For a time, it seemed like Hasbro couldn’t help but crank out a new Iron Man every other Marvel Legends series. But for devoted comic fans, Hasbro had us feeling somewhat underserved. While this still isn’t the classic armor I really want, Hasbro delivered another winner with the Invincible Iron Man part of the Black Panther BAF Okoye wave.
Package: Invincible Iron Man gets his own logo front and center. As usual, the bio gets shortchanged, but in this instance, I doubt there’s still anyone out there who doesn’t know Iron Man.
I really like the Black Panther wave color scheme of blue with orange accents. Blue has been used a lot for various themes and this freshens it up considerably.
Likeness: I really like the modern, streamlined look of this armor. Hasbro incorporated all the unique details like the paneling, layers and that cool helmet. Unlike a lot of the comic book style armors, the Invincible Iron Man actually has the bulk and width of a man in a metallic suit.
Stark has streamlined his armors over the years, but it’s great to see this figure actually looks like Tony didn’t need a corset to wear it.
Scale: Invincible Iron Man is taller than the average character. Again, for a character wearing armor some additional height is expected. It’s not by a massive amount and makes sense. A classic Iron Man and Thor at this height would be ideal as well.
Paint: Hasbro went with their now signature metallic paint for Iron Man to properly convey the armor. There’s some small detail work with the under carriage black areas and armor energy lights to break up the red and yellow. All of these are handled nicely though I wish Hasbro could figure out a way to portray the armor lights so they don’t look so flat.
Articulation: Ever since the movies, my first real posing test for any Iron Man figure is the landing pose. Any Iron Man figure should be able to do the firing repulsors pose, but the landing one speaks well to the articulation scheme. No problems with this one as Invincible Iron Man has some great engineering allowing for better than expected positioning.
Iron Man has:
- Elbows (double-jointed)
- Knees (double-jointed)
Accessories: Iron Man has a pretty stacked assortment of goodies. There’s the alternate set of repulsor blasting hands. A wrist cannon and blast effect for the repulsor hands.
The effects are pretty badly warped so they look silly without heating them up. The repulsor hands curiously lack wrist that up and down articulation of the fists, which restricts those poses slightly.
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For a lot of folks the main sell with this figure is the Tony Stark head sculpt. It’s a nice modern Stark head that works well on the various suit bodies. Just make sure to keep him away from your Mary Jane figure.
Iron Man is the line figure this wave to not come with anything for the Build-A-Figure Okoye. Given Okoye’s size, it would have been nice to get another head for the Nakia or Okoye body to increase the number of Dora Milaje.
Worth it? I picked Iron Man up for the standard $20 price. I’m sure he’ll be cheaper later in the year, but I want my cool toys now! And $20 feels like a good value even with the lack of BAF parts.
Rating: 10 out of 10
Outside of not being a classic Iron Man there’s nothing to complain about with this figure, which is easily one of my favorite modern takes on shellhead.
Where to Get It? Toys R Us has been on point with this wave. I’ve seen Iron Man a couple of times in stores and he seems to be the last man standing on the comic side of the wave on Toyrsus.com. Target and Gamestop are also reliable options at this point as well. For online shoppers, you can grab him at Amazon.com or get the full set from Entertainment Earth.com