Most Third Party figure companies avoid producing characters that the larger, official companies have already called dibs on. However, most Third Party companies aren’t By-Art. Much like their recently-released Transcendent 1:6 Scale Figure, which looks an awful like a certain Man of Steel, they’ve announced a similarly-represented character: The Cold Warrior. Available for preorder now, this figure is of a more Marvelous nature.
Okay, so clearly By-Art’s The Cold Warrior is heavily inspired by the recent look for Marvel’s Bucky Barnes himself, the Winter Soldier. Hot Toys has already announced a nearly-identical figure, based on Bucky’s look in the Falcon and The Winter Soldier series. So, why would anyone get this?
Well, besides the fact that you’ll get this released before the official version, you also won’t have to deal with a pleather vest you’ll have to maintain and worry over forever. This seems like a small deal, but as someone who has plenty of 1/6 scale figures with pleather, it can be a pain in the butt. Also, judging from the aforementioned Transcendent figure, this will likely be a solid take on the character and a solid figure. Throw in the much cheaper price tag and, well, why not get this?