Awesome Toy Picks: KINGDOM COME Shazam!

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42011 posts) - - Show Bio

Each week we take a close, hands-on look at cool comic book collectibles. Normally we focus on new items available in stores but every once in a while we like to dip into the 'vault.' This week's pick is from the 2003 line from KINGDOM COME.

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I joked about this earlier in the week. This is a collectible from 2003 and I was trying to decide whether or not to open it. Because it's some a cool character and figure, I decided to (and even did a Premium Video for subscribers showing the opening along with some commentary and extra shots).

You can see from the image above that this figure is still in the box and has collected a bit of dust. Looking a little closer, you can see that it's just begging to be taken out of the box.

== TEASER ==
"Free me!"

It was mainly because it just looks so dang cool. KINGDOM COME was such a great story and the figures in this line were top notch, especially if you consider they're from 2003. I did end up getting just about all the figures in the different waves and they've just been sitting around since.

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This figure obviously can't be purchased in regular retail stores but you might find them in comic shops and definitely online. Doing a quick search on ebay turns up a few at reasonable prices, especially when a lot of today's collectible figures are retailing for around twenty bucks.

He may not have a lot of articulation but for a figure like this, you don't really want it. This is something that looks great sitting out on display. When figures have too much articulation, the joints take away from the sculpt and design of the figure. Check out how it looks out of the box.

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Let us know what you thought of this selection from the 'vault' and if you'd want to see more out of their packaging. Next week we'll be shifting back towards a more modern selection.

And if you are a subscriber, make sure you check out the video showing the opening along with a video look at the figure.

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#1 Posted by UnderDogs_OverBoard (1149 posts) - - Show Bio

The BoX!

It's SO DUSTY!

anyways nice picks G-man...

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#2 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

I dunno. It always bugged me how Alex Ross drew Shazam looking too creepy even when he was free of the mind control. Also the Kingdom Come figures have such limited articulation that it doesn't seem worth the money.

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#3 Posted by sentryman555 (883 posts) - - Show Bio

Its almost 2 in the morning here and I've been laughing like an idiot for the last 5 minutes because of that last picture. I can go to sleep knowing the day is now complete!

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#4 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
Looks good.
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#5 Posted by Darkus_99 (68 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice!

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#6 Posted by Mr. Messy Face (128 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that a deer with a Rey Mysterio mask on it?

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#7 Posted by Billy Batson (59591 posts) - - Show Bio

WANT.
BB

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#8 Posted by TheMess1428 (2211 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr. Messy Face said:

Is that a deer with a Rey Mysterio mask on it?

^This.^

Also, this is cool but it really can't do much so playing with it would be out of the question but it would be great to put on display.

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#9 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (5625 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks cool. Very.

Last pic is epic.

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#10 Posted by fluffypigeons (259 posts) - - Show Bio

i have seen way cooler toys but this one is.............okay

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#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45210 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheMess1428 said:

@Mr. Messy Face said:

Is that a deer with a Rey Mysterio mask on it?

^This.^

Also, this is cool but it really can't do much so playing with it would be out of the question but it would be great to put on display.

It's Giant Bombs Lucha Deer
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#12 Posted by thespideyguy (2770 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome figure

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#13 Posted by TheBigRedCheese (383 posts) - - Show Bio

I always wanted a Captain Marvel figure when I was a child. This would have been nice to own.

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#14 Posted by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

He'll always be Captain Marvel too me.

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#15 Posted by StarKiller809 (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

That's an okay toy. I wasn't blow away by it and probably won't but it but I still think that it looks coool. 

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#16 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Gosh KC Shazam creeps the hell out of me with that smile of his. Still, nice figure!

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#17 Edited by Utandi (220 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally don't like that one very much. The face kinda reminds me (in some pictures) of a pig.

Anyway! I really like the idea of showing old collectables from the vault. More please! :D

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#18 Posted by Daveyo520 (2469 posts) - - Show Bio

No one can beat Luchadeer!

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#19 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (724 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the older toys, the new ones are great, but the kingdom come selection is pretty cool

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#20 Posted by RoTheKid (259 posts) - - Show Bio

Dude, I LOVE these toy articles that you do! PLEASE keep it up! :)

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#21 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

How does this fig stack up next to the Justice line from 2005? (I think that was the year) I've been dying to get a Black Adam, Captain Marvel and Solomon Grundy from that line for a looooooong time.

Plus the Deadman fig from Kingdom Come is boss as well.

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#22 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2696 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love to get that Captain Marvel some day. I once bought the Magog Kingdom Come toy, but it wouldn't stand up right. Was it just my toy, like a default, or did all of them have a problem standing up right?

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#23 Posted by PowerHerc (86164 posts) - - Show Bio

This figure is a great representation of Captain Marvel as shown in "Kingdom Come." It looks great and I want one.

I know it's blasphemy, to collectors, to open an action figure but I'm glad you did because I enjoyed seeing it from all the different angles and in the various poses. I agree 100% about the figure not needing more articulation due to the fact that many times a lot of articulation can ruin the aesthetic appeal of the figure.

Also; keep the older figures coming! They're some of the best!

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#24 Posted by hardindr (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Blasphemy! Luchadeer would defeat any comic-book figure!

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#25 Posted by soduh2 (1050 posts) - - Show Bio

They called him "Shazam" in 2003?

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#26 Posted by andrew2696 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

@soduh2: Didn't people always call him Shazam it just wasn't his official name.

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#27 Posted by Onemoreposter (4335 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingdom Come CM scares me....dude was nuts...

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#28 Posted by crazyflashfan11 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

@fluffypigeons said:

i have seen way cooler toys but this one is.............okay

this

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#29 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

HOLEY MOLEY!!! :D

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#30 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

*cough* Captain Marvel!! *cough*

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#31 Posted by mikeclark1982 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

@andrew2696: they did, but then there was a huge battle between DC and Marvel over the name, so they just went with Shazam!

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#32 Posted by JonesDeini (3867 posts) - - Show Bio

Dope G-Man. Always had a soft spot for this line of figures

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#33 Posted by supermanfan122508 (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Must find one of these. I love Shazam's suit so much and I wish more people knew who he was.

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#34 Posted by NuclearLife (53 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the whole KINGDOM COME line, recently picked up the Flash and I just love it.

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#35 Posted by jobbernos (1522 posts) - - Show Bio

captain marvel is always smiling.

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#36 Posted by PowerHerc (86164 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to pick this piece up but it's to damn expensive in the after-market.

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