Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fantastic Four (minus two) by Toy Biz

The Fantastic Four were formed when four astronauts were bombarded by cosmic rays during an outer space test flight in an experimental rocket ship. Upon crash landing back on Earth, the four find themselves transformed with bizarre new abilities. Mr Fantastic (Reed Richards), scientist and leader, can stretch, twist and re-shape his body to inhuman proportions. Invisible Girl/Woman (Susan Storm), Reed Richards' girlfriend (and eventual wife) has the ability to bend and manipulate light to render herself and others invisible. She also develops the ability to generate force fields, which she uses for a variety of defensive and offensive effects. The Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Sue Storm's younger brother, possesses the ability to control fire, project burning bolts of flame from his body, and fly. The Thing (Ben Grimm), Reed Richards' college roommate and best friend, has been transformed into a monstrous humanoid with orange, rock-like skin and super-strength.

This Target Exclusive two-pack gave us half of the Fantastic Four, Mr Fantastic and the Invisible Woman. Reportedly, The Thing was scheduled for a Famous Covers figure when the plug was pulled on the line.

Fantastic Four was made into a movie in 2005 and the reason for watching it, Jessica Alba as Invisible Woman. In the movie version, there is a fifth astronaut and he is Victor von Doom.

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