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DFanatic
07-24-2012, 03:23 AM
New Mark III can be seen behind Hulk. Note the glossy finish, unlike the first release.

http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7128/7635891492_d62eb41af0_b.jpg

:panic:

EVILFACE
07-24-2012, 03:24 AM
HULK is way too big. :lol

guy66657
07-24-2012, 03:26 AM
can't tell if the proportions are better or not...and I think its just the angle that makes Hulk look huge :P plus he's on a pedestal

DFanatic
07-24-2012, 03:29 AM
can't tell if the proportions are better or not...and I think its just the angle that makes Hulk look huge :P plus he's on a pedestal

Yeah, can't really tell from that picture. But seeing how the Mark II Unleashed was significantly improved I'm sure the same will happen with this.

Johnny Utah
07-24-2012, 03:38 AM
Is that conclusive? We've seen figures tossed into shots before.

SixthScaleEdward
07-24-2012, 03:39 AM
yeahp, Hulk's definitely on a pedestal making him seem much taller

Centrocal
07-24-2012, 03:39 AM
HT tried to sneak him past us :lol

toyrewind
07-24-2012, 03:41 AM
Isn't that the old Mark 3?

T.E.D
07-24-2012, 03:46 AM
Isn't that the old Mark 3?

No, it's got a glossier paint job which non of the other Mark IIIs had and it's also a darker red (more accurate) than the other prototypes, they probably just snuck it in cause they know people would see it and it would create a buzz for it.

DFanatic
07-24-2012, 03:47 AM
Think about this for a second. Why would Hot Toys put a picture of him next to the old Mark III? As of now, it's one of their worst figures, even they know that. If they weren't try to show/hint a new Mark III they would simply have used another Avengers character (like The Mark VII).

Johnny Utah
07-24-2012, 03:50 AM
I dunno I'm not getting stoked yet. I really want a new Mark III with RDJ sculpt.

SixthScaleEdward
07-24-2012, 03:51 AM
Think about this for a second. Why would Hot Toys put a picture of him next to the old Mark III? As of now, it's one of their worst figures, even they know that. If they weren't try to show/hint a new Mark III they would simply have used another Avengers character (like The Mark VII).

May be cause good beside an ugly becomes perfect :lol
(but yeah, that IM right there doesnt really look ugly)

DinoLast
07-24-2012, 03:59 AM
Looks like the old BD Iron Man to me

BB&WSF
07-24-2012, 04:40 AM
Even if this one is not, I am still hopeful we will see a III 2.0 some day.

Calcifer
07-24-2012, 04:44 AM
Looks like the old BD Iron Man to me

Color is way to dark to be the bdm3, I'm not sure what to make of that figure but a 2.0 MIII is inevitable and that is the one I'm waiting for.

hrambo001
07-24-2012, 04:48 AM
Not excited about another IM rerelease. Now the Hulk, The foot soldier and Agent Caulson are causes for celebration.

Diversity!

Caulson and the foot soldier may not have been figures everyone was clamoring for, and they may not be the best sellers but thank God HT is giving us more than another Iron Man.

karamazov80
07-24-2012, 04:50 AM
Was inevitable, particularly with the Mark II 2.0 that showed an updated version of this body with rivets. Will help to move some Iron Mongers. Hopefully they don't reuse the "Seņior" Stark head from the Mark IV AGAIN.

Darkseed
07-24-2012, 04:51 AM
Caulson and the foot soldier may not have been figures everyone was clamoring for, and they may not be the best sellers but thank God HT is giving us more than another Iron Man.

Collector's complain about HT not finishing a license (Watchmen, Sucker Punch) then when they do go deep into a line (Avengers / TDK(R)) folks cry about another figure from said film :slap

thecorsair
07-24-2012, 04:52 AM
I'd like to see a new version as I'm fairly new to HT collecting and prices for the original versions have gone beyond what I'd be willing to pay.

hrambo001
07-24-2012, 04:58 AM
Collector's complain about HT not finishing a license (Watchmen, Sucker Punch) then when they do go deep into a line (Avengers / TDK(R)) folks cry about another figure from said film :slap

Completely agree. I'll be gladly picking up Caulson and the foot soldier.

tommyh84
07-24-2012, 05:07 AM
Doesn't make sense for the old figure to be in the same shot as both Hulk and the Chitauri but it does look like the old version :dunno:

jimmie_dimmick
07-24-2012, 05:32 AM
I guess an IM Mark ____2.0 isn't a bad thing. People who missed out on the originals can now complete their collection this way.

ShadowX81
07-24-2012, 05:35 AM
Thats not a new Mark 3. Its just the old one that looks a little more glossy because the camera flash is bouncing off of it.

Not everything Hot Toys does is a carefully pre-planned easter egg for collectors. Sometimes you just get glimpses of the crap that happens to be on someone's desk. The only reason the old one is in the shot is so the sculptor has something to use for size refrence when sculpting Hulk. There was probably a spare one sitting around the office, so they used it.

DFanatic
07-24-2012, 05:35 AM
I guess an IM Mark ____2.0 isn't a bad thing. People who missed out on the originals can now complete their collection this way.

That's me you are talking about right there! I hope this shows up at Ani-Com!

Johnny Utah
07-24-2012, 09:42 AM
As much as I want this, I think it's either the V1 or the BD Mk III.

Wor-Gar
07-24-2012, 09:54 AM
Same Mark as in the original tease shot where its standing in front of Hulk, isn't it?

EDIT: no I guess not that was the IV. But are we sure that isn't the VII? I can't tell.

uscmhicks
07-24-2012, 09:56 AM
Hope this is real, it was only a few weeks ago I was asking if this was likely to happen.

Echo 7
07-24-2012, 09:57 AM
Same Mark as in the original tease shot where its standing in front of Hulk, isn't it?

http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/large/6abcda73gw1dsky9t3uixj.jpg

bingo..............

