Toy Review: Marvel Legends | 12-Inch Captain America

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Figure Details

  • Character: Captain America
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: 12-Inch Marvel Legends
  • Dimensions: 11.5″
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $49.99 Paid: $31.34
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509428205
  • Buy it on Amazon

Total Points of Articulation = 36

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

Overall Score – ★★★★

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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 | Movie Captain America


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Captain America The Winter Soldier Movie Captain America. I was unsure if I wanted to simply buy the BAF part that comes with this figure or if I should buy the figure. I’m glad I bought the figure. It’s a really good figure, even though I’m a little tired of Captain America figures at this point. This one really is a good figure.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

Articulation – ★★★

Total POA’s = 32

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint. I really like how high I can raise Caps arms and even with that, the shoulders still look pretty natural and tight.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint, which is hidden pretty well.
    • Elbow: Double Pin/Hinge joint gives you the ability to bend his arms completely which is awesome.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint in the wrist. The one outlier here is the alternate hand with the index finger pointing has a different angle which is a little odd at first, but functional.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Joint Ball Joint allows a pretty good amount of forward motion and backward is ok, except the sculpt of the butt causes the leg to angle outward. There is very little outward motion though.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint which is a standard cut joint. Because of the sculpt and paint, using this joint definitely causes the look to be off a bit.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees with a really good amount of bend.
    • Lower Leg: This boot swivel is a Peg Joint and is ok, though mine are really really loose.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for decent backward motion but the forward motion is pretty poor. Pretty standard ankle rocker.
  • Body – There are 2 torso joints.
    • Torso: Pin/Hinge joint that is ratcheted and provides a really good ab crunch forward and backward is pretty good too.
    • Waist: Peg Joint allows for good motion and you can cover the joint with the belt.
  • Head: Ball Joint as well as Pin/Hinge joint. Both joints are quite good. Cap can look down a little and up quite a bit. Good side-to-side as well. Not much tilt.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

I really like the sculpt of this figure. There is a lot of really nice detail in Caps uniform. There are consistent details throughout the entire figure. The two heads are really well sculpted and the masked one is a dead ringer for Chris Evans from the movies.

I don’t honestly have much bad to say about the sculpt of this figure other than the shield is a little tough to get Cap to hold if you are going to use the fist hands as the smaller strap his arm goes threw is quite small. It works much better if you use the open hand for this though. The other somewhat odd thing I found was with the top of the leg where it meets the hip joint. They sculpted it a little strangely. I see what they were trying to do, by making it close a little more of the gap when Cap stands straight up, but who stands their figures all straight up? Anyway, it’s not horrible, but I believe it hinders some of the articulation.

Paint – ★★★★

There isn’t much, if any, shading in the paint app on this figure, but I’m not sure it’s needed too much. I really like the darker blue and the red stripes on his pants. The detail on his hands is really well done on all 4 hands we get. They also did a great job on both faces. The eyes are actually well painted, which often get crossed a bit on other figures.

I would have liked a little more paint on the boots. The straps are slightly different brown from the boot, but the buckles are also brown. Those being silver would have been great. His belt could have used a little of that silver as well.

Accessories – ★★★★☆

Cap comes with the following accessories

  • Unmasked Steve Rogers Head
  • Pointing Left Hand
  • Saluting Right Hand
  • Shield

All of these accessories are great. As I noted previously, the shield straps are a little small on the smaller one which requires you to remove the fist hands to put the shield all the way on, so I recommend using the salute hand.

The unmasked Steve Rogers head is really cool. It doesn’t look like Chris Evans, which is ok. This is my preferred head for this figure.

The salute hand is nice and allows you to do some nice formal poses. I’ve heard from other reviews that people don’t like the pointing left hand. Everyone jokes that Cap is going to be picking his nose. Yes, this hand is great for making Cap pick his nose, but it’s also nice for point at things. Might make for a very authoritative pose. Folks also complain about the joint going a different direction than normal, but I think this is great. If you’re going to point, you might actually bend your wrist the way this joint was made.

