Each week we take a close hands on look at comic book collectibles. There's so much stuff out there and some are better than others. This week we're going to look at a couple figures from the Marvel Universe line. I know many have mixed feelings about these. Some don't like the smaller size but it is that smaller size that makes it easier to collect a lot of them.
This week's selection is actually from the "Marvel's Greatest Battles Comic Packs." With a certain character making a cameo at the end of The Avengers, it felt like the perfect time to take a look at this set featuring Thanos and Adam Warlock. And it's no surprise that THE INFINITY GAUNTLET happens to be the number one selling comic on Amazon right now.
The packaging is a little bigger because it contains a reprint from THE INFINITY GAUNTLET #3. That seems like a strange place for a new reader to start. Having the first issue might have been a better incentive for the buyer to seek out the collected edition. But then, this issue might have more action than the first, set up issue.== TEASER ==
The price is around $20. That means you get two figures and one comic. On the back of the packaging, you can see the other sets. For the price, personally, I'm not sure if I'd pick up any of the other sets. I'm just a big Thanos fan. I do have a bigger Adam Warlock figure...somewhere packed away. I just didn't have the time to search for it in my garage.
What was a little odd was the packaging. Thanos had a...protective piece over his...crotch. Maybe it was in his contract.
Like the other figures in the line, they do have an incredible amount of articulation. Sometimes it gets in the way and the figures' joints sometimes feel loose after a single pose or two. Again, it's the trade off in getting a figure that's cheaper in price and takes up less display space than the Marvel Select or Marvel Legends figures.
Take a look at these figures in action.