Marvel Universe Ghost Rider

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One of the newest editions to the Marvel Universe line is Ghost Rider. Personally I have never been a Ghost Rider fan, but this figure is amazing.

Like many other figures Ghost Rider has a “recycled” body, he has the same body as the A.I.M. Soldier. As such he has a ball jointed- head, shoulders, torso, hips, and ankles. He has swivel- biceps, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, and knees. Basically everything we have come to expect from this line, and He is more flexible than me.

Even though it shares the same body as the A.I.M. Soldier, they did such an excellent job painting it that it is hardly noticeable. For example on the shin- the boot portion is left as shiny black plastic, but where the pants begin was painted a dull black, then dry brushed with dark blue. The same goes for the loves. He sports more paint than the average Marvel figure, he probable has more paint than Galactus.

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Probably the most remarkable part of this figure is the head. The skull is white plastic with a yellow wash and florescent orange paint as highlight, to match the color of the plastic used for the flames. The flames and the skull are of course two separate pieces, with the flames glued on. Honestly I would like to see some highlights painted in the flames, but they did such an excellent job sculpting them that I can let it slide. It is incredibly hard to pull off the look of a burning skull when working in plastic (don’t believe me go back and look at the Ghost Rider Movie toy line, most of the figures look like the Bride of Frankenstein styled their orange hair), but I think they did it.

I found this figure at Walmart, it was $8.XX. Even though I am not a Ghost Rider fan I recommend you pick it up if you see it.

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