Very impressed with these figures!Say hello to Anderson Silva a.k.a. The Spider.Don’t know who he is?Me neither,but i’ve seen him once or twice on ESPN highlight reels,and if i’m not mistaken i think he recently lost a match.Not sure about that.What i am sure of is the quality of this action figure.I’m loving it!The plastic is durable as can be and the articulation is top notch.I could have put him in 50 other positions if i really wanted to,but only took a few pics.I’m a little torn about the grin on his face.On one hand it’s far too friendly looking and offsets any menacing poses i put him in.On the other hand,the smile kind of reminds me of the William Perry Joe figure and that’s a good thing.All in all a decent friggin’ figure at a price you can’t “BEAT”.Pun intended.
Say “CHEESE” !
“TAP OUT C.C.,TAP OUT!HE’S CHOKIN’ THE SNAKES OUTTA YA!”
Zod is another awesome little piece of plastic from the 3 3/4 inch line of Superman MOS figures.There is something special about these figures.While they are not super articulated,they are durable,sharply painted figures that aesthetically hit the mark.Zod sports the cloth cape,which i just love on action figures, and comes with a super sized weapon that can detach to become a kick ass sword and blaster.Now that i’ve managed to subdue the stranglehold NECAS voodoo had over me,i can start to focus on 3 3/4 figs again.I’m hoping they release a single carded version of Jor-El and the rest of Zods henchmen!
I gotta start this off by saying that i do not consider myself a toy reviewer.I’ll point out a couple of things here and there collectors may or may not like,but that’s about it.So if this write up starts to come off as some kind of an educated toy review,totally disreguard because it’s just me trying to sound smart.That said,i will also confess to never owning any of the contemporary Mattel 3 3/4 DC figures.In fact the closest i’ve come to those are a couple of Generator Rex figures Mattel released a while back,but that’s about it.The limited articulation on alot of the 3 3/4 DC stuff was a huge turn off for me and i wasn’t about to pay 15 bucks for the 6″ stuff. I’m not very hip to the DC universe of figures but i’ve always wanted a decent Batman and/or Superman figure in the 3 3/4 scale.When the last Batman film released i was hoping to get some cool figures out of it, but only got those dinky little 5 dollar ones that showed up on the pegs at stores i didn’t even kniow sold action figures. I literally tripped over these figures on my walks around the block with my daughter.Needless to say i wasn’t biting.Now it seems Mattel is doing the same with these Superman MOS (Man of Steel) figures,and at first i wasn’t going to bite,then i bit …and i’m glad i did.At first glance this figure didn’t blow me away.In fact i think what blew me away more was the concept of finally owning a Superman figure.I was a bit star struck to say the least.I mean, this guy could essentially kick every figure in my collection’s ass into next week with the exception of my Avengers Hulk figure and even that’s a toss up.Superman MOS would be catapaulted into the number one spot atop my “most powerful action figures” list.MY THOUGHTS: I’ve come to terms with the lack of articulation in the legs only because the arm sculpts/articulation make up for it imo.Another plus lies in the facial sculpt which manages to capture some of Henry Cavill’s appearance but also has an old kenner vibe to it with the blue dotted eyes.The overall sculpt is pretty solid and while you can’t pose much of his lower half,the arms can be positioned in ways to make for some really cool display stances.The paint and new suit design is on point,textured and has somewhat of a glossy finish to it.I love the cloth cape BUT BE CAREFUL when taking this figure out of the package.For some reason,Mattel has placed a small plastic tag that keeps the cape in place while in the package and if you attempt to pull the figure out of the package without taking this small plastic tag off,it will pull on the cape leaving a small little annoying hole at the bottom of it.The whole motorcycle gimmick is pretty a much a wash and it’s pretty difficult to make the figure hold it while it’s put together.Other than those small gripes,i love this figure for what it is.BTW-At first glance i didn’t think these would be in scale with any of my other figures so i posted a couple of example pics for size comparison.
I thought i had gotten over collecting anything Marvel related and then Iron Man 3 comes out,and with it a restock of the 3 3/4 Avengers movie figures!I broke down and picked up Nick Fury and will probably try for the rest of the team since i passed them up the last time around.
Happy Memorial day everyone!Here are a couple random collection pics.Most of the figures featured have already been showcased here on AF&T while only a couple have yet to make an appearance.Can you spot them?Some have even traversed the Cosmic Ark winding up here on my toy shelves,deservingly displayed and cautiously cared for (Thanks jboypac!). What you don’t see are the rest of my 80’s Joe’s which i have stashed along with countless card backs and vehicle boxes .I try to keep as much of the packaging as i can in case i ever need to go back and reference something,and some of the artwork on the card backs and fronts are awesome to look at as well.Oh and i almost forgot!I finally got my first 3 3/4 Spider Man (well..second if you count my 80’s SW’s Spidey) action figure and I’ll be posting about it some time this week.Until then enjoy the pics!