Meanwhile, back at the ninja party…
Have you cats seen the new Marvel comics figures that came out for the new Wolverine movie? I have to say they are pretty sweet. There’s a few categories, or whatever, for them. Like ones for the movies, and some for the new cartoons, and so on. They are all to scale with each other though and not so stylistically different that they clash when put side by side. I mention all of this because they put an original comic costume Deadpool in the Wolverine Origins line. I haven’t picked up any comic book toys in ages, but a Deadpool in his real outfit was just too good to pass up. There was a Captain America in his Ultimates costume too, but I didn’t cave and get him. (I had a Secret Wars Captain America when I was little.) Anyway, I’ll probably be picking up a few of the Marvel guys at that scale from time to time. They are just right to stand next to Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe, and Microman dudes. Much better than the huge things they’ve been winging at fans for years. I hope DC jumps on the bandwagon with the 3 inch scale. I need a tiny Batman too. The Microman Batman I have is kind of lame.
The problem with those toys is that they want almost $10 for them, which is insane. $6 should be the absolute limit on a 3″ toy. They tried that shit with Star Wars guys for a while and it finally broke their demonic hold over me. Now they’re back at a decent price point, so I don’t feel raped if I pick one up.
You know what they remind me of? That shitty action figure card game Marvel tried to do a few years ago. The toys were alright. I got a Dr. Doom because Doom willed it so, and a Spiderman. (Had to get the Thing to get Doom. Managed to end up with one that had two right legs…) I hope they make a new Dr. Doom.