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Wendigo Marvel Legends (2008)

Wendigo Marvel Legends

Wendigo Marvel Legends

This is the figure rumored to being the best and most sought after.  It is really amazing!  It’s huge and detailed and massive!  There are a few set-backs to this toy though – first off, Wendigo is all white so the paint application is pretty standard – I do wish there was a better way to give some highlights though, maybe with a bit of grey but this figure is without.  Again, the packaging is he one thing this line has done right.  Instead of the bubble packaging that the Marvel Legends had adopted they go with the blister packaging with a plastic bubble glued to a cardboard backing.  There’s a classic illustration of the character at the top left corner.  It’s pretty phenomenal all around.

Close up of Wendigo

Close up of Wendigo

The face and heavy metal hair do make up for any letdowns on this figure.  There’s a great wide tail that attaches to the back and… oh… unfortunately that’s it.  This Marvel Legends Figure Line is really lacking on any accessories.  It’s a huge bummer too – because those are some of the coolest aspects of these toys – and to charge more – for less!  And sure, you do get a piece for the BAF Fin Fang Foom that looks really good (this comes with the right arm and wing of Foom) – but those shouldn’t count as accessories.  All in all this is still a great figure that lives up to the hype and is is a must have!

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The Incredible Hulk vs. Fin Fang Foom

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(Spoilers!) Let me start off by saying that this is a verys short story – too short in fact – but it’s also a great read.  The comic starts off with Hulk wandering around Antartica getting very tired.  “Even Hulk gets tired…” he says before he collapses and falls asleep.  Then, he turns back into Bruce Banner.  Banner wakes up indoors, inside a base camp for the scientists there.  Amazed that he could actually survive for as long as he did outside they ask him his name and he tells them “Bruce… Ross” The woman in charge is immedialtey aware that he is lying.

Outside, two scientists discover Fin Fang Foom frozen in the iceand mistake it for an undiscovered dinosaur.  One of the scientists takes off to get the rest of the team as the other begins to chip away at the dragon.  But suddenly, Fin Fang Foom breaks through the ice.  When the others approach they see the hole – but no dinosaur.  There team member is there but acting strangley.   

Back at the base, Bruce is told that the army is on its way to pick him up. Bruce is about to object when everyone discovers the dead body of the scientist who discovered Fin Fang Foom.  The blame is immediatly put on Bruce, and after he is pistol whipped once The Hulk comes out.  Then, another scientist says “Looks like I picked the wrong person to regain my energy back from” and Fin Fang Foom comes out of the mans chest.

Hulk and Foom begin to battle it out and Foom is instantly impressed with Hulk’s strength.  Hulk throws Foom outside.  Foom grows to be enormous and rips the roof off the building.  Hulk says it doesn’t matter how big he gets because it’s strength that wins fights and Hulk is the strongest one there is.  Fing Fang Foom decides he can’t beat the Hulk in a fight and instead tries to reason with the Hulk, asking him to join him in defeating the Humans, making the Humans serve them.  Hulk takes a moment and says “Naaaaaah” and whips Foom around by the tale and then tosses him to the moon.  Literally – to the moon.

This story is a throw back to the old masters Lee – and the art is directly influenced by Kirby and Trimpe.  In fact, in one panel there is a great rendition of Kirby’s leaping Hulk as he battles it out with Foom.  This immensley fun read was brought to us by the man himself Peter David and it was quite enjoyable and the perfect way to get ready for Hulk #1 out next week.