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Marvel Studios smash hit Avengers: Age Of Ultron was the next big adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, by not only introducing us to Ultron but bringing us a number of new characters too. The Iron Legion being one of them. The Iron Legion are a number of Iron Man Armours controlled by J.A.R.V.I.S, whose main role is to guard and protect civilians during battles involving the Avengers in populated areas.

 

Name: Iron Legion
Line: Movie Masterpiece Series
Product Code: MMS299
Manufacturer: Hot Toys
Released: 2016
Price: $123 USD – $185 USD
Scale: 1/6
Accessories: Various accessories and figure display stand.

 

Truth be told, I didn’t buy this figure for myself. I was actually a birthday present for my Dad that I went halves in with my brother. But after seeing it in hand I still felt the need to review it, so I borrowed it for a quick photo shoot. I think my Dad and brother are the bigger Iron Man fans in the family, but that doesn’t mean I can’t also enjoy their purchases too from time to time or review them from time to time either.

 

 

LIST OF PARTS

Inside the box you get the following items:

One Iron Legion figure
One pair of interchangeable rocket forearms
One pair of hands with articulated figures
One pair of battle hands (to be used with the light-up feature)
One figure display stand

 

 

SCULPTING

The figure is beautifully sculpted with plenty of smooth surfaces, small details and looks quite screen accurate to me. Not having to have to worry about having a human inside, it’s a little bit sleeker than you standard Iron Man figure, it’s also made of plastic and is therefore quite light too.

PAINT

I’m very impressed with the paint application on the Iron Legion, as expected it’s almost flawless even the wear and tear scratches all over the armour look great! All the detailing and logos are nice and crisp too. On a side note, I really love the colour design of this armour, it really pops in my opinion.

ARTICULATION

The Iron Legion has a lot of articulation, so hopefully, I don’t miss anything; you have a ball jointed head, neck, shoulders, hands, and hips. Hinge arms and double hinged knees what appear to be rocker ankles and a slight ab-crunch as well as hinged toes. All in all, you have an outstanding amount of articulation and it doesn’t ruin the sculpt at all either. No complaints from me, as I could get the figure in the poses I wanted with little-to-no trouble at all. I’d say Hot Toys have the articulation for Iron Man figures down to a fine art by this stage.

LIGHT-UP FEATURE

I didn’t have any issues with the Iron Legion figures head, chest and hands light up features, but Hot Toys have always had a bit of a dodgy track record when it comes to the electronic components of their figures. But, then again, it’s not like you are going to leave the lights turned on all the time. It’s just there as a nice addition to the figure after all.

 

ACCESSORIES

Not a lot of accessories come with the Iron Legion, unfortunately. The two interchangeable rocket forearms are nice and the two types of hand choice are also good. I just wish perhaps we got a pair of fist hands to go with the other two pairs, that would be pretty neat. I enjoyed using the articulated hands the most and you can get a number of expressive poses with them.

POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

I don’t think there are too many things to watch out for, perhaps check the figure over for any possible missing parts (it does happen after all). Otherwise, as far as Iron Man figures go, this is pretty sturdy and I would like to think somewhat durable too and as always make sure you read the instructions, so you know the posing limitations.

PRICE

I paid quite a cheap price for this figure as I went halves with my brother in it as it was going to be a birthday gift for my father, but you can normally pick him up for what I’ve seen as quite decent prices, Mint in sealed box.

OVERALL

My only real complaint with this figure is that it is not an essential character/figure to have in your collection or display, it holds true to the expected fine level of craftsmanship that you have come to expect from Hot Toys, I just don’t think there’ll ever be a big demand for this guy after the Iron Man fans and Marvel completists  have bought one for themselves, hence why he’s still readily available atm. It’s still a great figure in its own right, it’s just a shame it might not get as much attention as it should deserve. Also, the lack of accessories by Hot Toys is a tiny bit of a letdown, but there was always only so much they could have included anyway.

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