Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Sentry


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series The All Father Odin Series Sentry. I was excited to get this figure, not for the BAF parts, but because the Sentry is a great character in the Marvel Universe. In my opinion, he’s one of their better characters, and what’s better, they don’t overuse him.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

  • Character: Sentry
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Odin All Father
  • Dimensions: 6.875″
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $19.95 Paid: $12.32
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509273898
  • Buy it on Amazon

Articulation – ★★★★

My understanding is that the Sentry figure is based mostly on the Hyperion mold. I don’t have that figure so I can’t confirm this or deny it. As far as articulation goes, it’s quite good, for a medium built figure. Let’s take a look.

Total POA’s = 32

    • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
      • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint which both function very well. The shoulders can rise slightly higher than the actual shoulder which is great.
      • Bicep: Peg Joint which is nicely molded to follow the natural bicep look.
      • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge Joints in the elbow provide a really good bend beyond 90 degrees. This is really nice considering a lot of figures with this kind of bulk do not have this amount of bend.
      • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both operate very well and were nice and tight.
    • Legs – There are 8 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
      • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a good forward kick motion, and decent backwards motion.
      • Thigh: Peg Joint provides a good range of motion. The cut of this joint does pose some continuity issues, but nothing too huge, considering the paint job doesn’t have issues due to the break.
      • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for more than 90 degrees of bend.
      • Shin: Peg Joint which is essentially not needed on this figure.
      • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow good forward and backward motion and the ankle rocker is good.
    • Body – There are 2 torso joints
      • Torso: Pin/Hinge joint provides a really good forward and backward arch.
      • Waist: Peg Joint provides the standard swivel which is not hindered by anything.
    • Head: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint provides really good down motion but the up motion is almost entirely hindered by the hair sculpt. I wish they had used a softer plastic for the hair. There is pretty much no tilt of the head.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

I’ve seen others who really don’t like this body mold, I’m digging it. I think this figure represents my image of the Sentry very well with the sculpt so I’m very happy. There’s a lot of detailed muscle sculpt throughout the figure which is quite comic accurate. I even like the look of the head sculpt, though I don’t like that the hair prevent s the head from looking up. This is a big issue considering Sentry flies. He’s gotta be able to look up when he flies. This is why he lost a star. Could have lost two even for this.

My favorite part of this figure is the belt. This was a really well done piece of the figure. The giant S is superb. I even like that it is a floating piece so it doesn’t get in the way of the waist articulation.

My final two thoughts on the sculpt of this figure are negative in tone, but not big enough issues to drop a star. The first is the size of the hands is a little out of scale to the rest of the figure. His hands are huge and look a little out of place. The second is the cape. I like the cape, they did a good job sculpting it, but I wish it was a softer plastic. The rigid plastic is just difficult to work with.

Paint – ★★★★

Sentry is yellow and blue. Yellow is a tough color to paint with I’ve heard. Hasbro did a really good job casting as much of the figure in yellow plastic to deal with this issue. Where they had to paint they did a good enough job. There could certainly be a little more shading, but it’s not a huge detractor for me on this figure to have little to no shading.

My favorite paint app on this figure is the head and hair. They did a really good job with the shading in his hair to make it look like it has some texture to it. I especially like the white eyes. Just the way I see him in the comics. Well done.

Accessories – ★★★★☆

Sentry comes with a cape that pegs into his back. That’s it. I’m ok with that. I don’t really expect more. Yes, and alternate head would be cool, but not a huge issue that we don’t get it.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

I strongly feel this figure is a must have. Sentry is considered the most powerful superhero on earth, possibly the universe. He has the power of like a million suns. That’s a pretty cool character and this is the best figure made to date that I know of. Yes, get this figure. You won’t be disappointed.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | King Thor


