Sunday, January 28, 2018

Marvel Legends Retro Series Wolverine & Old Man Logan

I picked these up from TRU at the beginning of last December during a BOGO at 40% off sale, and thought I'd died and gone to heaven. I knew the Retro Series Wolverine would be very popular, and have only seen him on the peg one other time after. Plain-clothed Marvel Legends don't normally appeal to me, unless they are Wolverine, and in spite of the lack of any accessories, Old Man Logan did not disappoint.

While I'll most often display Wolverine unmasked, the masked head looks pretty good- the flared boot tops and wide red belt are classic Wolverine! This figure has articulation to spare, the butterfly joints at the shoulders of particular interest- I also love the swivels at the boot tops...

Pictured below. Wolverine with T'Challa, and with Sub-Mariner and Invincible Iron Man from the recent Marvel Legends Black Panther Wave...

Old Man Logan's sculpt and paint look really great! The bomber jacket is amazing, as is the head sculpt. A proper accessory would have been a hat or baby Hulk in a papoose, two possibilities straight from the original Old Man Logan (2008-2009). I only recently read this series, after subscribing to Marvel Unlimited, and while criticized by some, I enjoyed it. Less grotesque perhaps is another title I read shortly after, the more recent Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 0 - Warzones! 

Below, Old Man Logan Vs. my 14.5" Legends Series Hulk, and Star-Lord...

These are two more great Marvel Legends to add to my collection. Nitpicks aside, Hasbro has really cranked out some great action figures the last two or three years, with a lot more coming up. I still have a few to photograph that I've picked up in the last six months, which has turned out to be a return to Marvel Legends here at the Super-DuperToyBox.

More Later- Make It FUN!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Marvel Legends Misty Knight

I picked up this Marvel Legends Misty Knight on eBay awhile back at a reduced price, more in admiration for the toyetic nature of the action figure than any knowledge of the character, nor her affiliation with Heroes for Hire. Created by writer Tony Isabella and artist Arvell Jones, Mercedes Kelly Knight debuted in Marvel Premiere in March of 1975. After teaming with Iron Fist and Luke Cage in Heroes for Hire, Misty more recently teamed up with Valkyrie in Fearless Defenders, a title I've been catching up on now that I'm subscribed to Marvel Unlimited.  My limited character knowledge aside, this figure has a lot going for it with some of the unique sculpt and great color. though I was challenged getting her to stand unaided. Misty was part of the Rhino Wave of 2015, which included some cool figures like Scarlet Spider, Kraven, and Ghost Rider.

Aside from Misty being a little difficult to stand, my only other real complaint would be her upward gaze and slightly wandering left eye. It's fine on the shelf, but can make photography somewhat challenging. Her gun was completely warped upon removal from the package, but a hair dryer fixed that easily- I'm not sure why Hasbro makes some accessories from that rubbery plastic, but hope they stop. I'm not crazy about the buck they built this figure on either- while it's not a deal breaker, the hip joints give the figure a slightly bow-legged stance. Showing more of Misty's bionic arm would have been a nice touch, but the shoulder straps, unzipped bosom and belt/holster are nice, and her hair is great!

As a NYPD officer, Mercedes was injured in a bomb attack that resulted in amputation of her right arm. Tony Stark built her a bionic replacement, and rather than accepting a desk job, Mercedes became the hero Misty Knight! Pictured below, Misty Knight with Marvel Legends Black Panther Wave Invincible Iron Man, and Spider-Man Homecoming XLVII Iron Man Sentry...

While full of Misty has a lot going for her, Okoye and Nakia from the Black Panther Wave I reviewed are a class apart with their detailed sculpts and realistic facial decos. Still, I enjoy Misty for what she is, and love her afro and sassy style!

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Marvel Legends 12" SDCC Exclusive Daredevil

A few months ago, this Marvel Legends 12" 2017 SDCC Exclusive Daredevil was  sixty bucks + shipping, but found it recently for under $45.00 shipped, so I took the dive. The accessories, beautiful box and 8 x 10" art cards included made this a special buy and welcome addition to my collection- check out the video:

As I understand, this Daredevil was built on the 12" Spider-Man buck, which I do not have, but I think the lean build fits the character well. There were complaints about Spider-Man's hips and lack of waist swivel, but this works fine for me- he can do plenty. Daredevil's butterfly joints at the shoulders and abdominal hinge have great range, and the torso hinge helps. And with ankle rockers and swiveled boot tops, the figure stands very naturally. The black-washed, laced boots, subtly metallic gauntlets, and masked head sculpt really sold me! The figure is based on art by Joe Quesada, also gracing the box and accompanying cards- I love the braille in relief on the back. Recommended!  

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Marvel Legends Black Panther Wave

I'd preordered the Invincible Iron Man from this wave in December, convinced I could resist buying the entire Marvel Legends Black Panther Series, but the Nakia and Okoye BAF were just to beautiful to ignore. I didn't mind getting a classic Sub-Mariner, and the Black Panther and Erik Killmonger turned out to be a pleasant surprise- check out the video:

2017 was definitely a return to Marvel Legends for myself, and there are some gems in this wave- all the extra heads, hands and accessories really made it great! Black Bolt doesn't do much for me, but Inhumans enthusiasts can couple him with the Walgreens Exclusive Medusa now. I'd have a hard time picking a favorite, but the Nakia and Okoye BAF ended up on top for myself- all the details in sculpt are outstanding...

Pictured below, T'Challa with Okoye & Nakia...

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

3.75" Marvel Universe Sale!

I've begun listing my carded Marvel Universe collection for auction at the Super-DuperToyBox eBay store! If you live in the Continental U.S., now is your chance to make a bid on some very cool figures from my personal collection, many just sitting in storage for the last six or seven years. I've started with a dozen listings, including single figures, paired figures, and a few boxed sets, like the X-Force 3-pk pictured below. I loved this great line of 3.75" figures, but have been reducing the size of my collection for the last six months, clearing some space to better enjoy things I'm interested in now. Keep an eye on my Instagram as I post images of items for sale in the future!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Think Geek Build-On Brick Mug

I didn't get a lot of toys for Christmas as gifts, but I did get this fun ThinkGeek Build-On Brick Mug! My interests have moved away from brick toys and Lego in the last year, but as a serious coffee drinker, I've admired these in the past. Super fun!

As a bonus, a Lego Ninjago microbuild was packed in, which I enjoyed thoroughly!

More Later- Happy New Year!