Monday, March 8, 2010

Stretch Attack Mr. Fantastic & World War Hullk

I liked story World War Hulk but it wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be. I've never been a big fan of the Barbarian Hulk design, but it's pretty well depicted here. But to make it look that way there's a large torso piece overlay that restricts a lot of the joint movement. The entire torso you see in the picture is pretty much one continuous piece. Also, I'm not really loving the Moe Howard haircut. It doesn't really make the Hulk look intimidating when he has a bowl cut.

The box decription for this Mr. Fantastic variant says its him during World War Hulk, when he uses all his tricks to fight the Hulk. Which explains why he's pretty beat up. So why isn't he called "Battle Damaged Mr. Fantastic" like all the other beat up & injured depictions of the Marvel Minimate heroes? Because he's been packaged with a special piece that you can use to replace his legs and simulate his "Stretch Attack."

I never knew it was called the Stretch Attack. I thought it was his turn into a big ribbon and smother the life out of someone like a boa constrictor attack. Because really, isn't every attack Mr. Fantastic does while using his powers count as a stretch attack?

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