Apocalypse makes his long awaited debut in the Marvel Select line by Diamond Select Toys, a legendary X-Men villain and one of Marvel’s most iconic characters. Apocalypse is the first mutant, and one of the oldest and most power super villains in Marvel Comics. The character made his debut in X-Factor #5 published in June 1986, and since that time he has had countless collectibles and action figures made, but only a handful come close this close to his likeness from the comics. This is by far the best action figure this character has ever had, and surely you’re going to need him to fight the X-Men already offered in this line.
Thank you to Entertainment Earth for providing Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select Apocalypse Figure for review.
Availability: April 2023
Apocalypse comes packaged in the Select style blister card, with an image of him on the side, and an image and a description on the back.
Apocalypse stands at just over 9″ tall and is based on his appearance as seen in the pages of Marvel Comics. Apocalypse is based on his classic appearance, and comes in his dark and light blue suit with metallic silver deco. The suit includes an A for the belt buckle, and tubes that connect to his back and his forearms. The likeness to the comic is uncanny, including the armor on the upper part of the suit, shoulder pads, boots, belt, and especially the head sculpt.
The material used for this figure is mostly PVC plastic, along with a head sculpt that feels like vinyl. This material is typically used on their statue lines, so it’s unusual to see it for Marvel Select.
His head sculpt has an equally impressive likeness, with a grinning mouth with white teeth, and glaring yellow eyes.
Apocalypse includes two sets of interchangeable hands, including closed fisted and open grip.
He also includes interchangeable accessories, including a drill, pincer and morning star hand. The forearms are removable, and you swap that out drill and pincer parts to place on his arms. The tubes connect to these as well as there are holes on the backs to plug that into as well. Keep in mind that the tubes are a harder plastic, and you lose some range of motion as you can’t move the arms too much without the tubes popping out of the weapons. The tube connected to his back cannot be removed, only to the forearms and the weapons. The morning star connects to the forearm piece, which the tube can connected too.
His articulation is also standard for the select line, and includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel forearm gloves, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, swivel-hinged knees, swivel calves, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, this is one of the best Apocalypse figures ever made and fans are surely going to want to add this to their collection. The likeness and attention to detail is just superb, and the accessories and interchangeable parts are a lot of fun to pose and display. The movement of the arms however are a bit limited as the tubes prevent some of it.