Monday, June 29, 2009

The Animated X-Men Ranks Grow….

Picture 002Just a quick update tonight to show some additions to the Wolverine and the X-Men collection: Cyclops, Magneto and Iceman.

AFB has international visitors at the moment (thus the bit of silence) and one of them had a camera that required fixing. Well, darn, the camera shop was right next door to the “other” comic shop across town so I had to have a gander, and found the missing figures of the first wave that I wanted (I’m passing on Avalanche and Toad).

Picture 011These figures are very stylistic and I imagine ones that people either will love or hate. They’re very true to the animation and fun to have around, although they’ve been relegated to my bookshelves at work as I don’t have room for them at home.

Cyclops and Magneto are both great representations of the cartoon versions. Cyclops’ trench is particularly well done. Cyclops has a optic beam that can be inserted into his visor and Magneto has a long chain link that inserts into his palm. I like these because unlike some of the Marvel Universe figures the attachment can be used and posed without knocking the figures over.

Iceman is a great figure, firstly because he really captures the look of the  cartoon version, and secondly because he’s sculpted in a running (or sliding) position with an ice skateboard with foot pegs that actually work.

Picture 012Again, these figures aren’t for everyone and definitely geared towards the kid market (although the cartoon is really on  the darkish side for the retail toy set) but they’re fun to have around. I do really hope that we get at least the key female characters (Kitty, Rogue, Emma and Storm) to balance out the group, although I don’t hold out alot of hope.

It sucks to be a girl superhero sometimes, eh?

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Until next time!


Tom Freak said...

I have mixed feelings about this line. I don't like some of the accessories (Wolverine claws for example look like he's holding a weapon, instead of them being a part of his body), on the other hand, some figures like Cyclops and Nightcrawler look very well in their cartoonish way.
So, I don't really know what I will do. Perhaps I'll buy some of them if I see them, perhaps I'll look for specific figures... I really don't know.

fishmilkshake said...

I'm not a fan, but I really can't say anything bad about these figures because we actually got them in stores here in Australia. That in itself is a miracle.

TOY GUY said...

Iceman and Cyke look great, but not enough to warrant my money.

googum said...

Boy, if I see that Magneto cheap...maybe. It occurs to me I don't even have the Legends one, but I thought he would look good with my old Onslaught figure!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, i have to say that i'm kind of torn on these guys. There are about 4 figures that i really like (Cyke, Nightcrawler, Colossus & Iceman) . . . But i am not too sure about the rest.
And even though i'm not that keen on half the selection, i have managed to find these in Canberra . . CANBERRA!!!
Canberra has to be one of the worst cities in Australia for collecting toys, so maybe i should just be greatful that these are avaiable here and start snapping them up!


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