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Dragon Age of Ultron Iron Man Mark 43 kit

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Dragon Age of Ultron Iron Man Mark 43 kit
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:47 AM

My model club posted a message about deep discounts on some of the Dragon USA online kits. While I was not interested in many of them, I did see a pre-decorated action figure/model of Iron Man at a price that was a steal. The list price was $169.99, but it was listed at $10 and change, which many of us assumed was an error. They also had a 35% discount going on. I ordered the figure, and applied the discount, making the kit $7.18 and with shipping of $8.35 and minus 71¢ I had in my Dragon wallet, the grand total was $14.82.

http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA38155

The kit arrived yesterday, in a fairly large, heavy box. It wasn't exacty what I was expecting, which was more of a traditional model kit like the Moebius one I got at Goodwill for $2, but I am very pleasantly surprised at what arrived.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:51 AM

A $170 kit for a bit under $15 on clearance? Somebody got a good deal... that’s crazy!

 

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:03 AM
And today, it's back up to $101!
  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 17, 2019 11:56 AM

Whoa Rob! You got a heck of a deal there thanks to good luck and your watchful eye!! 

Those are really nice figures! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:54 PM

I assume someone made a big mistake on many kits, like the Patriot missile system for $10. I was lucky to get mine through, all the guys on my club face book page didn't get their stuff.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:40 PM

Some photos of the model after assembly. No, I didn't paint it, it comes pre-decorated.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:17 PM

That's awesome Rob!

I've got a Gamera figure of the same type but not as nice (course it's a thirty dollar figure).

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:10 AM

Gamera

That's awesome Rob!

I've got a Gamera figure of the same type but not as nice (course it's a thirty dollar figure).

 

I Googled a Youtube video review of the regular Mark XLIII kit. That one includes a regular Iron Man head and does not include Tony's face nor the separate flaps. There are four flap parts on his shoulder blades. The kit includes four that will mount flush with the back and an optional four that mount in an open position.

I chose to mount the four flush ones since the open ones would be very fragile. I was afraid if the figure fell backwards that the flaps would just snap off.

While this is a high end statue more than a true kit, I can't see paying anything even close to what they are asking. I was thinking it was going to be a true model kit you assemble and perhaps do some detail touch up to the pre-painted parts.

It wasn't what I expected, but I am very pleased with what I got.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:31 AM

I think I know what you mean, I'd rather paint the thing myself. 

Still, if you want something you can take out of the box and display and you don't mind the cost they're pretty darn neat figures. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:51 AM

Last year, I found the Moebius Iron Man Mark III model kit at Goodwill for $1.99. A few small pieces had been snapped together and all parts were off the sprue. The instructions were missing as well. I found a set of instructions online, but to a slightly different version. They were useful in determining the kit was complete, but at two bucks, it was worth the risk.

I did contact Moebius and they did not have the instructions available, and said that even if they did, due to licensing, they might not be able to have given them to me.

The version I found was in an "in action" pose, but the instructions I downloaded were for a standard pose. I'm surprised at how much these older Iron Man kits go for today if you can even find one.

https://www.amazon.com/Moebius-Iron-Man-Mark-III/dp/B0052P603O

Here is an IPMS review of the standard pose one that I used the instructions for. I need to finish up this kit. It is rather cool.

https://www.amazon.com/Moebius-Iron-Man-Mark-III/dp/B0052P603O

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 21, 2019 7:37 AM

Not much of a comic fan but they are pretty darn impressive figures. If you get that one built I'd love to see him. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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