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Awesome Toy Picks: Iron Man 3 Sixth Scale Collectible Bust Set by Hot Toys

A really cool collectible you'll want to add to your collection.

Each week, we like to take a close look at an amazing new collectible. That means taking it out of the packaging. This week, we've got eight pieces of shelf candy, courtesy of the Hot Toys team. Not everyone can be Tony Stark and have an armory full of Iron Man suits -- but the next best thing is a deluxe set of sixth scale busts.

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Collections of busts/figures tend to come in slightly less impressive boxes than their solo counterparts (with the delicious cover art being swapped out for a plastic window showing off the goodies) so we won't spend too much time on the packaging. Besides, I've heard these babies light up.

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Each bust is about four and a half inches tall, and surprisingly sturdy for its size. They're in line with normal sixth scale sizing, and come with round-bottom bases with inset switches for the LED lights. The paint is metallic, and the detail is incredible (especially the 'distressed' paint on the special battle-damaged Mark 42!).

Have I mentioned how they look super cool when the LED eyes and heart are lit up?

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Roll call time: in this set, we've got busts of:

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Mark 42

Iron Patriot (with a detachable shoulder cannon piece)

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War Machine Mark 2 (with a detachable shoulder cannon piece)

Mark 17 - Heartbreaker

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Mark 24 - Tank

Mark 30 – Blue Steel

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Mark 33 – Silver Centurion

and a Battle Damaged Version of the Mark 42 (exclusive to this collection).

Seven of the busts in this set are sold individually, and can be purchased via Sideshow Collectibles. The Deluxe Set comes with all eight, including that special Battle Damaged version of the Mark 42. (And, let's be honest, that damage is pretty cool looking.)

Iron Man enthusiasts (and film fans!): these are some must-have figures. They're crafted with the excellent quality you're used to from Hot Toys, and they're a great addition to any shelf or case.

I'm probably going to burn out the batteries by keeping them perpetually lit so they can fight off any dangers that strike my bookshelves. (These figs also come with a little plastic strip to prevent battery drain before you're ready to activate the lights -- I pulled mine out immediately because I wanted a little glow show, but you can preserve battery life as long as you'd like.)

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Separately, these busts look pretty cool. As a set? Spectacular. (Pardon my lens flares.)

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I haven't decided if these bad boys are going to hang out together on the shelf, class-picture-style, or if I'm going to space them out like bookends around my favorite Marvel trades. Sound off in the comments about how you'd style them!

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The direct link to the deluxe bust set is HERE.

The set of eight busts is currently available at the Sideshow Collectibles site for $369.99, and individual busts (excluding the Battle Damaged Mark 42) retail for $49.99 each.

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Posted By MissJ

@overlander: That's what happens when my shelves are in flux :( Iron Man Noir is behind that bunch -- it was the first IM trade I could find.

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Posted By Overlander

Iron Man busts in front of DC books.
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Posted By blueninjapanther

If I had money, I would buy the Blue Steel Iron Man bust.

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Posted By iaconpoint

I'd use them to guard all of my classic Marvel trades from any and all marvelnow! marvelnow! crap. Yes I just posted a reply to take a shot. So?

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Posted By Muffin_Sangria

Well the movie might have sucked but at least the toys are cool.

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Edited By Shallbecomeabattoo

@missj: haha, now you have made me jealous! Doom looks soooooooooooooooooooooooo great! Hope you'll do a feature on him!

For me this year will be a big one with Sideshow. Have the MoS PF, the Keaton Batman PF, Wonder Woman PF also on preorder and am thinking about getting the Sinestro PF too, because he would be awesome next to my GL PF.

Do you have any PF's?

Only character i need as a legendary scale is Batman. I NEED a LSF Batman!!!

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Posted By MissJ

@shallbecomeabattoo: Sideshow IS like crack! I can't wait until I get my Legendary Doctor Doom this May <3 <3 <3

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Posted By Shallbecomeabattoo

@MissJ: don't let the naysayers bum you out. I LOOOOOOOVE your awesome toy picks! I am a statue and Sideshow Collector myself, so I love to see that stuff here!

By the way, just to make you a bit jealous... I am getting that Sideshow Galactus Maquette and the Deadpool PF next month. HELL TO THE YEAYAAAA!

As you know... Sideshow is like CRACK!!!

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Posted By Tombola237

They look fantastic. Thanks for featuring them on Awesome Toy Picks. I think these will be a purchase for sure.

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Posted By The_Titan_Lord

Man that is sweet.

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@missj: FACT! Machine suits are very useful especially to dinosaur who could benefit from it. Wasted on tasteless stupid mammals. FACT!

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Posted By MissJ

@dabee: Yeah, sometimes we go with the less-articulated collectibles. Trying to represent a range :)

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Posted By Dabee

I see you're using the term "toy" very loosely.

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Posted By StMichalofWilson

@skyhawk1 said:

Sweet, but out of my budget range.

QFT

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Posted By patrat18

@skyhawk1 said:

Sweet, but out of my budget range.

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Posted By Skyhawk1

Sweet, but out of my budget range.

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Posted By DeadPoker

Not bad. My favorite is the Mark 24.

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Well, I always thought that the army of suits was the film's one redeeming quality. So yeah, this is pretty cool.

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Posted By mak13131313

@missj: Then that makes it easier for me. That's my favorite then!

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Posted By Omega Ray Jay

The merchandise has been better than this terrible movie. I would like the Silver Centurion one if it came with the shoulder pads

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Posted By Jokerpoker

Wicked cool.

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Posted By MissJ
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Posted By mak13131313

That set is bad a$$! I can't decide which is my favorite though. I'm leaning toward the battle damaged Mark 42.

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Posted By longbowhunter

Think the Silver Centurion is my favorite. I always liked that armor.

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Posted By RulerOfThisUniverse

Cool. A tad bit expensive for the size, though.