By Hervé St-Louis
June 11, 2006 - 23:12
The Iron Fist action figure is almost an exact replica of the classic version of the character drawn by Gil Kane. Although there have been other Iron Fist costumes over the years none have been so pervasive this one. The suit has also had little stylistic changes over the years. One such variation is Iron Fist’s collar which is rounder in the action figure. The tattoo has no changed much. The red version of Iron Fist is based on the time Iron Fist wore red in shame for the destruction of the mystical city of K'un L'un.
The paint job is not impressive. Iron Fist’s mask has neat shading but the rest of the figure has few shading. Most of the figure’s part is in the base plastic. One Iron Fist’s skin, there is a tanned toning. The tattoo on his chest and his skin doesn’t look good and doesn’t match the other colours. There are lots of spills and paint bleed on the figure.
Iron Fist has the same size as most Marvel Legends action figures. He is a little taller than Daredevil, the Astonishing X-Men Wolverine and X-23 but shorter that Bishop which is the only other regular size figure in this wave.
Iron Fist is very stable, but his articulations can get in the way of stability. Marvel Legends does not include peg holes in its action figure which is a mistake. Fortunately, his feet are flat and his proportions well balanced.
The plastic is softer than in the past which blurs details. However, the figures are tougher than in the past and the articulations hold better. The plastic doesn’t seem like it’s PVC.
There are two flame components that fit loosely on Iron Fist’s hands made is translucent rubber-like material. They don’t stay well on his hands making them almost useless. A snap on feature on something similar to Sota’s energy props on Ryu, Guile and M.Biron would have been better additions. Iron Fist comes with a copy of Iron Fist # 8 and the right leg of the Apocalypse gestalt.
The figure comes in a bubble package with a cardboard inserted inside. To open the package, scissors are necessary. The shards from the package can cut so be careful. Parents should open the package for children instead. There are images
Iron Fist cost from $7 to $12 depending on the store. Specialty retailers sell Iron Fist for more than large surface stores.