Another exclusive for Toys R Us wave 18 features two characters from the recent Age of Ultron story arc. Even though we’ve seen other versions of Ultron and Wolverine before, these are new and shiny.
Age of Ultron Wolverine
All the big bad guys have to have minions; it’s all the rage nowadays. Ultron is no different, but he is so cool that he can control his from the future!
DST nailed Ultron on the first try and the one from the Age of Ultron box set is just bad ass (I know, I need to acquire that set to review)! These drones have a few modifcations from the original figure. The drone have a slip on mask that has sculpted antennae ears. There are good details for the face with the familiar robot mouth with burst of energy behind it and bug-like eyes. Underneath the main head is done in translucent orange plastic and has white details just like on the mask; absolutely brilliant!
The drones have a gold paint job rather than Ultron’s usual chrome color with nice details and highlights on his arms, legs and torso. I liked how on the original the detail lines continued all around his body but the geometric shapes all over these drones are a really nice touch. Another upgrade is his waist cover. It gives the figure a robotic and definitely unhuman shape.
For an accessory the drone comes with an orange takeoff flight base along with the standard clear base stand. The gold pieces make for good custom fodder for any needed gold figure or piece.
So once again DST nails another Ultron figure with the drones. I would like to see a new true Ultron released soon with the slip on mask (perhaps with cutout eyes and mouth), translucent red head, robotic waist cover and all in glorious metallic chrome. Get it done quickly; my drones are waiting!
MMC Score – 9 out of 10
Review and pictures by Lurch77