Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Marvel Avengers Infinite Series 3.75" Ares


A new wave already? Yeah I'm surprised myself. First up the God of War! 





First things first. Ares is missing some strapping on his left arm. And he's only got a painted wristband on his right. No wonder he's looking in a foul mood. The colour of his face is darker than the rest of his body. I like it actually. And he's got stubble painted on. Very nice. All looks okay from the front, until you see his ears which are of a lighter skin tone. There's some gold bleeding onto his face. The plume and tail have nice detail on them. The head is quite loose on my figure. The body shares some parts with Hercules. Notably the upper arms , hands and upper legs. I think the torso is new. His black armour has sculpted straps at the sides and sculpted studded ones on his shoulders. There are dents and slash marks in his armour. The symbol was very well painted on. His brown mid section has nice detail and has black shading on it. The leg armour were well done too. I just realised that the feet has pointed tips. I missed it totally in the comics. The leg armour are metal grey with black wash.

























He comes with a big sword and a battle axe. The sword has seen plenty of action. The blade has dents in in, some sculpted and some painted. In contrast the axe looks new. I like the sculpted grip of the handle. The axe was made of hard plastic while the sword is stiff and a little flexible.


One issue with the sword. The handle is too thin for him to hold. It's another case of Baron Zemo. I use blu-tac to have him hold the sword properly in the rest of the pics.


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Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, elbow hinge, swivel hinge wrists, torso pivot, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. He can look up decently and down very well. The leg armour hinders the ankle hinge. He can only point his foot downwards just a bit.
































Comparison shots.




A great figure overall. Thanks for viewing!



2 comments:

John Gaither said...

He looks great! Might be tempted to pick one up.

Toku Central Blog said...

Definitely want him
He was my favourite character in siege one of my favourite marvel books