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Awesome Toy Picks: Marvel Select Ultron

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

Each week we take a look at a comic book collectible and see what it's like out of the package. When it comes to action figures, we don't usually get a lot of villains. The focus is usually placed on the superheroes. With all the Avengers figures already released, it's nice to see some of their villains get the Marvel Select treatment. This week, we're looking at Ultron.

Ultron is one of the Avengers deadliest enemies. The fact that he was created by one of their own makes it awkward whenever he shows up. For those that don't know his full story, Marvel Select makes sure that's not a problem by including a mini bio on the back.

We're still waiting for the Ultron War to happen in comics. We were teased about it in last year's POINT ONE issue but it was apparently pushed back to accomodate AVENGERS VS X-MEN. Last I heard, it's still going to happen next Spring or Summer.

How does Ultron look out of the package?

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His hip joints are a little weird but his foot/ankle joints are interesting. You can rotate his foot in ways you can't other figures. This allows you some variation when positioning him.

He also comes with a stand that's pretty cool. Many of the past ones have been just a background but Ultron's really reflects on who he is. He's able to defeat members of the Avengers and we get to see a couple fallen heroes lying at his feet.

I'm a little torn on his finish. It would have been nice for him to have a shinier surface. The problem with figures like that is they tend to tarnish or just look too cheap. He does look metallic here. Just a little dull. Metal sometimes has that appearance. Otherwise, he looks like he's ready to kick your other action figures' butts.

That's it for this week. Be sure to look for the next installment to find out what we'll be opening and looking at next.

Posted by wowylied

I like it, except the join with is main body and his legs are too big and apparent.

Well he is the last thing keeping me reading marvel right now, i hope hickman will be the one to make his return.

Posted by Moonchilde

Sweet sculpt. Can't wait for Ultron War! Hope it's as epic as it's been hyped so far!

Posted by Barubal10

That is one real sweet head mold. I have a few custom Transformers figs which could use a head like that.

Posted by zaohxc

I love the Anyman and wasp

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k


Same here. So defeated. Not sure if I`ve ever seen an action figure stand on a platform like that.

Posted by JMLG

dope figure.. still waiting on that Ultron Wars storyline...

Posted by grenade728

Wow! This is definitely going on my list!

Posted by thespidey307

I want the Ultron War to happen now. I also want Ultron for Avengers 2!

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Does he stand easily without the base? Sometimes I get action figures that don't stand so easily unless I glue them down to the base. I once had a large Thor action figure from Target that had one leg shorter than the other (but the display box covered up that leg).

Posted by Blood1991

I'm more looking Forward to the Storm and Nightcrawler, but he looks pretty good.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

That really looks awesome but I agree..he should have a bit more shine to his exterior.

Posted by Duke_Nasty

Just got this the other day! Marvel select Rhino looks unreal.

Posted by mrdecepticonleader

Looks cool,much better looking than the Marvel Legends version.

Posted by Marv_El

just a scaled up version of the marvel universe figure. The joints might even be the same.

Posted by DSTZach

@Marv_El: Actually, no, ours was sculpted by Gentle Giant. DST lines don't share any sculpts with Hasbro lines.

Posted by longbowhunter

Anyone interested,TFAW has this as they're Deal of the Day. It going for around $16.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Not to bad at all

Posted by funnyfishman

I really wish they put more work into the fallen heroes. They almost look like dyed rats.

Posted by fluffypigeons

HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH love this so much.....thats what you get Hank Pym wife beater