While I keep my collector habit firmly on Transformers, I occasionally get something else from other lines. You’ve probably noticed that I have a few Minimates. They’re fun and cute, like articulated Lego people, only badass. Another ‘every now and then’ would be GI Joes, as I remember them fondly for their awesome articulation in an era where knees and elbows were few and far between.
Maybe that’s why I like the 3 1/4″ scale so much. That combined with growing up at the height of the micromaster era leaves me with a preference towards smaller tfs (though admittedly, deluxe is my favorite size class.)
I remember how I always thought it would be awesome if Marvel would team up with the GI Joe people and make small but awesomely articulated super heroes. I thought it might occur back when I saw some Street Fighter figs in Joe style, but when Marvel Legends came around I didn’t have an inkling that I’d ever see an in-scale Wolverine slashing through a horde of B.A.T.s.
And then, Hasbro gave us Marvel Universe.
I piked up Stealth Ops Iron Man at K-Mart and naturally this was the first thing that I did…
Har har, Tony Stark is a drunk. Yeah, it’s been joked about a lot. But consider this an homage to Twisted Toyfare Theater. I always laughed at how they’d have him sloshing around in a suit full of his own urine.
Oh, and for those that haven’t seen much about the fig, that’s actually a yellow energy blast that’s supposed to clip onto his wrist.