Written by on March 18, 2012 in Doc Owen, Marvel, Toy Reviews, Uncategorized - 5 Comments

We’re all waiting for the Avengers movie to open, but in the meantime we can see some of the
releases from Hasbro in preparation of the flick’s debut. Enter the 4″ line of Marvel Avenger figures. Captain America, the Hulk, Loki, Thor and Iron Man will be reviewed by everyone’s favorite reviewer, Doc Owen. Let us hear from you all as well. Will you be picking up this line? What do you think of the accessoires, paint, sculpts? Leave a comment and have your say.

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  1. Cable March 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm ·

    Great review, Doc. As I mentioned before, I’m amazed at what a step backwards these figures are for Hasbro. After showing us what they can do with a 3 3/4 inch figure with Universe in terms of articulation, paint apps, etc., the Avengers figures are a huge disappointment: limited articulation, spotty paint apps,, and, as you said, accessories that make no sense. The only must have figures (for me anyways) are Comic Series (Ultimate) Thor, and Cap. Haven’t even seen Black Widow or Hawkeye, so I can’t comment on them. How Hasbro can give us MU at a $7.99 price point, and then turn around and price the Avengers POSs at $8.99-$9.99 is just a blatant rip-off! I predict a looooooong shelf life of peg-warming for these stiffs. Move over Iron Man 2 figures: you’ve got company!

  2. Doc Owen March 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm ·

    You know Cable, and I am going to be doing a column on this, is the Thundercats in the 4 inch scale.
    Look at the articualtion, detail and for that price? ( and I don’t like thunder cats. And what does mattel do or hasbro?
    Even these figures as poor as they are, at far better than Mattels Infinite Crisis.

  3. Cable March 19, 2012 at 1:55 am ·

    True Doc, which is why Infinite Crisis is no longer around. My point is: having given us Universe with superior articulation, paint apps, etc, why turn around and give an inferior figure in the Avengers, and then charge more for it? Just a blatant rip-off in terms of my hard earned $. If I’m buying figures in this size (3 3/4 – 4 inch), I’m buying the superior figure (Universe), and paying less $.

  4. Sliding Lock Man in PA March 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm ·

    They remind me of the GI Joe movie figures. I wonder if it was the same design team.

  5. puckace March 27, 2012 at 12:16 am ·

    Nice review Doc! I have seen all of waves 1 & 2 and have passed on them all.

    Maskless Captain America is decent. I was slightly tempted by Loki, Ultimate Thor and Hawkeye. But I’m just not a huge fan of Marvel’s Ultimates Universe and even less of a fan of most movie based superhero toys. I can’t justify the extra cost for less articulation that this line offers. I guess the useless accessories are supposed to justify the higher MSRP? That oversized junk just gets tossed into the useless pile of stuff for me.

    Frankly these are a huge disappointment for me. Marvel is finally pulling off the superhero team movie and Hasbro decides to put out shabby product. Compared to the Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America lines, these are a huge step down in quality and frankly an embarrassment. Perhaps the Spider-man 3 design team got another shot with this line. Whatever the case, I don’t want any of them with the possible exception of Black Widow. Assuming she can get past the first two waves and make it to retail.

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