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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Mandroid


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Captain America The Winter Soldier Mandroid Build-a-Figure (BAF). This is the whole reason I bought all the other figures in the line. Perhaps not the whole reason, but it’s a pretty big reason. This figure is really cool.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

Check out this quick video of the Mandoid coming together

Articulation – ★★★★☆

This is a big, bulky figure, which is what I like in a Build-a-Figure. So the articulation you’d expect would be a little lacking. There are some issues, but for the most part, the issues are very minor.

Total POA’s = 27

  • Arms – There are 5 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint. I really like both of these joints. They are well done and give Mandroid a lot of range of motion. The one thing I don’t like is that they actually limited how high his shoulders can rise through the joint itself. The sculpt of the figure could have gone higher as there is no interference. Had there been a bicep joint, this wouldn’t have mattered. Note, there is no bicep joint which would have been helpful.
    • Elbow: A single Pin/Hinge joint as well as a Peg Joint at the top of the elbow. The bend is pretty limited due to the bulk of the figure, but it’s not really a major detractor from this figure. You’re still going to get him into a lot of really cool shots. He’s not a punching type of figure so he’s not a close range fighter.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint but there’s little to no motion there. It’s nice to have, but they really didn’t need to put it there. The tiny nuanced angles you get aren’t that great.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a lot of forward and even more backward motion. This allows you to get your Mandroid into some really nice action poses. For a large bulky figure, this is really amazing.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint that fits right over the ball at the hips really nicely. Great range of motion.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for about a 90 degree bend. Nothing more expected here.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 3 joints. Peg Joint at the top of the ball in the ankle. There is a Pin/Hinge joint as well and an ankle rocker. They really went all out on this one.
  • Body – There is one joint in the body area. I believe this is a double ball joint in the torso just above the waist. This joint provides really good ab crunch for a robot as well as backward motion. I like the waist twist you get as well and there is a little bit of side to side motion as well. Very well done.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint that might have been ok, except the fit is so tight and the had sits so low, once you get the head on, it’s really hard to get your fingers in there to move the head. This is the biggest negative of the figure.

NOTE: The machine gun mounted on Mandroids shoulder can twist from side to side.

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Mold – ★★★★★

I love this figure. The sculpt work is so well done. This thing has so many nice little details. It’s really a beautifully sculpted figure. The only issue really is how they did the head and head articulation.

I really like the weapons on his arms. They are really cool.

Paint – ★★

What paint? With such a great sculpt of this figure, a great coat of paint would really go a long way to complete this figure. They really didn’t do anything. Yes, there are some yellow/gold accents on the weapons and the eye visor has the same yellow, otherwise the only paint I can see is the S.H.I.E.L.D. emblem on the chest. It’s nicely done, but looks a hair out of place due to the lack of paint everywhere else.

It seems Hasbro was trying to save some money on paint apps on this figure. It’s a real shame because even an ok paint job would have really made this thing one of their top BAF’s.

Accessories – ★★★★☆

When it comes to a Build-a-Figure, I don’t really expect much for accessories, but if you do get some, that’s even better. I sort of consider the shoulder mounted machine gun to be a bit of an accessory. Since you can take it off and display the figure without it. I really like the look of this gun. It’s simple yet looks nice. A little more paint would have been nice, but it’s still really nice.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

This figure comes as individual pieces you assemble from all the other figures in the line. I like the packaging from this line, so this guy gets a 4 star rating.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

This figure is really cool. A better paint job would have put him at 5 stars, but he’s still worth getting. There’s plenty of really cool figures in the wave that I recommend building this figure yourself rather than going on Ebay to find it complete.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Groot


This month I’m reviewing the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Groot Build-a-Figure (BAF). I was really excited to finally complete this BAF. This is my first completed BAF so my expectations were really high. Did this figure live up to my own built up hype?

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Figures in the Series

  • Character: Groot
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Infinite Series Groot
  • Dimensions: 8.75″
  • Recommended: Ages 6+
  • MSRP: $?.?? Paid: $0.00 (Build-a-Figure)

Check out my BAF Assembly video of Groot below

Articulation – ★★★★

Bigger figures seem to have poor articulation, but overall, this Groot figure has really good articulation. He’s tall, but not real bulky which helps the articulation quite a bit. He’s really fun to pose, which is a good sign his articulation is quite good.

