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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Not so Hot ... ...

a toy is my opinion for Hot Toys latest offering; 1/6 scale War Machine from Iron Man II.

I have been waiting for this release with great anticipation especially after seeing all the promo photos from Hot Toys. However, a sense of disappointment begun when I see the packaging.

Was hoping Hot Toys kept the same standard as what they did for Iron Man from the earlier releases. However, what I got is this mediocre standard slide box packaging.

Inside the outer cover is the inner box which houses the figure and all its accessories.

Nothing much to boast about the packaging as it is as plain as a grazing grass field.

Glad that Hot Toys reverted back to using the good old trusty plastic tray to hold everything.

Figure out of the box stands at approximately 30 cm and Hot Toys should really consider putting in a bit more heft into the legs or feet for a more stable product.

There are a total of 4 LED lighting points; the head, the chest and the palms. Thus, there are 11 button cell batteries to be removed if you do not want them to corrode within the figure. The Chest LED can be blinding while the eyes seem a little fade in comparison.

Detailed Gatling gun that is slidable 

Thruster boosters have flaps that can be closed at the back and the calf area 

A lot of details are put into this figure and perhaps this is the plus point for War Machine. Very nicely sculpt and I personally feel that this is more of a museum piece which looks good posing in a more docile pose.

The highlight of the figure has to be the hands. Full function in terms of articulation whereby you can get the fingers to do any poses. These pairs of hands made the other 2 sets redundant and the only time you need them is when you break this pair.  

The head sculpt of James Rupert Rhodes is 'ok' and the helmet gimmick is the same as Iron Man.

A Family Portrait of 3.75", 6" and finally 12"

Bottom line: Not a must have but good to have piece and I am contemplating on whether to carry on collecting Mark IV and V?

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