubber torso over these gals' bodies are such an astounding asset
to them and I definitely count it as a big feature here because it
looks and feels close to the real thing. You can actually lift it up
under the belly and back see the jointed skeleton and push it back
down, its a newer kind of feature that I really dig, I enjoyed this
type of technology on the Xenomorphs and guys such as Dutch and Krauser
and it's makes Machiko look good and like her, these gals join the
Comparison - Compared to other Hot Toys 1/6 figures - ****, compared to
First, both of these gals seem like they are different heights, the
blond is a bit taller than the Cuban even though they are nearly alike.
The scale between these gals and other Hot Toys is very good compared
to guys like John Connor and Marcus Wright, their shorter than them but
not too much and compared to other females by Hot Toys like Machiko,
they are slightly shorter. Compared to Hot Toys figures like the alien
Predators and the Xenomorphs they are way shorter and seem like they
should because the extraterrestrials are giants! Now, compared to
figures like Sideshow, Triad, ZC Girl, Dragon, BBI and others, it
really varies especially with ZC Girl and Triad because Triad's gals
are shorter and ZC Girls are quite tall. While if you are OK with these
heights whether you accept it and/or pretend it they do look quite
tubular with others, it doesn't make a different to Me because I think
its cool to have a bunch of different gals together no matter who and
what they are as long as they are in the same scale but it's you that's
gotta make your call! I have included some comparison photos so look on
While the TrueType honeys aren't indestructible, they are made well.
However, the arms and legs are made out of a thinner type of plastic
that could be thicker especially the hinged knees because the plastic
is quite weak there. Otherwise they are made well.
Value - ***1/2
I obtained these gals from the Big Bad Toy Store at $39.99 each plus
$9.19 shipping totaling $89.17 and while to some that may seem a bit
much, they are well worth it because of the ultra realistic rubber skin
and the fantastic rooted hair and of course the super sculpting, not to
mention the cool extra alternate hands & feet plus the stand
and the nice clothing. As I speak, BBTS currently has only the
Caucasian Blonde meaning the Cuban-American IS SOLD OUT! If you like
these gals and want them I suggest to get them or one of them at the
price that I did because that's quite fair. If you gotta go to the eBay
route and pay more for them I wouldn't pay to much more than that for
them. If you pay fifty bucks for one of them not including the shipping
then drop the score down a star, each additional ten you spend, just
knock off a star but say if you some how get lucky and get them for a
price lower than I did than dude, you are quite lucky and getting a
bargain - no, make that a steal!
Factor - ****
Without a single doubt, these gals are a lot of fun. I love posing them
and looking at them with each other, displaying their beauty and also
with other figures because they add such an alternate dream display. I
think that these gals look great the way they are but the cool thing is
that its an option of dressing them up and giving them weapons and I'm
sure they'd look good that way too because just look at them, these
babes just ain't good lookin', they can pack a whallop and are truly
some of the coolest female figures out there!
to Watch Out For -
Well, of course you want to handle these gals like any precious 1/6
figure, their arms are thin and their wrists are even thinner so be
careful turning them. Also a big note is their hinged knees because
there is a visible peg that looks like it could turn, DON'T let it FOOL
you, it DOESN'T turn! One other thing is if you put the them on their
stands and clamp the clamps around their waists, make sure the clamp
pods doesn't clamp or pinch their rubber torso because it will dent
them and possibly make some visible scuffs or marks on them. The dents
will slowly come up and the rubber will regenerate or reshape itself
but the marks are harder to remove. If you have to do that just rub
them gently with your thumb or fingers until it is gone but if it does
come to that and if you do rub them, I only recommend that you do so
very briefly otherwise the color will fade and the rubber skin will
deteriorate. Also, by moving the figures' torso back and forth, you can
lift up the skin under the belly and back by doing this you can see the
jointed skeleton but it can be a bit tricky to put it back in place.
Push it back gently down with your fingers so nothing is hurt and tuck
it under and in the hips.
I recommend keeping the extra hands and feet in their package or a zip
lock bag to make sure you don't lose them. Also, if you have kids, a
boy or a girl or both and they want to play with them or just look at
them I'd only recommend letting them do it if they are a teenager or
someone who takes good care of their own stuff and knows how valuable
these are. Other than that, that is all!
Despite my gripes which are really small, these gals are just a ball!
Sculpted excellently, with wonderful paint apps that makes them great
looking plus sporting a decent amount of articulation with some extras.
These gals are such a great addition to the Hot Toys line up and look
quite fine with other 1/6 scale figures. I'm looking forward for Hot
Toys to improve the leg and ankle articulation and possibly making an
African-American female, Asian female and a Caucasian ginger red haired
female in the near future with different face sculpts. There's nothin'
like adding a female figure to your display, they're the perfect sweet
things to improve a display no matter what kind it may be and
make it way more interesting. if you like women in your 1/6 scale
display then there's no way you can go wrong with these two gals!
Packaging - ***1/2
Sculpting - ****
Paint - ****
Articulation - ***
Accessories - ****
Outfit - ****
Special Features - ****
Scale Comparison - Compared to other Hot Toys 1/6 figures - ****,
compared to others, varies
Quality - ***
Fun Factor - ****
Value - ****
Overall - ****
Where to Buy -
I bought Mine at Big
Bad Toy Store, they only have the Caucasian now but you can
also go to eBay
to get the Cuban-American.
Jeff Parker guest reviewed Hot Toys' other beauty, Machiko, the
I have been an action figure collector all My life. I currently collect
12" Sideshow figures of G.I. Joe, Star Wars and Dinosauria items and
various Hot Toys figures. I'm a huge Masters of the Universe fan and
collect the MOTUC. I collect anything Avatar and various NECA figures
and I also collect Godzilla, Gamera and King Kong stuff as well as
comics and movie books. I'm a big fan of Action, Sci-fi, Horror,
Monster films and great comedies like the Three Stooges and John Candy.
I love Movie Scores & Soundtracks, Classical Music, Rock and
Heavy Metal like My all-time favorites Metallica, Oldies and classic
90's R&B. I also love Baseball, Boxing, classic Wrestling,
Classic and Modern Video Games. I absolutely adore Dinosaurs as well as
other Prehistoric and Modern day Animals. I have a passion for
Cryptozoology, Mythical Creatures and Mythology, Alienology &
Ufology, Archaeology, the Bermuda Triangle, Space, Planets and the
Universe, Strange Phenomena, Ghosts etc. And I love Nature and of
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This product was purchased for the review by the reviewer.
Photos and text by Brandon Courtney Miller.