While I have no plans nor intentions to be a news site related to Marvel toys, I figure since I linked to a post about the movie Deadpool figure at MarvelousNews.com yesterday, I might as well post a follow up, because a poster on ToyArk.com scored some MUCH better pictures of this figure. Once again I’ll put pics after the break so as not to spoil anything.
So, I’m feeling wishy washy. Look, I know this is a G.I. Joe site, and I know most of the viewers really only care about that. But I’ll be damned if I’m not getting sucked into these awesome 3 3/4″ Marvel Universe figures. They’re the perfect marraige between the comic characters I love, the scale I’m a huge fan of, and the articulation I need.
What do you guys think? You want to see more coverage of the Marvel stuff (though only the 3 3/4″!) here? Here are a few galleries to get you going:
Fred from JoeBattleLines and I were just talking about this…and man, if this doesn’t have some serious potential. Imagine COBRA agents discovering Captain America frozen in ice, then teaming up with Hydra to unthaw him and turn him into their ultimate weapon? Imagine SHIELD discovering the existence of COBRA and Hydra’s union, and deciding a specialized task force needed to be created to battle against them…a task force called G.I. Joe?
Imagine the infamous “Merc with a mouth” battling toe-to-toe against the most famous and skilled Arashikage ninja in the world… Nick Fury and General Hawk standing back-to-back fighting off scientifically advanced terrorists. The possibilities are almost endless. I’m getting a bit pumped up.
As anyone who visits this site knows, I have two main “loves” in the geek sense…one being G.I. Joe, the other being super heroes. It’s funny, though, I am NOT a comic collector. I was for a long time, in fact at one point I spent $75.00 per week on my comic habit, but I quit cold turkey about 6 or 7 years ago and have never looked back. Even though I don’t follow the day-to-day events, however, I still have a real love for the characters and the ideas of the Super Hero world, especially the Marvel one. I have no desire to see Spider-Man struggle through the latest global catastrophe (or the horrors of “One More Day”… *shudder* ), but I still love the essence of the Spider-Man character, which is why I find myself really loving the cartoons. I can enjoy the characters without needing a 1200 page omnibus telling me every single little event that happened in their life.