Figure Friday: Marvel Universe The Punisher

Published on September 11th, 2009

This week we’re going to take a look at The Punisher from the Marvel Universe Figures Series 3. Does he live up to his name? Will he punish the rest of your figures or will he just be a sitting duck on your shelf ? Learn all this and find out what ex President he looks like.

Package Description

Frank Castle, a.k.a the Punisher is the most dangerous man the world has ever seen. He operates in a shadowy realm far away from the spotlight occupied by regular heroes. Walking the dangerous line between hero and criminal, he fights the fight that is too dark and dirty for most. He’s not a man out to right wrongs or protect the innocent. Instead, he fights a war to destroy crime, and punish the guilty.

Appearance

The Punisher looks badass.  He has a shorter and stockier build than other marvel universe figures in this line. He is around the same size as the Wolverine Origins Comic Book Deadpool figure.

His muscles are large and make him look dense, he comes off as a body builder. They are also well defined due to the great paint job Hasbro did on this figure. While the figure may appear to be painted all black, it in fact has a very dark navy blue paint job which helps make it something special. His face looks a lot like Richard Nixon and the skull on his shirt looks great, you can tell they took there time on it. GREAT paint job on it, some of the best brushwork I have seen in 3 .75 inch figures.

Poseability

He has ball style shoulders, swivel biceps, hinge elbows, swivel wrists, a ball style chest, swivel waist, ball hips, double hinged knees, and hinge/swivel ankles. There’s a lot you can do with The Punisher and he has a lot of great dynamic poses.

He also does not have the issue I have with a lot of this Marvel Universe Figures. That is, that their torsos feel like they will break if I play with the figure. Again, this sucks when it comes to dynamic poses. Hasbro has fixed this issue and I love them for that.

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Final Judgment 9/10

I first got this figure for Sheldon since he told me he was looking for it. Now I have to go back to the store to get myself my very own Punisher Marvel Universe Series 3. This may be my favorite figure in this line, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK HASBRO.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@comicimpact.com