As we here at MTV Geek impatiently wait for the 2011 American International Toy Fair, we’re still bringing you the latest and greatest toy reviews from all over the landscape of action figuredom. “Figuredom?” Yeah, just go with it. This week Diamond released another bruiser to their line of Marvel Select figures: The Unstoppable Juggernaut! He’s 2 ½ lbs. of plastic mayhem, but is he worthy enough to mingle with our other Marvel figures? Only one way to find out…

According to the back of Juggernaut’s humongous blister package, this is his history, in brief:
Finding a mystical ruby in a lost temple in Korea, U.S. Army soldier Cain Marko read aloud the inscription to the gem: “Whosoever touches this gem shall be granted the power of the Crimson bands of Cyttorak! Henceforth, you who read these words shall become… forevermore… a human Juggernaut!” Charles Xavier’s half-brother became and unstoppable force soon after joining Magneto in the fight against the X-Men and anyone else that dared stand in their way!

Ol’ Juggy has one helluva sculpt! While we’re refuting the claim that he ever joined Magneto (except in our semi-filthy fan-fics), we can’t argue the tremendous detail captured in this hulking mass of destruction! Gentle Giant Ltd., best known for their line of Star Wars busts and laser-scanned head sculpts, are credited as the sculptors of this particular toy. Whether this was achieved through computer-aided design or the good ol’ fashioned human hand is not clear, but we couldn’t care less! Juggernaut’s imposing mass is captured expertly, as is his menacing visage. Xavier’s red-headed brother from another mother has a separate faceplate attached beneath the helmet to give the appearance of having his bulbous melon hidden beneath. Speaking of the helmet, it is appropriately huge and is pockmarked with damage from all the random running through walls and whatnot that the Juggernaut is so well known for. Like the helmet, the bands around his arms are also sculpted to look like hammered steel. The rest of Cain’s outfit looks like a tough leather or hide, like that of an elephant or the inside of a boxer’s cauliflowered ear. Gross, yet durable. Juggy’s (you know he would just LOVE being called “Juggy”) boots look as if they are made of thick, wrinkled leather. The soles of his boots are even fully sculpted with deep tread, so he doesn’t slip and fall while on a rampage through the streets of NYC. Very practical. Read More...

Press Release

Marvel is pleased to present Patrick Zircher’s long-awaited return to Thunderbolts with Thunderbolts #150 Zircher Variant! Thunderbolts #150 Zircher Variant features an awe-inspiring showdown between Thor and the Juggernaut on the cover! Thunderbolts #150, by fan-favorite writer Jeff Parker and artist Kev Walker, contains a mighty battle between the Avengers and the Thunderbolts that simply cannot be missed! Read More...

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