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Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 5:26PM CDT

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Posted by: Va'al   Views: 10,003

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Fellow Seibertron.com member leakin' lubricant was lucky enough to receive their new Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head figure, and were kind enough to take the time to prepare a pictorial review of this great looking action figure. You'll give it a look, yes?

*Disclaimer: No, this is not a Transformers figure. Yes, it is front page news. The character started out in the Transformers comics, created in this incarnation by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior, and here at Seibertron.com we just really like him. So bear with us.

leakin' lubricant wrote:Well finally got him out of the packaging so I thought I'd do a brief review.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head


Now this figure has caused a great deal of discussion, the old 'is he isn't he a Transformers character' debate. Personally as a kid growing up in Manchester, England, Death's Head was a huge part of the reason I continued to read the comics, he was such an unpredictable and hard as nails character is was impossible not to be excited by him. This figure perfectly captures the presence he commanded in those old comics. The proportions are perfect and the head sculpt is superb. Now that doesn't mean that this is a perfect figure though, there are two things that bug me a little. The main problem is fixable so I'll start with that. As you can see in the photo above there is a large gap in the mid torso. I've tried to capture this better below.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head


This causes a huge problem when posing as the whole upper torso/shoulder/cape section just kinda flops around making him quite unstable; as I said this is fixable, I applied a dab of superglue beneath the chest and cape section to secure it to the rest of the figure, which looks much better aesthetically and provides greater stability when posing. See the picture below.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head


The second issue with this figure is the use of that weird rubbery plastic that all the main toy companies seem to be using these days, I don't mind it in certain areas such as the cape, but it is also used for his weapons and shield which makes it difficult to store them on his back without them constantly falling off, I can't help but feel that if they were to have used a slightly more robust material the weapons would store much more effectively.

Now on to the good stuff: he has good articulation, with a ball jointed head, universal joints on his shoulders, hinge joints on his elbows and wrist rotation (thanks to the ability to swap his hands for weaponry). Moving down the figure there is some movement in the mid torso section, hinge joints on the hips with thigh swivels and finally capped of with some ankle articulation, all of which provide the opportunity for some pretty dynamic posing options. The paints appear of good quality and the metallic finish on both the main body and the armour really make the figure pop.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head


I took the liberty of adding in some more weaponry in those pictures, just felt they added to the figure a little.

As for scale I would class him as a small deluxe, here's a couple of reference shots.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head


All in all I feel he is a very good figure, the cape section is a bit of a disappointment however easily fixed with some super glue, and some parts of the figure would have benefited from the use of more robust materials, but the fanboy factor of the this figure more than makes up for the above issues, he looks as though he has leapt right off the comic book pages and I am more than happy to incorporate him into my Transformers collection. He looks good, yes?

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - Marvel Avengers Infinite Wave 2 Death's Head
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Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1581253)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 11th, 2014 @ 5:40pm CDT
Maybe someone cleared this up before, but this figure is mostly accurate to the costume he had right after he left the TF book. Right after chasing Cyclonus and Scourge through Unicron's time portal, he bumped into The Doctor who shrank him to human size with The Master's matter condenser before flinging him into 8162, where his first encounter with Furman's team Dragon's Claws damaged him badly enough that he needed a full overhaul.

That's the look Death's Head maintained throughout his own title, so it's certainly appropriate, but I expect to see a LOT of attempts at kitbashing green padding onto this figure in this summer's Creative Roundups. If we all buy 2 or three for that purpose, hopefully the sales will convince Hasbro and Marvel to greenlight a 6" ML Death's Head to scale better with our TFs.

And at the risk of opening another can of turbo-worms, which Bee's in the pics with him? I don't recognize it.
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1581256)
Posted by Va'al on June 11th, 2014 @ 5:45pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:And at the risk of opening another can of turbo-worms, which Bee's in the pics with him? I don't recognize it.


ToyWorld Bii, I believe. Third party item. :-$


And I mean, the official reason for having it frontpaged is that.. we want to. But I put the disclaimer there as people have complained or questioned it previously. ;)
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1581273)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 11th, 2014 @ 6:52pm CDT
Nice figure spotlight. Can you tell me whose guns Death's Head is holding? For super secret reasons, I need small pistol-like guns for a character.
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1581325)
Posted by Flashwave on June 11th, 2014 @ 11:35pm CDT
So is/ws this something available at TRU? Or another bricky store?
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1581357)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on June 12th, 2014 @ 1:23am CDT
Shuttershock wrote:Nice figure spotlight. Can you tell me whose guns Death's Head is holding? For super secret reasons, I need small pistol-like guns for a character.


The small hand gun is from the Lego Nick Fury minifig and the larger gun is from a Star Wars battle droid I had lying around.

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I modified the Star Wars gun a little, by removing the projectile, cutting off the front handgrip and shaving down the rear handgrip to fit in Deaths Head's hand.
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1581361)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 12th, 2014 @ 1:31am CDT
leakin' lubricant wrote:
Shuttershock wrote:Nice figure spotlight. Can you tell me whose guns Death's Head is holding? For super secret reasons, I need small pistol-like guns for a character.


The small hand gun is from the Lego Nick Fury minifig and the larger gun is from a Star Wars battle droid I had lying around.

Image

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I modified the Star Wars gun a little, by removing the projectile, cutting off the front handgrip and shaving down the rear handgrip to fit in Deaths Head's hand.


Thanks.
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1581362)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on June 12th, 2014 @ 1:33am CDT
No worries mate.

Also thanks to Va'al for front paging my review, much appreciated.
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Posted by mooncake623 on June 17th, 2014 @ 9:40am CDT
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Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1594553)
Posted by triKlops on July 28th, 2014 @ 11:00pm CDT
Nice that people are getting them now.
I got mine from Amazon a few weeks ago with Prime shipping for 12 bucks.
The figure is great in hand but the backpack and weapons have defeated me thus far for staying in place on his back/cape.
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1594565)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 29th, 2014 @ 12:59am CDT
I got my notification too, as well as for a bunch of Joe stuff that was supposed to come out in August.
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1603734)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on September 3rd, 2014 @ 6:03am CDT
I know it's not a transformer, but I noticed the interest people have had for this awesome looking guy and thought I might share this video, yes? Thecollector75 takes a look at Death's Head!

Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1603915)
Posted by Flashwave on September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:47pm CDT
Is this out now, or have I missed it? And is this primarily a TRU thing or are the main stores carrying enough of this line to make hunting worthwhile?
Re: Pictorial Review - Marvel Infinite Series Death's Head (1604064)
Posted by Va'al on September 4th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
We have multiple looks at the figure, from Seibertron's galleries (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ery/29431/) to a pictorial review (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ead/30483/), so we might pass on this one for now.

Thank you for notifying us though! :D