Guardians Of The Galaxy – Ronan and Star Lord
This is our last look at the 2.5 inch Guardians of the Galaxy line and we feature our Big Bad and our Big Good with Ronan and Star Lord.
- The level of detail for Ronan is exceptional, line work and molding is incredible.
- Perfect color and excellent facial detail for this scale.
- Armor is spot on movie accurate.
- You can’t take off his cowl.
- Star Lord in full coat is now the third Star Lord I’m talking about, but with his mask and a clever coat application, Hasbro did a good job here.
- Star Lord comes with the weapon used to bring Ronan’s reign of terror to an end.
- The trench coat application is clever, but also a little funky. Check the images.
- For $6 a 2-pack, there is no reason not to grab this whole series if you are a fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy film!
- You can go to Toys R Us and buy this set, Now.
Ronan and Star Lord Pictures:
Guardians of the Galaxy 2.5 Inch Line Pictures:
The entries have been tallied and I am overwhelmed by the response. Facebook likes, Twitter follows, post comments, Twitter hashtags! But let me get to the point, it’s August 7th, and someone just won all of this:
- A bundle of goodies from Imagination Toys
- 1x Custom Whirlwind Marvel Universe scale action figure from TotalToyz.
- 1x Deadpool Taco Truck SDCC 2013 Exclusive from HASBRO
- A Care Package featuring outstanding Bottle Openers and Marvel Vs. Capcom Series 3 Minimates from Diamond Select Toys!
- 2x $25 digital gift cards for / from Big Bad Toy Store ($50 total)
Winning the random drawing by virtue of a Facebook like, Brian from South Carolina!
Congratulations Brian, we will get your winnings in the mail to you tomorrow!
Thanks to everyone for your participation and for all of the great birthday wishes. Thank you to all of the folks who donated these amazing prizes, and yeah, thanks to me for putting this all together right? Stay tuned to MUReview. We are going to keep bringing you amazing stuff day in and day out, more giveaways, more exclusive Con coverage, more more more!!
First off, I know this is a little bit late, but thanks to some technical difficulties that kind of stuff will happen. Now onto the show.
I can’t say this was a stellar week for comics. I feel like choosing an official “Comic of the Week” is like choosing a president this year. You are in bad shape either way you choose.
With all that said this weeks honor goes to Wolverine #312 by Jeph Joeb and art by Simone Bianchi and Simone Peruzzi. I’ve mentioned in past posts that I really love the art style on this Wolverine series. It is dark and edgy which is perfect when depicting the world of Wolverine.
Issue 312 picks up with Wolverine hot on the trail of newly revived Sabertooth and the man behind it all Romulus. This time he has help in the form of Romulus’ sister, Remus. Of course she has to be a red head, they are always red heads.
We have quite the plot twist at the end that if true will end up turning Wolverine’s entire life upside down.
I think any book with a battle between Sabertooth and Wolvie is worth the read.
Honorable Mention: Nothing
I am not going to make this post very long winded because quite frankly I told you about “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe” series two weeks ago. If you aren’t reading it yet I have only one question, what in the world is wrong with you?
With every issue this story just gets better and better. It sounds so wrong to say, but watching someone kill all of your favorite heroes is pretty cool. Especially when that person is Deadpool. Writer Cullen Bunn is a mad genius and the art and coloring by Dalibor Talajic and Lee Loughridge compliment his madness perfectly.
I can’t wait to see how this all ends. Part of me hopes someone obscure character like Squirrel Girl puts Deadpool down. I think that would be a fitting end to a tale like this.
Honorable Mention: Nothing, just go read this series.
Let me start off by saying I could have easily made the second issue of “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe” my ‘Comic of the Week.’ Seriously, the comic is just that good.
With that said I decided to go with “The New Avengers #29” instead. Out of all the Avengers series available, New Avengers is by far my favorite and that has a lot to do with Brian Michael Bendis as the writer. Art is done by Mike Deodato and color by Rain Beredo. Marvel has a ton of great talent when it comes to writers and Bendis is at the top of the heap.
This comic was different from most New Avengers books. First off it puts the Illuminati of the Marvel Universe back in the same room. If you don’t know Iron Man decided to get what he considered the leaders of the Marvel Universe together to discuss threats that were of a massive scale after the Kree/Skrull war invaded Earth. The group consisted of Reed Richards, Charles Xavier, Namor, Black Bolt, Doctor Strange and Black Panther was invited, but decided not to join after the first meeting.
In the end the group did more harm than good. Basically, their decisions lead to the Skrull invasion and World War Hulk. They all swore to never meet again, but this issue #29 brings them together once more.
When you put these men all in the same room it is ALWAYS a big deal. However, this time it is Captain American who has called the group together. His purpose is to hopefully draw out his former WWII brother in arms, Namor, to talk some sense into him. All the original Illuminati members show except for Black Bolt.
What makes this issue so great is the whole issue is just these men in a room talking. It is very rare you have an entire comic just dedicated to dialogue. I thought it was a nice look into the dynamics between each of these individuals and seeing where they are at as the events of Avengers vs. X-Men unfold. Bendis does an amazing job writing the wise-cracking Stark.
So after you are done reading Deadpool Kills Marvel U, go let your nerves take a rest and pick up this comic. Well worth your time and money.
Honorable Mention: “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #2” (Did you really think it would be anything else?)
So rare in the Marvel Universe do we get edgy done well. Yes, we have Marvel Knights which has been solid at times, but I think my “Comic of the Week” selection is an effort that makes it feel right to be an adult and still reading comic books.
My choice for this week is the start of the miniseries “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1.” Written by Cullen Bunn and art by Dalibor Talajic this latest effort makes me feel like they are finally giving us the Deadpool we all deserve. We know Wade is crazy and funny, but the Wade we are given in this series is all that and twisted as hell. I’m talking Heath Ledger as the Joker twisted.
You know I don’t like to give away spoilers, but here it is a must. SPOILER ALERT!!!!
The guy kills the first family of the Marvel Universe in the first 8 pages! How can you not read this book?! I am also pretty certain unlike our regular comics these heroes won’t be coming back in this series. Deadpool has been wronged and he is out for blood. I can’t wait to see how they pit him against the big guns in the Marvel U.
This series has me excited and you should feel the same way. The best part is you don’t have to wait another month for book number two. The next in the series hits shelves tomorrow as this will be a weekly comic for at least four issues.
Kudos to Marvel for this new and mature take on one my favorite characters. I think Marvel needs to do this with more of their characters and maybe this is a sign of things to come in Marvel NOW!
Pick up this book or you will be sorry you didn’t. I known this because Deadpool told me so. Crazy bastard…
Honorable Mention: The First X-Men #1