I was fortunate enough to be in Singapore during the Avengers Assemble event at the Serangoon Nex Mall last Saturday, April 28. The comic book geek in me got excited, as I'm sure there will be tons of neat stuff to do over there.
But you know what's even neater? Hot Toys will be at the event!
When I got there, I was greeted with rows upon rows of The Avengers merchandise, from clothes to stickers to toys, some of them I haven't even seen here in the Philippines! There were also some sweet displays of Sideshow busts and statues, Marvel Bishoujo statues and even funky cosplaying teddy bears (!).
But what really caught my eye was the Hot Toys portion of the event, where the awesome yet expensive Hot Toys figures of the cast of The Avengers were on display. Thor, WW2 Captain America, Black Widow and Nick Fury were on display, and I shed a silent tear as I discreetly touched my wallet, filled with nothing but receipts and an MRT ticket.
The star of the show was the limited edition Hot Toys The Avengers Iron Man Mark VI (Movie Promo version) [whew!] that was launched during the event, who sports a full headsculpt, an Avengers-exclusive stand, and other cool stuff. Apparently there are only 3000 pieces of this in existence!
I didn't get out of there empty-handed. I had the chance to snag a limited-edition The Avengers MyStamp set, which is basically a set of postage stamps with designs based on the upcoming superhero movie. Being a philatelist in my younger years, this was too good to pass up!
The Avengers Assemble event will run until May 6, 2012 at the Serangoon Nex Main Atrium Hall. There's more info over at the Nex website. If you somehow find yourself within the vicinity, check it out!