by Ryan Rigley
This Friday marks the release of Shane Black's "Iron Man 3", the third installment in the "Iron Man" movie franchise and first film in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Obviously, an "Iron Man" film this monumental will have its fair share of armors, and what better way to celebrate those awesome, new armors than with awesome, new "Iron Man 3" toys!
Ranging everywhere from action figures to motorized gauntlets, Hasbro's "Iron Man 3" toys are certainly worth your hard-earned money. Whether it's for your kids or for yourself, each of these toys put you virtually in Tony Stark's jet-powered shoes. Here's a look at the top five coolest "Iron Man 3" toys from Hasbro.
Arc FX Mission Mask
What better way to get inside Tony Stark's head than by wearing his Iron Man mask? This "Arc FX Mission Mask" comes complete with varying degrees of lights and sounds from the movie, as well as a dual missile launcher and laser targeting beam! Perfect for any "Iron Man" fan, over the age of 5, who wants to protect their face whilst battling the never-ending hordes of Chitauri forces.
FROM MTV GEEK
As if you weren't already beyond excited for "Man of Steel," two new, huge, epic figures from Square Enix's Play Arts Kai have been unveiled and they are pretty amazing. Both Superman and General Zod are available as fully articulated and painstakingly sculpted 9.5 inch tall figures. You had better make sure your shelves will be able to withstand this much awesomeness.
MTV Geek has even more pictures of the dueling duo, including all of General Zod's Kryptonian accessories. The figures don't arrive until August, but that shouldn't keep you from checking them out right now.
Check out these new "Man of Steel" figures right now on MTV Geek.
"The Walking Dead" is getting a new batch of action figures based around the AMC series' recent third season. McFarlane Toys has announced that it will release its fourth batch of "The Walking Dead" tie-ins, and fans can now see a first look at what's in store.
The humans being featured this round are Andrea, the Governor and Carl, with a special two-pack being released with Merle and Daryl Dixon. The zombies that will receive action figures are the appropriately named Riot Gear Zombie and Riot Gear Gas Mask Zombie.
Check out pictures of the figures below, and here's a spoiler warning for those who haven't watched season three yet.
The final three Marvel Minimates tied in to "Iron Man 3" have been released. The Toys "R" Us exclusives will hit stores later in April, just in time for "Iron Man 3's" May 3rd release date.
While Tony Stark and an Extremis soldier Minimates have already been revealed, this latest batch of collectibles focuses on Tony's array of armor. There's one figurine wearing the Iron Man Mark 17 Artillery Level RT Suit "Heartbreaker" Armor, another wearing the Mark 33 Enhanced Energy Suit "Silver Centurion" Armor and a third wearing the Mark 41 Skeleton Suit "Bones" Armor.
by Brett White
So far all of the photos released from "Man Of Steel" have been pretty uneventful, mostly depicting the cast and crew behind the scenes. We've yet to get a clear shot of Michael Shannon as General Zod or Antje Traue as Faora, but these images from "Previews" are the next best thing. These "Man of Steel" statues show the two Kryptonian opponents all armored up and ready to fight.
The General Zod statue differs from his action figure; we assume the action figure duds are hiding out underneath all that bulk. The Faora statue matches up with her action figure well, just with a much higher level of detail. Also shown are statues for Superman and Jor-El, two guys that we've already seen a bit of thanks to the trailers and action figures.
Check out the full scans below.
by Brett White
An elite cabal of action figure sellers have come across the first assortment of "Man of Steel" figures and set their plan in motion: selling them on ebay! Okay, so that's not that nefarious of a plot. And the "elite cabal" business was probably hyperbole. Whatever the case, their actions have given us our first peek at the toy packaging and, yes, character bios for Superman, General Zod and Jor-El.
Each back story is pretty much what anyone with a basic knowledge of Superman would come up with. Superman's parents sent him away from the dying Krypton and he grew up in Smallville. General Zod was imprisoned in the phantom zone (surprisingly not capitalized). Jor-El is Superman's dad and, also, Russell Crowe. It all seems like harmless info, but there could be a turn of phrase that could be considered a spoiler depending on how deep your Superman knowledge runs and how cautious you are about spoilers. Your call, reader! Check out the toy packaging below.
Hot Toys is really laying it on thick with the Iron Patriot collectibles. Little more than two weeks after the company unveiled its Iron Patriot bust, Hot Toys has also revealed its die-cast Iron Patriot.
The "Iron Man 3"-accurate figurine is a 1/6 scale model and is limited edition. Based on what we've seen of Don Cheadle's character in trailers and images for "Iron Man 3," this collectible does look spot-on. As can be seen in the pictures below the jump, the Iron Patriot figurine has a rotatable machine gun and some light-up functions.
by Brett White
Make a tiny bit of room on your shelves for these new "Iron Man 3" Minimates. Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum have announced two more additions to their series of 2" mini figures based on the upcoming Marvel Comics film. For those of you not yet fully obsessed with the toy line, Minimates offer faithful-yet-stylized renditions of everything from classic film characters to the most obscure Marvel characters, all complete with interchangeable parts. And did we mention how tiny they are? You can amass a serious collection before they even make a dent in your already-too-crowded living space! As expected, the "Iron Man 3" line is shaping up quite nicely, starting with these two figures.
by Brett White
It may be called "Zombie Hunting Enthusiast," but it's obvious that this LEGO custom minifigure from Citizen Brick is based on Daryl Dixon from "The Walking Dead." The minifigure comes complete with a biker vest and a "filthy poncho," as well as Daryl's signature crossbow. He even has a necklace full of zombie ears, a nod to one of Daryl's ickier habits.
Check out the full tongue-in-cheek Citizen Brick ad and description below.
by Brett White
Diamond's Marvel Select series has been bringing the goods for years now, offering up insanely detailed action figures of everyone from Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye to 1970s Storm. The geniuses over at Diamond have now turned their attention towards James Mangold's upcoming film, "The Wolverine," and have delivered quite a feisty take on the titular mutant.
The 7" tall figure stays faithful to Hugh Jackman's likeness, even going so far as to faithfully adapt the somehow-buffer-than-ever physique that the actor's been sporting in the film's promotional images. Fans prone to making stop-motion animation will be pleased to know that the figure comes with three interchangeable heads, depicting emotions ranging from "berserker annoyance" to "berserker rage." There are even interchangeable hands, depending on whether or not you like your bones with or without adamantium, or just prefer a classy katana.
The video below gets all up in Wolverine's many sculpted faces.