In the many years since Toy Biz' Marvel program (and Marvel Legends) kicked off, Iceman has had a few releases - big ones, little ones, cartoon ones. Even a not-all-in fan like me has another one thanks to that awesome Giant All-New X-Men box from a few years ago, as the character has always been one I gravitate toward thanks to his appearances in Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends.
The 6-inch action figure is cast in clear, milky blue plastic with virtually no paint. The buck has some icicle bits here and there, but when you get right down to it this is a naked Spider-Man clone with icy bits and painted white eyes. With no accessories, I assume it also helped to keep costs down on a rather robust wave packed with build-a-figures and a bunch of cool accessories. Iceman is an exception for the wave, but short of some sort of snow surfboard thing I don't know what else you might want to throw in here.
Because of the Spider-Man like build, you'll be pleased to know Hasbro didn't skimp on articulation. 30 joints make it great - you've got bend-and-swivel wrists, rocker ankles, double elbows and knees, plus the usual bits and pieces that make these figures so much fun to pose on your desk. For some reason the plastic is a little more rubbery than other figures I've purchased, but it looks nice.
A swell Juggernaut arm rounds out the figure, which is a nice bonus to make up for an otherwise underdecorated, unaccessorized figure. Somehow Hasbro managed to generate a great figure cast in translucent plastic that really does look icy, while not necessarily making it easy to see the various pins and joints inside. From a reasonable distance, you won't really take note of the articulation. You also won't notice the figure's various icicles, individually-sculpted toes, or the cool fist. Hasbro and Marvel have been slow on the X-Men so in a way, it's sort of awesome to get a wave of figures at all. It'd be more awesome to get more new characters in this batch, but hey - you got something. Get it if you can, early reaction was overwhelmingly positive and there aren't a lot of them around to easily get as of yet.
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