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.]

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.

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)

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.

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.

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!

Custom MCU Figure – Black Widow (“Avengers: Infinity War”)

I have customized a MCU Black Widow figure based on her appearance in “Avengers: Infinity War”.

Having allowed Captain America and Bucky to escape during the fight at the German airport, Natasha Romanoff was marked for arrest and she goes on the run. Dyeing her hair platinum blonde to change her appearance, Black Widow joins up with fellow rogue Avengers – Captain America and The Falcon – as they continue their fight against formidable threats to world peace.

Head, hands, legs, holsters – Black Widow from “The Avengers”
Torso, arms – Sharon Carter (aka Agent 13) from “Captain America: Civil War”

In “Avengers: Infinity War”, the Black Widow wears a green vest that I thought somewhat resembled that of the Agent 13 figure. Even though Agent 13’s legs were the same design as that of Black Widow’s, I have transplanted Black Widow’s legs to the torso so as to save myself the trouble of painting. The holsters were cut from the belt and pasted directly on the legs. The hair was painted blonde to match the spy’s latest hair colour.

For accessory, I have created Black Widow’s batons, using black cotton sticks painted with silver and black stripes.

The batons attach to become a fighting staff.

Black Widow’s secondary weapons are these “disc shooters”, which were cut out from a piece of black plastic.


The onscreen appearances of MCU Black Widow.
From left: “The Avengers”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Avengers: Infinity War”.

Into the battle.



Snap….. . . .  .  .  .   .   .   .    .


Custom Marvel Universe Figure – Spiral

Here’s a custom Marvel Universe that I have recently created – Spiral !

The six-armed, part-flesh part-cybernetic Spiral is a recurring adversary of the X-Men, she is also more commonly known as the agent of the slave owner Mojo, the ruler of “Mojoverse” – a dimension where all beings are addicted to Mojo’s television programs. As Mojo’s loyal subordinate, Spiral carries out her master’s commands, using her power of sorcery, endowed upon her through genetic modification and cybernetic implants.


Head – Marvel Universe Psylocke
Arms, torso, legs, belt – Marvel Infinite Series Valkyrie
Helmet – Wolverine Silver Samurai
Belt pouches – Indiana Jones ROTLA German Soldier
Sword holder – Indiana Jones TOD Temple Guard

I was rather inspired to create a custom Spiral after seeing someone else’s custom Spiral posted on the ToyArk Forums from this post on this page. The most distinctive feature of Spiral are her three pairs of arms. Holes were dremeled on the torso’s back and sides such that the arms can be plugged in. This also involved quite some trial and error to ensure the arms do not look unevenly placed.

Additional work involved adding pockets on her legs, sculpting the necklace beads, paintwork on the main body, arms, hair and eyes, and creating the belt using the ammo pouches from the German Soldier. The patterning on the cybernetic arms were created via painting with masking tape.

In most online pictures of Spiral, there’s sometimes a scabbard hanging from her belt. For my custom, I have transplanted a sword holder from a Thuggee Guard onto the belt, which somewhat serves the same purpose. White felt was used to create Spiral’s fur boots.


Spiral does a dance to cast her spells.

Spiral faces off with Longshot, a former slave of Mojo who now leads a revolt against his former master. For some reasons Spiral holds a peculiar hatred for Longshot.

Yeah, Spiral also fought with these guys.
Just where do all her weapons come from?

Marvel Universe Collecting – Black Widow

Hi world! It had been a very busy month, but I’ve managed to think of a topic to blog about, and here I present to you the latest showcase from my awesome toy collection: The 4″ releases thus far of Marvel Universe’s Black Widow.

Black Widows assemble! We have six Black Widows here.
(From left)
(1) Black Widow from the Marvel Universe line (Series 2 #011)
(2) Black Widow from the Marvel Universe Avengers with stand line
(3) Black Widow from The Avengers line #14
(4) Black Widow from Avengers Assemble
(5) Black Widow from Avengers: Age of Ultron
(6) Black Widow from Marvel Gamerverse line

In the Marvel comics, Natalia Romanova was a Soviet spy who was trained from young in the skills of espionage, assassination, marksmanship and the martial arts, brainwashed and indoctrinated in the Communist system, going by the codename “Black Widow”. However, after a couple of missions in the United States she decides to defect and work for S.H.I.E.L.D. Black Widow also goes by the name “Natasha” which is an informal version of “Natalia”.

