I have my own issues *ahem*small shoulders *ahem* with that buck even when it used forheight accurate characters, but whatever they did with paint or plastic on this figure it looks simply amazing.
I think the black chrome look is very cool, but I echo the sentiments of some of the other posters here: the body buck is too small for the Silver Surfer. Put him in the Fantastic Four line up and its clear; he's definitely supposed to be bigger than he is. Now of course that first Walgreens Torch was itself way too big to be Johnny Storm- the newer non-flamed version is a better fit- but Legends needs to pay closer attention when theyre doing these characters.
Anyone think there will be a rerelease of the silver version? This figure reminds me a lot of the surfers dark self from the 90s. Id have to go dig out the issue number but he was basically all the evil the surfer had done and kept hidden away that norrrin had to come to terms with. Could be some really fun recreations here but I'd have to get the silver version as well.
This figure is very sharp.
But the definitive Surfer for me is how he was portrayed by Ron Lim. So very happy to have found (the only) two when the first figure was released. Not sure this guy warrants a multi weekend search but who knows.. more than once Ive sworn off a figure only to be weak and buy them once found in store. Not sure in those cases if it was because of a lack of new product at the time or if the figure truly blew me away,, its probably both.
This new version reminds me of some of the wild Surfer repaints ToyBiz did. Some were done better than others but there was a similar one that was pretty cool back then
Meh such an easy pass, I like the regular surfer, I always thought after seeing Silver Surfer Black in the comics that he'd be amazing as a figure, but they really didn't do a great job IMO, I would have liked this figure to be black, and not just a darkened silver, also would have really popped with some sort of sparkly effects in the plastic. I 'm happy they brought this out for everyone who didn't get a Surfer from before it makes a good stand in, since it's not actually fully black.
- 2021-01-27 @ 7:37 pm
It's a nice figure alright. Just not sure there's enough meat on the bone for me to go through the aggravation of another Walgreens hunt.
Now, when Nova comes out, that'll be worth the effort.
Looking at the pics, this fig looks neat! I was thinking I was fine with the previous one, but there's something about the darker color that makes him quite appealing.
It's nice but I like the lighter silver version better. Missed out on it but have an older version that probably costed me a lot more.
16 hours ago, Gigantor said:
Surfer is 6'4, Hasbro blew it by putting him on the Sunfire buck which is ideal for characters in the 5'10, 6' range.
You took the words right outta my mouth. I do love that Sunfire buck, but it's become such a go-to for any and all characters who Hasbro feels either needs a butterfly joint or a body style that they cannot quite place and in both cases it's getting very frustrating. I thought, for sure, if they ever did another Surfer, they would try to correct this situation, but I guess I was giving them too much credit. Seriously, it seems like the so called Marvel Guru consultant, Jessie Falcon, is on auto pilot these days. Aside from this blatant misuse, that buck has been used everywhere from the 6'2", 230 lb, super rippedMoon Knight to the 5'10", 150 lb(soaking wet) minisculePyro, which a) did not require butterfly joints and b) would have been 100 percent accurate on the old tried and true Pizza Spidey buck. Somebody needs to get their ayass back in lineon the ML team. This thing shoulda been done on the Spider UK buck at the very least, but with the sculpted wrinkles and creases it would not have been ideal, but at 6'4" and 220 lbs, it could have easilybeen done on the Reaper buck.During Surfers 80/90's run and during the original Infinity Gauntlet, artists like Jim Starlin and Ron Lim drew him tall, muscular and very broad chested, especially in the case of Ron Lim who coincidently was also a long standing artist for the similarly proportioned Captain America. Per his "official" statistics this would have been accurate, and anyone who was in disagreement could easily access that information.
This figure looks great, and the Sunfire buck is great when used correctly, and I will be definitely getting this figure, but it is unarguably and noticeably and inexcusablywrong, and from the looks of things it's most likely we'll never get a more accurate one.
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