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Wor-Gar
05-25-2012, 09:14 PM
Not counting Mark I or Mark II, which Iron Man would you guys recommend? Which is the BEST as they say?

I'd like to get one Iron Man to sum up the series and the Avengers.

Uncanny Web-Slinger
05-25-2012, 09:22 PM
I've got IV, V & VI

And of those the best one to sum up the character is probably the MK 4 to me.

I like the BD & Clean options of the MK 6 and the Dart Pods on the shoulders but the torso of the MK 4 looks better IMO.

The MK 5 is nice but a definitive versions of the character need to be be red/gold, and the Silver is actually grey :(

Hope that helps :wave

mrjasontodd
05-25-2012, 09:23 PM
VI i guess

vnguyen
05-25-2012, 09:31 PM
I prefer the look of MK IV the best, BUT if you're looking for the ultimate Hot Toys Iron Man, it would be MK VI. Clean and BD option and the shoulder missiles and hip flares that pop out. You'll get more play out of the MK VI for sure.

Wor-Gar
05-25-2012, 09:34 PM
Thanks guys, this is all helpful info.

Strangely I sort of like the Mark V because it's so different (and damn cheap on ebay) but I probably should stick with a good representation.

So Mark IV looks better proportioned, but the Mark VI had more play options? That about right? I'll look into those two.

Dally
05-25-2012, 09:36 PM
I've owned all in the past and I think of those the Mark IV would be the one to get for the circular arc reactor. Most iconic and the circular arc reactor looks the best. Though personally I prefer the Mark VI due to the battle damaged armor. Also, the Mark VI was used quite a bit in the Avengers, so it does sum up two films. I think the best one of all will be the Mark VII when that releases, but for now I'd say go Mark IV if you want the definitive Iron Man figure.

Wor-Gar
05-25-2012, 10:02 PM
What about the Mark III battle damaged? Was that one good?

The Josh
05-25-2012, 10:07 PM
Can't go wrong with either the Mark IV or VI IMO. You could be like me and have them all. :lol

Wor-Gar
05-25-2012, 10:14 PM
Can't go wrong with either the Mark IV or VI IMO. You could be like me and have them all. :lol

I don't suppose you have a picture with all of them lined up? 3-6?

greygoose
05-25-2012, 10:50 PM
Mark VII.:wink1:

The Josh
05-25-2012, 10:55 PM
I don't suppose you have a picture with all of them lined up? 3-6?

No, I should have a random shot I took with an iPhone of just my iron man collection. If you're going to get one red/good iron man the 4 or 6 are your choices, and if you like the circular plate on the front then the 4 is a great choice. Unless you want to wait for the 7 which should be the best yet.

Uncanny Web-Slinger
05-25-2012, 10:55 PM
One thing that pisses me off about all Hot Toys Iron Man armours is the lack of a head for flying poses.

All they have to do is include a second head with the joint area closer to the back of the skull so it has that looking up look.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2257/2478286851_04ba4c926d_o_d.png

You'd think with this being one of their go to cashcows they'd bother to evolve it :dunno

The Josh
05-25-2012, 10:57 PM
Honestly if they never do I could care less. I don't pose me flying but I guess for anyone that might its an issue.

bandito
05-25-2012, 11:32 PM
I've owned all in the past and I think of those the Mark IV would be the one to get for the circular arc reactor. Most iconic and the circular arc reactor looks the best. Though personally I prefer the Mark VI due to the battle damaged armor. Also, the Mark VI was used quite a bit in the Avengers, so it does sum up two films. I think the best one of all will be the Mark VII when that releases, but for now I'd say go Mark IV if you want the definitive Iron Man figure.

Chest RT window

mrclean08
05-25-2012, 11:43 PM
MARK VI

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a70/michaelcabrera/MarkVI_3op.jpg

Jokes & Bats
05-26-2012, 12:15 AM
I just went through the exact same question -I wanted one Iron Man to represent the character so after looking at tonnes of pics which compare IV to VI I went with IV. I love the circular reactor and the simple paint scheme of red and gold. The torso looks excellet in comparison to the mark VI which looks bulky - mark VI also has silver parts on the arms and legs which I don't like. Mark V looks very small and thin and even though it does look like a great figure, it doesn't sum the character up. I can't wait to see the mark VII though but I feel it won't be released until early next year. So it the mean time, mark IV is the one to get.

plasmid303
05-26-2012, 12:32 AM
4 if you prefer the two-toned color scheme but don't mind considering philosophically the worth of the design since Tony does nothing of worth in it in IM2.

6 if you don't mind the grey bits. It's the most stacked of the bunch when it comes to accessories (I'm referring to the older release, not the new Avengers Mark VI).

Minimodel
05-26-2012, 12:51 AM
Personally Id look at the Mark 2 Armour unleashed.It s basically the Mark 3 unpainted and it s a joy to behold with all the extra panels revealing the workings underneath.Beautiful piece.

vangeta
05-26-2012, 01:13 AM
Mark IV. But I prefer the flip up mask from the VI suit.

