Agent Phil Coulson steals some spotlight in Hot Toys line - tomopop

Agent Phil Coulson steals some spotlight in Hot Toys line

12:30 AM on 11.21.2012


Associate Editor

Tomopop editor confused by apparent popularity

S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson is a surprisingly popular guy. He started off as an original character for the Marvel movies with some minor supporting roles in the Iron Man films and has gained screen time with each appearance. And now? Not only is there talk of him getting his own t.v. show, but the character (and his actor, Clark Gregg) have gained toy immortality through a 1/6 scale Hot Toys figure.

I'll be the first to admit that I don't understand Coulson's popularity. I didn't think much of the character in either of his Iron Man movie appearances and disliked him in Thor as well as in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon (then again, I don't like that cartoon...). I'm guessing he must do something epic in The Avengers (which I still haven't seen) to get a figure.

Despite coming with a lot of goodies (a big gun, some trading cards, a file folder, etc), I'm not entirely sure that Coulson is even a good figure. The hair in particular strikes me as clashing with the photo-realism evident throughout the rest of the figure. I suppose other than the accessories, head, and hands, he's really just a guy in a suit; something that may appeal immensely to the character's fan-base but is visually uninteresting to everybody else. Any Phil Coulson fans here?


Tip: swipe to browse, use your arrow keys, or hover to pause

Get comment replies by email.     settings

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*]   to your security software's whitelist.

Associate Editor follow
Ads on tomopop may be purchased from:

Please contact Crave Online, thanks!

MORE FROM tomopop


Tomopop Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Brake-Neck

by Jeremy Emerje Crocker


Tomopop Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger

by Jeremy Emerje Crocker


Tomopop Review: Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second

by Rio McCarthy


Tomopop Review: Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody

by Rio McCarthy


Tomopop Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Powerglide

by Jeremy Emerje Crocker


Tomopop Review: Mecha Workshop's Armarauders Bellerophon

by Scarecroodle


Tomopop Review: Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose

by Jeremy Emerje Crocker


Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link

by Martin Siggers


Tomopop Review: Freddie Mercury

by Soul Tsukino


Tomopop Review: ThreeZero's Tyrion Lannister

by Kristina Pino

Back to Top