In the war against Thanos, Thomas calls in the Iron Man MK-50 from Tamashii Nations’ S.H. Figuarts Collection
As part of their Avengers Endgame line-up, S.H. Figuarts released the third version of MK-50 figure with a second set of nano weapons. If you’ve seen the movie, you know that we don’t actually see the MK-50 in this one but only in Avengers: Infinity War. However, these figures were manufactured a long time before the movie was released so that S.H. Figuarts would be able to release them at the same time of Endgame. Thus, they based their work on the concept arts that the production sent them and as Iron Man’s armor is VFX, things can change during production and that’s probably what happened. It’s also why you could see nano weapons on the previous set and on this one that you don’t actually see in the movie. That being said, you can’t possibly expect the nano weapons to be entirely screen accurate, though the MK-50 armor itself is.
This figure comes with an incredible amount of accessories, I like to call it the ultimate Iron Man figure! I believe it is the SHF figure with the highest number of accessories! It comes with 8 interchangeable hands, 4 interchangeable shoulder pads, 4 interchangeable shin guards, 1 back flying stabiliser, 1 back laser beams set, 2 interchangeable back pieces, 4 interchangeable chest pieces, 4 interchangeable arms, 4 firing hand effects, 2 reactor feet effects. So unlike the first nano weapon set figure, if you want an MK-50 without the nano weapons, you can have it because this figure includes the pieces of armor without the weapons which is a huge plus because if you want only one MK-50 figure, you can with this one! On a side note, if you have the first nano weapon set figure, you can attach the blades to the canon arms of this new one and you can also use the feet, it is indicated in the manual sheet.
All the accessories are carefully crafted and detailed with great use of metallic paint! They’re easily removable. As usual, this figure has some die-cast parts – the feet, some parts of the legs and some parts of the arm.
This figure has 25 points of articulation including 2 additional POA on the legs compared to the other Iron Man figures, this was added for the legs accessories so that it would be easier to remove them.
Overall, the Iron Man MK-50 is a must-have figure for Iron Man fans and collectors who didn’t get the chance to buy the previous versions of the MK-50 figures!
For people living in Europe, this figure and the Endgame Thanos have now been released by Bandai France. You can order yours here:
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Thomas Storai is the Senior Collectables Correspondent for Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a wide range of movies. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasStorai where he uses the force frequently!