Centrocal
07-24-2012, 09:58 AM
lol nope. its def a mark 3. Do people really have trouble telling the difference between them :lol

Gipetto0812
07-24-2012, 10:14 AM
Mk3 2.0?? damn now Idk if i should wait for that one instead of getting the MK7

the angry orc
07-24-2012, 10:29 AM
i would love to get a 2.0 mk3 with all the added details of the later figures. i think it is still my favorite armor.

Johnny Utah
07-24-2012, 10:31 AM
If it is a 2.0 why didn't they list it for Ani-Com with the others? I'll have a savage plate of crow if it is being made though.

dominishin
07-24-2012, 11:34 AM
Wtf, misleading thread. That looks like the original proportions. Painting looks like it's the act of lighting.

Lee in MI
07-24-2012, 11:48 AM
Agree with Dominishin and others...looks like the old M III.

UltraMarknus
07-24-2012, 11:49 AM
Shut er down. Nothing to see here.

fosing
07-24-2012, 05:50 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KVdmpK1Q64U/TbHh8quslAI/AAAAAAAAB5o/_6Mf6-a7E-w/s1600/jump+to+conclusions+mat.jpg

wow, very misleading. :/

Ron_Burgundy
07-24-2012, 05:53 PM
If they decide to do it, I'm in. Although this thread reminds me of a Bigfoot sighting thread. lol

Spanbauer
07-24-2012, 06:02 PM
If that's a new Mark III then they really dropped the ball because it doesn't look any better than the original. In fact it looks exactly like the original.

bandito
07-24-2012, 06:07 PM
a better but smaller scan pic:
http://bbs.bbicn.com/data/attachment/forum/201207/24/2116188igxiva8jqvsunpv.jpg

RIDDICK
07-25-2012, 12:11 AM
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm211/GIR101_bucket/LOL/Fffuuu.gif

Centurion
07-25-2012, 12:48 AM
I think it's still the older one.

Look at the shoulder. On the Mk.III BD, the shoulder was a little too far away from the rest of the body. It created this horrible gap. Too much space.

When you take a look at what HT did with the Mk.II AU, you see they corrected that and brought the arm in closer to the torso.

dedguy
08-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Yeah looks like the old Mark III. The narrow hips and narrow thighs ar e the dead give away. The Mark II AU has far far better proportions.

Science Friction
08-03-2012, 04:11 PM
Hmm, I hope there is a Mark III 2.0 coming, even if this isn't exactly it. It could still be a hint that they are working on one though. I mean, it's an easy repaint of the Mark II 2.0 right? So I don't see why they wouldn't milk it. I need it anyway, lol. Though to be honest, a Mech Test 2.0 is very high on my list, if only for a superior IM 1 Tony head sculpt.

dedguy
08-03-2012, 04:13 PM
I hope like hell there's a Mark III 2.0 coming. It's my favorite suit. I just hope that the reason one hasn't come yet is that they're trying to go even farther than they did with the Mark II AU and give it a moder articulated torso and replace the BD Mark III forearms (one of the very few re-used parks on the Mark II AU).

Viking Spawn
08-03-2012, 08:38 PM
I'm all for a 2.0 version. Especially since I missed the original.

SixthScaleEdward
08-03-2012, 09:39 PM
BTW guys howard confirmed that's the old Mk III :lol

(but could very well be testing the waters and see how people would react)

Echo 7
08-04-2012, 12:35 PM
BTW guys howard confirmed that's the old Mk III :lol

(but could very well be testing the waters and see how people would react)

Or its just a waste of thread on nothing..:rotfl

DFanatic
08-04-2012, 01:00 PM
Or its just a waste of thread on nothing..:rotfl

They are my specialty. :monkey1


BTW guys howard confirmed that's the old Mk III

Source?

Johnny Utah
08-05-2012, 10:19 AM
Mark from One Sixth Republic asked him straight up. He's a great contact to have.

I'm gutted though. The more of these possibilities come up, the more I want him.

6Series
08-06-2012, 10:04 AM
Its bound to come up one of these days. The 2.0. that is!

mojo customz
08-06-2012, 10:08 AM
dx mark iii would be sweet-----
and it is time

dedguy
08-06-2012, 10:16 AM
As often stated DX=PERS. It's a weird line distinction but that's 100% all it is. It's the only difference between normal and DX releases. I don't really care one way or another about the PERS.

Lee in MI
08-06-2012, 10:50 AM
I could care less about a DX tony stark headsculpt but since a new IM of any type will be at DX prices, might as well toss it in...

DFanatic
08-06-2012, 12:23 PM
The people asking for this to be a DX are ignorant to what a DX actually is. As Dedguy pointed out, it only means the inclusion of PERS. I think some of the members here in the forum believe the DX to be a special release with premium accessories and all. It is not.

dominishin
08-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Damnit this thread title is still misleading. Change it!

Jaycepticon
08-06-2012, 12:41 PM
If they were to make, what I think, is a definitive MK III, it'd be the ONLY Iron Man figure I'd need.

Johnny Utah
08-06-2012, 01:01 PM
Just delete the thread. There is no speculation, no teaser from Plastic Enemies.

galmando
08-06-2012, 02:42 PM
The people asking for this to be a DX are ignorant to what a DX actually is. As Dedguy pointed out, it only means the inclusion of PERS. I think some of the members here in the forum believe the DX to be a special release with premium accessories and all. It is not.

Whoa! You're forgetting about the foamy boxes!!!

And magnets!!

Aww yeeaaah!

tommyh84
08-06-2012, 02:50 PM
The people asking for this to be a DX are ignorant to what a DX actually is. As Dedguy pointed out, it only means the inclusion of PERS. I think some of the members here in the forum believe the DX to be a special release with premium accessories and all. It is not.

tbf sometimes the DX releases are more than just PERS, usually they include one of the following;

A Second Outfit
A Second HS
A Diorama Base

Yes there have been exceptions to this (03, 08, 09 & 10) but then some of those were first time figures and brilliant in their own right without them (08 & 09)

If you look at the Mark VII package though that's pretty much all you'd get with a DX Ironman anyway though :dunno

subzro
08-06-2012, 03:14 PM
When would they have time to make a MK III 2.0?

