In response to Kenner's Super
Powers Collection, Mattel made the Secret Wars line as a tie-in
to the ambitious Marvel Comics 12 issues "maxi-series".
The comic series was no great moment in
literature, but remains a guilty pleasure for many to this day.
What the figure isn't telling is that even though Tony Stark is
featured on the lenticular shield that comes with it, the Iron
Man at the time of Secret Wars was actually Jim "Rhodey"
Rhodes! Rhodey even saves the day by blasting a hole in the mountain
dropped on the heroes by Molecule Man.
Here is another Iron Man figure that had to tide
toy collectors over for awhile. Released in 1984 as part of the
Secret Wars line, this figure conveniently forgets that Iron
Man got big ol' power pods back on his costume in addition to
minor external modifications to the design during that mini-series.
But we can forgive that oversight because this figure still holds
up today as a very nice toy. Extra props go out to Mattel for
adding detail into this mold and not just making him a repaint
of the same body they used for most of the line.