Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Iron Man Mark V

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With the Marvel Mega Bloks figures being released, it’s quickly becoming apparent how many of the figures are just repaints of each other. Sure, when it comes to LEGO minifigures – they’re all repaints. Though at least for Iron Man, repaints make sense.

The Iron Man Mark V suit is better known as the suit-case suit – and for good reason. A blend of the Silver Centurion design and the movie’s style, the Mark V figure is a straight repaint of the Mega Bloks Iron Man. So while the blockier aesthetics worked well for the Mark VI (or was it Mark IV), it doesn’t look quite right for this less armored take.

Cast in maroon plastic, Iron Man looks different enough from his red and gold counterpart. But even being silver and maroon, there is no mistaking this figure for any other super hero. Sadly though, the paint is only applied to the front of the figure which leaves the backside completely bare.

Articulation is the normal points for this kind of figure with cut joints at the wrists and waist, hinged knees and elbows and ball jointed shoulders, hips and neck. It’s more than enough.

Accessories are another repack. The maroon brick is boring and feels like a cheap way to bump up the price point an extra quarter. The other accessories are two handheld flame blasts that look fine but are all stuff that’s been released before. It would have been amazing had the silver and maroon suitcase been included.

If you missed out on Iron Man in wave 1, this is a fine replacement. Once he’s paired up with Captain America, you’ve got half the Avengers ready to go. At the end of the day, this figure isn’t even worth the hassle of tracking down – unless you really like Iron Man variants.

Written by jestergoblin

November 7th, 2011 at 12:00 am

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