The MK VII will be out just before IM III. They will most likely have at least two more out next summer or fall from that movie.

They might even give us Stark in a suit and Potts with something cool.

All this within the next year or so.

So maybe 2014 at the earliest?

:dunno

Entropy
08-06-2012, 03:20 PM
The unproduced Stealth Iron Man from last year was a resculpt of the Mk3 right? They just need to paint it red & gold and bingo, Mk3 2.0.

dedguy
08-06-2012, 03:28 PM
It was the same as the Mark II AU but without the extra parts and the rivets filled in. So yeah.

DFanatic
08-07-2012, 08:27 AM
When would they have time to make a MK III 2.0?

The MK VII will be out just before IM III. They will most likely have at least two more out next summer or fall from that movie.

They might even give us Stark in a suit and Potts with something cool.

All this within the next year or so.

So maybe 2014 at the earliest?

:dunno

No way dude. I wouldn't be surprised if this goes to pre-order this year with release planned for 2013. The Mark I 2.0 came out of no where (sort of) on January and it's being released next month.

Believe in the Mark III... it will come soon and it will be amazing! :yess:

dedguy
08-07-2012, 08:39 AM
Yeah like I said, I'm just hoping they delayed it's seemingly obvious release to go all out and do something even better than the Mark II AU.

moose
08-07-2012, 10:09 AM
They will make, but dont expect it till after the they release the Iron Monger and they can gauge the popularity of the a rerelease

The Side of the Show
08-07-2012, 10:13 AM
For sure they will make one, to tie in together with the monger

Fisherprice
11-02-2012, 11:07 PM
I missed out on the first MKIII so am crossing my fingers for one. Especially with IM releasing soon. He's gonna need a plaything.

mrclean08
11-03-2012, 12:06 AM
Come on HT, please make this!

The Rage
11-03-2012, 01:03 AM
Saw this thread bumped, thought it was news about actually getting a Mark III 2.0. Now I'm all sad lol.

Lejuan
11-03-2012, 05:48 AM
Change the thread title.

DFanatic
11-03-2012, 12:01 PM
Nah, leave it as it is... it's just a matter of time until this gets announced anyway.

Wanderer
11-03-2012, 12:14 PM
Change the thread title.

Yeah pointless thread and totally misleading title. Full of fail

Marvel-ous
11-03-2012, 12:21 PM
Nah, leave it as it is... it's just a matter of time until this gets announced anyway.

Agreed. Leave this open.

mrjasontodd
11-03-2012, 04:09 PM
Has saying "close thread" ever lead to an actual thread closing?

I'm surprised we haven't seen any hints of this fig I the works yet. You'd think with the Mk II this would be a slight modification and a new paint job.

Johnny Utah
11-04-2012, 03:31 AM
I really want this figure. With a few IM 1 specific accessories.

RIDDICK
11-04-2012, 05:05 AM
I just want normal looking MIII IRON MAN, not another robot with Stark's head.

accuracy > articulation

Lejuan
11-04-2012, 05:26 AM
Change the thread title.


Nah, leave it as it is... it's just a matter of time until this gets announced anyway.


Agreed. Leave this open.


Has saying "close thread" ever lead to an actual thread closing?



:slap

_______

Sands
11-04-2012, 03:11 PM
All HT need to do (and sure they will if they release a version 2.0) is paint the complete armor (suit) of the Mark II Unleashed and upgrade the head sculpt to the same as the Mark VI.

Would love it more if they added both the Mark IV head sculpt and the in-helmet from the Mark VI.

dedguy
11-04-2012, 03:52 PM
Well they need to tool new molds for it as well. They don't have to do any much if any additional R&D and there's some molds that can be re-used but anything with the rivets on it will need to be retooled which is pretty expensive.

jagzz
11-05-2012, 08:12 AM
New Mark III can be seen behind Hulk. Note the glossy finish, unlike the first release.

http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7128/7635891492_d62eb41af0_b.jpg

:panic:

Nice catch man.. :clap :clap
At least now we have a proof that they actually working on something., just the thought of Mk III 2.0 make me :drool

Johnny Utah
11-05-2012, 09:59 AM
This was debunked by veterans of the board when that pic first came out.

karamazov80
11-05-2012, 10:08 AM
I don't care how badly Lejuan wants this thread closed, it's not gonna happen, so there!

Lejuan
11-05-2012, 02:18 PM
I don't care how badly Lejuan wants this thread closed, it's not gonna happen, so there!

I've come around to Marvel-ous and mrjasontodd's way of seeing things. I agree with them that the title of the thread should be changed to: "OMG Mark III 2.0!!!"

Iceman36
12-19-2012, 09:48 AM
From Hot Toys Community:

Hot Toys Special Book 2013; DFanatic Collectibles: "I got my copy here in Hong Kong today. There is a picture of the Mark III 2.0 in the book."

Can you or someone else do a scan of that page, please?

Johnny Utah
12-19-2012, 10:02 AM
Pics or GTFO.

SkyIScrape
12-19-2012, 10:15 AM
Pics or GTFO.

:lecture :lecture

karamazov80
12-19-2012, 10:21 AM
That figure is going to happen, it's just a matter of when.

Centrocal
12-19-2012, 10:24 AM
He's talking about this book

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/150612_458118580916804_301028127_n.jpg

:dunno

yongkykun
12-19-2012, 10:38 AM
Well, let's see that pic of Mark 3 2.0 then.

DFanatic
12-19-2012, 02:41 PM
From Hot Toys Community:

Hot Toys Special Book 2013; DFanatic Collectibles: "I got my copy here in Hong Kong today. There is a picture of the Mark III 2.0 in the book."

Can you or someone else do a scan of that page, please?

Ha ha ha, I wrote that! I wrote that just to "troll" a little but people took it way too seriously. When I checked my facebook again I had all these messages from people asking for pictures and details.

I should have said it was pictures from the Back to the Future franchise. Everybody would have gone nuts. :lol

SkyIScrape
12-19-2012, 02:58 PM
Ha ha ha, I wrote that! I wrote that just to "troll" a little but people took it way too seriously. When I checked my facebook again I had all these messages from people asking for pictures and details.

