Sunday, January 26, 2014

Review III: 1/6 scale Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark the Mechanic from Iron Man 3 by Hot Toys

continued from earlier post...

This is the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch figure fully kitted and ready to assault the Mandarin Mansion. After reviewing the box packaging and the 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) in the part 1 review HERE and all the wonderful 1/6 scale gear and accessories that come with this figure HERE, it's finally time to put both figure and accessories together for the complete look :)

Tony Stark may not have his Iron Man suit but he proves that he is still pretty much the superhero as he takes down the Mandarin all by himself in the 2013 movie "Iron Man 3". Relying on his courage and the desire to do the right thing and bring the Mandarin to justice, Stark conjures up a whole array of home-made weapons from parts and pieces bought from the local D.I.Y. store in preparation for his assault on the terrorist's fortress, guarded heavily by a bunch of armed thugs. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures :)

I think the hood is a little small on the black zip hoodie. It should cover more of his head and cast a shadow over his face. As it is, you can still make out who is under the hood which defeats the purpose. Examples of nice 1/6 scale hoods: Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol" (pictures HERE) and kitbashed Bruce Willis as David Dunn in "Unbreakable" (posted HERE). Or course, the Jedis knew a thing or two about hoods e.g Young Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars Episode III (reviewed HERE) and old Ben from Star Wars Episode IV posted HERE.

Tony uses a specially designed gloved right palm with wire to render one of the thugs unconscious by placing it on his head and electrocuting him with it. The modified nail gun held in his right hand was also an effective weapon.

All the goodies on his backpack / sling bag have already been covered in much detail previously HERE

The only thing not right is the head sculpt. Tony Stark only sustains these injuries after his assault and subsequent capture so this 1/6 scale battle damaged head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark the Mechanic from Iron Man 3 by Hot Toys rightfully should be when he manages to free himself from his bonds and is fighting off the bad guys with some of his armor i.e. right forearm armor and left leg armor.

Close-up views of the gloved right palm with wire

1/6 scale child's digital watch and nail gun

Tony Stark's sling backpack of goodies :)

NEXT: Hot Toys Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic with his armor to fight off the bad guys

1 comment:

Traci said...

Very cool! The dirty sneakers are very amusing.