Each week we shop around for the coolest comic book collectibles. Last week we looked at the Marvel Select Colossus figure and some of you mentioned the Gambit figure listed on the back of the packaging. If you've been wondering what that figure is like, now you can find out.
Gambit's first full appearance was in UNCANNY X-MEN #266 and he was created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee. He's long since been a fan-fav of the X-Men and his shady past has always kept everyone around him on their toes. For a guy wearing purple/pinkish armor and a brown trench coat, he's always managed to carry himself as a cool figure.
There have been several Gambit figures in the past but this is the coolest one so far.
The Marvel Select toys always give you a little something extra with their figures. You don't just get Gambit, you also get a background that simulates a corner of the Danger Room. This is great for display purposes. There are also some extra accessories that come with him.
With the the extra hands and choice of cards, you have some options in how you want to display him. He has plenty of articulation (16 points) and can be put into different positions.
Check him out in 'action.'
This figure is from Diamond Select. It retails for around $20 and definitely has what it takes to replace your old Gambit figures.
That's it for this week's Awesome Toy Picks. Next week we'll be at WonderCon but we'll be sure to have another round to cool collectibles ready to be showcased for all of you.