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No big surprise for Hot Toys to release this figure. It was just a matter of when.
The mark VII was featured in the Avengers movie and marks the return of the circular light in the chest. The differences between this and the previous mark again is very subtle. The first images of the figure unleashed some heated discussions between fans. Mainly concerning about the chest piece and differences compared to the movie version. And of course about the head sculpt.
I have tho admit. Hot Toys set the bar for high quality and lifelike head sculpts very high for themselves . Which resulted in disapoiting head sculpts in their Avengers line. All the sculpt seems to be just off. Well, they still are high quality and lifelike and to be fair, we’ve seem some great sculpts like Loki and Black Widow and I am more than curious to judge them them real life. But overall you expect better from Hot Toys.
Like this head sculpt of Robert Downey. To me it’s not Downey. It could be his brother. Sure, it’s a great sculpt and I love that little smirk, but he looks more like Dustin Hoffmann to me than Robert Downey.
What sets this figure apart from the rest of the Avengers line are it’s accessories. It’s common place for an Iron Man figure. Interchangeable armor plates, battle damage and a an extra head.
Unfortunatelythis is felt by the steep price tag. Did the previous Iron Man mark II (version 2.0) go for just under 200 euros. This baby would go up to 250 euro featuring far less accessories.
That’s where I will draw the line. This would probably my last Iron Man. I also dare to say that, because the images I’ve seen of the new Iron Man armor from the third movie didn’t get my heart pumping. In the meantime, this mark won’t be released before March 2013. So I have to time to save up.
For images and specifications, read more after the jump.
Only five days until The Avengers hit the big screen.
To give in the excitement, the forward days I’ll post a character from the movie by offering a little bio and a wallpaper from Wyndham Rewards.
Tony Stark, Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.).
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I am really excited about the upcoming Avengers. So wadda ya think of another clip? Robert Downey confronts Tom Hiddleston with a headcount.
Having missed the first release of the mark I from Hot Toys, this is welcomed news.
I find the Mark I one of the best and most iconic armor from the Iron Man line. Why I didn’t bought the figure back in 2009, is beyond me.
I just ordered my first sixth scale figure from Hot Toys as try-out; the Iron Man mark III. So not having this figure in my possession yet (the mark III came out in february 2009), I guess it was too much ordering the mark I. I still was not convinced 12″ figures were the toys for me.
Clothing on the figures were my main concern.
The Hot Toys Wolverine changed all that, but that was a few months later.
Back to this figure. Al ready got him pre-ordered. This is a must have for my little Iron Man collection.
Soon I’ll have the mark II, III, V and VI complete with The mark I as topping.
Besides, this figure looks kick-ass! The head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. is just amazing.
So here are the details:
Marvel’s The Avengers is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers will be released May 4, 2012.