I should have said it was pictures from the Back to the Future franchise. Everybody would have gone nuts. :lol

Jerk! :lol

EXOTICLEX
12-19-2012, 10:29 PM
What are those books?

toyrewind
12-21-2012, 09:24 PM
He's talking about this book

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/150612_458118580916804_301028127_n.jpg

:dunno

Isn't that a fan made calendar notebook for 2013?

lerath666
12-23-2012, 10:55 AM
Isn't that a fan made calendar notebook for 2013?

Oh is it now?

careyb
12-23-2012, 03:29 PM
If they were to make, what I think, is a definitive MK III, it'd be the ONLY Iron Man figure I'd need.

That's what I said about the MK IV ! ( now I have I,II ,IV V,VI,War Machine,War Machine(milk version ) and Iron Monger! I'm an addict and need help

Gipetto0812
12-23-2012, 03:47 PM
Isn't that a fan made calendar notebook for 2013?

According to Wookster (his thread on the book here: http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120432) it's a personal christmas gift from HT to bloggers/reviewers of HT products.

DocTroy
12-23-2012, 04:01 PM
I'd love to have a War Machine but damn... they need to re-release him. Crazy prices prevent me from adding him to my collection.

CriterionCollector
12-23-2012, 04:12 PM
That's what I said about the MK IV ! ( now I have I,II ,IV V,VI,War Machine,War Machine(milk version ) and Iron Monger! I'm an addict and need help

First step is to give me your Iron Man figures, you know, for safe keeping.

Buttmunch
12-23-2012, 04:45 PM
Isn't that a fan made calendar notebook for 2013?

Nope. Its the Hot Toys Christmas gift this year. Basically allowed them to announce their new licenses.

Johnny Utah
12-24-2012, 02:00 AM
All of which suck. And where in the hell is Batman Returns? They can't even throw their customers a teaser on Christmas Eve.

ShadowX81
12-24-2012, 08:21 AM
All of which suck. And where in the hell is Batman Returns? They can't even throw their customers a teaser on Christmas Eve.


:goodpost:

I was really hoping we would also get BTTF teased on Christmas. But I guess that licence is going to share the same fate as X-Men First Class.

IronManny
12-24-2012, 08:37 AM
:goodpost:

I was really hoping we would also get BTTF teased on Christmas. But I guess that licence is going to share the same fate as X-Men First Class.

BTTF is one line I will buy every single figure from.

DFanatic
12-24-2012, 01:09 PM
:goodpost:

I was really hoping we would also get BTTF teased on Christmas. But I guess that licence is going to share the same fate as X-Men First Class.

You're crazy buddy! That will be one of their main upcoming lines. BTTF will be the new Batman/Marvel/Terminator.

Darkseed
12-24-2012, 01:18 PM
BTTF will be the new Batman/Marvel/Terminator.

I hope that is not true :monkey4

SkyIScrape
12-24-2012, 03:20 PM
You're crazy buddy! That will be one of their main upcoming lines. BTTF will be the new Batman/Marvel/Terminator.

:lol I do not understand the obsession with BTTF. What more can you possibly do beside Marty with a vest and Doc with his lab coat? Possibly a 1/6 DeLorean.

DocTroy
12-24-2012, 03:21 PM
Agreed.


But what happened with First Class? I saw the Xavier... did they ditch like they did GL?

CriterionCollector
12-24-2012, 04:22 PM
You're crazy buddy! That will be one of their main upcoming lines. BTTF will be the new Batman/Marvel/Terminator.

I hope so! I need to start saving my money instead of buying figs.

mrjasontodd
12-24-2012, 04:31 PM
If this comes out does anyone think it might be in the form of a DX? I know the battle damaged version was intended to be a DX, maybe they will finally figure out how to make that work.

SkyIScrape
12-24-2012, 05:24 PM
If this comes out does anyone think it might be in the form of a DX? I know the battle damaged version was intended to be a DX, maybe they will finally figure out how to make that work.

The way they've been releasing DX figures lately - re-releasing iconic characters - would certainly point to an Iron Man version in the near future. A Mark III would be the perfect candidate - a new body with battle damaged panels and a Tony Stark body (like the Luke DX) with a few suits, hair styles, one head sculpt with blood, etc. etc. The list goes on. After owning the Mark II AU version for a few days now I do not think they could use that body for a Mark III DX - the inarticulated abs and limited movement in the head and arms would make posing it in an iconic Mark III fashion impossible. Still, making all those things possible would be a herculanean feat and I shudder to think of the cost.

PapitoMX
12-24-2012, 05:31 PM
Agreed.


But what happened with First Class? I saw the Xavier... did they ditch like they did GL?

Don't believe so. GL was announced but no photos of any protos came of it. A proto for Xavier have been made so I'm sure it will be released. But if it's going to be a F.C version, they need to get this up ASAP. Though I'm sure it will be released, I fear if they wait too long, they may do a "Loki" on us. Cancel this version to opt for a DOFP version...

Centurion
12-24-2012, 09:44 PM
:lol I do not understand the obsession with BTTF. What more can you possibly do beside Marty with a vest and Doc with his lab coat? Possibly a 1/6 DeLorean.

Hell yeah! Those would be the only three pieces I would need. :rock

Ron_Burgundy
12-25-2012, 04:44 PM
What is the probability of them making a 2.0 of this? I'm almost tempted to start looking for the BD version of this. Maybe even the standard version too. lol

KBA
12-26-2012, 03:21 PM
Super high! There's essentially the mkII 2.0 in the AU release along with the mkI 2.0. There's Iron Monger. Too many sales to be had there with people buying it as a companion piece. Not to mention it's an iconic enough of a mk to sell as just a stand alone piece to Marvel fans looking for one Iron Man.

spindrift
12-26-2012, 03:31 PM
...and where is it then?? I thight a guaranteed release.........plus I sold my original so HT better do this figure!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hound
12-26-2012, 06:30 PM
...and where is it then?? I thight a guaranteed release.........plus I sold my original so HT better do this figure!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe a capstone to the IM3 line. Who knows, it might even see some action in the film.

badrat
12-27-2012, 07:43 AM
Super high! There's essentially the mkII 2.0 in the AU release along with the mkI 2.0. There's Iron Monger. Too many sales to be had there with people buying it as a companion piece. Not to mention it's an iconic enough of a mk to sell as just a stand alone piece to Marvel fans looking for one Iron Man.

