I got this 9" Toybiz Famous Covers Hawkeye back when I started the Super-DuperToyBox, in the autumn of 2010. I took to my new hobby with such enthusiasm that properly photographing & writing about every purchase I made became impossible. With the new Avengers film dominating all previous box office numbers this past weekend, now is a good time to stop and look at him. I'll be seeing the film in 3-D on a "super-screen" this Thursday with a couple pals, so this won't be a critique on Jeremy Renner's big screen performance.
I'm pretty sure Hawkeye came with 3 arrows originally- being new at collecting on eBay back then, I neglected to ask the seller and was disappointed when he arrived with only one. I do remember getting him for a decent price however, and his outfit was really clean. ToyBiz did a lot right on this figure, including a decent black paint wash on the accessories, particularly the design adorning the ends of the quiver.
I was a little disappointed they didn't put Jeremy Renner in an outfit a little more like Clint Batron wears as Hawkeye in Marvel Comics. Like DC's Green Arrow, Hawkeye has such a great costume- must be the cool vibe of the archer. Absent from the updated Hawkeye is that great mask with the "H" emblazoned on his forehead- yes it's outdated against today's modernized heroes, but I love it. Hawkeye's outfit was a dark compliment to Captain America's red white & blue uniform. The glossy purple pleather on his cuffed boots and other outfit appointments have survived pretty well on this one, which have a tendency to crack and shed. There's a tiny ding in his chin, but he looks pretty good for being 14 years old!
*Read more about Hawkeye at Mavel.Com
*Read my post on Marvel Masterworks: Avengers Vol.1 -Clint doesn't join the Avengers until issue #16, but this was the beginning of the legendary Marvel super group!
*Read my post on the Marvel Universe 3 3/4" Classic Avengers Box Set!
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