A Review Of The Marvel Select Iron Man Civil War Action Figure

Hello friends!  In our last post we reviewed the Madame Alexander’s Iron Man Inspired Fan Girl, so today I thought it would be fun to take a look at another of my recent Iron Man acquisitions:

The Iron Man Civil War Action Figure!

A review of Marvel Select Mark 46 Iron Man Action Figure

Tinkerbell: You bought action figures! You girls have lost your marbles!

Yes, I have embraced my fangirldom, and I’m not the only one to do so around here.

This Iron Man action figure is a gift from Sister, who also happens to enjoy Marvel.  She bought this figure for me after she purchasing a Thor action figure for herself and seeing how cool he is (isn’t she the best?).

Iron Man and Thor action figures

While I get dibs on all things Iron Man, Sister claims anything having to do with magic hammers and Norse mythology!

She got this Thor after reading several good reviews, then did a little customizing to make him look almost identical to Chris Hemsworth in the first Thor movie.

Custom Thor Versus Original Figure

In her words, Thor’s hair is much lighter than this action figure’s.  So, she repainted his hair light blonde to make him look more like the real deal.

Custom Thor Action FigureI think she did a pretty good job, don’t you?

But, let’s not forget who our favorite Avenger is…

Iron Man Action Figure ReviewIron Man!

This Iron Man action figure is the Marvel Select Captain America: Civil War Iron Man made by Diamond Select Toys.  We found him on Amazon for $19.99; however, the last time I looked that price had jumped up to $29.95.

According to the box, this action figure is based on Mark 46.

Iron Man action figure box front and back.

Mark 46 is the forty-sixth suit of armor made by Tony Stark and the one he wears during the battle against Captain America in Captain America: Civil War.

Box Description

The description on the back of the box reads:

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers (a.k.a Captain America) leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity.  But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team.  The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps–one led by Steve Rogers and his desire to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), who has made a surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

This 7″ scale Select action figure of Iron Man is based on his appearance in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, and features 16 points of articulation and a diorama base.


Sixteen points of articulation!  This ought to be fun!

Here’s is Iron Man out of his box:

Iron Man Action Figure Unboxing

Like the description said, we have Iron Man and a diorama base.

The set also comes with an extra set of hands that are in fists and some clips for attaching this diorama to the other dioramas in the collection.

Accessories that come with Iron Man action figure.If I’m not mistaken, the two other sets available are Captain America and The Winter Soldier.

Mark 46 is predominately red with touches of gold and silver.  Of course, it also has the arc reactor stationed at the front of the chest.

Mark 46 Iron Man Action Figure Image
The Marvel Select Iron Man Action Figure verses an image of Mark 46 found on the Marvel Wiki

I really like the colors used to paint this figure.  Sometimes action figures can look, well, cartoon-y?  Like they’re too neon?  Well, this isn’t the case here.  The reds and golds are both deep and vivid.

Iron Man Action Figure Mark 46

Now, I put poor Iron Man through as many articulation tests as I could think of and, I must admit, I’m a little disappointed with his range of movement.  Although he has sixteen points of articulation, the joints don’t move very easily.

He can turn his head from side to side:Image showing head articulation.However, it’s hard to tilt his head to make him look up or down.

He can lift his shoulders to the side, move them to the front and back, and bend his elbows:Image showing arm and shoulder joints.But his wrists are a different story.  While he can rotate them, they don’t tilt up which makes aiming his repulsors a bit difficult.

Besides his head and arms, Iron Man has joint at the chest and can turn his upper body:Upper torso joint on action figure.

He is also able to move his legs forwards and backward as well as hold them out to the side:Leg and knee joints on action figure.His knee has two points of articulation, one at the top and another at the bottom.

And his last area of articulation is his ankles: Ankle joint on Iron Man action figure.Iron Man’s feet can tilt up and down as well as rotate to the side.

You can see he has a lot of joints but, for some reason, they’re quite sticky and it takes a bit of elbow grease to get them moving.

Points of articulation on Iron Man action figure.

The other thing I noticed is that some of the paint on his joints is chipping away.

Chipped paint on elbow joint.

I’m not too bothered by this though.  Since the joint underneath is also red, you don’t notice the missing paint unless you are really close.

Moving on from articulation though we see that Iron Man is roughly 7 inches tall.

Image showing Iron Man action figure height.

Here is a picture of him standing next to Tinkerbell, who is about 4.5 inches tall.  I’m really happy with his size.  He is small enough to fit inside your purse and take for a quick photo shoot around town, yet big enough to keep the cool details that smaller toys sometimes loose.

Now, let’s see how he looks with his other set of hands.

Iron Man action figure with fisted hands.Yikes!

Switching the hands was simple.  It works just like changing out the hands on an Ever After High doll.  Personally, though, I like the other set better.  In my opinion, the fists give the idea that he’s ready to punch somebody…which is not the effect I was going for!

Overall impression:

Iron Man With Watercolor Background


This Iron Man has a lot of features. He comes with a base, extra hands, and boasts sixteen points of articulation.

The diorama works great.  It’s a really nice base and a great place to display Iron Man.  The only thing I wish it had is the Avengers logo, but I guess you have to buy Cap to get that one.

As far colors and paint are concerned, Iron Man’s paint color is spot on. The armor has a ton of detail and I love the deep red color.  It looks exactly like Mark 46.

The fisted hands I could do without, but that’s just me and my feminine opinion!  Boys may think otherwise, so I don’t consider it a negative.

My only real issue with this action figure is his articulation.  I wish he was easier to pose for picture-taking.  However, I still plan to work with him and see if those stiff joints loosen up over time.

Iron Man And Thor Action Figures With Quote


I feel guilty about the battery of tests I put Iron Man through. However, one thing I learned while trying to pose him is that this Iron Man is one tough cookie!  I am not always super gentle and pushed his joints farther than I would any doll, yet he never broke or felt like he was about to snap.

Iron Man With Green Background


Like I mentioned above, when we got this figure he was $19.99.  But the price has gone up since then, and now he is closer to $30.  Is he worth that much?  I would say it depends on what you want to do with him.

If you’re an Iron Man fan like me and want to add Mark 46 to your collection then I would say yes.  This Iron Man has a ton of detail and looks great on display.

However, if you’re looking for an action figure for your child (or yourself) and pose-ability is a big deal, then you might want to look at a different Iron Man. He’s not going to break necessarily, he just doesn’t move very easily.

Marvel Fan Girl and Iron Man Action Figure

I sure hope you enjoyed this look at that the Marvel Select Iron Man Civil War Action Figure.  I think he’s pretty darn neat and may even add a few more of these guys to my Marvel collection–especially once Avengers: Infinity War comes out!

Tinkerbell doll with Thor and Iron Man action figures

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oooh…I love the movie Iron Man!:) You did an awesome job reviewing the Iron Man action figure.
    And I actually would like to see what Tinker bell does with Thor’s hammer.
    And your sister did an awesome repainting Thor, he looks amazing.

    1. Author

      Thank you! Yes, she is really good at repaints. In fact, I’m working on a post right now showing her most recent work.
      Ah, Tink and Thor’s hammer! Well, she definitely wants to get her hands on it…the question is will she? And, if so, can she lift it?

  2. I think my favorite part of this review was the end bit where you have Iron Man interacting with Tinker Bell. Sometimes it’s just fun to get toys from different franchises into the same room, just to see what’ll happen. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
    Signed, Treesa

    1. Author

      I’m glad you liked it! I have a lot of fun creating these skits. They remind me of Toy Story (minus creepy Sid?).

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