Bandai's Age Of Ultron Iron Man Figure Is Gloriously Good

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Between Hot Toys, Lego and now this, it seems like Iron Man's new Mark 43 armour is by far the most toyetic aspect of Age Of Ultron we've seen yet. And looking at this brilliant new Figurarts from Bandai, I'm not complaining about that one bit.


The six-inch scaled Avenger will be the first of Bandai's line of Figurarts based on the upcoming movie, leading the way for Captain America, Thor and the Hulk later in the year (seriously though Bandai, where the hell is Figurarts Hawkeye and Black Widow? I'd pay anything for a Figurarts Natasha!).

Illustration for article titled Bandais iAge Of Ultron/i Iron Man Figure Is Gloriously Good

I don't know what it is about them, but I love the 'energy blasts' you can attack as Repulsor fire or jet exhausts. It's a very Japanese-toy sensibility, and it makes the figure look all the more 'comic-booky' when you're posing it. Making 'pew pew' noises is unfortunately not included.

Presumably this new Iron Man, like past Figurarts, will come with multiple hands as well as a stand to pose him flying around on too - we'll find out a bit more closer to the figure's April release in Japan, where it will sell for 6,264 Yen, around $52. If you're interested, you can preorder it on AmiAmi!

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Cat Tarsus Sinus

I love the figure, repaint and all, but I do wish Bandai would get on with revealing the rest of the Avengers figures. I'd like to see if I'm going to be as insane about these as I am the Kamen Rider releases.

Out of what went up for preorder last night, though, I was much more jazzed for the Star Wars figures and I haven't bought a new Star Wars in decades.

The first run bonus Death Star II window display base was a nice touch.