Sunday, October 3, 2021

31 Days of Toy Terror- Skeletober: Crossbones from Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro


    So 31 Days of Toy Terror- Skeletober isn't just going to be Skeletor reviews and it's not just actual skeletons, either! Sometimes you're going to get reviews of people in skeleton themed costumes! Today I'm checking out a bad guy whose name and costume definitely use skeletal imagery to intimidate his opponents: Crossbones! There have been a couple Marvel Legends Crossbones figures but this most recent version was released in 2020 as part of the Crimson Dynamo series that was intended to tie in with the Black Widow movie but that ended up getting released over a year before the film finally came out. Brock Rumlow has been a pretty major threat in the Marvel Universe since his appearance in 1989, serving as an assassin and mercenary for some of Marvel's most heinous villains, and he ended up being pretty significant in the MCU as well. This is a rather classic comic book look for Rumlow that definitely shows off why he goes by the name of Crossbones. There's just something kind of spooky about someone who uses the imagery of death on their costume, isn't there? Let's take a look at Crossbones after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 7/8ths 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:Two shotguns, two pistols, and the right arm for the Crimson Dynamo build-a-figure (not shown in this review).

Original Retail Price: $20 dollars
Year of Release: 2020

 The Positives:

* Brock Rumlow is a big guy and Crossbones is a big figure. He's almost 7 inches tall and is built using a super muscular body. He's wearing a rather simple outfit consisting of black pants, a black tank top with a crossbones logo on it, and some shiny black boots. That's it! He looks like the comic character, though, so what else would you want? I did have the older Hasbro version with the flack jacket at one point but I sold him off years ago. I'm glad to get a new version with the modern Marvel Legends build.


* Crossbones wears a simple skull themed mask that's black and white. It looks like something you'd see a luchador wear! It also has some tails hanging from the back so I guess it kind of ties like a bandanna or something.

* Perhaps it's because he's such a large figure but Crossbones feels a bit different than your average Marvel Legends figure. He feels a bit lighter with more hollow pieces. That's probably to keep him from being crazy heavy. His articulation isn't really affected, though, as he still has all of the joints you'd expect and a pretty decent range of motion. He looks great wielding two weapons at one time!

 * Crossbones come with quite a few firearms. First up is a pair of double barrel shotguns that look like the NERF Barrel Break IX-2. I've had at least One Marvel Legends figure who has came with one of these before but I can't remember who. They fit great in Brock's hands and I can imagine he's strong enough to manage dual wielding weapons with this much kick.


* Next up are two somewhat futuristic pistols that I'm sure I've seen before. They have a nice sculpt and kind of remind me of the Laser Tag pistols.


* Crossbones has a really cool belt with two holsters that he can stow his pistols in quite nicely. There are also lots of pouches and a belt buckle with a painted buckle.


* He's even got some pouches around his wrists. Extra storage close at hand, right?

*Remember that if you bought this guy knew he would have came with the right arm of the Crimson Dynamo build-a-figure.

The Negatives:

 * There's some weird black paint that runs up the mold line on Crossbones' torso. The place where his torso connects is quite noticeable and the paint just makes it even more obvious.


* The white spots on Crossbones' outfit definitely have some little black flecks where some paint got mixed together. It's not terrible but it is a noticeable QC issue.

   I picked up Crossbones earlier this year, probably while The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was still airing and when I started getting back into Marvel Legends. He was getting tougher to find but I managed to snag him still at retail (maybe even for a bit less) from Dorkside Toys. He's a solid figure, especially if you like the gun wielding baddies. While he's primarily a Captain America villain he's a great baddie for guys like the Punisher to go up against, too. He may not be the spookiest figure on the list this month but he'd definitely be pretty terrifying if you encountered him and he was looking for you! He's a Great and a 1/2 villain for your Legends collection.

This is the first figure of Crossbones I've reviewed on the site. For more Marvel Legends Series figures check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)
Nico Minoru (Mystic Rivals) 
The Punisher

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force)
Marvel Legends Series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Baron Zemo

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic
Marvel Legends Series: Gamerverse
Civil Warrior

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: Ironheart by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man by Hasbro  
Vault Guardsman

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher by Hasbro (2019)
The Punisher 
Punisher: War Machine

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: Super Villains by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: WandaVision by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)
Kitty Pryde
Omega Sentinel


  1. This guy looks awesome. I don't remember him being part of the Black Widow series - probably cause I never saw them on the shelves. Early quarantine days, right?

    1. Yes indeed. I remember them showing up on shelves last year around the middle of the summer and I was still finding some of them on shelves shortly before Falcon and the Winter Soldier started.


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