Each week we take a comic book collectible, open it up and take a look at the figure inside. With Iron Man 3 fast approaching, it's no surprise that we're seeing more Iron Man related toys in the stores. An entire line of Marvel Legends figures is being devoted to Iron Man.
While I'll admit the 'Classic Iron Man' figure was really appealing (with interchangeable heads), I decided to take a look at the Iron Patriot figure.
As you may know, in the comics, Norman Osborn was able to get a hold of some of Tony Stark's armor and decided to tweak one to go along with the image of being America's newest hero. Leading the (Dark) Avengers as Iron Patriot, Osborn spent a bit of time in the armor.
The reason we're most likely seeing an action figure of Iron Patriot is because War Machine will be wearing a suit with these colors in Iron Man 3. What's interesting is the back of the packaging mentions Osborn instead of War Machine.
It's hard to believe that they'd make an Iron Patriot figure. But with the connection to the movie, it does make sense. It doesn't seem as if it's up to the same exact standards of the past Marvel Legends line. Some of the detail normally found in the figures may have been streamlined a little but it is still cool to actually see a figure based on Iron Patriot.
I was hoping to compare this figure to the recent Marvel Select Iron Man but unfortunately they aren't in the same scale.
It might be just a simple Iron Man figure with a new paint job but you have to admit it's cool looking. If nothing else, it's your opportunity to embrace you patriotic spirit. USA, USA, right?
Despite having a slimmer look, there is still good amount added.
So it's a cool figure. But it's not perfect. There is a good amount of articulation but the biggest problem is the joints, specifically by the elbow and knees. It almost has a delicate feel. Seeing the little peg holding the bicep and forearm together is a little unfortunate. But otherwise, it does look cool.
You might have noticed that this contains a piece from the build-a-figure set. Buying all the figures in the line allows you to have an oversized Iron Monger figure. What's weird is this entire line hasn't been released yet. Three are available now and the other three in the Fall. What we don't know is who the other three figures are.
It may not be the greatest figure but being able to have an Iron Patriot one is cool. It's not a bad price. You can see there are some good qualities to it. You'll have to decide if you can overlook the tiny flaws in order to have a Iron Patriot figure.