Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Marvel Universe Blastaar & Variant

Blastaar rounds up the new figures of Marvel Universe wave 21. I also managed to find the variant. This would be only the second time I found a variant at retail.  

Blastaar uses pretty much the same body we've seen before on previous large sized characters in the line. He's got a new headsculpt of course. Its a very nice sculpt. I like that he's got one eye big and one eye small. You don't often see that on figures and I think it works for him.  He's got this snarling expression. His lips are protruding a little and his teeth are sculpted. His hair is well done as well. The collar is glued on. Its a little big and he looks like a sunflower in it. I would prefer some more detail on his attire as it looks a little plain. His left hand is oversized. He's got good paint. I like the mix of light and dark grey in his hair. There's also abit of dark grey wash on his skin.  

The variant is a powered up mode. You'll want to stay clear as he looks set to blast his enemies. Its basically the same figure except that his eyes are gold in colour, his attire is of a lighter shade of blue and his hands and forearms are translucent yellow. I quite like this variant. The differences make it not as dull as the standard version. You can click on the images to enlarge.  

Part of the biceps are translucent. I like the how they are painted to transition back to his skin colour. It gives it a nice glow effect.    

The comic shot is of Avengers #310.

Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, hinge elbows, swivel at his gloves, torso articulation, ball joint hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, swivel at the top of his boots and ankle hinge. You can only rotate his head. His hair and collar make the hinge at his neck redundant.

Some comparison shots.

That's all for Blastaar. Thanks for viewing!


flywheels said...

Love it! Can't wait to find him myself. I wouldn't normally buy both the mass release and the variant, but he may be the exception.

Kim Dubuisson said...

Need to find this one too!