Marvel Infinite Wave 3
I have been collecting Marvel action figures for just about as long as I can remember. I’ve been collecting 3.75 inch Marvel figures since the universe allowed me to. Or should I say, The Marvel Universe. Maybe it’s just my measure of paying attention but if feels like with the Marvel Infinite toy line fans are getting figures on a very aggressive schedule. I just barely recovered from the wallet shock of buying wave 2 and wave 3 is now here!! Wave 3 features 5 new figures out of a 6 figure wave. I like some stuff about them and I don’t like some other stuff. Let’s talk about em’.
- This amazing Deathlok makes me forget about the crappy Deathlok that I got from Toybiz a really long time ago.
- Sturdy build for a sturdy character.
- Excellent definition of man parts vs. machine parts.
- Deathlok has a gun. Deathlok has a holster! The key to my heart! Holsters!
- Backpack fits perfectly!
- Nothing here, Deathlok is a contender for my favorite figure of the year.
- Fans have been clamouring to get hands on an Astonishing Cyclops since this uniform debuted. Hasbro has delivered with the looks in spades!
- Iconic two fingers to visor pose – check!
- Very loose joints lead to difficulty in posing.
- Dude’s got wonky knees!! Quality Control issue?
- Speaking of contender for best figure of the year….
- Ares is perfect in size, scale and look.
- Every detail is captured.
- Outstanding weapons, perfectly scaled again!
- Wrist rockers, whaaat?
- DARK AVENGERS COMPLETE!!
- Absolutely nothing bad can be said about Ares. Do you want that I should cut you?
- This figure looks very much like Ant Man. Ultimate Ant Man (helmet has no antennas), but Ant Man all the same.
- Everyone loves an accessory, in this case, we get a whole extra guy! A really really tiny one.
- The most honestly nice thing I can say here is that – finally… finally we got him!
- Helmet doesn’t come off.
- This is not 616 Ant Man! We’ve waited this long and the dude doesn’t have antennae!
- This isn’t a complaint for me but I’ve heard it said, the legs are ‘old world’ legs missing a lot of the common new world articulation. Mine go in a case, never to be posed. This doesn’t bug me so much.
- I was worried with Valkyrie because I feel like between conventions and promo images we’ve seen Valkyrie with a good face, and Valkyrie with a really…’special’ kind of face. Thankfully, things middled out and Valkyrie showed up to market with a pretty reasonable female face.
- This figure captures the female frailty but the Goddess like strength of this comic book heroine.
- This lovely lady has straight legs, dodging the quality control bullet that has plagued so many female figures in the Marvel lines.
- No cape!
- No scabbard!
- The hair sculpt could have gone a lot of different ways. It went this way, and I get it, but I’d of liked almost any other.
- Be Careful! Trying to get the sword hilt out of the packaging was a nightmare that I thought was going to end with a sword ripped in half.
- This is a re-release of the Marvel Universe line Omega Red. He’s a fantastic figure, but we’ve already reviewed him.
I’m really very happy with this wave and just as happy with how quickly it hit retail.