- Category: Toy Rack
- Created on Saturday, 23 March 2013 09:33
- Written by advocatepinoy
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2 more sets of armors from the first wave of Marvel Legends/Iron Man Legends line! Finally got the chance to make a video for these figures after graduation practice (hoozah!). Alright, the first wave's fine and only consist of comic series characters. Iron Patriot appeared during Dark Reign (Dark Avengers), Classic Armor Iron Man is obviously among the first few armors that Tony Stark used and lastly, the Bleeding Edge Armor which he used after the Siege event, Heroic Age.
Bleeding Edge is pretty much what I was rooting for from this wave since I got a decent IP custom already and I'm not that much of a fan of the Classic Armor look. Bleeding Edge, or the Heroic Age armor, can go with some older figures like the New Avengers team members like Bucky Captain America, Commander Rogers, Thor and many more! This armor is very flexible around your recent ROML (Return of Marvel Legends) figures. I have a few gripes regarding the figure, namely the "poseability" of the legs and as well as the bulkiness of it. This armor is supposed to be "Extremis" thin according to some Iron Man fans but this action figure is surprisingly the bulkiest among the figures of this wave.
Hey, guess what? Today's the day that the first half of the 6" Iron Man 3 figures come out!
If you can stop by Toy Kingdom, Megamall today, do so. You'll be able to pick up three of the six figures that make up the Iron Monger Series of figures!
If you've been to a Hasbro/Playkit distribution before, then you know how it goes. Registration starts at 10 AM when the mall opens; find the distribution table (it's the one with the red table cloth usually) inside the store and line up to sign your name on the priority list. You may be given a number.
Once the stock of the toys arrive (usually around 1PM, after lunch), wait for the volunteers to call your number and then line up to get the toys you signed up for.
- Category: Toy Rack
- Created on Sunday, 17 March 2013 10:30
- Written by Dominic Dimagmaliw
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This was first rumored to be released last month but it was postponed to later this month. Luckily, I was online around midnight and I saw GreatToysOnline's post regarding their new arrivals and I saw these figures. The first wave included Iron Patriot, Bleeding Edge and the Classic Iron Man with an alternate head. Today, I'll be reviewing the Iron Patriot figure and below, I provided a video review for you, guys.
A few years ago, Dark Avengers was the thing for me when it comes to comics. I jumped into reading again when I saw the new looks of Marvel heroes. When I got back, I started around the Civil War arc of the Marvel main continuity. A few issues later, Dark Reign came in and the gradual introduction of the Dark Avengers started rolling. Then, Dark Avengers #01 was released and I was really impressed by the issue. I mean, a dark look of the Avengers and all. The team was lead by Norman Osborn (I don't know why some spell it Osborne or Osbourn, though) who later wore the Iron Patriot armor, sporting the Captain America colors. The other members are Daken (DAH-KEN, not Day-Ken, check this), Karla Sofen who wore the Ms. Marvel suit, Ares, Sentry, Bullseye who wore the Hawkeye suit and Noh-Var who later left the team. The whole story was fine until the last few issues of Siege.
It's ridiculous how much I paid for this toy, but let me tell you right up front, that I don't care. The near perfectness of its design just kills all regret for me. I just look at this thing on my desk and I don't care that it was marked up to more than 200% of its retail price.
That's how good Hasbro's version of the character is. You just marvel at it and ask, "Why can't all toys be this pretty?"
The current Marvel Legends packaging hasn't lost any of its charm since the last wave of Marvel Legends. It's still dominated both front and back with the feature artwork by X-Force artist, Clayton Crain, who does one hell of an Archangel in the book. They're pretty sturdy, don't deform too easily, and have some nice lines. Other than the fact that you can't stack them on top of one another because of the slanted top of the bubble, they're everything I want in my packaging.
I made this review back in late-2012 when SQEX backtracked a bit to give us a new figure incarnation of that beloved demon-slaying, wise-cracking, gun-slinging, sword-wielding, (ironically) half-man/half demon mercenary and private-eye we all grew to love. I am hesitant to get the "new" Dante however since I already have the awesome DMC4 version but something caught my eye...