When geeks are kids we love to play with toys from our favorite comics, cartoons or what have you. When we grow up, we still want to play with those toys but for some reason society frowns upon us doing so in public.  If I walk into Toys ‘R Us and start looking at the Barbie Dolls without my daughter, then I get some really funny looks. Of course, maybe I shouldn’t seat all the dolls together at a table and make them have a “conversation” – but I digress.

So how do geeks everywhere continue to buy and play with dolls after grade school? By calling them “collectible figures” and paying twice the price, of course.

“Collectible figure” maker Hot Toys has released their next series of figures from their Iron Man 2 line, which boasts a very impressive looking War Machine figure. Thanks to a heads up from /Film, we’ve posted some pictures and a description of the figure below for your perusing enjoyment. Feel free to “geek out” along with me.

“Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale War Machine collectible figure from the Iron Man 2 movie. The movie-accurate War Machine collectible is highly detailed and fully deployed, specially crafted based on the image of Don Cheadle as the well-received character War Machine in the movie, highlighting the well equipped armor, light-up functions and weapons.”

The 1/6th scale War Machine collectible figure has these features:

Weapons:
– One (1) articulated shoulder-mounted gatling gun, rotatable and multi-directional
– Two (2) shoulder-mounted cannons with one on left and one on right side
– Two (2) machine guns with one behind left and one behind right forearm
Accessory:
– Figure base with War Machine nameplate and movie logo
* Articulated flaps at the back of armor on left and right legs
– Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Don Cheadle as War Machine in the movie Iron Man 2
– Alternate head with authentic likeness of Don Cheadle as Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes in the movie
– Approximately 30 cm tall
– Over 36 points of articulations
– Movable and detachable parts on shoulder and waist
– Four (4) pairs of interchangeable palms
* One (1) pair with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
* One (1) pair of open palms with light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms with light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
* One (1) pair of fists
– Metallic grey flat colored painting on armor
– Special features on armor
* LED-lighted eyes and heart (red light, battery operated)

If you want to look at all the pictures in the gallery, then go HERE.

This all looks pretty cool and I notice that War Machine has both hand and chest repulsors, which means we will most likely see those firing off at some point during the film. I assume War Machine will employ those devices when he runs out of bullets?

By the way, did anyone else find this detachable head with Don Cheadle’s face on it extremely creepy?

What do you think about the incredible detail Hot Toys has included in their War Machine figure and would you consider adding it to your collection?

Iron Man 2 blasts onto screens with War Machine in tow on May 7th,2010.

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Source: Hot Toys