Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Archer of bullseye... Marvel Hawkeye

The legendary marksman with the eye of the hawk....Hawkeye !

The Marvel Legends in the Toybiz era has produced the classic Hawkeye with a style and accessories to kill. Even with the lastest release of Hawkeye from Hasbro, this version still never fails to excite fans alike as he possess accessories yet to be beaten.

Though he is on a skinnier side and set with a pair of sad eyes, he draws the full classic appeal that a Hawkeye should be. The backpack which sling on his shoulder is sculpted with an extra bow and 3 fixed arrows. Another 6 arrows with different heads can be stored but due to the size, it makes storing all 6 arrows difficult. Out of the 6 arrows, my favorite is the Ant-man arrow, where is lies at the arrow head in ready position. The bow has sculpted eye piece and string for real action firing of arrows. However, it takes pain in getting him set in archery position with the arrow and gets on your nerves easily.

Overall, a good 6 inch action figure and still holds his place as a dignified Hawkeye of Marvel legends to date. Thank you.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ant Superman

Do you know there is an Ant Superman?

With Marvel Ant-Man coming up and getting hot, let us explore the little known Ant Superman in Action Comics #296 where Superman is transformed by Red Kryptonite and assumes the power to communicate with ants. I do not think he can shrink!

His head came as part of the addition in the DC Direct Showcase Superman where you will get 4 sets of interchangeable heads and two pairs of hands. Since the alternate 3 heads are very interesting addition as a Superman collection, I will make it an exclusive post for each individual head sculpt as each shares a unique character even though they belong to a single set.

The articulation is pretty basic for DC Direct figures if you are familiar with them or even possess one of the figures. As for the cape, there is no "S" sign at the back of his cape in this design.I have the regular head Superman shown below and show how all attachments can assemble into an alternate Ant Superman combo!

It is rare to have an interchangeable heads and hands for Superman figure and this should be the only one until today.

The tentacles on the head are removable and articulated for better signals to communicate with Ants? I suppose not. The Ant-Superman is not ultimately great but an interesting addition into the Superman collection. How often do you see alternate Superman characters being made? 

So who makes a better ant ambassador? Ant Superman or Ant-Man?

I have also link up other other Review Sources for your information and better judgement.
Collecting Superman
Action Figure Planet
Video Review1
Video Review 2

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Dark Knight Returns #Superman

A good Superman figure is hard to determine and it is your own to find. However, in the Dark Knight Returns version of Superman by Frank Miller, this is a bulk up Superman with hard straight face features.

And this is one of the many Superman figures that is worth the attention.

As there is another later release by DC Direct in a boxset, the color rendering is different and darker than the first version came out in the standard single box card.

The first version features a brighter blue color of Superman and comes with Batman cowl and the broken arrow of Green Arrow.

I personally liked the color and size of this Superman, he is steady in build and comes with cool accessories where we do not usually get for Superman figures except for a base.

If you like Frank Miller version of Superman or a hunkier Superman, add him to your collection for a change.

To help you further on your decision, I have link up other sources of review for your judgement,
Happy Hunting!
Blog Review
Video Review
Superman from Dark Knight  Returns 4 Pack Video Review
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Friday, July 3, 2015

The Dark Kryptonian of #Superman

When the Superman movie rises on the silver screen again in 2013, the Man of Steel are resurrected by Mattel under their Movie Masters line of action figures.

This series aims at adult collectors and a price point to match at that time of sale which pulls them away from the reach of regular kids wanna have some fun. Even with the adult collectors marketing label, the figures do packed some serious amount of details to please.

In the series, I have picked up my favorite figures and they came from the dark side.

General Zod, Faora, Black Superman and Jor-El.

General Zod is a competitive fave as he not only looks cool in his Kryptonian armor and comes with a head gear, he is is like Darth Vader in Superman with an added cape. The quality and the build is great and steady. Somehow the skin tone for this series of figures do lack of some shading.

Faora is another good contender in this series but her head sculpt seems to be off due to the size. from an angle, she looks good but not so much from the front. If she were to have a removable head gear and that will be nice addition. Her costume details are well-sculpted but they did the lazy cost cutting part by fixing the weapon on her.

Back suit Superman is a repaint version of the regular blue costume and he do have some details hidden under the black coloring and they are textured. The eyes are red and he have a decent resemblance of the actor, Michael Shannon.

Lastly, Jor-El, he does not have a varied figure and we are stuck with this dark tone blue and bronze armor top combo costume. Details from shoulder to toe and he will look better out of the box. I am not sure of the actual movie shows that his costume have attachments on both sides of his arms to body. He does have good decent resemblance to Russell Crowe in my opinion.

All four figures are nice addition if you are fans of Superman and the movie. I would suggest picking the ones you like from the series.

Happy hunting !

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

That's what Super Friends are for...

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