Longtime X-Man and Avenger Hank McCoy, a.k.a. Beast, joins the long-running Marvel Select action figure line, adding to the already extensive X-Men line-up. Featuring approximately 16 points of articulation and interchangeable hands, the 7-inch figure comes with a new section of the Danger Room, with climbing bars for the team's resident super-genius gymnast. Combine it with the other X-Men's sections of the Danger Room to forge a larger diorama! Packaged in the famous Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Jeasn St. Jean!
Beast, as you can see is packaged in the clear bubble plastic making the figure fully visible. Like the others the name MARVELS BEAST goes down the left side and the back card is designed bright and blue you can see the background is designed with images of Beast. The bottom left hand where the characters name is features the X-Men symbol. If you’re a collector that does not open these it has the standard hook on the top of the package so they can be tacked onto a wall with no issue if you still want to show it off.
After about 5 minutes of unwrapping this guy, yes he’s in there with those annoying twist ties and bands both I was able to get him out. He’s a very heavy figure, which he should be as he is one of the bigger X-men. The design is amazing. Leaps and bounds above a normal action figure you get at a big box store. You can see in the pics below how well sculpted and shaded he is. All the bulging muscles and a deep color blue with tons of shading and etching for the fur. They really make it look exactly like the character. The trademark black shorts with the bright yellow X symbol belt really stands out. Each toe, and finger on the fist is fully detailed.
The arms and legs move up and down like a standard figure as do the hands and feet. Beast bends in the legs and arms as well as twists in the waist. The head moves as well. He’s a big figure that’s designed to be overly muscular so he moves a bit stiffer than the others my son and I played with.
I took a pic of his head to show the detail that goes into these things. Squinty eyes, etched in hair to seperate it a bit from the fur on the body, the growling mouth it accented by the blood red inside and bright white fangs. This truly is an impressive figure in every sense of the word.
You can see from the side the entire body is designed extremely big and muscular with fur all over. Everything is comic accurate as well as anatomically as all the muscles are spot on. Notice the subtile lines of black and variations of blue to give the figure depth
The base is a piece of the Danger Room. If you get the other Diamond Select X-Men figures it all connects to form a big set. I was not a huge fan of this base. It looks nice but it was a pain to snap together. It took me about 10min to finally line up and get it connected. It's very thin so I didn't encourage my son to smash other figures into it.
My son play’s with these guys every single day. That’s saying something as he is normally not an action figure guy. These are amazing figures that you should buy either to collect or for your kids to play with. There much more durable than any figure I have ever come across. You can beat them like crazy and they don’t break or scratch. Throw in the fact they look amazing and you have a great toy or collectable for any age. And remember. Display base means kids should pick it up.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars
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