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series The All Father/Odin Series King Thor Build-a-Figure. There are technically two BAF’s in this wave. You can build King Thor or Odin. All of the parts are the same except the head and cape. For the King Thor you need to buy the Captain Marvel figure and for Odin you need to buy the Scarlet Witch. I would have preferred to build Odin, but I really wanted Captain Marvel. I may go out and buy the Scarlet Witch at some point, but there won’t likely be another review since the only difference will be the head sculpt.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

    • Character: King Thor
    • Manufacturer: Hasbro
    • Series: Odin All Father
    • Dimensions: 7.25″
    • Recommended: Ages 4+
    • MSRP: N/A Paid: $0.00
    • Part Number/SKU: N/A
    • Buy it on Ebay

As is becoming my tradition, I like to put my Build-a-Figures together in a little different way. This helps keep the anticipation of building the figure high for a much longer period of time. For this stop motion film, I finally got to use my new Diorama I’ve been working on for the past several months. It’s still not done yet, but I just couldn’t wait any longer. I hope you enjoy the short video.

Articulation – ★☆☆☆☆

King Thor is chock full of crappy articulation. Well, the articulation actually isn’t that horrible, but… no it is. It’s really hard to get this guy to stand on his own. Even if you take the cape off, it’s still hard to stand him up. Let’s take a closer look at this guy.

Total POA’s = 28

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint which are ok, but not really. He can get his arms to raise to about level, but that’s with some careful forcing of the joint. The swivel of the shoulder is fine, but incredibly hindered by the rigid cape. The peg joints on my figure are quite loose. This makes posing pretty difficult.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint that works well and is sculpted well.
    • Elbow: Single Pin/Hinge joint as well as a Peg Joint at the top of the elbow. Both joints are pretty disappointing. The sculpt of the bicep drastically reduces the bend of the arm and the swivel is not needed in the elbow since we have the bicep joint.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. They operate, but you’ll notice my King Thor doesn’t have the armored left arm. This is because the peg joint snapped off when I tried to adjust the position. A closer look at this peg joint and I noticed the peg is very thin for such a bulky figure. It’s no wonder it snapped off. Be careful with this figure.
  • Legs – There are 6 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint could have been a decent joint, but the rigid plastic they used for the skirt piece really hinders the action of this joint. It really doesn’t matter how much forward or backward motion is possible because it’s not going to stay there unless you really heat up that plastic.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint which is the joint in which the legs assemble. This was a precarious job assembling these legs. You never really know if you’ve got them attached or not. This joint is very tight on my figure, but functional.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for a really good bend in the knee, but due to the ankle joints being so bad, this really isn’t as great of a joint as it could have been. Add in the skirt piece and you’ve got the equivalent of a wasted set of knee joints.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for good backward motion, but forward motion is horrible. There is pretty much no forward motion here. This is critical to this figure because he is so top heavy and back heavy due to the cape. He really needs to be able to lean forward a bit to stand and these ankles don’t allow for any movement towards the front. The ankle rocker works, but with such a bad hinge joint, they aren’t as useful as they could have been.
  • Body – There is one joint in the body area. This is a double ball joint in the torso. This isn’t a bad joint, but also, it’s not that great. There are some sculpt choices that didn’t have to be there that limit this joint and make it just ok. The ab crunch is not good. Add that to the bad ankle joints and your figure is gonna be falling backwards most of the time it’s on your shelf. Back arch is ok, but again, with such a heavy figure, you may not want to have him leaning backwards unless you’ve got a stand for him. The side-to-side crunch and swivel are good though.
  • Head: A large single Ball Joint provides almost no range of motion for King Thor’s head. He can move his head side-to-side a tiny amount. There is a little tilt and practically no up or down. Horrible.

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Mold – ★★☆☆☆

There are a lot of things I love about the sculpt of this figure, but there are also a ton of things I hate about it. Thus, the 2 star rating.

