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Juggernaut – BAF – Juggernaut Series

And we close out this series with a big ol’ bad guy. The one and only Juggernaut, also known as Cain Marko. He is the original unstoppable force, and he is a big guy.

Juggernaut has some pretty good sculpting on his body. Most of it is just muscle, but there are some veins in his arms. His boots are really well done. The most detail went into his face and helmet. You would expect for a guy who goes into battle head-first, he would have a pretty banged up helmet. And he does. The real shining light is the face sculpt that is hidden under the helmet. We get a fair amount of the face, showing through the holes. It is so well done, down to a chipped tooth.

Compared to the rest of the figures, he is a head and shoulders taller, and twice as wide. These are my favorite BAF figures. We get the bigger than life guys that cannot be sold as individual figures. They work so well, and end up being so much fun.  They tend to have a little less articulation than the other figures, but real big guys tend to be a little less flexible than the average guy too. So nothing lost.

This was a mixed bag of a series, with some of the best figures we have seen, and a few that are less than desirable. But once they are put together for the final team picture, there is no doubt that this is a great team.

Cable – Marvel Legends – Juggernaut Series

Cable is another one of the figures in this wave that I probably would have skipped if not for the need of the Juggernaut piece. That being said, I really like this figure.

The details on the body are very well done. His outfit has great texture with the plastic-like armor. Thankfully, we did not get the Cable of ol’, with the giant shoulder pads. They went with the more modern look, with the chest armor. The wrinkles in the pants. His pants also have pouches attached with straps. These are molded into the leg, but they are well painted. He also has a belt that is double strapped around his middle. The belt has a number of extra patches all around to give extra hiding places for the time-traveler on the move.

He has plenty of the classic cybernetic metal that we saw back in the day. Cable and Colossus are two of the most notable Marvel characters with that lined metal look. It flows down the left side, from his face, down along his entire arm. Of course, it goes all the way down his leg too, but who wants to cut up a perfectly good pair of pants.

He has really good motion for a big guy. Sometimes we see a bit of loss in articulation when the figures are bigger and more muscular. Thankfully, the articulation works just they way it should, including double joints in the elbows and knees. He even has good motion in the feet. I was a bit worried with the shin armor, that it would hinder the movement. It does hinder the forward bend of the foot, but not the movement back, as well as the swivel and roll of the foot.

Cable comes with two guns. Both futuristic in nature. He has a big blaster, and a bigger blaster. The bigger one has a slot in the back for a belt of bullets to be placed in there. It is a bit of a short belt, and I would have liked to see it be a bit longer. At that point, it would have made more sense to have a clip. Both guns are a blue-green metallic color. They seem to be a match pair of weapons. I personally would have liked to see them in different colors. Something I may go back and do in a while. A little detail goes a long way. The longer gun was bent out of shape when I got it out of the box. It was not seated well in the plastic tray, so it was twisted funny. The plastic is pretty soft, so a little heat will probably fix it.

Though not my first choice of figures, Cable is definitely a classic character of the X-Men. He has been around since before my comic reading life. He will continue to be around for a long time to come. The figure is really well done, and will be welcome on my shelf of X-Men.

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