Marvel Legends Executioner and Enchantress 3.75″ 2-Pack

Marvel Legends Executioner and Enchantress 3.75″ 2-Pack

Thor & Hulk | Executioner & Enchantress

Marvel Legends Executioner and Enchantress 2-Pack 3.75″

When you’ve been doing this as long as I have, and you keep your eyes open, you get to see things fall through the cracks.  It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes.  Like with the Astonishing X-Men team pack that was to be released so many years ago.  Thankfully, Hasbro made good on that by releasing each figure of the pack that was promised on a single card, Astonishing Cyclops, Emma Frost and Juggolossus.  Another of those packs that fell through though, the Asgardians team pack, has to this point only had one of the three new figures addressed.  It was to feature Thor (we’d already gotten him), Valkyrie (delivered as part of Marvel Infinite wave 3 in 2014), and the Executioner.  Now, think about that…the pack was announced, canceled, and the last figure we got from the pack was in 2014.  That was THREE years ago.  Today, Hasbro delivers though, 5 years after the figure was initially teased, we get Executioner, and he comes with a dramatic improvement on an old friend to the Marvel Universe line, Enchantress.  As far as I can tell, this Executioner is that same figure that was announced so many years ago…was he worth the wait?

Executioner | Enchantress The Rest | Availability Family Photos

Executioner

The Good

  • Normally I’d tease you by checking out Enchantress first, but we’ve waited long enough…so yeah, the Executioner was worth the wait.
  • Confirmed that the figure is built on an old favorite mold, Hercules!  Tons of articulation here.  I love him on this mold, I wonder what he’d look like on a Hulk / Abomination / Juggernaut type mold though.
  • Face / head design, heck, overall design does a great job of nailing the character of Executioner.  
  • Beefy battle axe looks great, fits well in the Executioner’s hands.  
  • Good attention to detail, back to the face, his little eye shadow curls are present, they look awesome.  

The Bad

  • This dude needs two M-16s hardcore.
  • Jerkin limits torso movement.
  • When viewed from the front, one side of his goatee is thicker than the other, QC issue, not design issue, but still noticeable.  

 

Enchantress

The Good

  • This Enchantress improves on the original way back when release in a ton of ways, but chiefly, face design and detail.  I remember being happy with the previous Enchantress.  When I took her out of the display case, I immediately noticed that instead of looking like a Norse sorceress, she far more closely resembled Wilma Flintstone after going 10 rounds with Mike Tyson in his prime. She even has the runny lipstick to prove it.  This Enchantress though, beautiful face sculpt, detailed, very feminine.
  • Another modern female figure from Hasbro with hair that is just absolutely insane.  There is so much detail in the hair sculpt…just…look at the pictures.
  • Tassled sash looks fantastic, another improvement on the original.
  • Tiara / helm is another improvement, it fits her face better, looks better overall.
  • Leg design / detail is carried down on to the feet and it improves the overall look of the figure.  

The Bad

  • From the outside of the package her eye balls looked good.  Closer inspection shows that they are just a little far apart…but she can see the whole battlefield!

 

The Rest

After 5 long years, the payoff paid off.  An excellent figure in the Executioner and a much needed upgrade on the Enchantress figure.  Without hesitation, fans of Marvel 3.75″, I recommend you get your hands on this set before it disappears at retail.  At $19.99, it is a steal and needs to be a part of your collection.  Thank you to Hasbro for finally putting out the Executioner, and thank you to all the fans who for years pelted, and had me pelt Hasbro with questions about when we’d eventually get the figures.  I feel like, and kinda hope, we at least had a little something to do with it, right?    

Availability

Amazon scalpers want you to pay more, but Amazon has it for retail at $19.99, go get it!

Family Photos!

 

 

Mezco One:12 Summer Exclusive Deadpool

Mezco One:12 Summer Exclusive Deadpool

Ultimate Spider-Man | Deadpool

Mezco One:12 Summer Exclusive Deadpool

Day two of Mezco SDCC Summer Exclusives from the One:12 line, and it’s freakin’ Deadpool,  Deadpool in his X-men costume. a little different than his Spider-counterpart, Deadpool is still Deadpool, just in a different set of tights, while Miles is technically an entirely different character.  The feeling here is different, and if I’m being completely honest, I may have purchased this Deadpool for few other reasons than, I am impatient, and just really really want a Deadpool now.  So…mission accomplished there. Thanks to pre-ordering direct from Mezco, this Deadpool showed up at my door last week, just after SDCC I think, in the same box as MM Spidey.  This Summer Exclusive was the first to sell out 

The Good

  • Deadpool looks fantastic, rich teal / blue, bright yellow, very sharp detail lines.
  • DPs forearm and shin guards are scuffed and lightly splattered with red to look like blood and it’s glorious.
  • The leather look on both of his heads is astonishing, the way it looks like there is a face underneath filling it out and the way the stitching comes together. This is one of the coolest looking Deadpool heads I’ve ever seen.
  • Deadpool comes with a healthy collection of weapons, grenades, a handgun (with removable clip), assault rifle with grenade launcher and loadable grenades.
  • Deadpool is highly pose-able and you can get him into whatever position you’d like…which is something I’m sure he also appreciates.
  • He is a headswap away from being a custom of Kickass.

The Bad

  • Deadpool does not have a holster for his gun or any of the grenade launcher rounds.
  • Keeping the grenades clipped to Deadpool is a bit of a challenge when trying to pose / after posing depending on the pose.
  • What a cool opportunity this would have been to include the aged Commander Steve Rogers face as an alternate head!

The rest

X-Men suit Deadpool is really an awesome figure on his own.  He’s still, for me, a tease for the two Deadpools that I’m really desperately waiting for, default suit and X-Force suit.  I’ll take Deadpool any way I can get him though…and I’m sure he’d appreciate that?  Deadpool was a ton of fun to shoot, I even got in a little short story if you scroll through the images.  While my impatience for the other Deadpool figures is what prompted the purchase, this is a fantastic figure, and while it makes me want the others more, I’m really happy to be able to put this on my shelf and have him wreak havoc on The Flash and Green Arrow.  

Availability

Before SDCC you had the chance to pre-order this Deadpool direct from Mezco.  You could have then purchased him on the show floor.  You may have a shot at another major convention, otherwise, your only real chance is the aftermarket, and the after market hurts your wallet so hard.  Amazon is listing him for $199+, and it’s only going to get worse from there.

The Pictures