R397 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron Black Widow Action Figure Review

15 10 2016

Based off her design from the Avengers Age of Ultron movie, comes this lethal 6″ Black Widow action figure. Featuring a sculpt based off actress Scarlet Johansson, figure sports a movie accurate design with amazing articulation. She extra hands, a pair of hand guns, and a pair of batons. Fits perfectly in scale with the other S.H. Figuarts Avengers figures and Hasbro’s Marvel Legends too. Without a doubt, this is THE BEST version of movie Black Widow out there in the 6″ scale today.

Priced at about $100 (Tamashii Web Exclusive, find her on Amazon or eBay).

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R316 Hasbro Marvel Legends Infinite Series Black Widow (Cap 2 Winter Soldier) Review

7 03 2014

Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Infinite Series brings in the movie version of Russian Super-Spy the Black Widow with this awesome 6″ action figure. Features an amazing sculpt with a very good likeness of actress Scarlet Johansson. She has a great articulation system for a variety of dynamic poses. Included are 2 sets of hands (open and gun holding), an alternate short hair head sculpt (Avengers Movie), and a Build-A-Figure torso piece for the S.H.I.E.L.D. Mandroid. Figure does not include handguns or display stand. Priced at about $20 (Amazon, Target).

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Avengers Assemble Animated Action Figures

24 08 2013

Scaling at about 3.75″ are these Avengers Assemble action figures based on the hit animated series on Disney XD. These figures have very nice packaging with comic art on the front of the card.

Here we have Captain America which is a reused figure from the Captain America First Avenger series just with light blue metallic paint job. Probably THE BEST recoloring on this figure to date.

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Cap comes with a shield blast launcher. Note the reverseside of the shield cannot be attached to the arms of the figure. WTF?

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You’ll need to grab an attachable Shield from another Captain America to complete this figure. Cap lacks a waist swivel and wrist and ankle articulation.

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This version of the Red Skull maybe his best in the 4 inch scale to date. Loving the hat and overcoat that can be attached to the figure.

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The Red Skull includes a flame thrower type of weapon.

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This is a very cool figure with good articulation but needs a handgun and cosmic cube.

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The invincible Iron Man looks to a be combination of different parts from earlier figures from the Iron Man 2 and Marvel Universe lines. The paint job uses a much plastic-looking colored red.

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A thunder blade shield is included with Iron Man.

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This figure looks great but lacks double jointed knees and wrist and ankle articulation.

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Black Widow looks very cool with nice gold trims and cool head sculpt. I like how the hair has a little flare to it like its flowing in the wind.

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Widow includes a inferno cannon.

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Widow is by far the best of the line and has lots of right articulation points with exception of a waist swivel and ankle rocking. You’ll need to borrow a handgun from another figure (I chose G.I. Joes) to really complete this figure.

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The body mold of this Black Widow is the same one from the Avengers Movie line. Note the different hands, belt and gold paint app differences.

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Even thought Hasbro is just reusing molds, adding minor new parts, doing repaints, the line is solid. These are just showing in retail shops like Toysrus and are priced the same as Marvel Universe figures ($9.99).





R267 Mattel WWE Elite Series 21 AJ Lee Review

8 06 2013

AJ Lee joins Mattel’s WWE Elite series with this amazing figure. This Diva sports an amazingly accurate sculpt and elite style articulation. Priced at about $16.99 (Toysrus, Target).





Adventures in Toy Shopping: Super Heroes a plenty :)

22 04 2013

Over the weekend, I found myself at the mall and wandered into the Disney Store. To my surprise, I spotted Marvel Select figures for $24 each. They apparently carry exclusive Avengers figures. Had to grab Captain America and Black Widow.

Cap comes with a special display stand and his trademark Shield. His face sculpt is very much based off art by John Cassaday, an artist who has drawn him in past comics.

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Black Widow has a very classic hairdo and beautiful face. Unfortunately she has a few problems. She’s isn’t black but in a metallic like purple spy suit. It’s a nice paint job but she hardly feels like the “Black Widow” with this paint scheme. Both her hands are molded with a gun gesture but she has no guns. Weird. Lastly, her hips are bit skinny for my taste and you lose that sexy look the Black Widow is know for having. You get a custom debris style base with some broken parts of Ultron and little Ant-Man figure.

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Not to out due my Marvel findings, walked into my local Target and spotted a couple of Mattel DC Unlimited figures. First up is the New 52 design of Aquaman. His design is just awesome with good looking head sculpt, updated design and very size-able trident.

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Got the Injustice (Regime) Superman. The figure has a very nice design but his articulation is very lacking. Feels like DC Direct figure. I really like how they pulled off the shoulder pads with the cape underneath. I used the custom base that came with the Marvel Select Captain America for special photo with Superman on top of it.

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And if your wondering what he looks like next to the Injustice Batman here you go 🙂

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R113 Hasbro Marvel Legends Black Widow Winter Soldier Action Figure 2-Pack Review

3 03 2012

There are no better secret agents than the Black Widow and the Winter Soldier. Include a variety of weapson and alternate heads.