Sunday, September 27, 2009

Handful of Heroes - Sabretooth

I'm been a big fan of Sabretooth since back in his cool Iron Fist days. He's a bad ass who knows how to look bad ass sporting a fur collar. We don't have the pimped out version of Sabretooth in miniature form so this figure is a welcome addition. It's hard to see all the detail on this translucent figure, so I'll need to prime him to see what exactly I have to work with. His fingers are very stubby and rounded at the ends so I am considered cutting off his hands and swapping them with the hands from the Ultimates Sabretooth.

Handful of Heroes - Spider-Man

When you have hands that big it's easy to climb walls, play basketball and get dates with girls prone to believing urban legends. What this figure lacks is details pronounced enough to survive the painting process. Good luck painting this figure.

Handful of Heroes - World War Hulk

This is one of my favorite figures of the set. I love the facial emotion. If I ever get a spare, I may end up painting this figure just for the sheer enjoyment.

Handful of Heroes - Gladiator Hulk

The Green Scar figure on the right is so damn amazing that honestly the Handful of Heroes Gladiator Hulk didn't really ever stand a chance. However this figure is clear green and one day will make a sweet Green Lantern construct.

Handful of Heroes - War Machine

An OK figure. I like the size of this model and I love the static pose. It's details are pretty shallow so I'm not sure how it would paint up and I'm not sure I'd ever attempt to because I do not feel this figure offers me anything over the Armor Wars version.

Handful of Heroes - Iron Man Mark I

I have no love for this figure. It barely has any detail and it offers nothing we didn't see in Armor Wars.

Handful of Heroes - Thing

I'm not sure what it is about The Thing that leads him to have so many different looks and styles for what is basically the same character year after year. The Handful of Heroes Thing offers a look and style that hasn't been offered in miniatures yet and I must say... I like this sculpt. I'll eventually paint this figure when I'm feeling a bit more adventurous.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Handful of Heroes – Captain America

That’s a big Captain America. If you want to paint Captain America correctly, there is a lot of shading, scale work and stripe work. This figure may look good painted; but it sure as poop won’t be me painting it.

Handful of Heroes – Cyclops

Let me clear the air on this one. Cyclops is my least favorite character of all time. That being said.... this figure isn’t half bad. But with that wide stance, he just barely fits on a base.

Handful of Heroes – Juggernaut

I personally think this one is a winner. I like his imposing stance. He’s smaller than Marching Band Juggernaut and Fantastic Forces Juggernaut, however I still feel he adds something to the mix.

Handful of Heroes – Green Goblin

Like Magneto, I can’t imagine why anyone would paint this figure for a conversion as he isn’t going to bring anything new to the table and Fantastic Forces offered some of the best quality figures that were produced.

Handful of Heroes – Magneto

"...because the room has been magnetized"
This figure is super plain. It has very little detail. It’s scale is not too far off but honestly painting this figure for a conversion isn’t going to bring anything new to the table.