:exactly::exactly:

uscmhicks
12-27-2012, 08:09 AM
I'd pick this up if it was to be released , after all the designs throughout all the movies this is still by far my favorite.

Khonsu70
12-27-2012, 09:08 AM
...and where is it then?? I thight a guaranteed release.........plus I sold my original so HT better do this figure!!!!!!!!!!!!

Relax - if you think HT won't release this, then you haven't been paying attention to your HT history. They LOVE the IM license (to the consternation of many non-IM collectors) and they LOVE figures that will sell. They have everything they need for a 2.0 Mark III with the AU Mark II design they did - so maximum return for minimal investment on their part (well, maybe some swap out BD armor and a new Stark head would give folks some extra value to justify what is sure to be an expensive release?). The one thing that's really weird about HT is their timing on releases - they really do march to their own drummer on that issue. There are some legitimate concerns on the timing of a Mark III, though. I think they're savvy enough to know they have to space out IM suits, at least a little, so that collectors on a budget don't feel it's an "either or" situation. My personal feeling is that the best window for a release would be between the release of the Mark VII and the release of any product from IM 3. A LOT of collectors are wanting a revamped Mark III to go with Iron Monger.

Patience, just remember it was over a year from the time Monger was announced until he was released.

yongkykun
12-27-2012, 09:56 AM
I'm still skeptical about this simply because they could just simply smoothen the rivets on mark 2 auv and give it a repaint which wouldn't take that long for them to do and yet we've heard nothing from them for what seems like a year, so I don't think there'll be mark 3 v2.0... but that doesn't mean I don't want one.

steven.giunta
12-27-2012, 10:08 AM
It wouldn't make sense for them to anounce this now,the mark 7 still is not released and they could possibly loose sales from people choosing one or the other.if I have the mark 7 on preorder but really like and want the mark iii,if the solicite it now I could cancel my mark 7 preorder and get the 3.they loose a sale but if I get the mark 7 in hand and then they solicite the m3 I can do 1 of 2 things,I could love the m7 since its in hand and don't want to sell,so I keep it and preorder m3 or I can sell my m7 and order the m3.either way ht doesn't loose a sale.

mojo customz
12-27-2012, 10:20 AM
shop teasing me with this---------------------

EFFalcon
12-27-2012, 03:31 PM
mk 3 is the only one im missing.

so i'd be pretty keen on a 2.0

mk II AU is such an awesome piece, if they follow up with a mk III in the same nature, i'd snap it up instantly.

SkyIScrape
12-27-2012, 03:59 PM
It wouldn't make sense for them to anounce this now,the mark 7 still is not released and they could possibly loose sales from people choosing one or the other.if I have the mark 7 on preorder but really like and want the mark iii,if the solicite it now I could cancel my mark 7 preorder and get the 3.they loose a sale but if I get the mark 7 in hand and then they solicite the m3 I can do 1 of 2 things,I could love the m7 since its in hand and don't want to sell,so I keep it and preorder m3 or I can sell my m7 and order the m3.either way ht doesn't loose a sale.

I don't think so - this is the perfect time to announce it, it would come out between the Mark VII and the Mark XLII (or whatever it is). They might lose a sale from you but they won't lose sales from sending most of them to brick and mortar stores. People will eat up ANY red and gold iron man figure no matter when its released or what version it is. It would also compliment all the Iron Mongers they just sold. It's the perfect time.

Ron_Burgundy
12-27-2012, 04:16 PM
I bet they will release it as soon as I find the other armors that I am looking for and forcing me to choose what I pick up. lol

badrat
12-27-2012, 05:50 PM
It wouldn't make sense for them to anounce this now,the mark 7 still is not released and they could possibly loose sales from people choosing one or the other.if I have the mark 7 on preorder but really like and want the mark iii,if the solicite it now I could cancel my mark 7 preorder and get the 3.they loose a sale but if I get the mark 7 in hand and then they solicite the m3 I can do 1 of 2 things,I could love the m7 since its in hand and don't want to sell,so I keep it and preorder m3 or I can sell my m7 and order the m3.either way ht doesn't loose a sale.

:exactly::exactly:

Khonsu70
12-27-2012, 09:14 PM
I'm still skeptical about this simply because they could just simply smoothen the rivets on mark 2 auv and give it a repaint which wouldn't take that long for them to do and yet we've heard nothing from them for what seems like a year, so I don't think there'll be mark 3 v2.0... but that doesn't mean I don't want one.

Okay, by that logic, they could have announced TDKR Tumbler and Batpod and released them the same DAY. They were straight up re-releases, no upgrades at all. They timed the announcements and releases to generate buzz and maximize sales.

This is the same company that re-released the IM Mark I with a repaint, new head, a new (unnecessary) accessory and a fancy base, just because they could and they wanted the money (yet it took forever to be released). They re-released the Mark VI (without BD armor and with the Stark portrait from the Marl IV) as a SSC exclusive for The Avengers to rake in more cash. You really think they'll pass up the chance for a new Mark III, now that they have a much more accurate body designed? As you said, all it needs is rivets removed and new paint. Easy cash, no way they'll pass. We just have to wait on HT's crazy release schedule...:impatient:

Khonsu70
12-27-2012, 09:19 PM
I don't think so - this is the perfect time to announce it, it would come out between the Mark VII and the Mark XLII (or whatever it is). They might lose a sale from you but they won't lose sales from sending most of them to brick and mortar stores. People will eat up ANY red and gold iron man figure no matter when its released or what version it is. It would also compliment all the Iron Mongers they just sold. It's the perfect time.

