There has never been a better time to be a Marvel fan. From toys, comics to movies, the House of M has given audiences much to clamour for, and in some cases, even presented collectibles for the masses to enjoy.
Over the years, Hasbro has brought fans the Marvel Legends Series, providing us with replicas that would have otherwise been impossible for us to afford or make. From Captain America’s shield to mighty Mjolnir and Stormbreaker, the series has impressed us with quality and affordable accessories that has fans clamouring for more.
Of all that has come before though, nothing holds our attention as much as the gauntlets. There was the Infinity Gauntlet (in 2018) based on Avengers: Infinity War, and then the Power Gauntlet (in 2019) based on Avengers: Endgame. Both were designed after Thanos’ left and right hand respectively, which made use of a pulley system for finger articulation. Now, almost 2.5 years after Avengers: Endgame, we finally get our first officially licensed Iron Man Nano Gauntlet, as seen in the final scene of the movie, where Tony Stark makes the ultimate sacrifice. Because he is Iron Man.
The premium Marvel Legends Series Iron Man Nano Gauntlet features flexible finger articulation, removable magnetic Infinity Stones, and authentic movie sounds.
Standing at 18 inches tall, the 1:1 scale right-handed gauntlet features a Snap! sound FX when the wearer articulates the middle finger and thumb to simulate the snap gesture. The gauntlet is powered by x3 AA batteries, which powers the authentic movie sound effects and lights up the 6 Infinity Stones.
Another key feature is the individual Infinity Stones that can be detached from the gauntlet. One thing to note is that the stones will not light-up on their own after they are removed from their intended sockets, which is a bummer, as we originally thought they would have remained lit on their own, much like how the Time Stone remains lit on the Marvel Legends Series Eye of Agamotto.
However, when each stone is set into their respective sockets, they do let off a different sound effect though, which is a nice touch. Pressing down on each stone when they are set on the gauntlet also lets off uniquely different sound effects, which is another nice touch by Hasbro.
The gauntlet itself is made up of a mixture of rubber and PVC material. It is constructed mainly out of hard plastic, including the finger-tips, so only the middle to bottom portions of the finger joints are made of rubber, which allows for the articulation and to perform the Snap.
Depending on the size of the wearer’s hand, it can run a bit tight for folks with bigger hands and bigger knuckles. The only main concern here will be how lasting the rubber portions will be. It is, afterall, going to be a collectible for adults, which will be standing vertically on display. The last thing we’d want is the finger joints disintegrating or getting sticky over time due to humidity in the air.
The Marvel Legends Series Iron Man Nano Gauntlet retails for S$199.90 in Singapore, and will be released on 1 October 2021 via The Falcon’s Hangar and Robo Robo. If you live outside of Singapore, pre-orders are available on Hasbro Pulse and Entertainment Earth at US$124.99.