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).
These 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.
Again, 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?
Until next time!