Friday, July 9, 2010

The 3rd Dimension: "New" Toy Roundup Part 5!

This is the 5th (!) installment of my recent roundup of new toys here at the Bunker.  Today we're going to get some sweet Shellhead goodness, let the Iron Man 2 movie toys flow!

IM2 Mark V Armor -- This is the armor we first glimpsed in the trailer, with Tony Stark armoring up out of his briefcase.  The suit is red and silver, an homage to Silver Centurian armor which debuted in Iron Man v.1:no.200.  It looks good, slightly slimmer than the other suits (appropriately) but still nicely proportioned.  This looks like the suit from the film.  For accessories, it comes with the briefcase (which doubles as the missle launcher) and two missiles.  The briefcase is a nice touch, but logically, the armor is the case, so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense!

IM2 Mark VI Armor -- The ne-plus-ultra of Iron Man movie armors, the Mark VI is the final armor donned by our hero in the film and the most powerful.  It boasts a triangular unibeam, an homage to the Modular Armor which first appeared in Iron Man v.1:no.300, oddly enough.  The rest of the design mirrors the Mark III and IV armors pretty close, with some extra bits of gold here and there.  This is a pretty sweet Iron Man armor, all told, and I intend on making some sort of double pose with this one and the movie War Machine, once I get around to it, heh.

IM2 Undersea Armor -- This one is an original, not based on any of the Undersea Armors from the comic series.  This is a pretty standard practice in Iron Man toy lines.  Sometimes they work out pretty well (Subterranean Armor) and sometimes they're pretty weak (Inferno Armor).  This one falls into the former.  I like the added mass, suggested it has been reinforced to withstand the pressures of the deep, and the color scheme is appropriately marine.  The snap-on launcher and missile is clunky, but hey, at least it's detachable.  The only real complaint I have is that the knee joints look somewhat spindly in certain positions, but this is not that big of a deal for most poses.

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