R380 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron Iron Man Mark 45 Figure Review

19 09 2015

Iron Man’s Mark 45 armor gets a very impressive action figure thanks to Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line. Based off his appearance in the Avengers Age of Ultron movie, the Mark 45 Armor is amazingly sculpted & painted and comes with an impressive articulation system. Includes extra hands and effect parts, this Iron Man is one of THE BEST figures of shell-head to date. Priced at about $75 (Amazon).

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Avengers Assemble Animated Action Figures

24 08 2013

Scaling at about 3.75″ are these Avengers Assemble action figures based on the hit animated series on Disney XD. These figures have very nice packaging with comic art on the front of the card.

Here we have Captain America which is a reused figure from the Captain America First Avenger series just with light blue metallic paint job. Probably THE BEST recoloring on this figure to date.

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Cap comes with a shield blast launcher. Note the reverseside of the shield cannot be attached to the arms of the figure. WTF?

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You’ll need to grab an attachable Shield from another Captain America to complete this figure. Cap lacks a waist swivel and wrist and ankle articulation.

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This version of the Red Skull maybe his best in the 4 inch scale to date. Loving the hat and overcoat that can be attached to the figure.

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The Red Skull includes a flame thrower type of weapon.

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This is a very cool figure with good articulation but needs a handgun and cosmic cube.

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The invincible Iron Man looks to a be combination of different parts from earlier figures from the Iron Man 2 and Marvel Universe lines. The paint job uses a much plastic-looking colored red.

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A thunder blade shield is included with Iron Man.

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This figure looks great but lacks double jointed knees and wrist and ankle articulation.

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Black Widow looks very cool with nice gold trims and cool head sculpt. I like how the hair has a little flare to it like its flowing in the wind.

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Widow includes a inferno cannon.

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Widow is by far the best of the line and has lots of right articulation points with exception of a waist swivel and ankle rocking. You’ll need to borrow a handgun from another figure (I chose G.I. Joes) to really complete this figure.

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The body mold of this Black Widow is the same one from the Avengers Movie line. Note the different hands, belt and gold paint app differences.

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Even thought Hasbro is just reusing molds, adding minor new parts, doing repaints, the line is solid. These are just showing in retail shops like Toysrus and are priced the same as Marvel Universe figures ($9.99).





Today’s Arrival: Hasbro Iron Man 3 Movie (Series 1) 6″ Action Figure Series: Iron Patriot

7 02 2013

This is the Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn), part of the Iron Man 3 Movie (series 1) 6″ action figure line. Yes, he is a repaint of the Marvel Legends Extremis Iron Man but I gotta say this figure looks much more dynamic with this patriotic color palette. He comes with a build a figure part for the Iron Monger. I got this guy loose without that part.

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As mentioned, the body mold is the same as the Extremis Iron Man. Which looks better in your eyes? Loving the Iron Patriot a lot more in my opinion. Instead of the triangle Arc reactor, Iron Patriot sports a Star shaped chest piece.

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The colors are descent enough: Metallic blue, red, pearl white, and orange colored eyes. The figure could have used an extra layer of white paint. In some areas like the lower abs and face plate, you can see a hint of the underlying color. The photos provided don’t really show this too well but in hand you’ll see it. The Red is a bit bright for my taste and could have been deeper in hue and metallic.

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Iron Patriot has an open blast gesture right hand and a closed left fist. The Extremis Iron Man has the opposite. One nice creative bonuses you can do is part swap between the 2 figures for extra playability. You’ll have to deal with the power sources being different colors though (yellow and white).

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Articulation is Ok. Not much tilting range for the head. The leg articulation at the hips don’t have quite enough range of free motion for spread out leg poses, same can be said of the feet.

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Overall this figure is a great repaint of an already great figure. Those of you trying to build your Dark Avengers team just got a new member to go out and pick up. Retails for $14.99

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R128 Hasbro Walmart Exclusive 6″ Iron Man 2: Mark IV Action Figure Review

3 03 2012

Exclusive released through Walmart.





R117 Hasbro Iron Man 2 Comic Series Iron Man Avanced Armor Action Figure Review

3 03 2012

One of Stark’s coolest suits to date, here’s the Advanced Armor in 3.75” size.





R102 Hasbro Marvel Universe Iron Man Modular Armor Action Figure Review

29 02 2012

Tony Stark’s 2011 armor; The Modular Armor.