Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Marvel Chibi superheroes: Avengers Assemble! + X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man & Venom

Chibi (ちび or チビ) is a Japanese slang word meaning "short person" or "small child". The word has gained currency among fans of manga and anime. Its meaning is of someone or some animal that is small. It can be translated as "little", but is not used the same way as chiisana [小さな] (tiny, small, little in Japanese) but rather cute. In English-speaking anime and manga fandom (otaku), the term chibi has mostly been conflated with the "super deformed" style of drawing characters with oversized heads or it can be used to describe child versions of characters.

These Marvel Chibi superhero figures were part of my November haul (see post HERE). I got them because they were cute (and cheap!). They didn't cost a lot and they were too cute to resist. The wife likes them and what the wife wants, the wife gets. After all, she supports me in my hobby 100% and puts up with having all the figures and toys displayed all over the house. She loves the whole toy museum look which she says makes the house unique and different from other houses. I'm so blessed to have such a supportive wife and partner so this toy blog post is dedicated to her :)

I'm not even sure who produced these as I got them loose and apparently there are twelve in the complete set. The picture above is pretty much the Avengers Assembled, the Marvel Studios film version consisting of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America and Black Widow (minus Hawkeye). The other characters in the Marvel Chibi superheroes set are: Falcon, Spider-Man, Venom (only super villain included), Wolverine, Storm, The Thing and Silver Surfer.

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I think the colors for Captain America are not right so I decided to tweak it to the color closest to Cap. I don't know why they didn't get the colors right in the first place ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Related posts:
Avengers Assemble - a gathering of heroes (Famous Covers style) posted in my toy blog HERE
Top Ten (10) Greatest Avengers of All-Time posted HERE
Avengers Assemble! SDCC 2011 Exclusive: Mini Muggs Avengers Reviews HERE and HERE
Hot Toys The Avengers 1/6 Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow 12" collectible figure Reviews HERE, HERE and HERE
Famous Covers The Vision by Toy Biz (pictures HERE)
Hot Toys Iron Man 2: Mark IV 1/6 Figure REVIEWS HERE, HERE and HERE
Review of Marvel Comics Hawkeye 1/6th scale Costume and Equipment set for Captain Action posted HERE
Hot Toys The Avengers: 1/6 Captain America 12-inch Collectible Figure Reviews HERE, HERE and HERE


Unknown said...

These things are so adorable it's disgusting! A Google search comes up with other cute Chiba figurines but nothing like yours.

alex teo said...

Bill, I think you described them best "so adorable it's disgusting" LOL This was the last set I got from a local store in Singapore and I haven't seen them around. Not sure where else has it.