This crate arrived at my doorstep a few days ago and got me all excited. It is none other than Hot Toys MMS80 (Movie Masterpiece Series) Collector's Edition 1/6 scale Iron Man Mark I. The "crate" is actually the slipcase that Hot Toys include as part of all their MMS packaging and it's nice to know that Hot Toys put so much effort into first impressions because the packaging alone is impressive!
The box cover is similar to their earlier release of Iron Man Mark III. Whilst Iron Man Mark III box cover showcased the sleek look of the red chest (see post HERE), this Hot Toys Iron Man Mark I cover shows the unrefined and crude look of the first iron suit.
The box cover opens to reveal the miniature "arc reactor" built and embedded into Tony Stark's chest to keep shrapnel from working its way to his heart and killing him.
Product shots are shown on the back of box packaging
The box cover flap unravels to reveal a top half bust picture of Hot Toys Iron Man Mark I, similar to what they did with the Mark III version. A short description on the inner flap reads: "While traveling overseas on business, Tony Stark is gravely injured after being ambushed and taken hostage. While in captivity, Stark is ordered to build a super-weapon capable of worldwide destruction. Instead, determined to escape and ultimately confront the demons of his past, Stark constructs a nearly invincible suit of armor equipped with powerful repulsor rays and high-altitude flight capability and escapes. Upon his return to America, he becomes the red-and-gold warrior Iron Man, vowing to don his powerful armor to protect the world."
Includes an Instruction Sheet on light-up function, battery installation (button cell batteries included, by the way) and other not-so-obvious functions such as fire shield and fore-arm missiles
Iron Man Mark I in its tray, waiting to be unleashed upon the world
Accessories: Bupkis, None, Zilch, Nada. The Mask has to go on his face and the pair of extra clenched fist hands are customary.
But Hot Toys more than makes up for it with the actual suit of armor itself - it is a thing of beauty - IRON beauty!! It makes you breathless and hyperventilate when you hold it in your hands.
First - the head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. There's no mistaking that it is him behind the mask but the look is a bit blank, like he's staring at something but not really focusing on anything. IMHO The prototype pictures of Robert Downey Jr's head sculpt is way better than the final product (see Preview pictures HERE). I prefer the sweaty look of the prototype.
It's great to know that Hot Toys put their passion into their products and are not just out to make money because for the price you pay, you certainly get the value and quality. Hot Toys certainly put a lot into this product and the final outcome is one of amazing quality with stunning details and clever engineering in toy making. I'll let the details speak for itself!
There is still quite a lot of articulation for an armored figure. Because of the amount of armor on this suit of iron, I didn't expect the kind of movement that was possible with this 1/6 figure. He's able to bend his arms and legs and move his hips and neck as one would expect with the actual armor. Hats off to the Hot Toys team for a job well done!!! And I haven't gone on to the light-up features yet.
And now let's see how Hot Toys MMS Movie Masterpiece Series Iron Man Mark I looks
In the NEXT POST, we'll zoom in on all the fine detailing that went into the making this 1/6 suit of iron but the verdict is out - this figure is stunningly AWESOME!!!