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The confiscated Mark II armor is reverse engineered into the heavily armed War Machine armor at Edwards Air Force Base by the U.S. Air Force and the armor's heavy weapons arsenal of ballistic weaponry was provided by defense contractor Justin Hammer of Stark Industries' rival company Hammer Industries.
What better way to show off Hot Toys 1/6 scale War Machine (it is almost 13 inches tall!) than to show it with weapons fully deployed, ALL of them :) TIP: click on the picture for a bigger and better view
And here are the roundabout pictures for a better grasp of the awesomeness that is Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS120 "Iron Man 2" 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure with all its weapons - One (1) articulated shoulder-mounted gatling gun (M134 7.62 mm minigun), rotatable and multi-directional, One (1) shoulder-mounted cannon (on the right), One (1) shoulder-mounted bunker buster missile launcher with missile (on the left), and Two (2) machine guns (dual arm-mounted FN F2000 Assault Rifles) located below each forearm
IMPORTANT NOTE: READ the Instruction Sheet FIRST before attempting to deploy the weapons. This is NOT a toy, NOT a child's plaything (he's NOT Buzz Lightyear for goodness sake) so take extra care when handling this work of ART!
Hot Toys War Machine comes with metallic gray flat colored painting on armor, with special features on its armor including LED-lighted eyes and chest (battery operated), articulated flaps at the back of armor as well as on his left and right legs
In the film, War Machine's armor is equipped with heavier external armor plating, non-weapons grade repulsors (similar to Iron Man's), enhanced jet boots and backpack jet thrusters that could theoretically reach speeds up to Mach 8, an arc reactor in the chest capable of generating at least eight gigajoules of energy, and multiple external weapons such as dual arm-mounted FN F2000 Assault Rifles, a M134 7.62 mm mini-gun on the right shoulder, and the left shoulder deployed bunker buster missile launchers.
Hot Toys War Machine's articulated shoulder-mounted gatling gun (M134 7.62 mm minigun) also comes with one single belt of ammunition. Theoretically that won't be sufficient at all as it has a rate of fire of 2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute, roughly three times the rate of a typical modern, single-barreled machine gun. It would have to carry a buttload of ammunition on its back to be effective. But hey, we don't question because it makes for great movie viewing and movies aren't real most of the times, only make believe for our entertainment.
Close-ups of the articulated shoulder-mounted gatling gun (M134 7.62 mm minigun), rotatable and multi-directional, shoulder-mounted cannon (on the right) and shoulder-mounted bunker buster missile launcher with missile (on the left)
When Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) is asked by Lt. Col. Rhodes (Don Cheadle) to weaponize the Mark II Iron Man suit, he presents several weapons for them. One of the main weapons Hammer displays is the M134 Minigun. Hammer says that the boys in uniform refer to it as "Uncle Gazpacho" or "Puff the Magic Dragon" when showing it to Rhodes. Even though he correctly identifies it as a 7.62mm, Puff the Magic Dragon was actually the nickname for AC-47 gunships and never used to refer to Miniguns. He also picks it up with ease even though the actual weapon weighs more than 100 lbs with all the parts (only Arnold Schwarzenegger as the iconic T-800 in T2 was able to carry all the weight of the weapon in his hands), but the barrel unit is light enough to pick up. The "War Machine" has the M134 mounted on its right shoulder.
"ED 445 FLTS" is the tail code designation of the 445th Flight Test Squadron, and the modern and heritage United States Air Force logos.
The shoulder-mounted cannon on War Machine's right shoulder has six ports. In the first prototype pictures Hot Toys released, War Machine was shown being equipped with both shoulder-mounted cannons on his left and right shoulders. It also looked like it was meant to be self-attached instead of the now much cooler pop-up cannon hidden as part of War Machine's shoulder armor.
I'm actually quite glad Hot Toys listened to collectors and fans and decided to include the bunker buster missile, along with the missile launcher which is mounted on his left shoulder.
In this picture, you can also see the dual arm-mounted FN F2000 Assault Rifles as well as the extra hands with individual articulated joints on each finger, shown here in fist mode
Two FN F2000 Tactical assault rifles are also mounted on War Machine. It was referred to as the "FN 2000" by Hammer (Sam Rockwell) when seen showing it off to Rhodes.
War Machine putting up his hands to surrender? Note how the dual arm-mounted FN F2000 Assault Rifles can swivel out and away from his forearms - pretty neat!
Don't bet on it! "Repulsors ON" War Machine lights up with its in-built repulsor rays located on his palms, powered by the ultra-bright white LED light-up Micro ARC reactor on its chest (not so BRIGHT in the film though - it's almost painful to look at it)
And that is just a sampling of the AWESOMENESS that is Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series MMS120 "Iron Man 2" 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure - MORE to follow in the next post
Check it out: Hot Toys War Machine and the Iron Man Mark III suit - SIZE comparisons