Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Marvel Select The Watcher

The Watcher was one of the few remaining already released Marvel figures that I wanted. Got him at a good price, but you get what you pay for. The figure's head is broken, it has wear and is discoloured. He still looks good enough to display though. And I actually quite like the "bobble head" feature he now has.   

His head is broken at the bottom where its attached to the neck. There's a big hole there and I don't have the broken off pieces  So his head is simply resting on his shoulders, propped up with some blu-tac. Due to this, it appears like he's got no neck. I think I'm just going to leave it as it is. 

The Watcher has a great sculpt. He looks like he stepped out from the comics. There's nice detail on him, like the many folds in his attire, sash and cape, and the wrinkles on his gloves. I like the black area on his giant collar. That area is normally blacked out in the comics. Great that they did that and not leave it fully blue. A minor gripe is that there are more folds in the upper half of his attire compared to the lower half. It doesn't appear like its the same piece of cloth. Also would have liked for some extra sash attachment so he can hang it over his arm.

He comes with a moon surface like base. Despite that, he tends to fall over easily. I just stuck blu-tac under his feet to make him more stable.          

Articulation. His head can be rotated. There's ball and hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, single hinge elbows, swivel at the top of his gloves and hinge wrists. And also waist rotation. There's no articulation in his legs.

The Watcher's height varies, so he can fit in with Marvel Legends. Don't like him looking that small though.

This might have been the cause of his broken head.

I like the Watcher to look bigger sized, so I'll most likely put him with the Marvel Universe figures.

Strike another one off the want list.   


Super-Duper ToyBox said...

i LOVE this guy! it really does look as though he stepped right out of the comics! i've been reading a lot of comics where the Watcher shows up this year, but have had no luck finding one at a reasonable price- i was hoping they'd re-release him like the MS Thanos

Unknown said...

Great looking figure! And some what imposing too.