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Armand Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Good thing comes to those who wait..." BUT "The early bird catches the early worm..."

Ok ok. Enough of the expressions. Down to business. Now we all know that Ironman 2 is around the corner and Hot Toys is busy churning out figures for the movie. So far we've seen War Machine, Whiplash and the Mark IV. So that's 3 figures so far. SO FAR. But as always we collectors can expect more products from a certain franchise if the merchandise license holder feels that the property will be a huge hit, why not milk it for what it's worth right?

So to my count, Hot Toys will be producing at least 4 more figures (plus 4 more maybes) for the Ironman 2 series. Question is, which ones? I'm just speculating here but here's my short list of what we can expect from Hot Toys:

  1. Mark V (The suit that resembles an unfinished Silver Centurion suit)
  2. Mark VI(The updated Silver Centurion suit but without the silver)
  3. Those War Machine knockoffs (Justin Hammer's mass producing those in a Proton factory somewhere)
  4. Probably a variant of one of the abovementioned suits including the ones that have been announced
  5. A variant of the Mark II (It did make an appearance in the movie)
  6. Maybe even Tony Stark in his racing outfit (wouldn't be suprised if they did)
  7. Samuel L Jackson as S.H.I.E.L.D numero uno Nick Fury
  8. Scarlett Johansson as Natalia Romanova a.k.a The Black Widow

Having said that, collectors everywhere will start to ask the question "Should I buy now or should I wait for another version of the same model?" (See how my opening line makes sense now?). As for me, its pretty simple. I'm just going to get the first one of each. War Machines's a no brainer seeing that this is his first outing we won't be seeing a variant version anytime soon. I might even consider picking up Nick Fury. But other than that whatever variants Hot Toys might cook up after I think I'll pass.

How about you guys? Buy now or wait?


Razmanshah said...

I'll wait first. Don't want the "battle damaged mark III" incident to happen again....

Watch the movie first, then from there decide on which character to buy...

desmond said...

I will buy 1st version release of all characters I like in this movie..No regret!!

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

only interested in War Machine and Black Widow. and maybe damaged battle or dx vers of Mark 6

Korndamned said...

I'm one "not" for variants. Therefore, probably only Mark VI and War Machine. Mark IV too alike with Mark III (battle-damaged I own). And Silver Centurion reminds me of Human Centipede. Damn, that movie still giving me nightmare. haha

Armand said...

I see a good balance of wait and see vs buy first.

@ Razman - I'm afraid that might happen as well. Another Battle damaged or some other variant. Tau la kan how Hot Toys are.

@ Des - I think I'm with you on this my man, hahaha! I'm just gonna get the first of all (for Ironman) and maybe think about the rest.

@ Asrul - Only War Machine and Widow? Isk rugi nanti dude, hahaha! I wanna build my own Ironmen Chamber room, :P!

@ Cheenang - Centipede?! Aiseh it looks cool man hahahaha!

Thanks for your feedback guys!

The Rebel said...

Hmm, good point guys. As for me, I've pre ordered the upcoming Mrk IV.....too similar to Mrk III and IMBD some say? Gotta agree with that...BUT my reasonings are:

1) I never had a Mrk III/didn't buy buying this figure makes sense to me;

2) Mrk IV's gonna come with the new Stark head....I've a pretty good hunch that it'll look like the Stark head that came with the Mech Test set....and that headsculpt rocks!!! Much better than Mrk III's ver I reckon?

3) Gettin' a box of doughnuts as the accessory as well! LOL!

I'm all up to preordering Widow and Nick Fury too when they get announced, Armand!

Armand said...

Nick Fury would be a good edition if they were to produce him. Won't be too hard for them to make since they already have Sam Jackson's head sculpt from The Spirit.

Avengers Assemble!

Little Plastic Man said...

The risk of waiting is...when they really do not come out with another are screw!
There is a high chance you cant get it at a "sane" price.
Just buy what you like and you will never regret!