Look, don’t get me wrong, I love me some Iron Man, but the third film in the franchise was a bit of a disaster. The redeeming qualities of that film were the performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, but the plot was a clunker, and the less said about Extremis the better.
We also got dozens of new Iron Man armors, most of which I thought were poorly designed. Even the Mark 42, which was heavily featured, kind of looked like a mustard bottle to me. With that in mind, damn did Joss Whedon deliver with the Mark 43 (XLIII) for Avengers: Age of Ultron!
Hot Toys has released images for their 1/6th scale model of the armor. They’re high-end collectible makers (and usually sell through Sideshow), so this model is as movie accurate as you can get, without actually watching the movie. I think it gets a little bit busy around the leg and rib areas, but that’s a minor quibble of the design.
What I really hope is that Hot Toys is also working on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armor that this Mark XLIII will fit inside of. Ok, that may be a lot to ask for, but I’m pretty sure just mentioning it has made a few of you salivate. Sideshow has one from a bit ago, which is sold out, but you can probably find it on eBay.
Check out the sample gallery below as well as the description of the model and take the design apart to your heart’s content! More images are available on their Facebook page here.
The extremely-anticipated, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is only a few months away! Our favorite superhero team is assembled again when Tony Stark’s peacekeeping program goes awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans…
To get fans ready for this super exciting film, Hot Toys is thrilled to jump start the Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible series by presenting the 1/6th scale Mark XLIII Collectible Figure! It is also the newest addition to our MMS Diecast Series which the collectible figures are made of diecast material, and realistically designed to look even more like the armor as it appears in the blockbuster.
The movie-accurate Mark XLIII Collectible Figure is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Mark XLIII in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted Tony Stark helmeted head sculpt, metallic red, gold and silver armor with weathered effects, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama base with a damaged Ultron Mark I. A special edition will be available for selected markets which includes a LED lighted battle damaged helmet as bonus accessory.
Pre-order this amazing collectible figure to kick-off your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection!
For Hong Kong customers, please stay tuned on Hot Toys-Secret Base Facebook Page for pre-order details.
Overseas customers, please stay tuned on Hot Toys Facebook Page for update.
Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres in theaters May 1, 2015.