AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (HASBRO)
So, yesterday, I had to review a Thor because it was Thor’s Day. Obviously, I have to review an Iron Man today, what with it being….Friron Man’s Day? Not buying it? Yeah, that’s okay, I don’t blame you. I’m still reviewing the Iron Man figure, though. You know, because, well, I reviewed all of the others. So, without further ado, here’s another Iron Man! Woo!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Iron Man is the last figure in Series 1 of the basic Avengers: Infinity War line. Tony is seen here in his brand-new Mark XLVIII armor, which is being called the “Bleeding Edge” armor, after a similarly advanced armor from the comics (pretty much all of the movie armors since Mk 43 have been patterned on the Bleeding Edge’s design, but it sounds like they’re actually using the name this time). The figure stands 5 3/4 inches tall and he has 11 points of articulation. The sculpt is once again all-new. It reflects the more organic nature of this armor’s design pretty well. It’s very smooth and sleek; sort of divergent from the rest of the figures from this assortment so far, who have all been full of a lot rough textures. It does make this figure seem a bit simpler at first, and I wasn’t sure I liked that so much, but ultimately, I’ve found it to actually be a very clean and polished looking figure. I also quite like the repulsor hand on the right arm; it’s a subtle change-up in the posing, but it adds a lot of character to the figure, as well as offering up some more variety in posing. The paint is, like the sculpt, rather on the basic side; mostly he’s just molded in the appropriate red, with paint for the gold, silver, and blue. The application is mostly pretty clean, though there’s a little bit of missing paint right at the top of Tony’s faceplate here. Other than that, it’s solid work. Iron Man includes a…cannon? Something like that. It’s done up to match his armor, which is nice enough. I don’t know if it’s actually going to be in the movie, though, especially since it’s hand-held, which doesn’t quite seem like Tony’s style. It’s also rather awkward for him to hold. Really can’t see this getting much use, from collectors or kids, honestly. It does at least have a peg for attaching the included Infinity Stone, which, for those keeping track, is the Time Stone. Well, as long as it’s with *one* of the Sherlock Holmeses, I guess it’s okay.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Iron Man was the last of these I picked up. I actually just got him within the last week, grabbed from my local TRU during one of my many visits. I’d seen him a few times before, when I picked up the others. Since there were an odd number of figures, and I grabbed the others during “buy-one-get-one” sales, he was just the actual odd-man-out every time. I’m glad I finally grabbed him. I mean, an Iron Man’s an Iron Man, but I didn’t have one in this particular style, and this design is actually pretty strong.