Total POA’s = 28

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint that allows for a really good amount of movement. His arms can raise above his shoulders which is really nice to get those towering poses of Groot.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint allows for full 360 rotation. This joint is near the top of the bicep, just below the shoulder.
    • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joint allows for a really good amount of bend in the elbow. You can almost fold his arm in half which is great.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint in the wrist. The hinge in the wrist is a little limited if you’re trying to move the hand up, down is quite good.
  • Legs – There are 6 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint allows you to get Groots legs to move forward and back, but you really need to do some creative movements to get him there. You’ll also need to use his knee rotation to get him into some action poses. This isn’t too bad considering the sculpt of his legs does allow you to rotate the legs without making him look too odd.
    • Knees: Single Pin/Hinge joints as well as a Peg Joint in the knees. Particularly the Peg joint is critical to getting those action poses. You can get about a 75-80 degree bend in the knee.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints can move the feet really far back but moving forward for action poses is quite limited. There is also an ankle rocker which is surprisingly really good.
  • Body – There is a double Ball Joint in the mid torso area. This joint provides a decent ab crunch and back arch. You also get torso swivel with this but you aren’t going to be able to get Groot to lean much from side to side. I’m ok with this since Groot is a stiff character anyway.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint in the neck area gives you side to side action. Groot can tilt his head really nicely and look up quite a bit. The biggest issue is he can’t really look down. Since he’s taller than all the figures in his series, it seems he should be able to look down to interact with them. This is the biggest fail on the articulation.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

Hasbro really did a great job with the sculpt work on this figure. The detail work of the figure all around is spectacular. The highlight for me is the head sculpt. They really nailed the look to the movie Groot.

I have two complaints. The first being in the torso articulation. When you bend Groot forward, they did not continue the nice sculpt work on the back articulation, so you see a nice smooth surface. You get the same when you bend him back, though it’s not as noticeable. My other complaint is the ankles could have moved forward more had they trimmed just a little bit of the plastic away from the bottom of the leg where the ankle joint is.

Oh, I remember a third gripe. That’s really with how they positioned the ball joint hole on the head. As others who have reviewed this figure have noted, had the ball joint hole been positioned back further, you’d then have gotten articulation down so Groot could actually look down on his team of Guardians.

Overall, however, I think those negatives really only warrant a single star lost as the rest of the sculpt was superb.

Paint – ★★★☆☆

There’s not a lot of paint. Mostly, the figure is just molded brown plastic, but there are some really nice paint apps throughout the figure, I just felt they really could have made this figure amazing had they just added a little more. The green highlights you find on the chest, face, and forearms are really nice. They just seemed to miss areas of the rest of the body which simply makes it look like they didn’t finish. There’s none on the lower torso in front, but there is some in the back. The legs have no green, which one would think being closer to the ground, there might be more moss/mold down there. Dirtying up his feet might have helped too.

Overall, the pain app is the weakest part of this figure, but that’s not to say I’m too disappointed at all. It just could have been a little better.

Accessories – ★☆☆☆☆

Groot doesn’t come with any accessories, though I don’t know what you’d give him. He doesn’t really need any, though it might have been cool to have gotten a baby Groot to go with him, but overall, I’m still quite happy with this figure, so yes, a single star, but I’m not going to count that against him at all.

Packaging – N/A

Since Groot is a Build-a-Figure (BAF) he comes in packaging with other figures so there’s really nothing to discuss here.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

I love this figure, even with the few gripes I had. I have certainly seem some better Groot figures, namely the new GOTG comic version that was just recently released. That one has an amazing head sculpt, though I think the rest is using the same mold as this movie Groot. If you’re a GOTG fan, you really should get this figure. I can’t say the series is worth buying, so perhaps just see if you can buy a completed Groot, or get the parts on Ebay. I wouldn’t pay more than $30 for the figure though so don’t get taken for a ride on this one. You can find pretty much all the figures pretty easily. The most expensive one will be Drax and he’s still not too bad.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Superior Spider-Man


This month I’m reviewing the Marvel Legends Infinite Series The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Superior Spider-Man. I love the Superior Spider-Man story arc so I was super stoked when Walmart threw this guy on clearance online. Getting him out of the packaging, he’s a decent figure, but not perfect by any means. Let’s get to it.

