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When Will We See A Modern Marvel Legends Silver Centurion Iron Man Figure From Hasbro?

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Perhaps my favorite look and possibly the most unique looking of the primary suits worn by Tony Stark, is the Silver Centurion Iron Man armor. The darker red and silver colors were a vast departure from the typical gold and red armor normally worn by the character. The suit first appeared back in 1985 in Iron Man #200.
 

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Besides looking very different from previous armors in both colors and design, the debut of this armor also marked the long return of Tony Stark as Iron Man. 2 years earlier in Iron Man #169, Stark gave up being Iron Man due to his struggles with alcohol and handed the reins over to his best friend James Rhodes. Rhodes was the man behind the helmet for such major events as the first Secret Wars and became one of the founding members of the West Coast Avengers.
 

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Stark had actually created the Silver Centurion armor for Rhodes, but ended up having to don the suit himself after Rhodes was critically injured at the hands of Obadiah Stane and Stan's Iron Monger armor. Stane and the Iron Monger armor of course later appeared in the first Iron Man movie.

Stark continued wearing the red and silver armor for around 3 years, in both the Iron Man and West Coast Avengers comics. Eventually the suit was badly damaged in issue #230 at the hands of another armored character known as Firepower. This was during the classic "The Armor Wars" storyline where Stark also took on former ally Steve Rogers, who at the time wore the USAgent costume and was going by the name of The Captain. The shield Rogers used during that time was actually created by Stark and only contained Vibranium.
 

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After the events of "The Armor Wars" and his battle with Firepower in issue #230, Stark faked Iron Man's death and created a new armor and persona for the armored Avenger. At the time Stark's identity as Iron Man was a secret. The new armor while pretty cool in design returned to the traditional gold and red colors.
 

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Over the years we have gotten a few action figures based on the comic book version of the Silver Centurion armor. Toy Biz gave us a very cool 6" Marvel Legends version, which featured a removable faceplate and a giant rocket space pack that also acted as a display stand.
 

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While Hasbro has yet to give us a 6" version, they did give us a 3.75" version in their Iron Man 2 line, and then again in their Marvel Universe line as part of their comic 2-pack assortment. We have also seen variations of the Silver Centurion from the movies and Armored Adventures done as figures, but those weren't comic book accurate.
 

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So when will Hasbro give us a modern 6" Marvel Legends figure based on the Silver Centurion armor from the comics? Well if rumors and computer listings are to be believed, the answer should be sometime later this year, likely released as a Walgreens exclusive.

Whether this will be a retooled figure based on one of the more recent Iron Man figures Hasbro has released, or a completely new sculpt remains to be seen, but I have high hopes it will look good either way.
 

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The Walgreens's exclusive Iron Man 2020 figure is hitting shelves now, and we know Hasbro also has a new War Machine figure slated for release later this year as a deluxe figure. My guess is, we will see the Silver Centurion announced around July with a later in the year release date.
 

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Until then check out this cool custom 6" Silver Centurion Iron Man figure done by Lokoboys.
 

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Let us know in the COMMENTS SECTION, will a Silver Centurion Iron Man Marvel Legends figure be a must buy purchase for you?

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Probably in the minority, but I'd rather see them retool, rerelease MCU Mk5. Bringing it up since I feel like it's inspired on the silver centurion color scheme at least 😛

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I have a similar fondness for this armor. While Daredevil was the hero that brought me into comics altogether, the Silver Centurion was my jump on point for Iron Man in particular. I actually had no previous exposure to Iron Man and even had no idea the silver and red was not his original color scheme, so him reverting back to that iconic red and gold during the Armor Wars was a serious bummer and shock. I was similarly disappointed on the portrayal of the armor in the movies as well, but it was at least some kind of nod to it and I really did enjoy what they did to incorporate it with briefcase (kinda). Either way, it's unfathomable that this suit has not been done yet, especially considering it was part of what many consider the renaissance of comic industry. I understand that up to this point IM has been tied up under the MCU banner where all those movie figures had to take precedence over the comic figures, but right now, while the character still has mass recognition but is no longer in the movies (until he makes his grand comeback) and while there is a little leeway to squeeze some comic accurate stuff in there without pissing the stuffed suits off too bad, is the time to get this guy in, among others. I'd also love to see a Stealth Armor, a redo of the Bleeding Edge Armor and the Extremis Armor, and all those baddies like Titanium Man, Guardsman, Melter, Controller and a different (i.e. better) Crimson Dynamo. I understand a dedicated Iron Man Wave(s) would incur a lot of costs because there would be so much need for new sculpts but I think it is a sure fire moneymaker well worth the risk, or non-risk IMO.

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I know its a popular look but i never liked the silver centurion look, just prefer the red/yellow color scheme. 