Another Black Widow with a different appearance was released as part of the “MU Avengers with stand” line. She shares the same head (and the same buck) as Psylocke, and a couple of Jean Grey variants.

Yep, it’s the same head and buck.
From left: Black Widow, Psylocke, Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey (X-Factor), Marvel Girl (X-Men First Class)

MCU’s Black Widow was released as part of “The Avengers” line. For “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, the same figure was re-released, this time she’s given blue highlights as per her appearance in the movie. In the movies the Black Widow’s real name is Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanoff, which is somewhat inconsistent with the Russian family name system of using the feminine form “Romanova” for girls.

This is Black Widow’s appearance in the animated series “Avengers Assemble”. It is a reuse of MCU Black Widow catsuit buck, with a new head and belt.

And this Black Widow was released as part of the recent Marvel Gamerverse line, she is an almost complete reuse of MCU Black Widow buck, except for her head, which is a repaint of Gamora’s head. Amazingly, Black Widow’s hairstyle looks just like that in the “Marvel Vs. Capcom” game.

Comparison between Marvel Gamerverse Black Widow and Gamora. It’s such a clever re-use that it makes you think whether Gamora’s head sculpt was designed with Black Widow in mind.

We have a special appearance by S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents Maria Hill and Sharon Carter (aka Agent 13). I am showcasing them here as they somewhat share the MCU Black Widow catsuit buck. Maria Hill is a repaint of the Black Widow buck with a new head, while Sharon Carter uses Black Widow’s legs and belt together with a new torso and head.

Black Widows in action.

Heck, let’s just add Maria Hill and Sharon Carter to the mix. Femmes Fatale in action.

A couple more worthy mentions:

This is the cancelled Iron Man 2 three-pack box set of Iron Man, War Machine, and Black Widow. Had this been released it would have been the first MCU Black Widow figure. The reason for the box set’s cancellation was never announced, but somehow it managed to went on sale in the UK.

IM2widow2Close-up comparison between “Iron Man 2” Black Widow and “The Avengers” Black Widow. Picture from someone’s collection as posted on ToyArk forum here.

Two other Marvel Universe Black Widow variants also exist:

On the right is the “Short red hair variant” Black Widow, compared with the regular release on the left.

BlackWidowVariantMOCThis is the “Blonde variant” Black Widow, and is thought to be Yelena Belova, a more recent character who also used the “Black Widow” name.

Based on the posts in ToyArk Forums, both of the above Black Widow variants were prototypes created when Hasbro considered releasing variant figures, but any such plans were cancelled. Instead, these prototypes were given to Hasbro employees, and subsequently some were sold to collectors. They are among the rarest MU figures, fetching exorbitant prices online if they were ever on sale.

Picture of Iron Man 2 Undercover Assault Box Set from
Pictures of Marvel Universe Black Widow variants from posts on ToyArk Forum.

Marvel Universe Collecting – Deadpool Corps (Take Two)

Following from last month’s showcase of my Deadpool Corps collection, I thought I’ll go through the Deadpool Corps just once more since, each figure was acquired piecemeal via various evilBay sources, and as such certain aspects could be different from that of the genuine Taco truck article. Bear with me here as I seek to clarify to everyone and myself what I consider is the backstory for each figure.


Let’s start with Deadpool. Here’s a picture of Deadpool as purchased.


Deadpool came from a ChinaBay source. On closer inspection and after checking online for more information, I concluded that this particular Deadpool figure did not belong to the Taco truck set, but instead he comes from the single release comic series Deadpool of the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” toy line.

XOWolverine-001_DPComic Series Deadpool from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

The original “Taco truck set Deadpool” has dark brown scabbards, holster, and belt pouches, and there’s no red on the Deadpool symbol belt buckle. Also, “Taco truck set Deadpool” comes with a dagger, two futuristic guns, swimming floats and inflatable Ducky.