The shield is nice, but I agree with a lot of folks that it’s just a bit too large, but not a deal breaker. I like the paint work and the sculpt does give us some texture in the rings so they’re not just painted on. The star is also sculpted in as well as the little rivets on each point which is really cool. The straps on the shield could have used some more paint detail.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

I actually like this figure a lot. He’s got great articulation, sculpt, and paint. Then add in some really nice accessories and this is a solid figure. If you’re on the fence about getting this figure, I’d highly recommend it.

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Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Movie Winter Soldier


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Captain America The Winter Soldier Movie Winter Soldier. I hadn’t seen the movie when I bought this figure, and I hadn’t read any of the comics related to The Winter Soldier or Bucky Barnes, so I bought it primarily because I knew I’d need it to complete the series. In the end, on it’s own, this is a pretty good figure.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

Articulation – ★★★

Total POA’s = 30

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint. The should is able to raise higher than the shoulder which is really good.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint with full 360 rotation. Well hidden.
    • Elbow: Doulbe Pin/Hinge joint allows for a pretty good bend, but it’s not able to bend completely in half which would be nice, but not horrible that it’s not there.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint and a Pin/Hinge joint, both wrist hinge joints are limited considerably due to the sculpt of the forearm.
  • Legs – There are 6 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint gives a good forward and backward motion and considerably good outward motion as well.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint, a standard cut joint. This joint, like many other figures with similar legs can be a little awkward looking depending on how the mold of the two leg pieces meets. Not a huge issue though.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows a really good bend in the knees but due to the calf you’re not going to bend those knees all the way in half. The lower left knee joint on my figure is quite loose.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for decent backward motion but the forward motion pretty poor. The ankle rocker is good.
  • Body – There are 2 body/torso joints.
    • Torso: Pin/Hinge joint with a really good ab crunch, but almost no backward motion.
    • Waist: Standard Peg Joint allows for a full 360 degree ratcheted motion. The belt helps to cover any of the joint when it’s turned.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint allows for decent forward motion of the head, but mine is really tight so it’s very hard to get it to move. The sculpt of the head prevents much if any backward motion though. Side-to-side motion is relatively unhindered by the hair. Tilt of the head is actually quite good considering the head sculpt.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

There is a ton of detail work in the sculpt of this figure. There’s not a smooth surface anywhere which is really cool. Everything is really well done. The sad part is nobody seems to care much for this figure beyond it being a solid figure. Anyway, it is really well done. The only downside is the head sculpt causes the head articulation to be a little limited.

I do have a gripe with the belt/holster. There’s a little knife molded into the back portion, which is not removable, but it’s just way too small. The handle alone is about half the size his knife should be. Why bother even putting i on there?

Probably my favorite detail is the knee pads. I really think that was a nice touch, and covers what would have been an ugly joint.

Paint – ★★★★

The paint is good, but could have been absolutely awesome if they simply painted some of the really cool sculpt details they put in. The boots have absolutely no paint, but lots of sculpt detail. The pants have tons of detail sculpt work, and pretty much no paint. The upper body got a much better paint app as there is some paint detail in the chest and the arms are very well done.

The face is well painted on the unmasked head, but I’m not a huge fan of the black splotched face paint. I get that’s what he looks like in the movie, but it just looks like someone smeared it on.

Accessories – ★★★☆☆

This figure comes with two accessories. An alternate head and a rifle. I like the alternate head so we can have a masked and unmasked head for our figure, but the gun, which is used also by the Hydra Soldier is just way too big. I know in the movie he uses a rifle that is quite large, but this is just too big. I also had the red color they painted it. I would have preferred they simply paint it a more realistic gun metal color.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

Overall, this figure is a solid figure. I’m not a big fan of the character, but the figure is a really good representation of the movie Winter Solider. If you’re looking for this figure, pretty much ever retail store should still have it. I think they made about a billion of them thinking everyone was going to goob over them, but people did not so you could probably get it pretty cheap. It’s not a must have, but not a bad one to get either.

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