Lt. Clutch wrote:
Mister Blisterfists wrote:
Toy Biz didn't use 'cheaper' plastic. these figures are damn near indestructable.
The wings on Hawkman kept falling off and you couldn't turn his head around. Aquaman and the Flash had actual wind-up knobs that broke off real easy. The Riddler's torso was screwed on from the back. Bob the Goon's leg could never fall back into place after you had him "kick" something.
This was Toy Biz's initial foray into the action figure industry. The figures might have seemed indestructible to you, but they felt damn cheap when compared to anything Hasbro or Kenner released in all those years.
I own several of these and they have stood the test of time. Perhaps not ALL are as durable, but the examples I've had over the years have all been durable.
I never said they were QUALITY figures, the sculpts and paint are pretty terrible, but they ARE a freshman foray into the industry.
That said, I've broken a few Super Powers in my day.
as for 'torsos screwed together' take another look at some of TB's first-year Marvel figures.