Wave #34 of Diamond Select's minimates features a slew of our 90s favourites. Beast/Rogue & Cyclops/Jean Grey (which I will be reviewing in the future) are wearing the very best of 90s nostalgia. It is rare that I collect an entire wave, but this one got me. I even bought the variant. Huzzah, for staff discounts! I miss those...
Before Cat-Beast and whatever-the-design-is-now-Beast, thee was 90s Beast. A little bit ape-like, bright blue, and always furry. His costume consisted of belted underpants and that's exactly what this figure gives us.
He's painted a fantastic shade of bright blue and given just the right amount of detail. His body mold is slightly larger than average and the hair sculpt gives him his iconic look. He's even given a toothy grin. Hank McCoy may be a beast, but he's an amiable one. You can see the individual strands of hair being pulled back to make up his fur. The back is a little bit messy and works well. Creating the look of fur in plastic is a challenge but this minimate does it right. They've painted the indication of hair (and abs) on his chest, back, and legs. My favourite additions are the clawed and fur trimmed hands and feet for the extra beastly effect. He also came with regular hands and feet...but I don't know why you'd ever want to use them.
Next we have the Southern Belle. Rogue may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I adore her. A country girl with intimacy issues? I have no idea what that's like...In fact, Rogue and Beast are two of my favourite X-men. Score one for good packaging!
What I love most about this figure is Rogue's expression. Her bright green eyes pop with her red lips. Her arched eyebrows are dramatic and a little mischievous.
While Rogue and Beast aren't exactly the most logical pairing, I'm quite happy with the two of them. They're a great addition to my collection. Gotta love the 90s!
|Remember when Beast spent an entire season of the cartoon in prison?|