Friday, February 22, 2013

Marvel Select: Eddie Brock Venom


Marvel Select's Venom, the Eddie Brock Venom.  Seriously, I can only come up with one word: WOW!

You can feel the love that went into Marvel Select Venom.  Tons ands tons of love for the character's history.  It comes through in every aspect of the figure.  3 different heads highlight his past.  You have Todd McFarlane's style head.  You have the most recent (albeit that it has been quite some time since Eddie Brock has been Venom) crazy demon styled Venom head.  And also you get the half transformed head.  That one is the cherry on top.  Fan-freaking-tastic!


Let's hit articulation quick.  Ankle joint, no rocker ankles.  Single knee joint.  Joint right above the knee in the thigh.  Double jointed hip that works like a ball joint without taking away from the sculpt.  The waist has a swivel.  He has a joint with limited movement below his rib cage.  Shoulder ball joints, single jointed elbow joint, a joint above the bicep, and a simple wrist swivel.  The head is a ball joint with a forward-back hinge.  Articulation is pretty much what Mattel has been using in the DC Universe lines as of late.  Not to shabby for Marvel Select.  In fact, it's pretty awesome.

Packaging.  You know the packaging.  Kinda like a book for your shelf.

Accessories.  The only thing this figure is missing is webs.  He has 3 heads, the weird back piece that gives you a ton of extra Vemon melons and two extras arms, and two more arms the insert into Venom's forearms.    Pretty much over the top figure that hits absolutely everything you would want from a Venom figure.  His tongue is removable and you have 3 sets of hands to play with.  The hands on the crazy piece for his back are removable!

There is one issue however.  When he is fully decked out in all of his Venom-ness.  His joints can't hold up the weight.  His knees and ankles start to move if you have him in any position other than straight up and down.

You can decide for yourself in the pictures to follow.  I personally haven't had a figure that I have enjoyed more in the past year.  Seriously great figure.















 













 At this point, I wish I had a regular 6 inch Spider-Man... it is now on the top of my list...


 Look for the other Venom from Zak soon... Flash Thompson makes a damn good figure too...




11 comments:

  1. Good lord this thing is beautiful. I now know which will be my first Marvel Select purchase.

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  2. Where did you guys manage to find this? My preorder on bbts is still listing it on pre-release status or whatever.

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  3. Check your local comic shop. Most were probably sold Wednesday, but damn he's cool. My first MS purchase and wont be my last. They are thinking about making a Carnage and if it is anything like this guy I can't wait.

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  4. Did you know that the hands from the backpack arms are also swappable? and the tongue is removable. Just a heads up.

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    1. Yes, I figured this out after I posted the review. Look for a few more pictures later today!

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  5. Jesus Christ.

    I smashed my piggybank a few months ago to get a good-as-new McFarlane Spider-Man on E-bay in expectation of this Venom.
    Cost me nearly 90$ but when I see this Venom, it may be the best 90$ I ever spent. Thank you !

    Time to get on diorama building for those two !

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  6. its also worth checking Walmart.com, had mine sent site-to-store, no shipping costs, sales tax though. approx $23. just an FYI. the figure is great, most of these marvel select figs are even more impressive in person than in their pictures, and thats saying a lot. But i was especially struck by this Venom, its just truly outstanding. I mean, hell, its even tempting to buy 3-4 of the same $20+ fig, just to display them with all the different heads.

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    1. sorry, i wanted to also add, for comparisons sake, that i also own the marvel select figures of Amazing Spider-Man (regular and metallic Disney store exclusive version), Colossus, Gambit, Flash Thompson Venom, and Anti-Venom. they are all arguably some of the most impressive Marvel Select figures, but with Venom i really think you're getting the most bang for your buck. Anyways, love the site guys, keep up the good work!

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  7. Just bought this last week, after seeing your review. Sweet mother of monkey milk, this thing is AMAZING! Never have I seen a better Venom action figure... EVER!!! I never read the "Madness" storyline where the multiple heads and arms come from, but it looks SO bad-ass! Even the textures all over his body are uber-detailed. Definitely feelin' the love that went into this work of art. Looks great next to a 6-inch regular Spider-Man!

    Could possibly be one of my favourite figures of all-time, if not THE new favourite!

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    1. Oh! Forgot to mention one particular detail I really, REALLY appreciated: the WEB-SHOOTERS!! Those little details were the kicker for me. Best Venom ever!!! Greatest homage so far that I've seen to the essence of this character.

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  8. Im keeping it in package I really like the art work on the side

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