Daily Archives: May 5, 2016

Whirlwind and Cottonmouth – Marvel Legends – Red Skull Wave

Just a couple of strange units out to make someone’s day pretty terrible.



Whirlwind is quite and interesting dude. He started off his criminal career known as the Human Top. Come on! The Human Top! Really?!?! He went away to prison for a little while and later came out and donned his new outfit as Whirlwind. A great upgrade to costume and name.

With this new Whirlwind, he has the mutant ability to spin around really fast, thus the moniker Whirlwind. As if a guy who can spin around, fly, and create tornados is not bad enough, he attached saw blades to his wrists to up the ante on his level of danger.

The figure is really well done. It looks just like the comic version in color and design. He is one of the lesser known figures in the wave, so he really needed to stand apart for people to get him. The outfit is pretty great, with a really nice mix of the dark green and dark metallic grey to give a more menacing look to a potentially silly looking character.

He has all of the standard movement we love in the Marvel Legends line by Hasbro. It is kind of funny that he is in the wave with Cap, since it was apparent when I set them up to fight, that they have the same legs, and biceps. A few reused parts is something we have seen before, and should not be surprised by now. It is fine since the legs work fantastically for his comic accurate appearance.

His chest is all new, as well as his forearms. The arms have posts attached at the wrists for the saw blades to attach. The blades are removable.

The head is the part that stands out the most. A bullet with fins. He also has a face under that mask. I am really impressed with Hasbro here. If you take off the head, there is a sculpted face under there, and the helmet is attached to the face/head. I would love for someone to take it apart to figure out what they did there, but it sure isn’t going to be me.


Cottonmouth is a lot bigger than he appears at first glance. He is about half a head taller than the other figures in the line.

He is a pretty menacing looking guy, for wearing purple and yellow. He uses a pretty standard buck with a specially sculpted head. He also has big hands with sharp claws. I am not positive, but the hands seem familiar, and I think we have seen them before.

His face is front and center there under his suit. He has a bit of a crazy look in his eyes. It turns out we don’t get to see all of what Cottonmouth is about with this head sculpt. He has a bionic jaw that he can open wide enough to hold a human head.

This is a pretty much unknown trio of bad guys to be put together for the casual comic reader. They dug deep into the depths for these three, but they are all different, and they make a fun team.  Cottonmouth and Whirlwind combine forces with Scourge to try and put the hurt on S.H.I.E.L.D. Cap and the ladies have something to say about that.

And now there is just one missing.  Where oh where are you, Taskmaster?!?  I will find you!

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