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!

3 responses to “Leonard Samson Lead Figure (2009)

  1. It’s great to see the good doctor get some much needed respect! Doc Samson has been a favourite of mine for year’s.

    Like you I hope that Loeb & Pak do something with him in The Fall of The Hulks storyline that leads into World War Hulks.

    I’m hoping that with the end of the Son of Hulk comic, Hiro Kala turns up on Earth on the side Dr Doom & company alongside Manga Hulk (aka Godzilla Hulk) and The Maestro. THAT WOULD BE FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  2. PS I forgot to mention that Jeph Loeb’s daughter will be doing a mini series called Blue Hulk and the Pet Avengers.

    I assume that it will be for young reader’s. The Blue Hulk that will be appearing is (I believe) the same one that appears in the Mini Marvels having adventures with both Green Hulk and Red Hulk.

    The first Pet Avengers mini series was hilarious! I envision mature readers laughing their heads off to and from work due to this.

  3. I’m Not drooling! Samson reminds me of Brad Pitt, and for that he’s not one of my faves.

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