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7:00 PM on 04.05.2014

Cardboard Iron Man is the best paper-based superhero ever

Maybe it's just me, but cardboard is starting to feel like the construction medium of this generation. Sure, people have been making boxy robot costumes out of cardboard for decades now, and they're alright, but just look at...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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11:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Under the Radar: Sentinel announces three Iron Man figures

A couple of weeks ago, Sentinel teased a new line of action figures on their Facebook page, the first of which will feature Iron Man. Specifically it was an illustration of Iron Man's Bleeding Edge armor, which takes a lot of...

Tianxiao Ma

Avengers figma Iron Man has us in Mark 7 heaven photo
Avengers figma Iron Man has us in Mark 7 heaven
by Martin Siggers

We've already had the God of Thunder drop in on us, but now it's time for the second in Max Factory's range of Avengers figmas to take flight. Surprising no-one, it's noted beard-and-moustache connoisseur, enthusiastic drinker, and occasional superhero Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

Iron Man's depicted in his 'Mark 7' armour which he dons in the latter part of The Avengers, a chunky, classically styled suit. No mincing words, this figma looks absolutely stunning. The sharp, clean armour lines, the outstanding red-and-gold-paintjob, the perfectly integrated joints (always an advantage of robotic-style figures)...it's A grade stuff from top to bottom. There's also the tempting option of the 'Full Spec.' version. Exclusive to the Good Smile Online Shop, it adds extra parts to depict his wrist-mounted missiles and rocket backpack, while also including an extra head which shows off the man underneath the machine.

The problem here is the same one which popped up with Thor, which is price. figma Iron Man will cost a breathtaking ¥7,800, while the Full Spec. version clocks in at ¥8,800. No two ways about it, that's a LOT of money, especially for something as small as a figma. It's also worth pointing out that (probably due to licencing issues) they aren't listed on the international GSC Shop page, so you'll have to navigate through the Japanese store. If you remain unfazed, Iron Man lands this August, and you can pre-order him by clicking below.

[ Pre-order regular ver. at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan | Good Smile Company Online Shop (Japanese only) ]

[ Pre-order Full Spec ver. at Big in Japan | Good Smile Company Online Shop (Japanese only) ]

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1:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Iron Man is the inspiration for the latest Wartoise

Andrew Byham's latest custom Wartoise has a pretty obvious influence. The I Am Irontoise custom is designed around the bulky silver Mk I Iron Man armor, as seen in both the comics and film, complete with welded together metal...

Brian Szabelski

3:45 PM on 02.09.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Giant figma roundup

I'm sure it comes to no one's surprise that there were a lot of new figma on display at Wonder Festival. But could you really predict just how varied the offerings this time around would be? They really dug out some unexpecte...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Hot Toys unleashes Whiplash Mark II

Four years ago, Hot Toys unleashed its 1/6-scale Whiplash figure, featuring Mickey Rourke's distinct likeness, and it was pretty good. So what could be better? How about a Whiplash Mark II figure?  That's exactly what Ho...

Brian Szabelski

12:00 AM on 01.03.2014

Hot Toys goes to space with Iron Man Mk. XXXIX Starboost

Another day, another Hot Toys announcement, yet another Iron Man. This isn't any ordinary armor, as its the Mark XXXIX Starboost that is the latest to join the extensive lineup. Considering there's already the Mk 42, Igor, He...

Andres Cerrato

10:00 PM on 12.26.2013

Bring the Nendoroid Iron Patriot home to Amurrica

Nothing screams "patriotism" like a red, white, and blue deco'd War Machine. As such, red-blooded Americans (and Iron Man 3 fans) should be overjoyed to learn that GSC's Nendoroid Iron Patriot is now available for pre-order. ...


A closer look at Nendoroid Iron Man Mark 42 photo
A closer look at Nendoroid Iron Man Mark 42
by Brian Szabelski

Nendoroid Iron Man Mark 42 Hero's Edition is shipping out today, which only makes it appropriate that Kahotan recently previewed him in full. Galleries have been done on the Hall of Armor base before, but more importantly, we get to see the box Iron Man comes in. It's super, super shiny all over the place, and features a Hall of Armors pattern on the inner flap area.

Those of you who pre-ordered the Mark 42 Iron Man should be getting him sometime in the next couple weeks, hopefully, depending on your local shipping times. Anyone out there really looking forward to their pre-order arriving?

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5:00 PM on 12.10.2013

Hot Toys' Dynamic Figure Stand stands alone

[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open] Hot Toys has released photos for its Dynamic Figure Stand, designed to accommodate 1/6 scale figures (such as the Iron Man and Tony Stark seen in the gallery). The Dynamic Figure Stand appare...


10:00 AM on 11.17.2013

3A Toys x Marvel Iron Man comes out of the cave

It's been a while since Iron Man was revealed to be the first figure in the collaboration between 3A Toys and Marvel. My initial reaction wasn't that great, but I think this is somehow starting to grow on me given the newest ...

Andres Cerrato

9:00 AM on 10.24.2013

Tony Stark is extra cute as a Cosbaby

Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, the Iron Patriot, and more from Iron Man 3 have been shrunk down to adorable Cosbaby form by Hot Toys. Actually, these flew under our radar, as the above are a series 2 release for the film. The full...

Kristina Pino