Thursday, July 28, 2011

Marvel Select Juggernaut action figure review

He's the Juggernaut and he's stomping into stores, well, he's already out actually. You can find him at comic shops or online...and boy is he big! Juggy stands a whopping 8 1/2" tall and weighs at least 3 pounds because he's solid plastic. It amazed me the packaging could even support him without tearing the bubble off!

Don't get me wrong, he may be solid plastic but still has plenty of articulation. Ball shoulders, torso, hips, and weird rocker ankles that are pinned through instead of across. They get the job done though. His range of articulation is pretty good considering his stocky design and the only negative is no wrist swivels so he can uppercut. The helmet doesn't come off but you can buy an 'unmasked' version.

The sculpt and paint apps are phenomenal as well, his skin and costume having a nice texture to it and just the right amount of airbrushed shading. There's great copper highlights to his helmet and metal bands as well. With Diamond Select it's usually hit or miss when it comes to paint apps. Here it's a definite hit! Check out those chompers. Every little detail on Juggernaut is there.

This is pretty much the definitive Juggernaut for your collection, fitting in with your Marvel Legends or Marvel Select. A quick repaint and you can have a Marvel vs Capcom Juggernaut too. Snag him for just $20 on Amazon or even cheaper on Ebay and soon. This is one of those miss-this-character-and-you're-out-of-luck type thing because I don't see Hasbro making a Build-a-Figure Juggernaut that can beat this guy anytime soon.

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