The original Deadpool from the Taco truck set.

But as a consolation, the taco eating head does belong to the Taco truck set. The same two futuristic guns also came with MU Cable, so they can be borrowed for Deadpool to use. I have another Deadpool figure from the MU Deadpool & Taskmaster Comic Pack, and the masked head plus the dagger can be borrowed to snap the “Taco truck set Deadpool”.

Well, almost anyway.

Just an observation: If Taco truck set Deadpool uses the same buck as the Comic Series Deadpool, then the holster on his leg will not fit that futuristic pistol. It does fit the dagger loosely though.

It is possible to customise a Taco truck set Deadpool with a simple repaint, but for now I’ll just let Deadpool stay the way he is.

Next: Lady Deadpool. Picture as purchased:

IMG_6254.JPGLady Deadpool was re-released as part of Marvel Legends Series Wave 4. She came together with Squirrelpool.

The original Lady Deadpool from the Taco truck set.

Perhaps the only significant difference between the two is that the original “Taco truck set Lady Deadpool” has a slightly darker hair colour as compared with the single release. There’s always a slight variation with every Hasbro MU re-releases, enough to irritate the completionist collector. “Taco Lady Deadpool” also came with a laser gun and a bazooka. It so happens that the two weapons are the same accessories as that of MU A.I.M. Soldier, and I’ve borrowed them to snap a somewhat complete “Taco Lady Deadpool”.


Next: Championpool. Picture as purchased:

No issues on the completeness of Championpool and his accessories as he was purchased as-is from a trader who was selling it separately from the original Taco truck set.

Next: Kidpool & Dogpool. Picture as purchased:

Also no issues with Kidpool and Dogpool. Together with the Taco eating Deadpool head, and probably the XOW: Deadpool itself, these are not considered knock-offs but are thought to be overproduction from the Hasbro-licensed factories in China that were never contracturally acquired by Hasbro for final packaging and sale. As such enterprising sellers are offloading them on evilBay, usually at a cheaper price than retail, which is either a bane or boon from a certain point of view.


So there you have it. A somewhat convoluted piecemeal method to acquire the exclusive Taco truck set figures without overspending too much, with the end result of some slight paint differences and lacking certain accessories (Deadpool’s swimming float, Ducky, Taco packages and the Taco truck itself). Wouldn’t exactly be a preferred option if you are the compulsive completionist, but I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

A word of caution if you are considering the cheaper ChinaBay route: There’s a knock-off Taco truck Deadpool set floating around which comes with the similar-looking figures but with seriously reduced articulation (no elbows or knee articulation), poor paint apps, among others. Beware not to mistake this for what you think you are going to get.

DPset_fakeFAKE, and probably toxic. Picture from eBay.

(Pictures of XOW Deadpool, Taco Deadpool & Taco Lady Deadpool courtesy of

Just one more:

“And it comes in red too!”

Marvel Universe Collecting – Deadpool Corps

Hello world! Here’s another showcase from my awesome Marvel Universe collection – Deadpool Corps !

For some convoluted reason, Deadpool, the “Merc with a mouth”, finds himself joined by several alternate versions of himself from different universes, and together they form the Deadpool Corps. Pictured above are Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Championpool, Kidpool, Dogpool, and Squirrelpool.

Deadpool Corps was released in 2013 by Hasbro as a SDCC 2013 Comic-Con Exclusive, coming in a box set shaped like a taco truck. But after concluding that the taco truck box set was selling at exorbitant prices online, I decided to acquire the set piecemeal via various evilBay sources, thinking that this could possibly be a cheaper route. A couple of accessories were not obtained such as Deadpool’s swimming floats, and maybe a couple of weapons. But I suppose that’s what you get for trying not to overspend on an exclusive item.

Deadpool and his signature katana swords.

Here’s Deadpool with his alternative head, with a revealing mask so that he can eat his taco.

