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  1. That's a fantastic upgrade for Silk. This new webbing hand looks a thousand times better than the tacky thing the Fan Vote version (and Julia Carpenter) came with. And that headsculpt is also great, Silk finally looks Korean. Setting aside the pinless body since Hasbro was barely getting started with them back then, this is what the Fan Vote release should have looked like.

  2. On 3/12/2022 at 4:52 AM, leokearon said:

    Yeah, Like Disney had that ToyBox Hall of Iron, which could hold some Marvel Legends, I'm sure Hasbro could do something similar 

    Next year is the 10th anniversary of Iron Man 3, so while I'm not holding my breath, I would love to see a special line of the MK 1-7 with Hall of Armor docks plus a Tony Stark to recreate the scene of Tony testing the MK 42. It would be a perfect opportunity to do all the remaining MKs they need to update all at once.

  3. On 2/25/2022 at 1:23 AM, Benn said:

    I hear you on showing the eyes under the mask, but Iron Man 2020 and retro Doom efforts looked really, really bad in that department. If this figure had a removable face-plate, so they could face-print, it would look incredible, but sticking a paint brush through the eye slits to smear some white paint with slightly less black paint on top of it probably isn't worth continuing to do.

    The visible eyes look great on the modern Doom headsculpt though. The process doesn't require to paint through the eye slits. Rather, the headsculpt has a framework where the eyes are sculpted and painted, and then the external layer of the face is added on top, with no need to make the faceplate removable. Hasbro also applied the same principle in a slightly different way on the Rage figure.



  4. The figure's decent, but I think the biggest misfires are the eyes and the color. The suit is supposed to be dark chrome, so it should've used a dark red and a paler gold. And if they wanted to go the extra mile, Hasbro could've applied that carbonized technique they have for Star Wars figures. I mean, Alex Ross' design notes on this figure literally say a key distinction is a reflective mirror finish.

    The eye slits should be thinner. And another extra-mile effort would've been to include the eyes under the mask, another distinct feature of this armor. Hasbro did it for Iron Man 2020 and they do it for Doctor Doom figures, so it would've been doable.

    I'm still happy that this figure got made. It's rare for Hasbro to make modern figures for a new look while the character is still sporting it. Alongside this wave's Thor and the House of X stuff, Hasbro seems to really be picking up the pace when it comes to making topical figures, and I'm happy for it.

    I just wish this is how the armor looked like:


  5. I'm happy with these reveals. Only two figures interest me, but they interest me a lot.

    The Model 70 Iron Man was a great choice, and I'm glad that Hasbro made it fairly quick. Normally, they take their sweet time to make a figure out of any character's new costume that by the time that figure comes out, the character has already moved on. And even though I'm not interested in Thor, the same for him. With these two figures and the House of X wave, I'm happy to see Hasbro make topical figures faster. However, I'm a bit disappointed in the colors of the suit. It would have been neat if the red was darker and the gold less saturated so it matched the coloring of the armor in Iron Man's book. I also think this was a big missed opportunity not to do the faceplate like a Doctor Doom figure. One of the defining traits of this armor is that Tony's eyes can be visible behind the slits, so it would have been neat if that was the case.

    The other figure I'm interested in is the Controller. I've been waiting for this one ever since Hasbro made that classic Thanos. Kind of a bummer Iron Man is the BAF-less figure of this wave, since that means I'll have to track down all of the pieces loose.

  6. On 2/11/2022 at 8:09 PM, Atlantis said:

    I could never understand why they insist on putting Photon in a coat or jacket. Its like back in the 90s when some of these guys thought bomber jackets were cool, and decided the Fantastic Four should have them....including the Human Torch. 

    She started wearing the coat alongside the rest of Nextwave, so there's a parody element in that. But then it just stuck. As for this costume, I think it would look better without the vest, but I have to admit I find this detail cute since it looks very similar to Blue Marvel's own vest, and he's Monica's boyfriend. So at least it serves a narrative purpose.

  7. On 2/8/2022 at 7:11 PM, McHogan said:

    Well... I’ve got a feeling they will be pumping this basic figure with a few tweaks out for years.. more accurate chest, a Rhodey head, one with a nose..

    And one with plug-in rollerskates I hope. I just hope they eventually make this mold pinless. Deluxe War Machine already had pinless arms, so they just need to use them on the Iron Men, and include pinless legs. Being pinless would actually have been a great selling point for this figure, IMO.

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