Monday, January 21, 2013

Marvel Universe Hercules

It looks to be a marvellous month. First new Marvel Legends and now new Marvel Universe figures. From wave 20 here's Hercules.

This Hercules figure is based on his 80s appearance. I would have preferred if he came in his sash and skirt attire. Here he's wearing a harness and belt with sculpted gauntlets and roman sandals. The harness prevents him from putting his arms down fully and it also hinders bicep rotation. The headsculpt is good, there's a good likeness. His hair and beard were well painted with a combination of light and dark brown. The arms are quite loose. In fact they popped off when I removed him from the package. He can stand very well.

Here he is stripped of his harness and belt. His trunks were painted on. The paint at the lower areas is good. I initially thought his trunks was a separate piece from the body. At the upper area the paint is a little faded and there are green paint streaks snaking up his body in some areas. I'm not bothered by it as it will be blocked by his belt. 

The collectible comic shot is of The Incredible Hercules #123.

He comes with his Golden Mace. Its well sculpted and painted. The top part is solid while the handle is flexible.

Hes got good articulation. Theres a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, single hinge elbows, swivel hinge wrists, torso pivot, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, calf swivel, and ankle hinge and pivot. He can look up and down very well. Theres hardly any forwards and back movement for his torso but it can be rotated.  

Comparison shots.

Great figure. This wave is not yet available locally as far as I know. Thanks for viewing!



Hobgoblin238 said...

I hope they come out in Mexico soon.

Dr Syn said...

Another must have MU figure.