Back for more metal mayhem are two more Stark figures in this TRU exclusive set. Even with so many new armors shown in the new movie, this Heartbreaker version has been promoted a good bit. So how does it measure up to the rest; read on to find out…
Heartbreaker Iron Man
The Heartbreaker armor is designed for artillery and is actually the Mark 17 version of armor. Tony does spend some time in this suit in the movie.
He has a great looking helmet, I really like the silver straps around the top. Underneath is Tony’s face. At first I thought all the Tony heads underneath the armors were the same, they’re not. They’re close but there is a slight difference in each expression, mainly with the mouth. Included is an extra hairpiece, those I believe are all the same in each pack.
The torso cover on this figure just adds to the reason why I like the shorter, slimmer ones used for the Mark 42. Heavier duty armors like this Heartbreaker version should look bulkier next to smaller (like the Mark 42) armors. This cover is very well done, tons of details and sharp paint apps. I love the bulked up straps for the reactor in the middle. Also instead of extending the torso past his waist, they’ve added a waist cover that keeps the bulk look but also allows movement at the hips (= no loss of articulation). His legs and shoulders are sculpted at the top and he has excellent gantlets and boots (my favorite sculpt of this wave’s armors).
Underneath the armor I have to admit I’m at a loss. I did not expect it to be only a blank red torso. I figured under the hood we would get the same superb underarmor from the Mark 42. Alas, nada. Perhaps I’m expecting too much and have been spoiled from all the figures with multiple layers of detail. For me having that detail underneath equals a perfect 10 score; without, it’s close but no cigar.
Included in this entire wave are clear base stands for each figure. For customizing definitely grab that red blank torso to use for other figures. I would even suggest to grab an extra Mark 42 pack to use that underarmor for this figure.
So so so so so close to perfection.
MMC Score – 10 out of 10
Review and pictures by Lurch77
If you are having trouble tracking down this set, it is currently in stock at Luke’s Toy Store here.