In the 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, Tony Stark's home is completely destroyed by the Mandarin's forces and he escapes to rural Tennessee in the Iron Man Mark 42 armor suit, following a flight plan from his investigation into the Mandarin. Stark's experimental armor lacks sufficient power to return to California, and the world believes him dead. Tony Stark has to depend on his wits instead of his armor suits to overcome his shortcomings (including post traumatic stress disorder caused by the events of "The Avengers" where he had a near-death experience) and becomes an American James Bond type figure when he assaults the Mandarin Mansion in a bid to stop the terrorist.
This is the recently released Hot Toys 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch Limited Edition action figure with authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the Iron Man 3 movie, including Battle damaged head sculpt with movie-accurate facial features with detailed beard, wrinkles and skin texture. What's more? It features the Hot Toys Advanced body (which stands approximately 30 cm tall) with over 30 points of articulation including LED light on chest (battery operated). Scroll down to see the pictures and part 1 review of this very well made figure.
Hot Toys box packaging is pretty standard nowadays. It consists of a simple shoe-box design. Lift up the lid and it opens to reveal the contents / items inside. In this case, there's a card with the words "I am Iron Man"covering the contents.
Hot Toys 1/6 scale Tony Stark is in his tray with all his accessories around him. This particular Hot Toys movie masterpiece has a lot of goodies that come with him and they are all very cool. More of them in the next post.
But first, it's all about the figure!
This is no ordinary 12-inch figure. The preview photos / pictures don't begin to show what lies beneath all that 1/6 scale fabric clothes he has on.
Hot Toys 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch Limited Edition action figure's costume / outfit consists of: One (1) white vest, One (1) pair of dark blue jeans, One (1) pair of white sneakers, One (1) black zip hoodie
Remove the black hoodie and white vest (T-shirt) and you get to see how this one-of-a-kind Hot Toys TrueType Advanced body (which stands approximately 30 cm tall with over 30 points of articulation) with battery operated LED light on chest looks like. How many figures will have a light-up chest except Tony Stark?
Here's a close-up view of the back with the battery compartment and light switch. Remember my HOT toy collecting tip number 1? REMOVE ALL BATTERIES!!! See my toy blog post HERE for the full details.
Here's how Hot Toys 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch Limited Edition action figure looks topless without his black hoodie and white vest from the front. The arc reactor is implanted in his chest.
Lights ON! The LED light is very BRIGHT when it is switched on.
Close-up view of the Hot Toys 1/6 scale lighted up arc reactor on Tony Stark's chest
Close-up of the arc reactor with LED light switched off.
Close-up views of Tony Stark's 1/6 scale jeans
Close-up pictures of the 1/6 scale white and gray sneakers
Hot Toys 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch Limited Edition action figure with his white AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics) vest
The LED light-up chest (arc reactor) is very BRIGHT when it is switched on and shines through the vest.
Scroll down to see the close-up pictures of the Hot Toys 1/6 scale Battle damaged head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark as seen in the Iron Man 3 movie, with movie-accurate facial features including detailed beard, wrinkles and skin texture. Hot Toys has done a top notch job once again with the sculpting and paint job to deliver a masterpiece :)
NEXT: All the gear and accessories that come with this Hot Toys 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch Limited Edition action figure (Mandarin Mansion Assault Version)