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3 Responses to Sen-ti-nel ENX32248 Iron Man Variant “Marvel Comics” Play Arts Action Figure Reviews

  1. Jeremy B.
    Jeremy B. June 19, 2016 at 12:01 pm |
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    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Takes a little work to pose him.. But worth it., September 30, 2015
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    Looks pretty awesome. It is a variant so you’ll notice it’s not like the iron man you see in the movies, from the armor design and color scheme. The amount of articulation is great, it’s very fun to try and pose him like scenes for the movies. A few problems I have are with first the stand. It’s quite flimsy and weak. It’s hard to get the arms to actually hold the weight of the action figure if you plan on having him fully suspended, for example in a flight pose. Another problem I have is the swappable pieces. The feet and hands are great but the back and thigh pieces are extremely hard to get in and when you think you have them in they just fall out. One more minor problem I have, I wish he could stand on his own a little better. His feet don’t like to both sit flat at the same time. It takes a little bit to put them in a solid standing position.

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  2. Kyle Venditti
    Kyle Venditti June 19, 2016 at 12:48 pm |
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A definitive re-styling of a classic Marvel hero done perfectly., June 24, 2015
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    For those that don’t know about this figure line, the Play Arts Kai Variant figure line is all about taking well known characters, anyone from Batman to Darth Vader and Predator, and redesigning them with a distinct Japanese styling. While some figures are more of a departure from their original source than others, this is the goal the designers over at Square Enix had in mind when they design and sculpt these toys. Previously, Square Enix had redesigned many of the DC comics superheroes a few years back, and while all of them were beautiful figures in their own right, I wasn’t a big fan of many of them simply because of various design choices. However, I did like the line overall and the goal set forth by the company, so when Square announced they had acquired the Marvel license, I was thrilled.

    The Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Iron Man figure is a great figure. Iron Man is the first of Marvel’s heroes to be released as a Variant figure, and if he’s any indication of what’s to come, I’m excited. The figure looks great, poses well and has many accessories for flight and battle poses. He stands around 10.6 inches tall, the standard height for all the figures in this line, which is a little under 1/6th scale. He definitely stands out on my shelf both due to his size and design.

    His primary colors are black and red with gold highlights, which looks great. The black helps bring your eye to the red and gold, and while it looks like there’s too much black, he is fairly balanced between black and red. Around 2/3 of the figure is black with the last third red, and there is more red on his back and along the side of his torso and inside of his arms. The gold is colored with a silver and orange scale, and what I mean by that is that the figure isn’t one shade of gold. For instance, on his bicep, the gold starts out on the more silver side in the middle and as it tapers towards his triceps grows more gold then to a more orange gold at the contour of the gold plate. Expect similar scales of color and detail throughout the figure. His black is glossy and brushed with silver scrape marks, giving it a slightly worn and weathered look, simulating the metal nature of the suit. Details like these are found throughout the figure, present even in his chest reactor. Detail is the focus here, so take time to scan the figure carefully to get the full effect of the time Square put into these figures.

    In terms of accessories, he comes with boot jet effects, two hand repulsor effects, two fist hands, two relaxed hands, deployable air jet brakes on his back, missile trays with firing missile effects on his thighs and small air brakes on his calves. He has some of the most accessories of the figures in the Variant line, so there’s multiple poses he looks great in, from flying to repulsor attacks and even the signature ground punch we see so often with Iron Man, this figure can pull it off. He’s super poseable, so he should be able to do whatever you want him to on a shelf.

    A word of caution: these figures are heavily painted, almost to the point of saturation. It doesn’t bother me that much, but I know some people prefer lighter coats on some figures, so be warned that these figures are paint focused. Square loves to focus on highlights and little details, so every centimeter of this guy is painted, every little bolt on him and even the the small robotic servos underlying the suits in parts. Another aspect of this figure is the ball joints on the elbows and wrists. While these don’t bother me, they can be off-putting to those that want the joints covered or hidden like the Hot Toys figures often do. For me, these blend with the rest of the figure, but know buying it that they’re present. Also of note is the price tag; these figures are very pricey, halfway tor Hot Toys premium figure pricey, and while I was reluctant to dish out the money for the figure, it was worth it. It’s a great figure, and while I do think $120 is definitely overpriced, I’d buy the rest of the figures in this line and the DC line if I could, that’s how much I love this one. Aside from a few quality control issues like a little mis-coloration on the leg and paint slips on the helmet, he’s painted well. These are only noticeable from an inch away, and while I’ve heard these figures are hit or miss with quality control, mine was great, so hopefully most are as well.

    If you’re a fan of Iron Man, Anime styled figures or just great action figures in general, this one is definitely worth picking up. Well done Square!

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  3. Robert Dougherty
    Robert Dougherty June 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm |
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Buy this you cant go wrong!, October 31, 2015
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    This is a excellent portrayal of the Iron Man character, as a big fan it works exactly as it should in my collection.

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