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.

Marvel Select Captain America

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.

Marvel Select Black Widow

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.

Mattel DC Unlimited Aquaman New 52

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.

Mattel DC Unlimited Regmine Superman

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

Mattel DC Unlimited Regime Superman & Insurgency Batman

R252 Marvel Select Classic Venom Action Figure Review

24 02 2013

This is definitely one of the best figures Marvel Select has ever released by releasing one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes, the classic Venom. He scales 7 inches tall, amazingly sculpted, and includes a variety of extra accessories. His pose-ability reminds me of Mattel’s DC Classics action figures. Priced at about $20 and is available through many US comic book shops as well as Amazon.

Marvel Select Venom 01

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R225 Hasbro Walmart The Amazing Spider-Man Movie 6 inch Action Figure Review

19 09 2012

Exclusively released through Walmart stores comes the 6 inch Amazing Spider-Man Movie action figure. Includes display stand and 3 web lines, this figure is ready to join your 6″ Marvel Legends action figure collection. Sporting a movie accurate sculpt, figure is highly poseable. Watch the video and see if this worth your money.

R208 Diamond Marvel Select Toys The Amazing Spider-Man Movie 7 inch Action Figure

16 06 2012

Diamond Select Toys releases an awesome Marvel Select action figure of the Amazing Spider-man just in time for the 2012 movie. Articulation is awesome and is very similar to the Marvel Legends in that respect. The sculpting is phenomenal with well proportioned body parts, impressive suit texturing, and descent paint job, this figure will definitely please Spidey fans. Sells for about $20 and is available through most local US comic shops


R122 Marvel Select X-Men Gambit Action Figure

3 03 2012

The best Gambit action figure to date. The sculpting is amazing. Priced at about $20 and available at your local comic book store.