Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Giant Man BAF

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Red Guardian

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Iron Man Mark 46

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Nuke

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Total Points of Articulation = 32

  • Articulation – ★★★★☆
  • Sculpt – ★★★★☆
  • Paint – ★★★★☆
  • Accessories – ★★★★☆

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Spider-Woman

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Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Thanos wave Spider-Woman figure.

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  • Character: Spider-Woman
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Thanos
  • Dimensions: 6.25
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $19.95 Paid: $10.83
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509284320
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Total Points of Articulation = 28

  • Articulation – ★★★☆☆
  • Sculpt – ★★★☆☆
  • Paint – ★★★☆☆
  • Accessories – ★★★☆☆

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Batroc


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Thanos wave Batroc figure. I started collecting after this wave had already hit retailers so I’m playing catch-up a bit. I’ve also been quite underwhelmed by the Thanos Build-a-Figure so I’ve held off on buying this wave, and this figure in particular until I managed to stumble upon him in a Target when they were doing a 50% off on Cartwheel deal. Score!

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Figure Details

  • Character: Batroc
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Thanos
  • Dimensions: 6.25
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $19.95 Paid: $10.83
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509284306
  • Buy it on Amazon

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Articulation – ★★★★☆

Since this figure is based mostly on the Bucky Cap mold, the articulation is going to be quite good. Let’s check to make sure they didn’t mess it up.

Total POA’s = 32

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint that allows the arm to come out and up a little higher than the shoulder. Full 360 rotation.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint that is quite standard and works very well.
    • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joints provide good bend of the elbow, though the larger bicep does prevent it from bending entirely in half.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint in the wrists provide a very good amount of rotation as well as curl.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a really good forward kick motion. Backward motion is pretty decent. If you force it, you can get the figure to do a pretty good split of the legs, though it’s not a full split by any means.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint is a standard cut joint which loses some continuity of the sculpt of the thigh, though this isn’t super noticeable due to the uniform paint.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees provides a good bend of the knees.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has a Pin/Hinge Joint as well as an Ankle Rocker Joint. Backward motion is pretty good, but forward motion of the ankle is pretty limited. The ankle rocker is good, but it could be positioned a little better as it currently angles a little funny.
  • Body – There are 2 joints in the body
    • Torso: Pin/Hinge Joint in the torso area provides a really good ab crunch and the back arch is just ok.
    • Waist: Peg Joint provides full 360 degree rotation of the waist.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint allows for good up and down motion though my hinge is a little loose. Side-to-side motion is fully functional but tilt is almost nothing.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

 

I like this mold, and it’s something we’ve seen a lot, so let’s not waste a lot of time on it. Let’s talk about what’s actually unique to this figure.

The head sculpt is pretty much the only thing unique to the figure and they did a really good job. The mustache and the mask are really well done as they molded those out of separate plastic rather than just painting them on. This does set this figure apart as a unique figure, even though the rest of the figure is just recycled.

Beyond that, there’s really nothing else to talk about. It’s a good body mold, just very basic.

Paint – ★★★☆☆

 

Paint on this figure is decent, but not superb by any definition. Most of the figure is cast in either purple or gold plastic which works pretty well. I know yellow and gold can be a little difficult to paint with. The areas that are painted are done nicely, though a lot of the black lines have a lot of bleeding which makes the lines not look very crisp. The paint on the face is very well done and I have zero complaints there.

Accessories – ★☆☆☆☆

 

There are zero accessories. With such a basic figure, that is almost entirely recycled, Hasbro could have given us an alternate head or alternate hands, but they didn’t for whatever reason and that’s why the rating is so low from me. I don’t feel the retail price of $20 is worth it when you get nothing else with the figure when so many other figures do come with more stuff and have more unique sculpt.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★☆☆

This figure is decent. Nothing spectacular about it, though Batroc is high enough profile of a villain to warrant getting him for your collection, but do me a favor. Don’t pay full price for him. It’s not worth $20 in my opinion.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Hulkbuster


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Hulkbuster Build-a-figure. This was the figure everyone has been raving about since it was released. It’s one of the bigger BAF’s that Hasbro has released so people have been pretty excited, thinking Hasbro may be going back to the old Toy Biz days of huge Build-a-figures. Let’s take a look and see if it meets all the hype.

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Articulation – ★★★★★

This is a really heavy and bulky figure, often proving detrimental to the articulation. The Hulkbuster figure, however, is very well articulated. I’ve had the most fun of most of my other figures posing this guy. He’s big, and yet he can get into a lot of really great action poses. Let’s take a closer look.

Total POA’s = 31

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint which provides great movement up. You can move the arm nearly even with the shoulders. They really got the should joints right.
    • Bicep: A Peg Joint is nicely hidden and very functional. Since this is a suit of armor, the cut joint doesn’t need a lot of continuity, but they still made it look really nice.
    • Elbow: Single Pin/Hinge joint as well as a Peg Joint. The elbow is limited to less than 90 degrees, but as already noted, the bulk of the figure doesn’t require a lot of bend in the elbows. The Peg joint at the base of the bicep and elbow is functional, though not really needed considering the upper bicep joint. No big deal though as it doesn’t cause issues.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Due to the armor plate covering the top of the forearm and fist, you can’t really move the fists more than a little. You can curl the wrist a bit, but not much. This isn’t a major flaw for me, though. If his hands were such that you could wield a weapon, that might change the story.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides an awesome amount of forward and backward motion. Side motion is also quite good, not as good as the forward and backward, but still quite good. This is honestly a huge surprise for such a bulky figure and is a large part of why this figure is so much fun to pose.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint which is quite functional and very well hidden.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for a hair more than 90 degrees bend of the knee. Again, for a large figure, this is really quite amazing to see.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 3 joints.  A Peg Joint where the foot attaches to the leg can be used to rotate the foot. A Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for decent backward and forward motion. There is also an ankle rocker which is really well executed.
  • Body – There is one joint in the body area. This is a Double Ball Joint. My torso joint, unfortunately is a bit stuck so I can’t swivel mine for fear of snapping that joint off. The ab crunch and back arch are really good, as is the side crunch.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint and a Pin/Hinge disc that provides great up and down, side to side, and tilt.

In lieu of a gallery, I did a quick stop motion video of me putting this BAF together. I hope you enjoy.

Mold – ★★★★★

The sculpt work on this figure is really well done. I have nearly no complaints about it. The one complaint I actually have, which is very minor, is that the neck joint is very thin, which would not make it reasonable to think Tony Stark could actually be sitting inside the suit.

The other issue is more of a Quality Control issue. The right foot on my figure is very loose, and falls off really easily.

The detail work on this figure is so incredible, I really don’t know where to begin. There are details all over this figure, they left nothing without some form of details. You’ll also feel the quality when you pick this thing up. It’s heavy, really heavy. It probably weighs about 2 lbs.

Paint – ★★★★

Hasbro did so good on this figure, but the paint wasn’t quite at the same level as everything else. The paint looks good, it just could have been so much better. That being said, however, I really can’t knock it too much, so here are the things I wish they would have done. I wish they had a slightly deeper red instead of the fire engine red they used. I wish they did a little black wash as well as some dry brushing to give the figure a little bit of weather look.

Accessories – N/A

The figure doesn’t come with any accessories, but I really didn’t expect any. There was no need for them, so I’m not providing a rating for accessories.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★★

The overall average of my ratings was 4.5, but I rounded up because this is a must have for any Marvel fans. Even if you’re not a big marvel fan, I still think you need to get this figure. It’s fun to play with, it looks great on the shelf, so what more could you want? Go get it now!

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