Continuing from Part 1, this time with the figure in its battle-damaged appearance which it took on in most of the movie.
Overall views. The damage is limited to the upper part of the figure and unfortunately feels a bit incomplete. The damaged parts are all plastic and are also in a matte finish making the contrast even more apparent. You can see the flesh coloured head peeking from underneath the helmet in the pictures above.
Scratches and burn marks are added to the head. Parts of the torso and shoulder pauldrons are missing, revealing the mechanical detail underneath. The right upper arm has an entirely new piece with the inner bits exposed. Both forearms also have parts exposed.
The battle damaged helmet also contains the headsculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, complete with injuries.
Adding more views just because of how real it looks.
Like the normal helmet, it has magnets on the top of the head so you can attach the mask in both the closed and open positions. As a side effect of the lighting in this picture you can see that the plastic used for the helmet isn’t very opaque.
Here’s a picture of the figure without the damaged parts. The chest piece simply attaches via 3 rather thin pegs. The shoulder pauldrons clip onto the rectangular holes. The damaged upper arm clips onto the holes in the gray plastic, and a magnet in each of the forearms makes swapping the forearm armours literally a snap. (ha ha I deserve to be shot for the horrible pun) The hand covers slide onto the arms like the original ones.
The right forearm also comes with the panels open to show the missile Stark used in the first fight with this suit. Again due to the lighting you can tell that the red plastic isn’t really opaque.
One thing I didn’t mention in the main review – both the normal and damaged masks have intricate detailing on their insides.
“Sir, the suit is not combat ready.”
The damaged head doesn’t have the lighting effect, but you can swap the mask onto the normal one and make do.
While the damaged appearance is a bit half-assed, at least Hot Toys was generous enough to include parts for it instead of making a completely new figure. I know it’s asking for too much but it would be even more awesome if a headsculpt of Gwyneth Paltrow were also provided.