Sunday, October 29, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Hasbro 10.5" Groot

A Walmart exclusive, this 10.5" Groot's size appealed to me, as well as the fact that he had no electronics to replace batteries for. Just a regular action figure, even if with limited articulation. It was somewhat of an impulse purchase, only having passed on him once. Check out the video:

Groot has a swivel head and wrists and hinge swivel shoulders- that's it. His Ravager flight suit has nice sculpted detail, and an acceptable amount of paint apps. Though scaled more like his actual size in the movie fits in pretty well with my Hasbro Marvel Legends, like the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Star-Lord, for whom he makes a great companion piece! 

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Drax & Star-Lord

Recently selling a chunk of my Marvel Legends action figures on my eBay store reignited my interest on some newer figures I'd put off buying, including this Drax & Star-Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Series. I've also only recently seen the movie, pushing me further into it's merchandising campaign. The deco and sculpts on the Marvel Legends have come a long way, particularly in these movie series figures, Drax and Star-Lord both great examples of the line's improvement. While I have my nitpicks with them, they are beautifully sculpted and have great articulation. 

The Chris Pratt head is a good likeness, but the masked head put me over the edge regarding Star-Lord. His blasters have a spiffy paint job, but I'm not crazy about the pegs on the outside of his hips upon which they fasten. The jacket and fully painted shirt logo within pack in some admirable detail.

I'm on the fence about Drax's screaming head sculpt, but it is well done, and true to the nature of this volatile character. I love the boot sheathed daggers, but they are loose in his hands, particularly the right where his grip had been stretched after holding the bazooka. Speaking of which, this was not his weapon in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. These complaints aside, Drax is a great figure with some spectacular sculpting and great articulation.

I was pleased with these two action figures, an even better value at a 20% discount below retail at Amazon. I've picked up other Marvel Legends figures since getting these two- be sure to head over to my Super-DuperToyBox Instagram to see more action figure pictures while waiting for me to post on other Marvel Legends here!  Pictured below, Marvel Legends Star-Lord with the Jada Nano Metalfigs Series Star-Lord, and Drax with the 2017 Hot Wheels diecast Milano spaceship...

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Monday, October 9, 2017

DC Multiverse 12in. Wonder Woman

I can't believe I bought this DC Multiverse 12in. Wonder Woman, but I was so taken by actress Gal Gadot after seeing the new Wonder Woman  film, and Mattel's presentation here was so good that I hunted one down, paying a discounted price on Amazon. I'd nearly bought the previous Batman v Superman version while on sale several months ago, and am glad I didn't, this one a noticeable improvement, particularly in the head sculpt. Check out the video:

I could have done with or without the sonic blasts and ricocheting bullet accessories, the latter I prefer, but Wonder Woman also comes with an extra pair of gripping hands, a coiled magic lasso, and sword. The sculpt detailing and paint are immaculate on this figure. The articulation in the arms is great, the legs leaving some to be desired, but I'm mostly okay with that- she stands upright well, and her accessories are dependent on those double-jointed elbows. All said, this is an exceptional 12" figure from Mattel, and a marked improvement over recent offerings- highly recommended! 

Of course I had to dig out my 12" DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman- as odd an experience it was buying a full-on dolly, the excellent redesign of the Amazon warrior for this line is undeniable. Also be sure to see my March 2017 post on the BootLego Wonder Woman minifig styled after this new DCEU design!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Rewind: Marvel Legends Twin Pack Series Kree Soldier Vs. Skrull Soldier

I've posted recently about revisiting some of my action figure collection, shooting with a fresh eye for my eBay store as I clear out some of my collection to make room for new things. This Marvel Legends Twin Pack Series Kree Soldier Vs. Skrull Soldier was a blast to get reacquainted with and already has three bids! 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!

Marvel Legends was a new acquisition of Hasbro's in 2009, winning licensing to produce action figures of Marvel characters only two years before this set was produced, taking the mantle from Toy Biz, who stared the celebrated 6" action figure line in 2002. Check out my 2011 post on this Kree Soldier Vs. Skrull Soldier, written only a few short months of the creation of this blog seven years ago!

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