Thursday, May 14, 2009

Loose as a Goose!

That's what 3 3/4" Marvel Unverse Thing turned out to be. So much so that I posed him like this right out of the packaging:

How could he possibly be so loose? Both shoulders are super loose, especially the right shoulder, his chest joint is loose, making him extra swivel-ly, and his thigh joints are loose as well.

I wonder if it's a deliberate thing done by Hasbro to make 'em more children friendly? Cos his fists, feet and head are nice and tight. Hm.

Still, the figure does look awesome, especially his stoney mug:

And somehow, despite the loose joints, he still poses ok.

And size-wise, Hasbro has done a great job--The Thing is a big figure, but he's still smaller than The Hulk (as he should be), but larger than Wolverine and Cap. (Yay for proportions!)

It's Clobberin' Time!

Still, I did have fun playing and posing this figure. I still have classic Iron Man fresh on card, and I can't wait to get more of this line.

Oh, and a word to the wise: if you do buy the plus size figures, try not to pay more than retail for them.

Scalpers tend to charge more and they'll tell you that the figure is heavier than the rest, thus shipping costs more. It's all crap.

The retail price is the same for all figs, so that means the price of a skinny Ms. Marvel = the price of a 1040 pound hulk. That is if they're 3 3/4" figs of course. ;)


Design Accuracy: 9.5/10 - Instantly recognizeable as the Thing. The colour is spot on, and not completely uniform for all his skin panels, with patches of darker orange here and there. The head is also one of the best I've seen on a Thing figure. Bonus points for the blue eyes! (Otherwise the Ever Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing he would not be. ;])

Aesthetic: 9/10 - He's nicely proportionate to, well, himself. Head is small but not too small, his hands are large but smaller than the Hulk's, and those blue eyes! He's also got a really sad look on his face, which matches Ben Grimm's depressed state while he was struggling to accept that he'd never look normal again. The shading of his skin is also nicely done. And the jutting jaw adds to his brooding look.

Poseability: 7/10 - 14 points of articulation, same as the Hulk. But he loses points for loose joints. and also, there's also a problem with his legs. The lower half of his right is longer than his right! It seems that Hasbro tried to make up for this by hinging the lower right leg a little deeper. Well, it didn't work. So Thingy-poo doesn't stand straight. Luckily he's all about the Clobberin' Time so he'll be in more dynamic poses most of the time.

Overall: 8.5/10 - Still a good solid figure. Better yet if the loose joints are only inherent to my figure. Oh well, I'm sure there's some way to fix him. But meanwhile, he wont be doing any heavy lifting. Just some light stretching.

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