Toy Review: Marvel Legends | WW2 Captain America


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Captain America The Winter Soldier WW2 Captain America. There are three Caps in this series, so I wasn’t too excited about any of them, but this one looked pretty cool, but as far as I can see, it’s a retool of a previous Captain America Hasbro released but the shoulders are not as good on this figure. Let’s take a closer look.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

Articulation – ★★★

The articulation on this figure is pretty good. The only thing I don’t like are the missing ankle rockers and the Y-Joint hips. Other than that, this figure has really nice articulation

Total POA’s = 30

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint that provides a pretty good amount of upward motion in the shoulder, though the weird shoulder sculpt does hinder it a bit.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint provides standard rotation.
    • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joints allow for a full bend in the elbows which is awesome for posing.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. The sculpt does hinder the hand from moving up a little, but nothing too horrible.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: Y-Joint allows a decent amount of forward motion, but pretty much no backward motion. Outward motion is quite good, but you have to rotate the Y-Joints which can be a bit difficult to do and then harder to get them back.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint which is a standard cut joint. This joint can cause some odd looks because of the sculpt, but there isn’t any major paint that causes issues due to the rotation which is good.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees but they don’t allow for as much bend as I would have liked. I also feel the knee caps are a little small for this figure and can look a little odd.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints with little forward or backward motion. A Peg Joint allows you to rotate the foot but no ankle rocker which I would have rather had.
  • Body – There is one joint in the body area. I believe this is a double ball joint in the torso just below the breast line of the figure. It’s very well hidden and quite effective. Not as much for an ab crunch for for a back arch it’s quite nice. There’s pretty good side to side as well.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint allows for really good up and down motion.This is probably the best part of the articulation of this figure. There is also a disc Pin/Hinge joint which greatly assists in this awesome articulation.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

The sculpt of this figure is pretty nice. Aside from the really ugly shoulder joints, this figure looks really nice. There’s a lot of detailed sculpt work that makes this figure pop. The texturing throughout the figure is really nice. I have little, to no complaints beyond the shoulder sculpt. There are some issues that cause the articulation some problems, but the primary one in the ankles isn’t horrible considering some other figures we’ve seen.

Paint – ★★★★

The paint is also a really solid look. Some don’t like the paint on this figure as they think it looks like they missed paint or that it’s dirty, I think that’s what it should have been. This is WWII Cap, but in today’s world. If he’s wearing his old uniform, it should look old and dirty. There’s plenty of detail in the paint apps. There are some definite sloppy spots on the figure, but from a slight distance, you’re not even going to notice.

The biggest complaint, and it seems to be a trend with Hasbro, there is pretty much no paint on his boots. Why can’t they ever paint the boots on these figures. Just paint the buckles or something. They painted the belt buckle and some of the other straps on his torso, why skip the boots? I know they have to keep cost at a minimum and paint isn’t free, but that would have really made this figure awesome, and since there are about a million Captain America figures out there, this just proves to be a bit lazy.

Accessories – ★★★★☆

Cap comes with his shield and a pistol. The shield is nice, though mine is warped out of the package and won’t really unwarp for me, so that’s a bummer. The pistol is nice enough, but a little bland. I would have preferred an older, perhaps WW2 style pistol too.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

Overall this is a pretty solid figure. The paint app and the sculpt are what really brought this figure up as the articulation was just run of the mill and I don’t care for the Y-Joints they are using. If you’re a Cap fan (and who isn’t at least a little) then this isn’t a bad pickup. If you’re just looking to complete the Mandroid BAF then you can skip this figure as it comes with no BAF parts which I think is dumb that he’s even in this wave. Why not just hold him for another wave since he’s just a repaint anyway for the most part.

Do you have any of these figures? If so, do you have a review to share? Please share in the comments or link to your review.

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