1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Review

Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 by Shaun in Labels: , , , , ,
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Frankly, my anticipation for this figure was quelled by the stellar offering that was Hot Toys The Dark Knight line. It's finally arrived after a few delays and here's a look.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

Here's pix of it's package.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 Packaging

The figure comes with Tony Stark's head, a figure stand, relaxed hands and open hands.



The paint application is not perfect on my piece, just passable in fact. This was probably a very challenging task for the assembly line to pull off, coupled with the fact that this batch was rushed out for the Lunar New Year. Hopefully subsequent batches get better and in cases like this, it doesn't pay to be an early adopter. The colour scheme however is quite close to what I remember in the movie.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

Hot Toys' skills at pulling off armoured figures are top notch, as this sculpt shows.

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1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

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1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

I like the details on the collarbone area, rivets and the chest repulsor transmitter.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

The Tony Stark sculpt is very close to Robert Downey Jr's likeness.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

The play value of this quite high with opening flaps on his back and calves, forearm missiles and light up eyes, chest repulsor transmitter and repulsors.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

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1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

The switches for lighting up the hands and repulsors are inconspicuous and tiny and here's where they're located on the forearm and back.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

I had good fun lighting him up.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

He can be mounted on the stand to simulate flying poses.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

For me, the true test of it's articulation is how well it can mimic this pose.

Iron Man Mark 3

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3

I think a bit more hip articulation would have helped.

I personally feel that Hot Toys Endoskeleton was an engineering marvel. Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3 comes quite close to that but has way more play value.

1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 3







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14 comments:

  1. Kenny says:

    Fwah man... seriously cool. Yeah, looks like it could use a bit more articulation. It looked pretty stiff in that pose you tried to pull off.

  1. Shaun says:

    this fig isn't on your hitlist, Kenny?

  1. supekudx says:

    Great Figure! The box is a piece of art too. I guess this will be the Best Figure of 2009, or at least of of the Top 5, because it is too early.

  1. Kenny says:

    It is... Just haven't got down to collect it yet.

  1. Bracken says:

    coooool...
    the wait is over and now you finally have the awesomeness!

    one of those figures that pains me not to have...;)

  1. Shaun says:

    @supekudx: I would be happy if this really was the best fig of 09. This would mean a huge reduction in my figure expense this year.

    @kenny: I did remember reading bout you eyeing it, hope you've picked it up already. :)

    @bracken: I hope you somehow find a way to own this.

  1. fannboy says:

    Your pictures really poisoned me. I purposely went out and get this figure. Now i want to get the Mark II as well. All your poses and close-ups are very well done. A great review for a great figure from Hot Toys!

  1. Shaun says:

    hi fannboy, thanks for checking out my pix and glad you enjoy them. Congrats on your great purchase and hope u have as much fun with it as I did.

  1. Anonymous says:

    hi i love your reviews i bought the hot toys original batman when i saw your review. i missed out when it came out. now i would like to buy mark 2 but i worry about the paint application because its silver if its poorly done it'll be easily noticeable. im not sure about material either. what would you do?

  1. Shaun says:

    @anonymous: from the pix I've seen and read so far, there's more silver than grey on Mark II. I should be getting it in about two weeks time, and will be taking some pix so maybe you can decide whether it's worth a go, based on the pix?

  1. Heewonie says:

    I just got my iron man mark 2 today. i was lucky the guy saved one for me.it is silver but its darker than i expected. since its silver the scratch and poor paint job is more visible. i was little disappointed because i found number of finger prints on mine. the heart accessory was just a plastic not a glass. the figure is very light even lighter than my dark knight figure. still not bad but compare to materials they used the figure is very pricy.

  1. Shaun says:

    Hi Heewonie, thanks for the review, hope to receive my Mark 2 by next week.

  1. sergio says:

    hello...
    i saw the MARK III figure and i want it...
    could you give me some information on where and how to buy one...
    thanks!!!
    this is my e-mail:
    sergio_durst31@hotmail.com

  1. Shaun says:

    Hi sergio, you may want to try ebay at this link: http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=iron+man+mark+iii&_sacat=See-All-Categories