Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Avengers: Infinity War Iron Man Mark 50 & Iron Spider

Here's a look at the Marvel Legends Iron Man Mark 50 and Iron Spider.

This Iron Man Mark 50 is basically the same figure as the one from the Infinity War Thanos BAF series. The colours and paint have been updated to be more screen accurate. The darker red tone definitely looks better. They've put a hole in his back so as to peg in accessories which you'll see later.

There's more "glow" at his eyes. It doesn't look good to me. It comes across more like eyeshadow or war paint.

The Civil War unmasked head may be used on this body.

The main attraction of this set are the accessories. Iron Man comes with four energy displacer cannons attached on a transparent piece of plastic, two arm cannons, a shield, an extra pair of fists and two repulsor effect pieces. I wish they had gone further and included foot clamps and a blade as well, as seen in Infinity War. 

The plastic piece with the four displacer cannons pegs into his back. With appropriate lighting you can make the transparent piece disappear and make it seem like the cannons are floating. Very nice! The cannons may be detached from the plastic piece if you like.

The arm cannons slot over his forearms. It's easier to do so if you remove the hands first. Ensure that the little turret is at the bottom. That's how it was in the film. By right the energy beams fire from those turrets. There's no way of recreating that with what's given so we'll have to make do with repulsors firing from his hands on wrist joint. The repulsor effects are a little too big to fit into the arm cannons. You'll need to find the right position for his open hands in order to peg the effect pieces in. Or you can peg the effect piece directly into his wrist joint.

The shield has a clip which you use to attach to his forearm. It's too big and the fit is loose. I've secured the shield with sticky tac in the other pics. 

Spider-man is similar to the one that came in the Infinity War Thanos BAF series. Like Iron Man he's been updated. They've added the gold bracers on his forearms and the piece on his back to attach the Iron Spider legs. His colours are of a little brighter tone and is shinier to reflect his metallic costume.     

Spider-man comes with an unmasked head, a pair of fists (not pictured) and four spider legs.

The unmasked head is decent. There is some likeness. He has quite a pleasant expression and I like the look of his hair.

I think this is an improvement over the other unmasked head we got.

You'll be happy to know that the unmasked head fits on the Far From Home figure.

The spider legs have nice detail on them They are just plain gold in colour and are not screen accurate. They need some paint detail for that. Each leg has swivel and hinge at three spots which is nice. The legs peg securely onto his back and they can be removed. Spider-man looks good with them I must say.

The spider legs unfortunately are not long and not strong enough to support the figure on their own.


Iron Man has a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ball joint torso, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot.

Iron Spider has a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, butterfly joints, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, waist rotation, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot.

Comparison shots.

Both nice figures. I like the updates and the accessories. Having bought the same characters over and over though, I just can't help but feel a little annoyed... Thanks for viewing!


JAttack11 said...

I don't know if it's just me, but all Iron Man armors look the same. BTW, you take really great photos

Jason said...

Thanks for your kind words!