The first Hot Toys Iron Man was released in 2009 and was an instant success. Iron Man is even one of Hot Toys’ most coveted collectibles. Furthermore, there are almost 100 variations from movies and comic books that they have made. So which is best?
There are approximately 68 Iron Man Hot Toys and to determine which is best is relative. One could consider different factors in deciding which is best. Is it price related, the material it is made from, how popular it is, the increased ROI over time, how many accessories it comes with, the size, and more? A collector would have to decide this based on his preference.
Let’s look at the Hot Toys Iron Man from its inception, and we’ll discuss why they are so coveted. We’ll also look at the various types of Iron Man Hot Toys and what they come with. Then we’ll list every single Iron Man Hot Toys has produced till now so you can look at each one, and finally, we’ll conclude what you should consider when trying to determine which Iron Man is best to buy.
Hot Toys Iron Man overview
Iron Man is probably the most famous and coveted Hot Toys collectible you can get. Preorders get sold out when one is due for release, and there is always a scramble by collectors to get their hands on one before anyone else.
Their secondary value is usually worth more than the retail price (one specific Iron Man collectible is even worth over $20 000), and they always have limited runs. Needless to say, Iron Man Hot Toys are the coolest, so which is the best?
What is the most expensive Iron Man Hot Toy?
The most expensive Hot Toys Iron Man to date was the Joint Promotional MK.VI that was released in 2012. The original movie promo edition was released with 3000 units. However, there was another version where only 16 of these collectibles were manufactured. These are so rare that if you find them on eBay, they will sell upwards of $20 000.
What types of Iron Man Hot Toys are there?
Hot Toys manufacture their collectibles using either plastic or, more recently, diecast. The evolution of the Iron Man collectible can be seen going from the initial plastic MK III to the rereleased Mark II in diecast format.
Diecast really brings out the essence of Iron Man and when compared to its plastic counterpart. Furthermore, enthusiasts and collectors also prefer it because it gives a more lifelike quality to the collectible. Not specifically a type but rather a quality, you also get different size Iron Mans, namely 1/4 and 1/6 scale.
What do the Iron Man Hot Toys come with?
The Hot Toys Iron Man collectibles can come with a wide variety of features and extra gear. Most of them feature approximately 36 points of articulation, interchangeable body, and armor parts. They also either feature stands, bases, or dioramas.
When was the first Iron Man Hot Toy released?
The first Iron Man and coincidentally the first Marvel character from the Marvel Range of Hot Toys was Iron Man Mark III, which was announced on the 23rd July 2008 and released on the 24th April 2009.
If you are lucky enough to pick up one of these on eBay, they will set you back almost triple the MSRP.
How many Iron Man Hot Toys are there?
There are approximately 68 Iron Man collectibles that Hot Toys have made in total. In fact, the first three collectibles in the Hot Toys Marvel range were all based on Iron Man. We have listed all the Iron Man Hot Toys from the most recent to the first one that was released in 2009.
|Full List of Iron Man |
Figures from Hot Toys
|Iron Man Mark V (Reissue)||December 1, 2020||$405.00||MMS586D36|
|Iron Man Mark IV (Holographic)||July 21, 2020||$330.00||MMS568|
|Iron Man Mark XLVII (Reissue)||August 21, 2020||$374.00||MMS427D19|
|Iron Man Mark LXXXV |
|Iron Man Mark LXXXV|
(Battle Damaged Special)
|Iron Man Mark LXXXV||December 21, 2020||$423.00||MMS528D30|
|Neon Tech Iron Man 2.0||August 2, 2019||$380.00||MMS523D29|
|Iron Man Mark XLIII (Reissue)||November 9, 2019||$360.00||MMS278D09|
|Iron Man Mark VII||October 23, 2019||$433.00||MMS500D27|
|Iron Man Mark L Accessories||—||—||—|
|Iron Man Mark XLVI (Concept Art)||November 5, 2018||$377.00||MMS489D25|
|Iron Man Mark IV (Neon Tech)||August 2, 2018||$385.00||MMS485D24|
|Iron Man Mark L||March 28, 2019||$407.00||MMS473D23|
|Iron Man Mark IV (Suit-Up Gantry)||September 7, 2018||$635.00||MMS462D22|
|Iron Man Mark IV||September 7, 2018||$345.00||MMS461D21|
