Even though Corvus Glaive debuted in the Infinity War movie last year, his Marvel Legends debut is just happening this year. I purchased this two-pack only because of Glaive and not Loki . Since Glaive is a " first time in the line " figure . Plus it's always nice to add a new character to the collection along with a member of an elite team . I purchased this two-pack at a local Walmart for around the $ 39.99 price range .
If you're having difficulty seeing the bios it says " Known for his shifting allegiances , Loki faces evil head on when he is confronted by the Black Order - a sinister group of Thanos cohorts that includes the menacing Corvus Glaive .
As you can see the accessory for Loki is the cosmic cube and Corvus Glaive comes with his scythe .
Even though I was only excited about getting Glaive and not Loki , Loki is still a great action figure too .
With the new photo realistic technology to make the figures a perfect representation of the actors , the movie figures are coming along nicely .
Loki's cape / cloak fits firmly over his shoulders .
A comparison shot of the original Loki figure based on the actor that played him, based on his looks from the first Avengers film compared to his looks in the Infinity War movie. One shot is with the helmet and the second shot is without the helmet .
As you can see the helmet from the older Loki figure is two big to fit onto the head of this newer one. Which is sort of surprising considering that this newer version is taller and bigger than that previous version . If anything one would probably think that the helmet may be to small for the newer figure but as you can see that is not the case .
Now for a look at the figure I purchased this two-pack for. Corvus Glaive turned out to be really cool looking and also a perfect likeness to the movie . Plus it's a luxury to have another member of Thanos' Black Order in the collection . I love the looks of the gold trimmings on his black costume . His weapon can fit in either hand . The weapon looks great too with the gold paint on the blades. Is it just me or does he kind of remind anyone of Frank Langella's version of Skeletor from the 1987 Masters of the Universe movie . Both Glaive and that version of Skeletor look very similar in my opinion . Their outfits are the same type of colors plus they both have hooded heads .
Close up of Corvus' face .
As you can see Corvus is right at just about seven inches tall .
As you can see Corvus is clearly taller than Loki . I'm not sure if it's the character's or the actual actors though, when it comes to height comparisons .
The back of Corvus Glaive's outfit is just as decorative as the front .
( 2 ) STANDING ABILITY - Both figures stand well when in a proper stance . Glaive's cloak also keeps him from falling backwards because it touches the ground .
( 3 ) WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT THESE FIGURES ? - Corvus Glaive - the luxury of having another member of Thanos Black Order added to the collection . The gold on his costume and his weapon . Loki - great job with the photo realistic technology on his face. Perfect likeness to the actor.
( 4 ) WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT THESE FIGURES ? - No dislikes .
( 5 ) WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO IMPROVE THESE FIGURES ? - No improvements needed .
( 6 ) GRADING SCALE - Perfect 10 for both .
( 7 ) FINAL ANALYSIS - Usually when I purchase a two-pack I normally want both figures . All I wanted from this two pack was Corvus Glaive and not Loki . However I ended up being pleased with both figures .
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As you can see there are SEVEN people you must name. Contest ends June 30, 2019 . Good luck to everyone !!!
For those of you not familiar with Teepublic , it is an online store where ANYONE can make money selling t-shirts or other products using their designs. I mentioned my only sale because it is toy related . A Thunder-Punch He-Man tank top . Below is a look at it .
As you can see I used the colors to match the look of the character's colors. Since Sy-Klone's armor is blue a blue t-shirt is perfect . And Thunder Punch He-Man has red armor so therefore a red tank top to match his colors . Below is a pic of the first and only aforementioned sale .
Hopefully more sales are on the way . I'm sure no one gets excited over 2 dollars .
This is the first of a new series for Action Figure Imagery I call " E-BAY RARE FINDS " . The series is about if I am successful in winning an E-Bay auction on a " RARE " and hard to find action figure , I will post it here on the site . The James Harden figure of the Jazwares NBA Heroes franchise is the rarest and most difficult figure to find in that toy line . He is also the most expensive figure when fully carded mint in box . If you bump into a carded NBA Heroes Harden he may cost you as much as $ 150.00 USD . I got lucky and won this auction with a " LOOSE " James Harden figure and paid only $ 29.99 . The reason for the good price is because not only was Harden loose , but his regular right arm was missing in the auction . Below is a screen shot I took with my camera of the auction that I won .
