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Marvel Legends – Mandroid complete

It was a long road to getting all of the parts of Mandroid.  I finally found the last two figures to finally build Mandroid.  He is big and impressive.  Let’s look at the last two figures on our way to the big guy.

Marvel Now! Captain America:

He is a big, tough version of Cap.  He has a lot of detail, and I found the paint to be pretty good.  He comes with his shield, which can be placed on his wrist, or thrown on his back.

He comes with the really good articulation we have come to know from the Marvel Legends line.   Double joints in the knees and elbows.  The leg joints are pretty soft.  I am not too keen on the rubber use that makes the knees and elbows.  The knees on my Cap are pretty loose.  I am expecting to find him laying on the ground quite often as he will no doubt loose his balance and topple over.

We have seen a lot of Cap’s as of late.  I don’t think I would have picked him up if I didn’t need the Mandroid part.   I think the movie version of Cap was pretty spot-on, so this is not that big of an addition to my collection.  Guess we will see what happens with the transition to a new Captain America.

Black Widow:

I am not a huge fan of Black Widow in the Marvel movies.  Scarlett Johansson is far from one of my favorite actresses, so I would have been fine if this had been a comic version, but the figure is okay.   She comes with two heads.  The long hair version above, and the short hair version below.  She also comes with 4 hands.  2 open and 2 grasping.  I cannot believe they would give us a Black Widow and not give her some weapons.   She has molded in guns on her hips, but that is all.

She has the same good articulation as we get with all of the Marvel figures.  It is hard to get her into poses.  She has skinny body parts and high-heeled boots that make it tricky to get her to stand on her own.  The outfit has so much detail close-up.

Mandroid:

Six parts all in a pile.  This time I didn’t have to option to begin building Mandroid early.  Black Widow had the torso, and as she was my last figure, I just had a bunch of parts waiting around.  But from the size of the arms and legs alone, I knew this was going to be a big figure.

He is so easy to snap together, and then he can begin to wreak havoc.  The only problem I had with him was the paint on his chest.  It is a very big chest, and the plastic from the front of the box rubs against the eagle stamp.  When I found Widow, there were two, and I took the one with the least amount of damage to the paint.

He shares some of the same parts as the previous release Iron Monger.  From the abs down to the ground is the same, and they reused the fists.  The torso, arms, and head are new.  He is a great figure.  Well worth the wait and all of the hunting.  If you are still looking for parts, don’t give up, he is worth it.

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Marvel Legends: Captain America and Baron Zemo

How better to show these two figures than with a fight?

Captain America and Baron Zemo face off in a battle. Cap is in his stealth gear. Baron Zemo looks very much the comic version he represents. This time Zemo comes at Cap with a leopard print hand gun. Cap can take on a hand gun.

Once Cap gets the gun away from Zemo, things get medieval. Zemo draws his sword, and it is blade against shield. Zemo doesn’t have a chance.

One final toss of his shield, and Cap has put an end to Baron Zemo.

Both of these figures turned out very well.   Cap is outstanding.  He has such great detail in his outfit.   The dark colors work well to give a bit of a stealth look that he had at the beginning of the movie.  And the articulation?  Let that one speak in a single picture:

It was not long ago that you would never have been able to get Cap to get that small behind his shield.   Taken from the movie, it was a mission of mine to see if the figure could do what he did in the movie.  As it turns out, it would be really hard to shoot him ducked down like this.

As for Baron Zemo, a good comic figure.  He has really nice details.  Two weapons are a nice bonus too.

 

Now I am only two parts short of a Mandroid.  Here’s to the continued hunt.


Winter Soldier – Mandroid Series

Now that I am pretty much done with the Green Goblin Series, of course we will see some more Captain America (or Mandroid Series) figures coming out.  I think Hasbro really blew this one.  They brought the two waves out on top of one another, and really went for it with Spider-Man first.  Um… did they not realize Captain America came out first this year?  I remember seeing weeks of nothing but WWII Cap in the stores.   And then they went on sale.  Were they wondering at Hasbro, why the toys weren’t selling, or was that Target?   Either way, They did not go about this the right way.   Well, we are back on track now.

Winter Soldier.  There are some good and some bad about this guy.  Mostly the figure is outstanding.  His extra pieces stink.  Here we go:

Winter Soldier’s details are fantastic.  From the head sculpt with the mask, to the outfit and the arm.   He has the really good articulation we have come to expect from the Marvel Legends figures.  The belts on his torso and waist are extra pieces and really give some nice extra detail to the figure.

He is a good foe for this wave’s Captain America.  They both have such great detail and really stand out.

The Gun:  What is this?!?!  It looks like it was made by Nerf.  I somehow doubt that Winter Solder would run around with a bright red sniper rifle.  That just doesn’t work in the real world of the Marvel movie line.   And it is bent.  Did they really need to make the gun out of rubber?   It is a solid block of rubber, but as you get out to the barrel, it becomes a thin block of rubber, that has been deformed in the box.

The face:  We get a bonus head in the box.  Again I think the extras are a bit of a miss.  The head does not look good.  It may have looked better if it didn’t have the black face paint.  I will definitely be sticking with the masked face.

Speaking of extras, where are the alternate hands we have been seeing pop up on so many of the figures in these two waves.   I guess Winter Soldier can only fight with guns.  No punching this time.  I would really liked to have seen at least fists, if not open hands as well.  We don’t really need two trigger finger hands.

 

Overall a nice figure.  Great details all around.  He is lacking in the accessories, but it doesn’t detract from the main figure.   Now I have to track down the last two figures to finalize Mandroid.  A head, and a torso and we will be ready for a big fight.


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