Archive for 2014

Marvel Universe – Thanos

Posted in Comics with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2014 by Jason

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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2014 Casey Jones

Posted in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with tags , , , , , , , on May 8, 2014 by Jason

This is one of 4 TMNT figure I have purchased from the new series that I had yet to open.  I finally broke down, and was able to open him up a few nights ago.

I was pretty excited when I saw this figure hit the pegs, and snagged one the second time I saw one(didn’t have the dough the first time around).

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 A lot of differences from the Casey from the old series, but I really like the updated look.  At first I was unsure if I liked it, but after seeing him in recent episodes, he has become one of my favorite characters, besides the Turtles themselves.

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And on the back, you can get a view of how he looks on the show.  The face paint definitely makes the character, I don’t know, a little more dark?  In the show, Casey is a high school hockey player, which may also play a part in why I like the character somuch.

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As you can see, he comes with a few accessories, including a removable mask.  The goalie blocker is not removable, which is fine, since it not able to be lost this way.  I only wish that he came with a goalie stick like he has in the show.

Another cool thing about the character, is that in the show, there is a reference to the creators of the Turtles on Casey’s hockey gear(Laird on the blocker, and Eastman on the goalie stick).

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 I’m happy that that they gave Casey a bit more articulation then the other non-Turtle figures of the first wave.  While not super-articulated, Casey can be posed nicely.

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Casey’s shoes also double as kind of like roller blades in the show, and that is reflected on the figure.  While not movable, they are molded onto the feet.

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 I give him a 9.9 out of 10!