Yes, you read that right: BLUE Iron Men. More often referred to as Stealth Ops Iron Man, I know, though one of that 3 3/4" pictured above, front & center is really a Fusion Armor Iron Man I got back in June. I recently found a couple more blue Iron Men, which led me to opening the Marvel Select Stealth Iron Man by Diamond Select Toys I got way back in January, realizing there was a fun photo opportunity awaiting me :D
Like the 3 3/4" Fusion Armor Iron Man I have, this one comes with a firing projectile/launching repulsor blast that keeps flying across my room :D ... I like a toy that fires a projectile- built for play!
The bargain bin Stealth Operations Iron Man I picked up on the same day for under three bucks was nothing to sneeze at either- most of these 3 3/4" Iron Man 2 figures were rock solid and this guy is no exception. Stealth Ops Shell Head comes with the same 3-part armor cards like the others in the series, that fit in the slotted tray on their bases, detailing different portions of the character's armor. He also comes with the same hilarious looking repulsor blast made of translucent yellow rubber that Silver Centurion & Guardsman do (tee hee hee!).
Stealth Ops has the exact same sculpt as the Iron Man 2 Comic Series Classic Iron Man (below/left), which I love- this is what I think of when I think of Iron Man- a purely Bronze Age rendering of the mighty metal Avenger! This is the Iron Man of my youth :) The sleek, modernized shell head next to Stealth Ops Iron Man in the photo to the right is an Iron Man 2 Concept Series Fusion Armor Iron Man. His styling is more like the Mark IV armor featured in the movie, and he is a beauty!
Roll Call! From left to right: Concept Series Fusion Armor Iron Man, Comic Series Stealth Operations Iron Man, Comic Series Classic Iron Man, Comic Series Silver Centurion, & Movie Series Mark V Iron Man.