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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Another Look at Iron Man 3 Figures

Yeesh...have we gotten through a week for the last 3 months without giving an Iron Man 3 movies toys update? Probably not. Today we got tipped off on more IM3 figures popping up across the water on ebay (this time from viperskingdom). I picture folks over there like farmers picking apples...you just breeze in and pluck whatever new figures you need, remarking "OOhh! They are still warm!" Truly, it must be paradise. To recap on details we laid out in our last article...since these appear to be the same kids...

"Iron Man 3 Iron Assemblers Action Figure Assortment: 14 "Connectable" figures (wave 1, Feb 2013) with multiple interchangable pieces to deliver maximum customization. Wave 2 in March and Wave 3 in April." The lineup includes Iron Man Mark 42, War Machine Movie Version, Iron Patriot, Stealth Tech Iron Man, Hypervelocity Iron Man and Starboost Iron Man


 A lot of people will look at these designs and just dismiss them as normal "repaint and move on" tactics from a toy company hoping to make the most of old molds for a new movie, but it is said we will see something in the neighborhood of 40 armors at one point or another over the course of the film, so why would Hasbro bother with endless repaints when they have so much to work with?





Brazilian entertainment website Omelete reported Simon Philips, President of Marvel Entertainment International and Consumer Products, remarked Tony's new suits include fan favorites from past comics and a suit for Pepper Potts. In the hospital, Tony is injected with the Extremis virus (which, in the comics, allows Stark a more cellular control of his tech and further interfacing with other technology through sheer will..phones, computers, global satellite networks..you name it.) Philips explained the virus allows Stark to “create new armors from leftover pieces of older ones” ...and thus..the Iron Assemblers figure line. Talk about a story line tailor made for endless toy possibilities!

CLICK HERE for the whole Hasbo Iron Man 3 action figure pre-order list!

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