Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Marvel Legends Doc Samson (2008)

I actually posted on this Doc Samson when I got him seven years ago, but never devoted an entire post to the figure due to his lack of accessories and somewhat underwhelming quality. He's made some guest appearances in other Marvel Legends posts here on the Super-DuperToyBox, usually when a Hulk figure is involved, because he just does better in groups with his contrasty outfit. Hailing from 2008's Hulk/Fin Fang Foom BAF Series, he did include a chunk of Fin's tail, which was useless to me. My interest in the character was thanks in part to Marvel Essential Hulk Vol. 6, which I was reading at the time. Doc doesn't appear until the end of the book, but it spurned my latent curiosity in the character.

Doc Samson was created by author Roy Thomas and artist Herb Trimpe in 1971, a psychiatrist who became affected by the same gamma that made Bruce Banner the Hulk while attempting to cure the scientist by siphoning the radiation from his body. Leonard Skivorski, Jr. then became the mighty Doc Samson! 2008 was the second year for Hasbro producing Marvel Legends, the rest of the Hulk Series more interesting than Doc here, but his presence was complementary, and helped Hasbro build that monstrous Fin Fang Foom BAF.

Of course my new 14.5" Hulk should make an appearance if we are showcasing Doc Samson ...

And while we have the Marvel Legends out, Hulk and Doc below with a few other favorites- Modern Thor, Commander Steve Rogers, and Iron Man III Series Iron Patriot ...

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rewind: Hasbro 3.75" Shield Laucher Capt. America (2012)

I've been having a great time revisiting some of my Hasbro 3.75" Marvel action figures, photographing them for my eBay store as I clear out some of my collection to make room for new interests. Pictured above is the Shield Launcher Capt. America from the 2012 Avengers line, which featured more realistic, movie based figures, as well as comic inspired renditions of favorite Marvel characters. This Cap figure actually came with a fun accessory that launched a special shield included for the kiddies, but the figure itself was really great. Be sure to follow the Super-DuperToyBox on Instagram, where I will post some of the action figures going up for sale as I list them!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rewind: Hasbro 3.75" Marvel

I've been having a great time revisiting some of my Hasbro 3.75" Marvel action figures, photographing them for my eBay store as I clear out some of my collection to make room for new interests. Pictured above is a Skrull Soldier from the 2012 Avengers line, which featured more realistic, movie based figures, as well as comic inspired renditions of favorite Marvel characters.  No, the Super-DuperToyBox isn't coming to an end anytime soon, but you can buy some of the items from my collection, several of which collectors from all over the continental United States have already snatched up. Also be sure to follow the Super-DuperToyBox on Instagram, where I will post some of the action figures going up for sale as I list them!

Also for sale on my eBay store are all my Hasbro 3.75" Thor Movie action figures from 2011, including this very cool Hammer Smash Thor. This line had particularly great sculpt detail, paint, and character likeness for such small figures. Wonderful!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Marvel Legends Iron Skull

This Marvel Legends Iron Skull caught my eye some time ago- I found mine on eBay, without his alternative Red Skull head, but his Iron Skull mask interested me more really. This is a great character mashup I knew nothing of until seeing figures made after him- I'm mostly sure I have an Iron Skull Lego minifig somewhere in storage.

I found Iron Skull around the same time I bought Scourge, thinking they would be great sparring opponents, or just evil, skull-faced partners. It had been awhile since I'd picked up any marvel Legends, and I found these two unique enough on their own right as action figures.

Marvel Legends Iron Skull Vs. Stealth Strike Mark IV Iron Man!

Personally, I like the build of the Stealth Strike far better than the Mark 42 Iron Man body that Iron Skull is built on- aside from the shoulder armor that likes to pop off, the Stealth Strike Iron Man has sturdier joints due to his superiorly robust plastic. He also has interchangeable set of hands. Iron Skull's armor isn't accurate, but his paint looks good, and I loved the Iron Man helmet painted over with a Red Skull design.

Iron Skull and Stealth Strike Mark Iron Man with Marvel Avengers Battle-Damaged Iron Man...

