"When I was a child I spoke as a child I understood as a child I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things." I Corinthians 13:11 - Paul
I would like to think that Paul, the author from the Bible who many think wrote the above quote, would have modified the end of that sentence to read, "...unless it's a comic book movie toy, especially from Iron Man 2, because those are awesome!" Readers and followers of movie news find some of the most interesting things about upcoming films through their toys and other marketing aimed at children.
Remember how the blog world was set ablaze when the first images of Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe circulated because of the toy images that were released? Well the toys we have today aren't as disappointing; in fact they are downright cool. Coming Soon has produced a couple pictures of Iron Man 2 action figures - an early Mark II design but more importantly the latest, greatest, Mark VI armor. Click on each picture for a larger view.
I like figures like this; my son will immensely enjoy terrifying my daughter's Barbies with War Machine's missile launcher. One thing that does strike me as odd, though, is the chest piece for Iron Man's Mark VI armor. In a picture that Editor-in-Chief Vic Holtreman took this past summer at Comic Con, you get a good look at the Mark IV version of the armor (which we can only assume is the version Iron Man 2 opens with). Look at the pictures side-by-side below and tell me what you see different.
So I'm guessing that Ol' Shellhead gets several new sets of armor by the end of Iron Man 2 and this latest toy reflects the final thinner, sleeker, design (the Mark VI). Of course, it could just be the toy makers and studios are releasing the Mark VI design just to sell more toys. For the first movie, there were a bunch of Iron Man armor types released in toy form that never made it to the screen. In all likelihood, though, the Mark VI will be what we get; can't wait to see the enhancements they add to it.
What do you think of the new look of the Iron Man Mark VI armor? My wife sometimes tells me the only reason I had kids was to eat their snacks and play with their toys but what does she know? Whatever, I'm off to finish eating my fruit snacks and pudding cups while building with my Lincoln Logs and Erector Set.
Iron Man 2 blasts into theaters May 7th 2010.
Source: Coming Soon
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