Iron Man is here and ready for action! With his repulsors fully charged and his hypervelocity pulsejet boots fueled and ready, the bad guys donít stand a chance. Heís a super sonic savior, an awesome armored hero, and heíll blast through or soar over anything that stands in his way!
The sculpt, details, and paint are impressive on this figure. The red and gold have a metallic shine to it unlike other Iron Man figures. The proportions of the figure are excellent. There are also panel lines and ridges all over the figure, which combined with the paint job is very close to the movie look. For a toy that is obviously marketed to children, Hasbro made the detail and appearance good enough so that Iron Man would look good on the shelf for a collector.
The overriding factor of this toyís appearance is the paint job. There are virtually no problems with the paint and I wish all Iron Man figures had this sort of shine. There are some problems though. The stance of the legs is wide, and the arms are far out from the side, and they will stay that way. Because of his stance, he doesnít look like heís standing very naturally. After having him on the shelf for a while I got used to it though.
Iron Man doesnít go very well with Marvel Legends Icons figures because heís a little on the small side. Heís about the same height as the Icons Magneto figure, but looks small compared to figures like Captain America. Iron Man should be a little bit of a larger stature, so he doesnít look quite right among Icons figures. The scale on Icons figure hasnít been entirely consistent though, so he could possibly be worked into an Icons display. Overall though, he looks superb on display, it is the other features of the figure that cause problems.
Articulation is limited because of the wires and electronics in the figure for the sound and light effects. There is no torso joint and what is essentially a ďTĒ crotch. The knees and elbows are a single pin that bend about 90 degrees. The shoulders donít go back at all, but can go straight up. The legs bend about 90 degrees like the knees. The head tends to look up slightly, and canít go down. The head can go up a small amount. Overall range of motion and articulation on this figure are pretty limited. He does shoot included missiles though.
Since heís such a large figure, it would be nice if he had a more natural stance. Poses are extremely limited because of the lack of articulation, but there are a couple he can do. He looks ok in a group of Icons figures, but I wouldnít really expect him to be in a fighting pose. Considering that my Icons figures on the shelf end up not being in dynamic poses because they take up so much room, heís actually about the same on the display shelf. Especially if his arms are hidden because there are figures in front of him, he looks just like an Icons figure.
Final Judgment: 6
Because of the size of this figure, articulation isnít as important to put the figure on display. In terms of the look of the armor, I would actually rank him above the Toybiz 12Ē Iron Man. This figure could use some improvements, but my biggest gripe is that his stance wide, which isnít a big problem when heís standing in a group. The score is going to stay at a 6 though, because losing the action features for more articulation would have gone a long way toward what Iím looking for as a collector.
10. My favorite possession.
9. My favorite action figure.
8. One of my favorite action figures.
7. An excellent action figure.
6. A good, but not exceptional action figure.
5. An adequate action figure.
4. Not worth the money I spent.
3. I'll give it to somebody's kid.
2. I'll give it to somebody's dog.
1. It's going to lose a fight with my car.
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