What Is my "personal universe " you ask?Well, you have to be careful with the rabbit hole that Is Hasbro's Marvel Universe.You can easily get caught up In the different versions and variations of the same character ,or become entranced with the sheer number of obscure villains,heroes and supporting cast members the line has to offer.I ,however, like to chase down figures of characters that I followed in the comics as a kid.Starting with the Avengers,X-Men,F4,The Punisher,Daredevil,Spider-Man,Ghost Rider,The Hulk, and The Silver Surfer. I never got into Alpha Flight,The Inhumans (I love Black Bolt,tho) ,Guardians Of the Galaxy,Excalibur,The New Mutants and pretty much any new teams or characters that have been included into the universe since my departure from comics back In the early 90's. So that's pretty much my measuring stick on what I'll go after, toy wise ,from the Marvel Universe.
This Silver Surfer photographs well,but struggles In the functionality department.He's a great looking figure ,but an earlier released one.Which means that he's kind of limp ,and I'm afraid to move him around too much for fear of joint breakage. Alot of the earlier released MU figures suffer from this same problem,especially at the wrist joints.Those tend to be really flimsy.
It's kind of a pain In the ass getting him to stay on his board.The pegs are not very long so even If you force his feet all the way on,over time they will become dislodged again.
I find It's easier to have him hang out towards the front of his board.
Here's Surfer about to unleash Alien hell on Doom and his cohorts.
UPDATE- Stay tuned to the site as I was able to pick up some key figures ,two retro and one Marvel Universe , that I'll be showing here on Toy Break once they get here.So check back In a few days or so ;)