Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select Human Torch Figure Review

Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select Human Torch Figure Review

 

Diamond Select Toys is now offering their Marvel Select Human Torch Figure, which is based on the pages of Marvel Comics. Human Torch is the second member of the Fantastic Four to see the Select treatment, as we first saw The Thing offered back in 2010. It’s taken 11 years to see another member of Marvel’s First Family to see the Select treatment, and fans have had to wait all that time. The Human Torch is finally making his debut in this line, and hopefully Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman aren’t too far behind.

 

 

Thank you to Diamond Select Toys for providing their Marvel Select Human Torch Figure for review. 

Availability: September 2021

Human Torch is packaged in a window box, with artwork inspired from the comics, including the logo at the bottom. On the side is an image of the figure, and the back includes additional images and a description.

 

Human Torch is finally making his debut in this line, which has been an 11 year wait for those that bought The Thing back in 2010. The figure is made of translucent plastic with the flames making up the sculpt, including most of him burning in red, with some orange flames sculpted on the shoulders, top of the head, calves, and the Fantastic 4 logo on his chest. He also has sculpted details on the body, which makes it look great.

 

The accessories allow for many different custom looks and poses, and he includes a Golden Age head, six interchangeable hands (open, closed fisted, and effect), a fire ball, and a flame base that comes in two separate pieces that needs to be put together.

 

 

The Golden Age head does not have the facial details that the other head sculpt offers, and has those sculpted lines that are seen throughout the sculpt. The interchangeable hands work great for him, and create a lot of dynamic poses and custom display options as you have a lot of options to choose how you want to display him. The fire ball can fit in his open hand, and works for either one. The flame effect hands have the most detail, with the red and yellow flames shown, which makes it look even better.

The base is on a swivel-hinged joint so you can move it around, but might be limited to motion depending on how you position it. The top of it is ball jointed, and plugs into the hole in his back to snap into place. This allows you to move him around on the base in a flight mode, which you can use the flame effect hands or the loose fireball to create a great pose.

The translucent plastic is also good material and holds up nicely, which is something that we don’t always see on a figure made with this material.

His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, swivel-hinged hips, swivel-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.

 

It’s been a long wait to get another member of the Fantastic Four in the select line, and now that we’re half way there, DST needs to get Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman offered in this line, to finish off the team. Once they do, it would be the first-time in the Marvel Select line to have a completed team.

Overall, Human Torch is a great figure with a lot of fun accessories and interchangeable parts. Marvel fans will surely want, and definitely should buy him along with The Thing, whom has been reissued again recently to go along with this new release.

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Hobby Link Japan

Zavvi U.S./Canada

Zavvi U.K.

Things From Another World 

Amazon

 

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