Awesome Toy Picks: Marvel Select Ultron

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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?

== TEASER ==

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.

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#1 Posted by wowylied (238 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#2 Posted by Moonchilde (1632 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by Barubal10 (50 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#4 Posted by zaohxc (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Anyman and wasp

#5 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (5156 posts) - - Show Bio


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

#6 Posted by JMLG (135 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#7 Posted by grenade728 (755 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow! This is definitely going on my list!

#8 Posted by thespidey307 (226 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#9 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2540 posts) - - Show Bio

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).

#10 Posted by Blood1991 (8115 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#11 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#12 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#13 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (19380 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#14 Posted by Marv_El (9 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by DSTZach (4 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by longbowhunter (8843 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#17 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8360 posts) - - Show Bio

Not to bad at all

#18 Posted by funnyfishman (132 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#19 Posted by fluffypigeons (259 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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