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Review: Classic Marvel Figurine Collection from Eaglemoss

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Classic Marvel Figurine Collection from Eaglemoss Publications is a collectible part work series presenting the key superheroes and villains from the Marvel Comics Universe. Each part comes with a 4″ (9 cm) sculpted lead figure, which is hand painted and stamped with a unique number plus a 20 page illustrated colour magazine covering the origins and appearences of the character as well as a 2 page poster. Not suitable for young children. The online service, based in the United Kingdom, prohibits the items to be sold to American buyers. Though, the figures can be obtained through several comic book speciality stores in the United States.

While they have been around for quite some time, i think its worthwile to review and talk about them a bit. I have started my collection a couple of months ago and find myself very pleased with it.

These things are pretty standard. The first one is five pounds, and then all the others are thirteen pounds. You start collecting on the basis that it can’t go on for too long, and finish after two years when the get to number 120. Or more likely cancel around number 104 and never finish the set. Total investment two hundred pounds, or four hundred dollars US. Of course, there’s also a plastic base to send away for too, and a ring binder to hold those precious issues!

The figures themselves are actually not bad quality. Of course, while i will collect the figures, i have no intention to subscribing! The cast is nice and detailed, and clean. The painting is nicely done too, presumably painted by children in Malaysia working for twenty cents a day, but they’ve done a nice job – thanks kids.

The material inside is pretty reasonable. The text writer isn’t credited, though most of the art is credited to its original creator, which is nice. I presume Marvel has a stock library that it makes available to guys like this. I’d like to know who the writer was and where they’re getting their source material. There’s fourteen pages of text and illustrations, and a two-page centrefold poster of the cover of ASM #122.

Included with issue #1 is a smaller booklet “Introducing the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection” which consists mostly of a four-page gatefold poster listing the 85 figures which I presume are to be included in the set, and describes a little of the process of creating the figures. It’s essentially a promo blurb for the series.

In General…

What you see is what you get. I presume that this will appeal both to hardcore collectors but also to middle-aged Marvel fans who spot this at their newsagent and get sucked up into buying the entire run, only to have their wife insist that it not live in the living room, and eventually see it relegated to two cardboard boxes in the basement.

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Here is a list of all the Figurines released to date from the Marvel collection, we will talk about the DC Collection in a few days my friends!

