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Hot Wheels – Iron Man and Hulkbuster Iron Man

These two make a great combination. First off, the metallic dark red is a beautiful color. Match it with lots of gold chrome, and it looks amazing.

The Iron Man car (#1) looks like something that Tony would concoct to get a suit to him quickly. I could see this drive down the road and transform to go onto his body. It has jet engines in the back, and a bit of clear blue plastic here and there for a great additional touch.

The Hulkbuster Iron Man (#19) is even more amazing. Now this one, I could see driving suits around waiting to be called into action. It has the matching metallic red and gold chrome.

Of course the Hulkbuster suit was not much without Iron Man inside to control it. Fear not, this version of the Hulkbuster also fits the Iron Man car into the back. Iron Man fits in there nice and tight. There are some indents in the floor of the truck bed that allows the Iron Man car to stay in place very well.

This is a fantastic vehicle for car collectors, comic collectors, and the kids who just want to play. I would be very sad to see this paint job get ruined by rough play, but then it will be a “Battle Damaged” version, right?

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Iron Man 2 figures: Iron Monger (comic) and Advanced Armor (comic)

The other day, while slushing through and endless army of Iron Men hanging on the little metal hooks at Target, I came across two figures I did not yet have.  Iron Monger and Advanced Armor Iron Man.

These two figures could not be more different.  Other than the fact they are both in the Comic Series of the Iron Man 2 series, they have NOTHING in common.   As you will see, Iron Monger is huge and cartoonish looking, while Advanced Armor is thin and much closer to the movie series.  They are both really nice figures though.

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As with many of the other figures, we get a repulsor blast to go over his hand.  This one is a nice two-toned clear color, and not overly heavy.

The color scheme is the red and gold we are used to from Iron Man but with a few modifications in the design to make this version interesting.

The Advanced Armor has a stronger looking neck and larger shoulder pads that do rotate for arm movement.  The arms have larger parts around the upper forearm that are reminiscent of the classic armor.   There is quite a bit of detail around the torso area as well.   The upper legs have a fun design with the red wrapping around the gold.   The knees have a sharp point to them which does seem helpful.

Again, we get that great neck articulation that allows him to be posed in a flying position.  Here you can also see those sharp knees.    On his back he has two fins, one over each shoulder.  I assume those are for flight.  Not much else they could be for.

The generational gap, from the comic version of the first Iron Man armor to the Advanced Armor, which is supposed to be the best of the best.   These are fun to have side by side to compare how far Tony came in his designs from the original to now.  The first armor was more of a necessity armor, making due with what he had.   To think it started with a bulky armor where he could hardly walk, to an armor where he can fly.   How times have changed.

Iron Monger:

What it would look like if Smurfs built an Iron suit?    That is a lot of blue.   Thankfully Hasbro did a bit of weathering on the Iron Monger suit, or it would have been REALLY bright.  He is a much more cartoon looking figure.  Big body parts, feet, and hands.  That is not to say it is a bad thing, just different.   He has a great amount of detail, and the dark wash really brings out the details.

My favorite part may just be the back.  He has SO many details on his back, and really does take away from the cartoon look of the front.

Even though he is so big and “balloony” he does have really good articulation.  Thankfully the shoulder pads are on a pivot so they move up with the arms.   Of course, Iron Monger will never be able to scratch his head, but that is to be expected with the larger figures.    He has rotation in both his wrist and arm right below the elbow for a little extra movement.    Of course, he also has the double joints in the knees that thankfully look to be the new standard.

The Iron big boys, the movie version of Iron Monger and Hulkbuster IM join Iron Monger.  There is definitely a difference in style from from the movie and comic versions of the character.

These figures are great.  I cannot wait to see what else they have.  And when we get Iron Man 3 toys?  Heaven to be sure.   As long as they stay in the 3 3/4 scale.   Do you hear me Hasbro?  DO YOU HEAR ME!?!?!  🙂


Iron Man 2 – New Figures

We are finally getting the new figures for Iron Man 2.  If you followed the press, Hasbro said it would be coming in a few waves, the first part coming with the initial release of the movie, and the second part coming with the release of the DVD.  Well, the DVD is here, and so are… a few of the figures.  Mostly high numbered figures.  We are still missing a whole bunch of figures in the middle of the entire line, but I can wait…. patiently…. for a little while.

Hulkbuster Iron Man:

One of the Iron Man figures that seems to be most sought after in any of the Marvel lines.   I still can’t find the Hulkbuster from the MiniMates line.  😦

This is a great figure.  There are so many little details, especially on the back.

He has great little jets sticking out the back to give just a touch of a third color from the normal red and gold.   The red is such a nice dark color.  To be menacing and tough but still Iron Man.  The paint is applied very well, no problems that I could see.

I was surprised to see how flexible Hulkbuster is.   Double joints in the knees.  Typical shoulder, elbow, wrist.  Even the head swivels side to side (no neck for up and down movement).   The shoulder armor does get in the way to allow the arms to move up too high, but that is not too much of a problem.   These bulky armors are not supposed to have too much movement anyway.

Hulkbuster doing what he is supposed to be doing. Busting Hulk.

Silver Centurion:

The Silver Centurion is a pretty basic figure.   It does not have too many details.  He does come with a blast attachment coming out of his arm.

The backpack that goes all the way around to his front is not really the right color.  It is a bit lighter and clearly molded in color, not painted.  It is a bit of a letdown.  With very basic details, something like this sticks out.

Arctic Armor Iron Man:

He has a cool blue/purple color with silver accents.  Not really what I would think of for the Arctic.  I guess none of Tony’s armor is made to be camo colored, so why start here?     I was a bit surprised that the armor was so thin.  In the 6in line figure, they made the Arctic version of the armor very bulky.

He does pack a lot of details.   The armor looks to be a mix of a lot of different armors.   He is very flexible, and has a chilling blast of some sort.

I had to add this in.   The neck actually bends back far enough so he can be in a flying position and be able to look forward.  A very nice detail not available with many of the Iron Man figures.   I would like to see this kind of neck being utilized on more of the figures Hasbro produces.   I would really liked to have had this on the Jungle-Viper so he could be laying down with his sniper rifle.

In all, more of the same.   Good figures.   Can’t wait to see how the humans turn out.  Hasbro has been a bit hit-and-miss with the human faces in the 3 3/4 scale.  Especially the female faces.  We will just have to wait a little longer to find out.


Iron Man 2 Toys are back

With the release of Iron Man 2 on DVD, those of us who were collecting the 3 3/4 inch line of Iron Man figures may finally be able to finish the collection.

With any luck it will not be long before I can fill that giant gap in the collection. For some reason, #14-21 were not released in the first wave, but were held off until the release of the DVD.
I was at Target a few days back, and they have a new endcap setup for Iron Man 2. They had just the beginnings of the new figures being placed, but I already found one of the Holy Grail figures I was missing.
It seems that Hulkbuster Iron Man is a must-have for any Iron Man collector, and the #27 figure was nowhere to be found. Well he is now. And there were a few of them. Good Hunting.
The original numbering went to 31, but I found a couple of figures with higher numbers. I will be showing the three new figures I found either tonight or tomorrow.
It has been a little crazy at home over the past few days, and it has been too dark to shoot any pictures, and I really don’t want to take poor pictures just to get them out there.


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