Earlier this week I attended my first E3 for one reason, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes!
I was hoping there would be an event in which figures would be given out. Unfortunately there wasn’t instead Disney Interactive did me one better. They were just handing out figures to everybody all three days as long as you stood in line and took a “Super Hero Selfie”. Needless to say I took several selfies. People were given random figures that were color coded by a tricky sticker system on the bottom of the box.
Thanks to some trading and help from my friends I ended up with 5 figures: Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, and Iron Fist. Today I’ll be taking a look at all 5 figures, first up, Captain America.
Now this post will be picture heavy so be warned. And unfortunately, since the actual game won’t be released until later this year I can only comment on the physical figures themselves. Although I did get to play with Cap and Nick Fury at E3.
I love these figures. I got back into toy collecting because of Justice League figures in the Bruce Timm style. My fantasy after that was to have Marvel figures that would be compatible, this is probably the closest we’ll get and I’m really happy about it. I love the designs, scale, and detailing.
The small amount of game play that I did get to experience with Captain America involved playing in the Toy Box, the open world sand box in which you can create anything. There I populated enemies and fought them with my shield and a few Disney & Marvel items that I’m not really allowed to discuss. I also used a Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty Power Disc. A disc that you place under your figure on the Infinity Base to give your characters a bit of a power boost, but when you use this particular disc with Cap, it changes his in-game costume to look like his WWII era costume from the movies. Which is super sick.
Captain America was one of my 3 most anticipated figures in this line. I would say he was number 3, number 2 would have to be Nick Fury. Probably the most detailed and well made figure of the bunch.
Everything from his eye, to his scars, to his holsters, and coat just looks great. There is literally no reason for this figure to be this detailed but it adds to the value and design and makes from a great looking figure.
His game play is a little limited since he doesn’t have super powers. But who cares because he will be voiced by Sam “The Man” Jackson himself. Nick Fury is a playable character in the “Ultimate Spider-Man Playset”, which is in line with the “Ultimate Spider-Man”cartoon. I do hope that he will be playable in “The Avengers Playset” as well but that doesn’t seem to be the case, so far…
The next two figures are beautifully rendered interpretations of Hawkeye and Iron Fist. They weren’t figures that I needed but as a completist and fan of the characters I definitely wanted them. I didn’t get a chance to get a feel for them in-game but I very much love their dynamic poses and detailed design.
Hawkeye is part of “The Avengers Playset” and Iron Fist is part of the “Ultimate Spider-Man Playset”. Luke Cage is also in the “Spider-man” game but is a mission giver and to my knowledge just an NPC. Maybe down the line or in future releases he’ll get a figure for himself.
My most anticipated figure, the one that I really wanted and was very lucky to get my hands on at E3 was “Big Green” himself, The Hulk!
Hulk has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters and I’m glad that he’s been getting the love and attention that he deserves. After stealing the show in “The Avengers” movie we got to see the Hulk as I know and love him. The Bixby show was great but I like my Hulk front and center as a hero in the spotlight not on the run.
I avoided playing with the Hulk in the game at the E3 booth because I wanted to save that for when the game gets released. Give myself something to look forward to. I have seen videos of his game play and it looks great. Not only can he rage out and super jump but he can climb walls by smashing into them as only the Hulk can.
I would highly recommend these figures to collectors, gamers, comic fans, and humans in general. They are amazing physical representations of your favorite Marvel characters that have a great added play value along with the game. At E3 I was lucky to hang with some of the dudes from the “Inside Infinity Podcast”. If you’re a fan of the game you should check them out. Here’s a great interview they did (and I helped with) that gives some great info on the new game:
Special thanks to Will Kelley, Inside Infinity Podcast, Greg, Disney Interactive, and Johnny Vignocchi!
Are you guys collecting the figures/playing the game? Either/Or? BOTH!?!?!
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