Today I have another Marvel Universe figure for review. Let’s take a look at the Marvel Universe Thing Figure Review!
I am doing the review of the version of the Thing with the Blue/White pants. There is also another version of him with light blue/black pants as well. You can find Marvel Universe figures at most mass market retail stores for around $8-$10.
The packaging is the standard for all of the figures in the Marvel Universe line by Hasbro. I love the look of the cards. They are all personalized for each of the figures with some art on the front and the figures are all displayed nicely in the blister card packaging. These packages are great for MOC collectors.
On the back there is some more art with the figure and a short bio for the Thing. A few of the other figures from the same wave are also shown.
Out of The Box
Out of the box I think that the Thing looks pretty good. His face seems to be missing something and doesn’t exactly fit to his badass body. That is no big deal though. His neck looks slightly weird from the side, so I just decided to look at him straight on from the front.
All of his joints feel pretty solid. He comes packaged with a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. file folder like many of the other figures do. He doesn’t have any other accessories though. It is sad since I love accessories and sometimes they can even make up for a bad figure.
The articulation for this bad boy is pretty good considering how muscular he is. He has:
- Swivel neck
- Swivel/hinge shoulders
- Swivel/hinge elbows
- Swivel wrists
- Ball joint torso
- Swivel/hinge hips
- Swivel/hinge knees
- Hinge ankles
This figure would be way cooler if he had a ball jointed neck. The swivel neck is almost pointless on this figure. The sculpt of his muscles limits the movement of some of his joints but its nothing really too bad. It is mainly just his knees and elbows.
The paint on this figure is really nice. He has a wash over his stone skin which I like. I also like that there are some stones that are different from the others. It makes the figure have something interesting and not just boring orange color all across the board.
His pants are just painted solid blue with the white belt and boots. Where the white and blue meets is going to be where you want to watch out for. The lines are a little bit crooked.
He has pretty stellar blue eyes though, which match the character perfectly.
I like the sculpt for this figure. His skin is that rocky skin pattern and the paint really makes it shine. All of his proportions seem right and the only thing that really seems weird is his head/neck.
Overall I like this figure. Many other people are giving him harsh reviews and I don’t quite see why. There aren’t any major problems with this guy. I would recommend picking this guy up if you have a spare $8 lying around.
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I agree with you regarding the paint job over the torso area. I think that they could have done a better job with the paint job with the pants though, as well as the sculpt. But overall, I give this version of the thing a 7 out of 10.