Archive for March 2013

Moonstone00

Moonstone is the latest addition to Eaglemoss’s Classic Marvel Figurine Collection to hit the US. She’s figurine #194 in the miniature series, leaving only six more standard releases before the end of the line. It’ll be sort of sad to see the series end after this long a run, but I’ll finally be able to figure out a proper way to display the full set once I know no more will be coming out.

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Death00

Death is the inaugural character in DC’s Vertigo Cover Girls series, which is a new statue line in scale with the standard DC Comics Cover Girls statues. Really, so far it’s just a one-character offshoot of the main line, but I have hopes that they will be bringing more Vertigo-published characters (Tulip from Preacher or Dizzy from 100 Bullets, for instance) into the series. It makes sense that they started with Death, because Sandman is and always will be Vertigo’s superstar title. It’s a series I’ve started reading several times but have yet to make it all the way through.

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Storm00

I’ve always liked Storm, but Halle Berry kind of ruined her for me for a long time after her abysmal acting in the X-Men movies. I finally managed to get past that and start liking Storm again, and now Halle’s back to wreck her for the next new X-Men movie. Can’t a superheroine catch a break? This Storm came out last year as part of Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Marvel series. Like some of the other figures in this line, her design incorporates in some translucent elements, such as the cyclone base she’s standing on. She also comes with two pairs of interchangeable hands so that you can display her normally or with her lightning powers at full blast. And by the way… What’s up with Storm’s hipbones in this statue? You could hurt somebody with those things!

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MrFantastic00

Here’s the first member of the Fantastic Four I’ve posted from the Eaglemoss Classic Marvel Figurine Collection. I think this might be the only Reed Richards I have in my whole collection (if you don’t count HeroClix). That’s not too surprising, because I’ve always thought Mr. Fantastic was kind of an insufferably jerky dude. He’s one of the big brains of the Marvel Universe, but Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, and even Reed’s daughter Valeria are much more enjoyable Marvel geniuses than Reed is.

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Cyborg00

With the Young Justice carton series having been cancelled, it seemed like a good time to take pictures of my Cyborg bust from the DC Comics Super Heroes series. There’s some great tech detail on this one, and I really like the shiny and almost metallic finish to the silver paints.

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Dove00

We went to Megacon in Orlando today, so it was a super long and busy day. As usual, when I don’t have time to do a proper photo shoot with a full size collectible, I fell back on my Eaglemoss miniatures to get some quick and easy photos, so as not to break my Project 365 streak of taking pictures of one collectible a day for a year. The next piece on the Eaglemoss stack is Dove, from the company’s DC collection. I also have her partner in heroing, Hawk, somewhere around here, but I’d need to dig a bit to find him. He’ll probably show up on here sooner or later.

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Dawn00

I’ve been a fan of Joe Linsner’s art for a long, long time, and I’ve been collecting stuff based on his art for nearly as long. As such, I have quite a few statues and figures of Dawn in my collection, and this is the most recent one released by Diamond Select Toys. She’s part of the Femme Fatales figure line, which is a collection of female characters from comics, as well as original creations from Art Asylum.

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BlackWidow00

Black Widow was one of the first few Marvel characters to be featured in the Kotobukiya Bishoujo statue series a few years ago, and they produced her in the then-standard smaller scale to fit with the other Marvel figures in the line at that time. At some point the Bishoujo line increased its scale, and some of the earlier characters got remakes with completely new sculpts. This Black Widow is scaled in the new larger size and was released as the “Covert Ops” version. She comes with a cool display base that includes a small brick wall she’s either about to jump over or hide behind, and there’s also a Daredevil mask that fits alongside the wall for display. You can switch out her right hand so that it’s empty or carrying a huge rifle, and both attach easily via a peg at the wrist.

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Batgirl00

I’ve always liked Barbara Gordon, and I was glad to see her back as Batgirl after the DC relaunch. Her return to the Bat cowl was controversial, because it obliterated a lot of key DC storylines that followed up her getting shot by the Joker, which led to her being the superheroine Oracle who operated from a wheelchair. Losing the Oracle stories is unfortunate, but I’d be extremely surprised if we don’t see them happen again at some point in the New 52.

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IronMan00

You can tell I’ve had a busy day whenever I take pictures of an Eaglemoss figure that came out years ago. I’ve been wrestling with the Gordian Knot that is GoDaddy tech support for a solid week, and it’s reached a boiling point today and tonight. I plan to post a detailed account of all the insanely horrible customer service I’ve been receiving as soon as I catch a spare moment. In the meantime, look at my cool Iron Man thing.

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