At a glance, this figure looks awesome. He’s got a lot of details sculpted throughout the figure. Some of my favorite pieces are the knee plate and the chest plate. The problem is that this figure at a closer examination, looks really weird and is just not balanced well at all, as well as designed to ruin the articulation.

We talked already about some of those issues with the articulation and the quality of the peg design in the wrist, so I won’t belabor that. Let’s look at some issues I haven’t already talked about. The torso, though it looks good, is way too small. In the gallery of pics, you can see the one with the cape off. He looks weird. The chest is far too small for a guy his size, who is wearing armor. The shoulder plates could have been a nice touch, but they look really stupid with the gap at the top of the shoulder. They do come off, but the sculpt of the arm and shoulder still look weird. There are a lot of anatomical issues with the torso.

The cape and skirt are made of a far too rigid material. I wish they would have used a softer plastic. This would have easily relieved several headaches while posing this figure.

Overall, the figure just doesn’t hit the mark for me. Yes, there are some very nice, visually appealing sculpt details, but it’s just not enough.

Paint – ★★★★

Though there isn’t a ton of paint throughout the figure, there’s enough. I love the work they did with the armor pieces. They really nailed that look. I even like the pant legs just above the knees, they did a fine job with them, even though that may just be plastic cast in that color. There’s no shading on the arms and the wrist straps have little rivets that could have been painted, but I just couldn’t remove another star for that. The cape is well painted, there may be some subtle shading, but that may just be my lighting playing tricks on me.

Accessories – ★★★☆☆

King Thor comes with a battle axe and his removable cape. The cape is too heave and rigid as was already pointed out. It looks nice, but it doesn’t stay on very easily. It pegs into a hole on the figures back an then rests on his shoulders. If you’re trying to move his arms in any way, you’ll find the cape will come loose. Pose the figure first, then put the cape on.

The battle axe has a really nice sculpt, but the paint is lacking. There’s no shading, and no detail.

Packaging – N/A

This is a Build-a-Figure so there is no packaging to rate.

Overall Rating – ★★☆☆☆

Technically, King Thor averaged to a 2.5, but I’m just so disappointed in this figure that I decided to round down. I’m torn because I really like the look, at a glance. It’s just not at the quality I expect of a Build-a-figure. It’s not well made. There are a lot of choices made that reduce the overall appearance and articulation that just are not forgivable. He’s an easy pass if you’re not a big fan of Odin or King Thor.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Machine Man


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series The All Father Odin Series Machine Man. I’ve not been a big fan of Machine Man, but I am building the build-a-figure and I needed the arms that come with him. Let’s take a look and see if I should have a higher opinion of this figure than I do.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

Articulation – ★★★★

The articulation is pretty standard on this figure. He’s essentially based off the Bucky Cap figure so there’s not a whole lot to say. Nothing too unique aside from the extra extendable arms. They aren’t really articulated more, but they are bendable, which is cool.

Total POA’s = 32

    • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm (8 if you count the additional peg joint when using the extendable arms, but I don’t count that).
      • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint which both are as you would expect for this body mold.
      • Bicep: Peg Joint which is nicely molded to follow the natural bicep look.
      • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge Joints in the elbow provide a really good bend beyond 90 degrees.
      • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both operate very well and were nice and tight.
    • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
      • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a good forward kick motion, and decent backwards motion
      • Thigh: Peg Joint provides a good range of motion and with the paint job is hidden nicely.
      • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for more than 90 degrees of bend.
      • Shin: Peg Joint which is essentially not needed on this figure and somewhat loose on mine.
      • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow good forward and backward motion and the ankle rocker is good.
    • Body – There are 2 torso joints
      • Torso: Pin/Hinge joint provides a good forward and backward arch.
      • Waist: Peg Joint provides the standard swivel which is not hindered by anything.
    • Head: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint provides really good up and down motion as well as decent tilt capabilities.

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Mold – ★★★☆☆

 

There just isn’t a lot that’s unique on this figure which is getting a little boring. The head sculpt is nice enough and the extendable arms are cool, but it just lacks that extra something.

