Diamond Select Toys SDCC 2017 Exclusive Ironheart Statue
Diamond Select Toys had so many great exclusives at SDCC 2017 that it was hard to choose which one to take home with me…but in the end I decided on their awesome rendition of Ironheart.
Diamond Select Toys actually produced the first ever merchandise based on Ironheart, who is also known as Riri Williams. Riri is a 15-year-old engineering student at MIT who designed her own Iron Man-style suit from materials that she stole from the MIT campus. Despite the somewhat questionable material origins, after meeting Riri Tony Stark himself endorsed her decision to be a superhero.
The DST SDCC 2017 exclusive Ironheart statue is, unlike the one available for sale on their website, unmasked. It is a PVC diorama and features Riri Williams in her “homemade” armor, levitating above a technological base “on a swirl of energy”. The statue is about 11 inches tall and packaged in a full color window box, and of all the SDCC exclusives at the Diamond Select Toys booth, it’s the one I fell in love with! It’s such a wonderfully faithful recreation of the comic book character:
While Riri has so far only appeared in the Invincible Iron Man comics, she did in fact star in their third volume, which was released late last year. However, I for one hope to see a new comic series with the Ironheart title sooner rather than later; I truly believe she would be a great character for young women/girls – especially people of color – to read about and look up to. Get on it, Marvel! (And yes, I would love for more Riri/Ironheart in the comics to lead to more merchandise, especially more great DST merchandise, featuring her as well!)
Did you snag any of DST’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives or check out any of their soon-to-be-released items? Let us know in the comments!
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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