From Hot Toys:
Tony Stark has built a number of new suits in Iron Man 3. Aldrich Killian and his Extremis soldiers proved to be a formidable force and Tony has to initiate the “House Party Protocol” to confront them.
We are excited to present one of the brand new armors from Tony Stark’s “House Party Protocol” – 1/6th scale Heartbreaker (Mark XVII) Limited Edition Collectible Figurine, the Artillery Level RT Suit. It features red and gold-colored armor, and LED light-up functions.
Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series (NOT die-cast) MMS212 Iron Man 3 1/6 scale Heartbreaker (Mark XVII) Limited Edition Collectible Figure features: Authentic likeness of Heartbreaker (Mark XVII), the Artillery Level RT Suit, in the Iron Man 3 movie. Approximately 30 cm tall with Over 36 points of articulations. Special features on armor: Red and gold-colored painting on armor, LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped RT on chest (white light, battery operated). Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated), One (1) pair of forceful fists, One (1) pair of repulsor palms. Improved articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
I think that it's good that it's not die-cast as it doesn't jack up the costs. Furthermore, with die-cast metal parts, there's always the concern of the paint chipping off. A figure made of plastic which cost less (including shipping costs) can be painted to look metallic as Hot Toys has shown us in the past. Let's not get overboard or all hyped up with metallic die-cast figures (especially the Super Alloy ones) because it only means we have to pay more money for less figures. I would rather have more figures to enjoy than have to pick and choose which ones to buy just because they are made of die-cast material but in the end, look just the same when displayed.
Accessory: One (1) circular figure stage with transparent pillar
**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Battery included for collectible figure. Button cells are required
Release date: Q1, 2014