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Awesome Toy Picks: KINGDOM COME Shazam!

A cool collectible you'll want to add to your collection.

Each week we take a close, hands-on look at cool comic book collectibles. Normally we focus on new items available in stores but every once in a while we like to dip into the 'vault.' This week's pick is from the 2003 line from KINGDOM COME.

I joked about this earlier in the week. This is a collectible from 2003 and I was trying to decide whether or not to open it. Because it's some a cool character and figure, I decided to (and even did a Premium Video for subscribers showing the opening along with some commentary and extra shots).

You can see from the image above that this figure is still in the box and has collected a bit of dust. Looking a little closer, you can see that it's just begging to be taken out of the box.

== TEASER ==
"Free me!"

It was mainly because it just looks so dang cool. KINGDOM COME was such a great story and the figures in this line were top notch, especially if you consider they're from 2003. I did end up getting just about all the figures in the different waves and they've just been sitting around since.

This figure obviously can't be purchased in regular retail stores but you might find them in comic shops and definitely online. Doing a quick search on ebay turns up a few at reasonable prices, especially when a lot of today's collectible figures are retailing for around twenty bucks.

He may not have a lot of articulation but for a figure like this, you don't really want it. This is something that looks great sitting out on display. When figures have too much articulation, the joints take away from the sculpt and design of the figure. Check out how it looks out of the box.

Let us know what you thought of this selection from the 'vault' and if you'd want to see more out of their packaging. Next week we'll be shifting back towards a more modern selection.

And if you are a subscriber, make sure you check out the video showing the opening along with a video look at the figure.

36 Comments
Posted by UnderDogs_OverBoard

The BoX!

It's SO DUSTY!

anyways nice picks G-man...

Posted by Miss_Garrick

I dunno. It always bugged me how Alex Ross drew Shazam looking too creepy even when he was free of the mind control. Also the Kingdom Come figures have such limited articulation that it doesn't seem worth the money.

Posted by sentryman555

Its almost 2 in the morning here and I've been laughing like an idiot for the last 5 minutes because of that last picture. I can go to sleep knowing the day is now complete!

Posted by TheGoldenOne
Looks good.
Posted by Darkus_99

Nice!

Posted by Mr. Messy Face

Is that a deer with a Rey Mysterio mask on it?

Posted by Billy Batson

WANT.
BB

Online
Posted by TheMess1428

@Mr. Messy Face said:

Is that a deer with a Rey Mysterio mask on it?

^This.^

Also, this is cool but it really can't do much so playing with it would be out of the question but it would be great to put on display.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Looks cool. Very.

Last pic is epic.

Posted by fluffypigeons

i have seen way cooler toys but this one is.............okay

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@TheMess1428 said:

@Mr. Messy Face said:

Is that a deer with a Rey Mysterio mask on it?

^This.^

Also, this is cool but it really can't do much so playing with it would be out of the question but it would be great to put on display.

It's Giant Bombs Lucha Deer
Posted by thespideyguy

awesome figure

Posted by TheBigRedCheese

I always wanted a Captain Marvel figure when I was a child. This would have been nice to own.

Posted by SandMan_

He'll always be Captain Marvel too me.

Posted by StarKiller809

That's an okay toy. I wasn't blow away by it and probably won't but it but I still think that it looks coool. 

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Gosh KC Shazam creeps the hell out of me with that smile of his. Still, nice figure!

Edited by Utandi

I personally don't like that one very much. The face kinda reminds me (in some pictures) of a pig.

Anyway! I really like the idea of showing old collectables from the vault. More please! :D

Posted by Daveyo520

No one can beat Luchadeer!

Posted by Ganthetsward20

Love the older toys, the new ones are great, but the kingdom come selection is pretty cool

Posted by RoTheKid

Dude, I LOVE these toy articles that you do! PLEASE keep it up! :)

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

How does this fig stack up next to the Justice line from 2005? (I think that was the year) I've been dying to get a Black Adam, Captain Marvel and Solomon Grundy from that line for a looooooong time.

Plus the Deadman fig from Kingdom Come is boss as well.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I'd love to get that Captain Marvel some day. I once bought the Magog Kingdom Come toy, but it wouldn't stand up right. Was it just my toy, like a default, or did all of them have a problem standing up right?

Posted by PowerHerc

This figure is a great representation of Captain Marvel as shown in "Kingdom Come." It looks great and I want one.

I know it's blasphemy, to collectors, to open an action figure but I'm glad you did because I enjoyed seeing it from all the different angles and in the various poses. I agree 100% about the figure not needing more articulation due to the fact that many times a lot of articulation can ruin the aesthetic appeal of the figure.

Also; keep the older figures coming! They're some of the best!

Posted by hardindr

Blasphemy! Luchadeer would defeat any comic-book figure!

Posted by soduh2

They called him "Shazam" in 2003?

Posted by andrew2696

@soduh2: Didn't people always call him Shazam it just wasn't his official name.

Posted by Onemoreposter

Kingdom Come CM scares me....dude was nuts...

Posted by crazyflashfan11

@fluffypigeons said:

i have seen way cooler toys but this one is.............okay

this

Posted by Video_Martian

HOLEY MOLEY!!! :D

Posted by Eyz

*cough* Captain Marvel!! *cough*

Posted by mikeclark1982

@andrew2696: they did, but then there was a huge battle between DC and Marvel over the name, so they just went with Shazam!

Posted by JonesDeini

Dope G-Man. Always had a soft spot for this line of figures

Posted by supermanfan122508

Must find one of these. I love Shazam's suit so much and I wish more people knew who he was.

Posted by NuclearLife

Love the whole KINGDOM COME line, recently picked up the Flash and I just love it.

Posted by jobbernos

captain marvel is always smiling.

Posted by PowerHerc

I'd like to pick this piece up but it's to damn expensive in the after-market.