Brick and mortar stores? I dunno about you, but nothing in my 1/6 collection came from a brick and mortar store. HT in particular is looking for those online e-tailer pre-orders through SSC (their official US distributor) and other online stores. Brick and mortar sales are all well and good, but it's not the bulk of their business in the US.

yongkykun
12-28-2012, 02:58 AM
Okay, by that logic, they could have announced TDKR Tumbler and Batpod and released them the same DAY. They were straight up re-releases, no upgrades at all. They timed the announcements and releases to generate buzz and maximize sales.

This is the same company that re-released the IM Mark I with a repaint, new head, a new (unnecessary) accessory and a fancy base, just because they could and they wanted the money (yet it took forever to be released). They re-released the Mark VI (without BD armor and with the Stark portrait from the Marl IV) as a SSC exclusive for The Avengers to rake in more cash. You really think they'll pass up the chance for a new Mark III, now that they have a much more accurate body designed? As you said, all it needs is rivets removed and new paint. Easy cash, no way they'll pass. We just have to wait on HT's crazy release schedule...:impatient:

They announce them to coincide with the release of TDKR. They can't release Batpod and Tumbler on the same day simply because the logistical aspect of it would be too horrendous which is why they schedule every release carefully. Even then they do still have QC problems.

Mark 1 has a different body underneath and slightly different armor apart from the new head and fancy base. And as far as exclusives are concerned, they don't have to make any of them, just repaint the armor up a bit and re-release it with a new box art. It's a marketing strategy, again, to coincide with an event. The event being The Avengers movie in this case.

So yeah, they COULD do all of that, but you need to see it from their business perspective. There are a lot of things involved, I mean, apart from those things I've mentioned, there are things like painting up headsculpts (which is still done manually), printing up box arts, shipping from manufacturing facilities, shipping to distributors, etc. Those things take time and a whole lot of paperwork.

Also, you're (me included) basing that on nothing but speculation. There's no need. If they do make one, great, and if they don't, so what? In this day and age, you can make one yourself anyhow! More pricy, takes more time and work, but the result will always be the same, I think.

SkyIScrape
12-28-2012, 08:50 AM
Brick and mortar stores? I dunno about you, but nothing in my 1/6 collection came from a brick and mortar store. HT in particular is looking for those online e-tailer pre-orders through SSC (their official US distributor) and other online stores. Brick and mortar sales are all well and good, but it's not the bulk of their business in the US.

Yeah, I was unclear. What I meant was if they lost sales from online preorders like steven.giunta suggested, they'd still sell out from brick and mortar stores ordering them up and selling them out. I've purchased several of my figures from retail stores and they can't keep Hot Toys on their shelves for more than three weeks let alone a red and gold Iron Man. I guess it doesn't matter now, the Hall of Armor might delay any sort of Mark III 2.0 for the foreseeable future!

yongkykun
12-28-2012, 09:49 AM
Yeah, I was unclear. What I meant was if they lost sales from online preorders like steven.giunta suggested, they'd still sell out from brick and mortar stores ordering them up and selling them out. I've purchased several of my figures from retail stores and they can't keep Hot Toys on their shelves for more than three weeks let alone a red and gold Iron Man. I guess it doesn't matter now, the Hall of Armor might delay any sort of Mark III 2.0 for the foreseeable future!

Nice observation. Agreed.

Khonsu70
12-28-2012, 10:02 AM
They announce them to coincide with the release of TDKR. They can't release Batpod and Tumbler on the same day simply because the logistical aspect of it would be too horrendous which is why they schedule every release carefully. Even then they do still have QC problems.

Mark 1 has a different body underneath and slightly different armor apart from the new head and fancy base. And as far as exclusives are concerned, they don't have to make any of them, just repaint the armor up a bit and re-release it with a new box art. It's a marketing strategy, again, to coincide with an event. The event being The Avengers movie in this case.

So yeah, they COULD do all of that, but you need to see it from their business perspective. There are a lot of things involved, I mean, apart from those things I've mentioned, there are things like painting up headsculpts (which is still done manually), printing up box arts, shipping from manufacturing facilities, shipping to distributors, etc. Those things take time and a whole lot of paperwork.

Er, you just made my point for me, I was saying everything I said in response to this post:


I'm still skeptical about this simply because they could just simply smoothen the rivets on mark 2 auv and give it a repaint which wouldn't take that long for them to do and yet we've heard nothing from them for what seems like a year, so I don't think there'll be mark 3 v2.0... but that doesn't mean I don't want one.




Also, you're (me included) basing that on nothing but speculation. There's no need. If they do make one, great, and if they don't, so what? In this day and age, you can make one yourself anyhow! More pricy, takes more time and work, but the result will always be the same, I think.

Need? No. There is no need for any action figure or collectible (a lot of us, as collectors, get really stuck on this point). Desire? Absolutely, it would sell. Profit for HT? You betcha! Does HT like profit? Hmmmm...

KBA
12-28-2012, 10:05 AM
I felt the Hall of Armors made a MKIII 2.0 even more probable. Having a complete set of marks, especially 1-3 got more desirable with the Hall release. Secondary prices go up. HT notices and rereleases/rehashes like they've always done.

Khonsu70
12-28-2012, 10:11 AM
I guess it doesn't matter now, the Hall of Armor might delay any sort of Mark III 2.0 for the foreseeable future!

That would be unfortunate. I'm unimpressed with the handling of the Hall of Armor, the price point is a blatant money grab. For what they're charging, I could either buy a row of fancy light-up shoe boxes for my IM figures to stand in, or I could get the Batmobile. Not a hard choice. There are still several months prior to IM 3 where they could squeeze in a Mark III announcement. Barring that, it'd likely be after the main characters from IM 3 are released before we'd hear anything :monkey2 (unless they do a Mark III as a con exclusive).

Khonsu70
12-28-2012, 10:15 AM
I felt the Hall of Armors made a MKIII 2.0 even more probable. Having a complete set of marks, especially 1-3 got more desirable with the Hall release. Secondary prices go up. HT notices and rereleases/rehashes like they've always done.

