Amazingly, the folks at Sideshow Collectibles seem to be amused by my completely home made unboxing posts and my amateur photography, because they sent me another bit of shiny and, in the case of the Hot Toys Iron Patriot Sixth Scale Figure, shiny is definitely the word.
The Iron Patriot is part of their Diecast Movie Masterpiece Series, it lights up and it’s insanely detailed. Armor plates flip up and/or out. It’s crazy articulated and it’s heavy!
It also comes with all sorts of cool accessories.
The GeekBoy helped me out on this one. We seem to have found a system where he handles the figure and I take the pictures (that sounds way more dirty than intended) because he’s less clumsy than I am. Honestly, these figures are so cool that I worry I’m going to break something when I try to pop off the head or pose them. Not because they’re delicate, but because I’m….accident prone.
So, I took the pictures (hush, we’re not going to discuss my skills or the fact that I leave stuff in the background) and I’m posting them after the break with a few comments.
But here’s the main review – This figure kicks ass. Period. It’s pretty, it’s shiny and it’s 100% worth the money. It really is a masterpiece in every sense of the word.
If you have a love for Iron Patriot and you can afford it, I’d say get it for sure. If only to be able to put it together and light it up and then just sit in the dark and stare at it in a totally non creepy way.