Series: Marvel Universe; Secret Wars Comic 2-packs
Comments: The second wave of the “Secret Wars” comic 2-packs for the Marvel Universe line are here. This time around, figures are packaged with issues 4, 7 and 8 of the 12 issue limited series. Cyclops was packaged with the Incredible Hulk and issue 4 of the series.
Cyclops is getting a fair amount of play in the 3 3/4″ scale already in the assorted Marvel lines. You have an Astonishing X-Men figure in the Wolverine: Origins line; an animated style Cyclops in the animated Wolverine line and you have this one in the comic 2-packs. Of the three available today, this one is my favorite. Unlike some Marvel Universe figures, Cyclops feels sturdy; but he’s not so bulky that it doesn’t still seem like Scott ‘Slim’ Summers. The sculpt is minimal; his belt is painted one – but it works. I think I could have done with less blackwash, but it does accentuate the sculpted musculature; however I’m concerned about how this figure will stand out on a shelf of other figures lacking this approach. My criticisms are pretty minor though, and this Cyclops is a fantastic addition to the line; just with there was a classic Marvel Girl to go along with him.