I've seen so many "stealth" figures that are just black repaints that Ghost Armor Iron Man is something of a creative treat. It's also incredibly cheap, one of two assortments (the other including Spider-Man) which came out at the top of 2013 to kick off Hasbro's campaign for cheaper toys designed for kids. There were also four 12-inch figures for about $10, with more coming. While this Iron Man is a redeco of an existing sculpt, the deco is unique and as such is arguably worth a look for six bucks.
Only four figures shipped in this assortment at its inception, with 2 unique body molds recycled from existing pack-in "pilot" figures from the Avengers Quinjet. It's only jointed at the shoulders, hips, and neck so it's very much like a 1980s action figure that very old people like me had as kids. Deco is also pretty sparse, as a light grey figure has a few patches of paint on it. Very few - the arms are unpainted, the thighs have a black patch, the belly has a black patch, the arc light is yellow with matching eyes and a bit of dark grey on the back of the helmet. It's surprisingly good looking for having what must not amount to more than one cent's worth of paint on it.
Because an action figure with no accessories is a drag, Iron Man has some snap-on rocket gauntlets and I don't understand why. They look cool, but Iron Man's armor is self-contained so additional rockets in a stealth situation seems a little silly. They do look cool, though, and they add a little extra heft to the Mark VII armor. Since the sculpt is quite thin, it helps.
I'm sure this figure will be some kid's stand-in for War Machine, and as a toy it works just fine. It stands well, it sits, it looks pretty good and none of the paint flakes off or anything. If I got this as a kid I'd be pretty happy with it. While not a new sculpt, it's a notable use of existing molds to make something different enough to be interesting - and I should mention Hasbro sprung a few pennies to paint the rocket gauntlets, too.
This isn't my favorite cheapo Hasbro 2013 figure (this is), but I like it lots and will probably buy one or two more of these. I also got the Hydro Shock one, which isn't Deep Dive Iron Man but it's kind of close.
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