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Top Five Comic Figures
By Matt Mckee
April 16, 2007
Here we are again, at the beginning of another edition of “Ramblings of a Toy Department Employee…”. This week’s ramblings start out with a question: What is your favorite comic book character figurine? I ask this question because I work at a comic book shop and I am a huge comic book fan. In fact, I worked in the comic section before I started working in the toy department. I would say that I am equally as interested in comics as I am toys. As a result of this, I am always interested in what new comic related figures are around. I know from watching the people that come into my store that I am not the only one interested in comic related figures, so I decided to give everybody who is interested an opportunity to shout out their support of their favorite figures. So without further ado: (my) Top Five Comic Figures
5: Neca: V for Vendetta: V
I know this figure is not technically a comic figure, since the figure was based on the movie version, but the movie wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the comic and also, I love it so much I had to put it on this list. This figure is amazing; it comes with knives, and a removable hat, as well as a nice cape. I was really happy when they came out with such a nice “V” figure (even if it was for the movie instead of the comic). The only reason that this figure doesn’t rank higher than 5 is because, as I mentioned before, it was made as a result of the movie not the comic.
Toy Biz: Marvel Legends series 14 (Mojo): First Appearance Iron Man
4: Toy Biz: Marvel Legends series 14 (Mojo): First Appearance Iron Man
I think this figure is one of the best “first appearance” figures out there. One reason is that I simply like the contrast between Ironman’s current costume and his old costume. When I read anything with the older costume I get this feeling of someone walking around in what basically amounts to a bunch of tin cans. I think this figure really captures that feeling. I like the variant option for this figure as well.
Toy Biz: Marvel Select: The Watcher
3: Toy Biz: Marvel Select: The Watcher
Ahhhhhhh The Watcher. This figure is great. First of all The Watcher is one of my favorite entities in the Marvel universe. I also like that The Watcher is a Marvel Select figure and therefore larger than your average Marvel Legends figure, because most of the time when he appears it is in a form that makes him bigger than everyone else. I also like the sculpting method they use for this line. It is a nice mixture of the old and the new toy styles.
DC Direct: Elseworlds Series 1: Red Son Superman
2: DC Direct: Elseworlds Series1: Red Son Superman
First off I really enjoyed the Red Son story, and that is definitely part of why I like this figure. However, there is no denying that this figure is a work of art. The sculpt for this figure is amazing, it likes like Superman leapt straight out of the comic book and into your hands. The paint job is excellent as well, and there is no argument that the flag accessory is great. It’s true that the figure has limited articulation, but I think that it’s alright since it isn’t really an articulation oriented figure anyway.
Marvel Legends: House of M gift pack: Hulk
1: Marvel Legends: House of M gift pack: Hulk
Here it is; number one on my list. I’m going to be honest here. One of the biggest reasons I like this figure is because the House of M Hulk arc is one of my favorite stories of all time. I think it does some very interesting things with the Hulk as a person, and I think it manages to do it in such a way that it is still fun and interesting. However, I still think this figure still has positive attributes aside form the story. The figure has 33 points of articulation! This allows for maximum posability. I addition, they did an excellent job of replicating the aboriginal tattoos that he has in the story. I think this figure is the greatest and that is why it is in the number one slot.
Well, there you have it. My top five comic book figure. Now it’s you turn. You can post your comments bellow or email them to me at Shadowfaxz@yahoo.com.