Friday, June 7, 2013

Marvel Select Mephisto

I've finally managed to get the Marvel Select Mephisto! He was one of the last few already released Marvel figures that I've been chasing after.

This is a great figure. The head sculpt is fantastic. He's got such a fearsome look. His cold stare and sinister smile is one thing. Then there's the wrinkles and grooves in his skin. Great stuff! He's wearing a skin tight body suit. The black shading really brings out the suit's texture and also the muscles on his body. He has on a tattered cape and loin cloth. They are made of a soft flexible material. There's great detail on them. They were well painted too.   

Mephisto comes with a throne. It's soft and hollow to the touch and it's made to resemble rock. There's great detail on it. Down the center is a bony spine, on the sides are skulls and all around there are faces of wailing souls. Way to bring out a "hellish" feel.

On the back there's sharp protruding rock and more rocky detail. The throne is fully black in colour. Keeping dust from being visible on it will be a challenge. 

Mephisto can sit comfortably in it. His loin cloth though flexible tends to stick straight out when he's sitting.

Articulation. There's a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, single hinge elbows, swivel at the top of his gloves, waist rotation, peg hinge hips, single hinge knees and ankle hinge and pivot.

Comparison shots. I'm not sure how tall Mephisto is supposed to be. I feel he's too small and short compared to the Marvel Select Venom and Ultron. He's a better fit with the Marvel Legends figures. 

I'm happy to have finally gotten this figure. Watch out Heroes! There's a new villain in town! Thanks for viewing!


Hobgoblin238 said...

That is a great looking figure! It is on my list as well.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

VERY cool- I passed on him for $20.00 at a ComiCon in town a year ago, and kind of regret that