I like the belt they put on him, but the straps that were painted on the arms and legs should have also been sculpted pieces. That would have made this figure so much better. There were just too many recycled parts to this figure.

Paint – ★★☆☆

 

Paint was sloppy and just not there when it needed to be. Purple and grey. That’s it. Well, I shouldn’t forget the face and goggles I guess. That wouldn’t be fair to leave that out right?

There’s no shading anywhere I can see. The extendable arms really need some shading. I get putting paint on a bendable piece is probably hard to do, but they just look so cheap. The paint that is there is just poorly done. There’s paint bleeding and missing all over. The belt I mentioned in the Mold section could have looked so much nicer with a little shading. Overall, the paint app is just disappointing.

Accessories – ★★★☆☆

 

Machine man comes with two sets of hands which is nice. A set of gripping and punching hands. I’m happy with the extra hands and the extendable arms are cool, but we’ve discussed the shortcomings of those arms. I don’t know what else he should have come with, but with all the recycled parts and bad paint, I wish he at least came with something more. An alternate head maybe.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★☆☆

This is an entirely forgettable figure, as-is Machine Man in general, at least for me. I don’t recommend getting this figure unless you really love Machine Man. There are so many better figures out there to get.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Thor


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series The All Father Odin Series Thor. I’ve been holding off buying this figure, for no apparent reason. Mostly because I couldn’t find it at any of my retailers and the price was too high. I also didn’t feel I needed the figure since I already have a pretty good modern Thor in my Marvel Select Thor which I reviewed a while back. That said, I found him on sale with free shipping on Target’s website and snatched him up. I’m excited because I’ll get to finish the BAF in this series as well.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

  • Character: Thor
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Odin All Father
  • Dimensions: 8
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $19.95 Paid: $15.27
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509273966
  • Buy it on Amazon

Articulation – ★★★★

The articulation is decent on this figure. Thor is considerably larger and bulkier than the majority of the Marvel Legends figures. His articulation isn’t great, but I do like it a little better than the Marvel Select Modern Thor which I gave 3 stars for the articulation. Let’s take a closer look.

Total POA’s = 30

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint which both are decent enough, especially for a bulky figure. A little more range of motion above the shoulders would have been great, but it’s not the end of the world here.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint which is nicely molded to follow the natural bicep look.
    • Elbow: Single Pin/Hinge joint as well as a Peg Joint at the top of the elbow joint. This peg joint is really unnecessary, since we have the bicep joint. I would have preferred to see an additional Pin/Hinge joint in the elbow, though I don’t know if it would have provided anything additional. The range of motion in the elbow is very limited. You might be able to bend the elbows about 80 degrees.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both operate very well and were nice and tight.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a good forward kick motion, though backwards is hindered by the skirt piece on the back. Thor is able to do the splits almost entirely; quite an amazing feat for such a big guy.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint at the base of the ball joint provides decent motion, though perhaps not as critical since we have T-Jointed hips instead of Y-Joints. Still these will come in handy.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for just over 90 degrees of bend in the knee. More than enough for this figure.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for mostly poor backward motion and poor, to ok forward motion. There is also a Peg Joint which serves a little purpose, but an ankle rocker would have been a better idea here.
  • Body – There is one joint in the body area. This is a Double Ball Joint which adds up to possibly the best joint on the figure. Thor gets pretty good ab crunch as well a good back arch. Side crunch is minimal, but still there and the torso swivel more than compensates for the lack of a waist swivel.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint which is massively hindered by the sculpt of the head. There is nearly no up or down motion. The side-to-side is hindered by the hair sculpt and there is no tilt. This was a big fail.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

I really like the way this figure was sculpted. It’s on par with the Marvel Select figure I keep talking about. There’s lots of great detail work throughout the figure.