Hydeous
05-26-2012, 01:42 AM
Get the mark VI. It's featured in IM 2 and Avengers, plus its the only triangular chest reactor. Sideshow would be selling the exclusive avengers version soon.

SixthScaleEdward
05-26-2012, 02:57 AM
Get the mark VI. It's featured in IM 2 and Avengers, plus its the only triangular chest reactor. Sideshow would be selling the exclusive avengers version soon.

:goodpost:

If you want to sum up the series and the avengers,
why not get the one that appeared in both :D

guy66657
05-26-2012, 03:45 AM
i find it funny how Joss Whedon hates the triangular arc reactor, hahaha. He said it some video interview somewhere, i have to find it! he said something along the lines of "the triangle has no meaning to me"

bandito
05-26-2012, 03:52 AM
i find it funny how Joss Whedon hates the triangular arc reactor, hahaha. He said it some video interview somewhere, i have to find it! he said something along the lines of "the triangle has no meaning to me"

Triangle (Chest RT) is ASS...
http://www.geekrest.com/2012/03/joss-whedon-talks-iron-man-suit-the-avengers/

Mr. Fusion
05-26-2012, 04:59 AM
I hate to admit that I don't own any of the HT Iron Man figs. If I could get one, however, I would get the Mk VI. But I wouldn't turn down a Mk IV or V if offered to me. It's a tough call.

Jokes & Bats
05-26-2012, 05:13 AM
After debating which to get (don't own any) my Mark IV just arrived and WOW! Love it.

Theokan
05-26-2012, 05:31 AM
If you're getting one for the Avengers, I would think a VII would fit best, but since you asked III - VI then either IV or VI are good choices.

We may even see a new Mark III (repaint of unleashed mark II), and since SDCC is just around the corner, who knows, we just might get a new Mark III as SDCC exclusive, would probably come out around the time Iron Monger ships too.

jdeezy75
05-26-2012, 06:03 AM
If you want a decent HS of RDJ as Tony Stark, then go with Mk IV. Heck, it's got sunglasses and a box of donuts... can't beat that! Plus, it's passable as a stand-in for the Mk VII armor to the less discerning eye.

R3d15
05-26-2012, 06:11 AM
since this thread was asking about "I'd like to get one Iron Man to sum up the series and the Avengers", go for mark 6, but personally,my fav armor is mark 4 though

chRd
05-26-2012, 06:31 AM
you can't go wrong with the mark 6. too many to mention.

badrat
05-26-2012, 06:37 AM
Mark VI for me. It looks bulky, which I like, and not having the circular RT doesn't bother me a bit. In the movies, it's a tough armor and has seen all the action (underwater, vs. Thor, vs. Hammer Drones, vs. Whiplash, vs. War Machine, fixing engines LOL).

The Mark VII looks to be coming along nicely by HT and could eventually sway me. But for now, definitely the Mark VI.

luke314pi
05-26-2012, 06:41 AM
I prefer the proportions and overall presence of the Mark IV the best.

kanine
05-26-2012, 06:41 AM
I would go with the Mark VI also, my favorite so far.

badrat
05-26-2012, 06:43 AM
Plus, I like the color scheme as well. I think the silver helps make the suit look cooler than simply yellow and red.

Apone
05-26-2012, 07:30 AM
Its personal preference, there isn't going to be a best one. If you dig the circle arc go with if....if you like TV's triangle go with vi

Wor-Gar
05-26-2012, 11:17 AM
Thank you all very much. This is all extremely helpful, got a quick lesson in the line thus far.

Strange no one mentioned the BD Mark 3. Is it that bad?

OK, so clearly the camp is torn on the IV vs. VI -- but everyone does agree its all about the chest RC shape. I do prefer the round RC, but I also think I prefer the VI BD option for badassedness.

I also appreciate the argument that VI was in both IM 2 and Avengers, so it does represent both franchises... just... damn that triangle.

That all said, once I started looking, I realized that both figures are well into the $300+ mark. So now I'm leaning toward waiting for Mark VII... hopefully it will have all the bells and whistles so far, plus the round RC, and that will become the suit for me. Might even show up in the beginning of Iron 3 (which hopefully will be better than 2).

The Josh
05-26-2012, 11:29 AM
Yeah, I think waiting for the Mark VII is probably the safe bet for that price. I mean they're both great figures but I wouldn't pay $300 for them. Here's a couple shots I took of them if you decide to go that route.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/More%20Photos/IMG_8016-1.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/More%20Photos/IMG_8933.jpg

Wor-Gar
05-26-2012, 11:36 AM
Thanks, Josh! :clap

The BD one is just so cool. But I do love the round RC and the little missiles on the gauntlet of the Mark IV. Such a tough choice between the two, that's why I just have to see what gives on Mark VII.

