What It Is
Marvel Iron Man 3 Sonic Blasting Iron Man is a 16-inch Iron Man action figure with articulated shoulders and hips. The figure is very stable standing on its own. Press the chest-mounted light to hear Iron Man say some of his iconic phrases as well as various battle sounds. The figure, though, is all about the blasting, and it comes with 10 projectiles: five blue projectiles that represent water or ice and five red projectiles that represent fire, possibly. (We're not really sure what they're supposed to represent.) Load five projectiles at a time into the figure's right arm, and when you press the button on its back, the figure will say more phrases and fire the projectiles. Sometimes the figure fires only one projectile and sometimes it fires more. We noticed that when the figure says, "Fire all missiles," it only fires three of the five.
Is It Fun?
This is a toy that will definitely appeal to Iron Man fans. The play is largely going to be setting up targets and knocking them down, which is fun, but we think that in the longer term kids will get the most value out of this if they play with it in conjunction with other Iron Man toys, which are sold separately.
Who It’s For
Marvel Iron Man 3 Sonic Blasting Iron Man is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Three AA batteries are required but not included.
At the time of this review, the movie had not yet been rated. However, Iron Man 2 was rated PG-13, which means that some of the children for whom the toys are intended may be too young to see the film. They can still enjoy the action and adventure play of this classic character, however.