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Articulation – ★★★★

Superior Spider-Man has all the same articulation points as The Amazing Spider-Man in this series, but the articulation isn’t nearly as flexible in some areas as is the other figure. Not so bad that it makes a huge difference, but when you’re posing them together, I find this figure just a little less fun to pose.

Total POA’s = 32

  • Arms – There are 8 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Butterfly Joint in the shoulder as well as a Ball Joint and a Pin/Hinge joint. The Butterfly joint on this figure is much better as it hides the ugliness from the Amazing Spider-Man figure in this series. I will say, the joints are quite tight on mine, so getting that hinge joint to move can be a bit challenging.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint allows for full 360 rotation. The mold on this joint could have been done a little better as the bicep area of the arm seems to be larger than the shoulder, which anatomically isn’t likely to be very accurate.
    • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joint allows for a pretty good amount of bend in the elbow, though because of the bulk of the arms, these joints are probably the most hindered which is why he lost a star. I really didn’t feel bulking up his arms was needed since the Superior Spider-Man isn’t really a different body in the comics, just a different mind (read the comics to see who I’m talking about if you don’t already know).
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint in the wrist. Nothing too bad to say about these joints. They allow for the classic Spidey web slinging poses which is critical to any Spider-Man figure.
  • Legs – There are 6 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: Ball Joint allows for a pretty decent amount of forward motion but backward is hindered considerably by the butt mold (ha ha, butt mold). The outward motion is a little limited as well, but I believe if you do some creative positioning you can make it work with some of the other joints.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint allows for a large amount of rotation. This is a standard cut joint, but due to the mold of the thigh, there are some poses in which you’ll see a bit of an awkward seam in the joint. Nothing too horrible since the all black paint will minimize this look.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows Spider-Man to get into some of his iconic crouch poses though because of his added bulk, these poses will be a little harder for you to get, but you should be able to get most of them with a little work.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for a wide range of backward rotation of the ankle, but the forward action is pretty minimal which would have been great to have had a little more (a lot more really). There is also an ankle rocker joint which is perfect for all the crazy acrobatic poses you’re going to want to try to put Spider-Man in.
  • Body – There are 2 joints in the body area
    • Hinge Joint allows for a little more ab crunch than The Amazing Spider-Man which is so awesome. I think some of those poses I wished I could have done with my other figure will be possible with this one. Backward motion is limited to one click back, but it goes pretty far on that one click. Almost too far, as it starts looking a little weird (not anatomically correct weird).
    • Peg Joint in the waist allows for full rotation of the upper body.
  • Head: There are 2 joints in the head/neck area
    • Ping/Hinge joint allows for a really good amount of backward motion, but the forward motion does not go nearly as far as I’d like. Not horrible though.
    • Ball Joint allows for a wide range of side to side motion, but the tilt action is pretty limited due to the head sculpt.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

Parts of the mold of this figure are really cool. I really like the head sculpt of this figure and I think his shoulders and upper body look great. There’s pretty decent detail work in some areas and in others, it’s just so-so.

My biggest gripe with this figure is the bulk of his arms. I really don’t understand why his biceps and forearms needed to be bulkier than the Amazing Spider-Man in this series. The other mold gripe I have is in the butt mold (there it is again). It doesn’t look bad, but it just hinders the backward motion too much for my liking.

I already mentioned the cut joint in the hips. This isn’t a real big deal, but it does look a little odd.

Overall, the mold was pretty good, with the exception of a few issue noted. I didn’t feel those issues warranted more than a star and I’m still happy I have this figure.

Paint – ★★★☆☆

I almost took 3 stars away from this figure, but I just couldn’t do that to the Superior Spider-Man. I still really love this figure, but the paint for me is the weakest part of this figure.

Starting with the head, I don’t understand the brown eyes. He doesn’t have brown eyes on his mask in the comic, so I don’t know why they did that. That’s just a little weird. The web work on the chest and back is pretty well done, though there are some spots where the red is bleeding through the black which looks a little sloppy.