Just so I know when comparing these to the Mark VII, is there any difference between 4 and 6 in the wepons they have? Like, only 4 has the bizillion gauntlet missiles?

The Josh
05-26-2012, 11:57 AM
No problem. :duff

The BD stuff is really cool. Its why I ended up ordering two of the Mark VI. It would have to be a really tough choice to pick between the two because they're both so damn cool so like I said waiting for the Mark VII is probably a good idea.

No, they're basically the same as far as the weapons go. Let's put it this way just looking at the design on the Mark VII its going to be pretty different.

Jokes & Bats
05-26-2012, 01:57 PM
I wanted to wait for the Mark VII but I have a feeling that seeing as they haven't announced the offical spec and pics yet, we could be waiting a VERY long time. Anyway, here are some pics I found of the Mark VII - which kind of reminds me of the Mark III
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/7234/hulk3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/545/hulk3.jpg/)

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http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/2377/newavenger002.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/528/newavenger002.jpg/)

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klocket
05-26-2012, 03:32 PM
I love my Mark IV...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/klocket/The%20Case/100_8537.jpg

M.

Deckard
05-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Mk. IV

Circle Arc Reactor > Triangle

Classic Red & Gold

Streamlined not bulky, sleak, aerodynamic, still all the bells and whistles.


The VII is a mess, the silver is just slopped on and feels very crowded and forced. It's far too bulky looking, it's too much like War Machine which should be a very differant looking suit.

Raikirik
05-26-2012, 03:50 PM
Thanks, Josh! :clap

The BD one is just so cool. But I do love the round RC and the little missiles on the gauntlet of the Mark IV. Such a tough choice between the two, that's why I just have to see what gives on Mark VII.

Just so I know when comparing these to the Mark VII, is there any difference between 4 and 6 in the wepons they have? Like, only 4 has the bizillion gauntlet missiles?

The VI has all the weapons of the IV plus more. It has munitions pods that come out of the shoulders and the wrist lasers.

Wor-Gar
05-26-2012, 04:26 PM
The VII is a mess, the silver is just slopped on and feels very crowded and forced. It's far too bulky looking, it's too much like War Machine which should be a very differant looking suit.

I have to say, the VII does look bulky. Seems more combat ready in a way, but I agree I don't like the coloring as much.

Despite the triangle, I'm actually coming around to the VI.


The VI has all the weapons of the IV plus more. It has munitions pods that come out of the shoulders and the wrist lasers.

That's very good to know. Thank you.



One other thing -- of the 4 or 6, who has the better likeness of RDJ?

R3d15
05-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Both mark 4 and 6 have the same rdj sculpt basically,but if u want the full hs of rdj, go for mar 4, mark 6 rdj only shows his face within the helmet

venjo
05-26-2012, 11:11 PM
for me its Iron Mark VI you can display Two style Natural look and Damage mode :yess:

RollingJ
05-27-2012, 02:46 AM
Which Iron Man design is the best? MkIV

Which Hot Toys Iron Man is the best? MkVI (just beating Mk IV due to the fantastic BD options. Plus i like the pop out shoulder missiles)

Which Hot Toys in non-battle damaged look is best? MkIV

R3d15
05-27-2012, 05:44 AM
Which Iron Man design is the best? MkIV

Which Hot Toys Iron Man is the best? MkVI (just beating Mk IV due to the fantastic BD options. Plus i like the pop out shoulder missiles)

Which Hot Toys in non-battle damaged look is best? MkIV

:exactly::goodpost:

badrat
05-27-2012, 09:49 AM
I wanted to wait for the Mark VII but I have a feeling that seeing as they haven't announced the offical spec and pics yet, we could be waiting a VERY long time. Anyway, here are some pics I found of the Mark VII - which kind of reminds me of the Mark III
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/7234/hulk3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/545/hulk3.jpg/)

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http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/2377/newavenger002.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/528/newavenger002.jpg/)

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It should. The designer from the first IM movie who designed the MK III designed this one as well.

Wor-Gar
05-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Just some comparison pics I whipped up. I don't know who to give credit to for the pics, found them on google.

Mk VI versus Mk IV versus Mk VI BD

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/MkIVvMkVIBD-3.jpg



Mk IV v. Mk VI BD

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/MkIVvMkVIBD-2.jpg


Mk VI clean v. Mk IV clean

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/MkIVvMkVI-1.jpg

Jokes & Bats
05-27-2012, 12:30 PM
Mark IV FTW - the silver and the triangle on the Mark VI make it look more toy like I think

Echo 7
05-27-2012, 04:05 PM
i prefer the Mark IV and that's what I am currently looking for...

RagingBull
05-27-2012, 04:23 PM
I like IV & VI equally. If you want a figure to represent both Iron Man & The Avengers I guess VI as its featured in IM 2 & the Avengers.

CTO15
05-27-2012, 05:08 PM
i prefer the Mark IV and that's what I am currently looking for...

should be easy once the Gantry comes out.

