#3142: Iron Giants



Okay, so I wrapped up the Retro-styled Star Wars figures yesterday, but I’m not pivoting away from the whole retro thing entirely just yet.  Instead, I’m doing one more day, this time turning my sights on 1999’s 1950s-era space-race coming of age robot story, The Iron Giant.  It’s certainly a favorite of mine, and it’s had a growing presence in the toy world in the last few years.  One of the most recent additions comes courtesy of Super 7’s ReAction brand.  I’ll be taking a look at a couple of those today!


The Iron Giants, both with Hogarth and with Super symbol, are two of the three figures that make up the Iron Giant ReAction Figures line-up, with the other being the “Weapon” version from the film’s climax.  The figures both stand just a hair shy of 4 inches tall and they have 5 points of articulation.  The sculpts between the two are largely very similar, as expected.  The arms and legs are entirely the same, with the heads and torsos getting minor deviations.  The “with Hogarth” version is meant to be a standard variant of the character, with no extra frills or anything, and a fairly all-purpose expression.  The Super version has the torso modified to add the “S”, as well as a goofy grin on the head, which feels pretty perfect for the scene.  Both sculpts are a really solid recreation of the character’s on-screen design, and there’s a lot of really sharp technical detailing, which looks really good.  The paint work is pretty basic, since he’s mostly just molded in the proper colors, so it’s really just the eyes and the darker grey accents, as well as the “S” on the Super version.  The main version includes a small micro figure of Hogarth (which is admittedly far too large for proper scaling, but for the style of figure, it makes sense), while the Super version is without any extras.


After a rather long gap in terms of toy coverage, I’ve been pretty thrilled by all the cool Iron Giant stuff recently.  That said, I didn’t jump on these immediately, largely due to the heightened price point on ReAction figures.  When All Time was able to get them in and set me up with an alright deal on them, as well as give me the chance to see them in-person, I was a much easier target.  I really dig them.  They’re kind of basic, but I like having something more on the basic side.

Thanks to my sponsors at All Time Toys for setting me up with these figures for review.  If you’re looking for toys both old and new, please check out their website.

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