Thursday, October 27, 2011

Iron Man 3.75 Figures Review


A couple of weeks ago I got five Iron Man 2 Comic Series 3.74 inch figures for cheap off Big Bad Toy Store, now bringing my collection of 3.75 inch figures to 17. So now it looks like I'll slowly be assembling Tony Stark's Hall of Armors. These guys are great, they have amazing paint and sculpted detail.


In chronological order let's start with the Classic armor, this one Tony wore for a long time and is most recognized as he's first original red and gold ensemble. There's only one I don't like about the is figure, it the painted blue chest piece and eye slits, the chest should of been the same color yellow, and he's eye slit should be black, I hate that they did that to be similar to the movie. He also comes with a "Blast-Off" stand, but it is very difficult to get him to stand and balance on it cause of the small amount space, only one foot peg, and sloped forward surface, a flat even surface and two foot pegs would of made it a better accessory.

Stealth Iron Man
Classic and Stealth Comparison

Silver Centurion
Neo-Classic Armor
Advanced Armor (Modern circa 2003)
Stealth Iron Man is a beautiful repaint of the classic armor, the two different metallic blues with the red eyes is amazing, I only wish he's chest piece was the same color red as he's eyes. Silver Centurion is perfect, and since Neo-Classic is mostly the same mold with a remolded chest and a new head he's mostly perfect as well, except he's head sits really low making him a bit shorter then SC and the other armors. Everything on the Advanced armor is nicely reproduced from the comic, and my only complaints are the red dots in the the eyes and the exposed inner joint bits at the top of the thighs.
















Every Iron Man came with a slip in "Repulsor Blast". I think the yellow oness would of looked better without the "rifling" sculpted on the beam. I personally like the spiraling fire ball version out of the two types, but hey their both better then the clip-on funnel that Marvel Universe Bleeding Edge IM came with.

Also got Ultimate Captain America, half cause he was taunting me being the only Captain America 3.75 on the shelve I kinda wanted, and half cause of the challenge of making he gimmick shield in to a decent display shield.

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  1. how you made the gimmick shield into a regular shield?

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  2. First I took the screws out of the back and took all the parts, then cut off anything that was sticking up off the back after that with a pair of clippers, and then glued the two halves together and glued the arm clip to the back. Not too hard at all.

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    1. Thanks man because I was planing to get that figure but when I saw that shield I was very disappointed but now you gave me hope. You can steel put the shield on his back??

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    2. Nope, that's is the one drawback cause you have to glue the arm clip to the shield.

      Here's a pic on the back:
      http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4831/1003024k.jpg

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    3. Thanks do you have any other pictures of this figure with this shield??

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    4. No, but I don't mind taking new pics at all.

      Here you go:
      http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/7268/1003030.jpg
      http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5687/1003033e.jpg
      http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/1496/1003036z.jpg
      http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/76/1003038s.jpg

      I found out you can still kinda get the shield on he's back if put part of the arm clip in to the hole in he's back.

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    5. I think that you have made the Heroic Age Captain America's gimmick shield into a regular shield can you send me some pics of the back of this shield too?

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  3. HA Cap's shield is a little more work, same unscrewing and cutting stuff out, but after removing the gimmick mechanism and parts the blue center part isn't attached to anything so you have to glue it in place in the hole in the center. The real trick is get the blue part flush with the center of the outer shield, which I did by placing a portion of the spring from the gimmick mechanism on to the inner lip of the hole. Then you coat the wall of the hole and the sides of the blue part with super glue, and then even some more along the edges on top after it's placed in. When that's secure then you glue the arm clip to the center on the back, but make sure the clips is positioned just right before you glue it so when the shield is clipped on he's arm you got an up-right looking star.

    http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9121/1003044i.jpg
    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/9007/1003059z.jpg

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    1. Thanks for the help man

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