As you can see the auction also included a loose LeBron James figure . However James is NOT rare but Harden is , hence the title of this post . Shots of both figures are posted in this article however let's get to James Harden first since he is the primary focus, then on to the LeBron figure .
I love this figure however I do not like the fact that the seller did NOT have Harden's regular right arm . Because I also love NBA Basketball and I wish I had Harden's regular right arm rather than the super hero arm . Maybe one day some more James Harden figures will pop up on E-Bay again sometime soon and I can purchase another one just to get that right arm . However it's going to be tough because he is a rare figure .
As you can see Harden stands right at the six inch height mark .
I love how the jerseys on these NBA Heroes figures look exactly like actual NBA Jerseys .
A close up of Harden's armor . Even though I purchased this figure for the basketball side of things and not for the super hero stuff, the armor and viking helmet look really cool . I love the blend of reds and greys in the armor .
Close up of Harden in the viking helmet .
Back of viking helmet and armor .
Full body shot .
Comparison shot of the figure and the real life James Harden . The figure in my opinion is a good likeness to the real Harden with the exception of the shape of the face . It looks as if the action figure's face should have been a little more rounded to match the complete look of Harden 100% . Now let's look at the figure that is not rare, the LeBron figure .
The reason why his skin is silver instead of normal is because it's like paying a tribute to the popular X-Men character known as Colossus . Thus hence the name of the toy line NBA " HEROES " .
I think this is a neat figure too, however I want the regular version of LeBron that is packaged in a 3-pack alongside Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry more than I do this one .
As you can see the LeBron figure is a little over six inches tall and has very big monster like hands . He can actually palm that ball with one hand .
Based on the hit Marvel movies of Avengers Infinity Wars and End Game comes one of Thanos' members of his Black Order , Ebony Maw . I purchased this figure of Ebony Maw at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range .
If you can not clearly see the bio it says " The dangerous assassin Ebony Maw puts his powers of persuasion into sinister use in service of the evil Thanos . "
As you can see Maw comes with the left leg of the Thanos build-a-figure, based on his Avengers End Game attire .
Not only am I glad to see another member of Thanos ' Black Order in action figure form but I also like this figure a lot and is very pleased with it . The figure is fun to pose and I like his long arms . Plus he's a cool looking character with a cool looking uniform . I love the mixture of colors with the different shades of grey along with the gold trimmings .
As you can see Ebony Maw is a tall figure, standing right around seven inches in height.
I do indeed find it interesting that the character has no nose or nostrils. This statement however is more about the actual character himself and not about the toy . It makes you wonder " how does he breathe " . ? Does he have hidden gills somewhere on his body, like a fish ?
Maw has a unique hair style. As you can see no hair on the top or sides but a lot of hair on the back of his head.
Ebony Maw has one of the longest arms of any Marvel character or figure . The above pic showing a wingspan of about eight inches . So if he was a real being I assume his wingspan would be about eight feet . He has basketball player like arms . Big hands too to go along with his long arms . FINAL THOUGHTS
(1) ARTICULATION LIMITS - Upward and downward head movement is somewhat hindered with a lack of slits in both the front and back of his neck . Other than that excellent all around articulation.
(2) STANDING ABILITY - Maw stands great once you position his stance properly . However he can fall over because of his thin ankles .
(3) WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT THIS FIGURE ? - The luxury of having another member of Thanos Black Order in Marvel Legend form . His long basketball player like arms are fun to bend and display .
(4) WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT THIS FIGURE ? - No dislikes.
(5) WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO IMPROVE THIS FIGURE ? - No improvements needed .
(6) GRADING SCALE - On a scale of 1 to 10 a Perfect 10 . Could not find any flaws that bothered me.
(7) FINAL ANALYSIS - Hasbro is doing a better job on the movie based figures in my opinion than they are on the comic based versions. Maw is a perfect example .