Some of the highlights are in the legs and head sculpt. The detail of both areas is phenomenal, especially for a Marvel Legends figure. Hasbro really did a wonderful job sculpting the mail armor int he thighs of the figure. The boots also look great and have some nice details with the sculpted straps, as well as the sculpted metal things on the ankles (I have no idea what to call them).

The head sculpt, though it does cause some articulation issues, is still really nice. I wish they could have hollowed out the base of the head a little bit to give him some motion, but the look of the sculpt is great. His face looks wonderful.

The one place a little extra texture could have been used is in the chest area. It’s a very smooth look, which still looks good, I would have gone with a slight texture look. Overall, however, there’s just so much detail in this figure that you’re not going to worry about this little shortcoming, and most would likely enjoy it anyway.

Paint – ★★★★

The paint apps on this figure are also very solid. There could have been a little extra shading on the arms, but even that isn’t a big issue for me. Where this figure stands out above the aforementioned Marvel Select figure is that the paint doesn’t peel, and chip off on the Marvel Legends figure.

My favorite part of the paint apps of this figure is by far Thor’s hammer which we’ll talk about in a moment, but I had to mention it here. The next best, would be his helmet which they employed some of the same techniques as the hammer. Overall, the paint was really well done, and very clean. Had they done some shading in the shirt/upper body area I would have given the paint apps 5 stars.

Accessories – ★★★★★

When you buy a Thor figure, you expect his hammer Mjölnir right? Hasbro did not disappoint. Mjölnir is sculpted perfectly, from the handle up. It fits perfectly in his hands and just looks really nice. The paint application is stellar. The black wash with a metallic grey dry brushing looks amazing. Yes, a little extra paint on the handle would have been nice, but not super important.

Thor also comes with a sword which I believe to be named Odinsword (creative name). This thing is massive, which is good because Thor is a pretty big figure. The sculpt work of this accessory is very well done. There’s nice detail throughout. Hasbro dropped the ball a bit on the paint, however. There isn’t much, and most of the sword is simply a grey plastic. The hilt has an ok brown paint, but otherwise, there’s just about no other paint to be found.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

This is a really solid figure. He meets all of my expectations and I’d consider him just a little better than my Marvel Select one, namely because he doesn’t seem as fragile. He may or may not be a must have for most. There are a lot of Thor figures out there, but if you don’t already have one, this would be a great addition to your collection.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Iron Fist


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Odin All Father Iron Fist. A lot of people really like this figure. He’s got really great articulation and the sculpt is quite nice. I’m not very familiar with the white costume, however. I was still quite excited to add Iron Fist to my collection. Let’s take a closer look.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

  • Character: Iron Fist
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Odin All Father
  • Dimensions: 6
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $19.95 Paid: $12.28
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509273942
  • Buy it on Amazon

Articulation – ★★★★★

This figure is fun to pose. As you can see below, he’s got a lot of articulation, and pretty much all of it is useful. Let’s take a look.

Total POA’s = 34

  • Arms – There are 8 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint, Pin/Hinge Joint, as well as a Butterfly Joint, all of which together create an amazing amount of flexibility that many of the other Marvel Legends figures just don’t have. The butterfly joint is a little limited in the forward motion, but backward motion is really good. The arms will move up above the shoulders very nicely.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint which is nicely molded to follow the natural bicep look.
    • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joints provide more than 90 degree bend. The bicep sculpt is bulky enough to prevent a full bend, but not a big issue.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both operate very well and were nice and tight.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: Y-Jointed Ball Joint which is often difficult to manipulate on some figures, but is well executed on this figure. Great forward and backward motion. Iron Fist can pretty much do the splits as well, which is something I’d expect out of a martial arts expert like Iron Fist.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint that conforms relatively well to the shape of the leg. No issues with this joint in motion or look.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for a really good bend in the knee. You won’t get a complete bend, but it’s quite close.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for amazing backward and forward motion. The ankle rocker is also very well done.
  • Body – There are 2 joints in the body area.
    • Torso: Pin/Hinge provides a good ab crunch and an even better back arch.
    • Waist: Peg Joint provides un-hindered waist swivel.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint and a Pin/Hinge disc that provides great up and down, side to side, but very limited tilt.

