A package, from a trade I made with John from the Clawful Punch,arrived today! I’m super stoked about the Quick Kick and Crystal Ball figures as they were a part of my collection as a kid. Nice to have them back! The Perseus figure had been on my want list for a while now so I can finally scratch him off. I’ll be doing individual posts as soon as I get a little extra time. Thanks again John!
Back when I was heavy into reading comics, late 80’s early 90’s,I only knew of three Iron Man armors. The original red and gold, Silver Centurion and the oversized red and gold 90’s armor. Since getting back into toy collecting the amount of Iron Man armors has grown exponentially, and no one has benefitted more form this than Hasbro. With so many different action figure renditions of shell head, It’s hard to not get sucked into the variety vortex. Currently I own the Marvel Universe classic and 90’s style because of my childhood connection with the two. Buzzchuck also sent me a carded Mark 5 figure a while back, which up to now had been my most updated version of Iron Man. I knew that I would soon need to change with the times for the blogs sake and picture taking purposes. I would hate to display an original styled Iron Man next to a Heroic Age Captain America. I’m maniacal that way. It just wouldn’t look right. So while I am still trying to add some of the older styled figures, especially ones who appeared in the Secret Wars Saga, I will also be looking for updated versions of them. It’s a tall task but my birthday is less than a month away and hopefully someone from the fam will read this and provide me with some much needed action figure aid in my ventures 😀 But enough with the rambling rhetoric and on to the figure! I was curious as to what this figure would look like out of package and very pessimistic. I had seen it before in Heroic Age three packs, but with this new 3 3/4 Marvel Infinite Series release I was able to snag him up individually. The plastic used for this figure is very soft, almost rubbery but the detail is amazing! I’m not crazy about the thigh cuts/articulation but it works. In fact I had a great time posing this figure as the articulation allows for limitless pose-ability. The paint is spot on and the ports/repulsors, and there’s a lot of them, all have nice glowing effect to them.The card itself is pretty damn snazzy for those of you who like to display your figures carded.Enjoy the pics!
This was the Batman figure I originally wanted from the Multiverse line,at least until the movie version releases.This is basically a repaint of the first ,more subtle grey release,but a damn good one.The utility belt has also changed a bit this time around and the arms sport nicely sculpted gauntlets.Head sculpt is the same and with the exception of the added gauntlets,so is the rest of the sculpt.They even added a super ,cool looking serial number right smack dab in the lower, center part of the capes interior for all to see when Batman is in his battle stance!YAY 🙂 I can’t tell you how much I hate that sh%& 😦 Besides that,the figure is super solid…If you can manage to find one with more discreet stampings.Enjoy the pickies!
Oh yeah I forgot the blue fiery,electrical thingies.BZZZZZZZ!
Let’s play a game.We’ll call it the “Other Characters Azrael Could Easily Be Mistaken For” game!
1.An updated version of Medieval Spawn (updated,medieval- oxymoron?)
2.ezio auditore da Firenze (Assassins Creed)
4.Generic Indiana Jones villain
5.The Mincer (Shredder’s evil-er twin)
6.Anno Domini-Cobra Commander’s religious consultant
Can you guys think of any?
Surprised by the wifey today with some DC Multiverse figures! She took a gamble and figured I would like the Azrael figure and then threw Batman and Deadshot into the mix 🙂 My interest in action figures has been subsiding as of late, but I am lacking in decently articulated 3 3/4 DC figures, so this line should fill that void nicely.The movie version of Batman from the Multiverse line is one figure I will seriously be coveting and should be released sometime in April I believe. For now this version will do and isn’t as bad as I thought It would be. In fact ,he looks pretty friggin’ cool!The paint really pops on this figure and photographs well.My lone gripe would have to be the lack of any weapons or accessories. Nothing.Not even a projectile in the shape of a bat. Not even a bat in the shape of a projectile.Yup. Nada.That said,the sculpt and articulation points are this figures saving grace and I recommend picking this one up If you ever come across it in the wiz-ild.
“Look what I can do!”
I promise this will be the final post about the stinkin’ Styrofoam fort-Unless of course I decide to deck it out with Batman Quick Tech accessories, Batmobile , etc. For this will officially be turned into a “Bat Fortress”! Fellow blogger Combo http://combollectoractionfigurerev.blogspot.com/ commented on the fact that I should add a little paint,and that’s something I may consider doing in the near future. Maybe a mixture of black and grey, IDK. But I really want this to be exclusive to my lone DKR Batman figure, which I still believe is one of the nicest looking 3 3/4 Batman figures out there, articulation aside.
With a little bit of birthday cash left over,i decided to snag up a GL figure to go along with my MOS Superman and DKR Batman.I could have gone and played it safe with a normally outfitted GL,but opted to go with this awesome repaint!As far as i know this version is neither comic or movie accurate,but no worries here.In my universe,this is “bad ass” Green Lantern!The paint mixed with translucent plastic and dabs of glitter make this truly unique figure stand out nicely.A more menacing Hal Jordan.I also dig the glossy green mask on this particular head sculpt as opposed to the usual flat green that was used on most of the other movie figures.Enjoy the pics!