|Marvel Legends Iron Monger|
Taking a glance at this figure, I thought it is very cool looking but then again, Hasbro continually gave us Build-A-Figures that are shorter than those Toy Biz ones. In fact, it's even getting smaller and shorter for every Wave! But for me, as long as Hasbro keep showing improvements (though sometimes screwing things up) with creating and designing their action figures, I guess I'll be fine even with all their growth-deficient BAF's.
Like the Hasbro ML Ultron, Iron Monger primarily gets its colour from the plastic it's made of while this is being covered with a glossy outer layer that made this figure shine and shimmer. In addition to its gloss, this figure has some tiny dust-like glitters scattered across its armour that (although seem unnoticeable) adds a sort of metallic look on Monger. Still, you can see some of these swirls and twirls on its plastic but not as bad and obvious as that of Ultron.
In reference to the comic books, the rendition of this Iron Monger is phenomenally accurate. Given with extra bits of aesthetic features, Monger maintains its classic look; the rectangular arc reactor, the visor, and the all-blue armour. They added some muscle folds around its torso, a big charging port at its back, and lines and grids for a much fancier look. Also, I really like that they added a pair of these cable wires on each of its arms but with that antennae on its shoulder, I don't think if it's necessary to add that albeit rather can be permanently removed with customization.
Although I wasn't able to successfully make Monger do a "flying pose", like the Marvel Select Rhino, Monger can stand in one foot and execute a beautiful "charging pose" without the help of a clear stand. Despite its wider girth, this Marvel Legends figure has, probably, an average score in poseability, which isn't bad.
Monger has that ball and socket neck that lets his head turn 360 degrees, lean side to side and gaze down but hardly look upwards because of this collar around its neck. With its diaphragm joint, it is still achievable to get Monger to look up as well as other torso movements. Monger got ball-jointed shoulders that, if it wasn't for these stiff shoulder guards, may have get it to raise its arm all the way up. It has bicep swivel, ball-hinged elbows that lets it flex and swivel right at the elbow line and a couple of these wrist twists. The legs can kick forward and back, and at the sides. It has double-jointed knees, ball-hinged ankles that turns side to side while slightly hindered by the armour around its legs. Thankfully, its ankle pivots functions properly.
Standing at around 7.6 inches tall, it is in perfect scale with any standard Hasbro or Toy Biz Marvel Legends you'd like to throw beside it. Versus the Hulkbuster, Iron Monger is undeniably much leaner and shorter... as it should be though. Having read some positive reviews about this Build-A-Figure, no doubt this figure is a must-have for every Legends collector.