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Marvel Legends Infinite-Thanos wave.

Postby Ken Davis » Sat May 09, 2015 9:33 am

MY LCS got these in this week, and I stopped by to pick up the set I asked to be put on hold for me.
Had not seen these up here before now, but later last night saw the remnants of the wave at a local Walmart. ( I got a better deal at my LCS anyway! ;) )

This was one of the better ML wave to come along--I like and welcome every single figure, but I gotta say this....

If you asked me, years ago......what Marvel would do for this line, and casually mentioned characters like.........oh, Man-Wolf, Arnim Zola, Batroc......etc. I'd have laughed at you. I'd have been intrigued for sure, and would want all those characters ( and heaps more) as figures but I wouldn't have believe it possible to ever see them.
I've noted along the way, fellow fans and collectors calling out their want-lists, and invariably, it'd be characters from Jim Lee's X-men, or something quite contemporary. The older, odder characters not so much.
The nice thing about Toybiz/Hasbro and their consistent take on ML is that they aren't afraid to visit the odd.
Batroc is right in there and I LOVE the figure. I mean........it's BATROC, zee Leaper!

The other thing that Toybiz/Hasbro have done over the years is when they revisit a character, they tend to step their game with the next iteration. I cannot recall any revisit character that was weaker as a figure the second time around. There's probably some, but I just can't ping any on my mental radar right now.

Spider-Woman, in this wave, is such a figure. This new version beats out the original version in most every way. Great sculpt, better pose-ability/POAs, good paint. The only drawback, if you will is that she cannot hit the "Milo Manera" pose. You know the one I'm talkin' about. ;)

Hellcat is another 2nd-string older character that has been a long time coming. Glad to have her too, and she does fill a needed slot in the Avengers roster.

The movie Avengers proper are figures I've not been able to get before ( 'cept for Iron Man) and I'm digging finally having their on-screen looks. Hulk is my fav, as he's surprisingly pose-able, and able to get a lot of brooding, bristling poses out of him. Tony and Steve look fine too, but I think that Tony's face paint apps skew just a bit sloppy. The open mask distracts from that a bit, so it's okay.

Thanos........the BAF. After having the Marvel Select figure for a number of years, I can now fuly understand the size disparity that people talked about. This BAF figure is bigger than a "normal" human--using Captain America as a comparison--but not the gigantic proportions of the MS Thanos.
Nice sculpt, plugs together without any real problems--we''ll see how he looks when put with my villains display. I like the figure a LOT, and I remember it being said that Thanos was NOT a character that Marvel Legends had any real intention of bringing to the line. The movies clearly changed that mindset, and we won out.
For the curious: Thanos is bigger than the DCSH Darkseid, but is smaller in proportion that the DCUC CnC Darkseid.
If you pair him with the MS Thanos Death accessory figure, she still works just fine with the new BAF. Thanos is still taller than Death, but not gigantically so.
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Re: Marvel Legends Infinite-Thanos wave.

Postby Idiot Savant » Sat May 09, 2015 5:10 pm

That's great...I'm still piecing him together; just need Cap to finish and Spider-Woman (for obvious reasons...)
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Re: Marvel Legends Infinite-Thanos wave.

Postby Ken Davis » Sat May 09, 2015 5:41 pm

One more thing about Spider-Woman, she comes with two sets of underarm "web-wings". One set for her arms out-stretched, and a second smaller pair for her arms closed in.
The smaller set are......well, small, and translucent white, which means they can be easy to lose.
The wings plug in to her triceps with a shallow tab, and they can be tricky to seat properly. Be patient, wiggle/adjust/push firmly as needed and they should seat, BUT they can also be pulled out with little effort too. That means that if they drop off, they can easily be lost.
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Re: Marvel Legends Infinite-Thanos wave.

Postby packerbacker180 » Sat May 09, 2015 7:24 pm

I haven't picked up the movie figures yet. On the fence about completing Thanos but probably will. But yeah, the Hasbro female figures have far surpassed what ToyBiz and Mattel have put out. I like DCUC, but Hasbro has a much better handle on the figure, literally.
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Re: Marvel Legends Infinite-Thanos wave.

Postby Ken Davis » Sat May 09, 2015 9:09 pm

Agreed on that. I was looking forward to Hellcat anyways, mostly because there's never been a ML figure of her. Spider-Woman........I was on the fence about since I have her earlier version, and her figure in this wave isn't necessary if you have Hellcat. Well, having the figure in-hand changed all that. Her earlier version is going into the "for sale" tub now!
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