Thursday, June 29, 2017

#39: Marvel Legends Spider-Man Homecoming - Vulture

Even though Spider-Man is on his second cinematic reboot, more Spider-Man movies means more chances to see different villains for him to fight (hopefully they don't bring back Green Goblin again too soon). Spider-Man has arguably the best collection of foes in comics, so I'm looking forward to seeing the classic villain the Vulture on the big screen. Casting Michael Keaton was a great touch, and he gets to join the select club of actors to have been in both DC and Marvel movies in major roles. The most striking thing about this figure is that Vulture is missing his defining characteristic: his wings. They are pretty massive, and serve as the build-a-figure for this series of figures. But the central part of the wings is included with Vulture. There's also a clear plastic stand to help bear the weight of the wings once fully assembled. While the live action costume is perhaps a little too "realistic" for my tastes, I like that Vulture retains the neck ruff by wearing a bomber jacket.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

#38: Pokemon - Squirtle vs Charmander

Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first time I've had Pokemon toys to post about here. Thanks to Go and Sun/Moon, as well as my ongoing attempts to catch 'em all in Pokemon Shuffle, Pokemon has been taking up more headspace than usual lately. There are these two packs of little non-articulated Pokemon, so I went with two of the original starters, Squirtle and Charmander. The original starters are some of the most iconic Pokemon, and I usually pick the water type starter, so I chose this set first. Both Squirtle and Charmander have a small hole on the bottom of their body, as if for a stand. There are no stands included, but they don't need them anyway.

Monday, June 12, 2017

#37: Marvel Legends Series (12 inch) - Deadpool

Because Deadpool is having a surge in pop culture awareness due to last year's movie, he gets to be the fourth figure in the current 12 inch line of Marvel Legends. I was impatient, and got it when it was first available, but I should have waited because it is currently being marked down in stores. Oh well! Overall, this is a good Deadpool figure. There are a couple swappable heads: one battle damaged, and one standard. There are several different hands: fists, hands with trigger fingers extended, a burrito holding hand, and a thumbs up hand. And a burrito. I'm digging this trend of including food accessories. His swords are removable, and there are a couple of large guns and knives. Sadly, the pistols in his holsters are not removable. But that's not all that's included, there is also a second figure: Headpool. Headpool's propellor actually spins, and there is an included stand to keep him afloat.
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