Several months ago, the deliver guy pulled up, carrying a large box to my door. Inside was the Hot Toys Iron Man Igor Mark XXXVIII 1/6th scale figure and it looks awesome! But that is only part of the story.
Back in January, I recorded an entire Want List episode to share with you on the Major Spoilers Video YouTube channel (you should check it out and subscribe… really). Unfortunately, that particular night was filled with technical difficulty after technical difficulty. In the end, the audio and raw video became useless, but the still images are still worth sharing and checking out.
Since the powerful entrance in Iron Man 3, the heavy lifting suit Igor from the “House Party Protocol” has garnered attention from many fans for its unique appearance and design. Fans have been anticipating Hot Toys’ official reveal of this amazing armor since the prototype’s showing at various toy fairs earlier this year.
In short this figure is fantastic, but really expensive at $509.99. The detail is fantastic, the paint job superb, and this is a figure that I really wanted to display in the Major Spoilers HQ.
But I can’t.
The Igor figure is very top heavy, and Hot Toys did not include a stand like they do with many of their other 1/6th scale figures. The feet of this figure are ball joints, and ten minutes after being removed from the box, the joints were super lose. This means the figure can’t stand freely without the fear of falling over and breaking the collectible.
There are 12 batteries that need to be installed in Igor; three in each hand, three in the chest and three in the head. I’m sure there is a build reason why all of the batteries could have been centrally located, but it was a real pain getting all of the batteries installed and the figure put back together. As the pictures show, when lit up, the figure looks menacing and extremely cool, but woe to the person who fails to turn off the figure when everyone is done looking at it.
The cost, coupled with the poor build (it’s completely plastic), no stand, difficult battery installation and placement, was a put off for me, and I’m very disappointed in a figure that I had been looking forward to having on display for nearly a year.