Saturday, January 28, 2017

Marvel Legends Showdown 3 3/4 - Magneto

Yes,I'm still on my Marvel Universe grind people!Recently I was able to sell off some DOTM Transformers  In order to continue filling out my  Marvel Universe shelf.Of course Magneto Is a must have ,but I wasn't about to shell out most of what I made off my TF sale for his Marvel Universe figure.So I took the Marvel Legends Showdown route.For those of you not hip to the Showdown line,they are some of the first 3 3/4 ,highly articulated Marvel action figures ever to be released.Some came individually carded and others came In two packs.These figures were hit and miss.Some of the sculpts looked great for some characters while others looked downright scary.Don't believe me?Click here. Also,some of the skinnier characters suffered from loose limb syndrome.So be warned If your looking to these figures to hold a place In your Marvel Universe collection.Lately I've been on this X-Men kick  and I've been wanting to add some more mutants to my collection.Magneto has been high on my want list.But  I wasn't about to pay 20 plus bucks for his Marvel Universe figure.Luckily I came across an ebay listing for a  Showdown  as well as a 90's Toybiz Magneto for 12 bucks and some change shipped!I knew I'd be taking a chance because you never know what your going to get with these Showdown figures.But I figured,If the Showdown Magneto Is a loss,I still have the 90's Toybiz version of him ,which to me Is worth the 12 bucks alone. Well,I got lucky.Both figures came In awesome shape,and If you ask me,the Showdown Magneto Is much nicer looking than the Marvel Universe one.




As you can see,they hold their own when standing next to Marvel Universe figures and fit nicely scale wise.







4 comments:

  1. Pretty cool. Yeah I bought some back when they first came out and hated them lol. They looked great but even though I was in my 20s, I still played with my toys then and they kept falling apart like you mentioned. When I left SF, I left them behind.

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  2. I held my breath at the time of purchase cuz I know how these guys tend to come apart.I got super lucky ,though,Alexis.This Is a solid figure!His joints are just as tight as a Marvel Universe fig.Plus I was able to come away with the 90's Toybiz Magneto as well :)

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  3. Iv been playing with these guys a lot recently and I figured uot that clear nail polish in the socket and on the peg (or what ever its)will really tighten these guys up. It did wonders for my Thing and Doc Octopus.

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  4. You know what works,too,Brother?Mod Podge!Man that shit Is no joke.It dries clear too and you can get It In Matte or Gloss finish.

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