1992 Toy Biz X-Force-Warpath

Needless to say X-Men was a personal favorite of mine along with the Wolverine spin-offs  back in my comic book collecting days ,and then there was X-Force!X-Force made a small impact on me as a kid and shortly after picking up a few copies I would ultimately give comic book collecting the boot and move on to gaming.This had nothing to do with the quality of the X-Force stuff that was coming out, and while the art in them was a little off (Shatterstars hands looked funny as heck when holding his swords) the overall idea and characters were great.Warpath was one of my favorites and while I never knew much about him or his backstory,he was still a powerful and bad a#$ looking character .After Toy Biz released their line of   Marvel Super Heroes and X-Men figures,the first wave of X-Force figures would surface.Much like the previous X-Men figures,the X-Force line would get similar treatment in the sculpt department and individualized gimmicks as well.These figures weren’t the most aesthetically pleasing,but warranted a second look especially if you were a fan of  X-Force.My Warpath figure has similarties to the Thundercats line of figures as far as articulation goes.The knees don’t bend and neither do  his arms to facilitate his thunder punch action.He also comes with a red blaster which didn’t come with the loose version I picked up.What I love most about these figures are their vibrant colors, superb glossy paint apps and heavy duty plastic that brings me back to a time when toys were simple yet effective enough to keep us entertained for hours at a time in our rooms and living room floors as kids.I won’t go after every wave 1  X-Force figure but will most definitely pick up a Cable and Shatterstar at some point.

10 responses to “1992 Toy Biz X-Force-Warpath

  1. Now that is a classic figure. 🙂
    Everything bout his look spells classic…. because, in today’s PC climate, there is no way in America at least…that they would get by with the feather headband on a Native American….there would be cries of racism.

  2. I loved X-Force when the comic debuted! I bought 5 copies of X-Force #1, so I could get all 5 cards that were bagged with each issue(looking back, that was a waste of money). The reason Shatterstar’s(my favorite from the original lineup) hands looked funny holding the sword, is because the artwork was done by Rob Liefeld. He is just horrible when it comes to anatomy. Do a quick search on his artwork, and you’ll see what I mean. Hilariously awful!

    • I’ve heard tons of negative comments about Liefeld’s artwork now but as a kid I never really got too deep into who the artist’s were.I would like to maybe one day recover some of those old issues though.

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