Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier now in theaters, we figured this was the perfect time to take a look at the Disney Store exclusive Marvel Select Winter Soldier action figure.
If you're familiar with the Marvel Select figures, you know they come in nice big packages. They're pretty detailed and come with a base. While they do have a lot of articulation, they don't necessarily have the most options for posing the figures.
If you're not fully familiar with the Winter Soldier's story or haven't checked out his page here on Comic Vine, the back of the package does give a little summary. And it's pretty cool they used the Lee Bermejo art from WINTER SOLDIER #4.
With the base, the figure makes a good display.
The base is pretty cool. Looks like a window was shot. Perhaps by Winter Soldier or someone else. You can see he comes with a couple guns that he can hold and there's also a third, hanging, that he can use as well.
It always seemed weird that Bucky still has a star on his arm. "Hey, there's this killer dude, called the Winter Soldier. He has a metal arm with a star on it." He's supposed to be dead and we know he's not the only one with a metal arm. But it is a cool little detail and looks nice on the figure.
Sometimes the base the Marvel Select figures come with are just okay. This one may not be anything out of the ordinary but I do think it adds a nice touch to the figure's look.
It's almost as if there's a story being told with this background. What mess did he get himself into this time?
It's always cool when a figure has a lot of detail on their back. Usually when figures are on display, you don't really see their backs. It's still a nice touch.
This figure does have kind of weird leg joints. It'd be cool if you could put him in a kneeling position but his legs knees don't quite bend that way. But you can put him in a slightly different stance.
And, of course, the figure is in scale with your other Marvel Select figures.
As mentioned, the figure is a Disney Store exclusive. You can order it directly from them HERE. It'll cost you $24.95 and they do a good job shipping the figure pretty quickly. If you're interested, you'd want to get it now before you end up having to buy it later at a higher price.
That's all we have for this week. Will we continue the Captain America theme for another week? Possibly. There are still other items to take a look at.