Sunday, August 28, 2016

Marvel Legends 12in. Iron Man

For awhile I think I knew I would buy this Iron Man, and after watching some YouTube reviews and seeing him on the shelves, I found a better price online and bit the bullet on him. I liked the Capt. America and Spider-Man, but ol' Shellhead was the one that interested me most. I have a respectable Iron Man collection, but it's mostly limited to MiniMates, Legos, and 3.75" and  6" action figures. I loved the movies and how it brought this great character to the forefront of the Marvel cinematic universe. I became obsessed with the character and have fond memories of  this time, my interest in comics renewed and this blog started. Check out my video:

For comparison, my 9" ToyBiz Famous Covers Series Iron Man, one of my favorite toys in my collection that also sports a Tony Stark head. I must say, the new 12" is now also top of the list among my most beloved Iron Man figures. Fun!

This post and video are dedicated to Glenn Webb, the best action figure YouTuber I've found out there- we will all miss your informative and hilarious videos and amazing custom figures. The purchase of this Legends Iron Man in this post was decided upon after watching one of Glenn's videos, in fact.  I didn't know you as some who mourn your passing, but the action figure community will be a little duller without you. Godspeed.

More Later- Make It FUN!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Toy Shopping: Marvel Isle, TRU August 2016

I can hardly believe they have the new cinematic Spider-Man in action figure form already, but there he was in a 3-pk with Cap and Iron Man at a local TRU last weekend. He was too darkly colored, but had a grip on Cap's sheild just like in the movie!  :D   Far more interesting to me were the new 1:6 scale Marvel Legends line- very cool! I could not have imagined both DC and Marvel would go big like this, especially with the recent reduction in articulation on the 3 3/4" scale figures, peg saturation with simpler toys for smaller children, and the like. They are well articulated too, unlike the Titan Series. I't like the return of the Icon Series from 2006-2009! Wonderful!

Back to the 3 3/4" scale Legends for a minute, isn't it great we are seeing both movie based figures like Falcon from Capt. America: Civil War and the classic Triton from Jack Kirby's Inhumans on the pegs at the same time? Unfathomable! I kind of wish Marvel had left the series names unique, Icons, Legends, and Universe. It gets old watching companies rebrand every six months, and doubt it helps, but they didn't ask me. They probably should have   :D

And in the 6" Legends department, I still love that black & gold Marvel NOW! Iron Man! Great redux on the Iron Avenger! I'm pretty sure this was the first Kitty Pryde I've seen in person, there was a Phoenix Jean Grey in green and gold as well, among others! I've all but stopped buying 3 3/4" and 6" figures like these, but I had to stop and look...

And just because I love Guardians of the Galaxy so much, the 5" scale Rocket Raccoon and Groot- yes their teammates were backing them up. I got into Guardians about a year or so before the announcement a movie would be made- I was surprised at the decision, and delighted with the movie! I like these!

More Later- Make It FUN!