Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 33 Silver Centurion Sixth Scale Figure. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 33 Silver Centurion Sixth Scale Figure, alongside my thoughts on the product.
Some of the best figures Hot Toys has ever produced have probably been from the Iron Man film series. I know I personally own a couple of the more standard armors in the Iron Man collection, and with Iron Man 3 a ton of new and different armors were introduced. And by a ton, I mean 24 different variations. And it seems like the fandom for the Iron Man series is large enough for Hot Toys to produce many of the new armors as new sixth scale figures.
The newest release is of Tony Stark’s Mark 33 (XXXIII) armor, also known as the “Silver Centurion”, which was built after the events of The Avengers and features an Enhanced Energy Suit Upgrade. Lets take a look and unbox the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 33 Silver Centurion Sixth Scale Figure.
Sideshow/Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 33 Silver Centurion Sixth Scale Figure Reviewed
The Iron Man Mark 33 suit is one of the cooler looking Iron Man armors introduced in the third film. It has some new color variations (golden and silver highlights) while still staying close to a primarily deep crimson red color scheme. The armor plating is more sleek, sharp, crisp and triangular, and not as boxy as its predecessors. Its a good mix of new and old without going too far outside the box like the Mark XXXVI Peacemaker or Mark XXXVIII Igor prototype armors.
The figure stands at sixth scale, or approximately 12 inches in height and features over 36 points of articulation, you can set-up the figure in any possible stance or pose imaginable. As with most of the Hot Toys releases, the Mark 33 Sixth Scale Figure is highly detailed and comes with a ton of extras which include a Sideshow Exclusive interchangeable battle damaged head sculpt, a removable faceplate helmet with injured Tony Stark, an authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Silver Centurion from the movie.
The figure comes with a chest armor, an interchangeable battle damaged chest armor, three pairs of interchangeable palms: one pair with improved articulation, movable fingers and light-up repulsors and installable blades, a pair of forceful fists and a pair of repulsor palms. And of course the figure comes with a circular figure stage with transparent pillar to hold Iron Man up in flying position.
And the figure features a ton of lighting options, including LED-lighted eyes, triangular-shaped ARC reactor on chest, and both hands have the ability to light up repulsor hands. The box includes a ton of hearing-aid sized batteries that need to be installed in 4 separate compartments within the figure, each of which is held by a micro screw.
If I have any complaint about this release, or many of the Iron Man releases, it is that the batteries are so hard to install. Also it would be nice if the batteries could be all installed in one location instead of the compartments on each of the arms, the back and the head. One thing to note, I’m horrible at following directions and if you decide to follow my lead and not look at the Hot Toys fold out you might spent ten minutes trying to pry open the glued battery compartment under the circular figure stage with transparent pillar only to find its an empty shell. I can understand Hot Toys skimping on a new mold for the bottom of the display stage as its cheaper to mass produce for all the figures, but I’m sure others might make the same mistake that I did.
The Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 33 Silver Centurion Sixth Scale Figure is a beauty, but its also one of those releases that is probably not a necessity for most fans of the Iron Man series. But the battle damaged options that come with the Sideshow release might make it worth it for those Iron Man fans who might otherwise dismiss a collectible featuring the silver centurion suit.
Here is the official product description for the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 33 Silver Centurion Sixth Scale Figure:
The Silver Centurion, a classic suit worn by Tony Stark in Iron Man comics has been a fan favorite since its debut. Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 restyled this armor and brought it to the big screen to join the rest of the Iron Legion. During the intense battle between Tony Stark and Aldrich Killian, Tony quickly suits up in the Silver Centurion and cuts the Extremis mastermind’s arm with the suit’s hidden blade. Sideshow Collectibles is delighted to introduce this amazingly designed armor, Silver Centurion (Mark 33) Collectible Figure, the Enhanced Energy Suit, from Hot Toys’ acclaimed Movie Masterpiece Series. It is specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as Silver Centurion, highlighting the detailed head sculpt, red and silver-colored armor, interchangeable battle damaged chest armor, forearm blades, and LED light-up functions.
The Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 33 Silver Centurion Sixth Scale Figure is sold in the US by Sideshow Collectibles for $249.99.