|Marvel Universe Frost Giant|
The paint work on this figure is almost comparable to McFarlane's style. The first thing that sticks to your eyes is Frost Giant's chest plate and his furry shoulder covers and loin cloth that is filled with a lot of colour shading. War and winter is bestowed upon him; his chest plate looks worn and battle torn while the covers over his shoulder is painted with bits of silver dry brushing looking like he has been out from a snowstorm. Despite the decent amount of paint work on his arms and legs, the detail on the torsal area is overwhelming.
Overall, the sculpt on this figure is crafted very nice and smooth. He got that "elven ears" and nose ring sculpted over his head, which gives him the feature. Again with the chest plate and fur, the amount of sculpt on this area is... rich! Scratch marks and dents, and that fur-like appearance all worked well with this figure also with the straps around his legs.
Frost Giant comes with two different accessories. He got his battle helm made of a soft rubbery plastic that is painted and sculpted beautifully; almost looking like it's carved from a bone. You can also see it got a hole bored at the top of this skull-turned-helm which looked pretty badass. While the detail over his helm may get you amazed, the battle axe is a bit of a bummer. I must say though that is very well sculpted, but paint? The colours are just solid and flat.
The articulation on this figure adopted most of the articulation that the Icons Series Thor has. He got ball-jointed neck that lets his head move up and down, and turn 360. Ball-hinged shoulders that can move all the way up but hindered by his shoulder covers. He got single-jointed elbows, rotation at the wrist and has fingers that articulated individually at one hand where I usually place the axe because the fingers at his right hand is just hard and stiff to snug the handle in. Frost Giant got a ratchety ab crunch and swivel to the waist at the torso. His legs can move forward and back but is being limited by his loin cloth. He got double-jointed knees, hinged ankles but no rotation and pivot.
This Marvel Universe action figure stands at 12.5 inches tall and maybe about an inch shorter than our Marvel Legends Giant Man, which I must say an ideal height that could mix well especially to your average 6-inch scale Marvel Legends. In conclusion, I think this figure is truly awesome and you may include him into your collection if you're planning to get all of Thor's enemies.