VISION & ABOMINATION
Yesterday, I reviewed some Minimates. How about some more Minimates? That sound okay to you guys? Ah, it doesn’t really matter; I’m reviewing the Minimates whether you like it or not. What are you gonna do, stop reading? Wait, wait, please don’t stop reading! I didn’t mean it! …I mean I sort of did…I’m still reviewing the Minimates, but genuinely hoping that doesn’t upset anyone…or something. Without any further weirdness, here’s Vision and Abomination!
THE FIGURES THEMSELVES
Vision and Abomination are from the sixth Walgreens-exclusive series of animated Marvel Minimates. They join yesterday’s Black Bolt and Medusa in making up the Avengers Assemble portion of the series.
“An artificial person designed by Ultron, the Vision draws his power from an Infinity Stone, and can adjust his mass from intangible to super-dense.”
This is far from the first time I’ve looked at a Vision Minimate. In fact, of the 8 Vision Minimates out there, I’ve reviewed 7. This one is rather similar to both the Age of Ultron and Civil War ‘mates, since the cartoon is really just using the same design as the movies. The figure stands about 2 1/4 inches tall and has the standard 14 points of articulation. Like the last two costumed Vision ‘mates, this guy’s just the standard ‘mate body, topped off with the DC Minimates Series 1 Superman cape. Pretty standard stuff all-around. The real difference here is the paintwork. His line work is much simpler, cleaner, and a bit bolder, matching the show’s more streamlined design. The colors are also a bit brighter, and in a rare instance for an animated ‘mate, they’re a little bit more exciting than the colors seen on the last two ‘mates. Vision includes both the standard display stand and a flight stand, for those that want choices.
While Vision’s just been swimming in Minimates in the last few years, poor Emil here hasn’t been quite so lucky. He got two ‘mates back in 2008, but nothing since. And one of those was based on his movie appearance, which is pretty far removed from the typical Abomination design. He was definitely in need of an update. From DST’s perspective, this guy’s great because he’s also all re-used parts, taken mostly from the Ultimate Spider-Man incarnation of Green Goblin. In their defense, all of the pieces work pretty amazingly well for Abomination. In fact I like them more for Abomination than their original use, but that’s more a personal preference of design thing. The paint work on Abomination is pretty solid work. The colors feel a bit warmer than usual for this sub-line, which is certainly a plus in my book. Abomination’s only extra is a display stand, which feels a little light, but I’m not sure what else he could have been given.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I grabbed this pair at the same time as Black Bolt and Medusa. It was a bit of an impulse buy, truth be told. I probably didn’t need this set. Abomination’s never been a must-have for me, and I’ve got two Visions that look almost identical to this one. But it was another Vision, and I’m all about Vision, no matter how minority different he may be. And Abomination actually looked pretty cool. And I was feeling kind of generous, so I got them. It’s actually not a bad set. Not the most exciting ever, but I liked it more than I’d initially expected to.