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Not my thing. I don't plan on ever buying another Iron Man figure, but I hope that the people that want it do end up getting it, just not as part of something I'd have to get for a BAF part for or 2-pack with something I actually want.

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Hope you’re right Jay-C. I’m sure it’ll be this year. I want all the ‘80’s armors. Silver Centurion will need the most new pieces . Maybe in a West Coast Avengers set with Mockingbird ,Tigra,Pym and Wonderman?

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I really want an updated Silver Centurion.  It's my favourite armour. 

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This is a no-brainer....of course I'd buy the Silver Centurion. Its one of the most requested models in the armory, and a lot of people like it because its so distinctive from the classic Red & Gold. The backpack, Also, the shape of the helmet is quite different.  The toybiz version is very cool, and the 4" figures are great too, very comic book accurate. The one thing I don't like is the "Superman" unibeam- never understood why they couldn't just keep the circle.

I do hope they put this out before the end of the year, and that they use glossy metallic paint on it (METALLIC RED... not maroon, not brick, or any other bullsh1t shade like that). Use the silver like we saw on Silver Surfer, please. Not gray, not white!! ) . Non helmeted Stark head, and some translucent repulsor/boot jet effects. Something like the repulsor effect from the 4" would be great too.

Hopefully this year...but if not, included in an Iron Man wave for next year along with Mk42, Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man BAF....take my money.

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6 minutes ago, Atlantis said:

This is a no-brainer....of course I'd buy the Silver Centurion. Its one of the most requested models in the armory, and a lot of people like it because its so distinctive from the classic Red & Gold. The backpack, Also, the shape of the helmet is quite different.  The toybiz version is very cool, and the 4" figures are great too, very comic book accurate. The one thing I don't like is the "superman" unibeam- never understood why they couldn't just keep the circle.

I do hope they put this out before the end of the year, and that they use glossy metallic paint on it (METALLIC RED... not maroon, not brick, or any other bullsh1t shade like that). Use the silver like we saw on Silver Surfer, please. Not white!! ) . Non helmeted Stark head, and some translucent repulsor/boot jet effects.

I like the Superman unibeam, it fits in with the rest of the armour's angular designs

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10 minutes ago, Atlantis said:

I do hope...they use glossy metallic paint on it (METALLIC RED... not maroon, not brick, or any other bullsh1t shade like that). Use the silver like we saw on Silver Surfer, please. Not white!! ) . Non helmeted Stark head, and some translucent repulsor/boot jet effects.

Yes.

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Silver Centurion and Neo-Classic Iron Man are the two figures I want the most that would reuse the 80 Years mold. Both are in need of an update, but Silver Centurion needs it the most, since Neo-Classic at least got its two figures during the Hasbro days, even if the scale and articulation was already outdated by the time they came out.

With Iron Man 2020 and War Machine already coming out, I wouldn't hold my breath for Silver Centurion coming out this year. However, I'm hopeful for next year, since any Iron Man figure that would reuse the 80 Years mold is a low-hanging fruit.

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2 hours ago, Atlantis said:

Hopefully this year...but if not, included in an Iron Man wave for next year along with Mk42, Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man BAF....take my money.

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Oh, man. I'm dying for a properly accurate Model 42 Armor. Hasbro already has the 3D render, they just need to adapt it to Marvel Legends scale and articulation. And while I don't like the perpetuation of this armor using an MCU-styled helmet, I can't deny it's become an acceptable interpretation of this armor, so it'd be fun, it'd be fun if they released it with interchangeable headsculpts. One of the proper design and another of the MCU-stlyed helmet.

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I may be the black sheep here: I prefer that new characters are released. I don't like all those reissues (unless it's a major upgrade, like the one we had in the female figures - ex: Scarlet Witch). I love my ToyBiz Silver Centurion and will save some bucks if it's re-released.

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3 hours ago, Genjoke01 said:

I may be the black sheep here: I prefer that new characters are released. I don't like all those reissues (unless it's a major upgrade, like the one we had in the female figures - ex: Scarlet Witch). I love my ToyBiz Silver Centurion and will save some bucks if it's re-released.

This is exactly how I feel. I don't want to have to buy any more versions of any character that has already been made. My preference is to buy only previously unmade characters - but find myself having to buy re-treads far too often due to 2-packs or get a BAF I really want. That and only that is one reason I'd be fine with the BAF concept going by the wayside. I still want those larger figures, but I think that I'd rather just buy them outright rather than have to buy 3 regular sized figures that I wouldn't have bought otherwise. I also however am well aware that they have to make those A-listers to sell at retail and keep the line going.

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I was thinking we were suppose to see this figure come out this year perhaps, either way not to concerned about it, since I don't care, I don't think I need another Iron Man for a long time, 80th Anniversary fig was enough for me (although I did get that Stealth Invincible..as well oops)

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