Iron Man Mark VI Returns in the Marvel Select Avengers Movie Line
February 10, 2012

As Diamond Select Toys reveals more and more of their Avengers movie toy line-up, fans have started to ask, where’s Iron Man? And while DST released a couple different versions of the Iron Man armor as part of their Iron Man 2 line, they were retailer exclusives that have long sold out, leaving new collectors Starkless. But no longer! The Mark VI armor, which Tony developed at the end of Iron Man 2 to utilize a newer, less toxic energy source, plays a role in the Avengers movie, so we’ll be re-issuing that figure in new, Avengers-branded packaging in April. The 7.5-inch figure will include the same display base as the previous version, as well as the same flip-up mask display feature, revealing the face of actor Robert Downey Jr. underneath. Look for Iron Man to make his debut in comic shops and specialty stores in April, around the same time as the new Hulk figure and slightly in advance of Hawkeye and the movie’s mystery foe! Pre-order him later this month from Diamond Comics Distributors’ Previews catalog!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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