R3d15
05-27-2012, 07:57 PM
Just some comparison pics I whipped up. I don't know who to give credit to for the pics, found them on google.

Mk VI versus Mk IV versus Mk VI BD

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/MkIVvMkVIBD-3.jpg



Mk IV v. Mk VI BD

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/MkIVvMkVIBD-2.jpg


Mk VI clean v. Mk IV clean

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/MkIVvMkVI-1.jpg

Mark 4 looks very shinny in those pics compared to both mark 6 clean and battle damaged looks,and i might steal that mark 4 pose :lol

Joeyrainbow
05-28-2012, 12:42 PM
Mark 3 BD vs Mark 4...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/DSCN1020.jpg

as much as I like my Mark3, its no contest really! (and my mark 3 has neck mod and torso mod!) extra bonus is the mark 4 has the sweet Tony Stark head;

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/IMG_1700.jpg

between the mark 4 and the mark 6 is more down to personal preference, the basic sculpt is 90 percent the same, only visual differences are chest area and more gold / silver parts in the paint job. play value though, the mark 6 wins. Battle damage and helmet stark head are pretty awesome.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/IMG_1959-1.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/IMG_1407.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/IMG_1384.jpg


or if you prefer something less representative of the classic suit, the Mark 5 is a pretty cool alternative;

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/IMG_2822.jpg

and fits the stark head;

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/IMG_2829.jpg

good luck choosing!

Josette
05-28-2012, 01:02 PM
I only wanted one Ironman, and I chose the Mark IV. Love the suit, love the Tony Stark head.

krieg-der-sterne
05-28-2012, 01:08 PM
well,really tough to choose,but i guess so far my favourite is mark IV.just love the red coloring ,overall design and the headsculpt.mark VI also is great,just a bit behind..

Wor-Gar
05-28-2012, 01:49 PM
Excellent pics!

I'm still sort of torn between the two -- IV and VI -- I like each for different reasons. I'm leaning to the VI because of the BD option. I really love the chewed up metal on that one.

But both are way too expensive right now so I doubt I'll be getting either. Which sucks, yes.

Might get the VII, but I'm not certain I like the design or coloring as much as the other two. It will really depend on how they deck it out with weapons and/or battle damage.

Jokes & Bats
05-28-2012, 02:01 PM
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/IMG_1959-1.jpg

Look at the Mark IV there!! It looks so massive and bulky!!! Love it!
Not a massive fan of the triangle reactor on the VI but the battle damaged sections look incredible!

RagingBull
05-28-2012, 02:08 PM
I recon HT will reissue the MK III to go with Iron Monger. If they do & if the new MK II AU is anything to go by, that will be the best Iron Man suit. IMO any ;)

Wor-Gar
05-28-2012, 02:27 PM
I recon HT will reissue the MK III to go with Iron Monger. If they do & if the new MK II AU is anything to go by, that will be the best Iron Man suit. IMO any ;)

Interesting thought. A BD Mark III updated would be excellent. But with Mark VII coming soon (and the new VI just released) and the inevitable BD version of the Mk VII, I think HT may back off on Iron Man for a bit.

agonistes86
05-28-2012, 03:45 PM
I decided to go with the Mark VI, I love how much he looks like a tank. At first I didn't really care about the BD parts, but over time it does help to keep the display fresh.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_8031_2_small.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_3766_3_small.jpg

Joeyrainbow
05-28-2012, 04:02 PM
good choice, the mark 6 rules!

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x188/designo_bucket/DSCN1403edit.jpg

Wor-Gar
05-28-2012, 04:58 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_8031_2_small.png

That's a terrific pose. Has a lot of RDJ attitude there.

Dracula
05-28-2012, 05:11 PM
Mark IV, shouldn't even be a competition.

agonistes86
05-28-2012, 07:10 PM
That's a terrific pose. Has a lot of RDJ attitude there.

Thanks man. I did have to modify his wrist for that pose to get the hand that high.

Wor-Gar
05-28-2012, 07:23 PM
Thanks man. I did have to modify his wrist for that pose to get the hand that high.

What did you do? You're serious about you poses.

Echo 7
05-28-2012, 07:28 PM
I decided to go with the Mark VI, I love how much he looks like a tank. At first I didn't really care about the BD parts, but over time it does help to keep the display fresh.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_8031_2_small.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_3766_3_small.jpg

Dude that is an awesome pic...congrats. I am still looking for one these to trade for ...or the Mark IV or V...lol...again my congrat's on your pose.

agonistes86
05-28-2012, 11:58 PM
What did you do? You're serious about you poses.

I cut off the little tab that holds the front part of the wrist guard. I figured that I have two arms anyway, and I really wanted the pose to look as good as possible. It really is a lot more fun if you don't care about resale value. :P

kingellesar
05-29-2012, 03:08 AM
Hoping to get an Iron Man hot toys soon and I think Mark IV looks the best but I also like the Mark III BD and Mark VI, it's nice to see they are all good quality so if I don't get a Mark IV I could perhaps get one of the others but I am hopeful.

