Marvel Universe – Thanos
I was almost sure that I had missed the bus on picking this figure up. It is almost a rare occurrence to see Marvel Universe figures on the pegs these days. But what do you know? I stopped into my local Toys R Us on my lunch break this past Thursday, and not only did they have a decent selection of figures I was interested in(Gray Hulk, Rhino, Colossus), but they had 2 of these guys! The first one had horrible paint apps on the Infinity Gauntlet(this one has much better apps).
Thanos has long been my #2 favorite villain(Apocalypse is #1), ever since my early days of comic collecting. We’re talking well over 20 years!
I was pretty excited when I first heard Marvel characters were getting the 3 3/4 treatment, as Marvel has a long list of characters that needed to have a decent action figure counterpart. But I figured I’d only end up getting old Thanos here, on the secondary market at an inflated price. So a fateful trip to TRU on my lunch break landed me a figure that I needed for my collection.
The paint looks pretty good, and the likeness is great as well. That’s the one thing I like about these bulky characters…it feels like your getting your money’s worth when you plop down $10(TRU prices), for a single figure.
He has a pretty good range of motion, and his weight is pretty well-proportioned, so he’s not top heavy. The joints on this one aren’t loose, nor are they too hard to pose.
Even though the Infinity Gauntlet was a story from over 20 years ago, it is still to this day, associated with Thanos. And that is pretty sweet, as it just makes this figure that much more awesome.
I will need to get a few shot’s Thanos and Apocalypse together, which will be a showcase of awesomeness! If you see this figure in your travels, I would highly recommend that you consider picking him up.