Sunday, February 26, 2012

Marvel Legends Extremis Iron Man

I originally got the variant figure with my set. The light and dark blue colours were cool, but I prefer Iron Man in standard red and gold. Fortunately I was able to trade for one. 

This is a great figure. The sculpt is suberb. Very comic accurate. Cool and sleek too. He's rather small and thin though. I would prefer him to be bigger sized. But then again, the Extremis armour is supposed to be less bulky, so I guess the smaller size works here. Paint wise, I've no complaints. I think its the best Iron Man figure with glossy paint I've gotten. Its well applied, uniform and even. 

Would have loved if an extra pair of hands or a Tony Stark head was included.

Articulation. There's a ball hinge neck. He can look up and down really well. Shoulders have ball and hinge. The shoulder pads can be moved aside to they won't get in the way of him raising his arms. The ball joint torso has a very good range of movement. It can bend, lean back and turn significantly better than the Mark VI in the Iron Man line. The hips are peg and hinge. If there's any part of this figure that could be improved its this area. He can barely raise his legs. The smaller straighter limbs maximises the double jointed elbows and knees. Sometimes when a figure is too muscular the articulation may not be as useful. The rest of the articulation points are bicep swivel, swivel and hinge wrists, thigh swivel and swivel and hinge ankles. He can get do some really great poses. 

The discs on his sides can be rotated upwards. They allow the legs a little more room to move.

Some comparison shots. He's one of the best looking Iron Man figures. You can click the images to enlarge.

Some group shots.

This is one of the best Iron Man figures released and it needs to be opened and played with. You'll appreciate him more. Thanks for viewing! 

1 comment:

Yankeejetsfan said...

Figure looks awesome. I will be picking it up along with the Blue variant, if I can find it.

I might be in the minority, but I like the blue color on the figure.