Yesterday I vented about the horrendous job Eaglemoss did with the paints on their Psylocke figurine. Will the Vulture rate better? Here’s the review after the jump.
The Vulture is the next Spider-Man villain to join the ongoing series of 4″ scale lead figurines from Eaglemoss. Happily, he fares much better than Psylocke. The Vulture is represented standing a bit hunched, with his wings out to the sides, a decidedly nefarious pose. I really was impressed with the level of detail on the wings, particularly in the texturing of his feathers. That’s something I wasn’t expecting at this scale. The rest of the sculpt is good as well, providing a good and accurate portrayal of the character.
The paint job on the Vulture is tighter than it’s been on a lot of previous figures in this line. He’s mostly green, but the painters took the time to do a good job of shading his body suit and providing some depth to it. His face has some weird paint going on, but I’m willing to overlook that for this scale. It’s hard to find a mass produced collectible that has an excellent paint application on the face, so as long as the face isn’t horrendous, it’s a decent job.
As I’ve said before, the only place Eaglemoss could make great improvements in the Classic Marvel Figurines line is in the paint application. If the paints were just a bit tighter and more uniform throughout the line, this would be a top tier collectible series. As it is, the figurines still are fun to collect, especially given their low price point of around $12 each.