Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Scarlet Witch


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series The All Father Odin Series Scarlet Witch. I’ve been holding off on buying this figure for several reasons. I had already completed the BAF as King Thor and I’ve not been a big fan of this figure or character, but I scored a pretty great deal at Target so I had to get this figure. The best part about the figure was really getting the Odin BAF head.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

Check out My Video Review

Articulation – ★★☆☆

There are some really bad aspects to the articulation on this figure. It’s not all bad, but some of it just is garbage. Let’s take a closer look.

Total POA’s = 26

    • Arms – There are 6 joints per arm.
      • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint which all function really well. If you remove the cape, her arms can actually raise up above the shoulders which is pretty awesome. You also get full rotation of the arms. Add the cape back on and the shoulder motion is really bad.
      • Elbow: Single Pin/Hinge Joint as well as a Peg Joint right at the bottom of the Bicep. You get just a little more than a 90 degree bend in the elbow which is really good and the rotation of the arm is functional.
      • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both operate very well and were nice and tight.
    • Legs – There are 6 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
      • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a good forward kick motion, though the farther forward you go, the more the legs start to force their way outward because of the sculpt. Backwards kick is very minimal. She has an ok amount of splits ability, but for a female figure I actually have much higher expectations here.
      • Thigh: Peg Joint provides a good range of motion.
      • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for just over a 90 degree bend which is much less than I would expect, so I feel this is a big negative here.
      • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that provides pretty much no forward motion. Backward motion is ok, but should have been much better. Even the ankle rocker is pretty bad. They’ve got the peg that creates this joint going in at too much of an angle which causes the foot to rock at a weird angle. It’s like they didn’t consider the high heels in this choice.
    • Body – A Double Ball Peg in the upper torso provides a pretty decent ab crunch. Back arch is just ok. Side-to-side crunch is also really good. Since there is no waist swivel, this joint also has to provide that rotation which it does well.
    • Head: A Ball Joint that could have been pretty good, but because of the very stiff hair and the cape, the range of motion is limited to a tiny bit of side-to-side motion. No up or down and tilt is minuscule at best. Take the cape off and you get a little better range, but not that much.

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Mold – ★★★☆☆

There are some strong points on this figure that I really like. Namely the hair sculpt looks really good. I don’t know if the hair is entirely unique, but it looks very good never-the-less. Most of the head sculpt is really well done. The detail work is superb and the choice for the head piece she wears is really good with that softer plastic. I just wish they used a softer plastic for the hair so she could move her head a little bit.

The cape is also a catch 22 piece. While it is sculpted really nicely and the all the detailed folds and whatnot are really appreciated, it causes the arms to lose out on a huge amount of articulation. The positive is that you can take the cape off at least, and it stays on really well, as opposed to other removable capes that don’t always look so good.

The biggest fail on this figure is the feet. They do look nice, but they cause the figure to be nearly impossible to stand on her own. Luckily, you can use the cape to prop the figure up, because you’re almost certainly going to have no luck standing her on her own.

Paint – ★★★☆

 

This figure feels like it’s about half done. The head has great shading throughout (except the head piece). I really like the black washed hair and the nice brownish red used for the hair. There is only one color used in the hair, but that’s ok. They even got some nice shading on the cape which makes the figure really look good. The problem is that’s where the paint apps end. There’s pretty much no shading anywhere else on the figure and she desperately needs it. There is sculpt work that would have really stood out with a simple black wash and that was not done.

Lastly, I had noted in my video review that they did a good job with the eyes, and I have to correct that statement. I took a much closer look and they got her right pupil way off. It just doesn’t look right. Otherwise, the eyes do look pretty good. At a distance, you’re probably not going to notice the missed pupil.

Accessories – ★★★★☆

The Scarlet Witch comes with a set of 2 energy rings that fit onto her wrists. These pink rings are sculpted really nicely and fit nice and tight on the wrists of my figure so they stay in place which is great. The one complaint I have is that they could have done well to have a little bit of shading just to make the sculpt work visible.

Lastly, I really wish we had an alternate head. Perhaps something with the hair blowing in the wind while she uses the energy blasts, which would then lift that hair away from her back and shoulders and give us the articulation back.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★☆☆

I’m happy I bought this figure, but even more happy I paid about half price for it. I’ve not bought very many of the female figures in the Marvel Legends line from Hasbro that have really made me happy about the purchase and this one hasn’t done it yet for me either. From the pictures I’ve seen, it’s considerably better than the old Toy Biz one, and yeah, this thing looks nice, it’s just not that great.

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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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