The Iron Man property has been the bread and butter for Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles. A long line of Iron Man armors and characters have made their way to astonishingly detailed, high-end collectibles figures. With each entry in the on-going line being highly sought after, selling out, and often going for twice as much on auction and collector sites. Because there are enough people who are Tony Stark rich, Hot Toys has 2 new 1/6th scale figures coming to the Iron Man collectible family; with Iron Man 3′s Pepper Potts and Age of Ultron‘s Iron Man XLV Armor.
Iron Man 3 is not the best of anything to do with Iron Man, but the film did feature a number of cool Iron Man armors, and we did see Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts kicking some butt… by turning into a human furnace thanks to that Extremis thing, which was a lame, but still. Pepper Potts is an integral part of Tony Starks life. She’s runs Stark enterprises and keeps Tony in check. How’s that sang go – behind every great man, is a great woman.
Given the severe lack of the Women in Marvel getting their own equal share of toys and collectibles, Hot Toys is slowly starting to right that wrong. They’ve had a couple Black Widow figures, there is a Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maria Hill figure in the works. And, now, Pepper Pot joins the line of 1/6th scale figurines.
The figure is based on the likeness of Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in the film, and features a newly developed head sculpt with long straight light reddish-blonde real fabric hair, finely tailored costume, an interchangeable Iron Man Mark IX right arm with LED light-up function, and figure stand.
Pepper can be purchased individually or as part of a collector’s set with a Mark IX Iron Man. The Mark IX collectible figure features metallic red and gold-colored armor with weathering effects, interchangeable armor parts, LED light-up functions, and a dynamic figure stand ideal for mid-air poses. The collectible figures set will exclusively include a Pepper Potts in Mark XLII helmet head sculpt interchangeable on the Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Mark XLII collectible figure.
The featured Armor in Iron Man 3 was the Mark XLVII. Sure it featured nanotechnology that allowed each piece to fly by the will of Tony Starks mind, which made it convenient. The look of it, though, was off-putting. It was like the Ketchup and Mustard got into a fight and Mustard won. Thankfully, Tony did away with this design (blew it up actually) and went back to his classic red and gold color combo in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The XLV Iron Man armor is arguably the coolest looking design yet. Naturally, it was destined for the Hot Toys Iron Man line.
The Hot Toys figure features a sophisticatedly sculpted armored body, specially applied metallic red, gold and silver colored paint with weathering effects, great articulations with armor parts linkage designs, LED light-up functions on various parts of armor, and a specially designed diorama base with a Ultron Sentry (Prime) body!
A Special Edition of the figure will be available in select markets, and includes bonus additional 1/4th scale Ultron Sentry (Prime) head sculpt and a secret accessory.
Both figures are to be released Q2 – Q3, 2016
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