My intention s to make a post like this once a week, though if there isn’t anything new to talk about, I won’t bother making a post. Essentially, I just want to give a run down on anything I’ve gotten new and some initial thoughts on them. I’m probably not going to limit this to just toys, though I plan to do a series of post in a similar vein based on what I’ve been playing, video game wise.
DC Multiverse Flash
Earlier this week, I noticed my local Wal-Mart had the DC Multiverse figures on clearance for $9. I’m not hugely into the line, but I have been kind of eying the TV versions of Green Arrow and Flash. They didn’t have any Green Arrows unfortunately, mostly just Batman variants, but they did have one Flash. The sculpt and paint are both pretty nice, but I really dislike the articulation. Those nasty swing out hips Mattel uses are a lot of the reason I have little interest in this line. If I was going to collect DC character I’d spend a little more for the DC Icons which all look like much nicer figures.
The screwy hips and kind of boring hands mean he can’t strike a very great “running pose”. Which really hurts considering The Flash is pretty much only known for running.
It also included parts to build the Justice Buster robot. I’m not sure about what a Justice Buster is but it sounds like “Hulkbuster” and it uses the Legion of Doom HQ for it’s head for some reason.
Marvel Legends X-men Wave Wolverine and Deadpool
I’ve still only found one Iron Man from the Civil War Giant Man wave that was supposed to be out months ago and the new line up of X-men are already starting to pop up at Walgreen’s and Targets. I may never get a Black Panther. Thankfully, my first two for this wave are two that will likely be hard to find int he long term. My local Walgreen’s had Wolverine and Deadpool on the shelf among their many Namors. If they follow the pattern they did for Hulkbuster, they will put out 2-3 every week or so as they sell off. These aren’t really the two I most wanted from this wave but they are likely to be harder to get, especially Deadpool, in the long term. I don’t always complete every wave of Marvel Legends but this one has enough characters I want that it’s worth trying to finish off the Juggernaut Build a Figure.
Both of these figures are upgrades for old Toybiz figures I have in my collection, though Deadpool is more of a sidegrade. The old Deadpool isn’t perfect but he’s very nicely articulated with some good accessories. The new Deadpool stands quite a bit taller and generally feels more solid than the older one, but he’s god that goofy pinky finger thing going on and he can’t carry all of his accessories. In fact I believe a couple of his accessories are actually intended to go with Cabal from this same wave.
Wolverine is a definite improvement, though this is comparing the original Toybiz Marvel Legends to a modern era figure. The old wolverine does have a nicer facial expression but he’s way too tall. The brown costume look has also grown on me over the years, though I still really like the Blue and Yellow. My old Wolverine is missing most of his claws as well, ages ago I replaced the toy’s rubber claws with metal claws made from paper clips. It was an easy and semi popular modification back in the day. The new Wolverine has some pretty decent claws, though it’s hard to keep them parallel to each other. They aren’t rubber but they aren’t quite hard, fragile plastic. They jiggle a bit in their slots, which could be a plus for getting some detail adjustments when posting the figure, but they don’t really stay in place well. Wolverine also has alternate hands with claws removed as well as a head for the Juggernaut BAF.