We finally get to see number twenty-eight! I had wondered if it was going to be a new Black Widow and had just been put off because of the movie, but apparently not. We’ve got another Venom figure. This one comes with slime and injectors. You can actually inject the slime into the figure and it will ooze out all gross like. The pictures on the store look cool, but I don’t know how reusable that slime would be. It seems like you’d get two good uses out and then if you’re able to gather it up a couple less than good uses. There’s no mention of a slime recipe or slime that could be used when this runs out.
I’m not a fan of Venom so this isn’t a figure I care too much about. It is at least a new take on the figures with the whole slime aspect.
We’ve got a new MARVEL Toybox figure. I was expecting Loki. So far they’ve done characters for all of their Disney+ TV shows so it makes sense. Honestly, he looks kind of eh. His picture on the side of the box is much better, you can see that at the Disney Store. The blue stone in the staff seems so dull, not sure why they didn’t go for something more shiny. Oh well, the MARVEL line continues to be meh.
I’m sorry to anyone who hasn’t yet watched Falcon and Winter Soldier because the new figures contain spoilers.
Captain America Sam Wilson looks really cool. Honestly one of the coolest looking figures to come out so far. Definitely in the Marvel line. Those wings are awesome and I think his face really hits the design of the figures. It’s also really nice to FINALLY have a figure that’s a person of color and you can actually see that. With Black Panther and Miles Morales they’re wearing their masks and there’s no way to tell that they aren’t white. At least with Captain Marvel they provided two heads. I’m pretty happy with this figure.
On the other side of things we’ve got Winter Soldier. They somehow took Sebastian Stan, a ridiculously attractive man, and made him into generic white man number one. Fine, fine it’s not supposed to be Sebastian Stan. I realize that. None of the other figures look like their people either, except for maybe Doctor Strange. Still, this figure lacks personality. Even the quirky eyebrows aren’t enough to help this face. At least the costume is cool looking. Though you can see in this pic the knife is bent so I would be hesitant to buy this online.
It’s been nice to get new Toybox figures tied to the Marvel TV shows on Disney+. It makes marketing sense. The other lines are falling behind on the quantity of figures. Hopefully, when we start getting more Star Wars tv shows we’ll start getting figures again. Even without that Disney still has a fairly deep well of characters they can pull from if they feel like it.
We have three new figures! It also appears as though I missed numbers 25 and 26 in the MARVEL line. Maybe they’ll show up soon.
Anyway! Scarlet Witch and Vision make sense after the recent conclusion to Wandavision and I’m happy to see another female figure. However, wtf did they do to Vision? He looks horrible. Wanda has a great facial expression while Vision looks goofy. Not impressed with him.
I actually like the Carnage figure. His mouth is great and even though it’s another Spider-Man figure there’s enough that sets him apart from the others.
The MARVEL line has never been the best at capturing what makes the Toybox line adorable and fun, but at least two of the three seem to be on the right track.
It looks like the Disney store has a few re-issues right now. Briefly yesterday The Mandalorian and Child were available. Jango and Toy Story RC Car are also showing up. So if you missed out on them earlier, like I did, then now’s your time.
The Mandalorian and Jango showing up makes me think that someone is reading my blog. If that’s the case…how about a Finn figure? Mace Windu? Some more POC? Maybe some Disney Princesses? You know, if you’re looking for some ideas.