Where I have my biggest complaints are in the arms, legs, and feet. I understand the use of black, and I like it. Afterall, in the comic, he doesn’t really have the blue, it just, there’s not a lot of character to the black. It’s just, black. Perhaps if there was a little bit of the molded texture like we get in the Amazing Spider-Man figure then it could break up the black color. Perhaps some mattt black with a little smoother black. That, technically is a mold issue, and I should have brought it up there, but since they didn’t do it, I had to put the gripe in the paint area of my review.

I mentioned the feet and for good reason. First, there is no texture or molding whatsoever (again, this part belongs in Mold). Then the paint application they chose makes it look like Spidey is wearing womens slippers. What is that all about?

Accessories – ★★★☆☆

For some reason I really feel we should have gotten an alternate head with this figure. Something like an unmasked version would have been great. What we did get was 2 sets of hands. A set of web slinging hands and a set of gripping hands. I like the web slinging hands. they’re molded and painted really well as I think they’re re-used from the Amazing Spider-Man figure. The gripping hands are a little funky. First, we didn’t get anything for him to grip, so what’s the point? Second, it looks like he’s giving the thumbs up all the time, which doesn’t really fit with the characters personality too much.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

The figure comes in the standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which I really like. One thing I did notice that I haven’t noticed on my others is there is a nice web graphic on the inside of the packaging that I’m not sure they have graphics like this on other figure packaging. Maybe they do, but I’m not interested enough to go look through my empty boxes.

Overall Rating – ★★★☆☆

Overall this is a solid figure. He’s got good articulation and decent mold and paint. There are enough things I didn’t think were that awesome that I think it warranted losing at least one star. If I could find a half star character I’d have given him 3.5 stars in the graphic because I think that’s what he deserves. If you’re a Superior Spider-Man fan like I am, then this is a must have. If you’re a Spider-Man fan, I’d say get the Amazing Spider-Man first, but you should probably get this one too. They’re both pretty cheap right now, if you can find them in stock.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | The Amazing Spider-Man 2


I’ve decided to change up the Tuesday Toy Review. Originally I was doing reviews weekly. A couple things have come to light that have made me decide weekly is far too often. First, I doubt I’ll be able to afford the purchasing of action figures on a weekly basis. Second, it takes a long time to actually do my reviews as I like to think they’re quite in depth. Finally, there aren’t really that many people that read the reviews, they’re really just for me, and since I don’t need them that much, I’m going to simply go to a monthly review. Also, I’m finding, I prefer watching toy reviews on youtube, so, I think I’m going to look into doing my own video reviews. I just need to figure out how I can do it.

This month I’m reviewing the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Amazing Spider-Man 2. I’ve been looking for a good Spider-Man figure to add to my collection, but I wasn’t planning on buying one anytime soon unless I could get a good deal. That deal came in the form of a Walmart online sale that I just couldn’t pass up.

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Articulation – ★★★★★

Total POA’s = 32

Inline with the majority of the other Marvel Legends figures I’ve purchased, this Spider-Man figure is top notch articulation wise. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 figure based on the movie has a staggering 32 POA’s which thus far, is the highest number I’ve seen on any of my figures. Now, points of articulation are great, but that doesn’t mean the figure is the best figure there is does it? Maybe not, but it sure does help this figure out considerably. I expect a Spider-Man figure to be flexible enough to create some of the iconic poses we see him in in the movies and comics and this figure does not disappoint. Let’s take a look.

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Butterfly Joint that allows for a decent amount of movement to open the chest. The butterfly joint isn’t the prettiest, but it certainly is effective.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint allows for full 360 rotation. This joint is molded pretty well to look pretty natural. It’s not the old school cut joint that when turned you see a strange flat spot.
    • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joint allows for a really good amount of bend in the elbow. You can almost fold his arm in half which is great.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint in the wrist. The hinge joint is critical if you want the classic Spider-man web shooting look. The two joints here easily meet that requirement.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: Ball Joint allows a pretty decent amount of forward and backward motion. The outward motion is a little limited, but I believe if you do some creative positioning you can make it work with some of the other joints.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint allows for a large amount of rotation. This is a standard cut joint, but because of the thigh shape being fairly uniform throughout, you’re not going to notice much for flat spots when you twist it.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows Spider-Man to get into some of his iconic crouch poses you see him do in the comics and movies.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for a wide range of forward/backward rotation of the ankle. There is also a rocker joint of some type in the ankle which is perfect for all the crazy acrobatic poses you’re going to want to put Spider-Man in.
  • Body – There are 2 joints in the body area
    • Hinge Joint allows a decent amount of forward chest/ab crunch, though I wish he would bend one more click so he could touch the ground while still crouching.
    • Peg Joint in the waist allows for full rotation of the upper body.
  • Head: There are 2 joints in the head/neck area
    • Ping/Hinge joint allows for a decent amount of forward/backward tilt of the head, though it would be nice to have a little more backward motion. This is hindered by the mold of Spidey’s head.
    • Ball Joint allows for a wide range of tilt in the head as well as side to side motion.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

