I'm super excited for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings but my Marvel Legends collection is mostly focused on comic based figures (or at least figures that fit in with the comic based line well). That meant that most of the current Shang-Chi series of figures didn't interest me (I have the comic based Shang-Chi from last year and he's awesome. maybe I'll review him at some point). Other than the Mr. Hyde Build-a-figure the only other non-move figures are the comic based Tony Stark A.I. and this Gamerverse Civil Warrior
figure. I wasn't at all familiar with this incarnation of Captain America but it's based on the 2014 fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions and it was too cool to pass up. This is an alternate version of Cap from Earth-TRN634 where Steve Rogers kills Tony Stark during Civil War and ends up using the Iron Man technology to survive in his own suit. Personally, I like this as just a Captain America in a suit designed by Tony and it's just a really cool toy in general. Let's take a look at the Civil Warrior after the break...
Height: 6 1/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double-hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball-jointed head.
Accessories: Shield and head for Build-a-figure Mr. Hyde.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* If you're a fan of Captain America then there really isn't anything about this figure not to like. It's a great blending of the classic Captain America costume with an Iron Man suit. I very well could be wrong but it seems like this figure is mostly made of unique parts. The torso certainly seems like it was tailor made for Civil Warrior with the star logo reactor in the center of the armor and the military inspired belt. The paint work is excellent and the colors on this guy just pop off of the shelf. I love how he turned out. Even the molded silver plastic looks really good. The texture on the pants stands out, too.
* The helmet looks like Cap's hood but obviously way more armored. There's no visible mouth, either; just a black open are that kinds of reminds me of Roboto's
* The back of the armor is as elaborate as the front with pouches for the belt, lots of sculpted armored musculature, and a reactor of sorts.
* The Marvel Legends Series almost always has great articulation and Civil Warrior doesn't disappoint. For being a guy in a suit of armor he has an excellent range of motion in almost every joint. You can get lots of awesome poses out of both without and with his shield. He's a really fun figure and I find myself picking him up and reposing him quite often.
* Civil Warrior's shield is incredible. It's Captain America's shield but with an arc reactor mounted in the middle. How cool is that? Can he unleash energy blasts from the shield? I like to think so!
* Flip the shield over and there's actually a lot of detail on the back as well. It looks great! It also has a hinged handle that can serve as either a wrist clip or a peg. There's nowhere to store the peg on Civil Warrior but he can hold it in his hands (loosely) to look like he's tossing the shield.
* The Build-a-Figure for this series is Mr. Hyde, a character I'm not at all familiar with. He's a pretty creepy looking guy, though, and seems to make use of the Joe Fixit Hulk body again.
* The clip for the shield already has stress marks on it. Hasbro has used these clips before on Captain America figures
and they break way too easily. I wish they'd use straps or something better.
I wasn't planning on picking up Civil Warrior when I first saw him announced but when I saw him in person he really impressed me. He's a really nice action figure with a fantastic character design. I'm sure some folks are suffering from Cap fatigue and I know there seems to be some apathy towards the video game based figures but this one is so unique that I really think he's worth considering. Armored characters like this are so cool and this guy just works for me. I just wish he had a better shield clip. The shield itself is really cool but that clip just seems too likely to snap. A peg, a strap, or even a magnet would have been preferable.
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I was going to pass on this guy (so many Iron Men and Caps) but he does look really cool. Neat sculpt and design.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I love it. As far as I'm aware it seems like a unique sculpt, too, which is pretty cool. I'd definitely be down for an armored version of each of the Avengers.Delete
This is a very unique looking figure. And I also have the Shang-Chi from last year and it's one of Marvel Legends' best.ReplyDelete
He really is very, very cool. I'm curious if we'll see him re-released and slightly tweaked in the next year or so, maybe in a multipack.Delete
I was excited when this was released because I used to play the game and this was a favorite character to use. Seeing it in person...I dunno. Something about it just isn't doing it for me.ReplyDelete
An alternate head would have been a cool addition. Usually there's not a whole lot of variation between Captain America costumes so I find this one to be a very welcome change. Can he shoot repulsor beams from the shield?Delete
Yep! It’s got an arc reactor built into itDelete
That's really cool! After hearing this I went looking and saw images of the 1/18th scaled version. He has a cool beam firing effect for the shield. I wish this guy had come with one, too!Delete
The details on this guy make him look really cool. This wave is a "I'll get it eventually," but I'm worried my patience is running thin every time I see them on the pegs now. Nice review!ReplyDelete
Thanks! By the way, you're one of the people I blame for getting me back into Marvel Legends since your reviews are so good. If I do a list of "Who I blame for getting me back into Marvel Legends" you'll be on there for sure!Delete