A lot of Moviepiloters have been theorizing that we would be seeing Iron Man hop into his stealth armor in May's [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035). Well, it looks like they could be right. Or Hot Toys is just screwing with us because of the extremely convenient timing.
The toy in question?
Iron Man Mark VII Stealth Mode Premium Figure
The Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) Collectible Figure is highly detailed featuring multiple layers and various shades of metallic and matte black color with digital camouflage design, translucent black chest armor and articulated flaps on back of legs, Stark Industries decals at various parts of the armor, LED light-up functions, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand. It includes:
- Authentic and detailed likeness of Mark VII in stealth mode
- Specially applied multiple layers and shades of metallic and matte black-colored painting with digital camouflage design on armor
- Translucent black removable chest armor and articulated flaps on back of legs
- Approximately 30 cm tall
- Over 30 points of articulations
- LED-lighted eyes and circle-shaped Arc Reactor on chest (white light, battery operated)
- Stark Industries decals on various parts of the armor
- One (1) pair of interchangeable forearm rockets
- One (1) pair of interchangeable wrist guards for posing with repulsor firing palms
- Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including:
- One (1) pair with movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated)
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of repulsor firing palms with light-up function (white light, battery operated)
- Two (2) sets of interchangeable shoulder armors (normal & missile styles)
- Articulations on waist armor which allow flexible movement
- Fully deployable air flaps on the back of the armor
Accessory: Specially designed dynamic figure stand with Mark VII nameplate and movie logo
The release date is set for Q2-Q3 2015 (sometime between April and September).
Do you not believe me, though? Well, it seems awfully convenient that the this statue comes immediately after all the Age of Ultron statues are released. It's also been hinted at in the past:
Harley Keener said he would have added in "Retro-Reflective Panels" for "Stealth Mode" back in Iron Man 3, and with his heavily rumored succession of Iron Man, it makes sense that we see it. But with RDJ still locked in until Infinity War, is it possible that we see Harley's ideas implemented in Age of Ultron?
SHIELD already has the technology
Yup - remember in the original Avengers movie when Maria Hill instructed everyone to "Engage Retro-Reflection Panel"? The exact same thing that Harley says to do a year later? And it's highly theorized that SHIELD begins making Iron Man suits, because a lot of them look the exact same.
Anyways, theory done. Here are some more shots of the Stealth suit: