Thursday, August 18, 2011

#87: Spider-Man - Power Charge Rhino

So currently, Target has this sale going on where you can buy one figure and get one free, choosing from the Spider-Man line, Marvel Universe, commander class Transformers, and I think some other line. I've been meaning to pick up a Powerglide, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. The Rhino figure is one I've been kind of thinking about picking up for a while now, and since it was basically half-price, I figured that now would be the best time for it.

This is my first figure from the current Spider-Man line, which is mostly filled with goofy Spidey variants and the occasional villain figure mixed in. So let's get the main complaint out of the way first: articulation. There's no waist, knee, ankle, or wrist articulation at all. I know this is the "kids" line, but I think that at the very least they should have added knee articulation. The shoulders and waist articulation is that ball-hinge with immediately adjacent swivel that can be difficult to work with. The head is on a swivel-hinge, so it can spin around or look straight up. His accessories are pieces of armor that snap on. I've heard they have a tendency to pop off, and since they are held on by clear bands in the packaging, I'm leaving them that way. The paint is minimal, and it gets the job done well enough. Where this figure really stands out is the sculpt. It's got great detail, with every available surface covered in texture, from bumps to ridges to overlapping plates of armor. Rhino's sculpted with his mouth wide open, and although I generally prefer a bit more neutral expressions on figures, I think it works well here. It helps make him look like he's right about to charge. So overall I think it's a pretty cool figure. It doesn't seem to be super hard to find, and I'm guessing Hasbro is mostly skipping over Spidey's rogues gallery in Marvel Universe, so this might be the only way to get a Rhino in this scale.

1 comment:

  1. Been seeing this one a lot as of late on the pegs but i keep passing on him.


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