Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Marvel Legends Series Walgreens Exclusive The Punisher

Enter the Punisher!

One word. Awesome! This just might be my definitive Punisher. I particularly like the Jim Lee look, which is the default look out of the package. I think he's got a great head sculpt. The likeness is good. He has a younger appearance and is wearing a headband with the loose ends being wind swept. This makes poses look more action packed. He looks pissed off with the gritted teeth. The eyes were well painted. His messed up hair has good detail. It has a bit of shine to it, giving the impression he's sweating. I like it. One thing though is the head sits a little high on the neck. The body mostly reuses the "Wolf Cap" body. The paint apps for the skull logo is decent. There are blemishes but I can live with them. The harness and belt are separate pieces. Both have great detail. The harness has several pouches, grenades and ammo shells on it. I like that they painted the ammo shells gold. The belt fits tightly around his waist. I actually like the brown The "teeth" pouches in the front were painted. They will get pushed forwards when the waist is rotated. 

Accessories. There's an extra head of him in his modern look, a white machine gun, a military type rifle and a bazooka. Clearly I don't know the names of the weapons... The sculpt of the machine gun looks nice. I really wished it were black in colour instead of white. They could have at least painted the handles. What they did do was to paint a yellow line on the ammo drum. The rifle has great detail on it. I'm happy with the colours as well. The bazooka looks great too. It has a peg which enables it to be carried on his back. Now one problem is he does not have proper gun holding hands. Thus the weapons will appear higher in his grip. 

Close up of the two head sculpts. I personally prefer the Jim Lee one more for the angry expression. The modern look one is pretty good but there's just something about it that bugs me. Maybe it's the paint detail. There are dark rings around his eyes and he's spotting a five o'clock shadow. Overall his appearance kinda appears more like make-up rather than being natural. I like his combed back, slick black hair. 

Option three. You can use the head from the Epic Heroes Punisher. The fit is a little loose but it will stay on. I like this head sculpt better than the modern one above. He's pissed off and has a more grizzled appearance. 

The harness thingy is removable. It just takes some fiddling. 

Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, waist rotation, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, calf swivel and ankle hinge and pivot. He can look up and down very well. Rotating his waist will cause the belt to stretch and the "teeth" section to be pushed forwards. I don't suggest posing him with his waist turned for too long. 

Comparison shots.

Great figure! Thanks for viewing!

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