Awesome Toy Collection – Year End Showhand 2018

Hi world! We have come to the end of another year, and I thought I’d showcase a couple of items from my awesome toy collection that I had acquired over the course of the year or even earlier.

And I’ve decided on doing this showcase with the theme of Marvel Universe Teams and Groups.

[Actually, this kinda gives me the opportunity to open up some of my past purchases which will probably go towards clearing up some space in my room. Heh.]

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The Illuminati: Namor, Reed Richard (aka Mr. Fantastic), Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), Dr. Stephen Strange, Black Bolt, and Professor Charles Xavier (aka Professor X). They were brought together by Tony Stark to exchange information and deal with potential crises, each providing their own unique viewpoints and perspectives.

IMG_7179The Fantastic Four: Reed Richard (aka Mr. Fantastic), Susan Storm (aka Invisible Woman), Ben Grimm (aka The Thing), and Johnny Storm (aka Human Torch). The four of them were on a outer space mission on Reed’s prototype starship when they were hit by cosmic rays. Each received special powers: Reed could stretch his limbs and body, Susan gained the power of invisibility, Ben Grimm turned to a powerful rock guy, and Johnny could ignite into flames. Together they decided to put their powers into good use by forming the Fantastic Four.

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Alpha Flight is a team of Canadian superheroes set up by Department H of Canada’s Department of National Defence. Here are a couple of Alpha Flight members:
From front left: Puck with Snowbird, Guardian, Aurora, and Northstar
Back: Sasquatch (I bought this Marvel Legends figure as I thought it scales well with the 3.75″ Marvel Universe figures)

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The Defenders: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist
Netflix had a couple of TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, based on some of the superheroes not yet used in the MCU movies. And in “The Defenders”, the four superheroes team up to combat an ancient evil when it threatens New York City.

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The Wrecking Crew: Thunderball, Wrecker, Bulldozer, Piledriver
The Wrecker is a criminal who was bestowed with superhuman strength and stamina, and he shared his power with three other persons. Together the four supervillians engage in criminal activities, usually as hired thugs, and quite often laying waste to entire city blocks.

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And I’d thought I open up my remaining Marvel Universe Secret Wars Two-Packs that were still unopened, and take this awesome ensemble. There were twelve two-packs, giving a total 24 figures. And including the Wasp, that gives 25 figures.

Interesting trivia: That’s not Tony Stark in the Iron Man suit. Tony was having issues with alcoholism at that time, and asked his buddy James Rhodes to cover for him.

There are actually more characters that appeared in “Secret Wars” by the way, with some of them released as figures of their own later on.

And with that I’m signing off! Goodbye 2018! And Hello 2019!