Today, I’ll be taking a look at another figure from the Marvel Select line. This time around, it’s from the small assortment of figures released in the line to coincide with the release of Iron Man 3 this past summer.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
War Machine was released as part of the Iron Man 3 subset of the Marvel Select line. Like the rest of the Marvel Select line, they don’t have specific “series”. They tend to just be released on their own, or in pairs. This figure is of course based on the War Machine 2.0 look from the *Tie-In comics to the* Summer Blockbuster Iron Man 3. Yeah, despite it’s presence throughout the tie-in toys, the actual War Machine paint scheme is only in the lead-in comic, and makes no actual appearance in the film. And yet this is the main release figure, and the Iron Patriot is the store exclusive. Bleh. The figure stands roughly 7 inches tall, and has 26 points of articulation. The sculpt is accurate to the suit design from the movie, although it’s a bit thin in the waist area. All the details are nicely done, but some of the armor details are slightly soft. The paint is adequate. It’s not that it’s bad, it’s just a bit bland. It’s lots and lots of greys and silvers. War Machine comes with a stand that resembles a stall from the hall of armor, and an alternate head sans faceplate, so you can see Rhodey’s face. The stand is nice, but it takes up a lot of space. The extra head is cool, and the Don Cheadle likeness is pretty good, although I feel like his skin tone is a tad light for Cheadle, and the eyes are a bit on the wonky side.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Yeah, so right off the bat, this is a figure that ties into a movie where the look presented doesn’t appear in the film. I like the sculpt, but I think with the more exciting Iron Patriot paint scheme, this figure would pop a lot more. They actually did make an Iron Patriot from this sculpt, but it was a Disney Store exclusive, and is difficult to find. And this figure was $12. At $12, this figure is pretty good.