Monday, July 11, 2011

Marvel Universe Silver Surfer

I was almost shocked to find this one on Sunday afternoon- decided to switch things up & check out what Target had of these Marvel Universe figures- they had several I would have bought on any other day, but I wasn't feeling it, so I only walked off with this Silver Surfer. 

Like a lot of these, Silver Surfer could have used a cut joint in the calves or thighs- this would have helped with posing on the surfboard, though he does okay. I'm not sure how you could go wrong with such a simple character, really- he looks like you'd think. Though I'll say, I think they did a good job on nature boy's... ummm, ...face.  He really does look like the Sentinel of the Spaceways.

Silver Surfer came with a "Top Secret" S.H.I.E.L.D. files- at one time you could enter a code at, but the web address just takes you to Hasbro's site now- I'm always late for the dance... We already know he was Norrin Radd, an astronomer from the planet Zenn-La before pledging to serve as herald for the planet-consuming Galactus in exchange for mercy on his people. Boy did that cause him some trouble!

I had a couple Silver Surfer's already, so I could play BIG TOY/little toy with this one :D   Marvel Universe Silver Surfer with ToyBiz 10" Deluxe Edition Silver Surfer and Marvel Heroes & Villains mini Silver Surfer:

My interest in Silver Surfer only goes back a few months, having read Marvel Essential Silver Surfer, Vol. 1, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I wanted to read more, but was quickly overwhelmed with a reading list that seems to have grown  exponentially. Getting back into comics after twenty years off has been a fun, but insurmountable endeavor- I have neither the money nor the time to read everything I want to, everything I missed. That is both frustrating and oddly comforting.

Though printed in only black & white, the artwork is GREAT in this book (John Buscema)! The moment of truth, when Norrin Radd is transformed into The Silver Surfer...

And while on the subject, we shouldn't forget my 14" Cosmic Power Galactus- I know they've made more modern, superior toys of this character since ToyBiz pooped this out in 1997, but I kinda like THIS one. He's simple and fun, like a toy SHOULD be  :D

A short video of Galactus & I sharing a little snack last night...

Be a Good Kid- Go Play With Your Toys!


  1. Nice score! He's sure a rare one nowadays, even back in the days when MU was introduced, he was one of the harder to find ones already, I am surprised you can find one now in retail haha!

  2. Awesome Colin congrats buddy. : )