Product Line / S.H.Figuarts
Scale & Class / Non-Scale Collectible Figure
Manufacturer / Bandai Spirits / Tamashii Nations
Release Date / 2019
Appearances / Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Tamashii Nations has very much nailed manufacturing Iron Man figures at this point. So much so that it would be great if they would also do designs outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But as we’ve seen in Avengers: Endgame, this is the final outing for Tony Stark and this iteration of Iron Man. Would this be one of the final Iron Man figures to come out of the S.H.Figuarts line? I’m not really sure, they could always return to Iron Man 3 and release all the House Party Protocol suits. Tangents aside, Iron Man Mark 85 is a return to the classic Iron Man design seen in the comic books, and Tamashii Nations made sure that this would be one of the best-looking Iron Man figures to date. Is this figure a great send off to the legacy Iron Man left in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The latter Iron Man designs have veered towards a more musculature aesthetic with the predominant use of curves in contrast to the sharp angles and panels or earlier versions. And this is very well represented with the S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark 85. I want to emphasize that while it may look like a quick repaint of the previously released Iron Man Mark 50 figure, it’s not. They may have the same curves, but the details are different when you compare them side by side. The Mark 85 arc reactor even appears to have layers when you look at it closely. What they share though is the same fantastic range of articulation expected from an S.H.Figuarts release. Especially that mid-torso crunch which also has the caveat of exposing inner assemblies when seen from the back. Same is true going down to the ankles as you can clearly see a gap from the leg armor to the feet. For accessories, it comes with the standard set of replacement hands and Repulsor blast effect parts.