Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Abomination (Marvel Legends)

Marvel Legends Abomination
Halloween is the perfect time to think about some of the scariest and wackiest costumes that may get your friends flip out into amazement. And it's the perfect time for me, as a collector to show some ugly and those gruesome looking action figures that I currently have in my collection. Last year, I had Spawn and Pitt figure as my Pre-Halloween Monster Treat and this time I got none other than the most monstrous villain in Marvel's roster, the Abomination and it is from Toy Biz Marvel Legends. I personally call this dude "the merman on steroids" apparently because of his gills and oversized muscles but make no mistake, he is one of those baddies that could go toe to toe with the green Goliath. From that reason, he is a must-grab for me to face-off with my 8-inch scale Face-Off Hulk.











To be accurate, Abomination stands about 8.2 inches tall and he is like 2 millimeter taller than the Hulk. Notably, this guy has always been known to be a lot bigger than his archenemy, and so for a Marvel Legends figure at this height is perfect!


Compared to the Marvel Select Abomination, you can see that the paint application on this version is not that complex and highly detailed. Though you might see a bit of colour shading around his arms and other areas but the entire figure is dominantly painted with darkish green. The paint job on his face, however, is well done with those dirty-whitish teeth, glowing yellow eyes and dark pigmentations on top of his head making the face just look crazy.


Adding more monstrosity, you can see some bumps sculpted over his head and that signature fish-like fins around his ears... it's just an "abomination" when you have all these creepy looking parts around his face! Looking at his arms, legs and chest, you can see some skin warts randomly distributed around his scaly body, in which the scales are done by just having lines and ridges geometrically sculpted across his body- again, not as impressive as the Select Abomination. This guy is wearing a black speedo (very classic) and he got like these Ninja Turtle-like toes, however, he got an extra one sticking out at the back of his heel, which I honestly just realized when I got this figure.


Coming down now to articulation, I think it's not very "Toy Biz" of them for not incorporating some important joints that seem to be already a standard to this toyline. I still think it got some decent poseability though but this Abomination doesn't have wrist swivel, ab crunch, mid-calf or ankle rotation. The neck is on ball-joint that lets his head move side to side but hard to have him look up. He got ball-hinged shoulders, swivel to the biceps, single-jointed elbows, hinged wrists with hinged fingers! He got waist swivel, T-jointed and ball-hinged hips that lets his legs kick forward, back and to the sides. He got swivel to the upper-thighs that does the rotation of his legs. Single-jointed knees, ankle hinges and pivot are also incorporated.


The Marvel Legends Abomination is part of the Onslaught BAF Series, which comes with the arm; another reason why you need to grab this figure beside the fact that, like I just said, he is in perfect scale with any Legends Hulk you have in your collection. The poseability may not please you but this action figure is recommendable.


4 comments:

  1. Looks great! I really like this one.

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  2. That is such a great figure. Toy Biz hit that one out of the park.

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    1. Yep, ML Toy Biz still competes with its Hasbro counterparts

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