TheVictor11
05-29-2012, 07:03 AM
I cut off the little tab that holds the front part of the wrist guard. I figured that I have two arms anyway, and I really wanted the pose to look as good as possible. It really is a lot more fun if you don't care about resale value. :P

Don't suppose we could get a shot of how that looks :wink1: I'm very curious now, always wanted to be able to display the repulsor shot pose

agonistes86
05-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Don't suppose we could get a shot of how that looks :wink1: I'm very curious now, always wanted to be able to display the repulsor shot pose

Just took these shots, hope these help.

Here's how far the hand can now bend back.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_3770_2_small.jpg

Here you can see the cut.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_3773_2_small.jpg

I screwed open the lower arm to remove the wrist, so I could cut it more easily. So theoretically, I can interchange this cut wrist with the non-battle-damaged arm.

Hot Toys really should've designed the wrist guard better, with more articulation, as it's a pretty crucial pose IMO.

Dracula
05-29-2012, 02:23 PM
I decided to go with the Mark VI, I love how much he looks like a tank. At first I didn't really care about the BD parts, but over time it does help to keep the display fresh.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_8031_2_small.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Hot%20Toys%20Iron%20Man/IMG_3766_3_small.jpg

Nice pictures, looks like they are all dancing (the clone/storm troopers as well). :lol

agonistes86
05-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Nice pictures, looks like they are all dancing (the clone/storm troopers as well). :lol

A new boy band perhaps: :dunno

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/187-Maul/Collection%20Koeln/IMG_2776_2_small.jpg

RagingBull
05-29-2012, 04:01 PM
Interesting thought. A BD Mark III updated would be excellent. But with Mark VII coming soon (and the new VI just released) and the inevitable BD version of the Mk VII, I think HT may back off on Iron Man for a bit.

I don't think HT will ever tire of making IM Figures & the molds all there. It's basically just a repaint. Easy money

Wor-Gar
05-29-2012, 04:59 PM
True, it's kind of like SS's multi-troopers.

The Josh
05-29-2012, 05:06 PM
True, it's kind of like SS's multi-troopers.

:yess::yess::yess:

amusedjester
05-29-2012, 06:05 PM
Iron man is like the cow that keeps on giving for HT. My favorite is still Mark 4 for the iconic look. Mark 1 is a close second because it is just a BEAST.

TheVictor11
05-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Just took these shots, hope these help.

Here's how far the hand can now bend back.

I screwed open the lower arm to remove the wrist, so I could cut it more easily. So theoretically, I can interchange this cut wrist with the non-battle-damaged arm.

Hot Toys really should've designed the wrist guard better, with more articulation, as it's a pretty crucial pose IMO.

Agree'd I don't know why HT hasn't made it possible to do that. It's his signature move/pose. It's like not giving Spider-man his web shooting hands.

Thanks for the pics! :yess: Gonna see if I can order an extra arm or try that on the BD as you did.

agonistes86
05-30-2012, 12:03 PM
Agree'd I don't know why HT hasn't made it possible to do that. It's his signature move/pose. It's like not giving Spider-man his web shooting hands.

Thanks for the pics! :yess: Gonna see if I can order an extra arm or try that on the BD as you did.

No problem. :) I checked ebay for a while as well for spare arms, when they were actually still being parted out, but I just didn't want the extra cash on one. So I decided to just mod the BD arm.

TotalDominAsian
06-13-2012, 12:58 PM
Is it just me... or is there no difference between the actual Iron Man Mark 4 and 3?

When it comes to the 1/6 figure, there's a clear difference in terms of engineering... but maybe that's why they refuse to remake the mark 3?

Uncanny Web-Slinger
06-13-2012, 01:29 PM
^ moslty the waist/hip and torso areas

did you make up your mind WorGar?

FreedomGundam
06-13-2012, 01:45 PM
Is it just me... or is there no difference between the actual Iron Man Mark 4 and 3?

When it comes to the 1/6 figure, there's a clear difference in terms of engineering... but maybe that's why they refuse to remake the mark 3?
There are plenty of differences between the design of the Mk.III and Mk.IV.

Personally, I find the most obvious visual differences are on the forearms and thighs.

DoubleTap
06-13-2012, 02:24 PM
It would be the Mark IV for me. Iconic with just the red and gold color. No silver or "unfinished" sections. If you're filling out an Avengers squad I'd wait for the VII personally.

Sculpt wise the IV and VI are virtually identical with the difference being the paint job and the chest plate.

Wor-Gar
06-13-2012, 02:39 PM
did you make up your mind WorGar?

Not really. I was leaning VI but then I come around to IV. I prefer the look of the IV but I love the extra weapons and the BD of the VI.

That said, I'm waiting for the VII :lol because the prices for the VI and IV are just too damn high.

