Fanhome Subscription Allows You To Build Iron Man Armor and Collect Street Fighter Figures

Fanhome Iron Man Mark III Armor Helmet and Foot
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Collectibles are part of the fun of a fandom, and there are all types of merchandise including action figures, models, posters, clothing, pins, and a whole lot more. Fanhome wants to do things different and fun with its subscriptions service where fans can build their favorite characters like Iron Man and R2-D2 or collect figures from Street Fighter and Naruto. The result is a cool collection of tiny figures or a giant model of popular characters, and it will slowly come to fruition as subscribers get more and more boxes sent to them.

So how does Fanhome work?

There are different subscriptions you can take part in including building models like Iron Man, R2-D2, and the Fast & Furious Dodge Charger R/T or collecting figures from Street Fighter and Naruto. The monthly packages will help you complete your collection or build your model; for example, the Iron Man Build-Up Model will have you will receiving monthly packages that will help you build your Iron Man Mark III armor from head to toe. And the starting price is really cheap at $1.

We had the chance to build parts of the Iron Man Build-Up Model and collect a couple of figures from the Street Fighter Figure Collection. Check out my experience below.

Fanhome’s Iron Man Mark III Armor

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For the Iron Man Mark III Armor, the 1st shipment includes Assembly Stage 1 and Assembly Stage 2, each having its own respective parts and magazine. I received the 1st Shipment that includes parts for Iron Man’s helmet and left foot. (The 2nd shipment will include Assembly Stage 3 to 6.) There are many parts, and building them all together will create a 24-inch tall model. There are a lot of plastic and metal parts, and they can be complex. Once put together, they feel sturdy (so far) and there’s some weight to them.

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Magazines and Instructions

The included magazine includes easy-to-build instructions and tidbits on Iron Man. The Stage 1 issue features Iron Man’s origins from the first film, 4-page instructions on building the helmet, and the summary of Obediah Stane in the comics. The Stage 2 issue features Iron Man’s comic book origin, 4-page instructions on building the left foot, and comic book summaries on the Superhuman Registration Act and Iron Man Model 1 (Mark 1 Iron Man).

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The instructions are easy, but it will take a bit of time before the ball starts to get rolling. For the helmet, I did have some issues with the battery compartment moving around. This has me dreading replacing batteries in the future. This could be an isolated incident, but if I want to replace the battery, I would have to unscrew a cover and then open up the helmet inside. This way I can align the battery compartment in order to insert a battery. Overall, the finished helmet and left foot are breathtaking, and there’s a sense of accomplishment similar to building a piece of furniture.

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And here’s the final result of the Fanhome Iron Man helmet and left foot. The details are really good, and it’s shaping up to look like something magnificent. Each part included batteries to light up the eyes and the bottom of the foot. There’s a switch on the helmet and a button on the foot to turn the lights on and off. To create the whole Iron Man armor, you will need to get all 100 assembly stages. That means costs can rack up, especially when the later Stages don’t include a discount.

Fanhome Street Fighter Figure Collection

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The first shipment of the Fanhome Street Fighter Collection includes small figures of Ryu and Ken. Both are in the middle of the battle and are highly detailed for small figures. Ryu measures 3.5 inches high and Ken at 6 inches high. Ryu is seen with his iconic fireball special move, and Ken is performing his flaming dragon punch. Fanhome has really captured the essence of the characters. However, the sculpt and design of the faces leave a lot to be desired, and the paint job can do so much. It’s very noticeable for fans of Street Fighter.

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If you look at the preview of the other fighters in the lineup, their poses are captured nicely. With that said, the design and sculpt are mediocre, which results in the paint job on the face looking silly.

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The figures are accompanied by a magazine, with Ryu and Ken both getting their own magazine. The Ryu issue features a character summary, history, a breakdown of his special moves, a mini-poster, Capcom origins, and a history of the Street Fighter arcade. Ken’s issue is similar to Ryu’s, but it focuses on the history of Street Fighter II and other games like 1942 and Commando.

Final Reaction

Not all Fanhome products are created equal. From the two, the Iron Man Build-Up Model by far outshines the Street Fighter collection. Street Fighter fans who aren’t as picky on the face sculpt and design may be satisfied with having the chance to collect their favorite fighters as small figurines. The Iron Man Build-Up Model is a stellar product so far, and we’re looking forward to seeing the finished result.

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