Of all the toyetic superheroes out there, none has the gadget potential quite like Iron Man. Tony Stark has made a career out of building new and fun gizmos and gadgets to trick out his metal suit, and naturally that extends itself to tie-in toys. There are boatloads of Iron Man toys and figures out there, but if you’re not on a billionaire’s budget these are the ones you’ll want to pick up.Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Iron Man Mark ILet’s start at the very beginning, with the Mark I suit that Tony put together out of scraps in that cave in Afghanistan or wherever. This Hot Toys figure is wildly detailed, standing a foot tall with 36 points of articulation. You can lift the helmet’s faceplate to see Tony Stark inside but the armor isn’t removable – he’ll die! Put in a few batteries and the arc reactor on his chest and his arm laser will light up. Throw in multiple hands and a flamethrower attachment with translucent modeled flame and you’re ready to start your superheroic career.Get it at Amazon.comMAFEX Hulkbuster Action FigureWhen you’re squaring off with a gamma-powered goliath who gets stronger as he gets madder, you need to bring out the heavy artillery. Stark first deployed the Hulkbuster armor in 1994 and it’s gone through a number of iterations, sacrificing maneuverability for brute strength and damage resistance. Medicom’s MAFEX line is a favorite around here for their detailed sculpts and accurate painting, and this take on the movie version of the armor is totally sweet. Standing over a foot tall and weighing three pounds, this is a humdinger of a figure that will dominate your toy shelf.Get it at Amazon.comMedicom Iron Man Sofubi FigureIf you remember the old-school solid vinyl WWF action figures of the 1980s, you’ll get this Japanese “Sofubi” style Iron Man. Standing ten inches tall, Tony can’t really move his arms or legs but he’s probably the only one on this list who can survive getting chewed on by your dog, not that you’d let that happen. The sculpt takes inspiration from the classic Gene Colan armor design from the late 1960s, with the round arc reactor and exaggerated shoulders.Get it at Amazon.comHall Of Armor NendoroidGood Smile’s Nendoroid figures are mainstays of toy collections around the world for the way they cleverly combine big-headed kawaii aesthetics with gritty detailing. They’ve done a few Tony Starks, but our favorite is the one that comes with the Hall of Armor backdrop so you can see some of the other suits the Iron Avenger has worn during his heroic tenure. The figure itself has an alternate head and hand parts and is remarkably poseable. It comes with both a standing base and a flight base as well, so there’s not much this little guy can’t do.Get it at Amazon.comSentinel Modular Iron Man FigureIt was hard to pick just one of Sentinel’s insanely cool Iron Man Re: Edit line — they’ve done over a dozen different variants of the armored hero, from the star-spangled Iron Patriot suit to the House of M super-ornate model. But this one — a futuristic modular look that comes with anime-styled shoulder cannons and vibroblade — is our favorite. It takes the classic elements that we know – the red and gold color scheme and aerodynamic styling – and gives it a unique twist. Seven inches tall with tons of articulation for maximum posing.Get it at Amazon.comDie-Cast MKI ArmorPlastic is all well and good, but when you’re buying an Iron Man toy you want to go old-school with die-cast metal. It’s just beefier. This four-inch figure from Jada isn’t as poseable as some of the other items on this list, but it makes up for it with density. Minimal paint — just hands and eyes — but textured with scuffs and dings to replicate battle damage, this figurine stands perfectly upright without a base and outweighs some of the bigger figures you already own.Get it at Amazon.comTy Iron Man PlushThe 90s were notorious for two collectible fads: comic books and Beanie Babies. So it was only a matter of time before the two fused into one. Behold, the Iron Man Beanie Baby. Instead of being made from unforgiving metal, this stuffed plush is soft fabric and squishy beans, making it perfect for a snuggle after a long day at the office. Just don’t put your retirement fund into buying them, because we can’t promise it’ll go up in value on eBay.Get it at Amazon.comBandai Tamashii Nations Samurai Iron ManWe love the Tamashii Nations line from Bandai — not only do they deliver insanely detailed action figure sculpts in a compact size with lots of poseability, they do unique takes on characters with heavy Japanese influence. Imagine an alternate world in which Tony Stark wasn’t a Western industrialist but a Japanese warrior, enclosed in traditional armor of his own making. Twin flintlock pistols replace his traditional repulsor rays, and Stark has a katana in case he needs to engage up close. The precise tiny features on this, like the rivets on the armor, make it a real collector’s piece.Get it at Amazon.comPlay Arts Kai: War Machine Action FigureKeep in mind that Iron Man hasn’t always been Tony Stark — when the industrialist got too deep in the bottle to fight evil, his loyal assistant James “Rhodey” Rhodes took up the mantle. After Tony fought his inner demons, Rhodey was too valuable to go back to civilian life so he got his own set of armor, dubbed “War Machine.” This seriously sweet Square