Crimson Dynamo (Valentin Shatalov)


  • Real Name: Valentin Shatalov
  • AKA:
  • Family: 
  • Base of Operation: Moscow, Russia
  • Identity: Secret Identity
  • Citizenship: Russian
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Occupation: Colonel-General, KGB officer
  • Education: 
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m); 6’5″ (armor)
  • Weight: 210 lbs (95.25 kg); 245 lbs (armor)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black
  • Origin: Human
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

He would do anything to see the return of the Soviet Union. Introduced in Iron Man #255 (1990), he would associate with the Soviet team People’s Protectorate and use his connections to disgrace Dimitri Bukharin, the fifth Crimson Dynamo. He would take the mantle of Crimson Dynamo and created his own team Remont 4 to try and become his nation’s heroes. His first mission saw Tony Stark and his mind accidentally switch place. He tried to use this to steal Stark’s secret, but their minds were switched back and he was arrested. The Remont 4 was later dropped by the Russia when President Yeltsin came to power, but he was allowed to remain as the Dynamo. He would be sent to stop Titanium Man with the help of Black Widow and Iron Man. After using Iron Man to kill Bullski, he was removed from as the Dynamo by the Russian Government and demoted.

This version of the Crimson Dynamo was originally planned by Toybiz to be part of their Onslaught series but was cancelled. He would eventually receive a figure as part of Hasbro’s short-lived Iron Man Armor Avengers line.

the Sixth Crimson Dynamo

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Iron Man: Armored Avengers – Crimson Dynamo

  • Background:
    • After disgracing Dimitri Bukharin and gaining the chance to donthe armor, he would use an upgraded suit. This suit would become his signature look until he was removed from the position by the Russian government.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • If you want to build up Iron Man’s villains shelf you may want to get this. You may also want it for your Russian hero shelf as well as Winter Guard / Black Widow shelf.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • Yes and no. Yes, because it was a hard-to-find figure but no because it’s not the Crimson Dynamo that most people want.


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not facts. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

None at the moment