* Issue 1: Spider-Man
* Issue 2: Wolverine
* Issue 3: Doctor Octopus
* Issue 4: The Thing
* Issue 5: Magneto
* Issue 6: Blade
* Special Issue 1: The Incredible Hulk; Variant available
* Issue 7: Silver Surfer
* Issue 8: Green Goblin
* Issue 9: Captain America
* Issue 10: Doctor Doom
* Issue 11: Jean Grey; Variant available (Forbidden Planet Exclusive only)
* Issue 12: Iron Man
* Issue 13: Daredevil
* Issue 14: Storm
* Issue 15: Thor
* Issue 16: The Beast
* Issue 17: Elektra
* Issue 18: The Human Torch
* Special Issue 2: Juggernaut
* Issue 19: The Punisher
* Issue 20: Black Cat
* Issue 21: Captain Britain
* Issue 22: Ghost Rider
* Issue 23: Kraven The Hunter
* Issue 24: Mephisto
* Issue 25: Cyclops
* Issue 26: Ultron
* Issue 27: Sandman
* Issue 28: Mr Fantastic
* Issue 29: Rogue
* Issue 30: Black Panther
* Special Issue 3: Colossus
* Issue 31: Angel: Variant available (Forbidden Planet Exclusive only)
* Issue 32: Venom
* Issue 33: Iceman
* Issue 34: Red Skull
* Issue 35: Gambit
* Issue 36: Namor
* Issue 37: Loki
* Issue 38: She-Hulk
* Issue 39: Mystique
* Issue 40: Doctor Strange
* Issue 41: Invisible Woman
* Issue 42: Nightcrawler
* Special Issue 4 :Thanos
* Issue 43: Medusa
* Issue 44: Iron Fist
* Issue 45: Kitty Pryde with Lockheed
* Special Issue 5: Black Costume Spider-Man
* Issue 46: Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell); Variant available
* Issue 47: Emma Frost
* Issue 48: The Vision
* Issue 49: Bullseye
* Issue 50: Hawkeye
* Issue 51: Nick Fury
* Issue 52: The Lizard
* Issue 53: Polaris
* Issue 54: Nova
* Special Issue 6: Apocalypse
* Issue 55: Scarlet Witch
* Issue 56: Deadpool
* Issue 57: Mysterio
* Mega Special Issue 1: Galactus
* Issue 58: Yellow Jacket
* Issue 59: Luke Cage
* Issue 60: Super Skrull
* Issue 61: Spiderwoman
* Issue 62: Electro
* Issue 63: Cable
* Issue 64: Dormammu
* Issue 65: Black Bolt
* Issue 66: Psylocke
* Special Issue 7: Rhino
* Issue 67: The Vulture
* Issue 68: Hercules
* Issue 69: The Leader
* Special Issue 8: Iron Man (1st Appearance Movie Version)
* Issue 70: Carnage
* Issue 71: Quicksilver Variant available (Exclusive in France)
* Issue 72: Black Widow
* Issue 73: Kang
* Issue 74: Havok
* Issue 75: Falcon with Redwing
* Special Issue 9: Abomination with exclusive stand
* Issue 76: Ms. Marvel
* Issue 77: The Sentry
* Issue 78: Crystal
* Issue 79: Wonder Man
* Mega Special Issue 2: Sentinel
* Issue 80: Mr. Sinister
* Issue 81: Mole Man
* Issue 82: Moon Knight
* Issue 83: Deathlok
* Issue 84: Sabretooth
* Issue 85: Winter Soldier
* Issue 86: Scorpion
* Issue 87: Lady Deathstrike
* Special Issue 10: Man-Thing
* Issue 88: Absorbing Man
* Issue 89: Guardian
* Issue 90: Adam Warlock
* Double Pack Issue 1: Professor Xavier and Lilandra
* Issue 91: Shocker
* Issue 92: Bishop
* Issue 93: Valkyrie
* Issue 94: Mandarin
* Issue 95: Impossible Man
* Issue 96: Nighthawk
* Issue 97: Blink
* Issue 98: Gladiator
* Mega Special Issue 3: Watcher
* Issue 99: Morbius the Living Vampire
* Issue 100: Banshee
* Issue 101: War Machine
* Issue 102: Hobgoblin
* Issue 103: Baron Zemo
* Special Issue 11: Kingpin
* Issue 104: Taskmaster
* Issue 105: Doc Samson
* Double Pack Issue 2: Ka-Zar and Zabu
* Issue 106: Multiple Man
* Issue 107: Union Jack
* Issue 108: Man-Wolf
* Issue 109: Ikaris
* Special Issue 12: Destroyer (70th Anniversary Special)
* Issue 110: Machine Man
* Issue 111: Shang Chi
* Issue 112: Black Knight
* Issue 113: Hellcat
* Issue 114: Viper (Madame Hydra)
* Issue 115: Dazzler
* Issue 116: Chameleon
* Issue 117: X-23
* Mega Special Issue 4:Fin Fang Foom
* Issue 118: Tigra
* Issue 119: Jocasta
* Issue 120: Jubilee
* Issue 121: Jack of Hearts
* Issue 122: Crimson Dynamo
* Issue 123: Enchantress
* Issue 124: Gladiator (Melvin Potter)
* Special Issue 13: Cloak and Dagger (On a shared base)
* Issue 125: Sunfire
* Issue 126: Titania
* Issue 127: Gorgon
* Issue 128: X-Man
* Issue 129: Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
* Issue 130: Klaw
* Issue 131: Grim Reaper
* Issue 132: Annihilus
* Issue 133: Drax the Destroyer
* Issue 134: Son of Satan
* Issue 135: Nomad (Jack Monroe)
* Issue 136: Snowbird
* Issue 137: Wasp
* Issue 138: Batroc the Leaper
* Issue 139: Scarlet Spider
* Issue 140: Beta Ray Bill
* Issue 141: Pyro
* Issue 142: Silver Sable
* Issue 143: Radioactive Man
* Issue 144: Typhoid Mary
* Issue 145: Marvel Girl
* Issue 146: Quasar
* Issue 147: Prowler
* Issue 148: Firestar
* Issue 149: Cannonball
* Issue 150: Triton
* Issue 151: Ares
* Issue 152: Destiny
* Issue 153: Balder
* Issue 154: Wrecker
* Issue 155: Songbird
* Issue 156: Toad
* Issue 157: Moondragon
* Issue 158: Spiral
* Issue 159: Siryn
* Issue 160: Blackheart

It has been confirmed that the collection has been extended to 180 issues. Figurines confirmed are:

* Beetle
* Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
* Dracula
* Forge
* Hydro-Man
* J. Jonah Jameson
* Karnak
* Magik
* Mockingbird
* Photon
* Puppet Master
* Shanna the She-Devil
* Sif
* Thunderbird
* The Wizard
* Tiger Shark

WolverinePT Signing out!

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  1. Ketan 09/08/2012 at 5:59 am

    Hi,

    I'm not sure if your interested in figurines but I am selling my whole Eaglemoss Marvel, DC and BN-BD collection, here is what I got:

    367+ Figurines

    This includes all standard figurines, Specials, Mega Specials, Double Packs and Variants

    My collection also includes Display Stands and Binders for the 3 publications

    With regards to the Marvel Variants, I have all 5 which are:

    Jean Grey

    Angel

    Captain Marvel

    Quicksilver

    Grey Hulk

    Out of these 5 Jean Grey is worth the most, 2 was sold on the Internet for about £100 and Quicksilver is worth quite a bit as I remember one sold for about £80

    All figurines, Stands and Binders are in perfect condition and there is a hand full of doubles somewhere in the boxes!

    Anyway I hope to hear from you soon, please let me know if you require anymore info

    Kind regards

    Ketan Patel

    • Demi 10/19/2012 at 6:52 am

      Hi Ketan,

      Do you still have Dark phoenix and Quicksilver variant for sale?

      Regards,

      Demi

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