Monday, January 27, 2014

"Repulsor ON!" Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch figure from Iron Man 3 by Hot Toys - Review IV

continued from previous post...

Most likely my last and final post / review of the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch limited edition collectible action figure. This is why I enjoy collecting 12-inch action figures more than statues and smaller sized plastic molded figures. Most statues are expensive (to me anyway), cast from stone and being statues, are stiff, rigid and non pose-able which means that one toy blog post will more or less cover it. This particular figure from Hot Toys took me four posts to cover all the different aspects before I am satisfied. That's because there are so many variations that can be had with this figure and the pose-ability adds another dynamic dimension to it, not to mention the newly developed and specially designed Hot Toys Advanced body (which stands approximately 30 cm tall) with over 30 points of articulation including LED light on chest (battery operated chest arc reactor) covered in my part 1 review HERE.

The thing with the smaller scale action figures is that most of them are cast and molded in plastic with all their costumes and gear molded as one-piece before cuts are made to their body parts to enable articulation. That loses the realistic appeal for me especially since 1/6 scale figures are clothed / outfitted in fabric costumes / uniforms or can be even clad in armor if required. Scroll down to check out the pictures of Hot Toys 1/6 scale Tony Stark the Mechanic clad in some of his Iron Man Mark 42 (XLII) armor.

After assaulting the Mandarin Mansion (see previous post) and finding out that the Mandarin is a creation of Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), who appropriated Maya's Extremis research as a cure for his own disability and expanded the program to include injured war veterans, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is captured and taunted by Maya, who was working with Aldrich all along. Stark manages to escape by remotely summoning the Iron Man Mark 42 suit.

The Mark 42 (XLII), Prehensile Suit, is known for its special ability to fly in separate pieces and wrap itself around Tony's body, piece by piece through a "state-of-the-art" computer chip that was implanted in his forearms, which enables him to mentally communicate with his armor.

Here are close-up pictures of the right forearm armor with right armored palm that comes with improved articulation, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated). Originally posted HERE.

Hot Hot Toys 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch Limited Edition action figure also comes with left leg armor.

Here's 12-inch Tony Stark with his 1/6 scale right armored repulsor palm which also has the alernate wrist armor as well. These armor pieces are different from the armor suited Iron Man figures because the leg armor is hollow in the centre so that it can slip into his left leg with pants / jeans. The right forearm armor is connected to a right human elbow joint via magnets which connects to the upper arm.

Scroll down to see the close-up pictures of the light-up gauntlets / right armored repulsor palm

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