Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Marvel Legends Series Sandman BAF

Finally, here's a look at the Marvel Legends Sandman BAF. Reviews of this wave should have been finished weeks ago but alas circumstances have prevented me from doing so... Things will continue to be slow for the time being I'm afraid... 

First the parts list:

Heads (default and battle damaged) - Green Goblin
Torso - Ms Marvel
Right Arm - Spider-man 2099
Left Arm - Spider UK
Right Leg - Jackal
Left Leg - The Shocker
Alternate hands - Spider-man (Symbiote Costume)

Sandman is pretty much the same figure we got in the SDCC The Raft boxset. This one was made in his default colours and has really cool sand arms. The arms have great sculpted detail and are textured. They also have some brown shading in them which help the sculpt pop. He has alternate "hands", that is a spiked ball and hammer head which you can swap in at the wrists. They too have great detail and are textured. He unfortunately does not have normal arms so he's stuck with his sand arms. We can borrow a pair from the SDCC version and paint them but that means tracking another one down. I'm not going to dismantle my only SDCC Sandman for this purpose. I would like to keep both versions. I love the alternate battle damaged head. It was very well sculpted. Someone knocked or blasted a huge chunk out from his head and his screaming in rage. Love it! 

Articulation. He's got a dumbbell joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, elbow hinge, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, waist rotation, ball hinge hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. Extending his arms out will cause him to fall. Ankle articulation is restricted by the trousers.

Comparison shots. I like this Hasbro one but the Toy Biz version edges it for me for the nice sculpt and the whole body being textured.

Great figure!  Unfortunate he does not come with normal arms. Thanks for viewing!

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