The Marvel Legends figures are really starting to grow on me. They don’t always have the awesome mold like the Marvel Selects do, but they are getting much better and this figure is definitely a great figure. I especially like the texture they added to the legs. It really gives the figure a great feel.

I’m pretty much happy with everything about this figure, except the butterfly shoulders do make the figure look a little odd in certain positions. Not a huge issue, especially if you avoid those poses.

Paint – ★★★★☆

The paint is pretty standard Spidey blue and red. They did a really good job on it though. I didn’t notice any major flaws or scratches to the paint. I really like the paint work they did on his head. Overall, the paint is a solid 4 stars.

Accessories – ★★★☆☆

The Amazing Spider-Man figure comes with 2 sets of hands. One set is a standard fist for each hand and the second set is a set of web slinging hands. When I display mine, I’m using one of each. I think this makes the most sense and looks great when I put Spidey in a crouched pose.

This is a Build-a-Figure pack and he is part of the Ultimate Green Goblin series so we get the right arm of the Ultimate Green Goblin BAF. I’d consider buying the whole set, but there are a couple figures in the set that really don’t look that great and I’ve got a whole slew of other figures I’d rather get, so I may have a right arm laying around with a flame piece that I’ve got absolutely nothing to do with.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

I’ve come to like the newer Marvel Legends packaging. It’s a pretty solid package with decent graphics and a fairly small footprint. The only real gripe I do have with this packaging is that the package doesn’t stand up completely straight, but that’s really not that big a deal. The package protects the figure very well and still allows you to see the figure while it’s on the shelf. This allows those of you who don’t unbox, to still see what you just bought.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

This may not be the best Spider-Man figure out there, but for the pittance I spent on it, this was one of the best deals I’ve gotten thus far. Now that I have him, even if I paid full price (would be $19.99) I think it’d be worth it. I have my new Amazing Spider-Man helping my Marvel Select Thor battle my Marvel Select Juggernaut right now and he looks awesome. I’d definitely recommend getting this figure if you need a Spider-Man at a decent price. The deal I got may come back around again somewhere.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Iron Man


It’s Toy Review Tuesday again and this week I’m reviewing the Marvel Legends Infinite series Guardians of the Galaxy Iron Man 6-inch figure. This series features a Build-a-Figure accessory with each of the 6 figures noted below along with a part to complete a 9-inch Groot figure if you collect them all. I’ve typically be a Marvel Select fan, so I wasn’t sure I wanted to dive into a different series, but you’ll see the price I paid for this was a no-brainer to at least try the line out to see just how good/bad they are.

  • Character: Iron Man
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Infinite
  • Dimensions: 6
  • Weight: 8 oz
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $21.99 | Paid: $7.79
  • Part Number/SKU: A7909000

Articulation – ★★★★★

All my hesitation went out the window when I pulled Iron Man out of his box and checked out the POA’s. There are so many options for posing this figure. At such a low price point, even at full price, there are tons of POA’s. More than the typical number on a Marvel Select figure. As I’ve done more research, it appears the Marvel Legends series is geared towards “Play” and the Marvel Select series is geared towards “Display.” This legends figure has tons of play-ability, but the actual mold isn’t up to par as you’ll read later.

