Tag Archives: The Avengers

Black Widow – Marvel Legends Retro / Vintage Packaging

Finally we get a comic version of Black Widow. Mostly it looks like Mary Jane Watson in a black suit, but we get the point. It was a great head sculpt with fantastic hair, and the body was equally as good. So we should go with it for a while longer.

She comes dressed all in black save for the gold belt and the matching bracelets. She comes with a pair of black handguns that we have seen before. Most recently we have seen a silver version used by Bullseye in the Man-Thing wave (that I have not yet reviewed but have photographed, so they are in the queue to drop soon).

This is a pretty plain figure, but she is a solid one. She has great movement in her articulation, and she is well sculpted. An all around great figure.

The wave is 6 figures. Most are a skip for me, but I was so happy I lucked into finding Natasha on the peg at my local Toys R Us. The rest of the figures are a repaint of Punisher, a repaint of Spider-Man, a Repaint of Captain America, a re release of gaijin Wolverine, and a partially new Iron Man. I will keep my eyes out for the Iron Man, since you can never have too many Iron Men, but the rest of the wave is a pass for me, unless I luck into a good deal somewhere. This is a case where I am glad there is no Build-A-Figure in this wave, since I am not too excited about 3/5 of the wave.

The women of the Marvel Universe continues to grow, and they are looking great. Hasbro has continued to do a great job of bringing better body sculpts, nice sized feet for standing, and great head sculpts. Though they are still a bit hit and miss with the hair, for the most part, they have gotten that down too. This is a great figure to add to my collection.

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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.


Captain America – WWII or Avengers

Marvel put out some new photos of the Avengers team.  I don’t think I can approve of this outfit for Captain America.   Dude, there is a zipper in the front to the left of the center red stripe.   I have to say, I am much fonder of the outfit he had in The First Avenger, when he was running around looking Nazis in his leather.   Maybe it will be better in the actual movie, and not in still shots.  Only time will tell.


Marvel MiniMates: Captain America Movie Wave (Toys R Us)

Captain America is not far off from being here for our viewing pleasure. But of course, we will get a Wave of Marvel MiniMates to go along with this movie.  The figures are outstanding this time around.  The details are top notch.

Frontline Captain America and Bucky

Captain America and Red Skull (Masked)

Captain America and Red Skull (Unmasked)

Gabe Jones and Hydra Flame Trooper

Golden Age Captain America and Dum Dum Dugan

Captain America Movie Wave figures

Lots of great details on these figures.   Three new Caps, but all are different from the plethora of other Captain Americas we have had before.  Don’t believe me?  Well here ya’ go!  My collection of Captain Americas.  From comic versions, to movie versions, to a zombie version.  There are a lot of them out there.

This only leaves me with two things.  One, we have most of the characters for the upcoming Avengers movie in 2012, in their movie versions.  There are a few more that I know of that we will have to wait on.  Hawkeye for one.  We saw him in Thor, but we did not get a figure of him.

The Avengers

The other… Captain America was made in World War 2.  There is another fan favorite that we have seen in WW2 in a movie as of late.   If we don’t see an interaction between Cap and Wolverine, it will be a travesty.

"Did you see any Nazis around here?" "Sorry Bub, I already got them all."


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