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Mold – ★★★★★

I believe much of the sculpt of Iron Fist is recycled parts from the Spider Man figures, which was a good choice to make him look sleek and provide good articulation.

He looks like Iron Fist in the comics (minus the white costume). There’s lots of texture details sculpted into this figure which is great. All the joints are well hidden and look very natural. The sculptors did an especially good job with the cowl, as well as the sash/belt. Those portions of the sculpt work really set him apart and make him look like Danny Rand’s Iron Fist.

There is a potential issue with the sculpted ribbon off the back of the cowl/bandanna. I imagine, if you’re not careful, that could easily snap off so be careful when posing the head.

If I could have just one change, I would ask for a little more details in the sculpt of the feet. There’s pretty much nothing interesting going on there. Not a huge issue, but a wrinkle or something would have been great.

Paint – ★★★★

I’m really satisfied with the paint application Hasbro did on Iron Fist. As noted, I’m not familiar with this costume, but it looks really nice. I really do like the hint of blue that shows through the white in areas. It really gives the figure a custom look almost.

There are some issues with some of the paint around the joints. It gets a little thin in which you can see the darker gold plastic underneath. My understanding is that White is a difficult color to paint successfully with, so casting the pieces in white plastic is the ideal choice. There were some pieces they just couldn’t do this with, such as the shin/lower leg. I’m not too concerned with these paint issues though.

The face and mask paint are very well done. The lines are very clean. a little bit of a black wash to give some shading would have been good on the head, but not a terrible omission.

Accessories – ★★★★★

Iron fist comes with a total of 5 sets of hands. There’s pretty much any combination of hand you could need, which is a huge plus. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure you could swap out some of the hands with other figures in your collection if you needed to. That was one of the reasons I wanted to get Iron Fist. The paint is nice on these extra hands, though I will say that some of them seem a bit oversized. Not by much, but they can look a little silly at the wrong angle. Not enough for me to remove a star, however.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★★

The average rating of Iron Fist puts him at 5 of 5 stars, which is a reasonable rating for this figure in my book. The articulation alone is a huge reason to snatch this figure up. The extra hands puts him over the top. This is a must have for your collection. I’m considering buying another one and attempting a custom green version. We’ll see if I decide to do it or not.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Marvel’s Hawkeye


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series All Father Series Marvel’s Hawkeye. I’ve held off buying this figure for a really long time. Hasbro produced a boat load of these guys and I’ve seen them warming the pegs at every one of my local retailers. I also waited because I’m really not a huge fan of this version of Hawkeye. I prefer the cinematic version more. Finally, I’ve held off because I didn’t want to pay retail price for this figure.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

  • Character: Hawkeye
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Odin Series
  • Dimensions: 6.25
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $19.95 Paid: $8.69
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509273959
  • Buy it on Amazon

Articulation – ★★★

Basically, this figure reuses nearly every part of the Bucky Cap mold, whic is not a negative by any means. This was a solid, and natural choice, which provides some really good articulation.

Total POA’s = 32

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint provides a really wide range of motion. There are no major hindrances.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint which is nicely molded to follow the natural bicep look.
    • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joints allow the elbows to bend nearly in half. Very well done.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both operate very well and were nice and tight.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a great forward kick and decent backwards. The skirt piece slightly hinders the backwards kick, but not much. Good outward motion on the legs.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint with a standard cut joint. No major continuity sculpt or paint issue here.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for a really good bend in the knee.
    • Shin: Peg Joint with a standard cut joint at the top of the boot.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for excellent backward motion though only decent forward motion. The ankle rocker functions as expected.
  • Body – There are 2 joints in the torso area.
    • Torso: Pin/Hinge joint allows for decent ab crunch and back arch, though this would be better if you take the removable chest piece off.
    • Waist: Standard Peg Joint allows full rotation, though is a bit loose on my figure.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint and a Pin/Hinge disc that provides great up and down, side to side, and a little tilt as well. This is perfect for those arrow shooting poses. On a side note, the neck joint on my figure is a little loose. Not bad enough to go return him for a different one, but, I anticipate if I do a lot of posing with him, I will regret not getting a different one.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

