I was lucky to 'rediscover' the smaller version which I bought years ago and do a small but unimportant comparison just for your amusement. Looking back at it, I bought the larger Iron Man years before Hot Toys did Marvel. And also, looking back at it again, (whooo... 360º turn), I still do not regret not getting a Hot Toys Iron Man.
The reason was that working at this current company, I have seen the weakness of PU and PVC that happens after a few years. It will breakdown, even if you do not touch it nor even look at it. So, I guess, things are not going to last forever, even if they are great things to you.
|Big Fella and Lil' fella|
|They look almost the same scale-wise and pay no attention to the painting|
|Even the faces are quite similar except the smaller Tony Stark has a wider moustache|
|In terms of shoulder pads, one of them is wrong and if you look at the drawing below,|
|The shoulder pad on the bigger Iron Man is correct.|
Anyway, with the two Iron Mans in the collection, its great. But for me, because the bigger Iron Man, the one which I have so much hope for, is made of vinyl, the dream of lighting it up is gone. Even if I do get it done one day, its not easy to blue back vinyl together.