Review | Hot Toys: Ironman Mark IV

Good Day Comrades!

We already saw both reviews of Ironman Mark VI and Warmachine last week. This time, we will take a look at my 3rd HT figure which is the Ironman Mark IV. It is the successor of the Mark III suit from the previous film. It was developed 6 months prior to the events of the 2nd film.

There’s actually no major difference between the Mark IV and the Mark VI suit design when it comes to its overall look (Mark V is an exception here since it is a portable suit). The only noticeable upgrade of the Mark VI from the Mark IV is the triangular shaped arc reactor and some additional weapons. There’s also some minor updates with the Mark VI’s paint job which is not that noticeable unless your really look at both suits and compare.

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The Mark IV suit has a lot of visual/articulation improvements that makes the previous Mark III HT release eat dust.

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It now looks more aerodynamic with its technical curvature and the overall figure proportion looks right compared to the previous HT release of Ironman figures (small waist, big head, wide shoulders).

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It has all the standard features of the suit such as the air flaps and leg thrusters.

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Overall figure details are obviously incredible.

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It comes with replaceable parts and a light up mechanical base. No battle damaged armor replacements though.  It also comes with a near perfect head sculpt based on Rober Downey Jr’s image and a bonus donut box w/ a donut inside lols.

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Same as the previous Ironman 2 figures by HT. All key parts of the suit are LED powered. So yeah, the chest, eyes and hand repulsors light up too.

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Overall paint job is perfect. This is one of the strong points of any HT figures. You will really appreciate the technical details of the figure because it.

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The Mark IV figure also has the advanced articulation on the torso making those dynamic poses possible. Each torso “plate” will retract and expand depending on the direction of the movement.

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Aerodynamic leg sculpt.

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Legs are divided into 3 individual joints for dynamic movement.

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Feet are also well articulated.

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The counter measures pod that can also be retracted.

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Fingers are also fully articulated. The thumb can be moved and rotated 360 degrees.

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Mark IV doesn’t have the anti personnel rocket pods on both his shoulders.

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A closer look at his arc reactor.

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Chest armor plate can also be removed. No battle damaged replacements though.

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Detailed shot of the articulated leg thrusters.

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Full articulated and deployed air flaps.

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Counter measures pod deployed.

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Here are some images showcasing the light up feature of the figure.

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The mechanical base has a built in LED light inside. It requires 3 AAA batteries to work.

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Eyes and chest also lights up and requires AG1 batteries or the so called “watch” batteries.

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Repulsors on both hands also lights up.

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The LED lights are really bright specially if you turn off the lights. Actually, the chest lights can be used as a fully working flash light lols.

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Here’s the near perfect head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr that comes with the figure.

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Overall head sculpt is just amazing.

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It also comes with the stylish shades that we saw on the 2nd film. (The scene where he’s eating donuts).

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What are you lookin’ at?! (lols)

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Here’s the delicious looking donut with his replaceable helmet.

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And a final shot to close this review.

Whew, that’s it for now guys. Next Hot Toys review will be the Mark V suit. And yeah, Dead Master and Ritsu are also coming real soon so stay tuned for that.

Until our next figure review. See Ya!

Figure Info

  • Character: Ironman Mark IV
  • Release Date: Q3 2010
  • Origin: Ironman 2
  • Maker: Hot Toys
  • Artist(s): J.C. Hong / Kojun
  • Version: Original / Normal
  • Scale: 1/6 (30 cm tall)

Srp USD179.99

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Join the conversation | 4 Comments

  1. LaCruzSae | Thu, 2012/05/10 at 1:45 AM

    Can I ask, did you use a “GUNDAM marker” for those black lines on the armours? Coz I don’t think it comes with the lines but IT’S BEAUTIFUL.

    And are those eraser dust on the model? :x

    Cool stuff, masterpiece ★★★★★

    • Otakumouse | Thu, 2012/05/10 at 3:42 AM

      Hi LaCruzSae! Thanks for dropping by! Nope, didn’t use any gundam markers for the armor. I think it’s already a part of the whole figure when it comes to the detail department. Why? Does your Mark IV don’t have those detail lines on the armor?

  2. LaCruzSae | Thu, 2012/05/10 at 3:39 PM

    Oh, I don’t have one myself, just looking around for Mk VII :)
    The black lines seem hand inked from the close up shots, a little outlines here and there. I heard you’re from the Philippines, I’m from Singapore, models here aren’t that affordable, prices here are insane.

    • Otakumouse | Thu, 2012/05/10 at 3:47 PM

      Ow, don’t worry, as of now, Kotobukiya already released their own Mark VII figure statue (without articulation). You can check it out here: http://www.otakumouse.com/figures/preview-kotobukiya-ironman-mark-vii-avengers/8621/. Hot Toys will also be releasing their own Mark VII figure soon! \m/ Though there are still no announcements regarding that particular figure.

      Yes sir, I’am from the Philippines :) Yeah, I’ve heard so too :( but I’m not sure if Singapore has some kind of a “tax” whenever you buy figures online (figures online are usually cheaper.) Here in PHI, if you buy let’s say a 100USD figure, the tax on top of that when it lands in customs hands is 50%, so the total price of the figure will be 150USD T_T (yeah it sucks big time!)

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