|Iron Man Mark II||July 3, 2018||$330.00||MMS431D20|
|Iron Man Mark XLVII||September 28, 2017||$354.99||MMS427D19|
|Iron Man Mark XLVII (Movie Promo)||June 24, 2017||$189.99||PPS004|
|Iron Man Mark XXIII Shades||August 11, 2017||$250.00||MMS415|
|Iron Man Mark XLI Bones (Retro Armor)||June 3, 2017||$300.00||MMS412|
|Iron Man Mark V||March 30, 2018||$344.99||MMS400D18|
|Iron Man Mark XV Sneaky (Retro Armor)||January 10, 2017||$264.99||MMS396|
|Iron Man Mark XXX Blue Steel||January 19, 2017||$229.99||MMS391|
|Iron Man Mark VI||January 1, 2018||$359.99||MMS378D17|
|Iron Man Mark XXVII Disco||August 3, 2016||$249.99||MMS371|
|Iron Man Mark XLVI||May 2, 2017||$344.99||MMS353D16|
|Iron Man Mark XV Sneaky||November 8, 2016||$264.99||MMS348|
|Iron Man Mark XLVI||March 14, 2017||$189.99||PPS003|
|Iron Man Mark XLII||June 27, 2016||$309.99||MMS340D14|
|Iron Man Mark XXVI Gamma||December 18, 2015||$264.99||MMS332|
|Iron Man Mark VII (Sub-Zero)||October 5, 2016||$297.99||MMS329|
|Iron Man Mark III (Stealth Mode)||September 19, 2015||$309.99||MMS314D12|
|Iron Man Mark XL Shotgun||April 5, 2016||$284.99||MMS309|
|Iron Man XXIV Tank||August 14, 2015||$299.99||MMS303|
|Iron Man Mark XLV||May 20, 2016||$354.99||MMS300D11|
|Iron Man Hulkbuster||September 25, 2017||$824.99||MMS285|
|Iron Man Mark VII (Stealth Mode)||April 27, 2015||$339.99||MMS282|
|Iron Man Mark XLIII||April 1, 2015||$344.99||MMS278D09|
|Iron Man Mark XXV Striker||October 30, 2015||$279.99||MMS277|
|Iron Man Mark XXII Hot Rod||December 28, 2014||$294.99||MMS272D08|
|Iron Man Mark XXXVI Peacemaker||November 7, 2014||$269.99||MMS258|
|Iron Man Mark III||July 7, 2015||$309.99||MMS256D07|
|Iron Man Mark XLI Bones||June 9, 2015||$284.99||MMS251|
|Iron Man Mark XX Python||July 5, 2014||$269.99||MMS248|
|Iron Man Mark XXXVIII||January 2, 2015||$509.99||MMS215|
|Iron Man Mark XXXIX Starboost||December 6, 2014||$269.99||MMS214|
|Iron Man Mark XXXIII Silver Centurion||June 30, 2014||$249.99||MMS213|
|Iron Man Mark XVII Heartbreaker||October 3, 2014||$249.99||MMS212|
|Iron Man Mark XXI Midas||October 2, 2013||$299.99||MMS208|
|Iron Man Mark XXXV Red Snapper||May 14, 2014||$254.99||PPS002|
|Iron Man Mark XLII||July 7, 2014||$309.99||MMS197D02|
|Iron Man Battle Damaged Mark VII||October 5, 2013||$294.99||MMS196|
|Iron Man Mark XLII||December 11, 2013||$164.99||PPS001|
|Iron Man Mark VII||May 24, 2013||$249.99||MMS185|
|Iron Man Mark VI (Movie Promo)||July 4, 2012||$189.99||MMS171|
|Iron Man Mark I 2.0||August 22, 2012||$219.99||MMS168|
|Iron Man Mark IV (Suit-Up Gantry)||May 30, 2012||$499.99||MMS160|
|Iron Man Mark IV (Secret Project)||August 8, 2011||$214.99||MMS153|
|Iron Man Mark II (Armor Unleashed)||January 31, 2012||$209.99||MMS150|
|Iron Man Mark V||November 6, 2011||$209.99||MMS145|
|Iron Man Mark VI||May 29, 2011||$179.99||MMS132|
|Iron Man Mark IV||December 12, 2010||$179.99||MMS123|
|Iron Man Mark III (Battle Damaged)||March 25, 2010||$179.99||MMS110|
|Iron Man Mark III (Gunmetal)||—||$179.99||MMS101|
|Iron Man Mark I||—||$159.99||MMS80|
|Iron Man Mark II||—||$159.99||MMS78|
|Iron Man Mark III||April 24, 2009||$159.99||MMS75|
Which Hot Toys Iron Man is the best to buy then?
Best is a relative term and would most likely change from one collector to another. Do you prefer plastic to diecast, many points of articulation, what about the size? Do you pick newer collectibles, or do you like collecting older versions? Do you choose versions from movies or comic books? Other factors also include which collectibles are popular and mainstream and which are a good investment.
These factors and more will come into play, and so will price when deciding which is the best Hot Toys Iron Man. Hence it will be up to you, the collector, to determine your preferences and purchase a Hot Toys Iron Man based on that.
We discovered that the list of Hot Toys Iron Man collectibles would soon reach 100, and deciding which one is the best is a difficult task indeed. There are many popular ones, expensive ones, ones with more gear, ones with more points of articulation, ones made from plastic, and ones made from diecast metal.
All in all, at the end of the day you should choose an Iron Man that you enjoy. This is because, after all, this hobby and most hobbies should bring joy into your life, and you should not worry about other factors that will most likely give you anxiety and cause you stress. What’s the point then.