I really like the sculpt choice they made with the Bucky Cap recycled parts. It really helps the articulation and looks fairly comic accurate (in my little bit of comic knowledge of Hawkeye). The left arm reused from the Winter Soldier figure is a bit puzzling to me as I didn’t know Hawkeye had a bionic arm as well. I guess I’ll need to read up a little more on that. Perhaps they just armored his left arm and not his right.

My biggest gripe with the sculpt work is more so in the materials they used for the removable chest/shoulder thing. It’s too hard and thus makes it a little hard to pose the figure without it causing issues. It looks really nice though and I prefer to pose him with it on so he doesn’t just look like a Bucky repaint. The scale work they did is really nicely sculpted.

Overall, there’s tons of nice detail work in the sculpt and no major interferences to the articulation. This was a solid effort by Hasbro, they just made too many of this figure. I know they had to make a lot since they are providing two BAF options but only one figure comes with the torso BAF piece. They just should have gone with two figures to distribute all the torso’s.

Paint – ★★★☆

The paint is pretty much average. They did just enough, and that’s ok. My issue is they didn’t do any real shading on the purple parts, which would have been really nice to see. A black wash on the left bionic/armored arm would have been great as well. There’s some darker tones coming through, but I can’t tell if that’s paint, or just the plastic. Either way, more paint on the costume would have been nice.

I really do like the color choice, however. I prefer this over the lighter blue of the comics. It’s getting closer to the movie version of Hawkeye, though somewhat paying tribute still to the original.

The best part of the paint app is the head, which is also part of a problem too. First, mine has slightly derpy eyes. The right eye pupil is a bit off, makes him look, well… derpy. Beyond that issue, I’m totally happy with the rest of the paint app on the head. The face paint looks great, as does the helmet.

Accessories – ★★★☆☆

Hawkeye comes with two accessories, and badly needed just one more. He gets a quiver full of arrows and a bow. What’s missing you ask? He needs a freaking arrow! Come on Hasbro! Where’s my flippin’ arrow I can use to pose with my brand new Hawkeye that I paid less than half you were hoping I’d pay? His left hand is posed and ready for an arrow to be knocked and ready to go, but no arrow.

Anyway, what we did get isn’t bad. The quiver is equipped with a peg for mounting onto the mounting hole on Hawkeye’s back. This looks decent enough on the figure. The paint on it is nearly non-existent. A little paint on the quiver would have gone a really long way on this figure. The arrows look nice enough, but again, more paint.

The bow was sculpted really nicely. Yes, a real string would have been preferred, but had they actually put some paint on the thing, I probably wouldn’t have even mentioned it. The entire thing is purple. I may actually use this accessory, as well as the quiver as my very first attempt at a custom paint job for an action figure. Right now, it just looks dumb.

Overall, I gave the accessories 3 stars because the sculpt is there, but the paint is not. Hopefully I can fix it.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

Hawkeye just barely rounded his rating up to a 4 out of 5. He may be an underwhelming figure, but in all, it’s not a bad action figure. There are some issues of course, but it’s certainly better than the Marvel Select Hawkeye figure I reviewed a while back. Yeah, the paint is perhaps debatable compared to the Select figure, but by far the Hasbro articulation blows the Select Hawkeye out of the water. This isn’t a must have, but it’s not bad for the current price. Go get one, or several. Might make for some really nice custom fodder.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Captain Marvel


