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Blizzard and Hulkbuster – Hulkbuster Wave Part 4 (Final Part)

Today we are looking at the final two figures in the Hulkbuster Wave.  Blizzard, and the big guy himself, Hulkbuster.

Blizzard:

Blizzard is a character that is a bit below my radar. And rightfully so. He seems to be 3rd tier at best, but at least a part of Iron Man’s rogue gallery.

He is simply constructed. He has a special head, but the rest is done with paint. This is a great body that they use. It is very strong and has great muscle texture all over.

He has a menacing looking face, with angry eyebrows and no mouth. It would have been nice to get some sort of power burst with him to get something at least. It looks like he is standing around getting angry for the most part.

Hulkbuster:

Hulkbuster is huge! I expected him to be heavy as I was buying the team and could feel heft, especially in the legs. He comes with two legs, two arms, a torso, a front and back piece for the chest, and a tiny little head.

He goes together easily for the most part. The head popped right on. The arms easily went onto the their holes. There was a bit of a need for some extra strength to get the legs onto their posts, but I managed. There is a post that sticks up out of the lower torso and attaches into the upper torso. Mine is stuck and does not swivel to the sides. I can get side to side movement, but no twist. So, as for now, my Hulkbuster is slightly off center.

Overall this is a great wave of figures. They give a good look across the board, and they have a fantastic build-a-figure on Hulkbuster. It will be a while before they live this one down. It is like the Sentinel back in the day. All other BAF figures were held to that standard, and it took a long time for some people to get over that one. Now we have the new standard, and the bar is set high!

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Doctor Strange, Vision – Marvel Legends Hulkbuster Series

Today we take off into the world of Marvel once again.  I have had my hands on the Hulkbuster Series of Legends for quite a while.   They came out quickly on the tail of the Rhino Series.   They went away, and now they are back with a vengeance for the holiday time.  This is a good series to get if you are a casual collector of Legends.  There are some good figures, but really we culminate with one of the best Build-a-Figures since the Sentinel.  Hulkbuster is big, has good articulation, and is ready for a fight.  More on him later.   First off, let’s take a look at the pair that are called “Marvel Heroes” on their shared box, Doctor Strange and Vision.

Doctor Strange:

I am a big fan of this version of Doctor Strange. Usually in blue with a giant cape and huge lapel, this version is much more subdued. The tunic and belt look wind blown, which goes well with the rest of his look of casting a spell.  He comes with Hulkbuster’s leg, which is almost his size, and probably twice as heavy. He also has some of his mystic powers that attach to his hands, similar to Scarlet Witch.

He is a bit on the muscular side for who he is supposed to be. I would expect a little more of a regular bodied person. But I guess it wouldn’t be a comic hero if they weren’t muscular.

Vision:

I was ready to hate vision. There were a lot of people I read about that were really poo-pooing him.

He is a little on the plain side, but the paint is well executed with a really nice combination of yellow, light green, and metallic green. His face and hands stand out as they are red. He has one fist, and an open hand that is definitely Spider-Man’s, and slightly too big for him. I think the hand size works well for Spider-Man, but looks a little too cartoony for Vision.

 

Next up, we will take a look at the ladies of this wave.  They are really well done, and once again I am very pleased with the good choices they have made to keep the women from being to flimsy.   Stay tuned…


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