Early January this year (2013) Hot Toys actually announce that they are planning to work on Diecast version of the Iron Man figures from Iron Man 1, 2, 3 and The Avengers. Looks like this is happening already with the release of their first Diecast collectible, the Iron Patriot.
Then, we spotted some scanned pages of Figure King Magazine #182 from Japan shared in the Hot Toys Community in Facebook confirming that the Mark XLII is currently in prototype mode. No date are shared on when this figure going to be released for pre-order.
This will be exciting because other then Hot Toys, the other company that is also working on Diecast figure this year is Play Imaginative, that already confirm that they will release Mark XLII, War Machine & Iron Patriot in 2 different sizes; 1/4 Scale and 1/12 Scale. They also have the planned date for the release as shown in the picture below. So no guessing on when we will expect to get these baby! Bring it on Hot Toys & Play Imaginative!!!