Legendary Hunter
06-13-2012, 03:25 PM
I would choose between the MK IV and the MK VI and the winner would have to be the MK IV!! It just screams that classic Iron Man look!!

Rob
06-13-2012, 05:39 PM
Easily the Mark IV.

Atleast until the Mark VII comes out(Which is my personal favorite out of them all).

Wor-Gar
08-15-2012, 09:00 AM
Finally snagged one thru a member here... guess which one. :D

HINT: he's red and gold and includes the Roman numerals I and V

DoubleTap
08-15-2012, 09:19 AM
Finally snagged one thru a member here... guess which one. :D

HINT: he's red and gold and includes the Roman numerals I and V

Mark VI? ;)

Grand Admiral Thrawn
08-15-2012, 09:23 AM
I already have 3,5,6 and I must say that the 6 is the better.

of course i already have the 2.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8372/dsc00606ut.jpg
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2343/dsc00575he.jpg
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3728/dsc00541qb.jpg

6Series
08-15-2012, 09:42 AM
Honestly, I like them all! Still waiting for Mk3 ver 2.0 before I said I like the Mk3 best!

The Side of the Show
08-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Mark VI still catches me on :D I like it's built, the armor is unique among the rest, maybe because the Arc Reactor is Triangle. Reminds me of Extremis Armor in comics :)
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y344/mcfarlaneca/IMG_0080.jpg
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y344/mcfarlaneca/IMG_0087.jpg
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y344/mcfarlaneca/IMG_0037.jpg

joshh
08-15-2012, 10:18 AM
to me the 4 is cool but the 6 top them all. that is because of his incredible amounts of battle damage parts

Wor-Gar
08-15-2012, 10:28 AM
Mark VI? ;)

Ding - Ding - Ding! You win!


I must say that the 6 is the better.


to me the 4 is cool but the 6 top them all. that is because of his incredible amounts of battle damage parts

I'm glad you guys said that now. I'm finally in the Iron Man club. :D


Awesome pictures above BTW!!!

The Side of the Show
08-15-2012, 10:31 AM
Thanks Wor-Gar :D

Violator66
08-15-2012, 10:35 AM
I would go with mark iv because it will probably be the only ironman that hot toys makes a FULL accessory for......the Gantry. So you can add on with this figure now or later on down the road.

guy66657
08-15-2012, 11:09 AM
I'm like, the only guy who doesn't care about the battle damage parts....at least putting them on my figures. I admire the time and work it takes to make the BD parts but I like my Iron Men looking clean haha. Just my 2 cents.

Centurion
08-15-2012, 11:26 AM
I would go with mark iv because it will probably be the only ironman that hot toys makes a FULL accessory for......the Gantry. So you can add on with this figure now or later on down the road.

Until the release of the dynamic gantry.

UltraMarknus
08-15-2012, 11:27 AM
I'm like, the only guy who doesn't care about the battle damage parts....at least putting them on my figures. I admire the time and work it takes to make the BD parts but I like my Iron Men looking clean haha. Just my 2 cents.

I'm the same way. I like looking at photos of others with BD but I'll keep mine clean.

I think both armors have parts that are better than the other. Before reacquiring MK6, I would say MK4 easily. But damn the MK6 looks good. If it had a circular arc reactor, I think it would be my favourite overall.

Centurion
08-15-2012, 11:28 AM
I'm like, the only guy who doesn't care about the battle damage parts....at least putting them on my figures. I admire the time and work it takes to make the BD parts but I like my Iron Men looking clean haha. Just my 2 cents.

No, others here have mentioned that they prefer the clean look as well. I like both, so I'm glad HT at least gave us the option to display either way for the Mk.V and VI.

Wor-Gar
08-15-2012, 11:34 AM
I'm like, the only guy who doesn't care about the battle damage parts....at least putting them on my figures. I admire the time and work it takes to make the BD parts but I like my Iron Men looking clean haha. Just my 2 cents.


I'm the same way. I like looking at photos of others with BD but I'll keep mine clean.

I think both armors have parts that are better than the other. Before reacquiring MK6, I would say MK4 easily. But damn the MK6 looks good. If it had a circular arc reactor, I think it would be my favourite overall.


No, others here have mentioned that they prefer the clean look as well. I like both, so I'm glad HT at least gave us the option to display either way for the Mk.V and VI.

I agree but the VI has such comprehensive and excellent battle damage, plus he got all beat to hell in Avengers... PLUS the BD VI will look different against the clean VII.

My plan is to have the fully beat-up Mark VI along with the fully weapons-exposed Mark VII.

Megacolor
08-15-2012, 03:07 PM
MK IV for the win!

Viking Spawn
08-15-2012, 10:30 PM
Mark VI still catches me on :D I like it's built, the armor is unique among the rest, maybe because the Arc Reactor is Triangle. Reminds me of Extremis Armor in comics :)
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y344/mcfarlaneca/IMG_0080.jpg
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y344/mcfarlaneca/IMG_0087.jpg
http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y344/mcfarlaneca/IMG_0037.jpg

Sweet pics! :clap

Ninjaknight
08-15-2012, 11:12 PM
Mark IV hands down!

