I’m trying to be good and put away a little money for the SDCC exclusive onslaught, but Hasbro and Iron Man are making that difficult. I innocently went to Toys R Us in search of new Prince of Persia Legos, and out of nowhere I spy this Iron Man 2 3pk. “Haven’t seen this before,” I thought and picked it up. A few minutes later, I’m cursing myself for being weak as I hand it to the cashier. But my weakness is your gain.
I can tell you how Hasbro suckered me into buying this. One, they’re in 6 inch scale. Joes and Star Wars can stay small, but I like my super heroes big. And two, these three armors each have something I like about them. So between the scale, designs, and paint, they’re a pretty snazzy looking group.
Each of these figures has the same basic articulation. Ball-joints for the head, shoulders, wrists, thighs, and the mid-torso. Double jointed elbows and knees. Hinges on the shoulder pads and ankles. Pretty good articulation all around. Also, each figure comes with at least one accessory.
First up is the Arctic Crusader Armor. This guy is the one who caught my eye in the package first. He’s got this great black and silver color scheme that’s highlighted by a cool metallic blue. I also really like the bulked-up armor. This hulking look makes it believable that Tony could take this armor for a stroll across Siberia and then punch, or drill, his way into a secret Russian bunker.
The biggest problem I have with this figure is the accessory. He comes with a giant drill that is supposed to clip onto is arm. Unfortunately the clip isn’t very strong, so the drill has difficulty staying connected for long periods of time. Also, for some strange reason, Hasbro made the drill able to spin, but you have to turn the drill head by hand. It would have been a nice action feature if a rod ran through to the back so you could spin it from behind.
Next up is Star Flare Armor. Continue to Page 2…