Going around the blogosphere today, is this Hot Toys 1/6th scale figure of Iron Man from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Other sites have been toting it as “First Look at New Iron Man Armor from AOU”. Uh, excuse me, but wasn’t there a Age of Ultron trailer released a few weeks ago which got a billion or so views, and in it, multiple appearances/shots of the actual on screen Iron Man in armor? Release a toy, and now suddenly everyone cares? It befuddles me sometimes how certain things gain momentum around the net. Regardless, this is one of the best Iron Man toys submitted unto Nerddom and truth be told, it does give us our best close-up look at the new armor. Have looksie after the break and file it under “stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t afford to have”.
The figure is made of die cast metal and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Mark XLIII inAvengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted Tony Stark helmeted head sculpt, metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathered effects, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama base with a damaged Ultron Mark I. A special edition will be available for selected markets which includes a LED lighted battle damaged helmet as bonus accessory.
Best looking Iron-Man armor in the movies so far, in my opinion. I own quite a few Hot Toys figures (check out my review of the 1/6th scale Batman and Robin figures from the 1960’s TV series), but have been holding out on getting an Iron Man figure. I didn’t get into Hot Toys until just this year, so I missed owning a Iron Man figure from the first and second movie, and those resell on Ebay for almost twice as much as what they originally sold for. Sideshow Collectibles sells quite a few armors from Iron Man 3, but I rather loathed that flick and don’t want to be reminded of it. Plus, all the suits were destroyed at the end of the movie. Looking at this figure, I think I might finally take the plunge.
Currently, there has been no price or release date announced. However, if previous Iron Man Diecast figures are suspect, it’s safe to assume the figure to repulsor blast your wallet around the $300-350 mark. As with previous Hot Toys releases, expect the figure to be made available for pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles prior to its release.
And if you think this’ll be expensive, just wait till they do the Hulkbuster suit.
Category: Cool Stuff