Centurion
08-15-2012, 11:20 PM
My plan is to have the fully beat-up Mark VI along with the fully weapons-exposed Mark VII.

Sounds good to me.
Would love to see that display.

sallah
08-15-2012, 11:27 PM
This is a really tough call. The MK IV is probably my fav design... But I gotta give it to the MK VI for all the display options.

Sallah

Apone
08-15-2012, 11:46 PM
I already have 3,5,6 and I must say that the 6 is the better.

of course i already have the 2.


http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2343/dsc00575he.jpg


Yippee! I am a little iron princess!

Loki
08-16-2012, 12:39 AM
I haven't owned any of the Iron Man figs (yet :balrog), but to me the VI looks the best. I think it's because the triangular chestpiece goes better with the planes of the suit than the circular one with the other suits.

bandito
08-16-2012, 12:42 AM
Mark VI still catches me on :D I like it's built, the armor is unique among the rest, maybe because the Arc Reactor is Triangle. Reminds me of Extremis Armor in comics :)


Chest RT (window) is Triangle

The Side of the Show
08-16-2012, 02:06 AM
Chest RT (window) is Triangle

My bad, yup window :D

thecholzz
08-22-2012, 05:09 PM
I'm waiting for the mark 7 one just cause it looks so much better than all the rest. That or the mark 6.

thecholzz

Wor-Gar
08-22-2012, 05:15 PM
That was my plan too... until I got an offer I couldn't refuse on the Mk VI last week.

:dunno

Walker
08-23-2012, 01:14 AM
I'm waiting for the mark 7 one just cause it looks so much better than all the rest. That or the mark 6.

thecholzz

:exactly::goodpost:

The Mark VII is definitely my favourite, I just had to sell my Mark VI once I saw it.

Viking Spawn
08-23-2012, 02:16 AM
:exactly::goodpost:

The Mark VII is definitely my favourite, I just had to sell my Mark VI once I saw it.

Mine too. Except I'm still keeping my Mark VI too. :wink1:

Walker
08-23-2012, 02:51 AM
Mine too. Except I'm still keeping my Mark VI too. :wink1:

Good decision man. I only have room for one Iron Man in my collection though.

Viking Spawn
08-23-2012, 03:05 AM
Good decision man. I only have room for one Iron Man in my collection though.

Ah. Since that's the case, the Mark VII is the right choice too. :wink1:

noisetrigger
08-23-2012, 04:24 AM
Mark 6 for me. It also has the distinction of being in two separate movie. (Mark 2 doesn't count cause it is not worn by Tony Stark in IM2)

eczamurai
08-23-2012, 05:49 AM
Thanks, Josh! :clap

The BD one is just so cool. But I do love the round RC and the little missiles on the gauntlet of the Mark IV. Such a tough choice between the two, that's why I just have to see what gives on Mark VII.

Just so I know when comparing these to the Mark VII, is there any difference between 4 and 6 in the wepons they have? Like, only 4 has the bizillion gauntlet missiles?

Mark 7 has BD as WELL as a round arc. Best of both. Go for it.

Sturanich
08-23-2012, 10:24 AM
Has there been any rumours of a 1/4 scale Iron Man from hot toys?
I've got quite a few of the 1/6 figures but I'm holding off the newer ones hoping for a bigger one..

steven.giunta
08-23-2012, 10:43 AM
Thanks guys, this is all helpful info.

Strangely I sort of like the Mark V because it's so different (and damn cheap on ebay) but I probably should stick with a good representation.

So Mark IV looks better proportioned, but the Mark VI had more play options? That about right? I'll look into those two.

The mark v is my favorite,its well porportioned it comes with bd parts and it goes very well with the ht whiplash.the downside to it is it doesn't do anything,there's no fold out missles or flaps on the back.but you do get the suitcace which is pretty sweet.for 1 good representation of I'm I would go with the mark vi.its got clean and bed parts,tons of missles and flaps and it was used in 2 movies.im2 and avengers.so it works with both .although the mark iii is a classic cause it was the first.

Viking Spawn
08-23-2012, 11:15 AM
Has there been any rumours of a 1/4 scale Iron Man from hot toys?
I've got quite a few of the 1/6 figures but I'm holding off the newer ones hoping for a bigger one..

Make sure you save plenty of $$$. I'd love to own 1/4 scale too but I already know the prices will go through the roof! :slap

Darthgothikus
08-23-2012, 11:39 AM
I'm very happy with my MkIV - it took a long time to decide But for me, he sums up the "complete" Iron man feel the best.

With the helmet on he looks serious, dangerous. And you can pose him to that effect..... but pop the Tony Stark head on, with the glasses and doughnut box, and the whole persona changes. A very versatile figure.