And because I'm having so much fun, Marvel Legends Iron Skull Vs. 14.5" Legends Series Hulk!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Marvel Legends Scourge

I randomly plucked this Marvel Legends Captain America Series Scourge from eBay last week, no knowledge of the character's background. The character debuted in 1985 as Scourge of the Underworld, several versions following thereafter. According to OAFE.Net this may be from Captain America #320, in which Scourge gets a paramilitary update to keep up with GI Joe's then popular Snake Eyes.

I admired this action figure purely for it's merits as a toy- the articulation is up to modern standards, ankle pivots, double jointed knees/elbows, ab crunch and more included. Despite their unusual coloring, the weapons are not molded onto the figure's harness, as Hasbro is apt to do, but sheath/holster onto the figure functionally. Scourge can also wield the assault rifle effectively with both hands, a trait I admire.

I felt my Marvel Legends Winter Soldier Captain America would be an appropriate opponent for Scourge. You could quibble with Cap's weird blue shield, but these are two fine examples of a mass produced, modern action figure right here...

And I have to through a couple in with my new 14.5" Legends Series Hulk! I've been having so much fun with this big bad boy! He may be intended as a 1:6 scale, but Hulk has varied in size throughout his comics history- it kinda works for me.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Funko Age of Ultron Mystery Mini Vinyl Bobbleheads

I discovered these Funko Mystery Mini bobblehead vinyls last December, She-Hulk and Captain Marvel being my first, and fell in love with their styling! I've said before, I'd likely prefer they were just vinyl figures as opposed to bobbleheads, but their charm is undeniable. These AOU Mystery Minis were found at a local resale shop, bagged among pegs of other loose figures for $3.00 - $6.00, so I took a few home. Check out the video:

Pictured below, my Hot Toys Artist Mix-Touma Iron Man and Iron Legion with their Funko Mystery Mini counterparts! Be sure to follow the Super-DuperToyBox on Instagram to see more pics of my toys!

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

ToyBiz 10" Deluxe Cable (1994)

I featured this Cable on the Super-DuperToyBox in a Hey Mr. Postman installment from 2012, but didn't post enough adequately lit photos of the toy. Upon putting him up for auction on my eBay store, I realized my error in failing to properly document this fine example of '90s comics/action figure excess. He did make an appearance in my post on the ToyBiz 10" Polaris action figure, but I saw him with new eyes after unearthing him while reorganizing after a recent change in residence.

These deluxe format ToyBiz figures were an inexpensive way to wow consumers, large and colorful at an attractive price point, much like the Titan Hero format figures produced by Hasbro today. Cable has limited articulation- none in the head/neck- and despite his knee joints, he can barely stand any other way than straight up, knees locked. His proportions are severely exaggerated, much like the zeitgeist of the times and the comics written from this period. I'm excited to hear of Cable's forthcoming appearance in the Marvel cinematic universe! See my December 2016 post on the Funko POP! Cable and Marvel Mystery Mini Cable!

Below, my Toybiz 10" Beast with Cable, one of my favorite toys...

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hasbro Iron Spider-2008

I just sold this Iron Spider that had been in my collection forever, an item purchased while amassing several 6" Iron Man variants from some of the first Hasbro began churning out after the initial Armored Avenger's silver screen debut in 2008. According to MarvelLegends.Net, this one is from the Spider-Man Classics Series 3, with gold highlights as opposed to the 2006 Series 1 with yellow. I'd argue this is from the "Spider-Man Super Hero" line however, that brand trademark registered by name of the card verso. That said, this line had been going on since 2001, continually adjusting branding to keep 6" figures on the pegs.

See more items for sale from my collection at eBay!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Hot Toys Artist Mix Avengers AOU Deluxe Set- Series 2

I'd coveted this Hot Toys Series 2 Artist Mix Avengers Age of Ultron Deluxe Set for some time, but recently found it at half price- a deal too good to pass on. Their bobble heads gave me mixed feelings initially, Japanese vinyl artist Touma's wonderful designs eventually washing away any objections I felt. You can buy these separately, but the more gray Savage Hulk and Iron Man XLV are exclusive to this set. The Series 1 Captain America I picked up separately just made it a more complete set of Avengers- I'm mad for these! Check out the video:

Below, I size comparison with a couple other toys I recently posted on, the 6" Jada Diecast Hulkbuster, and Hasbro 14.5" Marvel Legends Series Hulk, both characters that have their own sub-collections within the Super-DuperToyBox collection at large. Be sure to watch the videos for more pics!

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