Figure Friday: Marvel Universe Colossus

Published on January 14th, 2011

When I think of the X-Men I think of the team that we met in back 1975 in Giant -size X-men #1 by Len Wein and Chris Claremont with the great artwork by Dave Cockrum. One of  the key members of that team was a young mutant name Piotr Nikolaievitch  but for X-Men fans like myself, he will always be Colossus. When I  found  out  that Hasbro was making a Marvel Universe figure  I was more than happy. I went and got my self a bottle vodka and I had a celebration around the ComicImpact offices. Now on with the review.

Package Description:
Piotr Rasputin was little more than a boy when Charles Xavier recruited him into the X-Men. Under the training of Xavier and his older teammates, he grew quickly into a man to be reckoned with. He is one of the strongest individuals on the planet, and his strength is dedicated to the support of the X-Men. If for no other reason, anyone thinking to challenge the mutant team must carefully consider the consequences of facing Colossus.

Appearance:

Hasbro did a great job on the size of Colossus. Looking at this figure you can tell this is the mighty mutant (Piotr Nikolaievitch) from Mother Russia. He is a big figure and stands well over 2 feet higher than some of the other Marvel Universe characters, which is fine with me because I have always pictured him taller than a lot of people in the Marvel U. Maybe taller than the Hulk and around the same size as Juggernaut.

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He looks a bit sad but I would be too if I was missing Kitty Pryde with me (Look for a Kitty Pryde review very soon). I do have some issues with his paint job. I know he changes into the element of Osmium and there are some blue parts in Osmium, but I just wish Hasbro would have still had the shining silver and not added the blue to the paint job because I never think of Colossus having blue on him. The paint is not perfect, there are ragged register lines between the red and the yellow that kind of ruin it. Although he is still a bad ass looking Marvel Universe figure.

Poseability:

I never got the Colossus figure when the  X-Men Origins: Wolverine film came out, I know there was a two pack with Colossus and Wolverine. I am happy I never got that figure because this is one great figure to play with. What Colossus is missing in his paint job he makes up for in his articulation. This is an awesome figure with some GREAT articulation, I especially love his thigh swivels and cut joints. This is one of the best Marvel Universe figures when it comes to articulation. I can’t wait to get my Wolverine (Yellow outfit) figure out and make them do a fastball special.

I am sure if I was a kid and was playing with my figures, Colossus would be one of my favorite figures to play with. As I’m typing this review I’m taking breaks to  play with him. I love this figure.

Final Judgment: 9/10

Sure, he may not have the best paint job in the world, but maybe that is just not to my liking that he has some blue on his paint. But wow this figure is not just for Marvel Universe fan, an X-Men fan, or a Colossus fan. It is a figure for all toy fans.

If you can get your hands on one of these Marvel Universe Colossus figures I say go for it. And it looks like Amazon is selling it  for under $9.00. I say go get one right now by clicking on this link, and at the same time you will be helping ComicImpact out. Until next time, remember to drink vodka and not Vonska.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ComicImpact.com