Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Hot Toys Iron Man Mark V
Hot Toys has been milking the Iron Man movie for what it is worth!
They have produced all the suits plus many more variations.
It does not help that in both the Iron Man movies, there are a total of 6 suits and rumor has it that a seventh suit will make its appearance in the The Avengers.
I recently got my hands on Hot Toys Mark V and it is a beauty to behold.
When I was checking the figure at the store, my wife unexpectedly gave out a "WOW!" and everyone stared at us.
Introduced in the second film, the Mark V is a portable suit developed for emergency use made in the six month time gap (between the 2 movies). Lightweight and flexible enough to take the form of a briefcase that's handcuffed to Happy Hogan.
By kicking open the case, inserting his hands into the protruding gloves and placing the main assembly onto his chest, the armor folds out around Stark, quickly forming into a full red-and-silver armor.
The Mark V armor's look was likely inspired by the Silver Centurion armor in the comics.
The packaging is the same for all the Iron Man 2 characters produced by Hot Toys.
I love the metallic feel of the sleeve.
The figure and the accessories are are all stored in one nice tray which I like very much.
The packaging for past Iron Man 2 characters all had a glimpse of the next figure that is due in the series on their sleeves. However for Mark V, there is none. Most likely this figure will be the last of the series.
This suit was developed for emergency use hence it does not have as many fancy stuff as compared to the other suits.
However the sculpting of the suit is perfect and looks really good.
The painting as always is first class!
Accessories are pretty decent.
You get a battle damaged chest plate and arm so you can display it after the battle with Whiplash in Monaco.
Damaged pieces looks real good as you can see all the mangled metal.
Please read the instructions before attempting to do the change. You would not want to break anything especially at Hot Toys pricing
You also get the suitcase that stores the suit, 3 hands and the handcuffs that were used to handcuff the suitcase to Happy Hogan (Tony Stark's chauffeur and personal assistant)
You get two stands for this figure. One is the common stand we usually get along with our Hot Toys figure, however the other stand looks more like what you get from a DX figure.
It has light function and looks real cool. However I am those who do not like to display the figure with the stand. So extra stands mean little to me.
Just like the other suits, this figure also has the standard light function on it head, chest and hands.
However like what Alex from Toy Haven says...please take out the batteries because after some time the batteries will leak and destroy the figure.
Overall another killer figure!
It will fit in nicely with the other "1,000" Hot Toys iron man you might have...:)
Look at all the details...amazing
Awesome details under the chest plate!
Battle damaged Mark V
Let there be light!