Lady Deadpool is a female counterpart of Deadpool from an alternate reality, whereby she leads a one-woman resistance against the fascist US government.

The Champion is a member of the alien Elders of the Universe, immortal beings who obsess over a single motivation so as to maintain their will to live, often to the point of fanaticism. The Champion is ever eager to prove himself to be the greatest warrior in the universe, in this instance joining up with the Deadpool Corps and taking on the name “Championpool”.

Kidpool hails from an alternate reality whereby he is a child version of Deadpool who attends Professor X’s school. Deadpool recruits Kidpool to join the Deadpool Corps, and Kidpool snitches two lightsabers from the Danger Room as his weapons.

In another reality, Dogpool was the result of an experiment that resulted in Dogpool gaining healing powers. I couldn’t find any info on this Squirrelpool though, it seems to be a different character from that of another Squirrelpool who’s a recombination of Deadpool’s and Squirrel Girl’s DNA.

“You’d think that the studio would be able to hire a couple more actors to fill up this empty X-mansion.”

“Quick! Hank! Close the doors before he sees us!”

Custom Marvel Universe Figure – Arnim Zola

Now this is a Marvel Universe custom figure that had been a long time coming – the diabolical scientist Arnim Zola !

Arnim Zola was a biochemist in the 1930s who became one of the first genetic engineers in history after finding and decoding a cache of ancient scientific papers written by the offshoot race of humanity known as the Deviants. Arnim Zola then allied himself with the Nazis, who see Zola’s genetic experiments as a means to create super soldiers and ensure the existence of the Master Race. Arnim Zola creates a sophisticated robot body for himself and devised a method to transfer his conscious mind into the robot body, which allowed Arnim Zola to survive the end of world War II and into the modern age. Arnim Zola continues his nefarious experiments, working with likes of Hydra, the Red Skull, Baron Zemo, Baron von Strucker, all the while creating hideous monsters that do his bidding.

Head, torso, skirt – BAF parts of Hasbro Marvel Legends Arnim Zola
Arms, hips, legs – Marvel Universe Thanos

I hinted wayback (8 years ago!) that I was planning on a custom Arnim Zola. Since then I had been searching online for various possible recipes. At one point an idea to customize an Arnim Zola from a Cobra B.A.T. was considered and ultimately discarded as I thought it looked too small. Finally I came across this recipe at Figure Realms Customs. And I felt that this particular custom seemed massive enough when compared with the other Marvel Universe scale figures.

Parts need to be procured. I already had a single-release MU Thanos of which I decided to use his arms and legs as custom fodder (not many people are aware of this, but this figure was not accurate to Thanos’ comics appearance – it’s missing a vertical gold stripe that should be on the front of his chest.) But you can also use the arms and legs of many other MU figures that used the same buck. (As a sidenote, two other more comics-accurate Thanos were later released, here and here)

The hard part was finding the required Marvel Legends BAF parts. Again not many people are aware of this, two BAF Arnim Zola torso released – one with Arnim Zola’s human-looking face on the chest, and other came with Red Skull’s face. Similarly, two BAF Arnim Zola robot heads were also released – one with yellow eye (original Arnim Zola), the other with red eye (the Red Skull’s apparently).

Apparently the Red Skull was at one time stuck in Arnim Zola’s robot body in the comics, so the Red Skull-face torso and red eye head reflects this storyline. For some reasons the ML figures with Arnim Zola-face torso, and the yellow eye robot head, were severely short-packed in their distribution, making the Red Skull versions far more common. As a result they were very hard to find on retail sale, and it also had the unfortunate effect in misleading many people into thinking that Arnim Zola has a Red Skull face on his screen!

arnim_zola_faceHere’s a scan of Arnim Zola’s face.
It is NOT a Red Skull !

After a very long search, I was able to track down a ML Madame Masque together with the Arnim Zola-face torso at a specialty toy shop. And I bought the robot head on eBay, it was the red eye version as only that was available. But I was okay with it as Arnim Zola’s robot eye had inconsistently been either yellow or red in the comics anyway.

