While the guys have many other things for which to be thankful, for our Thanksgiving post I asked them to share some thoughts on a figure or set of figures that come to mind. We’ll start with Sandman, who decided he would go big or go home.
My Thanksgiving action figure pick is the Big G himself, Hasbro’s Marvel Masterworks Galactus! Why am I thankful for getting this figure? Well, it is quite rare these days that we get a 19-inch, fully articulated, nicely sculpted, giant action figure like Galactus. Just look at the heights of the DC Universe Classics Collect and Connect figures and even Tytus of the Masters of the Universe Classics line, they don’t even come close to his height. His retail price of $50, in my opinion, is fairly reasonable. He looks great with my Marvel Legends AND he looks even better with my Marvel Universe figures! I look forward to being thankful to Hasbro for some Sentinels next year and hopefully some nice lookin’ Marvel Legends in 2012!
>> See Sandman’s review of the Marvel Universe Masterworks Galactus and Silver Surfer
Talyn chose from one of my favorite designer toy lines, World War Robot from 3A Toys. Check out the WWRp Armstrongs.
After waiting nearly half a year to receive my very first order directly from Bambaland, I’m very thankful to have finally received these amazing figures, especially knowing how limited all of ThreeA’s toys are. Here’s hoping Noir is just as worthy…
>> See our guest review from Moldie of the WWRp Armstrong 8-pack
I wasn’t surprised at all by Buzzy’s pick – as a big fan of Jack Kirby, he went with the king’s creation of the Last Boy on Earth.
It’s tough year to pick a single figure I’m most thankful for. There have been so many great, cool, high quality action figures to come out over the past year, a good chunk of them from DC Universe Classics, Masters of the Universe Classics and, just recently, Marvel Legends. But if I have to choose one, it has to be Kamandi – The Last Boy On Earth from DCUC 14. I was a BIG fan of the Kamandi series when I was a kid in the 70’s so I was astounded and ecstatic that Mattel and the Four Horsemen chose to add this fairly obscure character to the line. I’m sure I’m not the only Kamandi fan that still can’t believe we have gotten a Kamandi figure in DCUC! I also think it’s a great tribute to Kamandi’s creator, Jack “The King” Kirby. Of all the titles Kirby created for DC in the 70’s, Kamandi was the longest running, which I think is pretty good testament that it was one of his best.
Thanks large, Mattel, and Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
Buzzy is planning on getting his review of Kamandi and the rest of DC Universe Classics wave 14 posted soon. In the meantime…
>> See Buzzy’s review of King Grayskull and Optikk
Finally, I am most thankful for the Marvel Legends Winter Soldier.
There have been a lot of great figures that I’ve added to my shelves this year, but when I considered the ones that I was most grateful to have on my shelf, the Marvel Legends Winter Soldier stood apart from the rest. I’ve amassed a huge amount of the smaller Marvel Universe figures, but 6-inch legends will always be the heart of my Marvel collection. To me, Winter Soldier is a reminder that, like Bucky Barnes, Marvel Legends is being resurrected – but more importantly, he shows us that Hasbro can make a damn good Marvel Legends action figure when they have a mind to do it.
I hope that when Hasbro relaunches Legends in 2012 that they stay true to what’s made Legends such a great toy line.
>> See more Marvel Legends articles
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how thankful I am for the guys that make AFP possible – Buzzy, Sandman, and Talyn, you guys are the best! And to all our readers – thank you for stopping by, for liking us on Facebook, for retweeting our posts, and for commenting on our reviews. Happy Thanksgiving!
3 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving! AFP’s Thanksgiving Action Figure Picks”
DCUC has turned out soooo many great figures, it would be very hard for me to pick one (or three)…but I’m really glad Mattel and the Horsemen continue to turn out such Classic figures.!!
I’m REALLY thankful for all these wonderful heroes and villains!! Thanks, guys!!
Marvel Legends could impress me if they did THE INVADERS, THE DESTROYER, and THE VISION(G.A.)!! in quality form!! I don’t think I’ll see ’em!!
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