Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Iron Man 2 Minimates Review: Mark V Iron Man and War Machine

For those of you who don't know what Minimates are:Minimates are 2 inch Lego-like action figures that have 14 points of articulation, have interchangeable parts, and have various lines like Marvel, Ghost Busters, Star Trek, and more to choose from.

This pack is from the Toys R Us assortment that contains four different packs including two exclusives that are not available anywhere else.

Today I will be reviewing the first non-exclusive Toys R Us pack that comes with Mark V Iron Man and War Machine.
Click the "Read More" Button to see what I think and for more pictures.

Mark V Iron Man

 Here we have the Mark V Iron Man Armor where after being attacked by the villainous Whiplash on the racetrack, Tony uses the portable Suitcase Armor (also known as the Mark V) to defend himself.
The Minimate version is pretty accurate to how the Mark V appears in the movie.
This is the most articulate Iron Man from this wave, because his legs and arms are not as restricted because it's less bulky and very sleek compared to the last Iron Man Minimate I reviewed (and will be reviewing). The colors are reminiscent of the Centurion Armor that was seen in the comics, it also makes it stand out from his other armors which are usually Red and Gold color. He has newly sculpted  upper arms,upper legs, gloves, boots, upper chest piece, belt, and of course a new helmet (which is the same for all Iron Man's Armors for this assortment). He comes with an extra hair piece so you can remove the helmet and see the banged up and angry Tony Stark underneath. 
It's a very detailed and highly playable Minimate.

War Machine 
This is Tony Stark's close friend Lt. Colonel James Rhodes in the War Machine Armor which is a heavily modified Mark II Armor.It's very detailed and has many newly sculpted parts, including a removable Shoulder Turret and Missile Launcher. But there really no reason to remove them since there's nothing you can do with them once removed. This guy looks like he's ready to kick some serious Drone butt.
The arm turrets (gloves) make the arms look a little long to me and the blue eyes and arc reactor are supposed to be red (Hasbro did the same thing so it's understandable) , but it doesn't distract too much from the rest of the sheer Awesomeness of this Minimate!
He comes with 
another helmet that has the face plated flipped up so as to the person's face inside the helmet.This adds a little more playability to the Minimate, especially if you've seen some of the cool Iron Man 2 trailers.
Since I didn't show you what he looks like with the helmet off, he's a picture
His head and face are the same as the Mark II Version so that's why I decided to wait and let you see it now.
One thing that's really annoyed people is that he's got a hole in his head. It doesn't bother me too much since it help keep the helmet on.

Overall it's a nice pack that comes a nice set of Minimates which I would recommend to that's those who 
  • Want War Machine
  • Want to add more armors to their growing Iron Man Minimate collections
  • Want Minimates from the new Iron Man movie
  • Want The Mark V Iron Man
  • Want to complete there cast of Iron Man 2 Characters..
When I saw pictures of this pack, I knew this was another pack I couldn't miss out on since I want to have all the main character's and Iron Man armors from the movie
It's definitely a pack you don't want to miss.
 Available at your local Toys R Us and Comic Shop.

I hope you enjoyed reading my review as much as I did writing it.

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Be sure to come back soon for more Iron Man goodness.


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