I was almost able to pass on the Thanos Wave. Then Tony went and made a new suit of armor in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Well, then I went and found it in the store. It had to be bought at that point. So here he is in all of his red and gold glory.
This guy has all of the articulation we have come to love from the Marvel Legends line by Hasbro. He has the double joints in the elbows and knees that actually give him a bit too much movement, but that is up to the owner’s discretion as to how folded up they want their Iron Man. This version has a lot more red then what we saw with with Mark 42 during Iron Man 3. And thankfully the gold is actually gold and not some sand color. He has just a bit of silver on parts of the body to make the suit a bit more interesting.
I always find one of the trickiest parts of working with a new Marvel Legends figure is the painted joint. Some of them are really hard to get loose, and I really don’t want to break off an arm. I had him out of the box for a couple of days before heading out into the sun for some photographs. I was all set to bash on the ankles that didn’t appear to have more than a back and forth movement. A little time in the sun, and the joint loosened up and freed up the side to side movement.
The only complaint I have about the figure is the head’s movement up. He can look down with his head touching his chest, but he cannot look up as he would do when he is flying. We have had others that could do it.
Overall, he is a nice figure. I don’t think I can get behind the Build a Figure idea when the figures are running $20 a piece now. I would really need to have that figure in order to continue shelling out that kind of cash for five or six figures. In the Thanos Wave, both Spider-Woman and Hellcat come with the same parts for Thanos. At least they could have gone the Allfather route and given us some alternate BAF parts. Happy Thanos and Angry Thanos. Something different. But it comes down to…”Do I need Thanos?” We have definitely moved away from the days of the Sentinel Series. Remember that one way back in 2005 when the boxes weighed 5 pounds because of such massive parts? I do have to say the second wave coming out later this year is a lot more tempting with the Build a Figure being Hulkbuster Armor. That one I could get behind. Of course, there are a bunch of no-name characters to get with it. Why wouldn’t we get Hulkbuster with this wave? You know, a BAF of someone who was actually in the movie for more than 7 seconds.
Well, another great armor for my Hall of Armor. There have been a lot in this scale, and I am sure we will see more to come.