Die cast metal. That was a stamp of approval all premium toys in the 80s received. But not now. And if there is a modern set of toys that deserves to be metal, its the official line of Hasbro made IRON man toys: an action figure, nerf machine gun and mask/repulsor glove combo. He's not called plastic man for a reason, you dolts! Was metal cheaper then? Were there one too many cases of schoolyard bludgeoning with imported Voltron? I don't know and I'm too lazy to look it up, but in any case, these plastic iron man toys, which at first disgusted me, actually came out alright. Begrudgingly, I will agree that plastics are the future.