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series The Allfather series Captain Marvel figure. Captain Marvel (the Carol Danvers version) is my absolute favorite female superhero right now. She’s up there on my all time favorite story arcs to read too so when I was able to pick this figure up at my local Walmart, I was so excited. It’s not a rare figure, but I didn’t really want to pay full price so getting her $4 off was nice.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

Articulation – ★★★

I now have a total of 4 female action figures in my collection (Check out my previous reviews of Harley QuinnGamora, and Black Widow). Articulation wise, I’d have to say this figure isn’t the best, only because it’s still hard to get her to stand on her own.

Total POA’s = 28

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint allowing a really good amount of upward motion of the shoulder.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint just below the shoulder seems a little flimsy, but is sculpted very nicely.
    • Elbow: A single Pin/Hinge joint as well as a Peg Joint just above the elbow joint. Even though a double Pin/Hinge would have been ideal for her elbows, the peg joint is nice. Unfortunately, her elbow really only bends about 90 degrees which is pretty limiting for a female figure.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint and a Pin/Hinge joint. There’s a good range of motion in the wrists.
  • Legs – There are 6 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: Ball Joint gives a good amount of forward and pretty decent forward action as well. Outward motion very limiting. I would have liked to be able to get more flexibility here.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint which is a standard cut joint. Since there really is no paint app in the thigh/leg area here this cut joint doesn’t look too bad when used.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for an entire bend in the knee. She could kick her own butt, except her calf muscle does prevent this.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for an amazing amount of backward motion but the forward motion is not very good. It is hindered as most of the Marvel Legends figures are by the sculpt of the leg where the ankle meets the leg. I believe trimming just a little off would drastically help. The ankle rocker is decent, but not that awesome.
  • 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 a little more effective than some of the other female figures I’ve reviewed, but still not that great. She can crunch a little and lean back just a little more.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint allows for decent forward motion of the head but she can’t look up much with either head we are given. Side to side is good with both heads and there’s just a little bit of tilt.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

There isn’t a lot I don’t like about the sculpt they did on this figure. There’s good detail work on this figure. The only issues I have, which are minor, are on the sash she is wearing which is far too hard of a plastic material. This makes posing her a little awkward as this piece doesn’t conform to the new position of her body. You also can’t really put her in poses where her upper body might be a little lower than her hips as this piece will slide up. You’d need some sort of tacky something to hold it into position.

I would have liked a molded boot seam rather than a painted on. That would have made the figure feel just a little higher quality. Other than those couple items, this figure is really cool.

Paint – ★★★★

Even though the pain app is quite simple, I still like it a lot. First, it follows the character look in the comic series I’ve really been digging which is awesome. Primary colors aren’t bad when they are executed well and I think they’ve done so on this figure. The one place you really hope for some good detail is in the head/face, and they really nailed it. There’s some shading and good crisp lines.

I’ve flipped through several boxes of this figure in the past and the paint application does have a higher rate of quality control than some of the other figures Hasbro has been putting out lately. The issues aren’t the worst, but there are areas where you’ll get a spot of yellow hanging out in odd places in the blue and then the red can sometimes be a little thin in places. It’s not the worst thing in the world though.

Accessories – ★★★★☆

Captain Marvel comes with an alternate unmasked head and a purple/pink pliable cosmic blast thing that can go on her fist. I really like the sculpt and paint of both heads we get and the cosmic blast is pretty cool. I believe that the blast has been reused from the Jubilee BAF figure. I don’t mind that, but the color should have been a fire color rather than the purple color. The translucence of the blast is pretty cool though.

She also comes with the King Thor head his axe and his cape. If I ever complete this BAF I will review those pieces in that review

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

Overall, I’m totally stoked I have this figure. I love Captain Marvel so this figure is a must have for me. I honestly think everyone should get this figure. Everything about it is great, minus the couple minor gripes which are not much of an issue.

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