Hey there FiQ Fans! We’re at the final Friday of April, and that means it’s time for our fourth installment of the FiQ Friday Fab Five @ 5! In honor of the theatrical release of Infinity War, I’ll be taking a look at the top five Iron Man action figures!
Starting off more on the modern end of things, Hasbro’s version of Iron Man’s newest armor is one of their most fun variants of the character. The design transfers well to the new Legends style, and he’s got a fun set of extras packed-in that really add a lot of value.
#4: Modular Iron Man – Iron Man (Toy Biz)
The “standard” Iron Man of Toy Biz’s ‘90s cartoon tie-in line, who makes use of the then current Modular armor. The concept for this line is perhaps a little dated years later, but the figures still have a lot of charm.
The high point of Marvel Legends‘ first series, and, amazingly enough, one of only two classic Iron Men that Toy Biz put out during their lengthy tenure with the Marvel license. Like all early Legends, he shows his age, but he’s still very impressive for what he is.
#2: Iron Man – Marvel Minimates (Diamond Select Toys)
A lot of firsts on this list. This is one of them. Iron Man’s first Minimate really nailed the classic armor’s style, and apart from those old-style feet, he still holds up well even now.
#1: Iron Man – World’s Greatest Super Heroes (Mego)
It’s hard to beat the classics, and it’s hard to forget your first. Iron Man’s first action figure came at the hands of Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Yeah, the nose is goofy (though not inaccurate; Tony’s armor had the nose for a short period of time), but this was really one of Mego’s crown jewels.
(Photo courtesy of Mego Museum; my figure’s in slightly ratty shape)