One thing I did not want to do was to have to pay scalper prices for something so tiny like this little guy here. While I like having this character, since he debuted in the Planet Hulk storyline, I didn’t think it was all that important. I mean $30-$45 for a tiny figure like this, I just wasn’t about to shell out the dough for it!
Why is it so expensive? Well, this is one of the rare 1/72 figures. Luckily, it is also one of the heavier figures to seek out. Snatching one up should be easy – it’s heavier than the most of the other characters but lighter than the Hulk.
I do find the little guy a bit disturbing – check out his stomach and what looks like tiny nipples poking out. Ugh, looking at it makes me feel like Luke in the latest Star Wars. I feel like I should milk him and drink the green sludge just to freak people out. I was psyched to find this guy though.
I’m still not sure why it took so long for a 3D figure of these creatures to come out but either way – I’m so glad they finally did! Metroid is an amazing game that Nintendo brought out in the 90’s. Samus, landing on an alien planet, had to survive this hostile environment, collecting new life and an arsenal of missiles, until the final stage. The final world didn’t have many new creatures – but what it did have was super dangerous and not easily killed. There were tiny cheerios that might’ve been easy to kill – but with so many of them it’s easier to just run away.
The metroids were another animal all together. They would clutch on to you and begin sucking the life power out of you! The only way to get them off was to use your power ball bombs! You had to freeze these suckers and then use your missiles just to destroy them. Such an awesome game and wonderful childhood memories of the hours it took to defeat this game.
Being a huge Venom and Spider-Man 2099 fan I just wanted to get these two… except every single figures feels so similar to the other that it’s impossible to tell who is who in the package. Having a free afternoon and a few extra bucks in my pocket I decided to roll the dice and see if I can score the characters I wanted. I don’t recommend this practice as it never usually ends quickly or the way you want.
I grabbed a bunch of packages and walked up to the register. I told the lady I was going to buy one at a time and open each right there at the register until I get the one that I want. I of course let other customers through when they had one – but if not it was all me just sitting there opening package after package looking for Spidey 2099 or Venom!
If you’re familiar with this blog then you’ll know this is not an uncommon practice – I’ve done this before and usually the employees get into the whole experience with me. So, if you do the simple equation I snagged a Spider-Man, Black Cat, Gwenpool (mask and no mask), Parker, Goblin and 2 Spidey 2099 before I was able to snag a Venom.
Kevin Smith still has made some of my favorite movies to re-watch. Dogma is not only a funny movie but absolutely brilliant in it’s questioning of the idea of organized religion. His story about joining the protestors who were picketing his film is absolutely hilarious! I loved the inaction figures that were released for his movies – while I didn’t pick up most of them I did pick up a few. While on one of my trips to New Jersey I found the Golgotham, the poop monster from Dogma. It was a hilarious moment and easily one of the more memorable from the whole film. I could not in good conscious leave this still sitting on the clearance rack. It’s new home is in my office where, thankfully, it doesn’t try to kill me or even stank up my room too bad.
I’m glad that Miguel O’Hara had a second (and third, technically) series – and I’m even more excited that it was Peter David hired to tell his stories once again. Peter David wrote the original 46 issues of the first series and they had him continue his exploits (a mere 18 years later!) in the new series. I always thought Miguel was a complex and entertaining character. This is one of the few characters where I have every issue of his appearances.
I don’t think they will ever do better than his original costume but the new threads weren’t so bad either. I am in the camp of “new costume designs don’t make the book more exciting”. I remember years ago when Spawn’s costume was redesigned and I laughed as it seemed like such a silly way to pump up readers. This costume is pretty similar to the original – but I am a fan of the darker colored suit.
I’ll admit up front that these Pops aren’t in my collection anymore. While I enjoy the subscription service I don’t usually need – or want – every Pop they offer. I sold off most of them but these little guys ended up at my LCS. I still like the service – although, I will tell you, if this next box doesn’t impress as much as the Hulk one does I will probably quit it. Are any of the readers out there subscribers as well? What do you guys think of it? These Pops weren’t that bad – just did not fit into my theme at all.
Posted in Non-Hulk
Tagged 2017, Funko
I really hope Toys R Us pulls out of this bankruptcy and comes back strong. I always enjoyed my time working for the corporation, even if their choices as of late were met with scrutiny from all sorts of employees, but it would be a shame because TRU has given us some of the more exciting exclusives over the years. The Marvel Legends Phoenix/Cyclops 2-pack and the Evolution of Groot, the Bruce Banner Pop and this, the Anti-Venom metal figure are all pretty impressive.
Anti-Venom is a character I’ll admit I don’t know much about – while I love Venom and have yet to read much on Anti-Venom the character sill looks really cool – especially here with his blood red tongue pouring out of his mouth and his black teeth. These figures are so heavy and sculpted well – the only thing missing is articulation. But they are meant to be more like mini statues.
Posted in Non-Hulk
Tagged 2017, Venom