“Part of the journey is the end.” – Tony Stark
We’re less than a month away from the biggest superhero movie of all time, Avengers Endgame, and every little detail or new piece of information serves to fuel the hype even more.
Hot Toys have just officially unveiled the first two 1/6th scale action figure collectibles of their upcoming Avengers Endgame lineup: Iron Man Mark LXXXV and Thanos. In fact, both of these toys actually offer our very first look at Tony’s new Iron Man armor and how Thanos will look like.
All of the trailers and promotional material so far have shown us only Tony Stark himself but not even a glimpse of the Iron Man Mark LXXXV armor. As for Thanos, we’ve literally only seen his hand in one of the trailers and that’s it.
Iron Man’s Avengers Endgame Mark LXXXV armor looks similar to Avengers Infinity War‘s Mark L armor. The new armor’s colors (red and gold) do look more balanced out in a design that looks more like the classic iconic color scheme. There was too much ‘red’ in the Infinity War armor by comparison.
The entire Mark LXXXV looks bulkier in design, especially its hands and shoulders, probably to increase durability, The new wing-like structure at the back of the armor also looks intricate, and will probably be a sight to behold in the upcoming movie.
The Roman numerals LXXXV equates to the number 85, which might mean that there have been a whopping 35 iterations of the Iron Man armor since the Infinity War Mark L armor. This brings another fascinating question to mind; how much time has actually passed since the events of the Decimation (Thanos’ Snap)?
It’s interesting to note that the description for the new armor mentions “additional accessories coming soon”, which could mean more weapons have yet to be revealed. The fanboy in me is hoping that Tony whips out the iconic Proton Cannon in Avengers Endgame (as seen in the screenshot below).
Check out the new Iron Man Mark LXXXV armor below.
It’s not enough that Thanos has the most powerful weapon in existence at his disposal (the Infinity Gauntlet), he just had to wield a massive double-bladed blade as well.
He only wore his armor at the beginning of Infinity War, before removing it for the rest of the movie. It seems that he will need to have it on a lot more in Avengers Endgame, considering how battle-damaged and worn out it looks.
It’s also worth noting that he has a grimmer and angrier face in Avengers Endgame, as opposed to his more determined-looking face in Infinity War.
Check out the Avengers Endgame Thanos Hot Toy below.
Avengers Endgame is slated to release on 24 April 2019 in Malaysia, two days earlier than in the US. In the meantime, check out my breakdown of the most recent Avengers Endgame trailer here, or check out who’s alive or dead in Avengers Endgame here.