Daily Archives: November 10, 2009

Leonard Samson Lead Figure (2009)

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Leonard Samson... and his perfect hair

I was actually excited to hear about a Leonard Samson figure for this line! This is turning out to be one of the better lines for Marvel products. We Have both Hulks, a Leader, Abomination (even though they ruined a nice display by changing his base), Absorbing Man, and Valkyrie. I’m hoping they hang in long enough to start making more “B” list villains – like Aquon! Come On! You totally knew I was going to go there, right? I actually may go back and try to pick up the Surfer and Namor and Strange – if they even made them – have myself a Defenders display!

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Here's the whole deal... Stop drooling Hulk Man...

Anyways, I’m going off on a tangent – back to Samson. This sculpt is actually better than most of the others I have seen in this line – and the paint job is freakin’ terrific! I have been talking about Samson for a bit now – I think it’s time to do a week of Leonard Samson!  The only real issue I have is that these figures don’t seem to be up to scale.  The Hulk should be taller than Leo… but such is not the case…

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The Good Doctor and his Patient

The great thing about Samson is that he has success to back up his bravado!  He’s almost as strong as the Hulk – he’s smart enough that he actually cured the Hulk in his first meeting – he was the first to discover that the Hulk was a separate being from Banner – and if Loeb had any clue how to write a character driven story – he might even be interesting in the latest series as a dual personality hero/villain.  But… we’ll have to see how that pans out.  These are great little figures to pick up and go for pretty cheap – so check them out!

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He's too sexy for his shirt! Too sexy for his shirt - so sexy it hurts!

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A Week of Leonard Samson – Doc Samson #1 & 2

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Doc Samson #1 and #2

The good old doctor here has had a couple mini-series.  This mini has a villian called Patchwork – and if you’ve read it you know why he’s called that.  And the reason is pretty gross…  But this is obviously a mini-series from the 90’s – you can tell just by the art.  It has that old “Liefeld” kind of style – especially the She Hulk on the cover to #2.  Look at those legs!  They go on FOREVER!  And the Hulk on issue #1 has the awesome 90’s Hulk haircut.