Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Miscellaneous Winter Acquisitions

Aside from the DC Direct JLA, Superman/Batman, and Blackest Night figures I've shown you between posts on new Spider-Man toys, I've gathered a few other assorted things on my regular hunting trips this season. Here at the Super-DuperToyBox, we celebrate comic, particularly those of DC and Marvel, both of which are evenly represented among the miscellaneous treasure I've gathered...

4" Young Justice Martian Manhunter & Miss Martian:
This is the first of the 4" Young Justice figures I've bought. I've liked the aesthetic of these pieces, and have several of Mattel's similarly articulated 4" Justice League Unlimited figures, but was into other things at the time. I should have bought the Batman & Robin set, and the Aquaman/Aqualad 2-pack looked cool, but this  one put me over the edge and I bought one a couple months ago after passing on it a couple times. I'm a huge Martian Manhunter fan, and Miss Martian is one of my favorite characters in the now sadly cancelled TV show.

Imaginext Aquaman & RoboShark 2-pack:
This is the only set of Aquaman & RoboShark I've seen in the wild, spotting him at a Wal-Mart I never go to  around Christmastime. I have a nice little collection of these, and am on the lookout for the New 52 Superman/Wonder Woman 2-pack Imaginext recently dropped. This is a great set!

6" Batman Unlimited Penguin:
I passed on every one of the latest DCUCs, but wanted this Penguin to go with my classic Batman DCUCs- he'll be great with the Joker I have. This is a repaint of the 1st Wave Penguin from 2008 with a more cartoony head, styled like the 70's Filmation/Super Friends Penguin. I just stopped buy DCUCs because I have so many already that I'm over it, but then picked this guy up Tuesday night.  I've passed on New 52 Batman in this series for his complete lack of accessories, but Penguin has that great umbrella gun!

3 3/4" Marvel Universe Beast:
There is no end to my constant hunt for Hasbro's 3 3/4" Marvel Universe. These parts are bereft of the last few waves of these, and I'm not sure why. I get around folks, and let me tell you, it's been slim pickings on the single carded pieces. Beast is one I've been waiting months to spot, finding him along with the Power Webs figures I reviewed in my last post.

6" Marvel Legends Heroic Age Iron Man: 
I just read the first twelve issues of The Avengers, Heroic Age and loved it. I also saw the Iron Patriot & Classic Iron Man from this new series, but decided to stick with this one. If you collect all six, you can build an Iron Monger with the included collect & connect pieces, but that's a hundred dollar commitment. I'll probably cherry-pick this line.

6" Marvel Legends X-Force Wolverine: 
I finally saw a bunch of Marvel Legends from this "Hit Monkey" series a couple weeks ago, but only picked up Wolverine. There were only a couple with decent paint jobs, and most of the rest of the series just didn't wow me. I read the  first block of Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force last year and really liked it. I have a cool Marvel Universe Uncanny X-Force 3-pack with Warpath, Deadpool, & Wolverine in their black & grey gear that rocks! According to recent coverage of the 2013 Toy Fair in New York, this mold of Wolvie will be released in his Astonishing blue & yellow color scheme, but he does look rad in black, doesn't he?  

More Later- Make It FUN!


  1. We can't find that Imaginext Aquaman around here... hopefully we will soon!

  2. Awesome pick ups. I have the Classic Iron Man from that same line and love it. I recommend picking him up if you can.

    I've been eyeing that Penguin myself, but haven't pulled the trigger just yet on him.

  3. That Aquaman is awesome and I like the Penquin too. Great grabs Colin. : )

  4. Just saw those new ML Iron Man figures the other day myself. At least they are splitting up the series so if you do want to build Iron Monger you won't have to empty your wallet all at the same time.

  5. Great stuff man! Love that Bleeding Edge Iron Man.

  6. Imaginext Aqua-Man for the win!