Awesome Toy Picks: Marvel Select Flash Thompson Venom

Posted by G-Man (39799 posts) - - Show Bio

Each week we like to take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means opening the packaging and taking the item out. This week we're going to look at a Marvel Select figure sold exclusively at The Disney Store - Flash Thompson Venom.

Flash Thompson used to be Peter Parker's greatest enemy and Spider-Man's biggest fan. It was tragic when he lost his legs while showing that he could be the hero he always wanted to be. When the government came in possession of the Venom symbiote, Flash volunteered to become the new Venom.

== TEASER ==

What sets this Venom apart from others is his look and design. He clearly looks more like a soldier. The added spikes was an interesting option but makes him look that much tougher.

The shoulder pad/spikes have a single joint that allows them to move a bit. Having them as separate pieces allows more mobility and keeps it from looking too plain and sculpted. The detail of the pouches and gun holsters is a nice touch as well.

Like most Marvel Select figures, he does come with a base. It's cool but doesn't feel as if it was specifically designed for this figure. It's almost a generic battle scene. It's not as big as some of the past we've seen but the reality is, you're not buying these figures for the backgrounds. It's about the figure. This figure does not need the base and can stand on its own.

It's also cool seeing the tiny detail of where the webbing would come out. Each hand has a tiny hole as if webbing could shoot out at any moment.

The only real problem with this figure is the guns. They don't stay in the hands too well. You can position them so that the trigger finger is on the trigger but it's not a super tight fit. While moving the figure around, the guns fell out a few times. Regardless, it's still really cool looking.

It's both cool and strange that this figure is exclusive to The Disney Store. He's clearly a cooly designed figure. It's one that fans of Flash Thompson and this new version of Venom. There is a good amount of articulation and plenty of detail. As for the retail price, I'd imagine it's around $20. You'll want to try to track this one down.

Huge thanks to The Cyan Lantern for sending this figure to us!!

#1 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a thing I need in my life.

#2 Posted by fury714 (625 posts) - - Show Bio


#3 Posted by daak1212 (8318 posts) - - Show Bio

Spelling error, Marve? Mean Marvel holmes

#4 Posted by SavageDragon (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow really nice figure. Thanks for the look.

#5 Posted by Vincie_Pooh (118 posts) - - Show Bio

hoping that they make him in Marvel Universe toy size or Marvel Legends toy size. This figure is so sweet, just little too big. Great review G-Man!

#6 Posted by kagato (260 posts) - - Show Bio

I would buy this in a heart beat (Venom is one my all time favs) but the Disney stores in the UK only sell girls and young childrens toys, i doubt they will stock this. Im going to have to trawl ebay and pay an over inflated price for it T-T

#7 Posted by DarklyDreamingDeadpool (174 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by FiguredOut95 (437 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks awesome!

#9 Posted by longbowhunter (8840 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they closed the Disney store in the local mall. What a shame.

#10 Posted by evilmax17 (3 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by mattwing87 (441 posts) - - Show Bio

Nooo! I think the Disney store in my local mall got shutdown along with a bunch of other stores :(

#12 Posted by mpierce2690 (331 posts) - - Show Bio

I still think of Spawn every time I see the Flash Venom.

#13 Posted by greenlucario (284 posts) - - Show Bio

It's online at their website, got mine from there, totally worth it as a fan of Flash as Venom.

#14 Posted by infectedhero (91 posts) - - Show Bio

looks great

#15 Posted by ssj2DeadPool (227 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh My god that is awesome.

#16 Posted by Hurricrane (1 posts) - - Show Bio

That.... really doesn't look all that great. The articulation points look cheap and wtf is up with his chest being in 2 parts?

#17 Posted by Tyrannotaur (296 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow I didn't even know they made this. I'd love to get a Flash Venom figure, but I don't really go for the Marvel Select line. Also the Disney store is a bit ridiculous with their pricing, so I'll pass. I hope they make a Marvel Universe or Legends figure of him in the future.

#18 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

Split between this and the Eddie Brock Venom coming out next month.

#19 Posted by impossibilly (917 posts) - - Show Bio

Just a FYI for people wondering about the price, I was in a Disney Store yesterday. That particular store didn't have this particular figure, but the other Marvel action figures there were retailing for $24.50 each.

#20 Posted by Nightwing28710 (160 posts) - - Show Bio

They should make one with tentacles holding weapons.

#21 Posted by iancoderre3 (56 posts) - - Show Bio

THey should make a Flash THompson Venom video game. A shooter that allows you to turn into Venom! BADASS

#22 Posted by jsphsmth (1173 posts) - - Show Bio

The figure looks great, but why would this be a Disney Store exclusive? Couldn't they have found something a little more kid friendly than Venom?

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

Flash-Venom looks great here!

#24 Posted by saoakden (1220 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks freaking awesome!

#25 Posted by markslurpee (82 posts) - - Show Bio

Perhaps I don't know enough about Flash Johnson, but I think the spikes are too much.

#26 Posted by jwalser3 (6116 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

This is a thing I need in my life.

I second that.

#27 Posted by redhood21 (833 posts) - - Show Bio

i love flash mas venom and i picked up this figure as soon as i saw it. my favorite select figure so far.

#28 Posted by CounterShock (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Why Disney Store exclusive why.

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

Looks cool.But I am looking forward to the classic Venom.

#30 Posted by HerbertWest (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Even if I don't like the story arc,I might pick this one up.

#31 Posted by Bad_People (173 posts) - - Show Bio

What scale is it?

#32 Posted by guruniinja (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope: ok sounds good just dont go and eat that pizza

#33 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6708 posts) - - Show Bio

Where's his rifle?

#34 Posted by jstarzyk (349 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't find this anywhere, and they are going for like $50 on ebay!

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