In early 1990, a small upstart toy company
named Toy Biz was embarking on a path that would lead them to
greatness throughout the decade, namely producing action figures
based on Marvel Comics characters.
This one appeared in the second series.
While they were still feeling their way through sculting and manufacturing
issues, ytou have to admire the rapid improvement in their toys.
The only version so far of this Bob Layton designed
armor from the mid 1980s, this was also the first figure to explore
the concept of snap-on armor. For that matter, it was also the
first Tony Stark figure, too. Although the sculpt is nothing to
write home about, and the pieces looked pretty bad because of
the huge snaps on each one, it still holds a soft spot in my heart.
Extra points for cool package art.