Total POA’s = 27

  • Arms – There are a total of 5 POA’s on each arm. For such a small figure 10 POA’s for just the arms is awesome.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint with full 360 rotation as well as a pretty good amount of outward motion. (Just note that Iron Man’s shoulder plates will likely pop off if you’re not careful with the rotation, but they snap back on very easily)
    • Upper Arms: Peg Joint allows for full 360 degree rotation.
    • Elbows: Double Pin/Hinge joints allow for nearly 150 degrees of rotation. There are joint grooves to allow the elbow to remain in position. The elbow joints are somewhat flexible and if you’re not careful feel like you could accidentally force the arm to bend in the wrong way causing the plastic to crack so be careful with these joints.
    • Wrists: There are 2 joints per wrist. One is a standard peg joint allowing for a full 360 degree rotation. The other is a Pin/Hinge joint allowing you to create the iconic Iron Man pose with him pointing his hand blaster at his foe. Great articulation in the wrist.
  • Legs – There are 5 points in each leg/hip area. The number of joints in Iron Man’s legs is on par with his arms. He is capable of so many poses that most Marvel Select figures only dream of. From crouches to flying positions, he seems to be able to do all.
    • Hips: Ball Joint with full 360 degree rotation as well as out/in and forward/backward motion.
    • Upper Legs: Peg Joint allows for full 360 degree rotation of the upper leg.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge Joints in each knee. These joints allow Iron Man to perform some great kneeling and running poses. Each joint has grooves to assist in holding the position.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. The first is a Pin/Hinge joint that allows for a large amount of forward/backward motion of the foot which is great for those flying poses as well as the crouch and run poses. The second joint is a ball joint which allows the foot to remain flat on the ground which keeps Iron Man solid on most surfaces and makes most poses look realistic.
  • Body: There are 2 body joints.
    • Chest: Hinge joint allows for a fairly large range of motion. Iron man can hunch over a decent amount, but his backward motion is quite impressive, almost to the point of uncomfortable looking.
    • Hips: Peg Joint allows Iron Man to rotate his upper torso 360 degrees.
  • Head: Ball Joint allows for full 360 degree motion as well as some tilt. It would have been nice to get a little more tilt backwards for those flying poses, but that apparently can be remedied by popping the head off and re-positioning the head not entirely on the joint in the position you want. I haven’t done it, but I’ve heard it can be done.

Mold – ★★★★☆

Overall the mold of this Iron Man figure is pretty good. They managed to mold him to look like a robot exoskeleton but still retained some very human features. I’m not entirely sure why you would need to make robot legs have muscle definition, but then again, I’m not Tony Stark, or a billionaire.

Some of the mold features I really liked were the kneecaps that were molded into the knee joints. This little detail is just great. It masks the joints just enough to make the knee look believable. I also think the hands were excellently executed. The detail of the fingers captures exactly how I imaging Iron Man holding his hand up to prepare to fire.

The one thing I don’t like that much are the shoulder plates. They attach to his shoulders via two small plastic pegs and are prone to popping off. When you take them off, the figure doesn’t look too bad. Putting them on, if you don’t position them just right, they look a little out of place. This is especially true because it seems they are made with a different type of plastic.

The quality of the plastic used is definitely not up to the standards of the Marvel Select figures. He’s a very light figure and the plastic feel just a little cheap. This is more evident in the plastic used for the joints. The joints feel a little too flexible.

In the end though, the mold of this figure is pretty good. Good enough to warrant 4 of 5 stars in my book.

Paint – ★★★☆☆

The only paint on the figure is mostly the gold highlights as well as the power core in his chest. It wasn’t poorly done, but it does seem the paint is easily scratched off. So if you’re going to play with your figure a lot, expect to lose some of your paint.

Accessories – ★★★☆☆

Iron Man comes with no accessories, though he does come with the right leg of the Groot Build-a-Figure. It would have been nice to have had something, though I don’t know what.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

I really like the Marvel Legends Infinite series packaging. If you’ve read any of my other toy reviews, you’ll know I’m not a huge fan of the blister/bubble packaging. I prefer the boxed style of packaging which is what this figure comes in. It provides the option to display your figure in box if you like.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

Overall, I gave Iron Man 4 of 5 stars. The articulation points on this figure alone would have given him 5 stars. The rest was so-so which brought him down that one star. Since I really like Nova, I’ll likely buy him at some point as well, which means I’ll have to get all 6 so I can get the Groot figure too. I don’t want to have a couple random body parts laying around I can’t do anything with now do I? For the price I paid, I couldn’t pass this figure up. I don’t know that I’d be willing to pay full price for this figure, but to complete the series I would have given up to $15 for it.

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