Having said all that I've got a MkII armour unleashed on the way 'cos I love how that silver suit looks and although Iron Man, for me at least, will always be red & gold, the silver sure is purdy! With all the extra parts you get for the price I paid, it's a steal.

Think these two will cover all my IM needs.





.......although. That MkV is pretty cool....... and a Warmachine would add some variety.........MkI is pretty awesome...........Aaah! Someone take my credit card away dammit.

Sturanich
08-24-2012, 11:30 AM
Make sure you save plenty of $$$. I'd love to own 1/4 scale too but I already know the prices will go through the roof! :slap

But it would be jaw droppingly gorgeous! :lol

UltraMarknus
08-24-2012, 11:57 AM
I'm very happy with my MkIV - it took a long time to decide But for me, he sums up the "complete" Iron man feel the best.

With the helmet on he looks serious, dangerous. And you can pose him to that effect..... but pop the Tony Stark head on, with the glasses and doughnut box, and the whole persona changes. A very versatile figure.

Having said all that I've got a MkII armour unleashed on the way 'cos I love how that silver suit looks and although Iron Man, for me at least, will always be red & gold, the silver sure is purdy! With all the extra parts you get for the price I paid, it's a steal.

Think these two will cover all my IM needs.





.......although. That MkV is pretty cool....... and a Warmachine would add some variety.........MkI is pretty awesome...........Aaah! Someone take my credit card away dammit.

Woah woah woah...you don't have a War Machine? You get the Credit Card out...right now! :stick

Centurion
08-24-2012, 01:31 PM
I'm very happy with my MkIV - it took a long time to decide But for me, he sums up the "complete" Iron man feel the best.

With the helmet on he looks serious, dangerous. And you can pose him to that effect..... but pop the Tony Stark head on, with the glasses and doughnut box, and the whole persona changes. A very versatile figure.

Having said all that I've got a MkII armour unleashed on the way 'cos I love how that silver suit looks and although Iron Man, for me at least, will always be red & gold, the silver sure is purdy! With all the extra parts you get for the price I paid, it's a steal.

Think these two will cover all my IM needs.





.......although. That MkV is pretty cool....... and a Warmachine would add some variety.........MkI is pretty awesome...........Aaah! Someone take my credit card away dammit.

Ha, I know what you mean.
But you're not going to be completely satisfied until all the Marks are lined up on your shelf. I to VII. :yess:

johnnypaul
11-16-2012, 02:40 AM
Ok so I picked up a Mark VI and plan to pick up the Mark VII when that gets released. My question is should I get the Mark III or Mark IV next? I understand that the Mark IV is better in terms of quality, however I feel that the Mark IV and Mark VI are too similar.

Viking Spawn
11-16-2012, 02:47 AM
Ok so I picked up a Mark VI and plan to pick up the Mark VII when that gets released. My question is should I get the Mark III or Mark IV next? I understand that the Mark IV is better in terms of quality, however I feel that the Mark IV and Mark VI are too similar.

Depends on what you like. I personally like the IV and I hear that's a fan favorite too. But if you want a rarer piece, then get the III. Who knows if HT will ever make a 2.0 version.

johnnypaul
11-16-2012, 03:31 AM
I'm trying to build a Hall of Armor. My HOA will consist of the MK I, MKV, MK VI, and MK VII, just not sure whether I should get the MK III or MK IV.

Viking Spawn
11-16-2012, 07:03 AM
I'm trying to build a Hall of Armor. My HOA will consist of the MK I, MKV, MK VI, and MK VII, just not sure whether I should get the MK III or MK IV.

If that's the case, then I'd say the Mark IV. :wink1:

Doomsday
11-16-2012, 07:04 AM
too soon to tell, with the Mark VII not coming out for a while but all Iron Man suits aside the one I'm really looking foward to is War Machine in the Iron Patriot suit, that is going to look amazing next to Captain America

BigBoy
11-18-2012, 08:51 AM
I just stated collect HT and into this hobby couple months ago... my first HT was MK VI..... i note to self that ... '' I just needed 1 Iron man " Now I wanted MK 3 BD to complete my Iron Man collection ..they looks nice together , if i don't have them together i feel like i miss something and incomplete, thats just me tho.
so far i have I,II,IV,V,VI and war machine. cheer mate...
ps one thing ive learned from HT Iron Man tho, Grab em asap or the price goes skyrocket =(

careyb
11-18-2012, 09:01 AM
I like all of the suits. I have MkI,II,IV,V,VI, and VII on preorder.My favorite is still the Mk IV!

omegaglory1
11-18-2012, 09:12 AM
I only buy a few figures from any particular license (unless someone releases the entire Firefly cast :)). I pick them based on what that I think are most iconic, whether I like the character and the qualities/craftsmanship of the figure.

So for me mark VI. It's well proportioned compared to earlier releases like the mark III, has a good likeness, lots of extra things including battle damage (which adds to value for money) and excellent paintwork. Not the most iconic of the armours, but everything else works for me.