I expect someone's already hammering up a news post on this, but Comicbookmovie.com http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ ... s/?a=73945
(via Bleeding Cool) just dropped the box art for all of the IM3 sets
I have to say I'm pretty disappointed...
None of the sets really wow me, though the best is probably the Malibu Mansion and holy spoilers batman that's
. It's hardly the full-sized model most of us expected, but with 5 figures, a building and a chopper it's not a bad deal.
Mandarin is a big disappointment, maybe Gandalf spoiled me, but that beard has never looked menacing. I know they were probably loathe to create a new piece but Gandalf's would've done well enough, surely? The Iron Man vs Mandarin set sounded like a steal, but with the naffest attack buggy I've seen and a weirdly sleeveless Mandarin (he may be sleeveless at some point in the film, but it's a much less attractive minifig look...) it feels pretty underwhelming.
The Sea Port battle is probably the nicest put together one, I just wish the boat wasn't quite so dull. nice to see Rhodey gets a gun after all and red repulsors too. I think that's probably the set I'll pick up if I don't go for Malibu, but ARGH it's so frustrating how the minifigs are split up, because I want Heartbreaker Iron Man, but the Malibu Mandarin and Rhodey would be cool to get too...
Edit: Gack, just saw Gooker posted these in the IM Minifig topic. Maybe that should be renamed "Iron Man 3 Discussion" topic now, since much of the conversation seems to be happening there?