The original hips on the BAF torso was removed and replaced with that of Thanos’. The arms and legs were painted orange, while the gloves and shoes were painted purple, with additional patterns painted on the shoes. Originally I thought it will be a simple matter of just inserting in the arms with the shoulder plugs dremeled to fit into the torso. But then I discovered that the plugs were too short to snugly fit into the BAF torso. It was only recently that I came up with a method to extend the lengths of the plugs such that the arms will not so easily drop off.


The shoulder plugs were extended by attaching them each with a wooden peg. These wooden pegs are used for holding up shelves on bookshelves. The peg is first sawed to a suitable length and sanded to fit snugly into the torso. Holes are drilled on the out-facing end of the peg such that the shoulder plug can be inserted into them. Epoxy glue is then used to fix the pegs and shoulder plugs in place such that they move as one without breaking.

And with the shoulders issue finally settled I was able to declare my custom Arnim Zola as complete.

Arnim Zola and his partners in terror – Red Skull, and Baron Zemo.

“Not the frail dwarf I was then– “

Arnim Zola sends the Nazi super soldiers to fight Captain America – Master Man and Warrior Woman !

Yeah, Zola sometimes does that with his ESP box.



Marvel Universe Collecting – Dark Avengers

Hi world! This blogpost will showcase a couple of Marvel Universe figures that I have acquired, or shall I say:

Dark Avengers assemble!

When an invasion by the alien Skrulls was narrowly averted seemingly through the efforts of Norman Osborn, the organization S.H.I.E.L.D., together with the S.H.I.E.L.D.-sponsored Avengers, were blamed for having allowed the invasion to happen. The Avengers were disbanded, and S.H.I.E.L.D. was reassigned to Norman Osborn’s command. Norman Osborn reforms the agency as H.A.M.M.E.R., and he creates a new Avengers team to advance his agenda.

IMG_5924Norman Osborn was previously the Green Goblin, arch enemy of Spider-Man. After suffering a debilitating injury while fighting Spider-Man, Norman Osborn spent years in exile, using his fortunes to build up his network and plotting to destroy Spider-Man. Now he has returned, intent on reinventing himself as a hero. Norman Osborn appropriates an older model of Iron Man’s armor painted with the USA flag colors, he becomes the Iron Patriot.

IMG_5926The Greek God of War, Ares is recruited by Norman Osborn to be a member of the Avengers.

IMG_5927Daken is the estranged son of Wolverine, and Norman Osborn recruits Daken to take on the mantle of Wolverine in his new team.

Mac Gargan was previously known as the supervillain Scorpion, but now he has been recruited into the Avengers where he portrays Spider-Man, but using the Venom symbiote!

Bullseye portrays Hawkeye in this new Avengers team, complete with wearing Hawkeye’s costume, and using the bow and arrow.

The anti-heroine Moonstone is now the new Ms. Marvel.

Another recruit for the Dark Avengers is The Sentry. The Sentry was a regular joe who suddenly remembered that he was a superhero, but the whole world seem to have forgotten about him.

And there you have it! These are the Dark Avengers figures released thus far under the 3.75 inch Marvel Universe / Marvel Infinite Series / Marvel Legends Series banners.

For everyone’s benefit , here’s a breakdown of where each figure comes from:

  1. Iron Patriot was from the Marvel Universe line (Series 2 #019). There was a variant release of Iron Patriot that comes with Norman Osborn’s head (but without the mask). As a side note, Norman Osborn’s head was later re-released as one of the disguises of the Chameleon (part of Marvel Infinite Series Wave 7). The two Norman Osborn’s heads have slightly different skin tones.
  2. Dark Ms. Marvel was from the Marvel Universe line (Series 1 #022). Actually, this figure was a running change, there were two other versions of Ms. Marvel that were also released under the same numbering, Ms. Marvel and Ms. Marvel (Classic).
  3. Dark Hawkeye was from the Marvel Universe line (Series 2 #031). The same figure was re-released as part of the Marvel Infinite Series Wave 5.
  4. The Sentry comes from the Marvel Universe Greatest Battles Wave 2 two-pack of Spider-Man & Sentry.
  5. Dark Wolverine comes from the Marvel Universe Greatest Battles Wave 1 two-pack of Dark Wolverine & Dark Spider-Man.
  6. Dark Spider-Man comes from the Marvel Universe Greatest Battles Wave 1 two-pack of Dark Wolverine & Dark Spider-Man.
  7. Ares was from the Marvel Infinite Series Wave 3.

