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17 Comments on Next Hot Toys Diecast Figures Are Whiplash Mark II and Iron Man Mark XLII (Mark 42)

  1. Tyler

    The difference between plastic and diecast is that the metal shine on plastic becomes dull over time. You'd have uneven metallic shine on different parts on your very expensive "plastic" figure

      • cylong

        Someone from sideshowcollectors.com.
        Here's what he wrote, i'm not sure if its an exact ranslation but maybe you can compare it with your info:
        "MK III and VII will get a diecast version, MK 42 and WM diecast coming soon, WP II will remain full plastic ."
        The guy seems trustworthy, but I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out die cast, a lot of evidence says that's the case. But things change and honestly I really hope this turns out plastic.

          • Before I clicked the link I was hoping it was a text article… and then it was a .jpg. I think it is Chinese rather than Japanese. Why did I learn German instead of Chinese?

          • tyler

            I'm chinese.
            Anyway the gist of the article is about how HT tried to implement diecast earlier but failed due to too intricate designs in diecast moulds. Hence, diecast series will feature mostly ironman figures, Mark 3, 7, and the upcoming mark 42 and even war machine, but not the battle damaged versions or whiplash 2, due to design issues. A point to note is that the diecast issues will not resemble the older plastic issues. (will not have the same gimmicks i guess, such as interchangable armors pieces, esp the battle damaged ones)

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