When it comes to collectables, there are few toy markets as healthier than the superhero genre. For decades, retailers have been obsessed with creating high-end action figures and statues based on some of the world's most popular heroes. Characters like Iron Man and Wonder Woman continue to be reimagined through dozens of increasingly fancy figures - but no one has come close to one company's recent release.
Over at The Toys Asia, the Chinese retailer has created a one-of-a-kind Iron Man figure that will blow your mind (and break your bank). The company created a life-sized statue of Iron Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that is fully animated and comes with more than 560 moving parts.
With the push of a button, dedicated collectors and Iron Man enthusiasts can watch as Tony Stark's Iron Man armor disassembles to allow its wearer inside. The sequence takes about 30 seconds to complete, and its end results leaves owners with a full view of the suit's inner guts. The perspective is rarely seen even in the MCU movies, and The Toys Asia put painstaking detail into making the Iron Man armor has chromatic as possible.
Sadly, the life-sized statue does not actually have enough room to fit a human being inside of it. Aside from safety reasons, the insanely complex figure is still stuffed with moving parts and motors to make room for a human body. The 567 individual parts which make up the Iron Man figure take up a lot of space, and there are more than 40 motors in the suit as well.
Of course, this small detail may make some wary of buying the toy; After all, any obsessed collector would surely love to step into the Mark XLIII Iron Man armor, but the piece is certainly a show-stopper either way. If you have a spare 2.5 million Chinese yuan or $360,000 to spend on the suit, then it may be worth the shipping hassle. Oh, but you will have to wait about eight months for your order to be complete.
The fancy Iron Man figure also comes with its own display stand since it is too large to fit anywhere but one's floor. The item towers at more than seven feet, so most collectors will need to make sure they have enough room for the figure in their homes.