New Iron Man suit from Spider-Man: Homecoming up close from Sideshow Toys

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:12 AM EDT (Updated)

The glory of having a genius inventor in your movie universe is, he can always have a fresh new toy or three in every film (which means a fresh new toy on shelves, too). Well, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that's Tony Stark, who constantly tweaks his Iron Man armor - 47 times now, in-universe, to be exact. Yes, when Robert Downey, Jr. suits up as Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming in just over a week, he'll be wearing the Mark XLVII armor. Now, thanks to the Sideshow Collectibles Hot Toys reveal of his 12.5" figure, we have the best looks yet at the suit.

Sideshow meticulously crafts their Hot Toys line off the same concept art, renderings, and CGI models that are used for the films, so the accuracy of this armor as compared to what you'll see on screen is incomparable. The first thing fans will notice is a lot more silver and a lot less gold, going back a bit to some of the earlier models, or the modular "suitcase" model from Iron Man 2. The chest piece, while glowing in a circle, is actually an upside-down trapezoid, more pronounced than it was in previous models; that looks like it'll carry over into Avengers: Infinity War, and helps explain why Tony's shirt would have a nearly-triangular hole cut in it, if he is wearing some new version of this armor.

Speaking of that old modular model, this suit certainly has the look of being something that can compress into about 1,000 individual pieces, with much more intricate joint work. Keeping it mostly silver helps accentuate that in a still shot, but in action you'd imagine he's harder to target - drawing attention to his red components where there's thicker armor.

The only thing mostly unchanged here is the helmet, which looks nigh-identical to the Mark 46 seen in Captain America: Civil War.

Click through the gallery below for more looks at the armor, plus his repulsor bots as seen in the trailers. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and hits theaters July 7, 2017.