This is my favorite Iron Man figure of all time and it’s the premiere toy in the House of M collection produced in 2006. The other characters are Hulk, It and Inhuman Torch. House of M was a storyline from a few years back that featured the Scarlet Witch sending many of the heroes from the Marvel universe into an alternate reality. This collection represents the swan song of Toy Biz and it’s one of the greatest sets they ever produced.
The packaging is nice, setting the tone for the alternate reality these characters live in and features cool artwork of all four figures. As much as I love the House of M Hulk (and the It and Torch are great too) this Iron Man is in a league of its own.
The first, most startling element, is the overall weight of this figure. It’s massive. Much of this girth comes from his headgear and the extensive booster pack and additional armor that he carries on him. You really get a sense of how much equipment this character has to contend with as he fights his battles. Iron Man comes with a stand which sole purpose is to help balance out all of the added equipment and keeps the figure standing upright. Iron Man also has impressive gun and ammunition pieces to add to the figure’s awesomeness. All of this is removable, so you can strip him down to his simpler self.
The articulation is endless on this figure. Nearly all joints move and allow you to place him into a nearly infinite amount of poses. The torso and the waist movement are particularly special, allowing a wide range of motion. Double jointed elbows, hand and wrist movement, shoulders, head and all parts of the legs and feet shift into different positions perfectly. It’s the special combination of human and iron that this figure captures so well.
The sculpting is downright exquisite. As this was one of the last productions of Toy Biz it makes me think they were going for something very special. This is best exemplified by the face sculpt. I could spend an hour just staring at this one detail alone. To think they manufactured such a perfect visage for what was essentially a one off (they didn’t reuse any parts) is absolutely epic.
The value of this figure is immense and Iron Man is the stand out character in a full set that any serious collector needs to consider owning. In my opinion, it’s one of the best figures Toy Biz ever made.
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