Jazwares – Zoteki X-Men Series 1 Review

Jazwares – Zoteki X-Men Series 1 Review

 

Jazwares is offering a new line of collectibles that connect to form an iconic diorama scene, and each character stands on a connectible base. The line features characters from X-Men, Avengers, and The Nightmare Before Christmas that are currently shipping to stores and online retailers, with each line including a chase variant. These are non-articulated, but do have some great character likenesses as seen in the comics, cartoon and movies.

These X-Men collectibles are inspired from the cover of X-Men #1 in 1991, that many of us grew up reading this relaunch at the time, and introduced an entire generation of children and adults to these iconic characters . These X-Men collectibles includes Cyclops, Magneto, Jean Grey, Colossus, Beast and Wolverine. There is also a chase variant of Wolverine in this line with a brown a yellow outfit.

Thank you to Jazwares for providing their Zoteki X-Men collectibles for review. 

 

 

Availability: November 2020

Each of these are packaged in a window box with beautifully done artwork, with an image of the combined diorama and comic inspired artwork in the front, sides, and on the back is a look at each offered in this wave, along with silhouette of the Wolverine chase collectible.

Each of the X-Men are inspired from the 1991 X-Men comic book cover by Jim Lee, which was a relaunch and offered new costumes of Marvel’s heroes and villains. This remains to be one of the most fan-favorite designs of the characters, and Jazwares designers have done a remarkable job capturing these likenesses. Each stand on a base that can connect to form a large diorama/battle scene as the X-Men face off against Magneto, just as you recall from the comic cover.

Cyclops features his optic blast coming from his eyes, and Jean Grey has her psychic effect coming from her forehead, as well as the Phoenix fire wrapping around her body. Magneto has metal pieces that are painted in a metallic blue around his body to give the illusion he’s using his power of magnetism to fight the Sentinel. Wolverine, Beast and Colossus are all in action poses as well, and while they don’t have special effects, their mutant abilities are featured such as Beast’s agility, Colossus’ stretch, and Wolverine’s adamantium claws (although his healing power is not featured in this design). The deco on each is nicely done, but actually look more animated than comic accurate, which led us to believe these are based on the 1992 X-Men: The Animated Series at first until looking at the official description.

The bases each have a part of the Sentinel as he’s been dismantled piece by piece by the X-Men and Magneto. The head of the Sentinel is shown on Magneto’s base, and is painted in a metallic gold, rather than the purple and red that we remember from this time period. The arms/hands of the Sentinel are on Beast’ and Colossus’ bases, and came out great. These are painted in more accurate colors as opposed to the head.

The bases connect to form a larger diorama, and almost look exactly like it does on the packaging once you connect each one. Among the changes, Magneto is shown floating over the Sentinel’s head, but the final production piece has his foot standing on it. There are a few other differences, and we specified these in the video.

Overall, these Zoketi X-Men collectibles are nicely done and detailed, and the interconnecting bases make for a great display on any toy shelf. If you’re a fan of 90’s Marvel, then you definitely should be picking these up.

Purchase:

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Categories: Jazwares, Marvel, Toy Reviews

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