|Marvel Legends Hulkbuster (Iron Man)|
Again with the red and yellow Iron Man colour scheme, obviously, the only difference is Hulkbuster's height, body mass, and feature that made him stand out from the many versions of Tony Stark's Iron Man suits. This suit is, of course, designed to take on the Hulk just like every single means and methods out there which seem to underestimate the power of the Green Goliath. I personally think Hulk could still beat Iron Man even with this suit.
There is little much to talk about the paint detail on this figure but the fact that it's glossy, shiny and everything, and this is why I have to move forth towards the details around his sculpt and special features.
I don't blame you if you think he's like the Juggernaut (another muscle-freak) in a different costume, but it's actually just the head that determined Hulkbuster's likeness to the guy. Try replace it with a "regular Iron Man-head" and maybe you'll have a different opinion. An interesting feature I'd like to point out is the sculpt on Hulkbuster's shoulder guards that have these tiny "power cells", which I believe gives him added power besides his arc reactor. Hulkbuster further enhances his defenses with these huge arm guards and mighty mechanical hands that got some great details on it. While these added robot-like aesthetics make him look cooler, the contours and the size of his muscles are merely just an upscale or a "bulking up" to give it a much more intimidating look.
Hulkbuster comes with this power glider, which is probably inspired from Green Goblin's glider but has a Tony Stark touch in it. The glider has a total of three pegs- two little pegs that goes right under his feet and a big one in the middle that goes right into his spine. This is the only accessory I've seen so far that can be used as a base stand as well as a carry-around item. With his glider attached behind him along with the right camera angle, it's easy to get the illusion of looking at it as being one.
The articulation on this action figure is a bit of a pain in the ass, and this is probably the result of having all these added features and extra muscle mass around him that kept me from getting some desired action poses! In no such huge deal, I still like the fact that Toy Biz maintained its trademark individual finger articulation and ankle pivots. Besides, we don't need a Hulkbuster that is as poseable as an acrobat or something. Take note that you cannot turn his head or move it side to side, however, you can flip this head up and... behold, Mr. Stark himself!
Truly, I'm amazed by how Tony's head got some pretty decent articulation along with these details inside his Hulkbuster armour. The torso got both diaphragm and waist swivel, which lets him rotate and lean forward. With his shoulder guards on the way, it's hard to raise his arms up but both these arms got single-jointed elbows and wrist twists. The legs can twist and turn to the sides with the help of its ball-jointed hips and upper thigh swivel. He got double-jointed knees but are rendered almost non-functional because of all these "muscles" around the area. Sadly, Hulkbuster doesn't have that lower-calf swivel.
To compare him with his arch-nemesis, Hulkbuster stands a little shorter than the Face-off Hulk. However, the Hulkbuster is still the bigger guy because, generally, he got a much wider girth.
The Hulkbuster Iron Man is probably one of those action figures out there that rarely show up inside your stores and I would totally grab him if I were you, especially if you're someone who's crazy about collecting Iron Man stuff.