A couple weeks ago, I posted individual reviews for Captain America and Thor from their respective movie lines. Those figures are awesome, and you should probably go buy them if you don't own them already. But what about other movie-verse figures in the 6-inch scale? Other than the upcoming Walmart exclusive Avengers line, what are your options for completing a team of movie Avengers? Well, I figured this was a good excuse to shoot some photos, so here are a few of my favorite figures....
The Mark IV armor is my favorite movie design. I prefer the circular RT over the triangle. To quote Whedon, "the triangle is ass". Unfortunately, the Mark IV figure was the hardest to find of all the Walmart exclusives for me. I never once saw it in my area, and had to buy it online.
The non-exclusive Armored Avenger line had a cool repaint of this figure, including the alternate sets of hands but minus the Stark head, in the classic Stealth Iron Man deco. Even though it's not movie-accurate, I love this figure just because it's a modern/realistic take on a classic comic look. The dark blue and gunmetal deco looks sharp! And the Stark head, although not included, still fits on this figure. This figure is still easily found in most Toys R Us stores.
If you prefer ass-y triangle looks, then the Mark VI armor might be for you. This is also a great figure, and comes again with three pairs of hands (seriously Hasbro, all your figures should include alternate hands like this), but no alternate head. The RDJ head from the Mark IV does still fit, though. The paint is much brighter and more plastic-y looking on this release. Aside from being a Walmart exclusive, this figure was also re-released in the mainstream Armored Avenger line, and will be repainted in a battle damaged deco for the upcoming Avengers line.
While War Machine may not be in the upcoming movie, I'd kick myself if I didn't mention this figure, also first available as a Walmart exclusive in Iron Man 2 packaging, but then re-released in Armored Avenger packaging.
Again, three pairs of hands, outstanding deco, sculpt and articulation, and even detailed weapons like the mini gun with ammo belt and the missile pod. The only thing missing from this figure was an alternate Rhodey head. How awesome would that have been? Still, this is one of my favorite action figures of all time. Both War Machine and the Mark VI can also still be found in some TRU stores.
|"Hulk SMA....errrr.... Hulk no smash with these hands."|
The figure doesn't have fists, which is a huge miss for a Hulk figure, and the articulation is sub-par compared to today's standards. The sculpt is nice, however, and still mostly holds up even today. This is your only choice for a movie Hulk in Legends scale until the new one comes out later this summer, and this figure is easily had for little cost on the secondary market. But I wouldn't recommend spending anything more than a couple dollars for him. It's just not a very good representation of the Hulk.
|"Stark, I'm gonna have to ask you to exit the donut!"|
|"What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?"|
|"English, motherf@#^$&, do you speak it?!"|
|"Say 'what' one more goddamned time!"|
And that's it for current movie-verse figures. There are still a lot of opportunities for Hasbro to give us great movie figures in the 6" line, and I hope to see a continuing line go on after the Avengers movie line comes and goes. How awesome would a 6" Red Skull figure be in his black leather trench coat? Or how about the Son of Coul, or Cobie Smulders? And of course, what fanboy isn't hoping for a ScarJo Black Widow? Lets get going, Hasbro!