I'd have to agree with that, and re-releasing the Mark III could drive sales on the Hall of Armor. People with that particular hole in their collection could get the new Mark III, then want a 4 or 7 unit Hall of Armor to showcase all of them. I think the HoA is waaaay overpriced for what it is, but maybe there are some collectors who'd feel differently.

yongkykun
12-28-2012, 10:41 AM
Er, you just made my point for me, I was saying everything I said in response to this post:

I think you're reading between the lines there. Because in that post of mine which you had just quoted, I clearly wrote
"I'm skeptical"
and
"so I don't think there'll be mark 3 v2.0"
>>> Mark 3 v2.0 unlikely

whereas the point you were making is
"You really think they'll pass up the chance for a new Mark III, now that they have a much more accurate body designed? As you said, all it needs is rivets removed and new paint. Easy cash, no way they'll pass. We just have to wait on HT's crazy release schedule..."
>>> Mark 3 v2.0 very likely

So how is it that my overtly truncated argument helps you make your point when it clearly stands on the other side of your point?

Although, yes, we are somewhat in agreement over HT's business model.


Need? No. There is no need for any action figure or collectible (a lot of us, as collectors, get really stuck on this point). Desire? Absolutely, it would sell. Profit for HT? You betcha! Does HT like profit? Hmmmm...

You're reading between the lines again here That part of my post is in regard to us bickering without any salient information or evidence on whether or not HT is going to release Mark III v2.0 for certain. Which means we're both arguing something solely based on speculation. THAT is what I meant by "There's no need".

Hound
01-06-2013, 09:21 AM
After getting the MK II Unleashed, a MK III 2.0 is needed. I keep seeing scary images of faded abs on the Battle Damaged version along with it being anorexic. All I could wish for is about the same accessories that came with the first one:
- Two chest plates, clean and BD
- Removable face plate
- Unhelmeted head
- An unarmored hand

Nuka Cola Kidd
01-09-2013, 12:23 PM
Was bored so I decided to take some pictures of my MIII.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8235/8365558912_2563e43499.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8365555026_a3c0c5bb1f.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8228/8364480331_94a74595d2.jpg

wavestuff
01-09-2013, 02:00 PM
cool pics i really like the color on the mark iii i hope they re-release him since i didnt have a chance to get him when it first came out

Ron_Burgundy
01-09-2013, 05:05 PM
I'm digging that mkiii. Nice pics too.

Viking Spawn
01-09-2013, 07:28 PM
Get bored more often.. Those pics are fantastic! :clap

Jaycepticon
01-09-2013, 09:54 PM
Til' this day, the MK III is still my favorite movie IM design. I think they knocked it out on the first try and hope they do re-release it. I hated the fading on the original two and that's why I got rid of them.

MAV
01-09-2013, 10:02 PM
Til' this day, the MK III is still my favorite movie IM design. I think they knocked it out on the first try and hope they do re-release it. I hated the fading on the original two and that's why I got rid of them.

Absolutely agree.
Mk III is my fav. Mk VII is my second fav, because it looks like a cross between Mk III & War Machine :cool:

Marvel just keeps knocking it out of the park.

In other news, guess how many threads in the DC section first page are not Batman related? :rotfl

KBA
01-09-2013, 10:48 PM
Has anyone Photoshopped mk III's colors onto the Mark II AU? Would really be interested in seeing that on the heavily improved proportions.

yongkykun
01-09-2013, 11:52 PM
I'll do it once I got back home. Post a pic of your choice would you. The bigger it is in terms of resolution the better.

Dave_W
01-10-2013, 02:00 AM
Has anyone Photoshopped mk III's colors onto the Mark II AU? Would really be interested in seeing that on the heavily improved proportions.

This was done by Dedguy a while back

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5703/markiiiii1.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/markiiiii1.png/)

Balrog
01-10-2013, 02:08 AM
This was done by Dedguy a while back

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5703/markiiiii1.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/markiiiii1.png/)

And isn't that sexy as all get out? Yes. Yes it is.

BrooklynWolf X
01-10-2013, 02:41 AM
I wouldn't mind a mkIII 2.0...but I hope they don't flat out reuse the mkII AU mold. His articulation is severely limited. They should base it on MKII, but retool it so it can at least do ab crunches.

plasmid303
01-10-2013, 03:07 AM
Yeah I agree there was definitely some room for improvement on the Mark 2 Unleashed so I hope they just reuse the armor except without the rivets.

BB&WSF
01-10-2013, 10:49 AM
This was done by Dedguy a while back

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5703/markiiiii1.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/markiiiii1.png/)

Really wish this happens...

mojo customz
01-10-2013, 10:54 AM
mark iii dx------

wavestuff
01-10-2013, 12:28 PM
maybe they will re-release him in a 1/4 scale for........ONE HUNDRED dollars!

RIDDICK
01-10-2013, 02:31 PM
I'd actually prefer 1/4th Mark III over 1/6th :monkey2

kaidoy021
01-10-2013, 02:33 PM
I love the burgandy color!!

karamazov80
01-10-2013, 02:41 PM
I think the mold may already exist:

http://www.mwctoys.com/sdcc2011/images/sdcc2011_sideshow_hottoys_10.jpg

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97609&highlight=stealth

kaidoy021
01-10-2013, 02:45 PM
did they scrap that version? I'm glad if they did.

mrjasontodd
01-10-2013, 03:59 PM
I would've bought it. The bigger the HoA the better, right?

KBA
01-10-2013, 09:11 PM
This was done by Dedguy a while back

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5703/markiiiii1.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/markiiiii1.png/)

Must have this thing :clap :lecture

Centrocal
01-10-2013, 09:37 PM
We should probably put 'Speculation' at the end of the thread title, cause its gonna be confusing.:lecture

yongkykun
01-11-2013, 01:10 AM
This was done by Dedguy a while back

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5703/markiiiii1.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/markiiiii1.png/)

Looks to me that is the first version Mark 2 with Mark 3 colours. The chest armour being almost flat seems to be quite telling. Could be wrong though.

