It's been a big week for "Iron Man 2" news, and now we have yet another peek at one of next year's most hotly anticipated movies — or more accurately, the toys based on the film.
Not only does the upcoming line of "Iron Man 2" toys grace the cover of comic shop catalog "Previews" this month, but the advertisement for the line also features a close-up shot of the War Machine figure, complete with James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) in the armor. While the full figure is blacked out in the ad, the close-up image of Cheadle in the armor offers a nice peek at what we can expect to see in the film — especially given this week's poster debut of the War Machine armor.
But that's not all we get to see from the "Iron Man 2" line, either.
Just a page later in the catalog, there's also an ad for the upcoming line of "Iron Man 2" Minimates (a popular line of miniature, articulated collectible figures). Three of the figures are blacked out, but we do get a peek at the miniature versions of Iron Man, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and — because you demanded it— Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau)!
Yes, the "Iron Man 2" director finally has his own action figure! (Personally, I plan to pretend it's an action figure of his character Mikey from "Swingers," but that's just me.)
And there are two more items of note from the Minimates ad, too. First, it's worth noting that the version of Whiplash we see in the toy line is the same version we've seen in the first photos of Rourke released from the "Iron Man 2" set. Many had speculated that this was an early version of the Whiplash armor, and that he'd don a more complete version later in the film — but if the toy line is any indication, this could be the only version of Whiplash we'll see.
Additionally, the titles of the blacked-out figures are also worth noting. The ad promises that the line will include (along with the aforementioned figures) War Machine, another version of Iron Man, and... a "high-tech mystery army-builder."
How's that for a tease, eh?
You can check out the ad below for the outlines of the three figures not shown, then be sure to let us know what you think of the all this new info — and who the "mystery army-builder" could be!
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