At the tail end of 2013, Sideshow Collectibles revealed their very impressive quarter scale Iron Patriot maquette from the blockbuster film, Iron Man 3. At the time of the announcement, Sideshow wasn’t quite finished with the figure, resulting in absolutely no images of the included Don Cheadle head sculpt. Since Sideshow’s reputation is so good, they opened pre-orders anyway to compete with Gentle Giants Iron Patriot statue.
During the creative process of making the Iron Patriot maquette, Sideshow collaborated with Legacy Effects, the special FX masters behind every Iron Man suit to hit the big screen. He was crafted in the 1/4 scale, measuring in a 22 inches tall. He comes with a portrait of actor Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes, an Iron Patriot portrait, light up features, and of course an incredible glossy paint job. He also comes standing atop a themed display base.