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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Action Figure Review: Ms. Marvel, Captain America, & Radioactive Man 3-Pack from Marvel Legends Infinite Series by Hasbro
Remember last week when I reviewed a 2006 Toy Biz Warbird/ Ms. Marvel figure that I ordered by accident? This is the figure I really wanted! This three pack of Ms. Marvel, Captain America, and Radioactive Man was an exclusive to Target that started showing up last year in October or November if my memory serves me right. While Ms. Marvel hadn't had a figure since 2006 and Radioactive Man is a new character to Marvel Legends (who I'm completely unfamiliar with), there have been way, way too many Captain America figures over the past few years. Don't get me wrong, as I'm a huge Cap fan, but Cap is getting to be like Superman, Snake Eyes, and Darth Vader: He just appears in toy form far too often! Anyways, this set didn't disappear from store shelves and is now available for a pretty low price (around $30 if you play your cards right). That's not a bad price for these figures at all! I ordered it mainly for Ms. Marvel but since the only other 6 inch Cap I own is the Ultimate World War 2 Captain America, I didn't mind picking this one up. Ready for a very quick look at this set? Then join me after the break...
Height: 6 3/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a balljointed head.
Height: 6 1/2 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, hinged abdomen, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double hinged elbows, swivel wrists, hinged neck, ball jointed head.
Accessories: Shield, alternate unmasked Steve Rogers portrait, removable shoulder straps.
Height: 7 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged abdomen, swivel/hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.
Non-Scalper Price for the set: $30-$50 dollars.
*If you compare Ms. Marvel's current Hasbro articulation with Toy Biz's more articulated figure, I think you'll find that while Hasbro's model is more limited it still manages to feel more functional and melds with the sculpt better. Ms. Marvel is very sturdy and the ball jointed mid-torso works great.
* I really like this figure! I don't think I like her as much as her Captain Marvel persona, but she's a nice representation of Carol's best known look (for now, anyways). The paint work is pretty decent (there's a bit of trouble with some of the black body showing through the flesh toned paint) and stands out nicely. I like the metallic lightning bolt and the work on the face.
* Radioactive Man is huge! He's around 7 inches tall and is built on a large base body! He's solid, sturdy, and surprisingly nimble. He's a newer Marvel Legends base body from Hasbro current "Return of Marvel Legends" and "Infinite Series" branding and definitely feels like a quality product. He has all of the modern articulation you'd expect from any other Legends figure.
* And here's Cap! I'm not a Marvel expert so I can't pick out what specific version of Cap this is but it is a really cool comic based sculpt of some kind. The musculature is really defined and the gloves and boots have a lot of fine details on them. Cap's outfit here is equal parts soldier and superhero, which I really like.
when he's commanded to WANK!
*While Ms. Marvel and Radioactive Man are newer styled figures, Cap's articulation is definitely from Hasbro's earlier phase. His wrists don't have swivel hinges and the hips are those incredibly awkward swivel/hinge hips that are difficult to get correctly in position. It's not terrible, it's just odd.
My Marvel Legends, particularly the Infinite Series ones, have definitely grown in number lately. I've reviewed:
Marvel Legends Infinite Series by Hasbro
Captain Marvel (Maidens of Might)
Scarlet Witch (Maidens of Might)
Spider-Woman (Fierce Fighters)
Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Captain America: The Winter Soldier by Hasbro
Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro
Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Spider-Man by Hasbro
Spider-Girl (Warriors of the Web)
I've also reviewed some older figures:
Marvel Legends by Hasbro
Marvel Legends by Toy Biz
Marvel Legends: Iron Man 3 by Hasbro
Classic Iron Man
Heroic Age Iron Man
Iron Monger Build-a-figure