Awesome Toy Showcase – Avengers: Infinity War

Alright! The highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe movie is upon us – “Avengers: Infinity War”. I look forward to catching the movie, hopefully with my friendzone movie buddy. And I thought a showcase of MCU figures will be quite timely.

Thanos the Mad Titan seeks the Infinity Stones…

“Fine, I’ll do it myself… Puts a smile on my face…”

And the heroes assemble to fight against the big bad and his minions.

Okay, that was a bit abbreviated, but I’ll rather not go too much into spoilers. And besides, until the 3.75″ figures with the characters’ actual likeness in “Avengers: Infinity War” are released, a combination of previously released MCU figures and/or their comics counterparts will suffice for this showcase.

In fact, I’ll go into them right here –
1) Captain America – but with the Steve Roger’s head from “Captain America: The First Avenger”, and the body from “Captain America: Civil War”. And no beard.
2) Iron Man Mark 43 from “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Methinks this is the most recent armor in the 3.75″ scale.
3) War Machine Mark 2, part of the Iron Man Assemblers toy line from “Iron Man 3”.
4) Thor, in his gladiator outfit (without cape) from “Thor: Ragnarok”. No eyepatch.
5) Black Widow from “The Avengers“. Not blonde disguise, and the suit’s different.
6) Scarlet Witch from “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
7) Vision from “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
8) Ant-Man from “Ant-Man”.
9) Winter Soldier from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, using a comics version head.
10) Black Panther from “Captain America: Civil War”.
11) Hawkeye from “The Avengers“.
12) Falcon from “Captain America: Civil War”.
13) Hulk from “Avengers: Infinity War” 6″ toy line, which is surprisingly close enough in scale with the 3.75″ figures.
14) Doctor Strange from “Doctor Strange“.
15) Spider-Man from “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. Not exactly in the new advanced suit he wears in “Infinity War”.
16) Star-Lord from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, using the head of Owen Grady from “Jurassic World”.
17) Drax, comics version.
18) Gamora, comics version.
19) Nebula, comics version.
20) Rocket Raccoon from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, made by Takara Tomy.
21) Baby Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy”, source unknown, believed to be bootleg. Groot is actually a teenager in “Infinity War”.

So much fighting, why all the doom and gloom? How about I show some pics of the Avengers hanging out in their free time, in a Cantina far, far away…

Not your usual patrons












Awesome Toy Collection – ToyBiz Brood

Hi all, here’s my showcase of another Marvel ToyBiz figure which I feel is somewhat compatible with my Marvel Universe figures – Marvel’s Brood.

The Brood are a race of insectoid parasitic beings whose origins are unknown, and have spread across the galaxies infesting numerous worlds. The Brood are one of the most insidious aliens ever, they reproduce by implanting eggs into their host, which then grows and takes over their host’s body, changing it into another Brood and effectively killing the original host. If the host possesses any super powers, the resultant Brood will inherit them.

The Brood share a hive mind, each Brood knows what other members of the Brood knows. The Brood is governed by a supreme matriarchy, with a Brood Empress at the top of the Brood caste system. Each Brood community is lead by a Queen who fulfill the mental commands of the Empress. The Broodlings make up the Brood community, doing all the labor and most of the fighting, and they never rebel against their Queen. Although the Queens have no allegiance to each other.

The Brood have fanged jaws. Their skulls are triangular and flat, with a birthmark between their eyes. The two front legs are actually long tentacles they can use to manipulate objects. Due to their natural body armor and teeth, the Brood are very dangerous in combat. In addition, they have stingers that deliver paralyzing or killing poison.

The Brood are among one of the X-Men’s most formidable enemies.



A couple of comparison shots: