Friday, January 24, 2014

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Marvel NOW! Captain America

What a start to the year for us Marvel Legends fans! Hot on the heels of the Spider-man series is the Captain America series. First up is Cap himself.  

This is the Marvel NOW! Captain America. The costume differs from the classic one in that it has more noticeable gear elements. I recall reading somewhere that Marvel wanted to give him a modern look. Gone is the winged mask and in its place a helmet. He's got protective gear on his torso and arms, and he has knee pads. The figure captures his current look really well. The head sculpt is just so Cap. You can tell it's Steve Rogers under the helmet. The body is all new and it was very well sculpted. There's lots of great detail. Check him out for yourself. Click images to enlarge. He's got some some minor paint issues. Some blue from his helmet has gone onto his face and eyes. His midriff has paint rubs and chipping, and it seems to be getting worse the more I handle it. 

He comes with his trusty shield. 

It utilises the hinge peg and clip system. I prefer this to straps overall as the shield stays in place on his wrist better most of the time. What I don't like about it is the noticeable gap between the shield and his back.

Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, waist rotation, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, calf swivel and ankle hinge and pivot. The waist joint was extremely tight and I had to put him back in ice to get it to budge.

Comparison shots. 

Great figure. Marvel Legends Now is looking awesome. Thanks for viewing!


flywheels said...

As usual, awesome photography and action poses!

Unknown said...

where did you buy marvel legends action figure in Singapore? thx

David said...

i like that u can put the shield in the back, but prefer the straps in the shield of the stealth captain america