As seen in the finale of What If…? Season 1, the animated counterpart for 76194 Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man just managed to feature in the first instalment of the series, meaning that we can finally see the source inspiration for the set, despite it not receiving a full episode like 76201 Captain Carter & The Hydra Stomper.
As The Watcher traversed the multiverse in search of team members for their fighting force against Ultron, he came to a universe where a familiar version of Gamora could be seen alongside Tony Stark in his Sakaarian suit of armour, confirming both that the two reside in the same universe, and that Gamora with the Blade of Thanos is not a villain like her father.
Whilst Gamora can be found in 71031 Marvel Studios, Sakaarian Iron Man is featured in 76194 Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man and includes many of the same design elements that can be seen in What If…?, such as the blue discs and the colour scheme for the armour.
In the set, the former feature is used when transforming the suit into a car, despite no such transformation appearing in the finale. This, and the lack of Valkyrie entirely, may suggest that this is the delayed episode moved to Season 2.
The delay of a chapter originally intended for debut in the first season has been confirmed by Executive Producer Brad Winderbaum. This means that we might have to wait a little longer to see the full extent of the source material for 76194 Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man, but until then the model remains available on the official online store.