Friday, January 27, 2006
My Favorite Super Powers Figure
I had to think about this one, because as I look at the lineup I want to declare a ten-way tie. Ultimately I'm going with Martian Manhunter as #1 with Dr. Fate as a close second.
These two were the first two I got, and right around that time some c-book store guy had noted the SP line's superiority over the Secret Wars figs, the Marvel equivalent at the time. Secret Wars figures were basically all the same sculpt with different paintjobs, unlike the distinct shapes of the DC heroes. I remember picking up Martian and Fate to investigate this fact, and noting the slightly alien look to MM's biceps. You can't really see what I mean in this pic, but with that one subtle curve the entire scope of the sculptors' skill and effort became apparent to me. I'd say that MM being my favorite superhero and favorite SP fig are two closely connected ideas.
The other figs from this collection that make me drool are:
Even the figs that one might pass on first glance have amazing elements, like Aquaman's scaly shirt or Hawkman's awesome color combination.
You're all winners!