Hot Toys 1/6th scale Die Cast Figure Iron Man 3 War Machine Mark II

Hot Toys 1/6th scale Die Cast Figure Iron Man 3 War Machine Mark II
Released: February 2014
Manufactured by: Hot Toys
Price: $284.99

Comments: Guest Review by Kevin

Hot Toys just released their first Die Cast figure in their new Die Cast line with the release of War Machine Mark II. Technically, this is the third figure in the line but got released first since Iron Patriot and the Mark 42 got pushed back…no surprise there.

I was on the fence about getting this, but I am glad I got it. This is an amazing figure and a huge improvement of the Iron Man line that Hot Toys has been producing over the years. This mostly has to with the improved articulation and die cast joints, which makes this figure more durable than past Iron Man figures.

The articulation has gotten a lot of collectors talking, and I think this was a smart move by Hot Toys. You can now do the iconic kneeling pose and not have to do some crappy trickery with your camera to pull it off.

Only certain parts of the figure are die cast. You no longer have any rubber parts, which include the infamous pink underwear so you don’t have to worry about the paint fading or the rubber drying out. This is now a fully realized metal armor and completely durable. The elbows and knees also get the die cast upgrade and more than ever the joints feel like they won’t break.

Accessories wise this figure doesn’t come with much. It comes with the Gatling gun, a pair of fists, a pair of repulsor hands, a pair of articulated hands, one right hand in a salute pose, a switch out left gauntlet with a gun sticking out, and a light up base. I did not get the Sideshow exclusive but that comes with a small rubber hologram of the War Machine Mark 1 armor.

This also comes with a miniature screwdriver and the batteries come not pre installed. I had a tough time trying to unscrew the screws since the screwdriver is a piece of crap and wasn’t strong enough at first to loosen the super tight screws. I would have used another screwdriver, but I couldn’t find a screwdriver small enough to fit…oh well.

The other thing to note is that this is a really heavy figure. This is probably one of the heaviest figures Hot Toys has made and is almost as heavy as Hulk or the ¼ scale Batman. This figure is so heavy that it is almost impossible to pull off flying poses with the provided metal pole for the base. You probably could get a couple of poses for some quick photos, but I don’t think it would be a good idea to leave it in that pose for display purposes. Hot Toys even recommends not using any other display stand or their new dynamic base since this figure is so heavy and would break it.

Having the figure in hand, I can see that this was a truly great figure to own. It may have not been in the movie, but it is still a really cool Iron Man figure. I hope Hot Toys continues to make their Iron Man releases with the new upgrades they have used in this figure. If War Machine Mark II is any indication, Iron Patriot and the Mark 42 are going to be something really spectacular.

You can secure War Machine by clicking this link to Sideshow Collectibles!

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