Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Battle Damaged Iron Man

So after hearing about CounterFett's glowing recomendations about the Halo MegaBlocks figures, and his mentioning of blind bagged MegaBlocks Marvel figures, I thought I'd give them a try when I found them at a Wal-Mart. All the issues I've had with the MegaBlocks figures are present in this one, the oversized chest pieces, the sense that this is a toy that should be in a gumball machine because something about it just feels kinda cheap and poorly made...

But that doesn't mean I don't like some things. It's really cool to see the level of articulation that these things have in a figure so small. Just under 2 inches tall and it has 12 points. Sure you've got to attack all the limbs into the ball joints yourself, but hey... Block figures. Also, the flame thrower effect looks really good and is well implemented. They're basicall hand held flames that are large enough to look like they're engulfing the hands.

I don't know what it is then. Maybe it's the way the plastic feel really cheap, it seemse lighter and more fragile than what you get with Legos in the same size. The sculpting seems off too, like there's too many details for a figure this small, and result seems like a hyper deformed creature where the limbs aren't in the proper scale with one another or the torso. Seriously, standing stright up, the hands aAnd the Thigh and the feet look like he's wearing corrective shoes.

So yeah, I don't think these things are worth $2.50. The Lego Minifigures are $2.99 and you feel like you're getting something of quality there. The overall product just seems like it could be a $3.00 collectible or something to show off. This... This looks like you bought it for 25 cents from a gumball machine.


  1. i'm usure how i feel about "blind bagged", but i like this little guy

  2. I have this one and i rather like him because of the "Battle Damage".