Whether or not you like the new Avengers Assemble Gamma Fist Hulk may come down to a matter of perspective and how you look at him. Literally . From the top down he’s as menacing and awesome looking as any other 3 3/4 Hulk figure out there, head sculpt wise .The strangeness sets in the minute you look at that same head sculpt from a different angle . Head on and from underneath, Hulk’s expression changes into a more laid back , relaxed demeanor . It’s odd , but in no way does it take away from this action figure’s overall presence and coolness. I’ve seen video reviewers criticize everything from the small head sculpt on down to the flatness of his fee t! Yes , you heard right-the flatness of his feet ! LOL . Everybody is entitled to their own opinion I guess , although, I’d go as far to say that the feet are actually a strong point for this figure as they feature the very much adored rocker joints . The body sculpt lacks the shading most MU figures sport , but makes up for it in detail . The muscles on this figure have muscles. Something the movie version really lacked.I’m also digging the brighter green.Also,this is a big figure as far as the 3 3/4 scale goes and pretty much dwarves most of the recent Hulk figures that have been released. A word of warning . If you do decide to pick this figure up,go easy on the leg joints at first.My right leg seemed to be stuck in place while the left moved back and forth , no problem . After messing around with it a little, I realized that I could get the right leg to move back and forth by moving the left one with it at the same time . After that, the pose-abilty is pretty much endless.Articulation is another upside to this figure . Their haven’t been any really impressive Hulks on store pegs since the latest MU release,but hopefully this figure will change that and get the praise that, IMO, it fully deserves.Enjoy the pics!
This rendition of the Lizard was one that i had been on the fence about.After looking at the figure close up,i can appreciate it a little more.Now lets get to the elephant in the room.In the film,Lizard towers over little old Spidey and there is an obvious height differential.In the pics below you can see that Lizard is about the same height as Spider-Man.Not cool.Fortunately it doesn’t take away from the sculpt and overall the figure is detailed nicely.A super-soaker 😉 i mean weapon was also included for Lizard but i found it difficult to get him to stand up while holding it,so pics of him face down on the shelf with slightly detached accessory have been omitted.The fact that i got this set for 7 bucks,and single carded Lizard’s are still selling for 9 justifies everything.These figures won’t blow you away but the price tag will,assuming you can find them at your local Marshalls.If you’r looking for a decent Spider-Man and Lizard movie figure then this is the set to hunt down. I wouldn’t pay anything over 10 dollars for it though.
I’d like to start this post off by wishing every toy collecting dad as well as non-collecting ones,a very Happy Fathers Day!A Happy Fathers Day also goes out to the unsung heroic uncles out there that go out of their way to spoil their nieces and nephews as well as provide that much needed additional support they may need throughout their childhood.I mean,who else is gonna put them up on the action figure scoop ;)Today we have a much needed addition to the collection and one that helps me bolster my movie based Avengers team.All i need now is Hawkeye and Black Widow.I might have to snag up a more movie appropriate Iron Man as well,but this cool version sent over to me a while back by my buddy Buzz over at Action Figure Adventures,should be more than a suitable place holder i think. As far as the Thor figure goes,i like it.Don’t love it,but i like it.I would have liked for him to have a cape… but i won’t complain,even though i just did.The paint on this figure really stands out and the fact that he comes with the standard Mjolnir hammer is a plus.He also has an articulated neck,allowing him to look up and down,which i thought was pretty cool.Not a bad figure overall.I recommend 😉
Years back I was mostly into collecting McFarlane sports figures.I remember making a deal with my nephew who was around 7 at the time,that for every “A” he received on a test or homework assignment , I would let him pick one figure or bobble head from my collection.The little genius went on to ace most of his tests and homework assignments and pretty much made off with most of my collection LOL!Flash forward to the present,and my nephew is now 18 years old and like most 18 year old’s,has a whole new set of interests.Since then the figures have been in his attic collecting dust and knowing how I’ve gotten back into collecting, I was asked repeatedly by my sister,brother-in-law and nephew to pick them up because frankly they weren’t going to do anything with them and they were taking up space.So 12 years later these figures have boomeranged their way back into my collection and while a part of me really wanted my nephew to hang on to them and continue the collecting tradition, I also knew that collecting just wasn’t his thing.These figures will be mainstays in my collection on the strength of their sentimental value and will be be properly showcased here on Action Figs and Things!
I’m not 100% sure of it but I think I got it right. There are so many different versions of these guys floating around that unless you do your homework, it’s hard to tell them apart.This one came in a package Jason Vorhees sent over to me a while back and I’m just loving it.Jason got me started with TF’s and now it seems like I’ll be hunting down a couple of these Salvation figures as well ;)I loved Terminator flicks as a kid and I was more than glad to add this iconic figure to my collection.I’m hoping to put together a display made up of figures from the Aliens,Terminator and Predator films and this might not be so hard to do.Most of those figures can be had for a reasonable price on ebay and acquiring at least 3 figures from each line should be an attainable task.A thank you goes out to Jason Vorhees for this awesome figure as well as for the host of other goodies which I have yet to post about!
A couple months back, my youngest had started to bring home past school work and art projects from her kindergarten class in preparation for the end of the school year.One of her art works really caught my eye and i decided to use it as a backdrop for some of my Marvel figures.Call me bias but i truly love my daughters artwork.I’m digging the color selection and the almost apocalyptic-vibe she gave to her cityscape rendition!Enjoy the pics.