Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Action Figure Review: Ironheart from Marvel Legends Series: Ironheart by Hasbro

 

   While my preferences in Marvel Legends collecting is classic (1960s-1980s) characters or comic versions of characters who have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I'm still usually interested in a character with a cool design or new characters who have really landed in the Marvel Universe. I'm excited that Riri Williams, AKA Ironheart, has finally been released in Marvel Legends as she's been a rather popular new character since her debut in mid-2016. So popular, in fact, that Riri Williams will be making her MCU debut in next year's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (played by Dominique Thorne) with her own Disney+ series, Ironheart, to follow. While I'm sure we'll see some MCU based Ironheart figures next year Hasbro doesn't release comic versions of most characters as often as you would think (I think the last comic based Captain Marvel figure was from 2015) so this version of Riri could end up being even more desirable down the road. She's a great figure of a new character who is part of the new Iron Man themed series with a build-a-figure of Ursa Major. Let's check her out after the break...


The Facts:

Height: 6 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed mid-torso, swivel/ hinge shoulders, double hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, balljointed neck, and a barbell jointed head.

Accessories: 4 interchangeable hands, 2 2-piece repulsor blasts, 2 smoke trails, and the right leg of the Ursa Major build-a-figure.

Non-Scalper Price: $20-$23 dollars
The Positives:


* On the surface Ironheart is a more feminine version of one of Tony's modern armors. Essentially Riri Williams starts building her own armors based on Tony Stark's designs I think it's the Mk. 51) but grows into being her own hero. The armor looks incredible here. It's a gorgeous red and gold with some excellent sculpting and a very sleek design. The paint and colors really pop here, making for an amazing look figure.


* The standard helmet looks like a regular Iron Man helmet but a bit more angular. The center (nose?) of the helmet pokes out a but more and the faceplate seems overall larger than most standard Iron Man armors. The blue eyes and the design on the forehead further help to break up the red and gold, adding a small splash of color.



* Riri Williams' unhelmeted head is excellent! Hasbro did a great job capturuing her likeness and her more recent hairstyle. It's a fantastic sculpt with neat, clean paint applications that fits in well with the rest of the Marvel Legends series. 


* Ironheart is a Marvel Legend so you now the articulation will be just fine. She's loaded with all of the joints of any Iron Man figure you own and she has an excellent range of motion. This is a completely new sculpt and everything works perfectly. She's sturdy, durable, and lots of fun to play around with and pose for battle.


* Riri comes with two sets of hands which can be swapped out: Standard fists and open palms for firing her repulsors. There's even a cool heart shaped light on the back of each hand. That's a pretty neat detail.


* We've seen these repulsor blasts many times. Here they're a darker blue with the flare at the base removable if you should desire to pose them that way. They can fit into the palms of Ironheart's hands or plug into the pegholes on the bottom of her feet to act as thrusters for flying around.



* Furthermore, Riri comes with some cool smoke trails which seem to be designed to fit around her boots. I've never seen these before so I assume they're a new piece which is pretty cool. Hasbro went all out on Ironheart, didn't they?




* Originally there were only two figures I wanted from this series: Ironheart and Ultron. When I saw Ursa Major, however, I knew I was going to be picking up some figures I hadn't planned on buying. Ironheart comes with Ursa Major's right leg. I'll get around to reviewing the giant bear as soon as I can (I haven't completed him yet). 
   Ironheart is a very Epic figure. While there are definitely some Marvel Legend figures that are very "by the numbers" Ironheart isn't one of them. A completely new sculpt, two portraits, lots of energy effects, and extra hands make for a very fun, very versatile figure. It's always cool to see new characters in the line and Ironheart is a great modern addition. Plus, who doesn't want to build a giant bear? Ironheart reeled me in to this set and Ursa Major convinced me to pick up all of the needed figures to build the giant Soviet bear.




This is the first figure of Ironheart/ Riri Williams I've reviewed. For more Marvel Legends Series figures check out the following: 

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro
Taskmaster

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
 
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 
Nuke 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Cable
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Deathlok
Domino
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force) 

Marvel Legends Series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Baron Zemo

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic
Thing   

Marvel Legends Series: Gamerverse
Civil Warrior

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Angela
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Drax
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Star-Lord 
Yondu  

Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Thanos 

Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man by Hasbro 
Tony Stark (A.I.)

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher by Hasbro (2019)
The Punisher 
Punisher: War Machine

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer 

Marvel Legends Series: Super Villains by Hasbro (2021)
A.I.M. Scientist Supreme
Arcade
Dormammu
The Hood
Lady Deathstrike  
Xemnu

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)
Gwenpool

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)
Carnage   

Marvel Legends Series: WandaVision by Hasbro (2021)
Scarlet Witch





















4 comments:

  1. I really likwd her too ... nearly import quality. That comparison gets tossed around a lot, but appropriate with this figure

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  2. This figure is fantastic. Can't wait to get the Ursa Major set. So many good ones.

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  3. Don't really know this character and only really got her as part of the Ursa Major BAF series but the more I see it, it is growing on me.

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  4. Wasn't familiar with her until the figure released. She looks pretty good. Might pick one up if I see her in stores. Good review.

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