It’s Tuesday Toy Review and this week I’m reviewing what has turned out to be my favorite action figure I own. I’m sure I’m not supposed to say that prior to going through the actual review, but I cannot help it. This is a great figure.
- Character: Juggernaut
- Manufacturer: Diamond Select Toys
- Series: Marvel Select
- Dimensions: 8” x 5″ x 7″
- Weight: 3.1 lbs
- Recommended: Ages 8+
- MSRP: $24.99 | Paid: $19.40
- Part Number/SKU: 699788108499
Articulation – ★★★★☆
One of the most important features of any “Action Figure” is the joint articulation. This Juggernaut figure is a little top heavy, so finding just the right positions for him to remain standing can be a little tough.
- Arms – There are 3 joints in each arm.
- Shoulders: Ball Joint with full 360 rotation as well as the ability to raise and lower the arm outward
- Upper Arm: Peg Joint that allows the lower portion of the arm to rotate 360 degrees.
- Elbows: Pin/Hinge joints allow for about 80 degrees of rotation, with grooves that allow for the joint to stick in place
- Legs – There are 3 joints in each leg/hip area
- Hips: Ball Joint with full 360 rotation. Pretty decent amount of flexibility to widen the figures stance as the hips and upper legs are sculpted to allow a greater range of motion though it seems his right leg may be slightly longer than the left, which makes posing somewhat harder. Not impossible, but harder, though it does push your towards a running position, which is fitting for Juggernaut.
- Knees: Pin/Hinge Joints with about 60-70 degree bend ability. Again with grooves allowing the joints to stick in place
- Ankles: Pin/Hinge Joints with about 15 degrees of rotation. Grooves keep the joints from being too loose. There is a little bit of play in the joint, which gives it the feeling there is a ball joint, this is helpful for positioning the figure so his feet will sit flat on the ground to a certain degree.
- Body: The Upper Torso can swivel with a Peg Joint at the hips. Full 360 rotation is possible as well as some forward and backward motion which helps with balancing this heavy figure.
- Head: Peg Joint allows for full 360 rotation of head but no up and down motion. The helmet does not come off, which is likely why a ball joint was not used.
Mold – ★★★★★
I love Juggernaut, though there just aren’t enough appearances by him in Marvel Comics. When he does show up, it’s very brief. That’s why I had to have this action figure. Now, he can be at my office, destroying things day-in and day-out. I love the mold of this figure. From the veins popping out of his biceps to the amazing texture of his chest and torso. The sculptors really took their time and put a lot of effort into making this a really cool figure. Even his boots are sculpted with such detail. I just love sitting and looking at this figure because it looks like a really well sculpted statue, not an action figure.
This figure probably has some of the most detail I’ve seen. There are gashes in his armor from previous battles. This is by far, the best figure in the Marvel Select series that I’ve seen.
Paint – ★★★★★
I cannot say enough good things about the paint on this Juggernaut figure. There isn’t a huge palette of colors, but that doesn’t matter. The use of shading and shadowing is amazing. They’ve turned this figure into a lifelike miniature of what I would expect Juggernaut to look like. The face staring out of his helmet is such a great touch. I have nothing bad to say about the paint on this figure.
Accessories – ★☆☆☆☆
This version of the Juggernaut figure does not come with a base. It comes with a really lame background piece of paper that you can stand up behind the figure similar to the one from the Abomination. The biggest issue, the card isn’t even the same height as the figure. So it’s totally lame, I didn’t even take it out of the packaging. The Juggernaut doesn’t come with any other accessories.
Packaging – ★★★☆☆
The packaging is the standard bubble mold packaging that all the Marvel Select characters come in. Full see through front is great when you’re at your local comic/toy store trying to make a decision. If you’re ordering this figure online, be aware that the packaging can easily get beat up. The more beat up the packaging, the better chance it has for the plastic to start coming apart from the cardboard backing which is what mine did. This is, of course, only important if you plan to keep the figure in box. I, on the other hand, have decided to open my figures. The packaging also does not allow for stacking characters on top of each other as the package built to be hung on one of those hanging pegs. I’m hanging onto all of my packaging, just in case any of my figures happen to rise in value, though I doubt they will.
Overall Rating – ★★★★★
I’m giving this figure 5 of 5 stars because I love the paint and the mold so much. The couple negatives that I found don’t amount to enough to make me drop a star on this figure. If you have the opportunity to pick this action figure up, do it. You will not be disappointed.