The Marvel Universe Nick Fury figure was the line’s first Marvel.com subscription incentive figure, so he’s never been available at retail… until he randomly showed up on Hasbro Toy Shop a few weeks ago. I already had a Fury from the subscription period, but for $15 I totally grabbed a second, to have something to work with to finally correct the shortcomings of an otherwise very nice figure.
I also picked up a Marvel Universe Punisher (from the She-Hulk wave), and those are all the parts needed to make the best Fury figure ever. Since both base bodies are roughly the same size, their parts can share fairly easily. Fury’s old style legs are too short and stubby, so I flipped them with Punisher’s legs at the hip. Likewise, Punisher’s arms looked like a better match, so I swapped the out below the shoulder (thus retaining the SHIELD insignia on Fury’s shoulders). I played with the hands for a bit, ultimately deciding on a right hand from Punisher, which has a trigger finger for Fury’s gun, and the Fury left hand, so I could use it for the classic Steranko reaching pose.
None of this involved boiling, heating or anything– the parts just pop right off and on. Fury’s existing torso, belt and head all looked fine, and in much better proportions with the new limbs, so from there I just painted his new arms and legs to match the dark grey-blue of the suit and the greyish white of his gloves. In total, this guy took about 15 minutes plus time for the paint to dry, and I think it’s a total improvement.
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