Hot Toys to Reissue Highly Sought-After Iron Man!

Hot Toys to Reissue Highly Sought-After Iron Man!

By: Mr Write-ster

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Have you ever experienced the feeling of disappointment knowing that you’ve missed the perfect opportunity for something? Looking back, you feel regret, thinking why didn’t you seize the opportunity back then. This is not uncommon for collectors as there are many who opted to pass on the pre-order of collectible figures only for them to feel regret later for not pulling the trigger. By then, they are left with only two options… To envy other collectors who own the prize… or to pay a ridiculous sum of money to obtain the figure from resellers.

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One instance is the Iron Man Mark XLVII (47 in Roman numeral) collectible figure announced by Hot Toys in 2017. It wasn’t really an impressive collectible as it is nothing more than a repaint of its predecessor, the Mark XLVI (46 in Roman numeral) from Captain America: Civil War in 2016, plus a couple of new accessories thrown in for the collectible.

Comparison of Iron Man Mark XLVI (top left) from Captain America Civil War (2016) and Iron Man Mark XLVII (bottom right) from Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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Due to the lack of demand, only a handful of this figurine were produced as many collectors had decided to passed on it in favour of other designs and characters. It was until 2018 that tables turned. When the Mark XLVII was released, due to its limited quantity and how stunningly attractive it looks in person, it instantly became a highly sought-after collectible and is one of the rarest and hardest Hot Toys Iron Man figurines to find in the market. Hence, the price for this collectible skyrocketed! Outrageously!

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As of 9 January 2020, the highest price that we’ve come across people selling the Mark XLVII was USD 2,550 (approximately RM 10k)! Walao eh! That’s insane! Unless you’re filthy rich, paying that kind of amount would be pretty absurd. Therefore, one can only hope that Hot Toys would reproduce the same collectible figure via a reissue someday…

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Guess what? Chance lai liao! THAT DAY IS HERE! Only less than two weeks into 2020, Hot Toys has again caught collectors off guard with another announcement. The highly in demand Iron Man Mark XLVII collectible figure as seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming would be getting a reissue!

(Image Credit: Hot Toys)

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Mark XLVI that is severely damaged in Siberia has since been replaced by the next Iron Man armor, the Mark XLVII. Albeit sharing an identical design as the former, the latter is painted with a unique colour scheme which faithfully resembles the Iron Tech armor from the Ultimate comics. While retaining the classic red and gold essence of an Iron Man armor, the Mark XLVII is also sporting a chrome silver colour scheme on its mid torso, arms and upper legs.

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In one occurrence, as a result of Spider-Man’s overly ambitious mindset to bring a group of black-market arms dealers into justice, passengers of a Staten Island ferry were put at risk when a high-tech weapon malfunctioned and resulted in the vessel to be sliced in half. As the young hero struggled to hold the ship’s hulls together with his webs, multiple mini Repulsor Power Thrusters arrived in the nick of time to push the hulls back together. The Mark XLVII arrived shortly after to re-forge the cutline on the ship, saving everyone on board.

Check out some of these awesome photos of the Mark XLVII collectible figure:

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The IRON MAN MARK XLVII is the 427th collectible figure by Hot Toys, under its Movie Masterpiece (MMS) line and also the 19th die-cast (a term used to describe figurines with metal materials) collectible figure, hence is labelled as MMS427D019.

Since this is a reissue, the collectible figure is expected to be identical to the original release, with no additional accessories added or updates made to it whatsoever. Here’s what the collectible figure would come with:

  • A detailed likeness of the Mark XLVII armor as seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • An interchangeable head sculpt of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
  • An interchangeable Iron Man helmet with LED light-up function
  • An interchangeable empty Iron Man helmet with detachable faceplate
  • Approximately 32 cm in height with over 30 points of articulations
  • Consist of die-cast (metal) materials for several parts of the figurine
  • 28 LED light-up points throughout the entire figurine
  • A pair of interchangeable shoulder and forearm armors
  • Articulated air flaps on the back on the figurine
  • 4 pairs of interchangeable hands
  • A pair of sunglasses (wearable on head sculpt)
  • A mini Repulsor Deployer with dynamic stand
  • 2 articulated mini Repulsor Power Thrusters
  • 4 effects parts (attachable to mini Repulsor Power Thrusters and figurine)
  • A figurine base stand with Spider-Man: Homecoming motif and Mark XLVII’s designation printed on

With this reissue, collectors rejoice, especially those who missed the collectible figure the first time as they’ve all been given a second chance to own this masterpiece! However, this would be an unfavourable turn of event among some collectors who had bought it earlier at an unreasonable price. It looks like being patient does pay off after all! Thanks Cap!

The Mark XLVII collectible figure is expected to be released somewhere between the 4th quarter of 2020 to the 1st quarter of 2021.

What are your thoughts on the reissue of the Mark XLVII by Hot Toys? Would you be getting your hands on this collectible figure? Let us know in comment! Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting contents from Rilex-Lah!

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