Awesome Toy Picks: Punisher MAX and Power Man & Iron Fist

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It's time to check out some cool action figures. Each week we look at a figure you can still pick up in stores (and online shops) as well as an older (more collectible) one you might have to search around for.

This week, we're trying something a little different. For our newer selection, we're going to look at the Marvel Select re-issue of the Punisher, inspired by Garth Ennis' PUNISHER MAX comic. The new figures are more posable than the first versions so you can actually play with them a little more.

What we're doing differently this time is giving you a video look at the figure. Sure the pictures we take give you an idea how the figure looks and stand but we thought doing a video would give you an even better idea and look at the detail put into this selection.

As with most Marvel Select figures, a lot of detail and thought is put into them. They're not really action figures as you can't really play with them. But how many of you reading/watching this have the time to actually play with them?

As I mentioned in the video, these type of figures are like mini-statues. They are perfect for being displayed and with the price around $20, you not going to have to spend as much as you would on an actual statue to be able to add this to your collection.

Here's some more photos to check out the detail.

== TEASER ==

For our flashback figure, to go along with this, I thought I'd finally open an item also from Marvel Select. Get ready to check out Power Man and Iron Fist, a Toyfare magazine exclusive from 2004.

I did read the magazine in the early days and would occasionally send in for the exclusive items they offered if you mailed in a coupon from the magazine and a few bucks for shipping. I wasn't really a collector of Minimates but thought these guys looked cool and hilarious. Doing this weekly feature gave me an excuse to finally open them. You can find them on ebay and other online sites. They tend to go for around $30 but I have seen a couple places offering them cheaper. Good luck hunting.

That's it for this week's picks. Let us know what you thought of them, if you own any of them or plan on getting them. We'll be playing around with video from time to time as well to give you a better look at the figures.

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#1 Edited by cmaprice (809 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see you doing reviews, as well, Tony! As one fan to another, keep a nail clipper on hand. It's your best friend when it comes to twisty ties! Nice, insanely quick, precise cuts that don't damage the packaging.

I ended up swapping the head on the Punisher for crossover goodness. Heh.

Marv, giving the Marvel Legends Frank a hard goodbye.

#2 Edited by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

Play with them? I don't even take things out of the box!

PS Yay video

#3 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the fact that the thug is tied up to a Spidey pinball machine.

#4 Posted by PowerHerc (81623 posts) - - Show Bio

These look damn sweet.

#5 Posted by scifi_superstar (41 posts) - - Show Bio
I can tell by the way that the punisher scene is layed out that he is an a$$%@!&. Those people responsible for the creation of this morally aprehensible character, as well as those who follow him need to be b!t(% slapped. Much in the same way that batman did to the punisher when he sent him flying into the garbage can.
#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (136 posts) - - Show Bio

How big are those Iron Fist and Power Man ones? Just wondering because there's not really anything there to judge their scale (but I'd guess Lego guy sized).

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32716 posts) - - Show Bio

Punisher is awesome 

#8 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

Power Man and Iron Fist look so cute! I love their comic series.

#9 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (3712 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally a Punisher toy (that I`ve seen) to be true to the character. That`s a really great buy for every 5-year old!

#10 Posted by Baddamdog (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

Really wish they would do a Psylocke Marvel Select

#11 Edited by BlackArmor (6134 posts) - - Show Bio

They sale this to kids?!!!!! I mean don't get me wrong some of this post was apropratefor children i meen that Punisher toy toatally pg I'm gonna get that for my 4 year old nephew as soon as i get the chance, but the Power Man and Iorn Fist toys that's gonna give any kids who see this and also me nightmares for weeks. Shame on you this is a child friendly site coming around here with your depraved Iorn Fist toy your sick!!!!, and you need help

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#12 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that Punisher is BOSS! Would so love to have that.

#13 Posted by wwenmdc (20 posts) - - Show Bio

If Frank Castle and Jason Todd got in a fight, who would win?

#14 Posted by xscarletkittie (594 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone else see the resemblance between the Punisher toy's face and Mandy Patinkin's?

#15 Posted by jordama (4225 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish Luke and Iron Fist got into more shenanigans during this photo shoot :P

#16 Posted by cmaprice (809 posts) - - Show Bio

@xscarletkittie said:

Anyone else see the resemblance between the Punisher toy's face and Mandy Patinkin's?

My name is Frank Castle. Someone else of a similar profession killed my family. Prepare to die.

#17 Posted by dylanbaldwin19 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

i have every single mini-mate around, and while they are fricking cool, the punisher looks so awesome. I will definitely get him.

#18 Posted by JReed2008 (45 posts) - - Show Bio

You should get alot of those marvel mini mates and set them up in awesome poses

#19 Posted by mikex20 (2769 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet Christmas, Power man and Iron Fist Minimates!!

#20 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

those were awesome

#21 Posted by The Impersonator (5008 posts) - - Show Bio

Punisher looks freaking awesome!

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#22 Posted by Eyz (3095 posts) - - Show Bio

Badass Punisher^^

Reminds me of that awesome Xbox/PS2-era game you could "finish" criminals with special moves like so :P

#23 Posted by ThomasElliot (360 posts) - - Show Bio

I have that Punisher figure somewhere. I didn't realize they did re-issues of toys.

#24 Posted by MetropolisKid41 (515 posts) - - Show Bio

Man that Punisher Max fig looks awesome, very tempting.

#25 Posted by pahphoenix (36 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmaprice: INCONCEIVABLE!!!

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