Enix figure gives you a model of the heavily armed warrior, complete with multiple interchangeable weapon parts that affix to his back and shoulders with secure ratchet jointing.Get it at Amazon.comIron Man Replica HelmetThis is not so much a “toy” per se, as it’ll run you almost seven hundred bucks, but if you’re looking to snatch up a movie-quality Iron Man helmet this is the one. Made by Gmasking, it’s CNC cast out of aerospace-grade aluminum, with tons of insanely cool features like a remote-controlled faceplate that opens and closes, LED lights in the eye sockets, and the like. The inside is padded for maximum comfort, and you’ll need it because this puppy weighs in at 11 pounds.Get it at Amazon.comChogokin Heroes Iron ManBack to Japan for another take on Iron Man. Obviously the Land of the Rising Sun has a storied history of toy robots, and Bandai’s Chogokin Heroes line pays tribute to some of the old-school styles. Standing a little under four inches tall and made from diecast metal and plastic, the Iron Man figure is based on the traditional “chogokin” figure design, which was used extensively for sentai heroes in Japan. This visible-jointed design was big in the old days because it was exceptionally durable, and it still holds up.Get it at Amazon.comMore on Geek.com:The Most Radioactive ‘Fallout’ ToysThe Most Magical ‘Harry Potter’ ToysKindle the Bonfire With ‘Dark Souls’ Toys Stay on target Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘South Park’ ToysThe New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet Long
Professional wrestler Kenny Omega was recently announced as a nominee Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete) in the inaugural 2018 Gamers’ Choice Awards. Among others like Ronda Rousey, Austin Creed (AKA Xavier Woods), and Gordon Hayward, Omega has been chosen for his undeniable spirit for gaming and absolute passion for the medium.From his signature “One Winged Angel” move from the Final Fantasy series to his love for fighting games, Omega has always been an indomitable force in the world of gaming, Geek.com had to pick his brain. Here’s what Kenny had to say about his favorite Smash character, his inspirations, and his game of the year.Geek: What are your thoughts on being nominated for Favorite Celebrity Gamer (Athlete)?Kenny Omega: It just goes to show how accessible everything and everyone is. I spend most of my time in Asia, but no matter what stream I turn up on, people from around the world can see me. It’s a wonderful thing and I’m glad I can be amongst the rest of these other famous dudes from all walks of life.Geek: What do you think about Kirby being the One True Smash Hero?KO: Much like the conclusion of the last Avengers movie, I never could have prepared for shocking events to precede ‘World of Light’’s story mode. As a huge Kirby fan, however, I’ve always believed in his infinite power and it really makes the most sense for him to be the chosen one. If not him, then Sonic (which would have been cool in a different kind of way).Geek: Which games are you rooting for out of the various award categories?KO: I make a yearly top 10 for Giant Bomb, so I’m kinda biased towards the entries on my list. Rooting for Monster Hunter World, Dead Cells, Spider-Man, Celeste, and The Missing.Geek: Who are your video game heroes?KO: Wow, now that you mention it, most are in Smash Bros.! Kirby, Ness, Luigi, Mega Man, Zack Fair, maybe Sans!Geek: What video games inspire you the most? You’re obviously a Final Fantasy fan, but which others have truly set your soul alight?KO: For wrestling, I had some obvious Street Fighter ties. Most of them might be from Street Fighter, actually. Hmm, but there are actually a few moves based off of Mother as well. I take inspiration from all sorts of games though –Resident Evil for example. Even though it’s a horror game, I’ve found inspiration in Albert Wesker’s character. Persona and Chrono Trigger too. I tend to try to draw inspiration from games that are timeless, so that way when I apply it to matches they may (hopefully/luckily) end up that way too.Geek: Is there a certain game you’re playing right now that you can’t get enough of?KO: Right now it’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!Geek: What’s your top game of 2018 so far?KO: Undertale – but if that’s cheating, Monster Hunter World.Geek: Could we ever look for Bullet Club/Elite members in Tekken in the future given the Tekken DLC/merch collab?KO: I think we’ve unfortunately moved on to Soul Calibur 6, but you never know if the demand gets high enough!Geek: Gaming has a bit of a stigma attached to it still (sadly), but you set a great example that you can do anything you put your mind to. What advice do you have for your fans who want to break into wrestling who look up to you, see your love for gaming, and think they can do the same thing you can do even if they think they’re viewed as “lame” by their peers?KO: Once you focus on your dreams, really home in on your goal, the negativity around you just becomes faint background noise. The journey may be lonely at first, but you’ll meet new friends with the same motivations and the world of ridicule and doubt that you came from won’t even exist anymore.Geek: Who’s your Super Smash Bros. Ultimate main?KO: It was always Kirby, but the new characters really excite me, especially King K. Rool, Incineroar, and Joker.