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Review : Marvel Legends, Iron-Man Mk1, Iron-Man (The First Ten Years)


2018 saw Hasbro release a number of new MCU box-sets to celebrate the First Ten Years of Marvel's Cinematic Universe. The first of these sets went back to the film that started the MCU back in 2008, Iron-Man, and finally brought us a mass release Tony Stark as well as the first Iron-Man suit, the Mark 1.

 

Packaging 5/5


The First Ten Years sets move away from the usual scooped sided Legends packaging and go with a sleek black squared off box with a window trimmed in red. The character name sit within this red trim and above the window is a pronounced Marvel Studios First Ten years log, with a smaller Legends logo to the side. A stylised Iron-Man head sits in a circular panel at the base of the window and the Iron-Man movie log below this to the right.


The right hand spine carries part of a larger illustration. By lining up all 10 box sets from 2018 a wider montage of MCU images is revealed. The left hand spine is designed more like a fact file in deep red with a breakdown of the setup for Iron-Man 2008.


"DURING A BUSINESS TRIP GONE WRONG, TONY STARK IS KIDNAPPED AND FORCED TO CREATE A MEGA-MISSILE FOR A GROUP OF RADICALS. MUCH TO THE SURPRISE OF HIS CAPTORS, STARK INSTEAD CREATES A SUPER-SUIT POWERED BY AN ARC REACTOR CHEST-PIECE, NOW WEAPONIZED. HE ESCAPED IN WHAT BECOMES KNOW AS THE MARK I ARMOR OF THE TECH-POWERED HERO, IRON-MAN"


Around the back of the box we have more references to the movie on which this set was based with a recreation of the movie poster. Next to this are two circular head shot images of Tony Stark and the Mk1, under these sits some character specific info.


"Iron Man Mark I - Tony Stark creates a suit out of weapons materials and escapes from confinement in a clunking suit of metal later known as Mark I."


The figures sit in an inner plastic tray (no ties) which sits into a cardboard inner sleeve. Like the montage on the side of the box, this inner tray includes a set of images from the MCU in a neat grey scale finish.

 

Paint & Sculpt 3/5


The first thing to clarify is that this is the same figure as was released in 2008 at the time the movie was released. At that point they were not fully under the Legends banner and were sold as a Walmart US exclusive.