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Predatorstuff Reviews the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark II Figure!

July 31st, 2009

The latest offering from Hot Toys in their Iron Man line has arrived and it’s a beauty!  Read on for my review of the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark II figure and we’ll go over what’s hot and what’s not in usual Predatorstuff fashion…

 

First off, if you haven’t already read my review of the Hot Toys Mark III figure, you should probably check that out first because the overall sculpt minus the rivets is exactly the same, as well as the articulation and overall features, so I won’t be going to deep on those aspects like I did last time.  I should also note that this is the regular Mark II edition, NOT the Sideshow Exclusive edition.  HOWEVER, the Exclusive version is IN-STOCK as a second opportunity at Sideshow, click here for the product page if you want to place an order!

Let’s have a look at the general specs shall we?

Sideshow Collectibles is proud to bring you the latest addition to Hot Toys’ Movie Masterpiece Series of 12-inch figures, Iron Man! Each 12-inch Movie Masterpiece Series figure features Hot Toys’ fully articulated 12-inch figure body and a generous number of accessories. Now, from the recent MARVEL blockbuster film comes the Iron Man MARK II figure!

The Sideshow Exclusive version of the Iron Man Mark II 12 inch Figure includes a unique feature available nowhere else: Pedestal with Armor Display

The Iron Man Mark II 12 inch Figure features:

  • Stands approximate 30 cm tall
  • Over 36 points of articulation
  • Metallic paint
  • Light-up eyes and heart (battery operated – included)
  • Three pairs of interchangeable hands, including light-up repulsor hand
  • Alternate unique head with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
  • 12-inch figure stand
  • Full color display packaging
  • Separate Iron Man heart in display box
  • Sideshow Exclusive: Pedestal with Armor Display

By the way, the Sideshow site has this listed at 23lbs…  I would think that’s a booboo, as it actually weighs about 3lbs.

Once again, Hot Toys ROCKS this figure with an amazing sculpt with tons of detail and awesome articulation just like the Mark III, allowing you to pose it in tons of classic movie poses.  The main difference between this piece and the Mark III in terms of sculpt are the rivets all over the body (which look AWESOME) but also the paint.  I found the Mark III’s red color to be quite dull compared to the prototype photos, but the Mark II’s silver paint application looks AMAZING!  Granted, it’s not a brushed metal look at all, but it’s still a high quality lustrous metallic paint effect with a slightly reflective satin finish that looks amazing in different light conditions.  I had a lot of fun photographing the piece because it almost looks like it’s real chrome when shot in the light booth.

Unfortunately the head sculpt still lacks, and the Tony Stark head once again stays in the box as it looks nothing like him.  In fact, I honestly think this new head is worse than the first one for the Mark III.  The alternate head features Tony Stark with his helmet on, and you have a removable visor that you can lift up and pose as though he’s taking a breather with his suit on and he’s lifted his mask open to cool off.

Whether you ordered the Sideshow exclusive or the regular edition, both include a nifty little tribute to the movie…  you get the first Arc Reactor mounted in a display case like the one Miss Potts makes for Tony Stark with the words "Proof that Tony Stark has a heart" around it.  The tiny case, roughly the size of a quarter, has a switch on the back to turn the Arc Reactor on, and the little tiny clear lid comes off the base.  No word on whether the Arc Reactor can power a micro sized Iron Man suit, but I thought it was a pretty cool little goodie to add to the figure.

The figure also includes the 3 pairs of hands that are standard (open, semi-closed and fist), the hands, chest and helmet that light up via tiny toggle switches on the back and forearms, as well as the base and holder with the little "Mark II" raised name plate.  The articulation is also the same as the Mark III, with the calves that open, forearm mini missiles and the back air flaps.

I am absolutely LOVING what Hot Toys is doing with their IM line and once again, this Mark II is a PERFECT representation of the Mark II for your collection even though it’s a figure and not a statue per-say.  In fact, I would say I like this one even better than the Mark III figure because of the superior paint job and it’s a must-have for you Iron Man fans out there.  Congrats Hot Toys, I hope your Mark I figure is equally as amazing as your Mark II and III pieces. (I have been seeing people state they saw photos of the production Mark I pieces and that they don’t look very good…  apparently the armor paint job looks too plasticky.  I personally have not seen them, so I still have faith these will ROCK!)

With that said, I think it’s time for VIDEO!  Check out YouTube for the full HD video review of the Iron Man Mark II Figure by clicking HERE or the icon below:

 Video Available on YouTube!

I had a blast photographing this piece… he’s really photogenic with that pimpin paint job of his.  Click on the photo icon below for all the high res goods!

 

I think I’m really hooked on the Iron Man thing…  I can’t get enough of these collectibles!  And with the Iron Man Mark III Maquette coming out from Sideshow, looks like the fun won’t be stopping for quite some time.  Hopefully the Maquette’s paint job is up to snuff as that piece is fairly pricey but worth it for a 1:2 mind-blowing movie maquette.  And remember, this piece is back in-stock at Sideshow as a Second Chance opportunity, you can grab it by clicking HERE!

That’s it for me today gang, have an awesome weekend and see you soon!
Dan

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2 Responses to “ Predatorstuff Reviews the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark II Figure! ”

  1. Vince09366 Says:

    Hey
    Thank you for this great review and order information
    I already place my order today and can’t wait receive my from sideshow…^o^

    Review and Photo is the best I can find online
    Cheer

  2. Watch Iron Man 2 Online Says:

    This movie was great. Loved it!

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