Now down to only 5 figures in the assortment (a company-wide trend,
not limited to the Iron Man line), the Iron Man line was on shaky ground.
Initially, this series was only found at KayBee Toys. Later, it could
be found at Toys R Us but never really hit some of the major retailers
like Target (who presumably dropped the line due to the backlog of previous
series still lingering on their shelves, some not selling even at deep
clearance prices). Even at retailers like KayBee and Toys R Us, this
assortment hit clearance with near record speed. Unfortunately for Iron
Man fans, this was to be the last series released. However, one more
series was planned (see the Series 5 section for details). It is sad
that the line had to end here, especially since the design was improving
with riskier choices and dynamic execution.
Crimson Dynamo was the shortpack in this series. However, with interest
in the line dwindling, even the shortpack was easily found almost immediately.
Even though this series was not widely distributed, it couldn't have
helped sales that there were basically 4 Iron Man figures and one armored
villain. To add insult to injury, all of these armor variations were
created for the toy line, while canon armors such as the original grey
armor, the iconic 70s armor, and the John Byrne designed armor were
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