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Marvel Legends: Iron Man Mark 20 - Toying Around Reviews

Updated: Jul 5

Today we are looking at the Marvel Legends Iron Man retro carded Mark 20 figure from Hasbro. This figure is based on the armor Iron Man had right before he upgraded himself to Extremis. The Marvel Legends Series is a lower-tier toy line that collectors and non-collectors alike would be interested in. This is an action figure line based on the characters of Marvel Comics, initially produced by Toy Biz, and then by Hasbro. This line is in the 6-inch (150 mm) scale, with spin-off lines in the 4-inch (100 mm), 8-inch (200 mm), and 12-inch (300 mm) scale. These figures tend to look good inside and outside the box.



Before we open this up, let's check out the packaging.

Iron Man comes packed on a blister card that looks like the old-style ToyBiz blister cards from the 90s. The front of the card has the Iron Man logo and a picture of Iron Man flying towards us, while the figure is displayed in the middle of the blister card. Turning the card to the side we get to see Iron Man from the side, this is great for any collector who wishes to keep his figure mint on the card. The back of the card has the Iron Man logo with a small write-up. "WITH STARK TECH WREAKING HAVOC IN THE WRONG HANDS, IRON MAN DONS A NEW HIGH-TECK SUIT DESIGNED TO FIGHT THE EVILS OF THE WORLD". Below that is the action call-out section that lets you know you can swap the hands. Turning the card around one more time, we get to see Iron Man from the other side.



Let's take a look at how the figure comes packed inside.

Taking Iron Man off the card we get to see the figure and everything he comes with.



Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Now that we have freed Iron Man from his plastic prison we get to see that Hasbro spent a good amount of time making this figure. The Base for the figure looks to be the Marvel 80th Anniversary Iron Man with a lot of retooling done. Hasbro did a good job on the look of this guy.



Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

Iron Man comes with left and right punching hands, left and right closed fists, and four blast effects. These new blast effects don't plug completely into the hands and make it look a. little strange when looking at the figure from the side.



How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!


BALL-HINGED JOINTED NECK - allows you to turn the head 360 degrees.

BUTTERFLY HING - This allows you to move the shoulder area front and back to get a better range of motion.

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - These give the arm 360-degree rotation and the ability to raise and lower the arm.

UPPER BICEP SWIVEL - This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees.

DOUBLE-JOINTED PINLESS ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm over 90 degrees.

SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS - This allows you to turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down

DIAPHRAGM SWIVEL lets you turn the figure around 360 degrees at the diaphragm. 

BALL JOINTED LEGS - This allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.

UPPER THIGH SWIVEL - The leg can rotate around a full 360 degrees.

DOUBLE-JOINTED PINLESS KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure.

HINGED ANKLES WITH ROCKERS - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back. The rockers will enable you to rock the ankles towards the outside and inside of the legs of the figure. You can use this to pose the figure a little better when making him look like he is running or walking.



How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Our new Iron Man stands right around 6.5 inches tall. Here is our new Iron Man standing next to the Mark 20 Iron Man from Toy Biz, next we have Iron Man standing next to the Marvel 80 years Iron Man and the Extremis Iron Man



What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 5/5 - The paint that is on the figure is very good, makes the eyes and chest look like they are glowing, I would have liked a wash or something over the figure but he is consistent with the other Iron Men that Hasbro has been giving us.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - This guy looks great, Hasbro did a good job making him look like how he did in the comic, It is also a good update to the one that Toy Biz gave all those years ago.

POSING 3/5 - You can get him into some good poses but you can not get the hands to hinge up due to the flap that is on the hand, I get it, they made it comic accurate but because of this you can not hinge the hand up to make it look like he is blasting

ACCESSORIES: 3/5 - I think this guy should have at least come with a Tony Stark head.

DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic is strong and I don't think or feel like it will break

OVERALL SCORE 4.2/5 - The figure is good overall, with just a few small complaints. He is one to pick up and add to your hall of armor






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