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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.

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Rogue – Marvel Legends – Juggernaut Series

As I continue on the back half of the Juggernaut Series, we come to one of the most anticipated figures in this series, Rogue.

She is decked out in her classic green and yellow outfit with the brown leather flight jacket. She looks like her 90’s amazingness, from the well designed outfit, to the fantastically big and poofy hair.

Earlier we looked at Phoenix, and she suffered from a giant, heavy blob of hair. Hasbro went a different way with Rogue, and actually sculpted a fantastic head of hair. Not only does it look great, but it is also fairly light. So, it shows Hasbro can do big hair well, they just didn’t do it with poor Jean. There was a lot of talk before Rogue came out, so I am sure this is one of the figures they really didn’t want to mess up.

Her outfit looks so good. The green is shiny and metallic. The yellow is flawlessly painted. She is wearing her iconic short gloves and long boots. Her boots are a little bit of a wild card. There are two added parts, the top of the boots on her thigh, and the green piping around the bottom of her knee. These two pieces are loose, and do not always stay in place. They can probably be glued into place, as they do not hinder the double knee joint. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

She comes with one accessory. It is her bare hand. We have seen this open hand a number of times on lots of ladies, but this time it just works very well. She has been know to take off her glove to steal powers, so that is a great add to the figure.

Overall, this is an outstanding figure. She looks great. They picked the right costume to use. She has a great body buck that allows for great posing. I don’t know of anything I would change on this figure. She is very well done.


New Statue #2 – Bishoujo Rogue

The second of the three figures I received from a friend is the Bishoujo version of Rogue, by Kotobukiya.

They make some great figures, and I have a few others from other lines that are in this similar scale.  It was amazing to me how small these Bishoujo figures were back in the day.   The newer statues are much taller.

Unlike the Ame-Comi line, the Bishoujo figures are fairly straight forward representations of the comic counterparts.  They have an anime style face, but they stay pretty true to the outfit and overall appearance of the characters.  I don’t think there would be much that you could do to upgrade this Rogue.  She looks great in her green/yellow X-Men outfit.  Always one to stand out from the others as they run around in their blue/yellow outfits.  Throw on a jacket and belt and this outfit is done.

She has a great flow in her design.  Her hair has the wind blowing through it that Kotobukiya always does a good job with.  I love all of the subtle details in the design, most notably the wrinkles in her jacket and boots.

There was another version of this figure, where Rogue is wearing a long jacket and has on full yellow gloves.  Another great figure to add to my collection.  Up next, we look at the last of the three figures.  It was the one I REALLY wanted to get my hands on.  Two swords and an outfit to die for.


MLiS: Marvel MiniMates Wave 34

This is a fun set. It is all 90s era characters, in the styling of the great Jim Lee. There are two main parts of the set, the good guys and the bad guys.

The Good: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, and Rogue

The Bad: Black Queens Jean Grey and Selene and their Hellfire Club Guards

Hmmmm…. 4 boys and 4 girls. 4 good and 4 bad. This is kind of the perfect ying and yang set if I have ever seen one. I don’t know of any toy wave outside of anime/manga figures that has such a high percentage of females in a wave.

I had to get this wave on the internet since it was not available in the stores. If you are fan and collector of the MiniMates like I am, then you have had your brain scrambled trying to figure out the different waves as well as the sets being sold at Toys R Us.

The Figures:

Scott comes with alternate hair. When his visor is removed, he has on red sunglasses. Jean has the typical 90s hair. It is really big. It is so heavy, it was really hard to keep her upright for the picture.

Beast comes with an alternate set of hands and feet that are more of the standard size of MiniMates. Rogue has the 90s hair as well. Her hair is also very heavy.

Jean Grey is delightfully beautifully deadly looking as the Black Queen. She comes with a Hellfire Club Guard that is the same with the Selene figure. We tend to get two figures after getting the variant set, but at least in this set the double figure we got was one we could use a few of.

Selene is looking evil in this set. She and Jean both come with a whip, and their guards each come with a nice silver machine gun.

This is a very nice set indeed. These are 8 very nice looking figures, and they have very nice costumes with a lot of details.


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