Joeyrainbow
01-11-2013, 06:04 AM
Looks to me that is the first version Mark 2 with Mark 3 colours. The chest armour being almost flat seems to be quite telling. Could be wrong though.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7181/6790715300_b89922077b_z.jpg
mark 2 unleashed press shot

yongkykun
01-11-2013, 12:34 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7181/6790715300_b89922077b_z.jpg
mark 2 unleashed press shot

I knew I was wrong. Thanks for clearing that up.

Made one on me own but kept the shininess of the Mark 2 UAV paint job. Way too shiny, I know.

http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/yongkykun/Mark3from2UAV_zps016ac17a.jpg

Credit goes to dedguy for the photo of his Mark 2 UAV with the neck backwards to give the figure much better proportion.

DrQ2
01-12-2013, 05:53 PM
I knew I was wrong. Thanks for clearing that up.

Made one on me own but kept the shininess of the Mark 2 UAV paint job. Way too shiny, I know.

http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/yongkykun/Mark3from2UAV_zps016ac17a.jpg

Credit goes to dedguy for the photo of his Mark 2 UAV with the neck backwards to give the figure much better proportion.

Looks good, this kind of weapon does not need to be dull. Guess that is what I really like about the Ironman line (even since I start collecting the comics years ago).

BB&WSF
01-13-2013, 04:48 AM
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5703/markiiiii1.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/markiiiii1.png/)

Has anyone actually ever tried this with a Mark II AUV, i.e. colouring? Is it possible?

Malicevil
01-13-2013, 07:46 AM
Was the mark 3 v2.0 on that upcoming teaser pic that hot toy just released.. Standing behind the mark 8.. Or is that 7? 56453

Balrog
01-13-2013, 08:02 AM
Was the mark 3 v2.0 on that upcoming teaser pic that hot toy just released.. Standing behind the mark 8.. Or is that 7? 56453

Silver on the back = MK VII

Also MK III wasn't that thick, and had no silver.

badrat
01-13-2013, 04:22 PM
Silver on the back = MK VII

Also MK III wasn't that thick, and had no silver.

:exactly::exactly:

dedguy
01-13-2013, 04:59 PM
That's also not a figure but a 1/4 scale bust. I don't see a new Mark III coming anytime soon which sucks. Might not ever get one at this point.

Ron_Burgundy
01-13-2013, 05:26 PM
Has anyone actually asked HT if its in the works? Maybe they don't realize the collectors are hoping for one.

Malicevil
01-20-2013, 03:45 PM
Man I wish hot toys would announce something soon.. Need mark iii to complete my set.. And it's getting tempting to just the reg/battle damage version..

wavestuff
05-30-2013, 10:57 PM
will we get a die cast version methinks?

Takaboi
05-30-2013, 11:03 PM
will we get a die cast version methinks?


I hope not. I hope HT keeps its originality with these. If they start going back making one die cast, they will make ALL die cast and make the ones we've already collected seem like scraps lol

Intruder04
05-30-2013, 11:17 PM
Going by their recent trend, they'll probably make this one die-cast too.

Mix Master
05-31-2013, 03:03 PM
Going by their recent trend, they'll probably make this one die-cast too.

uh DUHHHH thats what nearly every one wants a diecast Mk III

King Kobra
05-31-2013, 03:14 PM
They announced it in their diecast announcement

dedguy
05-31-2013, 07:24 PM
Can you link to the announcement? I don't recall seeing that.

I loath diecast stuff but I want a new Mark III enough that I might consider one even if it was diecast.

Kenzzz
05-31-2013, 07:36 PM
Officially from hottoys???

BB&WSF
06-01-2013, 09:32 AM
I believe this teaser or whatever by HT had folks thinking that Mark III will be diecast. It could be true but there's no official info yet.


http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb324/vikasmichael/67001_532332813454066_782718680_n_zps5f2017c0.jpg

jdeezy75
06-01-2013, 10:21 AM
Should be a no-brainer that HT is going to remake all the armors in diecast. They are motivated to revisit figures because of the insane aftermarket prices people are paying on evilbay and elsewhere, thus you get your Joker and Mark I/II 2.0's, battle-damaged variants, and regular MMS vs. MMS DX releases of the same characters.

Viking Spawn
06-02-2013, 12:55 AM
will we get a die cast version methinks?

I think that would be a safe bet. :wink1:

Gage
06-02-2013, 12:58 AM
Good, because I need one next to my Iron Monger.

Kosika
06-02-2013, 11:46 AM
I wish to re-sell the MKIII 2.0, which sell on Ebay are very expensive and would stay nicely next to my MKI and MKII.

Bluecn
06-02-2013, 11:48 AM
I wish to re-sell the MKIII 2.0, which sell on Ebay are very expensive and would stay nicely next to my MKI and MKII.

????? strange.

robbiethepainter
06-02-2013, 11:59 AM
They want HT to release a new Mark III because the aftermarket prices are really high. And they think it would go great with the new versions of the Mark I and II.

I agree.

SkyIScrape
06-02-2013, 12:04 PM
I want to see a brave soul buy a Mark II AU, fill in the rivets, and paint it up as a Mark III. I would do it if I had the skill and money for the figure and supplies.

robbiethepainter
06-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Im holding out for a new version but I am still giving it a great deal of thought.

SkyIScrape
06-02-2013, 12:31 PM
Im holding out for a new version but I am still giving it a great deal of thought.

It would be a really interesting project to showcase from start to finish... if you had the time. Could even get an extra Mark IV head and get his face in there instead of Rhody's, to make it complete.

mrclean08
06-04-2013, 10:37 PM
Im holding out for a new version but I am still giving it a great deal of thought.

The minute you finish this custom, HT will announce the real deal is coming. Cruel fate.

LipSmack
06-04-2013, 10:39 PM
The minute you finish this custom, HT will announce the real deal is coming. Cruel fate.

this happened to (cant remeber the name right now) when he finished his Mk 3 BD turned into a more accurate mk 2 :lol

edit: was it skiman?